Manic Presents / Premier Concerts Guest Post:

Welcome to another addition of our weekly Redsrcoll blog! This week’s shows kick off on (9/9) with inventive and energized rock-trio E at Space Ballroom. They will be performing their explosive album, Negative Work, which was released this past May. Local acts Polluter and Nothing Israel will be opening up the show!

For Manic Monday (9/10) at Cafe Nine, come out to see psychedelic pop group Sugar Candy Mountain who has odes similar to those of Jacco Gardner and Tame Impala. Our new monthly comedy series Haha Hamden also kicks off (9/10) with Kathryn Gironimi along with other comedians at Space Ballroom. Tickets are only $5 and are available at the door.

GRAMMY® award-nominated Norwegian singer, songwriter, and producer Bernhoft comes to Space Ballroom on (9/11). New Orleans sludge group EYEHATEGOD will be performing at Space Ballroom on (9/12).  Legendary singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joan Baez comes to Shubert Theater to play her sold out show on (9/12).

Just announced, Blue Oyster Cult (10/31) and The Wall Live Extravaganza (2/1) both performing at Wall Street Theater. Tickets for both shows go on sale (9/7) at 10am.

Pop-punk band from New York, Cute Is What We Aim For, comes to Space Ballroom on (11/17). They have released two albums since they formed in 2005. Also, alternative indie/folk band Houndmouth, will perform songs off their recently released album Golden Age on (11/10) at College Street Music Hall. You can get tickets for both shows starting (9/7) at 10am.

Read below for more information!

*E (members of Come, Neptune, Karate) w/ Polluter, Nothing Israel

Sunday, September 9th @ Space Ballroom (Front Room)


 INFO: E, the trio of Jason Sidney Sanford, Thalia Zedek and Gavin McCarthy make angular, energized, and idiosyncratic rock music. These accomplished and inventive musicians could not be more different in the way they express themselves but their egoless dedication to ensemble playing and writing shapes E’s distinct sound. Negative Work is the product of three individuals whose dedication to the collaborative process may very well be the source of compelling tension underlying their songs.

 *Sugar Candy Mountain w/ Sean Henry, Skating

Monday, September 10th @ Cafe Nine

Free with RSVP ($5 at the door)

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.

 *Kathryn Gironimi w/ Dave Hintz, Frankie Hill, Krystal Dyer, Josh Levinson, Chris Syr, hosted by Andrew Morgan

Monday, September 10th @ Space Ballroom


INFO: Kathryn Gironimi is a New England based comedian, born and raised in a conservative Christian environment. She attended a small Bible College, became an international missionary, and then eventually decided to do the real Lord’s work- stand up comedy. With self-deprecating humor and a questioning spirit, she has audiences come along with her as she reconciles past values with new perspective on her place in society.

*Bernhoft & the Fashion Bruises w/ Jazzo

 Tuesday, September 11th @ Space Ballroom

 $20 ($18 advance)

 INFO: GRAMMY® Award-nominated Norwegian singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer Jarle Bernhoft emphasizes this personal connection on his fourth full-length offering and first as Bernoft & The Fashion Bruises—the aptly titled Humanoid. Recorded as a full band, the record unlocks a soulful spirit buoyed by simmering R&B grooves and powerful pop hooks. In assembling this bold, bright, and brilliant body of work, the artist surveyed the landscape and made a conscious decision to go against the grain.

 *EYEHATEGOD w/ The Obsessed, Come to Grief, Bone Church

 Wednesday, September 12th @ Space Ballroom

 $25 ($22 advance)

 INFO: EYEHATEGOD (also known as EHG) is a sludge band from New Orleans, founded by Jimmy Bower and a different line up in 1988. Soon after the group formed, Mike IX Williams became the 2nd vocalist and Joe LaCaze became the 2nd drummer, followed by Brian Patton on guitar. That combined with the sound of Southern Rock, Blues riffs and Hardcore Punk has made EYEHATEGOD one of the most reputable and distinctive bands ever, even defining a brand new genre now known as Sludge, though the band strays away from being labeled as such.

 *Joan Baez

Wednesday, September 12th @ Shubert Theater

 $49.50 – $124.50

 INFO: Six decades after becoming a regular on the coffee house scene that was emerging around Club 47 in Cambridge, MA, Joan Baez determined that “2018 will be my last year of formal extended touring.” With her 2017 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction topping off a lifetime of awards and honors for her recordings and human rights achievements around the globe, the symmetry of Joan’s decision reverberates.


