Metal Show @ 33 Sat Dec 18

Saturday December 18, 2021
New London
8pm / $8 / 21+

Boozewa (Coatesville, PA)

Coma Hole (Westerly, RI)

Infinity Land (Waterbury, CT)

Tallest (Hartford, CT)

The Right Offs / Boatweiler @ Oasis Sat Dec 18

Saturday December 18, 2021
The Oasis Pub
16 Bank Street
New London
8pm / $8 / 21+

The Right Offs (New Haven, CT)

Franklin Brothers @ The Social Sat Dec 18

Saturday December 18, 2021
208 Bank Street
New London
7:30pm / $10 / 21+

It's been a while! Come check out The Franklin Brothers' all-new show at The Social 
featuring OG drummer, Matt Covey! 

Eric Ducoff Band / The Hard Feelings @ Strange Brew Fri Dec 10

Friday December 10, 2021
86 Water Street

Friday Night Folk: Nancy & Ben Parent Fri Dec 10

Friday December 10
19 Jay Street
New London
$17 advance / $20 door

Ben and Nancy of the Rivergods will be joined by Steve Elci!

Passion! Harmonies! Singer songwriters! The Rivergods are an original Americana/roots act based in southeastern CT that has played its own original heartfelt harmony-rich music throughout southern New England since 1997. The Rivergods are fronted by husband and wife songwriters Ben and Nancy Parent, whose lush harmonies and unique, individual songwriting styles anchor the band. The Rivergods perform both acoustically as a duo, and as a full band. The Rivergods have released seven albums since 2000. Nancy has also released a solo album of her own material, “Vision of Angels.” For this show, Nancy and Ben will focus primarily on material they have written over the past two years during the pandemic, with some older favorites sprinkled in. Joining them will be longtime friend, collaborator and occasional songwriting partner Steve Elci on percussion and backing vocals.

Covid precautions: Proof of vaccination (or a recent test) and masks are required, and, sadly, our famous refreshments will not be served. Bring a water bottle!

'Hip Hop for the Homeless 8' at Oasis Sat Dec 4

Saturday December 4
16 Bank Street
New London
8pm / $donations / 8pm

Joey Batts' vehicle for community good is returning for its EIGHTH (!!!) year to New London and the Oasis Pub. Our man, N.M.E. the Illest has helped curate a killer crew from the local scene and beyond to help raise awareness, funds & donations for the most needy people of Connecticut. 

Expect sets from: Meech, Joey Batts, James Joyce 'The Squatch' & White Cheddar, Trev Michaud, Stryfe & N.M.E. the Illest, Stars and Beyond, Muggsy, Suave Ski, and Kamoflauge

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Balkun Brothers Album Release @ Strange Brew Fri Dec 3

Friday December 3
86 Water Street
8pm / $10 / 21+

Wailing City Spotlight: Interview With Stephanie Sutera of Sonorous Rising

Published November 17, 2021
Interview By Jeffrey Thunders

Stephanie, how the hell are you?  
Considering the current state of affairs in the nation and around the world -- some days are heavy but in my own universe things are going pretty well. 

Sonorous Rising has quickly become one of the hottest bands in the state, in these uncertain times. What do you attribute your rise in popularity to? 
There seems to be a recurring theme to the feedback we receive after shows. Unique and unsuspecting are constant descriptors. It’s a combination of the instruments used as well as the sounds within the music. Often you find a guitarist playing lead in a band whereas with us Effa takes that role with this wild electric piano and then I come out with my obscure electric solid body ukulele with a metal zone pedal cranked through a Marshall, along with my brutal vocal stylings and people get very intrigued. Then they start paying attention to our drum and bass combo. Orlando can wail on that bass, always paying attention for the right places to emphasize and compliment what the other instruments are playing. Then our drummer, who happens to be the nephew of New London’s Liz Larson of The Liz Larsons, is a treat all by himself. Sometimes I don’t think he knows how talented he really is but the audience sure does. Then our sound is hard to pinpoint which others tell us is refreshing, often. We are coming from so many musical influences & backgrounds and let our music come out naturally, never trying to mimic a sound, which is proving to be a fruitful method for Sonorous Rising.

