new Album: Sam Moth - Pour

Savage World: Human Decency, RIP 2016


See SAVAGE WORLD perform at Cafe Nine on Friday with Sperm Donor this Friday Dec 30 9pm

Music Video: Western Estates "You First"


From new album "Me First" available here.

Zine Business Model (Strategy)

The business model for the zine is that the back page ad amount accounts for the cost of the printing. Therefore if NEBCo decides that they want to throw down $300 for the first backpage ad (includes that fact that i designed the ad for them, which in most cases to hire a design firm to make an ad would be about as much), that number relates / translates to how much we give you to print, and you can decide how many copies that translates into. If they want to throw down $500, that's how much we give you, and so that back page ad amount is flexible to the will of the advertiser, but it determines the range of syndication that the local scene publication gets once it goes to print -- keeping in mind that the printed copy is really a novelty item -- the zine itself is already available as a PDF on the home page. How this benefits me is that it will bring me web traffic. it benefits the brewery in that there's a 50% chance that the booklet might be sitting on a bar somewhere with the back page up, and it benefits the local scene because more people will be exposed to the talent and personality (and music and filmwork) of all of the local bands that we presently see. 

My overall goal is to get more people into new haven from the suburbs to see local bands / live bands perform, in that there will be more attendance of shows and all of that. It could also attract new people to new haven from different towns, the same way that my other project, nhv.org (more of a daytime operation than the night life / local scene project) seeks to represent. 

New From @RealSpacePirate: Nobel Dylan


Recently, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and local New Haven remix artist Space Pirate determined that the best thing to do was to produce a mash-up of various Bob Dylan songs. With the assistance of Dylan aficionado Andrew from Jitter Bus, ten Dylan songs were mentioned as being sample-worthy:

Friday (Tomorrow): Western Estates EP Release

Western Estates Plays on Fri Dec. 2 - EP Release


If you've noticed the posters on every corner, coffeeshop, and bulletin board throughout downtown New Haven, then you're probably aware that new music group Western Estates is releasing their first EP "Me First" on Friday, December 2nd at Lyric Hall in Westville, and you really ought to be there.

They'll be also presenting a new stopmotion, hand-drawn fully animated music video for their song "You First" which will be incredible.



Included in the experience are these other performers:
It's really worth it to follow those links!





THE POSITIVE/NEGATIVE MEN (1998)



Blast from the past...

THE POSITIVE/NEGATIVE MEN

Pete Whitney - BASS/VOX,
Joey Maddalena - ORGAN/VOX,
Scott N. Amore - DRUMS

 Recorded in 1998-99

Right-Offs are Right On

One of the most high energy performances at Cafe Nine in recent memory, the Right-Offs played a few tunes for the good people of New Haven. Fronted by visionary leader Max Loignon, the group brings something you don't always hear on the radio: actually good music.

If you're looking for something new to listen to, really look no further because hey we got their album embedded right below. Enjoy, kids. And stay tuned for more from your Local Scene.

Elm City Vintage: Death Star Sphere of Sprockets


One of the more entertaining things out there you're ever going to watch.

Via Elm City Vintage.