| Sep 19, 2014
| 7:18 AM
The zoot-suited swingers in the Brian Setzer Orchestra ($20-$40) play the Grand Theater at Foxwoods in Mashantucket on Friday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m., followed by Latin pop superstar Marc Anthony ($95-$175) on Friday, Dec. 19 at 9 p.m. Head online at foxwoods....
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:15 AM
It's unsettling when you find out an album you really like isn't well-regarded by its creators.
In 2012, the Montreal-based trio Plants and Animals released The End of That, 11 tracks of frayed nerves, jangly guitars and singer Warren C. Spicer's...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 9:30 AM
"Weird" Al Yankovic heads to Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket on Saturday, June 6, armed with a bucketful of Grammy Awards, hilarious pop-culture parodies like "Eat It," "Smells Like Nirvana" and "Amish Paradise," and a pretty killer band. Tickets...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:15 AM
The piano trio format — acoustic piano, double bass and drums — has been a part of jazz for decades.
Bill Evans' modest output from 1959-61 with bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian, spanning only two studio recordings and a pair...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:03 AM
David Mallett, a renowned folk troubadour from Maine, sings and writes memorable songs celebrating the rural life in his beloved home state, the sacredness of the Earth, the wonders of nature and the transcendent significance of the lives of ordinary...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:05 AM
Surviving members of the Wildweeds, a popular '60s band who scored a regional hit with "No Good to Cry," will perform together in Connecticut for the first time in 46 years.
Singer/guitarist Big Al Anderson, a founding member of the Wildweeds who...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 11:42 AM
An overactive imagination won't get you far in certain occupations (air traffic controller, say), but it's helpful if you're a musician. Songwriter Ian Coss, 26, lived in East Asia for two years and returned home to Boston full of ideas, which he...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 8:36 AM
The top complaint most recording artists have about the road is what to do with the other 22 hours of the day when they're not performing.
That doesn't bother James Hunter a bit. The veteran blue-eyed soul singer, who grew up in Essex, England, and...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 10:26 AM
In 1979, a young social studies teacher named Jordi Herold opened the Iron Horse Coffeehouse in Northampton, with little sense of what would unfold over the next quarter-century.
Under his watch, the Iron Horse became a cultural hot-spot, expanding into...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Manchester, U.K. band The 1975 ($30) play the Dome at Oakdale in Wallingford on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m., with CRUISR and Young Rising Sons opening. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Oct. 17, at 10 a.m. at oakdale.com.
Donna the Buffalo ($35)...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 5:28 AM
Not long after announcing the upcoming release of his Christmas album, "Home for the Holidays," crooner Anthony Hamilton dropped word of a holiday-themed tour that brings him to the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m....