Monday, September 1, 2014

I AM Festival 8 - Sat Sep 6


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*Last updated: September 1, 2014 at 9:44am

I AM Festival, Connecticut's biggest FREE indie music festival is back on September 6th in the heart of downtown New London, CT. There's 5 stages, roughly 25 bands and dozens of extraordinary vendors throughout the day. Stages will be set up at Parade Plaza, Hygienic Art Park, The Oasis, The Telegraph and 33 Golden Street.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Anne's Show Picks for the Weekend (August 28)

By Anne Castellano

The last unofficial weekend of summer is upon us, and fortunately there is a lot of good live music to enjoy. Get the weekend started early if you wish, because there are a couple of shows across the river on Thursday night. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Sandy “Sandman” Allen and bassist Mike Palazzolo will be playing at Sneekers Cafe in Groton. You've probably seen Sandy and Mike with the Hoolios, and they are also former members of the Rivergods, but here is a good opportunity to hear Sandy play his own tunes. In addition to the excellent music, you'll also hear a lot of great stories from his many years of traveling and playing with bands. Music starts around 7 pm and continues until 10:00. It's a friendly place, there's no cover, and you might want to arrive hungry, because Sneekers is well known for its delicious food.

Monday, August 25, 2014

CD Review: Straight To VHS - Weekend Weekend Weekend

By Adam Wujtewicz

"You ain't no ninja!". That's pretty much the sum of the lyrical content of the first song on New London garage rockers Straight To VHS' new album Weekend Weekend Weekend. Bad grammar aside it shows the straight-forward-no-frills-completely-ireverant-style they're going for. With the bass in the right headphone, guitar in the left, drums and vocal in the middle -  they're pushing the retro punk aesthetic to it's limits. It's a classic punk rock sandwich that's been proven to work and with a little pop and blues sprinkled in there STVHS is bound to start ears ringing this fall.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Anne's Show Picks for the Weekend (August 21)

By Anne Castellano

We have a pretty good weekend coming up for live shows, and it starts on Thursday. The Oasis Pub in New London has a Thursday night show with Terrible Roars, Dr. Martino, and Nosy Mangabe. All three bands will be playing the Oasis for the first time. Terrible Roars is a CT indie rock band that is the side project of Ross Page, of Bristol band the Raven and the Wool. Dr. Martino is a vocal-driven surf rock trio from Willimantic, and Noisy Mangabe is a theatrical progressive folk band from Boston (or is it Miami? Go to their Facebook page and try to read their bio...) whose instrumentation includes upright bass and ukulele. This is a rare opportunity to see some out of town bands on a weeknight, and these are always good shows. Cover is $5 and the show starts at 9 pm.

The Rivergods's song "Lost on You" Top 4 Finalist in State-wide Songwriting Contest

The Rivergods’ song “Lost on You” is a top-4 finalist in On Deck Sound Studio’s state-wide songwriting contest! The winner gets to record the song for free at their state-of-the-art studio! Check out the song in the video below and if you like it, please 'like' it on the studio's facebook page!