| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:35 AM
1) Taj Mahal Trio, Thurs., 8 p.m., $65. Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge St., Ridgefield, (203) 438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
2) Start Making Sense: The Music of Talking Heads, Fri., 10 p.m., $12.50-$15. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St.,...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 5:10 AM
Amber Papini, singer and guitarist for the band Hospitality, didn't want to be in a band. Not at first.
She wanted to be a composer for musicals and plays, and even went to graduate school to study the craft. At the same time, she dabbled with...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 9:10 AM
w/ Sheek Louch, Saigon, Rowdy City, Debo and Krystyle. $25 adv., $28 doors. 8 p.m., Aug. 4. Toad's Place, 300 York St., New Haven, toadsplace.com
Dennis Coles has never let a good opportunity go to waste. The Staten Island, N.Y.-bred...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 12:30 PM
La Coka Nostra
w/ DJ Rob Swift. $20 adv., $25 doors. 8 p.m., Aug. 18. Toad's Place, 300 York St., New Haven, toadsplace.com
Ill Bill on the phone and Ill Bill on the mic are two different people. Speaking recently, the man born William Braunstein...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Local gospel artist Kevin Monroe brings his 16-piece band Devotion to Toad's Placethis weekend to record a new album, and you're invited. Monroe, who was born and raised in New Haven, began his musical career with Willie Small and his gospel group W.S....
| Mar 6, 2012
| 1:33 PM
Pantochino Productions Inc. presents its new family musical, “The Brothers Grimm and a Showgirl,” for a limited run of five performances March 16 to 18 at The Off-Broadway Theatre at Yale, 41 Broadway (behind Toad's Place) in New Haven.
| Apr 30, 2012
| 12:25 PM
For over 20 years, BAR has been the place to get down and funky with your bad self. Handpicked DJs rock a wide range of Top 40, popular dance music, some hip-hop, some club, and they try to appeal to everybody. "The DJs have been here for a couple...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Let's make sure not to forget those less-fortunate children who still deserve a magical holiday experience this year. On Dec. 22, you have your choice of two holiday benefit shows, raising not just money, but donations of toys for some of our local...
| 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...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 2:15 PM
Best Hip-Hop: Duece Bug
It's been a prolific year for Norwalk's hardcore-vocalist-turned-MC. Duece Bug just released his second full-length, Love, Duece Bug, and it features appearances by heavy hitters like Mr. Lif and...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 10:20 AM
November may just be getting off the ground, but that's no excuse to miss out on a slew of great upcoming shows. Here's a few to help you plan your week.
Thursday: Logic, Nickel-P, Higgins & the General, 9 p.m. Café Nine, New Haven.
| Sep 2, 2011
| 12:49 PM
If you're not that familiar with Donna the Buffalo, ask the Herd, a huge bunch of music lovers dedicated to the band.
They don't just go to shows; The Herd's got its own fundraising organization, Side to Side Charities, which has raised piles of money...