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NEW LONDON COUNTY BANDS/MUSICIANS ONLY PLEASE
david bentley / bass
michael fitzgerald / vocals and guitar
rich freitas / drums
stefan alex pellish / guitar and vocals
17 Relics began in a garage in Groton, CT on thursday july 10, 1985. two days later, they would have an afternoon long practice, taking breaks to watch the Live Aid feeds from philadelphia and london. over the course of the next few years, the band solidified it's local standing by faking birth certificates to play clubs in new london, touring the local party circuit, and eventually booking and promoting their own all ages shows in the greater Mystic, Connecticut area. at the turn of the decade, the group was fortunate to have one of it's earliest supporters garner a job at a regional booking agency that had it's office in Mystic, CT. the Relics were able to parlay their local success into a partnership with Flash Group Agency which saw them begin touring in earnest. the group began recording in 1987 with Jon Russell at Presence Studios, then located in east haven, CT. those sessions produced three releases, all for the Shecky Records imprint. the recordings helped solidify the band's local base, as they were now able to headline the area clubs, begin playing at colleges all over the east, and garner them national attention in publications such as CMJ. they split from Flash Group in 1992 and began managing themselves as they had in the early days. the group continued on the college circuit, and began to play the northeast corridor clubs as an attraction and not simply an addition. the Relics reconvened in a baltimore studio after two years of regional showcases and small tours, to make their first recording without Jon Russell. the sessions, initially meant to last five days, stretched into many long weekend trips from connecticut to piece together a followup to 1992's "hereafterthis". difficulties ensued- the juggling act of recording, playing live, and keeping the bills paid began to take it's toll. 17 Relics disbanded in the late summer of 1994. the members would scatter into a number of other groups, and then reform as Portersville in 1998.
Based in Southeastern Connecticut, the Eighteenhundred (1800) band will entertain your masses with an energetic and audience-centric, interactive, rock-n-roll cover act. In 2006, Eighteenhundred were winners of the Hartford Advocate Snow Slam and over the years they have built a solid core of fans with a reputation for giving the crowd EXACTLY what they want. Be fore warned, people WILL be dancing on bars and tables! Eighteenhundred is proudly sponsored by 1800 Tequila.
Terry Flynn - guitar/vocals
Chris Moore - bass
Jay Curland - drums
*See also "Estrogen & Tonic" "Wrist Like This"
Alternative/Rock hailing from New London county. Coming to our current lineup and band name in July '07 following years of Marissa and Reid jamming in various bands (Radio Flyer & The Fat Boy That Could), and recruiting Tom from (Soverign Nation & Aneursym). After the first year and then some with our then singer Marshall, we decided to make a few lineup changes and were happy to welcome our singer Tony (formally of Project Awesome & Rabid Abbey). - "The 3rd band of the night was the first to really catch my ear. They were called A Moment of Silence. A foursome that was mixing Melvins-esque guitar riffs with new metal vocals. The girl playing guitar was what really stood out, she had a great sound --fuzzy and low but with enough punch so that you could hear all the notes she was playing." -Adam Wujtewicz (Wailing City)
Punk from New London. mike guitar, mark drums, danny t bass.
Above/Below, a New London, CT-based band, was formed in 2007 and began as a three-piece rhythm section comprised of Jonas Sanchez on drums; Chris Reilly on upright bass; and Kevin Gallagher on congas and percussion providing beats for the lyrics and rhymes of emcee Gabe Chandler. With its music drawing on strong jazz influences coupled with a lyrical vocal style, the group translated some of Chandler's existing material into simpler, less-produced versions that maintained their rapid-fire, poignant lyricism and placed them over swinging back-beats. The results were satisfying enough for the musicians to reconvene after a short hiatus with a desire to work on new arrangements and to round out the sound. The result is, by nature, a hybrid yet something fresh. From either end of the genre spectrum their music is somewhere in the middle of everything - in between left and right; inside and out; above and below.
Sandman's musical history goes way back to the mid-'60s... he played in bands and as a solo act while still in high school, had his first published song at age fifteen, and as a member of the group Papa Nebo, recorded an album on Atlantic when he was twenty. There's a lot of wandering for a few years, followed by four years and three albums (Buddha,RCA) with the band Free Beer. Fast-forward to the '90s... Sandman begins playing with fellow singer/songwriter Jim Carpenter and bass player Mike Palazzolo. Over the last decade, these three have been together in several incarnations (presently Jim's band The Hoolios). Sandman has been a member of The Rivergods, a well-known, well-loved Ct.- based band for about five years, as a singer/guitar/mandolin/pedal-steel player. On July 4th, '07, Sandman "sat in" on pedal steel with the New London-based band Hellbent & Heartbreakin' at a private party. It went so well, he was invited to sit in at the next two or three gigs, after which he made it to a rehearsal, thus becoming an official member of yet another busy working band. It took about ten years for Sandman to put his first solo album, "Horses to Water" together. It's been available for a few months and has received critical praise from friends and strangers alike. Just Released (6/07) - the "Anthology Album", a (nearly) complete collection of Sandman's work from Papa Nebo, Free Beer, and the years between. Both CDs are available at cdbaby, as well as other online venues. Sandman is a member of the Rhode Island Songwriters Assoc. and can be seen at a growing number of venues in R.I. and Ct.... check the website for more info.
*See also "The Hoolios", "Hellbent & Heartbreakin" and "The Rivergods"
The American Infidels are a punk rock band from New London, CT. The three original members played together in the band Under Investigation, a local favorite among the bad kids of New London County.
*See also "Stressbomb" and "The Hempsteadys"
Featuring members of Suiciety, Brickthrower and Hav Notz, AMERICAN'T plays fast, aggressive, angry and sometimes just plain fun hardcore punk to smash a cop's face to. on bass and vocals - jess williams, on guitar and vocals - mike arsenault, on drums - chris mccarthy, and lead vocals - mark leonard. we've all been participating in the southeastern DIY punk community for years now we are still crazy, still angry and still drunk! UP THE PUNX!
*Disbanded as of September 2011
Amido Black formed in the summer of 2005 starting with Gordon on guitar,
Hopkins on bass, and Burton on vox. Soon after the additon of Egner on
drums and Clint on guitar, the foundation was laid for the creative
process. Over the next year, Amido Black wrote, and formulated their own
niche, and style. By their first show they already had their first ep
recorded and ready to distribute. Given that each
member puts the live show above all else and the content and precision
of each song not all sounding the same but unmistakeably allowed them to
gain noteriety very quickly. Being a DIY band Amido Black has recorded
and produced 3 more EPs over the following 4 years by themselves aside
from mastering. Hopkins, with the blessing of the band and due to
unforeseen circumstances had to relocate, yet miraculously Dave, a long
time friend who could not be a much better fit was available to fill the
void. And so another chapter opens for Amido Black.
Burton - Vocals
Clint - Guitar
Gordon - Guitar
Dave - Bass
Pete - Drums
*REUNION SHOW: December 7, 2012 @ The El-N-Gee Club!
Rob Harbeck -vocals/guitar
Mikey Winslow - drums/vocals
New London County's premiere surf/punk band.
A New London based band formed in the winter of 2011 focusing on classic rock and nineties rock covers. Songs include those by the likes of The Who, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Alice in Chains, Weezer, and Stone Temple Pilots. We are a five piece band consisting of Ralph Martin (vocals and guitar), Alex Ejzak (guitar and harmonica), Aaron Davis (bass, back up vocals, and mandolin), Seth Gushurst (drums), and Ian Krouson (keyboard).
female-fronted crusty hardcore punks... and one guy with a beard
ANU is: Allie- Vox//Bill- bass//Kendra-drums//Larissa-guitar
From Mystic, CT. A melodic interpretation of metal, with thundering bass and drums that set the groundwork for finely intertwined guitar riffs, screaming leads and haunting vocals...
Gordon "DonBeast" Steele - Guitar
Kerry "Sweeps" Bay - Guitar
Daniel "Captin" Farrell - Bass
Dylan "Ding" Rigolini - Drums
Jordan "Trashboat" Fortner - Throatz
Awesome country/honky-tonk from New London County! Ken Atkins runs the ever famous "Blue Collar Happy Hour" at The Bank Street Cafe in New London every Friday night from 6pm to 8:30pm. Catch them on this bill every first Friday of the month! The band: Ken Atkins - Vocals, Electric Guitar; Sue Mackay - Accordian; Tom Trombley - Drums, backing Vocals; To Benoit - Electric Bass, backing Vocals; Paul "Barefoot" Davis - Harmonica
Dubstep/Bass/EDM - three of New London's rudest dudes bringing bass to your face!
*See also "Swagger Jackers, The"
Bill Bates is a Groton / New London native who has been playing off and on for the past 25 years. His previous involvement has been as playing guitar with several local metal bands. Bill plays all of the instruments in his recordings, and is always interested in playing with new people.
BRC is a 2 piece band hailing from New London, CT. and are centered around doom and gloom riffing and slugdy shoe-gaze soundscapes. Gathering influence from grunge, metal, hardcore, stoner rock and blues, the band is writing songs that are more than just the sum of these influences. They have released 1 EP Alter Your Spin and 2 singles Don't Expect Too Much and 5 Nights In Jail and are currently at work on their debut LP Red Over Red, a paranormal seafaring concept record scheduled for release in early 2013.
Adam Wujtewciz - bass/vocals
Meghan Killimade - drums
Beer Light Industries formed recently during the winter of 09'. This is a band that does original songs as well as cover songs featuring many diverse music groups and genres from alternative to raggae, hard rock to hip hop.
