WEEKEND | 7:17 pm | September 18, 2011 | By Chantel Simpson

PopFest saved the best for last


Yale’s own Jamestown, The First Town in America opened the final night of Elm City PopFest at Café Nine. The seven members were crammed on stage, forming a cluster of melodic energy that projected beautifully crafted songs and perfectly synchronized melodies. When the lead singer twisted his face to belt out each word, he seemed »

WEEKEND | 7:19 pm | September 17, 2011 | By Chantel Simpson

Elm City PopFest continues, makes reporter dance


Five men, three guitars, one bass, one drum. Such is the ratio of The Inclined Plane, the first band to play on the third night of the Elm City PopFest at Café Nine. Three guitars may veer on the edge of excess but they were all too vital to the explosion of rhythm that emanated »

WEEKEND | 5:09 pm | September 16, 2011 | By Chantel Simpson

Elm City PopFest Day 2: Rocking Popeye’s


Inside a venue in an alley by Popeye’s is a room with cement walls and a ceiling that looks on the verge of falling in; a few thirty-somethings are scattered around in groups, chatting and guzzling beer. Before us, past a collapsed wall whose edges jut out like Tetris pieces, is the stage. It’s adorned »

WEEKEND | 5:17 pm | September 15, 2011 | By Chantel Simpson

Elm City PopFest kicks off at BAR with a bang


Disco balls in flight. A storm of traveling orbs of light swoosh across the walls and floor. Red light beams from the exit door. Empty glasses stacked on empty tables. Two men leering, a couple kissing at the bar. Such was the scene at BAR when the first band, Ghost of Chance, began to play »