Pocket Vinyl will play a free show tonight at 7pm at Bean & Leaf in New London, Connecticut as a pre-cursor to a massive five week tour. Included in the dates are a stop in Rock Island, Illinois for a coveted taping of a Daytrotter session. Come out tonight to wish them well on their journey!
March 7 – Bristol, CT – Artist Tree Tea House
March 8 – Harrisburg, PA – Midtown Scholars 8 PM
March 9 – Philadelphia, PA – JR’s Bar 8 PM
March 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Teri’s Bar
March 11 – Lock Haven, PA – Avenue 209
March 12 – New Hope, PA – Triumph Brewing Co.
March 13 – Harrisonburg, VA – Common Grounds @ Eastern Mennonite University
March 14 – Roanoke, VA – The Bazaar
March 15 – Huntington, WV – Black Sheep Burrito and Beans 9 PM
March 16 – Johnson City, TN – Acoustic Coffee House 8 PM
March 17 – Boone, NC – Bald Guy Brew 7 PM
March 18 – Knoxville, TN – The Birdhouse 9 PM
March 19 – Murfreesboro, TN – Liquid Smoke
March 21 – Huntsville, AL – Copper Top Dive N Dine
March 22 – Louisville, KY – The Bard’s Town 10:30 PM
March 23 – Champaign, IL – Indi Go Artist Co-Op 7 PM
March 24 – DAYTROTTER SESSION
March 26 – Chicago, IL – Uncommon Grounds 8 PM
March 28 – Milwaukee, WI – Art Bar 9 PM
March 29 – Green Bay, WI – JD’s Bar 9 PM (TWO NIGHTS!)
March 30 – Green Bay, WI – JD’s Bar 5 PM (TWO NIGHTS!)
March 31 – Madison, WI – The Wisco
April 1 – Winona, MN – Some Sum Studio 8 PM
April 2 – La Crosse, WI – The Root Note 8 PM
April 3 – Des Moines, IA – Ritual Cafe 7 PM
April 4 – Lincoln, NE – Duffy’s 7 PM
April 8 – Topeka, KS – Boobie Trap
April 9 – Anderson, IN – Anderson University
April 10 – Houghton, NY – Coffee Shop on campus (formerly Java 101) 8 PM
April 11 – Elmira, NY – Turtle Leaf Cafe 5:30
April 12 – Lancaster, PA – Arts House
April 13 – Moonlit Oasis Hookah Lounge
Bob D’Aprile has put together another winning bill for March 7 as part of his regular series at Two Boots in Bridgeport. The ever wonderful Frank Critelli opens the show followed by our own Elison Jackson and the night closes out with Goodnight Blue Moon. It’s a night of purely Connecticut music and some of the best our state has to offer. The night kicks off at 9pm and the cover is only $5.
Fatal Film celebrate the release of their phenomenal new eponymous record with a special show at 33 Golden in New London on Friday, February 28 at 10pm. The new CD produced by the group with Jason Banta at the helm for most of it features 12 seminal tracks of FF’s blistering sonic mayhem and dark sexual politic. It’s the groups most confidant and revealing work to date.
The release show is a must-see affair. Punk power trio Horns of Ormus open the show and indie experimentalist collective Oneida closes it out with a bang. Fatal Film will provide the soft nugget center and you won’t want to miss it!
Fatal Film ‘Fatal Film’ Track Listing:
1. Curl Up and Die
3. Something in the Water
4. Our Daily Meds
5. Pick Up The Phone
6. Just For Men
7. Princess Chords
8. Total Phone
9. Coolest Friend
10. Remember When You Were Fun
11. Boys Oh Boys
12. Big Dicks
Daphne Lee Martin is following up her wildly successful run with ‘Moxie’ with the good twin album ‘Frost’.
The first single, ‘Little Birds,’ is a reminder to believe in oneself regardless of what anyone else might think, an affirmation of our potential energy, and the joy of the journey. Frost blends the acoustic roots of Daphne’s Appalachian youth with the hi-fi electronica that her live band brings to the stage each night.
Daphne’s “confession” about ‘Little Birds’ –
This began as the saddest little waltz in all the world. It was mourning the loss of something that had taken away its innocence. It was the moment of admitting that music is entirely who I am, no longer who I am trying to be. Accepting the sacrifices that would inevitably come. The sacrifice of a stable income, the constant need to produce art that stirs and inspires others, the putting of my Self on display, the opening of my being to others- for real and for good.
