On Tour – Pixies

Pixes will be kicking off the 2nd leg of their 2017 North American Tour on September 19 in New Haven, CT. With more than half of Leg One already sold out, Pixies announce the addition of Leg Two to its 2017 North American touring schedule. The band will kick off the second leg September 19…

Summer 2017 – Radio 104 Fest

I’ve had summer writer’s block. So, as the summer draws to a close, I want to talk about my favorite rock show. I dig consistent. And Radio 104.1 (WMRQ) in CT have delivered a consistently great music festival for many years. This year’s Radio 104 Fest was no exception. The line up? 311, New Politics,…

New Music – Dead By Wednesday

New Music – Dead By Wednesday New Haven, CT’s Dead By Wednesday have a lot going on. A new frontman. A new single from a forthcoming album, “Darkest of Angels”. And a new tour with Raven. The band recently welcomed vocalist, Rob Roy, to the DBW family. From the band’s website, “After months of auditions,…

Sunday Morning Recovery – Monsieur Periné

Monsieur Periné are an 8 piece Latin orchestra from Bogota, Colombia. They have won a Latin Gramm award for “Best New Artist” in 2015. They recently completed a mini-US Tour, making stops in major cities. According to their bio, “Monsieur Periné’s airy yet virtuosic instrumental foundation connects 1930s Paris with the youthful spirit of modern…

New Music – Balkun Brothers

Balkun Brothers have been crowned Best Blues Band in Connecticut for the last 4 years (CT Music Awards). In 2015, they won Best Overall Band in Connecticut (CT Music Awards). Already this year, they have been semi-finalists in the International Blues Challenge and they are nominated for Best Band in New England (New England Music Awards).…

Today Is A New Day!

I’ve spent the last 6 years as the face of someone else’s blog.  I’m ready to get out on my own. I get by with a little help from you.  Inbox me your news, videos, links to events, and all the things music and entertainment you’ve got at strainsofuproar@Comcast.net (until I figure out my actual…