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  • Dopapod At Toad's Place

    Dopapod At Toad's Place
    Mixing relentess grooves with fleet-fingered jazz-rock excursions, Dopapod melted faces when they played the Gathering of the Vibes a few years ago. But they (and their fans) probably don't remember that gig; the NYC-based road-dog quartet has played...
  • Jazz Week In New Haven

    Jazz Week In New Haven
    Let's face it: few metropolitan areas serve up top-flight jazz every night of the week, and it's hard to think of any in Connecticut. Be thankful, then, for Jazz Week, which actually stretches across 10 days of blowing and comping at area clubs, pubs...
  • Michael Gira Explains Why Drones Are Central To The Sound Of Swans

    Michael Gira Explains Why Drones Are Central To The Sound Of Swans
    Earlier this year, experimental rock band Swans released "To Be Kind," its third studio album since leader Michael Gira jump-started the band after a 14-year break. It's a sprawling, sometimes punishing work, with a 34-minute centerpiece called "Bring the...
  • Best Place to See Emerging Artists

    Best Place to See Emerging Artists
    1) The Space 295 Treadwell St., Bldg. H Hamden (203) 288-6400 thespacect.com 2) Toad's Place   3) Artspace  
  • Best Concert Venue

    Best Concert Venue
    1) Oakdale Theatre 95 S. Turnpike Road Wallingford (203) 265-1501 oakdale.com 2) Toad's Place   3) The Space  
  • Best Dance Club

    Best Dance Club
    1) BAR 254 Crown St. New Haven (203) 495-8924 barnightclub.com  2) Toad's Place   3) The Russian Lady  
  • Spring Heeled Jack To Play Every Song They've Got at Spaceland Ballroom

    Spring Heeled Jack To Play Every Song They've Got at Spaceland Ballroom
    When New Haven third-wave ska legends Spring Heeled Jack reunited for two shows at Toad's Place in 2010, every member of the band during its prime era ('96-'00 or so) returned to celebrate — aside from their drummer, the late, great Dave Karcich....
  • Keller Williams Plays Toad's Place on Oct. 11

    Keller Williams Plays Toad's Place on Oct. 11
    Musicians drool over the kind of artistic freedom Keller Williams regularly enjoys. He does solo shows — not your usual solo-show fare, but rather danceable acoustic music (he calls it "ADM"), crafted together with layers of looped instruments he...
  • R.J. Julia's All-Star Line-Up

    If folks showed up to see best selling authors the way they do best selling pop stars,R.J. Julia would need a stadium and not a small house-sized space in a suburb. It's the fall books season, and R.J. Julia, the well-run and neat-as-a-pin independent...
  • News Quiz: Have You Been Paying Attention?

    It's a summer news quiz! 1. Although he has been coy about whether he will run for governor, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton recently said he could do whose job? a. The guy who towels the sweat off Bob Dylan's brow at concerts. b. The guy inside the...
  • Dave Chappelle Still Bombing In Hartford

    Hartford, you're a tough crowd. But you don't deserve that. Last week, comedian Dave Chappelle staged a strange protest at the Comcast Theatre in Hartford. The audience wouldn't quiet down enough for his liking. So after a couple of jokes, he stopped...
  • 'Lucky Me,' Show By Shirley MacLaine's Daughter, Needs Some Sharpening

    'Lucky Me,' Show By Shirley MacLaine's Daughter,  Needs Some Sharpening
    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...