Music: Space Orphans to play blues-influenced punk Wed., June 5, at 8 PM

Space_Orphans_WebSpace Orphans play the Best Video Performance Space on Wednesday, June 5. The music starts at 8 PM and the cover is $5.

Ex-Kimono Draggin’ alumni re-formed as Space Orphans after recruiting a new bass player and adding a keyboardist. Their sound is built upon a thick foundation of scratchy guitars, weighty drums, relentlessly shifting rhythms and rowdy animated vocals. The arrangement adds a blanket layer of cosmic essence, worthy of their name, while the musical structures are focused, finely tuned and surprisingly melodic.

Influences include Pink Floyd, Bowie, Velvet Underground, Mothers of Invention, King Crimson, Big Black, T. Rex, Gentle Giant, My Bloody Valentine, Minutemen, Hüsker Dü, Black Sabbath, etc.

Band members are Joe Nolan (Guitar, Vocals), Kelly L’Heureux (Bass), Frank Malec (Keyboards) and Chris Swirski (Drums).

Space Orphans playing one side of their recent 7″ 45 record live in Hartford:

UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SPACE EVENTS:

• Wednesday, May 29. No Event.

•Thursday, May 30. ACOUSTIC FOLK: ROBERT MESSORE

• Wednesday, June 5. PUNK/BLUES: SPACE ORPHANS

• Thursday, June 6. INDIE ROCK: ELISON JACKSON

• Monday, June 10. FILM SCREENING: “SAVING HUBBLE”

• Wednesday, June 12. SINGER-SONGWRITER: ANNA AYRES-BROWN

• Thursday, June 13. INDIE ROCK: THE MOUNTAIN MOVERS

• Wednesday, June 19. CABARET: RICH MORAN

• Thursday, June 20. INDIE POP: THE FURORS, AL HOWARD

• Wednesday, June 26. INDIE ROCK: THE JELLYSHIRTS

• Thursday, June 27. SINGER-SONGWRITERS: FRANK CRITELLI, MARK MIRANDO

• Wednesday, July 10. ACOUSTIC FOLK: SHELDON CAMPBELL

• Thursday, July 11. ACOUSTIC ROCK: JAMES VELVET & THE LONESOME SPARROWS