At the end of the day, it really is just me answering Ramona. There is “no one to beat you, no one to defeat you ’cept the thoughts of yourself feeling bad”. As easy as it is to give yourself over to it and float in the oblivion of itisntmyfaultitsjustthisway, the sadness becomes just as frustrating and suffocating as the striving ever was. So you straighten your back and begin again. And there’s nothing sad about that.
“With her strong writing style and sultry vocal delivery, Martin has you in the palm of her hand from track one.” – Troy Michael, Innocent Words Chicago
Lyric Video for “Little Birds”
Spring 2014 Tour Dates:
2.21 Desultory Theatre, Torrington CT
2.27 Red Square, Burlington VT
2.28 Emerge Festival, Hartford CT
3.1 Frost CD release party, Oasis Pub, New London CT
3.4 Rumba Cafe, Columbus OH
3.5 Hideaway Cafe, Louisville KY
3.6 Springwater Supper Club, Nashville TN
3.7 Flying Monkey Arts Center, Huntsville AL
3.8 Mud & Water, Baton Rouge LA
3.9 Siberia, New Orleans LA
3.15 TBA, York PA
3.16 Acoustic Coffee House, Johnson City TN
3.17 Longbranch, Knoxville TN
3.18 One Stop Deli, Asheville NC
3.20 The Bull, Gainesville FL
3.21 House Concert, Clearwater FL
3.23 Royal American, Charleston SC
3.25 Southern Rail, Carrboro NC
3.28 Tellus360, Lancaster PA
4.3 Pianos, New York NY
4.4 33 Golden, New London CT
4.5 Cafe Nine, New Haven CT
4.11 Johnny D’s, Boston MA
4.12 Jimmy’s Saloon, Newport RI
4.19 The Telegraph, New London CT – Record Store Day (vinyl release party)
(and many more, including summer festivals, west coast in May and June, and regional New England shows)
The official local CD release party will be at The Oasis Pub, New London CT on March 1, 2014, followed by a national tour. Dates and details area up at DaphneLeeMartin.com
It begins! We’re off like a prom dress, on our way out west. As you can see from the map, we’re hitting a lot of ground on this trip and we can’t wait to rock your shining faces, Midwest! Because we have a greenhorn for a bass player, our well-seasoned drummer has named this the Flirt With The Dragon tour, promising the wildness that can (and will) ensue There’s no point chasing the dragon when you can make it chase you, right?
Here’s the run-down on the shows:
October 19th : Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage Street, Easthampton MA, 7pm, donations
The home of some of the most beautiful vintage and handmade instruments in the world, as well as the spot where we go to get our ginger libation on! Our own Kaiser Vilhelm has written a song about this amazing drink, it’s that good. We play at 8pm. There will be belly dancing, there will be rock n roll. Beer & Wine also available.
October 21st : Way Station, 683 Washington Avene, Brooklyn NY, 7pm, 21+, $5
with Andy Kirmayer, Elisa Flynn’s Tripeg Lobo, and Cornbred
The Way Station is a refreshing spot in the concrete jungle, a steam-punk bar with a Tardis and a dim speakeasy vibe, dedicated to live music, and well stocked with craft beers. We hit this spot up on the March SXSW tour as well, and had a blast. New York Music Daily was on hand to review the show, which you can read here.
October 22nd : Milkboy Ardmore, 2 E Lancaster Ave, Ardmore PA, 7pm
Daphne will be doing a quick stripped-down acoustic feature at the wildly popular Open Mic at Milkboy Ardmore sometime around 9pm. Free, all ages.
October 24th : Purple Fiddle, 21 East Avenue, Thomas WV, 8pm
Our triumphant return to our favorite spot in West By God Virginia. We had so much fun last time at this rockin’ mountaintop joint that it’s a must for every tour. Between the fantastic hospitality, the jacuzzi and the amazing food, we may never come home.
October 25th : Beachland Ballroom & Tavern, 15711 Waterloo Rd Cleveland OH, 7pm $8
with Bethesda, Morgan Mecaskey, and the Womacks More info at the event page Here.
We will be joining our dear friends The Womacks for a Halloween extravaganza at the wonderful Beachland Tavern. There will be prizes for costumes!
After that, we hit up Daytrotter for a quick recording sesh, and head home for Halloween night!
See y’all at one or more of these stops! Mad love!
Daphne Lee Martin | Elison Jackson | Bedroom Rehab Corporation
Fake Babies | Pocket Vinyl | The Hoolios | Fatal Film
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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.