Cafe 9 Upcoming Events

August 2022
August 7, 2022 4:00 PM
August 7, 2022 8:00 PM
Aug 7, 2022
Jake La Botz / Mercy Choir
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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Jake La Botz

Born and raised in Chicago, La Botz spent his early days studying under the last of the city’s pre-war era bluesmen. He began releasing his own albums in 2000 and would go on to spend the next two decades amassing a litany of critical acclaim as he worked his way up from playing street corners and tattoo parlors to sharing bills with luminaries like Ray Charles, Etta James, Dr. John, and Mavis Staples. When he’s not on the road, La Botz can be often be found onscreen (he’s appeared in everything from True Detective to Rambo and even starred in the stage musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, written by Stephen King and John Mellencamp) or teaching meditation in prisons, Buddhist Centers, and living rooms around the country.
 
Jake will be backed for this performance with an ALL STAR band featuring:
 
-Troy Gonyea - guitar 
Of Booker T, Fabulous Thunderbirds 
 
-Marco Giovino - drums
Of Robert Plant's Band of Joy, Nora Jones
 
-Jesse Williams - bass
Of The North Mississippi Allstars,  Susan Tedeschi
 
Come see what all the buzz is about........
 
”Jake LaBotz turns paranoia into a haunting, Tom Waits-worthy piece of cabaret Americana with “They’re Coming for Me,” the title track from his newest solo effort. He delivers his lyrics like a method actor, imbuing each line with a mix of theatricality and wild, wide-eyed believability.” —Rolling Stone

 “…this idiosyncratic songwriter can handle types of heavy lifting that many others frankly can’t.”” —No Depression

“From the first time I heard him playing guitar and singing his songs in a smoky bar on La Brea and Sunset, I became a devoted fan of Jake La Botz.” —Steve Buscemi
 
Mercy Choir
 

Mercy Choir is the musical project of Paul Belbusti, a person from the New Haven, Connecticut area of the United States of America.

    August 2022
    August 9, 2022 8:00 PM
    August 9, 2022 11:55 PM
    Aug 9, 2022
    The Toasters / Ghost Tones
    Starts:
    8:00 pm
    Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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    MANIC PRESENTS

    THE TOASTERS
    “In my opinion, The Toasters are to ska in America the 1980s and beyond what The Specials were to ska in the U.K. in the late '70s and early '80s, and what the Skatalites were to ska in Jamaica in the 1960s. The Toasters were innovators, creators, shapers of the music, evolving it in a fresh direction, blending it with the cultural influences in a very American manner, and I mean that in a completely complimentary way. Just as Byron Lee & the Dragonaires brought professionalism and polish to ska, allowing others to benefit from the fruits of their labor, so too did the Toasters' music allow numerous other bands to share in the spotlight of skill and success, many of whom have gone on to great heights. Upon the shoulders of giants.
    Oh, yeah, and they kick ass!”
    -Heather Augustyn,
    Author of SKA , An Oral History
    After nearly 4 decades, The Toasters are hitting the gas, not the brakes. With an international all-star line-up their whirlwind global tour continues unabated across the continents. Performances are scheduled in South America, Asia and Russia on top of regular touring in the USA, Europe and Canada.
    Formed on the Lower East Side of NYC the band is the longest running US SKA formation. They bridge the gap between England's 2-Tone movement and the American Ska explosion of the 90's which they are rightfully credited with starting. During the 3rd Wave Ska revival The Toasters formed the famous Moon Records label and kick-started the careers of dozens of bands.
    The Toasters will released a new single in 2020 titled “Turn Back Time”. Ska Brewing (Durango) will brew a special beer to celebrate the band’s anniversary.
    Links: Official Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify

    GHOST TONES
    Ghost Tones is an 8 piece ska/reggae band based out of New Haven, CT and features members from past CT ska bands Distance No Object, Flip Ya For Real, Knightsbridge Fiasco, and Go Hit Dave. Drawing influences from bands such as The Specials, The Slackers and Rancid, ghost tones is sure to get you on the dance floor and wanting more!

    August 2022
    August 10, 2022 8:00 PM
    August 10, 2022 11:00 PM
    Aug 10, 2022
    "A Guy Walks Into A Bar........" Comedy Open Mic
    Starts:
    8:00 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 Rice

    Sign Up- 7:30

    Sets from 8-10pm

    August 2022
    August 11, 2022 8:00 PM
    August 11, 2022 11:55 PM
    Aug 11, 2022
    Walt Wilkens /Marc Douglas Berardo /The Carleans
    Starts:
    8:00 pm
    Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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    Walt Wilkens

    Songwriter, singer, traveler, troubadour - the calling I answered, the life I chose, the way I make my way.

    I chose to go full time on this road 25 years ago. Its been a spiritual quest, an amazing trip, at turns heartbreaking & transcendent. In that time I've made 9 solo records, 4 records with The Mighty Mystiqueros, 1 with my wife Tina, and there's a new live record with my friend Kevin Welch. I've had 100 or more songs recorded by other artists, traveled a fair part of the world, and had some very, very large times. I have these anchors: Wednesdays with my brothers The Mystiqueros at The Saxon Pub in Austin, the 1st Sunday of every month at Luckenbach, The Red River Songwriters Festival on the last weekend of January in the mountains of northern New Mexico, and Waltstock & Barrel, a Texas wine, beer & music festival near Fredericksburg on the 1st weekend of April. I move around a lot.

    I get to work with some inspiring artists on their records, most often with the coolest cat on the field, Ron Flynt, at his Jumping Dog Studio in Austin. I play all over Texas & as much as the US as we can get to, and even in Europe, where our 2nd home is The Netherlands. I know a wide, beautiful variety of mighty poets, pickers, philosophers, artists, and wild spirits. I am a most fortunate man. Mostly, I drive, play & sleep & dream. Its a rich experience, a wild ride, and the way I make my way. I hope to meet you if I haven't. If I have, I hope to see you again soon on this path. Cheers.

    Marc Douglas Berardo

    Singer-songwriter, performer and keen observer, Marc Douglas Berardo combines songs that mine the deep feelings and lessons gleaned from real life characters and situations along with an onstage presence that uses humor and deft storytelling to rally an audience and lead them into a deep and almost spiritual experience. It’s an adventure that brings to mind James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, Guy Clark or Steely Dan with a touch of Mark Twain or Hunter S. Thompson for good measure. It’s a night of laughter and emotion that works to send an audience home with a renewed sense of possibility.

    Rhode Island based Marc Douglas Berardo's songs have been recognized at many prestigious national festivals and events such as the The South Florida Folk Festival and The Wildflower Art and Music Festival Song Contest where he won The Michael Terry People's Choice Award in 2014.  He was a finalist in the legendary Kerrville New Folk Contest at the Kerrville Folk Festival. In early 2015, Berardo's interview and live performance featured on Sirius/ XM Satellite Radio show, The Village was voted one of the best of the year by listeners.  No Depression Magazine called his last CD Whalebone: “sincere, fluid, charming and above all gripping.” Berardo's 2016 interview and performance on Sirius/XM radio's The Village was voted one of the best of the year by listeners. Berardo was nominated as Best Americana Vocalist by readers of Motif Magazine in early 2017.

    On February 25, Marc released a single and video  for  "The Hard Part" , a track from his upcoming record.  

    The Carleans

    The CarLeans are a New England based acoustic trio. It’s members include singer-songwriters/guitarists Jim Carpenter (The Hoolios) and Sarah MacLean (The MacLean Sisters). Joined by bassist, Corina Malbaurn, the trio has toured to Austin, New Orleans, Nashville, Key West, Asheville, NYC, and Maine.
    Their simple onstage sound of acoustic guitar and upright bass is at once subtle and emotional, then explosive within the diverse rhythms of americana, cajun, bluegrass, reggae, and Texas folk.
    Equally notable is the trio's vast repertoire. Currently recording their fourth album, and drawing from an 85-song setlist, The CarLeans’ original compositions are as eclectic as their musical style: intimate ballads ala’ Ricki Lee Jones and Townes Van Zant; humorous, thought-provoking introspections not unlike Randy Newman or Lyle Lovett; and driving, hypnotic grooves by Jim Carpenter and Corina Malbaurn supporting Sarah MacLean's soulful vocals, ala' The Subdudes and Lucinda Williams, provoking the audience to its feet to dance.

    The trio has performed throughout the country, sharing the stage with the likes of Birds of Chicago, Marcia Ball, The Subdudes, Hooray For The Riff Raff, Walt Wilkins, Sarah Borges, Mipso, The Wolff Sisters, and The Preservation Jazz Band . . . in such renowned venues as Daryl’s House CT, Ossipee Music Fest ME, Kate Hepburn Theater CT, Isis NC, Neutral Ground NOLA, The Southern TX, Skinny Pancake VT, Knickerbocker Music Hall CT, Proclamation FL, The Buzz Mill TX, The Narrows RI, Eugene O’Neil Theater CT, and Jimmy Buffett's Lulu’s in AL.

    August 2022
    August 12, 2022 9:00 PM
    August 12, 2022 11:55 PM
    Aug 12, 2022
    Carole Sylvan & The Name Droppers
    Starts:
    9:00 pm
    Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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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.

    Carole Sylvan 

    Come join international recording and performing artist Carole Sylvan and her band The Name Droppers as they showcase her new R&B/soul album, “Love”, featuring New England Music Hall of Fame inductees Bobby "T" Torello and Scott Spray.   
    Carole's career highlights include opening for legendary musician James Brown at Yankee Stadium at just 16 years old; charting a Top Ten Billboard dance hit with her song "Just Doin' What We Love"; performing and recording with superstar artists like C&C Music Factory, Change, Aaron Neville, Peabo Bryson, Pet Shop Boys, Simply Red, Toni Braxton, RuPaul, Eddie Murphy, Lionel Richie, Ben E King, James Ingram, Melba Moore, Musique, Change, Dan Aykroyd, The Weather Girls, Brandy, Gloria Lynn, Diane Schuur, Natalie Cole, Jennifer Holiday, Charlie Karp, Patti LaBelle, and many others; and even recording vocals for U2's multi-platinum song Rattle and Hum.
    With a mix of original numbers, and covers of popular hits like "Tennessee Whiskey" and The Bee Gees “To Love Somebody", this dynamic performance, as AfricanHype.com says, will let you “relive the golden era of soul music.”
     
     

    Bobby “T” Torello- Bobby has an extensive career, most notably as the former drummer for the Johnny Winter Band. He was inducted into the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame, was inducted into the New England Music Hall of Fame, serves as an ambassador for WFIII drums, and has served as a session drummer on some of rocks greatest recordings.
    Scott Spray- Like Bobby “T”, Scott was the bassist for the Johnny Winter Band and has an extensive career having played with some of the biggest names in rock and roll. His credits span decades, and his bass work on Johnny Winter’s album “Step Back” earned him a Grammy for Best Blues Album in 2015.
    Ron Rifkin- Ron is a keyboard powerhouse who has played on numerous sessions, and played along side Charlie Karp live and in the studio for many years.
    Rafe Klein- Rafe is no stranger to the music scene, as he played along side blues legend Charlie Karp for many years and co- wrote many songs that appeared on Charlie Karp’s last album “Back to You” (Courtesy of Red Parlor Records)
     
     
    August 2022
    August 13, 2022 4:00 PM
    August 13, 2022 7:00 PM
    Aug 13, 2022
    Jazz Jam Session with Gary Grippo
    Starts:
    4:00 pm
    Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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    Gary Grippo

    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.

    August 2022
    August 13, 2022 9:00 PM
    August 14, 2022 11:55 PM
    Aug 13, 2022
    The Fleshtones / Palmyra Delran & The Doppel Gang
    Starts:
    9:00 pm
    Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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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.

