Connecticut

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War Games May Be The Next Band To Change Your Life

I was fortunate enough to spend several weeks participating in the Vans Warped Tour during the summer of 2012. My job, which at the time involved working for a music industry start-up focused on new artist discovery, sponsored a stage on the world’s largest traveling festival that offered more than 20 up-and-coming artists a chance […]

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REVIEW: Spillway – ‘As Astronauts or Atoms’

Artist: Spillway Album: As Astronauts or Atoms Genre: Experimental Rock There’s a new noise coming from the depths of Connecticut — it’s distraught to the point of interest, yet collective to the point of cohesiveness. Spillway, one of the most intriguing unsigned acts to grace the East Coast, has released its debut EP, As Astronauts […]

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Dave Chappelle Returns To Hartford, CT With OddBall Comedy Festival (Video)

Just over a year ago we ran a story about comedian Dave Chappelle having a meltdown in Hartford, CT while appearing on the inaugural Oddball Comedy Festival. It was an embarrassing moment for the comedian, and in the weeks that followed the former Comedy Central star was thrown through the ringer from various members of […]

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Ovlov Have Reunited

Less than 48 hours after CT-based band Ovlov announced via their Facebook page that they were breaking up, their record label, Exploding In Sound, posted that the band has reunited. Around that time, Ovlov shared a photo of Punk’d on their Facebook page as well as a comment saying they were “trying to hype up these 3 […]

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Ovlov Have Officially Broken Up

Connecticut-based band Ovlov just announced on their Facebook page that they are breaking up. Really. On the post, they wrote that “like the last season of Degrassi” they too are putting an end to their limited run. They will still be playing shows on July 11 and August 17-20, although almost all of them are […]

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Dave Chappelle Has Breakdown On Stage In Hartford

UPDATE: We now have video of what happened, provided after the jump. The footage begins a few minutes into the set, presumably after the crowd had begun disrupting the performance. ORIGINAL POST: Dave Chappelle has returned to stand up comedy, and yet, on the fourth night of this tour, he has reportedly had an on […]

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Poverty Hollow Premiere “Concrete” Music Video

Connecticut alternative rockers Poverty Hollow have been around for years under a different band name, the slightly more normal name (and ever confusing with bands like SUUNS) of Suns. Nonetheless, the band has just released a self titled EP, toured with up and coming indie rock band Ovlov, and now, on Bloody Disgusting, they have […]

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WATCH: The Guru Tour Documentary (Part One)

Connecticut indie rockers The Guru have recently gone off on tour. Though it’s been slightly less than two weeks, they’ve already gone from the east coast to the midwest.  The band has taken some footage and aims to turn it into a documentary; they’ve posted the first part of which on Youtube. You may recall […]

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STREAM: Disco Teen ’66 – Self-Titled (Album)

Connecticut surf punks (is that a thing?) Disco Teen ’66 have released their debut full length album. The self-titled release is out now on Seagreen Records and can be heard at their Bandcamp page. In the most unusual of release varieties, it is available for download at $3 and on a limited run of cassettes […]

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WATCH: Hostage Calm Perform On Audiotree Live

Audiotree has been rolling out videos of great bands lately, with Into It. Over It., Pentimento, and now Hostage Calm. They perform six songs in total: “Brokenheartland”, “Woke Up Next To A Body”, “On Both Eyes”, “The ‘M’ Word”, “War On A Feeling”, and “Don’t Die On Me Now”. “Don’t Die On Me Now” and […]

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REVIEW: The Guru – Go Easy

Artist: The Guru Album: Go Easy Label: Seagreen Records Genre: Funk / Indie Rock Most modern scene music is sad. It’s mostly emo music or music based around some form of punk rock, laced with emotions, with typical lyrics about break ups and heart break and ex-girlfriends and angst. Connecticut’s The Guru are not without […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Gwar – Toad’s Place, New Haven, Connecticut 10/15/2012

There are generally two kinds of live shows I go to: shows where you see some bands that you put on a pedestal; you worship them wherever they go and you have to know everything they do, they swallow you whole and devour your soul. Your taste curbs to their output, even when it shames […]