Anne’s Shore & More #79 – February 14 2013

Anne’s Shore & More #79 – February 14 2013


With last weekend being completely preempted by a blizzard, hopefully everyone will have a chance to check out some live music this weekend. The big show on Friday night is the rescheduled Rock Lobster Band-O-Matic (, taking place at the Oasis Pub in New London. Band lineups were drawn at random during the Rock Fix on January 26, and the five new bands will each perform one original and one cover song at the show. Here is a list of the bands (with “O” meaning “other instrument”, which could be just about anything)”: PRINTS: V: Andrew Camacho, G: Alex Pellish, B: Matt Gouette, D: Brendan Lemieux, O: Ben Coutu; THE WIZARD KING: V: Mark DeSouza, G: John Wasylik, B: Alex Hernandez, D: Todd Schenk, O: Chris Lennox; XANADUDE: V: Nat Peterson, G: Tom Spranklin, B: Matt Potter, D: Jim Villano, O: Jed Johnson; THE MAD HATTER’S TRAVISTY: V: Travis Lanza, G: Vince Tuckwood, B: Bob Bourne, D: Jon Morse, O: Steve Sigel; LE FROMAGE: V: Sue Mead, G: Michael Harris, B: Jaime Duquette, D: Matt Lipman, O: Karen Mitchill. All the bands have now had an extra week to practice, as this show was originally scheduled for last weekend as the closing party for Hygienic Art XXXIV. Order of bands will be determined the night of the show. This event took place for the first time last year, and it was a smashing success, with some unlikely but really successful combinations of local musicians. You don’t want to miss this. Cover at the Oasis is usually $5, and start time is listed as 9 pm.

Also on Friday night, John Fries ( will be at Burke’s Tavern in Niantic with his band, Corina Malbaurn on bass and Mike Crivellone on drums. These guys just returned from a short tour that included playing in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge, so I’m sure they will have some great stories to tell. They even drove to Vermont to play a couple of shows last weekend during the blizzard. Now that’s dedication! There is no cover and the show starts at 8 pm.

On Saturday night, the Rivergods ( will be at Sneekers Cafe in Groton along with Somerville, MA band Black Marmot (, who will be celebrating the release of their new EP “The Everyday Seeker”. Black Marmot will play first as a duo (Linde and Tim), followed by the Rivergods. “The Everyday Seeker” is the first of two Black Marmot EPs produced by David Minehan (of Neighborhoods fame), with the second yet to be released. They also have a full-length album called “Run Home”, which was released in 2010. These two bands have played a bunch of shows together, so look for Tim of Black Marmot to join the Rivergods for a few tunes during their set. The Rivergods have a brand new single “When Times Were Good” coming out on the Good Sponge Sampler Volume 2, which is being released soon. (Until then, you can listen to the CD online or download it at There is no cover at Sneekers, and the show starts at 8 pm.

Also on Saturday night, Sue Menhart ( will be playing a solo acoustic show at the Riverwalk in Mystic. Sue will play from 8 to 11 pm , and a guest guitar is usually available for anyone who wants to sit in.. The Riverwalk is located at 14 Holmes Street in Mystic.

The Hoolios ( will be playing a special show at the Tamarack Lodge in Voluntown on Saturday night. This is a Valentine’s buffet and dance party. Dinner starts at 6 pm, and the music will begin at 7 pm. Tickets are $49.95 per couple (why don’t they just call it $50?) and reservations are “strongly recommended”. Call 860-376-0224 for reservations.

Here are the Rivergods (with Tim from Black Marmot guesting on guitar) with

“Sometimes You Don’t Get It (‘Til You Ain’t Got it Anymore)”



Thur 2/14/13  – George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at Toad’s Place in New Haven 9:30 pm

- Dirty Sanchez at Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford 8 pm


Fri 2/15/13      – The Rock Lobster Band-O-Matic at the Oasis Pub in New London

- John Fries at Burke’s Tavern in Niantic 8 pm NO COVER

- Matzah Cigar, the Feels, Efeneh, Dom the Penguin at the Workshop in Mystic 7 pm ALL AGES $10

- Night of the Rabbit, Downtown Boys, Heats of Formation at Willimantic Records in Willimantic 7 pm FREE

- Eilen Jewell at the Kate in Old Saybrook 8 pm

- The Greg Sherrod Band, the New Dirty at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

- Jen Urban & The Box, Mission 0, Hanging Hills at Two Boots in Bridgeport NO COVER


Sat 2/16/13      – The Hempsteadys, the Agents, Pickpocket at the Bank Street Cafe in New London 9 pm

- Someone You Can X-Ray at Bean and Leaf in New London 7-10 pm

- The Rivergods, Black Marmot at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 8 pm NO COVER (CD release for Black Marmot)

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

- Hanging Hills, Oats, Malcolm Tent at Willimantic Records in Willimantic 4-6 pm FREE

- The Hoolios at the Tamarack Lodge in Voluntown 7 pm ALL AGES

- Daphne Lee Martin, Elison Jackson at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm


Sun 2/17/13    – Nancy Parent at Captain’s Pizza in New London 5:30-7:30 pm


Tues 2/19/13   - The Tet Offensive, Ed Sander Hicks at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8 pm


Wed 2/20/13   – Perhaps, Wess Meets West, Ovlov at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8 pm

- John Fries at Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford 8:30 pm (Blues Jam)


Thur 2/21/13  – Ryan Monbleau Band at the Wolf Den in Uncasville

- The Lost Riots, No!, Bucket Flush at Elm Bar in New Haven 9 pm

- Little Ugly, Paper Hill Casket Company at Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford 8 pm

- Jus and Company, Kid Savant, Sketch Tha Cataclysm at Two Boots in Bridgeport


Fri 2/22/13      – Burnouts from Outer Space, the Matt Gouette Band, the Cake Brothers at the Oasis Pub in New London

- Sue Menhart Band at Burke’s Tavern in Niantic 8pm-midnight NO COVER

- Party Horse, Milksop:Unsung, You Scream, I Scream at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

- John Fries w/Matt Zeiner at Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford 9 pm


Sat 2/23/13      – Horns of Ormus, Wrist Like This, SSPS at 33 Golden Street in New London 9 pm

- The Hoolios at the Commoner in New London 8 pm

- Murphy’s Law, Wisdom in Chains, Reason to Fight, Drug Shock, Blastmat at the El ‘n’ Gee in New London 7 pm

- Pocket Vinyl, the Summit of Thieves, Kala Farnham at the Workshop in Mystic 8 pm $10

- Greyglitch, Baseball Camp Nurse, the Young Enthusiasts at Willimantic Records in Willimantic 6-9 pm FREE

- Poor Old Shine at the Annex in Willimantic 7-10 pm

- Royal Thunder, Ancient Wisdom, Stone Titan, Bedroom Rehab Corporation at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

- Elison Jackson, Mechanical River 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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