Daphne & Raise the Rent on TV & You can be in the audience!


Join us on Friday, July 20 at The Arch Street Tavern in Hartford for the next installment of our series Live & Local! As always the show will be filmed and will air on WCCT (channel 11 or 20 on most cable systems in CT).

Sunspots ~ If you pulled the rusting factories, odd urban centers, and dairy farms of Connecticut into a sound, you’d come close to a band like Sunspots. The group has been described as a combination of “rootsy rock with soulful pop hooks” (Eric Danton, Hartford Courant) and is especially known for their dynamic live performances, which range from richly-harmonized pop songs to fuzz rock singalongs. Maintaining a relentless performing schedule, the band is based in Hartford, CT, where they are ardent supporters of the emerging, tight-knit music community, while branching out to perform frequently across New England and southward on tours down the East Coast.

Daphne Lee Martin & Raise The Rent ~ Wrung from the rags of New London’s speakeasies, Daphne Lee Martin & Raise the Rent stir together a wicked musical cocktail, drawing from the deep well of the American songbook. Fusing honky-tonk torch vocals with swing and gypsy fiddling, swirling jazz-pop, and ragtime harmony singing, they bring together the gems of their own original songs with a top-shelf selection of beloved American broadsides of a bygone age. Whether you’re in the mood for an easy evening of sweet melodies or a night of swinging tunes, Raise the Rent is a band you must pull over to hear!

Paper Hill Casket Company~ Formed in the fall of 2011, Paper Hill Casket Company is a gothic americana band hailing from New Haven, Connecticut. The group consists of five members with vastly different musical influences. Classical style violin combines with clanging rhythmic banjo to drive songs exploring such topics as arson and natural disaster. PHCC absorbs New England antiquity and incorporates it into a music that is sometimes melodic and lilting, sometimes driving and raucous. The band is currently deeply immersed in recording their first full length album, Undertow. Paper Hill Casket Company’s shows combine the intimacy of traditional string music with the high energy dance-ability of a rock show. They are best paired with whiskey.

Doors at 8 pm, Show starts at 9:00, 21+, $5 cover (all money goes to the bands!)

Here’s the Facebook Event Invite!