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: 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
Filed under: All-Ages, Battle of the Bands, News, Shows | Tags: Anna Lennard, Battle of the Bands, Before We Begin, Blind Pedestrian Area, Frank Viele and the Manhattan Project, Ghost Dance, Krispy and the Skinny Kids, Me The Target, New Haven Music, NHM, One Life Two People, Pablo Andreu, Saturn Five Rocket, Save The Moment, Tanglewood Tales, The Caulfield Complex, The Girls, The Space
Its that time of year again! Hamden’s favorite all-ages club The Space begins its newest Battle of the Bands this Friday, March 5th. Now a fixture on the local scene, The Space’s Battle of the Bands series has unearthed some great finds during its almost 5 years of existence. I was lucky to be part of the inaugural installment of the series as a performer and it was truly a blast. Due to its ever increasing popularity, the first round of this year’s Battle of the Bands will include no less than 54(!) bands on 6 billings spread throughout March. Here’s the rundown for this weekend’s shows:
SAVE THE MOMENT
ME THE TARGET
FRANK VIELE AND THE MANHATTAN TARGET
SATURN FIVE ROCKET
THE CAULFIELD COMPLEX
BEFORE WE BEGIN
KRISPY AND THE SKINNY KIDS
BLIND PEDESTRIAN AREA
ONE LIFE TWO PEOPLE
Let the battle begin!
Filed under: All-Ages, Shows | Tags: Alexander Turnquist, Arborea, Baby G, Cabinet of Natural Curiosities, New Haven Music, NHM, Ponybird, The Space
Continuing with our focus on All-Ages shows this week, Maine’s indie/folk duo Arborea will be stopping by The Space this Thursday, March 4th. Formed by husband and wife duo Buck and Shanti Curran, Arborea ‘construct a fragile, resonant world with a lingering Americana aftertaste,’ or so the BBC says. In simpler terms, Arborea bring a definite psychedelic influence to the table, only stripped down to the bare minimum in instrumentation (a banjo here, an electric guitar there). ‘Ethereal’ would be the common terminology. ‘Earthy’ would be a bit more appropriate.
Joining Arborea will be locals Ponybird and Baby G, whose shared quiet power should compliment Arborea well. Ponybird in particular has been very active on the local scene as of late and yet again fits in well with this billing. New York-based guitarist/composer Alexander Turnquist and Brooklyn based duo Cabinet of Natural Curiousities fill out the lineup nicely. For those looking for a mellow yet moving night of music, this show’s over-abundance of quality talent won’t disappoint.
Filed under: All-Ages, Shows | Tags: Big D and the Kids Table, Brunt Of It, Dr. Rocktopus and the Nunks, New Haven Music, NHM, Royal City Riot, The Space, Tip The Van
(photo by Joelle Andres)
Hamden’s The Space kicks off their March calendar with a five band ska-punk show tomorrow night headlined by Boston’s Big D and the Kids Table. Now almost in their 15th year, Big D and the Kids Table remain one of the region’s top ska/punk bands. They are currently touring theatres and large clubs (of course with the exception of tomorrow night’s show) in support of their latest record ‘Strictly Rude’ (Springman Records) and its accompanying remix album. The remainder of the bill is no slouch either featuring Connecticut’s Tip the Van and Dr. Rocktopus and the Nunks, Rhode Island’s Brunt of It and Long Island’s Royal City Riot. For fans of prime third-wave ska/punk and beyond, look no further.
If You Go:
BIG D AND THE KIDS TABLE (Boston)
TIP THE VAN (CT.)
BRUNT OF IT (RI.)
ROYAL CITY RIOT (Long Island)
DR. ROCKTOPUS AND THE NUNKS (CT.)
ALL AGES / $12 cover
music starts after 7pm
Filed under: All-Ages, Shows | Tags: Die Hipster Records, Hopeless Otis, New Haven Music, NHM, Sadplant, Salty Grapes, The Space, Were Not Guilty
(flyer by Ellen Farney)
Local punk rock promoter and fledgling record label, Die Hipster!, has created a new ‘Punk Rock Matinee’ series at Hamden’s seminal all-ages club, The Space. The basic idea is to have four or five kickin’ punk rock bands for an afternoon show at the Space, with a reduced admission of $5 (normal Space shows run $10 or more). The inaugural installment of the series occurs this coming Sunday, February 28th featuring Sadplant (CT), Hopeless Otis (NY), Were Not Guilty (CT) and Salty Grapes (CT) (Rhode Island’s World In Arms were also scheduled to play but dropped off the billing). Further installments of the Die Hipster Punk Matinee are already in the works for March and beyond. We can’t think of a better way to spend our Sunday afternoons; can you?
Filed under: All-Ages, Shows | Tags: M.T. Bearington, Manic Productions, Mates of State, New Haven Music, NHM, The Space
Manic Mark (of Manic Productions) has been churning out some quality shows lately. One of his next shows features two of the areas more popular bands, Mates of State and M.T. Bearington, at the Space for a special early show on Saturday, February 20th. Mates of State, who recently relocated from New Haven to Fairfield county, will be kicking off a mini-tour of the Northeast on Feb. 17th. Starting in Burlington, Vermont, the tour will also include locals M.T. Bearington for all dates. Their stop at the Space is surely to sell out so make sure you purchase tickets early. Here’s the full list of tour dates:
Feb. 17th – Higher Ground, Burlington, VT.
Feb. 18th – Portland City Music Hall, Portland, ME.
Feb. 19th – Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA.
Feb. 20th – The Space, Hamden, CT.
Feb. 21st – The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY.