Filed under: 21+, Music, News, Shows | Tags: BAR, Manic Productions, New Haven Music, NHM, Shaki Presents
Many may remember the long and healthy run held Sunday nights at BAR by fellow promoter Shaki Presents, a run that was unceremoniously brought to an end by the venue’s owner in December ’09. At the time BAR was unimpressed by the attendance at the Sunday night shows and wanted to move to more a more mainstream audience on Wednesday nights. A year later, and with little promotion put into those Wednesday night shows (and even less attendance), it appears that BAR may have realized that they were better off with outside help. ‘Manic’ Mark Nussbaum of Manic Productions broke the news this past November:
“I am very excited for this announcement! I have been asked recently by my friend Oliver (of Plume Giant) to start setting up shows on Wednesday nights at BAR. Since the last Shaki Presents show on Sunday December 20, Oliver has continued bringing music to the bar on Wednesday nights (mostly local bands). The series begins in January 2011 and will be held every Wednesday night…”
So far six installments of the series have been booked, with more on the way soon. And based on Manic Productions reputation for bringing consistently impressive talent to the New Haven area, all of them will most likely be must-see shows.
Here’s the schedule so far:
(all shows are 21+, free and start at 9pm unless otherwise noted)
1/5 – The Beets, Wry, Eula, 1/12 – Elizabeth & The Catapult, Even Artichokes Have Hearts, 1/19 – Sharon Van Etten, Plume Giant, 1/26 – Jarrod Gorbel (of the Honorary Title), M.T. Bearington (solo), John Parson, 2/2 – Joan of Arc, American Cloud Songs, The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, 2/9 – Delicate Steve, Jamestown The First Town In America
For more information on these shows, and any more upcoming shows in the series, please visit the Manic Productions website.