Tag: Hartford

Jeff Mangum Adds Hartford Show in February

Jeff Mangum, the former leader of influential indie band Neutral Milk Hotel, performs a solo show on Feb. 8 in the Great Hall in Union Station in Hartford. The bill also includes Music Tapes, the band led by his former Neutral Milk compatriot Julian Koster, and Tall Firs. Tickets go on sale Thursday, Nov. 15, at noon for $30 through Manic…

Album review: You Scream I Scream's 'Zookeeper'

It’s been years since Floyd Kellogg played with UConn funk band Adios Pantalones, but the singer and bassist nods at the old days, sort of, in a song on “Zookeeper,” the second album from his current group You Scream I Scream, which plays an album-release show Saturday, Sept. 8, at Arch Street Tavern in Hartford. It’s a catchy, quirky album with…

Album review: Belle Mare's 'The Boat of the Fragile Mind'

Brooklyn duo Belle Mare describes its music as dream-pop, which is more than fair enough: Singer Amelia Bushell and guitarist Thomas Servidone (of Hartford band Heirlooms) certainly evoke a dreamy sensibility on “The Boat of the Fragile Mind,” their debut. She sings in quiet, murmuring tones, accompanied by muted piano arpeggios, strummed acoustic guitar and lush, subdued bubbles of electric guitar.…