This Coming Week In Manic Presents / Premier Concerts

We are trying out a new weekly guest post from our friends at Manic Presents / Premier Concerts.  Within it (and at the top) there may be weekly contests / promotions. And then following that will just be information on concerts they have coming up  that week.  This week we have a quick give-away for the Tennis gig this weekend. Take a gander!

Tickets are available in the shop (cash only for ticket sales) without the online fees.

Tennis at Space Ballroom (6/17) Ticket Giveaway

Fill out this google form (linked) to enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Tennis, at Space Ballroom in Hamden, CT on June 17th!

Show Announcements

*The Octopus Project w/ Botany and All Riot

 July 13th @ Space Ballroom (Hamden, CT)


INFO: The Octopus Project has been releasing joyous party music since 2002, following a musical path that veers through blown-out rock’n’roll, vivid electronic colors, surreal pop and expansive psych landscapes. As performers they’ve earned a reputation for elaborate multimedia experiments and extremely loud, extremely fun live shows – a practice they’ve pursued over a decade of worldwide touring


 *Slaughter Beach Dog w/ Thin Lips

 August 24th @ Space Ballroom (Front Room) (Hamden, CT)


INFO: Slaughter Beach, Dog is the Solo project of Modern Baseball guitarist/singer, Jake Ewald.


 *Destroyer (solo)

October 19th @ Space Ballroom (Hamden, CT)


INFO: Off of his 12th studio album ‘ken’, Destroyer’s Dan Bejar will bring his indie rock sound to Connecticut, this time with a solo performance.


 *Hippo Campus w/ The Districts

October 28th @ College Street Music Hall (New Haven, CT)

INFO: St. Paul, Minnesota Indie Pop band Hippo Campus comes to College Street Music Hall in New Haven, CT. Since their start in 2013 Hippo Campus has risen to the forefront of their genre on the backs of relentless touring and the strength of their debut album ‘landmark’.


*The Wood Brothers w/ Nicole Atkins

November 7th @ College Street Music Hall


INFO: The Wood Brothers are coming off of their 6th album, ‘One Drop of Truth,’ and album which the band says “dives headfirst into a deep wellspring of sounds, styles and influences”. At a point in their career where most artists would be looking to strategically position themselves for even greater commercial success, they instead turned to artistic expression in service of the muse. In chaotic times when honesty is in short supply and ulterior motives seem to always be at play, The Wood Brothers put faith in themselves and ultimately their audience by writing and recording a collection of songs that is honest and pure.


Upcoming Shows

*Kurt Vile and the Violators w/ Connections

June 15th @ College Street Music Hall (New Haven, CT)

 INFO: Kurt does his own myth making; a boy/man with an old soul voice in the age of digital everything becoming something else, which is why his newest album is focused, brilliantly clear and seemingly candid record is a breath of fresh air.


 *The Breakfast w/ Goose and Mushroom Cloud

June 15th @ Space Ballroom (Hamden, CT)


INFO: The Breakfast is a hard-hitting jazz rock experimental quartet whose music ranges from progressive rock to sonic landscapes. The Breakfast’s sound and energy are founded in the psychedelic, but their music features some incredibly well-crafted song structures and melodies, showing the members’ gifts as highly talented musicians.


 *Jenny Lewis w/ Karl Blau

June 16th @ College Street Music Hall (New Haven, CT)

INFO: One of the most celebrated and respected performers of her generation, Jenny Lewis got her start as the dynamic frontwoman of influential LA group Rilo Kiley in 1998. She has since released three albums under her name, most recently 2014’s The Voyager.


*Tennis w/ The Telle

June 17th @ Space Ballroom (Hamden, CT)


INFO: Tennis continue their extensive North American tour in celebration of their fourth full-length album, Yours Conditionally. The Denver indie pop duo is playing a headlining show in Hamden, CT while on tour with Alt-J. Check out the giveaway above to win a pair of free tickets!


 *The Toasters w/ Micah Schnabel (of Two Cow Garage)

June 18th @ Cafe Nine (New Haven, CT)


INFO: Writer of SKA: An Oral History describes The Toasters as ska in America the 1980s and beyond what The Specials were to ska in the U.K. in the late ’70s and early ’80s, and what the Skatalites were to ska in Jamaica in the 1960s. The Toasters were innovators, creators, shapers of the music, evolving it in a fresh direction, blending it with the cultural influences in a very American manner.


 *Cold War Kids w/ The Elwins

June 19th @ College Street Music Hall (New Haven, CT)


 INFO: California’s Cold War Kids stop in New Haven, CT coming off of their newest album LA Divine, an album that is an ever-renewing sense of purpose continues to breathe new life into the band. The band will bring the sounds of LA Divine, the band’s most expansive and ambitious effort so far as well as their older albums to the stage.


 *mewithoutYou and Tigers Jaw w/ lowercase roses

June 20th @ Space Ballroom (Hamden, CT)



INFO: In a co-headlining performance mewithoutYou and Tigers Jaw bring a mix of experimental and indie rock to Space Ballroom. mewithoutYou have become one of today’s most fascinating experimental rock acts. The last 15 years have borne witness to the Philadelphia five-piece exercising stylistic evolutions and aerial dynamics with humbling dexterity and untamed ambition. Tigers Jaw have always been known for their incredibly relatable lyrics and stream-of-consciousness writing, the two of members come together to form a collective whole — and not only do their styles perfectly complement each other.


 Tickets are available in the shop (cash only for ticket sales) without the online fees.