Mad River City to play rock Wed., Sept. 23, at 8 PM

Mad_River_City_WebMad River City, from Waterbury, play their first Best Video Performance Space show on Wednesday, Sept. 23. The music starts at 8 PM and the cover is $5.

Cody Place and Hilton Jones both played solo acoustic shows, monthly at a particular bar for about a year. The two developed a bit of an alliance and eventually decided to join forces and play out locally as a Half Acoustic/Half Electric Duo (Rogues’s Gallery) ​playing covers and did so for about another year or so playing all manners of bars, benefits, and parties.

Eventually they started writing a raft of original songs and filled out their sound with the addition of drummer Jason Bufalini. After a few years of a seeming revolving door of drummers Mad River City was finally formed, named after the waterway that runs through the city of Waterbury. The group is still in the process of writing and recording in Shelton with Long Hill Recording.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

• Wednesday, Sept. 16. CARIBBEAN/FOLK: LUKE RODNEY

• Friday, Sept. 18. SINGER-SONGWRITER: DAPHNE LEE MARTIN, CHRIS KILEY

• Wednesday, Sept. 23. ROCK: MAD RIVER CITY

• Friday, Sept. 25. INDIE ROCK: THE RIGHT-OFFS

• Wednesday, Sept. 30. SINGER-SONGWRITER: ANGELA EASTERLING

• Thursday, Oct. 1. TRIP HOP: THE FOREST ROOM, HIP-HOP: CHEF THE CHEF

• Friday, Oct. 2. ROCK: HOLIDAY PING

• Monday, Oct. 5. FILM SCREENING: ELIHU RUBIN’S & ELENA OXMAN’S “ON BROADWAY”

• Wednesday, Oct. 7. ROCK ‘N” ROLL: THE BUTTONDOWNS

• Thursday, Oct. 8. SINGER-SONGWRITER: FRANK CRITELLI, BEN PARENT

• Friday, Oct. 9. JAZZ: THE JOVAN ALEXANDRE TRIO

• Wednesday, Oct. 14. INDIE ROCK: CHRISTOPHER MIR

• Thursday, Oct. 15. SOLO GUITAR/CD RELEASE: GLENN ROTH

• Friday, Oct. 16. TOURING SINGER-SONGWRITERS: LINDA WATERFALL, DEAN STEVENS

• Wednesday, Oct. 21. ROOTS ROCK: BRONSON ROCK

• Thursday, Oct. 22. GARAGE SOUL: ELISON JACKSON

• Friday, Oct. 23. ALT-COUNTRY: TANNERSVILLE

• Thursday, Oct. 29. SYNTH POP/ROCK: MISSION ZERO

• Friday, Oct. 30. HALLOWEEN SILENT FILM SCREENING WITH LIVE SCORE: LIGHT UPON BLIGHT

• Wednesday, Nov. 4. OLD TIMEY/SWING: THE ZuZAZZ STRING ORKESTRA

• Friday, Nov. 6. RAGTIME/BLUES: THE RED HOTS

• Wednesday, Nov. 18. FILM SCREENING: THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962)