Monday, June 13, 2011

The Shivers, Pearl and the Beard, and Celebrated Tigers at Bar - This Wednesday!

The Shivers, Pearl and the Beard, and Celebrated Tigers are playing a free show this Wednesday at Bar in New Haven as part of the Manic Productions Wednesday series, and it’s sure to be one of the better Wednesdays there yet.

The video above is a song off The Shivers’ album, “More,” released just last month. The Shivers’ sound is all over the place, and I can’t describe it accurately, so you'll need to listen for yourself to get a good picture. Some of their songs have a real electronic, psych rock feel, while others are folk rock, and yet others sound like they have a Tom Waits influence. There’s slower ballads and fast-paced indie rock that you want to dance to. Their set is sure to be a good time.

Pearl and the Beard is a really interesting band from NYC with great instrumentation and a lot of spunk. Below is a really cool “Subway Sessions” video of Pearl and the Beard performing the song “Reverend” at a subway station. The sound is great – guitar, drum, tambourine, and cello in tow – and the video is shot just beautifully. I also clicked through related videos to a “Will Smith Medley,” which is super sweet. The band - armed with a glockenspiel, cello, and snare drum - play parts of a bunch of Will Smith favorites around the city.

Celebrated Tigers’ indie rock album, “Year of the Tiger,” released just this past April, can be streamed in its entirety at

All three bands are sure to make for a chill, very inexpensive night at Bar. I’m looking forward to getting there early for some beer and maybe some pizza and sticking around for some really good free music.

Show info:

The Shivers, Pearl and the Beard, and Celebrated Tigers
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Bar – 254 Crown St., New Haven, CT
21+, Free

Manic Productions event page for the show:

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