Thursday, February 28, 2013

Estrogen Highs - "Live at Cafe Nine" Cassette

Some people say punk, some say garage, even the term shoegaze has been thrown into the mix. Whatever you call Estrogen Highs, they are pure rock and roll and they prove it on their latest release (another great Safety Meeting Records release) “Live at Café Nine” on cassette. Yes, cassette.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Daphne Lee Martin's "Belly" gets a video!

Big week for videos! Upping the ante here is Daphne Lee Martin's lead single from "Moxie" called "Belly". This song is smooth and dope as hell and the video is the definition of the word "sultry". This video is directed by the amazing and unstoppable Jimi Patterson

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

new SLANDER double video "Magnets b/w Ghosts"

Last time we checked in on Slander they were kicking out their awesome debut EP "World As Museum". Now they have a new single "Magnets b/w Ghosts" and it's got a double video!
Check this cool ass video here:

Monday, February 25, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Jacket Thor - Songs for Sleepwalkers

When Ryan Kalentkowski isn't playing guitar in The Gentle Stunts, he makes his own blend of indie folk as Jacket Thor. Here, on "Songs for Sleepwalkers" he collects 5 songs that are all very different from each other.

Monday, February 18, 2013


Ghost of Chance need your help! They are trying to plan a summer tour and need some funding to make it a reality. Check out the Kickstarter they have for funding their summer tour. They have some great prizes, dope swag and you have the chance to be directly responsible for funding a local bands dream!
Check our their kickstarter here:

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Bedroom Rehab Corporation Interview

Bedroom Rehab Corporation are a duo from New London who are tough to classify. They are parts metal, doom, punk, and garage. They are loud and ferocious. They have recorded and released a tremendous album earlier this year titled “Red Over Red” and are constantly playing all over the Northeast. Check out BRC at Café 9 (250 State St) in New Haven on the February 23rd as presents Royal Thunder, Ancient Wisdom, Stone Titan, and BedroomRehab Corporation. But first read a quick interview Meghan and Adam did with us here.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Time and Place by The Park

Parker Hu is a prolific local artist. When she isn't the lead singer of Them Damn Hamiltons she is involved in any number of other collaborations, and when she isn't doing that she is making her own magnificent solo albums under the moniker "The Park".

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Straight to VHS - Rewinder

Article by Max Mercy (Via

People who think of Connecticut solely as a state full of country clubs and gold-lined streets have never been to New London.  And anybody who’s wondering where the spirit of punk-rock is these days can find it there.

While listening to "Rewinder," I smelled stale beer and sweat. I felt concrete under my sneakers. I saw dive bars and littered parking lots and empty strip malls. Suburbia after nightfall.

Stylistically, Straight to VHS makes use of early punk templates and can resemble pioneer groups like the Sex Pistols and the Wipers. Their production standards are relatively high for garagerock so I can understand the Jay Reatard comparisons. They’re working within the form, keeping the rough edges and apathetic attitude but it’s obvious they care how the sound comes across. They’re craftsmen.

At just over 20 minutes, the album is a sonic roller coaster ride with one song cascading into the next. The standout track that represents the whole experience is “patchwork city.” In the red vocals, sweet bass doodles, a chorus that turns the groove of the verses on its head and guitar with enough crunch to chip a tooth. The count-in alone is beautifully rock and roll.

Yup, the spirit of punk is alive. I’m not sure if it’s well but when has it ever been? One thing’s for sure: it takes equal amounts pain and love to play this kind of music.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Vektor get ready to blast Cherry Street into outer space

photo: Emily Ibarra
There have been many thrash bands coming out of the woodwork in the past few years. It seems as if we've been invaded by a bunch of groups that try to mimic the sound and look of an earlier, supposedly more golden, age. Unfortunately, a lot of these bands may get some of the sound right and maybe some even dress the part, but very few are adding anything new to this most classic of heavy sounds. It's a rare band that pushes the genre forward and should be celebrated.

Vektor is one such band.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Kevin MF King - "Feral Kids" Ep Review

Over the course of the last year a group of singer/songwriters set up shop in the Elm City, guys like Ben Erickson, Shaun Bowen, and Jason Prince. They are passionate and supportive and have started a small DIY scene in New Haven. They all play shows together and self-release their own CDs. Not to be outdone by his peers, KevinMF King has released "Feral Kids” EP and has gained his spot as “king” of the hill. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Ab Origine - The CTINDIE Radio Spot (February 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 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, February 6, 2013

Keith Fullerton Whitman at Firehouse 12

There is no quick way to sum up Keith Fullerton Whitman. He is a ridiculously prolific artist, with recordings, performances, collaborations, as well as an intensely motivated music-geekdom that has taken him around the world. Chances are even if you're half-interested in experimental electronic music, laptop improv, noise, drill n bass, or you have come across Mimaroglu Music Sales, you've heard something by Keith Fullerton Whitman. His performance at Firehouse 12 will be introduce by a talk (free ticket required). A big thanks to all that helped make this come together.

Willimantic Records Birthday Party with Damon & Naomi, Tarp, Colorguard, and MORE on 2/10

One more trip around the sun for Willimantic Records. They're celebrating their birthday with a killer show featuring Damon & Naomi from Galaxie 500!

Nightbitch Return To Scotty's To Spread The Gospel Of Sleaze

Our favorite group of sleazy, occult metal playing miscreants return to action this Saturday with a new release in tow. Yes, Nightbitch will be playing their home away from home, Scotty O'Boyles Cafe, in Meriden to celebrate the release of their new cassingle release, "Peculiar Worship", which features two new Nightbitch songs and is being put out by one of our favorite local progenitors of undeground music, No Visible Scars. As always, the festivities start around 9pm, where DJs will be spinning all the classic metal cuts to get you all hot and bothered for when Nightbitch takes the stage around 11pm. This is sure to be some good "adult" fun. So come on down and get yer sleaze on!