    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

     

    August 2022
    August 14, 2022 4:00 PM
    August 14, 2022 8:00 PM
    Aug 14, 2022
    Lost Weekend/Minus Points/ Wow,Ok,Cool/Big Fang
    Starts:
    4:00 pm
    Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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    Soulflower Psychedelia Presents 

    The Sunday Buzz Matinee 

    The Lost Weekend

    An independent alternative rock band based
    out of central and southern CT. Formed in
    Summer 2013.

    Wow,Ok,Cool

    A post-punk band with one guy who yells and smashes on a synthesizer.

    Minus Points

    NO CORE BAND FROM NEW HAVEN.

    Big Fang (Duo)

    Big Fang is a power pop/indie rock band based in Connecticut. We are influenced by bands such as Wipers, Built to Spill, Husker Du, and Mission of Burma.

    August 2022
    August 16, 2022 7:00 PM
    August 16, 2022 11:00 PM
    Aug 16, 2022
    NHVJU Sessions / Ed Cherry
    Starts:
    7:00 pm
    Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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    Cafe Nine and the New Haven Jazz Underground present

     
    TUESDAY NIGHT JAZZ!
     
    Featured set from Andrew Beals
     
    Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, a rotation of local and special guest musicians and bands will play a house set from 7-8pm. After the house band set host bands will open the stage for a jazz jam session from 8-10pm.
     
    All musicians are welcome! 
    August 2022
    August 17, 2022 8:00 PM
    August 17, 2022 11:55 PM
    Aug 17, 2022
    Meridian Brothers / DJs- Leon City Sounds & Shaki
    Starts:
    8:00 pm
    Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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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.

    Shaki Presents


    Meridian Brothers
    Colombian guitarist and composer Eblis Alvarez started Meridian Brothers back in 1998 as a vehicle for his own experimental music. Over the years, the group has evolved into a five-piece band focused on re-interpreting all manners of Latin Tropical styles with a strong psychedelic and experimental sensibility. The Meridian Brothers music uses popular Latin American rhythms, augmented by sampling techniques, elaborate effect processing, and Eblis’ quirky and theatrical vocals, which channel imaginary characters with both pathos and humor.

    The group has released records on Soundway records, Names You Can Trust and Bongo Joe and have proved very popular in South America and Europe where the band has toured extensively and has started to reach out to an audience more familiar with indie rock and experimental than Latin music.

    Meridian Brothers new album is a tribute to New York's 70's era Salsa Dura. For the project, they have created an avatar, a fictitious group named El Grupo Renacimiento, and written a new repertoire trying to emulate the writing style of those late 60's and early 70's groups while retaining the Meridian Brothers idiosyncratic style of arranging and recording. The sound of instruments has been modified to fit the Meridian electronic templates, and the result is a fantastic album true to the spirit of Salsa Dura and in line with Eblis Alvarez two decade-long experiment with Latin tropical sounds.

    The album will be released on the Ansonia label - a historical Latin label that was specialized in Puerto Rican, Dominican and Cuban music from the 1960's and has only recently been revived and has made its catalog finally available on digital platforms.
    Meridian Brothers new album will be their first release in over 30 years - a nod from Ansonia Records to the legacy of Latin music history as it steps into the modern era.

    Eblis Alvarez has been an intricate part of the new generation of Colombian musicians for the past ten years. He is also a former member of Frente Cumbiero and a current member of trio Los Piranas.

    Meridian Brothers include Maria Valencia (saxophone, clarinet, percussion and synthesizers), Damian Ponce (Percussion), Cesar Quevedo (bass) and Alejandro Forero (electronics and synthesizers).

    Leon City Sounds
    Our favorite team of DJs, coming from the DC area. Arrive early, and hear thee best of rare grooves and tropical beats... strictly vinyl.

    THIS GIG IS ESSENTIAL!

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    August 2022
    August 18, 2022 9:00 PM
    August 18, 2022 11:55 PM
    Aug 18, 2022
    Sweet Knives / New Cardiff Giants
    Starts:
    9:00 pm
    Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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    Sweet Knives

    In 2005 Memphis black-wave synth punk band Lost Sounds called it quits after being kicked out of a house in Stuttgart in the middle of a long long night. Four albums and numerous singles and outtakes were left behind and the brutal live show would never happen again. As Jay Reatard (½ of the Lost Sounds songwriting team with Alicja Trout) continued to grow his hopeful career on Matador Records, the other band members moved on down less-publicized roads.

    Sweet Knives was formed in 2017 when past Lost Sounds members found themselves once again living in close proximity to each other.  The band draws ambience from the Memphis area musical history and it’s post-apocalyptic parts of town.  You will hear 70’s Please Kille Me punk, 80’s B-52’s type synth, 80’s hardcore, and 90’s indie rock with effected layered guitars with a catchy songwriting style.

    FUN FACT: Lost Sounds (1998-2005), added analog synths to punk during the garage rock revival of the late 90’s.  Influenced by the post-apocalyptic entropy of Memphis, they created a new sound in punk rock n’ roll dubbed “Black-Wave”, a mixture of black metal and new wave.  With Jay Reatard’s death in 2010 the Lost Sounds could not reunite, so the sound carries on in Sweet Knives.

    On their west coast tour 2019, Sweet Knives got to visit with Henry Rollins who has been a huge promotor of Alicja’s music on his saturday night KCRW (Los Angeles) radio show.  Alicja received a lot of support for her 2021 solo album “Howlin”, which was on WFMU’s (NYC) high rotation list for 2021. Rollins has played a track off Sweet Knives’ new album Spritzerita every week since March 5th on KCRW radio Los Angeles (see beginning of hour 2, around 1:01 each week). https://www.kcrw.com/music/shows/henry-rollins

    BAND MEMBERS: Alicja Trout, guitar and vocals, writes and records her own music at her home studio, The Tronic graveyard. Rich Crook, drummer, led his own bands Knaughty Knights and Lover! during the later 2000’s before moving to a 400 acre farm in Tennessee. Lori McStay, synths, has played for over 25 years with Alicja as The Ultracats doing rocked up girl group cover songs and is part owner of Shangri-La Records, a “Destination Record Store” in Memphis, TN as dubbed by Jello Biafra. Eli Steele, doesn’t drink but works at a liquor store and plays guitar. Andrew Geraci is the bass player of Memphis. Recognizable by his big black wavy hair, he plays everything from metal to mariachi.

    Some band history for Alicja Trout:

    • The Clears - Smells Like Records (Steve Shelley’s label) 1997-1999
    • Lost Sounds - In The Red Records 1998-2005/empty Records/Goner Records
    • River City Tanlines - Dirtnap Records 2003-present
    • Sweet Knives - fdh records, Big Neck Records, Red Lounge Records (Germany) Savage Records (Sweden) 2017-present
    • Alicja-pop - Certified PR records/Black & Wyatt Records 2003-present

    New Cardiff Giants

    LADIES & OTHER GENTLE HUMANS

    What you’re about to WITNESS is not for the faint of heart…. What can I say??
    We, at Modern Millennial Amusements, are not responsible for the content or viewpoints presented…

    That burden falls squarely on the shoulders of SOCIETY in General…..

    We are just here to EXPLOIT that sad fact…..Who killed CAPTAIN AMERICA’S DOG???
    Rest Assured, it wasn’t us……!!!!

    NEW CARDIFF GIANTS are:

    John Collossal - Guitar, Horns
    ‘Crow’ Muldoon - Bass
    Tawni Mush - Drums
    Rob Sponsor - Vocals, Guitar

    This unlikely crew of upstarts met at last year's Undertakers Convention, but have all been gainfully under-employed since people started digging their own holes…..

    Everybody’s doing it!

    I guess we were in the wrong business!!!!!

    August 2022
    August 19, 2022 8:30 PM
    August 19, 2022 11:55 PM
    Aug 19, 2022
    REX / Snake Oil / Mesmer
    Starts:
    8:30 pm
    Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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    Rex (Southern Records)
    An early version of slowcore band rex originated in Maine in 1989, but then dissolved as some members moved to New York. Soon after, drummer Doug Scharin started devoting his time to slowcore innovators Codeine. In 1994, rex restarted in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. From the beginning the band, which at its core is a trio with Curtis Harvey on guitar and vocals and Phil Spirito on bass, wanted to include strings, specifically cello. Kirsten Maccord became the first of many string players to contribute to the band's unique sound. rex used a DIY 4 track recording approach more out of necessity than belief, with Doug handling the engineering duties. After a few live shows their self-titled debut was picked up by Southern Records and released that same year. This record fluctuates wildly between gentle meandering guitar lines, powerful emotive vocals and weird burnout psychedelic dreamscapes.
    The follow up to the first album was a 10" vinyl only release called waltz. The EP brought in aspects of old time music to add to the already complex mix. The band's next album, C, recorded by Brian Deck at Idful studios in Chicago revealed a significantly more mature version of Rex. The slow, rolling nature of the band was augmented by the addition of string arrangements and more emotionally refined vocals with focused lyrics. Well received by the critics, C established rex's unique variety of slowcore/post rock. The band's ties to Chicago incited a collaboration with Red Red Meat, released under the name of Loftus as well as the addition of Julie Liu on violin and viola. After many tours with this new quartet the band was ready to record their final record of that era. With the album 3 the band refined the steady, driving nature of C into a more complex soundscape. They successfully shifted their gritty grungy slowcore sound with a cleaner, gentler post-rock sound.
    The band's maturity signaled a further emphasis on clarity and composition, as opposed to previous efforts where crescendoing bursts of emotional power defined their art. At the end of 1998, after several tours to support the album 3 the group dissolved as all three members focused on their own projects. Harvey under his own name, Scharin under the name HIM and Spirito under the name oRSo.Later on in 99 Spirito and Scharin moved to Chicago. The band had a summit in 2012 to play music, eat, hang out and strategize about rereleasing their records. After many attempts to get their masters back from Southern records failed, the three went back to their lives and other activities. In 2021 Rex was contacted by Numero Group to do a full re-release of all their records. Numero helped to negotiate the release of the masters and in 2022 rex’s music is finally being released digitally for the first time. This positive movement built the momentum to get back together and play live again and start to record some new music together. Although Harvey, Spirito and Scharin live in three different corners of the country they are excited to be working together again although is is very different from when the lived in the same loft together in Brooklyn.

    Snake Oil

    Snake Oil was established in 2011 by Jason Labbe and began as a collective of over a dozen musicians, living all over the country, who used home recording technologies and file sharing to collaborate on three hard-to-categorize instrumental releases: a self-titled LP, a 7” EP, and a second LP titled The Train is White and the Moon is Strong. Over the next several years, a core line-up of musicians emerged and Snake Oil regularly took to the stage, sharing bills with bands as diverse as Mates of State, Acid Mothers Temple, and Deerhoof. A commission by NPR’s Story Corps brought the band out of a short hiatus with a new line-up, and before long Snake Oil’s latest LP, Dying of Sunsets, was released on Safety Meeting Records. Departing from their usual recording process, the new album was tracked live to 2” tape at Brooklyn’s Seaside Lounge by Charles Burst and Jason Labbe. This record also marked a drastic stylistic change for the band, with vocals by keyboardist Emily Lee (Shearwater, Loma, Fiery Furnaces) and guitarist Kelly L’Heureux (Atrina). Their vocally-driven arrangements act as compliment and counterpoint to the fuzzy psychedelic instrumentals, continuing to draw on influences ranging from Sabbath to CAN to Bitches Brew.

    Mesmer

    Mesmer is a new project consisting of many members from band of CT old name of Crag Mask. It’s alternative rock with a hint of slime. It’s punk junk with a glimmer of grime. With nearly 100 on going demos that might never get finished, the only way to hear it is to see them live style.

    August 2022
    August 20, 2022 4:00 PM
    August 20, 2022 7:00 PM
    Aug 20, 2022
    Jazz Jam Session with Tony Di & Friends
    Starts:
    4:00 pm
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    Tony Di  and Friends

    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.

    August 2022
    August 20, 2022 9:00 PM
    August 20, 2022 11:55 PM
    Aug 20, 2022
    Litvar /Tears Fall Down / Youth XL
    Starts:
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    Litvar

    Litvar is a pop rock band from Willimantic Connecticut. Originating as a studio project, they grew into a full band after the release of their debut album, 'The Greatest Movie of All Time'.

