Trey Songz, Young MA, will take the stage this week

Conn. (WTNH) — The month of May is here, and artists across the state are kicking off the new month with a big slew of shows. There’s a big rap lineup, with a few metal and rock shows to headbang in between.

Check out the full list of underground artists and big names performing in Connecticut this week:

Monday, May 2 — Sunday, May 8

cat power | May 3: Toad’s Place, New Haven

Alternative indie singer-songwriter Cat Power, known for her unique and eclectic sound, just released her 2022 record Blankets. The LP, released in January, contains covers of songs by artists including Lana Del Rey, Iggy Pop and Bob Seger. As a pronounced ‘sadcore queen’, Cat Power captured attention with hits ‘Cherokee’, ‘Wish I was Here’ and ‘Woman’.

Make war | May 3: Webster Theatre, Hartford

Florida-based metalcore band Wage War are touring in support of their 2021 album, maniacal. As the band hit the scene in the mid-2010s, they garnered massive followings with hits ‘Low’, ‘High Horse’ and ‘Circle the Drain’, as well as tours alongside heavy hitters I Prevail. and Like Moths to Flames. .

Window seat | May 4: Cafe Nine, New Haven

New Haven pop-punk trio Window Seat will be performing on their playground this week. The band, which released their first LP call me in the morning in 2020, gained attention with the tracks “Portland” and “Just Friends”. Last year they released the singles “June First” and “Ghostly O’s”.

No cap | May 5: Webster Theatre, Hartford

Rapper NoCap, real name Kobe Vidal Crawford, aptly goes by the title “Mr. Crawford Tour” following the release of his debut studio album. Mr Crawford, which was just released on April 29, includes the singles “Vaccine” and “Very Special”. While NoCap has been making music since 2018, he’s only released mixtapes until this year.

Chicago | May 7: Mohegan Sun, Uncasville

Classic rockers, it’s time to get nostalgic! The 60s rock band head to Mohegan Sun Arena for their cross-country tour. The “Hard Habit to Break” singers are known as one of the world’s most successful rock bands of all time, selling over 100 million records and releasing 37 records throughout their career.

Reversed | May 7: College Street Music Hall, New Haven

Hailing from Kentucky, the hardcore punk-rockers of Knocked Loose are known for their heavy sound, spanning different subgenres like metalcore, punk, and hardcore. They release their first LP Laugh Tracks in 2016, followed by the success record Another shade of blue. The second version marked them a place on strong wireList of the best metal songs of the year for “God Knows”.

Young MA | May 7: Webster Theatre, Hartford

Although Young MA is newer to the industry, she has already made her mark on the hip-hop scene. The rapper immediately shot to fame with her debut album History in the making in 2019. She continued to make a name for herself in the male-dominated space, dropping hits like “Ooouuu,” “Big,” and “Successful.”

deer hoof | May 7: Space Ballroom, Hamden

Deerhoof has always done things his way. Since their beginnings in the 90s, the independent music group has become widely recognized for their self-produced records with indie-rock and experimental pop tunes. The “noise-punk” group with an avant-garde touch released the latest record In fact, you can in 2021.

Trey Songz | May 7: Foxwoods, Mashantucket

“Bottoms Up” rapper Trey Songz has consistently dropped music since the early 2000s, hogging college parties and nightclubs with tracks like “I Need a Girl,” “Heart Attack,” “Slow Motion,” and “Chi-Chi”. He returns in 2020 with Back home.

sevendust | May 8: The Webster, Hartford

Sevendust celebrate their 21st anniversary tour alongside All Good Things, Plush and Deepfall. The band, which has spanned heavy metal, nu metal and grunge genres, has released 13 albums since debuting in 1997, stealing the hearts of rock fans with hits ‘Denial’, ‘Praise’ and ‘The Past’. .

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