Cafe 9 Upcoming Events

September 2021
September 16, 2021 8:00 PM
September 16, 2021 11:00 PM
Sep 16, 2021
Tony Purrone Trio
Starts:
8:00 pm
Ends:
11:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
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Tony Purrone Trio

Doors at 7pm, Two sets starting at 8pm.

$10 in advance, $15 at the door.

No reserved seating.


Tony Purrone was born and raised in Connecticut. His love affair with the guitar started with his first lesson at age nine. This early ability, expressed across a diversity of styles, led to acceptance by the University of Bridgeport Jazz Ensemble at a very young age. Four years later, whilst still a student, he performed with the Don Elliott Quintet and the Gerry Mulligan Sextet. After transferring to New York University, Tony graduated with a BSc in music.

In 1978, he came to the attention of Jimmy Heath in Connecticut and was invited to join the Heath Brothers Band, going on to record five albums on CBS and Island-Antilles in between touring the world.


In 1982, Tony left to carve his own impressive niche in the eclectic jazz world. He has performed with a Who’s Who of Jazz, including: Frank Foster and the Count Basie Band, Jerome Richardson, Lee Konitz, Al Cohn, Pepper Adams, Paquito D’Rivera, Sal Nistico, Nick Brignola, Bill Barron, Dave Leibman, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Randy Brecker, Lew Soloff, Jon Faddis, Donald Byrd, Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman band members, the Jimmy Heath Big Band, Stanley Cowell, Billy Eckstine, Johnny Hartman, the Trio (3) with Pete Levin and Lenny White, and his own groups.

He completed an album in July 1991 with Ed Thigpen on Justin Time records called “Mr. Taste”. This received the accolade of a Downbeat magazine 5-star rating.

Tony has taught music at Housatonic College and Wesleyan University in Connecticut and at Queens College in New York. Tony participated in two Grammy nominated albums, “Heath Brothers Live at the Public Theater”, (1980); and “Jimmy Heath-Little Man, Big Band” (1994). Tony has also recorded with Jimmy Heath on the Landmark, Verve, and Steeplechase labels, Ed Thigpen on the Reaction label and is the featured guitar soloist along with bassist, Stanley Clarke, on the song “Dark” co-written with Lenny White on Lenny’s CD, “Present Tense” (Hip Bop records).


In 1993 Tony released his debut CD as a leader and composer on the B&W label (now, Meltdown-2000) entitled, “Electric Poetry”. It features Bob Mintzer (woodwinds), Dave Anderson(bass) and Ray Marchica (drums). His compositions and eclectic diversity figure greatly in this setting.

September 2021
September 17, 2021 9:00 PM
September 18, 2021 12:00 AM
Sep 17, 2021
Richard Lloyd of Television / Zero Years
Starts:
9:00 pm
Ends:
12:00 am
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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Richard Lloyd

Richard Lloyd is a legendary electric guitarist, singer/songwriter, and founding member of Television, a band that rose to fame with their 1977 debut release, Marquee Moon, widely regarded as one of greatest albums in rock and roll history and perhaps the most defining and highly influential release of the 1970’s New York rock scene. Lloyd embarked on a solo career after Television disbanded, releasing seven solo albums and working as a guitarist, session musician, and band member with Matthew Sweet, John Doe, Rocket from the Tombs, and more.

Released in October 2017, Lloyd’s book, Everything Is Combustible: Television, CBGB's and Five Decades of Rock and Roll: The Memoirs of an Alchemical Guitarist establishes Lloyd as a masterful storyteller and humorous and insightful writer with an acerbic and razor-sharp wit.

Zero Years

Esoteric pop from New Haven, CT.

September 2021
September 18, 2021 4:00 PM
September 18, 2021 7:00 PM
Sep 18, 2021
Jazz Jam Session with Tony Di & Friends
Starts:
4:00 pm
Ends:
7:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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Tony Di / Drew Fermo Duo

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

Tony Dioguardi is a Connecticut based jazz and blues guitarist who has performed with Jaimo's Jazz Band, Bernard Purdie, Jim Oblon, Guitar George Baker, Laco Deczi and Rickie Miller.

September 2021
September 18, 2021 9:00 PM
September 19, 2021 1:00 AM
Sep 18, 2021
Garcia Peoples / Doug Shaw
Starts:
9:00 pm
Ends:
1:00 am
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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Garcia Peoples

Formed in New Jersey by guitarists Tom Malach and Danny Arakaki, the band took a few years to find their flying shape, solidifying into a lineup with Danny’s brother Cesar on drums and Derek Spaldo on bass by mid-2016. Ramping up their acceleration around the time of their 2018 Cosmic Cash debut on Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records, they’ve blasted through residencies and new songs and sessions and collaborations, relocating to New York, picking up two new members in keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Pat Gubler and bassist Andy Cush, and leaving a trail of live tapes in their wake. This year, they’ve delivered not one but two new albums for BBiB: the sleek and song-oriented Natural Facts and the sprawling improvisatory opus of One Step Behind. 2019 also saw the first performances by the full Garcia Peoples lineup, a six-person behemoth with Spaldo on third guitar.

With a stash of live recordings accumulating at the Live Music Archive, Garcia Peoples’ music is very much a living entity. Since the release of their previous two albums, songs have started to expand, jam suites have grown, and experiments have been undertaken. The first part of 2019 has seen Garcia Peoples back Philadelphia guitarist Chris Forsyth (an expanded Solar Peoples Band has hit double-drummer overdrive several times now), and joined with guitarist Ryley Walker. They’ve improvised on WFMU, and jammed with the sounds of ocean waves and falling rain at strange late night happenings. Probably something else new and wonderful and weird has happened in the Garciaverse since I wrote this.

Whether or not you thought you knew Garcia Peoples’ music, One Step Behind is something new and beautiful, for new heads and old. No matter where you stand–behind, beyond, or another plane altogether–One Step Behind is ready. For those about to get on the Bus, we salute you.

Doug Shaw

"Sleepy" Doug Shaw (aka High Life) is a London born songwriter living and performing in New York since 2003. As he sings and speaks Shaw picks intricate, hypnotic finger patterns, building circles into webs of entrancing repetition employing echo, drone and suspension of time. He counts among influences Desert Blues, Kora mastery, old Calypso, Raga, Chicago Footwork, UK Grime, Spiritual Jazz, Rambler's laments, Kuduro and Psilocybin. 
 
Shaw moonlights in sways as Gang Gang Dance's bass player and was formerly a member of Drag City group White Magic and Sierra Leonean star, “Bubu King” Janka Nabay, He has also contributed to records of Cass McCombs, Hal Wilner, Eric Copeland and shared stages around the world with the likes of Lou Reed, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Animal Collective, Mdou Moctar, Terry Riley, Yoko Ono, Bert Jansch, Black Dice, Les Filles de Illighadad, Sonic Youth, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Michael Hurley and many more.
September 2021
September 21, 2021 8:00 PM
September 22, 2021 11:00 PM
Sep 21, 2021
Sketch tha cataclysm,AQMNI,Mandy Moorehal,Mo Niklz
Starts:
8:00 pm
Ends:
11:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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"The 50X50's present. . . 
 
This evening features three sets of performances by Sketch tha cataclysm with The 50X50's ,
Mandy Moorehol and DJ Mo Niklz!
 
Special and surprise guests throughout including performances by AQMNI and more!
 
Free cookies!
New merch!
Pure joy and such!
 
Come celebrate with us and spread the word!
 
 
Artful and Poetic Indie Hip-Hop from out of New Haven, CT
 
AQMNI -
a highly explosive duo of old school raw energy and new school flows from Hartford
 
Mandy Moorehol -
Left field and aggressive experimental musician exploding out parts unknown
 
DJ Mo Niklz -
dynamic DJ spinning a wide range of tunes with a wild visual backing
September 2021
September 22, 2021 8:00 PM
September 22, 2021 11:00 PM
Sep 22, 2021
"A Guy Walks Into A Bar........" Comedy Open Mic
Starts:
8:00 pm
Ends:
11:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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"A Guy Walks Into A Bar...."

COMEDY OPEN MIC

with

Host Dan Kalwhite

Sign Up- 7:30

Sets from 8-10pm

September 2021
September 23, 2021 8:00 PM
September 23, 2021 11:00 PM
Sep 23, 2021
NHIC Presents GoBruCio CD Release
Starts:
8:00 pm
Ends:
11:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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NHIC Presents GoBruCio CD Release

Bob Gorry (Guitar), Pete Brunelli(Bass), Peter Riccio (drums) celebrate the release of their new CD, GoBruCcio.
Full of dynamic and consistently intriguing free Jazz, offering listeners plenty of variety, surprises, and musical joy.

September 2021
September 24, 2021 9:00 PM
September 24, 2021 11:55 PM
Sep 24, 2021
Trey Tuck, Go Go, Stephanie Rivera, EastLaneDonte
Starts:
9:00 pm
Ends:
11:55 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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TREY TUCK

Trey Tuck Performing Live
& Special Guests such as GoGo, EastLaneDonté & Stephanie Rivera
Music by Power 203's DJ Young Kels!
Friday, September 24, 2021 | Doors 8:00pm
New Haven, CT - Cafe Nine
21+ To Enter & To Drink
TREY TUCK continues his IWLF Tour as he makes another stop in New Haven Connecticut! On this stop, A few other artists will be joining the show! The music will be spun by Power 203's Young Kels with Performances by EastLaneDonté, GoGo & Stephanie Rivera. Ticket prices at the door will be $20 while the presale price will be $15. TRUSS Merch & Werkoholics Merch will be sold in the venue as well!! Come out and enjoy drinks, live music and performances with some of CONNECTICUT'S BEST!! Follow @Trussproductions on Instagram for more updates!!

Go Go

Stephanie Rivera

eastlanedonte

DJ Young Kels

September 2021
September 25, 2021 4:00 PM
September 25, 2021 7:00 PM
Sep 25, 2021
Jazz Jam Session with Ed Chervansky & Lou Ianello
Starts:
4:00 pm
Ends:
7:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
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Ed Chervansky & Lou Ianello Jazz Jam

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

September 2021
September 25, 2021 9:30 PM
September 26, 2021 1:00 AM
Sep 25, 2021
The Fleshtones / Muck & The Mires
Starts:
9:30 pm
Ends:
1:00 am
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
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Entry to this show requires proof of vaccine by card, photo or a negative test result within 48 hours of show time. Please have documentation ready at door as well as a valid ID.

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The Fleshtones

Forty years ago in Queens, New York, KEITH STRENG and his buddy Marek Pakulski discovered some guitars in a basement of a house they were renting. They didn’t know how to tune strings or finger a chord, but they dug Rock & Roll and R&B, which was hard to find in the mid-1970s pabulum on Top 40 and FM radio. They picked up those guitars, found some cheap amps, and started banging out noise. By ’77, local drummer Lenny Calderon was on board as the steady drummer. 

One day PETER ZAREMBA, an art student friend with long bangs, a harmonica, and a manic vision, dropped by the house, grabbed a mic, and named the band THE FLESHTONES. They rehearsed by throwing locally legendary parties in the basement of that house, dosed with fuzz guitar and trash cans full of their signature cocktail, the Blue Whale, inaugurating a bacchanal that just won’t end.

 

Muck and The Mires

MUCK AND THE MIRES, Boston's International ambassadors of garage rock 'n' roll, have been described as a blend of the 1964 Beatles and the 1977 Ramones. Their songs are reminiscent of the 1960's British Invasion, all two minutes long and ALL POTENTIAL HITS, while their live show is a high energy blast of fast-paced, post-punk gritty garage rock and roll. They have built a worldwide following through relentless touring, radio and satellite airplay and a string of recordings, produced by Kim Fowley & Jim Diamond, considered by many to be cult classics.

