Join us for August Company!

The Desultory Theatre Club and Five Points Gallery present and evening of great modern art and music!!


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Rick Murnane (Northampton, MA) : Noted for smart songwriting, articulate guitar playing, and for having a perfect pop-rock voice, New England native Rick Murnane’s 2012 album Wednesday Child was described in Performer Magazine as “beautiful, psychedelic material suitable for any day of the week.” He’s currently working on a new album, slated for release later this year.

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The Dress-Ups (Hartford, CT) : A little sweet. A little bitter. Known for unexpected harmonies and a sense of tasteful mischief, The Dress-Ups deliver bright and melancholy songs with a strong retro feel. Devoid of cynicism and frequently funny, Dress-Ups performances resonate with the Eternal Broken heart and blossom into expressions of pure joy. Shameless pop. Shameless.

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We are very excited about our August artists and the exciting new venue that is helping us out while we re-establish our gypsy roots!

Arrive early to meet cool strangers and look at some amazing artwork! Doors open at 7:30 – Show begins at 8pm!
Five Points Gallery – 33 Main Street – Torrington, CT

Tickets are $12.00 (cash) at the door.

This show is 18 and Over! Also due to the value of the art on the walls, this is NOT a BYOB event.

Come see what may be our last show!!!

Come celebrate the last year and catch what may be our last event at our 63 Water Street location!!

At once rough and vulnerable, Tracy’s voice cuts to the heart of any story, taking you down back roads, through broken lonely hearts, and into hopeful, open skies.

Tracy has released two albums; 2010′s “Brand New Again” and 2013′s “If I Ever Get Away.” Both albums have received great critical review.

Listening to Tracy sing, one can’t help but hear the years of struggle that all musicians go through. Yet, there is a hope to his deep voice that demands attention. And while it may be easy to hear the Americana flavor, if you listen close you’ll hear Ziggy Stardust trying to show himself, and maybe Chet Baker’s smooth voice singing a harmony or two.

Tracy will also be joined onstage by veteran sideman extraordinaire Mic Nicosia!

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Like a misty vapor that mysteriously forms and hangs over clear, still water in the morning, the lyrics of Hannah Fair’s music linger hauntingly in the mind while the sounds hover as gently in the air as a warm sea breeze long after the song is finished.

Her music takes you to a new level of the experiences of youth—first love and first kiss, aching passion, heartache, and the need to leave the recognition of the familiar and experience new places and people. The music of this acoustic singer/songwriter is unpolished yet fresh, raw, earthy, and organic, shifting and changing as nature itself.

See you when we return from vacation on July 10th!!


Come and enjoy another evening of quality musicianship and personal stories as we move into our 7th exciting installment of this very cool monthly program!

July 10th features Ron & Lenore Blake, Greg Garcia of The Kelvins and your host, Robert C Fullerton!

The rules for each gig are simple. We search and find some of the best singer/songwriters that CT (and beyond) have to offer. Each artist will then perform 3 songs from the Great American Songbook (Ellington, Gershwin, Porter, and the like), and 2 originals all while telling a few stories in between to wrap it all together. A Very nice evening indeed!!

$5 suggested donation – BYOB!

Doors open at 7:30 – Show begins at 8pm!

There will also be CD’s and goods for sale from each artist. (If Available)

“Songwriters take on the Great American Songbook!” is one in a series of events that we are calling “Theatre Club Thursdays”. Most of these Thursday night events will be community based and a donation will be suggested. The DTC is looking to bring the community and arts together.

Also this weekend!! Another great show!!

Also this weekend!!  Another great show!!

Sarah Barrios – The 20 year old acoustic pop singer/songwriter Sarah Barrios, is a quiet storm that’s taking over the local music scene in CT and now all of New England! The Torrington, Connecticut native wrote her first song at the young age of thirteen, but it was not until early January 2013 that she decided she wanted to further her involvement in music. In April of that year, Barrios auditioned for FOX’s hit television series, “The X- Factor,” where she made the first two rounds of auditions and on the first day, was in the top 200 out of 11,000 contestants.

This year, Barrios started working with recording artist, Tracy Walton, to create her first EP. Recently, Barrios won The New England Music Award’s “Best New Act of the Year” a huge honor for a young lady having been in the music business for not even a year! Sarah is touring this summer throughout New England as a headliner as well as, opening for several national recording artists. As Connecticut Magazine recently said, “Sarah Barrios IS CT’s Rising Star . Sarah is the girl to watch”!!!

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Jennifer Hill – Is starting a small fire…a fire that she hopes will ignite your soul and burst it into a pile of flames on the ground. She is feisty, heartwarming, and armed with a big voice inside a small frame. Known as both an outstanding vocalist/pianist and musical activist in the Indie Scene. Her work is a menage of uptempo and brooding melodies with lyrics inspired by love, life, loss and the messed up things life has to offer.

She has been compared to Fiona Apple with a touch of Lady Gaga and a sprinkle of Blondie and can either rock you with a full band or bring you to tears (in a good way) with just her voice and the keys.

Currently the band consists of Jennifer Hill on Keys of all kinds Bob Schwecherl on Drums and Isaac Young (of the Isaac Young Quartet) on Keys of all kinds as well.

The sound is a mix of Indie Piano Rock with a definite Blues and Cabaret influence. It gets as bawdy as a piano speak easy and as beautiful as a Tori Amos descant.

