With just over a month to wait until the arrival of Drive-By Truckers’ 12th album, “English Oceans,” it’s not too early to grab tickets for their upcoming show Toad’s Place in New Haven, which happens on Tuesday, March 18 at 8:30 p.m.
The new album, recorded in just under two weeks, features 13 new songs written by guitarists Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley. (And, for the first time ever, Cooley sings lead on a Hood song.) Portland, Ore.-based Blitzen Trapper, who last played Connecticut back in September, opens the show. Tickets ($22.50-$25) are on sale now at toadsplace.com.
More Toad’s: Jam-band circuit regulars Dopapod ($12-$15) head to Toad’s Place on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. Maryland pop-punkers All-Time Low ($23.50-$26) hit Toad’s on Wednesday, April 30 at 8 p.m., with Man Overboard and Handguns supporting. Visit toadsplace.com for tickets to either show.
Singer-songwriter Brett Dennen ($29-$44) performs at Infinity Music Hall & Bistro in Norfolk on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. (The show will be taped for the popular “Infinity Hall Live” television series.) Sha Na Na ($50-$70) does its “Grease” thing at Infinity on Sunday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. (And if that’s too contemporary for you, head to the Glenn Miller Orchestra ($39-$54) on Sunday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m.) Songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard ($29-$44) hits Norfolk on Friday, May 2 at 8 p.m., followed by Canadian roots-rockers The Wailin’ Jennys ($35-$50) on Wednesday, May 7 at 8 p.m. Visit infinityhall.com or call 866-666-6306 for tickets.
The Devil Wears Prada’s Take Action Tour ($20-$22) rattles Hartford’s Webster Theater on Friday, March 28 (6 p.m. doors). Canadian EDM duo Zeds Dead ($30) headlines the Winter White Tour at the Webster on Friday, Feb. 14, with Don Diablo supporting. Head to webstertheater.com for tickets.
Alabama singer-songwriter Kristy Lee ($12.50-$15) plays the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m., while singer Shannon McNally ($12.50-$15), fresh off a collaboration with Dr. John (on an album-length Bobby Charles tribute), follows on Sunday, March 9 at 7 p.m. Chicago jam-grass collective Cornmeal ($10-$13) performs at the Iron Horse on Wednesday, March 12 at 8:30 p.m. Northampton’s Calvin Theater hosts Old Crow Medicine Show ($35-$45) on Wednesday, March 5 at 8 p.m., followed a month later by Pink Floyd tribute The Machine ($25-$35) on Saturday, April 5 at 8 p.m. Head to iheg.com for tickets.
Hair Band Redux: Former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Jake E. Lee’s new band, Red Dragon Cartel ($18-$23) rocks the Stafford Palace Theater in Stafford Springs on Saturday, April 5 at 8 p.m., with Demons Alley and Vengeance supporting. Mike Tramp of White Lion ($18-$22) unplugs for a solo acoustic show at the Palace on Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m., with Sage King and the Lake Rats opening. Visit thestaffordpalacetheater.com or call 860-851-9780 for tickets.
X Ambassadors ($10-$12) head to the Space in Hamden on Thursday, April 10 at 8 p.m., with Parade of Lights supporting. Baths and Young Fathers ($12-$15) follow on Thursday, April 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets to either show go on sale at manicproductions.org this Friday, Jan. 24 at noon.
More Manic: Touché Amoré and mewithoutYou ($16-$18) visit the Heirloom Arts Theatre in Danbury on Friday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m., with Seahaven and Caravels supporting. Toy Soldiers and the Lawsuits ($10) play Cafe Nine in New Haven on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 8:30 p.m. Ringo Deathstarr does a free show at BAR in New Haven on Wednesday, March 5 at 9:30 p.m., with Purple opening. Breton and Fake Babies follow at BAR on Wednesday, May 14 at 9:30 p.m. Rathborne and Streets of Laredo ($10) play Cafe Nine on Tuesday, March 4 at 8:30 p.m. Head to manicproductions.org for tickets and more information.