CT. Music Awards Showcase

CT. Music Awards Showcase

A showcase featuring a few of the winning bands from this years CT. Music Awards. Come see some of the best in CT. original music. Performers TBA.

Head With Wings

The sudden appearance of Head with Wings within their geographical area, ironically resembles something of a “falling from the sky” phenomenon.

Four gentlemen, born and raised on a diet of anthemic 90’s rock and artistic British gloom, seemingly came out of nowhere in 2012 to very quickly prove themselves as one of the most exciting and forward-thinking alternative music outlets in their region.

It has never been a simple task, marrying emotional weight, sophistication, accessibility, and hunger for innovation in one’s art form—and Head with Wings do not scramble to rise to this challenge—it just happens.

Dark and thoughtful enough to earn the approval of the most self-righteous music fanatics, but universal and heartfelt in a way that renders genre constriction meaningless—Head with Wings could appeal to anyone with a set of ears and an open mind.

Worlds apart from the trends of the moment, and defiantly unique on even a world stage, the quartet brings their engrossing sound to life in a way that is unmissable on their debut EP, Living with the Loss.

The four tracks comprising the short, but poignant work, produced by rising New Haven-area production talent, Frank Sacramone, capture a band, hardly a year into their existence, standing atop their own creative island…and the view is stunning.

Violent Mae

VIOLENT MAE (Becky Kessler & Floyd Kellogg) is a Connecticut-based indie duo with a debut LP due in summer 2013. Becky was awarded winner of the "Best Singer-Songwriter" category at the 2012 Connecticut Music Awards.

Post Modern Panic

Post-Modern Panic is a three piece rock band consisting of vocalist and bassist Rachel Adele, guitarist Karl Messerschmidt, and drummer Tim Bojanowski. Dark and moody or sardonic and bubbly, lyrically tart, and occasionally sweet, they call to mind Hole, Silversun Pickups, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Isaac Young Quartet

Winner of the 2012 Connecticut Music Awards and Grand Band Slam for Best Jazz in Connecticut, the Isaac Young Quartet bridges the gap between jazz and rock idioms, blending the tradition of Charlie Parker to The Beatles to into their own unique sound. Young's compositions have a broad appeal to both jazz aficionados and the casual listeners, with twisting melodic lines over complex harmonies. Proficient on saxophone, EWI, piano, and organ, Young's musical prowess has been impressing audiences for the past decade. Bringing in popular tunes and always pushing the musical envelope with his originals, Isaac Young's music is an exciting and fresh take on jazz and rock fusion.

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CT. Music Awards Showcase with Head With Wings, Violent Mae, Post Modern Panic, Isaac Young Quartet

Friday, September 20 · 9:00 PM at Cafe Nine

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