Rockin’ party with The Problem With Kids, The Ambulance Chasers Today Fri., May 6

Party rock ‘n’ roll band The Problem With Kids Today and indie rockers The Ambulance Chasers will crank it up on Fri., May 6, at Best Video Film & Cultural Center. The shindig starts at 7 PM and the cover is $10. (Dust Hat and Mightymoonchew, origonally scheduled for this show, had to drop off due to scheduling and unforeseen circumstances.)

This being an inside show, these are our covid protocols: attendance of 30 max, masks and proof of vaccination required.

The Problem with Kids Today is a hot trio of rock ‘n’ roll delinquents with Tate Brooks leading the charge on guitar/vox/mic head-butting, Stone-Cold-Silas Lourenco-Lang on low end bass/vox, and Reena Yu pounding on drums. TPWKT’s fun, wild shows and feverish, fashionable following evoke the Mercer Center Arts era of the New York Dolls. Fast, combustible, lewd and spontaneous – they have all the gems of a fantastic live act. With a debut album recorded at Sans Serif Studio in New Haven on the way this winter, teaser tracks like “You’re in Love With Junk” and “Fly Boy” can be found on the band’s Bandcamp site as well as major streaming platforms.

Formed in the summer of 2021, The Ambulance Chasers are a band from Connecticut comprised of Billy Scovill (vocals, keys, guitar), Nick Zaviglia (lead guitarist), as well as cousins Andrew Byrne (drums) and Mike Tobey (bass guitar). The band has been playing local shows in the New Haven area since their formation. Shortly after forming, they began recording their debut album with producer Zeb Mrowka and it is expected to be released in May of 2022. They are a rock n’ roll band with various other influences including jazz and punk.

Punk rock from The Problem With Kids Today, Vertico Sat., Apr. 9

The Problem With Kids Today and Vertico raise a ruckus at Best Video Film & Cultural Center Sat., Apr. 9. The show starts at 7 PM. The cover is $10.

This is an indoor show so attendance is 30 max. Proof of vaccination is required to enter and masks are required.

The Problem with Kids Today is a hot trio of rock ‘n’ roll delinquents with Tate Brooks leading the charge on guitar/vox/mic head-butting, Stone-Cold-Silas Lourenco-Lang on low end bass/vox, and Reena Yu pounding on drums. TPWKT’s fun, wild shows and feverish, fashionable following evoke the Mercer Center Arts era of the New York Dolls. Fast, combustible, lewd and spontaneous – they have all the gems of a fantastic live act. With a debut album recorded at Sans Serif Studio in New Haven on the way this winter, teaser tracks like “You’re in Love With Junk” and “Fly Boy” can be found on the band’s Bandcamp site as well as major streaming platforms.

Vertico was formed in 2017 in Monroe, CT. Since then they have written 2 albums together; Wreck (2020), and Clay Face (2021). They have recently relocated to Branford, CT where they are now based and writing their third album “Warmonger”, they hope to release sometime mid-2022.

Kurt Trembeczki plays guitar and sings, Alex McCloskey plays bass guitar and also sings, and Dylan Royka has joined the band in 2021 as their new drummer, together they play a combination of psychedelic, punk and alternative.

The Problem With Kids Today, Alethea play punk rock Sat., Nov. 13

It’s punk rock night at Best Video Film & Cultural Center Sat., Nov. 13, as The Problem With Kids Today and Alethea create a racket! The show starts at 7 PM. The cover is $10.

This is an indoor show so attendance is 30 max. Proof of vaccination is required to enter and masks are required.

The Problem with Kids Today is a hot trio of rock ‘n’ roll delinquents with Tate Brooks leading the charge on guitar/vox/mic head-butting, Stone-Cold-Silas Lourenco-Lang on low end bass/vox, and Reena Yu pounding on drums. TPWKT’s fun, wild shows and feverish, fashionable following evoke the Mercer Center Arts era of the New York Dolls. Fast, combustible, lewd and spontaneous – they have all the gems of a fantastic live act. With a debut album recorded at Sans Serif Studio in New Haven on the way this winter, teaser tracks like “You’re in Love With Junk” and “Fly Boy” can be found on the band’s Bandcamp site as well as major streaming platforms.

Alethea is a punk band from New Haven. Their new EP, “Hard to Please,” is out now on Apple Music and Spotify.

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Music: Punk rock hijinx by Stark Raving Lulu on Fri., June 27, at 8 PM

Stark_Raving_Lulu_WebStark Raving Lulu play the Best Video Performance Space on Friday, June. 27. The cover is $5 and the music starts at 8 PM.

What do you get when you combine The Shangri-Las (“Leader of the Pack,” “Give Him a Great Big Kiss”) with The Ramones? One answer might be Stark Raving Lulu. Based in Central Connecticut, the group’s “Welcome to the Fun-O-Sphere!” CD is available through iTunes and CD Baby.  On Facebook, the “grrrl rockers” list their influences as “punk, 60’s, garage rock, girl groups, rock and roll, PBR and Skinny Girl Margaritas” and their interests as “nonsense and shenanigans.” Band members are LaLa Lulu (vocals), Bella Lulu (guitar), LowEnd Lulu (bass) and BoomBoom Lulu (drums).

