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Ladies & Gentlemen… another Dopapod moment that we fans have been waiting for! By the time most of us wake up tomorrow — and for some before they go to sleep (you lucky west-coasters, you), the band will have released Emit Time, their fifth studio album and follow up to their 2017 release, Megagem. Over the last few months,...
The New Mastersounds kick off a set of shows tonight in Portland, Maine and I'll be seeing the band tomorrow StageOne @ Fairfield Theater Company. They've been a bit busy prepping for 20th year as a band, so if you are looking to get them anything special as a gift, keep an eye out for their forthcoming album called...
It was a warm spring evening in Fairfield CT, and thankfully (and finally) NO RAIN! The streets were full of feet and colorful hats (it was Kentucky Derby day.) Dangermuffin was in town and were getting ready to bring it to Fairfield Theater Company on StageOne. Flash back to a little over a year ago, they jammed out in this...
Time is defined as "the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole," and this past Saturday evening was quite the time to put it literally. Dopapod returned, and what a damn good time it was! "As long as time keeps ticking on, you'll end up right where you belong. Only...
Can’t wait to feel the energy that will take over that incredible room!
My daily grind as of late has been 10 to 12 hour days with single days off here and there. And usually those days off are coordinated as such to carry out a long-standing plan or obligation. I really haven't had a full day to just let loose and relax, let alone an evening of live music and dancing....
How fitting it was that Ken Hayes, the founder of Gathering Of The Vibes, took stage between acts on Saturday evening at the Deep Banana Blackout and Kung Fu show at The Capitol Theater in Port Chester in NY to announce the lineup for his 19 year old summer festival. Announcing in that forum makes sense considering that both...
Manic Productions has been bringing class-act bands through the many stages of the Hartford and New Haven area (and beyond) for the better part of the last few years, and on this fine end-of-summer evening last Tuesday, they paired together the beautiful and talented Xenia Rubinos with the quirky and loud boys from experimental band Man Man at The...
Well, kids, the countdown has officially begun. The 18th Gathering of The Vibes is just under two weeks away. I am growing more excited with each hour that passes just thinking about all that is store for us at Bridgeport CT’s Seaside Park. Top five things I am most looking forward to? In no particular order: 1) Happy hour the...
What better way to come down from camping with your best friends during a three evening run of Phish @ SPAC than to step foot into the photo pit of two amazing rock bands?! The Joy Formidable came in to support The Black Keys this Tuesday in the good old Hart-beat (aka Hartford CT) and this girl was on...
This past weekend was the annual Dave Matthews Band two-night run in Hartford, and this year they came with support from The Head and the Heart. My brothers and I were not going to let ugly clouds and nonstop rain keep us from a good time. Pizzas were purchased, beers were on ice, snacks packed and the pop-up tents...
It was June of 2010 and I had made my way up to Burlington VT to clear my head and spend some time with an old friend. I walked into his apartment and there was a guy just chillin' out on his couch. What I didn’t know at the time is that my visit to this amazing city was...
They Heavy Pets, a South Florida group consisting of five strapping young lads, two guitars, a bass, the drums and some keys--oh, and a whole lot of funk--was a band I caught a few weeks back following their raging 4/20 show in Buffalo. Thankfully they managed to wrangle up some energy for a nice Sunday evening set in Connecticut....
I don’t think it would come as a shock to anyone that follows my stories to know that live music is one of my most favorite forms of art. Unlike a painting, a photograph, a written work or even a studio album, it is a form that you really need to experience live to grasp the best understanding of...
Yesterday marked the arrival of RECORD STORE DAY 2013! What's Record Store Day, you ask? Well.... It's the day that many-a-music enthusiasts (aka music nerds) save up for, plan out for weeks and wake up extra early for. It's what has happened on the third Saturday of every April since 2007. It's the day that record stores rejoice in...
Recently, Snarky Puppy has been making their rounds and melting faces all across the land as they do it! Last evening was their second of a two-night run at The Mint in LA, and this CT-native girl was on vacation and there in person to see it all come to a close! With excitement beaming from their eyes, the...
Around lunchtime a few Sunday’s ago, I was privy to the fact that Boyd Tinsley would be doing a screening of some sort at Toad’s Place in New Haven CT followed by a meet and greet. By mid afternoon, my brothers grabbed some tickets to whatever it was and set the plan in motion. Just after dinnertime, I was...
