Thursday, May 31, 2012

Friends of Freddy B Concert on 6/3 @ Toad's Place

Sunday 6/3 brings a special show at Toad's. Honor a long time local hero and get some good vibes and tunes while you're at it! Do Freddy right and show up!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Review: Speakeasy "Southpaw"

Speakeasy is pure emotion set in motion. It’s like a chemist took a few moles of Titus Andronicus and Snowing and mixed them ferociously in an Erlenmeyer flask, only to spawn the most real music you’ve ever heard. The trio’s latest album titled “Southpaw” is a product of something grandiose.

INDIE Thursdays at Two Boots kicks off with AZWAN

People in Bridgeport have a ton of stuff coming up this summer, particularly on Thursdays! It's safe to say if it is Thursday and summer you better be in  Bridgeport for some music!

Two Boots in Bridgeport is kicking off "Indie Thursday's" this Thursday (5/31) with Azwan And The Savages!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Downtown Thursdays in Bridgeport ALL SUMMER

Bridgeport is offering a whole series of FREE concerts on Thursdays all summer. It's called "Downtown Thursdays"! The showtime will be 5:30pm to 7:30pm each time so get there early for free music!

Herff Jones / Fins / Native MODE / The Grey Rambler at El N' Gee 6/2

Herff Jones is playing the El N' Gee Saturday 6/2 with Fins, Native MODE and The Grey Rambler. This is sure to be a weird show, so you don't want to miss it!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

BRICON 2012: Farewell to King Weekend 6/1 @ Heirloom Arts Theatre

Brian Conner (aka King Weekend, Bricon) is a CTIndie contributor and Western Connecticut hero. He has been a bunch of bands (White Mountain, Guilty Faces, Debachery) and knows pretty much everyone in this part of the state. Brian Connor Convention (or BriCon for short) is a quasi-yearly show put on by Brian Connor featuring friends bands. This BriCon will be the last in CT for some time (possibly ever) as Brian is moving to Texas to fulfill his destiny.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Paul Flaherty, Randall Colbourne, and Mike Roberson

Willimantic Records
744 Main Street
Willimantic, CT

Paul Flaherty, Randall Colbourne and Mike Roberson converge at Willimantic Records on Sunday, May 27, 2012 for a free live performance. Celebrating the release of Smoke Shadows, long-time co-conspirators Flaherty & Colbourne are joined by Mike Roberson on guitar. Smoke Shadows marks Roberson's first ever recording. Although the show is free, be sure to bring coin to support the artists, and the store!

--Early 2:00 PM show--

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

5/23 - Manic Productions Presents Aficionado, Reservoir, Heavy Breath at BAR

Tomorrow night Manic Productions continues their tradition of booking great, free shows in the back room at BAR in New Haven. This looks to be another solid night of good beer, eclectic music and BAR's famous pizza.

You'll Live, The Moms, Two Humans, 10,000 Blades, Time Horizon @ The Space

The Space is at it again! This time they are hosting Florida's "You'll Live" and many more! Come to Hamden tomorrow for a fantastic night of music!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

SLUT LIFE compilation for you to enjoy for free!

Today marks the closing submission deadline for the CTINIDE SUMMER MIX TAPE, which we intend on releasing June 1st for free online and in tape format. In celebration of this deadline we wanted to feature a new amazing tape compilation from the good people at T. Scene

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Ghost of Chance @ Elm Bar w/ The Forrest Room and Native Mode 5/19

Don't miss GHOST OF CHANCE / NATIVE MODE / THE FOREST ROOM @ ELM BAR this Saturday! It's sure to be a blast!

It is definitely going to be a long amazing summer full of shows! As you prepare your entries for the CTINDIE SUMMER MIX TAPE (which has a submission deadline of Sunday May 20), come to Elm Bar and take a load off with a night of great music and Ghost of Chance's Last show with their current drummer:

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Black Stool reunite for good cause

You knew it eventually had to happen, but local grindcore miscreants Black Stool, which features Mike Polce (guitar), Dennis Morin (bass), Chris Barry (drums), Kenny Albert (vocals) and some guy named Chip McCabe (vocals) have reformed, but this time it's for a good cause. They will be performing this Friday, May 18 at Cherry Street Station in Wallingford to benefit the Yale Smilow Cancer Center in New Haven. (They were helped along with this by Deolinda Sullivan).

Saturday Looks Good To Me, Wild Moccasins, Werewolf Police

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Manic Productions presents...

254 Crown Street
New Haven, CT

9:00pm - 21+ - Free

bios via Manic Productions

Born as a basement recording project in the year 2000, Saturday Looks Good To Me brought together the jubilant fun of Motown and Northern soul with a decidedly indie approach. Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Fred Thomas poured generations of influences ranging from as widely as the Beach Boys to Guided by Voices into dusty pocket symphonies recorded on four track cassettes.

