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Manic Presents / Premier Concerts Guest Post:

This week we have a variety of shows, starting tonight (8/30) with Wolf Parade at Space Ballroom. They are back from their indefinite hiatus and ready to rock with their rousing anthems and killer guitar and vocals. Make sure to get tickets because they are almost sold out!

This week for Manic Monday (9/3) we’ve got the action-packed Labor Day Party at Cafe Nine with Pleasure Beach, Ourselves Alone, Tier, and Every Branch. It’s free with an RSVP, so be sure to come out for an awesome show! On Wednesday (9/5) American powerhouse vocal trio, Red Molly comes to Space Ballroom to play songs from their 2017 solo endeavors as well as all their classics. We’ve got another show on (9/5) at Cafe Nine with alternative/indie group, Ava Luna who is set to release their fourth record on (9/7).

Exciting news! Hippo Campus is playing at College Street Music Hall on (10/28). The Minnesota group formed in 2013 and had one of the most talked about performances at SXSW and quickly made their television debut on Conan. It’s a show you won’t want to miss!

Presence CT: Led Zeppelin Tribute is coming to rock-out at Space Ballroom on (11/24) with their spot-on renditions of some of Zeppelin’s finest work. Tickets go on sale this Friday (8/31) at 10am.

Just announced at Cafe Nine, Royston Langdon of Spacehog bring his new solo project, LEEDS, to New Haven on (11/26). His latest album, Everything’s Dandy, was released this past May and is a look into the past 24 years of his life in New York.

Read the rest of the blog to find out about other upcoming shows and announcements!


Manic Presents / Premier Concerts Update 08-23-2018

Manic Presents / Premier Concerts Guest Post:

We have a great lineup of shows this week starting tonight (8/23) with New Orleans’ Sweet Crude at Space Ballroom! The six-piece band has taken the music and language of Louisiana to craft their own fresh sound. You don’t want to miss it!

This Saturday at Cafe Nine we’ve got indie garage-pop band Gringo Starr (8/25). Jumping back to Space BallroomSlaughter Beach, Dog (Jake Ewald of Modern Baseball) hits Hamden this Friday (8/24). Tickets are going fast for former Deep Purple bassist and singer Glenn Hughes’ show at Space Ballroom (8/26), so be sure to get yours soon!

LA lo-fi pop artist Michael Stasis makes his way to Cafe Nine for this week’s edition of our Manic Mondays music series with Pearl Sugar, and Dumlords (8/27)!

Lucinda Williams performs two shows in CT on her upcoming “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road” 20th Anniversary Tour at College Street Music Hall in New Haven (11/9) and at the Wall Street Theater in Norwalk (11/10).

In other exciting news, the legendary Bob Dylan comes to the Palace Theater in Waterbury (11/20)! Tickets go on sale this Friday(8/24) at 10am.

Just announced at Space Ballroom, Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis comes to Hamden with Luluc (12/9)!

Check out the rest of the blog for latest info on show announcements and upcoming shows below!

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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…..
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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.