Upcoming Concerts: Keith Urban, Neutral Milk Hotel

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Keith Urban performs at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford on Aug. 16. (Promotional Photo.)

Keith Urban performs at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford on Aug. 16. (Promotional Photo.)

Down-under country star Keith Urban performs at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m., with special guests Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge. Tickets ($29.75-$59.75) go on sale starting this Friday, May 16 at 10 a.m. Visit livenation.com or ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.

Although Neutral Milk Hotel’s second album, “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea,” is widely regarded as a classic, the band — led by reclusive singer-songwriter Jeff Mangum — was never really able to capitalize on its success.

That was 1998, and this is now: Mangum is bringing the lineup that played on the record (Scott Spillane, Jeremy Barnes and Julian Koster) on the road for a series of shows, including a stop at the Klein in Bridgeport on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets ($35-$40) go on sale this Friday, May 16 at noon through premierconcerts.com and manicproductions.org.

The latest incarnation of Jersey thrash-metal band Overkill heads to the Webster Theater in Hartford on Friday, Sept. 26 (6:30 p.m. doors), with Prong opening. Tickets ($25-$28) are on sale now through the Webster box office, at tickets.com or by calling 800-477-6849.

Human Nature: The Motown Show, which is presented by Smokey Robinson (he doesn’t actually perform with them), heads to the Palace Theater in Waterbury on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($36-$56) are on sale now through palacetheaterct.org or by calling 203-346-2000.

Neutral Milk Hotel heads to the Klein in Bridgeport on Sept. 7. (Will Westbrook Photo.)

Neutral Milk Hotel heads to the Klein in Bridgeport on Sept. 7. (Will Westbrook Photo.)

Sarasota-cum-Vietnam songwriting sisters Brooke and Brit Graeff, who perform as Good Graeff (pronounced “grayf”), head to BAR in New Haven for a free show on Wednesday, July 9 at 9:30 p.m. CT’s own Wess Meets West follows on Wednesday, July 16 at 9:30 p.m., with special guests Shy Low and Breakthrough Frequencies. Indie-rock quartet Cymbals Eat Guitars head to BAR on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 9:30 p.m., with Dead Gaze. Visit manicproductions.org for more information.

Singer-songwriter and Greenwich Village vet Eric Andersen ($27-$37) performs at Bridge Street Live in Collinsville on Friday, June 13 at 8 p.m., when he’ll share a double-bill with Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams. Lubbock, Texas musician Joe Ely ($25-$35) follows on Saturday, June 14 at 8 p.m. Visit 41bridgestreet.com or call 860-693-9762 for tickets.

Infinity Hall in Norfolk hosts San Francisco psych-rockers Moonalice ($25-$35) on Thursday, July 31 at 8 p.m., followed by mandolin legend Ricky Skaggs ($69-$94) on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. Mary Fahl ($30-$45), the former lead singer of October Project, heads to Norfolk on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. British blues stalwart John Mayall ($70-$90) plays Infinity Hall on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Visit infinityhall.com for tickets and information.

Rising star Dan Croll ($12.50-$15) performs at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, Mass. on Friday, June 20 at 10 p.m., followed by Mutual Benefit ($10-$13) on Saturday, June 21 at 10 p.m. Singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata ($17.50-$20) returns to the Iron Horse on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m., followed by Darlingside ($12.50-$15) on Friday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. and Preston Reed ($15-$20) on Monday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. Band of Horses ($31) performs at the Calvin Theater in Northampton on Monday, July 28 at 8 p.m., with Midlake opening. Head to iheg.com for tickets and more information.

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