| 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...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 11:00 AM
[THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE 2011. FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE 2012 EVENTS, CLICK HERE.]
116 Crown, 116 Crown St., New Haven, (203) 777-3116. Super classy bar with inventive cocktails and small plate offerings. Check out the room with the...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 1:40 PM
8:45 p.m. Dec. 23, Toad's Place, 300 York St. $15-$20. (203) 624-TOAD, toadsplace.com.
Two years ago, bassist Dave Livolsi (John Scofield/Jazz Is Dead) and drummer Adrian Tramantono (the Breakfast) found themselves thrown together for an...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 7:55 AM
84 Park, 84 West Park Place, Stamford, 84park.com. (203) 973-0300. DJ Toro.
Beach House Café, 220 Sound Beach Ave., Greenwich, (203) 637-0637, beachousecafe.com. Dark. It's a band. 10 p.m.
The Black Duck, 605 Riverside Ave., Westport, (203) 227-7978,...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 12:40 PM
A lot of bands would allow their audience find them, but Albany, New York's Aficionado does not think like a lot of bands. The septet has a novel approach to assembling fans, and the result is likely to be as unique as the band itself.
"The plan is to...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Indie-rock royalty. Slacker-generation supergroup. Post-whatever whatever.
It's fun to invent hyphenated superlatives for Wild Flag — the Portland, Ore.-based band made up of two singer-guitarists, Carrie Brownstein and Mary Timony, keyboard player...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Take the family out for a rollicking good time this weekend to Pantochino Productions Inc.'s new musical The Brothers Grimm and a Showgirl. It's a spoof on many of your favorite fairy tales, like Snow White, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding...
| 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.
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:25 AM
Here are three shows that aren't quite what they seem. Presenting, our tribute bands of the week:
Face 2 Face: at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport. Mike O'Brien plays the part of Billy Joel with his band Storm Front and Greg Ransom becomes...
| 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...