Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The List

After adjusting my spam filter today, an email with a comprehensive list of shows appeared in the junk mailbox from Manic. You might actually die of old age before completely reading through this entire list. It's getting copied and pasted right here for you to take a look at.

VENUE INFO:
THE SPACE
295 TREADWELL STREET
HAMDEN, CT
www.thespace.tk

UPCOMING SHOWS:

SUNDAY MARCH 1

Apostasy
Prevenge
A Close Call
A New Odyssey
Forget Tomorrow

Doors open at 7 PM - $10

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TUESDAY MARCH 3

WEEKLY OPEN MIC
featuring
Felicious
All Night Vespas

Doors open at 7 PM, featured act at 9 PM - $5

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Manic Productions and The Space Presents:
WEDNESDAY MARCH 4 ***

The Low Anthem
Brian Bonz
A Paper Tugboat
October Rain

Doors open at 7 PM - $10

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THURSDAY MARCH 5

The Crash Moderns
The Takeover UK

Doors open at 7 PM - $10

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FRIDAY MARCH 6

Shut up and Deal
Score 24
Set in Color
The Day Spring
The Outro
Self Made Soul

Doors open at 7 PM - $10

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SATURDAY MARCH 7

The Original, 5th Annual, Space Battle of the Bands Preliminary Rounds

Doors open at 6:30 PM - $10

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Manic Productions Presents:
SUNDAY MARCH 8 ***

These Arms Are Snakes
Darker My Love
All The Saints
The Lows

Doors open at 7 PM - $10

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TUESDAY MARCH 10 ***

Reign of Kindo
Devin Lima & The Cadbury Diesel
Elotheos
Parking Lot Renaissance

Doors open at 7 PM - $10

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WEDNESDAY MARCH 11 ***

E For Explosion
Yearling
The Status
Barely Blind
Vivacity
Sleepwell

Doors open at 7 PM - $10

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THURSDAY MARCH 12

The Original, 5th Annual, Space Battle of the Bands Preliminary Rounds

Doors open at 6:30 PM - $10

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FRIDAY MARCH 13

The Original, 5th Annual, Space Battle of the Bands Preliminary Rounds

Doors open at 6:30 PM - $10

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SATURDAY MARCH 14

The Original, 5th Annual, Space Battle of the Bands Preliminary Rounds

Doors open at 6:30 PM - $10

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TUESDAY MARCH 17

WEEKLY OPEN MIC
featuring
Mikey Wax

Doors open at 7 PM, featured act at 9 PM - $5

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WEDNESDAY MARCH 18 ***

Parker House and Theory
Fancy Trash
Splinters & Sparrows
Pat and the Music Makers
JPShannonJr
Ticho Williams

Doors open at 7 PM - $10

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THURSDAY MARCH 19

Around the Clock
Russ Barrnett
Kevin Squibben
The Andersen Brothers
Aerocia
Josh Aciares

Doors open at 7 PM - $10

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FRIDAY MARCH 20

The Original, 5th Annual, Space Battle of the Bands Preliminary Rounds

Doors open at 6:30 PM - $10

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SATURDAY MARCH 21

Tempest Edge
Falling Season
All in Blind
Bears and Balconies

Doors open at 7 PM - $10

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SUNDAY MARCH 22

The Original, 5th Annual, Space Battle of the Bands Preliminary Rounds

Doors open at 6:30 PM - $10

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The Needle Drop Presents:
MONDAY MARCH 23 ***

Screaming Females
Eula
Post-Modern Sounds

Doors open at 6:30 PM - $8

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TUESDAY MARCH 24

WEEKLY OPEN MIC
featuring
The Backwater Racket
DJ James

Doors open at 7 PM, featured act at 9 PM - $5

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WEDNESDAY MARCH 25

The Original, 5th Annual, Space Battle of the Bands Preliminary Rounds

Doors open at 6:30 PM - $10

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THURSDAY MARCH 26

The Original, 5th Annual, Space Battle of the Bands Preliminary Rounds

Doors open at 6:30 PM - $10

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FRIDAY MARCH 27

The Click Five
Mitch Hood
Amanda Kaletsky

Doors open at 7 PM - $10

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SATURDAY MARCH 28

Rafters
Five Day Fate
Graph

Doors open at 7 PM - $10

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Manic Productions and The Space Presents:
SUNDAY MARCH 29 ***

