Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Song of the Week" SWAN Day CT ~ Good Ones by: Laura Ganci


In Celebration of SWAN Day CT. Sat Mar. 26, 2011
"Song of the Week"
for
03-23-11 is:
Good Ones* by: Laura Ganci

Four years ago, when Jennifer Hill organized the 1st SWAN Day CT, which was held in New London, CT, I was not able to attend due to scheduling conflicts. I also wasn't sure how it would go over, a one night mix of multiple arts presented in a, what almost seemed like, carnival atmosphere. I derived that analogy based only on the description provided in the press release. Yet, when Jen continued SWAN Day, CT the next 2 years in Hartford, CT and I was able to attend both, and I found the mixture to work much better than I anticipated.

50 Chapman place, East Hartford, CT, the press release once again describes it as such: 

"If you think this show is your run of the mill art show, prepare to be pleasantly surprised by the eclectic mix of talent this event has to offer. 7 bands will be rocking the house, all female fronted and from jazz to rock to pop to funk etc.
 
Besides music, Artists, of the “art” kind, will be setting up mini galleries to show and sell their work. The Art category touches on all genres from photography to paint, film, mixed media etc.
 
There will also be the art of dance as well as the art of costume design, with several artists performing burlesque routines.
This event is truly more Lollapalooza than Lilith Fair and not a place reserved for just women. The bands, art, and dancers appeal to both sexes and you will find both genders having a blast checking out all the different things going on."

Not only that, but you'll come away with a few new favorite artists that you might never have even realized existed before. That alone is worth the price of admission for the evening. 

At 4, SWAN Day CT is already an adult among the many Festivals that come and go, but it is still Jennifer Hill's baby that she has and will continue to nourish, along with the help of those who enjoy supporting the arts as well as the women who create them.

Support Women Artists Now

Attend this year's SWAN Day, CT Festival
and I guarantee we'll see you next year too.

Leave a comment to be entered for a chance to win a pair of FREE Passes to SWAN Day CT.
Drawing to be held live & announced on Radio IndepenDisc Wed. 03-23-11 

*Link is a direct .mp3 audio stream.

SWAN Day CT. A Celebration of Women in the Arts.
This year’s Festival includes:
Jennifer Hill and Co., Laura Ganci, The Grimm Generation, She Eats PlanetsSarah LeMieux, Sister Funk,
Canyon,
Addie Brownlee, The And Band, Waking Elliot,
and
 live painting by: Kerry Kozaczuk, serpent belly dancing by: Nikki LeVillian, burlesque performance by: Lily LaVamp,
also:
 Olde Burnside Brewing Co. & Pin-Up Girl Catering.

Support Women Artists Now Day
Sat Mar. 26, 2011 ~ 6pm-11pm. $12.00
East Hartford Community Cultural Center
 
50 Chapman Place, East Hartford, CT
More Info HERE.

Also, Check out the Documentary from last year's (3rd) SWAN Day CT.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Interview ~ Jennifer Hill ~ SWAN Day CT

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Hill, the SWAN Day CT organizer,
on my Radio Show last night (3-16-11). 
Click HERE* to listen to the complete interview in streaming .mp3. 
Jen tells us everything you need to know about SWAN Day CT.
Saturday, March 26th, 2011
East Hartford Community Cultural Center
50 Chapman Place
East Hartford CT. 
6pm-11pm.  $12

Leave a comment to be entered for a chance to win a pair of FREE Passes to SWAN Day CT.
Drawing to be held live & announced on Radio IndepenDisc Wed. 03-23-11 

*Link is a direct .mp3 audio stream.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

"Song of the Week" SWAN Day CT ~ Real Bad Voodoo by: The Grimm Generation


In Celebration of SWAN Day CT.
Sat
Mar. 26, 2011

The "Song of the Week" 
for 03-16-11 is: 

SWAN Day CT. Organizer Jennifer Hill
will be interviewed by DJ: G.Gone
on Radio IndepenDisc
Wed. 3-16-11.
She’ll talk about the up coming
SWAN Day
and the artists appearing, which includes:

The Grimm Generation
Jennifer Hill and Co., 
She Eats Planets, Sarah LeMieux, SisterFunk, Canyon, 
Addie Brownlee, The And Band,
Kellee Maize, Laura Ganci,
 Waking Elliot,
and
 live painting by: Kerry Kozaczuk,
serpent belly dancing by: Nikki LeVillian,
burlesque performance by:
 Lily LaVamp,
also:
 Olde Burnside Brewing Co. & Pin-Up Girl Catering.


