Cloakroom @ BAR, 1/6/15

After several past encounters with Illinois band Cloakroom, we finally got to see them in person in Connecticut. It made for a noisy New Haven evening. Local grungy garage trio Bilge Rat opened the show with material from their debut EP Townie Garbage that they released last Friday. Moody and loud, the band features Thom Hart […]

Little Racer @ BAR, 9/16/2015

One of our favorite features on Beet Box Radio made the trip from Brooklyn to New Haven to play at BAR a few weeks back. Indie rock group Little Racer performed a set infused with dreamy surf pop. 2015 saw them release their Foreign Tongues EP which is what really kept them on my radar. Singles “Montevideo” and […]

BRONCHO @ BAR, 5/13/15

Connecticut got a little taste of the Oklahoma music scene last week when indie punk group BRONCHO stopped by BAR in New Haven, bringing along their partners in tour, Chicago’s Strange Faces. Opening the night with some buzz was CT’s own Furnsss, who brought plenty of fuzz. They take a DIY approach with multiple guitarists and […]

Lazyeyes @ BAR, 4/22/15

Going into this past Wednesday at BAR in New Haven, I was almost completely unfamiliar with Brooklyn’s Lazyeyes. I left very intrigued and I’m looking forward to diving into their melting pot of genres via headphones. To best get a sense of what Lazyeyes does so well, listen to their self-released New Year EP that they […]

Honeyblood @ BAR, 3/25/15

Very few bands immediately capture my attention lyrically, but Glasgow duo Honeyblood strikes all the right chords with me. It is easy to get lost in the way a band sounds, which is a strong point of the band and plenty of others. However, I found myself comfortable singing along with their tracks at the […]

Connecticut Live Music Radar: Strong Week of Indie Music On the Way

If you live in Connecticut and crave some of the awesome live acts that frequent New York City, next week will be your savior. A cluster of very strong independent artists hit up the New Haven area over the course of the next eight days. Sunday, 3/22- Lower Dens @ The Space– If you’ve heard their charming […]

Monogold, Child Actor @ BAR, 1/14/15

My first trip to BAR- New Haven in 2015 offered up a showcase of two indie electronic pop acts on different ends of the spectrum. On one hand was Child Actor with a hazy, deep electronic approach. Then there was the good vibes and experimental pop of Monogold. I sometimes am concerned that there is a lack […]

The Pass @ BAR, 12/10/14

I had caught wind of Louisville’s The Pass recently and made sure to see them live this week at BAR New Haven. They were in town in support of a brand new LP released on Tuesday entitled High Road. I was drawn to their synth pop sound, which was just as digestible live as it is through […]