As Eastern CT continues to build itself as the place to be in terms of underground music in the state, we have the scoop on a great show coming up on April 6th at community space The Only Place That Ever Felt Like Home in East Hartford.
Shrinnirs - Dawn and Joe, the pair who run Willimantic Records in Willimantic, making avant-garde noisy weirdo punk music. This band has been around since 1987! They are staunch supporters of all ages music in CT and have played with Bikini Kill, Mi6, The Ex, and more. DIY legends.
Catnaps - a band from Philadelphia we are able to ~exclusively announce~ are playing this show! Formerly known as When I Was 12, this group makes, hands down, the cutest music you ever did hear. Their singer, Adrianne, added vocals to that Modern Baseball LP that all the kids are into right now.
Posture & The Grizzly - newly revitalized band from Willimantic making emo/indie jams, featuring members of I’m ok. and One Hundred Year Ocean. “On the rise” and will be also seen soon at a “beautiful” release show in the upcoming months.
Nikolaus - indie/folk in the vein of Mike Kinsella/John Darnielle. This dude also played violin on the new Old Gray LP and will soon be working with Kissing Fractures.
Sleek For The Long Flight - Matt Davidge-Paolillo’s solo work - with Osier Bed on hiatus, she has all new material to showcase in a stripped down setting.
WHOO! This show will be really incredible - so I personally hope you’ll be there! Email itfeltlikehome(at)gmail(dot)com for the address. Show up at 6 for a great time!
Some cool upcoming shows at The Handsome Woman in Wilimantic:
- 7/8/2012 (tomorrow) - Fugue, Duck. Little Brother, Duck!, Osier Bed, Octaves, Adaje
- 7/12/2012 - Road Worrier, 5th Grade Drunk, Giant Peach, For Serious This Time
- 7/14/2012 - Saintseneca, Heats of Formation, Sinforiano Diaz (singer of TWIABP…)
- 7/16/2012 - empire! empire! (i was a lonely estate), State Lines, Perfect Future, The Hotel Year
- 7/20/2012 - Old Gray, William Bonney, more
All shows are $5, have a “doors” time of 6pm, and include a vegan potluck. Bring some yummy stuff to share.
Travel under the floorboards (heh) and see some great touring bands come through CT over the next few weeks!