Anne’s Shore & More #4 – Sept 7th 2011

Anne’s Shore & More #4 – Sept 7th 2011


This week’s picks begin with a house/basement show in New London on Thursday night with three bands, False Mermaid, Book Slave, and You Me & Us. False Mermaid is a newly-formed local new wave band with Liz Larson (of Dan & Liz, Brazen Hussy, and the Liz Larsons), Marybeth Werkmeister, and Luke Jongebloed. Book Slave is a dissonant punk band from the Willimantic area, and the lineup also includes a touring indie rock band, You Me & Us, from California. This show starts at 7pm and takes place at 134 Ledyard Street in New London. All are welcome, but guests are asked to respect the house and to bring money to support the bands. I have been to several shows here and it’s always an enjoyable time.

On Friday night, go check out the Rivergods at the Blue Collar Happy Hour at Burke’s Tavern in Niantic. The show runs from 7 to 11 pm and there’s no cover charge. The Rivergods released their third album Signs this past March, and you can expect to hear many of those songs as well as other great tunes from the band’s 14-year history. They have been through many lineup changes, but have been putting out consistently good music the whole time.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen them have an off night. If you like alt-country, great songwriting, and  lots of harmonies, this is your show. Here’s some live video from their July 3 show at the Hygienic Art Park :




Wed 9/7/11

  • The Capstan Shafts, Goodman Brown at BAR in New Haven 9pm FREE
  • Kaivama at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8pm
  • Bobbie Peru, Drawing Blanks, the Active Ingredient, Pro Forma at the Space in Hamden 7pm

Thur 9/8/11

  • False Mermaid, You Me & Us, Book Slave at 134 Ledyard Street in New London (house show) 7pm

  • They Might Be Giants at Toad’s Place in New Haven

  • B. Willie Smith Band at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8pm

  • Red Blade, Natural Fathers at Elm Bar in New Haven

Fri 9/9/11

  • Daphne Lee Martin and Raise the Rent at the Parade Plaza in New London 12:30pm

  • Mystic Bowie at the Hygienic Art Park in New London 7pm *RESCHEDULED FROM 8/27/11*

  • Pocket Vinyl (album release) at the Telegraph in New London 6-9pm

  • Blue Collar Happy Hour with the Rivergods at Burke’s Tavern in Niantic 7-11pm no cover

  • Ronnie Spector at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook 8pm ($50 advance/$55 door)

  • Hannah Cranna, the Ivory Bills at Cafe Nine in New Haven

  • Heavy Hands at Elm Bar in New Haven

  • Melissa Ferick, Ria Mae at Daniel Street in Milford

Sat 9/10/11

  • Sandman with Corina and the Wenchmen at Holiday Bowl in Groton 9pm-1am
  • Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez at Cafe Nine in New Haven
  • John Fries, Shaun Bowen, Kriss Santala, Christian Marrone, Leila Crockett (singer songwriter showcase) at Elm Bar in New Haven
  • Secret Chiefs 3, FAT32 at Daniel Street in Milford

Tues 9/13/11

  • Dion Roy, Josiah Leming at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8pm

  • Generationals at the Met in Pawtucket 9pm

Wed 9/14/11

  • Biters, Dream Job at Cafe Nine in New Haven

  • Eternal Summers, Reading Rainbow, Ghost of Chance at BAR in New Haven 9pm (FREE)

  • Beijing, Sneaky Castro, Scratch Happy at Daniel Street in Milford

  • The Pink Spiders at the Heirloom Arts Theatre in Danbury 7:30pm

Thur 9/15/11

  • Vince Thompson and friends at Steak Loft in Mystic 7-10pm

  • Forrest Harlow, Big Fat Combo at Cafe Nine in New Haven

  • 28 Degrees Taurus, EULA, The Field Recordings at Popeye’s Garage in New Haven 7pm

  • If Jesus Had Machine Guns at Elm Bar in New Haven 7pm

  • Jenny Owens Youngs, Sam Bradley, Sean McVerry at the Space in Hamden

Fri 9/16/11

  • 4th Annual Americana Music Festival with Yarn, Preston Frantz Hellbent & Heartbreakin’, Ken Atkins & The Honky Tonk Kind, the Village Jammers at the Hygienic Art Park in New London 7-11:30pm

  • Sue Menhart (solo acoustic) at Holiday Bowl in Groton 5-8pm

  • The Reducers, Sidewalk Dave, Dream Diary, the Inclined Plane at Cafe Nine in New Haven

  • Medication, Outerspacist at Elm Bar in New Haven

Sat 9/17/11

  • 4th Annual Americana Music Festival at the Hygienic Art Park with Jack Grace, Daphne Lee Martin & Raise The Rent, The Paul Brockett Roadshow Band, John Fries & The Heat, Jim Carpenter & The Hoolis Dogbite, The Low Brow Boys in New London 3-11:30pm

  • The Royale Brothers, Estrogen and Tonic (CD Release), Wrist Like This at the Backstage Rock Bar in Groton

  • Boy Genius featuring Mr. Ray Neal, the Cavemen Go, Jamestown the First Town in America at Cafe Nine in New Haven

  • Simon Spire, Kari Bunn at Elm Bar in New Haven

  • The Morning On Fire, White Women, Lions Teeth, Escape Route at Daniel Street in Milford

Sun 9/18/11

  • Lucky Tubb & the Modern Day Troubadours, Rican City Rebels at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9:30pm

  • 40 Watt Sun at Daniel Street in Milford



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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One Responseto “Anne’s Shore & More #4 – Sept 7th 2011”

  1. lsg says:

    House/basement show. Great concept!