Monday, April 29, 2013

Gun Outfit bring their dark, captivating indie rock to BAR

At one point, indie rock band Gun Outfit was based out of Olympia, Washington, but the weather proved too much for their principle members Dylan Sharp and Carrie Keith (guitar, vocals, both) that they both decided to head for warmer climes, and landed in Los Angeles a few years back.

Friday, April 26, 2013

2nd Annual CTINDIE.COM SUMMER MIX TAPE Submission Request!

I know it keeps snowing and getting warm but that just means it's time to start gearing up and thinking about summer again! Last year's Summer Mix Tape D60 was so successful, we put the link in the top right corner of our page and there it has remained into the new year, still acquiring hits steadily. So we are gonna do it again, this year. Send us your music to or just drop box it to us using the link on the right side of the screen.


"Dirty Soul" party-makers Fake Babies drop a new video for "Talk Like My Baby" from their eponymous EP. Word is they got a new EP dropping soon so keep yr eyes peeled.
For now though, glue them to this wonderful video directed by: Nicki Chavoya & Lisa Amadeo

Fake Babies - Talk Like My Baby from Nicki Chavoya on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

THE SWEET ONES and Brotherhood of Thieves @ Arch Street Tavern on 4/27

Now if all the other events we have been posting for the past couple days don't interest you, here's a show going on a Hartford's Arch Street Tavern on 4/27! Brooklyn's The Sweet Ones with Brotherhood of Thieves and Bret The One Man Band.

Track Premier: Hole In My Heart by VIOLENT MAE

Becky Kessler & Floyd Kellogg are pretty well known CT names in their own right, so to find out they have been toiling on a new LP together is wonderful news! They have chosen a band name, Violent Mae. They have also been so kind as to choose CTINDIE to premier their first single from the upcoming LP, and we are pleased to bring you "Hole In My Heart".

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

2013 Meriden Daffodil Fest @ Hubbard Park in Meriden 4/27 and 4/28

It's that time of year again! Daffodil Fest in Meriden has been going strong for 34 years straight, you can help them celebrate a 35th year with a staggering total of amazing locals!

Flaming Lips 'Zaireeka' 4LP Live Spin @ The Telegraph on 4/27

I'm sure most of you have heard about The Flaming Lips record store day release, a vinyl pressing of their 1997 piecemeal epic "Zaireeka". The good folks down at The Telegraph had a listening party for it last weekend and they are doing it again this weekend! Four turntables playing 4 separate records of wacky psychedelic action is sure to stimulate even the most jaded of minds, so quit making excuses and GET TO THE TELEGRAPH!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


The two titans of the found universe, Found Footage Festival and FOUND Magazine, will go toe-to-toe at the Heirloom Arts Theatre (155 Main Street) in Danbury on Saturday, April 27th (8 pm) in a battle royale of found stuff. Both camps—Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Letterman) of the FFF, and Peter and Davy Rothbart (This American Life) of FOUND—will be sharing their favorite finds to determine once and for all whether found notes or found videos will reign supreme. There will be music, comedy and blood. In addition to this, a share of the proceeds from this show will be going to the Brookline Resilience Youth Team.

MT Bearington, Cold Fur, Life Eaters, & Sperm Donor at Anna Liffey's 4/27

The fine folks at Safety Meeting Records have a rockin show coming up at Anna Liffey's with M.T. Bearington, Cold Fur, Life Eaters and Sperm Donor! This is going to be one you don't want to miss!

Monday, April 22, 2013


Lou Di Bella's (vocalist for Sub Zero) wife Trista Vaughn has an aggressive type of breast and bone cancer. Times must be incredibly tough for them and everyone around them but they are being proactive and you can help! On Saturday they are having a benefit show at Tuxedo Junction in Danbury!!!!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Record Store Day at Redscroll With a Show Down the Street After

Hey, So Record Store Day is tomorrow/Saturday and as ever Redscroll is taking part full bore. Food trucks are coming. All kinds of goodies and specials. And then around the corner at the end of the night NightBitch is playing at Knuckleheads (local eatery and tap room). 

Be excellent to each other.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

April 19th-21st: 'Stand Up for Mental Health CT' Comedy Show, with David Granirer and the Second Step Players

This weekend there will be three comedy performances in Willimantic, Middletown, and Norwich, in conjunction with Stand Up for Mental Health Connecticut. The shows-- Friday and Saturday evenings, and an afternoon show on Sunday-- feature David Granirer, the founder of SMH, and the long-standing local performance group the Second Step Players

Friday, April 12, 2013

White Lung bring their scalding punk attack to New Haven

There comes a time in any worthwhile band's career when they make an album that will get people to stand up and pay attention. For Vancouver, noise-punkers White Lung, their second album "Sorry", which was released last year on Deranged Records, provided the band with such a moment.

Will Hayes of Wolves At Bay sits down and talks.

