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Manic Presents / Premier Concerts Guest Post:


Photo: Erik Trautmann / Hearst Connecticut Media

We have some exciting news to share with you – we’re bringing shows to the Wall Street Theater (formerly The Globe Theater) in Norwalk! Back in it’s heyday, the theater played home to many national acts including Iggy Pop, The Go-Gos, Violent Femmes and They Might Be Giants. We’re excited to bring some rock shows to Fairfield County!

Just announced at College Street Music Hall, indie rockers Wavves and Beach Fossils bring their co-headline “The I Love You” tour to New Haven with Kevin Krauter (10/27)!

For this week’s edition of our Manic Mondays music series, recently reunited LA based indie rock band The Love Language will be coming to Cafe Nine with Moon Racer, and local favorites City Streets Country Roads (8/20)!

Coming up this Wednesday (8/22) at College Street Music Hall, reggae legends Toots and the Maytals pair up with Fishbone (who will be touring with classic 80’s/90’s line-up)!  Enter the contest below for a chance to win an exclusive meet and greet with Fishbone, their albums “Intrinsically Intertwined” and “Crazy Glue” on CD, and a pair of tickets to the show!
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This will be a special one night event that you don’t want to miss!

Scroll through the rest of the blog below for the latest information on upcoming shows and our recent show announcements! Continue reading MANIC PRESENTS / PREMIER CONCERTS UPDATE 08-16-2018

Manic Presents / Premier Concerts Update 08-09-2018

Manic Presents / Premier Concerts Guest Post:

As usual, we have a bunch of exciting show announcements this week! Coming up at Space Ballroom we have New Jersey indie punk rockers, Titus Andronicus (10/12); Polyvinyl sweethearts and Airhead enthusiasts, The Dodos with Palehound (11/3); and emo-tinged/post-hardcore Nebraskan indie rockers, Cursive with Meat Wave and Campdogzz (11/9).

Canadian indie rockers, Wolf Parade will be stopping at Space Ballroom on Friday, August 30th for an intimate and exclusive performance as a part of their almost totally sold out tour. Enter for the chance to win a pair of tickets, poster, and CD copy of their latest album, “Cry Cry Cry”

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Toby Driver (of Kayo Dot) will performing on Monday, October 22nd at Cafe Nine as a part of our Manic Monday series. Driver is a very busy man with his multitude of projects including Kayo Dot and we are lucky for the chance to hear some of his more dark, austere neofolk work. RSVP below for this unique and thrilling performance.

Stay tuned for more upcoming show announcements at College Street Music Hall and more…..
Continue reading Manic Presents / Premier Concerts Update 08-09-2018


We’ve got two great shows next week! Kick off your week by seeing Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts at our Manic Monday show at Cafe Nine. Interested in winning a pair of free tickets, a t-shirt, and and a copy of Franz Ferdinand’s latest vinyl “Always Ascending”? Just fill out the google form below for a chance to see Franz Ferdinand on August 8th at College Street Music Hall! For more information and shows we’ve just announced check out the rest of the blog!
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Upcoming Shows

*Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts

August 6th @ Cafe Nine (New Haven)

INFO: Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts (NYC, Rough Trade Records) play a crazy, original mix of scuzzy urban indie-rock, literate lyrics and comic book punk, like a 21st Century mash-up of Sonic Youth, Pete Seeger and R. Crumb. Jeffrey has done tours in Europe and America and Australia and Asia and elsewhere, a few tours every year since 2001, as well as sometimes playing as the opening act for bands like the Mountain Goats, Daniel Johnston, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Fall, Pulp, Roky Erickson, The Vaselines and other luminaries. Jeffrey has released seven critically acclaimed albums worldwide on Rough Trade Records (licensed through Matador in the USA), in addition to occasional self-releases and projects on other labels (like K Records and Don Giovanni), and Jeffrey continues to self-publish his art and writing in an ongoing underground comic book series called Fuff.

Manic Presents / Premier Concerts Update 07-19-2018

Manic Presents / Premier Concerts Guest Post:

We have some great shows this week! Tickets to our shows with JD McPherson, Beach House, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band & Beth Hart Band are going fast, so better secure them while you can! Fresh off their tour with The Foo Fighters, The Struts are headlining College Street Music Hall tomorrow night! Check out the rest of the blog post for giveaways and full show details.

Wanna win a pair of tickets to see Summer Salt July 28th at Space Ballroom? You’re in luck, fill out the Google Form below for a chance to win! Summer Salt has recently signed over to Epitaph Records and just released a music video for “Heart and My Car” which you can watch here: 

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*JD McPherson w/ Elison Jackson

July 20th @ Space Ballroom (Hamden)

INFO: As a visual artist, Broken Arrow, Okla., native JD McPherson is well versed in the process of working within clearly defined formal parameters, and he employs a similarly rigorous discipline with his music. On Signs & Signifiers (Rounder, April 17), McPherson’s seductively kickass debut album, produced by JD’s musical partner, Jimmy Sutton, this renaissance man/hepcat seamlessly meshes the old and the new, the primal and the sophisticated, on a work that will satisfy traditional American rock ’n’ roll and R&B purists while also exhibiting McPherson’s rarefied gift for mixing and matching disparate stylistic shapes and textures.
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Manic Presents / Premier Concerts Guest Post:

Our upcoming shows this week include Kimya Dawson at Space Ballroom and Old Crow Medicine Show at College Street Music Hall. We also just announced that Sean Rowe will be returning to Space Ballroom on November 1st!


*Kimya Dawson w/ Only Son, Queer Choir

July 12th @ Space Ballroom (Hamden, CT)

INFO: Kimya Dawson is a celebrated writer and singer of songs and an all-purpose force for good in the world. First making her artistic mark as half of the anti-folk duo the Moldy Peaches, Kimya soon turned to solo work, where the twisted punchline poetry of the Peaches was deployed in the service of Dawson’s gem-like personal narratives, creating such singular works as I’m Sorry That Sometimes I’m Mean (2002), My Cute Fiend Sweet Princess (2004), Hidden Vagenda (2004), Remember That I Love You (2006), and Thunder Thighs (2011), and earning her a 2009 Grammy for her work on the soundtrack for the film Juno. More recently, she joined forces with hip-hop artist Aesop Rock to form the Uncluded, whose debut record Hokey Fright was released to critical acclaim in 2013. She frequently tours the world, often with her kid Panda by her side.