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Die Hipster presents The Defcon Five, The Gr8 Space Coaster, Grammerhorn Wren, The Lost Riots @ Cherry St. Station, 4/20

Die Hipster presents The Defcon Five, The Gr8 Space Coaster, Grammerhorn Wren, The Lost Riots @ Cherry St. Station, 4/20

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/


This Sunday, April 3rd a benefit concert will be held at Toad’s Place for Mitchell Dubey, a local musician, bike enthusiast and, from virtually all accounts, all-around great guy who was shot and killed on March 24th during a botched home invasion at his Bassett Street, New Haven apartment. Performing at the benefit concert will be some of Dubey’s favorite bands including The Flaming Tsunamis (whom Dubey followed back to CT from Los Angeles), Call It Arson (who will be reuniting for this show), My Heart to Joy (their 2nd to last show ever), Slingshot Dakota and Brunt of It. Tickets will go on sale today at 6pm via eTix who will be waving their usual service fees in light of this tragedy. In addition, Toad’s Place will not be taking a cut of ticket sales, ultimately insuring that Mitch Dubey’s family will receive ALL proceeds generated by the show. Due to the overwhelming reaction from the local community so far this show will most likely sell out so make sure you purchase tickets early. If you are unable to attend, donations can still be made to Mitch Dubey’s family via Paypal at the address Lauren.Dubey@gmail.com.

If When you Attend:
Dubey Family Benefit w/

@ Toad’s Place
Sunday / April 3rd
Doors 6pm / Show 7pm
$10 minimum donation
—->BUY TICKETS HERE<—- (on sale @ 6pm, 3/30/11)

The Pist (Reunion), The Black Noise Scam, Feet First, The Havnotz, M13 @ Heirloom Arts Theatre – May 14th

(Originally published on May 13, 2010 on CTIndie.com)

This Friday, May 14th at Danbury’s Heirloom Arts Theatre marks the most recent return of one of Connecticut’s most beloved punk bands ever, The Pist. Although only active for a little more than three years in the mid-’90s, the Pist made a name for themselves far and wide for their direct but effective songwriting and for their almost unrivaled pure punk rock fury. Following their breakup in 1996, the Pist reunited for a handful of shows in 2001 and 2007. This reunion features the core unit of Al ‘Pist’ Quimet, Bill Chamberlain and Brian Marshall, along with Gerry Stopper (of Broken) filling in for bassist Rick Abbott. Further shows have already been scheduled through the summer, taking them from CT to LA and back. For those not familiar with the Pist, check out some of their recordings online, or better yet, go to this show!

Opening for the the Pist will be New Haven’s newest punk champions, The Black Noise Scam, who follow the Pist with their simple, in your face approach to the punk rock canon. Also performing will be New Haven’s M13, which features several members of old school punksters Brutally Familiar (as well as Al Pist himself on bass), NYC’s Feet First, who will be joining the Pist at future tour dates, and CT’s Havnotz, who will be bringing the punk fury, mohawks and all.

Fans of old school CT punk, or just about anyone worth their weight in punk rock, would be well advised to check this show out.

The Pist Reunion Tour Dates:
May 14th – Heirloom Arts Theatre – Danbury, CT.
May 15th – Club Hell – Providence, RI.
May 29th – Chaos In Tejas Fest – Austin, TX.
June 5th – Club Europa – Brooklyn, NY.
June 25th – Sub/Mission – San Franciso, CA.
June 26th – TBA – Los Angeles, CA.
June 27th – TBA – Los Angeles, CA.
July 30th – TBA – Chicago, IL.
July 31st – TBA – Minneapolis, MN.

If When You Go:

The Pist (Meriden, CT.)
The Black Noise Scam (New Haven)
Feet First (NYC)
The Havnotz (members of Copyright Chaos) (CT)
M13 (ex-Brutally Familiar) (New Haven)

@ Heirloom Arts Theatre
ALL AGES / 7pm / $8/$10

REMINDER – Spring Heeled Jack Reunion shows @ Toad’s Place – May 7th/8th

In case you might have forgot, tonight marks the first of two shows at Toad’s Place for reunited ska-punk heroes Spring Heeled Jack.
Opening for the group will be Connecticut’s own Tip The Van and Boston’s The Organ Beats and Mello Bravo, which together with S.H.J. should make a great billing. According to late word from the show’s organizers, tonight’s show is completely sold out. Don’t fret though because tickets are still available for tomorrow night’s show featuring openers The Pietasters, We Are The Union and Make Do And Mend. According to Asbestos Records head Matt Flood, new merch from the band, including some reissues, will be available at each show:

‘Also we’ll definitely have copies of Both Static World View, and Songs from Suburbia available for sale at the shows .. with highly improved artwork from New Haven’s own Todd Rogers (also a long time Tune Inn Employee). The records are limited to just 500 copies each, theres’ a handful of copies available at www.asbestosrecords.bigcartel.com if you can’t make the shows. They’ll be a limited hand screened & signed show poster by Rob Dobi (limited to 200 pieces) available at the show as well as some classic tshirts.’

If you’re looking for a trip down memory lane when the Tune Inn was the place to be in New Haven and everybody was in a ska band, as well as some kick ass music from some kick as bands, look no further.

If When You Go:

TONIGHT, May 7th
Spring Heeled Jack
Tip The Van
The Organ Beats
Mello Bravo
@ Toad’s Place
doors 8pm/show 9pm

Spring Heeled Jack
The Pietasters
We Are The Union
Make Do And Mend
@ Toad’s Place
doors 8pm/show 9pm
some tickets still available
$20 advance/$23 day of show

Second SPRING HEELED JACK show added @ Toad’s Place – May 8th!

Due to overwhelming demand, a second Spring-Heeled Jack reunion show has been added on Saturday, May 8th at Toad’s Place. This show directly follows up their show on Friday, May 7th, their first reunion in almost 8 years. Tickets for the second date will go on sale on Friday, March 5th @ Noon at Etix or the Toad’s Place box office. As of this post, opening acts have yet to be announced.

If You Go:
CT Ska Productions presents
*Reunion Show*
w/special guests
Toad’s Place
May 7th and 8th
ALL AGES / $20 advance / $23 at the door
doors open at 8pm both nights

SPRING HEELED JACK Reunion Show @ Toad’s Place – May 7th
February 18, 2010, 10:37 pm
Filed under: All-Ages, News, Reunion, Shows | Tags: , , , ,

In case you haven’t heard the news already, New Haven’s favorite ska band of yore, Spring Heeled Jack, will be reuniting for a show at Toad’s Place on Friday, May 7th. Having attended their last reunion show at Toad’s Place in 2002 (which resulted in yours truly being pummeled by a stealthy stage-diver), I can say with confidence that any show by this band would be both highly anticipated and highly recommended. And anticipated it is. According to Asbestos Records head Matt Flood (who will be reissuing Spring Heeled Jack’s two full-length albums on vinyl this Spring), ticket sales for the show have been robust:

“Hey boys & girls… a little birdie told me that ticket sales have been really good, and there aren’t many tickets left … hit up http://www.etix.com and get yours as soon as possible if you want to catch the show… and to everyone who’s been asking.. all the tickets are through etix, i can’t hold ’em, save ’em or get you on the guestlist. Don’t miss out!”

You heard the man! Get your tickets while you still can!

If You Go:
w/special guests

@ Toad’s Place / May 7th
ALL AGES / $20 adv./$23 door (if any are left!)
doors open 8pm