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The Outer Space
03-23-2012
Starting at 7:00 pm
Admission: $10.00
Directions: 295 Treadwell St, Hamden, CT
Band Website: View Web Site

The Sons of Liberty
Smoky O'Gradys pub
03-24-2012
Starting at 09:00PM
Admission: $free
Directions: Route 66 East Hampton, Ct


The Sons of liberty
PIZZETTA' Mystic St. Pattys Parade
03-25-2012
Starting at 3:00PM
Admission: $free
Directions: mystic ct


Toots and The Maytals
Fairfield Theatre Company
03-26-2012
Starting at 07:30PM
Admission: $57
Directions:

Gomez&Sadlon
Mattatuck Musem 144 W. Main Street, Waterbury
04-05-2012
Starting at 5:30pm
Admission: $15 for non-members, $7.00 for members
Directions: West Main Street Waterbury, free parking in back

Djun Djetti Didgeridoo
Stella Blues
04-12-2012
Starting at 09:00PM
Admission: $
Directions: 204 Crown st New Haven CT 06510

Leo Kottke
Fairfield Theatre Company
04-15-2012
Starting at 07:30PM
Admission: $65
Directions:

The Sons of Liberty
Scotty B's Cafe'
04-28-2012
Starting at 09:00PM
Admission: $free
Directions: 1 wall street Cromwell ct

The Sons of Liberty
Rosies cafe
05-04-2012
Starting at 8:00PM
Admission: $free
Directions: camp street Meriden ct

The Sons of Liberty
The Hitchin Post Tavern
05-05-2012
Starting at 09:00PM
Admission: $free
Directions: route 17 Durham ct
SILENT MAJORITY
THE FROG POND
05-12-2012
Starting at 09:00PM
Admission: NO COVER
Directions: 251 EAST MAIN ST. STRATFORD CT. (203)-377-7868
Band Website: View Web Site

The Sons of Liberty
Junes Outback Tavern
05-18-2012
Starting at 09:00PM
Admission: $free
Directions: rt 81 Killinworth Ct

Paul Zunno Solo Acoustic
The Outer Space 295 Treadwell St. Hamden, CT 06514
05-19-2012
Starting at 08:00PM
Admission: $15 Door, $10 Advanced


The Sons of Liberty Acoustic'
Westbrooks ELKS club
05-25-2012
Starting at 7:00PM
Admission: $free
Directions: Route 1 Westbrook Ct

The Sons of Liberty
The Hair of the dog Saloon
06-08-2012
Starting at 09:00PM
Admission: $free
Directions: Main street Middletown

Vince Neil- Motley Crue Frontman
The Ridgefield Playhouse
06-19-2012
Starting at 08:00PM
Admission: $80.00
Directions: 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield CT 06877

The Sons of Liberty
The Hitchin Post Tavern
06-23-2012
Starting at 09:00PM
Admission: $free
Directions: route 17 Durham ct
Band Website: View Web Site
Contact: bill
Email this event
Phone: 203-710-6512c

The Sons of Liberty
The Hitchin Post Tavern
08-04-2012
Starting at 09:00PM
Admission: $free
Directions: route 17 Durham ct

The Sons of Liberty
Angelico's Restaurant
08-11-2012
Starting at 2:00PM
Admission: $free
Directions: 81 North Main Street Eat Hampton Ct
 ACOUSTIC CAFE
2926 Fairfield Avenue
 Bridgeport, CT 06605
203-335-3655

Tues  March  20th

Open Mic 8pm $3 cover
Call or come in person to sign-up as early as 7pm


Thurs March  22nd      Turbine


Sat   March  24th    THE STEPKIDS

Tues March 27th

Open Mic 8pm $3 cover
Call or come in person to sign-up as early as 7pm  


Thurs March 29th    Bluegrass N Beer

Fri March  30th   The Cosmic Jibaros


  
 
 
Cafe Nine  
250 STATE STREET 
NEW HAVEN, CT 06511 203-789-8281


March 20,
Tuesday
9 pm Milksop:Unsung; w/ special guests • The Elm City Americana Series continues with local favorites Milksop:Unsung showcasing and sharing the bill with a band of their choice. No Cover

March 21,
Wednesday
9 pm Dirty Sanchez • The Connecticut-based power-jam band is wowing audiences with their energetic and eclectic mix of rock styles, humorous lyrics, and effects-driven jamming. $5

