Well, this is an interesting group. Three very different acts, three very different crowds and three tickets that will likely be tough to grab.
Our own David Malitz already told you about Animal Collective, the band of Baltimore natives who named their 2009 indie breakthrough after Merriweather Post Pavilion and will now get to play that very pavilion on July 9. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly and cost $30-$45.
And finally, ‘80s pop icon Pat Benatar will be joined on the 9:30 Club stage by guitarist and husband Neil Giraldo for a July 19 show. Tickets are $45 and go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly.
Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for:
• Alexander and Fam May 31 at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue ($25).
• Laurie Berkner Sept. 17 at Pier Six Pavilion ($20-$35).
Tickets go on sale Friday at noon through Ticketmaster for the following shows at the Birchmere:
• Musiq Soulchild June 12 ($59.50).
• Natasha Bedingfield June 13 ($35).