Manic Presents / Premier Concerts Guest Post:

This week we are announcing four new shows! Coming up fast is Tim Barry with Roger Harvey and Christian Marrone at Space Ballroom (Front Room) in Hamden, CT on June 28th, followed by James Montgomery Band feat. Christine Ohlman at Space Ballroom on June 29th.


*Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts


August 6th @ Cafe Nine (New Haven, CT)

INFO: Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts (NYC, Rough Trade Records) play a crazy, original mix of scuzzy urban indie-roc  k, 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.

*Sugar Candy Mountain

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September 10th @ Cafe Nine (New Haven, CT)

INFO: Sugar Candy Mountain deliver carefully built psychedelic odes in the style of Jacco Gardner and Tame Impala. Their newest album 666 feels like something unearthed from a box of records found in your dad’s garage, glowing wistfully with vintage inspired tones rambling organs, fuzzed out guitars, shimmering keys and sprawling drums. Reiter’s woolly voice croons with icy warmth of Francoise Hardy, while Halsey’s tender Lennon-esque vocals uncoil with easy languor. Recorded with Jason Quever of Papercuts, the band’s sophomore album, 666 sits comfortably between 6  0’s Laurel Canyon bliss and more modern production of Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips/Tame Impala).

*Chromeo w/ Steven A. Clark


October 4th @ College Street Music Hall (New Haven, CT)

INFO: Chromeo is Dave One and Pee Thugg, also known as David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel. Two best friends that have been doing music together since they were kids. Before establishing themselves as a band, Chromeo were making beats for well-known Québec hip-hop acts such as Shades Of Culture, Dubmatique, Sans Pression and Yvon Krevé.

*Mikaela Davis

MD_ontour_admat2018.jpgOctober 11th @ Space Ballroom (Hamden, CT)

INFO: Mikaela’s plea for patience––a little bit sweet, a little bit angry and raw––fed a fierce 10-song collection. A joyride that pulls from folk rock, 70s and 80s pop experimentation, and muscly funk, Delivery manages to be both daring and comfortable, full of not just risks, but hooks. Mikaela’s unconventional path to working singer-songwriter began before high school, growing up in Rochester. With plans to join a symphony, she studied the harp in college, but halfway through, she decided the traditional harpist’s path wasn’t for her. She longed to perform her own compositions rather than pieces written by others in an orchestral setting. Her break with convention was cemented when she embarked on her first tour the summer of her junior year, singing her own pop-savvy songs.


*Tim Barry w/ Roger Harvey and Christian Marrone


June 28th @ Space Ballroom (Front Room) (Hamden, CT)

INFO: Right now, Tim Barry is detoxing. Not from drugs or alcohol, but from his own music. “When the record’s finally done, and the master is approved, I erase every file that’s been sent to me and I throw out all the CDs with all of the rough mixes. I get rid of everything,” says Barry. And that’s exactly where he’s at, in the middle of cleanse from his own work. But on September 8, he’ll sit down with his new record, High On 95 (Chunksaah Records), one last time. And like everyone else listening to it that day, it’ll be for the first time. And what those people will hear—along with the artist himself—is a record that explores the human condition in classic Tim Barry fashion.

*James Montgomery Band feat. Christine Ohlman w/ Cliff Goodwin and the Uptown Horns (Crispin Cioe), Tom “The Suit” First Band

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INFO: When James Montgomery played Nashville as a member of the Johnny Winter Band, the Nashville Tennessean wrote “If ever the time came to use two “legendary” tags in one story, it is to describe both Winter and Montgomery. They are Blues Masters of the first and highest degree.” Harmonica ace, James Montgomery, earned that “legendary” tag through a stellar career that spans five decades beginning in D  etroit where he learned first hand from the likes of John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Buddy Guy and Jr. Wells all of whom became life-long friends. Over the years Montgomery has toured with virtually every major artist including Bruce Springsteen, The Allman Brothers, Steve Miller, Aerosmith, Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, and many others. He was also a member of the Johnny Winter Band for 6 years, a Lost Planet Airman with Commander Cody, and did a brief stint as a Blues Brother with Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi.

*Mihali (of Twiddle) w/ Tim Palmieri

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INFO: Mihali Savoulidis is the lead singer and guitarist for Vermont rock quartet, Twiddle. Barely 30 years old, the Jersey native has already drawn crowds at such notable rock shrines as Red Rocks, The Capitol Theatre and Bonnaroo. Twiddle’s fan base is growing rapidly, and Mihali’s signature vocals and guitar work are more than partly responsible for this undeniable momentum. Most laud Mihali for his dexterity on guitar, but it’s his lyrics and songwriting capabilities which set his solo act apart. It is the soul of what many hope to find in a solo act. His mastery of pedals, specifically the repetitive phenomena known as “looping,” beat boxing, and guitar riffs, all prep a multi-textured canvas for song. Mihali’s words are genuine. Shaped by his journey thro ugh grief and redemption, he writes songs that serve as a light to many who find themselves lost in their own darkness.

*War On Women w/ Space Camp and Videodome

July 2nd @ Cafe Nine (New Haven, CT)

INFO: Baltimore’s War On Women were born screaming—at the world, at the status quo, in the face of oppression. The band’s forthcoming album Capture The Flag calcifies that rage, and no one in its wake is safe. Much more than a collection of songs or sonic experiment, Capture The Flag is a call to action that cannot be ignored. Riff-fueled manifestos are nothing new for War On Women. The co-ed feminist punk troupe has been tackling injustice one song at a time since their 2010 inception. Storming out the gate with teeth gnashing and spitting venom.

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