Filed under: 21+, All-Ages, Festival, Music, News, NHM, Record Releases, Shows | Tags: Anna Liffey's, Cafe Nine, Cherry St. Station, Elm Bar, Manic Productions, Meriden Daffodil Festival, New Haven 375, New Haven Music, NHM, Night Rainbow New Haven, Reverberation, Rudy's, Safety Meeting, The Outer Space, The Space, Toad's Place
Maybe its the giant rainbow currently beaming across downtown New Haven, last night’s full moon briefly threatening to crush the horizon, or the city celebrating its 375th birthday but there seems to be all whole lot of ‘something’ going on in New Haven right now. That ‘something’ seems to also be manifesting itself in a whole mess of ass-kicking shows this weekend. It would be damn near impossible to cover everything so here’s a rundown of some of the events we’re most excited about….
SATURDAY APRIL 27
Meriden Daffodil Festival, Day 1 @ Hubbard Park including Hostage Calm, The Manchurians, The Alternate Routes, Mark Mulcahy, Goodnight Blue Moon, The Guru, 1974, Daphne Lee Martin, Elison Jackson, The Furors and many more.
10am-9pm / All Ages / FREE / http://www.daffodilfest.org
SUNDAY APRIL 28
Meriden Daffodil Festival, Day 2 @ Hubbard Park including Little Ugly, Paper Hill Casket Company, The Peacock Flounders, Breakthrough Frequencies, Rob Messore, Christopher Bousquet, The Mold Monkies and more.
10am-5pm / All Ages / FREE / http://www.daffodilfest.org
Best get yourself out of the house this weekend!
Filed under: Fundraiser, News, NHM, Venues | Tags: Darkroom, fundraiaser, New Haven, New Haven Music, NHM, venue
Anyone who has ever spent time in New Haven either playing shows or attending them knows that there is an ever-shrinking number of venues available. In particular, downtown venues seem to be relegated to either 70-100 person capacity dive bars or 750+ plus capacity music halls, with little variation in between. Enter Darkroom.
Located beneath Devil’s Gear Bike Shop‘s former digs on Chapel Street, Darkroom is a new upstart venue aiming to fill said gap between venue types. At a sizable 4,000 square feet, Darkroom represents a great opportunity for locals to create something that New Haven has been in dire need of since the days of the Tune Inn: a downtown venue that can not only host local shows but also bring in regional or even national acts too big for Cafe 9 or BAR but too small for Toad’s Place. In addition to its primary usage as a music venue, Darkroom will also double as a rehearsal space, gallery and photography studio, further increasing its benefit not only for musicians and fans but also for the area’s visual arts community.
So how do you fit into the equation? Well, in order to bring the venue up to code (including the installation of handicapped access, stage construction, acoustic improvements, and an additional restroom), Darkroom needs your help. A donation page has been set up via indiegogo.com that allows you to contribute to the venue’s construction costs. As an incentive, Darkroom has set up a series of ‘perks’ based on donation size, ranging from a free beer on the house to a fully catered party for you and 40 of your friends. So why should you care? Well, Darkroom’s proprietors have come up with a pretty extensive list of reasons to donate, any one of which is worth it in our book. Overall, New Haven needs a venue like this to help present the over-abundance of talent in the local music and arts community that, in recent years, has had less physical space to do so.
Please check out the YouTube video above for a full description of what the venue is about and what it hopes to accomplish. With your support, we can make this happen.
To donate, please visit http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/building-darkroom-new-haven
For more info about Darkroom, visit https://www.facebook.com/darkroomCT
Filed under: 21+, News, NHM, Reunion, Shows | Tags: Cherry St. Station, Die Hipster, Grammerhorn Wren, New Haven Music, NHM, The Defcon Five, The Gr8 Space Coaster, The Lost Riots
So we here at NHM were super-excited last month to hear that one Gr8 Space Coaster, quite possibly one of the best local bands we’ve ever set our eyes and ears upon, had been resurrected. Furthermore, and to our shock and amazement, shows had been scheduled, including their stop tomorrow night at Wallingford’s Cherry St. Station. This will mark only their second show in 12 years (their first show back happened at Elm Bar on March 29th – by all accounts a blowout). We had to go all the way back to 2001 to find the last reference to a GR8 Space Coaster show (at the Tune Inn, nonetheless). If our memory serves us right, those in attendance at tomorrow night’s show are in for a real treat. As stated on the show’s Facebook event page “there is no way to explain them. it is more of an experience.” Indeed, these guys need to be experienced for yourselves. Joining the Space Coaster are fellow New Haveners The Defcon Five (who are themselves in the midst of a now year plus resurrection), The Lost Riots (who have been EVERYWHERE as of late) and Northampton’s Grammerhorn Wren (garage rock from up top). Rock N’ Roll will ensue!
Die Hipster presents
The Defcon Five (New Haven garage rock)
The Gr8 Space Coaster (New Haven legends return)
Grammerhorn Wren (Northampton garage rock)
The Lost Riots (Old school punk from New Haven)
Saturday, April 20th
@ Cherry St. Station
491 N. Cherry St. Ext., Wallingford
21+ / 9pm / $5 cover
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/144314989074637/
Filed under: 21+, All-Ages, Festival, News, Shows | Tags: 2013, Coachella, Fauxchella, New Haven Music, NHM, Spaceland Ballroom, The Outer Space, The Space
Who needs Coachella when there’s Fauxchella? This Saturday, April 20th will mark the second edition of CT’s own Fauxchella music festival. After the success of last year’s edition (hosted at Bridgeport’s Gallery 305k), Fauxchella returns with more bands and more stages to wet your indie rock appetite. This year’s festival will be hosted at the newly expanded ‘Space’ venue conglomerate (featuring The Space, The Outer Space and the brand new Spaceland Ballroom) located at 295 Treadwell Street in Hamden. All three venues will be staging shows simultaneously for maximum aural impact. Included on the 18 band lineup are local favorites Fake Babies, Ports of Spain and The Files and Fires (all of whom appeared at last year’s festival) as well as buzz bands The Stepkids and The Guru, among others. Tickets for the full day are a reasonable $18 and can be purchased online via E-Tix.
Here’s a rundown of the complete schedule:
The Spaceland Ballroom (21+)
4:00 27 Prophets
5:10 Political Aninals
6:35 Milksop: Unsung
8:05 Moon Hooch
9:50 The Files and Fires
11:45 The Stepkids
The Space (All-Ages)
4:00 Great Caesar
5:00 A Paper Tugboat
6:00 Ports of Spain
7:00 The Guru
8:00 Modern Merchant
9:05 Bear Hands
10:25 Head With Wings
The Outer Space (21+)
4:40 Erik Lamb
5:55 Party Horse
7:20 Fake Babies
9:05 Jus & Co.
11:00 Kool AD
The NHM/New Haven Music local music blog has been re-activated. Initial focus will be placed upon blog posting/social media with gradual updating of the shows calendar and resource pages. Apologies to everyone who messaged us but did not receive a response; we are slowly going through 12+ months of backlogged messages and will respond in due course. There’s lots of exciting music happening in New Haven and CT now. All we want to do is help promote it and keep the momentum going. Thanks for your patience and remember to SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC!