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Michael Hamad

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Michael Hamad is the staff music writer for The Hartford Courant.

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  • Flo Rida To Play Free Show In Stafford Springs On Thursday

    Flo Rida To Play Free Show In Stafford Springs On Thursday

    Pop superstar Flo Rida heads to the Palace Theater in Stafford Springs on Thursday, April 30 to play a free concert. It's not open to the public. The concert is the top prize given to UConn students for winning the GroupMe Flo Finda Scavenger Hunt. UConn more than doubled the point total (whatever...

  • Tim McGraw To Headline Sandy Hook Benefit In Hartford

    Tim McGraw To Headline Sandy Hook Benefit In Hartford

    Country star Tim McGraw has announced that he will headline A Concert for Sandy Hook Promise, a show to benefit the organization's mission of protecting kids from gun violence, at Hartford's Xfinity Theatre on Friday, July 17, at 8 p.m. "Out of this tragedy a group was formed that made a promise...

  • Connecticut Couple In Running To Win Concert Wedding

    Connecticut Couple In Running To Win Concert Wedding

    Connecticut’s Josh Dailey and Sara Senko are getting married, and they’d like Hozier, Of Monsters and Men, Passion Pit, Death Cab for Cutie, Walk the Moon, Vance Joy and AWOLNATION to play the reception. Dailey, 30, and Senko, 29, entered a two-minute video -- banged out in one furious 10-hour...

  • The Eagles Return To Hartford In July

    The Eagles Return To Hartford In July

    The Eagles have added several dates to its ongoing History of the Eagles tour, including a show at Hartford's XL Center on Wednesday, July 15 at 8 p.m., according to the band's website. Tickets ($49.50-$179.50) go on sale beginning on Saturday, March 21 at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com. Scroll...

  • Solid Sound 2015 Lineup: Wilco, Mac DeMarco, Parquet Courts, Real Estate, Much More

    Solid Sound 2015 Lineup: Wilco, Mac DeMarco, Parquet Courts, Real Estate, Much More

    Wilco's three-day Solid Sound Festival (June 26-28) at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass. will feature Mac DeMarco, Parquet Courts, Real Estate, Jessica Pratt, King Sunny Adé and many more artists, according to a press release. There's also a sizable comedy contingent, including John Hodgman’s Big-Time...

  • Wilco, String Cheese Incident, Ben Harper To Headline 2015 Gathering Of The Vibes

    Wilco, String Cheese Incident, Ben Harper To Headline 2015 Gathering Of The Vibes

    Bridgeport's favorite yearly celebration of improvisational rock announced its 2015 lineup this morning, which includes Wilco, the String Cheese Incident, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals and Gregg Allman. The festival takes place (as always) at Seaside Park in Bridgeport between July 30-Aug....

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