Anne’s Shore & More #80 – February 21 2013

Anne’s Shore & More #80 – February 21 2013


On Friday night, Burnouts from Outer Space ( will be at the Oasis Pub in New London for their second show of the year, along with the Matt Gouette Band ( and the Cake Brothers ( The Burnouts’ last show was at 33 Golden, where they were very well-received by a big crowd on Hygienic weekend. Their most recent release, “The Mercury Man EP Vol. 1″, is available for free download at the aforementioned soundcloud link for a limited time. Seeing Matt Gouette with a band is always a treat. While his songs stand well on their own in a solo setting, hearing them with a full band really makes them shine. Matt’s fellow Burnouts will be backing him up for this set, and that means Bobby Crash on drums and Jason Banta on guitar. Matt has a new single, “Nobody Calls”  on the new “Good Sponge Volume 2″ sampler ( Burnouts from Outer Space also contributed a song, “Queen of the Angels”, to the sampler. The Cake Brothers are from Westerly and will be making their Oasis Pub debut. Cover is $5 and the show starts at 9:30 pm.

Also on Friday night, the Sue Menhart Band ( will bring their horn section to Burke’s Tavern in Niantic. (I wonder, does that horn section have a name yet? They were taking suggestions the last time I saw them at Burke’s.) Sue is a great singer and performer, and her Million Man Band will not disappoint. They also have a new single on that new Good Sponge compilation.   The show starts at 8 pm and there is no cover.

On Saturday night, Horns of Ormus (, Wrist Like This (, and SSPS ( will be playing at 33 Golden Street in New London. Horns of Ormus is another local band that has received a lot of attention from the local show-goers. They were formed after Missing Cat called it quits, with most of the members of that band becoming Horns of Ormus. Wrist Like This is another one of those New London “supergroups”, with members of such bands as Fatal Film, Incognito Sofa Love, Carbomb Inc., Estrogen and Tonic, A Honey Wagon, Street People, the Liz Larsons, and Lawn Bastards. I’m sure I have forgotten a few, but you get the idea. And while we are talking local music history, members of Horns of Ormus have played in D.O.T., Varicose Brains, Live Nude Girls, the Hangmen, Los Diablos Charcoales, and Flesh Hammer, among others. SSPS is from Brooklyn, NY. The show starts at 9 pm and cover is $5. 33′s owner, Gene, just had a birthday so be sure to wish him well!

Also on Saturday night, the Hoolios ( will be at the Commoner in New London. I may be wrong, but I think this may be their first appearance at the Commoner. The Hoolios are one of the area’s best bands, with a huge repertoire of songs that occasionally includes what Jim Carpenter has called “some really creepy stuff”. As often as I see this band, I always seem to hear them play something I’ve never heard before, and may never hear again. Their gulf coast, Latin, and Cajun flavored tunes just might help you forget that it’s February in Connecticut. The show starts at 8 pm and there is no cover.

Here are the Hoolios with “God Invents Rock and Roll”, recorded at the Hygienic Art Park:




Thur 2/21/13  – JC Hatfield at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 7-10 pm NO COVER

- 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

- Vince Thompson and Andy Solberg at Chamard Vineyards in Clinton 6-9 pm

- The Stepkids, Sidewalk Dave, Featherwood Bee at Wesleyan University Memorial Chapel in Middletown 8 pm

- 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, Echo Uganda 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


Mon 2/25/13   – Charlie Parr, Orb Mellon at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8 pm


Tues 2/26/13   – Caveman, Modern Merchant, Computer Magic at Cafe Nine in New Haven 7 pm


Wed 2/27/13   - Moving Brooklyn, the Spektators at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8 pm


Thur 2/28/13  - Sandman and friends at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 7-10 pm NO COVER

- Howl, David Carradine, Heavy Breath, Hivesmasher at the El ‘n’ Gee in New London 8 pm

- Peripatetic, Michael James Anderson, Patterns and Static at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8 pm

- Rusty Things, Horns of Ormus, Big Moon at the Outer Space in Hamden

- The Weird Beards, Straight to VHS at Two Boots in Bridgeport 9 pm NO COVER

- The Three Weeled Fonk Cirkis, Ten Foot Polecats at Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford 8 pm


Fri 3/1/13        – Anne Castellano and the Smoke, Street People, the Bud Collins Trio at the Bank Street Cafe in New London 10 pm


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

- Home Body, Modern Primates, Hurricane Me, False Mermaid at 33 Golden Street in New London 9 pm

- Vince Thompson and friends at Steak Loft in Mystic 7-10 pm

- The Hoolios at the Norwich Arts Center 7 pm

- The Weird Beards, Straight to VHS at the High Noon Saloon in Norwich 8 pm

- Uncle Flatty at the Stomping Grounds in Putnam 8 pm

- MOTO, Medication at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm


Sat 3/2/13        – White Bronco, Rusty Things, Ask the Dead, Oh! The Humanity, Wrist Like This at the El ‘n’ Gee in New London 8:30 pm

- Slander, Art of Kanly, Riftreaper, Hard Plastic Buttons, Johnny’s Mobil, Anderson Family Picnic at the Workshop in Mystic 7 pm

- John Fries, Roomful of Blues at the Fairfield Theater Company Stage 1 7 pm


Sat 3/2/13 &

Sun 3/3/13      – Emerge Festival at Arch Street Tavern in Hartford with 1974, Atrina, Bedroom Rehab Corporation, Daphne Lee Martin, Elison Jackson, Fake Babies, Jose Oyola & The Astronauts, Little Ugly, Modern Merchant, Oh Cassius!, Ports of Spain, Sidewalk Dave, Sun Dagger



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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