March 22,
Thursday
6:30 doors;
7:30-9 pm show BLUE PLATE RADIO JAZZ SERIES Presents: The Doug Jones Group • Some say Doug Jones was born with a sax in his mouth. No arguments at all from the folks that he's played with including Pat Benatar, Robert Cray, Van Morrison, and the Fabulous Rhinestones

$12 advance;
$15 door
March 23,
Friday
8 pm doors;
9 pm show Duke Robillard Band; w/ Paul Gabriel • What do Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Jay McShann, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, John Hammond, the late Jimmy Witherspoon, Dr. John, Maria Muldaur, Roomful of Blues, and the Canadian band The Rockin’ Highliners all have in common? Answer: Duke Robillard. Guitarist. Bandleader. Songwriter. Singer. Producer. Session musician. And a one-man cheering section for the blues, in all its forms and permutations. And every one of those names has shared recording studio space or stage time with a man who is a legend in the blues community. Check him out up close and personal in the comfort of "The Musicians Living Room." $15
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March 24,
Saturday
4:30-7:30 pm Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host George Baker • bring your ax and play, or sing. PA, amps, drums provided. No Cover
March 24,
Saturday
9 pm The Wagon Riders • playing the music of Townes Van Zandt, Gram Parsons, Bob Dylan and more. $5

March 25,
Sunday
2-6 pm SPECIAL EARLY FUNDRAISER: ROXY PERRY'S TRAVELING ROADHOUSE JAM FOR HOLE IN THE WALL GANG CAMP • Presented by Concerts with Causes. Details TBA  
March 25,
Sunday
7 pm doors; 8 pm show SPECIAL EARLY SHOW: Joe Krown Trio • Joe Krown (Hammond B-3), Walter Wolfman Washington (guitar / vocals) and Russell Batiste Jr. (drums / background vocals, of the Funky Meters) started playing together in March 2007. The trio has been performing every Sunday at a local New Orleans nightclub, the Maple Leaf Bar. The combination of the soulful vocals of Walter with the big sound of the Hammond B-3 (which Joe also plays all of the bass parts on) and the masterful drumming skills of Russell Batiste Jr. has developed it's own unique sound. $15

March 26,
Monday
7 -10 pm Robin Banks Bingo-a-Go-Go • Celebrity host Robin Banks brings her twisted take on an American classic to Cafe Nine. Great prizes. No Cover
March 26,
Monday
10 pm March Madness Late Night Happy Hour • Open Ipod DJ night. Bring your Ipod and program a 15 20 minute set. • $1 all beers and call drinks until midnight (no top shelf). $5 cover gets you the dollar drinks from 10-midnight; or choose no cover and you pay regular price for drinks. Your choice! $5 or
No Cover

March 27,
Tuesday
8 pm
MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Twerps; w/ Estrogen Highs; Pools Are Nice • Cheeky, charming and touchingly direct, Melbourne-foursome Twerps have risen from humble beginnings to become international lo-fi pop champions. Formed in late 2008 around charismatic guitarist/vocalist Marty Frawley (son of revered Australian songwriter Maurice Frawley) and bassist Rick Milovanovic, the band are complemented by the crystalline guitar lines of Julia MacFarlane (a onetime member of acclaimed NZ noise rockers Batrider) and the sympathetic percussion of drummer Patrick O’Neill. Within a few months of their first gig, Twerps were already supporting the likes of Deerhunter, the Bats, the Black Lips, Yo La Tengo and Thee Oh Sees. They also played NZ’s Camp A Low Hum festival in 2009, and Boogie Fest in 2010. Their debut EP, released on Chapter Music in late 2009, featured nine short, simple but incredibly infectious tracks, recorded by Eddy Current Suppression Ring guitarist Mikey Young. These tracks were also released on cassette by US label Night People, run by members of blog hype band Wet Hair. On the basis of this EP, the Twerps were feted around the world, including being called “the best new band in Australia? by iconic UK magazine Uncut. Suddenly the band found themselves at the center of a small scale bidding war, with a line of independent labels queuing up to release records by the band. $8
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March 28,
Wednesday
9 pm Bare Wires; w/ Magnetix • Bare Wires patents their own brand of electrified garage punk with their latest album "Seeking Love" (Castle Face). The Oakland-based trio fuses glam glitter pop with garage punk grime, producing what has been called everything from “soft punk? to “leather jacket rock.? When it comes to dirty, sleazy garage-n-roll, I can only think of a few French bands. But if there was only one, it would be the infamous Magnetix. It's their unique blend of trashy '50s surf and garage that you can't beat: hypnotic drums, poisonous guitars, dangerous vocals. It's raw, sexy, and bitchy, just what you perverts need. And live actually it's flawless, you just can't do anything except realize your old favorite band is lame. $8

