Manic Presents / Premier Concerts Update 09-19-2019

Manic Presents / Premier Concerts Guest Post:

Welcome to this week’s installment of the Manic Presents Redscroll Blog! We’re here to update you with new show announcements and give you a look into our future events. Just announced at Space Ballroom – Philadelphia-based punk band Mannequin Pussy are to perform with Kississippi on Thursday (12/5), and NYC funk group Lucky Chops will be stopping through on their album release tour next year on Thursday (4/2). Additionally, we invite you to College Street Music Hall for a Christmas Party hosted by Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward’s musical duo, She & Him, on Saturday (12/7)!

 If you’re looking for something to do this week – we have a jam packed schedule of shows lined up for you. Tomorrow, Friday (9/20), Slaughter Beach, Dog (mem. Modern Baseball, Superheaven) and Cavepeople will be taking the stage at Space Ballroom while indie alternative band Rainbow Kitten Surprise bring enthusiasm and excitement to College Street Music Hall with opening act Illiterate Light. On Saturday (9/21), the folk quartet Darlingside will play with Henry Jamison at Space Ballroom. The following day, Sunday (9/22), Mat Kerekes of the band Citizen will be performing at Space Ballroom with Shortly, Teamonade, and Ryan Patrick White. For this week’s Manic Monday at Cafe Nine, we welcome Colorado-based live-electronic outfit Nobide to Connecticut with openers Polluter and The Forest Room. Last but not least, on Wednesday (9/25), comedian Hannibal Buress of The Eric Andre Show and Broad City has a last-minute pop-up show in New Haven at College Street Music Hall! So, if you don’t have plans this week, we have plenty of opportunities for you to make some. Don’t put off buying tickets to these shows – head over to our website to purchase yours before it’s too late!

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Upcoming Shows…


Friday (9/20)
Slaughter Beach, Dog (Jake Ewald from Modern Baseball)

 $15/All Ages/Doors at 7:00PM

 Space Ballroom – Hamden

 INFO: Across the previous Slaughter Beach, Dog albums, Jake Ewald has crafted a specific sound. It’s one that incorporates pop music, indie-rock, folk, and just the faintest dash of punk in order to create something that’s accessible but still artistically rich. With Safe And Also No Fear, the band’s third album, Ewald has abandoned his usual practices in service of creating something that, try as one might, isn’t so easy to describe. Around him, bassist Ian Farmer, guitarist Nick Harris, and drummer Zack Robbins spin out songs that are dense, swirling amalgams of difficult questions and hard-earned realizations—the kind that can’t be expressed through the accepted structures of pop music.


Friday (9/20)
Rainbow Kitten Surprise with Illiterate Light

$32.50 – $45/All Ages/Doors at 7:00PM

 College Street Music Hall

INFO: Rainbow Kitten Surprise and all five of its members hail from the mountains of Boone, North Carolina. With chilling harmonies, dynamic instrumentation, and introspective lyrics, their genre-defying sound takes influence from artists like Modest Mouse and Kings of Leon as much as Frank Ocean and Schoolboy Q. Independently, they have over 75 million streams across digital platforms, and notched over 45 sold out shows on their first U.S. headline tour. Their engaging and distinct live performances have led to stand out sets at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Firefly, Shaky Knees, Hangout, Sasquatch, and Austin City Limits among others. The band worked with GRAMMY award-winning producer Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Sleeper Agent) on their 2018 Elektra debut, How to: Friend, Love, Freefall.


Saturday (9/21)
 Darlingside with Henry Jamison

 $25 ($20 adv)/All Ages/Doors at 7:00PM

 Space Ballroom – Hamden

 INFO: The word “extraordinary” is defined as something beyond, amazing, or incredible. The word “extralife” doesn’t exist. But in the world of Darlingside—another previously non-existent word—it’s all about invention, expansion, and elevating everything into the realm of the extraordinary both conceptually and through musical performance.

The band’s new album ​Extralife intensifies the journey begun on its critically acclaimed 2015 album ​Birds Say​. On that project, Darlingside’s quartet of bassist Dave Senft, guitarist/banjoist Don Mitchell, violinist/mandolinist Auyon Mukharji, and cellist/guitarist Harris Paseltiner fused assertions (“Go Back”), assumptions (“God Of Loss”), predictions (“The Ancestor”), projections (“Do You Ever Live?”) and reflections (“White Horses”). “We put our four heads together and created this collective consciousness about bits and pieces from our past and how we saw the world based upon reminiscences,” explains Paseltiner about that sojourn. It having been the Massachusetts group’s second full-length outing, ​Birds Say mastered a musical and lyrical path that led to the more challenging territory explored onExtralife.​ Mukharji describes the “​Extralife​” concept as “…a life beyond where we are now, whether that’s a brand new thing, a rebirth, or just a new version of ourselves as we move forward.” So by abandoning ​Birds Say​’s nostalgia and its tales of “what once was,” Darlingside created its polar opposite with ​Extralife​, the new album exploring “what is now” and “what might be” simultaneously in the brave new world.


