Wailing City Spotlight: Interview with Mike Winslow

Mike Winslow playing with 20th Century Kids
Photo by Allison Jordan
Even if you haven't been around the New London county music scene for long, chances are you've probably seen a band that drummer extraordinaire, Mike Winslow, plays in. Proven to be one of the busiest and hardest working musicians in the area, Mike can be found behind the drum kit for many local bands such as Fatal FilmSurgery Sessions, The Hempsteadys, The Subliminals and more recently in a newer cover project called 20th Century Kids. If you have been around the scene for awhile, you may recall Mike holding it down in the funk/groove rock band, Incognito Sofa Love in the early 00's. It's pretty clear that Mike is one busy drummer- and I for one, (being a drummer myself), continue to be inspired by his talent, passion, motivation and dedication for music. I can't think of a better musician to start out the Wailing City spotlight interview series with, than the man behind the drums in so many New London county bands: Michael Winslow!

CT Garage Punk Guest Feature: Interview with Jay Prozac

Jay Prozac of The Prozacs
It's no mystery that local New London transplant, Jeffrey Thunders, (currently living locally in New London county but still very much connected with his hometown New Haven), has his finger on the pulse of New England punk & garage rock. From playing shows all over the northeast with his own bands -- The RatzThe Lost Riots, Jeffrey Thunders & The Scabs etc... to booking killer punk/garage/indie shows all over CT... as well as runs his own short run label Die Hipster and runs the blog CT Garage Punk

Jeff recently sat down with Jay Prozac, (of the Massachusetts punk band, The Prozacs), who will be playing solo at a show Jeff put together for this Saturday September 25 at Strange Brew Pub in Norwich! We thought it would be a great collaboration to connect CT Garage Punk and Wailing City - so please enjoy the interview with Jay Prozac - as well as info on the show below... and stay tuned for more interviews from Jeffrey soon! --Meghan

Friday Night Folk Returns Fri Sep 24


Live music returns to Friday Night Folk with Plywood Cowboy on Friday, September 24, at All Souls, 19 Jay Street, New London! The music starts at 7:30! Take yourself back to dusty country roads, carefree summers, and your radio tuned to music that was soulful and authentic. Enter Plywood Cowboy, crafting songs ripe with these nostalgic comforts, yet perfectly suited for the soundtrack of modern life. Plywood Cowboy features Steve Dedman on piano, guitar, and vocals, Emmet Hale on drums, Shane Tanner on bass guitar, Austin Gray on lead guitar and vocals, and Kat Wallace on violin and vocals. Plywood Cowboy won the 2018 Connecticut Folk Festival band competition! Their album Blue Skies features music “steeped in tradition, with lyrics full of longing, truth and heart” says Sound Waves Magazine. 

Keeping us all Covid safe: Masks and proof of vaccination or of a negative Covid test within 72 hours are required. Unity Hall seating will be limited to 85 (half capacity) including the band and volunteers, which means there are just 73 tickets available. Buy yours early! Everyone will sign in, and (sadly) our famous refreshments will not be available as masks are required. That said, we’re excited to resume live concerts! Tickets are $17 advance, $20 at the door (as available), $10 for students and active Military with ID. They are available on EventBrite or by calling All Souls at 860-443-0316 by Sept 23 to reserve your seats. 

Upcoming Concerts:
October 22: Shawn Taylor 
 November 19: Windborne

Daddy Jack Benefit Concert @ Hygienic Art Park Sun Sep 26

Providing Scholarships for students to cooking Schools
 
Music by: 
The Madry Temple Church Band
The Night Shakers
The Tone Shifters
Daddy Jack All-Stars
Daphne Lee Martin
Tom MacGregor
Dan Stevens

 $25 per person $40 per couple 

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