| Oct 9, 2012
| 9:50 AM
Mates of State
Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m. The Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Casino, 1 Mohegan Blvd., Uncasville. (888) 226-7711, mohegansun.com. Free.
Last Friday night, New Haven's Ninth Square was illuminated, literally and figuratively, by the 2nd annual L.A....
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 8:30 AM
w/ Circa Survive, Balance and Composure, and O'Brother. $20 adv., $23 doors. 6 p.m., Sept. 13. Toad's Place, 300 York St., New Haven, toadsplace.com
When put on the spot, Jeremy Bolm's first pick is "Undercovers On" by reflective post-...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 8:08 AM
Best Cover Band: Shakedown
When it comes to cover bands and tribute bands, there's probably no group more frequently covered than the Grateful Dead. Which is why it's all the more impressive that Shakedown, a Dead tribute act, stands out from the pack....
| Sep 25, 2012
| 10:35 AM
The Melvins Lite
Wed., Oct. 3, 9 p.m. Toad's Place, 300 York St., New Haven. (203) 624-8623, toadsplace.com. $18, $15/advance. with Tweak Bird.
There's nothing "lite" about the Melvins Lite lineup playing at Toad's Place this Wednesday night. It's...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 2:14 PM
The Get Up Kids
With Saves the Day. 6:30 p.m., June 9. Toad's Place, 300 York St. $19-$22. 203-624-TOAD, toadsplace.com.
It's difficult for a band to return from a long hiatus, harder still to overcome the divisions that contributed to a break-up. Just...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 11:42 AM
Connect Beats/Screaming Sound
El Vee's latest disc is in the mixtape format, full of scratching, samples, and interjections from guest stars. It's a punchy, high-energy disc that showcases some of the...
| May 15, 2012
| 12:35 PM
w/ Black Box Revelation. $29 adv., $32 doors, 8 p.m., May 18. Toad's Place, 300 York St., New Haven, toadsplace.com
No matter the industry — music, movies, sports, business, whatever — being called "the next big thing" is a...
| May 30, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Friends of Freddy B Concert
6 p.m., June 3. $10 donation. Toad's Place, 300 York St., New Haven, (203) 624-TOAD, toadsplace.com.
It's not uncommon these days to hear of someone you know and love falling on hard times. Most of us hope we'd be able...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 8:00 AM
• Thursday: Goo Goo Dolls, 8 p.m. Warner Theatre, Torrington; Jake Shimabukuro, $10-$30, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, Storrs; Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys, $18-$28, 8 p.m., Bridge Street Live, Collinsville.
• Friday: Tower of...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 8:00 AM
Thursday, Dec.1: Chadwick Stokes at StageOne, Fairfield. One of the guys from Dispatch who is also in State Radio, if you're into that sort of thing.
Friday, Dec. 2: Gastby's Green Light at Two Boots, Bridgeport. A rhythmic band of apparent F. Scott...