Anne’s Shore & More #13 – Nov 10 2011

Anne’s Shore & More #13 – Nov 10 2011


It looks like another busy weekend of live music ahead, beginning Friday with a Hoot For Hunger at Dev’s on Bank in New London. On Friday there will be a Hoot For Hunger at Dev’s on Bank in New London. The music will begin at 6:30 pm and end at 9:30 pm, and proceeds will benefit New London Breakfasts. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. See the concert calendar below for a full listing of performers and set times.

Saturday night is so packed with great shows that I went ahead and took the weekend off. Seriously.

First up is Sinner’s Circle Volume 15 (!) at the Bean and Leaf in New London. This show has a really interesting lineup, with Brian Albano from the Suicide Dolls ( participating. If you are at all familiar with the Suicide Dolls, I am sure I’ll see you at this show. This acoustic singer/songwriter showcase will be a huge departure from the shows Brian usually plays with his alt/psych/noise rock band. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with. Other Sinners will be Jesse Edwards (son of New London area musician Craig Edwards), Linde Clark from Boston-area band Black Marmot, and New-Haven area musician James Velvet (of the Ivory Bills and Lonesome Sparrows, and co-host of WPLR’s Local Bands show). I don’t know James Velvet personally, but I am thinking that he must like birds, and that makes him all right by me. The show starts at 7:30 pm and ends at 9:30 (Bean and Leaf closes at 10 pm). These shows are always crowded, and there is never enough seating, but if you get there too early and get a good seat, they usually bring out extra chairs at the last minute and seat people in front of you. I usually just get there near the start time and stand in the back. The show is free, but donations are encouraged to benefit local charities.

New London’s Oasis Pub will be hosting the “Brain Bash”, a fundraiser for brain tumor and brain cancer research, on Saturday night. Performers will be Fatal Film, Dan and Liz, and English Fury and the Faceless Thursday. The show starts at 9:30, and there will be raffles in addition to the live music. If you aren’t able to make it to the Oasis, you can donate online at

There are two great shows in New Haven on Saturday night, and it looks like a good opportunity to get out of town for a change of scenery. New London favorites the Reducers (  will be playing at Cafe Nine along with the Jigsaw Seen (, from Los Angeles. Big Takeover editor Jack Rabid calls the Jigsaw Seen’s new album Winterland a “masterpiece” and talks of “the beguiling pop-art-psych beauty that fills this wondrous work”.

Over at Elm Bar (the old Rudy’s), you can see the Manchurians ( , with Jenn Hill & Co. opening the show at 10 pm. The Manchurians always put on a great show, and they have been in the studio recording a new EP, so there should be some new songs in the set on Saturday. The newer tunes I have heard from them this year are quite good, not that that’s any big surprise with all the talent in this band. They don’t play out nearly often enough, so it might be time for a road trip.

Here is live footage of the Manchurians from the Daffodil Festival this past April, filmed by Local Band Review. You can even see me at the very end, at the bottom of the screen, as the camera pans through the audience. This was a great show, and it seems to be the only video of the band that exists on YouTube:




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

- Chris MacKay and the Tone Shifters at the Knickerbocker Cafe in Westerly 8-10pm NO COVER


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

- Blue Collar Happy Hour with the JC Hatfield Band at the Side Pocket Cafe in Groton 7pm-midnight NO COVER

- John Fries and the Heat at Stash’s Cafe in New London 9pm

- Sue Menhart at the Riverwalk in Mystic 8-11pm

- Team Genius, Memphibians, the Tyler Trudeau Attempt at Elm Bar in New Haven

- The Clams, the Radiation at Farmington Ave. Restaurant in Berlin 9:30pm

- 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

- Blue Collar Happy Hour with Jim Shepley at the Side Pocket Cafe in Groton 7pm-midnight NO COVER

- 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

- Delbert McClinton at the Knickerbocker Cafe in Westerly (tickets $75  advance/$85 door)


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


Mon 11/14/11  – Tav Falco and Panther Burns, Ken Stringfellow, 420 Blackbirds at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9pm

- Mustard Plug at the Heirloom Arts Theatre in Danbury 6:30pm


Tues 11/15/11  – Mike Zito Band at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8pm

- The Front Bottoms, Saintseneca, Goodman Brown, Babytown Frolics at the Space in Hamden 7pm


Wed 11/16/11  – Joe Lally (of Fugazi), Mick Barr, Helen Money at BAR in New Haven 9pm (FREE)

- Sam Bigelow at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9pm


Thur 11/17/11- The Clams, 9th Wave at Olde School Saloon and Bistro in New Haven

- Supersuckers, Nashville Pussy, Girl Haggard at the Met in Pawtucket 9pm


Fri 11/18/11    – Blue Collar Happy Hour with Raise the Rent, John Fries at the Side Pocket Cafe in Groton 8pm-midnight NO COVER

- Friends, Ganglians at the Oasis Pub in New London

- The Rivergods, Space Junk at Burke’s Tavern in Niantic 7:30pm NO COVER

- Christine Ohlman at the Knickerbocker Cafe in Westerly 9pm

- Lucy Chapin & Jason Crosby at Cafe Nine in New Haven 7:30pm

- Saint Anyway, Plume Giant at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9pm

- Dirt Worshipper, Neurospora at Elm Bar in New Haven

- Mister Heavenly (members of Man Man, Modest Mouse) at Daniel Street in Milford 8pm


Sat 11/19/11    – Blue Collar Happy Hour with Ms. Marci & the Lovesick Hounds at the

Side Pocket Cafe in Groton 7pm-midnight NO COVER

- Sadplant, L.A. Trash at Elm Bar in New Haven

- Pat Lattin Band, Mike Cusato Band at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9pm

- House of Lords, the Bonesmen at Daniel Street in Milford 9pm

- Angry Johnny and the Killbillies at Two Boots in Bridgeport


Sun 11/20/11   – Breathe Carolina, Big Chocolate, Call Me Anything, New Year Premiere at the Space in Hamden 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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