March 29,
Thursday
9 pm Skinny Jim And The Number 9 Blacktops; w/ The Hulls • Playing what has been dubbed as "Hot Rod Rockabilly," this Illinois trio takes the traditional rockabilly sound and soups it up with a high-octane edge! $6
March 30,
Friday
5-7 pm
HAPPY HOUR - Acoustic Boogie with Vaughn Collins No Cover
March 30,
Friday
9 pm Goodnight Blue Moon; w/ Great Elk • New Haven / Brooklyn Indie Folk Showcase! Goodnight Blue Moon is an orchestral-acoustic-folk band from New Haven. The band cites influences ranging from Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel to Matt Pond PA and The Avett Brothers. But thanks to their diverse musical backgrounds, the members of this 7-piece come together to deliver a sound that is uniquely their own. $5

March 31,
Saturday
4:30-7:30 pm Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host Billy Cofrances Jazz Quartet • bring your ax and play, or sing. PA, amps, drums provided. No Cover
March 31,
Saturday
9 pm BRASS CITY BOSS SOUNDS Presents: Stephen Brodsky (Cave In); w/ Italian Horn; Snake Oil $10
April 1,
Sunday
Signup starts at 7.
Music 8 - 11:30 pm ROXY PERRY'S TRAVELING ROADHOUSE JAM • National recording artist ROXY PERRY, a.k.a. NEW YORK BLUES QUEEN, will be joined in hosting the high-energy jam by different players every week. Roxy's band welcomes and serves blues and R&B players primarily, but will also back classic rock, jazz players and others, as well. Musicians, signing up in advance is a good idea: email Roxy at roxyperry1@aol.com. But you can also sign up on the spot starting at 7 pm. Full bands are welcome and can have a featured spot by reserving in advance via Roxy's e-mail. No Cover

April 2,
Monday
7-10 pm Harris Brothers Band Balkan Jam Session • Members of the Harris Brothers Balkan Band have been performing Balkan music since the early ‘70s. The jam is for anyone interested in playing, listening to, or dancing Balkan music. They will have some musical notation, song words and chord charts/notes available to share. Some dance instruction will be available. Traditional instruments welcome but not required. Learn some of the mysteries of "odd rhythm music," Hejaz scales, the power of drones and what makes the music rock. No Cover

April 3,
Tuesday
8 pm doors;
9 pm show
Benjamin Francis Leftwich; w/ another TBA • Benjamin Francis Leftwich is an English singer-songwriter from York. Leftwich began playing music at the age of 10 and grew up listening to The Rolling Stones and Nina Simone before discovering such singer-songwriters as Nick Drake, Bob Dylan, and Elliott Smith. Benjamin’s record hit the US billboard charts for top 10 heatseeker albums and also top 10 folk albums. $8 advance; $10 day of show
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April 5,
Thursday
9 pm Grant Hart; w/ Jason Prince (Eurisko) • Grant is best known as the drummer and co-songwriter for the influential alternative rock and hardcore punk band Hüsker Dü. His last two shows here have been mesmerizing! Don't miss this influential performer stripped down to guitar and vocals only. You will be amazed! $8
April 6,
Friday The Shellye Valauskas Experience; The Streams; Spike Priggen (Band) • Enjoy an evening of original guitar rock featuring three local luminaries. Shellye Valauskas begins the evening with her Nashville-streaked stylings with bandmates: Dean Falcone, Chuck Roscoe & Bruce Crowder. Next up will be The Streams in their second appearance at Cafe Nine following the release of their CD: Today, I Died. If you haven’t heard The Streams live, you have yet to experience their true sound, fury and color. Closing the night will be an assembly of local rock royalty not to be missed: New Haven’s Spike Priggen unpacks his popsong gems with former members of Miracle Legion, Stratford Survivors, & Dean and the Dragsters. That’s right folks, you may need another cup of coffee but don’t miss a minute of this quality-stacked show.  

