Upcoming Concerts: Flight Of The Conchords, Minus The Bear, KMFDM

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Flight of the Conchords play as part of the Funny Or Die comedy tour. (HBO)

Flight of the Conchords play as part of the Funny Or Die comedy tour. (HBO)

The Funny Or Die Oddball Comedy tour is coming to Hartford’s Comcast Theatre this August.

Though the tour features standup comics that include Dave Chappelle, the guitar based digi-bongo rap-funk-comedy folk duo Flight of The Conchords are also on the bill. Check the whole festival out on August 29 for $55, $85, and $95 tickets, or lawn seats for $25. Tickets are on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

Lamb of God appear to be out of Czech legal trouble, and are playing the Oakdale. (Handout)

Lamb of God appear to be out of Czech legal trouble, and are playing the Oakdale. (Handout)

Lamb Of God, whose frontman Randy Blythe was recently acquitted of manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic, are playing the Oakdale Theatre on Oct. 26 along with Killswitch Engage. Tickets are $29.50, and on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

Bonnie Raitt will be playing the Toyota Oakdale Theatre along with Mavis Staples on Nov. 12. Tickets go from $55.50 to $75.50, and are on sale Friday at 10.

Bullet For My Valentine plays the Dome at Oakdale on Oct. 19. General admission tickets are $35 and $29, and also on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

American Idol’s Crystal Bowersox has two area shows coming up. The first is at the Iron Horse on Sept. 8. Tickets are on sale now at iheg.com for $20. She performs a week later, Sept. 15, at Ridgefield Playhouse. Tickets are on sale now at ridgefieldplayhouse.org for $35, or $45 for a special meet and greet package.

Randy Travis’s performance at Ridgefield Playhouse on Sept. 7 has been canceled because of his recent health problems. Ticket holders are being contacted by the venue box office for refunds.

The Ying Yang Twins show at Toad’s Place on July 28 has also been canceled. Refunds are available at their point of purchase.

Minus The Bear will be performing at Toad's Place. (Handout)

Minus The Bear will be performing at Toad’s Place. (Handout)

Toad’s Place is bringing the soul powered funk sounds of Lettuce on Sept. 19. Tickets are $18. Minus The Bear plays on Oct. 23, and Immortal Technique & Brother Ali perform on Oct. 2. Both those shows are $20, and tickets are available now at toadsplace.com.

Celebrate Halloween with industrial overlords KMFDM at the Webster Theatre. Tickets are $25 in advance through webstertheatre.com, or $30 at the door.

Kishi Bashi, former violinist for Of Montreal, plays shows at The Space on Sept. 9 and Pearl Street Sept. 10. Tickets are on sale Friday at noon for $10 and $12, and at manicproductions.org and iheg.com, respectively.

Kishi Bashi, formerly in Of Montreal, has shows at The Space and Pearl Street. (Handout)

Kishi Bashi, formerly in Of Montreal, has shows at The Space and Pearl Street. (Handout)

Infinity Hall has Martin Sexton playing a double header on Sept. 14, with shows at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $60. Tim Reynolds and TR3 play Oct. 24 for $30 and $45, and Hot Tuna put on an acoustic show on Nov. 27 for $60 and $80. Tickets to those shows are on sale now at infinityhall.com.

Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion are at Arch Street Tavern Sept. 27 for $10. Move Out West play there on Aug. 14 for $7. Both shows are on sale now at ticketfly.com.

The Calvin Theatre in Northampton has Gov’t Mule playing Sept. 21 for $30, and India.Arie on Nov. 1 for $25 to $45. Carrie Rodriguez performs at the Iron Horse Nov. 9 for $12.50. Tickets are on sale Friday via iheg.com.

Coming Up This Week:

It’s a big weekend.

Bob Dylan, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket play the AmericanaramA festival Friday, which was moved from the Ball Park at Harbor Yard across the street to Webster Bank Arena.

Blake Schwarzenbach’s make up show is at Lilly’s Pad Friday night.

Those trapped in a vortex of 90′s alt rock can also get psyched for the Summerland tour Friday night, with Everclear, Live, Filter, and Sponge at Ives Concert Park. Alternately, they could go for Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five, and Guster at Mohegan the same evening.

Little Ugly play a CD release show at Arch Street Tavern Saturday, while Brandi Carlile is at Ives.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters are at Mohegan Wednesday night.

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2 thoughts on “Upcoming Concerts: Flight Of The Conchords, Minus The Bear, KMFDM

  1. Javier

    Holy crap, Sponge! Is Ed Kowalczk (sp) still fronting Live? I remember a flap about him getting sued by the band for using their name during his solo tour.

    1. Nick Caito Post author

      nope, now it’s Chris Shinn.
      personally i have some very very very fond memories of Sponge’s singles off Rotting Pinata… but being woefully unimpressed with everything else of theirs

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