September 2021
September 28, 2021 8:00 PM
September 28, 2021 11:00 PM
Sep 28, 2021
The Dirty Grass Players
Starts:
8:00 pm
Ends:
11:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
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Entry to this show requires proof of vaccine by card, photo or a negative test result within 48 hours of show time.

The Dirty Grass Players

The Dirty Grass Players, a four-piece new-grass band from Baltimore, is known for having one toe-tappin’ foot in traditional bluegrass while pushing boundaries with their blazing musicianship. Composed of Connor Murray on bass, Alex Berman on vocals & banjo, Ben Kolakowski with the guitar & vocals, and Ryan Rogers on mandolin, they have been bringing their growing fanbase a down and dirty performance for over five years.

Their ability to seamlessly transition from down-home bluegrass to spirited improvisation makes each performance unique. Mix in some Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd or a dash of southern rock and you’ll quickly understand what they mean by “Dirty Grass”.

Entering into their sixth year together, The Dirty Grass Players just released their 2nd studio album, “Beneath the Woodpile”. Put together with alluring harmonies, lyrics, and melodies, the band presents a sound precisely at the crossroads of traditional and progressive bluegrass. This isn’t just another run-of-the-mill bluegrass album or band; it’s cathartic and dirty grass.

September 2021
September 29, 2021 8:00 PM
September 29, 2021 11:00 PM
Sep 29, 2021
Vertico / Inside Out / Happy Happy Joy Joy
Starts:
8:00 pm
Ends:
11:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
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21
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Vertico

Comprised of three fellas, Vertico is a lil indie band based outta the good ole backwoods of Connecticut.

Inside Out

Happy Happy Joy Joy

Just a bunch of sad people in a band from New Haven, CT

 
September 2021
September 30, 2021 8:00 PM
September 30, 2021 11:00 PM
Sep 30, 2021
Shake 'N' Vibrate All Stars w/Jonathan Toubin
Starts:
8:00 pm
Ends:
11:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
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Shake 'N' Vibrate All Star Series

DJ B the T Jr trades sets

with
SPECIAL GUEST and SOUL CLAP Mastermind

NEW YORK NIGHT TRAINS

JONATHAN TOUBIN

Soul, Funk, Junk, Trash

All Vinyl! All Dance, All Night

8-11pm sets. 

October 2021
October 1, 2021 9:00 PM
October 2, 2021 1:00 AM
Oct 1, 2021
Ideat Village Rock Lottery
Starts:
9:00 pm
Ends:
1:00 am
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
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Entry to this show requires proof of vaccine by card, photo or a negative test result within 72 hours of show time. Please have documentaion ready at door as well as a valid ID.

Ideat Village Rock Lottery Night 1

Drawn by lot, chosen at random, a few dozen fearless musicians step forward for an unforgettable one-off gig. Brand new local Super Groups, created from a pool of participating guitarists, bassists, vocalists, drummers and other players who have never played together before, face off for the Rock Lottery show-down. The random drawing of Super Groups takes place three weeks earlier, in September (date TBA).


Come out and see what happens when random musicians are thrown together by serendipity, are given challenging and confounding musical tasks to master, and (just to add a little more pressure), are "judged" by an esteemed panel of Rock Lottery participants from previous years. Don't miss these performances!

Note: The Rock Lottery "competition" is open to all musicians, regardless of genre, instrument and skill level. To sign up for the drawing email Ideat Village (ideatvillage@snet.net) For details: http://www.facebook.com/ideatvillage.
October 2021
October 2, 2021 9:00 PM
October 3, 2021 1:00 AM
Oct 2, 2021
Ideat Village Rock Lottery
Starts:
9:00 pm
Ends:
1:00 am
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
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0
Ages:
21
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About the Show and the Artist:

Per Artists Request- Entry to this show requires proof of vaccine by card, photo or a negative test result within 72 hours of show time. Please have documentaion ready at door as well as a valid ID.

Ideat Village Rock Lottery Night 2

Drawn by lot, chosen at random, a few dozen fearless musicians step forward for an unforgettable one-off gig. Brand new local Super Groups, created from a pool of participating guitarists, bassists, vocalists, drummers and other players who have never played together before, face off for the Rock Lottery show-down. The random drawing of Super Groups takes place three weeks earlier, in September (date TBA).


Come out and see what happens when random musicians are thrown together by serendipity, are given challenging and confounding musical tasks to master, and (just to add a little more pressure), are "judged" by an esteemed panel of Rock Lottery participants from previous years. Don't miss these performances!

Note: The Rock Lottery "competition" is open to all musicians, regardless of genre, instrument and skill level. To sign up for the drawing email Ideat Village (ideatvillage@snet.net) For details: http://www.facebook.com/ideatvillage.
October 2021
October 3, 2021 4:00 PM
October 3, 2021 7:00 PM
Oct 3, 2021
APB / TPWKT
Starts:
4:00 pm
Ends:
7:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
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20
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Entry to this show requires proof of vaccine by card, photo or a negative test result within 48 hours of show time.

APB


The wait is over. After nearly 35 years, the Legendary Scottish post-punk band APB returns to New Haven for a rare performance at Café Nine, brought to you by Fernando Pinto Presents, whom brought APB to the Nightshift Café in 1988.

Hailing from Aberdeen, Scotland, apb gained a cult following in the States. College radio became a huge supporter of the band especially on the east coast. Songs like 'What Kind of Girl," 'One Day," and 'Rainy Day," remained in rotation alongside the classic 'Shoot You Down." This radio success allowed apb to tour the United States on twelve separate occasions with artists like The Clash and James Brown. And their influence on today's music scene is immeasurable with bands like Franz Ferdinand, The Faint, The Rapture, and LCD Soundsystem borrowing from apb's dance rock fusion.

So, some thirty years after the urgency of tracks like 'Shoot You Down" coupled with singer Iain Slater's commanding bass lines and heavily accented vocals, is best described as 'a throbbing mix of neo-funk and dance-punk, incredibly intense and visceral.

The Problem With Kids Today

Rock n Roll delinquents

October 2021
October 4, 2021 8:00 PM
October 4, 2021 11:00 PM
Oct 4, 2021
Rachel Baiman / Daphne Lee Martin
Starts:
8:00 pm
Ends:
11:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
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Entry to this show requires proof of vaccine by card, photo or a negative test result within 48 hours of show time.

RACHEL BAIMAN

With her 2017 debut Shame, Americana songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Baiman emerged as a fearless voice of the American female experience. “Shame” was featured on NPR’s “Songs We Love”, called a “Rootsy Wake-up Call” by Folk Alley, and described by Vice’s “Noisey” as “flipping off authority one song at a time.” On her new full-length album Cycles, Baiman has found a grittier musical medium for her signature unabashed and defiant songwriting, employing a majority-female team including co-producer Olivia Hally, known as the front woman of Indie-pop band Oh Pep!  
Cycles is a collection of songs encompassing the many ways that we destroy and rebuild as people, as families, and as a country. Songs about the cycle of life inspired by the birth of a nephew and the loss of a grandmother, songs about internal mental cycles of ambition and self-doubt, the cycle of progress and regression in our country’s political journey, and the cycles of growth and reinvention that relationships take on.  At times heartbreaking, at times celebratory, the album is a reflection of a lot of life experienced in a relatively short amount of time, a desire to hold fast to the people we love in the wake of so much uncertainty, and an exploration of the immense and unique strength of women in the face of adversity.
Originally from Chicago, Baiman moved to Nashville at eighteen, and has spent the last decade working as a musician in a wide variety of roles, from session musician (Molly Tuttle, Kelsey Waldon, Caroline Spence), to live sidewoman (Kacey Musgraves, Amy Ray), to bandmate and producer. Fiddle music was her first love, and she is known in the bluegrass and old time world for her work with progressive acoustic duo 10 String Symphony with fiddle player Christian Sedelmyer. Her first solo album Shame, was produced by Andrew Marlin of Mandolin Orange, and established her role as part of a new generation of political songwriters. Since 2017, Baiman has toured her solo project internationally with appearances at the Kilkenny Roots Festival in Ireland, the Mullum Music Festival in Australia, and the Kennedy Center Millenium Stage in Washington, DC.  She has also released a variety of small scale projects; her 2018 Free Dirt EP Thanksgiving, which read as a sort of epilogue to Shame, a duet project with singer Mike Wheeler, which is a more stripped down nod to her acoustic roots, and a 2020 single, Wrong Way Round, which shows more sonic experimentation and hints at musical direction of Cycles.

Inspired by the burgeoning grunge rock scene in Melbourne, Cycles was recorded in Australia in the glorified storage unit known as Purple Wayne Studios (Big Smoke) with engineer Alex O’Gorman (Angie McMahon). In addition to Hally on bass, piano and guitar, and Baiman on guitar, strings and banjo, other musicians include Melbourne drummer Bree Hartley, guitar players Cy Winstanley (Brandy Clarke) and Josh Oliver (Mandolin Orange), and guest vocalists Dan Parsons, Dan Watkins and Maggie Rigby (The Maes). The album was mixed by GRAMMY winning engineer Shani Gandhi, who is based in Nashville but originally from Australia as well.

Daphne Lee Martin

For her sixth album, The Starter Wife (Pleasure Loves Company), singer-songwriter Daphne Lee Martin swan dives into a maelstrom of divorce and rises from the wreckage weary, wiser, and ready to take herself a whole lot less seriously. This is cinema verite in song, boldly exploring the disposability of forever after. The Starter Wife’s intimate and elegant production aesthetic recalls Joni Mitchell’s early-to-mid 1970s album streak.

October 2021
October 5, 2021 9:00 PM
October 6, 2021 12:00 AM
Oct 5, 2021
Scott H. Biram / J.D. Wilkes / Jordan Joyes
Starts:
9:00 pm
Ends:
12:00 am
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
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About the Show and the Artist:

Entry to this show requires proof of vaccine by card, photo or a negative test result within 48 hours of show time.

Scott Biram

Scott H. Biram unleashes a fervent display of conviction through, not only the genuine blues, classic country, bluegrass, and rock n roll, but he seals the deal with punk, heavy metal, and frankly,
anything else he wants to. He’s The Dirty Old One Man Band. He will still the room with haunting South Texas blues, then turn it upside down, into a truck driver's mosh pit. Like he says, it might be baptism, or it might be murder, either way...you
gonna see the light. This legally ordained preacher’s singing, yodeling, growling, leering and brash preachin' and hollerin' is accompanied by sloppy riffs, and licks literally yanked, one at a time, out of his collection of crusty, worn out, Gibson hollowbody guitars, and battle axes. All this held down with a pounding backbeat brought forth by his amplified left foot, and self customed stomp board. The remainder of this brutally charming one-man band consists of an unwieldy combination of beat-up amplifiers and old microphones strung together by a tangled mess of guitar
cables. Don’t get too close! You gonna get some grease on ya!
Years of compulsive touring, along with a steady diet of down
and dirty blues, rock, punk, country, and hillbilly have developed Scott H. Biram's signature concoction, attracting a hefty array of fans who dig the bizarre and twisted sides of the rock and roll spectrum. His live shows, performed all over the world, deliver a take no prisoners attitude, a stomping, pulsing John Lee Hooker-channeling, and cockeyed tales of black water baptisms and murder, all while romanticizing the on-the-road lifestyle.

