Upcoming Concerts: Backstreet Boys, Gavin DeGraw, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

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Gavin DeGraw (Promotional Photo).

Gavin DeGraw (Promotional Photo).

It’s not exactly time to start holiday shopping yet. But if there’s a fan of ’90s boy bands in your household, don’t sleep in on Friday.

Backstreet Boys, the Orlando, Fla.-based quintet who’ve shipped tens of millions of units worldwide since their self-titled debut album was released in 1996, join singer-songwriters Gavin DeGraw, Sara Bareilles (of “Love Song” fame) and Avril Lavigne and Chicago pop-punk outfit Plain White T’s at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre on Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

The Boys aren’t quite ready to be a nostalgia act either; a new album, In a World Like This, came out this summer. And DeGraw’s new album, Make a Move, was released just last week, so expect some new-ish material from him. Set an alarm for 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, when ticketmaster.com will gladly take your money ($38-$89.75). (Or call 800-745-3000.)

Sara Bareilles (Promotional Photo).

Sara Bareilles (Promotional Photo).


Swing revivalists Cherry Poppin’ Daddies ($35, $50) make their way to Infinity Hall in Norfolk on Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m., in support of their new album White Teeth, Black Thoughts. Ex-Traffic member Dave Mason ($60, $80) brings his Traffic Jam to Infinity Hall on Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter Beth Orton ($39, $49) finds her way to Norfolk on Feb. 8. Tickets for all three shows are on sale by phone at 866-666-6306 or online at infinityhall.com.

He will rock you, gently: violinist David Garrett, known for quasi-rock versions of Queen and Coldplay songs, plays the Oakdale on March 22 at 8 p.m., as part of his aptly-titled Music tour. Tickets ($38, $48) go on sale this Friday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Bowzer (of Sha Na Na fame) brings his Ultimate Doo-Wop Party Volume XIII ($25, $35) to Mohegan Sun in Uncasville on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. Tickets go on sale next Monday, Oct. 28 through ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. (If doo-wop’s not your thing, check out rockers Sick Puppies at the Mohegan Sun Wolf Den on Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. It’s a free show.)

David Garrett Photo web

David Garrett (Promotional Photo).

Kansas City indie-rockers Reggie and The Full Effect play the Space in Hamden on Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m., with Dads, a duo from New Jersey, supporting. Tickets ($13-$16) go on sale this Thursday, Oct. 24 at 12 p.m. at manicproductions.org.

Steve Broderick and the 100 Watt Suns ($6) are at Cafe Nine in New Haven on Nov. 29 at 9 p.m., along with James Mauri Four and Chaser Eight. All I’ve Got Is A Photograph ($6), a high-concept show hosted by a slew of great CT musicians, follows at Cafe Nine on Dec. 14 at 9 p.m. Head to cafenine.com for tickets to either show.

Blame Canada: Canadian dubstep troupe Adventure Club ($25, $55) hits the Webster Theatre in Hartford on Tuesday, Nov. 5; visit superheroesanonymoustour.com for tickets. Quebec’s finest tech-death metal-pedalers Gorguts ($18-$20) play the Webster Underground on Thursday, Dec. 12. (6 p.m. doors). Go to webstertheater.com for tickets.

Reggie and the Full Effect (Promotional Photo).

Reggie and the Full Effect (Promotional Photo).


To the north: the Joan Osborne Acoustic Duo (featuring Keith Cotton, $35-$40) plays the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Dec. 7, followed by singer-songwriters Judith Hill ($25-$30) on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. and Catie Curtis ($20-$25) on Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. Big Head Todd and the Monsters ($35, $25) return to Northampton’s Calvin Theater on Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets for all four shows are available at iheg.com.


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