Ah yes, The Hempsteadys. A band whose origins are shrouded in mystery. What misfortune has brought this defiant reggae to the gentle shores of New London? Who can really say? Born of punk rock, fused with the sounds of the surf, the sands and the streets, and powered by the NLC All-Stars, The Hempsteadys are the beat that moves Hempstead Street.
Dagwood is a punk band from Cheshire, CT that formed at the end of 2010 by members of Fire First and Heavy Breath. The following spring saw the release of a three song demo, and in the Fall of 2011 Dagwood self-released their first record, Paradise. The band has recorded two episodes of the Mindplow podcast and released a short DVD alongside their record. Digital copies of Paradise are available as a "Pay what you want" download on their bandcamp.