Friday, June 28, 2013

Holy Grail lay down some pyrotechnic heavy metal at the Arch on July 6



In some ways, it must suck to be a modern metal band these days and have to deal with people on the internet or in person always questioning your "tru-ness". You know, the type of people who try to act as scene police and will always question your band's sincerity, if you haven't heard of the same obscure bands that they have heard of.



Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Herff Jones - The Mercury Floor

This review of Herff Jones' The Mercury Floor, was submitted by guest columnist Maxx Hillery. Enjoy his review below:

Herff Jones has recently released their second EP, The Mercury Floor, whose radically eclectic offering makes it even more challenging to place them within the comfortable confines of a genre. I honestly couldn't figure out where to place this band, maybe the strange lo-fi lovechild of The Hush Sound and Andrew Bird? No, probably not. The female singers’ voice is reminiscent of Haley Williams’, but their style is not (at all), especially during the more hard-hitting songs that sport a sort of experimental punk-influence. Regardless, the harmonies of the two singers work so well that I could not care less what genre they happen to place themselves in, which, as mentioned in CTIndie’s review of their last EP, is ‘Alternative Rock?’


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

TRADITIONS: A Celebration of American Folk Music @ Hygienic Art Park 6/22

The good folks at Hygienic Art Park are putting on a lengthly folk showcase for you to enjoy, called Traditions. It's this Saturday at 2pm and you won't want to miss it!


Friday, June 14, 2013

Lys Guillorn & Mercy Choir video - Trouble

Lys Guillorn teamed up with Mercy Choir to release a 3 song EP called "Trouble". They have release a video for the title song, a dreamy and beautiful look at nature and surroundings. Take a look and enjoy!





Thursday, June 13, 2013

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

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 2012 on WPKN.

Hear the latest edition of Ab Origine below:





TIGER HATCHERY with PAUL FLAHERTY, PHEMALE, JON ERIKSEN, HUMAN PONTIAC @Manchild Manor/The Asylum June 17


Lookin' for some Free Jazz / Noise to fill your face and ears with joy? On Monday June 17, Tiger Hatchery is playing JUST THAT VERY THING alongside Phemale, Jon Eriksen and Human Pontiac at Manchild Manor/The Asylum in New Haven.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

ATRINA / BEASTY / FEROCIOUS FUCKING TEETH @ Anna Liffey's 6/13

Like a few other high caliber local acts, ATRINA are going on tour this summer! Their brief New England tour kicks off Thursday @ Anna Liffey's in New Haven with tourmates BEASTY and local double-drum monsters FEROCIOUS FUCKING TEETH!



The Joiner Inners invite you to their "House of Sound"



New Haven indie pop rockers, The Joiner Inners, have released their new album, “House of Sound,” and it’s chock full of pop goodness.


Taking cues from bands like The Lemonheads, (early) Fountains of Wayne, and indie gods Nada Surf, The Joiner Inners have crafted a record full of catchy songs complete with all the hooks, bells and whistles that draw you into a great pop record.  Recorded by Jon Conine (Electric Bucket, Red Blade) in two days back in February, “House of Sound” includes seven songs that may not leave your brain and will get stuck in your car stereo. It all comes at a great time because this is the perfect record for long summer drives down to the shore. Songs like “What It Is” and “House of Sound” scream “radio hits,” and would probably upset Evan Dando because they are not his songs. Other songs like “Just One Thing” and “A List of Better Endings” display the bands dirty, garagey rock and roll side with their slight Paul Westerberg guitar tones and Superdrag appeal. Overall, The Joiner Inners have captured a straight ahead pop rock record mixed with all the right indie influences. “House of Sound” is another great record that has been released this year and it’s a good contender for a list of favorites at the end of 2013. 


Saturday, June 8, 2013

CTIndie.com Summer Mix 2013 - q-90


OK! So after a week of labor, the new CTIndie.com Summer Mix is finally complete. To say the submission level was overwhelming is an understatement. We simply cannot BELIEVE how many submissions we received for this mix. Last year, we received submissions from 35 CT bands to make D60, the 2012 Summer Mix (named for being 2 hours long, or "double" 60 minutes). This year we received a staggering number of tracks from 90 bands. So, after compiling just over 5 hours of music, we present to you q-90: the quadruple CD, 90 track CTIndie.com Summer Mix 2013!