J.D. Wilkes

JD Wilkes is an American musician, visual artist, author, filmmaker and self-proclaimed "southern surrealist". He is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (notably on harmonica and banjo), having recorded with such artists as Merle Haggard, John Carter Cash, Mike Patton, and Hank Williams III. Wilkes’ latest solo album Cattle in the Cane (Arkam Records, January 2015) includes his own renditions of traditional tunes (mostly old-time mountain music), with performances by elder Kentucky fiddler Charlie Stamper (the brother of Art Stamper) on many of the tracks. In the last two years, Wilkes has continued to develop his solo project, having toured with Charlie Parr and The Tillers, as well as performing at the 2015 Winnipeg Folk Festival.

Wilkes is perhaps best known as the founder of the Legendary Shack Shakers, a Southern Gothic rock and blues band formed in the mid 90s. Fans of his work with Legendary Shack Shakers include Stephen King, Robert Plant and former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra. Rolling Stone named Wilkes as the “best frontman” at the 2015 Americana Music Association Festival for his performance with the band. Regarding the group’s "southern gothic" lyricism, Billboard Magazine said "[Wilkes writes] mind-blowing lyrics rife with Biblical references and ruminations of life, death, sin and redemption.” Legendary Shack Shakers have toured with the likes of Robert Plant and The Black Keys, among others. Their music has been featured in HBO’s True Blood series, and in a long-running Geico commercial.

JD Wilkes has been compared to iconoclasts like David Byrne, Iggy Pop, or Jerry Lee Lewis, and with his small, wiry frame and intense, incandescent performances, it’s not hard to see why. But while he plays the carnival barker onstage, he’s a dedicated lifelong student of true Southern culture. Master banjo player Dom Flemons said, “JD is a real old-Kentucky banjo player and he can take that to the bank! I gotta watch out next time I see his banjo.” A resident of Paducah, Kentucky, Wilkes is a Kentucky Colonel, an honorable title bestowed by the state's Governor upon those with a connection to, or who are famous residents of the state of Kentucky. In 2015, Wilkes was featured on the BBC original series Songs of the South, in an episode focusing on the musical history of Tennessee and Kentucky.

Aside from his prolific career in music, Wilkes is also a published writer, having recently authored the book Barn Dances and Jamborees Across Kentucky, an exploration of his state’s social music and dance history based on extensive fieldwork and research. A true Southern Renaissance man, Wilkes is also an accomplished visual artist (specializing in comics, sideshow banners and book illustrations) as well as a documentary filmmaker (his documentary Seven Signs explores “music, myths, and the American South” and was screened at the UK’s prestigious Raindance Film Festival).

Jordan Joyes

October 2021
October 6, 2021 8:00 PM
October 6, 2021 11:00 PM
Oct 6, 2021
The Wooks
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The Wooks

Capturing a moment, and a place — its past, people, and terrain within a song, The Wooks harness the rich musical and storytelling traditions of Kentucky into a new, old sound that embraces both string-music heritage and rock ‘n roll, jam, and singer-songwriter influences. Since 2014, the band, CJ Cain (lead guitar, vocals), Harry Clark (mandolin, vocals), Roddy Puckett (bass, vocals), George Guthrie (Banjo), have delivered a raw, boot stomping, sing-along to every song, good-time bluegrass show, “...with improv-savvy interplay that endears the band to jam music fans and bluegrass traditionalists alike,” according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Sticking close to home, and their bluegrass roots, the band’s sophomore effort, Glory Bound, was recorded at Rickey Wasson’s Main Street Studio in Clay City, KY. Elkhorn City, KY native J.T. Cure, longtime bass player with former bluegrasser Chris Stapleton took on the producer role and got the record into the hands of Grammy Award Winning mix engineer Vance Powell. Of the experience Cure says, “It was important to me to record the band live, because the following they built up, it's their energy, and I wanted to try to capture that on record. It was basically stay out of the way.”

Since their inception in late 2014 The Wooks have won the 2016 RockyGrass Band Competition, placed in the finals for the 2017 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, were a 2017 IBMA Momentum Award Nominee, and were selected a 2018 IBMA official showcase artist. Their first record, Little Circles, recorded at Compass Studios and produced by Alison Brown, debuted at #6 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart. They have performed at RockyGrass, Bonnaroo, Blue Ox, ARISE, Bristol Rhythm & Roots, Mountain Stage, John Hartford Memorial Festival, Festival of the Bluegrass, ROMP Festival, Master Musicians Festival, SamJam, Music City Roots, Rudy Fest and more. Sharing the stage with The Infamous Stringdusters, Peter Rowan, Tyler Childers, Billy Strings, The Travelin' McCourys, Town Mountain, The Lil Smokies, The Grass is Dead, and more, their, “boundless bluegrass parties have entertained audiences across the country.”

October 2021
October 7, 2021 8:00 PM
October 8, 2021 12:00 AM
Oct 7, 2021
CT Rocks Fest Day 1
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CT ROCKS! FEST 2021 DAY !
Come kick off a long weekend of live local music brought to you by CT Rocks Radio and hosted by the one and only  Bobby D. 
8pm start : 35minute sets
to enter : $5 to $10 : you choose
• Vicki F

• Lucy's Neighbor

• Trashing Violet

• 49 Feet High

• The Wind-Up

October 2021
October 8, 2021 9:00 PM
October 8, 2021 11:30 PM
Oct 8, 2021
Sgt. Scagnetti / Catbite / The Simulators
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Doors at 8pm, music starts at 9pm.

Sgt Scagnetti

Sgt. Scag (aka Sgt. Scagnetti) has been a fixture on the Northeast ska/punk scene since the late 1990’s. Migrating from a ska-pop outfit into a harder more frantic sound, the band’s live shows are unpredictable and fun. They might arm the audience with 100’s of plastic toy swords, split them in half and have the crowd reenact a scene from Braveheart. Really. The Hartford Courant called them a “surefire crowd slayer.” Brooklyn Vegan said their “fast, fiery approach rips”

Catbite

Catbite, formed in the summer of 2018, are 4 friends from Philadelphia who love ska, powerpop, soul, punk rock, cute animals, and everything in between.
 
 
Shady Street Allstars features members of: The Screw-Ups, The Redactions, The Hempsteadys, Ryxno, Frederic Anthony and iViva Mayhem!
October 2021
October 9, 2021 9:00 PM
October 9, 2021 11:30 PM
Oct 9, 2021
Shuriken / West Rockers
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Shuriken Record release show with special guests Ragin Zen.

Doors at 8pm, music starts at 9pm.

SHURIKEN

Shuriken is a Rock & Roll trio band from NYC/CT/JAPAN. No fake, no bs, the real deal. 

West Rockers

The West Rockers are a unique five-piece from New Haven who started mixing up reggae with thrash metal, punk and post hardcore styles (dubbed "reggae-core" by fans) back in 2006. Their first recording was in 2008, another in 2010 was sadly lost in the bowels of a New Haven University studio.
They've performed around the tri-state region and have opened for touring acts such as Hamell on Trial, 20WT and The Duppies. Today, West Rockers are working on their next project and continue to play shows regularly for fans and friends.
 
 
October 2021
October 10, 2021 4:00 PM
October 10, 2021 7:00 PM
Oct 10, 2021
Hello In There A - Tribute to John Prine
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Hello In There

A Tribute To John Prine

Local Musicians pay tribute to John on what would have been his 75th Birthday.

A benefit for the "Hello In There " Foundation, serving the needs of all those marginilized, discriminated against or otherwise forgotten folks. 

October 2021
October 12, 2021 8:00 PM
October 12, 2021 11:00 PM
Oct 12, 2021
Possessed By Paul James / Zac Wilkerson
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Possessed By Paul James

Konrad Wert is a man of many voices. As a Special Education teacher, he is articulate and intentional. As an advocate for justice in education he is passionate. But as an artist and musician, better known by his stage name, Possessed By Paul James, his voice is expressive, holding rest and action in tandem. After gaining recognition from NPR, The New York Times, CMT, and MTV for his celebrated live performances and 2013 Billboard-charting breakout release, There Will Be Nights When I’m Lonely, the Golden Apple-winning educator took some time to reflect and reorient and underwent two vocal surgeries. “The nature of being a school teacher, a public speaker, and a musician, you know, any ear nose & throat specialist will tell you that’s like a hat trick for getting a vocal surgery. So there was some time where I needed to really learn how to sing fluidly and in a healthy way while preserving the opportunity to continue as a teacher and articulate, speak, without duress.” After a few years away from music, Wert is returning with a new album, As We Go Wandering, (due January 31, 2020), bringing a rejuvenated voice to Possessed By Paul James. Where There Will Be Nights was crying out on behalf of the dilemmas faced by families, students, and teachers nationwide, As We Go Wandering brings a sense of peace. But as the title suggests, in Possessed By Paul James’ estimation, perhaps counterintuitively, peace, rest, and movement dance hand in hand.
Possessed By Paul James is.” “As We Go Wandering is about the question of where we go from here. How do we move forward,” says Konrad Wert. This tension is expressed at the very center of the tracklist, with “Be At Rest.” “All across the nation teachers see the same needs, fill the same roles, and ask the same hard and troubling questions: Students who are hurting, families fighting for the rights of their children, passionate teachers who constantly bear burdens that can become crushing,” says Wert. “Most troubling and devastating are the increasing numbers of human beings that are falling to violence within our schools. ‘Be At Rest’ provides an open image and feeling to all those hurting: ‘Raise up your voices, lay down down your sword and shield, be at rest. Come together on the foundations of peace and justice so we may heal, so we may help, so we may learn in order to do better for our children.’” So what about the name, Possessed By Paul James? “It’s partly just because of the way we play, maybe it’s due to anxiousness or anxiety, I don’t know, but just close the eyeballs and get it out,” says Wert. “But also, Paul was my grandfather, James is my dad’s middle name - so it’s a reference to something bigger than me, that there is something greater than ourselves, something that we’re in together. It’s important for us to acknowledge and be honest about that - the good, the bad, and the ugly. We are more than just ourselves.”

Zac Wilkerson

ZAC WILKERSON is a songwriter that fuses country, rock, soul and blues to create an Americana sound delivered with powerful vocals, poignant lyrics, and energetic and passionate performances. Solo or with a band, Wilkerson’s relatable songs are delivered with his trademark voice displaying well crafted melodies and gut-wrenchingly familiar messages and stories.

October 2021
October 14, 2021 8:00 PM
October 14, 2021 11:00 PM
Oct 14, 2021
Jake Blount / Moon Shells
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Jake Blount

Jake Blount is an award-winning banjoist, fiddler, singer and ethnomusicologist based in Providence, RI. He is half of the internationally touring duo Tui, a 2020 Strathmore Artist in Residence and a board member of Bluegrass Pride. He is a 2020 recipient of the Steve Martin Banjo Prize. Blount specializes in the music of Black communities in the southeastern United States, and in the regional style of the Finger Lakes. A versatile performer, Blount interpolates blues, bluegrass and spirituals into the old-time string band tradition he belongs to. He foregrounds the experiences of queer people and people of color in his work. His teachers include Rhiannon Giddens, Bruce Molsky and Judy Hyman. He has claimed first place in both the Banjo and the Traditional Band categories at the prestigious Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, WV. Blount has shared his music and research at the Smithsonian Institution, Yale University, and Berklee School of Music, among other venues and institutions. He has also appeared on Radiolab, Soundcheck and NPR's Weekend Edition. He regularly teaches fiddle and banjo at festivals and camps like the Augusta Heritage Center, the Ashokan Center, and Midwest Banjo Camp. Blount tours domestically and internationally as a solo performer, with his duo Tui, and with his band The Moose Whisperers. He has performed and recorded solo, and in ensembles of up to six people. His first full-length solo album, Spider Tales, is out now on Free Dirt Records & Service Co. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart, received positive coverage from NPR, Rolling Stone and Billboard among others, and earned five out of five stars as The Guardian's Folk Album of the Month.

