Manic Mondays:


Lea, Straight to VHS

Mon, January 29, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Cafe Nine.

New Haven, CT

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

RSVP closes at 2pm on day of show. $5 tickets will be available at the door until capacity is reached.


Hammydown has made your salad, and scooped the foam onto your cappuccino. She's scrubbed your splattered walls and vacuumed the dust from beneath your bed on her hands and knees. She's delivered your pizza. A boss will say time and time again that it doesn't cost anything extra to give service with a smile. With her quirky, lyric driven garage pop, Hammydown (aka Abbie Morin) digs at the true price that she and so many people like her have to pay. Gritty guitar, and wry humor capture the plight of the millennial slacker - those who button up and drag their way through the work week, try to pursue creative passions, but still just feel like losers. Based in Northampton, Mass, Hammydown released their debut EP 'Pizzaface' in July 2017.
Lea the band was founded at Daggett Street in New Haven Connecticut in 2012 and debuted that year on the web series Kspills Couch. In 2015 Lea added a bass player and released a live album, with 2016 seeing the release of their first studio single The Duck House. Through mid 2017 Lea recorded their debut full length Lea is Here in Allston Mass with Jack Pombriant(we can all be sorry) and Jesse Weiss(grass is green, palehound). Lea is Here was released August 2017 and is available as a pay-what-you-want download on Bandcamp.com and streams for free on Spotify.
Straight to VHS
These days, it wouldn't be unfair to call Straight to VHS the little band that could. The indie-garage trio, formed in 2009, have finally broken out of their local scene in New London, CT thanks to their most recent record, Weekend Weekend Weekend. Their third release, Weekend has garnered the attention of outlets such as top New England music blogs, numerous college radio stations, and most notably, CBS Connecticut, who named VHS one of the state's top 5 bands to watch in 2015. The album has also earned the band top prizes at New London's Whalie Awards (Best Indie Band, Rock Album of the Year) and the Connecticut Music Awards (Best Punk Band). Straight to VHS will release a new EP, Landmind, in June 2016.
Venue Information:
Cafe Nine.
250 State Street
New Haven, CT, 06510