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Musicians join in Grand Band Slam

Published September 19. 2013 4:00AM
James Maple

The Grand Band Slam is a state-wide series of musical performances featuring finalist-nominees from the second annual CT Music Awards gala, which took place Tuesday in Hartford.

The Slam shows take place all weekend in three different cities, and two of the concerts take place tonight in New London. Milksop: Unsung and James Maple perform earlier in the evening at the Telegraph, while Space Orphans and Farewood play later sets at the Oasis Pub.

New Haven's Space Orphans were nominated in the Best New Band category; Meriden's Farewood was up for the Best Indie Band. Milksop: Unsung is from New Haven and contended for a Best Folk/Traditional trophy, while Mystic's James Maple was nominated for Best Singer/Songwriter and in the Best Country slot.

Several area acts were nominated - though none of our guys won. Here's a list of locals, their categories and, if they're playing at the Slam, performance info: Bedroom Rehab Corporation (Best Metal; 8 p.m. Sat., Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford); John Fries (Best Blues; 8 p.m. Fri., Anna Liffey's New Haven); Camacho (Best Hip Hop; 5:55 p.m. Sat., Sully's Pub, Hartford); the Suicide Dolls (Best Rock), the Hempsteadys (Best Reggae; 10 p.m. Sat., Aetna Theater at the Wadsworth, Hartford); Daphne Lee Martin (Best Singer/Songwriter; 10 p.m. Fri., Anna Liffey's, New Haven).


Milksop: Unsung and James Maple, 7:30 tonight, the Telegraph, 19 Golden St., New London; free; (860) 701-0506, telegraphnl.com.

Space Orphans and Farewood, 10 tonight, the Oasis Pub, 16 Bank St., New London; free; (860) 447-3929.

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