James Maple and Elli Perry will be performing at an intimate in-store session at The Telegraph (19 Golden Street, New London CT) followed by a great show at the Oasis Pub (16 Bank Street New London CT) with the Telegraph Recording Company‘s own Elison Jackson. July 3rd. Telegraph show starts at 6pm and Oasis show is at 9pm.
Though most tracks ponder solitude, Maple’s languid rasp dips and emboldens doboro and harmonica-laced melodies, taking listeners along on tours from West Virginia to nameless small towns to snow-capped mountain ridges.
Fusing elements of the country, blues, and bluegrass greats, “American Dreams” is comfortable like an evening on the porch watching the stars come out and the world grow quiet — though the trivialities and troubles of the day will return in the morning, the moment itself is an invaluable escape.
Check out his review on CT.com’s Album of the Day here.
“I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.” -Flannery O’Connor once wrote those words, and with 50 letters she spelled out one of the greatest truths I know. My name is Elli. I have found my life mostly by stumbling across it in words. Some of those words have belonged to others, some have been my own. I was born and raised in Georgia by two Appalachian wordsmiths. They watched me run barefoot through the red dirt hills and aching trees that surrounded our home. They fed me a steady diet of The Beatles, the blues, ballads of bone and rust, and grits. Lots of grits. They plopped my tiny body into cars and trains and airplanes and showed me the great cities of the world. They taught me that art can transform and save. Their words have been the backbone of my life.www.elliperry.com
And here’s a little something from American Songwriter Magazine on Elli.
“Both dreamy and sometimes (delightfully) creepy in their imagery, there is much to explore on this disc…the sheer swelling of feeling can’t be tempered. It’s so clear that a lot of heart and soul went into crafting this material.” – Melanie Love, the Daily Vault www.elisonjackson.com
Tonight! Bedroom Rehab Corporation will be rocking the Oasis Pub in New London with Atrina and Wrought Iron Hex!
(11:30) Atrina (New Haven, CT)
(10:30) Wrought Iron Hex (Boston, MA)
Directed by Nicki Chavoya & Lisa Amadeo. Filmed at The Submarine, New Haven. Don’t forget to go dig on their website too, fakebabiesmusic.com.
Daphne Lee Martin and the Moxie crew just returned from their southern jaunt down to Texas to play during SXSW 2013. Here’s a live video of “Molotov” from The Bent Compass Party they played at Rain on 4th.
Spring is in the air and our crew is getting antsy! Daphne Lee Martin is out there on the way to SXSW already and now label mates Sidewalk Dave and Elison Jackson are hitting the highways for a tour out to the mid-west. Be sure to check them out if they are passing through your hood! Here’s the run:
3/19 Brooklyn NY – Hank’s Saloon
3/21 Wooster OH – First Amendment
3/22 Beloit WI – Coughy Haus
3/23 Racine WI – McAuliffe’s
3/25 Chicago IL – The Burlington
3/26 St Louis MO – Schlafly Tap Room
3/27 Nashville TN – House Show
3/28 Chatanooga TN – JJ’s
3/29 Asheville NC – The Apothecary
3/30 Boone NC – Shed Studios
4/03 New Haven CT – The Russian Lady
Check out the Official Page Here:
The Connecticut music scene is getting another addition to the ever-growing list of stellar annual music-related events. CT.com is proud to present, in conjunction with Chip’s Unnamed Local Band Show, the Emerge Festival.
The Emerge Festival was created with the intentions of not only shining a spotlight on some of the best and brightest local, original music in CT but also as an annual fundraiser for CT bands touring to and from SXSW in Austin, TX. This year local CT artists Daphne Lee Martin, Sidewalk Dave, and Elison Jackson are making the trek down to the biggest independent music event in the country, and CT.com and Chip’s Unnamed Local Band Show will help them get there. The Emerge Festival stands alongside of the CT Music Awards/Grand Band Slam as being one of the few cross-genre music events in Connecticut, bringing together acts from all over the state.
The inaugural edition of Emerge Fest will take place on March 2 & 3 at Arch Street Tavern in Hartford.
And if you want a little primer for it, Daphne Lee Martin has just released her new music video for ‘Belly’. Enjoy!
FRIDAY: Daphne Lee Martin’s Moxie
We’re heading down to New London to visit our favorite record store, The Telegraph. It’s owned by Daphne Lee Martin who has a new album of her own called Moxie. Our friend Anthony Fantano from The Needle Drop describes it as “a liquored up weekend whose hangover lasts well into the work week.” We’ll talk to Daphne about the album, her store and the New London music scene. She’ll also perform some songs from Moxie.
Tune in on your local NPR fm staion or listen to the show streaming live at http://www.cpbn.org/program/where-we-live
Last month, Fake Babies released the first of three eps they’ll put over the next many months of material they’ve been developing at The Submarine in New Haven, Connecticut with Fuzzy Rainbow Productions. This Saturday night, January 26, will see the release a very special limited release of this first EP in physical format when the group plays at The Rock Fix at the Crocker House Ballroom as part of the Hygienic Art XXXIV festival in New London. Grab one while you can!
Fake Babies EP1 Tracklisting:
Don’t Hold Your Breath
Talk Like My Baby
Brazen Hussy will be guests on Moon Cheese Baby this Sunday, January 20, from 9am to Noon with the amazing Karrie Bulger. Tune in to 90.9 WCNI and hear the Hussies spin some of their fave jams, play a few stripped down tunes, and have a few things to say about the 2013 World Tour of New London, The Rock Fix, their CD out next week, and more.
It’s People’s Court for young rock couples! Pocket Vinyl (who are in the midst of a massive winter tour of the states and celebrating the recent release of their first vinyl seven inch ‘MP1′ ) are featured on the new webcast from Judge John Hodgman (yep that Hodgman from the Daily Show) wherein said Judge helps the two work through a polite difference of opinion. It’s a must listen! Check it here: Judge John Hodgman!
Pocket Vinyl Winter 2013 Little Dog Tour Dates:
January 17 – Broadway, VA - Plan B
January 18 – Staunton, VA - Pompei Lounge
January 19 – Richmond, VA – Spider Fortress
January 20 – Jamestown, NC - Turntable Inc.
January 22 -Greensboro, NC - Karate Dungeon
January 23 – Greenville, NC - Tipsy Teapot
January 24 – Wilmington, NC - Orton’s
January 27 – Jacksonville, FL - Shantytown Pub
January 28 – Jacksonville, FL - Burro Bar
January 29 – Atlanta, GA - WonderRoot
January 30 – Johnson City, TN – Hospitality House (email us for directions)
January 31 – Johnson City, TN - Acoustic Coffee House
February 1 – Blacksburg, VA – Deet’s at Virginia Tech
February 2 – Blacksburg, VA - XYZ Gallery
February 4 – Arlington, VA - The Galaxy Hut
February 5 – Frostburg, MD - Dante’s Bar
February 6 – Greenbelt, MD - New Deal Cafe
February 7 – California, PA – House Concert
February 8 – Pittsburgh, PA - Shadow Lounge
February 13 – Rochester, NY - Vineyard Community Space
February 14 – Corning, NY – place TBA