Cotton Jones
Sidewalk Dave
Pale Horse Company

Doors open at 7 PM - $10 ($8 Advance)

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TUESDAY MARCH 31

WEEKLY OPEN MIC
featuring
Natalie Tuttle

Doors open at 7 PM, featured act at 9 PM - $5

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THURSDAY APRIL 2

The Wandas
And The Moneynotes

Doors open at 7 PM - $10

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FRIDAY APRIL 3

The Jackies
Roz Raskin
Hi-Planes Drifter
The Sandy Gill Affair
The Goodnight Process

Doors open at 7 PM - $10

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SATURDAY APRIL 4

FrankenFunk
Topless Tantrum
Among Criminals
Nog Jam
EJ and The Machine
The Morning Paper
Camp Calamity
Skratch Happy

Doors open at 7 PM - $10

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TUESDAY APRIL 7

WEEKLY OPEN MIC
featuring
Dan Bonis

Doors open at 7 PM, featured act at 9 PM - $5

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Manic Productions Presents:
FRIDAY APRIL 17 ***

The Appleseed Cast
An Horse

Doors open at 7 PM - $12

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TUESDAY APRIL 21

WEEKLY OPEN MIC
featuring
Stephen McDonald

Doors open at 7 PM, featured act at 9 PM - $5

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Manic Productions Presents:
THURSDAY APRIL 23 ***

Kiss Kiss
Dr. Manhattan
In:Aviate
Duck Duck Goose

Doors open at 7 PM - $10

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FRIDAY APRIL 24

The Original, 5th Annual, Space Battle of the Bands Semi Finals

Doors open at 6:30 PM - $10

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SATURDAY APRIL 25

The Original, 5th Annual, Space Battle of the Bands Semi Finals

Doors open at 6:30 PM - $10

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TUESDAY APRIL 28

WEEKLY OPEN MIC
featuring
Pat Hull

Doors open at 7 PM, featured act at 9 PM - $5

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VENUE INFO:
CAFE NINE
250 STATE STREET
NEW HAVEN, CT
www.cafenine.com

UPCOMING SHOWS:

March 1
Sunday

Open Jam hosted by Travis Moody Band

No Cover, 8 pm

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March 2
Monday

Beatnik 2000 #458, hosted by Edward Leonard
Band: Kings; If Jesus Had Machine Guns; Tom Danz
Music: Alon; Heather Mahoney

No Cover

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March 3
Tuesday

Singer/Songwriter Series: Chris Listorti; Andy Gray; Paul Panamarenko; Stefanie Harris
No Cover

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March 4
Wednesday

ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE KC Clifford; w/ Kierstin Sieser ; Shellye Valauskas

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March 5 ***
Thursday - MANIC PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

Winterpills
The Mountain Movers

$8, 9 pm

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March 6
Friday

Happy Hour - Andy Gray

No Cover, 5-7pm

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March 7
Saturday

Afternoon Jazz Jam hosted by Dave Dana, Brian Buster, Ken Aldrich

No Cover, 4:30-7:30

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March 7
Saturday

Davilla 666
Estrogen Highs
Medication

$6, 10 pm

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March 8
Sunday

Open Jam hosted by Cobalt Rhythm Kings

No Cover, 8 pm

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March 9
Monday Beatnik 2000 #459, hosted by Edward Leonard
Band: West Rockers; The Hallways; Harry T; Tranzfixt
Music: Venus

No Cover

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March 11
Wednesday - DrinkDeeply Presents

Agent Strange (NY/NJ hip hop)
The West Rockers

No Cover

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March 12
Thursday DIE HIPSTER PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

The Suicide Dolls
VRSA
Cloud Professors

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March 13
Friday

Happy Hour - DJ Dave Coon

No Cover, 5-7pm

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March 13 ***
Friday - GO KAT GO! presents

Joey Allcorn
The Forgotten Ones

$6

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March 14
Saturday

Afternoon Jazz Jam hosted by Gary Grippo and Friends

No Cover, 4:30-7:30pm

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March 14
Saturday

No Image
Psycho
The Pink Slips

$5, 10 pm

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March 15
Sunday

ST. PATRICKS PARADE POST PARTY
Dicey Riley
The Long Goodbyes
The Butcher Boys

4 pm

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March 16
Monday

Beatnik 2000 #460, hosted by Edward Leonard - ST. PATS BEAT SHOW
Band: Rope; Lonesome Billy Calash; Bloatin' Fred Plays the Music in His Head; Forrest Stone
Music: Billy K.

