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This Weekend: Everything!
Photo by Melanie Stengel

Photo by Melanie Stengel

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….

FRIDAY APRIL 26
Javelin, Jamaican Queens, If Jesus Had Machine Guns (DJ) @ The Outer Space
8pm / 21+ / $10 / Manic Productions presents /
https://www.facebook.com/events/574304069246404/

Garbage Barge, Tester, Nasty Disaster, Javier/Los DishDogs @ Cherry St. Station
8pm / 21+ / $5 / https://www.facebook.com/events/481308508582324/

The Proud Flesh (Record Release), Hanging Hills, Johnny Mainstream @ Cafe 9
8:30pm / 21+ / $5 / https://www.facebook.com/events/419543721462500/

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

New Haven 375 @ New Haven Green
1-4pm / All Ages / FREE / http://www.infonewhaven.com/NHV375

Lord Fowl, Backwoods Payback, Sun Gods in Exile, Super Machine @ The Space
9pm / All-Ages / $8 / https://www.facebook.com/events/146902925490185/

Howly Dogs, Hubbell Mountain, Orkestar BAM! @ Elm Bar
9pm / 21+ / $3 / https://www.facebook.com/events/536929343024131/

M.T. Bearington, Cold Fur, Life Eaters, Sperm Donor @ Anna Liffey’s
9pm / 21+ / $7 / Safety Meeting Records presents /
https://www.facebook.com/events/536929343024131/

Reverberation (DJ) @ Rudy’s
9pm / 21+ / $ / https://www.facebook.com/events/158509630978557/

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

Titus Andronicus, The So So Glos, Chris Cappello (Full Band) @ The Space
7pm / All Ages / $15 / Presented by Manic Productions /
https://www.facebook.com/events/141319089379559/

The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless, Royal Thunder, Xenosis @ Toad’s Place
7pm / All Ages / $18/$20 / http://www.toadsplace.com/

Best get yourself out of the house this weekend!



MERIDEN DAFFODIL FESTIVAL @ Hubbard Park, April 24th-25th



Its that time of year again! Meriden’s 32nd annual Daffodil Festival is upon us next weekend, April 24th-25th at the city’s flower-laden Hubbard Park. Each day is promised to be packed with “food, flowers, fireworks and fun,’ at least so says the festival official website www.daffodilfest.com. Held each year during the last week of April, the festival is the combined effort of over 300 volunteers. Amidst the 650,000 blooming daffodils in Hubbard Park, the visitor can enjoy parades; an arts and crafts sale, a carnival with Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, giant slide, pony rides, miniature train and a food tent that houses 50 food vendors, all from community non-profit agencies. Saturday night is capped by a spectacular fireworks display, said to be one of the best in New England. Last but not least are the three band stages featuring 34(!) local and regional artists performing throughout each day. Organized by ThinManMusic head and WESU local music fanatic Rob DeRosa, the festival’s three stages feature a wide variety of (primarily) original music ranging from indie rock to jazz to reggae. Attracting over 100,000 in attendance annually, the Daffodil Fest is definitely one of Greater New Haven’s better festivals and is highly recommended for anyone who loves flowers and fun (and a lot of both).

Saturday April 24th / ALL AGES! / FREE!
(Jeff Crooms Welcome Stage)
11:00 BIG FAT COMBO
12:15 FORREST HARLOW
1:30 THE PEACOCK FLOUNDERS
2:45 DOG BITE
4:00 THE DOWN FI
5:15 KICKING DAISIES
6:30 THE SETH ADAM BAND
7:45 THE MOLD MONKIES

(Bandshell Stage)
12:30 BOXXCUTTER
1:45 THE FRANK CRITELLI BAND
3:00 THE MANCHURIANS
4:15 CHRISTINE OHLMAN & REBEL MONTEZ
5:45 RIVER STREET
7:00 THE BERNADETTES

(Food Tent Stage)
10:30 CHICO & FRIENDS
12:00 THE GONKUS BROTHERS
2:00 THE KEY WEST TRIO
3:30 RIVER CITY SLIM & THE ZYDECO HOGS
5:00 THE SHINY LAPEL TRIO
6:30 THE MICHAEL GREENBERG BAND

Saturday April 25th / ALL AGES! / FREE!
(Jeff Crooms Welcome Stage)
11:00 BABY G
12:15 THE JENN HILL BAND
1:30 CLOSELY WATCHED TRAINS
2:45 JAMES VELVET & THE MIGHTY SPARROWS
4:00 THE MCLOVINS

(Bandshell Stage)
11:30 DUNOVO
12:45 PNUT BUTTER JAM
2:00 LAST YEAR’S DEAL
3:15 THE ZAMBONIS

(Food Tent Stage)
10:00 THE CITIZEN SPY
11:30 I.N.I.T.Y. REGGAE
1:00 JAZZ THE RIPPER featuring SIDEWAYS JANE
2:30 AFTER ALL
4:00 SEAN, KELLI & WAYNE

http://www.daffodilfest.com