Upcoming Concerts: MGMT, Kings of Leon, Eleanor Friedberger

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MGMT plays the Dome at Oakdale on Dec. 6. (Promotional Photo.)

MGMT plays the Dome at Oakdale on Dec. 6. (Promotional Photo.)

Former Wesleyan University indie rockers MGMT ($25) play the Dome at Oakdale in Wallingford on Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. General admission tickets go on sale this Friday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. Kuroma, who shares guitarist Hank Sullivant with MGMT, opens.

If you watched the Kings of Leon documentary “Talihina Sky’’ a couple of years ago, you’re well aware that the Followills — singer/guitarist Caleb, drummer Nathan and bassist Jared, all brothers, and their cousin, guitarist Matthew — didn’t have the easiest childhoods in rural Oklahoma and Tennessee.


Eleanor Friedberger plays the Spaceland Ballroom in Hamden on Dec. 14. (Promotional Photo.)

Thankfully, that’s all in the past. The quartet persevered through their music, and have since grown into one of the nation’s biggest arena-rock bands. KOL appears at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. behind “Mechanical Bull’’, their latest album. Gary Clark Jr. opens. Tickets ($55, $75) go on sale on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. (They’ll also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office on Sunday, Nov. 3, if there are any left.)

Country superstar Luke Bryan ($79.50, $99.50) hits Mohegan Sun Arena on Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m., as he rolls cross-country on his “That’s My Kind of Night Tour’’, dropping well-known hits and newer stuff from his fourth studio album (and most recent chart-topper), “Crash My Party.’’ Tickets go on sale this Friday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Grammy-winning outfit Mannheim Steamroller ($35) does their long-running Christmas show at the Bushnell in Hartford on Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are already on sale at bushnell.org or by phone at 860-987-5900.


Eugene Mirman appears at the Spaceland Ballroom in Hamden on Dec. 5. (Brian Tamborello Photo.)

Classic Albums: Dark Side of the Moon ($40) does the Pink Floyd tribute thing at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. Former Boston singer Fran Cosmo ($45) brings a stellar backup band to Ridgefield on Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. 10,000 Maniacs ($50) plays Ridgefield on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m., while Irish-music mainstay Clannad ($50) appears on Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. Call the box office at 203-438-5795 or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org for tickets.

Get Manic: comedian/musician Eugene Mirman ($18-$20) plays the Spaceland Ballroom in Hamden on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m., with Kurt Braunohler and Derrick Brown opening; tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 1 at 12 p.m. Eleanor Friedberger ($12-$15), an established solo artist known for her work with the Fiery Furnaces, plays the Ballroom on Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. Western Mass quartet Potty Mouth ($8) plays Cafe Nine in New Haven on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m., with Radiator Hospital and Ovlov opening. Head to manicproductions.org for tickets to all three shows.

Turkey-Eve Punk: the Unknown Order Pop-Punk Extravaganza ($10), featuring CT bands Cometa, Anchors Away, The Foresters, A Breakaway and A Will Away (plus a special secret guest or two), heads to the Space in Hamden on Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. For tickets call 203-804-6334 (or just show up).

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