Anne’s Shore & More #45 – June 20 2012

Anne’s Shore & More #45 – June 20 2012


The weekend starts on Thursday, when 33 Golden Street in New London hosts the Full Moon Jamboree, with well-known local musicians Paul Brockett, Dave Anderson (bass), Tim O’Connor (drums and/or mandolin), and Joey Royale playing old-school classic country tunes. This sounds like a great evening, especially since that’s the music I grew up listening to. I’m not sure what time the show starts, as the flyer simply lists “Night Time”, and cover charge is unknown. But I’m really looking forward to this.

There are quite a few shows in New London on Friday night, with the Oasis, 33 Golden, and the El ‘n’ Gee all hosting bands. At the Oasis Pub, Boston indie-pop band Pretty & Nice ( will be be playing, along with New Haven’s The Cavemen Go ( Keyboardist/vocalist Emily McMinn is leaving The Cavemen Go for good, and this will be her last show with the band. The band has been around since 2002, and their shows are always a lot of fun. Pretty & Nice have been to the Oasis multiple times and are also crowd favorite. Cover is $5.

At 33 Golden Street, you can see Anodyne X ( and Street People. Anodyne X is Dorian James’ latest band, and it’s a trio with Phil Barello and Scott Lana. Street People is one of Matt Potter’s many musical projects, this one includes Sebastian Coppotelli (Fatal Film) and Jared Horner (Electric Noise Act). 33 Golden has been booking a lot of bands lately, which is a very good thing. It’s so nice to have Gene doing this again, because he has excellent taste in music and always brings talented musicians to town. The show starts at 9:30 pm.

Over at the El ‘n’ Gee, it’s the Weird Beards ( and Resident Alien. The Weird Beards are definitely one of the most fun New London bands. You can never be sure what they will come up with or who might be joining them to play for the night. Their appearance as marionettes at this year’s Whalie Awards was amazing. The show is all ages, with a $5 cover for over 21 and $8 for under 21. Start time is 7 pm.

Also on Friday, Lauren Agnelli ( and Nancy Parent ( ), along with Matt Male & Dana Takaki (violin), will be playing at the Songbird Cafe, which has a new location at 68 Lyme Street in Old Lyme. The music will start around 7 pm, and they will play two sets and continue until 9 pm. It’s all acoustic, and there are sweets for sale along with coffee, tea, and iced drinks. Cover is $5.

Don’t worry, there’s still plenty going on Saturday night. The Rivergods ( , along with Carl and Jay Franklin (of the Franklin Brothers and PWOP Studios: will be playing at the Summer Pops concert at Wilcox Park in Westerly. The show starts at 6:30 pm, and the Chorus of Westerly will perform from 8 to 10:30 pm. This event is free and open to all. The show will involve the closing of streets and there will be parking restrictions as well as many rules about what is allowed in the park. Check the Facebook event for all the details before you go, because this sounds huge:

Rain dates are June 24 and 25. The Rivergods recently posted a video clip showing them rehearsing with Carl and Jay Franklin on one of the Franklin Brothers’ songs. If you watch it, you will definitely want to go to the show. Try this link:

Also on Saturday night, Vince Thompson and friends ( will be at Burke’s Tavern in Niantic. Vince will have Andy Solberg on guitar and vocals, Lou Bocciarelli on upright bass, Steve Peck on drums, and Bob Metzger on pedal steel. They will play from 8 pm to midnight. Vince is one of those artists (along with his brother Curtiss and his band the Village Jammers) that I just never get a chance to see, even though he plays out fairly often. I caught part of Vince’s set at the Side Pocket Cafe during one of the Blue Collar Happy Hour shows, and I really liked what I heard, but I can’t make it to this show because of work. I’ll get there of these nights for sure!

