Anne’s Shore & More #12 – Nov 2 2011

Anne’s Shore & More #12 – Nov 2 2011

Yikes! What to do? All my favorite local americana bands are playing (in different towns, of course) on Friday night. I will be starting out the night (which happens to be a rare Friday night off for me) at the Gallery at the Wauregan in Norwich, where my friends Stephanie Johnson (check out her art at ) and Bart Jeczmienny are having an art opening from 6 to 9 pm. If you go to the Facebook event page, take a look at the image for the event. That’s the cover of my 2011 Cosmodemonic Telegraph CD single “Headache” (,  that Stephanie created for me. I’m pretty sure it will be in the show. It’s me, sort of, after a rough night… I have never seen any of Bart’s artwork but I’m really looking forward to it. The gallery is located at 200 Main Street, and there will be wine and snacks available. If you can’t make it to the opening, the show will hang until December 3.

Also in Norwich that night, the Hoolios will be playing at the Donald Oat Theater beginning at 8pm. I see these guys as often as I can, so I am hoping to get there for a little while, but I may wind up in Groton at the Side Pocket Cafe, where the Rivergods are playing a Blue Collar Happy Hour show, with the MacLeans opening the show at 7 pm. I have been hoping to get to the Side Pocket since the Blue Collar Happy Hour moved there recently, so this is going to be a tough decision. It looks like the Hoolios will have Mike Palazzolo, who also plays bass for the Rivergods, and the Rivergods will have Mike Scott, who also plays in Superbald, on bass. Confused yet? It’s a common thing in our New London scene, where many of our musicians play in two or more bands.

A little farther down I-95, Dogbite will be at the Songbird Cafe at the Diane Birdsall Gallery in Old Lyme. (Diane is no relation to Hugh, in case you were wondering.)  This is a new local artist series to benefit Bring Our Music Back. The address is 16-A Lyme St. and the show is from 7 to 9 pm.

On Saturday night, the Black Noise Scam (from New Haven) will be having a CD release party at the Oasis Pub in New London. Their long-awaited new CD Sound the Alarm will be coming out on Die Hipster! presents. I hear it’s going to be a limited edition release so bring some cash and get your copy. Joining them will be the Cavemen Go, who are always a lot of fun, and New London area  ska/punks Chasing Trinity.

Sunday night, go see Slim Cessna’s Auto Club at the PVD Social Club in Providence if you can. Best live band ever. Trust me on this one.

Here’s a great clip of the Cavemen Go doing a cover of a Black Noise Scam song, from the last time the two bands played at the Oasis in New London:






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
  • - Sky 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
  • - The Hoolios at the Donald Oat Theater in Norwich 8pm ($20)
  • - Vince Thompson and friends at Steak Loft in Mystic 7-10pm
  • - 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, Lush Life at Elm Bar in New Haven
  • - A Life Once Lost, Fight Amp, Rosetta, Cold Snap at Cherry Street Station in Wallingford 7pm


Sat 11/5/11

  • - The Black Noise Scam, 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
  • - Murdervan, Wry, the Gentlemen, Chumps at Elm Bar in New Haven
  • - 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, the Denver Boot, Last Good Tooth at PVD Social Club (71 Richmond St.) inProvidence
  • - L.A. Guns at Daniel Street in Milford 8:30pm


Tues 11/8/11

  • - Laurelin Kruse, You Won’t, the Proud Flesh at Cafe Nine in New Haven
  • - Leila Crockett of Baby G, Shaun Bowen of Murdervan at Elm Bar in New Haven (singer/songwriter showcase)
  • - Meaghan Hickman, Katarina Boudreaux at Two Boots in Bridgeport 8pm FREE


Wed 11/9/11

  • - Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Winterpills, the Lonesome Sparrows at BAR in New Haven 9pm FREE
  • - The Field Recordings at Cafe Nine in New Haven


Thur 11/10/11

  • - Village Jammers at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 8pm
  • - Betty Poison (Italy), the Riot at Elm Bar in New Haven
  • - Angela Easterling at Cafe Nine in New Haven 7:30pm
  • - Steve Broderick Band at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9pm
  • - Kristen Ford, Kara Kulpa, Glenn Roth, Kristen Graves at Two Boots in Bridgeport 8:30pm FREE


Fri 11/11/11     – Hoot For Hunger at Dev’s On Bank in New London 6:30pm (to benefit New London Breakfasts)

6:30 – Maggie’s Guitar
6:50 – Paul and Cathy Carolan
7:10 – Tom “Bro Spo” Deedy
7:30 – Nancy and Ben Parent with Hugh Birdsall
7:50 – Sue Mead
8:10 – Ohio-Freer Collective
8:30 – Jim Carpenter
8:50 – Gaetano Patalano
9:10 – The Crew

  • - John Fries and the Heat at Stash’s Cafe in New London 9:30pm
  • - Sue Menhart at the Riverwalk in Mystic 8-11pm
  • - Team Genius, Memphibians, the Tyler Trudeau Attempt at Elm Bar in New Haven
  • -The Bittersweet Vine at Two Boots in Bridgeport


Sat 11/12/11

  • - Sinner’s Circle Vol. 15  with Brian James Albano, Linde Clark, Jesse Edwards, James Velvet at Bean & Leaf in New London 7:30-9:30pm
  • - Youth Of Today at the El ‘n’ Gee in New London 7pm
  • - Fatal Film, Dan & Liz, English Fury and the Faceless Thursday at the Oasis Pub in New London (Benefit for Brain Cancer Research)
  • - Blue Oyster Cult at the Wolf Den in Uncasville 8pm
  • - The Manchurians, Jenn Hill and Co. at Elm Bar in New Haven
  • - The Reducers, the Jigsaw Seen at Cafe Nine in New Haven
  • - Forrest Harlow and His Band at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown 8pm
  • - The Coathangers, Jacques Le Coque at the Outer Space in Hamden 9pm


Sun 11/13/11   – Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter, the Sadies at the Wadsworth Atheneum (Aetna Theater) in Hartford 7pm



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 #12 – Nov 2 2011”

  1. Joe says:

    Hey Anne,

    Don’t forget Bill Kirchen is at The Knickerbocker Cafe on Saturday night in Westerly, RI!!


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