BWB formed back in 2008 and as of 2011 the band is still going strong. Playing countless shows with fellow CT "bro bands" has enabled BWB to carve out a niche and help rebuild the hardcore community in Eastern CT. In a scene where many bands come and go, BWB has remained a mainstay despite lineup changes, nonexistent funds, and inconsistent availability of venues. 2010 was an interesting year for the group, bringing home a Whalie Award for "Best Hardcore/Metal Performance," while losing their front man JP and guitarist, Austin, leaving indefinitely. The band, however, didn't lose a stride, recruiting an old friend and local hip-hop artist, Artie Bro, for vocal duties and focusing their energy on writing new material and getting kids on the floor everywhere they go. A new EP is due for a spring release, but in the meantime you can listen to the bands older material on their bandcamp page or pick up a copy of 2009's RAGER either at a show or downtown at The Telegraph
Female fronted Rock. A mixture of hard rocking riffs, funky bass lines, huge drum fills, and powerful singing, Botfly put their feelings and personalities to music. Held together by a bond composed of many different music styles, this up and coming act believes that they have something special to bring to the table. Their music reaches out to many people and often times find the songs as the subject of their humming or whistling throughout the day. The energy of Botfly's music cannot fully be appreciated until one has experienced them live. The energy given off the stage is transferred directly to the audience resulting in a mob of dancing, singing, crazy people all enjoying themselves.
"Sex explosive music extravaganza"
*See also "Natural Fathers", "Ferocious Fucking Teeth"
"Brazen Hussy, New London's girly punk super-group. I say girly, which may be unfair given the fact that two of the four band members are dudes, but with the aggro-vox of lead hussy Sara Florek and the mangled guitars of Liz Larson up front, the outfit is a real feminine riot." - Matt Clark, New London Day, January 24, 2008
*See also "The Liz Larsons", and "Fatal Film"
BREWZER are one of New London County's premier hard rock/heavy metal bands. Featuring Bill "Honeybear" Henderson on bass, Nat Peterson on lead vocals, and cofounders Matt Sinner and Eric Bariteau on guitar and drums, respectively, they are building a reputation in the county, mixing covers by classic metal acts like Ozzy, Metallica, Van Halen, and Kiss, with heavier originals. They rock a heavy, bluesy, swampy vibe meshed with a classic metal bite, having Matt's unique soulful blues/metal guitar style and Eric's solid rhythmic drum beats as the backbone. Bill's heavy groove and Nat's dynamic presence complete the formula for an explosive live experience.
BRICKTHROWER is a new hardcore punk band out of southeastern CT made up of members of Suiciety, Them!, the Have Nots and Dreams of Desolation. Members are Drew Leitkowski on vocals, Mike Arsenault on guitar and vocals, Chris McCarthy on guitar, Mark Leonard on bass and vocals and Justin Beckman on drums and vocals. we aim to thrash hard and keep the spirit of DIY punk rock alive and well in New London county. on Wilted Rose Records outta Norwich, CT.
Burning Beneath is a cut throat Deathcore sound that makes you wanna punch babies. Our goal is to make people wanna bang their fuckin head and appreciate some brutal shit. You can love it or hate it. Either way we are gonna keep cranking shit out and we ultimately wanna produce a product that we can be proud of. We have all been in numerous bands. Burning Beneath started with the intent to create a straightforward deathcore sound to get kids moving. Over time we have progressed and we are taking things to the next level. We have played some really good shows and we intend on doing a lot more to get somewhere. OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE THE FANS HAVE A GREAT TIME ALL THE TIME. NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT.
Legendary Drummer Bobby Crash leaves the Drum Throne and steps out front, (Lead Vocalist) writing, composing, and arranging, his own musical visions. Burnouts from Outer Space have been compared to the likes of David Bowie, The Flaming Lips, and The Doors. Burnouts from Outer Space succeed in delivering just what their name suggests. Rock & Roll lives on in the Soul of this band, with an incredible high powered live show that is second to none.
Bobby Crash, Lead Vocalist
Matt Gouette, Synthesizers
Jason Banta, Guitars, Vocals
Scott Kolp, Drums
Graham Parker Benedict, Bass
Max Kelly, Guitars, Vocals
Andrew Camacho is a 21-year-old artist from New London, CT. Though his main genre is Hip-Hop he has been know to throw elements of Rock and Pop in the mixture.
Recently Camacho has been hard at work on his upcoming EP (TBA) working with producers Semaj Foreman and Milky Beatz to create a project that will really allow for his fans to get a better understanding of his life and where he wants to be musically. Plans have been made for a flood of new material both audio and visual to be released in the months leading up to his release. He has also started directing and editing his own music videos and promotional drops, “I feel like I don’t take on from where others left off, I translate my music differently! My own way! Music needs to be spontaneous and full of emotion... No one has experienced my life in my shoes, what I’ve seen/done/been through,” says Camacho about his interest in video and on his music.
In order to keep up with the ever-expanding music market Camacho along with his close friend, Juan Duran, created The Fly Ones. Originally a team of artists and promoters from all over the U.S. designed other talented artists a chance to be heard outside of they’re city or social circle. Through the site www.theflyones.com they have reached thousands of fans and created what could one day be an important factor in the online music community. “I have a team full of the hardest workers and we are SO focused,” claims Camacho “Practice, and surround yourself around what you love and things will come easier! Good music comes with time an perseverance.” For more information and booking contact Josh Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Can Kickers are an old time band with drums. They formed in 2000 and have done over 700 shows in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Dan Thompson plays fiddle, Doug Schaefer plays drums, and Daniel Spurr plays banjo, guitar, and sings.
*See also "Dan & Liz", "Low Brow Boys"
Punk/screamo from New London: Todd (vox), Mark (bass), Bob (drums), Jim (guitar)
Jake Carpenter is a singer-songwriter out of Niantic, Connecticut.
Anne has been playing solo shows, (just her and her drum machine), since January of 2007 and previously played in the 9 Day Wonders, the Uninformed, the Skin Walkers, and most recently the Cavities (www.myspace.com/cavities). She spends most of her time going to shows and says that music is the most important thing in her life. More recently Anne has formed a band called "The Smoke" which will debut on March 31, 2012 at the O'Neill Theater for The Good Sponge Sampler CD release party!
Jimmy Chapman- Drums
James McKeon- Guitar/Vox
Anders- Shred Giutar/ Vox
We are a4 piece reggae, rock, rap, blues, zombie band from Griswold, CT.
We will play anywhere, anytime, for anything, preferably beer.
"Never the same way once," CBYD has changed its lineup October of 2010 to a quartet featuring Scott Drouin on guitar, Jaime Duquette on bass, Carl Stoodt on piano and Jonas Sanchez on drums. The group's personnel changes were prompted by the leaving of Chris Reilly on bass, who moved to Boston, and Kevin Thornton on alto saxophone, who embarked on a trip across country. With Jaime on an electric bass, the group's sound has shifted some, though their approach to music hasn't changed. The group intends on working more and more original material into their repertoire in addition to their selection of standards. CBYD currently plays every Monday night at 7:30p at the Bean & Leaf cafe, located on 13 Washington Street, New London, CT. The group encourages and invites other jazz musicians to sit in.
Jaime Duquette (bass)
Charles Hartman (guitar)
Jonas Sanchez (drums)
Other, very important, members...
Scott Drouin (guitar, compositions)
Carl Stoodt (piano)
Ex-Lead guitarist of R.I. based band In The Woods and New London, CT. based band Mustache and most recently filled the role of Bassist for N.L. based band Straight To VHS until March 2010. Currently recording my 3rd solo album "When Autumn Falls" to be released late July 2010.
*See also "Straight To VHS" and "Mustache"
Chasing Trinity is a 5 piece Ska/Punk/Rock/Anything goes band hailing from New London County. This odd combination of music styles has allowed them to play any venue, with any band and put on a bone shattering, ear drum bleeding, no nonsense show. They have been rockin' socks off for over 6 years and there is no end in sight. On their rise to fame they have completed two full-length albums, several compilation albums, as well as a split CD with New London's own Hand Grenade Serenade. Their ability to control a crowd is one of the main reasons why it's just not a show if Chasing Trinity isn't on the bill.
*See also "White Bronco", "Street People" and "The Hempsteadys"
I'm Chum (aka The Skrilla Guerilla, ChumZilla), a DJ/Producer from Connecticut and member of Demigodz. I make a lot of music for a lot of people, and recently started making music by myself for comedic purposes.
Spins every 2nd Thursday of the month at Oasis Pub ("Pandemonium")
Metal/Thrash band from New London, CT.
Mike Desmond-Guitars, Vocals, Synth
Conversion Party features a mishmash of rock and roll. From deranged Motown numbers to balls to the wall punk to tender ballads, we're basically a mess. Anyway, we're made up of members of Fatal Film, Ringers and the now-defunct and very short-lived Megalomaniac. So who is Conversion Party? Who else but guitar mad man, (who plays just about every instrument at some point in this band), Matt Potter from Fatal Film; Ben Johnson, (who now lives in Brooklyn, NY), Matt Clarke & Matt Allen - members of the long time NL band, Ringers. Rounding out the band is Alex Waxman, who also resides in Brookyn, NY.
*See also "The Ringers" and "Fatal Film"
Pat Daddona is a contemporary folk singer/songwriter living in New London. She has produced two CDs, "Letting Go" and "Love Is Hard" and writes a blog about the craft, Pat Daddona's Songwriting Blog. Influences include Janis Ian, Lui Collins, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Tracy Chapman and the many talented musicians and performers in the New London area. Two mischievous cats make a good makeshift audience when no one's around.
Dan is in a band called The Can Kickers. Liz is in a band called The Liz Larsons. Dan started to play some of his songs at open mic. Liz wanted an opportunity to play the drums.
*See also listings for "The Liz Larsons" and "Can Kickers"
raw and elemental, lyric-driven cocktail of blues, rock and southern roots garnished with all-American jazz sense and ability, the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Josi Davis has a soundtrack for every generation.
Originally called the Fatalists, Defenders of Pluto is a pop-punk band that has been playing in and around New London, CT since spring 2006. Though the lineup has changed dramatically over the years, DoP is always looking for a place to play. They have made their name playing a variety of fundraisers as well as many multi-band all-ages shows at Eclectic Wear in New London. Currently getting ready to record their first single, Defenders of Pluto consists of Jesse Edwards (Guitar and Vox), Will Dixon (Guitar), Eric Sargent (Bass Guitar), Joshua "Harpo" Marcks (Keys), and Marcus Dipollina (Drums).
