The seventh annual New London Youth Talent Show is coming to The Garde on Saturday night. Has the show joined the Hygienic art show and Sailfest as one of the premier events of the year in New London? Bon Jovi is coming to Mohegan Sun Arena, doing the same thing that has made them popular for decades. Flock Theatre is staging performance of Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey into Night" in real time in the Monte Cristo Cottage that inspired the play's setting.

Was U2's The Joshua Tree a life-changing album, or is it overrated? Is the new Joshua Tree 30th anniversary tour a chance to cash in on nostalgia, or is the album relevant again in today's political climate? Plus: reflecting on the passing of Chuck Berry and Aretha Franklins' farewell tour comes to Mohegan Sun Arena.

Some people think reviewing concerts is the coolest job in the world. Sometimes it is, but it's not always easy to write something that people will actually read. The Day's Rick Koster shares some things he has learned in his years writing about music. Plus, the Mystic Irish Parade is coming this weekend. Leave work now!

Rick Koster shares his thoughts on his recent dining experience at Guy Fieri's Kitchen+Bar at Foxwoods (Donkey Sauce! Trash Can Nachos!) and reveals his in-depth reseach into the Saturday party/Sunday church dichotomy in the lyrics of Florida Georgia Line.

Rick Koster and Peter Huoppi discuss the longevity of New London band The Rivergods, and preview tracks from their new album "State of the Union."