UPCOMING EVENTS:

• Wednesday, June 18. BRAZILIAN MUSIC: SAMBELEZA

• Thursday, June 19. GARAGE POP/PSYCHEDELIC ROCK: HAPPY ENDING

• Wednesday, June 25. INDIE ROCK: MERCY CHOIR

• Thursday, June 26. ACOUSTIC GUITAR: PRESTER JOHN featuring SHAWN PERSINGER & DAVID MILLER

• Friday, June 27. PUNK ROCK: STARK RAVING LULU

• Sunday, June 29. BEST VIDEO FUNDRAISER

• Wednesday, July 2. ROCK: EXTRASENSORY

• Thursday, July 3. BUOYANT POP ROCK: THE FURORS

• Wednesday, July 9. CLASSICAL GUITAR: ORPHÉE RUSSELL

• Thursday, July 10. FOLK: THE HEATH SISTERS

• Thursday, July 24. PROGRESSIVE FOLK ROCK: KINDRED QUEER

• Thursday, July 31. ROCK: THE SHELLYE VALAUSKAS EXPERIENCE

• Friday, Aug. 1. ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC: DAVID ELKIN-GINNETTI

• Wednesday, Aug. 13. INDIE ROCK: THE LYS GUILLORN BAND

• Friday, Aug. 15. POP/ART/PUPPETRY: POCKET VINYL, GLUMPUPPET

 

Music: Stark Raving Lulu on Thurs., Dec. 19, at 8 PM

Stark_Raving_Lulu_WebStark Raving Lulu play the Best Video Performance Space on Thursday, Dec. 19. The cover is $5 and the music starts at 8 PM.

What do you get when you combine The Shangri-Las (“Leader of the Pack,” “Give Him a Great Big Kiss”) with The Ramones? One answer might be Stark Raving Lulu. Based in Central Connecticut, the group’s “Welcome to the Fun-O-Sphere!” CD is available through iTunes and CD Baby.  On Facebook, the “grrrl rockers” list their influences as “punk, 60’s, garage rock, girl groups, rock and roll, PBR and Skinny Girl Margaritas” and their interests as “nonsense and shenanigans.” Band members are LaLa Lulu (vocals), Bella Lulu (guitar), LowEnd Lulu (bass) and BoomBoom Lulu (drums).

Check out Stark Raving Lulu playing their song “All Hail to the Sucker Queen”:

UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SPACE  EVENTS:

• Thursday, Dec. 12. JAZZ: DAVID CHEVAN

• Wednesday, Dec. 18. JAZZ: THE KITCHEN SINK with NICK Di MARIA

• Thursday, Dec. 19. PUNK ROCK: STARK RAVING LULU

• Thursday, Jan. 2. SINGER/SONGWRITER: KEVIN MF KING (Just announced!)

• Thursday, Jan. 9. SINGER-SONGWRITER: SOLIN

• Thursday, Jan. 23. SINGER-SONGWRITER: ILANA ZSIGMOND

• Thursday, Feb. 6. ROCK: THE DRESS-UPS (Just announced!)

• Thursday, Feb. 20. BLUEGRASS: 5 IN THE CHAMBER

• Wednesday, Apr. 2. CLASSICAL: HAVEN STRING QUARTET (Just announced!)

Music: Stark Raving Lulu to play Wed., Mar. 27, at 8 PM

Stark Raving Lulu play the Best Video Performance Space on Wednesday, Mar. 27. The cover is $5 and the music starts at 8 PM.

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What do you get when you combine The Shangri-Las (“Leader of the Pack,” “Give Him a Great Big Kiss”) with The Ramones? One answer might be Stark Raving Lulu. Based in Central Connecticut, the group’s “Welcome to the Fun-O-Sphere!” CD is available through iTunes and CD Baby and probably at the show, too.  On Facebook, the “grrrl rockers” list their influences as “punk, 60’s, garage rock, girl groups, rock and roll, PBR and Skinny Girl Margaritas” and their interests as “nonsense and shenanigans.” Band members are LaLa Lulu (vocals), Bella Lulu (guitar), LowEnd Lulu (bass) and BoomBoom Lulu (drums).

So you know it’s going to be fun.

How much fun? Check out this video of Stark Raving Lulu performing their song “All Hail to the Sucker Queen” at Two Boots Pizza in Bridgeport :

UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SPACE EVENTS:

• Thursday, Mar. 28. FILM SCREENING: STEPHEN DEST’S “MY BROTHER JACK”

• Wednesday, Apr. 3. INDIE ROCK: LYS GUILLORN BAND

• Thursday, Apr. 4. CLASSICAL/BRAZILIAN: HAVEN STRING QUARTET with SAMBELEZA

• Wednesday, Apr. 10. BLUEGRASS: RAGWEED

• Thursday, Apr. 11. SINGER-SONGWRITER: ANNE MARIE MENTA BAND

• Wednesday, Apr. 17. SINGER-SONGWRITER: ESTHER GOLTON

• Monday, Apr. 22. FILM SCREENING FOR “WHAT WOULD YOU DO?” SERIES: “WALK ON WATER”

• Thursday, Apr. 25. JAZZ: THE NICK Di MARIA QUARTET

• Sunday, May 5. FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION: “ALL ME: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WINFRED REMBERT”

• Wednesday, May 8. INDIE ROCK: POOLS ARE NICE, BUCK McGRANE