Anne’s Shore & More #51 – August 1 2012

Anne’s Shore & More #51 – August 1 2012


It is yet another music-filled weekend here on the shoreline, and it starts on Thursday night at the Jonathan Edwards Winery in North Stonington ( The Paul Brockett Roadshow ( will be making their fourth annual appearance at the winery, and this time they will have Full Moon Jamboree as an opener. Full Moon Jamboree is Paul’s new classic country side project with Joey Royale (vocals and guitar), Dave Anderson (bass), and Tim O’Connor (drums). That means Paul and Dave will be playing in both bands that night. It’s great to see Paul playing out often again, after a year or so of only doing the occasional show. The show takes place from 7-9:30 pm, and admission is $12. The admission fee includes a signature logo wine glass. Children are admitted free with an adult. Wine will be available for purchase.

The Hoolios ( will not be doing their regular first Thursday of the month acoustic slot at Sneekers Cafe in Groton this week. Instead, the full band will be playing there on Friday night. This band is good in any form, but they seem to have a lot of fun with the full electric lineup. Jim Carpenter’s extremely talented son Jake often joins them for a couple of songs on vocals and guitar, too. I am always amazed at the sheer volume of material in the Hooloos’  repertoire. As often as I see them, I still hear unfamiliar songs each time. There is no cover, and the show starts at 8 pm. Congratulations to Sneekers Cafe, who just celebrated the 28th anniversary of their opening.

Also on Friday night, John Fries ( will be doing a show outdoors at the Bulkeley House in New London with his new band. The Heat played their last show together last Friday night at Burke’s Tavern. John’s new band has Matt Zeiner on keys, Mike Crivellone on drums, and Corina Malbaurn on bass.  If you saw him play at Sailfest this year, that was the debut of this new band, and this lineup will be playing with John for the rest of the summer. From what I hear they are very good, not that I would expect any less! The show will be outdoors at the Bulkeley House and is scheduled to start at 9:10 pm.

Another Friday night show that was highly recommended to me is the Silks and the Throttles at 33 Golden Street. The Throttles ( are a rockabilly band from Rhode Island that has played in town at least once before, and there seems to quite a buzz about them. The Silks ( are a roots/blues band from Providence. Cover is usually $5 at 33, and shows start around 10 pm.

Coming up on Saturday night, Sue Menhart ( and Nancy Parent ( will be doing an acoustic show at the Commoner in New London. These women are both prolific songwriters and talented singers, and they will be performing separately and together. It can be hard to hear quieter acts in this room unless you are sitting in the area closest to the stage, which is in the dining area, so hopefully they will turn up the PA so everyone in the club can enjoy the music. There is usually no cover, and I have heard that the food at the Commoner is very good. Get there early, grab a table near the stage, and have dinner. The show is from 7 to 10 pm.

At the Hygienic Art Park on Saturday, you can see local rock/r&b legend Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez (, along with opening act Karl Kelly. Christine is known as the Beehive Queen, and she is the longtime vocalist with the Saturday Night Live band as well as singer/songwriter and performer with her own band. The show starts at 7 pm and ends by 11 pm. Admission to the Art Park is by suggested donation, and proceeds go towards future events at the Hygienic. All ages are welcome, and according to Christine’s website the show is rain or shine.

Here’s Christine Ohlman performing “Love You Right”:

Wed 8/1/12     – Wilco at the Bushnell Theater in Hartford 8 pm


Thur 8/2/12    – Paul Brockett Roadshow, the Full Moon Jamboree at the Jonathan Edwards Winery in North Stonington 7-9:30 pm

- Dave Hogan and guests, American Schoolyard at Cafe Nine in New Haven 5-7:30 pm

- Blue Pontiac, Buzz Gordo, Bruce and Loralee Crowder at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8 pm

- 9th Wave at Center Memorial Park in Manchester 6-8 pm

- If Not For Dreaming, One Rainy Day, Farewood at Two Boots in Bridgeport 8:30 pm NO COVER


Fri 8/3/12        – The Hoolios at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 8 pm NO COVER

