Calendar of Events

April 2024
April 26, 2024
The Split Coils / I & R / Little Silver
Show Starts:
9:00 pm
Show End:
11:55 pm
Doors will open approximately 30minutes prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
and up allowed
About the Show and the Artist:


The Split Coils are a Valley band. From the literal banks of Connecticut’s mighty Housatonic, they play down-to-earth, melodic power pop informed by songwriter/guitarist Jay Russell’s time in bands like Hot Rod Circuit and Diamond J and the Rough. His wife Katelyn Kazukynas Russell adds sweet harmonies and rhythm, making it a family affair. It’s guitar-driven rock, with some classic rock influences, some ‘90s indie vibes, and some entirely new sounds.

I & R

I&R is the music of Josh Cournoyer, a Nashville-based songwriter, bandleader, and recordist. The duality of his New England DIY origins and the collaborative playground that is Music City, his adopted home since 2014, is the connective thread throughout I&R’s recordings and live shows. Hymnal Victoria, the 2024 extended play and follow up to 2019’s Bankrupt City and 2022’s Keep the Sun in Your Eyes, shines with optimism in the face of trying times. Once again the songs are composed, engineered, and produced by Cournoyer with the help of his frequent collaborators, Mike Poorman (Hot Rod Circuit) and Zac Clark (Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness). In contrast with the pandemic isolation of Keep the Sun in Your Eyes, the latest release was intentionally made in community. Hymnal Victoria features contributions from Suzie Zeldin (The Narrative, Twin Forks), Dylan Sevey (The Minks, Ron Gallo), Joe Pisapia (Guster, Ben Folds), Nicole Atkins, and Dave “Squirrel” Covell (Shangri-La Studios). During the writing and recording of Hymnal Victoria, Josh honed his craft contributing to studio recording and live performances with artists like Ben Folds, Robert Finley, and Ian Ferguson.

The duo of Erika Simonian and Steve Curtis wrote their debut LP, Somewhere You Found My Name, about the ever-shifting landscape of holding perspective and losing loved ones. They're currently working on a new record at Firehouse 12 in New Haven, and will be joined by their full band at Cafe Nine.

“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.”