Watch out for these eight hot shows in the month of March. For shows that are sold out, check a ticket resale site like StubHub and pray that you'll spend less than $100 (sorry ... you probably won't).
March 2, Tupelo Music Hall, Shirley ($25)
- Aaron Carter looks like his older brother Nick used to in his heyday, only Nick has "I Want It That Way" to break out at parties and Aaron has "That's How I Beat Shaq." Here's hoping Aaron has a Peter Brady moment where his voice cracks during his performance of "Aaron's Party" and he finally starts to sound like a grown man.
March 2, House of Blues (sold out)
Miranda Lambert with Dierks Bentley and Lee Brice
March 3, Verizon Wireless Arena ($37)
- I'm not going to pretend I'm an expert on country music, but Miranda Lambert's clearly proven at this point that she can sing with the best of them (even though she's married to one of the world's bigger pigs). She'll be joined by fellow country singers Dierks Bentley and Lee Brice for a very twangy show.
- If there was ever a concert you know would be chock full of jams, this is it. She's had 12 No. 1 hits -- 12. That's two a year since her first one, "S.O.S.," in 2006. The only thing that may be more entertaining, sexy and inappropriate than this concert is Rihanna's Instagram account.
Tyler, The Creator
March 21, Paradise Rock Club ($25)
- The young shock-rapper is back in Boston. His last appearance in 2011 led to a semi-riot after he ran on the roof of a building and made a bunch of funny faces. His new album, Wolf, is supposed to come out in April, and will probably have a lot of bad words on it.
March 22, Blue Ocean Music Hall ($49)
- Bands named after places are always the best -- Boston, Cypress Hill, Phantom Planet. Kansas, one of the best two-hit wonders of all time, always seemed like they were more talented than their success indicated. Maybe that was just their mullets talking.
March 26, Agganis Arena ($50.10)
- If a Sigur Rós show is anything like the solo show for its lead singer Jónsi, it will prove to be loud, dynamic and beautiful, as well as in a language that you won't be able to comprehend.
March 31, Tsongas Center ($35)
- Adnan Sami's sold out Wembley Stadium a bunch of times. He's lost 319 pounds. And he's referred to as the fastest keyboard player in the world. Somebody make this guy's biopic.
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