April 7,
Saturday
4:30-7:30 pm Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host Mike Coppola Trio • bring your ax and play, or sing. PA, amps, drums provided. No Cover

April 7,
Saturday
9 pm Circus Delecti 10th Anniversary Bash  

April 8,
Sunday
Signup starts at 7.
Music 8 - 11:30 pm ROXY PERRY'S TRAVELING ROADHOUSE JAM • National recording artist ROXY PERRY, a.k.a. NEW YORK BLUES QUEEN, will be joined in hosting the high-energy jam by different players every week. Roxy's band welcomes and serves blues and R&B players primarily, but will also back classic rock, jazz players and others, as well. Musicians, signing up in advance is a good idea: email Roxy at roxyperry1@aol.com. But you can also sign up on the spot starting at 7 pm. Full bands are welcome and can have a featured spot by reserving in advance via Roxy's e-mail. No Cover

April 9,
Monday
7-10 pm Belly Dancing Exhibition and Class with the Ladies of Circus Delecti • performing traditional and modern variations of the “danse du ventre.? No Cover

April 10,
Tuesday
8 pm MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents:Many Arms; w/ Geoglyphs • Formed in 2007, Philadelphia and New York-based Many Arms are a power trio in the truest sense of the term. The band’s music is a loud, aggressive blend of punk and free jazz, tied together with compositions that twist and turn through angular unison melodies and complex rhythmic vamps. Many Arms’ punk rock touring ethos has taken their music across the US and Canada numerous times, where they've shared bills with many bands, including Marnie Stern, Nat Baldwin, Tera Melos, Dysrhythmia, Extra Life, Schnaak, Bardo Pond, Normal Love, Inzinzac, Eric Carbonara, and Pitom. To date, Many Arms have released two full-length albums and one EP, and in early March 2012, the not-for-proft cooperative record label Tzadik Records (owned and operated by composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist John Zorn) will release the band's third full-length, simply titled Many Arms. The band will join a prolific roster of artists teeming with talent including Mike Patton, Merzbow, Ruins, Kayo Dot, Buckethead and more.
$6
Tickets on sale starting at noon, March 9

April 11,
Wednesday
9 pm Elijah Ocean; w/ Poor Old Shine • Counry / folk songwriter Elijah Ocean brings his unique songwriting style to the Elm City, pushing the boundaries of traditional country-folk with stirring lyrics and vivid urban imagery. $5
April 12,
Thursday
8 pm doors; 9 pm show Marcus Foster; w/ Sam Bradley • The Mumford & Sons protege with an MA in sculpture, singer songwriter Marcus Foster has drawn comparisons with Tom Waits, Tim Buckley, Van Morrison and Ed Sheeran. His debut album, "Nameless Path," is released in late September on the Mumford's label Communion, preceded by the single "I Was Broken." Don't miss this one!!! $8
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April 13,
Friday
8 pm doors; 9 pm show Steve Forbert; w/ Frank Critelli • Steve Forbert's extensive and on-going musical career of 30 years began when he earned wide critical acclaim as "the new (Bob) Dylan." Forbert made his appearance in the late '70s as a "quirkily original singer-songwriter in the Loudon Wainwright/John Prine mold." Since his debut in 1978, Forbert has released 12 albums, all of which are a blend of folk and rock that exemplify his perpetual originality. It is true that Forbert has a rare talent that has allowed him to get better, rather than burn out or fade away. $15
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April 14,
Saturday
4:30-7:30 pm Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host Gary Grippo and Friends • bring your ax and play, or sing. PA, amps, drums provided. No Cover
April 14,
Saturday
9 pm Sidewalk Dave; w/ M.T. Bearington • Since 2007 the band, Sidewalk Dave, has been tirelessly touring the Northeast with a rare blend of artistic alt-rock. M.T. Bearington are fresh off a SXSW appearance and tour. Don't miss this co-headline show of the month from two of the New Haven's finest original bands! $5

April 15,
Sunday
Signup starts at 7.
Music 8 - 11:30 pm ROXY PERRY'S TRAVELING ROADHOUSE JAM • National recording artist ROXY PERRY, a.k.a. NEW YORK BLUES QUEEN, will be joined in hosting the high-energy jam by different players every week. Roxy's band welcomes and serves blues and R&B players primarily, but will also back classic rock, jazz players and others, as well. Musicians, signing up in advance is a good idea: email Roxy at roxyperry1@aol.com. But you can also sign up on the spot starting at 7 pm. Full bands are welcome and can have a featured spot by reserving in advance via Roxy's e-mail. No Cover

April 16,
Monday
7:30 pm FISTFUL OF JOKES Comedy Series • The Elm City's Hottest night of comedy returns $3

