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James Velvet 
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don’t forget to score some homegrown from the thin man, rob derosa,
every thursday at 5 on wesu and
and 7pm friday on
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3000 whitney ave, hamden

  3000 whitney ave, hamden

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time to take a peek at this week’s offering...hmmm...looks good !  sounds better !

phonosynthesis...kriss santala...frank viele...solistic...stikpin...murdervan...the 509-ers.

that’s it... that’s the list.

hear it play out this sunday @ 10pm on PLR and monday at noon  on cygnusradio. won’t you !?!


lots of variety, lots of great music.  that’s what we have on tap this week.

cosmic dust bunnies

goodblood...chaser 8.....bronson rock....john fries & the elements...balkun brothers...forgotten by friday

it’s brought to you by brian’s guitars and you oughta listen.


here’s the line up for our next show, which by the way is our 1400th show.  1400 !localbandsshows.  big thanks to wplr for giving us this wonderful weekly playground. here’s to 1400 more !

tracy walton...james mauri...wess meets west...frank critelli...seth adam....gary munro project...

sadly , there won’t be cake.


the elm city folk festival is coming...we’ll play a few of the folks playing: lys guillorn & mercy choir...goodnight blue moon...wise old moon and no line north...and the latest from the reducers...balkun brothers...and caravan of thieves

tune in: sunday night at 10 on wplr

monday noon


for the next two weeks, it’s all about the best festival every spring. the meriden daffodil festival.  rob derosa is our guest.  he’ll hip us to the haps. this week tunes from:

middleman/burr...mark mirando...the funky dawgz brass band...all caps LADD...big fat combo...gigglejuice


it’s part 2 of the daffodil festival preview with rob derosa.  this week..rex fowler...ponybird...lines west...gravel pit..eurisko...balkun brothers.

gonna be a great weekend and this should serve as all the invitation you need.

we lost a gentle giant on friday april 17th.

great musician, great man, great friend

       James Velvet : Rest In Peace

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this sunday we remember james velvet in words and music.  music from the mocking birds..the ivory bills...the lonesome sparrows...the new haven radiators and the hi-tops.

and thoughts from folks knew, played with, were mentored by and loved James.