Manic Productions Presents
Christopher Paul Stelling
Laundry Day, Jay Prince (of Eurisko)
250 State Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
This event is 21 and over
Christopher Paul Stelling
"Christopher Paul Stelling is not alone in taking the stage with just an old guitar and the stomp of his foot. What sets him apart is an imagination that is completely his own, yielding stories that feel like parables that you slowly realize have never before been told.
His imagination also lives in his fingertips as he traverses from country blues to flamenco to claw hammer banjo all on his trusted "Brownie," an old nylon string guitar that's been traveling the globe with him for years. He has no rule book. He sees no limitations. He is an anthology of his influences and he is the first one of his kind.
When you see him perform, you know you are watching a true artist moving forward with intensity, focus, and direction. One who wants to take you along for the ride but you must trust him and go where he wants to go because nothing can change the course. As we await the release of his third record, Labor Against Waste (out June 16 via ANTI- Records), please introduce yourself to Christopher Paul Stelling."
- Joe Fletcher
Laundry Day are a band who write songs about humans, cats and mac and cheese. Formed by four friends going through their own kinds of personal horror, at first they existed more as support group than musical project. Appropriately enough, they formed as a one-off opener to fill an empty slot on a local bill. But their practices, equally devoted to emotional support and lazy slack-rock songs, were too creative to deny. These circumstances seem like a recipe for sad new-wave bleating, but the hour before rehearsal talking about the pain of daily existence drained all traces of overbearing seriousness out of their music. The songs that emerged are a reminder of that time before college rock became indie rock, driven forward by a desire to take everything as seriously and unseriously as possible. In the last year Laundry Day have shared bills with Infinity Girl, You Won't Ovlov, Kal Marks, Jerrfery Lewis, Mal Blum, The Whigs and more. Laundry Day are Alexa Ambrose, Alex Burnet, Sam Carlson and Kuki Kooks.
Jay Prince (of Eurisko)
Jay Prince is a singer/songwriter from the New Haven area of CT. He grew up in a household steeped in music, and says "there was always music on...my heroes have always been musicians, specifically songwriters." Raised on various forms of American roots music: rock and roll, southern rock, blues, and country (and later punk rock and hardcore), the template was set for what would later become his distinctive style of American folk music. Influences can, at times, be broad, but easily narrowed down to early Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Waits, Elliott Smith, Willie Nelson and Leonard Cohen.
He has shared the stage with such acts as Those Darlins', Murder By Death, David Dondero, and Grant Hart (Husker Du).
His debut EP was released Jan 10th, 2014.
$8.00 - $10.00
Tickets Available at the Door