December 31st: THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE & I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE, FOXING, POSTURE & THE GRIZZLY, JOHN GALM, SODA BOMB, MAKESHIFT SHELTERS


The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die headline the Willimantic Records New Year's Eve show, put together by Broken World Media. TWIABP had a heck of a year in 2013. Their debut LP received rave reviews, their shows were packed across the USA, they hit the Billboard charts, recorded a session for the Onion's AV Club, and now already have large North American & European tours booked for 2014. I doubt all of the other bands in Willimantic combined have anywhere close to the 47k Facebook likes TWIABP has accumulated, yet the band still are going out of their way to support a locally owned & operated independent shop like mine. Derrick, from TWIABP & Broken World Media, could have held his New Year's Eve show pretty much anywhere, and he generously offered me the chance to do it here at Willimantic Records. It's much appreciated, as well as refreshing to see a group largely ignored in their hometown continue to support the local music scene.

The New Year's Eve show runs from 5pm to 10pm, so tired old cranks like me can still go home and sleep through the countdown to midnight, and more energetic folks can head out to their local favorite party spot well before the ball drops. The show itself will likely occur in a nearby secret location. It's just steps from Willimantic Records, and all you have to do is come by the shop on New Year's Eve for the details.

Tuesday, December 31st from 5pm to 10pm at Willimantic Records (or very close by):


THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE & I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE - 8:45pm
("Willimantic CT atmospheric indie / emo")
http://www.theworldisabeautifulplace.com/

FOXING - 8:00pm
("STL emo/indie on Count Your Lucky Stars")
http://foxingtheband.bandcamp.com/

POSTURE & THE GRIZZLY - 7:25pm
("Willimantic CT shreddy pop punk emo stuff")
http://bit.ly/1gQROJO

JOHN GALM - 6:50pm
("PA guy, acoustic set, was in some bands you know")
http://slowwarmdeath.bandcamp.com/

SODA BOMB - 6:15pm
("Long Island indie rock, The Pixies meet Brand New")
http://sodabomb.bandcamp.com/

MAKESHIFT SHELTERS - 5:40pm
("DC indie / emo, members of Caust / Loud?")
http://makeshiftshelters.bandcamp.com/


plus host / emcee / standup comedy from Brett Rayner

Donations to the bands are encouraged.

No alcohol or illegal drugs. Thanks.