Anne’s Shore & More #106 – Aug 23 2013

Anne’s Shore & More #106 – Aug 23 2013


Anne Castellano

Anne Castellano

On Friday night, the  Hoolios ( play their second show of a 3-day mini-tour of eastern CT. Show #1 is at the Brooklyn Fair on Thursday night, where they play from 7-10 pm on the center stage. The band is actually playing an impressive total of five shows in the next 11 days. (Check the calendar below for details). Jim Carpenter writes great songs and tells some really entertaining stories, and the band is one of the best in the area. They have a huge repertoire, mixing roots, alt-country, and cajun/zydeco styles, which results in a sound that is all their own. I think the fair crowd is going to have a lot of fun. (Maybe Jim will even tell his chicken story…) Friday’s show takes place at Sneekers Cafe in Groton, from 9 pm-midnight or so. Sneekers draws a nice, friendly crowd, and I hear the food is excellent. There is no cover.


Also on Friday night, the CBYD Trio will be appearing at 33 Golden Street in New London for an evening of jazz. Members of the trio are Jaime Duquette on bass, Charles Hartman on guitar, and Jonas Sanchez on drums. Andrew Kosiba,  from The Nick DiMaria Quartet, will be joining them on keyboards for this show also. The music starts at 9 pm and there is a $5 cover.


Sue Menhart ( will be in Niantic on Friday night, playing at Burke’s Tavern with her Million Man Band. This blues/rock/r&b band has an even bigger sound with their full horn section, and they really wowed the crowd on the waterfront at Sailfest this year. The show starts at 8 pm and there is no cover.


On Saturday night, Daphne Lee Martin ( will be performing at Galaxy Roller Rink in Groton, doing an approximately 30-minute set at halftime of the Shoreline Roller Derby bout ( Doors open at 5, and the  first whistle is at 6 pm. Daphne and her band will be playing between the two bouts, at approximately 7 pm. Tickets are $12 at the door (cash only!), and kids under 10 are free with a paying adult. I finally got out to one of these derby bouts a few weeks ago, and it was a blast. Beer, wine, and alcohol are available for the adults, with cupcakes (highly recommended) and other refreshments for sale also. Funds will also be raised for the featured nonprofit, which is Reliance House. Don’t forget to bring a chair.


Also on Saturday night, it’s night #3 of that Hoolios tour. They are going to be really loosened up by this show (or really tired, or both). The band will be at Dickson’s Tavern (formerly the Bank Street Roadhouse, most recently the Commoner) in New London on Saturday. There is no cover and the show starts at 8 pm.


Bedroom Rehab Corporation ( will be playing a big show on Saturday night at 33 Golden Street, with  the Scimitar ( and Horns of Ormus ( The Scimitar is from Boston and features members of Black Pyramid. Both Bedroom Rehab Corporation and Horns of Ormus will also be appearing at the I AM Festival in a couple of weeks. If all that great music weren’t enough, Bedroom Rehab will be doing a special drawing for a red vinyl limited edition copy of their album “Red Over Red”. All you will have to do is pay admission and sign up to win. There were only 50 copies of the transparent red vinyl album made, and half have already been sold. The winning name will be drawn during BRC’s set, which will be the last of the night. You must be present to win. The show starts at 9:30 pm and there is a $5 cover.


Here are the Hoolios with “God Invents Rock and Roll”:



Thur 8/22/13  – Live Lunch Break with Matzah Cigar at the Hygienic Art Park in New London 12:00 noon NO COVER

- Michael Beach, Fatal Film, Street People, Closely Watched Trains at the Oasis Pub in New London 9 pm

- Roy Dunn MacLean at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 7-10 pm NO COVER

- The Hoolios at the Brooklyn Fair in Brooklyn CT 7-10 pm

- Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8 pm

- Little War Twins, Jason Milici/Sleepers Awake at Two Boots in Bridgeport NO COVER


Fri 8/23/13      – The CBYD Trio at 33 Golden Street in New London 9 pm

- The Hoolios at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 9 pm NO COVER

