The members of the Michigan hard-rock band Taproot (pictured) arrive in Hartford on Friday with a gift for fans. Literally: they'll perform the Gift album in its entirety, which they've been doing for enthusastic crowds for some time. The Ann Arbor-based group has sold over a million records in its time; the single "Poem" charted in the top ten on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. A new studio album is slated for an early 2014 release. Locals Red December open the show at the Webster.
Taproot w/Red December
June 28, 6 p.m. doors, $13, Webster Theatre, 31 Webster St., Hartford, webstertheater.com