The Dave Matthews Band returns to Hartford's Xfinity Theatre on June 11 at 7 p.m., before taking all of 2017 off. Tickets ($40.50-$85) go on sale beginning on Feb. 19 at 12 p.m. through livenation.com and at 800-745-3000.
Brian Wilson brings his Pet Sounds: 50th Anniversary Tour to the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets ($35-$125) go on sale beginning on Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. at oakdale.com and 800-745-3000.
Journey and Santana ($90-$120) team up at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on April 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($90-$120) go on sale beginning on Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000.
The Dream Ride Experience 2016 serves up nine country shows at Hartford's Xfinity Theatre this summer: Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and Colt Ford (June 3); Dierks Bentley, Randy Houser and Cam (June 10); Brad Paisley, Tyler Farr and Maddie & Tae (June 25); Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, the Cadillac Three and Kane Brown (July 7); Toby Keith (July 16); Darius Rucker, Dan + Shay and Michael Ray (July 23); Rascal Flatts and Kelsea Ballerini (Aug. 13); Miranda Lambert, Kip Moore and Brothers Osborne (Aug. 19); and Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses (Sept. 11). Tickets (packages vary) go on sale on Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. at megaticket.com.
Bryson Tiller ($35) plays the Toyota Oakdale Theatre on Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. Datsik ($25) plays the Dome at Oakdale in Wallingford on April 8 at 7 p.m., with special guests OOKAY and Drezo. Purchase tickets at oakdale.com at 800-745-3000.
The Residents ($30-$35) present Shadowland at College Street Music Hall in New Haven on April 23 at 8 p.m. Arms & Voices ($10-$15) plays the Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden on March 11 at 7:30 p.m., with Cindertalk and The Promise Is Hope opening. Acid Mothers Temple ($15) performs at Cafe Nine in New Haven on April 3 at 8:30 p.m., with Mounds opening, followed by Brazilian psych-rock band Boogarins ($10) on April 19 at 8:30 p.m. River City Extension's Joe Michelini plays a free show at BAR in New Haven on March 23 at 9:30 p.m., followed by Big D and the Kids Table on April 13 at 9:30 p.m. manicproductions.org.
Ginger Baker's Air Force 3 ($44-$59) plays Infinity Hall in Hartford on May 6 at 8:30 p.m., followed by Keb' Mo' ($74-$94) on May 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tom Rush ($44-$64) performs at Infinity Hall in Norfolk on March 4 at 8 p.m., with special guest Andy Styles. Stick Men ($29-$39), featuring King Crimson alums Pat Mastelotto and Tony Levin, hit Norfolk on April 17 at 7:30 p.m., followed by the Smithereens ($44-$59) on April 23 at 8 p.m. infinityhall.com.
German band the Roaring 420s ($8-$10) makes its CT debut on a bill with Go!Zilla, Spectral Fangs and Sun Dagger at Cafe Nine on March 4 at 9:30 p.m. cafenine.com.
The New Mastersounds ($28) return to the Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company on April 21 at 8 p.m., with Moon Hooch opening. The Kind Buds ($28) plays FTC's StageOne on March 11 at 7:45 p.m., followed by GLAD: The Music of Traffic ($30-$37) on March 19 at 7:45 p.m. fairfieldtheatre.org.
Bang on a Can All-Stars ($20) perform at the Hartt School's Lincoln Theater in West Hartford on Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. hartford.edu.
Tortoise ($16.50-$20) performs at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on March 14 at 8:30 p.m., with Mind Over Mirrors opening. iheg.com.
The Ziontific Winter Warmer ($15) featuring the Alchemystics, Rhythmic Circus, Kroma Kode and others, takes place at the Stafford Palace Theatre in Stafford Springs on Feb. 27 at 8 p.m., followed by John 5 and the Creatures ($20-$24) on March 19 at 7:30 p.m. thestaffordpalacetheater.com.