Fri 1 Feb
Lys Guillorn, Sawtelles, A Pallet for the Shoal
Midwinter freakouts via local yokels. Get buck.
Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Avenue, New Haven
Ian C. Bouras (NY), Retrouvaille + Vivienne Aerts
You guys see that Wolf Eyes meme about how free jazz is noise for people who thought about going to Berklee? Lel that was a good one.
Best Video, 1842 Whitney Ave, Hamden
Boy Harsher (MA), Phemale (MA)
Dark dank and dirty dance noise, boys. Goth nite '19, boys.
State House, 294 State St, New Haven
Sat 2 Feb
Qusharia, Brunettes, Hylda, Wrestle Crow (VT), Glambat
Indie rocks loud and quiet to support a legal fund for some kids who need help after New Britain cops got to them learn/donate.
Wherehouse, 3850 Main Street (Building 11), Hartford
Jackson-Pratt (NY), Ligature (NY), Blind Date (WTF), Kodak Fire
Noiseboise at the Cool. Don't make it complicated just GTTG.
Never Get To Be Cool, New Haven
kat offline, J Tang, Bloom Filter, IDK
Faithful readers will know I am a hundo p about techno at the gay bar. Who's coming with me after the noise show?? Let's fucking DANCE.
Partners Cafe, 365 Crown St, New Haven
Sun 3 Feb
Leo Suarez, Federico Balducci + Walter Wright + John Venter, Jack Lynch, Barbra, Enrique Paoli
2 many rippers ripping in Chilli Willi. Have a drink of water and some fresh air when you can.
Willimantic Records, 75 Bridge St, Willimantic
Boreas Recorder Quartet
Usually I try to keep a safe distance from Y*le events but this one won my heart, and here's how: 'Boreas, god of the north wind, gave the recorder quartet its name: Wind, air, and breath bring the recorders to resound ... [t]he musicians play over 40 flutes of different sizes and construction, including a twelve part Renaissance consort.'
Y*le Collection of Musical Instruments, 15 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven
Francis (NY), Dust Control
Lindsay 'Surf Hair' Tuttle called Francis, 'favorite band right now' and 'sounds like sebadoh/western mass/dinosaur jr.' -- so we got some og freakscene vibes here. Also a ball game! (Which: Norworth/Von Tilzer remind us to root, root root, for the home team -- regardless of current trends in sports fandom. IMHO. And CT is firmly in New England. IMHO. Tho I do still have an 860 number. YMMV.) Bring snacks!
NG2BC, New Haven
Mon 4 Feb
Weeknight (NY), Reduction Plan, Pleasure Beat
OK let's slow down for a sec this is important. This show is happening on a weeknight, to wit: Monday. Still, tho, the touring headliner is a band that calls itself Weeknight. So it's Weeknight on a weeknight. But, presumably, they have other gigs that are on Saturday or Sunday, but they'd still be Weeknight. How about Friday? Thirsty Thursday? I dunno. But Manic Monday? Oh yes.
Cafe Nine, 250 State St, New Haven
Tue 5 Feb
Wed 6 Feb
Big Fang, Keesh/Pheobe, Fleurs
I can't think of a good broast re: K/P's name indecision. Sorry boys.