Tonight down in New Haven, Rohn Lawrence and Friends make smooth jazz on the lily pad stage. Weds is dubstep night, Thursday there’sa local Rock showcase on the main stage at Toads. While Justi Jones performs upstairs in Lily’s pad. SHAKEDOWN plays the DEAD & BEYOND at Toads. Mushroom Cloud and Gigglejuice open that show. Saturday night Unearth, This Is Hell, Vengeance, and Torment the Dreamer make for a night of loud Rock at Toads. More online at www.toadsplace.com
Also down in New Haven tonight at 7:30 pm you can catch the Harris Brothers Band Balkan Jam Session at Café Nine. At 10pm the Nine Presents an Acoustic Open Mic w/ Miss Kriss. Tuesday Night Café nine presents an early show at 7:30 with Joe Flood and special guest Luisa Piemontese. At 10 pm tomorrow Café nine presents Casey Gorman; w/ Mike Brandon. Wednesday night : Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy, Slackeye Slim, and Filthy Still make for a night of aggressive, country-blues-Dixieland-bluegrass, Delta blues, and New Orleans sounds. Thursday Chris Berardo and the Desperados w/ Al Raebuckplay at Café Nine. Friday Night BURLESQUE-A-PADEStakes the Café Nine stage. Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Gary Grippos and Friends this week. Saturday Night brings the Ideat Village XII Fundraiser to Café nine featuring Sidewalk Dave, the Grimm Generation, Farewood and Bedroom Rehab Corporation. More online at www.cafenine.com
Tonight in Hartford, at 7 pm you can catch the KING PHILIP MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMERFEST ALUMNI CONCERT at THE POND HOUSE CAFÉ Featuring: Jimmy Macbride & The King Philip Middle School Jazz Band at the Elizabeth Park Pond House. This is FREE and open to the public. (860) 233-8236, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday Night at Blackeyed Sally’s you can catch The PETER BYRON BLUES JAM. Friday Night Joey Spampinato, founding member of the legendary NRBQ is back on the stage with his bro! Saturday night, JOHN FRIES & THE HEAT. FEATURING MATT ZEINER celebrate the release of their new CD at Sally’s. www.blackeyedsallys.com
This Thursday night marks the launch of this season’s Thursday Night “Jazz on the River ” series at Mattabesett Canoe Club in Middletown. The Legendary jazz drummer BERNARD “Pretty” PURDIE is appearing with vocalist Karen Frisk this Thurs. JUNE 7, from 6:00 – 10:00 pm Rain or Shine! For info and Reservations call 860-347-9999
Fresh off their athletic victories from the Special Olympics CT-Eastern Regional Games twenty two athletes from the Greater Middletown Special Olympics are set to compete at the Special Olympics Connecticut State Summer Games beginning on Friday June 8-10, 2012 hosted by Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven & the Hamden Hall School in Hamden. Nineteen Athletes from the GMSO will be competing in Track & Field events & three in Cycling events. According to the Special Olympics CT website 2,361 athletes & partners, 600 coaches and 2900 volunteers will be on hand this weekend. SCSU will be the venues for track & field, aquatics, cycling, gymnastics and the housing of the athletes. The Hamden Hall School will be the site for traditional & unified sports of soccer & tennis. For more info call SOCT at 1-800-443-6105 or visit www.soct.org
Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week.
Real Art Ways in Hartford has extended their run of Marley through 6/14. “Marley” celebrates the life and work of visionary performer Bob Marley. Tuesday through Thursday Real Art Ways presents “Small, Beautifully Moving Parts” which follows a pregnant technophile who’s uncertainties about motherhood trigger an impulsive road trip to the source of her anxiety: her long-estranged mother living far away and off-the-grid. Friday Real Art ways opens a run of Pink Ribbons, Inc. a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” becomes obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success. Friday also kicks off a Weekends Only run of: “Lovecraft, Whisperer in Darkness”, Written in 1931, H.P. Lovecraft’s iconic genre-bending tale of suspense and alien terrors is brought to life in the style of the classic horror films of the 1930s. Real Ary way has also booked “The Room” which has been dubbed as “The best terrible movie ever” for monthly late shows at Real Art Ways. Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org
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6:30 it’s Life is a Killer with Johnny Analog, Moving through the blues Diaspora featuring an eclectic mix of porch country blues and big city electric blues to jazz, R&B and soul.
at 8:00 Lord Lewis presents: the Rumpus Room for 90 minutes of schorching vintage and contemporary heavy funk, soul, club jazz, reggae, ska, afro and Latin dance floor grooves.
At 9:30 Tom Gatzen presents a 2 hr weekly does of loud and heavy music on Aaargh!!
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