I was on vacation last week, so I wasn't around to remind you of all the noteworthy concerts coming our way. That means we've got a lot of catching up to do, so let's get to it.
This one is fresh (and given last night's Grammy telecast, timely): fun. will play LC Pavilion's outdoor stage on Sunday, July 14. Tickets cost $35 plus fees, and they go on sale Saturday at noon, though a PromoWest presale starts Thursday at noon.
Here's one from last week: Fun. label-mates Fall Out Boy are back together, and they're playing the outdoor LC on Friday, May 17. Looks like it might already be sold out, but should you discover alternate means of purchase, know that the face value is $35 plus fees.
Digging even deeper into the past, Garbage will headline the indoor LC on Tuesday, April 2. That one will also cost you $35 plus fees, which must be the going rate these days. Tickets are on sale now.
As long as we're riding that wave, still-chugging 90s alts Local H will be at A&R Music Bar on Friday, March 29. Tickets? On sale now for $12 plus fees.
Drifting back into alt-rockers of a more recent vintage, Foals will headline the Newport with openers Surfer Blood and Blondfire on Wednesday, May 15. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m., and they cost $20 plus fees.
That Foals show will be nice, I'm sure, but I must say Youth Lagoon's gig Tuesday, May 14 at A&R Music Bar has me a lot more excited. Starting at 10 a.m. this Friday, you can purchase tickets to see young Trevor Powers play songs from the extremely promising Wondrous Bughouse for the price of $12 plus fees.
This one's coming up quick: Cleveland hip-hop star Machine Gun Kelly is booked for the Newport on Thursday, March 5. Tickets are on sale now for $22 plus fees.
Looking for some orchestra-powered classic country? Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder will join ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Friday, May 10 at the Southern Theatre. It'll cost you a whopping $52 to $77 plus fees, starting this Friday at 10 a.m.
What about late-'90s R&B? The Palace Theatre has you covered. 112 and Jagged Edge will co-headline the joint on Friday, April 5 with opener Jon B. Want to be where the party and/or Bacardi at? Tickets will run you anywhere from $55 to $78 plus fees.
Bass hero Victor Wooten plays the Newport on Wednesday, April 24, and you can pick up tickets now for $20 plus fees.
Kentucky rocker/writer James Jackson Toth's experimental folk project Wooden Wand comes to Double Happiness on Thursday, March 7. Tickets for that one are a mere $8.
Also at Double Happiness: Sinkane associate/Sufjan signee Helado Negro on Sunday, March 3 for just $5. Do it!