Don't forget that the I AM FESTIVAL is happening this Saturday, September 13, 2008.
111 Union Street
New London, CT 06320
$Free - 12:00PM to 11:00PM - all ages
"It's not easy to describe exactly what makes the growing New London music scene so special, but I AM Festival manages to get right to the heart of things, growing in scope each year alongside a solid collective of bands that has helped put the shoreline on the proverbial musical map.
In 2006, Girl Talk helped establish the annual end-of-season festival as a force to be reckoned with. Last year brought an even bolder, more eclectic lineup, with MC Chris, Chinese Stars and Pete Francis of Dispatch fronting the bill.
This year, there's something from everyone, from garage-punk headliner Jay Reatard to Rock the Bells vets Kidz in the Hall and much-revered singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright. Oneida and Oakley Hall lend I AM some Brooklyn flavor, and all nooks and crannies of Connecticut are represented by the likes of Fatal Film, M.T. Bearington, Panda and Child, Suicide Dolls and Aeroplane, 1929.
If that stellar lineup isn't enough of a draw, you can also check out the indie craft fair, live graffiti demonstrations and other interactive workshops and art exhibits. And don't miss the after-party at the old El-n-Gee, featuring Quiet Life, Wonderlust and Gone for Good."