Anne’s Shore & More #135 – Mar 20 2014

Anne’s Shore & More #135 – Mar 20 2014

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE WEEK

Anne Castellano

Anne Castellano

The first weekend of spring is a quiet one on the shoreline. The biggest show of the weekend takes place on Saturday night, when Girls Guns and Glory (http://girlsgunsandglory.com/) will have their CD Release in the Rose Barn Theater at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford. The Rose Barn Theater is a great place to see live music, and this event should be one to remember.  Girls Guns and Glory just came back from a very busy trip to South By Southwest, where the band played nine showcases, as well as backing Amy Black and Sarah Borges for all of their showcases. Instead of taking a break, they will be touring the east coast for the next few months, performing from Maine to North Carolina to Kentucky and everywhere in between. The new album, called “Good Luck”,was produced by Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, known for his work with the Bottle Rockets, the Del Lords, and Steve Earle. It is their fifth album, and their first with Ambel, who contacted the band about working together after their last album came out. Girls Guns and Glory have done a lot of gigs in the New London area , with appearances at Bank Street Cafe, Stash’s, and the Side Pocket Cafe, all of which have since closed (just a coincidence, folks!). They played at the Rose Barn almost exactly a year ago with the Hoolios. This time, Preston Frantz Hellbent and Heartbreakin’ (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Preston-Frantz-Hellbent-Heartbreakin) will open the show with a fine set of honky-tonk and old fashioned country music. Hellbent was great the last time I saw them, with Tom Trombley behind the drum kit and Ken Atkins on lead guitar. It’s really fun to see Ken and Preston playing in a band together again after all these years. The rhythm section is rounded out by Tim O’Connor on mandolin and Corina Malbaurn on upright bass. The Rose Barn Theater is fine for kids, so bring the family along and they’ll probably love it. Cash bar (beer and wine) will be available. There will be free pretzels! And don’t forget to pick up a CD. (A note about parking: The O’Neill is under construction. Parking for the Rose Barn is in the big field to the right near where the driveway forks to go to Waterford Beach. There will probably be signs.) Music starts at 7 pm and admission is $10 at the door.

 

 CONCERT CALENDAR       

Thur 3/20/14  – JC Hatfield at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 7-10 pm NO COVER

                        – Crabapple, Brave Hands, Babysnakes, Joe Katz at Willimantic Records in Willimantic 5 pm

                        – Farmer Tan, Saint Cobra, Tom Nolan and the Viet-Tom Band at the Outer Space in Hamden 7 pm

                        – The Dini Band, Rob Carlson’s Band at Two Boots in Bridgeport NO COVER

 

Fri 3/21/14     – Red Molly at All Souls in New London 7:30 pm $17 advance/$20 door

                        – Chris MacKay and the ToneShifters at the Malted Barley in Westerly 9 pm

                        – John Fries & Corina Malbaurn at Perks & Corks in Westerly 9 pm

                        – 9th Wave at the Lucky Frog in Willimantic (600 Main St.) 9 pm NO COVER

                        – Anna Lennard at Nightingale’s Acoustic Cafe in Old Lyme 7-9 pm

                        – The Di Maggio Connection, the Clams at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

                        – XNY, Bad Case of Big Mouth at the Space in Hamden 7 pm

                        – Sierra Hull & Courtney Hartman at the Spaceland Ballroom in Hamden 8:30 pm

 

Sat 3/22/14     – Girls Guns and Glory, Preston Frantz Hellbent and Heartbreakin’ at the Rose Barn Theater at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford (CD Release show) 7 pm $10

                        – John Fries & the Elements at Hot Rod Cafe in New London 9 pm                       

                        – Los Lonely Boys at the Wolf Den in Uncasville 8 pm

                        -  Steve Broderick & the 100 Watt Suns at Chamard Vineyard in Clinton 4-7 pm

                        – Josi Davis & Hot Damn! at Jonathan Edwards Winery in North Stonington 7 pm

                        – Arborea at AcousticMusic.org in Guilford 8 pm

                        – James Mauri, Steve Broderick & the 100 Watt Suns at the Outer Space in Hamden 7:30 pm

                        – Death Prayers, Goat Herder at Three Sheets Cafe in New Haven 9 pm

                        – Woven Woods, Tri-State Era, 2/3 Tall, Milkshakes, Daniel Amedee at thevSpace in Hamden 7 pm

                        – Darrow Chemical Company, Johnny B Mordid, Death Church,Theater Zombies, Zombii at Two Boots in Bridgeport

 

Sun 3/23/14    -Sandman at Perks & Corks in Westerly 8 pm

                        – Cameron Sutphin, Dear Creek, Squareonetwo at the Space in Hamden 7 pm

                        – Prester John at the Outer Space in Hamden 8 pm

 

Mon 3/24/14   - Joy Ike, Elle Sera, Tina Colon at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8 pm

                        – Lily & the HighLife, Dave Lefkin and Tin Whistle at Three Sheets in New Haven 9 pm

                        – North of Nashville at the Outer Space in Hamden 7 pm

 

Tues 3/25/14   – Stacy Phillips and His Bluegrass Characters at Cafe Nine in New Haven 7:30-9:30 pm

                        – Typhoon, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Wild Ones at the Spaceland Ballroom in Hamden 8 pm

                        – Before You Exit, Plug In Stereo, Mary Kate, Thank Me Later, Spencer Sutherland at the Space in Hamden 6 pm

 

Wed 3/26/14   – DCTV (ex- Guided By Voices), Spaceships, Oughts at BAR in New Haven 9:30 pm

                        – Planeside at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

                        – Tribal Seeds, New Kingston, Inna Vision at the Space in Hamden 7 pm

 

Thur 3/27/14  – Marc Douglas Berardo at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 8 pm

                        – Bill Kirchen, Greg Trooper at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8 pm

                        – Dead Rider, Florida=Death, Space Orphans, Phemale at the Outer Space in Hamden 8:30 pm

                        – Shakebite, Broadcast Hearts at Two Boots in Bridgeport NO COVER

                        – The Boston Boys at Performance 61 in Stamford 8 pm NO COVER

 

Fri 3/28/14     – Dogbite, the Friendly Ghost at Dickson’s Tavern in New London 7pm

                        – Jeff Bujak at Strange Brew in Norwich

                        – Marshall Crenshaw, Bob Crelin at the Spaceland Ballroom in Hamden 7:30 pm

                        – Thor Jensen Jazz Organization at the Knickerbocker Cafe in Westerly 8 pm

                        – Shakedown, the Weird Beards at Toad’s Place in New Haven 8:30 pm

                        – Little Daylight, Terraplane Sun, Flagship at the Space in Hamden 7 pm

 

Sat 3/29/14     – Bedroom Rehab Corporation, Wolfghost, Problem With Dragons at 33 Golden Street in New London 10 pm

                        – The Meadows Brothers, the MacLean Sisters at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 8 pm

                        – Someone You Can Xray, Chris MacKay and the ToneShifters at the Ivory Restaurant in Deep River 9 pm

                        – Ten Foot Polecats, Slim Francis at Three Sheets Cafe in New Haven 9 pm

                        – Too Blue, 10 String Symphony, the Tattletale Saints at the Outer Space in Hamden 8 pm

 

Sun 3/30/14    – Dance, Charlatan!, Yuppy Flu at the Space in Hamden 7 pm

                        – Jordan Renzi, Kayla Schine at the Outer Space in Hamden 8 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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