Monday, January 11, 2010

Some News and a Spring Preview

Plenty of us New Englanders hate the wintry months, but I for one like the snow and the cold. I'll take ice covered pines over sun soaked palm trees any day. But for all you grouchy haters, look to the future: spring.

I'm still waiting for their complete tour schedules to be announced, but what we do know is that Manic's tractor beam has locked on a bunch of stellar bands, and he's dragging them into Connecticut this April.

Monday, April 5, sees Serena Maneesh with The Depreciation Guild at Daniel Street. Then Thursday, April 15, The Appleseed Cast will be performing Low Level Owl Volume One and Volume Two at The Space. Finally, April 17, The Thermals will play with Past Lives at The Space. OK, calm down, take a breath. Better? OK, go ahead and check out the full show list over at the Manic Productions website.

See, at least now you can stop complaining about winter because you already have plans for spring.


In other news, Tweefort has evolved into a net label, Tweefort Records. Here's a rundown of what they're rolling out:

I'm So Good At Shining: The new single from New York's Chariots of Tuna.

Fondness Makes the Heart Grow Distant: A re-releasing Chariots of Tuna's first EP.

Giant Clouds: A single from New Haven pop group The Fictional West.

Like an Octopus...: The debut full-length from New Haven bedroom lo-fi pop project Women's Basketball.

Home and Abroad Songs Vol. 2: Tweefort's second compilation will be released February 19, a double disc of Connecticut, national and international indie pop.


Also, Bobby D of Two Boots is on the air with his new show on WPKN in Bridgeport, a non-profit, listener-supporter, community radio station. (89.5 FM / Bridgeport and New Haven, 88.7 FM / Montauk, Westerly, New London)

The show is called CONNECTICUT ROCKS and he plays tracks from Connecticut indie bands and performers past, present and future. You can access the archives of the show at here: CLICK.

The show is on live at 2:00 AM on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month.

Fan-up Connecticut Rocks on Facebook.

1 comment:

Brushback said...

the Women's Basketball album is actually worth downloading...