In my opinion, Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne is one of the most charming and intimate stages in the entire state of Connecticut. This last Saturday evening, Dangermuffin made their second appearance at the 225 seat venue to an almost sold out crowd. This was the kind of evening in music where you see families come together to enjoy the...
When I became interested in covering Punch Brothers performance, it wasn't because I was in love with their music. In fact, I hadn't even heard much of it. Based solely on the fact that it was a string quintet, there was really no way I wouldn't fall hard and fast for this group. A mandolin, a fiddle, a banjo,...
Marco Benevento is currently kicking out tunes from last year's Tigerface album. Check out Dana Lynne's photo gallery from last month's intimate show with special guests, the Isaac Young Quartet. The show took place in what used to be the Hartford Brick Carriage Factory in 1895. Marco Benevento & Isaac Young Quartet 12/13/12
Just a few short weeks ago, moe. was getting ready for the start of a four evening run leading up to the new year. It was my absolute pleasure being witness to the first two shows of the run at The Palladium in good ole "Worcestah!" When I had first heard about this them, outside of being extremely pumped...
Ryan Montbleau began a solo career back in '99 performing in and around the New England area. In 2006 the aptly named Ryan Montbleau Band was born and they started spreading their sound not only throughout New England, but all over the country. When I think back to some of the earlier days of RMB, I am reminded of...
Ever have one of those moments when you meet one of your favorite musicians and get so tongue-tied with excitement that you fumble your words and make a complete fool of yourself? Yup. It was one of those evenings for this girl. I came face to face with Al Schnier on this fine Friday evening down at The Arch...
Well readers, it was just over a year ago that I reached out to the editors of Live Music Blog expressing interest in covering music for their cause. I truly believe I was put on this earth for the love of music so it only made sense for me to experience as much of it as I could and...
One of the most powerful forces next to the music at a live show is the energy emitted by the fans. On this crisp fall Thursday in Northampton MA, simply walking around on the streets one could feel the presence of good vibes in the air. It seemed easy to pick out the people that were in town for...
On Friday evening, Nectar's Presents delivered another amazing evening of music down at The Arch Street Tavern! First, The Four Legged Faithful is a group of four young gents specializing in all things folk and bluegrass. Nate Pelletier, on banjo, knew exactly what he was doing. Joseph Pierog stood with an enormous grin on his face slapping his upright...
Today is the day that many of us have been waiting for! AURA Music Events announced the full line-up for the 4th Annual AURA Music Festival to take place February 15th through the 17th 2013. In addition to the headliners - announced a little over a month ago, the festival will include two sets by Kung Fu including a...
The guys over at Nectar's Presents brought together beloved reggae/funk group Spiritual Rez with support from Seed at The Arch Street Tavern in Connecticut's capital city of Hartford on Friday night. Seed is a four-piece band that sprouted up in Eastern CT about four years ago. They hit the ground running in the live and local scene all...
Big announcement came through yesterday in the festival world! The 4th Annual AURA Music Festival announced that they have changed dates to the third weekend in February 2013 and location of the happenings to The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park! Their four headlining bands were released -- Papadosio, Conspirator, Perpetual Groove and The Heavy Pets -- and I...
It was a rainy and muggy Wednesday over Hartford, so thankfully Wilco would be playing INSIDE at The Bushnell in Hartford on this otherwise ordinary evening. Across town at The Arch Street Tavern, Nectar's Presents welcomed folk/rock duo Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion for the OFFICIAL Wilco AfterParty! Little did many know, Wilco members, John Stirratt and...
It was upsetting to have missed Dopapod last weekend at CT's Gathering of the Vibes. What got me through it was knowing that they would be bringing it to my neck of the woods just a few days later. And anyone that knows the music scene in Hartford area...well, you know how often you wish you lived closer to...
A while back I had reported on Day One and Day Two of the 2012 Governors Ball Music Festival in NYC. Today I am sharing their recap video with you to help bring to life the awesome performances I saw over the two day weekend... VIA THEIR WEBSITE: We're pleased to present to you the Gov Ball 2012 recap video! Over...
Thursday, 7/19/2012 I have resided in Connecticut for my entire adult-life thus far and before this year, not once have I ever had the opportunity to go to the Gathering of the Vibes. And being that it has taken place in this lovely state of mine going on six years in a row now, I should have been banished! But...
