Wednesday, March 9, 2011

High 5's for Fang Island!

You'll see as the summer approaches that Merry Picnic is all about the free concert.  Call us spendthrifts, call us economically disadvantaged, but definitely come see us having a good time at any number of free shows.  Be it Hamden’s cooler-friendly summer series, any of the Hartford Party Starter’s Union’s great events, or New London’s I Am Fest, you’ll see the Merry Picnic team right up front, getting our proverbial money’s worth.  Coming up is one we're real excited for, one of Manic Productions’ free concerts at Bar in New Haven, where guitar rockers Fang Island and the anthemic/bombastic Wess Meets West will bring on the rock.

This will be our third time seeing Fang Island, having previously seen them open for Deerhoof/Xiu Xiu at the revival of the Brooklyn Pool Parties and at Mountain Park supporting blog favorite The Flaming Lips.  Their infectious brand of uptempo guitar-driven rock has been described as "everyone high-fiving everyone", which isn't far off.  That aspect is showcased in their self-titled debut's first single "Daisy", embedded below.  The show is tonight (3/9) at 9 PM in New Haven.  Hope to see you there!

Also, check out Wess Meets West’s website ( for a few EPs, their Winter 2011 EP having been a great listen these past few weeks.

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