Desmonic was formed on New Years Day 2011 by Mike Desmond. Desmonic is a culmination of Desmond's diverse musical influences. Desmond set out to create a sound that was heavy, dark, melodic, yet accessible and groove oriented with deeply personal and evocative lyrical content. Primarily a lead guitarist for bands ranging from LA, to NYC, to Boston, Desmond is most known for his work with Cold Shadow and Living Syndication. For Desmonic, Desmond decided the time was right to form a sound that was completely his creation. Desmond wrote and arranged all songs as well as performing all the instruments and vocals, then engineering, mixing, mastering and producing the album. "Never let anyone sway you from your creative convictions" Mike Desmond
The newest NL SUPERGROUP bringing back the surf/50's rock! Featuring: Jon & Jay from Straight To VHS, Tim from The Weird Beards, Kevin & Josh from Brava Spectre, Jordan from Chasing Trinity & Adam from The Hempsteadys!!
*See also "Chasing Trinity", "Straight To VHS", "The Weird Beards" and "Brava Spectre"
Alt punk folk
Dennis Walley - vocals & guitar
Mike Scott - vocals & guitar
Kelly Asciolla - vocals & fiddle
Americana/acoustic-folk rock side project band of Hugh Burdsall of The Reducers; Hugh, Micky, Kevin and Jim. Rockabilly-blues-countrywestern-fakejazz-folkmusic-standards-original-material. Influences: Doc Watson, Django Reinhardt, Townes Van Zandt, The Waterboys, Dwight Yoakum, Elvis Presley, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Eddie Cochran, and so many more...
*See also "The Reducers"
Aristotle Abad – Guitar Dustin Chuff - Vocals/Guitar
John Pescatello – Drums
Patrick Dunn – Bass/Vocals
See listing for "Fox Run"
Acoustic rock/folk/punk. You may know Dayne Duranti from "Small Town Hero" or the 90's Mystic punk band "Doug". Well Dayne is BACK! Dayne Duranti plays aggressive, punk driven folk music in the spirit of Chuck Ragan and Tim Barry. Songs about love, loss and the healing power of alcohol. Life and condemnation in a small New England town. The ex-small town hero front man has been on hiatus for the last almost eight years deciding to focus on marrige and raising a family. But there has been something missing in his soul, his love of music and playing live, recording etc. Now armed with a dust covered acoustic guitar and a full set of songs, Dayne Duranti is making his return to the light. Plans to record a full length record titled "Florida" are in the works, and hopefully some live shows with put the finishing touches on arrangements and songs.
Craig Edwards plays American roots music ranging from Appalachian fiddle tunes, Blues, Cajun music, and Celtic styles to Honky-tonk, Zydeco and Swing. He performs solo and with several bands as well as teaching private lessons. Craig plays music for festivals, dances, bars, parties, weddings, street corners, farmer's markets, barbecues, and other social wildness.
A southeastern Connecticut-based singer/songwriter who's been playing
and performing as long as he can remember. His love for catchy hooks in
his musings and soaring vocal style have won him acclaim from fans and
On his new children's CD titled "Vowels", Steve creates a rock and roll for kids style of music that children will love and parents will enjoy.
In 2005, the Steve Elci recorded a song called "Christmas Time" was for "The Chimneys of New London" - a Connecticut based Christmas CD featuring all local New London artists. The song "Christmas Time" was entered into the Unisong International Songwriting Contest where it became an Honorable Mention Winner internationally (2005-2006). In 2007, Steve recorded a composition for the national PTA called "Every Child One Voice" as a fund-raiser. The song was sold nationally for about three months before the end of the school year 2007.
Steve is also recorded a song titled "Submarine Town," (2004) which played a part in the Save The Submarine Base political campaign with Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell, US Senators Andrea Stillman and Christopher Dodd, and then US Congressman Rob Simmons. In May of 2005, New York Times reporter Bill Yardley wrote about Steve in an article called "Hey, Didn't the Beatles Sing About a Submarine?
Dance, sing and have fun to all my original children's music!!!
*Disbanded as of 2008
The Electric Noise Act delivers high fructose garage rock with a lo-fi ethos. Inspired by and yearning for the second coming of the AM masters of the '60s and the filthy glitz of mid '70s glam, three young men decided to take matters into their own hands, writing driving major-minor chord progressions and systematic drumbeats to famously accompany delightfully infectious hooks.
See "Street People"
Hardcore! Noise! Doom Punk! Surf Sludge!
Hardcore/Metal from Griswold. End All Suffering is a hardcore/metal band rising from the burroughs of Jewett City and are quickly making a name for themselves in the local music scene. Formed through mutual friends, End All Suffering came together in the summer of 2006. They knew from the first practice that this was only the beginning. By the end of the first night they had already written their first song, a song that they still play two years later. With a large variety of influences; ranging from Sublime to Henry Rollins, from Van Halen and Dimebag Darrel to the guitar riffs of Slash, End All Suffering brings a unique vibe to the hardcore and metal scene. Each member of the band has been greatly impacted by the music that they love, and there is no question that they love the music that they play.
The Enth is a rock trio that places substance over style and is not afraid to have a foot in every sonic realm. Fueled by passion, and guided by intellect their song writing bridges the gaps of nearly every genre while staying true to the spirit of Rock and Roll. The Enth has played hundreds of shows throughout New England over the past three years logging countless hours on stage in dozens of clubs, theaters, and dive bars, across the region. Recently "The Enth" completed Their first full length album entittled "To Live To Die Again" co-released and distributed by Sling Slang Records.
Get ready for these spastic rockers. We at WailingCity.com have dubbed them "comedic punk"....come and get the food.
*See also "A Honey Wagon", "Wrist Like This"
Rock/Punk from Mystic/Stonington: We are The FaceLifters. We believe in many things, one of those things is good music. We try to make good music, if you like it cool, if you don't your a fool. We preach of the lives we lead and those of our peers. We are the music, of you. Keep it real Peace and Love.
Praise for the Earth. Praise for The FaceLifters. - "A stripped-down band harkening back to early forms of punk." (The New London Day)
marybeth, liz and luke
over twenty years, The Fat Cats have performed their own brand of
hard-edged classic rock throughout the region. Their sets include
material from artists such as Johnny Winter, Jethro Tull, Jimi Hendrix.
Joe Cocker, and many others. The Fat Cats take pride in their reputation
as one of the hardest jamming bands on the circuit. The Fat Cats
perform each set with drive and heart, which is the key to their ability
to connect with an audience.
John Dibiagio - Lead Vocals, Saxophone, Flute Scott Barbarossa - Lead and Rhythm Guitar Johnny Pereira - Drums, Vocals Tom Purwinis - Bass, Background Vocals
Fatal Film is an indie rock/post-punk band from New London, CT.
Matt Potter: vocals, guitar
Sebastian Coppotelli: guitar
David Freeburg: bass
Michael Winslow: drums
*See also "Sir Round Sound, DJ", "Wrist Like This", "Street People", "Liz Larsons", "Conversion Party", "Brazen Hussy", "The Royale Brothers", "Good God!", "Anchors Of '76", "Incognito Sofa Love"
Pete Andersen - synths / guitar / vox
Michael Ryan - synths / guitar / vox
The Feels are an instrumental jam band from Mystic, CT influenced by rock, jazz, funk, hip-hop and more.
Jesse Gardner - Saxophone
Jackson Lindy - Drums
Jake Lindy - Guitar
Josh Paquette - Trumpet
Richard Westhaver - Keyboards
Noah is a 16 year old Junior at east Lyme High school and a talented guitar/vocal performer. He does a mix of classic rock/folk as well as newer covers and some great original music. He has become a regular at Flanders Fish (East Lyme) Sneakers (Groton) and The Dog Watch Cafe (Stonington) he has also play many other local venues.
Brian P. Smith (baritone guitar)
Josh Houser (guitar)
Sgott Mackenzie (drums)
Steven K. Buttery (drums)
Daniel S. Boroughs (vocals)
*See also "Total Bolsheviks", "Brava Spectre"
An alternative/ indie rock band from Montville, CT. Their style is
influenced by many different genres of music. Their goal is to simply
have fun creating music.
Jorge Verde (guitar)
Ryann Tagle (drums)
Matt Navetta (vocals)
Kevin Stoodt (bass)
Rico Bergman (guitar)
Alternative band from Mystic.
Jake Benavidez - Guitar/Vocals/Drums
Adam Jacey - Guitar/Vocals
Kyle Torr-Brown - Drums/Vocals/Guitar
Punk/garage from New London: Laurin (vocals), Bob (guitar), Kev (bass), Mike (guitar)
Eric "Ozzy" Kindall
In the course of fusing their “new classic” style, Flowers & Kain have consistently shown their ability to transcend genres and unify people through music. Listeners often compare their works to a new –school Sublime, and Jay-Z collaborating with Led Zepplin. Flowers and Kain fans would agree, after leaving a show there’s a feeling of reconnection with their musical soul, an intoxication from the pulse of an amazing live experience. Using what they know about popular music and a raw sense of creativity, F’n’K appeals to all audiences in a seamless, timeless blend of hip-hop, rock, reggae, soul, R&B… and so much more.
Oldtimey folk-punk from New London, CT. We play your house show, BBQ, campfire, birthday party, D&D game... just ask!
Thrash Metal from Norwich, CT
Forsake The Sun has come from the underground being the brain child of Rythym Guitarist and Lead Vocalist Bryon Vary, The band is dominating the East Coast Metal Scene, playing some of the most notorious venues around New England.
Bryon Vary - Rhythm Guitar And Lead Vocals
Alex Pinero - Lead Guitar
Christian Aichele - Bass Guitar
Drums- Nik Bath
Born in New London and performs often at Muddy Waters Cafe. His latest CD "Dancing in the Stars" was released in 2009. Dan was recently on WCNI radio and has been on the NPR show "The Upper Room" with Joe Kelly.
New project from Victor Chiburis - Folk/Punk in that order.
*See Also "Thick Theives"
Americana / Rock from New London, CT.
*See also "Lo-Fi Radio Stars"
Classical Guitarist, Composer, Ethnomusicologist, Folksinger, Poet, Producer, Songwriter and Teacher.
