Elison Jackson

Elison Jackson

Elison Jackson is a garage-folk/stoner-soul band from New Haven, CT that has self-released two records. The band's 2011 release, "Spectral Evidence", was praised as having a "dark, almost supernatural vibe (CT.com)" with "songs like half-remembered memories or stories from a distant lifetime (Symbiotic Reviews)". The band plans to release an EP on 12" vinyl in summer 2012.

"I believe that this may be one of the next great bands to emerge literally out of nowhere...they may have captured their own genre." -From Under The Basement

M.T. Bearington

Matt Thomas knows how to write a song—as evidenced in over a decade of music-making with the Weigh Down, Leaves of Lothlorien, Short Pants Romance, etc.

Sometime around 2006, he found himself in between projects, wondering what to do next. The answer came as soon as he got his hands on a Mac and discovered Garage Band.

He toiled and tinkered. He wrote and recorded one song. One song led to many. He shared a few with people. The people really liked them—particularly Jason Hammel of Mates of State, who encouraged Matt to put a band together to share a bill with the Mates and Carlos Wells, who released the collection of bedroom recordings as "A Cloak of Nouns and Loss" on Safety Meeting Records in 2008.

Three drummers, four bassists, three guitarists, and one trumpeter/keyboardist later—the Bearington Band remains busy as ever.

Their full-band, follow-up effort "Love Buttons" hits the shelves on Valentine's Day 2011. Produced by Fuzzy Rainbow (Fake Babies, Eula), with a hand from Greg Giorgio at Tarquin Studios (Interpol, The National), it's an upbeat collection of sonic musings on various forms of love—from the traditional to the twisted—through the eyes of characters real and fictional.

Milksop: Unsung

Psycho-Folk band from New Haven.

Hanging Hills

Hanging Hills is a folk influenced indie-rock group with a tad of twang in their sound. They are based out of the artistically inclining Willimantic, CT, and becoming an integral part of the growing scene. Hanging Hills is one of the most talented up-and-coming groups in Connecticut, and they always put on a quality, passionate performance. "This is a band that is really going places, so keep y[ou]r eyes peeled!" –CT Indie.


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Elison Jackson with M.T. Bearington, Milksop: Unsung, Hanging Hills

Friday, October 18 · 9:00 PM at Cafe Nine

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