Here are the Weird Beards at the Whalie Awards as filmed by Local Band Review’s Michael Lawson:

Wed 6/20/12   – Vince Thompson and friends at Sunset Ribs in Waterford 7 pm

- Jeff the Brotherhood, Uncle Bad Touch, 2 Ton Bug at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8 pm


Thur 6/21/12  – Paul Brockett, Dave Anderson, Tim O’Connor, Joey Royale at 33 Golden Street in New London (Old School country classics)

- J.C. Hatfield at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 7-10 pm NO COVER

- Burrows, Gates of Ivory at Elm Bar in New Haven NO COVER

- Baby Grand at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

- The Mallett Brothers Band, Poor Old Shine, A Paper Tugboat, Saara Markkanen at the Outer Space in Hamden 7:30 pm

- Kristen Graves, Brian Dolzani, Glenn Roth at Two Boots in Bridgeport 9 pm NO COVER


Fri 6/22/12      – The Weird Beards, Resident Alien at the El ‘n’ Gee in New London 7 pm

- Anodyne X, Street People at 33 Golden Street in New London 9:30 pm

- Pat Daddona, Eben Salter at Captain’s Pizza in New London 5-7 pm

- Pretty & Nice, the Cavemen Go at the Oasis Pub in New London

- Nancy Parent, Lauren Agnelli at the Songbird Cafe in Old Lyme (68 Lyme Street) 7-9 pm

- Danny Pease and the Regulators, Catfish Phillips, Llama Tsunami at the High Noon Saloon in Norwich 8 pm

- The Proud Flesh, Speakeasy, Heads With Wings, White Walls at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

- Reagan Youth at Elm Bar in New Haven

- Commercial Interruption, the Radiation, Stupidity at Two Boots in Bridgeport 9 pm


Sat 6/23/12      – Ferocious Fucking Teeth, Snow Orphan, the Field Recordings at the Oasis Pub in New London

- Vince Thompson and friends at Burke’s Tavern in Niantic 8 pm

- The Rivergods, Carl & Jay Franklin at Summer Pops at Wilcox Park in Westerly 6:30 pm

- The Fabulous Thunderbirds at the Wolf Den in Uncasville 8 pm

- Carolina Chocolate Drops, Caravan of Thieves on the New Haven Green 7 pm FREE

- The Clams at Walnut Beach in Madison 3 pm

- The Old Edison, Sean Conlon at Elm Bar in New Haven


Sun 6/24/12    – The Hempsteadys, Riki Rocksteady and the Arraignments, the Snails, Sammy Kay, Chilled Monkey Brains, Pickpocket at the El ‘n’ Gee in New London 7 pm

- Vince Thompson and friends at Chamard Vineyard in Clinton 5-8 pm

- J.C. Hatfield Band at the Winchester Cafe in Portland CT 1-4 pm

- Daphne Lee Martin & Raise the Rent at Two Boots in Bridgeport 4 pm NO COVER


Tues 6/26/12   – Man Forever, Fatal Film, People of the North at 33 Golden Street in New London 9 pm

- Milksop:Unsung at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm NO COVER


Wed 6/27/12   - The Royal Swindle at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm


Thur 6/28/12  – Sandman and friends at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 7-10 pm NO COVER

- Girls Guns and Glory at the Knickerbocker Cafe in Westerly 8 pm NO COVER

- The Sadies, Elison Jackson at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

- Lysbeth Guillorn, Mercy Choir at Elm Bar in New Haven NO COVER

- Ken Coulson, Mike Cusato Band at McLevy Green in Bridgeport 5:30- 7:30 pm


Fri 6/29/12      – Gone For Good, Bedroom Rehab Corporation, Recur Occurrence at the Oasis Pub in New London 9:30 pm

- Ben Parent, Dirt Road Radio, Daphne Lee Martin, Johnson’s Crossroad at the Bank Street Cafe in New London 9 pm

- Steve Elci & Friends at Ocean Beach Park in New London 8pm

- The Figgs, Golden Bloom at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

- Linda McRae, Ann Marie Menta with Dick Neil at the Outer Space in Hamden 7 pm


Sat 6/30/12      – The Rivergods at Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock in New London 6-9 pm NO COVER, BYOB

- Cosmic Jibaros at the Hygienic Art Park in New London 7-11 pm

- Recur Occurrence at Galaxy Roller Rink in Groton (halftime at Shoreline Roller Derby Bout) 7pm, doors 6pm, $10 advance, $12 at door

- Arieb Azhar, Amalgamated Muck at the Chester Meeting House in Chester 7 pm

- Rosanne Cash on the New Haven Green 7 pm FREE

- Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

- DOLL, Bobbie Peru, Tester at Elm Bar in New Haven

- Ken Atkins & the Honky Tonk Kind, the 440′s, the Colt Six at Two Boots in Bridgeport 9:30 pm



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 has been performing as a solo artist since 2007 but is currently rehearsing with her new band  Anne Castellano and the Smoke.

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 original music as her “day job” schedule permits.

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