Top 30 March 2014 concerts
March roars in like a lion with noise-rock legend Bob Mould and fiery Indiana MC Freddie Gibbs, and out like a lamb with comparatively mellow R&B stylists How to Dress Well and Sam Smith. In between, music fans will be treated to a diverse array of concerts from on-the-rise groups (Bastille, Saintseneca), arena stalwarts (Kings of Leon, Miley Cyrus) and one teenage singer, Lorde, still riding high from her recent Grammy triumph. Here are the month's 30 best shows. --Andy Downing for RedEye
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Broken Bells March 1 at the Vic
Shins frontman James Mercer and producer Danger Mouse tread familiar ground on their second release under the Broken Bells banner, marrying Mercer's bruised words with a musical backdrop that conjures images of '70s soft rockers like E.L.O. and the Eagles.