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SOME GREAT SHIZ COMING AT YA THIS WEEKEND!!! + CT AIN’T SO BAD HEADS TO THE NEW ENGLAND MUSIC AWARDS!!

There’s some really great shiz happening this weekend…where will you be??
AND THIS IS JUST A GLIMPSE FOR FRIDAY, 4/12 AND SATURDAY, 4/13!!!


4/12  Isaac Young Quartet CD RELEASE PARTY at J. Rene Coffee Roasters in West Hartford  (7-9p, FREE)  CHECK IT OUT
Intimate 2 set show.
2012 Grand Band Slam Winner of “Best Jazz” for the entire state of Connecticut! Young’s compositions have a broad appeal to both jazz aficionados and the casual listeners, with twisting melodic lines over complex harmonies. Proficient on saxophone, EWI, piano, and organ, Young’s musical prowess has been impressing audiences for the past decade.

4/12  Fuego (spanish infused funky party band) and Chris Smith (acoustic) at The Hartford Room @ East Coast Dog in Hartford  (8p, no cover before 10p/$7 after 10p/call ahead for discount guest list)  Check it Out
This Friday night at East Coast Dog in Hartford, Ben The Sax Guy and flamenco guitarist Dan Salazar III will debut their new project Fuego. Ben is also part of Scott Bradlee’s popular and hilarious “Motown Tribute to Nickelback” project.
Please read Ben’s newsletter below and keep your eyes peeled for upcoming shows here: http://www.benthesaxguy.com/id4.html

4/12  Nectar’s Presents String Theorie and Post-Modern Panic at Arch Street Tavern in Hartford  (9p Doors/10p Show, 21+)  Grab your tix     Check out FB Event
CD Release Party of their new live album, “Live at La Paloma,” recorded in Hartford’s very own Living Room, La Paloma Sabanera on December 8th, 2012.
String Theorie was formed in the summer of 2009, and has been performing for audiences Where We Live, the Mark Twain Museum, the Lyceum, the Studio at Billings Forge, 41 Bridge Street Live, the Wadsworth Atheneum, the CT Science Center, Guitar Under The Stars, the Charter Oak Cultural Center, Ron’s Run for the Roses at Elizabeth Park and Arch Street Tavern, all based in Hartford, CT. Their self-titled EP is available on iTunes, CD Baby and other online music retailers See why the Hartford Advocate’s Grand Band Slam reader poll voted String Theorie “Best New Band” in 2011!
Post-Modern Panic  is a super-group of regulars from Hartford’s thriving music scene. The band’s diverse array of sounds comes straight from its members’ vast array of influences: Alternative rock, jazz, Motown, pop, metal, modern rock and post-rock, all thrown in a blender and served with a little mini umbrella. The band started in the summer of 2010 as the Hot Pocket Mafia when former drummer Chris Przybycien decided to get back into music. String Theorie bassist Karl Messerschmidt liked the idea of starting up a new project on his first instrument – guitar – which no other band was ever willing to let him play. They recruited local karaoke prodigy and Hartford music scene photographer Rachel Adele to sing and rounded out the lineup with Mike Polce, formerly of Obliteratron and host of “Gateway to Oblivion” on 107.7 WFCS, on bass. The group is currently working on its first batch of recordings to be completed by December 2011 and looks forward to gigging this winter.

4/12  Courtney Love Opening Reception at Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London  Check it Out
New Exhibition: Mentoring Courtney Love: David LaChapelle & Courtney Love
OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013, 6:00–8:00 PM
The artist will be present at the opening.
This reception is free to members;
$10 non-members Please RSVP to 860.443.2545 x129 or info@lymanallyn.org

4/13  The New England Music Awards and Artist Conference  (conferences during the day, 7-11:30p the music awards take place)  Check out the info    Check out the FB Event
COME OUT AND SUPPORT CT THERE ARE A LOT OF NOMINEES!!!
For one night, the entire music industry of New England will come together to celebrate! And for one night, The Lowell Memorial Auditorium will transform itself into the biggest nightclub in New England! Finally – a chance for every musical act in New England to meet all their Facebook friends!

4/13  H.A.R.D. (Hartford Area Roller Derby) Season Opener Double Header at Nomads Adventure Quest (where all home games are played) in South Windsor  Check it Out
Beat city Bedrockers vs Bella Donnas/Hartford Wailers vs Roller Radicals  (5p Doors/6p first whistle, $12 door/$10 online/kids under 5 free)
Bring a non perishable food item to the bout to get ONE free raffle ticket!
All donations go to help END HUNGER CT!
COSTUME CONTEST! Dress in Hunger Games theme for your chance to win A pair of tickets to the next Bout as well as a signed DERBY GAMES bout poster!
About Hartford Area Roller Derby
Hartford Area Roller Derby is the Hartford Area’s premier not-for-profit roller derby league. H.A.R.D. is nearly 100 members and three teams that compete against leagues throughout New England and beyond. Since 2011 we have provided family friendly entertainment featuring the fastest growing sport in the world, full contact, all-female flat track roller derby. For more information on Hartford Area Roller Derby and the upcoming 2013 season please visit our website or like us on Facebook.

4/13  Muse at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville  (8p)  Check it Out

4/13  Late Shows:  The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Spotlight Theatres in Hartford  ($6, win tix every week on their FB PageCheck it Out
With the live and famous RKO Army performing.  Look-alike contests and drink prizes.

4/13  The Room at Real Art Ways in Hartford  (10:30p)  [watch the trailer]
The best terrible movie ever is back for its monthly late show at Real Art Ways. This cult experience has been described as “so amazingly bad it’s [spooning] great.” It’s about a happy-go-lucky banker who sees his world fall apart when his friends begin to betray him one by one. Like Rocky Horror and other midnight movies, The Room is chock-full of communal rituals. Cinematic audience-participation is not required, but who doesn’t like to throw spoons in a cinema? Not sure of the call-backs? We’ve got you covered. Check our website for a link to a viwer’s guide, and pay attention for a pre-film run down of the craziness.
[cinema calendar]

4/13  Spiritual Rez at The Hartford Room @ East Coast Dog in Hartford  (10p, 21+)  Check it Out
The craziest Reggae dance party you’ll ever be a part of.
There is nothing more mind-bending than diverse sounds and omni-present textures…the music that changes your mind and your soul. The Spiritual Rez reggae dance experience is an unabashed display of musical virtuosity. When paired with a deep, sub-sonic groove and powerful heart felt vocalization; crowds are left dancing and screaming for more. Over the past 8 years, these six men have relentlessly toured the country to share their music and appreciation of the arts. Rooted in rock, reggae, and funk; their diversity exemplifies their love and desire to put on a live experience that will not only cut to your core, but also ignite the inner flame that exists in us all. A constant festival favorite, The Rez can shake a stage like a psychedelic dance earthquake. Evoking their personal power animals, they fearlessly forge into the musically unknown, creating a masterpiece every performance. It’s this power, this creative desire, that has fans traveling across the nation to experience this raw and intoxicating display of musical bliss.
Instrumentation:
Toft Willingham – Lead Vocals/Gtr
Jesse Shaternick – Bass
Ian “Meat” Miller – Drumset
Kory Stanbury – Sax
Bryan House – Trombone

 

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