With a Little Help From My Friends- Mike Weed Benefit.

With a Little Help From My Friends- Mike Weed Benefit.

Ponybird and M.T. Bearington, with more TBA

New Haven musicians are coming together to help support fellow musician, and dear friend Michael D Weed, and his wife Heidi and their 3 lovely children. Mike plays harmonica for the local blues band River Mud. Mike suffered from a stroke on May 17th and he is on the long road to recovery. This night will give us another chance to come together and show our support by raising money for the family, along with the support of Cafe 9 and local vendors who have donated goods and services for our raffle. Spread the word...21+, 9:00 show time.

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.

Influenced by the emotional roots of country, the confessional poetry of folk, and the spatial freedom of ambient and harmonic tones, Ponybird is the solo project of Jennifer Dauphinais, an evolving artist who translates something both introspective and infinite all at once. Both home-recorded releases, Climb Yourself Up, and Full Cold Moon, were chosen as Top Ten Releases of the Year by the New Haven Register. Listening to Ponybird, puts the audience on the verge of discovering .

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.


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