     

    In 2021 Litvar toured extensively, playing throughout the United States on multiple tours. In early 2022 they began recording their sophomore album. Litvar takes inspiration from classic acts such as Radiohead, The Beatles, and Green Day as well as electronic influences from Porter Robinson, The 1975 and Brian Eno.

    Tears Fall Down

    Youth XL

    August 2022
    August 21, 2022 4:00 PM
    August 21, 2022 6:00 PM
    Aug 21, 2022
    Todd Lewis Kramer
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    Todd Lewis Kramer

    Todd Lewis Kramer is a Connecticut-bred singer/songwriter who called New York City home for more than a decade until unpredictable times prompted a multi-year road trip with his guitar in tow. TLK’s sound is Americana at heart and features a catalog of nostalgic, heartfelt lyrics to complement his smooth, baritone vocals.

    August 2022
    August 23, 2022 8:00 PM
    August 23, 2022 11:00 PM
    Aug 23, 2022
    Linda Gail Lewis Family Affair / Nathaniel Hintz
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    GO KAT GO! PRESENTS

    Linda Gail Lewis
    Like her brother Jerry Lee, Rockabilly Hall of Fame member Linda Gail Lewis soaked up the sounds of hillbilly music and rhythm and blues in the rural areas of Louisiana. When Jerry Lee began to score hits with “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire”, he singlehandedly lifted the family from dire poverty to a life of relative ease. Linda Gail’s chief inspiration was Jerry Lee, but later, as the era of rock ‘n’ roll came into play, she also tuned into the sounds of Brenda Lee, Patsy Cline, and Lavern Baker.
    Linda Gail Lewis’s official recording debut came when she performed as Jerry Lee’s duet partner for Sun Records in 1963. It was after Jerry Lee mounted his late-1960s comeback via country music that Lewis was able to make it onto the charts. Recording with her brother, she scored a top ten country hit with a version of Carl and Pearl Butler’s “Don’t Let Me Cross Over.” A rousing duet remake of Chuck Berry’s “Roll Over Beethoven,” a staple of her act, followed it onto the charts. The Lewis duo’s 1969 Smash LP “Together”, featured their rowdy duet style on a variety of country standards and rockers. This led to Lewis’s debut solo album for the label, The Two Sides Of Linda Gail Lewis. In addition to composing material for her brother’s top-selling Smash and Mercury discs, Lewis also garnered an ASCAP award for her song “Smile, Somebody Loves You,” a top 40 country hit During this time, Lewis toured almost non-stop as part of her brother’s show. By 1977 she had had enough—she quit the act, married a man outside the music industry and started a new family. After a hiatus of nearly ten years, Lewis returned to music in the late 1980s, touring briefly with Jerry Lee before belatedly going solo at age 39. Lewis caught a career break when the New Rose label in France released International Affair, her first solo album in 23 years. Well regarded by critics like Robert Christgau for its raw, openly country sound, the album did not get much distribution in the United States, but put the European rock community on notice that she was available for shows.
    Lewis’s biggest career boost came via legendary Irish rocker Van Morrison. Lewis met Morrison at a Jerry Lee Lewis convention in England. After a sound-check jam session, Morrison proposed the collaboration, which resulted in the 2000 Pointblank/Virgin duet album You Win Again The album reached the pop charts and sold strongly at the duo’s live shows. It became Lewis’s best-selling disc. Over the next 15 years, Delta Music Hall of fame member Linda Gail Lewis, toured the world constantly. She has played some of the biggest and most prestigious rock and roll festivals. During 2014 Lewis met Rockabilly guitarist Danny B Harvey (Headcat, Rockats) who introduced her to Lanark Records. So during four extremely creative days at Lanark Studios in Lancaster PA, Linda Gail Lewis, Danny B. Harvey, and her daughter Annie Marie Lewis, along with producer / bassist Quentin Jones and drummer Blair King cut 12 new rocking tunes which was released worldwide on an album called “Hard Rocking Woman” in 2015 by Lanark Records August 2018 a new duo album will be released by Chicago based Bloodshot Records. The duo album is with Grammy nominated highly critically acclaimed Americana / Folk singer and amazing guitar player Robbie Fulks. It was recorded and produced by Robbie Fulks who wrote most of the songs. Robbie Fulks is one of the greatest song writers of this century. Legendary musicians who played on the album, Redd Volkaert, Kevin Smith, Tommy Detamore, Danny B. Harvey, Hank Singer, Alex Hall, in Austin / Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, and Alex Hall in Chicago.

    Danny B Harvey and Linda Marie Lewis

    Danny B Harvey is best known as the Guitarist for the super group HeadCat, a band he formed with Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead) and Slim Jim Phantom from The Stray Cats, Danny B was also a founding member of the The Original Neo-Rockabily band The Rockats and his dynamic “Whitestripes of Country” duo THE LONESOME SPURS.
    Danny has also produced, recorded and performed with Wanda Jackson, Nancy Sinatra, Johnny Ramone, The Rockats, Levi Dexter and The 69 Cats. In 2020 Danny B. produced and played guitar on Robert Gordon’s new album in 2021 produced and played guitar for Dale Watson’s album , to be released later this year.
    Annie Marie Lewis is the niece of Jerry Lee Lewis, Daughter of Linda Gail Lewis and cousin of Mickey Gilley. Annie Marie Lewis has the genealogy, the roots, and is a direct blood connection to the first family of Rock’n’Roll. Annie Marie has been opening shows for Jerry Lee with her mama since she was a teenager as well as singing backups with her uncle Jerry and touring the world with mama Linda Gail and Van Morrison. Now she has hooked up with the Texas Rockabilly Vampire Danny B. Harvey and has been touring and recording with him even since.

    Pure Rock’n’Roll, linking to the first generation of Rock’n’roll

    Nathaniel Hintz

    Nathaniel Hintz is a singer/songwriter from Connecticut. Nathaniel's influence comes from country & western, rock & roll, and gospel music. His Southern New England twang has been heard in breweries, festivals, and music venues throughout the United States.
    Hintz's live shows are always entertaining and filled with music history knowledge. The "Two Drinks" Tour has seen more than fifty breweries up and down the east coast. In 2019 Nathaniel's second album, "Watertown," was nominated as one of Connecticut's best album by a local artist.
    Nathaniel has had great honor to share the stage with acts such as The Blasters, Jesse Dayton, Sunny Sweeney, Deke Dickerson, and Amy LaVere.

    Few local artists are as unabashed in their desire to be called a country musician than Connecticut native Nathaniel Hintz. Mixing rockabilly and outlaw country with a folk flair, Hintz is a fantastic storyteller and an equally fantastic showman.

     
     
    August 2022
    August 24, 2022 8:00 PM
    August 24, 2022 11:00 PM
    Aug 24, 2022
    Eric Lindell
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    ERIC LINDELL

    With his raspy, soulful voice and instantly memorable original songs, roots-rocking multi-instrumentalist Eric Lindell is a true one-of-a-kind talent. Mixing West Coast rock and swampy Gulf Coast R&B with honky tonk country and Memphis soul, Lindell creates American roots music that is both surprisingly fresh and sweetly familiar. Since his first self-release over two decades ago, Lindell has earned critical and popular acclaim, first in his dual home bases of Louisiana and Northern California and then across the country. Although influenced by American roots music from blues to country to rock, Lindell’s style is all his own. He has performed thousands of gigs in roadhouses, clubs, concert halls and festivals and has appeared on national radio and television. His live shows overflow with happy, dancing people singing the words to every song.

    August 2022
    August 25, 2022 8:00 PM
    August 25, 2022 11:55 PM
    Aug 25, 2022
    Shake N' Vibrate
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    Shake & Vibrate 

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

    Soul, Funk, Junk, Trash

    All Vinyl! All Dance, All Night

    August 2022
    August 26, 2022 9:00 PM
    August 26, 2022 11:30 PM
    Aug 26, 2022
    AmbulanceChasers / Videodome/ Film&Gender & more
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    Ambulance Chasers

    Videodome

    Film & Gender

    Believe it, it's easy.

    August 2022
    August 27, 2022 4:00 PM
    August 27, 2022 7:00 PM
    Aug 27, 2022
    Chervansky, Tappan & Ice (2)
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    Chervansky, Tappan & Ice 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.

    August 2022
    August 27, 2022 9:00 PM
    August 27, 2022 11:55 PM
    Aug 27, 2022
    Jon Snodgrass / Split Coils / Lys Guillorn
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    Jon Snodgrass (Drag The River)


    The Split Coils
    Singer/songwriter Jay Russell (Hot Rod Circuit, Diamond J and the Rough). New England basement dwellers.

    Lys Guillorn & The Void Kittens

    Lys Guillorn is a songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and stylistic shape-shifter, dipping one boot in indie folk and the other in psych-rock. Guillorn is accompanied by an agile rhythm section now known as The Void Kittens with Eric Bloomquist (Chica Non Grata, Bronson Rock) on bass and vocals, and Peter Riccio (The Sawtelles, NHIC, GoBruCcio) on drums. They have two full-length studio records of original material, a collection of covers and compilation tracks, and a couple of EPs and singles on Little Cowgirl Records. In 2018, Guillorn won CT Now’s Best of Hartford Readers Poll for Best Singer-Songwriter. Their most recent single is called “Dolores & I,” released on the 2020 compilation Waiting on a Sunrise Vol. 1.

     
    August 2022
    August 28, 2022 4:00 PM
    August 28, 2022 7:00 PM
    Aug 28, 2022
    Clem Snide / Alexandra Burnet
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    The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio Presents

    CLEM SNIDE

    The last ten years have been a rollercoaster of deep despair and amazing opportunities that somehow present themselves at the last possible second,” says Eef Barzelay. “During that time, the band bottomed out, I lost my house, and I had to declare bankruptcy. The only way to survive was to try to transcend myself, to find some kind of deeper, spiritual relationship with life. Once I committed to that, all these little miracles started happening.”

    ‘Forever Just Beyond,’ Barzelay’s stunning album under the Clem Snide moniker, may just be the most miraculous of them all. Produced by Scott Avett, the record is a work of exquisite beauty and profound questioning, a reckoning with faith and reality that rushes headlong into the unknown and the unknowable. The songs here grapple with hope and depression, identity and perception, God and the afterlife, humanizing thorny existential issues and delivering them with the intimate, understated air of a late-night conversation between old friends. Avett’s production is similarly warm and inviting, and the careful, spacious arrangement of gentle guitars and spare percussion carves a wide path for Barzelay’s insightful lyrics and idiosyncratic delivery.

    “I look up to Eef with total respect and admiration,” says Avett, “and I hope to survive like he survives: with total love for the new and the unknown. Eef’s a crooner and an indie darling by sound and a mystic sage by depth. That’s not common, but it’s beautiful.”

    Named for a William S. Borroughs character, Clem Snide first emerged from Boston as a three-piece in the early 1990’s, and the group would go on to become a cult and critical favorite, picking up high profile fans from Bon Iver to Ben Folds over the course of three decades and more than a dozen studio albums. NPR highlighted the Israeli-born Barzelay as “the most underrated songwriter in the business today, with a sneakily firm grasp on poignancy and humor,” while Rolling Stone hailed his songwriting as “soulful and incisive,” and The New Yorker praised his music’s “soothing melodies and candid wit.”

    Barzelay currently resides in Nashville, TN.

    Alexandra Burnet

    Alexandra Burnet is a song writer living in New Haven Connecticut. Her work with The Proud Flesh and Laundry Day has gathered her regional and national eyes. After two years of hibernation she has started emerging with new material; excited to share. 

    August 2022
    August 30, 2022 7:00 PM
    August 30, 2022 11:00 PM
    Aug 30, 2022
    NHVJU Sessions / Steve Davis
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    Cafe Nine and the New Haven Jazz Underground present

     
    TUESDAY NIGHT JAZZ!
     
