For pop emo punk fans of Generation Y, it’s pretty difficult to think that Yellowcard’s hit album “Ocean Avenue” is really ten years old. Well guess what? Happy anniversary.
These days an anniversary means the release of an acoustic reworking of the album, and a tour playing said reworking in its entirety. Such will be the case when Yellowcard plays at The Dome At Oakdale on Sept. 8. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for $25.
The Waterboys embark on their first North American tour in six years, and have two area dates. First is at Northampton’s Calvin Theater on Sept 20, with tickets from $25 to $45. The next day they are at the Shubert Theater in New Haven, with tickets from $35 to $45. Both are on sale Friday, at iheg.com and shubert.com respectively.
Jason Isbell makes a return to Arch Street Tavern on Aug. 4, and brings along Amanda Shires. Tickets are on sale Friday at noon for $20 at manicproductions.org. The venue has Post-Modern Panic playing June 21, and Little Ugly plays an EP release show there on July 20. Both are $7 at ticketfly.com, or $10 at the door.
Alan Jackson is playing the MGM Grand Theatre on Sept. 7. Tickets are $70 to $90, and on sale now at foxwoods.com.
Pearl Street has two great indie rock shows coming up, with San Cisco on July 20 ($10 advance, $13 at the door) and Toubab Krewe and Marco Benevento on Oct. 4 ($14 advance, $17 at the door). Both are on sale now at iheg.com.
Suitcase Rodeo, with members of McLovins and Barefoot Truth, are playing Infinity Hall July 11. Tickets are $20 and $30. Walter Trout plays there July 16 for $33 and $45, and Jimmy Webb is on July 25 for $34 and $44. Those shows are on sale June 6 at infinityhall.com.
John Sebastian is at StageOne in Fairfield on Sept. 22 for $50. Mickey Hart Band plays the Norwalk Concert Hall on Aug. 16, with tickets from $35 to $50. Both shows are on sale now at fairfieldtheatre.org.
The Iron Horse has Gary Hoey Band on Aug. 16 for $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Grammy Award winner Albert Lee plays Aug. 31 for $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Both of those are on sale now at iheg.com.
Coming Up This Week:
Another big summer weekend of music is ahead…
Dinosaur Jr. play a sold out Arch Street Tavern Thursday night.
Friday has Funk Master Flex at Toads Place in New Haven. The Mountain Goats play a sold out show down the street at the Center Church on the Green.
Jonathan Edwards plays StageOne in Fairfield Friday night. Saturday has Ariel Pink at Pearl Street in Northampton.
Dave Matthews Band play their two Hartford dates at the Comcast Theatre this Friday and Saturday night.