The Rundown: Live Music In March

Tauk and Kanika Moore (Courtesy of the artist)


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Tauk and Kanika Moore

March 4 @ Park City Music Hall
2926 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport
9 p.m.

Coming from Oyster Bay, Long Island, Tauk have been one of the premier bands in the instrumental rock fusion realm for well over a decade. These days they’ve been collaborating with vocalist Kanika Moore for a project that’s being called “Tauk Moore” and this upcoming show will be part of a tour of the East Coast. New York-City-based groove masters Stolen Gin will be starting the night off.

Soraia (Credit: Cassandra Panek)


March 10 @ Café Nine
250 State Street, New Haven
9 p.m.

As part of a show that’s being presented by the syndicated radio show “Little Steven’s Underground Garage” that’s hosted by Steven Van Zandt from the E Street Band, Philadelphia-based Soraia will be bringing their emphatic hard rock sound. Last October, they released their latest album Bloom on Van Zandt’s label Wicked Cool Records and their live performances have been getting them a buzz among music fans. Stockholm garage rock act Stupidity and The Idiot Kids from Detroit are going to be rounding out the bill for the evening.

Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew (Credit: Michael Weintrob)

Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew: Remain In Light

March 11 @ College Street Music Hall
238 College Street, New Haven
8 p.m.

The Talking Heads are one of the most acclaimed and influential new wave bands in music history and their fourth album Remain In Light, which came out in 1980, is one of the many gems of their extensive discography. In celebration of the album and the rest of the band’s material, keyboardist and guitarist Jerry Harrison will be leading an all-star backing band with King Crimson lead singer and guitarist Adrian Belew. Expect stellar renditions of killer tracks including “Once In A Lifetime”, “Psycho Killer” and “Take Me To The River” with Cool Cool Cool, a side project of the Brooklyn funk band Turkuaz, kicking off the festivities.

Dawes (Courtesy of the artist)


March 14 @ Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield
7:30 p.m.

As part of their tour in support of their latest album Misadventures of Doomscroller that came out last July, Los Angeles folk-rock act Dawes will be taking the stage. The quartet of vocalist and guitarist Taylor Goldsmith, his brother Griffin on drums, bassist Wylie Gelber and keyboardist Lee Pardini are making their return to the Ridgefield Playhouse after a sold out show there in 2019. Along with the show, there will be a complimentary non-alcoholic beer tasting courtesy of Athletic Brewing Co. in the lobby and attendees are invited to grab dinner at Gallo, at 5 Grove Street, Ridgefield and where they will receive a complimentary bottle of wine with their meal when they present their tickets.

Joywave (Credit: Ben Zucker)


March 31 @ Toad’s Place
300 York Street, New Haven
7 p.m.

Rochester, NY indie rockers Joywave have a knack for including electronic elements into their sound and making people dance due to this inclusion. This is what people can expect when they see this band perform at one of the most legendary music venues in all of New England. Canadian alt-pop band Dizzy and Youtube pop artist Elliot Lee will be opening up the show.