Georgia deathcore outfit Attila ($16-$18) brings its New Kings Tour to both stages of the Webster Theater in Hartford on Feb. 3 (5 p.m. doors) with a slew of bands opening. Connecticut’s own metal gods Ark of the Covenant ($10-$12) head to the Webster Underground on Feb. 22 (6 p.m. doors) in support of their new album “Self Harvest” (out now). Deception of a Ghost ($10-$12) arrives at the Webster on March 1 at 6 p.m. Canadian metalcore band Abandon All Ships ($13) plays the Underground on March 2 (5:30 p.m. doors) with The Browning, My Ticket Home and I Am King appearing in support. Tickets to all Webster shows are on sale at webstertheater.com.
Homegrown talent: New Haven’s own The Backyard Committee ($8) plays the Outer Space in Hamden on Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. with Elijah Ocean, Daphne Lee Martin and Frank Critelli opening. Tickets are on sale at manicproductions.org.
Atlas Gray and Suitcase Rodeo ($20, $35) head to Infinity Music Hall and Bistro in Norfolk on Sunday, Jan. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets at infinityhall.com.
Trip-hop duo Mission Zero ($7-$10) performs at Arch Street Tavern on Saturday, Jan. 4 (9 p.m. doors), with Connecticut artists Atrina and Shag Frenzy supporting. Buy tickets at the door or at archstreettavern.com.
Zappa funk tribute The Z3 plays the Main Pub in Manchester on Friday, Jan. 3, at 9 p.m., followed by The Liquid and Paperback on Saturday, Jan. 4. Go to mainpub.com for tickets and information.
More homegrown talent: Hip-hop trio Political Animals ($5) plays Cafe Nine in New Haven on Jan. 16 at 9 p.m. with Zak G, Apollo Suns and others opening, followed by Goodnight Blue Moon’s CD release party ($6-$8) on Jan. 17 with Oh, Cassius! and Milksop:Unsung. Tickets to both shows are available at cafenine.com.
Classic rock beat: Hot Tuna ($47.50), featuring guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady, return to the Ridgefield Playhouse on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 8 p.m., followed by Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam ($62.50) on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 8 p.m. Tickets to both shows are found at ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers rock the Mohegan Sun Wolf Den with a free show on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. Visit mohegansun.com for more information.
Guitar wizards Julian Lage (Gary Burton Quartet) and Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers) team up at Bridge Street Live in Collinsville on April 11 at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets ($22, $32) now at 41bridgestreet.com.
Classic rockers The London Souls ($20) play Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne on Jan. 30 at 7:45 p.m., followed by singer-songwriter Marc Cohn ($65) doing two shows on Feb. 16 at 6:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. Get tickets at fairfieldtheatre.org.