The Moon Shells

The Moon Shells—Maggie Shar, Brian Slattery, Laura Murawski, Molly Merrett, and Charlie Shaw—draw from the traditional music of Appalachia, Louisiana, West Africa and elsewhere to try to make something new. Whether performing as an acoustic stringband, a stripped-down trio, or a five-piece making modern sounds on traditional instruments at clubs and festivals, the Moon Shells move hearts and feet.

In 2019 they released two albums—Seaside Asylum, an album of original songs and tunes, and Screech Plank, an album of more traditional fiddle tunes. The Hartford Courant named Seaside Asylum one of its favorite regional albums of 2019. Their next album of original songs, House of Air, came out in 2020 to similar acclaim. Both albums have gotten radio airplay throughout New England. The band is currently at work on its next albums.

October 2021
October 15, 2021 9:00 PM
October 16, 2021 12:00 AM
Oct 15, 2021
Eck's Men / The Zambonis
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Eck’s Men

Eck's Men play a genré all its own. Power Pop-abilly. It’s great rock & roll that will get you tapping your feet, clapping your hands, and shaking your hips. It’s music like you used to hear on the radio! It’s timeless!

The Zambonis

The greatest and only all hockey rock in the world. Since 1992, nothing but songs about hockey, love, life, and hockey.

October 2021
October 16, 2021 9:00 PM
October 17, 2021 12:00 AM
Oct 16, 2021
Josie Cotton / Palmyra Delran & The Doppel Gang
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9:00 pm
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JOSIE COTTON

Singer/songwriter/producer Josie Cotton hails from Dallas, Texas. In the early 1980s, Cotton had an international hit with “Johnny Are You Queer?” which was included on the soundtrack of the seminal film Valley Girl. She appeared in the film with her band the Party Crashers, and later in the notorious Jackass Number Two. Josie is known for her quirky stylizations and musical experimentation from pop to rockabilly, electronica, swamp, lounge, Western, garage rock and beyond. She has to date recorded seven albums including Invasion of the B-Girls, a collection of B-movie theme songs (great songs from bad movies) from the 1960s and ‘70s, which included liner notes by John Waters who noted, “Josie Cotton has made the unlistenable unforgettable.”

Now Cotton can add record company mogul to her resume. With the formation of Kitten Robot Records, Cotton has reissued her entire catalog on her own label throughout 2019 and 2021. The label’s first release was an all-new single, the Russian-themed “Ukrainian Cowboy” (b/w “Cold War Spy”), wherein Nancy Sinatra meets James Bond in a real Spaghetti Western video. The infamous Sympathy for the Record Industry label released the songs on a seven-inch single.

2019 also saw the release of the LP “Everything is Oh Yeah,” released in every format in partnership with Cleopatra Records. The album was to be Cotton’s third record for Elektra back in the ‘80s but was side-lined for decades. The tapes were re-mixed and re-mastered by Cotton and long-time producer Paul Roessler, who also helms Josie’s Los Angeles-based recording studio, Kitten Robot. The year wrapped up with Kitten Robot Records releasing the holiday single “Everyday Like Christmas.”

The previously mentioned Invasion of the B-Girls was released in 2020; the vinyl version of that LP out on Dionysus Records. Both of her classic ‘80s LPs that were originally released on Elektra, Convertible Music and From the Hip, were reissued by Kitten Robot in 2020 also, with Bomp Records reissuing the vinyl version of the Convertible LP. This completed the circle; Bomp was the indie label bold enough to release “Johnny Are You Queer?” in 1981 when numerous other labels chose to duck the controversy. Bomp’s marketing landed the single on L.A.’s KROQ, which in turn led to Cotton’s contract with Elektra. The original (and long-lost) B-side to “Johnny,” “(Let’s Do) the Blackout,” was included as a bonus track on the Convertible reissue, and also became a video loaded with archival footage.

During the pandemic, Josie sought out creativity in her studio to work on her upcoming LP of all new material. She also participated in the charity recording/video project “Flatten the Curve” alongside 31 artists from the rock/pop/punk world; sang lead on the Mikey and his Uke all-star YouTube cover of “Bad Reputation,” recorded the duet “Turn it Around” with Ben and Screeching Weasel, and contributed the lead-off track on the Go-Gos tribute If You Gotta Go-Go, Go-Go Now, coming soon as a double LP from Sympathy for the Record Industry.

The summer of 2021 saw Josie release the video and single “Calling All Girls,” which set up the release of the LP Pussycat Babylon in August. Throughout the summer and fall, Josie is playing the Greek Theatre, Ladies of the 80’s concerts, as well as select dates on the East Coast with her stellar band which features Travis Ramin (mid-west power-pop legend) and Melanie Vammen (The Coolies, the Muffs). Fans can anticipate the new album coming in early 2022.

Palmyra Delran & The Doppel Gang

Palmyra Delran is inciting espionage. “Come Spy With Me is an invitation to come for the ride and listen to the record with me,” says the trash-pop maven of her new album on Steven Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool Records.

The New Yorker (by way of Philadelphia) with a penchant for mod and Vespa scooter culture has recruited so many spies to conspire with her that nearly every track on this self- produced tour de force of a platter with backing band The Doppel Gang boasts one or more guest stars. Blondie’s Debbie Harry lends vocals on the first two songs, and contributions abound from a who’s who of punk, garage and power pop demigods including Kim Shattuck (Muffs), Ca?it O’Riordan (Pogues), female rock pioneer Genya Ravan (who brings it all full circle on a cover of early ’70s girl-rockers Fanny), Ben Vaughn, Peter Zaremba (Fleshtones), Paul Collins (Paul Collins’ Beat), Eddie Mun?oz (Plimsouls), “Speedie” John Carlucci (Fuzztones), and even Little Steven himself.

Far from the soundtrack to the next James Bond flick, the songs on Spy tend more toward relationship stories. “They’re not necessarily mine – I like to eavesdrop,” Palmyra admits. “Even a little snippet of random conversation can turn into a set of lyrics. I like to span time and imagery, mix past and present. Leave questions unanswered. Blur the lines so that songs can mean different things to different people. It’s about connecting. It’s gotta make you laugh, cry or think. Maybe even at the same time!”

Last year saw the release of The Coolies - a supergroup greater than the sum of your already awesome parts. Uh Oh! It’s The Coolies sets an irreverent tone from its title on down to the six raucously melodic tracks on this debut benefit EP from Wicked Cool Records by a trio of ladies renowned in the worlds of indie, punk and garage rock.

The Coolies combines Kim Shattuck (frontwoman of The Muffs and bassist of The Pandoras) with Melanie Vammen (The Pandoras and formerly of The Muffs) and Palmyra Delran (The Doppel Gang, also ex-Friggs). Performed in the guise of their Ramonesesque alter egos –Kimba Coolie, Melimba Coolie and Palmyra is, you guessed it, Palimba Coolie – the six original songs zip by in a dizzying 15 minutes of sheer sonic bliss.

The band and label raised over $15,000 and donated all proceeds from sales of the project to ALS Association Golden West Chapter in tribute to Kim Shattuck, who passed away in Oct of 2019 after a two year battle with the disease, still in need of a cure.

When she’s not writing, recording or touring, Ms. Delran brings the rock to the people as host of Palmyra’s Trash-Pop Shindig on Little Steven’s Underground Garage channel every Mon/Tues afternoon at 4pm, Wed/Thurs evenings 8pm, and Sunday mornings 8am EST on SiriusXM. “I get to unleash the geek and not just bore my friends with music facts!”

PALMYRA DELRAN AND THE DOPPEL GANG is: Palmyra Delran – vocals, guitar and percussion; Michael Lynch — bass and backing vocals; Mark Brotter — drums; Bob Wojciechowski — guitar and backing vocals

October 2021
October 17, 2021 4:00 PM
October 17, 2021 6:00 PM
Oct 17, 2021
Joe Flood Record Release Show
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JOE FLOOD

Joe Flood is a songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist who has performed, written, and recorded with some of the great names in American roots music, among them The Band, Blues Traveler, Dr. John, Bottle Rockets, Eric Andersen, Happy and Artie Traum, Eric "Roscoe" Ambel, Greg Trooper, and the list goes on. For this album release show Joe will be joined by Michael Cleary, New York Blues Hall of Famer Jerry Dugger, Ron Sunshine, Andres Villamil, and Scott Kessel plus special guests.

October 2021
October 19, 2021 8:00 PM
October 19, 2021 11:30 PM
Oct 19, 2021
Alethea / Killer Hearts
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Alethea

Killer Hearts

High Energy Punk Rock n Roll.

October 2021
October 21, 2021 9:00 PM
October 21, 2021 11:30 PM
Oct 21, 2021
Daniprobably / Mightymoonchew /Liz Delise
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Daniprobably

Exquisitely alternative is the rich mash of confidently-strummed electric guitar chords, sharp snare snaps, and bubble-gum pop vocals that make up the music of Daniprobably.

Mightymoonchew

indie band from New Haven CT

Liz Delise

Philadelphia indie trio Lizdelise, led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Liz de Lise have garnered local acclaim since their inception in 2014. Body was recorded at Headroom Studios in Philadelphia, PA by Lizdelise bassist and collaborator Mark Watter. Alyssa Resh rounds out their line-up on drums, though the drums on Body were played by Sam Huntington. The group is preparing to release their new collection of sounds Body on Sheer Luck Records. The four songs are Lizdelise's most fully realized masterpieces yet, reminiscent of St. Vincent, Japanese Breakfast and Dirty Projectors.

"These songs feel like a neat little timeline of my mental health, and subsequently, my queer journey," explains de Lise, who uses she/they pronouns. They continue, "part of this album is embracing my body as inevitable, but mutable, and not separate from who I am as a person...but also not the ruler of who I am. So much of my body dysphoria came from/comes from trying to perform a typical representation of what it means to be a beautiful (cis) woman, and ultimately, a sexually appealing (cis) woman, which news flash, I can’t be, because I ain’t one!"

October 2021
October 23, 2021 9:00 PM
October 24, 2021 12:00 AM
Oct 23, 2021
Nervous Eaters / Cadavers
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Fernando Pinto Presents

Nervous Eaters

Rock n Rolls best kept secret has to be the Nervous Eaters and with their new release through Penniman Records, everybody in on it. Coming out of the pre-punk Boston rock & roll scene, Nervous Eaters were as tight and professional as any working band around, with links to Willie Boom Boom Alexander and legendary blues harp player Tony Cagnina and regular gigs at The Rat. They roared through the punk era, opening for national and international acts, then toured on their own, and just kept going. Some of this Boston bands amazing songs, released as singles in the mid-70's, have already seen the light of day on various punk comps, most notably Loretta and Just Head have been elevated to the status of nuggets and are counted as fave tracks amongst legions of fans of this genre. However, these songs are only the tip of the iceberg of an output full of talent and limitless rage.

