It’s been 30 years since a group of friends in Vermont decided to start a jam band, and now the group Phish is swinging their anniversary tour through Hartford.
The group, along with the caravan of die hard fans that follow their every stop, will be at the XL Center on Oct. 27. All tickets are $60, and go on sale Saturday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. through Ticketmaster or at xlcenter.com.
Paramore will be blazing through the Mohegan Sun Arena this fall for a high energy show, joined by Metric and Hellogoodbye. Tickets to the Oct. 9 show go for $35.
A Day To Remember are slated to play Uncasville as well, along with Pierce The Veil and All Time Low. That show is Nov. 17, with tickets at $34.50.
Both of those Mohegan Sun concerts go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.
Also in the pop punk vein, Bayside and Motion City Soundtrack are at Toad’s Place on Oct. 6. Tickets are on sale now at toadsplace.com for $17.50, or at the door for $21. Papdosio release their spaced out jazzy atmosphere at the New Haven venue on Nov. 1. Tickets are on sale Friday at noon for $12.
The Wanted are at the MGM Grand Theater on Oct. 25. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through foxwoods.com, and go for $40 to $55. Brian Setzer Orchestra perform there on Dec. 1, with tickets on sale now for $20 to $40.
Built to Spill are playing the area on Nov. 5 at the Spaceland Ballroom. Tickets are $25 and on sale Friday at noon. Manic Productions are also bringing bringing a few shows to Cafe Nine: Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons are there Oct. 24 ($10, on sale Friday) the garage blues sound and wild west attitude of The Ghost Wolves on Aug. 26 ($5, on sale now) and Quasi on Oct. 11 ($12, on sale Friday). All those tickets are available through manicproductions.org.
Howie Day is sure to draw out some nostalgia in his show at Infinity Hall on Nov. 24. Tickets are $30 and $45. Former Frank Zappa band members Grandmothers of Invention are there Sept. 26 for $35 and $50, and Beach Avenue perform on Aug. 15 for $20 and $25. Those shows are all on sale Thursday at infinityhall.com.
Up in Northampton, Lake Street Dive and David Wax Museum are at the Calvin Theatre for a New Year’s Eve show. Tickets are $25 and on sale Friday. Down the street the Iron Horse has Declan O’Rourke on Sept. 29, Sam Amidon on Sept. 12 (both $12.50), and guitarist Albert Lee on Aug. 31 ($20). Tickets to those shows can be found on iheg.com.
Fairfield’s StageOne is bringing Morgan Heritage on Aug. 15 for $47, The Revivalists on Sept. 11 for $25, and The Smithereens on Nov. 17 for $45. Tickets are on sale now at fairfieldtheater.com.
Coming Up This Week:
Wolf Den has 10,000 Maniacs playing a free show Thursday night. KC and the Sunshine Band are on the New Haven Green playing for free Saturday night at 7 p.m.
Violent Mae are playing Cafe Nine on Friday night with Ponybird and M.T. Bearington. The duo are also at Bridge Street Live on Sunday alone with The London Souls.
Sunday is also Lynyrd Skynyrd at the MGM Grand Theater.
Make sure to catch Melvins at Arch Street on Tuesday, for a buzzing whirlwind of hair and sludge metal.