Saturday, May 7, 2011

The first-ever Register Session brings bands into your home, live, for free

A syndicated post
By Register Staff

The New Haven Register, in conjunction with, will hold its first-ever Register Session, bringing a local band in to the offices of the New Haven Register, and live-streaming that concert to the community, for free. And it gets going on next Wednesday, at 6 p.m.

We hope that this becomes a regular happening, but the first band taking part is indie rock band M.T. Bearington.

There will also be 15 tickets available for members of the community who would like to be invited into the office itself. If you want to get an invite into our office for the free concert, just post a link or to refer to the event in a status update on your Facebook page and tag New Haven Register Buzz in the post. (Remember, to tag us, you have to “like” us first.)

The Register Sessions was conceived as a means of inviting the community into our building, both live and online, to give local bands a chance to spread their music and to provide that music to the community, for free.

“This is about embracing what’s happening with music in Connecticut. The same reasons Connecticut has such a strong house show culture applies to the New Haven Register live series,” Jason Devin, who created and manages, said. “Original bands work hard on music that may or may not make sense right here and now. Either way, the more people that make sure it gets heard, the more chances it will continue and be remembered.”

“New Haven’s own M.T. Bearington began as the bedroom recording project of indie vet Matt Thomas, but has over the years become a fully-formed band of diverse, indie-pop awesomeness,” Register Online Producer Chris March wrote of the group earlier this year. “The group — which also includes guitarist Bill Readey, bassist Kelly L’Heureux and drummer Jason Bates — released their hotly-anticipiated second album, “Love Buttons” on Valentine’s Day.”

“M.T. Bearington could care less about making sense, which is what makes them so interesting and intense,” Devin said of M.T. Bearington. “If you reduced them to the most minimal muzak, it’d probably sound like an alien species making love. They are as strange as they are universal. A uniquely inspired band.”

Remember — Log on to at 6 p.m. next Wednesday for a free live concert by M.T. Bearington, and if you’d like to be in the audience, “like” New Haven Register Buzz on Facebook and tag us in a post.

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