Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

the Arsonaut - The Blue Pill & Black Draught VIDEO

The Arsonaut are a new band out of Danbury. They have a new music video for their track "The Blue Pill & Black Draught" which they filmed inside, around and underneath one of our favorite places: The Heirloom Arts Theatre!
Check it out!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

The Free Whips - White Sheets VIDEO

According to the video description "The Free Whips was J Devin guitar and voice, Greg Dalton-Kay bass, Mike Therion drums". Check out this video for a track they made in 2008 called "White Sheets"!

The Free Whips - White Sheets from Jason on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mercy Choir - “His Noiseless Ball, His Boxwood Rattle" Review

2013 has been a busy year for Paul Belbusti who heads the Mercy Choir. A Connecticut Music Award nomination for "Best Other," a slew of splits and the birth of a son are some of his accomplishments this year. One would say he has his hands full. However, amidst a full year of rock and roll and learning to be a father, Mercy Choir has had the time to release a full length album which may be the final of 2013. (Although knowing Paul, he may release something before the month is over).

Buck McGrane - Fire On Main Street (Single)

Buck McGrane is back with a new single from his forthcoming album "A Prima Vista", which should be ready in the spring.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Meet The Little Richards

It’s not every day that we folk here at CTindie write about an out of State band. But when we do it must be special. Sure there are amazing bands outside of our 5,543 square miles, but there are also some phenomenal ones inside the Nutmeg State. However today lets us introduce you to The LittleRichards who hail from Salem, MA.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


This past spring a band called Violent Mae sent us a track to premier called "Hole In My Heart". It was and still is a stellar track that covers so many bases musically and stylistically that it's kind of intimidating. Sometimes a band will come out with a song and tease that they could be the best band you have ever heard. Sometimes a band will make that level of promise to you. Only through hard work, determination, a discerning ear and a little luck could a band like Violent Mae make an album that lives up to the potential promised in their first single "Hole In My Heart". Luckily all of those things have clearly come to pass.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Songs of Mirth and Sorrow by Dr. Caterwaul's Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps

This review was submitted by guest reviewer: Pedro Hobbs!

Songs of Mirth and Sorrow, the latest offering from the New Haven-based Dr. Caterwaul's Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps, is a satisfying blend of traditional folk from such places as Bulgaria and Serbia, along with their own modern take on the genre.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Empty Flowers: An Interview With Lead Vocalist Christian McKenna

Empty Flowers play the type of indie rock that doesn't get made much these days. It's loud, passionate, and rough around the edges, yet still tuneful and catchy. On their sophomore record "Five", which came out earlier this via The Path Less Traveled and Atomic Action, you can hear a band coming into their own, refining their craft and becoming a cohesive unit.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ab Origine - The CTINDIE Radio Spot (November 2013 Edition)

Bob D'Aprile from CTROCK on WPKN Bridgeport and 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 2012 on WPKN.

Hear the latest edition of Ab Origine below:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

PALEHOUND - Bent Nail EP + Interview!

Palehound is a band getting some serious buzz. They are on Exploding In Sound Records (label home of Ovlov, Fat History Month, Pile, Speedy Ortiz, and most of the other ground breaking music happening in New England) and rumor has it they were a "Band to look out for" at this years CMJ. While they hail from several locations, one of those locations is CT. I had the chance to do an email interview with the band and review their debut EP "Bent Nail". Check it out below!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

David Scott - "Dark Blue Grass"


The following review was done by Guest Reviewer Max Mercy:

After David Scott’s only son was killed eight years ago, he turned what was once a pastime into the primary way of dealing with his grief. Dark Blue Grass is a collection of songs that emerged over that eight-year period and, as one might expect, they are filled with themes of heartbreak, nostalgia, and vengeance (to name a few). However, like good blues musicians, Scott has the ability to step outside of his emotions and display a control that’s both masterful and captivating. The result is a beautifully crafted record laced with rich poetry, blue-blooded soul and immaculate instrumentation.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

ATRINA/BEASTY Tour Kickoff @ Cafe Nine w/ The Mountain Movers 10/23!

Killer show coming up at Cafe 9 on Wednesday. CT's favorite dark prog masters ATRINA are kicking off their tour with NY meaty pals BEASTY, and with The Mountain Movers on the bill too this is going to be a knock out show!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Space Orphans LP

The Orphans of Kimono Draggin’ fame are back under a new name, bringing their trademark blend of upbeat hard rock and funk back to the table, this time with a little extra spice.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Snake Oil drop new single/video, new LP out soon!

Snake Oil are back with a new single/video for "Do You Drip for Synthetics" off their soon to be released "The Train Is White & The Moon Is Strong" album! Take a peek below!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Ab Origine - The CTINDIE Radio Spot (October 2013 Edition)

Bob D'Aprile from CTROCK on WPKN Bridgeport and 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 2012 on WPKN.

