HOCKEY NIGHT IN CONNECTICUT: Still basking in the glow of the Winter Olympics, and the United States' silver medal in ice hockey (though we still think Canada found some way to cheat us out of the gold. I mean, how fair is it for the gold medal game to be played in Canada?!?)? Tonight, get your hockey on at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods. The New York Rangers are in the midst of the NHL Playoff chase, and tonight, you can cheer them on in style. The MGM is offering a NY Rangers Viewing Party in the Premier Ballroom. For $275 you can get a pair of tickets to watch the Rangers game against the New Jersey Devils along with former players Adam Graves, Stephane Matteau, Eddie Giacomin and Brad Park. Your evening will also include dinner & beverages, entry into a raffle and a deluxe room for the evening. 7pm.
SOPHISTICATED JAMS: The group Deep Banana Blackout has made a name for itself among fans of jam-funk. But for the past few years, guitarist Fuzz (don't you wish you had a name like Fuzz?) has taken a different tact with his latest project, Caravan of Thieves. Fuzz and his wife Carrie Sangiovanni have assembled an acoustic quartet that play their own brand of gypsy-tinged folk-pop. They've toured the country with their debut album "Bouquet," and tonight, they're bringing the fun to Infinity Hall in Norfolk. Caravan of Thieves will be accompanied by Irish folk-pop duo the Guggenheim Grotto. Tickets are $15-$25. 8pm.
RADIO UNFRIENDLY: Often we tell you about the latest big thing in music making a tour stop in Connecticut. And believe us, there's nothing wrong with a night filled with good pop music (even if it's indie pop music). But sometimes, we need to broaden our horizons and experiment a little. That's what you can do tonight at Real Art Ways in Hartford with the Avant-Garde group Konk Pack. The British musicians meld improvised music with traditional instruments, percussion and electronic sound barrages. The trio has been amazing audiences for more than a decade. Tickets are $12. 8pm.