Anne’s Shore & More #11 – Oct 26 2011

Anne’s Shore & More #11 – Oct 26 2011

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE WEEK

Friday night’s Blue Collar Happy Hour brings out-of-town favorites Girls Guns and Glory to the Side Pocket Cafe in Groton. This Boston-based country/americana/roots band has done several shows in the New London area and they have a good following here. They recently released a great new album called Sweet Nothings, and you can stream it at their website:

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The MacLeans will open the show at 7:00 pm, followed by Girls Guns and Glory at 8:00 pm. I had the pleasure of seeing the MacLeans at the New London Americana Music Festival recently, and if you go you are in for a real treat. Expect lots of wonderful songs and beautiful harmonies from Roy Dunn MacLean and his daughters. There is no cover for the Blue Collar Happy Hour shows.

Later that evening at the El ‘n’ Gee in New London, Safety Meeting Records presents a night of indie and punk with two bands each from the New London and New Haven scenes. Ferocious Fucking Teeth, Wrist Like This, Wry, and Murdervan will all be playing, beginning at 8:00 pm. There is a $5 cover.

There are several good shows to choose from on Saturday night in New London. Daphne Lee Martin and Raise the Rent will be having their CD release party for Dig and Be Dug downstairs at Hot Rod’s Cafe in New London. John Fries will be opening the show around 8:30 pm. Cover is $5 and guests are encouraged to wear costumes as this is also a Day of the Dead party.

The El ‘n’ Gee will host a reggae/ska/punk show with The Hempsteadys, Soul Merchants, Mother Fletcher, and Chasing Trinity, beginning at 8:00 pm. Since it’s the weekend before Halloween, there will be a costume contest with prizes, and to add to the fun, Shoreline Roller Derby girls (http://www.shorelinerollerderby.com/drupal/)  will be serving up drinks and games all night. Cover is $10.

 

Here are the  Hempsteadys performing at the 2010 I AM Festival:

 

 

CONCERT CALENDAR     

 

Wed 10/26/11

  • - The Two Man Gentlemen Band, Milksop:Unsung at Cafe Nine in New Haven
  • - White Arrows, You Scream I Scream at BAR in New Haven 9pm FREE

 

 

Thur 10/27/11

  • - Sandman and friends at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 8pm
  • - Black Tape for a Blue Girl at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9pm
  • - Colour Revolt, Empires, Canvas at the Space in Hamden 7pm
  • - Rice Beans and Fat Asses, The Theatre Zombies, 2nd Floor at Two Boots in Bridgeport (FREE)

 

Fri 10/28/11

  • - Blue Collar Happy Hour with Girls Guns and Glory, the MacLeans at the Side Pocket Cafe in Groton 7pm -midnight NO COVER
  • - Ferocious Fucking Teeth, Wrist Like This, Wry, Murdervan at the El ‘n’ Gee in New London 8pm
  • - Fish House, 13 Riots, Anderson Family Picnic, Herff Jones, Falling Fast, Monstermashers, State of Mind, Art of Kanly at the Workshop in Mystic 6pm
  • - The Rivergods at the Songbird Cafe at the Diane Birdsall Gallery in Old Lyme 7-9pm
  • - Duke Robillard Band at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook 8pm
  • - Melt-Banana, Tera Melos, Fugue at the Space in Hamden 7pm
  • - John Fries & the Heat at Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford 9pm
  • - Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials at the Knickerbocker Cafe in Westerly
  • - Dirk Quinn Band at Two Boots in Bridgeport

 

Sat 10/29/11   

  • - The Hempsteadys, Soul Merchants, Mother Fletcher, Chasing Trinity at the El ‘n’ Gee in New London 8pm
  • - Daphne Lee Martin & Raise the Rent, John Fries at Hod Rod’s in New London (CD Release) 8-11PM
  • - Blue Collar Happy Hour with the Mallett Brothers at the Side Pocket Cafe in Groton 8pm-midnight NO COVER
  • - Sue Menhart and Nancy Parent at Jitters Coffeehouse in Southington 7-9pm
  • - The Spampinato Brothers at the Knickerbocker Cafe in Westerly
  • - Reptilian Race, Broken, Burrows at Elm Bar in New Haven 9pm
  • - The Mudd Band at Two Boots in Bridgeport
  • - The Pixies at the Palace Theater in Waterbury 8pm

 

Sun 10/30/11

  • - Dave Rave, the Meadows Brothers, members of Amalgamated Muck at One Spring Street in Chester, CT 4-6pm
  • - The Goddamn Gallows, Midnight Creeps, Old Man Lady Luck, Soviet Bloc Party at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8:30pm

 

Tues 11/1/11

  • - Joe Flood at Cafe Nine in New Haven 7pm
  • - Dwight Smith, Michael Beach, Jay Russell at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9pm

 

Wed 11/2/11

  • - Chamberlin, Wildlife, Darlingside at BAR in New Haven 9pm FREE
  • - Keith Kenney, Shaun Bowen at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9pm

 

Thur 11/3/11

  • - Kristen Graves at Two Boots in Bridgeport (FREE)
  • - Graveside Service, Mr. Slugg, November Party, Dirge Carolers at Cats at KC’s Tap in Pawtucket 9pm
  • - Spy Boy, Greytooth at Two Boots in Bridgeport 9pm FREE

 

Fri 11/4/11

  • - Blue Collar Happy Hour with the Rivergods at the Side Pocket Cafe in Groton 7pm-midnight NO COVER
  • - Dogbite at the Songbird Cafe at the Diane Birdsall Gallery in Old Lyme 7-9pm
  • - The Soul Merchants at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9pm
  • - Sasquatch & the Sick-a-Billys, Creepin Cadavers at Elm Bar in New Haven
  • - A Life Once Lost, Fight Amp, Rosetta at Cherry Street Station in Wallingford 7pm

 

Sat 11/5/11

  • - The Black Noise Scam (CD Release), the Cavemen Go, Chasing Trinity at the Oasis Pub in New London
  • - Cry Havoc!, Sadplant, Midnight Saints, Common Enemy, Opposition Rising, Progress, Absum, These Furious Days at the El ‘n’ Gee in New London 6pm
  • - Blue Collar Happy Hour with the Sue Menhart Band at the Side Pocket Cafe in Groton 8pm-midnight NO COVER
  • - The Steel Wheels at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9pm
  • - Eliot Lewis at Two Boots in Bridgeport FREE

 

Sun 11/6/11

  • - The Dex Romweber Duo, Jackie and the Cedrics, the Fadeaways at Cafe Nine in New Haven
  • - Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons at PVD Social Club (71 Richmond St.) in Providence
  • - L.A. Guns at Daniel Street in Milford 8:30pm

 

 

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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