Monday, July 30, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Mares Of Thrace return to lay waste to Cherry Street once more



A lot has happened in the Mares Of Thrace camp, since they last came through these parts a few months ago and scorched the eardrums of the select few at Cherry Street. Well, for starters, drummer Stef MacKichan is no longer in the band. She's been replaced by the equally awesome Rae Amity, and they have added a bass player in the form of Scott Shellhammer (American Heritage), who played drums on the United States dates of the bands last tour and even did the incredible album cover art for their latest scorcher, "The Pilmgrimage".

With all this going on we decided to send head Mare Therese Lanz some questions, pertaining to these various issues, along with a few frivolous ones, which she was kind enough to answer in her standard, sarcastic, dry wit. So if you like what you hear, come to the show. Don't miss them again, because that would be very lame. (As always, show info is at the bottom of this article.)

Primitive Weapons debuts their dark, charismatic sounds at Cherry Street



This New York City-based loud rock band plays fast and loose with the rules of hardcore, incorporating elements of metal, doom, noise and post-punk into their dense and dark musical emanations. A few years back, they released an awesome 7" called "Cosmic Horror" on the Shinebox label and this year saw the release of their full length debut, "The Shadow Gallery" on Prosthetic. So with the band finally set to make its Connecticut debut this Thursday along with another band we just wrote about, and Rhode Island doomsters Pilgrim, we sent lead singer David Castillo some questions pertaining to the title of their new record, the band's growth, and their influences, among other things. Here are his answers. Once again, do not miss this show. The info is on the bottom.


TYVEK / WET HAIR / FRUSTRATIONS / ESTROGEN HIGHS @ CAFE NINE 8/3

New Haven's own Estrogen Highs aren't stopping any time soon! On Friday they hit up Cafe Nine just before setting out on their tour. Along with Detroit's Tyvek and Frustrations and Iowa City's Wet Hair, this promises to be a night you won't soon forget!


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Ghost Of Chance / Spectral Fangs / The Gentle Stunts @ El N GEE 8/3


3 of CT's best band's have come together and we at CTINDIE have put together a mini statewide "tour" to show you all what they have to offer. So watch out CT, because Ghost Of Chance, The Gentle Stunts and Spectral Fangs are headed your way! The second date is 8/3 @ The El N Gee Club


Friday, July 27, 2012

Ab Origine - The CTINDIE Radio Spot

Bob D'Aprile from CTROCK on WPKN Bridgeport and CTIndie.com have teamed up to produce and syndicate an ongoing monthly radio spot promoting as many CT shows and artists as we can. The spot series, called Ab Origine (from the source, in latin) premiered June 28th on WPKN, with a condensed calander-only version sent out to be syndicated on several other CT radio stations.
Hear the latest edition of Ab Origine below:


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Brett Gleason/Jonathan Sibrava/Tenshi/Luke and Seth @ The Space 7/29

Brooklyn based electro rock pianist Brett Gleason will be performing at The Space as part of their "Summer Singer/Songwriter Series" so get down to Hamden to get your ears filled with his musical goodness!


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Werewolf Police - Vulture Club

After one listen of Werewolf Police's Vulture Club, I was completely blown away (and still am). Their songs, extremely catchy dance tunes hinting, slightly, at 90s indie-rock, druges up images of colorful neon-lighted night clubs filled with brightly dressed girls dancing along to obscure new wave songs somewhere in NYC. Wow, was a sentence and a half... Anyway, Werewolf Police have a great sound that only gets better with each listen.

Getting down to the songs... they have, at times, a dark sentimental tone, yet are not cheesy in any way. In fact, they are reminiscent of early Guided by Voices. Perhaps, Guided by Voices meets Simple Minds? Totally New Wave.

The recording sounds like it came off an old mix tape, circa 1986, which has been sitting in a dank basement for 26 years. These songs should be recorded on better quality equipment for sure. The 4-track sounds neat, but doesn't do these amazing songs justice--Werewolf Police loses some of it's magic being recorded on 1/8th in tape. But, nevertheless, this band has the potential to become huge. Check out their stuff. Email the band and get them to play some more shows too.

Werewolf Police - Vulture Club EP - 03 The Only One by mexicanrobots

Monday, July 23, 2012

Bobby D's 5-oh! Birthday Weekend • two nights FREE 7/27-28

For those of you who don't know Bob D'Aprile, he pretty much RUNS Bridgeport. He works at Two Boots, and hosts CT ROCKS on WPKN. This weekend is his big 50th birthday bash at Two Boots, featuring a slew of awesome free music!


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Honey Bee - a new music video by Sidewalk Dave!!

New Haven's favorite Sidewalk Dave has unleashed his first visual taste of his upcoming LP "Hard On Romance" in the form of a wonderful new music video for the track "Honey Bee"


Friday, July 20, 2012

Taco Hut and CTIndie.com present: Laurelin's Going Away Extravaganza

The good people at Taco Hut have teamed with us here at CTIndie.com to promote a fantastic show on Monday July 23 @ Cafe Nine. This is a "Going Away Extravaganza" for Laurelin Kruse, featuring performances by her and many more!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Shoutbacks/Hiya Dunes/Mark Thorne/Kyle Flynn @ Freight Street Gallery's Handmade Market 7/22!

The fine folks at Freight Street Gallery in Waterbury are having a Handmade Market on Sunday with a bunch of awesome acoustic locals to serenade you in the warm summer heat!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Elison Jackson - I Do Believe She Flew Out The Drainpipe EP

Elison Jackson have a new record, and they want to press it to 10 inch vinyl! They set up a kickstarter to get your help in pressing this record and they even have a gig tomorrow at Cafe Nine and all proceeds go to their kickstarter!