    Featured set from Andrew Beals
     
    Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, a rotation of local and special guest musicians and bands will play a house set from 7-8pm. After the house band set host bands will open the stage for a jazz jam session from 8-10pm.
     
    All musicians are welcome! 
    August 2022
    August 31, 2022 8:00 PM
    August 31, 2022 11:55 PM
    Aug 31, 2022
    The Woggles / Dust Hat
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    THE WOGGLES

    For a band to not only last beyond 30 years together but keep scaling more imposing heights, it’s going to need a sense of purpose. In the case of The Woggles, the seasoned garage rockers past that milestone with a renewed rallying cry to move ever forward, despite the death of their lead guitar player Flesh Hammer aka Jeff Walls shortly before the pandemic took hold..
    Currently The Woggles have several friends filling in on guitar, including Graham Day (The Prisoners, Solar Flares, Thee Mighty Caesars) and Shane Pringle (Tiger! Tiger!, Bad Spell) while the band looks for a new permanent member.
    The band is touring in support of a new single Flesh Hammer b/w The Witch out on Wicked Cool Records (Steven Van Zandt’s label), inspired by the late guitarist.
    The single is from an upcoming album featuring contributions on lead guitar from the likes of Steven Van Zandt (Little Steven), Graham Day, Shane Pringle, Greg Cartwright (Reigning Sound), Peter Greenberg (Barrence Whitfield & The Savages), Rick Miller (Southern Culture on the Skids), Keith Streng (The Fleshtones), and Pat Beers (The Schizophonics).
    “The band is not as much an institution as a way of life,” says frontman “The Professor” Mighty Manfred. “The main thing is to keep swimming, cause the shark has got to keep moving.”
    The band continues to feature the sock-it-to-them rhythm section of bassist Buzz Hagstrom and drummer Dan Eletxro, both also sometime members of savage English rockers Graham Day & The Gaolers.
    “Alan Freed once said that ‘Rock and roll is a river of music that has absorbed many streams,’” quotes Manfred. “The Woggles drink from its many tributaries, from early rock and roll and R&B to ’60s garage rock, British Invasion, ’60s soul and forward.”
    Fusing pure rock and soul from vintage sources into their own singular sound, The Woggles lay it down hard and loud but with more majesty than recklessness. Their beats and riffs are as strident as Manfred’s swagger and strut onstage. Having played in the past with Johnny Cash, Link Wray, The Zombies and nearly every garage rock group worth its salt, as Meredith Ochs wisely advised on NPR All Songs Considered: “Go see a Woggles show. It will change your life.”

    Dust Hat

    A refreshng taste of authentic Rock & Roll for those with a garage band palate.

    September 2022
    September 1, 2022 8:00 PM
    September 1, 2022 11:00 PM
    Sep 1, 2022
    South For Winter / Little Silver
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    South For Winter


    In summer 2014, New Zealander Nick Stone and Colorado native Dani Cichon met as volunteers building greenhouses in South America. There, on a Peruvian rooftop, they wrote their first of many songs together - a song that would one day become South for Winter’s first single, “Fallen Seeds.”

    After years spent pursuing separate musical projects oceans apart, Stone and Cichon joined up in Christchurch, New Zealand as a duo. Upon moving the project to Nashville TN, they met cellist Alex Stradal, who rounded out the eclectic blend of instrumentation and vocals that has since become so characteristic of their music. With Stradal in the lineup, the sound and entity of South for Winter were born and as a trio they hit the road; touring through over twenty-one States and two Canadian provinces within their first two years.

    Often described as “folk-blues," "folk-jazz," or “Renaissance,” South for Winter's songs are intoned with a depth of emotion and richness of experience that invites listeners into the story - eager and anxious in turn with each verse. In a landscape saturated with incredible songwriters and musicians, South for Winter have developed a sound all of their own. With meticulously crafted lyrics, captivating natural charisma, and an impressive assortment of instruments at their command, South for Winter have time and time again established themselves as a crowd favorite.

    In 2018 South for Winter were nominated a rising local artist by Nashville's Lightning 100 Radio; in 2019, voted a "Most Wanted" Artist at Falcon Ridge Festival; in 2020, chosen as a Top Artist of 2019 by BuzzMusic blog; in 2021, chosen as a "top DJ pick" by John Platt of New York City's WFUV, and Official Showcase Artist at Folk Alliances Regional and Midwest; and finally, in 2022, an Official Showcase Artist at Folk Alliance International. In March 2020 the trio successfully crowdfunded the independent release of their debut full-length album Luxumbra, recorded with GRAMMY-awarded producer Matt Leigh at the Tracking Room studio in Nashville TN. The album has been praised by sites such as For the Love of Bands ("a wonderful mix of indie and folk rock"), Grateful Web ("eclectic in the best sense of the word"), AmericanaUK ("a journey well-worth taking"), Relix Magazine, and DittyTV. South fort Winter completed their first overseas tour in New Zealand in Spring 2022. The band continues to tour nationally and internationally in 2022 with Summer dates recently announced, while preparing to enter the studio once again for their sophomore album.

    Little Silver (Duo)

    “Little Silver has a familiar, delicious vibe… Listen, for example, to a cut called “Anytown” and hear echoes of the New Pornographers. The brew of ethereal harmonies, majestic arrangements and gentle melodies proves there was more precious metal in those hills… In “You Slept Through Summer,” an evocative sonic journey through the passing of time, the words themselves are so rich they feel like instruments… The album is built on delicate harmony, and Simonian’s voice, in particular, is lovely. In fact, it might be its similarity to that of Neko Case […] that beckons that comparison. It’s good company; Little Silver has shown it belongs there.”
    —ASSOCIATED PRESS

    September 2022
    September 2, 2022 9:00 PM
    September 2, 2022 11:55 PM
    Sep 2, 2022
    JULAI & The Serotones
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    JULAI and The Serotones

    JULAI and the Serotones are a six-piece powerhouse band that bring reggae, blues, and soul from Connecticut to listeners worldwide. Our music has been described as a “delicious melting pot of influences,” “seamlessly blending hints of reggae with blues overtones combined with a delectable helping of soul.” The band has shared the stage with artists such as Ripe, Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Jocelyn & Chris Arndt, Vinegar Mother, and more; and they have played premier venues such as The Foundry at The Fillmore Philadelphia, Strangecreek Campout Festival, Toad's Place, and Rockwood Music Hall. The band has also headlined festivals such as Art Jam in Whitingham, Vermont.

     

     

    September 2022
    September 3, 2022 9:00 PM
    September 3, 2022 11:55 PM
    Sep 3, 2022
    CT Blues Summit w/ Paul Gabriel & Greg Sherrod
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    CT Blues Summit 

    Paul Gabriel & Greg Sherrod

    Blues Music Awards Nominee, BMA Lifetime achievement award winner CT Blues Hall Of Fame and New England Music Hall Of Fame inductee Paul Gabriel and CT Music Awards and New England Music Awards Nominee Greg Sherrod team up for a CT Blues Summitt. Two of CT's favorite Bluesmen together live for one night only.

    September 2022
    September 6, 2022 8:00 PM
    September 6, 2022 11:55 PM
    Sep 6, 2022
    The Ratz / Doc Rotten / Kevin Mackenzie
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    Die Hipster Presents

    The Ratz

    Punk rock from New Haven, CT

    Doc Rotten

    High energy punk rock band from Trenton, New Jersey

    Kevin Mackenzie (The Simulators)

    September 2022
    September 8, 2022 8:00 PM
    September 8, 2022 11:00 PM
    Sep 8, 2022
    The Dirty Grass Players / Hitch & The Giddyup
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    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.

     
     

    Hitch & The Giddyup

    Moving nimbly between original bluegrass, soulful Americana, and honky tonk country, Hitch & the Giddyup trade in a variety of musical wares. Their harmonious singing, accomplished musicianship, and rich song craft make them a unique presence in the folk music sphere. The group took shape in 2014 as a pick-up band hosting a monthly bluegrass night at a tavern in Black Rock, CT, but soon found that they shared an uncommon chemistry & a mutual interest in writing and performing original music. 

     
    September 2022
    September 9, 2022 9:00 PM
    September 9, 2022 11:55 PM
    Sep 9, 2022
    Dos Santos
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    Shaki Presents:

    Dos Santos
    Dos Santos have released their highly-anticipated album, City of Mirrors.

    “City Of Mirrors... feels like it’s perpetually building and expanding... the bolts are tighter than ever on this project — and the subject matter is weighty & pressing, marking an imaginative step forward for a band that’s never limited itself to begin with."— Rolling Stone

    “City of Mirrors . . . reflects a band convinced that artistic ideas and political ones are not necessarily at odds, but different sides of the same truth. A relentlessly kaleidoscopic mosaic of novel sound pairings propelled by Latin rhythms, the album evokes the crisp air, soft color, and enveloping warmth of a greenhouse.” — Pitchfork

    “Exuberant and teeming with character, City of Mirrors is a record that sonically captures the push and pull of our contemporary world . . . Charismatic and sharp, the record is sure to please fans both new and old.” — Chicago Tribune

    “A sweeping epic of Latin American rhythms and borderland poetry . . . The album is a loving melange of tradition, spirituality, and odes to a Latinx diaspora…” — Bandcamp


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    September 2022
    September 10, 2022 9:00 PM
    September 10, 2022 11:55 PM
    Sep 10, 2022
    Mauskovic Dance Band
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    Mauskovic Dance Band
    Amsterdam’s Mauskovic Dance Band are a musical family in the widest sense: not only are four of the five band members related, but like any family they are always on the move. They have been carrying out their experiments in hazy rhythms and dubby percussive workouts since 2017. In the early days, the boys fused their love of Afro-Caribbean poly rhythms with a no-wave sound palette to create their own unique danceable chaos. Check out their inaugural 7's for Bongo Joe Records out of Geneva.

    They picked up the ears of British label Soundway, and subsequently released an EP and their debut self-titled album in 2019. Armed with an arsenal of hypnotic grooves and airtight arrangements, they cemented their reputation as a live act to fire up dance floors, and took their instruments on the road everywhere from Russia to Mexico, with plenty of European festivals in between.Â

    For their next chapter, the group dived further into their vast array of echos and spring reverbs, and fine-tuned their sound system-inspired, post-punk aesthetic. A four track EP Shadance Hall, complete with dub versions, came out via Dutch label Dekmantel in 2020, and they will showcase this latest evolution of their sound when they perform this summer.


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    September 2022
    September 11, 2022 4:00 PM
    September 11, 2022 8:00 PM
    Sep 11, 2022
    Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage
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    Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage (NYC, Don Giovanni Records)

    Songwriter and comix artist Jeffrey Lewis began recording homemade cassettes in New York City in 1998; his critically acclaimed, unusual and word-dense songs lead to Jeffrey signing to Rough Trade Records in 2001 (record label of The Smiths, The Strokes, Belle & Sebastian, etc.). Creating a brilliant style of scuzzy urban indie-rock-folk, like a 21st Century mash-up of Sonic Youth, Pete Seeger and R. Crumb, Jeffrey has played countless gigs all over the world, both solo and with bandmates, including playing as the opening act for bands like the Mountain Goats, Daniel Johnston, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Dinosaur Jr, The Fall, Dr. Dog, Pulp, Roky Erickson, The Vaselines, and more.
    His most recent official album is “Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage: Bad Wiring” released on Don Giovanni Records (USA) and Moshi Moshi Records (internationally) in November 2019 (garnering rave reviews), but Jeffrey has also digitally self-released three DIY albums from his apartment since the pandemic started. Jeffrey continues to wring folksy spiel and garage bohemianism from his ramshackle guitar, whether with his full band or solo, while sometimes incorporating his often politically subversive visual artwork and cartoons into live appearances. Some of these audio/visual projects have been hosted on History.com, such as “The Story of Sitting Bull,” a Jeffrey Lewis illustrated song which won a Webby Award in 2011 for “Best Writing on the Internet;” Jeffrey's “The Story of Keith Haring” was commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in 2021.
    As of 2022 the 4-piece line-up of Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage includes Mallory Feuer on violin and keyboard, Mem Pahl on bass and Brent Cole on drums.

