Some new material from New Haven’s Elison Jackson for your listening pleasure. Teasing a new album? We sure hope so!
The CT Music Awards has released the list of finalists for the 2014 awards which will be given out in Hartford at the Bushnell on June 10. Congratulations to Telegraph Recording Artists Elison Jackson (Song of the Year, Best Rock), Bedroom Rehab Corporation (Best Metal), Fake Babies (Best R&B/Soul/Funk), Daphne Lee Martin (Best Singer/Songwriter), and Isaac Young Quartet (Best R&B/Soul/Funk, Best Jam Band, Best Jazz), for making the final cut (and here’s to bringing the trophies home)!
Of course we’re biased toward our Telegraph team of nominees but heart-felt congratulations go out to all of the nominated acts and to the organizers of this fun celebration of our immensely talented music community here in Connecticut. View all of the nominees here: Connecticut Music Awards Finalists.
Matt Gouette returns with a batch of five songs on his new ep ‘Sunnyside’. The collection is the first release in some time from the prolific pop auteur and is full of the expected hook-laden guitar rockers and symphonic keyboard jams. Stream the record below or stop by our shop in New London for a physical copy today!
The Connecticut Music Awards, our state’s version of The Whalies, errrr sorry, The Grammys is coming up in June and today is the last chance to vote for your fave artists. We highly recommend that you head over to their site and cast a ballot for our own Telegraph family of bands who show up in nearly every category! It’s all a celebration of what makes our state’s music scene one of the most vibrant and underrated in the country. So head over now and vote for Telegraph Recording Artists: Elison Jackson, Fatal Film, Bedroom Rehab Corporation, Pocket Vinyl, Daphne Lee Martin, Fake Babies, and coming soon to the roster Isaac Young Quartet.
VOTE HERE NOW – balloting closes at 4pm on Wednesday, April 30!
New London’s own Paul Brockett Roadshow celebrate the release of their first proper batch of songs with the stellar ‘Up all Night’ EP. The band will be playing a flurry of shows over the weekend to celebrate kicking off with a Live Lunch Break segment at our headquarters at The Telegraph (19 Golden Street, New London) on Thursday, April 24. The band then hits the Robbie DeRosa curated Daffodil Fest in Meriden on Saturday at Noon and bombs back to New London for a blowout showcase at 33 Golden Street with special guests The Hornets.
‘Up All Night’ Track Listing:
1 Up All Night
2 Shape I’m In
3 Black Smoke
4 Water Rises
5 John’s Song
Pocket, Vinyl, Sam Perduta from Elison Jackson, Daphne Lee Martin, Fatal Film, John Faraone, Sketch tha Cataclysm, Brad Bensko, Empty Vessels, Horns of Ormus, The CBYD Trio, and The Hornets all dropped by The Telegraph in New London to play sets for Record Store Day 2014. Pocket Vinyl wrote a special tune for the occasion and it was captured on video by our good friend Peter Huoppi (who does much of the incredible video work available at TheDay.com including Live Lunch Break). Check it out:
Daphne Lee Martin has just released a new video for ‘Five Points’, the second single off her critically acclaimed third album ‘Frost’. Check it out!
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.