IN A HAZE: It seems Mohegan Sun has a thing this week for '90s one-hit wonders. Thursday night, it was Marcy Playground.
Friday night, it's Sister Hazel's turn. The band is responsible for one of the most heavily played radio songs of the decade,
"All For You." The tune hit #1, and is easily Sister Hazel's most successful single. But that hasn't stopped thier legion of loyal fans, the "Hazelnuts", from following them everywhere. Sister Hazel takes the stage for a free show in the Wolf Den Friday night at 8pm.
RETRO-ROCK: Friday night at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods, you can check out one of the truly iconic American bands. The B-52s have been perfecting their signature style over the past 25 years. You know them and love them for their hits like' Rock Lobster", "Private Idaho", "Love Shack" and "Roam," but their success goes way beyond their record sales (twenty million albums sold and counting). To truly understand the success of the B-52s, you have to see them live. Friday night, you get your chance. Tickets are $25-$45. The show starts at 8 p.m.
RE-IMAGINED: Everybody knows the Beatles and the songs of the late-legendary John Lennon. But chances are, you've never heard Lennon's classic compositions quite like this. The John Lennon Song Project is a 7-piece ensemble that thoughtfully re-imagines Lennon's music. The Project's live show feaures 3-part harmonies, along with a host of accomplished acoustic, and electric instruments, plus accordians, violins, mandolines a harmonica and more. Head to StageOne in Fairfield to hear some of the best Beatles songs, plus select songs from Lennon's solo career. Tickets are $27. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
BIGGER THAN ELVIS: Apparently, the '60s weren't entirely dominated by The Beatles and the King. Back in 1968, it seems none other than Gary Puckett and The Union Gap scored six straight gold records and sold more records than ANY other recording act. Plus, Puckett is one of the few artists whose first five releases went gold. He's even played at the White House for an audience that included Prince Charles. Sunday night, see Gary play his hits like "Happy Together," when he takes the stage at Infinity Hall in Norfolk. Tickets are $50-$70. The show starts at 8 p.m.
GET FLUFFY: He's large, and lovable and out-and-out hysterical. Gabriel Iglesias, unmistakable in his XXXL Hawaiian shirts, is hitting the stage for his show "He's Not Fat, He's Fluffy" at the Jorgensen at UConn. Iglesias is one of the fastest rising stand-up comics in the country. He's appeared on the Tonight Show, HBO, Last Comic Standing. He's also been named Comedy Central's Favorite Comic of the year twice. Friday night, head up to Storrs to enjoy some much-needed comedy. Tickets are $15-$30. The show starts at 8 p.m.
HIP HOP FLASHBACK: Call it vintage, call it throwback, call it old school, call it whatever you want. But the '80s are coming alive again this weekend in Hartford, when Bad Rabbits hit the stage at the Webster. The group is bringing their brand of new jack swing (think Bobby Brown, Keith Sweat and Montell Jordan) to a whole new generation. But the Boston-based group isn't just a one-trick pony. They promise to incorporate all sorts of different styles to create a one-of-a-kind musical experience. Tickets are $10. The show starts at 7 p.m.