    September 2022
    September 12, 2022 7:30 PM
    September 12, 2022 11:00 PM
    Sep 12, 2022
    Vetiver / Alexandra Burnet and The Stable Six
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    Fernando Pinto Presents

    Vetiver

    Vetiver is the long running stage and recording name of San Francisco's Andy Cabic. Vetiver craft nuanced, understated songs that reward careful listening, building a rich duality; a space where sunshine is only a chord away from melancholy, an introspective lyric underlies an extroverted chorus and subtlety tries to be outgoing in an effort to connect the dots of life’s ellipsis.

    Andy Cabic’s musical being is, like many curious 21st century musicians, shaped and sustained by divergent tangents. If he’s not crafting a melancholy folk rock diamond in his Northern California studio, he’s moving a dance floor with bossa nova or helping curate a compilation of Japanese City Pop.

    What’s magic about this new Vetiver LP Up On High is the way these tangents color the ten songs without undermining a distinct move to more elemental, spacious and natural arrangements. At the heart of each of these ten songs is Cabic’s voice: sweet, tender and weathered—a welcome and soothing old friend if ever there was one. There are other familiar friends: the album also features longtime engineer and collaborator Thom Monahan and the same resourceful and versatile band that helped Cabic make the more dense and layered Complete Strangers from 2015.

    Up On High was written on acoustic guitar. Having moved twice since Complete Strangers, increasingly accustomed to a life in and out of boxes, it was the easiest instrument to reach for in moments of inspiration. The basic tracking of the album took place over a few Spring days at a friend’s house in the high desert of California. This simple set-up captured the organic immediacy of a roomful of friends playing together on the floor. It’s alive and ever so subtly crackling with the intensity of a band working together, teasing out the melody and rhythms of songs with warmth and intimacy. Cabic and Monahan took the fruits of this session to Los Angeles and finished the album at Monahan’s studio over the summer as other friends popped by to lend their talents.

    This album reflects the world that Cabic created and lives in: Jorge Ben phrasings peek out from behind Tom Petty’s Wildflowers outtakes, a gentle jangle lifts whispers of REM’s Murmur on a breeze up from Compass Point Studios. But Up On High is most clearly Cabic and his band inhabiting the realm the band was born in—sleek, economical, soulful, and sometimes sadness-tinged melodies riding on the gentle choogle and sway of an ensemble moving in beautiful unison. This is an album that breathes with you in real, lived in, natural time.

    On this upcoming tour, the Vetiver band will be a trio with drummer Otto Hauser and Dan Iead on guitar and pedal steel. Otto and Dan’s great sense of space and melody bring an openness to the arrangements. This is the first tour along the Atlantic since 2018’s duo shows with Eric D. Johnson and first Vetiver shows in the Northeast and New York since the 2019 release of the album Up On High.

    Alexandra Burnet and The Stable Six

     
     
     
    September 2022
    September 14, 2022 8:00 PM
    September 14, 2022 11:55 PM
    Sep 14, 2022
    Anand Wilder (Yeasayer)
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    Anand Wilder

    Wilder’s reputation as a talented multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter emerged in the Brooklyn indie rock scene of the late 2000s, where he joined his bandmates in painting on the eclectic palette of synths, strings, and harmonies that defined Yeasayer’s acclaimed psychedelic worldbeat and swerving electro-pop experiments. He was at home writing and fronting big hits like Yeasayer’s “O.N.E.,” and “Wait for the Summer,” but the spirit of community always pervaded his surprising collaborations, from the guest-star-studded recordings of the peculiar rock musical album Break Line(2014) that Wilder composed with college friend Maxwell Kardon, to his occasional production credits for fellow travelers like Suckers and Das Racist.

    With I Don’t Know My Words, Wilder torques his multi-instrumentality away from electronica and global genre-hopping and makes it a lonely lockdown challenge. Aside from ambient documentary noise of family life and New York’s mysteriously pervasive rash of fireworks, he played every sound on the album, from a plucked cello on “Get More Than My Share” to the bowed acoustic guitars heard in “Sick Hotel,” which simulate a string section.

    In oscillating textures of dulcimers, twelve-strings, and tumbling, song-serving drums, he arpeggiates, beats, and blasts out moments of elevated feeling from tedium and routine.“After some initial attempts at collaborating with outside musicians, I realized that I needed to have my hands on every aspect of recording my first solo effort. So much of the pleasure of making this album was reigniting my childhood passion for challenging myself to pick up any instrument.”

    September 2022
    September 15, 2022 8:00 PM
    September 15, 2022 11:55 PM
    Sep 15, 2022
    Service / Killer Kin
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    SERVICE

    Their newest record, ‘Drag Me’, is a beautiful cacophony of noise, melody, and punk ethos. SERVICE describes their sound as “post-punk then punk again.” Founded in the Manhattan apartment of drummer Russell Simins (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion),

    SERVICE is a rock and roll band for fans of The Fall, The Stooges, Ike and Tina, bad taste, Bukowski, fake glamour, and standing in line reading tabloids at the supermarket. 

    Killer Kin

    ROCK N ROLL

    September 2022
    September 17, 2022 9:00 PM
    September 17, 2022 11:55 PM
    Sep 17, 2022
    Shuriken/WarBrothers/West Rockers/DrEx&theBreakups
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    Doors at 8pm, music starts at 9pm.

    War Brothers

    Newly generated, explosively energized
    band formed from the deepest roots of Rock and Roll!

    SHURIKEN

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

    Dr Ex & The Break Ups

    NYC garage rocking freakbeat groove guaranteed to get the crowd moving..

    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.
     
     
    British Blues, Garage, Mod Rock, Maximum R&B, 60's Hitmakers
     
     
    September 2022
    September 18, 2022 4:00 PM
    September 18, 2022 8:00 PM
    Sep 18, 2022
    Tav Falco - Panther Burns / Mario Monterosso
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    Tav Falco - Panther Burns


    From his exile in the Extreme Orient, the musical Alchemist, the Snake Charmer, the Conjurer, the Imperator, the Master of Chaos himself returns to the parched shores of the Land Of The Free — TAV FALCO!

    Tav Falco's Panther Burns are touring in support of their new EP, Club Car Zodiac, on ORG Music. The shows will include favorites from throughout Falco's four decades of recordings.

    Equal parts primal rock & roll, deviant hill country blues, and avant-garde cabaret, Panther Burns are not just Music... they are also a State of Mind.

    Mario Monterosso

    Take It Away is the instrumental debut album from Memphis-based guitarist Mario Monterosso. The Italian-born songwriter showcases his formidable talent across these 12 tracks, blending elements of jazz, rockabilly, surf, and tango into the perfect soundtrack for a warm summer evening. Standout track 'Midnight In Memphis' finds his frequent collaborator Tav Falco showing up to contribute spoken word vocals, marking the only non-instrumental track on the record. With Take It Away, Monterosso crafts a sound that is familiar, yet completely authentic. Available on ORG Music. 
    September 2022
    September 21, 2022 8:00 PM
    September 21, 2022 11:00 PM
    Sep 21, 2022
    "A Guy Walks Into A Bar........" Comedy Open Mic
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    "A Guy Walks Into A Bar...."

    COMEDY OPEN MIC

    with

    Host Dan Rice

    Sign Up- 7:30

    Sets from 8-10pm

    September 2022
    September 22, 2022 8:00 PM
    September 22, 2022 11:55 PM
    Sep 22, 2022
    Cold Chocolate / Brother Beauty
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    Cold Chocolate is a genre-bending Americana band that fuses folk, funk, and bluegrass to create a unique sound all their own. Featuring Ethan Robbins on guitar, Ariel Bernstein on percussion, and backed by some of the root's music scene's finest players, this group from Boston is impressing audiences throughout New England and beyond.  Punctuated by tight harmonies and skillful musicianship, and with a focus on songwriting, Cold Chocolate has quickly gained recognition for their original music and high-energy shows. The band has shared bills with Leftover Salmon and David Grisman, and regularly performs at venues and music festivals up and down the East Coast.
     
     
     
    New Haven folk rock with sweet melodies and smooth harmonies. 
    September 2022
    September 23, 2022 9:00 PM
    September 23, 2022 11:55 PM
    Sep 23, 2022
    Killer Kin / PEÄSÄNT / TPWKT
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    Killer Kin

     
    Frustrated duo Mattie Lea and Chloe Rose write ball-breaking, black leather sporting, soundtrack-to-your revenge songs. In 2018, the pair formed the band, recruited the rest of the gang, and it began to burgeon and burn. Killer Kin is a screaming, sonic, rockin’ waltz that actually rolls; garage-punks claiming to be the descendants of Arthur “Killer” Kane.
    Known for their live performances and a better-off bitter disposition, they creep, crawl, and cut through white-hot, rust-dusted broken-blueses with dangerously sharp fervor while Mattie Lea howls at a rabble of revelers held hostage by the sweat-coated malign madness. -- HERE COME THE KILLERS. HERE COME THE KIN.
    SONIC LOVE/NARROW MIND 7" AVAILABLE ON PIG BABY RECORDS
     
    PEÄSÄNT
     
     
    Rock n Roll Delinquents
     
     
    September 2022
    September 25, 2022 4:00 PM
    September 25, 2022 7:00 PM
    Sep 25, 2022
    Deni Bonet
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    The  Sunday Buzz Matinee 

    Deni Bonet

    It's no secret that Deni Bonet can rock a violin like nobody's business. Or that she writes memorable songs that make you want to listen again and again. For years, Deni has been honing her craft as a violinist, singer, songwriter and performer. Her style ranges from pop to roots-rock to new folk. Although classically trained, Deni quit the classical world because she hated having to wear black and sit still! She has a stellar resume, having performed and recorded with Cyndi Lauper, R.E.M., Sarah McLachlan and many others. Her previous appearances include four sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall, NPR’s Mountain Stage, The Great Wall of China, the United Nations, and the White House for President Obama. For the past several years, Deni has been touring in the US and Europe headlining festivals, performing arts centers, clubs, colleges, and concert halls soloing with symphonies. Her music has been featured on HBO, NBC, American Airlines, and several films. She was recently honored to be awarded a grant through the Arts Envoy Program of the US Government to spend a month on a residency in Africa teaching violin, songwriting, and rock ’n roll at a music college in Zanzibar. Deni Bonet has released several CDs of her own original music, including last year’s critically-acclaimed "Bright Shiny Objects” on Zip Records/Sony-RED. She is currently putting the finishing touches on a new new album that will be released in early 2022.  
     
    Chris Flynn is a guitarist and singer who has accompanied Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Ronnie Spector and Dennis Dunaway (Alice Cooper) along with Simon Kirke (Free, Bad Company), Chris Collingwood (Fountains of Wayne),  Garland Jeffreys, Willie Nile, and many others. He has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and served for many years as the musical director of the All Star Irish Rock Revue in New York City featuring Irish luminaries such as Cait O’Riordan (The Pogues), Joanie Madden (Cherish The Ladies), and raconteurs Alphie and Malachy McCourt. He has been performing and touring with Deni Bonet for the past four years.  
     
    "Engaging, multi-talented violinist Deni Bonet. Unlike most violinists, she is not nailed to the floor. And she doesn’t shy away from going head-to-head with the guitar player, having fun and breaking an erstwhile-stodgy image of the grand old instrument.” ~ Forbes Magazine
     
     
     
     
    September 2022
    September 29, 2022 8:00 PM
    September 29, 2022 11:55 PM
    Sep 29, 2022
    Shake N' Vibrate
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    Entry to this event requires proof of vaccination or a negative test result within 48 hours of showtime.