April 19,
Thursday
9 pm MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Christopher Paul Stelling; w/ another TBA • Christopher Paul Stelling arrived in NYC in '08 with a guitar and a duffle bag. Circumstance and necessity soon found him singing and playing guitar on the subway platforms. The years prior had seen him through an ... odyssey. From studying under a master guitar builder in Colorado, working a produce market in Boston, sleeping in a closet in North Carolina, managing a used bookstore in Florida, wandering aimlessly through Seattle, all without a plan in mind, vaguely aware that something was being stitched together beneath it all. Those New York subway platforms soon gave way to stages. Christopher has played many of New York's stages including Rockwood Music Hall, Highline Ballroom, Lit Lounge, Pianos, The Living Room, Bowery Electric, Sidewalk Cafe, Glasslands, The Mercury Lounge, Bowery Ballroom, etc. He has opened for many acclaimed national acts and headlined many of his own shows. He has toured regionally and nationally. His finger-style guitar playing comes off effortlessly; bringing to mind at times the likes of John Fahey and Sandy Bull and at other times Segovia. Christopher's song writing reaches deep, spineward, with a lyrical styling reminiscent of anything from Dylan, to Faulkner or Walt Whitman.

$6
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April 20,
Friday
9 pm BRASS CITY BOSS SOUNDS Presents: TBA  

April 21,
Saturday
Two shows:
7 & 10 pm The Mike Finoia Comedy Experience • New Haven native Mike Finoia will be recording his first DVD/CD at Cafe Nine!!! Each guest that attends will receive a complimentary copy of the finished CD as a thank you for coming. Each show will feature 3 good friends. Hosted by Andrew Morgan. $10
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April 22,
Sunday
4 -7 pm Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School • Figure drawing in a relaxed setting with alcohol. Always fun, always full of surprises. Bring your sketchbooks and create in an semi altered state! $5

April 22,
Sunday
Signup starts at 7.
Music 8 - 11:30 pm ROXY PERRY'S TRAVELING ROADHOUSE JAM • National recording artist ROXY PERRY, a.k.a. NEW YORK BLUES QUEEN, will be joined in hosting the high-energy jam by different players every week. Roxy's band welcomes and serves blues and R&B players primarily, but will also back classic rock, jazz players and others, as well. Musicians, signing up in advance is a good idea: email Roxy at roxyperry1@aol.com. But you can also sign up on the spot starting at 7 pm. Full bands are welcome and can have a featured spot by reserving in advance via Roxy's e-mail. No Cover

April 23,
Monday
7 -10 pm Robin Banks Bingo-a-Go-Go • Celebrity host Robin Banks brings her twisted take on an American classic to Cafe Nine. Great prizes. No Cover

April 24,
Tuesday
9 pm Waylon Speed; w/ another TBA • Waylon Speed is the convergence of four musicians from Burlington, Vermont, bringing their unstoppable no frills country-metal blend of rock to a rapidly growing horde of devoted fans nationwide. $6

April 25,
Wednesday
8 pm doors; 9 pm show Sarah & the Tall Boys • Windy City-based Sarah Potenza and the Tall Boys are such a unique and dynamic force, it’s hard to fathom how they haven’t taken just Chicago but also Nashville, Memphis and Austin by storm. Potenza and her soaring voice are at home in any of the musical genres favored by those famous cities. And if it is true, as Emmylou Harris once famously said, that Lucinda Williams could sing the chrome right off a trailer hitch, here’s betting that Potenza could belt it clear off the Airstream attached to it. The group’s latest album is proof that Sarah and the boys mightily beg to be heard. They blew the the crowd away at the Rhythm and Roots Festival, but their country infused blues-based Americana is much more at home in a honky tonk bar. Don't miss this special New Haven appearance! $8

April 26,
Thursday
6:30 doors;
7:30-9 pm show BLUE PLATE RADIO JAZZ SERIES Presents: Vincent Ingala • The Smooth Jazz News Debut Artist of 2011, the 19-year-old phenom has shared the stage more than once with today's contemporary jazz stars including Dave Koz, Peter White, Chieli Minucci, Mindi Abair, and many more

$15 advance;
$17 door

April 26,
Thursday
9:30 doors;
10 pm show LATE SHOW: Paper Hill Casket Company; w/ the Raven and the Wool • A six-piece Americana ensemble from New Haven, Paper Hill Casket Company is absorbing New England antiquity and incorporating it into a music that is sometimes melodic and lilting, sometimes driving and raucous. Classical style violin combines with clanging rhythmic banjo to drive songs exploring topics such as arson and natural disaster. But before you know it, the high-energy “string band with drums? will take you on an anachronistic, bluegrass-style tour through rural American decay.

