Upcoming Concerts: Vibes, James McCartney, Jewel

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True, it’s December, but that’s no reason not to start thinking about hemp skirts and hackey sacks.

Early bird tickets to Gathering Of The Vibes went on sale this past week. Only weekend camping passes are available so far, and range from $125 to $475. Acts have not been announced yet, but you know there will be some good ones. Visit govibes.com for tickets and more details.

James McCartney, son of the good Sir Paul, will be performing at Cafe Nine in New Haven next spring.

Long avoiding the shadow of familial comparisons for some time (and understandably so), McCartney has come into his own in recent years by releasing two well composed EP’s.

The May 21 show goes on sale Friday Dec. 21 at noon for $15 through manicproductions.org.

Jewel is bringing her ‘Greatest Hits Tour’ to the Ridgefield Playhouse on March 18 for a solo acoustic performance. The singer songwriter releases her first greatest hits album on Feb. 5. Tickets are $110, and go on sale to the public Friday at ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Geoff Rickly was supposed to play a very intimate (20 person) house show in Wallingford earlier this month. That was cancelled, however the former Thursday frontman is embarking on a ‘Acoustic Basement Tour’ sponsored by Vans Warped Tour. It comes to The Space on Feb. 1. Tickets are on sale Friday at manicproductions.org for $13.

Manic Productions also brings the Retribution Gospel Choir to New Haven. The group, featuring Low’s Alan Sparhawk, plays BAR’s free show on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

People love Big Al Anderson. The Iron Horse has just added a third show with the NRBQ guitarist (and Windsor native) on Friday, Dec. 28. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door.

Gaelic Storm will be at the Calvin Theatre on March 23. Tickets are on sale Friday at iheg.com for $26.

Jefferson Starship is coming to Infinity Hall on March 14. Tickets are $59 and $72. Lucy Kaplansky and Eliza Gilkyson will be at the venue on March 24 for $35 and $50. Both concerts are on sale Dec. 20 at infinityhall.com.

Toad’s Place has In Flames playing with Demon Hunter on March 4 for $25. At the other side of the spectrum are ska-lords Reel Big Fish and Pilfers on Jan. 31 for $21. Both are on sale now at toadsplace.com.

Coming Up This Week:

Trans-Siberian Orchestra is at the XL Center Thursday, Dec. 20. It’s the most epic Christmas tale since Die Hard.

Mohegan Sun is ready for the Mayan Apocalypse with Charo performing at the Wolf Den. MGM Grand prepare for their makers that night with Kenny Rogers and his annual holiday concert.

Toad’s Place has Kung Fu’s Christmas Spectacular on Saturday, and continue the holiday merriment with Hatebreed and Stillborn Fest on Dec. 26.

Fake Babies are at BAR’s free show this Wednesday, Dec. 26.

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