Middletown Bar Looking for Live Wes Acts

Public, the new bar on Main Street, is looking for Wesleyan acts to play gigs on Wednesday bar nights:

I’m writing at the request of my middletown-ian friend, Rob Derosa. Rob runs a CT music label called Homegrown, and has a show on WESU (also called Homegrown) which features local CT artists. He also claims to have booked the first ever off-campus show for MGMT, for whatever that’s worth. maybe you’ve met him– he works at the Red and Black cafe and is often smiling.

Anyway, Rob is trying to organize a “Wesleyan bands” night of sorts at Public, the new bar down on Main Street. these would take place on Wednesday nights. He asked that i write to anyone who might be interested in playing gigs throughout the year. The gigs are potentially paying (although he didn’t specify how much) and will definitely be pretty fun. Anyone with a band/act who is interested should email thinmanmusic@sbcglobal.net.

Mary Longley ’10

4 thoughts on “Middletown Bar Looking for Live Wes Acts

  1. Dan

    I’m the local music writer for the Hartford Advocate, and I just guest starred on Rob’s radio show today. We were talking a lot about this Wes series at Public — they’re considering doing drink/food specials, which sounds like a good chance to get some cheap boozin’ in mid-week. And I can confirm that Rob is insisting that these gigs pay the musicians, which is a fantastic boon, as many new bands are expected to play free in order to “pay their dues.” Consider that on weekends, Public usually has cover bands playing note-for-note copies of Top 40 shite. It’s pretty uncommon for bars with that format to take the financial risk a college band night implies.For what it’s worth, I’ll certainly be covering Wesleyan bands who perform there — so consider it your chance for some cheap brews, a few bucks to line your pocket, AND your name in the paper.-dbp.s. Rob is a wild MGMT supporter — fuck that, he’s a wild local music supporter. He also runs the Meriden Daffodil Fest, which features some 30-odd bands over 2 days. My advice to new bands: get connected to him!

  2. Dan

    I’m the local music writer for the Hartford Advocate, and I just guest starred on Rob’s radio show today. We were talking a lot about this Wes series at Public — they’re considering doing drink/food specials, which sounds like a good chance to get some cheap boozin’ in mid-week. And I can confirm that Rob is insisting that these gigs pay the musicians, which is a fantastic boon, as many new bands are expected to play free in order to “pay their dues.” Consider that on weekends, Public usually has cover bands playing note-for-note copies of Top 40 shite. It’s pretty uncommon for bars with that format to take the financial risk a college band night implies.

    For what it’s worth, I’ll certainly be covering Wesleyan bands who perform there — so consider it your chance for some cheap brews, a few bucks to line your pocket, AND your name in the paper.

    -db
    p.s. Rob is a wild MGMT supporter — fuck that, he’s a wild local music supporter. He also runs the Meriden Daffodil Fest, which features some 30-odd bands over 2 days. My advice to new bands: get connected to him!

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