It begins! We’re off like a prom dress, on our way out west. As you can see from the map, we’re hitting a lot of ground on this trip and we can’t wait to rock your shining faces, Midwest! Because we have a greenhorn for a bass player, our well-seasoned drummer has named this the Flirt With The Dragon tour, promising the wildness that can (and will) ensue There’s no point chasing the dragon when you can make it chase you, right?
Here’s the run-down on the shows:
October 19th : Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage Street, Easthampton MA, 7pm, donations
The home of some of the most beautiful vintage and handmade instruments in the world, as well as the spot where we go to get our ginger libation on! Our own Kaiser Vilhelm has written a song about this amazing drink, it’s that good. We play at 8pm. There will be belly dancing, there will be rock n roll. Beer & Wine also available.
October 21st : Way Station, 683 Washington Avene, Brooklyn NY, 7pm, 21+, $5
with Andy Kirmayer, Elisa Flynn’s Tripeg Lobo, and Cornbred
The Way Station is a refreshing spot in the concrete jungle, a steam-punk bar with a Tardis and a dim speakeasy vibe, dedicated to live music, and well stocked with craft beers. We hit this spot up on the March SXSW tour as well, and had a blast. New York Music Daily was on hand to review the show, which you can read here.
October 22nd : Milkboy Ardmore, 2 E Lancaster Ave, Ardmore PA, 7pm
Daphne will be doing a quick stripped-down acoustic feature at the wildly popular Open Mic at Milkboy Ardmore sometime around 9pm. Free, all ages.
October 24th : Purple Fiddle, 21 East Avenue, Thomas WV, 8pm
Our triumphant return to our favorite spot in West By God Virginia. We had so much fun last time at this rockin’ mountaintop joint that it’s a must for every tour. Between the fantastic hospitality, the jacuzzi and the amazing food, we may never come home.
October 25th : Beachland Ballroom & Tavern, 15711 Waterloo Rd Cleveland OH, 7pm $8
with Bethesda, Morgan Mecaskey, and the Womacks More info at the event page Here.
We will be joining our dear friends The Womacks for a Halloween extravaganza at the wonderful Beachland Tavern. There will be prizes for costumes!
After that, we hit up Daytrotter for a quick recording sesh, and head home for Halloween night!
See y’all at one or more of these stops! Mad love!
Daphne Lee Martin | Elison Jackson | Bedroom Rehab Corporation
Fake Babies | Pocket Vinyl | The Hoolios | Fatal Film
Voting runs from July 1 – July 31.
For more information on this year’s Connecticut Music Awards and Grand Band Slam, visitct.com/cma.
James Maple and Elli Perry will be performing at an intimate in-store session at The Telegraph (19 Golden Street, New London CT) followed by a great show at the Oasis Pub (16 Bank Street New London CT) with the Telegraph Recording Company‘s own Elison Jackson. July 3rd. Telegraph show starts at 6pm and Oasis show is at 9pm.
Though most tracks ponder solitude, Maple’s languid rasp dips and emboldens doboro and harmonica-laced melodies, taking listeners along on tours from West Virginia to nameless small towns to snow-capped mountain ridges.
Fusing elements of the country, blues, and bluegrass greats, “American Dreams” is comfortable like an evening on the porch watching the stars come out and the world grow quiet — though the trivialities and troubles of the day will return in the morning, the moment itself is an invaluable escape.
Check out his review on CT.com’s Album of the Day here.
“I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.” -Flannery O’Connor once wrote those words, and with 50 letters she spelled out one of the greatest truths I know. My name is Elli. I have found my life mostly by stumbling across it in words. Some of those words have belonged to others, some have been my own. I was born and raised in Georgia by two Appalachian wordsmiths. They watched me run barefoot through the red dirt hills and aching trees that surrounded our home. They fed me a steady diet of The Beatles, the blues, ballads of bone and rust, and grits. Lots of grits. They plopped my tiny body into cars and trains and airplanes and showed me the great cities of the world. They taught me that art can transform and save. Their words have been the backbone of my life.www.elliperry.com
And here’s a little something from American Songwriter Magazine on Elli.