    Shake & Vibrate 

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

    Soul, Funk, Junk, Trash

    All Vinyl! All Dance, All Night

    September 2022
    September 30, 2022 8:00 PM
    September 30, 2022 11:55 PM
    Sep 30, 2022
    Ideat Village Rock Lottery
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    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 2022
    October 1, 2022 8:30 PM
    October 1, 2022 11:55 PM
    Oct 1, 2022
    Ideat Village Rock Lottery
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    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 2022
    October 2, 2022 4:00 PM
    October 2, 2022 8:00 PM
    Oct 2, 2022
    Abbie Barrett / Mommyheads
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    Abbie Barrett

    Fueled by a pop-rock sensibility, Abbie Barrett’s songwriting is unique and unpredictable—but always something you can sing along to. Her music has been featured in Magnet, American Songwriter, the Boston Herald, and on CMT’s Cool Album Cuts, and in 2015 she received a Boston Music Award for Best Singer-Songwriter. Her band plays regularly in the New England area and has opened for notable acts including the B-52s, The Motels, Juliana Hatfield, Will Dailey, and Rhett Miller

    The MOMMYHEADS


    The MOMMYHEADS last LP AGE OF ISOLATION charted at #29 on College and Community radio in OCT 2021and the bands last 5 lps have all charted in the top 100.
    The Band has been around for 35 years and used to play around the US (90s-2000's) with bands like CAKE , Alex Chilton (of BIG STAR) , Poises, Sunny Day Real Estate , ROBYN HITCHCOK , CAMPER Van Beethoven , Jayhawks , Red House Painters , Crowded House , LISA LOEB , MATT and Kim , TV on the RADIO , Vampire Weekend Etc

    October 2022
    October 6, 2022 8:00 PM
    October 6, 2022 11:55 PM
    Oct 6, 2022
    Alex2e / Alex Rohan / Sage King
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    Alex2e:

    Alex2e (actual name Alex Tuohey) is an alternative singer/songwriter from Western Massachusetts. More importantly, Alex2e is a storyteller. In 2012, while recovering from major surgery and desperate for reprieve, he picked up his sister's beat up guitar and started writing. Words became lyrics, days became months and bathroom video covers turned into gigs. Fast forward to today and his leaps can be measured in dog years.
    Called "One of Boston's most sought after artists" by Berklee's Red Room, Alex has made a name for himself both in his home state and beyond. Averaging 130+ dates annually, he has traveled the country while supporting national acts such as Howie Day, Everclear's Art Alexakis, Shawn James, Tyler Hilton and Griffin House among others. His latest releases 'Lonely' and 'Your Day' have continued the touring momentum, helping his catalog collect over 450,000 streams since 2019 - including placements on Spotify's New Alternative and Discover Weekly playlists. "The past few years have been more than I could've hoped for. I really feel like I'm playing with house money," Tuohey says. "For a guy who never thought he'd play to anyone but his mom's bathroom mirror, it's been a dream to play for people. At a bar to a couple people or a packed venue - it's a dream."

    Alex Rohan:

    Residing in Springfield Massachusetts, Songwriting is a huge part of Alex's Soul. With a Unique & polished style of guitar playing and deep emotion filled lyrics alongside powerful & delicate crooning style Vocals. Alex offers a wide in variety for all music Lovers.. Music and its ability to bring people together always fascinated Alex, Starting his singing career very young. If not in the back seat of his mothers 1990 Honda Civic as a toddler, then listening to the chosen radio stations at her hair salon's. Also his father's musicianship and love for music led him to a successful blues band & DJ career throughout Alex's life. Music was literally in every direction Alex Looked. Falling in love with Artist's / Genres such as: Micheal Jackson, Nirvana, The Eagles, Cat Stevens, Beach Boys, Boys 2 Men , Ub 40, Jewel, James Taylor, Reggae, Jazz / Funk, Folk & Blue Grass, Progressive, Punk, Heavy Metal and Rap/R&B. Essentially influencing his chord progressions and lyrical selection. In Alex's most recent years he has found success as Independent Singer/Songwriter. In November of 2021 Releasing his debut 5 song EP called "Lancaster" at Spirit House Recording Studio in Longmeadow Ma. Also in September of 2021 Alex shared the stage with Marc Roberge of O.A.R. and was invited to play in BMI's Island Hopper Songwriters Festival in Fort Meyers FL, that is now a yearly endeavor. Alex plays live Solo and with a band. Playing Locally and nationally every weekend of the year.

    Sage King:

    Raised on rock n' roll and born with big dreams, Sage King was born to entertain. From the small town of Enfield CT, Sage grew up and cut his teeth playing nearly ever bar, restaurant, and pub in the area. Since 2017, he has fronted the hard rock group Hivebane, based out of Springfield MA. Known for writing songs about his own struggles in life, he blends inspiration from artists such as Aaron Lewis, Chris Cornell, and Jeff Buckley.
    In November of 2019, Sage released his first EP Chasing Virtue. His song “Lay Down Your Guns” won a national Battle of The Bands sponsored by iHeartRadio and Jack Daniels in 2020. His follow up EP “BLOSSOM” was released July 16th, 2021 featuring the single “My Own Damn Heart.” His hardrock outfit Hivebane, is scheduled to release their full length debut album in 2022.

    Over the years he has shared the stage with artists such as Aaron Lewis (Staind), Darius Rucker (Hootie & the Blowfish), Hinder, David Allan Coe, Drowning Pool, Firehouse, Trapt, Ed Kowalczyk (Live), John Corabi (formerly of Mötley Crüe), and more.

    “It’s taken me over a decade to find out who I am as a songwriter and as an artist. My roots will always be in rock n' roll, but I love finding new styles of music and trying my hand at them. That’s the way I listen to music. It’s always been a big mixing bowl of styles.”

    October 2022
    October 8, 2022 9:00 PM
    October 8, 2022 11:55 PM
    Oct 8, 2022
    Ali McGuirk
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    Ali McGuirk

    Til It’s Gone

    “When I was out in L.A., I had the sensation that I was doing exactly what I was supposed to be doing,” Ali McGuirk says of recording her stunning Signature Sounds debut, Til It’s Gone. “That’s such an elusive feeling to capture.”
    On the recommendation of producer Jonah Tolchin (a star singer-songwriter in his own right), McGuirk traveled from her adopted home of Burlington, Vermont to the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake to track much of Til It’s Gone. A sublime set of songs that pairs McGuirk’s trademark soul sound with rootsy turns and raw rock ‘n’ roll detours, the album began to bloom at the L.A. sessions. McGuirk remembers describing to Tolchin the vibe she envisioned for the record. She mentioned something about it being akin to the cool fusion of styles that Little Feat achieved in the ’70s – that funky, twangy, jazzy and thoroughly-authentic feel. Tolchin suggested they just call up legendary Little Feat guitarist/mandolinist Fred Tackett and get him to lay down a few parts.
    “Fred Tackett came in and was casually telling stories about sessions he did with Ringo and Harry Nilsson like it’s not a big deal,” McGuirk says with a laugh. “It took me a minute to acclimate, but once the music started, everyone was so supportive and into the tunes.”
    Tolchin and engineer/studio owner Sheldon Gomberg recruited an A-list of session players including Tackett, organist Larry Goldings (James Taylor, Norah Jones), singer Valerie Pinkston (Ray Charles, Luther Vandross), percussionist Lenny Castro (Stevie Nicks, Stevie Wonder). They provided the astounding chops, but the true magic of Til It’s Gone comes from McGuirk’s singular voice as both singer and songwriter. The nine tracks – songs that run from intimate introspection to wider meditations on oppression and justice – succeed because McGuirk has composed dynamic, hypnotic frames for her vocals.
    Growing up just outside Boston, McGuirk doesn’t remember a time when she didn’t want to be a singer. But as a kid, she didn’t see a path forward. To her, professional singers were pop icons like Brandy, Britney or Mariah. McGuirk got a guitar in high school but admits she basically only played the same four chords over and over again. By college, after a couple decades of absorbing ’90s r&b,’70s singer-songwriters and classic soul of every era, McGuirk found her own aesthetic: earthy, pure, propelled by a voice capable of whispering dark truths or belting out big hooks on her originals. Boston responded with a wave of love. The Boston Globe named her an “artist to hear.” She racked up nominations and wins at both the Boston Music Awards and New England Music Awards. Her standing-room-only residency at Somerville’s Bull McCabe’s Pub delivered electric performances – Til It’s Gone also features key contributions from McGuirk’s Boston bandmates such as guitar ace Jeffrey Lockhart.
    The songs on Til It’s Gone are a culmination of McGuirk’s influences, experience and soul searching. Over jazz vamping and a deep groove, “Evelyn” speaks to “several layers of generational trauma that the women in my family have survived.” Somewhere between folk ballad and quiet storm r&b cut, “The Work” addresses how too many people refuse to have honest and earnest conversations about their privilege – “If we can’t talk to each other and hold
    space for people when we can, nothing will progress,” she says. “Wealthy people, white people, cisgender people, straight people and anybody who holds institutional power need to first learn what institutional power is, then realize they, or we, have it, then do some work.”
    McGuirk also spends time considering and reconsidering love gone wrong, or love gone sideways, or upside down. “Let It Be You” sits happily in its classic blues pop vibe capturing a scorching vocal take that came at the end of an epic 10-hour day in the L.A. studio. “Leave Me” winds through complex emotions – “If I’m gonna sing about the delusions of love, let my head be squarely on my shoulders while doing it,” she says – over an equally complex arrangement that starts with Joni Mitchell-reminiscent folk and rises to a jamming, Grateful Dead-esque climax. With the twang of an Emmylou Harris gem, “Empty Vase” came out of wanting to write some “anti-torch songs.”
    “I used to sing a lot of jazz and loved the ‘torch’ singers like Dinah Washington, Etta James, Sarah Vaughan, Abbey Lincoln, even though so many of the songs they sang felt anti-feminist to me,” McGuirk says. “Abbey Lincoln says a song is like a prayer, and you get what you put out and I found that to be true in my life. The idea that you can be a strong, independent feminist, and still suffer from the leftover feelings of a culture steeped in historically unequal power dynamics between the genders is something that writing these songs has helped me process.”
    Til It’s Gone is the rare record that features a young artist relaxing into tender, homey spaces and pushing herself emotionally and sonically. Stretches of the record channel those brilliant, warm torch singers McGuirk has spent so much time with. Then there are wild asides, such as album closer “Milk,” a towering rock crescendo full of guitar feedback and organ swells.
    “Every artist has genre identity crises because you don’t want to get pigeonholed and it’s so easy to,” she says. “But you get so invested in these sub-genres. In high school, it was Joni Mitchell and Neil Young singer-songwriters. In college, it was jazz. And all along it’s been soul. My go to is still turning on Donny Hathaway to chill. But I have always felt I have had these other secret interests that come out.”
    “I love ‘Milk’ because it makes people think I’m a rock artist,” she adds with a laugh. “It’s the last song on the record, but definitely one of my favorites. I think we created a whole dystopian love scene on this one. I wanted the vocals to be distorted and the guitars to be out front.”
    Til It’s Gone loves to dip into genres and sub-genres. But it never gets lost. Acting as co-producer with Tolchin, McGuirk let the songs wander from shadowy emotional spaces to big, bad guitar workouts to delicate little confessions. But her voice – bold, buttery, spellbinding – carries each song to the next til they’re gone.

    October 2022
    October 9, 2022 4:00 PM
    October 9, 2022 6:00 PM
    Oct 9, 2022
    Madame Thalia
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    The Sunday Buzz Matinee Presents

    Madame Thalia

    Madame Thalia turns Cafe Nine into the local Speakeasy, all while bringing back New Haven’s very first radio station, WCJ 833 back to life!

    October 2022
    October 12, 2022 8:30 PM
    October 12, 2022 11:55 PM
    Oct 12, 2022
    Agent Orange / The Vultures
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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.