*Dinosaur Jr.

 Tuesday, September 18th @ Space Ballroom (Hamden)

 $50 ($45 adv)

 INFO: Over the last three decades, J’s songwriting has continued to pursue confusion, isolation and mis-communication as its main themes (which is one of the reasons he’s always been the artist-of-choice for so many misfits), but he has really worked on the craft of songwriting, and he’s constantly improving his ability to convey these feelings rather than merely inhabit them.

*Dressy Bessy w/ The Foresters

 Saturday, October 6th @ Space Ballroom (Front Room) (Hamden)


 INFO: Indie-rock, power-pop band from Denver, CO is coming to Space Ballroom. Tommy Ealom is on guitar and lead vocals, John Hill is also on guitar, and Craig Gilbert is on drums.

 *Blue Öyster Cult: Don’t Fear The Reaper

 Wednesday, October 31st @ Wall Street Theater (Norwalk)


 INFO: For over four decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, NY-­‐based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. Blue Öyster Cult occupies a unique place in rock history because it’s one of very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success.

The band is often cited as a major influence by other acts such as Metallica, and BÖC was listed in VH1’s countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all time.

Upon the release of BÖC’s self-­‐titled debut album in 1972, the band was praised for its catchy-­‐yet-­‐heavy music and lyrics that could be provocative, terrifying, funny or ambiguous, often all in the same song.


 Saturday, November 10th @ College Street Music Hall (New Haven)

 $25- $30

 INFO: Houndmouth signed with legendary indie label Rough Trade Records in 2012. From The Hills Below The City landed them on several world-famous platforms such as fellow lovable Hoosier, David Letterman’s stage. When vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Matt Myers first spoke with big-name producer Dave Cobb prior to working together on their sophomore LP Little Neon Limelight, the two laughingly agreed to “not make another fucking boring Americana record.” A natural sounding album captured in a familiar fashion came together, except this time with a #1 adult alternative radio single in “Sedona.”

Knee-jerk reactions may define Golden Age as a metamorphosis, but it is in actuality a catharsis. Uploading one’s thoughts on life is easier than ever, but Houndmouth took a painstakingly unique route to creatively craft their purge of emotions. This album tackles the issues of identity and self in the digital epoch of romance.

Perhaps the perceived ‘escape’ or break in time provided by Houndmouth’s initial sound was enough to fight off the modern plight for some time, but members and listeners are awarded now with true sight and perspective into the world as it currently stands. In the words of an author you probably quoted to some girl in college to sound interesting, “I think novels that leave out technology misrepresent life as badly as Victorians misrepresented life by leaving out sex,” via Vonnegut.

*Cute Is What We Aim For w/ Makeout, Minshara, Brightside

Saturday, November 17th @ Space Ballroom (Hamden)

$20 ($18 advance)

INFO: Cute Is What We Aim For is a pop punk band from Buffalo, New York. The band formed in 2005, and since then has released two albums: The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch and Rotation. The band was previously signed with record label Fueled by Ramen for their two releases, but are currently unsigned.

On August 18, 2012, the band played an hour-long acoustic set with original members Shaant Hacikyan, Fred Cimato, and Jeff Czum. This was the first set the full band had performed in 6 years. During the set, the band announced that they were officially making a comeback. Cute Is What We Aim For played a comeback show with The Daydream Chronicles and Fictitious Ray on September 21, 2012 at Mohawk Place in Buffalo, New York. The band performed on the Vans Warped Tour in 2014.

 *The Wall Live Extravaganza (2 nights)

 Saturday, January 12th @ College Street Music Hall (New Haven)

Friday, February 1st @ Wall Street Theater (Norwalk)

 College Street: $30-$45

Wall Street: $29.50-$69.50

 INFO: Following the resounding success of Space: The Best of the Pink Floyd Show in a packed Salle Wilfried-Pelletier in Montreal, the production team of Richard Petit and Michel Bruno, in collaboration with Rubin Fogel, is back with their show, THE WALL LIVE EXTRAVAGANZA, featuring new sets, costumes and visual effects inspire by the The Wall thematics.

After more than 100 performances in Canada and the U.S. in 2016-2017, the production is getting a new look … staging that immerses you in the expansive universe of Pink Floyd’s masterpiece with an array of numbers from The Wall, Alan Parker’s film & across the spectrum of the original show, and Pink Floyd’s iconic repertoire.
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**Tickets are available for all these shows in the shop (cash only for ticket sales) without the online fees. **