Monday, July 16, 2012

Greg Ginn and The Royal We with guests Cinema, Cinema

This Saturday, July 21, Greg Ginn returns to Connecticut, this time as his solo instrumental electronic project, Greg Ginn and The Royal We.

Ghost Of Chance / The Gentle Stunts / Spectral Fangs @ Willimantic Records 7/20

3 of CT's best band's have come together and we at CTINDIE have put together a mini statewide "tour" to show you all what they have to offer. So watch out CT, because Ghost Of Chance, The Gentle Stunts and Spectral Fangs are headed your way! The first date is 7/20 @ Willimantic Records.


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Review: Milkshakes “Wisdom Teeth/Milkshakes Split"



Come one, come all. Pop punk lovers must check out the CT side of this split, featuring a band called Milkshakes. Bands like this give me hope for the future of pop punk. This split is for everyone who enjoys the wondrous sounds of bands like Transit, Timeshares, or Title Fight.








Everything Feels Bad All At Once - an album by The Human Fly


"Everything Feels Bad All At Once" by The Human Fly is like a dark stormy dream of the mind. Mainly just guitar and vocals with occasional bass guitar, the minimalist sound does not detract from the deep musical sorrow that bleeds through each track.





Friday, July 13, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

IndieFest @ The Charter Oak Cultural Center 7/14


INDIEFEST IS HERE! The fine folks at The Charter Oak Cultural Center have graced us with an all day free event of AWESOME! An acoustic set of bands and then an electric one!



Monday, July 9, 2012

Oh, Canada: Barn Burner bring their blazing trad metal to the Webster



Metal has arguably become a little too pretentious and precious for its own good. Worse, it's being sub-genred to death. It seems like today everyone has their own post-blackened-funeral-ambient-drone project or something very close to it. Besides being outright dull, a lot of these more artsy projects are over intellectualizing a form of music that should appeal to your lizard brain. There seems to be an overabundance of smarts these days, when really there should be more hearts, guts and yes, even hips added to the mix.


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Bramble Jam II: A 3 Day Music Festival! July 12-14

Bramble Jam II is the sequel to last year's Bramble Jam, which was apparently so successful that it is time to top it! This festival takes place July 12-14, in MA and CT.


Friday, July 6, 2012

Merle's Record Rack Celebrates 50 Years



In 2012, nostalgia is everywhere. While we surge forward with technological advancements dominating our media and communication, we simultaneously gobble up all things old-school. Yet, with record stores closing here and there, including the recent closing of New Haven's Cutler's, it is clear that nostalgia is not enough to save the old record stores.
Mike Papa recognized that fact years ago, and thanks to his store's flexibility, Merle's Record Rack can celebrate 50 years of memorabilia, posters, concert tickets, and vinyl.


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Zen Lunacy: No Sense Makes Sense

Manchester, CT's Zen Lunacy have their own sound, that much is clear. They pull this sound from a vast multitude of locations in time and space and condensed them down into an LP bursting with goodness!


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Review: Ovlov “Not the Same Without You EP”


Ovlov is a talented four-piece band, half from Connecticut, the other half from Boston. Ovlov’s EP titled, “Not the Same Without You” showcases two songs. Don’t be deceived by the lack of songs, these two tracks are filled with pop punk goodness. The songs were produced by Julian Fader and Carlos Hernandez at Trinity Korean Methodist Church Studio.

Ovlov is on their first tour! Be sure to support them and come out!


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Inclined Plane, Estrogen Highs, Purling Hiss at InterCambio – June 30



Live music struggles to overcome! (cue the movie trailor announcer voice and photo slide show!) In a world... when venues are getting shut down, or are turning into strictly art space, and at a time... exactly the time that Ideat fest organizer Bill Saunders was getting arrested for failing to produce a copy of his permit to have live music until 10 just feet away around the corner... At a place where the night's patrons whispered talk of InterCambio itself risking closure as a live music venue... 3 out of 4 bands scheduled to play took the stage and gave those in attendance just what they came for.

VIDEO: The Field Recordings - (Caught Up in All the) Interludes

The Field Recording boys are at it again. This time with a fun video. The band, at the moment just a duo, rock out in a creepy attic and hang around in a weird looking empty house. The video is well produced with lots of quick cuts, smoke machines, and confetti! Check it out!

Oh, and they are looking for a bassist/keyboard player.


Farewood: Wings of Gold


In the youtube generation, so many “artists” put little thought into their output. It's comforting that there are bands like Farewood, who not only lay down beautiful musical tracks, but do so in order to bring readers to a richly developed fictional world of struggles and progress through human, or human-like interactions. In these songs of love and pain, a listener meets speakers they can identify with on a human level, as well as a witch, a ghost, and an angel. 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Two Humans: Single and Single (single!)

Two Humans hail from Wethersfield, CT and they are ready to make your summer more beautiful! With their new digital single "Single and Single" they bring you two new songs to fill your ears with joy!


MOUNTAIN MAN / HEAVY BREATH / NIGHT OWLS + MORE @ Heirloom Arts Theatre 7/5

As many of you have heard Danbury's amazing Heirloom Arts Theatre got raided by the cops and shut down until 7/5. They could really use your support as they wade through a silly sea of political red tape and manure. They triumphantly re-open their doors on 7/5 with Mountain Man, Heavy Breath, Night Owls and more!