    October 2022
    October 18, 2022 8:00 PM
    October 18, 2022 11:00 PM
    Oct 18, 2022
    Tommy Sands / Liz McNicholl
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    Fernando Pinto Presents:
    Tommy Sands at East Rock Concert Series

    Tommy Sands (Ireland)

    “Enchanting,” “Irresistible,” and “Charming,” are but three words out of many that describe Ireland’s most acclaimed performer, Tommy Sands. County Down's singer and songwriter, Sands has achieved something akin to legendary status in his own lifetime. A rare combination of storyteller, author, singer, songwriter and social activist, Sands’ reviews come from politicians and major authors as well as fellow musicians and music reviewers. Sands has become an integral part of the Irish folk music revival and a one of a kind North Ireland native, whose music is often found to speak louder than violence.

     
     
    Liz McNicholl hails originally from Co. Meath, Ireland, the music ranges from Celtic to folk/Americana, beautiful harmonies, often said to sound like the "Irish Adele" or Eva Cassidy. 
    Liz voice and instrument blends so perfectly, that will melt the world troubles away ... well at least for the evening.
     
    October 2022
    October 23, 2022 4:00 PM
    October 23, 2022 7:00 PM
    Oct 23, 2022
    Platon Karataev
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    The Cygnus Radio Sunday Buzz Matinee 

    Platon Karataev

    Platon Karataev, named after a Leo Tolstoy character, was formed in 2016. With their music, the Hungarian indie quartet wanders around the core of existence, seeking answers through paradoxes, contemplating on questions by observing elements on an atomic level or viewing them from an astronomical perspective. After the instant success of For Her (2017), the band gradually moved away from their acoustic sound to a broader one. Atoms (2020), with heavier instrumentation, focuses on speaking about the most universal but on the most personal level with catharsis being a key element of the album. The new record, Partért kiáltó, continues diving into the collective subconscious and was followed by the band’s first Europe tour. In the past five years Platon Karataev has not only gained attention on a local level but has been recognized internationally, with more than 5 million streams on Spotify, mostly from the USA, the UK, and Germany. Besides the Europe tour and three different German tours, the band has performed at major festivals like Sziget, Reeperbahn, Zandari Festa Seoul, Moscow Music Week, and Liverpool Sound City. This time, the songs will be performed as a duo (Gergely Balla and Sebestyén Czakó-Kuraly), with songs from the new album alongside previous compositions, and a glimpse of the fourth album in the making.

    This show is their U.S. debut.

    October 2022
    October 27, 2022 8:00 PM
    October 27, 2022 11:00 PM
    Oct 27, 2022
    Little Silver / Split Coils
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    Little Silver

    “The elegantly understated debut from this Brooklyn band does what great, grown-up indie rock at its best has always done: It maps out states of personal, emotional and historical in-betweenness with careful, intelligent grace… Songs […] take their time building from muted beauty to closely held grandeur.”
    —ROLLING STONE

    Split Coils

    October 2022
    October 29, 2022 9:00 PM
    October 29, 2022 11:55 PM
    Oct 29, 2022
    Shake N' Vibrate
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    Shake & Vibrate 

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

    Soul, Funk, Junk, Trash

    All Vinyl! All Dance, All Night

    October 2022
    October 30, 2022 4:00 PM
    October 30, 2022 6:00 PM
    Oct 30, 2022
    Flynn Cohen & Matt Heaton w/ Sweet Louise and MRB
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    The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio


    Flynn Cohen and Matt Heaton

    Acoustic Guitar and mandolin player Flynn Cohen has performed all over the world with many notable acts in traditional and contemporary acoustic music. He can be seen in concert with the American folk band LOW LILY (formerly known as Annalivia), and legendary Irish Accordion player John Whelan, as well as duo shows playing music from his four solo albums.

    Flynn has also performed with Ruth Moody, Halali, The Sevens, Aoife Clancy, Cathie Ryan, Lawrence Nugent, Dylan Foley, Skip Healy, Joe Derrane and Frank Ferrel, John McGann, Matt Glaser, Brian Wicklund, Tony Watt and Southeast Expressway, Adrienne Young, Jake & Taylor Armerding, Laura Orshaw, Duncan Wickel, Gail Davies, Jilly Martin, Malibu Storm, Bruce MacGregor, Lissa Schneckenburger, Laura Cortese, Mark Simos, Matt Heaton, The Boxcar Lillies, Women of Ireland, The Vancouver Symphony, the Orchestra of Indian Hill, Revels, and Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, among others. He has performed at the Library of Congress and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York City.

    A former guitar student of John Renbourn, Davey Graham, Scott Nygaard, and Paul Binkley, Flynn has degrees in Music from Dartington College of Arts in Devon, England and at Mills College in Oakland, California. He taught for many years in the Music Departments at Keene State College in New Hampshire and Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts and is currently an online guitar instructor with Peghead Nation.

    You can support Flynn's original music on Patreon:

     
     
     
     
    Presenting a lively mix of Country classics, Pop singalongs, a few Irish jigs and reels, some foot stomping Old Time fiddle classics, and blues.
    November 2022
    November 1, 2022 8:00 PM
    November 1, 2022 11:55 PM
    Nov 1, 2022
    Soraia / Stupidity
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    Little Steven's Underground Garage Presents

    Soraia

    Personal growth, rebirth, even revolution – these transformative concepts are the heart of what Soraia is. Redeeming themes like these inform the songs on 'Dig Your Roots', the band’s March 2020 album released through Steven Van Zandt's Wicked Cool Records. While touring the west coast in support of their newest album in March 2020, Covid-19 was declared a pandemic by the CDC, ending the typical promotion and touring behind their newest release and forcing the group to reconsider how to approach the future.

    They embraced it.

    Staying connected via personal releases of cover songs released on limited run lathe-cut vinyl, they continued to build and reinforce their solid fan relationships with unique handmade merch, livestreams, Q and A events, and weekly connections with their fans through Facebook Lives, Instagram, and personal back-and-forths on social media. They stayed strong and positive, all the while continuing to write music. Soraia released a Christmas single (2021) that ended up on Little Steven's personal Spotify holiday playlist, and participated in gigs to assist in raising money for NIVA and TeachRock.org.

    Directly on the heels of their holiday release, they released another single, "Tight-Lipped" in January 2021 which garnered them their first Top 25 Billboard Rock Charting (#23) and justifiably crossed Soraia over from satellite radio rotation into major market commercial rotation, including rotation on their hometown station, WMMR-FM, WDHA-FM, and Detroit's WRIF-FM. Their video for the song, filmed at the height of the pandemic in Los Angeles with a small team of artists and new director Sam Shapson (Halestorm, All Time Low, Machine Gun Kelly), is a thriller-style mini-movie which debuted on both Billboard's and Loudwire's sites in February/March 2021.
    The band is beyond excited to begin playing live shows again, including their first one in New York City which sold out in less than 24 hours.

    They continue to write for their next album, and are ready to get back to what they love to do in 2021: unleashing live with their fans and filled with a renewed gratitude, vigor, and fire.

    Stupidity

    Just when the Covid-19 pandemic hit Sweden in March 2020 Stupidity reformed the line-up. The oldies Tommy Boy (drums) and Erniz (lead vocals) were joined by JV on guitar and Heurika on bass. They continued a later collaboration with Keith Streng, guitarist from the American Super Rockers Fleshtones and went into the studio and recorded new songs. First release from tis session is the single STUPID LIKE ME.

    Last year they released the single Save Me (feat. Keith Streng) and it has got a lot of airplays in the USA. and became The Coolest Song In The World 5 March on Little Steven´s Underground Garage.

    Between 2007 and 2017 they recorded and released four CDs, one compilation, two singles and two two-song EPs. In 2008 Stupidity was discovered by Little Steven Van Zandt (E-Street Band/Sopranos). That same year, Little Steven’s Underground Garage Radio went on to name their song “Girl Named Moe” The Coolest Song In The World. Stupidity has had six other songs awarded this title: “Move” (2011), “King Midas” (2013), “Baby It’s You” (2014), “Get Up” (2015), ”OK” (2017). and "Save Me" (2021).

    Their music has been featured on the soundtracks to Season 2 & 3 of the TV Series Lilyhammer starring Little Steven. The band itself was featured in a Season 3 episode of Lilyhammer performing “King Midas.” All of their music is available on Amazon, iTunes, and other music sites that can be accessed by visiting their website.

    November 2022
    November 4, 2022 9:00 PM
    November 4, 2022 11:55 PM
    Nov 4, 2022
    Rhett Miller
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    Rhett Miller

    Texas native Rhett Miller is perhaps best known as the frontman of the Dallas-based alt-country band the Old 97’s, although he has also pursued a critically acclaimed solo career. Formed in 1993, the Old 97’s built a devoted following with their brash blend of country and power pop influences, making a splash with 1995’s Wreck Your Life, which won the group a brief stay on the roster of Elektra Records, a period kicked off with one of their finest hours, 1997’s Too Far to Care. All four members also pursued side projects, but Miller’s solo career captured the most attention, with the literate songwriter training his eye on such subjects as fatherhood, sex, and love. Making his solo bow with 2002’s The Instigator, most of Miller’s solo albums have been dominated by cool, melodic pop tunes with a drier and more confessional bent than his work with the band, though 2012’s The Dreamer explored a middle ground between his pop and alt-country sensibilities, and the 2011 set The Interpreter: Live at Largo revealed he’s a sure hand with other people’s songs.
    Strictly speaking, Miller launched his own career before the Old 97’s were formed. He recorded his first solo album, a series of acoustic folk songs entitled Mythologies, in 1989. Future Old 97’s bassist (and a solid songwriter in his own right) Murry Hammond produced the album, and their partnership later blossomed into a full-fledged band. While releasing a string of well-received albums with the Old 97’s, Miller and Hammond also performed together as the Ranchero Brothers, a two-man acoustic duo that was originally launched as a means of testing new music for the Old 97’s in front of a live audience. The Ranchero Brothers developed their own distinct following, although no albums resulted from the project.

    Taking time off from the Old 97’s, Miller began recording his first major-label solo effort in February 2002, this time with the help of producer/multi-instrumentalist Jon Brion. The Instigator appeared nearly seven months later, followed by a tour with ex-Crowded House frontman Neil Finn in early 2003. Miller then returned to the studio with the Old 97’s, squashing worried rumors that he planned to halt the band’s career and focus on his solo efforts. He did, however, find time to balance the two projects, and his second solo release, The Believer, was issued by Verve in February 2006.
    After returning to the studio with the Old 97’s for 2007’s Blame It on Gravity, Miller continued his juggling act by recording another solo album. The self-titled record appeared in 2009 courtesy of his new label, Shout! Factory. His next two solo albums, 2010’s The Interpreter: Live at Largo and 2012’s The Dreamer, were both released by Miller’s own Maximum Sunshine label. After releasing one of the Old 97’s’ strongest albums in years with 2014’s Most Messed Up, Miller took a new turn in his solo career with 2015’s The Traveler, which featured backing from the band Black Prairie (which includes several members of the Decemberists) and a guest appearance from Peter Buck of R.E.M. Following more recording and touring with the Old 97’s, Miller repaired to Brooklyn, New York, where he cut the 2018 album The Messenger with producer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Cohen, who previously worked with Apollo Sunshine and Yellowbirds. The album was released by ATO Record

    November 2022
    November 5, 2022 9:00 PM
    November 5, 2022 11:55 PM
    Nov 5, 2022
    Kaleta & Super Yamba Band
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    Kaleta & Super Yamba Band

    "Brooklyn’s Kaleta & Super Yamba Band are fronted by Afrobeat and Juju veteran Leon Ligan-Majek a.k.a. Kaleta. The singer/guitarist from the West African country of Benin Republic lived his adolescent life in Lagos, Nigeria where Afrobeat was born. Kaleta's guitar chops earned him decades of touring and recording with Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Lauryn Hill and more. Kaleta got his start in the late 70s performing in church and was soon after picked up by iconic Juju master and world music pioneer King Sunny Ade. A few years later Fela Kuti came calling. Kaleta would go on to tour the world playing guitar for the King of Afrobeat in his storied band Egypt 80 through the 1980s and into the 1990s. Now based in New York City, Kaleta has been leading Super Yamba Band since 2017. Their debut album ""Mèdaho,"" which was released by California indie label Ubiquity Records, draws on the group’s shared reverence for the raw, psychedelic sounds that captivated Kaleta as a music loving kid in 1970

    November 2022
    November 10, 2022 8:00 PM
    November 10, 2022 11:55 PM
    Nov 10, 2022
    Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
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    Rescheduled from 5/24, all tckets purchased for that date will be honored.