No Cover

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March 17
Tuesday

Children of the Corned Beef
(traditional and acoustic punk Irish tunes from members of the Legendary Del Crandalls)

9pm

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March 19
Thursday - TWEEFORT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

Strega
Color Change

$5

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March 20
Friday

Happy Hour - Ken Donovan & friends

No Cover, 5-7pm

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March 20
Friday - SLOOTS PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

Gotham Studios Open Studios After Party w/

The Viennagram
Eula
The Villains

$5

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March 21
Saturday

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez

$8

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March 22
Sunday


Open Jam hosted by Rocky Lawrence

No Cover, 8 pm

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March 23
Monday Beatnik 2000 #461, hosted by Edward Leonard
Band: The Gene Nomes; Ben Debiase; Mr. R.J.; Matt Thomas
Music: Carlos; SImon Edgett; Mykl; Steve Ross

No Cover

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March 24
Tuesday

Singer/Songwriter Series: Baby G; w/ Jae Sherman • two of New Haven's indie/roots treasures!

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March 25
Wednesday

Mass Shivers
De Omega

No Cover

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March 26
Thursday

The Ex-Governors
Greylight Campfire
Edward Leonard

$5, 9 pm

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March 27
Friday

Happy Hour - Solin • singer-songwriter

No Cover, 5-7pm

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March 27
Friday

PATRON SAINTS AFTER PARTY
Broken
Atrina
The Kings

$5, 10 pm

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March 28
Saturday

Sasquatch & the Holy Hellraisers
the Long Goodbyes

$6, 10 pm

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March 29
Sunday

Open Jam hosted by The Langley Project

No Cover, 8 pm

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March 30
Monday

Beatnik 2000 #462, hosted by Edward Leonard
Band: Victoria's Secret Sauce; Frank Critelli; John McGovern; Glenn Roth
Music: Delin; Rachel Caldwell; Marie Rehman

No Cover

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March 31
Tuesday

Monokino
The Simple Pleasure

No Cover

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April 4 ***
Saturday

Greg Attonito
Vic Ruggiero
Shanti

$8, 10pm

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April 11
Saturday

The Donovan Brothers and Friends

$5

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April 17
Friday

Black Noise Scam
Guilty Faces

$3

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April 18 ***
Saturday

Richard Lloyd and the Sufimonkey Trio

$10

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April 21 ***
Tuesday - MANIC PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

Tim Barry
Austin Lucas
Josh Small
Haunted Continents

$8, 9 pm

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April 24
Friday

George Baker Experience

$5

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April 28
Tuesday

the Pack AD

$6

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VENUE INFO:
MANIC PRODUCTIONS
(LOCATIONS VARY)
www.manicproductions.org

UPCOMING SHOWS:


Wednesday, March 4 - The Space and Manic Productions Presents:

The Low Anthem
Brian Bonz
A Paper Tugboat
October Rain

$10, 7:00pm doors - All Ages

@ The Space
295 Treadwell Street (Hamden, CT)

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Thursday, March 5

Winterpills
The Mountain Movers
1 tba

$8, 9:00pm doors - 21+

@ Cafe Nine
250 State Street (New Haven, CT)

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Sunday, March 8

These Arms Are Snakes
Darker My Love
All The Saints
The Lows

$10, 7:00pm doors - All Ages

@ The Space
295 Treadwell Street (Hamden, CT)

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Friday, March 13

Doomstar!
Amoroso
Taiga
Myty Konkeror

$8, 7:00pm doors - 21+

@ Cherry Street Station
491 North Cherry Street ext (Wallingford, CT)

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Sunday, March 29 - The Space and Manic Productions Presents:

Cotton Jones
Sidewalk Dave
Pale Horse Company

$10 ($8 advance), 7:00pm doors - All Ages

@ The Space
295 Treadwell Street (Hamden, CT)

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Tuesday, March 31

Young Widows
My Disco
Cold Snap
The Book Slave

$8, 7:00pm doors - All Ages

@ Wallingford American Legion
190 Ward Street (Wallingford, CT)

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Tuesday, March 31 - Local Takeover and Manic Productions Presents:

Asobi Seksu
2 tba

$10, 8:00pm doors - 21+

@ Daniel Street
21 Daniel Street (Milford, CT)

