The Decemberists @ College Street Music Hall, 7/27/15

When Colin Meloy took the stage at College Street Music Hall last week sipping on red wine and getting a read on his surroundings, you could just tell that some brilliant things were about to happen. In one of the first high profile indie shows at the infantile New Haven venue, The Decemberists charmed the […]

The Helio Sequence @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space, 6/21/15

Father’s Day 2015 was capped with a mini showcase of the Portland, Oregon music scene featuring the likes of Lost Lander and The Helio Sequence at The Ballroom at The Outer Space. Lost Lander opened the show bringing us a strong harmonic vocal arrangement featuring Matt Sheehy (a touring member of Ramona Falls) and Sarah Fennell. […]

Alvvays @ The Space, 6/10/15

I had the opportunity last week to go see Alvvays at The Space. Of course I went! American Wrestlers opened the show, drawing from songs off their awesome 2014 self-released and self-titled debut, which has since seen a re-release on Fat Possum Records. American Wrestlers, fronted by Gary McClure (who wrote, performed and recorded the album himself on an […]

PHOX @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space, 6/18/15

Walking into The Ballroom at The Outer Space last Thursday, the first thing I noticed were the shirts at the merch table. What caught my amusement was a PHOX shirt featuring an outline of their home state of Wisconsin and the wordmark “someone in Baraboo loves me”. Turns out, PHOX is collectively as rad and humorous […]

Viet Cong @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space, 6/17/15

Canadian post-punk band Viet Cong has done their fair share of pot-stirring over the last year, mainly regarding the controversy surrounding their name. Speaking as somebody who is more concerned about the music they make, the only real pot they’ve stirred is that of the indie rock world where their January self-titled debut album remains one […]

The Helio Sequence comes to Hamden, CT; Win Tix

Oregon-based indie rock band The Helio Sequence has been active since 1999 and have just released their brand new self-titled sixth studio album via Subpop. It catches your eyes with its vibrant, striking album art and follows suit with ear-grabbing riffs and strong songwriting in tracks like “Stoic Resemblance”, “Red Shifting” and more. Stream The […]

Mystic Braves @ Cafe Nine, 5/16/15

I haven’t been treated to an explosion of live psych rock in ages so I deemed it necessary to venture into the close quarters of New Haven’s Cafe Nine to check out Mystic Braves. To simply put it, this show was loud. Cafe Nine is comfortable cramped, meaning that the venue itself is small, the […]

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 […]