(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.
Norah Jones’ Puss N Boots ($25) has added a second show at the Ballroom at the Outer Space due to overwhelming demand. The Americana/rockabilly group will now be playing both Tuesday, July 22 and Wednesday, July 23 at 8 p.m. featuring Ravi Shankar’s independently famous daughter.
Country bluesman Delbert McClinton ($80-$100) will also pull double duty, playing Infinity Hall back-to-back nights on Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9 at 8 p.m.
The Bernie Worrell Orchestra ($15), featuring the original keyboardist and founding member of Parliament Funkadelic (who was also the esteemed sideman of the Talking Heads), heads to Strange Brew Café in Norwich on Friday, July 11 at 9 p.m.
The Litchfield Jazz Festival ($20-$79 per day) recently announced that Curtis Fuller will replace Brussels Jazz Orchestra Saturday, August 9, at 3:30 p.m.
Soundscape composer S. Carey of Bon Iver ($13-$15) hits up the Ballroom at the Outer Space on Friday, September 5 at 8 p.m. J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr.) rolls into the same club ($20) Wednesday, September 24, at 9 p.m., and then il sogno del marinaio ($12-$15) featuring Mike Watt of the Minutemen follows suit Monday, October 10 at 9 p.m.
Southern California punk/surf pioneers Agent Orange ($15-$20) hit up Bridge Street Live on Sunday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. while Miranda Lambert, Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett ($38.75-$68.50) will cater to the state’s neo-country demographic Saturday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Xfinity Theatre. Chris Isaak ($36-$50) opens the Jorgensen Center at UConn’s fall season Saturday, September 13 at 7 p.m.
Connecticut’s own McLovins ($7-$10) jam out at Arch Street Tavern July 18 while Dan Deacon ($15) plays the Space Thursday, August 21 at 8 p.m.
Looking beyond the summer, feminist hero Ani Difranco ($65) will be coming to Norwalk Concert Hall Friday, November 21 at 7 p.m. and Melanie ($35) of “I got a brand new pair of rollerskates” fame heads to StageOne on Saturday, December 6 at 7 p.m. Fleetwood Mac ($49.50-$179.50) brings its unlikely reunion tour to the XL Center on Saturday, November 1 at 8 p.m.