Monthly Archives: May 2009

June 13: Boy Genius with Werewolf Police and Surefire Broadcast @ Two Boots

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We’ve got a really great pop-heavy show coming up June 13 at Two Boots. Two Boots is a great venue and these are really good bands. You’re not going to want to miss this one. Lots of 90s-inspired, rockin’, dreamy, shoegazey goodness.

Brooklyn, NY indiepop band Boy Genius will perform Saturday, June 13 at Two Boots, 281 Fairfield Ave., in Bridgeport, Conn. Opening for the band will be Connecticut-based indie rock band Werewolf Police and New Jersey pop band Surefire Broadcast.

Boy Genius are fresh from playing a rocking set at New York’s annual Popfest with bands from all over the Unites States and from as far away as Sweden and Finland. They site such bands as Miracle Legion, Pavement, Teenage Fanclub and the Pixies as influences, and the ’90s college rock ethos is evident in their sound.

The indiepop blog Indie MP3 said about the band:

Boy Genius cast their influences a lot wider than simple Americana, they have an inner indiepop heartbeat and this is all adds up to a rather compelling mix of American college rock and British indiepop…I think this band are going to be something a little special.

Brooklyn Vegan said the following about Boy Genius:

Boy Genius are definitely within the indiepop realm but not too sugary, not too precious, relying on well-crafted melodies and gentle, mostly-acoustic instrumentation to carry the songs…Boy Genius deserve more attention than they’ve gotten, hopefully that will come soon.

Kensington indie-rock outfit Werewolf Police recently released their full-length album, “Ruin My Night,” to positive reviews. The band is inspired by the likes of Guided By Voices, Modest Mouse, Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine.

Review blog “Even In The Future Nothing Works” said about “Ruin My Night:”

The influence Guided By Voices have had on Tynan Cooney’s singing are apparent, yet not oppressive, come to think of it, I’d recommend Werewolf Police to GBV fans who are looking for something slightly softer.

Surefire Broadcast is a three-piece indie pop band hailing from Southern New Jersey. Formed in 2003, SFBC has remained an active force in the independent music scene since their first show. In the past five years SFBC has been turning the locals on with their unique crash pop sound. The band points to Yo La Tengo, Rocketship, Unrest, Black Tambourine, The Velvet Underground and many other bands as influences.

Underground Productions said about Surefire Broadcast:

Beautifully crafted indie pop, a touch of shoegaze guitar, and a surprising knack to make you want to shake your ass, Surefire Broadcast are a trio ready to have fun. Strapped with Rickenbackers, this band pays tribute to Buddy Holly as much as they do to bands like Rocketship, The Shins, and Grandaddy.

For more information on Boy Genius:
http://www.myspace.com/boygeniuses

For more information on Werewolf Police:
http://www.myspace.com/werewolfpolice
http://werewolfpolice.com/

For more information on Surefire Broadcast:
http://www.myspace.com/surefirebroadcast
http://www.surefirebroadcast.com/

Boy Genius will perform with Werewolf Police and Surefire Broadcast, Saturday, June 13 at Two Boots, 281 Fairfield Ave., in Bridgeport, Conn. Music begins at 10 p.m. Cost at the door is $5. The show is all-ages.

For more information please visit:
http://www.tweefort.com
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=82782412338
http://www.twobootsbridgeport.com/

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May 22: The Tyler Trudeau Attempt with Inclined Plane and Welcome @ Two Boots Bridgeport

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New Haven rock staple The Tyler Trudeau Attempt will perform Friday, May 22 at Two Boots, 281 Fairfield Ave., in Bridgeport, Conn. Joining the band will be Hartford-based indie-rockers The Inclined Plane and New Haven-based electro-pop outfit Welcome.

The Tyler Trudeau Attempt has been compared to Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg, The Ramones and Richard Hell. Really it’s just awesome pop music. They can be seen on stages all over the state of Connecticut. They’re fresh from rocking Cafe Nine last week with Death To New England and Chicago popsters Very Truly Yours.

The New Haven Advocate said the following about The Tyler Trudeau Attempt’s EP, In My Despair I Took Up Painting:

[In My Despair, I Took Up Painting is] an EP brimming with social satire, gleeful punk music, enough organ for a prog band and Trudeau’s instantly recognizable whine… The TTA looks back to the roots of punk and finds something immensely energetic, often hilarious and always political. On top of that, it’s catchy as hell.

Hartford popsters, The Inclined Plane, will be fresh from opening for The Pains of Being Pure at Heart — who just might be the hottest band in the world right now — at their April 24 show at Wallingford American Legion. Their lo-fi carousel of catchy hooks and melodic fun is a dizzy joyride spinning on the circle of fifths. Confections of kraut drones and circuit-bent toy instruments sweeten the fuzz! From noisy 60’s psychedelia and harmony rich Brazilian pop, to alt country and experimental folk, a rousing range of ingredients all find their way into The Inclined Plane’s kitchen.

They have self-released three EPs — Gestalt Pump [2006], The Bit Intuit [2007] and Nonpareils [2007] — each in limited runs in handmade packaging (featuring the artwork of John Tieman) on their own Popular Wallpaper Recordings label. A proper full-length, I Am Pants, is due on April 21.

