Adventures in Podcasting: Wise Old Moon, ‘Day Grifter’

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Noah Boden and Connor Millican of Wise Old Moon.

Noah Boden and Connor Millican of Wise Old Moon.

We don’t get to hear a lot of live music at 285 Broad Street. Meanwhile, everyone else does: NPR, KEXP, Relix, etc. Not cool. Continue reading

Upcoming Concerts: Jason Mraz, Jesse McCartney

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Jason Mraz will perform at Hartford's Bushnell Center on Sept. 14. (Eric Morgensen Photo.)

Jason Mraz will perform at Hartford’s Bushnell Center on Sept. 14. (Eric Morgensen Photo.)

Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz’s “YES!” tour swings through the Bushnell in Hartford on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m., backed by all-girl pop band Raining Jane (they played behind him on the “YES!” album too). Tickets ($25-$75) for Mraz’s Bushnell performance go on sale this Friday, July 18 at 10 a.m. at bushnell.org or by phone at 860-987-5900. Continue reading

Upcoming Concerts: Judas Priest, Godsmack, The Wailers

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Judas Priest plays Foxwoods on Oct. 11. (JOCHEN LUEBKE/AFP/Getty Images)

Judas Priest plays Foxwoods on Oct. 11. (JOCHEN LUEBKE/AFP/Getty Images)

A revamped lineup of British metal outfit Judas Priest plays Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket on Saturday Oct. 11 at 8 p.m., as part of their Redeemer of Souls Tour. (Singer Rob Halford, guitarist Glenn Tipton and bassist Hill are the only members remaining from the classic quintet.) Tickets ($55, $75) go on sale this Friday, July 11 at 10 a.m. through foxwoods.com. Continue reading

Upcoming Concerts: Amy Helm, Puss N’ Boots, Bernie Worrell

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Amy Helm plays FTC's StageOne on July 27. (Promotional Photo.)

Amy Helm plays FTC’s StageOne on July 27. (Promotional Photo.)

(Note: this post was authored by Mike Sembos, our associate editor.)

Amy Helm ($37), daughter of legendary Band drummer Levon, plays StageOne Sunday, July 27 at 7 p.m. If she plays drums during the show, watch how her shoulder bobs up and down, just like her dad’s did. Continue reading

Song Premiere: The Guru, ‘Real Nice’

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"Pretty Things," by Waterbury band The Guru, drops on July 2. (Artist Image.)

“Pretty Things,” by The Guru, drops on July 2. (Artist Image.)

Step 1: Grab a cold drink (it doesn’t have to be alcoholic), take a deep breath and listen to “Real Nice,” a typically wonderful, summer-y track from “Pretty Things,” the new album by Watertown’s The Guru, which comes out on July 2 on Seagreen Records. Continue reading

After Boston Incident, Avicii’s Next Stop is Mohegan Sun

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Avicii is scheduled to perform at Mohegan Sun on June 27. (Christopher Polk, Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)

Avicii is scheduled to perform at Mohegan Sun on June 27. (Christopher Polk, Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With a number of concertgoers rushed to area hospitals during Avicii’s Wednesday night concert at the TD Garden in Boston, there’s no word yet on how it all might affect the Swedish DJ’s appearance at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. on Friday, June 27.

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Louis C.K. Headlines Huge Hartford Comedy Blowout

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Louis C.K. headlines the  Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival on Aug. 23. (Promotional Photo.)

Louis C.K. headlines the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival on Aug. 23. (Promotional Photo.)

The Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, featuring some of the funniest people on the planet, will head to Hartford’s Xfinity Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 5 p.m., according to a Live Nation press release.

Check out this lineup, which will vary from show to show: Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Hardwick, Amy Schumer, Marc Maron, Reggie Watts, Jeff Ross, Bill Burr, Hannibal Buress, Brent Morin, Chris Hardwick, Dave Attell, Whitney Cummings, Demetri Martin, DJ Trauma, Jermaine Fowler, Jerrod Carmichael, Jim Jefferies, Julian McCullough, Michael Che, Moshe Kasher, Nate Bargatze and Ron Funches. It’s like Bonnaroo, only funnier.

Tickets ($19-$93.75) go on sale this Saturday, June 28 at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. There’s also a full second stage and the much-heralded return of the Cut Throat Freak Show. Scroll down for the full tour schedule.

FUNNY OR DIE PRESENTS THE ODDBALL COMEDY & CURIOSITY FESTIVAL 2014

DATE CITY VENUE
Aug. 8 Tampa, FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug. 9 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Aug. 10 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Aug. 15 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Aug. 16 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 17 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 21 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 22 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 23 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
Aug. 29 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 30 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Aug. 31 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sept. 5 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Sept. 6 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Sept. 7 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sept. 12 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sept. 13 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sept. 14 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sept. 19 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sept. 20 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sept. 21 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater

Video Premiere: Little Ugly, ‘Earnest’

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This is pretty cool: if you’re a music fan living in the Hartford area, you’ve probably caught more than a few shows at Arch Street Tavern. You’re also likely to be familiar with Little Ugly, a local quartet that’s really at the top of its game right now, with a recent EP, “Where the River’s Born,” funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign, tours all over the map and a shelf full of music awards. Continue reading