 
April 27,
Friday
9 pm Dysrhythmia; w/ Ipsissimus; Cold Snap • Dysrhythmia is an American instrumental progressive metal band formed in Philadelphia in 1998. The band's music combines avant-garde elements of progressive rock and jazz with heavy metal. They are currently located in Brooklyn, New York. Their 6th full-length album will be released in 2012 by Profound Lore . Ipsissimus is Connecticut-based black metal currently signed to Metal Blade Records. Cold Snap is a CT post-hardcore band for fans of bands that broke up in the '90s.
$8

April 28,
Saturday
4:30-7:30 pm Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host George Baker • bring your ax and play, or sing. PA, amps, drums provided. No Cover

April 28,
Saturday
9 pm ROXY PERRY'S TRAVELING ROADHOUSE JAM - SPECIAL SATURDAY NIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA • The Roadhouse Jam sets up shop for a VERY SPECIAL Saturday night Jam! Lots of special guests, featured acts and more. Brought to you by Budweiser True Music Series! $3 Bud Bottle and Bud Light Draughts all Night. Sign up online for the open jam portion. roxyperry1@aol.com. $5

April 29,
Sunday
7 pm doors Rachel Sage; w/ Gregory Douglass • Singer, songwriter and producer Rachael Sage has penned quirky, melodic pop songs since she was old enough to reach the piano keys. Over the course of her career she has steadily built a loyal grassroots fan base with a rigorous international tour schedule that has seen her sharing stages with such seminal artists as Eric Burdon, John Lee Hooker, Judy Collins and Colin Hay, and prompted Performing Songwriter Magazine to name her “One of the Top 100 Independent Artists Of The Past 15 Years.? Gregory Douglass' evocative, alternative sound "channels everyone from Stevie Wonder to Fiona Apple in a way that's terrifyingly mature for someone so young" according to Instinct Magazine. With seven critically acclaimed, independent CDs under his belt, the 28-year old Vermont native has shared the stage with artists like They Might Be Giants, Third Eye Blind, The Weepies, Jason Mraz, Regina Spektor and Margaret Cho. $10