For those that follow Dopapod, you know how amazing and crazy their summer has been and continues to be! This Thursday they make a stop in Hartford CT at The Arch Street Tavern. Following that, they will continue up and down the east coast to complete their summer tour. On 8/23 they will be joined by NYC-based Turbine aboard...
The Heavy Pets hit the road this August and September with a highly anticipated five show run in Colorado highlighted by an appearance at the LoHi Music Festival in Denver, a benefit for the town of Live Oak at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park, Phish after-parties in Alabama and Georgia, three nights with Greenhouse Lounge in their home...
The long awaited release of the LCD Soundsystem film/documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits makes is one-evening-only appearance in theaters nationwide on Wednesday July 18th. At this point many of the major cities across the states have sold out for the most part--but there is still hope for the rest of you out there.... Shut Up and Play...
Turf War and Alberta Cross started day two of The Governors Ball off strong. And while my slacker-ass took a little longer to get to the island, Eric T arrived bright and early and was able to take in the sights and sounds of the mid-morning. When I arrived to the grounds, The Jezabels were about to take...
It was one of those perfectly weathered summer weekends and I was en route to The Governors Ball Music Festival on NYC's Randall's Island. Of the many suggested ways to get onto the island, I opted to hop the ferry. In front of me sat two young lads that were eager to get to the festivities! Both reside in...
Big Gigantic played The Governors Ball on Saturday just after 2pm. They are out in full force on festival-tour this summer and are in support of their latest release Nocturnal. As they took stage, Dominic (production/sax) welcomed everyone..."Thank you all for coming! We are happy to be here and are ready to do a little day-time raging!" I won't...
Remember that WU LYF show that we covered back in April?! Well turns out there was some video footage going down! According to their Facebook page: LYF compadres and videographers the ABF spent some time with us in NYC on the final leg of our last tour. We bro’d it down, drank it up and they caught the whole...
Yesterday was the day that many-a-Phans have been waiting for since first rumors of the tour begin back in late winter/early spring. Atlantic City's Bader Field would be playing host to Phish for three straight evenings which kicked off last night with an impressive two sets and plenty of fan accolades already. Their two night run in Worcester...
Phish kicked off their 2012 summer tour at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA last night. As I arrived to the lot, like many-a-fans, I instantly felt at home. The scene was, as always, very heady. Glow in the dark handmade posters, metal pins and glass pieces for sale on the every corner, good brews available out of rolling...
Radiohead completed their two evening run at the Prudential Center in New Jersey this past Friday evening. For me, it was a first. I had grown up only knowing a small bit of what they were all about through some friends and from what was aired on the radio but never found myself at one of their shows. I...
Ever since I was a young(er) lady, one thing I could always rely on was that Dave Matthews and his band would come through my neck of the woods at least once sometime during the summer. This year they came to kick off not only the summer, but Memorial Day weekend with a two-evening run on New England's Rising...
Earlier this month my girls and I made tracks to see the Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros show at the Roseland Ballroom after a stellar sushi dinner for some random middle of the week music/birthday festivities! It was going to be a good night... The Roseland has had many different locations over the last decade. Throughout its many...
It was just over a decade ago that The Shins came into the limelight. In 2001, James Mercer and his bandmates (at the time) put out Oh, Inverted World. For me, I caught wind of the band in about 2003 and it took mere seconds before I fell in love with their sound, specifically James' voice. In 2005, I...
It was Friday--thank God. A show I had been anxiously awaiting was finally around the corner. I had not a single clue what to expect from this young, elusive quad out of Manchester, England. In listening to their self-produced release Go Tell Fire To The Mountain, I wasn't sure if I should have been getting revved up or be...
It was a few weeks ago now that I was driving up to Portland, Maine on a Strangefolk mission. And today as I sit here and write, I am still feeling the "high" of seeing one of my most favorite bands back together for the first time in over a decade. When word was out that there was...
Straight from Manchester, England, the band WU LYF (World Unite Lucifer Youth Foundation) landed in the states earlier this month and opened their US Tour with a spot at Coachella. They made their stops in California, Washington DC and Philly. And last night they started a two night run in NYC and come tomorrow they will finish up their...
It was a beautiful Saturday in spring and Dopapod was in CT! Albany-born Timbre Coup was on stage as I waltzed (literally, I danced) into The Main Pub in Manchester, CT. Comprised of four strapping young lads who (according to their Facebook page) owe it all to "peanut butter and jellies, raging dance floors, barbecue chips, Lionel Richie...