“Both dreamy and sometimes (delightfully) creepy in their imagery, there is much to explore on this disc…the sheer swelling of feeling can’t be tempered. It’s so clear that a lot of heart and soul went into crafting this material.” – Melanie Love, the Daily Vault www.elisonjackson.com
Tonight! Bedroom Rehab Corporation will be rocking the Oasis Pub in New London with Atrina and Wrought Iron Hex!
(11:30) Atrina (New Haven, CT)
(10:30) Wrought Iron Hex (Boston, MA)
Directed by Nicki Chavoya & Lisa Amadeo. Filmed at The Submarine, New Haven. Don’t forget to go dig on their website too, fakebabiesmusic.com.
Daphne Lee Martin and the Moxie crew just returned from their southern jaunt down to Texas to play during SXSW 2013. Here’s a live video of “Molotov” from The Bent Compass Party they played at Rain on 4th.
Spring is in the air and our crew is getting antsy! Daphne Lee Martin is out there on the way to SXSW already and now label mates Sidewalk Dave and Elison Jackson are hitting the highways for a tour out to the mid-west. Be sure to check them out if they are passing through your hood! Here’s the run:
3/19 Brooklyn NY – Hank’s Saloon
3/21 Wooster OH – First Amendment
3/22 Beloit WI – Coughy Haus
3/23 Racine WI – McAuliffe’s
3/25 Chicago IL – The Burlington
3/26 St Louis MO – Schlafly Tap Room
3/27 Nashville TN – House Show
3/28 Chatanooga TN – JJ’s
3/29 Asheville NC – The Apothecary
3/30 Boone NC – Shed Studios
4/03 New Haven CT – The Russian Lady
Check out the Official Page Here:
The Connecticut music scene is getting another addition to the ever-growing list of stellar annual music-related events. CT.com is proud to present, in conjunction with Chip’s Unnamed Local Band Show, the Emerge Festival.
The Emerge Festival was created with the intentions of not only shining a spotlight on some of the best and brightest local, original music in CT but also as an annual fundraiser for CT bands touring to and from SXSW in Austin, TX. This year local CT artists Daphne Lee Martin, Sidewalk Dave, and Elison Jackson are making the trek down to the biggest independent music event in the country, and CT.com and Chip’s Unnamed Local Band Show will help them get there. The Emerge Festival stands alongside of the CT Music Awards/Grand Band Slam as being one of the few cross-genre music events in Connecticut, bringing together acts from all over the state.
The inaugural edition of Emerge Fest will take place on March 2 & 3 at Arch Street Tavern in Hartford.
And if you want a little primer for it, Daphne Lee Martin has just released her new music video for ‘Belly’. Enjoy!
FRIDAY: Daphne Lee Martin’s Moxie
We’re heading down to New London to visit our favorite record store, The Telegraph. It’s owned by Daphne Lee Martin who has a new album of her own called Moxie. Our friend Anthony Fantano from The Needle Drop describes it as “a liquored up weekend whose hangover lasts well into the work week.” We’ll talk to Daphne about the album, her store and the New London music scene. She’ll also perform some songs from Moxie.
Tune in on your local NPR fm staion or listen to the show streaming live at http://www.cpbn.org/program/where-we-live
Last month, Fake Babies released the first of three eps they’ll put over the next many months of material they’ve been developing at The Submarine in New Haven, Connecticut with Fuzzy Rainbow Productions. This Saturday night, January 26, will see the release a very special limited release of this first EP in physical format when the group plays at The Rock Fix at the Crocker House Ballroom as part of the Hygienic Art XXXIV festival in New London. Grab one while you can!
Fake Babies EP1 Tracklisting:
Don’t Hold Your Breath
Talk Like My Baby