We significantly updated the events listing! Check it out! Shows coming up from EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY, THE GURU, CEREMONY, JOYCE MANOR, OSHWA, WHIRR, TITLE FIGHT, BALANCE & COMPOSURE, THE SADDEST LANDSCAPE, SUNDIALS, PET SYMMETRY, KEVIN SECONDS and so many more!
Our friends at Manic Productions have done us a huge solid and moved the Youth Lagoon show coming up on May 8th from the 21+ Spaceland Ballroom to The Space making this an all ages show! All of our love to Mark and everyone there. <3
Check out the music video for “Mute” off of Youth Lagoon’s critically acclaimed new record Wondrous Bughouse above.
Tickets purchased previously will still be honored. Tickets are still on sale, as well, for $15 advance and day of.
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New York post-rock monsters Moving Mountains are doing only a handful of shows this spring - and one will be right here in Danbury at Heirloom Arts.
The gig is on March 25th (Saturday), and will be with MovMou side project Caravela, former Deep Elm labelmates and fellow NY post-rockers The Cast Before The Break, and Connecticut’s own Wess Meets West.
Presale tickets are on sale now through this link right here for $20. It comes with a limited screenprinted poster that is very limited in its availability. Advance tickets by themselves will be 10 dollars, and posters (f there are any available) at the show will cost $15, so if you like the poster (like I do, very much so) and are intent on going to this, buy the package and save five bones.
Heirloom Arts has a great number of shows happening within the next few months: Former Thieves will be there next Wednesday (2/15), Shai Hulud will be there on February 24th, Daybreaker will be there March 9th, Transit and Into It. Over It. will be doing an off-date from the Glamour Kills Tour with FFC rock and roll band Suns on March 11th, and Such Gold will be there on March 27th with Raindance, MLK, and Dagwood. Go to this link right here to see their full schedule.
the underground music scene was created in order for a safe space to thrive for all of the kids who felt rejected. all of the kids who felt like they were misfits in their school. they weren’t popular. they listened to weird music and had weird impulses. they found a scene, a high school scene where they could play or listen to music without judgement or feeling threatened. and lately, in the state of connecticut, there has been an alarming amount of threatening behavior especially in this new high school scene that is beginning to take shape.
i’m going to say this bluntly. if you use homophobic, racist, or misogynistic language while considering yourself a member of the scene, you are poison. you are killing the scene that you claim to love. and if you feel the need to rationalize your use of any sort of hateful slurs, it is unfathomable how much you are destroying such a beautiful thing. just because you are young doesn’t make using the pseudo-adjective “gay” okay. just because you have black friends who encourage your use of the word “nigga” mean that you can walk around at shows saying it to your friends. by creating exclusivity and naive hate, you are alienating groups of people who want to get involved. you are on the same level as the jocks you claim to hate. and you’ll make those people coming into this scene feel the same way. there are bands right now full of older people who are setting this example. use your brain. know that it’s wrong. don’t support them no matter how good their music may be. they are shutting out accessibility willingly by saying things that can be triggering or offensive to certain groups.
have a brain. if you don’t use it soon, your scene is in for a rude awakening.
What is December bringing for us?
A few things.
- A bigger focus on the punk scene. As much as we have tried to work with the new “high school indie” scene in the state, it just isn’t working out. We will still be promoting Manic Production and Asterisk gigs, but other shows will probably be sparse.
- The Twitter is going to be neglected even more than it already is in exchange for some more content on the blog. More of those “here’s what’s up this week” posts and such. Show announcements and other things of that nature will be going on here as they have already began to do so.
- The return of the zine(?). Yup. Those mini-zines were cool. Biggest complaint we got was too much Manic shows. We will be trimming down on those gigs and bringing in the zine the best in the underground shows in addition to what we think the audience is more apt to want to know about! All of the Manic shows will continue to be covered on the blog for the broad-tasted fella.
- We are working on the gig of the century. More on that later. We will also be co-promoting shows soon! Woof.
I LOVE ALL OF YOU! THE SCENE IS NOT DEAD! FOR GOODNESS SAKE, LET’S EAT SOME CAKE!
-Jack Christopher Tomascak
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SEAHAVEN (CA) (RUN FOR COVER)
CODE ORANGE KIDS (PA)
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LVL UP (NY) (EEVIL WEEVIL)
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HEAVY BREATH (CT) (GET YOUNG)
********HARDCORE FROM THE CONSTITUTION STATE, NEWISH LP OFF OF GET YOUNG RECS
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SCREENED POSTERS AVAILABLE AT SHOW — BY VICTORIA WARNKEN
This gig is UGLY. As mentioned before, Purchase is literally right on the CT/NY border. Punk shows.
Big weekend coming up! DANGERS, Hostage Calm, World Is, Life in Your Way, Caravels times three!, more
Life in Your Way, Hostage Calm, Manners, Forsaken, Endeavor
$16 - 7PM
Heirloom Arts (Danbury)
Life in Your Way, Shai Hulud, The World Is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die, I am Alpha and Omega, Auburn
$16 - 6:30PM
Mooreland Hill School Gymnasium (Kensington)
Life in Your Way, even if you aren’t Christian, provide one of the most moving gig experiences you could imagine. Both of these shows have some ridiculous bands on them. Hostage Calm, Shai Hulud, The World Is…, Auburn, and Manners are all fantastic. Pick one, go to both, whatever. The 16 bucks is worth it.
Caravels is here from fucking Nevada. They are playing three CT gigs in a two day span. Holy shit.
Caravels, Like Beasts, Martin Luther King
$donate for caravels
Brian’s House (Bethel)
Message Brian DiCrecenzo on facebook for the address. 7PM/BYOB/no bullshit
Dangers, Caravels, Chris Zizzamia (spoken word), 1 TBA
A special matinee, show up at NOON
The Mannor - 69 Cheshire Rd. - Wallingford
Sofx, Heavy Breath, Caravels, Convulsions, Weak Teeth, Disobey
The Handsome Woman (Willimantic) - show up at 6PM promptly for food and hangs
ask Derrick Shanholtzer/email firstname.lastname@example.org for addy
So much hard shit this weekend! Get yr face melted off.
ALSO: i’m starting a zine. Check it. http://starredthoughts.tumblr.com
Hostage Calm/TWIABP street teamers needed!
Hostage Calm is throwing a record anniversary show with The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die, Heavy Breath, and Suns on Saturday, September 24th at The Space in Hamden.
We are looking for a few good men/women/kids/whatever to flyer all around - specifically high schools and colleges.
If you are interested, please email allagesct(AT)gmail(DOT)com or theworldisa(AT)gmail(DOT)com with the subject line Hostage Calm Show Flyering. Be sure to mention what school you go to in the e-mail!