Stunning variety of styles available for yer ears this week. International, even! South Africa, British Isles, whatever galaxy Sunburned Hand of the Man is from. And you don't even need a passport for these tryyps. Holy Toledo.
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Thu 16 Aug
The Water Cycle (MA), Ice Cream Orphan, So Sorry
Nice boy indie pop.
Willimantic Records, 75 Bridge St, Willimantic
Root and Branch
International style psychoceilidh jamz.
The Afro-Semitic Experience present “Letters from the Affair”
This multi-media jazz song cycle is based upon a series of letters written by the Impressionist painters Camille Pissarro and Edgar Degas.
Best Video, 1842 Whitney Ave, Hamden
DJ Lag (South Africa), Ross Menze, LasuJe
Man all anyone talks about is gqom, gqom, gqom. Like, we get it! An impossible to pronouce house microgenre out of South Africa is coming to town.
The State House, 294 State St, New Haven
Fri 17 Aug
Quiet Giant, Nova One (RI), Bilge Rat, Haunted Continents (NY)
The very last gig ever for our local sockrockers Quiet Giant. Show some love.
MAC 650, 650 Main St, Middletown
Side Piece, Hysteria (NJ), KPG (NJ), Perennial, Kind Crew (MA), Bitch Fit
Hey my name is Corey. I'm really into hardcore. People call me Hard Corey.
Crunch House, West Haven
Sat 18 Aug
Sunburned Hand of the Man (MA), Headroom
Freak scene stalwarts coming thru to uncork yer braincap.
The State House
Obliquity, Fred Cracklin, barbra (MA), Anne Rhodes
Local freak scene representing this night as well. Tough decisions.
Mon 20 Aug
Kidnapped, Tossed Aside (NH), House Without Body
Never Get To Be Cool, New Haven
Kath Bloom, Village of Spaces (ME), Kryssi B, Sam Moth
Meditative night with folk Americana and drone guitars and ethereal singing.
Neverending Books, 810 State St, New Haven
Sperm Donor, Tile (PA), Videodome
Noisy rockin n rollin.
Three Sheets, 372 Elm Street, New Haven
Tue 21 Aug
311 (NE), The Offspring (CA)
I saw 311 headline 104Fest at the Meadows circa 1999 with Public Enemy, Everclear, and the Verve Pipe.
XFINITY Theatre, Hartford
Wed 22 Aug
Cole Blouin (ME), Landing, Matt Gannon x Michael Larocca
Cole's semi-improvised stream of consciousness songs will, I hope, pair nicely with Landing's space tryyps and Matt & Mike's clattering mindbends.
AllegrA (PA), Perennial, SHY
AllegrA is, it seems, 'small, queer, lots of feelings'. I, for one, find that quite appealing. If you don't know these openers yet you must be new.
Never Get To Be Cool
Balún (NY), The Telle, Mons Vi (NY)
Cool out with some chill electropop, won't you?
Cafe Nine, 250 State St, New Haven