December 17th: THE MOUNTAIN MOVERS, ROB NOYES, and ALEXANDER



Saturday, December 17th, Poon Village Records recording artist ROB NOYES comes to Willimantic to celebrate the release of his debut LP The Feudal Spirit
THE MOUNTAIN MOVERS and ALEXANDER will be here as well.

Music starts at 6pm. 


Willimantic Records    
744 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
parking and store entrance are around back on Riverside Drive by the railroad tracks 

SUSAN ALCORN & BECKY KESSLER - Saturday, November 19th. Music starts at 2pm.

SUSAN ALCORN
and
BECKY KESSLER  
(from VIOLENT MAE)

Saturday, November 19th 


Music starts at 2pm

Alcorn is a Texas native who plays the pedal steel guitar. The journey from playing country and bluegrass and straight jazz to her mature style has aided by advice from Muddy Waters and Paul Bley. The wide-open ears, keen intellect, emotional sensitivity and rigorously-honed skill as a player that she has developed has brought her into collaborations with Pauline Oliveros, Peter Kowald, Eugene Chadbourne and Jandek among many others. But it’s her solo work as a composer, improviser and interpreter of songs, which are more aching sequences and clusters of crystaline sounds than tunes, that always blows me away.
With clarity and precision and a gift for invoking sweeping landscapes, Alcorn is able to perform arrangements of Curtis Mayfield or Olivier Messiaen highlighting both their structural and spiritual aspects simultaneously and then attacking the strings zen-slap-loud or hovering stained-glass mobiles of sound-clouds. Dreamy stuff, full of emotion and one of the more Universalist twists on Americana. - Ian Nagoski

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But oh, that voice: Ms Kessler’s croon is one of the very finest instruments swirling around Connecticut and any other state within a stone’s launch, sounding at times Bessie Smith, at other times Jeff Buckley, at all times with melancholy ache. 
- Christopher Aloysius Mariotti

Becky Kessler, the virtual unknown. A Dixie-bred, Connecticut transplant, with the serious guitar chops and the downright deadly voice...  blend of angular rock cut with ethereal moodiness was immediately equal parts stunning and gorgeous - Chip McCabe


A free show with donations to these amazing musicians very much welcomed and encouraged. 

Willimantic Records
744 Main Street
Willimantic, U.S.A.
(shop entrance and motor vehicle parking around back on Riverside Drive)


Tuesday, November 15th: Closing party for the "A Tiling By Squares - Art On Small Places" community art show


Before Vulturetown Arts takes down the "A Tiling By Squares - Art On Small Places" exhibition, we're throwing a closing party and adding even more panels of sticky note art. Of course everyone is encouraged to continue to slap their sticky note creations to the walls while here to view their neighbors post-it note masterpieces.

Music to be provided by:
QUIN GALAVIS - from Austin, Texas: "equal parts Bob Mould and Edgar Allen Poe"

CERISE MONTCLAIR - Jason & John

SNCKPCK - from Fort Worth, Texas

Normally only open Wednesday thru Sunday, Willimantic Records will open at 6pm on Tuesday, November 15th.

Music starts at 7pm.

Saturday, October 22nd: COVELLINE (Buffalo, NY), GEORGE "Effin' Magic" HAKKILA, THE SPITCOCKS, and TEEN DESTROYER



George "Effin Magic" Hakkila - https://youtu.be/9jQ9v3Cv1PA



Thanks to John from TEEN DESTROYER for the flyer.

An all-ages show. No admission charge but donations to the musicians are encouraged.

Afterwards don't forget to check out the Mill Museum's Nightmare on Main: The Horror of Confinement  and Zoo Front's 25th Anniversary Celebration.

Thursday, October 20th: PERENNIAL, GLITTER BUG, EMPTY GROWS EVERY BED


glitter bug (nh)
"lovesick lofi piano pop jammers"
https://glitter-bug.bandcamp.com/album/the-butterfly-effect

perennial (ct)
"new england art punks that will light a fire 'neath yr feet"
https://perennialtheband.bandcamp.com/releases

empty grows every bed (wmass)
"western mass noodle-y punk"
https://emptygrows.bandcamp.com/

Thursday, October 6th: The New & Very Welcome, Tomato Face, The Alternates Duo



The New & Very Welcome (CT) "Your favorite emo banter!"


Tomato Face (PA) "Vitamin C punk rock!"

and

The Alternates Duo (CT) "Garage rock for the ages!"

Thanks to Chelsey for putting this show together!