Lately, however, Manic Productions has been booking acts that had to otherwise cancel their appearances. Quintron & Miss Pussycat (who will be featured in our next Vintage Vinyl post) return to Cafe Nine May 1st, righting a major wrong. Tonight though, indie girl-group Dum Dum Girls finally play Connecticut, headlining at The Space in Hamden with openers Widowspeak and Punks on Mars.
Having had to cancel their tour last year due to a death in the family, tonight is their first chance to return to the Nutmeg State. That their mini-tour takes them through Hamden is only an added bonus, as the intimate venue will be a somewhat rare occurrence for Dum Dum Girls, who have been routinely filling larger rooms with fans of their 60s/punk/girl-rock ethos. Lo-fi chillout trio Widowspeak is not to be missed either. Their self-titled debut shines, featuring ethereal vocals and catchy guitar hooks, making for a perfect sonic pairing. Check out "Nightcrawlers" from Widowspeak and "Bedroom Eyes" off Only in Dreams, Dum Dum Girls' latest LP, both embedded below. Tickets are still available ($15) and be sure to get there early for happy hour at The Outer Space, nothing beats warming up for a show with some $2 drafts. See you there!