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Wednesday, April 1

Dinosaur Jr.
Awesome Color

$22 ($20 advance), 8:00pm doors - All Ages

@ Daniel Street
21 Daniel Street (Milford, CT)

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Tuesday, April 21

Tim Barry (of Avail)
Austin Lucas
Josh Small
Haunted Continents

$8, 8:00pm doors - 21+

@ Cafe Nine
250 State Street (New Haven, CT)

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Thursday, April 23

Kiss Kiss
Dr. Manhattan
In:Aviate
Duck Duck Goose

$10, 7:00pm doors - All Ages

@ The Space
295 Treadwell Street (Hamden, CT)

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Friday, April 24

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (yes!!!!!)
2 tba

$8, 7:00pm doors - All Ages

@ Wallingford American Legion
190 Ward Street (Wallingford, CT


Pharmaceutical Blizzard

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Winterpills w/The Mountain Movers



LOCATION:
Cafe Nine
250 State Street
New Haven CT
$8 9pm 21+

DIRECTIONS: Click here

A longer than usual press release came in today for Winterpills. They had played The Space back in February and will be back in town for another performance come March. I'm more surprised by the fact that something other than one of T. Moore's mongrel jazz noise freak outs is coming down from Western Mass. Here's the first little bit from the PR:

“A sense of hope permeates [Winterpills’] gorgeous sonic textures and melancholic, muted palette [and] richly articulated melodies.”
FOUR STARS * * * * -National Public Radio

"This Massachusetts band [makes] lush, off-kilter pop-rock in which nothing makes sense but everything sounds wondrous." - USA TODAY

"This indie-folk quintet traffics in the best kind of lean-in-and-listen music." - The Boston Globe

Critically praised as a mirror of sorrows and a beacon of hope, the music of Winterpills - true to its name - is medicine for weary hearts.

At the core of Central Chambers, their newest album and third overall, the Northampton, Mass. quintet maintains its signature chamber-indie ambience while exploring new grounds sonically and lyrically. In it, you’ll hear production running the gamut from boombox lo-fi to crisp studio sonorousness; dense rockers balanced by quiet hymns; and an overall diversity in instruments and textures. All of this backs the wandering words of songwriter Philip Price, and here we can see him condensing his meditative lyrical approach into mantras contemplating the frailty of humanity.

A performer with a background in 90s powerpop (The Maggies) as well as solo-acoustic songwriting, Price sought something of a middle ground. Woodshedding sessions in the winter of 2004 led him and friends Flora Reed (piano, vocals), Dennis Crommett (guitar) and Dave Hower (drums) to become Winterpills, crafting a neat balance of heartrending lyrics, lush pop and dreamy guy-girl harmonies. Their self-titled debut, released in November of 2005, drew numerous comparisons to Elliott Smith, Ida and 60s torchbearers like Simon and Garfunkel and Neil Young. It was hailed as “a disc of faultless, sparkling indie pop” by NPR’s David Dye, while No Depression called it “alternately sad, cynical and deeply moving.” Soon the band recruited bassist Brian Akey and returned to writing and recording. Their stunning follow-up, The Light Divides, was released in February of 2007 to much acclaim, described by The Boston Globe as “dusky, quietly ripping folk-pop that sounded at once intimate and universal.” It was dubbed “painfully pretty” and “sublime” by the Philadelphia Daily News, and The Washington Post said “Price’s lyrics are densely packed but hugely evocative, tiny bombs of feeling and meaning.”
– John Vettese


As for Connecticut's The Mountain Movers, if you don't know who they are, then I suggest moving to a more forgiving state such as Vermont. Here's a video for their track "Not Quite Yet":

JD

Monday, February 23, 2009

Running Sound



Tweefort and Artspace New Haven are looking for a person to run sound for the Artspace Underground shows. If you are interested in running sound one night a month for about 3 hours and hopefully wouldn't mind working for free, send Tweefort a message at tweefort@gmail.com.

Also, tweefort is now blogging at http://tweefort.wordpress.com/.
JD

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 www.myspace.com/rockyersocksbooking or write rockyersocks@gmail.com.
JD

Rec-Con

March 8th, 2009 at Rudy's
Noon - 5PM



A big record convention, featuring tons of local dealers; and also some special musical guests:

Human Pontiac
Bloarzeyd
Kings


Find out more about it on u-c-e-r*'s website.

