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A Huge Weekend at Hartford's XL Center

XL Center

The music gods are certainly smiling on Hartford this week, as Pearl Jam (Oct. 25), Drake (Oct. 26) and Phish (Oct. 27) roll their huge, shiny buses up to the XL Center's load-in doors. Both Pearl Jam and Phish have been going strong for more than two decades, and each band has its own following of obsessed fans. Drake (pictured) is the relative youngster; his second album, Nothing Was The Same, was released only a month ago, but it's been burning up the airwaves, YouTube channels and every other possible outlet for music-sharing these days. We suggest you load up on Red Bull (or whatever) and try to get to all three shows. You've got Monday, the rest of next week and possibly all winter to recover.

Pearl Jam (Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., $69)

Drake (Oct. 26, 7 p.m., $26.50-$96.75)

Phish (Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., $65)

XL Center, One Civic Center, Hartford, (877) 522-8499,


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