Anne’s Shore & More #61 – October 11 2012

Anne’s Shore & More #61 – October 11 2012

One of the crazy things about the New London music scene is that everything seems to happen at once. I have no idea if it’s intentional or just a coincidence, but every club in town has a good show this Friday night. First of all, the Telegraph record store will be celebrating its 2nd Anniversary with a party at the store (19 Golden Street in New London) beginning at 6 pm. There will be music by Sidewalk Dave (, Elison Jackson (, the Suicide Dolls ( ), and Daphne Lee Martin ( Sidewalk Dave released a new CD called “Hard on Romance” in mid-September, and Elison Jackson’s new album “I Do Believe She Flew Out the Drainpipe” just came out about a week ago. Both of these New Haven bands are on Telegraph Records. The Suicide Dolls recorded a song for the newly-released American Laundromat Records tribute to Repo Man, and they are getting great reviews for their contribution. Other artists on the compilation include Frank Black, Mike Watt, and Amanda Palmer. I hear that the always-busy Daphne Lee Martin has been recording a new album as well. The party is all ages and BYOB. Feel free to bring a mix CD of your favorite fall music (the season, not necessarily the band) to swap. Following the show at the Telegraph, the party continues into the wee hours with a show at the Oasis Pub featuring Fake Babies (, from New Haven.

There is a big punk show at the Bank Street Cafe on Friday night with four bands, including New Haven’s Lost Riots. Recently reunited New London area band the Wailing Ultimates ( will also be playing, along with Wrist Like This ( and Sadplant The Lost Riots ( are an old-school garage punk band that features Jeffrey Thunders of the Black Noise Scam on guitar and vocals and Sean Beirne (Joanie Loves Tchotchkes, Death to New England, the Battlecats) on guitar. Matt Mullarkey (Elvis McMan) plays bass, and Noel Thomas is on drums. Sadplant, from Westbrook, recently celebrated their 300th show, and with the band having been together for 5 years, that averages out to 60 shows a year. They have also released 7 albums, which is even more impressive. I haven’t seen the Wailing Ultimates in years, but I hear there have been some changes and people say the band sounds great. Wrist Like This has become a local favorite as well, which tends to happen with all of Matt Potter’s bands. Cover at Bank Street Cafe is $5, which includes a free drink.

There is also a show at 33 Golden Street on Friday, with the Throttles and the Silks. I only know about this show because I saw it go by on my Facebook ticker (which I think justifies the large amount of time I spend on there, but anyway…) The Throttles are a rockabilly band from Providence. They have played at 33 before, and everyone I know who has seen them raves about them. The Silks ( play music that is more folky/bluesy, with banjo and soulful vocals. They are also from Providence. I have said it before, but this club is building a reputation as the place to see good bands. Cover is usually $5, and shows start around 10.

Also on Friday night, the acoustic Hoolios will be playing at Steak Loft in Mystic. This band definitely had a busy summer, but from what I hear things will be slowing down a bit now that fall is here. Jim Carpenter and his son Jake did a set together at last weekend’s Americana Festival in New London. You can check out a video clip from that show below. It also features Sarah MacLean and members of Vince Thompson’s band. The Steak Loft show is from 7-10 pm, and there is no cover.

Here are Jim and Jake Carpenter with “Gasoline”:

Wed 10/10/12 - Die Sektor, Deviant UK, the Gothicles, For All the Emptiness at the El n’ Gee in New London 7 pm

- Fake Babies, Netherfriends, Mission O, Ports of Spain at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8 pm


Thu 10/11/12  - Village Jammers at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 7-10 pm NO COVER

- Doc Baker’s Traveling Musicological Extravaganza, Evan Wahlquist at Two Boots in Bridgeport 9 pm NO COVER


Fri 10/12/12    – Sidewalk Dave, Elison Jackson, Suicide Dolls, Daphne Lee Martin at the Telegraph in New London 6 pm (2nd Anniversary Party)


- Fake Babies at the Oasis Pub in New London

- The Lost Riots, the Wailing Ultimates, Wrist Like This, Sadplant at the Bank Street Cafe in New London

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

- The Hoolios (acoustic) with special guests at Steak Loft in Mystic 7 pm

- Mates of State at the Wolf Den in Uncasville 8 pm

- Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

- The Blind Shake, the Radiation at Two Boots in Bridgeport 9:30 pm


Sat 10/13/12    – Estrogen and Tonic, Sourpunch at Christopher’s Cafe in Groton (Shoreline Roller Derby Monster Mash) 8 pm

- The Amy Black Band, Daphne Lee Martin & Raise the Rent at the Vanilla Bean in Pomfret 7 pm

- Tragically Said, Ben Erickson at Elm Bar in New Haven

- David Liebe Hart Band at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

- John Fries at ING Hartford Marathon, Bushnell Park, Hartford 10 am

- Too Blue, Cornfed Dogs, Chasing Blue at Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford


Thu 10/18/12  – JC Hatfield at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 7-10 pm NO COVER

- Jenn Bostic, Shellye Valauskas & Dean Falcone, Terri Lynn Gladwell at Cafe Nine in New Haven (singer-songwriter showcase)

- The Cell Phones, ANU at Elm Bar in New Haven

- Forgotten By Friday at Two Boots in Bridgeport 9 pm NO COVER


Fri 10/19/12    – Harper & Owens, the Green Stamps at the Bank Street Cafe in New London 10 pm

- Matt Jaffe at Cafe Nine in New Haven 7 pm

- The New Dirty, Party Horse at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm


Sat 10/20/12    – Dirt Road Radio, Kala Fernham at the Bank Street Cafe in New London

- Sadplant, Copyright Chaos, Damn Broads, These Furious Days, Modern Primates, Cry Havoc at the El ‘n’ Gee in New London 5 pm

- Uncle Flatty at Shortie’s Pub in Oakdale 9 pm

- The Lost Riots, Bamboo Kids, West Rockers at Elm Bar in New Haven

- Paper Hill Casket Company, Eurisko, Bella’s Bartok at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

- Joe Buck Yourself, Viva Le Vox, Defcon Five, Jacques Le Coque at Two Boots in Bridgeport  9 pm

- Grayson Hugh and the Moon Hawks at Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford 8 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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