 Now, nearly 30 years on, Penniman is immensely proud to present Eaterville Vol. 1 destined to be THE RECORD to do true justice to the band and earn them the dues they richly deserve as one of the best ever R'n'R bands. This compilation brings together rare stuff recorded between 1973 and 1975!- from studio sessions and demos along with their official Rat singles and their fans favourite songs: Degenerate or You Smell Like Fish. Also included are demos like YouVe Heard These Chords Before or Planet Fever on which the singer/songwriter Steve Cataldo and co. place themselves on the crucial dividing line between the best Stones and the Stooges. This is the missing link that we've all been seeking and its now ready and waiting for your ears. Eaterville Vol.1 brings to light the strength of wild and hi-voltage sound bearing witness to a band too raw and too good to be successful. In 180 gr vinyl and gatefold sleeve, the record includes a double page insert with liner notes notes, an interview with Steve Cataldo, as well as track by track notes provided by the great Steve himself. Also available on CD, with cardboard packaging and 24 page booklet with the same info.

Cadavers

Connecticut Punk Legend Larry Loud reforms the seminal Punk Rock n Roll act Cadavers to get this wild bill started. 

October 2021
October 24, 2021 4:00 PM
October 24, 2021 6:00 PM
Oct 24, 2021
Year Of The Fist
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Year Of The Fist

Year Of The Fist reaches from Oakland, California where there has been no shortage of great musicians and bands to play with or catch live on any night of the week. In 2011 these four friends found themselves in a position to play in the same band instead of different ones. Together their musical backgrounds span all genres, but all have the love for rock and roll. This has led them to open for a wide spectrum of acts such as L7, Save Ferris, Iron Chic, 88 Fingers Louie, The Vibrators, Legendary Shack Shakers and Zeke to name a few. With 8 years under their belt as a band, Year Of The Fist has released two full length albums along with one EP, toured regionally and internationally and released several music videos with no end in sight. From the studio to the stage Year of the Fist comes out swinging.

Photo- Niki Pretti

October 2021
October 26, 2021 8:00 PM
October 27, 2021 12:00 AM
Oct 26, 2021
Richie Ramone / Public Nature / Ditch Boys
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RICHIE RAMONE

Richie Ramone is the fastest, most powerful drummer who ever played with the legendary punk rock band the Ramones.  He joined the Ramones in 1983 and first appeared with the band on their Subterranean Jungle tour.

 

Richie performed in over 500 shows around the world with the Ramones and wrote several critically-acclaimed and fan-favorite songs for the albums Animal Boy, Too Tough to Die and Halfway to Sanity.  Punk rock icon, Joey Ramone, remarked that “[Richie] saved the band as far as I’m concerned. He’s the greatest thing to happen to the Ramones. He put the spirit back in the band.”

 

Richie is notable as the only Ramones drummer to sing lead vocals on Ramones songs, "(You) Can’t Say Anything Nice” as

well as the unreleased “Elevator Operator.” Richie was also the only drummer to be the sole composer of Ramones songs including their hit “Somebody Put Something in My Drink” which remained a staple in the Ramones set list until their last show in 1996 and continues to be covered by new generations of bands worldwide.  “Somebody Put Something in My Drink” was included on “Ramones Mania,” the first Ramones album to go gold as well as “Loud, Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits,” an album comprised of songs hand picked by Johnny Ramone as the Ramones’ best works.  Richie also wrote "I'm Not Jesus," "Can't Say Anything Nice," "I Know Better Now," "Humankind" and "Smash You" which became the title track for one of the Ramones' most successful re-releases, Smash You: Live '85. Richie's "I'm Not Jesus" took the Ramones in a heavier direction and has become a frequent cover tune for innumerable heavy metal bands.  Richie’s songwriting contributions were supported by Joey Ramone:  “I encouraged Richie to write songs . . . we never let anybody else write our songs.”

 

In 2007, Richie Ramone introduced his virtuosic drumming to the symphonic world with his “Suite for Drums and Orchestra” based on Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story. He debuted his arrangement with the Pasadena Pops Orchestra as the featured drum soloist and was an immediate hit with critics and patrons there and in other cities. He is currently working on another innovative “Suite for Drums and Orchestra” comprised of classic James Bond movie songs.

 

In 2011, the Recording Academy gave the Ramones a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in Los Angeles, where all three of the band's drummers (Tommy, Marky and Richie Ramone) stood beneath the same roof for the first time ever.  In 2012, Richie was the only surviving Ramone featured on the second Joey Ramone solo album, “Ya Know?”  On October 8, 2013, Richie released his first solo album, "Entitled," which features new songs written by Richie as well as new recordings of songs he wrote for the Ramones.  Billboard notes, "Richie's 12 freshest cuts aim to please fans of both rock and metal with its blend of power chord-chugging simplicity and guitar hero virtuosity." 

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Most recently, Richie released his second CD, "Cellophane," in August 2017, followed up by a collectible, clear vinyl LP version, and a 7" single for the track "I Fix This."

 

Ditch Boys

 

October 2021
October 27, 2021 8:00 PM
October 27, 2021 11:00 PM
Oct 27, 2021
"A Guy Walks Into A Bar........" Comedy Open Mic
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"A Guy Walks Into A Bar...."

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October 2021
October 28, 2021 8:00 PM
October 28, 2021 11:00 PM
Oct 28, 2021
Sarah Golley / Addy Edward / Elizabeth Ashkins
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Sarah Golley

Sarah Golley is a solo act from New Haven, CT who’s uninhibited style stems from her use of music to excavate the darkest parts of herself and spread them out on the floor for thoughtful analysis. Her latest work “As We Crawl” uses rich layered vocals, cinematic piano, and classical orchestration, she paints a murky exploration of the inner self, provoking the listener inward as a musical mirror. In addition to the music, Sarah has incorporated dance and visual art for each song on the album to give the listener a more tangible experience.

Golley has been performing live since 2014. She’s performed all over the Northeast region, including venues like Space Ballroom, Shrine World Music Venue, Rockwood Music Hall, Empire, and ONCE. She has received praise from publications such as The Village Voice., The Deli Magazine, and The New Haven Arts Journal.

“Equipped with only a keyboard and looping machine, Golley is able to achieve a moody opulence rare among solo artists.”- Devon Antonetti, Village Voice, 2017

"Sarah Golley channels ferocious energy in the vein of artists like Amanda Palmer, yet her music has a softer touch to it that is rooted in the theatricality of it all." -Rene Cobar, The Deli Magazine 2019

"It’s also big enough to keep her listeners guessing. Some songs contain worlds, breaking from conventional structure for wildly changing tempos, looped and repeated phrases, and revelations that are as aurally rich as they are deeply personal. Others are cacophonous but controlled, fusing Golley’s background in musical theater, jazz, and choral music with a kind of sensibility that doesn’t rule out 1990s pop." - Lucy Gellman, New Haven Arts Journal 2019

Sarah has become a very active member of the music scene of her home state. She has connected original musicians through a master list of artists, playlists, and social media. This has aided in arranging shows with other musicians, sharing new music, and promoting performances. It has helped foster a community to ask questions and share experiences.

Sarah’s influences include music of modern classical, choral, musical theater, jazz, and pop origins. In "As We Crawl," she combines these genres to create a type of emotional dissonance. As a powerhouse performer, with a unique and vulnerable perspective, she feels that the only way to heal yourself is to embrace your truth, and the only way to heal others is to share that truth, whole-heartedly, without shame or inhibition. Are we crawling from the darkness? Are we crawling towards the unobtainable? Can we crawl towards a brighter future? Are we doomed? Can we change? Should we?

Addy Edward

Addy Edward is a songwriter-producer from New Haven, CT.

Eizabeth Ashkins

I create soundwaves. Sometimes they do not happen. But at least I try.

October 2021
October 29, 2021 9:00 PM
October 30, 2021 12:00 AM
Oct 29, 2021
The Claudettes
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The Claudettes

The Claudettes fuse Chicago piano blues with the full-throttle energy of rockabilly and punk and the sultriness of '60s soul to write a thrilling new chapter in American roots music. Johnny Iguana pounds the piano alongside seductive singer Berit Ulseth, bassist/guitarist/singer Zach Verdoorn and drummer Michael Caskey. Johnny, who toured for years with his cult-favorite rock band oh my god, is also in the Grammy-nominated groups Chicago Blues: A Living History and the Muddy Waters 100 Band. He has toured/recorded with Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and more and played piano on the new "Chicago Plays the Stones" album featuring Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Buddy Guy. The Claudettes recorded their 2018 album "DANCE SCANDAL AT THE GYMNNASIUM!" (Yellow Dog Records) with Grammy-winning producer Mark Neill (Black Keys, Old 97's, J. Roddy Walston, J.D. McPherson). The Claudettes have recorded a new album with Grammy-winning producer Ted Hutt (Violent Femmes, Lucero, Old Crow Medicine Show, Gaslight Anthem, The Devil Makes Three). Titled "High Times in the Dark," it was released April 3, 2020 on Forty Below Records.
NO DEPRESSION An ambitious, elegant record, the likes of which are in short supply…what these four have done is no small feat…if (it) doesn't grab you, then I don't know what will.
LA WEEKLY (Album of the Week) An absolute gem. The key is the punk-blues piano of Johnny Iguana blended with the gorgeous vocals of future breakout star Berit Ulseth…The band is composed of super talented musicians…But damn, Ulseth’s voice…her work here is captivating…There’s no filler here…enthralling.

October 2021
October 30, 2021 9:00 PM
October 31, 2021 1:00 AM
Oct 30, 2021
Shake 'N' Vibrate Halloween Hop w/ TPWKT
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Shake 'N' Vibrate All Star Series

DJ B the T Jr spins

Soul, Funk, Junk, Trash

With a very special LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM
THE PROBLEM WITH KIDS TODAY

All Party! All Night

Every Thursday in June!

9-midnight

November 2021
November 2, 2021 8:00 PM
November 2, 2021 11:00 PM
Nov 2, 2021
Sue Foley
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Sue Foley

The follow up to Sue Foley’s acclaimed album, The Ice Queen is due to be released on Stony Plain / True North Records in Spring 2021.

Foley’s highly anticipated new album (currently untitled) was recorded live in the studio in San Marcos, TX and produced by Mike Flanigin (Jimmie Vaughan, Billy F Gibbons). It features Chris “Whipper” Layton (Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble) on drums and original Sue Foley Band bass
player, Jon Penner on bass. Foley’s new album is a raw, electric guitar driven romp through the backroads of Texas blues, with Foley’s signature pink paisley Fender Telecaster, “Pinky” at the wheel. With this project we find Foley returning to her roots as the band leader and guitar slinger in a dynamic blues power trio.

Sue Foley has been riding a wave of success since The Ice Queen (2018). She won “Best Traditional Female (Koko Taylor Award)” at the 2020 Blues Music Awards in Memphis, was nominated for a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy), and she took home the award for “Best Guitar Player” at the Toronto Maple Blues Awards.

For the last few years Foley and her band have kept a rigorous touring schedule across the US, Canada and Europe. Some highlights were appearances at The Beacon Theater (NYC), guesting with Jimmie Vaughan (opening for Eric Clapton) at Royal Albert Hall in London, Montreal Jazz Fest, Ottawa Blues Fest (w/ Buddy Guy), Utah Blues Fest, The Heights Theater (Houston), Moulin Blues (Holland), NPR’s Mountainstage (w/Bela Fleck), Doheny Blues Fest, and the Jungle Show in Austin, TX.

“I’ve had a lot of time to think about what the next chapter is,” says Foley. “After being home for so long, all I really want to do is turn up and play my guitar for as many folks as I can. I can’t wait to get out on the road.”

November 2021
November 3, 2021 9:00 PM
November 3, 2021 11:00 PM
Nov 3, 2021
Blvck Hippie / Mightymoonchew / Glambat
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Blvck Hippie

Blvck Hippie is a Sad Boy Indie Rock Band from Memphis, TN tryna show Black kids that they can be weird too.