Hear the latest edition of Ab Origine below:

Thursday, September 19, 2013

An Interview with Robbie Vozza


Robbie Vozza is a singer/songwriter with a long history of making music in different bands. Currently operating out of the Danbury area, he has begun working hard with a strong focus on his own solo music. I got a chance to ask Robbie a few questions, take a look at his answers below!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Elison Jackson - 2009 Video

Check out the cool video for Elison Jackson's "2009" from their "Do Not Fear To Kill A Dead Man" album.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Empty Vessels - "Waves of Waves"

Before splitting into two, Empty vessels released possibly the best record in 2013. With a combination of brutal hardcore bands like Earth Crisis and the art punk sound of stuff like Hot Snakes.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Ab Origine - The CTINDIE Radio Spot (September 2013 Edition)

Bob D'Aprile from CTROCK on WPKN Bridgeport and 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 2012 on WPKN.

Hear the latest edition of Ab Origine below:

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

I AM FEST in New London on 9/7!

I AM FEST is back this year with an amazing lineup across 5 venues on September 7th. Festivities start at noon and carry through to 2am! Look out for awesome local acts, like The Guru, Daphne Lee Martin, Slander, Elison Jackson, Straight To VHS, Violent Mae, Empty Vessels and MANY MANY more!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Gentle Stunts - Beg The Question

The new album by The Gentle Stunts is out today via their BANDCAMP, and it's worth every second you spend listening to it. Cal and team have doubled down on their production capabilities and pop sensibilities to bring you one of the finest listening experiences you will have all year!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fake Babies talk "Summer Bodies" EP, The Future and Their Show @ Lipgloss Crisis on 9/6!

Fake Babies "Summer Bodies" is spinning all over the state, getting parties started and keeping bodies moving! I had the chance to ask the boys of Fake Babies some questions about their plans for future releases and shows, as well as a look inside their creative process. See the interview below!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Save The El 'N' Gee Club!

Connecticut has one of the most thriving punk scenes in the country. It’s full of support and is known to bring in bands from out of state to play with tremendous local bands. This summer alone, The Virus and Union 13 graced our fine state.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Elison Jackson - Do Not Fear To Kill A Dead Man

Elison Jackson are a band that stands out. They have their own distinct and unique blend of pop, folk and blues. On their new album "Do Not Fear To Kill A Dead Man" they explore new and old territory, refining and perfecting their sound.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sperm Donor, Murdervan, and Beasty at Cafe 9 on 8/29!

You are cordially invited to get your goddamned teeth kicked in on Thursday @ Cafe Nine as the rolling thunder from this show is sure to impact ALL faces in a mile radius. Sperm Donor, Murdervan and Beasty are too busy blasting rock music to care about your poor bruised ears!

Friday, August 23, 2013

3 Days of Music @ Willimantic Records! 8/25-8/27

One of our favorite places on the planet, Willimantic Records, is having a 3 show stretch that starts Sunday and concludes Tuesday! Get down to Willimantic Records, score some dope vinyl and check some cool tunes!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hubbell Mountain - Stereoscope

Visceral and exciting, Hubbell Mountain’s new album, illustrated by the well-known LA artist Brendon Monroe (good freaking grab, guys, I love his work), grabs us by the chest and digs its roots deep inside us. With hi-fi precision and ingenious production quality, this [virus] collection next fuses with our arteries and starts to pump its serious mind-numbing juices into our bloodstream, and finally, after trying to rip our own hearts out, to no avail I assure you, it drowns us in its own frothy, pneumonic harmony; lulling us to our final sleep in a bath of melancholic and deeply personal dreams.

Monday, August 19, 2013

SPACETRON: A New Concertgoing Experience @ SPACELAND BALLROOM 8/24

José Oyola is a creature of the stage, there is no doubt about it! His love of live performance and theatrics has caused him to concoct SPACETRON, an event that is more than just another concert. It will basically be a giant carnival party with crazy lights, smoke machine, face painting, kaleidoscope making, photobooth, LED hula hoop performance, and just an all around amazing time.

Tomb And Thirst - Great Leveler & Precipice (live at Elm Bar)

Here's a video of one of the heaviest bands out of CT, Tomb and Thirst, kicking it hard at Elm Bar earlier this month. The sound on this video is awesome, as is the performance!

Dance, Charlatan! - Held at Bay Track Review

Sweet melodic indie pop fills the width of "Held at Bay", a new track from Dance, Charlatan! "Marked is a man, and his principles too, when the problem at hand is a drunk love for you" are the first words of the sweet love song, which shifts between easy-going to fill force rock. This is a promising track from a band with only one other track available on their bandcamp.
Our ears are open, Dance, Charlatan! Now give us more tunes!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Matt Gouette "Sunnyside" Review

A “pure pop rock genius” is the only way to describe New London rocker Matt Gouette. It seems like everything he touches turns to gold.