[NHM] New Haven Music

YES PLEASE, WEST ROCKERS @ Daniel Street – March 18th
March 16, 2010, 8:56 pm
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Following their appearance @ Cafe 9 this Wednesday, Yes Please stops by Milford’s Daniel Street the following night for a reggae/punk showcase with fellow New Haven stalwarts the West Rockers. Among the influences listed on the band’s Myspace page are such reggae rock faves as The Toots and The Maytals and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry as well as The Clash, Beastie Boys and James Brown. Although the reggae influence is fairly evident in most of the band’s material, their sound falls closer to Sublime or more often Operation Ivy, especially the vocals/screams of singer/guitarist Ryland Tunila who at times sounds like a dead ringer for Op. Ivy’s Jesse Michaels. A quick listen to some of the band’s online material proves positive that they function well as either a live or a recording outfit (see above live footage for evidence of the former), always a promising combination. More energetic than groove heavy, although definitely adept at both, Yes Please will definitely leave you wanting more.

If When You Go:
Daniel Street
21+ / $5 cover
music starts after 9pm

Die Hipster presents WRY, V.A.G., FATAL FILM, PLUTO GANG, DJ YOU B @ Daniel St. – Feb. 11th
February 8, 2010, 5:50 pm
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Die Hipster (a.k.a. Jeffrey Thunders of The Black Noise Scam) will be presenting a punk/indie rock show this Thursday, February 11th at Milford’s Daniel Street club. Appearing will be several local outfits: Wry (of New Haven, featuring ex-members of Shiv, Kennesaw and The Black Noise Scam), VAG (of East Haven), Fatal Film (one of New London’s finest), Pluto Gang (of Bloomfield) and DJ You B. Of the mentioned bands, only VAG and Pluto Gang come close to the hardcore punk of Thunders’ own band, while Wry and Fatal Film offer indie rock variations on the formula. Wry itself was added to the bill as a last minute replacement for L.A. Trash (a.k.a. Thunders’ newer band with members of Electric Bucket). Regardless, this looks to be another great punk rock billing from Die Hipster. Keep an ear out for Die Hipster’s upcoming Sunday punk rock matinee series at the Space, starting later this month.

If You Go:
Die Hipster presents
@ Daniel Street
21+ / $5 cover
doors open 8:30pm

Manic Productions presents Retribution Gospel Choir, Apse, Arms & Legs @ Daniel Street – Jan. 27th

One more show to add to tonight’s live music mayhem…Manic Productions presents Retribution Gospel Choir, Apse and Arms & Legs at Milford’s Daniel Street. This show has already be heavily promoted, including a full article in the January 21st issue of the New Haven Advocate. Retribution Gospel Choir (Sub Pop) is a newish project by Alan Spearhawk, better known for his work with his wife Mimi in the slow-core outfit Low. Apparently RGC is anything but slow-core though and may surprise some Low fans for their rockiness and velocity. Their second album just came out on Sub Pop records yesterday with this show occurring towards the beginning of a 3 month tour in support of it. Opening for RGC will be CT by way of Cape Cod’s Apse, a band that itself is riding a significant amount of buzz lately. Having just come back from their latest European tour in a series of European tours, Apse can hold their own and will. Lately the band’s sole New Haven (or Connecticut connection for that matter) has been bassist John Mordecai who also plays in Shark and The Tyler Trudeau Attempt. Last but not least is CT.’s Arms & Legs. Featuring two-thirds of Welcome, Arms & Legs will be performing in full-band format for this show. They will also be following RGC down to NYC for a show at Mercury Lounge on Feb. 1st. Enough shows for everyone tonight now?

If You Go:
Manic Productions presents

@ Daniel Street
21+ / $12 cover at door
music starts sometime after 8pm

Eula, Old Man Lady Luck, Electric Bucket, Kimono Draggin’ @ Daniel St. – Jan. 14th

When I first saw this show listed on the Local Takeover Myspace page, I had to rub my eyes just to make sure I wasn’t seeing it wrong. But yeah, this killer locals only show is for real and is really happening next Thursday, January 14th. Kimono Draggin’, coming off their double CD release show last month at Cafe 9, would alone be worth the trek out to Milford’s Daniel Street. Add in Eula, Old Man Lady Luck and Electric Bucket, all bands known for killing it on their own, and you’ve got yourself quite a show. DO NOT MISS IT!

If You Go (and if you don’t, you should be ashamed…):
Local Takeover presents

@ Daniel St.
21+ / $5 cover
9pm start