Fri 23 Nov
Bella's Bartok (MA), Jacques Le Coque
'The English term gipsy or gypsy is a common word used to indicate Romani people, Tinkers and Travellers, and use of the word gipsy in modern-day English is so pervasive ... that some Romani organizations use it in their own organizational names. However, according to some academics who study the Romani people, and a few Romani themselves, the word has been tainted by its use as a racial slur and a pejorative connoting illegality and irregularity, and some modern dictionaries either recommend avoiding use of the word gypsy entirely or give it a negative or warning label.' (Wikipedia)
State House, 294 State St, New Haven
King Bongo, Fat Randy, SAP, Fox 45 (NY)
Here are some rock 'n' roll bands.
Scotty O'Boyles, 523 1/2 N Colony Rd, Meriden
Sat 24 Nov
Chris Cretella, Michael Larocca/Aaron Rubinstein, Max Hamel/Al Margolis, Gora, Curmudgeon Corner
A bunch a great improvisers in the afternoon. Yrstrly teaming up with Sam again. Curmudgeon Corner is luminaries Adam Matlock and Anne Rhodes duoing, if ya didn't already know.
Willimantic Records, 75 Bridge St, Willimantic
Mon 26 Nov
Downtown Boys (RI), Algiers (GA), the Shrinnirs
Some seriously powerful and raucous fully automated luxury gay space communism on this one. Try not to break anything.
Drug Church (NY), Gouge Away (FL), Seattle's New Gods (WA), Videodome
Here are some hardcore punk bands. I was a little disappointed to learn that Seattle's New Gods are actually from Seattle.
RVP Studios: The Cave, 221 Bull Hill Lane, West Haven
Tue 27 Nov
Monobody (IL), The Most, Jelani Sei, Holy Pinto (UK)
Some sort of emo math rock vibes but kinda groovy?
MAC 650, 650 Main St, Middletown
Wed 28 Nov
Stove, Crag Mask, Maneka (NY), Witch Hair
Here's some alternative rock.
WAMLEG, 190 Ward Street, Wallingford
Clara Engel (ON), An Historic
Someone called Clara here 'minimalist holy blues from another galaxy' which if they sound half as good as all that the video store is in for a legyndary nite.
Best Video, 1842 Whitney Ave, Hamden
Laundry Day, Old Self, The Right Offs
Do NOT put a hyphen in 'Right Offs' or they will roll you in the parking lot. Laundry Day has a new EP!