Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason will star in the New York premiere of Willy Holtzman’s Something You Did, a play about a notorious sixties radical who is released into the post-9/11 world after spending nearly three decades in prison for her part in the accidental killing of a police officer during an anti-war rally. Previews begin March 18 with opening night set for April 1 at Primary Stages. [On Sale: February 5]
Canadian sister duo and indie press darlings Tegan and Sara are hitting the road this spring in support of their fifth and latest studio album The Con, released last year on Vapor/Sire Records. Their 15-date stint will begin April 17 in Salem, Ore., and conclude May 12 at Terminal 5 in Manhattan. Pre-sale tickets went on sale Wednesday, but the regular sale is about to begin. [On Sale: Friday, January 18 at 12 p.m.]
Another hype-attracting duo, Ohio’s own blues brothers The Black Keys, is scheduled to play Terminal 5 a few days later on May 15. [On Sale: Saturday, January 19 at 12 p.m.]
Tickets for a March 1 Webster Hall performance by psyche legend and 13th Floor Elevators founder Roky Erickson, billed as Roky Erickson and the Explosives, just went on sale Wednesday. If you’re not familiar with the American singer/songwriter’s music, you might be more interested in seeing his opener, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore. And it doesn’t seem like this will be one of those shows where Mr. Moore just shoves drumsticks under the strings of his guitar for an hour, seeing as how he will be backed by a full rock band: The New Wave Bandits.
Finally, if you’re willing to venture into Long Island, The Boss (that’s Bruce Springsteen in Jersey speak) is playing Nassau Coliseum on March 10. [On Sale: Saturday, January 19 at 10 a.m.]
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