- Pat Daddona, Sherry Stidfole, Mike Ball at Captain’s Pizza in New London 5-7 pm NO COVER

- The Throttles, the Silks at 33 Golden Street in New London

- John Fries at the Bulkeley House in New London 9 pm

- Old Tire Swingers at the Oasis Pub in New London

- Sue Menhart Band at Burke’s Tavern in Niantic 8 pm

- Chris MacKay and the Tone Shifters at Steak Loft in Mystic 7 pm

- Dirt Road Radio at the Canoe Club in Middletown 7-10 pm

- Tyvek, the Frustrations, Wet Hair, Estrogen Highs at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm


Sat 8/4/12        – Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez, Karl Kelly at the Hygienic Art Park in New London 7 pm

- Sue Menhart, Nancy Parent at the Commoner in New London 7-10 pm

- Ferocious Fucking Teeth, Atrina at the Oasis Pub in New London 10 pm

- The Hoolios at Dalice Elizabeth Vineyard in Preston 8 pm

- Cry Havoc, Idiot Excuse, Timewave Zero at Elm Bar in New Haven

- Youth of Today, the Reformed, Code Orange Kids, the Lost Riots at the Heirloom Arts Theatre in Danbury 6 pm

- Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers at Two Boots in Bridgeport 9:30 pm NO COVER


Sun 8/5/12      – Llama Tsunami, Short Handed Goal, Survey Says, Defenders of Pluto, the Pants, Fish House at the German Club in Mystic 6 pm

- The Clams at the Canoe Club in Middletown 6 pm

- Chain and the Gang, Human Pontiac, the New Dirty at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

- Chris MacKay and the Tone Shifters, Sean Chambers at the Outer Space in Hamden 8 pm


Tues 8/7/12     – The Zombies at the Wolf Den in Uncasville 8 pm


Wed 8/8/12     - Mike Landau, John Fries and the Heat at Mystic Art Cinemas in Mystic 7 pm


Thur 8/9/12    – Village Jammers at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 7-10 pm NO COVER

- Atrina, Ferocious Fucking Teeth at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

- Ghost of  Chance, Yankee Bang Bang, Mootekis (Japan) at Elm Bar in New Haven


Fri 8/10/12      – The Upstart Festival with the Jukebox Romantics, Far From Finished, the Independents, American Pinup, Lost In Society, Two Fisted Law, Cry Havoc, Pickpocket, New Red Scare, Measured In Grey at the El ‘n’ Gee in New London

- Ava Luna, Fake Babies at the Oasis Pub in New London 9:30 pm

- Les Sans Culotte, Shellye Valauskas Experience at Cafe Nine in New Haven 10 pm

- Sue Menhart, Nancy Parent, Sue Mead, Lisa Martin at the Vanilla Bean in Pomfret 7:30 pm (Songwriter Sessions)

- Ana Egge, Amy Black, Daphne Lee Martin at the Outer Space in Hamden 7 pm

- Bill Kirchen at Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford 9 pm

- John Fries at the Maple Tree Cafe in Simsbury 8:30 pm


Sat 8/11/12      – Traditions festival with Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses), Girls Guns and Glory, Milksop:Unsung, Daphne Lee Martin & Raise the Rent, Chuck E. Costa, GraveRobbers at Hygienic Art Park 3pm

- Nails Hide Metal, Instant Family at the Bank Street Cafe in New London

- Sue Menhart at the Mystic Boathouse in Mystic 8 pm

- Fall From Below at Galaxy Roller Rink in Groton (halftime at Shoreline Roller Derby bout) all ages, doors 6 pm, bout 7 pm, tix $10 advance, $12 door

- River City Slim and the Zydeco Hogs, Otis and the Hurricanes at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

- The New Dirty, Road Brothers, Rusty Things at Elm Bar in New Haven



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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One Responseto “Anne’s Shore & More #51 – August 1 2012”

  1. Anne says:

    Just announced: The Hoolios show at Dalice Elizabeth Winery on Sat 8/4 has been cancelled.