Music: Ghost Radio, Sonia & Sid play Fri., Apr. 7, at 8 PM

Ghost Radio and the duo of Sonia & Sid play Best Video Performance Space Friday, Apr. 7. The show starts at 8 PM and the cover is $5.

Ghost Radio.

The knob makes a satisfying click and the glow emerges from the cathedral-like windows adorning the front of the wooden behemoth. A hum and hiss fill the room as the electrons flow through the tubes bringing the voice gradually into your ear.

“There’ll be a hot time on the town tonight, woo hoo! They blame the blues for everything!”

The haunted voice and the strain of the strings captivate with a distant call. While familiar, there is still a need to listen closely. Around every corner awaits a pleasant surprise, a jolt of notes or a clever turn of phrase. Ghost Radio is singer/songwriter Gregory Frost and Multi-Instrumentalist Sid Gottlieb with a revolving cast of characters placing their hands on the Ouija Board that is this music. Where the planchette lands… only the ghosts truly know.

Sonia & Sid.

Sonia and Sid have been performing together for going on two years. Blending Sonia’s powerful voice and Sid’s musical versatility (on electric and acoustic guitar, harmonica, and piano), their shows feature an eclectic selection of rock, folk, country, jazzy, gospel-tinged, and bluesy songs from then and now, arranged in often original and always distinctive ways. They are on a mission: not to sing sad songs but to sing memorable songs that speak truth to sadness, a serious and joyous business — and a good title for an album they hope to record some day. Come hear this work in progress in what they hope will be the first of many shows in the Hamden area.

UPCOMING EVENTS (Music events start at 8 PM unless otherwise noted; screenings start at 7 PM unless otherwise noted):

• Thursday, Mar. 30. ALTERNATIVE/AMERICANA: THE WYRD BROTHERS; SINGER-SONGWRITER: JACK ROLLINS

• Friday, Mar. 31. ACOUSTIC ROCK: EDNA; SINGER-SONGWRITER: SAL PARADISE

• Sunday, Apr. 2. 2-5 PM. GUITARTOWNCT FREE AFTERNOON BLUEGRASS JAM

• Sunday, Apr. 2, 7 PM. GEN X FILM SERIES SCREENING: “PHILADELPHIA”

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