Anne’s Shore & More #2

Anne’s Shore & More #2


Thur 8/25/11  -The Baseball Project , Dogbite formerly at the Hygienic Art Park in New London has been moved indoors to the Crocker House Ballroom 7-11pm

The Baseball Project (Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon, and Peter Buck) write songs about baseball and have a new album called “Volume Two: High and Inside”. Unfortunately,  Peter Buck will not be touring with the band due to a back ailment (see ), but Sal Maida (Cracker, Roxy Music, Sparks) will be filling in  on bass. While I’m not especially interested in baseball, I have been a fan of Steve Wynn since Dream Syndicate, so I’m really looking forward to seeing him with this band. I got to see him play at the old Tune Inn in New Haven about 10 years ago (with Linda Pitmon on drums) and for their second set they performed the entire Dream Syndicate “Days of Wine and Roses” album start to finish. Amazing. New London’s own Dogbite will be opening the show, with bassist Jim back in the lineup after a medical hiatus. If you aren’t familiar with Dogbite, they are a side project of Reducers guitarist Hugh Birdsall who have released two good CDs of music that they call “hard folkrootsrockblues” since 2004. Check out their music here and be sure to get to the show early. They will go on first at 7:00. The Hygienic Art Park is located at 79 Bank Street in New London.



Tues 8/23/11

  • Llama Tsunami, Short Handed Goal, Threat Level Burgundy, Fifties Slang, Maria Shishmanian and the Boys, Defenders of Pluto at the VFW in Waterford 6-11pm
  • M.T. Bearington, Elison Jackson, Natalie Tuttle at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8pm


Wed 8/24/11

  • The Rivergods at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 7-10pm
  • Joe Pernice, Goodnight Blue Moon, Shellye Valauskas & Dean Falcone at BAR in New Haven 9pm FREE
  • Celebrated Tigers, the Caligulists at Cafe Nine in New Haven


Thur 8/25/11 

  • The Baseball Project , Dogbite formerly at the Hygienic Art Park has been moved to the Crocker House Ballroom in New London  7-11pm
  • Jim Carpenter and friends at Steak Loft in Mystic 7pm
  • Dead Wives, Grass is Green, Two Inch Astronaut at Elm Bar in New Haven
  • Amy Speace Duo at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8pm
  • The Proud Flesh, Milksop:Unsung at Cafe Nine in New Haven  10pm


Fri 8/26/11

  • The Defcon 5, the Black Noise Scam, Lushlife, the Hulls at Cafe Nine in New Haven
  • VRSA, Death Prayers at Elm Bar in New Haven
  • Gene Ween & Dave Dreiwitz, Frank Critelli at Daniel Street in Milford 6-9:30pm
  • Mighty Surf Lords, Zen Dudes and the Universe at Two Boots in Bridgeport (FREE)


Sat 8/27/11

  • Mystic Bowie at the Hygienic Art Park in New London 7pm
  • Vince Thompson and friends at the Workshop in Mystic 8-11:30pm  (21+, $15)
  • Sue Menhart, Nancy Parent at Jitters in Southington 7-9pm
  • The Furiousity, Stressbomb at Elm Bar in New Haven
  • 76% Uncertain, the Midnightmares at Two Boots in Bridgeport 9:30pm


Sun 8/28/11     – Robbie Fulks at Cafe Nine in New Haven 7pm


Tues 8/30/11   – The Cute Lepers, Something Fierce, Hooks and Sinkers at Cafe Nine in New Haven


Wed 8/31/11

  • 9th Wave, the Aquatudes at Cafe Nine in New Haven
  • Woodsman, Snake Oil at BAR in New Haven
  • Old Man Lady Luck, Electric Simcha at Daniel Street in Milford


Thur 9/1/11

  • Shotgun Party, Glory Bound Sinners at Cafe Nine in New Haven
  • The Travis Moody Band at Elm Bar in New Haven
  • Katarina Boudreaux, Age of Reason at Two Boots in Bridgeport (FREE)


Fri 9/2/11 

  • Dan and Liz at the Hygienic Gallery in New London 7pm
  • Pat Hull at Cafe Nine in New Haven 7:30pm
  •  The Field Recordings, Fake Babies at Elm Bar in New Haven 9pm
  •  Jeff The Brotherhood, Colleen Green at the Space in Hamden 7pm
  •  Old Man Lady Luck, Shrinnirs, Thank You Mr. Keating at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford 8pm



Sat 9/3/11

  • The Reducers at Ocean Beach Park in New London 7pm (rain date is Sunday 9/4)
  • Sue Menhart at Olde Mystic Village in Mystic 2-4pm
  • The Saucers (CD Release), the Down Fi, Almost Canadians, Peacock Flounders at Cafe Nine in New Haven
  • The Denver Boot at Elm Bar in New Haven



Anne Castellano is a New London songwriter and musician who has played in several bands over the years (the Uninformed, the Skin Walkers, and the Cavities). She is currently performing as a solo artist but is planning on putting a band together very soon. In 2010 she released a full-length self-produced CD entitled “What’s Been Going On” on the New London-based Cosmodemonic Telegraph label. She is a 30-year veteran of college radio, and is currently doing the Deranged Radio Show on alternate Tuesday evenings from 6-9pm at WCNI 90.9 FM in New London. She grew up in New Fairfield, CT in a musical family, with a father who played guitar and listened to country artists such as Hank Williams and Patsy Cline, and a mother who loved Elvis Presley. Involvement in band and chorus in high school led to membership in the UCONN Marching Band and a two-week tour of Europe performing with the band in the early 1980s. Anne moved to New London in 1987 because of the vibrant local music scene there. In 2005 she began putting together a concert calendar to get the word out about all the local band shows that were taking place in the area. She enjoys books, animals, hiking, and the beach, and sees as much live music as her “day job” schedule permits.

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