Mightymoonchew

indie band from New Haven CT

Glambat

November 2021
November 4, 2021 8:00 PM
November 4, 2021 11:00 PM
Nov 4, 2021
Chris Pierce
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Chris Pierce

Chris Pierce first gained national prominence with "We Can Always Come Back To This." His hit co-write aired on 3 episodes of the #1 NBC primetime series 'This Is Us', then went on to peak at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart, and #12 on iTunes Top 100. Pierce has done worldwide headlining tours and has performed on stage with Seal, Cold War Kids, Al Green, Rodrigo y Gabriella, Keb'Mo', and many more. Pierce's 2020 collaboration with artist Sunny War in Americana duo WAR & PIERCE yielded hit single "AMEN". "AMEN" was featured on NPR's WORLD CAFE and aired on 200+ AAA / NonComm stations, then racked up over 1 million plays on Spotify. Chris Pierce's 2021 album, 'AMERICAN SILENCE' has garnered massive critical acclaim from NPR, SiriusXM, The Bluegrass Situation, No Depression, Rolling Stone Country, Americana UK and more.

November 2021
November 5, 2021 9:00 PM
November 6, 2021 12:00 AM
Nov 5, 2021
Ditch Boys/Frederic Anthony & The Peasants/TPWKT
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DITCH BOYS

"New Haven's power-pop surprise." (Deli Magazine)

FREDERIC ANTHONY & the PEASANTS

THE PROBLEM WITH KIDS TODAY

Rock n Roll delinquents

November 2021
November 6, 2021 9:30 PM
November 7, 2021 1:30 AM
Nov 6, 2021
Lenny Lashley's Gang of One / The Simulators
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GO KAT GO! Presents

Lenny Lashley's Gang of One

There's no question about it: Lenny Lashley is an institution in New England. Whether appearing as part of a band or as a solo artist, the power of his songwriting connects with audiences from Boston to all corners of the globe.

Turning his eye to both the injustices of the world and personal struggles closer to home, it is his honesty, compassion, and humanity that never fail to shine through and connect deeply with people.

The Simulators

CT SKA
Julian Wahlberg - Guitar/Vox
Kevin Mackenzie - Guitar/Vox
Cody Freedom - Tenor Sax
Sean Koravo - Bass
Frederic Anthony - Drums
Brian Koop - Bari Sax
Members of: The Screw-Ups, The Redactions, The Hempsteadys, Ryxno, Frederic Anthony, iViva Mayhem! See Less

November 2021
November 7, 2021 4:00 PM
November 7, 2021 7:00 PM
Nov 7, 2021
Mermaid Avenue- A Tribute to a Tribute
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Mermaid Avenue- A Tribute to a Tribute

 An all-star local band will perform in its entirety Mermaid Avenue, the 1998 tribute to some of the unfinished business of Woody Guthrie, by Billy Bragg and Wilco.

Mermaid Avenue, on Coney Island, was where Guthrie moved with his family after being discharged from the Army following World War II. Postwar was his most fertile period as a songwriter. From 1939 until his death in 1967, he wrote more than 1,000 sets of lyrics for which he never recorded melodies (as he didn’t write music).

After he performed a Guthrie tribute concert on the Central Park Summerstage in 1992, Billy Bragg was invited by Nora Guthrie, Woody’s daughter, to put some of his previously unrecorded songs to music. Bragg recruited Jeff Tweedy and the late Jay Bennett of Wilco to help him sift through and select the songs and sonically flesh them out. Eventually, they recorded 47 songs; 15 of them were chosen for Mermaid Avenue, the album. It earned a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Folk Album and placed fourth in the Village Voice’s 1998 Pazz & Jop critics’ poll. It was followed in 2000 by Mermaid Avenue Vol. II (and another Grammy nomination). In 2012, a box set, Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions, was released to commemorate Guthrie’s 100th birthday, incorporating the two volumes, a previously unreleased third disc, and a documentary DVD, Man in the Sand: The Making of Mermaid Avenue.

The show is being produced by vocalist Rebecca Scotka, who also presented a local all-star performance of The Byrds’ Sweetheart of the Rodeo in 2018. Other performers playing the Guthrie/Bragg/Wilco tribute will include:

  • Kevin Day of Gigglejuice on drums and vocals. He has opened for several national acts, including Cracker.
  • Richard Neal, who records both with The Birdmen and solo, and will play slide guitar.
  • Johnny “Java” Murphy, also of The Birdmen, who will play bass.
  • Mark Zaretsky, frontman for The Cobalt Rhythm Kings, on harmonica and vocals
  • Justin Paglino on keyboards.
  • Bill Fryer on guitar and vocals.
  • Caroline Schmidt on violin.

Other special guests will include Saul Fussiner, Lys Guillorn, Shellye Valauskas, Barb Shepard, Kedric Becker, Loralee Geil, Chris Bousquet (American Elm) and Fran Fried.

November 2021
November 10, 2021 8:00 PM
November 10, 2021 11:00 PM
Nov 10, 2021
"A Guy Walks Into A Bar........" Comedy Open Mic
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"A Guy Walks Into A Bar...."

COMEDY OPEN MIC

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November 2021
November 11, 2021 8:00 PM
November 11, 2021 11:00 PM
Nov 11, 2021
Surfer Blood / Kiwi Jr.
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Shaki Presents

SURFER BLOOD

Surfer Blood have just finished recording their 5th album, which will be coming out on July 17, 2020, alongside a 10th anniversary reissue of their debut album Astro Coast.  Surfer Blood's music is renowned for catchy hooks and sonic detail. One of the best indie guitar bands around, founding members John Paul Pitts and Tyler Schwarz are joined by guitarist Michael McCleary and bassist Lindsey Mills, all four alumni of the same high school in West Palm Beach, Florida.  Surfer Blood are the cleanest and nicest band in existence.
 
 

Buildings burning in every direction; macabre unknowns in your friendly neighbour’s basement; undecided voters sharpening their pencils: under pressure we could call Kiwi Jr’s Cooler Returns “timely.” But what year is it, again? On their sophomoric smash-up released world-wide by Sub Pop Records, Kiwi Jr cycle through the recent zigs & looming zags of the new decade, squinting anew at New Year’s parties forgotten and under-investigated small town diner fires, piecing together low-stakes conspiracy theories on what’s coming down the pike in 2021. Put together like a thousand-piece puzzle, assembled in flow state through the first dull stretch of quarantine, sanitised singer shuffling to sanitised studio by streetcar, masked like it's the kind of work where getting recognized means getting killed, Cooler Returns materialises as a sprawling survey from the first few bites of the terrible twenties, an investigative exposé of recent history buried under the headlines & ancient kings buried under parking lots. 

Not so long since their debut Football Money in archaeological time, unending gray eons later in the dog years of quaran-time, spiritually antipodean Canadians Kiwi Jr return to disseminate this year's annual report to the shareholders, burying the incriminating numbers in the endless appendices of a longform narrative record, a 3,000 word tract for stakeholders to pore over. 

Cooler Returns - memories of Augusts past, unrepressed & transcribed fast - goes down easier thanks to meaningful changes enacted in 2019’s KiwiCares Pledge: delivering on a promise to transition from Crunchy to Smooth by 2021, the caveman chug of Football Money has been steamed & pressed with the purifying air of a saloon piano - operated with bow-tie untied - and a spring green side-salad of tentatively up-tempo organ taps & freshly fluted harmonica.

A chronically detuned spin of the dial through swivel-chair distractions & WFH daydreams, an immersive ctrl-tab deluge cycling through popular listicle distractions like the unentombing of Richard III, or the deja vu destruction of the Glasgow School of Art, Kiwi Jr sing this song to an indoor audience, crisscrossing canceled, every other prestige distraction source wrung dry, only songwriting remaining to deliver engrossing tales to the populace, just how I imagine it worked in the old days. Fixing loose ingredients into a sturdy whip, Kiwi jr beam in live from the 9-5, striding into 2021 with a mastered brainwave that comes equally from the back room of the record store as the penalty box. And how do we, left holding this box of deliberate entanglements, sign off to those as yet uninitiated, undecided, uncertain, unseen, absent return coordinates. Best Wishes, Warm Regards, Good Luck?

November 2021
November 13, 2021 9:00 PM
November 14, 2021 12:00 AM
Nov 13, 2021
Traveling Light / Lys Guillorn / Mercy Choir
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Traveling Light

 

"Though Sumner has roots in both the bluegrass and classical worlds, this is true-blue singer-songwriter folk through and through, too: achingly clear, and wide open to the world, with twang and tenderness enough to carry us through the fire of an unusually difficult year on its own" - Cover Lay Down


Rachel Sumner may be best known as the former guitarist and singer-songwriter from bluegrass string phenom Twisted Pine, but it is in her recent venture as a solo artist that we are beginning to fully recognize her dynamism as a writer and performer. Whether she’s fronting her new stringband, Traveling Light, or appearing with only a guitar, you’ll be mesmerized by her elegantly intricate arrangements and captivated by the delivery of each and every word. Now, you may be getting the idea that all of her songs are delicate, crystalline confessionals; they are most certainly not. Rachel is both a Willie Nelson and a Patsy Cline of indie-folk - writing the heartfelt but catchy songs and conveying their emotional complexity with candor and an achingly beautiful yodel. And it is her diverse love of pop, classical, country and everything in between that she draws upon to synthesize into her own unique sound. 

In 2011, Rachel relocated from the west coast to Boston as a classical flutist, intending only to study Composition and Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music. She didn’t play any other instruments - she hadn’t even thought to strum a string on the guitar at that point. Rachel might have begun her formal training in wind ensembles and orchestras, but folk music was important to her family and had been fueling her musical passion from the very start. While at school, she eventually found herself making friends with bluegrass musicians (some of whom would become her future band mates and collaborators) who encouraged and taught her to play basic chords on the guitar and introduced her to the canon of traditional music. In the short time since, Rachel has become one of the most vital voices in Boston's thriving roots music scene; she has written award-winning songs, toured internationally, and recorded and released four albums. Rachel’s debut solo EP Anything Worth Doing was released in November 2018, and she has begun work on the follow-up to that, her debut full-length record due out in 2022.

Lys Guillorn

Lys Guillorn is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, and discipline-hopping artist from Shelton, Connecticut. A stylistic shape-shifter, Guillorn dips her pointy boots in folk and psych-rock. In 2018, Guillorn won CT Now’s Best of Hartford Readers Poll for Best Singer-Songwriter. She has two full-length studio records of original material, a collection of covers and compilation tracks, and a couple of EPs and singles on her own label Little Cowgirl Records. Her most recent single is called “Dolores & I,” released on the 2020 compilation Waiting on a Sunrise Vol. 1.

“So if oddly uplifting, folk, blues country-infused acoustic semi-electric psychedelic dark pop music is your thing, please say hello to Lys Guillorn, you'll get along just fine.” - Geraint Jones, Comes With a Smile #14 (UK)

Mercy Choir

Paul Belbusti is a musician, writer, visual artist currently based near the New Haven, Connecticut area of the United States of America. His main creative musical project is called Mercy Choir. He's also one half of the experimental duo Rivener. He is the author of two chapbooks: Imperial Pools (Analog Submission Press) and Lucy (Good Cop/Bad Cop Press).

November 2021
November 14, 2021 4:00 PM
November 14, 2021 7:00 PM
Nov 14, 2021
Hubby Jenkins / Doc & Dave
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Fernando Pinto & Cygnus Radio Present

EastRock Concert Series at The Sunday Buzz Matinee

HUBBY JENKINS

Hubby Jenkins Have Bones, Guitar & Banjo BluesGrass. 

Hubby Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. Born and raised in Brooklyn he delved into his Southern roots, following the thread of African American history that wove itself through country blues, ragtime, fiddle and banjo, and traditional jazz. After years of busking around the U.S and making a name for himself, Hubby became acquainted with the Carolina Chocolate Drops. From 2010 to 2014 he has been an integral part of the Grammy award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. Since 2015, he is an active touring and recording member of the Rhiannon Giddens band. He was on her album “Tomorrow Is My Turn” in 2015 and in 2017 “Freedom Highway.” And around these  projects Hubby continues to make solo performances. 

An ambitiously itinerant musician, just like other Carolina Chocolate Drops fellow musicians, Leyla McCalla and Dom Fleming, Hubby Jenkins is now taking his show on the road, playing the streets, coffee shops, bars, and house parties of cities around the country. 

Doc & Dave
 
Paul (“Doc”) Bluestein picked up a guitar for the first time when he was 16, starting more than fifty years of playing, singing and writing songs.  He had thoughts of becoming a musician and when he told his parents, they said “All we want is for you to be happy. You can be anything you want so long as it’s a doctor or a lawyer.”  He eventually did become a doctor (no longer practicing) and a guitar player (still practicing), moving through a variety of musical interests from folk, rock, jazz and blues.
Dave Bradford played violin as a child which became his gateway drug to fiddle and mandolin.  You might think that a fiddle and mandolin player would be influenced heavily by country music and bluegrass, and you would be right. But Dave went far beyond that, playing songs that ranged from icons like Hank Williams, Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan, to Creedence Clearwater and The Band.. He was formerly a member of The Mill River Band and more recently, performed for ten years with his good friend and guitar player, Bob Carroll, until Bob passed in 2018.
It may have been a simple twist of fate that brought “Doc and Dave” together, but there is nothing simple about the experience and enthusiasm that they bring to their collaboration.  Although they are still in the early stages of creating music together, they have already brought a distinctive blend of guitar, fiddle, mandolin and vocal harmonies to a repertoire drawn from their diverse musical backgrounds.
 
 
 
 
 
 
November 2021
November 16, 2021 8:00 PM
November 16, 2021 11:00 PM
Nov 16, 2021
Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards
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Fernando Pinto Presents East Rock Concert Series

Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards

Expanding on the boundaries of what an indie-folk band can be, Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards take their extensive string music background, add their knowledge of folk and roots music, to create songs that stay true to the rich lyrical rituals of folk music.
- Laura got her start as an instrumentalist, playing with artists such as Band of Horses, Pete Seeger, Rose Cousins, Jocie Adams (of the Low Anthem), and Uncle Earl. She is well-known in the fiddle community and is the co-founder of the Boston Celtic Music Festival. The band has supported Mary Chapin Carpenter and will be out with The Mountain Goats in N. America this summer in addition to a record release show at East Rock Concert Series.

A stunning lesson in all the ways string instruments can be played – bowed, plucked, percussively, striving to capture the most adventurous approach to each moment. The result is an album that incorporates dance-worthy foundational grooves, synth, and loops to push the boundaries of the genre.
Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards throw out the rulebook, creating a beautifully vivid, musically unexpected canvas from their refreshingly unconventional perspective.

November 2021
November 17, 2021 8:00 PM
November 17, 2021 11:00 PM
Nov 17, 2021
Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola
Starts:
8:00 pm
Ends:
11:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola

The year is 1993, July 3rd to be exact, 10am to be even more exact… Charlie Hunter called up Scott Amendola (at Kenny Brooks’ recommendation after hearing him at a local jam session in San Francisco), to fill in for his drummer who had double-booked himself that night. They had a great conversation, and great night of music. That continues now, nearly 30 years later, as they bring playfulness, joy, and mastery of their instruments for a unique, fun, and engaging musical evening.

Charlie Hunter consistently ups his game as an innovative writer and bandleader. He has worked with Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, D’Angelo and countless others. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight string guitar, and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads and swinging rhythms. Critics have touted his genius technique, but it’s his profound artistic sensibility that propels his original music.

An ambitious composer, savvy bandleader and capaciously creative foil for some of the world’s most inventive musicians, Scott Amendola applies his rhythmic virtuosity to a vast array of settings. His closest musical associates include guitarists Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Charlie Hunter, Hammond B-3 organist Wil Blades, violinists Regina Carter and Jenny Scheinman, and clarinetist Ben Goldberg, players who have each forged a singular path within and beyond the realm of jazz.

November 2021
November 20, 2021 9:00 PM
November 21, 2021 1:00 AM
Nov 20, 2021
Garcia Peoples / Mountain Movers
Starts:
9:00 pm
Ends:
1:00 am
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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Garcia Peoples

Formed in New Jersey by guitarists Tom Malach and Danny Arakaki, the band took a few years to find their flying shape, solidifying into a lineup with Danny’s brother Cesar on drums and Derek Spaldo on bass by mid-2016. Ramping up their acceleration around the time of their 2018 Cosmic Cash debut on Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records, they’ve blasted through residencies and new songs and sessions and collaborations, relocating to New York, picking up two new members in keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Pat Gubler and bassist Andy Cush, and leaving a trail of live tapes in their wake. This year, they’ve delivered not one but two new albums for BBiB: the sleek and song-oriented Natural Facts and the sprawling improvisatory opus of One Step Behind. 2019 also saw the first performances by the full Garcia Peoples lineup, a six-person behemoth with Spaldo on third guitar.

With a stash of live recordings accumulating at the Live Music Archive, Garcia Peoples’ music is very much a living entity. Since the release of their previous two albums, songs have started to expand, jam suites have grown, and experiments have been undertaken. The first part of 2019 has seen Garcia Peoples back Philadelphia guitarist Chris Forsyth (an expanded Solar Peoples Band has hit double-drummer overdrive several times now), and joined with guitarist Ryley Walker. They’ve improvised on WFMU, and jammed with the sounds of ocean waves and falling rain at strange late night happenings. Probably something else new and wonderful and weird has happened in the Garciaverse since I wrote this.

Whether or not you thought you knew Garcia Peoples’ music, One Step Behind is something new and beautiful, for new heads and old. No matter where you stand–behind, beyond, or another plane altogether–One Step Behind is ready. For those about to get on the Bus, we salute you.

Mountain Movers

Watching the Mountain Movers' progression over the course of the past decade has truly been a treat. Their earliest beginnings saw the band documenting Dan Greene’s vast catalog of songs, while displaying a rotating cast of New Haven musicians’ unique skills. The band produced three albums and several singles of polished indie rock in this incarnation. However, their fourth album, 2010’s Apple Mountain, saw the band transition to stranger territory; home-recorded and employing an arsenal of miscellaneous instruments, the record bore a folk-psychedelic element not displayed on their previous work. Shortly after Apple Mountain, constant members Greene and Rick Omonte were joined by lead guitarist Kryssi Battalene and drummer Ross Menze to form, what is now, the band's longest running lineup. The band has since produced a series of singles, lathe-cuts, cassettes, 2015’s Death Magic; an album that melded Greene’s song writing with the bands ability to stretch out and improvise. In 2016, they previewed the "Sunday Drive / No Plans" cassingle (recorded at former drummer John Miller’s home studio), giving us - the listener - the first glimpse into the Movers’ newest modes. Two instrumental improvisations clocking in at just under 20 minutes that bring to mind names like Neu! and Ash Ra Tempel, as much as they do any number of American psychedelic acts of the 1960’s. The band's sixth, eponymous album "Mountain Movers" is bookended by two long-form jams with three perfect, crystalline pop songs sandwiched in between, mirroring both aspects of the band & representing the most fully realized recorded representation of the band's live show to date. Expect it to surface in May, 2017 on Chicago's Trouble In Mind Records.

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November 2021
November 24, 2021 8:00 PM
November 25, 2021 1:00 AM
Nov 24, 2021
Dean Falcone's 25th Annual Thanksgiving Vomitorium
Starts:
8:00 pm
Ends:
1:00 am
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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Dean Falcone's 25th Annual Vomitorium

The Annual musical banquet where anything can happen........ and usually does.

This years theme to be announced soon.

November 2021
November 26, 2021 5:00 PM
November 26, 2021 7:00 PM
Nov 26, 2021
Snake Hill Blues
Starts:
5:00 pm
Ends:
7:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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Snake Hill Blues

Snake Hill Blues is a New Haven, CT based Blues trio that found its start in mid 2015.
Comprised of four well seasoned, versatile players, Snake Hill Blues plays a wide range of Blues standards interpreted with a bit of a rock edge and an improvisational approach.
November 2021
November 26, 2021 9:00 PM
November 26, 2021 11:55 PM
Nov 26, 2021
Maple Mars / Shellye Valauskas Experience
Starts:
9:00 pm
Ends:
11:55 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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Maple Mars 

Arriving by time machine from the psychedelic era Maple Mars landed on the Los Angeles pop scene with a multi-colored bang! Fronted by ex-Double Naught Spies singer-songwriter Rick Hromadka, their psychedelic pop/rock debut album "Welcome To Maple Mars" (Permanent Press Recordings) was recorded in guitarist Steve Bern's apartment. Industry mags such as Billboard, Album Network, Mojo, Hits Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and many online publications touted the album as one of the best indie pop-rock records of that year. As their journey progressed Maple Mars recorded two more albums borrowing stylings from bands like Pink Floyd, The Who, ELO, and the Beatles. Their fourth album "Galaxyland" released in March of this year is currently receiving massive college/internet radio play, as well as rave reviews ("A psychedelic masterpiece" - Twirl Radio) and may be their most acclaimed album yet.

Drummer Ron Pak (Double Naught Spies), producer/guitarist Steve Berns, and bassist Jeff Legore (Twenty Cent Crush) are the travelers who, along with singer-songwriter guitarist Rick Hromadka, have taken their influences to new territories as shown in their latest video "Starting Over (Again)" which was directed by Mark Helfrich (Dandy Warhols). Their video "Transcendental Guidance", also from "Galaxyland" peaked at number #27 on Neil Young's "Living With War" website. The band has toured both coasts of the US, and in Europe. Maple Mars’s music has been featured in several TV shows including ER, Third Watch, Felicity, and Friday Night Lights. The band has also appeared on a variety of pop compilations from countries as diverse as Sweden, Germany, Japan, Australia, Canada, which has brought the band an international following.

 Landing in Los Angles from New Haven, CT, Rick Hromadka first found a day job at Saban Entertainment penning songs for a variety of film and TV teen shows like Breaker High, Sweet Valley High, and the Power Rangers; also getting a track on the Power Rangers movie Turbo. Hromadka formed the power-trio group The Visionaries and released "Every Other Saturday" on Wrecking Ball Records. The band morphed into Double Naught Spies and was a fixture in LA with their heavy 70's rock influence and melodic vocal arrangements. Their 1999 release "The Shoephone Conspiracy" (Cherry Boy Records) with engineer/co-producer Richard Bosworth (Dramarama, Wondermints, The Knack) brought the band major notoriety; being added to a number of college radio play lists, and was re-released in Japan on Air Mail Recordings.

Rick's music has been used in film and television. Rick Hromadka is also a successful feature film sound designer, and has won three Emmys for sound editorial.

