Hot Tickets: The Zombies, The Breeders, Elvis Costello


The Zombies (file under hip ’60s rock bands made popular anew by Wes Anderson movies and TV commercials) are playing Irving Plaza on July 11. The group will have just come off an extensive European stint with fellow British invaders the Yardbirds, though they only seem to have two U.S. dates lined up at the moment (the other is in Virginia). [On Sale: Friday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m.]

’90s indie rock preservation alert: The Breeders are playing Webster Hall on June 10! Not as major as the Pixies reunion tour, but this is your chance to relive “Cannonball” in all of its Alternative Nation glory. [On Sale: Friday, Feb. 15 at noon]

March 18 will mark the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War, and what better way to lament that depressing fact than with a benefit concert where trendy favorites for the 45 and over set (Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Lou Reed) will play alongside contemporary rock snob picks (Blonde Redhead, Antony, Moby). Tickets for the event, titled “Speak Up!” (that is, for peace in Iraq and justice at home), went on sale yesterday. The concert is at St. Anne’s Warehouse in Brooklyn. [On Sale Now]

The Police with Elvis Costello is the kind of the concert you could go to with your dad (or your kids!), so you can pick him up on the way down to Holmdel, N.J. on August 3 when both artists play the PNC Banks Arts Center (Sorry, no Manhattan date!). [Pre-sale Starts: Monday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m.]


British Sea Power plays the Bowery Ballroom on May 10. [On Sale: Friday, Feb. 15 at noon]

The Long Blondes play the Bowery Ballroom on May 16. [On Sale: Monday, Feb. 18 at noon]

And Dirty On Purpose plays the Mercury Lounge on April 4. [On Sale: Friday, Feb. 15 at noon]