Anne's Show Picks for the Weekend (August 21)
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.
On Friday night, the Hempsteadys will play the Oasis Pub in New London. This show will be a benefit for Matt Covey, a local drummer who plays in a lot of bands including the Hempsteadys and the Suicide Dolls. Matt recently had $2000 worth of drum equipment go missing from his car, so this benefit will help him replace his cymbals and other gear that he needs for an upcoming tour. Cover is $5 but you are encouraged to donate more if you wish. Other ideas are still being discussed, and more bands may be added to the bill. The show starts at 9 pm.
On Saturday night, The Lost Riots will have a release party for their brand new record Shorter, Faster, Louder (the title is sheer brilliance, and I bet the music is great too) at the Oasis Pub in New London. Jeffrey Thunders of the Lost Riots will be moving to the New London area very soon, and the band has played many shows here. The Lost Riots will be going on an east coast tour in the fall, and they currently have shows booked as far away as Georgia. Also on the bill will be Fatal Film and Horns of Ormus, both of whom have been playing a lot of local shows in recent weeks. Horns of Ormus released their first CD, Bashful, a couple of weeks ago. The order of bands has not been determined yet, but the show will start at 9 pm and cover is $5.
Also on Saturday night, Bedroom Rehab Corporation will bring two out of town bands to New London for a stoner/doom show at 33 Golden Street. Psych/prog/stoner rock band Cult of Ulysses, from central CT, will open the show at 10 pm. The band features Chris Mariotti, founder of the Lonesome Noise blog , Lou & Leah Lorenzo of Farewood, Jon Dostou of Phonosynthesis (formerly the Isaac Young Quartet), and Alex Brunetti Cohen from Tetramer. Next will be Faces of Bayon, stoner/doom/metal from Fitchburg, MA, at around 11 pm. Bedroom Rehab Corporation will play last at about midnight. BRC has been playing a lot of out of town shows, including the recent RPM Fest in Greenfield, MA, and they will also be appearing at the Keene Music Festival in New Hampshire at the end of the month. This also means that their New London shows are becoming fewer and farther between, so catch them while you can. Afterward, you might even have time to catch the last band at the Oasis, since shows tend to start late over there. Cover is $5.