You Thought I Was Real

By Robert Rae

by Mother Brother The first in a series of four EPs from the one-of-a-kind Bridgeport noise rock band. Enjoy. by Mother BrotherAdditional words and photos of “The B” by Amanda Bloom     {vsig}youthoughtiwasreal{/vsig} PEOPLE HAVE A HARD TIME DESCRIBING MOTHER BROTHER.   “I can’t… Read more »

Why You Should Visit Austin Anytime but During SXSW

Joseph Benedict

  If you haven’t been to Austin, you probably have the wrong impression of Texas’ capital city.  If you imagine it as a hipster mecca and foodie paradise, you have the definition right, but the picture in your head needs some adjustment.  And, if you’re… Read more »

Watermelon Slim’s 12th Blues Record Debuts Today

Mike Farley

  Legendary Mississippli singer-songwriter Watermelon Slim’s 12th album Bull Goose Rooster, set for release on NorthernBlues Music on June 25, is an expansive masterpiece that stretches his deep blues-based roots in a multitude of directions. The disc’s 16 songs, most buoyed by the powerful sound of… Read more »

Vegan Bacon Pancakes: An Interview with Jenny Owen Youngs

Amanda Bloom

  An incredible girl rock extravaganza will be taking place at The Space in Hamden this Sunday, November 11.  Mirah, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Jaymay are on the bill, all big-names in the world of female singer-songwriters.  Mirah, a West Coast-hailing folk musician well-known for… Read more »

Twists and Turns Abound in Soderbergh’s Penultimate Film

Sean Walsh

  I have a very love-hate relationship with Stephen Soderbergh. He made my least favorite film of all time, Bubble, and my least favorite film I shut off halfway through, The Girlfriend Experience (which also ‘legitimized’ Sasha Grey’s career), but he also made the Ocean‘s… Read more »

Those Mockingbirds and Paper States Stop at Heirloom on July Tour

Christian Wagner

  New Jersey’s Those Mockingbirds and Pittsburgh’s Paper States are on tour this month, taking the bands north to Maine and as far south as Washington DC.  The two will perform at Danbury, Connecticut’s Heirloom Arts Theatre on Saturday, July 20, along with The Offseason, Reckless Serenade,… Read more »

The Palace Danbury to Host Hank Williams Biopic

Carol Spiegel

  On Saturday, January 19, The Palace Danbury, located at 165 Main Street, in downtown Danbury, will host the premiere Connecticut screening of the film The Last Ride. The film chronicles the final three days of country music legend’s Hank Williams life and stars Henry Thomas, Jesse… Read more »

The Definitive Dalcher Guide to the 2013 Oscars

Evan Dalcher

  The Academy Awards—not every year is worth the fuss. In years past, I’ve sometimes only caught the announcements after the ceremony had passed, quite indifferent to the awards given. A Beautiful Mind, Lord of the Rings, and last year’s The Artist were big winners like… Read more »

The Country, and the City, at Art and Frame

Robert Rae

ART AND FRAME of Danbury, a new gallery in Danbury, Connecticut, is excited to announce their second show, “Country and City Life” on display now at the gallery. The solo show features Newtown resident Ruth Newquist, who has enjoyed a successful career in the Connecticut… Read more »

The American Dream, Rock and Roll Style

Carol Spiegel

  Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey, screening at The Palace Danbury Saturday, April 20,  follows the real life rock and roll fairy tale of Arnel Pineda. Arnel grew up in poverty; his mother died when he was 12 years old, and he ended up on the… Read more »

Show Preview: Boltcutter at The Space

Amanda Bloom

  If you live in Connecticut and love electronic music, you might want to check out an emerging talent tonight, June 14, at The Space in Hamden.  Boltcutter, real name Riley Bradway, began djing and producing in 2010, and since then has garnered a worldwide… Read more »

Review: ‘This is 40’

Sean Walsh

  I love Judd Apatow. The 40-Year-Old Virgin is one of my favorite comedies of all time, Knocked Up is a stoner comedy that managed to also be a heart-felt romantic comedy about the least sexy part of a one-night-stand, Freaks and Geeks was an… Read more »