Wailing City Spotlight: Interview With Michael Slyne

Published November 11, 2021
Michael Slyne has been involved with a number of local bands over the years -- from the loud and heavy fuzz of Snow Orphan and Ferocious Fucking Teeth -- to the Americana/psychedelic rock of Brian & the White Birds -- and currently leads the ever-evolving stylings of Slyne & the Family Stoned, in addition to improvising solo or with friends. Slyne -- armed with a guitar, effect pedals and a 4-track tape machine -- creates a collage of eccentric sounds that blend punk, noise and drone... building an atmospheric dissonance that truly takes you on a journey and surely showcases his musical and artistic ingenuity.

From Slyne's Bandcamp page: "Slyne leads a group of punks and freaks and lovers and misfits and drifters and soul searchers and jazz cats and pseudo pop queens and tone benders - they try and make a glorious racket"

I recently asked Slyne some questions about his creative process, effects and gear, recordings -- and what he's got coming up. Check out the interview and make sure you get to Oasis this Saturday to catch Slyne & the Family Stoned! More on that below! --Meghan

Doom & Brews Fest III @ Altones Music Hall Nov 12 & 13

Altones Music Hall
47A North Main Street
Jewett City

Weekend Pass: $50
The weekend pass includes entry both nights and first 2 pints of craft beer each night are included

Single Night Pass: $30
Single night pass includes entry either Friday or Saturday and first 2 pints of craft beer included

21+ / Doors 6pm each night / Music 7pm


Yatra (MD)

Mother Iron Horse (Salem, MA)

Entierro (New Haven, CT)

Thunderbird Divine (Philadelphia, PA)

Mourn The Light (Eastern CT)

Almost Honest (Cumberland, PA)

Punk Show @ 33 Fri Nov 19

Punk show at 33 Golden Street in New London, CT 
8PM / $10 / 21+

Sonorous Rising (CT local ska punk)

On The Cinder (Buffalo, NY)

We Own Land (Newport, RI rockers)

The Rots (Providence, RI)

Pocket Vinyl / Fleet / Post Valley Green @ 33 Fri Nov 5

Friday, November 5th get down to Golden Street for a night of indie rock!
Featuring performances by Fleet, Pocket Vinyl and the post valley green. 

Doors at 8:00pm / music at 9:00pm
$10 cover. 21+

Fleet is an indie rock experience from Southeastern Ct. A stylistically 
unique band that has taken New England by storm 
with their funk/blues inspired sound. 

Pocket Vinyl (FULL BAND SHOW) - Eric Stevenson slams on the piano and sings while Elizabeth Jancewicz paints on stage. The songs are mainly meant to stare uncomfortably truths about sex, death, silence, etc. in the face and confront them. They are trying hard to be your favorite band. 
Beyond that, enjoy the music.

Post Valley Green - New England indie twang a new thing 

Friday Night Folk: Windborne @ All Souls Fri Nov 19

The internationally-acclaimed vocal ensemble Windborne includes four singers who grew up immersed in the traditional song and dance communities of New England. For over a decade, Windborne has sought out masters of traditional singing in the US and around the world. Through these collaborations, they have developed the vocal agility and authentic sound for which they are known…. Their repertoire includes music from the Republic of Georgia, Corsica, Bulgaria, the Basque region, and Quebec, but they remain deeply rooted in American folk singing traditions as well.

Tickets are $19 in advance, $10 for students and active Military with ID, and $22 at the door (as available). Get your tickets early! Reserve your seat on EventBrite or by calling All Souls at 860-443-0316 by November 18. All Souls is located at 19 Jay Street in New London. 

Keeping us all Covid safe: Masks and proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours are required. Seating is limited to half capacity. Everyone will sign in, and (sadly) our famous refreshments will not be available as masks are required throughout the evening.

Upcoming concerts: 
December 10: Ben and Nancy Parent
January 14: Geoff Kaufman

Dr. Martino / Marvelous Liars @ Oasis Sat Nov 20

Saturday November 20
16 Bank Street
New London
9pm / $8 / 21+

'Plugged In' Hip Hop Event @ Hygienic Art Sat Nov 6

The Plugged In show is an opportunity to experience high-energy live performances from some of the best local hip-hop artists. Come join us at the Hygienic Art Park in New London. There will be great music, drinks, and even a fashion show highlighting hype streetwear brands from local designers!
Come pop out to have fun, party, and get connected with people from the emerging music and fashion scene in New London County. Plugged In will feature a night of high-energy performances and music that you will not want to miss!

