Anne’s Shore & More #132 – Feb 28 2014

Anne’s Shore & More #132 – Feb 28 2014


Anne Castellano

Anne Castellano

On Friday night, Fatal Film ( will release a brand new 12-track self-titled (or eponymous, if you prefer) CD. They will have the release show at 33 Golden Street in New London, with Oneida and Horns of Ormus joining them on the bill. The new CD was produced by Jason Banta, a local musician who is well-known for his work with Recur Occurrence, Roadside Attractions, and Burnouts From Outer Space. When Jason isn’t traveling the world with the likes of Joe Cocker, he is doing sound for local shows and working on recording projects like this one. “Fatal Film” is a much anticipated album, since it has been six years since the band released their last CD, “Thrill’r”. Fatal Film played at last month’s Rock Fix and they had copies of the new album for sale back then, but this will be the official release. It’s supposed to be very good, so bring cash so you can get your own copy. Brooklyn band Oneida ( has been making eclectic/psychedelic/avant-garde music since 1997, and since then they have released twelve studio albums, two live albums, three eps, and a whole bunch of singles. They also played here in New London at the I AM Festival back in 2008. Compared to both these long-established bands, Horns of Ormus ( are the “new kids on the scene” (Fatal Film released their first single in 2004), but they have made a big impact on the local music community in a short time. Bassist/singer Greg Wharmby and drummer Jim Villano have been playing in countless local bands since the early Towers of New London days. Christian Moore (guitar) has quite a resume too, as a member of the Liz Larsons, A Honey Wagon, the Lawn Bastards, and Estrogen and Tonic. Horns of Ormus has only been around for a couple of years, but with seasoned veterans such as these, it didn’t take them long to get really good. Horns of Ormus will open the show at 9 pm. Cover is $5.

On Saturday night, Daphne Lee Martin ( will celebrate the release of her brand new CD, “Frost”, with a show at the Oasis Pub in New London. “Frost” is the follow-up album and “twin” to the highly-acclaimed “Moxie”, which was released in January 2013, and it’s Daphne’s third studio album. New Haven electro-pop duo Mission Zero ( will open the show, which starts at 9 pm. Admission at the door is $5, unless you donated to Daphne’s Kickstarter campaign, then you get in free. $10 at the door will get you admission and a digital download card for the new album. $15 at the door will get you admission and a signed copy of the new CD. If you can’t wait until Saturday, the album is available now on iTunes at

Also on Saturday night, Barn Burning ( will be performing at 33 Golden Street in New London. The band is from Providence, and I am pretty sure I saw them as the warmup act for Slim Cessna’s Auto Club many years ago at the Last Call in Providence. In the 13 years they have been together, they have played over 300 shows in 35 states and also in Canada. They have also released several albums and EPs. According to the Facebook event, William and Joseph James play what is being  called “Drinkin’ Fuckin’ and Fightin’ country music”, and they are from Boston and Tennessee. I can’t find any other information about them anywhere online, so if you want to know what they sound like you’ll have to go to the show. DJ Rob Vaughn Guess will be spinning the vinyl between the bands and afterward. Cover is $5 and the show starts at 10 pm.




Thur 2/27/14  – Sandman and Mike at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 7-10 pm NO COVER


- Water Liars, Laundry Day, Sam Perduta at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm


Fri 2/28/14      – Oneida, Fatal Film, Horns of Ormus at 33 Golden Street in New London 9 pm

- Preston Frantz Hellbent and Heartbreakin’ at Steak Loft in Mystic 7-10 pm NO COVER

- Bad Braids, Tick Hive, Jacket Thor, Maggie & Dan at Willimantic Records in Willimantic

- The Guru, Art Decade, the New Highway Hymnal, the Televibes, Budris at the Space in Hamden 7 pm

- Garbage Barge, Sperm Donor, Nasty Disaster, the Olympics at Cherry Street Station in Wallingford 9 pm


Sat 3/1/14        – Daphne Lee Martin, Mission Zero at the Oasis Pub in New London (CD release) 9 pm


- Barn Burning, William and Joseph James at 33 Golden Street in New London 10 pm

- Someone You Can XRay, Domo Arigato at Bean and Leaf in New London 7 pm

- The Hoolios at Old Orchard Farm in East Lyme 7 pm ($15/$20 couple)

- The Downbeat 5, the Manchurians, Big Fat Combo at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8 pm

- The Fleshtones, Sonic Supercharger 66, the Six Pack Dutchmen at Two Boots in Bridgeport 9:30 pm $10 advance, $12 door

- Out of Thin Air at June’s Outback Pub in Killingworth 8 pm


Sun 3/2/14      -10,000 Blades, Make It Up, Gregory McKillop at Cafe Nine in New Haven 3-6 pm NO COVER

- Sally Barris, Kristen Graves at the Spaceland Ballroom in Hamden 7:30 pm


Tues 3/4/14     - John Fries Band at the Voodoo Grill in Mystic 9 pm

- Rathborne, Streets of Laredo, the Backyard Committee at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8 pm

- Shaka & the Soul Shakers at Two Boots in Bridgeport 6-10 pm NO COVER


Wed 3/5/14     – Glen Matlock, Sylvain Sylvain at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

- Ringo Deathstarr, Purple, Spectral Fangs at BAR in New Haven 9:30 pm

- Deer Tick at Infinity Hall in Norfolk 8 pm


Thur 3/6/14    – Orkestar Bam, the Harris Brothers Balkan Band at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

- The Stepkids, Snooty Garland at the Spaceland Ballroom in Hamden 9 pm

- Margene Without Borders, Malcolm Tent, Travis, Sirens at Two Boots in Bridgeport NO COVER


Fri 3/7/14        – Street People, Roz & the Rice Cakes at the Oasis Pub in New London 9 pm

- John Fries Band at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 9 pm NO COVER

- Sarah Borges, Girls Guns and Glory at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9:30 pm

- Goodnight Blue Moon at Two Boots in Bridgeport


Sat 3/8/14        – Katie Perkins at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 9 pm

- The Jon Cumming Band, Dirt Road Radio at Strange Brew Pub in Norwich

- Burger Revolution, Furnsss, Aye Nako, Point Bonita, Spit-Take, Terrible Roars at Willimantic Records in Willimantic 6:30 pm

- The Black Hollies, Trummors, the Mountain Movers at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

- Ask the Dead at Three Sheets Cafe in New Haven 9 pm

- Adam Ezra at the Knickerbocker Cafe in Westerly 8 pm

- Washboard Slim & the Bluelights, River City Slim & the Zydeco Hogs at the Spaceland Ballroom in Hamden 8 pm

- Great Blue, Eggy, Elephant at Two Boots in Bridgeport


Sun 3/9/14      – The Meadows Brothers at Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio and Gallery in Chester 4-6 pm

- Liz Wood at Cafe Nine in New Haven 5-7 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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