What is Wailing City? 
Launched in 2006, Wailing City was created as an "online zine" to support, document and promote the vibrant music scene within New London County, Connecticut. Nearly 18 years later it continues to serve as a local music resource featuring an extensive live music calendar, interviews, show pics, video, music releases and more – all in support of our diverse and thriving music scene.

Who runs Wailing City?
Hi, I’m Meghan Killimade – a local drummer who has played in local bands such as Three Dollar Depth Charge, April In Nevada, Paul Brockett Roadshow and Bedroom Rehab Corporation. I am also a hobbyist / freelance photographer of 25+ years and enjoy photographing live music. My photos have been featured in a number of regional newspapers and many local music albums. I’m also very passionate about supporting and spreading the word on what’s happening within our local music scene. I do not get paid for doing any of this, I work on Wailing City in my free time, all in support of our local music scene. 

How do I get my show posted on the live music calendar / send a show flyer / send a gig or venue schedule?
We help promote live music within New London County, Connecticut by sharing your flyers, event pages & live music schedules! 
Tag us in your posts & stories on social media! 
Instagram: @wailingcity 
Facebook: @WailingCity 
Email: meghan@wailingcity.com
Please note: we only post live music events; we do not post karaoke, trivia, comedy etc.

How often do you update the site & social media pages?
Updates to our social media pages and the live music calendar are done daily - often many times throughout the day as information becomes available. Shows happening that day, (as well as other upcoming shows), are posted daily in our Instagram & Facebook stories & post feeds. 

Weekly website updates are typically completed between Sunday & Monday. During this time, we check in with venue websites to make sure we have updated show information for the live music calendar. Venues: please keep your live music schedules updated on your websites! Musicians: please email or tag us in your live music schedules! 

Feature interviews are typically posted on Thursdays.

Does Wailing City cover bands/musicians that live outside of New London County, CT?
Wailing City's main focus has always been to highlight bands and musicians that live and gig within New London County, Connecticut. We do not typically cover bands outside of our area. However, if you are an out of town band that has a gig in our area, please get in touch and we will be happy to share flyers or possibly do a feature to help get the word out about your show!

What cities do you cover/support?
Wailing City covers musicians, bands and venues within New London county, Connecticut: 
New London, Groton, Norwich, Waterford, Mystic, Stonington, North Stonington, Pawcatuck, Montville, Lyme, East Lyme, Old Lyme, Ledyard, Colchester, Preston, Lebanon, Bozrah, Griswold, Salem, Lisbon, Sprague, Voluntown, Franklin. 

We are currently working to incorporate select live music listings/events in Westerly, RI. 

My band is interested in being interviewed or having our music reviewed, how do we get featured?
Email: meghan@wailingcity.com
If you're a New London county band/musician, we'd love to interview you! We especially love pairing interviews to help promote a big show you've got coming up or a new music release! Please note, that we are not currently doing music reviews -- we are looking for contributors to help with this aspect -- if this is you, get in touch! 

How can I contribute?
Anyone interested in doing music reviews, show reviews, show photos, show video etc. please get in touch: meghan@wailingcity.com. 

Thank you to our current and past contributors: Jeff Thunders, Anne Castellano, Kim Case, Corrine Jensen, Adam Wujtewicz, Don Diederich, Lizzie Simons and Joseph Thibeault. Huge thanks to Shaun Birsdeye, (bassist of The Hempsteadys), who had the vision to create Wailing City, was a huge part of its inception and is a continued silent partner/sponsor. 

Do you book shows or have booking contacts? 
This is a popular question for us. We do not book shows or have booking information. We have created an extensive list of venues in the area that host live music on a regular basis here. Please contact venues for booking information.

How can I donate?
Thank you for allowing Wailing City to be your go-to resource for live music in New London county, CT! We appreciate your support over the last 18 years! Wailing City is curated out of love for our music scene and our goal has always been to support and celebrate local musicians, venues and live music fans. Because we are a local music blog and not a business, we do not receive compensation for any of the work put into this site or our social media pages. Please consider donating to support our efforts so that we may continue to bring you consistent and up-to-date local music info!

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