Tell us about great things to see and do in Connecticut and New York this summer. Call in and tell us about an event—music, lectures, museums, films, festivals, benefits—that you want everyone to know about. The welcome mat is out.
Today, it's our third annual cocktails special. Jonathan mixes up a Mtn Dewdriver. Faith whips up a recipe for an instant sangria sort of a red wine cocktail. And Mark Raymond stops by to show us how to make some, ya know… REAL cocktails. Plus music galore!
All in advance of the 3rd Annual Food Schmooze Martini Competition coming up on June 27 in Farmington, CT.
On this week's episode of The Needle Drop, we dive into the latest tracks from Tonetta and Melt Yourself Down. We'll also be taking a listen to music from the latest full-length releases by The Uncluded and This Routine Is Hell. We've even got a few tracks from Connecticut indie rock outfit The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die!
This week on the Needle Drop, we're serving up new tracks from Kimya Dawson's and Aesop Rock's the Uncluded, and black metal outfit Deafheaven as well. We'll also be diving into the latest releases from metal outfit Altar of Plageus and the kings of French house music, Daft Punk.
Once upon a time in a second term, a president used his power to go after journalists in Hartford. I could be talking about President Obama's justice department seizing AP phone records, including some from AP's Hartford office. But I could also be talking Thomas Jefferson in 1806.
Hartford's outdoor concert season is about to start. And while that's fun for a lot of people, some call it a scheduled mass casualty event. Binge drinking is a serious concern for law enforcement and public health officials.
Middletown is gearing up for a special celebration Saturday.
The city's north end will will come alive with music, dancers and visual art Saturday. MiddletownRemix: Hear More, See More is a festival of Art and Sound that features a flash mob dance, a laptop computer Orchestra, and a host of other events.
This week on the Needle Drop, we're diving into the latest releases from post-punk outfit Savages and dark ambient producer the Haxan Cloak. We'll also be listening to new music from Norwegian singer-songwriter Jenny Hval.
It's possible to oversell the idea of a modern revival of so-called American roots music. Maybe that revival is always happening.
Nick Spitzer's terrific public radio show "American Routes" has been around since 1998, when it was featuring people like Steve Earle. So, you know ... the Lumineers and Mumford and Sons didn't exactly invent anything.
The music, culture and movement of Brazil is evocative of a certain kind of lifestyle to many Americans - like me - who’ve never been there. The beach at Ipanema, dense rainforests, a lyrical language and laid-back people.
But the real Brazil is booming and complex, one of the world’s emerging economies.
Connecticut is also home to many thousands of Brazilian immigrants - who occupy an uneasy space as part of a Latin American diaspora with a different language and cultural heritage.
On this week's episode of The Needle Drop, we're taking a listen to new tracks from MGMT, Co La, and Savages. We'll also be sampling from the latest full-lengths by saxophonist Colin Stetson and New York emcee Ghostface Killah.