JH

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Triple ATRINA



ATRINA blitzes CT in March with three dates:

Mar 6 2009: 8:00P at Two Boots

Mar 15 2009: 9:00P at BAR (opening for Tall Firs!!!! .... sorry, I just fainted...)

and finally
Mar 27 2009: 8:00P at Cafe Nine

Check out the CT Indie interview with Kelly from back in Oct. of '08: CLICK
JD

Friday, February 13, 2009

Lycanthropic Cops



Werewolf Police's debut LP gets a nice little review on here: CLICK

I'll tell you what I think about Werewolf Police, they're like barbiturated 4AD-era Unrest at a Robert Pollard backyard kegger. A fantastic band, and we cannot be friends if you think otherwise.

Werewolf Police will be playing Two Boots down in Bridgeport on June 13.
JD

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tweeforters Shake With Artspace Underground



Tweefort is now working with New Haven Artspace to book bands for their monthly Artspace Underground parties.

These parties feature music, performance artists, dancing, live music and more.

Check it out: CLICK
JD

Pssst Secret Parakeets



Thursday, February 12, 2009

Javapalooza tonight in Middletown: Parakeets bang out some killer synth jams with a very special surprise guest. Come for the crunchy slam poetry garbage... stay for the droning satanic wizardry.

Parakeets is Jean-Paul + Mike Mahoney
Special Dungeon Doom Set

Time:
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location:
Javapalooza
330 Main St.
Middletown, CT
JD

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Humanoid Pork Sword

Thursday, February 12 2009 - at Cafe Nine:

Goblin Cock w/Warship and Pristina



LOCATION:
Cafe Nine
250 State Street
New Haven CT
$10 9pm 21+

DIRECTIONS: Click here

BUY TICKETS NOW:
Click here


Goblin Cock
Featuring Rob Crow of Pinback, Heavy Vegetable, Thingy, etc. Goblin Cock is a band from beyond time, beyond space, beyond your naive concept of dimension in METAL. Since before your pathetic "god" had supposedly "created" you and your kind, Lord Phallus was hunkered in a cybertimeship/fun dungeon skating the layers of what was considered "true metal"in all societies and in all generations. Eventually His Majesty realized that he really didnt care and launched a full-scale war against bland metal with and emphasis on ACTUALLY HAVING A GOOD TIME! "Bagged and Boarded" is the first assualt on your laughable 5 senses (Lord Phallus and his kind have 32). Expect a future double whammy in the form of "Come With Me if You Want to Live" - a collection of new supercharged action-metal wonderhits, and "Dragonfucker" - the 20+ minute uberpiece with a bside of numerous BRUTAL cover songs (the roaches, the osmonds, and the monkees have been rumored). Absolutely Kosher Records

Warship
New project by From Autumn To Ashes members Francis Mark (vocals/drums) and Rob Lauritsen (guitar/bass). The duo’s forthcoming Vagrant Records debut, Supply And Depend, showcases a startling union of imagination and brutality for a lethal sonic arsenal entirely set apart from the signature attack of their former band. Vagrant Records

Pristina
Pristina is a thrashy metal band from Connecticut.
JD

Monday, February 9, 2009

31st Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival: April 25 - April 26, 2009

Early word just came in about this year's Meriden Daffodil Festival to be held April 25 - April 26, 2009. Looks like it's planned to be an all Connecticut-connected lineup with over thirty bands on three stages over two days. So far the bill includes:

Bear Hands
Big Fat Combo
Bird 'n Boys
Bottle Up & Go
Chico & Roy
Glen Roth
Gonkus Brothers
Kelly, Sean & Wayne
Lo Fi Radio Stars
MT Bearington
Noah Fresh & Co.
River City Slim & the Zydeco Hogs
River Street
St Bernadette
Straddledaddy
Swing 39
The Alternate Routes
The And Band
The Bad Reps
The Can Kickers
The Frank Critelli Band
The Furors
The Langley Project
The Maloney High School Jazz band
The Manchurians
The Monthei Brothers
The Mountain Movers
The Reducers
The Sawtelles
Titles

And there's more to come - stay tuned.

Rob DeRosa is the Music coordinator for The Meriden Daffodil Festival and the host of Homegrown on Connecticut's WESU FM, Thursdays from 5:05-6pm. Also, per Bob D.'s comment below, check out Thin Man Music on MySpace to hear some of the past shows!
JD