"It's all there, just Google me on Bing, Yahoo or Dogpile or something. There's even stuff I wish WASN'T there... :)"
Joey "Royale" Macrino - Acoustic guitar/vocals
Paul Brockett - Electric guitar/vocals
Dave Anderson - Bass
Tim O'Connor - Drums
See also "The Royale Brothers", "Get Haunted", "Paul Brockett Roadshow" and "Hellbent & Heartbreakin"
From the river's fog come the husband and wife duo of Get Haunted. Raw, primitive ghost rock on banjo and junkyard drums. Sticks and stones, Indian bones, and a box buried in a mound. Ghost stories on ghost instruments.
"Enter New London's Get Haunted, Joey Macrino's post-Royale Brothers band. It's a primitive and marked sonic departure in which Macrino learned banjo as though from an Appalachian sin-eater. At the same time, his wife, Sarah, seemingly learned drums from beating on the skulls discovered in the crawl space of a serial killer who happened to really like the Louvin Brothers" -Rick Koster, New London Day
*See also " The Royale Brothers" and "Full Moon Jamboree"
*Disbanded June 2012
Garage pop trio based out of New London, CT.
Nick Johns - guitar/vocals
Ryan Perkins - bass/vocals
Gene Miller - drums
Josh Lecce - drums
*Disbanded as of 2010
Instrumental goodness! This new project brings old pals, (and ex members of Society For Rational Dress), Tim Grimes (now on guitar) & Mike Winslow (drums) back together once again! Add on Jason Banta of Recur Occurrence/Roadside Attractions on bass, and Hollis from Above Below on second guitar... and you've got something seriously cookin'!
*See also "Fatal Film", "Recur Occurrence", "Society For Rational Dress" and "Matt Gouette"
Very stubborn, obscure, confrontational in my own indulgent way, and enjoying every second of it.
*See also "Burnouts From Outerspace"
When GRAMZ (born Frank Javier Colmenares) takes the stage, you would think he was seasoned industry veteran. He oozes confidence and appears to be more comfortable in front of the flashing lights than most people are in their own homes. But pressure is nothing new to the twenty year old hailing from the Boulder Dr housing projects in New London, CT. Determined to make his name synonymous with success, Connecticut bred artist Gramz is about to embark on yet another journey with his debut single, “I have arrived,” which happens to also be the name of his newest mix tape. Gramz is riding high on the local acclaim that his first two mix tapes garnered (For Your Eyes Only & Voted Most Likely to Succeed), which featured popular records such as “What’s Your Name”, “Do the Damn Thing”, and “You’re the One.” Those records generated significant spins on local stations jammin 107.7 FM and Hot93.7 FM. Gramz also boasts staggering plays on his MySpace page (www.myspace.com/itisgramz), in addition to his followers on Facebook (www.facebook.com/itisgramz) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/itisgramz). These days Gramz has learned to loath the term local. “I feel like I owe myself an opportunity to bring my sound to the whole world, not just New London”. Gramz set his sights on the national stage after catching the attention of famed Miami music powerhouse Slip n Slide Records. Gramz even enlisted Slip N Slide DJ Coorilation to help break his first smash single “Get like me”. When asked if his baby face and trademark smile will hurt or help him, Gramz had this to say, “Girls buy albums too, so I figure it can’t hurt“. Not too many artists today are capable of making sultry records like “Phone Tag” without losing credibility from more lyrical street fueled tracks like “I Have Arrived,” which growing into a certified street anthem especially with the success of the video is having on YouTube.” It is the ability to transition smoothly from one style to the other, that sets Gramz apart and above from most of the newer artists in the industry today. “Hard work is like a second language to me,” he says when asked how he has built a diverse catalogue that boasts close to 200 recordings. “I grind,” He states enthusiastically, “You don’t grind, you don’t shine”. “Gramz wasn’t a word I stumbled across while in search of a stage name,” states Mr. Colmenares. Gramz was raised by his mother in the Boulder Dr Housing of New London. It was there that he saw everything the outside world had to offer, from the glamour and glitz of the drug trade and all of its “allure.” He watched as his brother began to slip further into its clinches ultimately landing his older brother James (Hood) Bowers, in Corrigan Correctional Facility. However, not easily deterred by obstacles, Gramz vowed to his mother and his incarcerated brother that he would one day afford them a better life. There is a lot of meaning behind his moniker. “The word gramz is symbolic of the hustle, it just happens my hustle isn’t a street corner, but my hustle is music. I’m still selling Gramz.” Gramz likes to tell everybody to “Go for yours, statistics are unreal, I am currently living my dream because I put forth the time and effort to make it happen, not because the numbers worked out in my favor. Holding true to your dreams is almost as hard as achieving them.
Claiming New England as their home, GraveRobbers are making a name for
themselves with their latest release “Burgundy.” The band leans more
towards a classic “Alt-Country” sound with songs in three-quarter time.
They balance blustery electric guitars with steady acoustic strumming
and mournful accompaniments. They write powerful, emotional songs that
fall somewhere amongst the pantheon of balladeers.
Singer James Maple has a lonesome sounding voice that locks into harmonies with his fellow bandmates with an end result of haunting, honest and true Country music that is stately in its way.
*Disbanded as of 2009
Ska band from CT College: We are Great Skaught!, based out of Connecticut College in New London CT. Great Skaught, a single, lonely boat stranded in a sea of people whose minds rot as they waste their days listening to Dave Matthews Band and other such music because it is "chill." Well, Great Skaught! is not chill - far from it. Great Skaught! is hot. Hot like the love child of the entirety of Mexico and Emilio Estevez (3/4 Mighty Ducks, 1/4 Breakfest Club). But that aside, this is music to freak out to. If you are reading this, stop "chilling out", put some shine on your dancing shoes, and come love Great Skaught! and DANCE!
Good ol' Bass thumpin country/bluegrass/swamp music.
Preston Frantz - guitar/vocals
Todd Little - Fiddle
Corina Malbaurn - upright bass
Tim O'Connor - mandolin
Sandy Allen - guitar
Ken Atkins - guitar
*See also "The Hoolios", "Recur Occurrence", "Full Moon Jamboree" and "Allen, Sandy"
Reggae/Ska from New London: Ah yes, The Hempsteadys. A band who's origin is shrouded in mystery. What misfortune has brought this dirtiest of reggae to the gentle shores of New London. Was it the cities political unrest crying out for a voice? Was it the turmoil of eminent domain bulldozing little pink houses to make way for hotels? Can we blame this on our cities plague of drugs and violence? Who can really say? Perhaps we dwell too much in the past. - "One thing New London's music scene has been low on lately is a great live reggae act. The Hempsteadys are here to address that. The band features members of many bands in New London, including Hand Grenade Serenade and Chasing Trinity. The 'Steadys are soaked in old school dub, but present it with a modern twist. This is definitely a fun set not to be missed." (Sean Murray of The Oasis Pub)
*See also "American Infidels, The", "Stressbomb", "White Bronco", "Chasing Trinity", "The Wailing Ultimates", "The Suicide Dolls"
Herff Jones is a rock band from Mystic, CT. Formed in the fall of 2010, we are a five-piece ranging in age from 19 to 21. Though we are pressed to label ourselves “rock”, our songs are determined only by duende, allowing us to move freely through method and mood in an attempt to develop a unique sound through acoustic and electric balance. Female/male vocal harmonies intertwine over beautifully blended acoustic and electric guitar parts which are all wrapped up by dynamic rhythm sections with complex yet mild bass lines and effective drum parts ranging from jazz to hip hop beats. Having cultivated a following among the local public and press and completed a five track demo that we are proud of, Herff Jones is ready to move forward.
Joey Hilbert - acoustic guitar
vox Dylan Rigolini - electric guitar
Pat Crawford - bass
T-Bob Crawford - drums
Blair Smith - vox
Hear Herff Jones' demo, plus other material at:
See also Johnny's Mobil
Jay Dempsey - vocals, guitars & mandolin
Dan Solomons - bass guitar
Ron Apicelli (Ron's guitars) - lead guitar
Jim Pavelski - drums
Kym Apicelli - lead vocals
Don Hemmer - pedal steel
Vicki Wydler - backup vocals
*Disbanded June 2012
New band consisting of well-known New
Hollis Dunlap (Above/Below)
Mike Winslow (Fatal Film)
Jon Young (Straight to VHS)
Ryan Perkins (Gone For Good)
The Hoolios have fast become favorites on the New England music scene. The six piece roots rock project founded by songwriter Jim Carpenter, is known for taking its audience on a musical travelog around the Gulf of Mexico . . . the rhythm and grooves of alt. country, folk-rock, zydeco and caribbean. The Hoolios are: Jim Carpenter - vocals, guitar; Mike Derry - vocals, accordion, keyboards; Sandy Allen - harmony vocals, mandolin; Bill Light - harmony vocals, slide guitar; Mike Palazzolo - harmony vocals, bass; Ronnie Lewis - vocals, drums.
*See also "Allen, Sandy"
Punk/ hardcore/adult contemporary. Sounds like early Flipper/late steely Dan
Jim Villano drums.
Alex Solano guitar.
Greg wharmby bass vocals.
Luke Hunter has been out and about in the Eastern CT scene with several groups over the past four years, including the dance-pop outfit Incessant Pop Group and current folk-rock group The Thick Thieves. But his latest project has been a strictly studio effort that has evolved from experimental meandering into a full-fledged Solo recording, 'Dizzying Hieghts.' Taking multi-instrumental improv to the next step, it gleams with Neo-Psychedelia from the 80's and is dripping with Post-Rock influence and atmosphere, but comes across as more than just a subtle combination of the two genres. From vast, crawling, drone filled pieces to tense, jittery Lo-Fi pop, the record is as diverse musically as it is in it's goal- to create a sound distinguishably different from your average Alt. Rock and indie bands.
I Saw The Sky Burn is a Post-hardcore band out of Fitch High School. Formed in March 2010, by Vocalist Zak Dunn & Guitarist/Vocalist Hagen Cobb. Hagen soon brought in drummer Renato Ramos. Since then they have added another guitarist, Torin Quinn, and bassist Quinten Carpenter. The band has one demo, and two L.P's (Fried), (Self-Titled) released and avalible for purchase. The band is now updating this, the myspace, twitter, and youtube frequently, so be sure to check it. Our shows will be posted on all of these, so be sure to come by and say hey!
