Straight 2 VHS, Slyne & The Family Stoned, and Addy Edward play Best Video Performance Space on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The show starts at 7:30 PM and the cover is a sliding scale of $5-10 (pay what you can in that range).
Formed in 2009, Straight to VHS has long been a staple of the vibrant music scene in New London.
Straight to VHS released “Weekend Weekend Weekend” in 2014 and watched it garner positive press and airplay on some of the top college radio stations along the east coast. The album helped earn the band a Connecticut Music Award and even caught the attention of CBS Connecticut, who named the trio one of its top five bands to watch in 2015. Straight to VHS released the “Landmind” E.P. in June, 2016. The 11 minute jaunt boasts a variety of styles, from poppy garage love songs to spacey psychedelic jams. Their 5th record, “Friend Music” is set for release in October 2019.
Slyne and The Family Stoned is a caravan of punk hippies from New London, CT. Remember when Neil Young and Sonic Youth toured together back in ’91? Imagine if Neil ditched Crazy Horse and took Sonic behind him instead?
Addy Edward is the musical moniker of Adam Bensen. Addy weaves traditional and electronic sounds into deeply personal songs. His self-recorded album “Picture of Youth,” a compilation of songs written and recorded over the span of 8 years, was released in April, 2018, followed quickly by his “Sedative Gentleman [EP].