Archive for September, 2013

We are thrilled to announce that DEATH will be headlining ‪#‎iamfest2013‬!!! Formed in 1971, three black brothers from Detroit were making punk music before the Ramones even hit a single power chord. Unarguably, the first black punk band ever. Arguably, the first punk band, period. “The first time the stereo played ‘Politicians in My Eyes,’ I couldn’t   Read More …

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Mark is the former singer of Miracle Legion. That band lasted a long time and did great things. His next band was Polaris. They wrote the music for tv show ‘The Adventures of Pete & Pete’. Polaris never really existed outside the television but there is an album. Mark’s solo career began with Fathering –   Read More …

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We are excited to work with our media partners at TheDay.com to present live streams from three of our five stages at I Am Fest 2013.  We’d much rather see you all in downtown New London this Saturday but are excited to give music lovers from all over the globe a chance to watch the   Read More …

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For Ava Luna, the past few years have been a testament to their dogged pursuit of that process. Formed by Hernandez, Ava Luna is comprised of long-time friends Ethan Bassford (bass) , Julian Fader (drums), Felicia Douglass (vocals, synth), NathanTompkins (synth), and Becca Kauffman (vocals, guitar), who all met in New York City. Pulling from years   Read More …

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The Rice Cakes are equal parts keyboardist and vocalist Roz Raskin, bassist Justin Foster, and drummer Casey Belisle. The eclectic trio recently won 95.5 WBRU’s 2012 Rock Hunt and was named Best Local Act of 2010 by the Providence Phoenix and were honored to perform at the year’s New port Folk Fest. They mix an   Read More …

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Cymbals Eat Guitars was founded in 2007 by guitarist Joseph D’Agostino and drummer Matthew Miller, who both graduated from Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin in 2006. Neil Berenholz, guitarist Matt Cohen, and keyboardist Daniel Baer joined the band after responding to an ad D’Agostino posted on Craigslist. 90’s alternative bands such as Pavement heavily influenced the Cymbals Eat Guitar’s sound. An early version of   Read More …

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After a whirlwind affair with roots music, garnering her several songwriting and performance awards, including CT Music Awards’ 2012 Country Artist of the Year and Whalie Awards’ Album of the Year, Daphne Lee Martin is back in force with a new collection of songs on her latest record, Moxie (Telegraph Recording Company). Since its release, Moxie has been   Read More …

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Fatal Film plays a driving rock that conjures the sonic storm of Dinosaur Jr, The Seeds and Buzzcocks alike. Fatal Film’s debut full-length Thrill’r was an unholy brew of chemical riffs, incendiary space bass jams & pornstar politic.  The group has been playing seedy night clubs all over the northeast for the better part of   Read More …

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Straight to VHS is a garage rock trio comprised of Jon Young, Jay Silva, and Tim Donnel, whose melodic chorus hooks and adrenaline filled, teeth-kicking rock, mirrors the spirit of their gritty yet beautiful hometown of New London, CT. As music reviewer Max Mercy, of Mexican-Robots.com, says, “People who think of Connecticut solely as a   Read More …

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The Guru is Eddie Golden III, Adam Straus, Colin Sullivan, and Kyle McEvoy. Tropics, joy. Down to earth tones, hanging out with your friends all day to forget routine. Thinking of what should be, staying inside. Missing the one, swimming against waves. Holding on, dreaming. Meeting new people, realizing more about yourself. Lack of understanding, traveling far away. Remembering   Read More …

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BRC is a two piece band hailing from New London, CT featuring Adam Wujtewicz on bass & vocals and Meghan Killimade on drums.  Their music centers around hypnotic doom and gloom riffing and sludgy shoe-gaze soundscapes. Gathering influence from grunge, metal, stoner rock and blues, the band are more than just the sum of these   Read More …

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Andrew “Camacho”, a 22-year-old hip-hop artist from New London, CT, has established his own savvy brand. Don’t take his laid back, smooth demeanor as a flaw, for this emerging hip-hop star is in a league of his own. Inspired by music itself, this multi-faceted artist creates an original mix of smooth hip-hop and R&B with a new age feel.   Read More …

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As 2013 rounds the corner of midsummer ripeness, a new Elison Jackson LP finds its way to wax this September. Like all of its predecessors, Do Not Fear To Kill A Dead Man continues to exude an apparent inherent knowledge surrounding what moves, squirms, and pulsates behind the wall, under the floorboards, below the sea. Elison Jackson’s music is   Read More …

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Violent Mae is Becky Kessler and Floyd Kellogg, an indie duo born out of Casa de Warrenton Recording Studio in Hartford, Conn. From a whisper to a roar, their sound fills any space…garage, car or theater. Kessler’s vocals are low, resonant and airy like a woodwind. She plays on a heavy electric hollow body guitar   Read More …

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Slander is a rock band playing pop songs, a pop band playing rock songs. The group recorded their debut single with Daniel Schlett in September 2012 at Strange Weather in Brooklyn. The A side~ “Magnets”, is an incredible slab of post punk magic, while the single is backed with “Ghosts”~ a truly emotional and captivating   Read More …

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Slim Wray is a bombastic, irreverent rock ‘n roll band based on thunderous drums and gritty, fuzz-driven guitar riffs. The Brooklyn-based band formed in the middle of 2011, when Howzr and Chris Moran, who had played in previous bands together, decided to do a new project that was more stripped-down and raw. With so much playing   Read More …

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Pretty & Nice are a Boston quartet intent on creating joyous feelings. Songs are born on sunny porches, electrified, dolled up, and slingshot skyward. It’s an advanced pop crash course, and your brain may have trouble keeping up with your feet.

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