Zak Dunn- Lead Vocals
Hagen Cobb- Lead Guitar/Vocals
Torin Quinn- Rhythm Guitar
Renato Ramos- Drums
Quinten Carpenter- Bass
INABLACKOUT was first formed at the end of 2004 by William O'Connell as just a jam session to have fun and see where it goes. We have been gigging out for the last 5 years regularly. Released our self produced full length CD "No Tomorrow" in august of 2011. Inablackouts main goals are to play anywhere and everywhere, continue to write music and follow where ever this road leads us.
William O'Connell: Rhythm Guitar
Billy V: Lead Guitars
Dwayne Eldredge: Vocals
Bernie Foote: Drums
Bill Bates: Bass Guitar
Thor Jensen: Guitar, Vocals
Justin Credabel: Bass Keytar, Vocals
Mike Winslow: Drums
We are Instant Family and so are you...
Matthew Ferrer- Vocals
Jason Borga- Guitar
Jared Horner- Bass
Matt Lipman- Drums
See also "Anne Castellano and the Smoke"
Resident DJ at O'Neill's Brass Rail.
Joey Hilbert (guitar/vocals), Blair Smith (vocals/piano) and Nick Maynerd (Bass/Guitar)
The Kamp Entertainment Group consists of individuals that love music and especially R&B and Hip-Hop. The artists in the Kamp are Steven Fletcher aka Big Tukca from Norwich Connecticut producer, songwriter, and Hip Hop artist who's smooth lyrics have a way of turning good music into great music. From the Bronx New York Jose Ramos aka Che Don Hip Hop artist very swift with his words and a swag like no other. From Norwich Connecticut Ralph Fletcher aka Chops Dinero with his choppy flow and raspy voice is known for getting the crowd amped. From Trewlany Jamaica Nick Aitken aka Irie brings authentic Jamaican swag to The Kamp. Sinarda Tyler aka Bubbalee there is no better host to get the crowd moving and the party started. Gabriel melendez aka Doc Spliph from Brooklyn New York, super producer, very gifted from the beats to the words, And last but not least the lovely and talented Janisha E Reynolds aka J Holla born in New London Connecticut and raised in Norfolk Virginia brings a soulful R&B voice to the group, but before you think of her as just a singer she is also a rapper who can spit flame so watch out. The Kamp is definitely on the move and a force like no other so either ride or get rolled over.
Cam Keyz is a Haitian-Dominican Producer/Songwriter/Keyboardist from the East Shore taking the music industry by storm with his melodic beats, harmonies, and lyrics filled with clever metaphors. Keyz the rapper talks about real life experiences and the struggle and keeps it 100% real. Now residing in the New London area, he is slowly but surely catching the right ears around and will be collaborating with the best in CT. Apart of The Higher Class, he represents one of the people who will take over in due time. for more music inquiry , email : email@example.com
*Disbanded as of 2008
In December of 06, Megan, Josh, and Andrea formed the band called, Ladykillas - with an 'as'. At first people didnt know what to make of it, but after awhile we became a sonic force to be wrecken with. The first stage of our exsistance has been lived, but much like all things we must change. We must addapt to the situations at hand. We are a marvel of action, from guitar trowing, chair jumping, to being swallowed by the crowd we are playing for, We always give you a show. Thats what its always been, show first music second, safety last. Thats how it will stay. Andrea and i will start it up again when we can, untill then watch brava spectre, and wonderlust to see the two of us play. Thankyou.
*See also "Wonderlust" and "Brava Spectre" and "Natural Fathers", "Ferocious Fucking Teeth"
Erik Lamb is a hip-hop/electronic musician from Inchon, South Korea. One portion of the magnum (gold wrapper) rap opus Sexual Healing with Skobie, DJ Deafsmith, and KidDisco. Member of the Ocean State Battle League. Likes Camp Lo and Crystal Castles. CPR and First Aid certified by Red Cross. Worked as a butcher apprentice for three years under Stanley Chievek. Favorite foods are fried chicken and char siu bau. Hates cardboard, Afton Booking, and boring audiences. Kicked out of piano class at age 12. Member of Americorps NCCC Class 14 Denver. Extremely talented shoplifter and martial artist. Decent cook, expert sandwich-maker. Erik Lamb likes performing more than recording, although he has managed to defecate 3 solo projects since 2008 - Haute Damn (2008), Just The Tip (2008), and Shoot Everything (2010). He is currently finishing up his 4th project and first "real" album, titled Blow Up Dolls, which is set to be released whenever he feels like it. Erik Lamb is awesome. Come to a show and play doctor. - DJ Sleevs
*See also "Sexual Healing"
My name is Mark Leonard. I'm from Norwich and I've been playing acoustic folk/punk for about 5 years now. I've also played in the punk band Suiciety and with reggae/ska artist Riki Rocksteady. While many of my songs are political in nature, I mostly write about being frustrated with the world around me and trying to find the inspiration to combat against apathy and stagnation... and i love the drinkin and traveling songs too!
See also "American't"
Melodic Metalcore/Progressive 5-piece band from Southeastern, CT whose looking to hangout/play music anywhere for anyone that's willing to listen!
Andrew Cilley - Vocals
Nick McCormack - Guitar
Karl Kohler - Bass
Mikey Babcock - Guitar
Caleb Morth - Drums/Vocals
*Disbanded as of 2009
Indie/Folk/Experimental rock led by the very talented Liz Larson. They released a killer CD in 2008. They don't play out often, so make sure to catch them if you can!
*See listings for "Brazen Hussy", "Dan & Liz", "Fatal Film", "Street People", "Wrist Like This" and "Rapture Scum"
Llama Tsunami is an eight piece Ska-type band based in New London
County. Like most ska bands, they believe that their music and live
shows are all about just having a good time. Their style originates
from the usual suspects of the genre yet their extremely diverse
individual tastes give each arrangement something new to offer. The
message is simple: Get over yourself and dance... Seriously.
"We play Ska. Some people don't like us cus apparently Ska isn't fun anymore. We beg to differ."
Frank Lo from Bronx, Ny, LES New York, New London, CT, MCing for 16 years and a DJaying for 6 years. Started the Beat Xchange in 2001, basically its like the stock exchange but more of a forum for eveything dealling with music, art, and fashion.
*Disbanded as of 2009
Lo-Fi RadioStars came to life in the fall of 2006 formed by John Fries (Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter) & Bobby Crash (Percussion).
At the heart of the band’s sound is its ability to seamlessly blend thoughtful songwriting with strong musicianship. Coupled with the members’ varied musical backgrounds, this winning combination produces an extremely powerful & recognizable sound. Partners Bobby Crash on drums, Josh Candler on bass, Jed Johnson on organ & John Fries on vocals & guitar have been working musicians in the New London area for over 10 years, and have a long history of working together on various projects. Eric Fries on guitar, brought into the fold in the summer of 2007, adds the final piece to the puzzle. Lo-Fi RadioStars weaves rock, blues and soul through every set to produce a sound that’s accessible to a wide variety of listeners.
*See also "Fries, John" and "Burnouts From Outer Space"
The Low Brow Boys bring the old, eerie americana back to life in unsentimental songs new and old. Dans Thompson and Spurr are the tight fiddle banjo duo who have moved punk rock loving audiences across the country as the Can Kickers for many years. Dan Fram has performed bluegrass and blues in such national acts as the Sacred Shakers and locally in Boston with Eric Royer as the Muddy River Rounders and the Grey Cat String Band.
See also "The Can Kickers"
Jaimee Weatherbee: voice & keys
CJ Stankewich: voice & guitar
Rich Freitas: the drums
Richard L. Martin: the bass
2010 Whalie Award winners for Album of the Year
*See also "Slander" and "Brazen Hussy"
Chris MacKay & the Tone Shifters was formed in the fall of 2009. Chris started his career playing percussion with New London CT new wave acts Newjohnny 5 and Paisley Jungle in the early days of the blossoming New London CT music scene opening for many national acts such as INXS, Cindy Lauper, The Ramones and Culture Club to name a few. The band toured the East Coast and down South performing at such venues as the infamous Studio 54 as well as playing the Hartford Civic Center before a crowd of 16,000. He went on to front a series of bands playing original music. Covering everything from hard rock, blues, funk, rockabilly and alt rock over the years, he gained a wealth of experience in several genres. Steve Cleary honed his skills playing many different styles including rock, solo folk, Irish and world music in the much acclaimed band the Lawnboys who were a fixture at festivals in the northeast. Dynamic drummer Ron Adams experience has been on the regional level playing with many of the regions finest bands. Ron also builds his own Magnus Opus drums which are sold in the U.S. and Canada while Susie MacKay has been with local country icon Ken Atkins of Ken Atkins & The Honky Tonk Kind playing old school country for many years. They have performed at the Louise Mandrell Theatre in Pigeon Forge TN as well as performing a series of shows annually in Austin, TX. Originally started as a straight blues band , the music soon took on a life of it’s own when the musical diversity of the band members began to mesh into a mix of Blues, Swing, Country Swing, Rockabilly and Swamp. When the band started incorporating their originals into the mix of interesting covers, they developed their unique style of danceable blues based roots music. Known for their exciting live shows and their interaction on stage, the band has quickly become an area favorite helping them land opening slots for national blues acts Nick Moss & the Flip Tops, Sean Chambers and Mike Zito. Now the ToneShifters have released their first c.d. “Picture On The ‘Fridge” featuring a special guest track from Nashville “Super Picker” Johnny Hiland who has performed at the “Grand Old Opry” and recorded tracks for some of the biggest names in country and rock. Currently the band continues to write and perform original music.
Sarah MacLean, Rachel MacLean Sargent, Roy Dunn MacLean, Jim Carpenter, Corina Malbaurn.