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

- Michael Beach, Estrogen Highs, Closely Watched Trains, Fatal Film at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

- The Kennedys, Shawn Mullins, Heather Maloney at the Spaceland Ballroom in Hamden 8 pm


Sat 8/24/13      – The Hoolios at Dickson’s Pub in New London 8 pm

- Bedroom Rehab Corporation, the Scimitar, Horns of Ormus at 33 Golden Street in New London 9:30 pm

- Daphne Lee Martin at Galaxy Roller Rink in Groton (halftime at the Shoreline Roller Derby bout) 7 pm

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

- The Brummy Brothers, Dirt Road Radio at the High Noon Saloon in Norwich 8 pm

- The What Up Funk! Band at the Hygienic Art Park in New London

- IDEAT Village Rock Lottery at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8 pm

- 5th Avenue Vampires , Lord Fowl at Anna Liffey’s in New Haven 8 pm


Sun 8/25/13    – John Fries Band at Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock in New London 5 pm

- The Weird Beards at 33 Golden Street in New London 9 pm NO COVER

- Bryan Rizzuto & Andy Solberg at Steak Loft in Mystic 6-9 pm NO COVER

- Maggie and Dan, Zebras and Bulls Fight Tonight! at Willimantic Records in Willimantic 4-6 pm


Mon 8/26/13   – John Fries Band at the Daniel Packer Inne in Mystic 9:30 pm

- One Hundred Year Ocean, Taking Meds, Sinforiano Diaz at Willimantic Records in Willimantic 6 pm

- The Ghost Wolves, Milksop:Unsung, Orb Mellon at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8 pm


Tues 8/27/13   – Tall Tall Trees, Canvas, Kev King at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8 pm NO COVER


Wed 8/28/13   – Selfish Giant, Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm


Thur 8/29/13  – Live Lunch Break with Elison Jackson at the Hygienic Art Park in New London 12:00 noon NO COVER

- Vince Thompson and friends at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 7-10 pm NO COVER

- John Fries (acoustic w/ Corina) at Octagon Steak House in Mystic  7:30 pm

- Giorgio Fareira, Forrest Harlow, Drew Angus, SenoritAwesome at Two Boots in Bridgeport 8:30 pm NO COVER


Fri 8/30/13      – The Hoolios at Steak Loft in Mystic 7-10 pm NO COVER

- Dan Greene (Mountain Movers) at Cafe Nine in New Haven 5-7:30 pm NO COVER

- The Lost Riots, Horns of Ormus, the Vultures at Elm Bar in New Haven 9 pm

- The Mallett Brothers Band at the Outer Space in Hamden 9:30 pm


Sat 8/31/13      – Dogbite, Lipbone Redding at the Hygienic Art Park in New London 7 pm

- Zoo Front, Sunshine Ears Featuring Expressions of Afraid of Sound, Night of the Rabbit, Shrinnirs, the Lonesome Wile, Baseball Camp Nurse at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Willimantic 4 pm – midnight (Art Auction to benefit the Windham Harm Reduction Coalition)

- Eugene Chadbourne, Space Orphans, Malcolm Tent at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8 pm


Sun 9/1/13      – The Hoolios, the MacLeans, Sandra Levine at Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock in New London 6 pm



Anne Castellano is a New London, CT songwriter and guitarist who fronts her own original band, Anne Castellano and the Smoke. She has also played in several other bands over the years (the Uninformed, the Skin Walkers, and the Cavities) and spent several years performing as a solo artist.

In 2010 she released a full-length self-produced CD entitled “What’s Been Going On”. Anne also collaborated with Hugh Birdsall (Dogbite, the Reducers) on an EP called “In the Dark”, released in 2012 under the name SheSaidHeSaid. She is a 30-year veteran of college radio, and is currently doing the Deranged Radio Show on alternate Tuesday evenings from 6-9 pm 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. She began putting together her weekly concert calendar in 2005, 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 music as her “day job” schedule permits.


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