Saturday, February 20, 2010, Safety Meeting Records and Manic Productions Presents:
250 State Street
New Haven CT
$5 - 9:00PM - 21+
Blood Warrior is the culmination of a life long collaborative desire between Greg Jamie (O'Death), Joey Weiss (Super Monster), Kristin Kellas and Rubin Berger (Musee Mecanique, Laura Gibson, Mirah). Based in New York but made up of members who spend most of their time on the road internationally, Blood Warrior is a unique take on indie-folk and more traditional music of the Americas. Started as a recording project at Greg Jamie's childhood home and finished at a home studio in Portland, OR, the band has now realized their music in a live setting. Blood Warrior's distinct sound, consisting of guitars, casios, chord organs, autoharp, marching drums, lots of percussion and four part vocal harmonies, is ripe with unexpected hooks while nodding to roots in folk, gospel and psychedelia.
Ernest Jenning Record Co.
Sidewalk Dave is a four piece band out of New Haven, CT. Since 2007, their Alt-Country/Aggressive-Folk has conjured up the deep instinct for rebellious brotherhood... "whiskey smuggling fellow felons on their last breathe before the weather clears."
Get Haunted: Sticks and stones, Indian bones, and a box buried in a mound. Ghost stories on ghost instruments. "Enter New London's Get Haunted, Joey Macrino's post-Royale Brothers band. It's a primitive and marked sonic departure in which Macrino learned banjo as though from an Appalachian sin-eater. At the same time, his wife, Sarah, seemingly learned drums from beating on the skulls discovered in the crawl space of a serial killer who happened to really like the Louvin Brothers"- Rick Koster, New London Day
Ponybird: "These sparse folk tunes are spooky and smoky, dark but warm, the kind that would sound best on a back porch sometime in mid-September with a bonfire crackling and a cooler nearby. Every song is played in 3/4 time (think waltz), each with its own trance-inducing properties. The arrangements are simple and therefore shine — there's no extraneous instrumentation." - Mike Sembos, New Haven Advocate