Friday, March 30, 2012

Hartford Battle Of The Bands

Gorilla Music Presents:
The Hartford Battle Of The Bands

Deep In Green
Zen Lunacy
The Rooks
Raven Down
Hands Down
Fighting Confession

Saturday March 31
The Webster Underground
31 Webster Street
Hartford, CT 06114
4:00pm - $8 adv/$10 door - All Ages

Go down and vote for your favorite

Monday, March 26, 2012


Hey all. This is a call out to all CT area musicians. We are compiling a free "Mix Tape" to put online in mp3 format, and to be made into free tapes we will all be passing out in an effort to get people psyched for summer shows. If your band is playing shows and wants to submit a track or two, please send it to us at You could also just drop it in the DropBox! We have a tentative deadline of May 20 for a potential June 1st release. If you have any questions, just ask!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Hybrid Or Emergent Form? Vaura posit this musical question

Vaura is a new Brooklyn, New York City-based band that is comprised of members of Dysrythmia, Gorguts, Kayo Dot, Secret Chiefs 3 and Religions To Damn. It features Josh Strawn (guitar/vocals), Kevin Hufnagel (guitar), Charlie Schmid (drums) and Toby Driver (bass). Given the band's avant garde musical pedigree, one might have some sort of idea on how they might sound, but get prepared to have your expectations upended, because on their Wierd Records debut, "Selenelion", they put forward a sound that merges post-punk with shots of metallic heaviness, and a little pop thrown in for good measure. It's infectious and well worth hearing. With the band coming to Lilly's Pad in New Haven on April 1, for a show with post-black metal acolytes Alcest and Connecticut instrumental metal masters De Omega, we sent some e-mail questions to Strawn and here are his answers. We suggest if you like what you read and hear, then check them out, you'll be glad you did.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Speedy Ortiz - "Taylor Swift" b/w "Swm Fan"

From the ashes of old bands comes new ones. When the members of Speedy Ortiz's other bands split up (the sadly missed: Quilty, Graph and Ovlov) members of these bands got together to explore their tastes in a new setting: SPEEDY ORTIZ.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Arc Agency shows for the month of March!

I will be doing another one of these next month as well.

First up is a last-minute show at The Space in Hamden tomorrow, featuring guitarist Victor Villarreal (of Capn Jazz/Ghosts and Vodka fame) alongside tourmate Amanda Dellevigne, So Is the Tongue from New Jersey and locals Ferocious Fucking Teeth, Sea of Bones and Suns (replacing Tom Diaz of The World Is A Beautiful Place). The show is $10, all ages and starts at 6 PM. Must be 21+ to drink at the Outer Space.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Birds In Row: Hardcore With A French Flavor

Birds In Row are an awesome hardcore band from Laval, France who while on their first United States tour with the equally impressive Loma Prieta, will make a stop at the The Space in Hamden on Sunday. The band, which consists of xBartx (guitar/vocals), Ditow (bass/vocals) and Timmy (drums), have recently signed to Deathwish Inc. and will be releasing a new album through them sometime this year. Right now, Vitriol Records, has reissued two of the band's previous releases, the "Rise Of The Phoenix" 7" and the "Cottbus" LP as one full length record called "Collected", which is definitely worth picking up if you are a fan of quality music and quality packaging. (Vitriol always does something extra with their physical releases, bless them.) So, we sent the band some questions and here are their answers. True to their hardcore ideals, they answered these questions collectively. So, enjoy and don't miss the show this Sunday. (Info on that will follow below.)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Joshua Burkett, with Foole's Pewtr, Baseball Camp Nurse - March 18th

Willimantic Records
744 Main Street (entrance in the back)
Willimantic, CT
phone: (860) 450-7000

This is the first art exhibition for Willimantic Records, Connecticut's new used record shop. On Sunday, March 18th, from 4PM to 7PM, Joshua Burkett (owner of Mystery Train Records), will perform. Josh might play solo, or be playing with Conrad Capistran as Tarp or as a member of Frozen Corn.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Murdervan Sends Off Guitarist In Style This Saturday

Photo: Sharon Vine
The Vultures
Red Blade
Defcon 5
Thee Musical Marinades

Saturday, March 10
Cherry Street Station
491 North Cherry Street Extension
Wallingford, CT 06492
21+ - $4
8pm doors - Music starts early at 8:45pm

New Haven grungy rockers Murdervan are playing one final gig to properly send off their guitarist Shaun Bowen, who will be moving to California soon for school. So head on down this Saturday and celebrate with the band and a bunch of other great bands from the New Haven area.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

New Single from Ghost of Chance - I Feel Fine

It is growing more and more uncommon in today's world of instant information and constant second guessing to find someone who knows their strengths and abilities and has the confidence to explore and display them. Few and far between are artists of all mediums and genres who can muster the bravery to say "I love this and I am good at it, so I will do the hell out of it!". The boys of Ghost of Chance, led by local wizard Jayson Munro have the courage.