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Elm City PopFest: full schedule


Elm City PopFest Hartford warm-up show

Art by Bob Rock

Elm City PopFest New Haven warm-up show

Poster by Bob Rock

PopFest shirts for sale!

Jef Wilson from East Rock Recording Studio made up some great shirts for ECPF … there are a bunch left over. Better scoop one up now. Only $6 $3 plus whatever shipping, etc.

East Rock Recording Studio logo on the front. Elm City PopFest logo on the back. Click shirts for larger image.

Note size (s. m, l) under “Special instructions to merchant.”

Elm City PopFest starts tonight

The music begins tonight and doesn’t stop until Saturday at 11 p.m. You do not want to miss any of this line-up. The festival has a great mix of local, national and even some international bands. Boy Genius, Ray Neal, Veronica Falls, Steven Deal, The Wee Bees. Then … The Field Recordings, EULA, Panda Riot, Midstates & The Choir of Ghosts, The Fictional West, Roadside Attractions. Then … Butterflies of Love, The Secret History, Procedure Club. Then … just when you thought it was over it all starts up again on May 26 with Women’s Basketball, The Tyler Trudeau Attempt, Horowitz and Allo Darlin’. Seriously … don’t miss any of this.

Get all the details here.

Elm City PopFest schedule

Here is the schedule for this year’s Elm City PopFest. There is the possibility more bands will be added, but this should be enough to get you excited.

PopFest kick-off show @ Cafe Nine 9 p.m.
250 State Street, New Haven, CT
Boy Genius (NYC) with special guest Mr. Ray Neal
Veronica Falls (UK)
Steven Deal (Milford, CT)
The Wee Bees (New Haven)
The Nathan Hall Band (Southport, CT)

Afternoon show @ ArtSpace New Haven 2 p.m.
50 Orange Street (at Crown Street), New Haven, CT
Eula (New Haven)
Panda Riot (Chicago)
Midstates (Chicago)
The Fictional West (New Haven)
Roadside Attractions (New London, CT)

ArtSpace Underground @ Elm City PopFest 8 p.m.
50 Orange Street (at Crown Street), New Haven, CT
Butterflies of Love (New Haven)
The Secret History (NY)
Procedure Club (New Haven)

PopFest follow-up show @ Cafe Nine 9 p.m.
250 State Street, New Haven, CT
The Tyler Trudeau Attempt (New Haven)
Women’s Basketball (New Haven)
Horowtiz (UK)
Plus possible special guests

Boy Genius will return to headline the Friday kick-off show and they’ll be joined by special guest Mr. Ray Neal of Miracle Legion. Those that saw The Geniuses and Mr. Ray play during the Steven Deal record release show caught a great set. Veronica Falls will be joining us all the way from the UK. This is their first U.S. tour and we’re proud to be their first stop. The band has a great pop/shoegaze sound and they have a recent release on the Captured Tracks label. Steven Deal will be back to tear things up with his brand of powerpop.

Panda Riot and Midstates will be making a stop Saturday afternoon on their tour from Chicago. Midstates plays some great psych-influenced pop and Panda Riot should impress with their shoegaze sounds. Eula will bring the rock to the ArtSpace gallery in the early evening.

The ArtSpace Underground will feature The Secret History, featuring My Favorite’s Michael Grace as well as Lisa Ronson, daughter of glam legend and Bowie-collaborator Mick Ronson. The Butterflies of Love will close out the weekend. We’re proud to have the Butterflies of Love fresh from the success of the Mark Mulcahy tribute shows.

Come back Wednesday, May 26 for the debut of Tyler Trudeau side project Women’s Basketball as well as a visit from UK popsters Horowitz. There may be other special guests from overseas as well.

Check the Elm City PopFest blog often between now and the pop fest for special posts on all the bands.

Elm City PopFest — Today!

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Elm City PopFest is TODAY!
2 shows. 7 bands. Art. DJs. Drinks. A Sunny Day In Glasgow. $8 for a full day of pop music! @ ArtSpace New Haven, 50 Orange St. Doors open at 2 p.m. Be there.


Don’t forget I’ll be on WYBCX online at 1 p.m. today with Jef Wilson on “The Jef Sessions” to do some last minute promo. I think Brian LaRue is going to join us for a while also. Tune in here.

Finally, here’s the a video of the making of A Sunny Day In Glasgow’s “Ashes Grammar.” Have we mentioned how excited we are to see ASDIG play?

Elm City PopFest


Tweefort is teaming up with New Haven Artspace and CT Indie to bring you a day full of pop music to support the arts in New Haven.

Mark Saturday, Nov. 14 on your calendars to head to the ArtSpace gallery in New Haven to hear 6 great pop bands headlined by Philadelphia dream pop band A Sunny Day In Glasgow.

Four bands will play an afternoon show — then come back at 8 p.m. for the ArtSpace Underground with The Tyler Trudeau Attempt and A Sunny Day In Glasgow.

Check back often and click the “Elm City PopFest” link to the right for more updates including the afternoon line-up of bands.

Sunny with a chance of indiepop


Is it November yet?

Tweefort has just confirmed — with the help of CT Indie — indie, pop, shoegaze band A Sunny Day In Glasgow for the Nov. 14 ArtSpace Underground. Opening for ASDIG will be the ever-prevalent Tyler Trudeau Attempt.

We’re very excited to be bringing this great band to New Haven and having them play at the ArtSpace. The ArtSpace parties keep getting better and better. The parties will start again Sept. 19 with Fake Babies, an art happening from Phil Lique of the band Kings and lots of other cool stuff all under the theme of Andy Warhol’s “Factory.” The October art party will be a Halloween bash with Lima Research Society from New Jersey … think Flaming Lips and you’ll be pretty close.

Tweefort is also pretty excited to be teaming up with Jay and John over at CT Indie. Hopefully this will be the first of many collaborations with CT Indie as Tweefort hope to push north and start to bring pop to places like Middletown and Hartford.