The Suspect: Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade
NBC New York says, “They pull off that tightrope musical trick that is modern vintage without being twee or derivative.” Tess’ voice has been compared to Zooey Deschanel and Madeleine Peyroux, and she plays a mean 1940s archtop guitar; her backing band includes guitar, upright bass and drums.
Can Be Found: Jack of the Wood, Saturday, March 10.
RIYD: Keely Smith, Nellie McKay, Erin McKeown.
You Should Go If: Fiends can’t get enough of your Easy Bake Oven Devil’s Food cupcakes; Callista Gingrich’s hair has become an obsession for you; everyone tells you you’d make a great kindergarten teacher; you’re going to use the extra hour of daylight to … swing, swing, swing.
The Suspect: Chuck Negron
Negron formed the group Three Dog Night with Danny Hutton and Cory Wells in 1968, and throughout the late ‘60s and early ‘70s the band had 18 consecutive top 20 hits. Negron was the lead vocalist for “One (Is the Loneliest Number),” “Joy to the World” and “Old Fashioned Love Song.”
Can Be Found: U.S. Cellular Center, Saturday, March 10.
RIYD (Recommended if You Dig): Three Dog Night, Blood, Sweat and Tears.
You Should Go If: You make your grandkids call you by your first name; you ration your Weight Watchers points to allow for the bottle of white wine you drink every night; you believe the true measure of a man can be found in how he keeps the interior of his car; you’re going to use the extra hour of daylight to … make your spray tan look a little less orange.
The Suspect: MuteMath
This New Orleans alt-synth band formed in 2001, and proceeded to battle with Warner Brothers on whether the band would be promoted as Christian Contemporary Music or straight up altt-rock. On last year’s release, Odd Soul, the band added a little grunge-blues to their pop style.
Can Be Found: The Orange Peel, Sunday, March 11.
RIYD: Snow Patrol, The Postal Service.
You Should Go If: You took on a roommate to support your daily Grey Goose/Caramel Mocha Frappuccino habit; after Bella and Edward’s wedding, you’re prepared for the rest of this decade to be a bit of a disappointment; you’re too busy inviting people to join SchoolFeed to water your Farmville crops; you’re going to use the extra hour of daylight to … hike to the summit of every major peak east of the Mississippi and raise your arms in victorious ecstasy.