The Rundown: Live Music in August

Incubus (Courtesy of the artist)


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August 13 @ Mohegan Sun Arena
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville
7:15 p.m.

Starting out in Calabasas, California during the early ‘90s, Incubus eventually became one of the top rock bands of the 2000s with their blend of alternative, funk, experimental and progressive rock. Their hits such as “Pardon Me”, “Stellar”, “Wish You Were Here”, “Nice To Know You” and “Megalomaniac” back up this fact. This upcoming gig at Mohegan Sun promises to be a fantastic experience with Los Angeles rockers Badflower and Beverly Hills pop artist Paris Jackson opening up the show.

The Supersuckers (Credit: Geschmacksrichtung Grün)

The Supersuckers

August 18 @ Cafe Nine
250 State Street, New Haven
9 p.m.

They refer to themselves as “The Greatest Rock-n-Roll Band In The World” and if you’ve ever seen The Supersuckers live then you know why they make such a momentous claim. Vocalist & guitarist Eddie Spaghetti and the crew from Tucson, Arizona have been bringing the amplification to various stages ever since they got signed to the legendary Seattle record label Sub Pop during the early ‘90s and they’re a must-see band in any setting. For this particular evening there aren’t any openers so show up promptly.

George Clinton — Parliament Funkadelic (Courtesy of the artist)

Parliament Funkadelic

August 20 @ Foxwoods Great Cedar Showroom
350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Mashantucket
7 p.m.

It seems like it’s been forever since the legendary Parliament Funkadelic announced that they might be calling it a day with their final tour. For example, I clearly remember this becoming a topic of conversation back in 2018 when they were one of the headliners at the Newport Jazz Festival. With this being said, five years is a short time compared to 55, which is how long George Clinton and his band of intergalactic party starters have been bringing the funk for. Along with them taking the stage for this banger of a time, fellow funk masters Fishbone are going to be kicking off the evening.

Jinjer (Courtesy of the artist)


August 22 @ Toad’s Place
300 York Street, New Haven
7 p.m.

With the current war going on in Ukraine, the musicians and bands that call the embattled country home have had a bigger light cast upon them while making their voices heard. Progressive metal act Jinjer are part of this particular group and they’ve been involved in various relief efforts for Ukrainian citizens since Russian launched their invasion last year. They’ve also been serving as the nation’s touring ambassadors and if supporting for a righteous cause isn’t enough, this band puts on an incredible live show as well.

Pixies, L-R: David Lovering, Black Francis, Paz Lenchantin, Joey Santiago (Courtesy of the artist)


August 24 @ Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater
500 Broad Street, Bridgeport
7 p.m.

There’s been a few stacked tours that have been going on this year and Boston alt-rock icons the Pixies have been part of two of them. I got to see them headline a hometown show at the MGM Music Hall at Fenway back in June with Glasgow dance-rockers Franz Ferdinand and Nashville garage punks Bully and this upcoming show is just as big with indie rock acts Modest Mouse and Cat Power rounding out the bill. I highly suggest arriving in prompt fashion for this because you wouldn’t want to miss a second if you attend.