 

Shellye Valauskas Experience

By the time she formed the band, songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Shellye Valauskas was an established solo performer, winning the New Haven Advocate’s Grand Band Slam readers’ poll and rating a slot in New York’s CMJ Marathon several years in a row. She enlisted ace guitarist Dean Falcone as her songwriting collaborator and bandmate, who’s served the Connecticut music scene since the early ’80s with Jon Brion in The Excerpts, his own Dean and the Dragsters and a host of others. Falcone has also worked on a national level collaborating with Norah Jones, Brian May, Aimee Mann, Lydia Loveless, Susannah Hoffs and Neko Case. Valauskas and Falcone’s shared love for the punchy pop of Crowded House, The Posies and Aimee Mann helps them nail a distinctive yet accessible radio-friendly sound from the start.
The band has shared the stage with numerous notable performers including The Posies, Juliana Hatfield, Freedy Johnston, Amy Rigby, Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey, Kristin Hersh, Todd Rundgren, Melissa Ferrick, Ivy, Patty Griffin, Pat Benatar, Mike Viola, Shane Nicholson and Mary Lou Lord to name a few.
November 2021
November 28, 2021 4:00 PM
November 28, 2021 8:00 PM
Nov 28, 2021
The Cobalt Rhythm Kings-25th Anniversary Show
Starts:
4:00 pm
Ends:
8:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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The Sunday Buzz Matinwe celebrates 25 years of Blues with The Cobalt Rhythm Kings.
 
The Cobalt Rhythm Kings were born 25 years ago -- right here at Cafe Nine -- when the original four members were thrown together on the Cafe Nine stage as part of the old Cafe Nine Blues Jam on a cold December's night in 1996. Through a whirlwind of changes in the band, the blues scene, the music industry and the world around them, they have remained one of Connecticut's leading blues bands. 
 
Fronted for the past 22-plus years by native Chicagoans Wendell Jones on bass guitar and vocals and Mark Zaretsky -- the only remaining original member  -- on harmonica and vocals, The Kings have been an enduring presence on the New Haven scene. They opened for the late Etta James and Son Seals on the New Haven Green, played  for thousands of people high atop the Temple Street Garage before the city imploded the New Haven Coliseum, opened shows for the late Johnny Winter, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Roomful of Blues, NRBQ and the B. Willie Smith Band, among others, and have performed in generations of bars and clubs, both past and present.
 
Not a lot of bands have that kind of staying power. So it's time to celebrate!
 
For The Cobalt Rhythm Kings' 25th Anniversary bash -- which also will be a post-Thanksgiving Cafe Nine  "Home For The Holidays" jamboree and hootenany -- we're going to start at 4 in the afternoon as part of the Cafe Nine/Cygnus Radio Sunday Buzz series, then bring on some of our friends for an all-star jam a little later!
 
Come early because we'll start off with a set by the current Cobalt crew -- Zaretsky, Jones, 20-year member Greg Benn on guitar and 10-year upstart Tom Smith on drums. Then we'll see a reunion set by the original band, or as close to it as we can get, with George Lesiw on guitar and vocals and original drummer George Mastrogiannis joining us! As the night goes on, you can expect to see a sampling of the 20 or so people who have rotated through the band over the past 2 1/2 decades. (The lion's share have been drummers -- no Spinal Tap jokes, please!)
 
It's going to be a party not to be missed! Come celebrate with us!
 
December 2021
December 1, 2021 8:00 PM
December 1, 2021 11:00 PM
Dec 1, 2021
"A Guy Walks Into A Bar........" Comedy Open Mic
Starts:
8:00 pm
Ends:
11:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
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"A Guy Walks Into A Bar...."

COMEDY OPEN MIC

with

Host Dan Kalwhite

Sign Up- 7:30

Sets from 8-10pm

December 2021
December 2, 2021 8:00 PM
December 2, 2021 11:00 PM
Dec 2, 2021
Shake 'N' Vibrate All Stars w/ Robbie DeRosa
Starts:
8:00 pm
Ends:
11:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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Shake 'N' Vibrate All Star Series

DJ B the T Jr trades sets with some of the Elm City's hottest cutters. 

Tonight's special guest

WESU's ROBBIE DEROSA (all 60s & 70s Vinyl Set)

Soul, Funk, Junk, Trash

All Vinyl! All Dance, All Night

8-11pm sets. 

December 2021
December 5, 2021 4:00 PM
December 5, 2021 6:00 PM
Dec 5, 2021
Larry Kirwan of Black 47
Starts:
4:00 pm
Ends:
6:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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Larry Kirwan

Doors at 3pm, music starts at 4pm.

Larry Kirwan throws a halfway to St Patricks Day Party at The Sunday Buzz Matinee

Larry Kirwan of Black 47 and host of Celtic Crush on SiriusXM will bring his Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Show to Café 9.

Kirwan, a founder of American Celtic Rock, will revisit many of the iconic Black 47 songs including Funky Ceili, James Connolly, Five Points, 40 Shades of Blue. Kirwan will also introduce songs from his musical theatre career, including Hard Times (expected to open on Broadway later this year as Paradise Square) along with his critically acclaimed re-imagined David Bowie song, Heroes/Belfast.

Known for his exuberant and passionate live shows, the pints will be flowing and the craic will be mighty as Black 47 fans, Celtic Crushers and all who love Irish music will celebrate in fine fashion.

December 2021
December 11, 2021 9:00 PM
December 11, 2021 11:55 PM
Dec 11, 2021
Jesse Dayton
Starts:
9:00 pm
Ends:
11:55 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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Jesse Dayton-

Intimate Acoustic Show and Book Signing 

JESSE DAYTON
“If you open your arms to the world, it’s amazing what will come back atcha,” drawls East Texas native, singer/songwriter/filmmaker/author Jesse Dayton, who has a bunch more homespun wisdoms where that came from. A veteran of more than 30 years as a musician, Dayton was discovered as a young teenager playing “a toilet dive” in his hometown of Beaumont by legendary club owner Clifford Antone, who booked him into his famed Austin venue, then immediately shifted him over to the honky-tonk Broken Spoke, where the likes of Willie Nelson, George Strait and Ernest Tubb have had residencies.
“When I first got to Austin, everybody else sounded like Stevie Ray Vaughan, but I sounded more like Jerry Reed. I didn’t think I was cool, either, because this was before every punk sported that image of Johnny Cash flipping the rod.”
Equally steeped in Texas/Louisiana blues, old-school country and punk-rock, Dayton is the music world’s best-kept secret, hiding in plain sight as a guitarist for Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Ryan Bingham and L.A. punk pioneers X, as well as touring alongside Social Distortion, the Supersuckers and John Doe.
Brought up on his older sister’s Laurel Canyon folk records, the FM album rock and punk he listened to as a teenager plus the array of country acts who used to tour through Beaumont – including Johnny Cash, Johnny Paycheck, David Allen Coe, Conway Twitty, Hank Jr., and George Jones – Dayton has managed to create a genuine hybrid that takes alt-country and Americana in new, exciting directions.
“The world doesn’t need another outlaw country singer covering Waylon Jennings,” he says of his stylistic mix. “Everyone where I was growing up had no idea Neil Young wrote Waylon’s ‘Are You Ready for the Country?’ or that George Jones’ ‘Bartender’s Blues’ was written by James Taylor, a stoned junkie at the time.”
Although he tours nearly 250 days a year, Dayton keeps the home fires burning in the same Austin house he bought thanks to earning 75% of the publishing royalties from writing songs for the soundtracks of three Rob Zombie horror flicks, including The Devils Rejects and Halloween 2 (performing a cameo as Captain Clegg, a roll he revived nightly as the support act on Zombie’s U.S. tour that year).
Dayton’s own career path includes such Zelig-like moments as being recruited by iconic producer Huey P. Meaux to record with zydeco star Rockin Dopsey at Houston’s famed Sugarhill Studios; recording his debut album, Raisin’ Cain, with Doug Sahm, Flaco Jiminez and Johnny Gimble, topping the Americana radio charts. He went on to record with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush and Glen Campbell.
Dayton has more than 50 songs licensed to film and television, writing and directing what he calls a B-movie Roger Corman monster flick, Zombex, in New Orleans, featuring an eclectic cast including Malcolm McDowell, cult actor Sid Haig, Walking Dead’s Lew Temple, Corey Feldman, Slayer’s Tom Araya and X’s John Doe, who promptly asked him to sit in for Billy Zoom, recovering from cancer treatment, on a 40-city tour. His next project is completing his memoirs and short stories for a book to be published later in 2021, and he just finished playing guitar on Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan’s new solo album.

December 2021
December 12, 2021 4:00 PM
December 12, 2021 6:00 PM
Dec 12, 2021
Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez Holiday Blowout
Starts:
4:00 pm
Ends:
6:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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The Cygnus Radio Sunday Buzz Holiday Party

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez

CHRISTINE OHLMAN ROCKS CAFE NINE for “THE SUNDAY BUZZ MATINEE. CYGNUS RADIO Presents: The 9th Annual Beehive Holiday Blowout!" Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez are comin' home to the Elm City, so get ready to rock around the VERY glittery Beehive Christmas tree as Christine Ohlman, Cliff Goodwin, Lorne Entress, and Michael Colbath serve up a super-festive Soul and R&B lovers holiday show. Grab an extra helping of festive spirit and get down with the Queen. The Sunday Buzz Matinee is always a cool time, so meet up with friends for some holiday cheer, and unleash the December holiday hip-shake!!!

December 2021
December 22, 2021 8:00 PM
December 23, 2021 11:00 PM
Dec 22, 2021
"A Guy Walks Into A Bar........" Comedy Open Mic
Starts:
8:00 pm
Ends:
11:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
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"A Guy Walks Into A Bar...."

COMEDY OPEN MIC

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Sign Up- 7:30

Sets from 8-10pm

December 2021
December 23, 2021 8:00 PM
December 23, 2021 11:00 PM
Dec 23, 2021
Shake 'N' Vibrate All Stars w/ Disco Dan Soto
Starts:
8:00 pm
Ends:
11:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
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Shake 'N' Vibrate All Star Series

DJ B the T Jr trades sets with some of the Elm City's hottest cutters. 

Tonight's SPECIAL GUEST

Disco Dan Soto

Soul, Funk, Junk, Trash

All Vinyl! All Dance, All Night

8-11pm sets. 

July 2022
July 13, 2022 8:00 PM
July 13, 2022 11:00 PM
Jul 13, 2022
Eilen Jewell
Starts:
8:00 pm
Ends:
11:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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Eilen Jewell
 Rescheduled from July 15, 2020- all tickets honored.

Doors at 7pm, music starts at 8pm.

American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as one of America's most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices. The Boise, Idaho songwriter is one of a kind.

That singular voice springs forth from a woman of more than one mind, and she taps into many of them on Gypsy (August, 2019 Signature Sounds Recordings). By turns personal and political, pissed off and blissed out, Jewell's first album of original material since 2015 expands brief moments of joy into lifetimes, and distills epic sentiments and persistent doubts into succinct songs.

Jewell seamlessly blends heavy electric guitars and dirty fiddles on the rollicking country rocker Crawl with the sweet and understated horn section of the tender Witness. 79 Cents (The Meow Song) skewers sexism and discrimination with pointed humor over a circus bed of musical saw and horns.

Longtime fans who love Eilen Jewell in classic country mode will delight in the pedal steel driven These Blues and the sole cover on Gypsy, You Cared Enough To Lie, written by fellow Idahoan and country legend Pinto Bennett.

Rather than pulling artist and listener this way and that, the tensions within and between these twelve tracks propel Eilen Jewell's eighth studio album forward as a remarkably cohesive full length.

October 2022
October 12, 2022 8:30 PM
October 12, 2022 11:55 PM
Oct 12, 2022
Agent Orange / The Vultures
Starts:
8:30 pm
Ends:
11:55 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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Agent Orange

Doors at 8pm, music starts at 8:30.

The Original OC Punk/Surf Power Trio

The Vultures

New Havens favorite skate / rock band reunite for some old school Rock & Roll.