Saturday, September 10 from Noon – 10:00pm
Do you enjoy free music and entertainment? Enjoy delicious food? Enjoy discovering all that makes Danbury a great place to live and the historic downtown a great place to visit? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, check out the “Taste of Greater Danbury”, the downtown celebration which includes live music, family entertainment, games and local food from across the globe.
The Annual Taste of Danbury which draws between 15,000-20,000 people from the tri-state area, opens September 10th at noon and features music and entertainment on the CityCenter Danbury Green stage. The two-day event is the culmination of the CityCenter Concerts on the Green, a ten-week music festival that is free to the public.
EVERCLEAR performing Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm.
Art Alexakis – Lead Vocals, Guitar
Davey French – Guitar, Vocals
Freddy Herrera – Bass, Vocals
Josh Crawley – Keyboards, Vocals
Sean Winchester – Drums, Percussion, Vocals
As familiar as the sound of a jet engine and as visceral as a ride on a speeding motorcycle, Everclear is heavier, darker and more balls-to-the-wall than ever before.
And frontman Art Alexakis has never been happier.
Bombastic, hard-driving, generation-spanning rock n’ roll with instantly memorable, sharp-as-hell hooks propel Everclear’s new studio album, Black Is The New Black. Muscular but melodic, this is the sound of a band driven and united by singular, intense purpose. At an average of three-minutes each, the songs rip forward with palpable swagger, supercharged by a mix of autobiographical exorcism and narrative storytelling, from the gut and throat of Everclear’s singer, guitarist, cofounder and songwriter.
“Hard rock, punk rock, big guitars that swallow me whole – I will never get over that,” says Alexakis, without apology or equivocation. “And this is a very honest recording.
No gimmicks. Not many bells and whistles. All the riffs on this record are things that really just resonated with me and the band, musically and lyrically – from the get-go.”
Black Is The New Black is a diverse and timeless sounding collection, without ballads and without nostalgia. This is a heavy guitar record. It’s a throwback to the potent passion and urgent delivery of Everclear’s heralded indie debut (recorded for just $400 back in the day!) and subsequent major label classics, delivered through a modern lens. Across the album, the insistent kick of drummer Sean Winchester, athletic groove of bassist Freddy Herrera, and ridiculously skilled guitar shred of Davey French join forces behind the storm of giant guitar riffs swinging mightily from song to song. A bit of tasteful keyboards from Josh Crawley add atmospheric punch to songs that could crush a tiny dive bar or destroy the cheap seats in the world’s biggest arena with equal force.
Everclear’s ninth studio album pummels from the get-go, with “Sugar Noise.” It’s an album opener with the same immediacy, and the same immersive feeling, of Rolling Stones “Rocks Off” or Pixies’ “Debaser.” Anchored by a single-note riff, akin to ZZ Top or Jimi Hendrix on meth, it’s a tale of a guy who gets lost in the wilderness of substances. “It’s about someone who ends up in the backseat of a dead guy’s car. It’s not something that’s happened to me,” the singer points out. “But I could see it happening, if I ever chose to walk back over that line.”
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