Madison Red is a seven piece band from the New London area. Born out of the popular band ‘Silver Hammer’, Madison Red was created in collaboration with producer Jeff Franklin to showcase the group’s alt rock originals. They released their self titled debut album in October, 12’ (http://madisonred.bandcamp.com/album/madison-red)and are working on their next project due out in Spring 2013. Please check out and ‘LIKE’ their Facebook profile, which has information on upcoming gigs and events. www.facebook.com/madisonredct
Sierra Sunshine - Vocals
Ian Maxwell - Keyboards, Vocals
Duncan Maxwell - Bass, Vocals
Braiden Sunshine - Vocals, Percussion
Nolan Smyth - Guitar
Aidan Maxwell - Drums, Percussion
Tom Bora - Guitar
"Maggie's Guitar" are a four-piece acoustic outfit who play an eclectic mix of both covers and original songs. The band began life as a duo with Ron Gletherow, British born singer/songwriter on guitar/bass and vocals, and his wife Margaret on lead guitar. Recently they were joined by Steve Fagin on mandolin and fellow singer/songwriter, Mike Bailey on guitar/bass and vocals. In Maggie’s Guitar you will hear four distinctively different musicians who blend their voices and instruments into a unique sound that evokes the essence of the acoustic oeuvre."
Rock, reggae & soul from New London featuring Jesse English on vocals, Ed Briones on bass.
Mahray is an Original music band with rock, soul, jazz and reggae influences. We play for the LOVE!
Matzah Cigar is a progressive/rock jazz group with members hailing from all corners of New London county. Band members are Max Kelly of New London (guitar/vocals), Michael Albaine of Waterford (bass/keyboards/vocals/cello/kazoo), and Ben LaRose of Ledyard (percussion/vocals/bizarre sound effects). The group has been playing together since early 2008 and has produced original material that represents a wide array of influences, from the classic prog from such artists as Yes, Genesis, and King Crimson to the jazz-rock of Steely Dan to the schizophrenic, genre-defying stylings of Mr. Bungle. They are currently working on a debut album and are looking to promote themselves by playing more local shows. As Rick Koster put it in a 2008 article about the band, "[w]ith Jeff Beck-ish instrumentals, Herbie Hancock's “Chameleon,” and a batch of original material that fuses pop and fusion — Steely Dan and Frank Zappa leap to mind — [Matzah Cigar] goes light-years beyond the accomplishment level folks apparently expected when they plugged in and cranked up." The band is currently working on a debut album and is trying to book more local shows and develop a larger fanbase.
Meech is a debut artist from Norwich, ct rapping about all matters from personal struggles to overcoming adversity to near death experiences and global matter he brings a unique version of of hip hop that hasnt been heard before.
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sue Menhart was born in St. Louis, Missouri but now calls Connecticut her home. A charismatic live performer, she stages 70 shows a year throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York . Sue independently released the album “Torn” in 2008 and the EP “Gypsy Soul” in 2009. In April, 2011 Sue will release a solo R&B EP with producer and guitar player Ron Zabrocki. Sue has drawn comparisons to Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Janis Joplin, Lucinda Williams and Diana Krall.
(See new band with missing cat members "Horns of Ormus")
Missing Cat is:
Greg Wharmby on guitar and throat
Alex Solano on guitar
Steve Swan on bass
Jimmy Foreal on drums
*See also "Horns of Ormus" and "Estrogen & Tonic"
From New London, CT, Modern Primates are a rock band established in August of 2010.
Sara Kraut: Vocals
Bob Bourne: Guitar
Pete Nowakowski: Guitar
Daniel Spurr: Bass/Vocals
Peter Egner: Drums
Murrum is a Satanic ritual black metal band out of Norwich, CT. Deriving their musical style from bands such as Watain, Marduk, Dissection, and 1349, among others, they weave an unholy tapestry of sound that serves to honor the Black Flame of Knowledge and awaken the chaos within man.
*Disbanded as of 2008
You know the feeling that you get, when it stops itching and you can stroke it intelligently while you intently listen to someone speak? That is the feeling you get when you listen to the music of Mustache.You will automatically know what people are talking about in conversations. Women (or Men) will flock to your side to touch your new facial hair that sprouted and flourished during our set.All in all,you will have confidence,and a new sense of wonder after witnessing the songs of Mustache. Having formed as an acoustic folk duo in the spring of '06 (Jon and Tony previously spent the last 6 years fronting R.I. based Jam Band In The Woods) they eventually picked up Jed Johnson on Drums and The Dills on Bass guitar. A description that has come up time after time is "Porn Folk" which is fairly accurate! Collectively with years in the CT.music scene under their belts, they are poised to tour in the northeast this winter in support of their new album "Beyond Thunderbone" due in Oct.'08.
*See also "Straight To VHS" and "Anchors Of '76"
N.M.E. (Natural Mic Excellence) hails from the mean streets of Jewett City, CT. Thugville U.S.A. it isn't. But N.M.E. still finds a way to keep his lyrics on point and grimey. A XStraightedgeX emceee is hard to come by...but whether battling some cornball emcee or doing shows with the TUFF FAM and All In Crew, he comes out on top and leaves the crowd asking for more. N.M.E. is one half of the unstoppable duo know as Polluted Thoughts, with his partner Mylez Mayhem, they are the sickest pair of emcees to ever join forces. Both members of PT are back home working on solo projects as well as brainstorming and constructing a new Polluted Thoughtz Epic! Keep an eye out for these projects to drop in the future!
*See also "Sexual Healing"
Josh Houser & Kevin Hodge (both from Brava Spectre) unleash their new Blues/Rock/Punk side project!
*See also "Brava Spectre", "Ladykillas" and "The Diamond Twins"
A rock band based out of East Lyme, CT. In 2005, Bob Buckley and Nate Belke began an acoustic group. The group performed small shows from Fall '05 to the Summer of '06. All the while with greater intentions. So, in the fall of 2006 Buckley and Belke joined together with drummer Chris Bayreuther and bassist Zach Deford to form the band "Offhand". They spent most of their time jamming in basements, but soon after began playing small venues, writing their own music, and producing a number of original recordings. Currently the band has evolved into a three piece rock band consisting of Belke and Buckley switching between guitar and bass while Bayreuther holds the beat with the kit. Offhand has matured their sound into tighter, more dynamic original music, while covering a wide array of musical styles. Right now the band has been playing at private events, parties, and bars around the great state of Connecticut with hopes of spreading their music as far as they can.
These 4 guys started the Whalie Award winning live music series here in New London called "The Sinners Circle" - singer/songwriters performing in the round. The Sinners Circle usually takes place every couple of months and features one of the original 4 "original sinners" acting as "host" with 3 new singer/songwriters performing in the round.
*See also "Dogbite", "The Reducers", "Fries, John", "The Rivergods" and "The Hoolios"
Nancy Parent is a singer-songwriter and pedal steel guitarist from southeastern Connecticut. Nancy began performing on stage at the age of six and pursued her passion for singing and acting into college studying voice and performing in numerous musicals and operas. Since 1998, Nancy Parent has played with established folk-rock band, The Rivergods, as a lead singer, guitarist, and pedal steel player. In October 2012, Nancy released her first solo album, "Vision of Angels," 12-tracks now available on CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, and more.
*See also "The Rivergods"
Bobby Ferguson - Vocals
Matt McSparran - Guitar
Tyler Fauxbel - Guitar
Jamie Honsa - Bass
Greg Kohler - Drums
The Paul Brockett Roadshow Band was formed December 2005 in their home of New London, CT. and have spent the last 4 years playing live shows all over the Northeast. Having all come from various backgrounds of music, Paul Brockett, Dave Anderson and Meghan Killimade have created a genre that is truly all their own. Often described as “country inspired rock n’ roll with punk beats”, The Paul Brockett Roadshow Band combines country music story telling, honky tonk fueled foot stompin’ and good old rock n’ roll rhythm that’ll guarantee a thumb-loopin’ good time!
Paul Brockett - guitar/vocals
Dave Anderson - bass
Meghan Killimade - drums
*See also "Full Moon Jamoree" and "Bedroom Rehab Corporation"
Pocket Vinyl is a melodic mesh between a piano and a painting.
(Let's keep this simple, shall we?) Pocket Vinyl, officially formed in 2010 and currently residing in Norwich, CT, is fronted by Eric Stevenson, who plays the piano. He slams it. He has blisters on his fingers. Elizabeth Jancewicz is a visual artist. She paints vibrant colors and creepy little monsters. While Eric plays his original piano rock pieces, Elizabeth creates a piece of art on stage, which is then auctioned off to the highest bidder at the end of the show. No two shows are ever the same. Their 2011 sophomore album “Monsters Talking” was released in September and the band is currently touring nationally full time in support of it.
Programmed Destruction was formed after a chain reaction of members quit Straight Jacket Sunday. With George as the only original member remaining in the band and a scheduled opening slot for Fear Factory on the horizon, several local veterans of the metal scene were recruited. Robb offered to join as the bass player after the split of Fear Cage left the former guitarist without a band. He quickly became George's right hand as the second lineup began to show signs of weakness. After much discussion, the two decided to create an interim lineup just to get through the show. Dwayne (ex-Inablackout) and Corey were brought in based on Robb's experience playing with them in Never Say Die. They were followed shortly thereafter by Scott, another Fear Cage alumni, on drums. The chemistry between the members was instant and it was clear that the temporary lineup was in fact a solid base for a new project. After the dramatic facelift the band received and everyone's desire to make it a full-time gig, it only seemed fitting to change the name. Though a few SJS songs will remain in the setlist, writing of new material is already being discussed and a full length release with the new lineup is planned for 2013. The band is now firing on all cylinders and should be road-ready in the coming weeks, look for them soon on a stage near you.
Programmed Destruction's influences span a variety of musical genres, from progressive rock to death metal. Their sound can best be described as a blending of Disturb's pummeling drum groove, Anthrax's aggressive bass attack, Machine Head's crushing dual guitar riffs, with vocals that combine the grit of Godsmack, ferocity of Slipknot, and classic flavor of Halford.
George - Rhythm Guitars
Rob - Bass
Dwayne - Vocals
Corey - Lead and Rhythm Guitars
Scott - Drums
Alt. Country originally from New London - now living in Portland, OR.
Sean W. Spellman
Craig "The Rupe" Rupert
Jesse "The Ozark" Bates
Folk Swing Jazz Dixieland Cabaret from New London. Formerly Roadside Attractions.
