The original lineup of Primus — bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander, who had open heart surgery only a week ago — are booked for a gig at Waterbury’s Palace Theater on Tuesday, Oct. 28.
Now the twist: on Oct. 21, the trio releases its take on the classic “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” soundtrack, reportedly titled “Primus & The Chocolate Factory With The Fungi Ensemble.” The Waterbury show, which is only a few days before Primus hits New York City’s Beacon Theatre for Halloween, is billed as “Primus and the Chocolate Factory.” How strange and wonderful.
Tickets ($39.50 to $59.50) go on sale this Friday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m. through manicproductions.org. It’s unclear whether Alexander, who rejoined Primus in 2013 after a four-year absence, will be performing, but we’ll keep you posted.
British singer-songwriter David Gray ($43-$53) plays the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available starting on Friday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com or oakdale.com.
Classic Jersey Boy Frankie Valli ($35) walks like a man at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Aug. 1, through ticketmaster.com and at 800-745-3000.
Hirsute rocker and ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators ($70) rattle the walls of Foxwoods Resort Casino’s Grand Theater on Friday, Sept. 5, at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at foxwoods.com.
For four decades, the Glastonbury Apple Harvest Festival, which takes place this year on Oct. 17 to 19, has been a popular local attraction. This year — and for the foreseeable future — you’ll have to add it to your list of must-see music festivals. Confirmed acts so far include the Balkun Brothers, Branchwater, Little Ugly, the Sarah LeMieux Quintet, Bonsai Trees, Johnny Mainstream, Kerri Powers, Them Damn Hamiltons, Klokwize, Seth Adam, Heather Fay, Wise Old Moon, Elle Sera, Canyon, Hanging Hills, Joey Batts & Them, the Brandt Taylor Band, the Meadows Brothers, and Rusty Things.
The Felice Brothers pair up with Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers ($55 to $75) for a show at Infinity Hall Hartford on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m. New Riders of the Purple Sage ($35 to $50) brings some Panama Red to Infinity Hall Hartford on Friday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m., with special guest Kerri Powers. Rhode Island’s John McCauley and Deer Tick ($29 to $44) head to the Hartford location on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m., followed by Led Zeppelin tribute Kashmir ($35 to $50) on Friday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. Grammy-winning vocalist Kurt Elling ($30 to $45) arrives at Infinity Hall Hartford on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m. Guitarist Sonny Landreth ($35 to $50) heads to Infinity Hall’s Norfolk venue on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. Tusk: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute ($35 to $50) goes its own way to Infinity Hall Hartford on Friday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m., along with two nights by longtime area fave Rusted Root ($49 to $69) on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13 (both shows at 8 p.m.). Visit infinityhall.com for tickets and more information.
Polaris ($20 to $22) plays the Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden on Friday, Oct. 10, at 8:30 p.m. JEFF the Brotherhood and Diarrhea Planet ($15) play the Space on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m., followed by the Felix Culpa ($10 to $12) on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m., with Rescuer and Aviator opening. Head to manicproductions.org for tickets and information.
Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson ($125 TO $150) brings his Breakfast Around the World Tour to Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, Nov. 8. Visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org for tickets.