Posts Categorized: Local

The Speed, The Race, The Spectacle

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by Chelsea Coon I FIRST CAME TO interact with Kristin Baker’s work last fall. I was immediately lured in by the growing quality of the painting – her works literally emanate light. The exhibit “Kristin Baker: New Paintings” is currently on view in the Linde… Read more »

Writing in the Digital Age

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Words and photos by Leah Glazer The Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington D.C. was filled with the heavy aroma of new books on February 2. More than 500 exhibitors gathered at the 2011 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference & Bookfair through… Read more »

A Return to the Meticulous

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by Chelsea Coon It is rare to find ourselves in daily life without the use of technology. Cell phones, websites and video chats are all replacing face to face interaction. Moments after you buy the latest technology, newer ones are released. The digital world dictates… Read more »

The Best Albums of 2010

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by Vincent James Pia Could 2010 go down as the greatest year in music? No. It was, however, a fantastic year for music, perhaps the best we’ve seen for some time.  New faces, new styles, veterans re-inventing themselves… The following are my picks for the… Read more »

On The Record

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by James Randall OH, I got this assignment weeks ago.  Record production.  And I mean, cutting the grooves, record production.  Anyway, I’m on my way to meet the man of the moment, Dietrich, who runs Complete Mastering in Danbury.  We emailed,  I got his address,… Read more »

Do You Dub?

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by J.A.A. Elzwerth THRESHOLD SOUND is first and foremost a family. We are a group of people from all different walks of life, drawn together to push our particular cultural contribution, deejaying, out to whomever cares to experience it. Some know us through the events… Read more »

All The Trimmings Recap, part 2

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by Evan Dalcher Those who rocked All The Trimmings – a video installment.     ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, The Mercurial combined forces with Bridgeport electro-rockers Mother Brother to administer an epic rock show, All The Trimmings.  Heirloom Arts Theatre hosted.  The people came out… Read more »

All The Trimmings

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All The Trimmings read the birth story here. The Stepkids Black Churches Mother Brother Diztrict AllStarz Vinyette Ovlov Giant Twister Competition (with prizes!) deejayed by Symetrex Tin Sparrow Studio‘s “Autumn: in love” Photo Booth Pizza from Nico’s Food and Clothing Drive ($1 off admission with… Read more »

From the Streets to the Aldrich

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by Amanda Bloom GRAFFITI, a nuisance for officials and property owners and a sly snub at the notion of art and public space for writers, is a craft that can function as a launchpad into a long career of art and innovation.  As graf writers… Read more »

Uncensored Success

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by Amanda Bloom THERE SURE WAS A LOT OF PUSSY at the “Uncensored: Women in the Arts” show this weekend. Artist Jennifer Byrne featured an intimate photo series of her cats, Charlie and Toulouse, along with a bright yellow and orange painted portrait of one… Read more »

Happy Birthday Charles Ives

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by Amanda Bloom OCTOBER IS AN APT MONTH to enjoy the woods before winter descends and to learn more about the area’s most famous composer, Danbury-born Charles Ives.  Ives was born on October 20, 1874, and The Danbury Music Centre will be celebrating on Sunday,… Read more »

Who Put That There?

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by Kristin Weinkauf JOE DIGUISEPPI HAS LEFT A TRAIL ALL OVER DANBURY. In 2006, he painted the fishscape mural in Kennedy Park, in 2009 he did a hidden mural on the back of Main Street’s Union Savings Building, he painted the White Street parking area… Read more »

A Giant Casio-Branded Middle Finger

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by Al Levesquefrom LiveMFR.com Back in about late ’08 or so, a gang of established danburian plunk rockers replaced their drumkit with a frankensteined MS-10 and a giant Casio-branded middle finger. The result was classy. In February ’10 they approached me with the task of… Read more »

My First Vibe

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by Amanda Bloom As a music festival virgin, I was not sure what to expect as I headed to The Gathering of the Vibes last weekend. I had heard stories of drugs, deaths, boobs and gargantuan parties, but for me, The Vibes were about friends,… Read more »

The Sidewalk Dave Satellite Sessions

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Filmed by James Dietter with a Review-a-deux by Joey Korvette of Danbury’s celeb-status electro-punk shmorgasbord band Diztrict AllStarz(formerly known as Total Dick): Sidewalk Dave are very cool guys, we met them after their show at Larry’s a couple of weeks back. Sharp-dressed, too, and talented… Read more »

Ain’t Too Proud to Play

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by Amanda Bloom This story was further investigated after publication.  Please read the follow-up article, “Union Savings Takes the Hit for CT Film Fest’s Censorship“. The Mercurial was involved in a snowballing series of events over the past two weeks concerning the Connecticut Film Festival(CTFF),… Read more »

Q&A and Live Music with The Mumlers

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Thanks to San Jose’s Mercury News!   And to Skye McNeill! “Don’t Throw Me Away” performed at Bop Street Records in Seattle, WA in 2008. “Red River Hustle” from the Mumler’s debut, Thickets & Stitches.

In the Studio: Joe Roberto and Poverty Hash

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Filmed by James Dietter Choppy video?  Let it load fully before playing.         Correction: “Angels Sleeping” is actually called “Angel Is Sleeping”, and the second to last song is “All That Follows”, not “Winter Flies”. Back to article.