Sunday (9/22)
Mat Kerekes (of Citizen) with Shortly, Teamonade, and Ryan Patrick White  

$14/All Ages/Doors at 6:00PM

 Space Ballroom – Hamden

 INFO: Mat Kerekes is an American singer & songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of rock band Citizen.

Shortly originated as a solo musical project belonging to Detroit native Alexandria Maniak. With roots in classical piano, years in punk, and an ear in pop, indie-acoustic, hardcore, and garage rock, Maniak’s music is a clash of many years of genre study and influence. The project’s debut EP, “Richmond”, is threaded by vulnerability and consequence, enlightened by circumstance, and curated by honest and earnest reflection.

Teamonade is a band inspired by the classic taste of a good ol half & half beverage. featuring: Osi on guitar, Ryan on drums, and TJ on bass!

Ryan Patrick White is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has spent years in the CT indie and Hardcore scenes in such bands as Call It Arson, Canvas, Stab You In The Head, Jagged Visions, Cast In Blood and Zero Hour.


 Monday 9/23

 Free with RSVP ($5 at the door)/21+/ Doors at 7PM

 Cafe Nine – Manic Mondays

 INFO: Nobide is a live-electronic act out of Denver, Colorado. Setting traditional instruments amid an electronic backdrop, the Nobide sound has been described as “Organic Electronic.” Inspired by the diverse landscapes of Colorado, Nobide confidently explores different musical styles.

Rowdy enough for dance floors and deep enough for quiet exploration, the Nobide grooves are far-reaching. Nick Vann’s edgy production, Matt McElwain’s driving rhythms and Tanner Fruit’s affinity for jazz and texture leads to a genre-bending and fresh sound. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE:

Wednesday (9/25)
Fistful of Jokes, Premier Concerts, and Manic Presents: Hannibal Buress

 $29.50 – $39.50/All Ages/Doors at 6:30PM

 INFO: Hannibal Buress is a prolific comedian, writer, podcast host and actor. The New York Times called him “a supremely gifted and respected” comic. Buress is a cast member on Comedy Central’s hit series Broad City, and is well known as the co-host of Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show. FADER said subscribing to his podcast, Handsome Rambler, is a must. Buress plays host to an eclectic mix of guests, from musicians Vic Mensa and Flying Lotus to fellow comedians Chris Rock and Tiffany Haddish.

Since his role in the comedy feature Daddy’s Home alongside Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, Buress has appeared in major studio films such as Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, Baywatch opposite Dwayne Johnson, and Tag from New Line Cinema alongside Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, and Leslie Bibb. His distinct voice has been featured in animated films such as The Secret Life of Pets, Angry Birds, and most recently, The Secret Life of Pets 2. His most recent comedy special, Comedy Camisado, can currently be seen on Netflix. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE: 


Thursday 12/5
Mannequin Pussy with Kississippi

 $15 ($12 adv)/All Ages/Doors at 7:00PM

 INFO: The third full-length from Mannequin Pussy, Patience is an album fascinated with the physical experience of the body, its songs tracking the movements of mouths and hands and racing hearts, skin and spit and teeth and blood. Deeply attuned to the power of their own physicality, the Philadelphia-based band channels complex emotion in blistering riffs, thrashing rhythms, vocals that feel as immediate and untamed as a gut reaction. But throughout Patience, the Philadelphia-based band contrasts that raw vitality with intricate melodies and finely detailed arrangements, building a strange and potent tension that makes the album all the more cathartic. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE:

 Saturday 12/7
She & Him

 $40 – $75/All Ages/Doors at 7:00PM

 $1 from each ticket sold for this show will support Baby 2 Baby.

 INFO: Zooey Deschanel and Matt Ward, aka She & Him, are as comfortable and complementary a musical pair as Les Paul and Mary Ford. Matt and Zooey make music for an eternal springtime, when the temperature is warm enough to go riding with the top (or at least the windows) rolled down and the radio turned up.

They occupy an alternate universe where the saddest of songs feel as warm as sun showers; the rain may be coming down, but somewhere nearby, everything looks bright. What began as a fascinating no-strings-attached collaboration has evolved into a bona fide touring band, and She & Him are here to stay.

Thursday 4/2/20
Lucky Chops

 $17 ($15 adv)/All Ages/Doors at 7:00PM

 INFO: Lucky Chops has been unleashing high-energy brassy funk on the world since forming in NYC in 2006. The intensity of the band’s energy is fueled by their desire to share the healing and inspirational power of music with others. That power has resonated with audiences around the globe, giving the band hundreds of millions of views on their online videos and leading to live performances in more than twenty five countries. Lucky Chops maintains a busy schedule touring across several continents. The band members are also committed to music education, regularly performing clinics and educational outreaches to help train and inspire the next generation of musicians.


**Tickets are available for all these shows in the shop without the online fees. **