    SARAH SHOOK & THE DISARMERS

    North Carolina’s Sarah Shook sings with a conviction and hard honesty sorely lacking in much of today’s Americana landscape. Always passionate, at times profane, Sarah stalks/walks the line between vulnerable and menacing, her voice strong and uneasy, country classic but with contemporary, earthy tension. You can hear in her voice what’s she’s seen; world weary, lessons learned—or not—but always defiant. She level-steady means what she says. Writing with a blunt urgency—so refreshing these days it's almost startling—Sarah's lyrics are in turn smart, funny, mean, and above all, uncompromising. The Disarmers hit all the sweet spots from Nashville’s Lower Broad to Bakersfield and take Sarah's unflinching tales out for some late-night kicks. At times, it’s as simple and muscular as Luther Perkins’ boom-chicka-boom, or as downtown as Johnny Thunders. The Disarmers keep in the pocket, tight and tough.

     
    November 2022
    November 11, 2022 9:00 PM
    November 11, 2022 11:55 PM
    Nov 11, 2022
    Billy Bremner's Rockfiles / Dust Hat
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    This date has been rescheduled from September 24, 2021. All tickets from that postponed date will be honored. for this show.
     
    Fernando Pinto Presents
     
     
    -A Tribute to Rockpile!
     
    You can''t get any closer than this to the legendary ROCKPILE!
     
    It’s material from Rockpile, Dave Edmunds, Billy Bremner and Nick Lowe that is the bands mission. 
     

    Scottish guitarist, Billy Bremner founded  the legendary ROCKPILE in 1976 with Nick Lowe and Dave Edmonds.  Their album, SECONDS OF PLEASURE, was released in 1980 featuring Billy Bremner and Dave Edmunds on vocals and guitars, Nick Lowe on Bass and Terry Williams on Drums.  Bremner is known for his work on many of Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe's albums and has played with The Pretenders, Shakin' Stevens, and Carlene Carter.

     
    It’s pure Rock´n´Roll at its best, its high energy and guitar based music!
     
     

    Rock 'n' roll as charred as the apizza of New Haven

     
     
     
     
     
     
    November 2022
    November 13, 2022 4:00 PM
    November 13, 2022 8:00 PM
    Nov 13, 2022
    Seth Adam / Shellye Valauskas Experience
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    The Sunday Buzz Matinee

    Seth Adam record release show.

    SVE 20th Anniversary of "The Stupid Truth" release. 

    SETH ADAM

    I am a 46 year old singer-songwriter, born and raised in Connecticut. I reside near the great city of New Haven CT with my wife and daughters. I’ve been playing music, in one form or another, since I was 5 years old. I got my start performing in front of audiences when I was in the elementary school chorus. Rock & roll got a hold of me just before my teen years, and I performed my first “rock & roll band” show at one of those old moose/elk/insert-animal-type halls when I was 14. I've been hooked on the RAWK ever since.

    Here's the part where I tell you what I am currently doing with my career.

    2016 was a turning point in my career as I wrote and recorded songs out of a hobbled-together home studio space. Playing all of the instruments, engineering, producing, and everything else-ing on my own resulted in an EP called “East Rock.” The experience inspired me to continue to do much of the same for the foreseeable future, sidestepping the formal recording studios. In January 2018, I released a single (and video) called ‘Anytown,’ written in response to the events in Charlottesville VA the summer before. On February 14th 2020, I released a single called ‘At Different Ends,’ reflecting on the division and loss of wonder in American society from the perspective of one lonely observer. Shortly after the COVID pandemic began in 2020, I started constructing a formal home-studio space, finishing it in April of 2021. During that time, I also wrote and began recording songs for my fourth full-length album. This album, titled “Fits and Starts and Stops,” will be released in September 2022, and will be celebrated at the historic Cafe Nine in New Haven CT on Nov. 13th, 2022.

    Here's the part where I give you some history, drop some names, and tell you about some influences.

    I describe my music as singer-songwriter/Americana/folk/rock. That’s a lot of sub genres, but probably the best way to characterize it. My earliest influences were Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Kenny Rogers. My dad used to play their records for me when I was a kid. In my teenage years, I embraced hair-metal, progressive-rock, and grunge phases - music I still enjoy to this day. I consider the music I write now to be the most heartfelt and sincere. My biggest influence is Counting Crows with Led Zeppelin coming in at a close second place. In recent years I’ve come to nearly deify The Beatles and Son Volt. Ryan Adams, Jason Isbell, and Wilco have also been tremendous influences on my work. Lyrically, I like to have something important to say in my songs.

    I love making music. It's how I make a living. It takes a lot of work and it pays off. In 2007, my song ‘Get Out’ was licensed to Volkswagen for their Sights & Sounds campaign. In 2008, then Fox entertainment columnist in NYC, Roger Friedman, called me “the hardest-working, best live act in indie rock.” In 2010, I received a nice hometown nod from The New Haven Advocate’s reader’s poll, winning the Best Rock Band category. For my 2013 release, Steel Tempered Pride, I had the good fortune of working with David Immerglück, guitarist for Counting Crows, James Maddock, and Camper Van Beethoven. In 2016 I was nominated for Male Performer of the Year for The New England Music Awards, and again in 2017 for Songwriter Of The Year. Through the years, I’ve opened for Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers, Grammy-winning Robert Cray, Tonic, Vertical Horizon, The Alternate Routes, Will Hoge, Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), Ken and Drew from Sister Hazel, Kyle Cook (Matchbox Twenty), Mayer Hawthorne, and more.

    I also like dogs. I think they're cool.

    Shellye Valauskas Experience


    Shellye Valauskas’ debut album, “The Stupid Truth,” came out 20 years ago. The band has gone through numerous personnel changes over the years before finally landing on the current line-up of Shellye Valauskas, Dean Falcone, Brian Stevens, Rich Dart, and Bruce Crowder. Although the sound and band members have changed over the years, the one constant is that the songs from “The Stupid Truth” never make it into the set! SVE is going to change that when they play the album from start to finish at the 20th anniversary party of the release of “The Stupid Truth” on Sunday November 13th at Cafe Nine.

    November 2022
    November 17, 2022 8:00 PM
    November 17, 2022 11:30 PM
    Nov 17, 2022
    Leslie Mendelson
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    8:00 pm
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    Leslie Mendelson

    Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Leslie Mendelson is supporting her most recent studio album ‘If You Can’t Say Anything Nice…,’ as well as a solo acoustic EP ‘In The Meantime,’ that was recorded during quarantine earlier this Spring. Described by Relix Magazine as an artist with “a loyal, cross-generational audience that hugs the hippie, hipster, coffee shop and society crowds,” Leslie’s timeless musicality and evocative songwriting indeed cuts a wide swath. All Music writes that Leslie evokes “1970s songwriter influences in the vein of Carole King and Carly Simon,” while The Aquarian declares she is “the closest thing one can get to a truly honest musical experience.”

    Leslie Mendelson’s previous work, including 2009 Grammy-nominated debut album ‘Swan Feathers’ and 2017 album, ‘Love & Murder’ dealt with matters of the heart. When it came time to compose the songs that comprise ‘If You Can’t Say Anything Nice…,’ however, she and her longtime writing partner Steve McEwan set out to examine the anxiety stemming from the current socio-political climate with songs like "Medication," "I Need Something To Care About" and "Would You Give Up Your Gun.” It’s fitting extension of a more socially conscious outlook offered on “A Human Touch”—Leslie’s duet with Jackson Browne for the documentary film, ‘5B,’ released in 2019.

    If Leslie Mendelson’s only collaboration with a legendary musician was Jackson Browne, it would be a worthy point to celebrate. What’s truly telling is that Leslie has also drawn the attention of The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir who recorded a duet with her on Roy Orbison's standard, “Blue Bayou,” while no less than classic rock royalty The Who invited her to open two shows at Madison Square Garden last year. She was set to open three more dates for the band in 2020 that were unfortunately postponed due to the pandemic. With some of rock music’s most legitimate voices seeking Leslie out, it leaves no doubt the rarefied air she inhabits as an artist.

    November 2022
    November 26, 2022 9:00 PM
    November 26, 2022 11:55 PM
    Nov 26, 2022
    Shake N' Vibrate
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    Shake & Vibrate 

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

    Soul, Funk, Junk, Trash

    All Vinyl! All Dance, All Night

    December 2022
    December 8, 2022 8:00 PM
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    Dec 8, 2022
    Vance Gilbert / Anne Marie Menta
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    Fernando Pinto Presents! East Rock Concert Series

    Vance Gilbert

    If Joni Mitchell and Richie Havens had a love child, with Rodney Dangerfield as the midwife, the results might have been something close to the great Vance Gilbert.” As the above quote from Richmond magazine suggests, Vance Gilbert defies stereotypes. It’s little wonder then that he also exceeds expectations. In this case, those two qualities go hand in hand. “I’m black, I sing, I play an acoustic guitar, and I don’t play the blues,” Gilbert insists. That may be a broad statement, but it rings with truth.  What he does do is make memorable music, as evidenced by the 13 albums he’s released so far, as well as the mark he’s made on the folk and acoustic music scenes in general. Over the course of a prolific career that extends back to the early ’90s, he’s recorded with his good friend Ellis Paul and shared stages worldwide with Aretha Franklin, Shawn Colvin, Arlo Guthrie, the Milk Carton Kids, George Carlin (150+ shows), Anita Baker, the Subdudes, Paul Reiser and any number of others.

    Anne Marie Menta

    Anne Marie hails from New Haven, CT, where she has been a long-time favorite singer/songwriter. She comes from a family of three brothers where playing and listening to music was their greatest passion. In 1998, she released her debut album “Untried & True”, followed by “When the Love Ran Deep” in 2004, and “Seven Secrets” in 2009. Her fourth collection, “Sky Tonight” was released in December 2019. 

    Anne Marie has opened for artists such as Richard Shindell, The Kennedys, Cheryl Wheeler, Sally Barris, Eddie from Ohio and Linda McRae, and has been a featured performer at the CT Folk Festival in New Haven, CT. She was a finalist in the 2004 South Florida Folk Festival Singer/Songwriter competition, and a showcase artist at NERFA (New England Regional Folk Alliance.) 

    Anne Marie accompanies herself on acoustic guitar, appearing solo or as part of an acoustic band. The band featured on “Sky Tonight” includes fellow CT musicians Mark Mirando on piano, Bob Csugie, upright bass, Cadence Carroll, percussion and harmonies, and producer Richard Neal on mandolin, guitar and dobro. Sky Tonight was recorded at Neal’s 34 West Recorders in Sandy Hook, CT, and mastered by Vic Steffens at Horizon Music group, West Haven, CT. 

    Anne Marie’s songs range stylistically from contemporary folk, Americana, acoustic pop, country, and folk-rock, all featuring her warm vocals and solid guitar. The tunes reflect her wide influences and devotion to Joni Mitchell, Rosanne Cash, Emmy Lou Harris, Lucinda Williams, and Mary Chapin Carpenter, to name a few.  

    The songs touch on the usual themes of love, life, and loss, but they deliver the listener to the not-so-usual place of recognition, empathy, solace and hope. Anne Marie pairs her poignant lyrics with catchy melodies to create moving song memoirs.  Equally melodic and lyrically driven, the songs might be described as autobiographical meets storytelling, personal meets universal, childhood meets adulthood, love meets loneliness, family embraces family, friends share love.