How Hank Hoffman Caught New Waven

by Brian Slattery | Jul 21, 2017 7:52 am | Comments (2)

Hank Hoffman Photo During a show in July 1980 by the local new wave band Disturbance, Hank Hoffman — musician, recording collector, and now proprietor of Best Video Film & Cultural Center — recorded the sound of what could have been a shooting. It was at Ron’s Place, which was on the corner of Park and Chapel. In the recording, you can hear guitarist and vocalist Marc Puttock apologizing for the delay. “We’re glad to be with you now,” he says.

Then someone interrupts. “Whoa, whoa, whoa! Get down! Everybody get out of the way. Just get down and out of the way. I’m telling you, get down, he’s got a gun!”

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All Aboard The “Dream Train”

by Lucy Gellman | Jul 21, 2017 7:42 am

Lucy Gellman Scene: The city and the forest, once a single village, have been divided by a railroad that cuts through the land.

Scene: The two halves are now two municipalities. No trade flows between them. Families, then friends, lose touch. The city moves to protect itself with high walls.

Scene: All the trees are dying, one by one. The walls have severed their roots.

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Ed Fast & Congo-Bop Has The Clave To Elm City Social

by David Sepulveda | Jul 20, 2017 11:40 am | Comments (1)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO New York-based percussionist Ed Fast, who recently played in orchestras at Shubert Theater’s Motown The Musical, at Long Wharf Theatre’s The Most Beautiful Room in New York, and for Yale Rep’s production of Assassins, said he spent a lot of time in New Haven, recognized the city’s vibrancy, and wanted to add to it.

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