Anne’s Shore & More #153 – Aug 14 2014

Anne’s Shore & More #153 – Aug 14 2014

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE WEEK

Anne Castellano

Anne Castellano

Thursday seems to be the busiest night of the upcoming weekend, with a couple of shows taking place on Golden Street in New London. The good news is that you will easily be able to see both of them. First up, there will be an early show at the Telegraph record store with Pocket Vinyl and Nemes. New London duo Pocket Vinyl (https://www.facebook.com/pocketvinyl) has released three albums, most recently “Death Anxiety” in 2013. Eric Stevenson plays piano and sings while his wife Elizabeth Jancewicz paints. At the end of the set, the brand new painting is sold to the highest bidder. They’ve been taking it slow this summer while Elizabeth works on her art, but they plan to do a lot of touring beginning in October. Indie rock band Nemes (https://www.facebook.com/nemesband) will be visiting from Boston. (In case you want to talk to your friends about the show, you pronounce the band’s name like “knee·miss.” It must be a drag for them to have to explain that all the time, but I digress.) The current lineup of the band, which includes two brothers, has been together for about two years and they plan to release their first full length album in the fall. Not your typical four piece, their instrumentation includes guitar, bass, drums, and violin. They have been nominated for several New England Music Awards, and Alternative Press has named them one of the top 5 unsigned bands in the country. The show starts at 6 pm and you can BYOB. All ages are welcome, and there is no cover.

 

There’s a special Thursday night show at 33 Golden Street in New London this week also. Out of town band Loom will be playing, along with local faves Fatal Film (www.fatalfilm.com) and Horns of Ormus (https://www.facebook.com/HornsOfOrmus) . Horns of Ormus is one of the hottest bands in town right now, and they just released their first full length CD “Bashful”, a couple of weeks ago. If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, here’s your chance. The order of bands is unknown, but out of town band Loom (https://www.facebook.com/loomct) will be playing the middle set. Loom is a heavy dreamy pop band from Bethel, CT, and they will be releasing an album soon. New London definitely owes thanks to Fatal Film (and also the Suicide Dolls) for their hard work bringing many good out of town bands here for shows. The show starts at 9 pm and cover is $5.

 

On Friday, there’s a Happy Hour show at the Bulkeley House in New London with ArleneWow! (https://soundcloud.com/arlenewow) and  Dana Takaki. Both of these women are extremely talented performers. Arlene has been playing a lot of local shows lately, so catch her when you are able, and you’ll be happy you did. She has a great voice and a commanding stage presence. Violinist Dana Takaki is a versatile player who complements everyone she plays with. The show starts at 5 pm and there’s no cover.

 

If you’re a morning person, check out the Waterford Farmer’s Market on Saturday at 10 am for a performance by singer/songwriter Lauren Agnelli (https://sites.google.com/site/laurenagnelli/home) and violinist Dana Takaki. Lauren’s long musical career includes the Grammy nominated Washington Squares in the 1980s, a long musical partnership with Dave Rave,  and the Americana group Amalgamated Muck. While you enjoy the free live music, you can purchase fresh locally grown produce as well as other local products including honey and soap. The market is located in the civic triangle, near the Waterford Town Hall on Rope Ferry Rd.

 

 

CONCERT CALENDAR     

 

Thur 8/14/14  – Josi Davis at the Hygienic Art Park 12:00 noon (Live Lunch Break)

- Pocket Vinyl, Nemes at the Telegraph in New London 6 pm

- Loom, Fatal Film, Horns of Ormus at 33 Golden Street in New London 9 pm

- Village Jammers at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 7-10 pm NO COVER

- Gang of Thieves, Broken Glow at Strange Brew in Norwich

- Jose Oyola and the Astronauts, Ceschi, Not Blood Paint, the Little Books at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8 pm

- Nasty Disaster, the Stand Alones, the Hulls, more TBA at Three Sheets in New Haven

- Bear Girl, Capital Arms, Slowriter, the Palindromes, the Pampalibros, Stephanie Griffin at the Space in Hamden 7 pm

- Foxtails, Within and Without, Stampeter at Two Boots in Bridgeport

- Echo & the Bunnymen at the Paradise in Boston 8 pm SOLD OUT

Fri 8/15/14      – ArleneWow! and Dana Takaki at the Bulkeley House in New London 5 pm

- Sue Menhart Band at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 9 pm NO COVER

- Saint Cobra at Three Sheets in New Haven 9 pm

- Stephany Brown at Cafe Nine in New Haven 5-7 pm NO COVER

- Titus Andronicus, Liquor Store, Wicked Kind at the Space in Hamden 7 pm

- The Theatre Zombies, Children of October at Two Boots in Bridgeport NO COVER

Sat 8/16/14      – Lauren Agnelli & Dana Takaki at the Waterford Farmer’s Market 10 am

- The Alchemystics at Strange Brew in Norwich

- Florida=Death, Bloodpheasant, Patch Kit, Omega Vague, Weak Teeth at Willimantic Records in Willimantic 5 pm

- Walt Wilkins, Chris Berardo and the Desberardos at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

- Seth Adam at Never Ending Books in New Haven 7:30 pm

- Civil Pilots, Disable Time, the Lively, Static Charmer at the Space in Hamden 7 pm

- Charles “The Horn” Neville & Gent Treadly at Two Boots in Bridgeport

Sun 8/17/14    – John Fries at Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock in New London

- Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars at the Hygienic Art Park in New London 7 pm

- Dogbite trio (acoustic) at Chester Farmer’s Market 10:30am-12:15 pm

- Green Stamps, Ravens in the Woods, Ebin-Rose Trio, Mark B. White at Parmelee Farm in Killingworth 3-6 pm FREE

- Paradise Fears, Against The Current, William Beckett, Brookline Drive, Brett Steinberg at the Space in Hamden 7 pm

- Erica Russo and the Good Sport, Bevelers, Blueprints of the Heart at the Outer Space in Hamden

 

Mon 8/18/14   – Spit-Take, Crab Legs, the Friendly Ghost at Willimantic Records in Willimantic 7 pm

- Claire Rodriguez, Hannah Fair, Debbie Antari, Robin Butteau at Two Boots in Bridgeport (Singer Songwriter circle)

Tues 8/19/14   – Dinosaur Truckers, the Henchmen at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

- Kishi Bashi, Bombadil, Heidemann at the Spaceland Ballroom in Hamden 9 pm

Wed 8/20/14   – Cymbals Eat Guitars, Dead Gaze, Strange Kids at BAR in New Haven 9:30 pm

- Estrogen Highs, the Frustrations, the Mountain Movers at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

Thur 8/21/14  – Will Evans at the Hygienic Art Park 12:00 noon (Live Lunch Break)

- JC Hatfield at Sneekers Cafe in Groton 7-10 pm NO COVER

- Eric Lichter, the Meadows Brothers, James Maple at Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio & Gallery in Chester 7-9 pm

- Kinky Friedman at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8 pm

- Ponybird, Violent Mae, James Maple, MT Bearington at the Outer Space in Hamden

- Dan Deacon, Fake Babies, Furnsss at the Space in Hamden 7 pm

- La Tunda, BowenArrow, Vicky and the Vengents at Two Boots in Bridgeport

Fri 8/22/14      – Motion Radio Receiver, Brotherhood of Thieves at Strange Brew in Norwich

- The Throttles at Cafe Nine in New Haven 9 pm

Sat 8/23/14      – Hugh Birdsall at New London Farmer’s Market (Williams Park) 1:30-4:30 pm

- Bedroom Rehab Corporation, Faces of Bayon, Cult of Ulysses at 33 Golden Street in New London

- The Lost Riots (CD Release), Fatal Film, Horns of Ormus at the Oasis Pub in New London

- Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, West End Blend at the Hygienic Art Park in New London 7-11 pm

- The Hoolios at Old Orchard Farm in East Lyme 7 pm $15 BYOB

-Tauk, Strange Changes at Strange Brew in Norwich

- John D’Amato at Cafe Nine in New Haven 8:30 pm

- Elle Sera at Never Ending Books in New Haven 7:30 pm

- Eurisko, Hanging Hills, Wise Old Moon, Polluter at the Outer Space in Hamden

- Soleb Theory, Kings And Liars at Two Boots in Bridgeport

Sun 8/24/14    – Dogbite at Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock in New London 2-4 pm

- The Honeycutters at the Spaceland Ballroom in Hamden 7 pm

- Kevin Morby, the Oddbodies, Cold Feet, Budris at the Space in Hamden 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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