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STP And Carnival Of Madness On Sale, And Who’d Like To Grill With Skynyrd?

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 Only a month before the tenth anniversary of their eight-times platinum album “Core,” Stone Temple Pilots stop off at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Saturday, Aug. 25. Tickets range from $45 to $65, and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 1. For more information visit www.foxwoods.com

If you missed the VIP package presale, tickets for Sublime with Rome at the Scion Festival Stage at Comcast Theatre on Aug. 19 also go on sale Friday, 10 a.m.,  through www.ticketmaster.com.

Southern rock and barbeque come together for the Lynyrd Skynyrd cookout concert with morning rock jocks Chaz & AJ Friday, 10 a.m. Aug. 17. Tickets for the Oakdale patio event go on sale Friday, June 1 through Ticketmaster. Tickets cost between $47.50 and $67.50.

Also going on sale Friday is the Carnival of Madness Tour, featuring Evanescence, Chevelle, Cavo, and New Medicine. The purported insanity comes to the Mohegan Sun Arena Thursday, Aug. 30. Tickets are $35 and available through www.ticketmaster.com starting at 10 a.m.

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New Concerts: JLo And Enrique Iglesias at Mohegan Sun, Duran Duran At Foxwoods, Girl Talk in Holyoke

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Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias at an April news conference announcing a summer tour that stops July 26 at Mohegan Sun. (Photo by Mario Anzuoni/REUTERS)

Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias co-headline July 26 at Mohegan Sun; tickets go on sale Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m. for $135 and $95. The Wanted performs Aug. 24; tickets go on sale Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m. for $30. Jethro Tull leader Ian Anderson is there Oct. 4, performing Tull’s 1972 album “Thick as a Brick” in its entirety, then following it with “Thick as a Brick 2.” Tickets go on sale Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m. for $35. This year’s American Idol Live! tour, featuring finalists from the TV singing competition, hits Mohegan Sept. 2; tickets are $71 and $61. Tickets are available via www.ticketmaster.com.

Duran Duran performs Aug. 24 at MGM Grand at Foxwoods; tickets go on sale Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m. for $75, $65 and $55 via www.foxwoods.com.

Girl Talk headlines Aug. 18 at Mountain Park in Holyoke; tickets go on sale Friday, May 18, for $25 via www.nbotickets.com.

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Ticket Giveaway: See Racing Heart At The Space For Free

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Racing Heart performs May 17 at The Space in Hamden. (Photo by Michelle Arcila)

Got plans yet for Thursday night, May 17? Want to see Racing Heart at The Space in Hamden? I suddenly have a pair of tickets to give away — details below.

The New York group plays folky baroque pop music on its debut, “To Walk Beside That Ghost,” which came out last month. Singer and songwriter Mathias Tjønn moved to New York from Oslo, via stops in Europe, South America and New England, a nomadic sojourn that informed the songs on the record. The music is pretty, sometimes sprightly, and understated, and Racing Heart had help in the studio from musicians who play with Sufjan Stevens and St. Vincent.

To win tickets, let’s hear in the comments what makes your heart race, in 50 words or fewer. The deadline is 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17. I’ll pick a winner at random from the comments, and notify you by e-mail if you win. (You don’t have you use your real name in the comments, but make sure you enter your real e-mail address in the appropriate field so I can get in touch.)

Ready? Have it at!

Ticket Giveaway: We Were Promised Jetpacks At The Space

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We Were Promised Jetpacks performs Thursday, April 12, at The Space in Hamden.

Not only does We Were Promised Jetpacks have a great name, the band has climbed to a prominent spot in a robust Scottish indie-rock scene, alongside compatriots like Frightened Rabbit, the Twilight Sad and, if they ever finish their new album, Franz Ferdinand.

Having released its second LP, “In the Pit of the Stomach,” last October, We Were Promised Jetpacks is now in the midst of a U.S. tour that stops Thursday, April 12 at The Space in Hamden. Want to go for free? I have a pair of tickets to give away — details below.

The group spent three weeks recording “In the Pit of the Stomach,” which has a big post-punk sound at once tough and catchy. (Bridgeport’s Peter Katis helped produce and mix the album, which is a selling point, given his work with the National, Frightened Rabbit, Mates of State and Interpol, among others.)

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New Concerts: Bonnie Raitt At Mohegan; Snoop Dogg At Toad’s; Fountains Of Wayne At Pearl Street

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Bonnie Raitt releases a new album, "Slipstream," April 10, and performs June 9 at Mohegan Sun. (Photo by Buzz Person)

Mohegan Sun has finally announced ticket details for a performance June 9 by Bonnie Raitt, with opener Mavis Staples. The tour is for Raitt’s new album, “Slipstream,” which features writing contributions from Connecticut native Big Al Anderson. Tickets are $30.50 via www.ticketmaster.com.

Kaskade becomes the first act to perform on Live Nation’s new Festival Stage at Comcast Theatre (that is, on the grounds outside the actual shed) with a show June 23. Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 17, at 10 a.m. for $125 (a VIP pack that includes a gift bag) $39, $34 and $29, via www.livenation.com.

Snoop Dogg performs March 28 at Toad’s Place in New Haven; tickets are $37.50. Big D and the Kids Table is there May 10; tickets are $13. The Darkness makes its Connecticut debut May 18; tickets go on sale Friday, March 16, at noon for $29. Yo Gotti is there May 21; tickets $16. Tickets are available via www.toadsplace.com.

Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals perform May 11 at Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk; tickets go on sale Thursday, March 15, for $75 and $50. Robert Randolph and the Family Band is there June 15; tickets are $83 and $63. Rare Earth headlines Sept. 14; tickets are $65 and $45. Tickets are available via www.infinityhall.com/calendar.

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CT In Concert: M.T. Bearington In Hartford; Stop Exploding You Cowards! In Hamden; Winterpills In Northampton

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M.T. Bearington plays Friday in Hartford as part of a show to raise money for the band's trip to SXSW in March.

Performances this weekend by area bands that are well worth checking out:

FRIDAY, Feb. 24
M.T. Bearington, Elison Jackson and Space Orphans at Arch Sreet Tavern, 85 Arch St., Hartford. Doors at 8:30 p.m. It’s a classic local-band-makes-good story: New Haven’s M.T. Bearington is one of several Connecticut acts accepted to perform at this year’s South by Southwest festival next month in Austin, Texas. There’s just one catch: going to Austin is expensive. To help the group out, Chip’s Unnamed Local Band Show (which, like the Courant, is part of CT1 Media) put together this benefit show to raise money for the trip. It’s a worthy cause: M.T. Bearington’s 2011 album, “Love Buttons” (reviewed here), a well-crafted blend of folk, rock and psychedelia, was one of the best albums a Connecticut band released in 2011. If that weren’t enough, Elison Jackson and Space Orphans are on the bill, too. $5 cover, with all money going to the bands.


Stop Exploding You Cowards! with the Defcon Five, the Hulls, the Royal Swindle and Pickpocket at The Space, 295 Treadwell St., New Haven. Doors at 7 p.m. First, Stop Exploding You Cowards! has a great acronym, SEXYC. Also, the South Windsor band seeks to push its 3rd-wave ska style beyond what it calls “the typical cliche ‘ska/punk’ sound,” and that’s a noble goal for sure. New Haven garage-punks Defcon Five, veteran New Haven punk band the Hulls, ska/reggae band the Royal Swindle and Meriden punk band Pickpocket. Tickets are $10.


The Groomers, One Hundred Year Ocean and Osier Bed at Storrs Congregational Church, 2 North Eagleville Road, Storrs. 5:30 p.m. WHUS-FM (91.7), the University of Connecticut radio station, hosts its first concert of the semester with New Haven punks the Groomers and a pair of Willimantic bands: One Hundred Year Ocean, a dirgey indie-pop band; and Osier Bed, which has a punkier sound. The show is free, though organizers will collect donations for the Covenant Soup Kitchen.


Winterpills and Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion at the Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton. 7 p.m. OK, so it’s not a Connecticut show, but Northampton is just as close to Hartford as New Haven. Plus, it’s Winterpills, another local-ish band headed to Austin, with a passel of songs from the the group’s gorgeous new album, “All My Lovely Goners.” Though the album came out Feb. 14 (reviewed here), the band plays its local CD release show this weekend, with support from friends and recent tourmates (and Berkshires residents) Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion. Tickets are $10 in advance, $13 at the door.

CT In Concert: Frank Viele Plays Hamden; Hannah Cranna In New Haven

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Here are a couple shows by Connecticut acts worth checking out this weekend:

FRIDAY, Feb. 17
Frank Viele with Jamie Lynn Hart & the Folkadelics, the Outer Space,  295 Treadwell St., Hamden. 8 p.m. With his band, the Manhattan Project, Hamden resident Viele is known for a high-energy blend of rock, soul and classic pop. He’s on this own for this show, returning to his singer-songwriter roots and stripping his songs down to their solo-acoustic bones. Boston folk-pop singer Hart opens the show, presumably with songs from her new full-length debut, “Anticipate.” $10.

Hannah Cranna with the Manchurians and Age of Reason, Cafe Nine, 250 State St., New Haven. 9 p.m. After a long absence, New Haven power-pop band Hannah Cranna (named for the Monroe town witch) is back together with a new album, sort of. “A Real Nice Parade” (available via CDBaby and IndepenDisc) the band’s first release since 1997, is actually a mix of five new songs recorded last year, and seven songs the band liked best from its heyday. All of them are catchy alt-pop songs built around jangling guitars and vocal harmonies that draw on the influence of the Beatles, Big Star and Badfinger.

In fact, Badfinger singer and guitarist Joey Molland produced the group’s self-titled 1997 album, and is a featured guest on the closing track here, a cover of Badfinger’s”Money/Flying,” recorded live in New Haven in ’97  For longtime fans, it’s a promising return from old friends with a knack for melody. For the uninitiated, it’s a strong introduction to a band the Courant described as “one of Connecticut’s best” back in the day. $5 cover.

Dum Dum Girls to Play The Space Feb. 9

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Dum Dum Girls makes its Connecticut debut with a show Feb. 9 at The Space. (Photo by Lauren Duckoff)

California’s Dum Dum Girls were all set to make their Connecticut debut at last May’s undersized B.O.M.B. Fest in Hartford when a death in the family for one of the band members forced the indie-rock foursome to cancel.

Now they’re headed back this way for a concert with Widowspeak Feb. 9 at The Space in Hamden, Manic Productions announced this morning. Tickets are $15.

Since forming in 2008, the band has released three EPs and two full-length albums, including last year’s “Only in Dreams” LP The band also recorded an excellent cover of the Smiths’ “There is a Light That Never Goes Out” on the EP “He Gets Me High.”