| Sep 26, 2011
| 8:45 AM
If The Album Leaf’s latest studio album, A Chorus of Storytellers, which came out on Sub Pop Records in February of 2001, sounds expansive and a little bleak, keep in mind that it was mixed in Iceland by Jimmy LaValle, who started the band as a solo...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 10:47 AM
Manhattan Short Film Festival
Sept. 29 at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 1, 2 p.m.; at the WHC, and The Palace, Danbury, Sept. 30, 7 p.m; at the Bijou, Bridgeport Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 2, 4 p.m.; at the Garde...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 9:41 AM
You can’t blame people for not being able to swing a Monday night show. That said, the 50-or-so audience members who turned out to hear The Album Leaf last night at the Wadsworth were treated to a hypnotic, mostly instrumental set.
| Sep 29, 2011
| 6:35 AM
Montreal once seemed an unlikely location for an indie-rock revival. All that changed, of course, with the success of Arcade Fire’s 2004 album Funeral, which merely hinted at the heights they’d reach. (The Suburbs won the Grammy for Album of...
| Sep 29, 2011
Patti Smith: Camera Solo
October 21 – February 19
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford, (860) 278-2670, thewadsworth.org.
Rock-and-roll-band-fronting poet Patti Smith, who turns 65 at the end of the year, has been...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 8:22 AM
Locking in some recent phone time with Jace Lasek, the Regina, Saskatchewan-born guitarist and visionary who, along with his wife, bassist and singer Olga Goreas, founded the psych-rock band the Besnard Lakes in 2003, was difficult.
For the 16th year...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 8:00 AM
Drawings by Rembrandt, his Students and Circle from the Maida and George Abrams Collection
Through Jan. 8, 2012, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, (203) 869-0376, brucemuseum.org
In the history of Western art, countless figures serve as...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 6:16 AM
Bert Jansch, a virtuoso guitarist and singer who influenced generations of post-British Invasion luminaries including Jimmy Page, Paul Simon, Donovan, Nick Drake and Johnny Marr, died after a long battle with cancer, the Guardian reported earlier this...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 12:32 PM
When he's not busy running his production company, Cool Hand Pictures, Justin Morales heads the Silk City Flick Fest, which is running for its third year starting Thursday, October 13 until Sunday, the 16th. Morales' goal for his festival is to bring...
| May 8, 2011
| 5:27 AM
After nearly a quarter century in deep crimson, the nearly 100-year-old walls of Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art's most recognized space, Morgan Great Hall, are gray. The shade is closer in hue to what they were when the hall was dedicated by J. Pierpont...
| May 14, 2011
| 6:47 PM
In May 1861, Samuel Colt was Hartford's richest, most famous citizen.
A charismatic, driven entrepreneur, Colt possessed inventive genius, boundless imagination and unsurpassed marketing prowess. He had built an internationally renowned business centered...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 7:04 AM
If Australian artist Shaun Gladwell’s video “Interceptor Surf Sequence” (pictured) makes you think of Mel Gibson and post-apocalyptic, fuel-craving dudes with Mohawks fighting it out in the desert, that makes two of us. Gladwell’...