Monday, January 26, 2009

Noise this Saturday

A fresh announcement from Rock yer Socks:


Looking for a way to stay warm this winter? Why not attend a sweaty rock show? And not just a plain, old, rock and roll show- no sir. This is noise rock. What is noise rock? Wikipedia defines it as:

"Noise rock (also known as noise punk) describes one variety of post-punk rock music that became prominent in the 1980s. Noise rock makes use of the traditional instrumentation and iconography of rock, but incorporates atonality and especially dissonance, and also frequently discards usual songwriting conventions."

I will let you decide for yourself whether this definition holds true on:

Saturday, Jan. 31st
7pm at The Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Ave, Hartford, CT (just off of Main St.)
all ages, $6 or only $5 w/ a canned good donation

Friday, January 23, 2009

E6 Visitation at Shaki February 8

Sunday, February 8, 2009 - at BAR:
The Visitations w/Everything, Now!

254 Crown St
New Haven CT
FREE - 9:00PM - 21+

DIRECTIONS: Click here

Davey Wrathgaber, the off-kilter poet, songwriter and humorist who calls himself The Visitations, approaches each new album with a theme in mind. What prevents any of the records from becoming too self-aware (as many “concept” albums become) is Wrathgaber’s careful disregard for strict narrative guidelines in favor of focusing on writing well-constructed pop songs.

The Conundrum Tree marks The Visitations’ first release on Orange Twin Records, the Athens-based label and eco-friendly development cooperative which has released recordings by Jeff Mangum, The Late B.P. Helium and Elf Power. A long-time Elephant 6 collaborator, Wrathgaber has done production work for The Olivia Tremor Control and Neutral Milk Hotel and contributed to records by Mendoza Line and Of Montreal.

If interested, there's an interview from last year with another Elephant 6er, Andy Gonzales, here: CLICK. Also, CT Indie never did anything on either the Elf Power / Ham 1 / HONEY show or the Holiday Surprise tour, both of which happened at The Space last year. Ham 1 were damn good.

The Low Anthem

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - at The Space
The Low Anthem w/Lisa Hannigan

The Space
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden CT
$10.00 - 7:00PM - All Ages

Click here

In December, the Boston Music Awards named The Low Anthem Best New Act and NPR recently named “To Ohio” Song of the Day. Bruce Warren of WXPN wrote the review saying, “At times languid and haunting, but with detours into Tom Waits-esque stomping and hollering, The Low Anthem's music seems equally informed by Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, The Band and a late-night ride home in Joni Mitchell's car. ‘To Ohio’ showcases the group's soft and tender side, but there's more to it than just sweet elegance. Like fellow new-acoustic greats — Fleet Foxes, Blitzen Trapper, et al — The Low Anthem has created something strange, beautiful and new.” (NPR)

Paste also featured the band in their December issue, calling Oh My God, Charlie Darwin “time-honored, and astonishingly innovative,” and saying the band is “always in lock-stop harmony, like a beautifully turned double play." (Paste Online, Paste)