May 1,
Tuesday
8 pm
MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Quintron and Miss Pussycat; w/ 2 Ton Bug • Quintron has been making genre-defying noise and “Swamp-Tech? dance music in New Orleans for over 15 years. The majority of his 10 full-length albums have the psychedelic soul of New Orleans garage R&B filtered through a tough distorted Hammond B-3 and a cache of self-made electronic instruments. He has also released strange soundscapes based on inner-city field recordings of frogs and neighborhood ambiance. Quintron regards his most significant creation to be his patented instrument called the DRUM BUDDY, a light activated analog synthesizer that creates murky, low-fidelity, rhythmic patterns. (Notable DRUM BUDDY clients include performers Nels Cline of Wilco, Laurie Anderson, and Mr. Dibbs.) Miss Pussycat, otherwise known as Panacea Theriac, is a New Orleans based puppeteer. Born in Antlers, Oklahoma, she began learning puppetry at the Christian Puppet Youth Ministry at the First Baptist Church of Antlers. She began her professional career in New Orleans and assisted in founding the influential night club “Pussycat Caverns.? For the past 15 years she has traveled internationally conducting puppet shows in rock clubs and at international festivals. She is the president of Rhinestone Records and produces vinyl LPs of her puppet’s many bands. Her three full-length puppet movies, "North Pole Nutrias" (2002), "Electric Swamp" (2005), and most recently "Trixie and The Treetrunks" (commissioned by Vice magazine in 2007), have featured the voices of numerous New Orleans musical, political, and literary celebrities, including Sheriff Harry Lee, seafood entrepreneur Al Scramuzza, Antoinette K-Doe, and Andrei Codrescu. The Quintron and Miss Pussycat live show is one of barely controlled electronic chaos, “Swamp-Tech? dance beats, small explosions, clothes, and entertaining puppet stories. You can experience them live at their own secret club, the Spellcaster Lodge in New Orleans, or on one of their many tours around the world. This act somehow has equal relevance in sleazy nightclubs, pizza restaurants, and university lecture halls. $8 advance;
$10 day of show
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May 7,
Monday
8 pm
MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Horse Feathers; w/ Brown Bird • It’s funny how music you’ve never heard before can elicit overwhelming nostalgia. From the moment you hear Portland-based Horse Feathers singer Justin Ringle’s croon on their latest album’s opener, “Curs in the Weeds,? it’s hard to forget times of serene happiness in your life. Ringle’s mumble conjures up surreal scenarios of Tracy Chapman doing Sam Amidon, minus any vocal enunciation; rather, it’s the otherworldly music that causes one to get lost in cerebral trauma while driving home alone at night. Brown Bird is an acoustic band. Pulling from the influences of the blues, outlaw country, roots rock, early American folk, Gypsy and Eastern European music, Brown Bird offers harmonized voices, haunting lyrics and diverse rhythm and instrumentation, which surges in waves that often swell into high-spirited, foot-stomping madness. $10
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May 8,
Tuesday
8 pm
MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Gospel Music; w/ another TBA • Gospel Music is the lo-fi twee pop side project of Black Kids bassist Owen Holmes. Diverging from the glossy, stylish Black Kids sound (as well as any expectations set by the project's name), Gospel Music offers charmingly ramshackle tunes in the vein of the Moldy Peaches, delivered with Holmes’ deadpan, Calvin Johnson-esque vocals. The project debuted in fall 2010 with the EP Duettes, a collection of rapid-fire songs written for two singers, featuring such guest vocalists as Darren Hayman (Hefner), Shirley Simms (Magnetic Fields), and Cassie Ramone (Vivian Girls). Gospel Music followed up with its first full-length record, How to Get to Heaven from Jacksonville, FL, released the following fall on Kill Rock Stars. $6
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May 11,
Friday
9 pm Mark Sultan; w/ another TBA • Mark Sultan has been a long-time fixture in the 'garage rock' scene, having played in such bands as The King Khan & BBQ Show, The Almighty Defenders (Sultan, Khan, Black Lips), BBQ, The Ding-Dongs (with Bloodshot Bill), The Spaceshits, Les Sexareenos, etc ... and has released a bunch of records on labels like In The Red, Last Gang, Crypt, Fat Possum, Goner, Sub Pop, Vice, Bomp!, Norton, Sympathy For The Record Industry, etc. He has toured North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Israel and everywhere in between.

$10
May 12,
Saturday
9 pm Ceshi; w Spoken Nerd; Beards; and another TBA • Fake Four records showcase at Cafe Nine
$5

May 18,
Friday
9 pm
MANIC PRODUCTIONS and FEBRUARY RECORDS Present: Allo Darlin'; w/ The Wave Pictures; The Wee Bees • Allo Darlin’ is the music of Australian-born, London-based songwriter Elizabeth Morris. Originally from a country town in Queensland, Elizabeth moved to London in 2005 and, inspired to write songs by her purchase of a ukulele from the famous Duke of Uke shop in Brick Lane, began to make music. Although Elizabeth has been releasing music under various guises since 2007, it wasn’t until 2009 that she hooked up with Paul Rains (guitar), Bill Botting (bass) and Michael Collins (drums) and Allo Darlin’ was properly born. Elizabeth and Bill are from Australia, Mike and Paul are from Kent, and they all play in other bands too – Elizabeth is in Tender Trap, Paul and Michael are in Hexicon, Bill is one half of Moustache of Insanity and also in Darren Hayman and the Secondary Modern. Early in 2009, augmented by Terry Edwards of Tindersticks / Gallon Drunk fame on trumpet and sax, Allo Darlin’ cut their first single, “Henry Rollins Don’t Dance,? released in 2009 on the cult WeePOP label. Much to their surprise, “Henry Rollins? started getting airplay on BBC Radio 1, 6 Music and XFM and the like, and received glowing reviews in places such as the Metro, The Fly and The Guardian, the latter calling it “the best indiepop song for years.? The band’s single that followed, “The Polaroid Song,? was named as one of Drowned In Sound’s Top 50 singles of 2009, while their latest single “Dreaming? was voted Single Of The Week by Jarvis Cocker, Peter Hook and Huw Stephens on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6music round table (beating MGMT, The Radio Dept. and Kate Nash in the process!). $8
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May 22,
Tuesday
8 pm doors;
9 pm show Madison Violet; w/ another TBA • This Canadian duo has sold out venues across North America and Europe, had the prestigious distinction of touring with Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Cafe, and has shared stages with contemporaries such as Chantal Kreviazuk, Ron Sexsmith and The Indigo Girls. With their newest effort, Madison Violet prove they’re among Canada’s brightest singer/songwriters. $8

