Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Toddler Sock Rockers

Local Music Supporter, Rock yer Socks, turns 3!!!

On Saturday, March 7th at 8pm at The Annex, located in the WindhamArts Center in Willimantic, Rock yer Socks will celebrate its 3 year anniversary. That's 3 years of promoting independent musicians (local, national, and international), 3 years of all-ages rock shows, 3 years of quirky raffles, the occasional independent film, and spontaneous dance parties. Oh yes, they could tell you some stories- things a three-year-old shouldn't know. But one thing 3-year-olds do know is what makes for a great birthday party: cupcakes, magicians, roller skates, and balloon animals, and they've got a little of each.

This year's lineup includes four CT bands: Florida=Death, Mutiny Amongst Friends, Night of the Rabbit, and Post-Modern Sounds, and Serious Heart Attack from Brooklyn, NY. Each of these bands has a unique sound and each is heavily influenced by post-punk, a far reaching genre encompassing such diverse bands as Sonic Youth, Mission of Burma, and Echo & the Bunnymen.

The evening's entertainment will take place from 8-11pm. Between bands concert goers shall be treated to live performances by the Odd Children Uprising Circus Sideshow and others yet to be announced. There will also be the usual assortment of cupcakes (traditional and vegan) that have become a staple of RYS birthday shows. Cupcakes are kindly donated each year by a regular crew of RYS supporters.

Rock yer Socks is an independent collective of musicians, activists, and artists intent on bringing quality, independent music to central CT. They strive to provide a positive atmosphere for the exchange of thoughts, art, and music. The 3rd Anniversary Birthday Bash Show will take place at The Annex, 866 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226. Cost for the event is $8, or $6 w/ a canned good donation. For more information, to listen to these and other local bands, or to contact RYS please visit or write


Brushback said...

That's a great photo.

Panda said...

Photo by Chion Wolfe of NPR fame. You can check out her flickr page. It's pretty cool!