Wolves At Bay have been on a non-stop ride of touring and writing for the past year.  They are one of the few bands in the area that are out there “doing it”, and it shows. They are full of energy and are one of the most tight knit bands in Connecticut today.  They signed to Animal Style Records out of Los Angeles, CA  ( a label that also includes Connecticut hardcore heroes With Honor) and are now on the verge of releasing their second full length record titled “I Was the Devil Once”.  I recently sat down with Will Hayes who is the Singer/guitarist of Wolves at Bay and this is what he had to say…

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Saturday, April 6, 2013

2nd Annual CTINDIE.COM SUMMER MIX TAPE Submission Request!

I know it keeps snowing and getting warm but that just means it's time to start gearing up and thinking about summer again! Last year's Summer Mix Tape D60 was so successful, we put the link in the top right corner of our page and there it has remained into the new year, still acquiring hits steadily. So we are gonna do it again, this year. Send us your music to or just drop box it to us using the link on the right side of the screen.

Submission Guidelines:

You may submit as many tracks as you like. We will select our favorite and put them on the tape. We may choose one or two songs depending on a multitude of factors (total running time of tape, how much we really like the songs, etc...). There are NO genre restrictions, and I would like to add that we generally prefer stuff that's harder to categorize.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS JUNE 1ST! So get us your tracks by then.

These sequences will then be constructed for release in the first week of June on our SUMMER MIX TAPE SOUNDCLOUD (yes, the old tapes will be taken down). Also, like last year, we here at will make (at our own personal expense) CD's and/or Tapes to be passed out at shows all summer for FREE. I know last year we proliferated 100 sets of the double CD and nearly 50 double tape sets. We encourage, nay, IMPLORE all of you featured on the tape or not, to make and distribute as many copies of these mixes as possible. Get the word out about your favorite bands. Tell everyone how impressively abundant CT music really is!
And get yourself psyched up for a long awesome summer of dope ass shows.

To remind you all of how awesome last year's double tape was, here they are (for now!)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Local Locos Music Festival 2013 @ Heirloom Arts Theatre 4/13

The Heirloom Arts Theatre in Danbury is hosting an interesting collection of locals for a fest called The Local Locos Fest on Saturday April 13. Two Humans and Fake Babies and a whole SLEW of other local favorites are playing so be sure to check it out!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Purling Hiss w/ Neptune and Atrina @ BAR 4/10

Another great free BAR show on Wednesday, featuring Purling Hiss, Neptune and one of CT's finest, Atrina!

Ab Origine - The CTINDIE Radio Spot (April 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.

Hear the latest edition of Ab Origine below:

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

TEEPEE / Ghost of Chance / Florida=Death @ Cafe9 on 4/9

Psychedelic drone wizards TEEPEE are coming to Cafe9 for what promises to be an extremely eclectic evening of weird sounds. Joining them on the bill are local favorites Ghost of Chance and Florida=Death! We got the details here for you below as well as an INTERVIEW with the fine people of TEEPEE.

MALCOLM TENT AND EMCEE M.D. @ Molten Java on 4/9!

Here's a one of a kind show! Local Legend Malcolm Tent is sharing a bill at Molten Java playing his special brand of acoustic punk rock with Emcee M.D. performing some old school hiphop. I doubt this type of bill has ever happened in the state so you owe it to yourself to check this out!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Them Damn Hamiltons and Jay Prince @ Javapalooza 4/6

The fine folks of Them Damn Hamiltons and Jay Prince will be playing Javapalooza in Middletown on April 6th! Get the folk down to Middletown this Saturday at 7pm!!!

New school heshers Cauldron get ready to lay waste to Dewey's Pub in Seymour with NWOBHM legends Diamond Head

Metal has splintered into many different genres of extremity over the years, but despite the fact that there will always be some band trying to take it louder, faster and growlier, there will always be a need for bands that honor the past by playing prefix free metal. You could call this keeping it tradish, but these new sets of band look to pay homage to the traditions of the past, mainly the early-to-mid eighties by playing music that is full of galloping rhythms, monster hooks, boundless energy and in most cases clean singing. Granted they do all this with a modern touch.

Monday, April 1, 2013

METZ bring their amp destroying sound to Cafe Nine in New Haven

Right now, there seems to be a whole bunch of independent minded musicians, who are turning up their amps and playing with a bloodthirsty glint in their eyes. These new miscreants blend the louder and noisier side of indie rock with punk, hardcore and even metal, to create amp exploding music of great intensity and visceral thrills.

The Arc Agency Presents: Loma Prieta and Goodtime Boys Take Prospect on April 4th

California's Loma Prieta (Deathwish Inc) have spent the past month making their way across the US (including a stop in Austin for SXSW) and will be stopping in Connecticut this Thursday at the VFW in Prospect. If you saw them last year at The Saddest Landscape's record release (where they arguably stole the show) then you already know what to expect. Since 2005, Loma Prieta have released four different LPs (including 2012's IV) and two 7"s of their trademark angular, screamy and aggressive hardcore which at times channels Saetia, Off Minor or Ampere into bursts of heartfelt aggression. Joining on this tour, coming all the way from the UK are Goodtime Boys (Bridge Nine) whose new LP What's Left to Go is one of the freshest releases I've heard recently in an otherwise derivative field of melodic hardcore bands.