Wrung from the rags of New London’s speakeasies, Dame Calico & Raise the Rent stir together a wicked musical cocktail, drawing from the deep well of the American songbook. Fusing honky-tonk torch vocals with swing and gypsy fiddling, swirling jazz-pop, and zydeco and ragtime harmony singing, they bring together the gems of their own original songs with a top-shelf selection of beloved American broadsides of a bygone age. Whether you’re in the mood for an easy evening of sweet melodies or a night of swinging tunes, Raise the Rent is a band you must pull over to hear!
Mike Reagan is a Connectcut based hip hop artist currently residing in Mystic previously living in Groton as well as New London. He covers several facets of the game producing and mixing a large portion of his music. As well as rapping and even singing on diverse tracks than span 10 free mix tapes available on Datpiff.com Armed with an MPC, ASR-10 and Roland MV 8800 "President Reagan" scours through old vinyl searching for timeless samples to build futuristic sound pallettes layered with synth and other keyboard sounds. His flow cannot be described in few adjectives but it has been labeled lyrical, methodical, mellodramatic, unique and even zany with golden age roots. When asked about his musical influences Mike notes there's to many to list but mentioned, "J Dilla, Madlib, Pete Rock, Alchemist as far as producers and Nas, Jay-Z, Kanye, Lil Wayne, Earl Sweatshirt, Wiz Khalifa, Ghostface Killah, Soulja Boy, Lil Boosie, Apathy & Rich Hil among many more".Locally the president has worked with PopGotBarz, Camacho, Louie Rock, Umajesty, NME, Eric Lamb and Smoke The World with plans to collaborate with many more local artists. Check out Mike Reagan's video for his newest single "Perc 30" which controversial content matter caused it to be flagged. Also keep posted for Mike's new album "Land Of The Free" coming soon presented by Golden Apple Records.
*disbanded November 17, 2012
Jason Banta - guitar/vox
Corina Malbarun - bass/vox
Ben LaRose - drums
Recur Occurrence has been creating big, saturated, rock together since 2007. Their music harkens back to a time when credibility and guts did not mean that you couldn't appeal to a large audience. RO's simplicity and pop sensibility are not crutches but tools that they use to sharpen the edge of their music. Not only are they favorites around New London but they have also played alongside such national acts as Riddle of Steel, Traindodge and The Life and Times. - Adam Wujtewicz (WailingCity.com)
*See also "Gouette, Matt", "Good God!", and "Hellbent & Heartbreakin", "Matzah Cigar"
All girl americana group: Nancy Parent, Sue Menhart & Daphne Lee Martin
*See also "The Rivergods", "Raise The Rent", "Sue Menhart Band"
Let's face it -- it had to start somewhere! The Reducers are quite possibly thought of as the fathers of New London local music. These same 4 guys have been giving us good old rock n' roll since 1978! Check out their website and see why they are dubbed "america's best un-signed band"!
Hugh Birdsall - guitar & vocals
Peter Detmold - guitar & vocals
Steve Kaika - bass & vocals
Tom Trombley - drums
*See also "Dogbite" and "Ken Atkins & The Honky Tonk Kind"
Rewind brings back all the great hits you grew up listening to !Get to hear your favorite songs done Live and done right: Billy Joel, Eagles, Doobie Bros, Journey, Chicago, Orleans
and many more you loved to listen to but don't hear anymore!
*Disbanded as of 2007
ring-er : 4. a contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses. - Those involved with Ringers first got together for a big musical heist in 2001, practicing illegally in the Connecticut College band rehearsal space thanks to Ben, who was trudging his way through sophomore year there. Ben played bass, and M. Clark sang and smoked cigarettes, and the quartet (Ben, Clark, Birms, & Matt A.) was dubbed The Cuts. They recorded a CD in Low-Beam drummer Richie Freitas's basement in spring of 2002, but Ben soon quit the band to avoid failing Elementary Chinese Language. Enter Michael (Hungry Hungry) Hanna, bassist extraordinaire and knowledgeable music businessman, t-shirt artist and TOP tobacco roller. Mike's bass skills filled out the band's sound and the group was then renamed RINGERS. Ringers existed without Ben for nearly 2 years, rehearsing in Birms' chilly tool shed and rocking New London with pure beer brawling music for avid readers. Eventually, M. Clark heeded the call to "go west" with his woman, and Ringers again lacked a member to make them complete. Ben, having made the decision to stay in New London after college, asked to again join the fray. Ringers accepted, and with Ben applying his bass skills somewhat sloppily to a Fender Strat, the band was again reborn in summer of 2004. With a new frontman Ringers moved on to build a new catalog and refine their sound. They have since become a staple on the New London music scene and their new self-titled debut CD is available now.
Original Roots Rock Americana Harmony-Rich Folk Dirge Driving Pop.
Ben Parent - Guitars, vocals, harmonica
Nancy Brossard Parent - Vocals, pedal steel guitar, guitar
Mike Palazzolo - Bass, vocals
Trevor Chandonnait - Drum kit
Dan Spano - Hammond organ, piano
As an eastern Connecticut based rock band, we played the newest rock tunes back in the '70's. Now we're a "Classic Rock" band. Yeah, we're old. Yeah, we knew how to rock then. Yeah, we can still rock.
*Disbanded as of 2008
Probably one of the best rock n' roll bands to ever come out of New London...
The sudden death of beloved brother & lead guitarist, Phil Agins, in April 2008, led to the bands unfortunate and untimely demise. Athough bitter-sweet, all surviving members of The Royale Brothers can be found in other current local bands and continue to play on strong with Phil in their hearts: Bobby Crash (drummer) is currently playing in his new band Burnouts From Outer Space and The Matt Gouette Band; Sebastian Coppotelli (rhythym guitar) currently plays in Fatal Film; Dan Burnett (bass) is not currently playing music; and singer Joey "Royale" Macrino continues to write songs & perform with his wife Sarah in the band Get Haunted.
A scholarship has been opened by Phil's family in his name, to The Berklee College of Music for the summer program. There will be a scholarship available each summer starting in 2009. Donations can be made here:
*See also "Get Haunted", "Full Moon Jamboree", "Fatal Film" and "Burnouts From Outer Space"
Formed in late 2007, sadplant is a band that relies on DIY ethics, has self released 7 albums, and tours relentlessly
Old Skool Hip Hop, RnB, Reggae, House, Electro, Mashups, Bmore. FOXWOODS MGM GRAND RESIDENT DJ. A fan of hip hop at an early age, I grew up in the 80's and 90s when the time of hip hop was so fresh and new and not played out or repeated as it is now with main stream music. I watched my older brother buy 12" records every week and make mix tapes of all the hottest jams of the week. I always enjoyed music and loved hip hop, reggae, rnb, and house music.. before I started Djing I use to dance in the clubs alot to house music, reggae or hip hop whatever was a good track I was on the floor.. I came to the point when I was 19 I wanted to step off the dance floor and become a DJ so I took the steps to start my own mobile DJ business. The rest is history my goals are really to start working in the bigger nightclub venues and travel all over the country.
Guno Gounod Leeflang - vox
Chefik Cheref - guitars, bu vox
Christian Rieux - bass
Pascal Rieux - drums
Jini Zaar - bu vox
Terry Van Vanhallen - keys
Sexual Healing is a hip hop/ electro collective from New London, CT. Dance pits, stage dives, and lust filled fans are nothing but the norm this crew. Transcending boundaries is a must, and stagnation isn't even a thought. Sexual Healing brings a high-octane performance in an interfused fashion; comprised of entirely independent artists, Sexual Healing is a metamorphoric mixture of work. The stage show is complete with DJs, rappers, lights and movement. The energy doesn't stop till the club pulls the plug. Then comes the after show---what's to be afraid of?
N.M.E The Illest
DJ Kid Disco
A “RHYTHM ‘N’ ROLL SWAMP SOUL GUMBO” from Colchseter, CT. Offering a heaping portion of Crescent City R&B, with a bit-o Muscle Shoals grit and Memphis greaze. GAWR-ON-TEED to git-yo tail feather’s shakin’! For the past 30 years Bill Shaka has been conjurin’ up his unique brand of “Deep Blue Boogaloo ” and serving it to audiences around the globe. Shaka will have you juke joint jumpin’& Chitlin’ Circuit jerkin’ with his fiery vocals and fierce harp assault. Supported by a top notch band of roots rockin’ mu-jicians SHAKA &THE SOULSHAKERS are comin’ to your town for a “GUMBO YA-YA THROWDOWN”! LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER (let the good times roll)!
Rock band from Conn College now living in Brooklyn, NY.
Andrew Oedel- Vocals/Guitar
Jon Markson- Guitar
Max Currier- Bass
Matt Addison- Drums
Silver Hammer is an exciting young band hailing from Gales Ferry, CT. that’s been featured as the House Band on Scott Haney’s “Better Connecticut” show on CBS, heard on WCNI and WBLQ, and been seen live all over the state. From parties to parades, festivals to fairs and at venues such as The Garde Arts Center, Hanafin’s Pub and Toad’s Place, they always put on a great show! They play electric and acoustic sets that include the best of classic rock and contemporary music, from folk to hard rock. Their harmonies and original compositions will knock you out! Who’s in the band? Siblings Braiden and Sierra will amaze you with their vocal versatility. Brothers Ian, Duncan and Aidan cover vocals, keys, guitar, bass and percussion. Lastly, there’s twelve-year old guitar phenomenon Tom, whose talent been described in the Norwich Bulletin as “verging on genius.” Go check them out for a rockin’ good time! Booking info on website.
*See also "Madison Red"
Making their way out of a smelly basement in Waterford, this 4-piece band is the last of the dying breed of Thrash metal. Infused with some punk influence, Simplistic Genocide always ends up shredding as hard and fast as they can. Do not underestimate them!
Dave Freeburg, (bassist from Fatal Film), spinning the funk & soul!
Spins every Wednesday at 33.
