Anne’s Shore & More #90 – May 3 2013

Anne’s Shore & More #90 – May 3 2013


On Friday night in New London, there will be a benefit for Simon John, who has been a familiar and beloved figure in the local music scene for close to 30 years. Simon, who is best known as the frontman for D.O.T., was seriously injured in a snowmobile accident and later developed pneumonia. He has put together countless benefits for charity over the years, and now that he needs some help, a show has been organized by his friends to help cover his medical expenses.  The benefit will take place at the Bank Street Cafe in New London, and there will be four bands performing: Flesh Hammer (, the Enemies (, Sadplant (, and Horns of Ormus ( In addition to the music, there will be food and raffles. Tickets are $20 and admission is 21 and over. Start time is listed as 3 pm on the flyer and 5 pm on the Facebook event ( Set times have not been announced, but Horns of Ormus have said they will be playing at 9 pm.


New London is great about benefit shows, and there is another one taking place on Sunday that will be shared between two downtown venues. Sunday’s shows will be a benefit for Nate Gordinier, who recently had to have surgery after having his kneecap broken while trying to break up a fight. The first show will start at 6 pm at the El ‘n’ Gee, which is all ages. Word is that there may be a secret guest band playing at 6:15 pm, so get there early or you might be sorry. Folk Y’All ( plays from 7-7:30 pm, Anderson Family Picnic ( from 7:45-8:15, and  American’t ( is on from 8:30-9 pm. After that, the show moves from 86 Golden Street (the El ‘n’ Gee) down the road to 33 Golden Street, which is a 21+ venue. White Bronco ( is on from 9:30-10, pm, followed by Anu from 10:15-10:45, Catholic Guilt from 11-11:30 pm, and finally DJ Frank Lo, who will spin for a dance party from 11:30-12:45. There will also be drink specials and raffles at both clubs. And all for a good cause. There is a $5 minimum donation, which can be paid at either venue, and re-entry is allowed at both venues all night.


Also on Sunday, the Hoolios ( play at Sneekers Cafe in Groton for the club’s annual Cinco de Mayo party. The party starts at 4 pm and continues until 9 pm, and there is no cover. You can also enjoy some great Mexican food and a margarita (or three or four)… Sneekers will be drawing the winning ticket that evening for a dinner party for eight, including tax, tip, and two hour open bar. You can get your ticket anytime you go in for lunch or dinner before Sunday, then bring it with you to the show. The Hoolios played this last year and the place was packed. It’s sure to be a good time. Maybe you can even get Jim to tell that story about the chickens again.


Here are the Hoolios with “Sigh in the Night” at Cafe Nine:


Thur 5/2/13    – Street People, Straight to VHS at Dickson’s Tavern in New London 10 pm $3

- The Howlin’ Brothers, the Nameless Trio at Anna Liffey’s in New Haven 8 pm

- Todd Kramer, Josh Taylor at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8 pm

- Big Charlie’s Rubber Band at Two Boots in Bridgeport 9 pm NO COVER


Fri 5/3/13        – Flesh Hammer, the Enemies, Sadplant, Horns of Ormus at the Bank Street Cafe in New London (Benefit for Simon John) $20

- Sue Menhart at the Riverwalk in Mystic 8 pm

- Zoo Front, Martin Telle, Sepiatone at Willimantic Records in Willimantic 6-9 pm NO COVER

- Ken Atkins & the Honky Tonk Kind at the Huntington Street Cafe in Shelton

- The Lost Riots, the Hulls, the Defcon Five, Dan Soto & the Duded Kings, Gene Gnomes at Two Boots in Bridgeport


Sat 5/4/13        – Pocket Vinyl at the Telegraph in New London 6 pm

- Pocket Vinyl at the Oasis Pub in New London 10:30 pm


Sun 5/5/13      – Folk Y’All, Anderson Family Picnic, American’t at the El ‘n’ Gee in New London 6 pm (Benefit for Nate Gordinier)

- White Bronco, Anu, Catholic Guilt at 33 Golden Street in New London 9 pm ((Benefit for Nate Gordinier)

- The Hoolios at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 4 pm


Tues 5/7/13     – Peter Case, Joe Flood at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8 pm


Wed 5/8/13     – The Railers at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8 pm


Thur 5/9/13    – Village Jammers at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 7-10 pm NO COVER

- Moving Brooklyn, Chaser Eight at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8 pm


Fri 5/10/13      – The Hoolios at Dickson’s Pub in New London 8 pm

- Nancy Parent at the Arts Cafe in Mystic

- John Fries at La Luna in Mystic 9 pm  (acoustic duo w/Corina)

- 9th Wave, more TBA at BAR in New Haven (Benefit for the Surfrider Foundation) 6-10 pm

- Sue Menhart Band at the Brooklyn Fairgrounds in Brooklyn CT (Carnival for the Cure) 8 pm

- Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Xenia Rubinos, Double King at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm


Sat 5/11/13      - Bedroom Rehab Corporation, Atrina, Wrought Iron Hex at the Oasis Pub in New London 9:30 pm

- Street People, Horns of Ormus, The Lost Riots, the Defcon Five at the Bank Street Cafe in New London 10 pm

- John Fries at the Black Sheep in Niantic 9 pm

- The Clams at United Congregational Church Hall in Norwich 7 pm $10

- Liz & Jim Beloff, Lauren Agnelli, the Weird Beards at the Kate in Old Saybrook 8 pm (UkeConn 2013)

- Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Girls Guns and Glory at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

- Roomful of Blues at Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford 8 pm


Sun 5/12/13    – Sue Mead at Captain’s Pizza in New London 5:30 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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