Journey, the band people somehow won’t stop believing in, is playing the Mohegan Sun Arena Nov. 2. Loverboy opens the concert. Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for $75 and $55.
On sale at the same time is Smashing Pumpkins, who are playing the arena two days later for $25 a ticket.
Across the way at the casino’s Wolf Den, Mates of State play a free show on Friday, Oct. 12.
Bluesmen never seem to stop rocking, and Johnny Winter is no different. Make it a blue New Year by catching the Grammy award winner at Infinity Hall on Jan. 4. Tickets are on sale Thursday, Sept. 6 through infinityhall.comfor $50 and $65.
Kathy Mattea, another Grammy winner, is at Infinity on Jan. 24. Tickets to her concert are also on sale Thursday for $55 and $75.
Hold on to your turkey, as rockers Sum 41 play Club INT the night before Thanksgiving, Nov. 21. Tickets are $20 and available through ticketfly.com.
The silver-voiced Mirah plays at the Iron Horse on Nov. 12. Tickets go on sale Friday through iheg.com for $12 in advance, or $14 at the door.
Erin McKeown’s show at Iron Horse on Oct. 7 was pushed back five days, to Oct. 12. Tickets are still on sale for $17.50 in advance or $20 at the door.
It just so happens that Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, in perfect alignment for BAR’s weekly free shows. The ghastly Witch Mountain and ominous Castle play there on fright night.
The Drowning Men, who helped kick off Summer at The Space a few months ago, are making a return to Hamden. This show is at the Outer Space on Oct. 25, and tickets are $8 through manicproductions.org.
Arch Street Tavern has a few good shows lined up. On deck are two album release shows for three local bands. This Saturday is for You Scream I Scream. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Next Saturday, Sept. 15, welcomes Forward Motion and Ladyhips, both of whom are celebrating new records that night. Tickets are $10.
Blitzen Trapper will play Arch Street Saturday, October 27. Tickets go on sale Friday through manicproductions.org for $16, and will cost $18 at the door.
Coming Up This Week:
Bob Dylan plays two area concerts, first at Mountain Park in Holyoke on Friday, then Mohegan Sun on Saturday.
Saturday night also sees Odd Future at The Dome At Oakdale. Sounding like they’re fueled by video games, expletives, and Mountain Dew, the crew’s style is unique if anything.
The I AM Fest takes hold of New London on Saturday after taking a hiatus for 2011. Bands include Hospitality, DOM, and a handful of locals. Get the full (and free) lineup at iamfest.org.
Javier Colon, the winner of The Voice and a West Hartford resident, is playing at Infinity Hall in Norfolk on Sept. 9.
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