Tag Archives: live music

For the Record

“I don’t know why we didn’t give up,” Frank Sacramone said last night with a laugh, the dark mop atop his head still damp with sweat. His Bethany-based progressive metal band, Earthside, had just finished a …

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Be Dazzled

A superb playlist. Whimsical lighting. Eye-popping outfits. Everybody dancing.

Those are the makings of a legendary party. And that’s a good way to describe …

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Preparing for Liftoff

José Oyola

On Wednesday night, José Oyola & The Astronauts played Cafe 9 as part of Astrophest, a back-to-back mini-festival of local bands organized by Oyola himself. At the end of the night, Oyola unrolled a gently glowing violet-orange flyer…

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The Short Walk

Puma Simone

In the testosterone-driven world of hip-hop, the short walk up to the mic can be the most difficult steps for a woman to make. It’s a walk New Haven native Puma Simone makes regularly.…

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Dive In

Three Sheets pool table

In 2013, fishermen Rick Seiden and Ed Turschmann, who’d sailed the Long Island Sound catching shellfish for twenty years, ran aground—and not by accident.

Seiden and Turschmann had…

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Jamming Signal

Tim Palmieri of The Z3

Utter the words “jam band” in front of this writer and prepare for eye rolls. Too many times he’s been promised a transcendent musical experience, only to be stuck listening to tired hooks, unmoored grooves and…

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City’s Hall

The Machine at College Street Music Hall

Lining up under a bright marquee. Descending through a dark space. Emerging into a tall, airy, 2,000-capacity room with big, full sound and powerful stage lights good for blowing your mind.…

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Life of the Party

Bill Fischer

If you want to find an African drum circle, learn to play the Irish penny whistle or the Indian hurdy gurdy, brush up on your New England contra or square dancing, get a few gardening tips, celebrate a change of …

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Swinging Praises

On the lectern at the Episcopal Church of St. Paul and St. James

On a recent blustery Sunday, lively jazz music fills the high-ceilinged sanctuary of the Episcopal Church of St. Paul and St. James in Wooster Square. The congregation trickles in, exchanging hellos and hugs. A five-piece band…

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Big Bang

The Honeycutters at Spaceland Ballroom

The Space—the rare all-ages concert stage that can attract national acts, and even rarer for being in the middle of Connecticut—just sort of happened.

The venue, which serves food and non-alcoholic beverages, occupies the center of an industrial lot off …

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