Support Women Artists Now Day CT
Sat Mar. 26, 2011

East Hartford Community Cultural Center 6pm-11pm. 
More Info HERE.

Leave a comment to be entered for a chance to win a pair of FREE Passes to SWAN Day CT.
Drawing to be held live & announced on Radio IndepenDisc Wed. 03-23-11 

*Link is a direct .mp3 audio stream.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

"Song of the Week" SWAN Day CT ~ Stay by: Jennifer Hill & Co.

In Celebration of SWAN Day CT.

The IndepenDisc "Song of the Week"
for
03-09-11 is:
Stay* by:
Jennifer Hill & Co.

**On Saturday, March 26th, 2011, Jennifer Hill will be hosting the CT chapter of a world-wide commemoration of women artists titled, SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now). The CT chapter of the international event will take place at the East Hartford Community Cultural Center from 6pm-11pm. ($12)
SWAN Day is a celebration facilitated by the Fund for Women Artists, a non-profit art service organization which is devoted to help women artists receive the resources that are needed to accomplish their creative endeavors. Over the past decade, this foundation has risen over $4 million and has built a website (http://www.WomenHYPERLINK "http://arts.org"arts.org) that offers art resources such as, networking, fundraising and advocacy services to over 500,000 visitors a year. This holiday is meant to give recognition to female artists all over the globe by having them come together to support one another. SWAN DAY CT is the only SWAN event in CT and is also one of SWAN day’s most successful events.
SWAN DAY CT’S organizer, Jennifer Hill, front woman of local band Jennifer Hill & Co. (also Hartford Advocate’s Grand Band Slam Best Female Vocalist winner of 2009) has been arranging SWAN Day CT since 2008 and has blossomed into one of SWAN Day’s most successful events. Through Hill’s hard work and devotion to the arts, this day has not only formed a fantastic alliance of creative and artistic women in the east coast region, but has given recognition to female media and empowerment.
For More Info. Click
HERE.

To be continued next week...

Leave a comment to be entered for a chance to win a pair of FREE Passes to SWAN Day CT.

*Link is a direct .mp3 audio stream.
**From the SWAN Day CT press release.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Catching up and previewing...

Last night was the 1st time I was in Cafe` 9 since they remodeled. When I say it's a whole new place, I say that in a very good way. Cafe` 9 Rocks!
And so did The Reducers and The Manchurians.
So, while I will be spending most of March promoting SWAN Day...
This did make me look forward to April, when both The Reducers and The Manchurians play the Meriden Daffodil Festival. Enjoy!
video
The Manchurians ~ Patricia Don't Want It.
Live @ Cafe` 9
Sat. Mar. 5, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

"Song of the Week" ~ Sleep Alone by: Mollycoddle

The IndepenDisc "Song of the Week"
for
03-02-11 is:
Sleep Alone*
by: Mollycoddle
off the CD: Lucky

In Tribute to Swan Day 2011

Over the next couple of weeks I will be telling you about Swan Day 2011Support Woman Artists Now Day. And I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off the month of March with what was the 1st Female fronted band from New Haven, CT that was Featured on IndepenDisc. Mollycoddle, and their CD: Lucky
was the
March 2001 Feature.
Heather Orser (McDonald) and Ralna Ramse
the first of many CT SWANs on IndepenDisc.

©Kathleen Cei photo


This year Swan Day CT will be held on Sat Mar. 26, 2011 at
The
East Hartford Community Cultural Center  6pm-11pm.  Get more info HERE.

*Link is a direct .mp3 audio stream.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"Song of the Week" ~ I Can't Add You To My List by: Saint Bernadette


The "Song of the Week"
for
02-23-11 is:
I Can’t Add You To My List
by: Saint Bernadette
Featured on IndepenDisc in Jun. of '09

and here's what I (G.Gone) had to say about it then...

...Not many independent bands in this day and age have this belief in their convictions. The true love and spirit of the music gets lost in translation due to the greed of the business. Too many sheep fall by the wayside and are lost. Yet every now and then, a teacher comes forth to shepherd the flock. With Word To The Lourdes, Saint Bernadette continues to fulfill the prophecy as the ones chosen to spread the gospel of Rock. The power of the word can be found in the hell-bent deliverance of Meredith’s angelic vocals rolling over the heavenly intensity of this hammer of the gods outfit.

Have you suffered at the hands of the false idols of Rock-n-Roll?
Then let
Saint Bernadette’s Word To The Lourdes be your saving grace...

Read the entire review HERE.

*Link is a direct .mp3 audio stream.