all ages ct :: update
so this blog has been dormant for the last few months.
here’s an explanation:
- the bads are currently outweighing the goods in the state. the hardcore shows have proven to be unsafe environments (for me, personally) and with that in mind i’m not interested in promoting them. it seems like most shows are that nowadays. i played a show in march that ended in a friend of mine getting punched in the face after the person allegedly stole money from a person and after went on a sexist tirade. really uncool stuff that is being promoted significantly.
- lots of $10 shows with mostly local acts. touring bands need support, but as a touring act i would like to say fuck that.
- policing and unnecessary security tactics used at a certain popular all-ages music space. it is always much better to look out for ourselves as opposed to paying others to look out for us.
- i have also been living in new york state, hence i have lost a pulse on what is good and bad, really. i don’t feel qualified to make those calls and curate a calendar of music if i’m not involved in this “scene” anymore.
with that in mind, this is staying dead, mostly. i talked a bit with some folks who were interested in taking over the twitter account a while back - a very good resource that i think will still be utilized in the future.
a few things coming up that are worth your time and that will most likely be safe environments:
5/30 - poverty hollow (last show), ovlov, mitski, nine of swords, omeed goodarzi @ heirloom arts, danbury
5/31 - delay, martha, spit-take, posture and the grizzly @ new haven, ask a punk
6/4 - infinity crush, fun home, wish list, patch kit @ nicolas’ cage, glastonbury
6/6 - modern baseball, tiny moving parts, the hotelier (best band ever), sorority noise, milkshakes @ webster underground, hartford
6/7 - saintseneca, crying, memory map, 10,000 blades @ the space, hamden
6/11 - speaker for the dead, tragwag, ben gagliardi, jacket thor, danny henry @ willimantic records
6/18 - an evening with anthony fantano @ the space, hamden
ought, frankie cosmos, porches., dust from 1000 years, bad history month, gates, thou, the body, donovan wolfington, and kittyhawk are bands that are playing around here soon and you should google for more info on those. if you can’t find the info, get in touch with me here or via email (jtomascak at gmail dot com), i will always be more than happy to help out.
i don’t have much to say other than to keep things thriving. start a band that isn’t a surf rock band or a hardcore band. tear down this weird oligarchy thing that has seemingly sprung up in terms of who gets shows and where. be adamant about your place here. if you want to be in a safe environment, you deserve to have your voice heard. fuck nerds.
jack :: all ages ct