| Jun 12, 2013
| 7:04 AM
Crusty old-school punks: here's one's for you.
Lelaneia and Tom Dubay of 131 Elizabeth St., Hartford, are hosting a barbecue (3-6 p.m.) and four area punk bands (6-10 p.m.), including the 509ers, the Radiation, 420 Blackbirds and the absolutely...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:45 AM
It's about sharing the experience.
That's what Mary Lou Aleski, executive director of New Haven's 18th annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas that begins Saturday, June 15, has found in data of who comes — and why— to the annual two-...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Texan indie rock melody makers Eisley are not even a month out from the release of their latest record Currents (it dropped on May 28). It was the first of the band's releases recorded and produced entirely on their own, and they credit that freedom...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:54 AM
The show: "Lucky Me" at Off Broadway Theatre in New Haven.
First impressions: At the end of the premiere of this solo show by Sachi Parker, Shirley MacLaine's 56-year-old daughter, the audience is likely to feel as dazed, confused and full of...
| May 23, 2013
| 12:36 PM
People would often come up to Sachi Parker to say she must be so lucky to have such a wonderful mother, Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine.
But they only know a part of the story.
Like her outspoken movie star-author-activist mother famous for her...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 9:30 AM
w/ White Lung, Fins and Blessed State. $10 adv., $12 doors. 8 p.m., Apr. 18. Lilly's Pad, 300 York St., New Haven, toadsplace.com
Listening to Iceage and interviewing Iceage fundamentally function as two variations on one experience....
| Mar 12, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The Spaceland Ballroom Grand Opening
The Spaceland Ballroom, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden. (203) 288-6400, spacelandballroom.com. Fri., March 15: Mighty Purple Acoustic Duo. Sat., March 16: Mile Marker Zero, Dynasty Electris. Sat., March 23: Head With...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 7:05 AM
w/ Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz and Busdriver. $18 adv., $20 doors. 9 p.m., Feb. 11. Toad's Place, 300 York St., New Haven, toadsplace.com
Last July, Aesop Rock handed Bob's Donut & Pastry Shop an absolute dreamboat of an endorsement. For...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:55 AM
Lindsey Stirling is a classically trained violinist. But instead of playing in symphonies and orchestras, she's combined her love of violin with dubstep and modern dance (she taught herself how to dance by watching YouTube videos). She made it to finalist...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Jan. 10, 9:30 p.m. (8 p.m. doors), Toad's Place, 300 York St., New Haven, (203) 624-8623, toadsplace.com
Kendrick Lamar (performing at Toad's Place on Jan. 10) may well be the most talented rapper of his generation, but he's not one...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 5:00 AM
We hadn't planned on surviving the Mayan-predicted end of the world last week, so we haven't yet firmed up plans for New Year's Eve. If you're in the same situation, we'd like to offer a few options at area bars in which there will be bands playing....