Chrome

Chromeo’s Party-Now, Worry-Later Attitude is a Vibe

  When the electro-funk-pop duo Chromeo comes to town, there’s a lot of smiling. Sure, fans were more than juiced to be two-stepping it to some funky beats, but David Macklovitch—aka, Dave 1, the group’s singer and guitarist—couldn’t wipe his own grin off his face if he tried. Booties were shook, pearly whites, flashed. The group’s…

The Kaleidoscopic Vision of The Black Angels

The lights went black and The Black Angels’ backdrop lit up like a kaleidoscope, the perfect counterpart to the house’s array of yellows and purples. When the band took the stage at College Street Music Hall in New Haven, a no-frills aura encircled them as they dove head first into bluesy garage riffs peppered with psychedelic…

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REVIEW: Best Coast, College Street Music Hall, New Haven, Conn.

Watching a live Best Coast show feels like attending a booze-soaked bonfire on the California coast. It’s warm and uplifting on the surface, but deep down you’re hiding insecurities and uncertainties while staring at strangers bathed in orange. Singer Bethany Cosentino puts herself out there, from her feelings of anxiety and sadness to her self-awareness…

Charly Bliss

Charly Bliss Live at New Haven’s Cafe Nine

Punk purists have vilifying opinions when it comes to (GASP!) pop punk. Despite widely acclaimed bands like The Ramones and The Kinks paving the way toward this dancier, poppier sound, pop punk is often treated like a cancer in many music circles, especially older ones, whose fans conveniently forget how much they loved Dookie or …And Out Come…

Pizza Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

A very wise Daria Morgendorffer once said: “There is no aspect, no facet, no moment of life that can’t be improved with pizza.” A truer statement has never been spoken. After all, pizza is a great thing. (You can keep your Domino’s, Pizza Hut, and other bullshit cheese/bread concoctions, though, because I live near the…

4B Festival New Haven, 2 B’s Short

Bourbon, bacon, beer and barbeque. Who wouldn’t love a festival full of all those mouth-watering B’s? Created by Digital Surgeons/David Salinas, 4B celebrated its inaugural year on Saturday at The Old Swimsuit Factory in New Haven. With a concept so appetizing, it’s regrettable to report that not many of its attendees were celebrating along. Before…