Concert Series Turns Goatville Into The Village

by Allison Hadley | Nov 26, 2018 8:24 am | Comments (3)


Posted by Fernando Pinto on Saturday, November 24, 2018

It was a night of multitasking in an already multifaceted space this past Saturday, as mActivity — gym by day, and now, thanks to Fernando Pinto and his East Rock Concert Series, concert venue and café by night — hosted Kevin Burt and Dom Flemons in a double feature

Both musicians never seemed to just play one instrument, whether it was Burt’s virtuosic harmonica or Flemons’s quills, bones, or otherwise.

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Never Ending Books Gets Dreamy

by Brian Slattery | Aug 21, 2018 7:58 am

Brian Slattery PhotoGuitarist Kryssi Battalene, going under the name Kryssi B for a solo set at Never Ending Books, thanked everyone for coming out on a Monday night. But she spoke through a tremolo effect, making her voice distant, submerged, the consonants blurring together.

With the house lights dimmed, it was an apt beginning for a night of music that often swelled and floated in surprising yet soothing ways, as four acts ranging from folk to electronic music — Battalene, Sam Moth, Village of Spaces, and Kath Bloom — showed what they could do.

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Parkland Students: Speak Up, New Haven

by Christopher Peak | Apr 25, 2018 7:48 am | Comments (4)

Christopher Peak PhotoThe kids at East Rock Community Magnet School wanted to know what it was like to live through a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and then emerge as leaders of a national movement.

The two students visiting from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School wanted local kids to realize that they too have survived an epidemic of urban gun violence and could become activists as well.

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