Kanye West announced he’s adding dates to his ongoing Yeezus Tour, including a stop at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on Friday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
West last performed at Mohegan during the 2011 Watch The Throne Tour, with fellow hip-hop megastar Jay-Z. Tickets ($79-$99) for Kanye go on sale this Friday, Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com.
Phil Everly, one half of the pioneering rock and roll duo the Everly Brothers, passed away last week at the age of 74, reminding fans and musicians just how amazing those harmonies really were.
On Saturday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m., acoustic duo Aztec Two-Step pay tribute to Phil and Don at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, Mass. They’ll also perform songs from their own extensive catalogue and some ditties by that other duo, Simon & Garfunkel, which they’ve done regularly since the 2008 of “Time It Was: The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook.” Tickets for Aztec Two-Step ($25-$30) are currently on sale at iheg.com.
Also coming to Northampton: former Rane bassist Dan Prindle ($12-$15) steps out on his own with a CD release show at the Iron Horse on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m., followed by Brooklyn, N.Y.-based jazz collective Sketches ($10-$15) on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. Amherst, Mass. psych-rock outfit Outer Stylie ($10-$13) teams with Goosepimp Orchestra for a show at the Iron Horse on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10 p.m. Local faves LuxDeluxe ($10-$13) hit the Iron Horse on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10 p.m. Ryan Montbleau ($12.50-$15) heads to Northampton on Saturday, March 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets to all shows are on sale now at iheg.com.
D.C. stoner-rock trio Dead Meadow ($12) visits the Spaceland Ballroom in Hamden on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 8:30 p.m., with Lord Fowl and Mountain Movers supporting. NYC indie-rock duo Cults ($18) bring their full band to the Space in Hamden on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 8:30 p.m. The Japanese freak-flag-flying rockers of Acid Mothers Temple ($13-$15) head to Cafe Nine in New Haven on Saturday, May 24 at 9:30 p.m., with Perhaps opening. Tickets to all three shows go on sale on Friday, Jan. 10 at noon; head to manicproductions.org.
DTCV — French musician Guylaine Vivarat, Chris Dunn and ex-Guided By Voices bassist (and former SPIN Magazine writer) James Greer — play a free show at BAR in New Haven on Wednesday, March 26 at 9 p.m., with Spaceship opening. Moonface (Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade on solo piano) heads to the Spaceland Ballroom in Hamden on Thursday, March 13 at 9 p.m. Tickets ($12-$15) are available at manicproductions.org.
Reminiscing: Aussie lite-rock legends Little River Band ($60-$80) perform at Norfolk’s Infinity Music Hall & Bistro on Sunday, April 13 at 8 p.m. Texas singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz ($29, $39) hits Infinity Hall on Sunday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. CT Goes Country ($25, $40), featuring local artists Nicole Frechette, John Mayock and the Homesteaders and Cody Wolfe, will visit Infinity Hall on Friday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m., followed by long-time Canned Heat guitarist Junior Watson ($25, $35) on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to all Infinity Hall shows are on sale now at infinityhall.com or by calling 866-666-6306.
Punk rock lives: ex-New York Dolls singer David Johansen ($20-$25) heads to Cafe Nine in New Haven on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m., followed by original Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock ($15-$18) and Johansen’s former Dolls bandmate, guitarist Sylvain Sylvain, on Wednesday, March 5 at 9 p.m. Tickets are available now at cafenine.com.
EDM-inspired jamband Lotus ($20-$22) plays Toad’s Place in New Haven on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 9 p.m., with The Werks opening; visit toadsplace.com for tickets. Arch Street Tavern in Hartford hosts southern rockers Waylon Speed ($7-$10) with Dukes County Love Affair on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 10 p.m.; tickets are available at archstreettavern.com.