YOUNG ENGLISH and PLACEHOLDER @ The Heirloom Arts Theatre 5/16

Come down to the amazing Heirloom Arts Theatre on Wednesday to see Young English, Placeholder and MANY MORE:

Monday, May 14, 2012


This Wednesday at the incomparable Cafe 9 is a show of unmatched caliber. Die Hipster Records presents Unpunked Series 5 featuring so many local punk legends doing their thing on acoustic guitars!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Review: Herff Jones "War-Torn"

This quintet credits duende—a term I just learned from writing this review, it can be defined loosely as soul, thanks Wikipedia—as the origin of their songs. Herff Jones have recently put together a flavorful collection of acoustic and electric balanced tunes on an ep titled “War-Torn”.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Freight Street's BirthMay Party

Fake Babies, Dead Wives, The Field Recordings, Native Mode, and Circle Circle will be playing at Freight Street May 12th (Saturday)
Doors: 7 PM

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mares Of Thrace bring their beatifully noisy racket to Cherry Street on May 17

uncredited - from the Mares of Thrace fb page

Calgary-based Mares Of Thrace are a wicked noise/doom duo that turns it up and kicks it out on a regular basis. What may you say they turn up and kick out? Well, they turn up their amps and then kick out a loud noisy sound that wouldn't be too out of place on the Amphetamine Reptile label in the mid-1990's. Guitarist vocalist Therese Lanz along with co-conspirator, drummer Stefani MacKichan, have been turning heads and blowing speakers since the release of their debut record, "The Moulting" on the Sonic Unyon Metal label in 2010.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Paul Caporino Interview

As posted earlier Paul Caporino of M.O.T.O will be playing at Willimantic Records on Mother´s Day May 13th. He will be accompanied by CT´s own Estrogen Highs.

Show Review: The Grandmothers of Invention and the New, Old Magic of Rock and Roll

Don Preston, deep in thought.

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention were always my Grateful Dead; given the chance, I would have followed them anywhere. I grew up listening to Zappa's zany and complex songs, they got under my skin and deep into my brain. From the age of maybe four, I remember Dad played the Mothers for us kids, sneakily because our mom considered it to be 'inappropriate.' Having been far too young to see the original group live, I was ecstatic when I got the opportunity to watch the newest incarnation of the band, the Grandmothers of Invention. Though they've been performing for ten years together, the current tour is their first in the United States. As you may or may not know, Europeans go completely nuts for Zappa; the band has been having a whirlwind of a time touring both well-known and remote locations on the continent. For a brief time, though, they're rocking on their home turf.

Paul Caporino/M.O.T.O and Estrogen Highs @ Willimantic Records

On Mother´s Day May 13th Connecticut will be graced by the prescence of punk rock great Paul Caporino of M.O.T.O.

Also playing this show are CT´s own Estrogen Highs.

This will be an afternoon show and will take place at Willimantic Records from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Gospel Music w/ Ghost of Chance and Speakeasy @ Cafe Nine

Gospel Music play with Ghost of Chance and Speakeasy tomorrow at Cafe 9!

Get primitive with Mark Sultan this Friday at Cafe Nine

Mark Sultan, also known as BBQ, through his association with King Khan, is a garage rock jack of all trades. For better part of his adult life, in a myriad of bands (The Spaceshits, Los Sexareenos, The Almighty Defenders, to name a few) and as a solo performer, he has been cranking out quality primitive rock n roll. Taking inspiration from the punk/hardcore DIY ethos of going out there and doing your own thing on your own terms, he has been applying this way of doing what you love to a more raw and soulful type of music.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Iron Hand, Stone Titan, Elder and Gowl this Saturday in Wallingford

There is another awesome show going on this weekend somewhere in Wallingford, with a bunch of great bands, who are listed below. As always, you will be meeting at Redscroll Records and then taken to the secret place. So if any of the bands listed below are your cup of filth, then head on down. The show is relatively cheap and the bands are really good. So there you have it.


Rookie Of The Year is playing The Heirloom Arts Theatre this Sunday 5/6!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


So, remember that awesome record store documentary that came out a few years ago? The one featuring the late and legendary Trash American Style and how the local record store is really becoming a rare thing these days. :( Well if you have not seen it, or even if you have, come down to Willimantic Records on Sunday May 6th at 5pm, they will be having a screening of "I need that Record!". We all might tear up a little bit... But have no fear, Malcolm and his blue guitar will be there playing some great music. Be there.
Seriously. Go.