“She’s like Lou Reed mixed with Fiona Apple with Vaudvillian sound on the keys” (Hartford Advocate 2013)

Finalist (in top 5 out of hundreds of nominees) for Best Singer/Songwriter at 2012 CTMA (Ct Music Awards)

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Standing Room – $11.00 & Seats – $13.00

Reservations – 860 944 1124
Extra tickets will be sold at the door.

Four Songwriters: Pete Donnelly, MaryLeigh Roohan, Seth Adam, Becky Kessler

Four Songwriters: Pete Donnelly, MaryLeigh Roohan, Seth Adam, Becky Kessler

As part of a summer tour featuring Pete Donnelly (The Figgs, NRBQ) and MaryLeigh Roohan, we’re hosting an evening of solo sets with the addition of New Haven’s Seth Adam and Roxbury’s Becky Kessler (VIOLENT MAE).

Presented by The Desultory Theatre Club and Casa de Warrenton – Recording Studio. Your $10 donation at the door supports these original artists and our special host venue.

Join us at this cozy BYOB space in Downtown Torrington, Connecticut, for an amazing night of music!

Wise Old Moon and Jay Roberts: Live in Concert!

Wise Old Moon and Jay Roberts: Live in Concert!

Hang on to your hats for a ton of foot stompin’ pickin’ and rockin!

$20.00 per person (not including any applicable fees)
BYOB: be responsible!

Purchase your tickets in advance! One randomly chosen ticket holder will win a free HUB T~shirt.

Wise old moon is giving away a CD to 5 lucky people and one lucky ticket holder will get a free Wise Old Moon T~shirt!

So order your tickets today! Left-over tickets (if any) will be sold at the door the night of the show.

Coming Up Next!!

Coming Up Next!!

Julia Autumn Ford is a terrific CT up and coming artist. Currently recording at On Deck Sound Studio with Tracy Walton she is sure to be making a big splash in CT this year! Julia was also the Big Stage Competition Winner this past year at Infinity Music Hall.

Rather than do a regular Kickstarter to fan fund her new EP, she decided it would be more fun to have a Pre-Release party and debut some songs from the record to show you all what your donations and ticket money are supporting. There will be a door prize, raffle, and entertainment by Julia and special guest, Tracy Walton and more! Hope to see you all there!

The Fantasy Island Burlesque and Variety Show!!

The Fantasy Island Burlesque and Variety Show!!

Do you and your friends have Cabin Fever? Well then me buckos…. Join us for an evening of Music, Games, and enough sexy people to fill the good ship Lollypop!

Spread the word! Tell the world!!

Comedy and Music this Weekend!!

Comedy and Music this Weekend!!

Since Carter was in the White House these two guys have been making audiences from Cape Cod to Key West laugh, sing and forget their troubles as members of the comedy-rock group, COCONUTS. Still members of that venerable organization, Joe Beets (aka Dan LaRosa) and Johnny Eagle (aka John Swanson) are exploring a new phase of their musical careers as a duo, THE JUKEBOX BOYS! They’ll be carrying on the comedy tradition with hilarious parodies aimed at all facets of life. They’ll also be harmonizing on a wide assortment of rock classics, original songs, and will be asking the audience to make selections from their extensive JukeBox List. It’s a guaranteed night of fun so join the party and don’t miss these two wild and crazy guys!

In non-Jukebox life Dan is a Master Stage Hypnotist who has performed his how across the USA and Europe. John is an accomplished stage actor who has worked with companies across the state (including Warner Stage), and is co-director of Lollipop Opera, a touring company that brings live opera to children.

Doors open at 7:30 – Show starts at 8pm. BYOB.

The Park & Pocket Vinyl!!


What a line-up for our 50th show!!!

It’s going to be a great night of music and entertainment!

The Park is a Connecticut duo composed of Parker Hu and Mik Walker. The Park began as Parker’s solo project, starting with her first self-released album in 2004. Since then, she has continued to write original music, performing across the New England area and releasing three more albums. Her most recent studio album, Time and Place, has been described as “…buoyant, haunting and poignant, richly textured and varied.” The Park’s music style is characterized by unique guitar playing, melodic harmonies, and thought-provoking lyrics. Their music has been featured in CT Indie magazine, Local Band Review, Chip’s Unnamed Local Band Show and in-studio on WPKN.

Joined by Mik Walker in 2012, Mik brings to The Park an up-front and lyrical bass, occasional guitar and improvisational melodies. Mik plays a variety of instruments and has many years of diverse playing experience in both the UK and the US. He remains active with a constantly evolving number of eclectic musical projects in Connecticut and via the web. Beyond her solo work, Parker is also involved in projects across multiple genres, including dark indie folk, Brazilian samba, and electronic dance music.

Latest album “Time and Place” available at:

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Pocket Vinyl is a melodic mesh between a piano and a painting.

A unique show which includes Eric, a man who hits, beats, and slams a piano with his blistered fingers while his wife, Elizabeth creates a brand new painting each night. Every show is different, and each show memorable to those who attend. At the end of the evening, they even auction of the piece that was created during the show!

Hailing from New London, CT, they’ve played over 150 shows is nearly every state east of the Mississippi River, and even quite a few beyond that. Their t-shirts and CD packaging are all hand-made. They’ve created a handful of stop animation music videos, On-the-road documentaries, full length albums, EPs, and singles. They book, manage, and create everything themselves, and are incredibly proud of that fact.

Whether they’re playing for 2 or 2000 people, they always bring their intensity and art 100%.

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