Hosted By:
Pete AKA The Main Plug and Foxwoodz Prince

Fashion Show By:

Music By:
DJ Cribb

Performances By:
Yung Vice City
Love Jordo
and more...

Special Guest Appearances:
To be announced...

79 Bank Street - New London
6 to 10pm

 $10 preorder online / $15 at the door. Limited space, get your tickets today!

BOWEN to Play Benefit for Veterans @ Garde Arts Center Oasis Room Fri Nov 19

BOWEN, an American rock band, based in Southeastern Connecticut, who performs and records throughout the US, presents an evening of on-your-feet originals and classics in the Oasis Room, to benefit the Gary Sinise Foundation, a charitable organization that provides support for veterans and military families. 

A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will go towards those families in need. Come show your support for America’s heroes! 

In 2016, Bowen’s single, “Picture,” received Grammy ballot recognition for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Rock Song. They are currently supported by Boston-based indie record label Brewhouse Records and production house Aberrant Sound.

Limited Capacity. General Admission Tickets: $30 / Military Tickets: $20 *Must present Military ID required at the door. Vaccinations and masks may be required. Click here for latest COVD policies.

Tickets & more info:

Metal Show @ Altones Music Hall Wed Nov 24

47A Main Street, Jewett City
Doors 7pm
$15 / All ages

Rock Show @ 33 Fri Nov 26

New London
8pm / $10 / 21+

Horns Of Ormus (New London, CT)

Thee Fightin' Fish (Boston, MA)

Common Disaster (New London, CT)

The Problem With Kids Today at Oasis Sat Nov 27

Saturday November 27
The Oasis Pub
16 Bank Street
New London
9pm / $8 / 21+
Facebook Event Page

with special guests Peäsänt

The Problem With Kids Today (New Haven, CT)

Wailing City Spotlight: Interview With Tony Perrone of 'Sunday Jazz'

Published October 16, 2021
Jazz lovers rejoice! Come relax with a cocktail or espresso and check out some local jazz every Sunday at 'Sunday Jazz Afternoons'! This new weekly event features a core group of seasoned local musicians, (with additional weekly guests sitting in), all set in a cozy café atmosphere in the upstairs front room of the Frohsinn Hall at the Mystic German Club.
I recently asked musician and event creator, Tony Perrone, some questions about the group, how it came together and what kind of vibe you can well as his thoughts and experiences as a jazz musician in our area. Dig it! --Meghan

Wailing City Spotlight: Interview with Ghost Child

Published October 14, 2021
For those of you, (like myself), that love alternative rock -- you're in luck. Ghost Child from Groton are bringing numerous styles together in their songwriting to create a familiar yet new take to the alternative rock sound -- and its solid. 

Their most recent album 'As the Moonlight Backs the Sun' -- released last year, has a strong 90's alternative influence with a punk and emo flair - not to mention was skillfully engineered and produced. It definitely has my vote for best autumn driving tunes right now. My favorite tracks are "This is the Way", "Oh, Love", "Remember" and "Better Off"-- which you can listen to in the article below. 

These guys have a quality show lined up for this Saturday October 16 at 33 Golden Street in New London. I recently asked the band some questions about their sound, writing/recording and what they've got coming up, check it! --Meghan

Wailing City Spotlight: Interview With Nick Bosse

Published October 7, 2021
Upon digging around on social media for shows and musicians to help promote on Wailing City, we came across Nick Bosse - a country music singer/songwriter from North Stonington that is seemingly quite busy this fall, (and beyond), with a full schedule of gigs all over New London county. 

Nick's latest single "What Happened to Country" has had over 160,000 streams since it's release in January of this year. Nick also has a huge dedicated fan base called the "Bosse Posse" -- how cool is that? 

Jeffrey Thunders, (local musician/Wailing City contributor), was as curious as I was in learning more about Nick Bosse and recently did a little interview with him. Check it out! --Meghan 

Hempsteadys Halloween Show 2021 @ 33 Golden Street Sat Oct 30

NEW LONDON!!!! Are you READY? You know the deal... or have you forgotten how to party with The Hempsteadys?!? Costumes, booze, the beat that moves Hempstead St!!! 