*See also "Fatal Film"
Hip Hop/Rap from Jewitt City. In a city as fake as its name, Jewett City is where Skobie Won calls home. Unlike most up and coming rappers Skobie was spoon fed a diet of punk rock, local metal and a mix of underground rap. You may view his style a little off kilter, he's raw and real. Here to prove he can hold his own against any rapper he may cross paths with. Skobie won embraces the DIY culture whole heartedly. He's here to make a name for himself, with or without anyones help. Self produced, self promoted, and self sustained. If your looking for a rapper with real talent and real heart Skobie won is that person. Skobie doesn't come pre-packaged he comes pre-loaded with raw lyrics and new tricks for all the old dogs out there. He's not here to follow, he's here to lead. -Cheyne Tessier Sinful Stars CEO
*See also "Sexual Healing"
Mason Lucas - songwriting, guitar, vox, recording
J "framerate" Curland - weapons of mass percussion
Noah Friedberg - Bass, vox, tour guide
Jed "Black Boss" Johnson - keys
New pop/indie rock band from Mystic
chris wimpfheimer / the bass
grayson connelly / guitar
julia farrar / voice
luke hunter / voice and guitar
rich freitas / the drums
*See also "Lowbeam", "Anderson Family Picnic", "Sodium Lights", "Hunter, Luke"
MICHAEL SLYNE lonesome guitar, panicked yelping, wobbly tapes
MARK ANCHORS gut rumblings
SCOTT FUDGE gentle thunder
KEVIN HODGE six string hopeful strums
*Disbanded as of 2007
Ryan Cassell, Mike Winslow & Tim Grimes. Disbanded April 2007 - Reunion show happened Sept 26, 2009 @ Oasis pub. Mike currently plays in the band Fatal Film, while Tim and Ryan have both moved out west - Ryan to LA, and Tim to Oregon - to pursuse other life passions.
*See also "Good God" and "Fatal Film"
Abmient/rock/experimental from Mystic. Alex Pellish, Mat Tarbox, and Rich Freitas had played together in several bands throughout the 1980's and 90's. During this time they also recorded four-track songs in basements and apartments between Mystic, CT, Storrs, CT, and Chapel Hill, NC - while playing in seminal Mystic groups such as 17 Relics, Delta of Venus, and Skimbleshanks. Cue the spring of 2007. Pellish has finished building a full recording studio, and wants to test drive the new equipment. He approaches Freitas and Tarbox to record rough improv jams to Protools in a live setting. Six weeks of sessions produce twenty-one raw songs, which Pellish then arranges from select captured moments. Coupled with two months of drum programming and sequencing, Post Signal arises from what they felt were the most viable drafts.
Rock from North Stonington, CT. Space Junk is a new acoustic collaboration featuring Dennis Walley and Mike Scott, two area players/songwriters. Dennis has played the Sinner's Circle; Mike Scott has played in Superbald, and filled in with the Rivergods, as well as playing with the band Alter Ego.
Dennis Walley - Guitar & Vocals
Mike Scott - Guitar & Vocals
Kelly Asciolla - Fiddle & Vocals
Garage / punk
Jon Young - guitar/vocals
Tim Donnel - bass
Jay Silva - drums
*See also "Mustache" and "Weird Beards"
Lo-Fi, garage rock with really catchy vocals and melodies.
Jared Horner - Guitar/Vocals
Matt Potter - Guitar
Sebastian Coppotelli - Bass
Jordan Harrelson - Drums
See also "Fatal Film", "Electric Noise Act", "Chasing Trinity"
Stressbomb is a band that formed in 2005. While evolving through the years, the style on our latest record can be classified as "upbeat hardcore punk". We have released two full length studio albums and there are numerous demos floating around. In 2006 Michale Graves (misfits) produced our first record and subsequent US tours followed. After a few years off and lineup changes 2010 we released Barren Wasteland on H8 Piece Records with tracks recorded by Don Fury and Ian Van Opijnen. That year saw us play shows all over the country to places we had only dreamed of going. We are a hardworking DIY band and are proud to have this list of the cities we have played.
Arising from the ashes of a mid-90's all-noise band, Brian Albano and Michelle Montavon took their new form as the Suicide Dolls in early 2002. Blending the far out, experimental noise jams of their earlier incarnation with familiar and catchy rock/punk structures, the Suicide Dolls recorded their 1st demo in 2003 and have been growing ever since.
Brian Albano - guitar/vocals
Michelle Montavon - bass/vocals
Matt Covey - drums
Ben LaRose - drums
New London-based surf-punk-garage-laced trio Superbald has reemerged from the basement to rock the masses. Tight riffs, strong melodies, fierce energy and no bullshit define the band's signature rock sound. Superbald has one full-length CD out, entitled Superbald I (available at http://www.cdbaby.com/superbald). The band's most recent release is the single "Great Divide" on Cosmodemonic Telegraph records.
*See also "The Rivergods" and "Elci, Steve"
Two brothers, two DJ's; a decade of experience twiddling knobs in nightclubs up and down the Eastern seaboard, brothers Briggs finally join forces in the hopelessly futile task of getting Connecticut to dance.From classic electronica to nu-wave electro. Check out "HYPE" dance party w/ The Swagger Jackers every third Thursday at Oasis Pub!
*See also "Bad Manners"
18-year-old singer-songwriter from Gales Ferry
*See also "Bensko, Brad"
Adam Brandt- Guitar/Vox;
J Curland- Percussion;
Gabriel Kastelle- Viola;
Randy Lavine- Guitar;
Paul Alfiero- Mandolin;
Jake Kaiser- Bass
*Disbanded as of 2009
First a duo, now a quartet, The Thick Thieves enjoy playing strange venues, singing half-assed vocal harmony, and just being able to play some of their melodies for anyone who cares to listen. They are "Four-man Folk" based from the tops of the hills in Mystic down to the streets of New London and shoreline of Waterford. The sound changes song by song but yet still has a common thread to tie the set nicely together. They've been around for a greater part of almost 3 years now and are still growing and improving.
*See also "Friendly Ghost", "Anderson Family Picnic"
Vince Thompson sings songs of experience in a resonant, baritone voice. He has been influenced by the lean, truthful lyrics of Merle Haggard and the sweet melodies of Hank Williams, along with the rhythms of jazz and rock & roll, His own compositions are written from the perspective of a man who, after growing up in California, traveled far from home for months at a time, over many years as a deck officer aboard large ships. In his performances, Vince includes uptempo tunes and ballads, original compositions and songs of others. Listeners will hear the impact of country and bluegrass in his music, along with an assured, smooth style, pointing to the influence of jazz and swing. Together with some of the finest musicians in New England, Vince plays music that sounds good and makes you feel something. The typical lineup includes Vince on rhythm guitar and vocals with upright bass, drums and electric guitar.
Rock band from New London, formed by Zach Johnson in 1995 (ish?). Originally disbanded in 2000.
Last lineup in 2011:
Gina Kent (bass)
Bill Pia (drums)
Brooks Townsend (bass)
Ken Havens (guitar)
Roger Peffley (drums)
Matt Downing (drums)
The Tony Marshall Band was started with the idea of bringing Tony Marshall's solo set to a full band setting. This is a cover band that does a wide range of music and bands (Rock, Pop, Reggae etc)
Experimental/Ambient from New London. Sgott MacKenzie: percussion, loops, field recording, vocals, korg keyboards etc. Brian p Smith: baritone guitar, loops, crappy drum machine, cheap keyboards, vocals, bass
*See also "Ferocious Fucking Teeth" and "Brava Spectre"
Vincent Tuckwood is a story-teller working in fiction, song and verse.
Uncle Flatty plays Blue Collar Americana Alt-Country Rock-n-Roll. The music we create ranges in feel from the unhinged power of Neil Young's electric eras to the down-homey rawness of the Gourds; from the sometimes straight ahead rock of Wilco to the introspective minimalism of the Velvet Underground. Pedal steel, harmonica, mandolin, and fiddle blend with a 4 piece rock band to redefine the traditional sound and feel of decades of American musical traditions.
Punk/garage from Windham/Willimantic area... 3 boys + 1 grrl= the Vagitarians
A bunch of guys getting together to have fun and play music. GEOFF CORKHILL rhythmist, director, singer, songwriter and band cook. DANNY RAVENELLE guitar, banjo, dobro (and most anything else you give him). CURTISS THOMPSON singer, songwriter, guitar, mandolin and Honored Keeper of the Cool Ones. MIKE PALAZZOLO bass, ideas, esoteric conversation, high lonesome harmony and weird arrangements
Tim Sparen - guitar/vocals
Jay Curland - drums
Adam Brandt - bass
THE WEIRD BEARDS thrive in the Land of Crazyness that is New London, Connecticut with a BARITONE UKULELE, ACOUSTIC GUITAR, STAND-UP BASS and DRUMS with occasional harmonicas, djembe, electric guitar, puppets, roboshades, robots, plaid pants, a rude blue dude, arreakas and a wheel on an upside down bicycle.
Brian Skidmore - Uke/vocals
Jay Silva - guitar
Jake Kaiser - upright bass
Tim Donnel - drums
experimental, psychedelic, doom
White Bronco plays post-punk, folk, indie rock from New London Connecticut. Featuring members of Hand Grenade Serenade, Chasing Trinity, and Half Shaved Yak.
*See also "Hempsteadys, The", "Chasing Trinity"
"The revival of British Indie, from Montville CT (of all places)." - [Steven Buttery of Brava Spectre]
"I don't know where the fuck you kids came from but this is phenomenal." - [Sebastian of Fatal Film/The Royale Brothers]
"A good blend of pop and art school indie rock, Uncasville power trio Wonderlust is a band you could prolly do the "nod" to while inside you were feeling extremely happy. It's not super wattered down like most radio pop and it's not overly pretentious like a whole lot of indie bands. "Summer Sweater" is a song that could bring us all a little closer together." - [Critic Adam Wujtewicz of Wailingcity.com]
"I think Syd (Scelfo) could have the fastest tremelo of anyone I have ever seen, but don't quote me or anything." - [Joe Katz of the The Book Slave]
Matt Potter - guitar
J Kurt Curland - drums
Todd Romanella - vocals
Christian Moore -bass
*See also, "Fatal Film", "Estrogen & Tonic", "A Honey Wagon"
Spinning the best of indie-Electro/hip hop/hardcore/punk...
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