Mission 0 and Forget, Forget

Mission Zero & Forget, Forget - The Desultory Theatre ClubThe Desultory Theatre Club and Snapper Magee’s present…

Our favorite sexy rockers MISSION ZERO (New Haven) and the really cool music of FORGET, FORGET (Portland, ME)!!

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MISSION ZERO plays smart, sexy trip-hop indie-pop.

Growing up playing a range of musical instruments together, siblings Chenot and David crafted and honed their ability to communicate telepathically as performers. After touring the world separately and together in various bands, they decided to join forces as Mission Zero. Intentionally forgoing traditional pop instrumentation, the duo focuses on their strong suits – powerful, sultry vocals and blistering, dynamic percussion – supported live by a unique body of synthesized sounds (lovingly referred to by the band as The Robots).

Their live show runs the musical gamut, including explosive stomping synth-pop that provokes an irresistible need to dance.

A commitment to an eco-chic lifestyle has led to an album and several singles recorded in a studio powered by solar energy, as well as a compressed stage set-up, designed and built (by drummer David) using recycled and reclaimed steel.

Mission Zero’s latest single, “12345678!” (“A perfect pop song” says Groove Magazine) was released alongside an animated video and interactive video game.

www.missionzero.net

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FORGET, FORGET‘s debut album, “We Are All,” is driven by songwriter Tyler DeVos’s work with adults living with mental illness. The lyrical content is a collage of quotes and excerpts uttered by people with psychosis who live in several of the group homes where he works. “DeVos puts those words – cloaked in metaphor and wild imagery, and yet strangely universal – to a sweeping soundtrack that heightens the otherworldly nature of the words,” writes Emily Burnham of the Bangor Daily News.

Their sound is lush, expansive, and multi-layered, yet it is crafted to be fundamentally accessible. It has been labeled as indie-rock and chamber-pop among other things. Guitar, synth, and string parts are layered atop a foundation of tight, driving drums and bass. Three- and four-part vocal harmonies fill out the arrangements lushly and beautifully. DeVos is the primary lead vocalist, with multi-instrumentalist Patia Maule contributing lead vocals on several songs.

Seeing Forget, Forget perform live is an unforgettable experience. The music is delivered compellingly and passionately. Forget, Forget has won over crowds at numerous venues in Northern New England, including Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME, The Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge, MA, Rockwood Music Hall in New York City, and the Penobscot Theater in Bangor, ME.

“We Are All” is dedicated to people who live with mental illness.

http://www.forgetforgetmusic.com/

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21 and Over only.

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.

http://www.thedressups.com/

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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.

http://www.fivepointsgallery.org/

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!

http://tracywaltonmusic.com/home/

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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.

http://www.reverbnation.com/hannahfair

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

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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!!

BarriosHillPosterSarah 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”!!!

http://sarahbarriosmusic.com/

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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)

http://www.reverbnation.com/jenniferhillandco

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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

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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!

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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.