Ryan White (Record Release)

Manic Mondays:

Ryan White (Record Release)

Haunted Continents, Pinfinger, Nothing Israel, John Lonesome

Mon, May 28, 2018

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 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.

Ryan White
Ryan White
With uplifting melodies shrouding lyrics about burden, joy, depression, and friendship, the music of Ryan Patrick White digs to depths that can only be excavated through music. A veteran of Connecticut-based bands ranging from the sublime (Call It Arson, Canvas) to the ridiculous (MC Gremlin, Stab You In the Head), music has been Ryan’s salvation through years of drug addiction, rehab, and turmoil. Written over decades and recorded over a year and a half at Silver Bullet Studios in Burlington, the 11 songs on his solo album, Dying in Deep River, borrow from a spectrum of influences, from the songwriting sensibilities of Neil Young and The Beatles to the lyrical honesty of Agnostic Front and Unbroken. Sometimes pensive, sometimes anthemic, Dying in Deep River is an introduction to one of the most affecting songwriters in New England.
Haunted Continents
Haunted Continents
Haunted Continents is the solo project of Brooklyn based singer-songwriter James A.M. Downes. James has been around since 2002, knee deep in the basements of the American north east indie/hardcore scene. You’ll still catch an earful of crassly eloquent lyrics, but all these years later James finds himself trading the fuzzed out decibels for something a bit more alluring and subversive.

Starting in September of 2018, Haunted Continents will release a single a month for an entire year. The songs (all to be released on Downes’ own Forest Park Recordings) reverberate with lush guitar beds over new-retro progressions creating a sound that fans of The Shins or Death Cab for Cutie would find shelter in. These new songs gives breath to narratives that teem with dark humor and humility, taking the listener from debaucherous parties in the underworld all the way to the ghostly desolate bedrooms of former lovers, long since vanished.

While features of James' previous EP (Prison Font) in Relix Magazine and a feature/nomination for Deli Magazine NYC’s “Favorite Emerging Artist” help circulate the recorded music, James continues to bring the live show all around the east cost. Whether performing as a yearning cello/guitar duet or leading a bruising and beautiful full band, most concert goers would agree with The Deli’s Henry Solotaroff-Webber in saying that “James boldly [displays] his talent as a songwriter, and [solidifies] himself as someone to watch.”
Pinfinger formed in late 2015 with hopes of blending the big, layered guitar riffs of 90's bands with nuanced vocals. With the impending release of their debut EP, the intention is the same: unapologetic sonic rock.
Nothing Israel
Solo Musical Experiments from New Haven CT
John Lonesome
The institute said we could play.
Venue Information:
Cafe Nine.
250 State Street
New Haven, CT, 06510