May 23,
Wednesday
8 pm doors;
9 pm show Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express; w/ another TBA • Chuck's new record "Temple Beautiful" is garnering RAVE reviews. Come hear it live, up close and personal in "the musicians living room." $15

May 24,
Thursday
6:30 doors;
7:30-9 pm show BLUE PLATE RADIO JAZZ SERIES Presents: Elan Trotman • Born and raised in Barbados, and educated at the world-renowned Berklee College Of Music, Elan Trotman approaches jazz in his own way - blending Caribbean rhythms from his roots with skillful horn textures and urban contemporary sounds. Trotman has mesmerized audiences at both the Hartford Jazz and Hoop City (Springfield, MA) Jazz Festivals.
$17 advance;
$20 door

June 9,
Saturday
8 pm Ideat Village XII Fundraiser • performers TBA  

June 10
Sunday
7 pm doors
8 pm show The Steel Wheels • If one must compare The Steel Wheels to another act in order to get an idea of their music, imagine a blend of the passion of The Avett Brothers, the instrumentals of Old Crow Medicine Show, and then sprinkle in the backwoods feel of The Legendary Shack Shakers. In truth, attempting to compare them with anyone is an injustice, since after one listen you know they stand very well on their own perch. Their last show here sold out and was a highlight of 2011. $10

June 21,
Thursday
6:30 doors;
7:30-9 pm show BLUE PLATE RADIO JAZZ SERIES Presents: Will Donato • Will Donato has performed with some of the best known musicians around namely Al McKay of Earth, Wind, and Fire, Bruce Conte of Tower of Power, Steve Reid of The Rippingtons, Steve Oliver, Greg Karukas, Four80East, and Nick Colionne. Will Donato has worked outside the contemporary jazz genre as well, most notably with Gerald Levant, Toni Childs, and Richard Marx. Donato can also be heard on the sound tracks from Thelma and Louise, The Wedding Planner, Under the Boardwalk, and No Man's Land and he's recognized as one of music's most dynamic performers.
$17 advance;
$20 door

July 13
Friday
9 pm Lake Street Dive; w/ TBA • How is it that something so unlikely can also be so infectious, so naturally exhilarating? Pulling in familiar elements and irreverently scrambling and recombining them, Lake Street Dive are at once jazz-schooled, DIY-motivated, and classically pop obsessed. Beginning with catchy songs that are by turns openhearted and wryly inquisitive, this northeastern quartet proceeds to inject them with an irresistible blend of abandon and precision. $8

July 21
Saturday
9 pm The Spampinato Brothers • The coolest rock and roll cats from the Cape are back! Come revel in the good time music! $12



  Toad's Place
300 York Street, 
New Haven, CT 06511
 


March 19 
Monday
A Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends


March 21
Wednesday
DUBSTEP NIGHT…IN LILLY’S PAD
Ft. DJ HighLife & DJ JiggaWompz
March 22 Thursday
PUSHA T

March 22
Thursday
MIMI PAGE…IN LILLY’S PAD

March  23
Friday
WYBC BOOLAPALOOZA
The Keep Calm
Nine Tigers
Sister Helen
Yaakov

DJ sets by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

March 23
Friday
TAUK…IN LILLY’S PAD


March 24
Saturday
THE ORIGINAL SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTY

 

March  28
Wednesday
SNOOP DOGG


March  29
Thursday
CHRIS WEBBY
"There Goes The Neighborhood Tour"

March  30
Friday
WILD FLAG



March  31
Saturday
BIKERS AGAINST ANIMAL CRUETLY PRESENTS: WOOFSTOCK

The GateHouse Band
Karmic Justice
This Time Down
The Travis Moody Band
 .The Red Door
This week's Lineup. 

Wednesday: Sushi and Jazz with Sushi Bob and The Arrangements. Also featuring three special beer on tap (Hatchplug Ale, Marauder IPA, Dog Soldier) from LOCAL Oxford Brewery, Cavalry Brewing Company. 

Thursday: Open Mic Night with host band Titanium Eggplant.

 Friday: Darik and The Funbags returns to rock the house. 

Saturday: Timmy Maia will showcase why he's argubaly the best R&B singer in the area