With Special Guests: 
Mo Niklz 

9pm / $10 / 21+

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Pocket Vinyl Album Release @ Strange Brew Fri Oct 8

Friday October 8: An evening of live music featuring an album release show for locally based indie piano rock/live art duo Pocket Vinyl with special guests Slept at Strange Brew Pub 86 Water Street in Norwich, CT. 
$7/21+ Music at 8:00pm

Friday Night Folk: Shawn Taylor Fri Oct 22

Wandering roots troubadour Shawn Taylor weaves songs from many threads– from Appalachian to island groves, gritty rock to sparse folk ballads, finger-style twisters to gut busting blues. “His lyrics dabble in a wonderful gritty naturalism,” wrote Dan Barry of the New Haven Advocate. 

Tickets are $17 advance, $10 for students and active Military with ID, and $20 at the door (as available). Get your ticket early! Reserve your seat on EventBrite or by calling All Souls at 860-443-0316 by October 21.

Upcoming concerts:
November 19: Windborne
December 10: Ben and Nancy Parent 
January 14: Geoff Kaufman

'Monster Mosh 2' @ Hive Skatepark Sat Oct 30

The Monster Mosh 2!

What: 10-band lineup with performances from:
Extinction AD, Magnets For Maniacs, The Shape, Tears Fall Down, Hostage Complex, Xception, Sluggs, Slapknutz, Rushing Spring, Hosemen

When: Saturday, October 30th 2021
Doors open 2:30PM Show Starts at 3PM

Where: The Hive Skate Shop, 139 Shaw St. New London, CT 06320

All Ages, 21+ to drink, costumes encouraged

$20 Cover Advance Ticket or at the door
OR $10 Cover if you show up before the first band plays

Halloween Show 2021 @ Mystic German Club Sat Oct 30

Join us for a Halloween Party Extravaganza at the Mystic German Club
(54 Greenmanville Avenue/Rt 27, Mystic) 

Live Music Featuring: 

British Hell (Misfits Tribute) 
Witch Meadow (Stoner Metal) 
Jeff Butler (Folk/Bluegrass) 
MoonRipper (Psychedelic Hard Rock) 
MC Clam Chowder (Dance Beats/Jams)

Night Starts and Ends with A Hallowicked Dance Party featuring 
MC Clam Chowder 
Spooky Activities Throughout the Night! 
$5 Admission, Wear a Costume! 
21+ Cash Bar 
ATM On Site 
7 PM - Last Call

'Don't Pass The Guitar, yet!' @ Hygienic Art Park Sat Oct 16

Ten of Southeast Connecticut's premiere musicians will gather, again, for its annual Pass the Guitar concert to benefit the New London Homeless Hospitality Center, at the Hygienic Art Park, 79 Bank Street. Doors open at 6:30pm. 

Dot Ames will emcee the event and performers include:

Ben and Nancy Parent of the Rivergods
Steve Elci of Steve Elci and Friends
Dan Stevens
Braiden Sunshine
The CarLeans
Jerome King
Vince Tuckwood

A cash bar will be available. A Yamaha guitar will be auctioned off with thanks to Sprindrift Guitars of New London. Tickets are a suggested donation of $20, and more is appreciated and will go directly to help those in need of emergency housing and permanent housing assistance at the New London Homeless Hospitality Center. 

Join us for a night of community and hope for our neighbors future at Don't Pass the Guitar, yet!

Facebook Event Page

Metal Halloween Show @ 33 Golden Street Sun Oct 31


$10 if you come in costume / $15 if you're lame and don't
free candy either way
doors at 7pm / 21+

Karrie Bulger Celebration of Life @ Hygienic Art Park Sat Oct 9

Hygienic Art Park New London

Please join us while we celebrate the life of Karrie Bulger. There will be speeches, live music, food, and a cash bar. Some of Karrie’s artwork will also be displayed. The event is outdoors, so please dress for the weather (there is no dress code). Maximum capacity for the space is 200 (we encourage you to be on time if you plan to attend).

Wailing City Spotlight: Interview with Mike Winslow

Published September 30, 2021
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
Published September 22, 2021
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 

Buy Tickets here:

'Downtown Live' Summer Concert Series @ City Pier Waterfront Park New London (Thursdays)

*Last Updated Tue August 31, 2021

The 'Downtown Live!' music concert series kicks off this Thursday July 15th and continues into September with some of the best in local music!

