LIVE MUSIC CALENDAR
Summer Concerts 2023 @ Waterford Beach June-Aug (Wednesdays)
Downtown Live Summer Concert Series 2023 @ Hygienic Art Park Jun-Aug (Thursdays)
Norwich 'Rock The Docks' & 'Friday Night Acoustics' Summer Concert Series 2023 July & Aug
Summer Concert Series 2023 @ Stonington Vineyards July & August (Fridays)
Friday Night Folk 2022-23 Lineup
Telegraph Moves To New Location on Bank Street, Soft Opening Friday April 7!
The Telegraph, is moving from it's Golden Street location, (where it's called home for the last 12+ years), to a new *larger* location at 137 Bank Street! Soft opening is slated for this Friday April 7! Just in time for Record Store Day, the worldwide celebration of independent record stores, which will be held on April 22 this year!
Telegraph Celebrates New Location Grand Opening & Record Store Day Sat April 22
Wailing City Spotlight: Interview with Rogue March
St. Patrick's Day season is upon us... and our area is strong in celebration... parades, events, food, drink and of course... music!
Enter Rogue March - a multi-instrumentalist duo who play a mix of original songs, traditional Irish standards and sea shanties --hence describing themselves as "rebel songs of Ireland and the sea". The band have a slew of gigs coming up in the area over the next month to get you in the Irish spirit and also a few out of town gigs opening for Irish music legends Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfe Tones and Chicago Celtic punk band The Tossers!
Wailing City recently asked Stuart Fensom of the duo some questions about how the band came to be, the music they play, their favorite local hangs and where we can catch one of their shows...
Wailing City Spotlight: Interview with John Speziale of Sweet Mercy!
Published February 16, 2023
Sweet Mercy! is a roots Americana influenced band, lead by John Speziale of Stonington and featuring multi-instrumentalists from all areas of New London county and Westerly, RI. The band performs as an acoustic trio or quartet and sometimes as a full band featuring electric guitar and drums. Sweet Mercy! has opened for prestigious acts, including The Hoolios and The Carleans and they’ve shared stages with such talented song writers as Dan Blakeslee and Haunt the House. The band’s hot licks and harmonies earned them a New London, CT Whalie Award for Best Roots Rock Band in 2016. More recently, Sweet Mercy! have been playing shows around the area in support of their new self-titled album released in September of 2022.
From their bio: 'Sweet Mercy!’s first album, appropriately titled 'Sweet Mercy!', is a compilation of songs reflecting the cultural, regional, ethnic and musical influences that have combined to make the Americana genre. Nola’s in there, along with blues, Cajun, Tex-Mex, rock and roll… There’s a murder ballad, and even a song inspired by the circus. Eight of the songs were written by John, the ninth song is a rocking rendition of a traditional Americana classic.'
Wailing City recently asked John Speziale about the band, the songwriting/recording process and what's coming up for Sweet Mercy!...
Bridging Scenes: Interview with Scott Fitch of New Haven's The Rezistors
Published January 26, 2023Scott Fitch, (a.k.a. Son of a Fitch), is a professional engineer and a local CT consulting business owner who has also been a local New Haven area rock musician for about 25 years. He originates from the Phoenix/Tempe Arizona music scene during the heyday of the Gin Blossoms, Meat Puppets, and Refreshments. Other than the most recent guitarist for The Lost Riots, Scott was best known as part of a 3-piece Tuba Rock band called The Gene Gnomes. He is now a vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for The Rezistors who have been together for just over a year.
The band are playing at 33 Golden Street this Saturday January 28th along side Fatal Film, The Prozacs and Jared Knapik. Check out this interview with Scott, by Jeffrey Thunders - and check out the show Saturday!
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