Pearl Jam headed to Hartford

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Pearl Jam is doing a short tour with one of the shows set for May 15 at the XL Center in Hartford. Band of Horses will be the opening act. Pearl Jam also will play New York’s Madison Square Garden on May 20 with The Black Keys opening. No word on ticket prices yet, but […] [Read More]
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Ringo coming back to Mohegan Sun

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Ringo Starr is readying an 11th version of his All Starr Band for a summer tour, with a stop planned for June 27  at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Tickets ($35-$55) are on sale now through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. Joining Ringo on this tour will be returning All Starrs Edgar Winter, Gary “Dream Weaver” […] [Read More]
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Dropkick Murphys at the Oakdale

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For longtime fans of Dropkick Murphys, Wednesday night’s concert at the Oakdale in Wallingford was perfect in that the 100-minute show touched on the group’s entire 12-year recording history. Heck, the first two songs played were both from the group’s first album, “Do or Die,” which should have been a tip off as to what […] [Read More]
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Lady Gaga a no-go

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The Mohegan Sun announced that Lady Gaga will not be rescheduling her Jan. 18 concert, which was initially postponed because of the singer’s reported exhaustion – though it didn’t stop her from appearing on Oprah. Refunds are available at the point of purchase. [Read More]
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Ray Davies at the Webster

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The Kinks were the odd men out in the British Invasion of the 1960s, overshadowed by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who. Sure, The Kinks had their fair share of hit singles, but they’re rarely thought to be in the same class as the Big 3. That’s a shame, really, because Ray Davies […] [Read More]
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Roger Daltrey at MGM Grand

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Fans of The Who were treated to a walk down memory lane with the group’s singer, Roger Daltrey, who brought his solo tour to the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Saturday night. It seemed more of an episode of VH1’s “Storytellers” than the expected concert, as Daltrey managed to transform the 4,000-seat venue into an intimate […] [Read More]
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The Pretenders at the Chevy

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There’s something reassuring about seeing a concert from The Pretenders. It’s almost like stepping back in time as singer-guitarist Chrissie Hynde seems ageless, as vital a performer today as she was when the group burst onto the scene in 1978. And it’s always nice to see drummer Martin Chambers back on the kit, having sat […] [Read More]
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Vibes 09 – Sunday, 4:15 p.m.

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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals just finished its set and sounded fantastic. A former colleague at the Connecticut Post always spoke highly of the band, but I had never head its music until today. Good stuff. The great Buddy Guy is heading to the Main Stages now and he never fails to please. There are […] [Read More]
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