8/3: Rock Royals

[UGCDFW-CJ-weather]Snowbear success
Meghan Lenert

HOLY ROLLER NOVOCAINE: Our cold, cold sailor heart says get on your way to the Comcast Theatre tonight to check out the Kings of Leon. The family band from the heartland has been rocking audiences for years, gaining critical acclaim with their early albums and widespread popularity with 2008's Only by the Night. We defy you to find someone who hasn't heard "Use Somebody." But the band's been working on some new material for their upcoming album, so you'll be sure to hear some new tunes mixed in with your old favorites. And in case you needed something to push you over the edge; indie faves Built to Spill are the opening act. Tickets are $61.50 for seats and $36.50 for the lawn. The show starts at 8 p.m. See you there!

MANIACAL MUSIC:  They've been making music in some shape or form since 1981. And now, nearly 30-years and several line-up changes later, 10,000 Maniacs are still plugging along. Tonight, the latest incarnation of the band, which provided a string of hits over the years (like "These Are Days" and "Because of the Night"), will take the stage at Mohegan's Wolf Den. The free show starts at 8 p.m.

AMERICAN BUSKER: Martin Sexton started his rock 'n' roll career back in the early '90s singing in the streets of Boston. And over the past 15 years or so, he's graduated from Busking in Harvard Square to selling out venues including the New York's Nokia Theater and LA's House of Blues. His songs (which he releases on his very own label) have even found their way onto the hit sitcom Scrubs. Tonight you can check Sexton out for yourself at Infinity Hall in Norfolk. Tickets are $35 to $60.  The solo show starts at 8 p.m.

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