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Fairfield County's live music scene in August

Sweet Summertime Memories

It's been a great summer so far at Stamford's Alive @ Five concert series. I hope you've been following me on Twitter for some of the great photos and video I've caught backstage.  Here are a few examples:

G. Love & Special Sauce, June 28th

Matisyahu's had a surprising new look (sans beard) and surprisingly impressive dance moves at his show July 12th.

One pleasant "discovery" was NYC based Emergency Service.  Like Matisyahu, the band is genre-defying. They've been compared to Arrested Development, Gym Class Heroes, and OAR. I thought they sounded great, and recommend you check out their album "Things Worth Fighting For" on iTunes.

Here are some of the acts I think will be worth checking out this month:

08.18.12 Jane's Addiction, Foxwoods, Mashantucket

08.19.12 Train, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville

08.23.12 Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield

08.24.12 Blues Traveler, The Klein, Bridgeport

08.24.12 The Wanted, Carly Rae Jepsen (ask your daughter… watch her freak out), Mohegan Sun, Uncasville

08.24.12 Duran Duran, Foxwoods, Mashantucket

08.25.12 Straight No Chaser, Ives Concert Park, Danbury

08.25.12 Jason Mraz, Comcast Theatre, Hartford

08.25.12 Stone Temple Pilots, Foxwoods, Mashantucket

08.26.12 Chicago/The Doobie Brothers, Comcast Theatre, Hartford

08.26.12 Robin Thicke, Foxwoods, Mashantucket

08.30.12 Evanescence, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville

08.31.12 Zac Brown Band, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville (also appearing 09.01.12)

Tad LemireIf you are into music, or want to tell me about your favorite acts coming to Connecticut, please send me an email!

Tad Lemire hosts the "Tad and Tommy Show" weekday mornings on Star 99.9 and Star999.com. He can be reached via Twitter @TadLemire

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