Friday, March 6, 2009

Live Recording Series

WNPR's The Needle Drop to Premier Monthly Live Recording Series

WNPR’s weekly independent music program, The Needle Drop, will hold its first monthly live session on Monday, March 23rd at The Space in Hamden, CT.

The Needle Drop begins its live session series with the breakout indie band The Screaming Females. Their performance will be recorded in front of a live audience for air on the show.

Launching a monthly live series is "just another way to expose people to new music," says the show’s host, Anthony Fantano. Along with The Screaming Females, two Connecticut bands, Eula and Birth of Flower, will be performing. The Screaming Females will play first and take questions from Fantano in the midst of their set.

Fantano describes the Screaming Females as a return to the form of rock music: “[The] Screaming Females were never a band who looked to reinvent the wheel, but they're definitely a reminder of how awesome the wheel really is--especially when it's crushing everything in its post-punk path!”

Featured in the February edition of Connecticut Magazine, The Needle Drop is not just a Connecticut radio program. It’s now syndicated in Colorado, Montana, and Nebraska, reaching an audience far outside the boarders of the Constitution State.

The Needle Drop is produced by Anthony Fantano with support from WNPR in Hartford, CT. The show is supplemented by Fantano’s regularly updated blog at

The event takes place Monday March 23rd. Doors open at 6:30pm with the show starting at 7pm. Remember: The Screaming Females are on first. Tickets are eight dollars and can be purchased through The Space’s website at:
~Maria Carullo