Welcome is a 3-piece electro-pop band from New Haven. The band says their music is a great soundtrack for eating ice cream, dancing or punching someone mean in the neck.

The New Haven advocate said:

Welcome delivers what we’ve come to expect: indie-pop enthusiasm, buzzy synths, boy-girl vocal harmonies, bursts of processed bass, songs that spill out as a string of melodic passages rather than a tried verse-chorus-verse pattern, schoolyard chants, reflections on awkward childhoods and unlikely adulthoods.

For more information on the Tyler Trudeau Attempt:
http://www.myspace.com/thetylertrudeauattempt
http://www.tylertrudeau.com

For more information on The Inclined Plane:
http://www.myspace.com/theinclinedplane
http://theinclinedplane.blogspot.com

For more information on Welcome:
http://www.myspace.com/welcomect
http://www.welcomemusic.net

The Tyler Trudeau Attempt will perform with The Inclined Plane and Welcome Friday, May 22 at Two Boots, 281 Fairfield Ave., in Bridgeport, Conn. Music begins at 10 p.m. The cost is $5 and the show is all ages. For more information please visit:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/event.php?eid=65934456679
http://www.twobootsbridgeport.com/

May 13: Very Truly Yours with Death To New England (ex-Battlecats) and The Tyler Trudeau Attempt @ Cafe Nine

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Chicago indiepop band Very Truly Yours will perform Wednesday, May 13 at Café Nine, 250 State St., in New Haven, Conn. Opening for the band will be Connecticut-based pop band Death To New England and New Haven staple The Tyler Trudeau Attempt.

Very Truly Yours describe themselves as “end-of-summer-going-into-winter pop.” They site such bands as Yo La Tengo, Heavenly, Camera Obscura and The Aislers Set as influences.

The band’s hometown newspaper, The Chicago Sun-Times said the following:

Cute in that “Danger! Kimya Dawson/’Juno’ soundtrack” way, guitarist/vocalist/keyboardist Kristine Capua, guitarist Lisle Mitnik, bassist Dan Hyatt and drummer Andy Rogers redeem themselves from falling on the wrong side of twee via the undeniable appeal of the gentle, romantic and lilting melodies of songs such as “Every Little Word” and “Homesick.”

Connecticut pop outfit Death To New England is the latest incarnation of New Haven indiepop darlings, The Battlecats. The band also includes a member of another Connecticut favorite, Joanie Loves Tchotchkes. Remember all the buzz about the Battlecats and how they’d pack out Cafe Nine? Well Death To New England deserves all the same buzz.

The New Haven Advocate said about The Battlecats in a Dec. 2006 article:

They have tunes which are difficult to avoid singing along to, coordinated suits, and multiple songs about simply being called The Battlecats. …

The Tyler Trudeau Attempt has been compared to Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg, The Ramones and Richard Hell. Really it’s just awesome pop music. They can be seen on stages all over the state of Connecticut.

The New Haven Advocate said the following about The Tyler Trudeau Attempt’s EP, In My Despair I Took Up Painting:

[In My Despair, I Took Up Painting is] an EP brimming with social satire, gleeful punk music, enough organ for a prog band and Trudeau’s instantly recognizable whine… The TTA looks back to the roots of punk and finds something immensely energetic, often hilarious and always political. On top of that, it’s catchy as hell.

For more information on Very Truly Yours:
http://www.myspace.com/verytrulymusic
last.fm/music/Very+Truly+Yours

For more information on Death To New England:
http://www.myspace.com/deathtonewengland
http://www.myspace.com/thebattlecats

For more information on the Tyler Trudeau Attempt:
http://www.myspace.com/thetylertrudeauattempt
http://www.tylertrudeau.com

Very Truly Yours will perform with Death To New England and The Tyler Trudeau Attempt, Wednesday, May 13 at Café Nine, 250 State St., in New Haven, Conn. The show is FREE and 21+. Doors open at 9 p.m. Music begins at 10 p.m.

May 9 Artspace Underground: The Tartans w/ Panda and Child

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Get ready for more pop at the New Haven Artspace Underground art parties. Tweefort will be providing the bands at the monthly events from May on. The May party will be headlined by L.A. indiepop band The Tartans, in the area for the New York City popfest May 14-17. Also at the May party will be Manchester indie/post punk band Panda and Child.

The Artspace Underground is at the gallery at 50 Orange St., New Haven. $5 gets you in and drinks are provided by 116 Crown. The party is 8 p.m.-11 p.m.

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The Tartans are a jangly, bicycle-loving pop group from Los Angeles. With boy-girl vocals, 6 and 12 string guitars, organs, a rickenbacker bass and a glockenspeil, this quartet (sometimes quintet) is full of soul and fun, fun, fun.

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Panda and Child are an eclectic indie band from Manchester, Conn. They site Sonic Youth, The Rentals and Yo La Tengo as influences. Panda and Child have toured the Midwest and Southern U.S., and are a staple on CT stages from Hartford and New Haven to New London and Danbury.