Where: City Pier at Waterfront Park in New London, directly behind Union Station 
When: 6 to 10pm every Thursday night into September

The Mobile Pub will be back and we'll have food trucks available for your dining needs. These events are free and open to all. Feel free to bring chairs (there is bleacher seating available). The events are made possible through a significant grant from the Frank Loomis Palmer Fund as well as support from the City of New London, City Center District, Neff Productions, and private donations from the community and our sponsors at Liberty Bank, The Telegraph, Cumulus Media, and The Day. 

For more info: 


July 15 – Soulshot with Llama Tsunami (Reggae / Ska)

July 22 (special 5pm start time) – United States Coast Guard Traditional Jazz Band with The Clams and 9th Wave (Dixieland / Surf) 
July 29 – Bank Street Groove with Epitome (Jazz / Rock / Funk / Soul)

Aug. 5 – Terence Simien & the Zydeco Experience with Balkun Brothers (Zydeco / Blues / Rock)

Aug. 12 – Jesse Dee with Dogbite and Sweet Mercy (Soul / Folk / Rock)

Aug. 19 – The Silks with Ken Atkins & the Honky Tonk Kind and Chris Listori (Americana / Rock)

Aug. 26 – Billy Wylder with Kat & Brad and The CarLeans (Americana / Rock)

Oct 15 at The Social (rescheduled)– Ray Gonzales Orchestra with Latin Essence Group (Latin)

Bobby Christina's Blues Caravan @ Hygienic Art Park Sat Sep 11

Join us for Bobby Christina's Blues Caravan, Saturday September 11th at 6pm. Two generations of the Beard Family will be taking the stage at Hygienic Art Park. "When you grow up in a house filled with the blues, when your father grew up on Beale Street, when music was in your DNA, then blues is who you are and what you do." Chris Beard is a modern blues guitarist and singer like few others. Show opens with the super talented Chris Leigh Band, followed by blues legends Joe Beard & Duke Robillard, and ending the evening with the Chris Beard Band. 
Admission $20

More info & advance tickets: 

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'Eat in the Street' First Wednesday of Each Month May-Sep in New London

Eat in the Street is a monthly event to take place on the first Wednesday of every month starting on May and running through September 1st. The City of New London will be holding planned theme nights on Bank Street for its Eat in the Street event. Bank Street will be closed to traffic from 4pm – 10pm each night of the event. Restaurants will be encouraged to have tables in the street available to seat patrons. The street will be decorated according to that month’s theme. There will also be vendors on the street and roaming entertainment to liven up the event. Hygienic Art will show movies in the art park which will coincide with that month’s theme. We will provide a free shuttle bus in downtown. Business/restaurants w ill have drink and food specials to coincide with the themes. 

June 2nd Theme - Golden Ticket / Candy themed and Fireworks ! 
July 7th – Celebrating the summer with Pirates and Fireworks ! 
Aug 4th – Farm to Table / Local and Fireworks! 
September 26th (rescheduled due to weather forecast) - Celebrating Latin Heritage Month

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'Return of the Rock Fix' @ Hygienic Art Park August 21

Saturday August 21
Hygienic Art Park

Admission $10 / All ages
Adult libations available for purchase to those with proper ID
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Hygienic Art's annual celebration got postponed so we're going big in the dog days of the year to make up for what we lost. The Telegraph, Hygienic Art's neighbor and comrade in the musical arts, is excited to be back in the mix presenting an eclectic line-up of acts from around the region to provide the soundtrack for the special Summer edition of the Salon des Independents. The seventeenth iteration (or is this sixteen and a half?) of the Rock Fix will feature sets from:

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'Hygienic Hoot' @ Hygienic Art Park Friday August 20

'Towers of New London' Unplugged @ Hygienic Art Park Friday Aug 27

“Unplugged” performances by New Johnny 5, Vacant Lot/Clothespins, Blonde Furniture, The Whales, Hugh Birdsall, Stark Weather and The Motive 8, with DJ Tim McDonough spinning the music of 80’s New London bands. 

$15 advanced tickets available at Hygienic Art Galleries and or $20 at the door.



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