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Sun Parade, The Penniless Wild, & Moon Matrix

Infinity Hartford


Sun, October 07, 2018
Hartford, CT
Show: 7 PM

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Folk Rock
Sun Parade, The Penniless Wild, & Moon Matrix

Ladies and Gentleman! What a show we have in store for you! Making their return is Sun Parade! They opened up for an artist this year and everyone here fell in love with them. Joining on the show is local Indie Rock powerhouse – The Penniless Wild – who bring a multitude of genres to the table each performance all backed with meaningful lyrics and power vocals from Infinity Hall’s own – Carson! Opening up the night is new funk rock arrangement Moon Matrix of the Lizard People, a new artistic side project of the one and only Corey Pane!

Sun Parade

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Artist Bio

Chris Marlon Jennings grew up in Northampton, Massachusetts, busking on the streets. He met Jeff Lewis when they were high schoolers on summer vacation at a gathering of old friends and families in Maine. Lewis, a mandolin player and islander, was due at Berklee College of Music on scholarship. After a semester in Boston, he moved to Western Mass to work with Jennings. That collaboration is the core of Sun Parade. 

Jennings writes by and large in the language of existential howl, wherein life, love and the pursuit of happiness are a highway pile-up with the distinct possibility of dancing. Lewis spins ethereal, psychedelic glowing pop benevolence, songs sung into an old Fostex recorder and sent out into the world in strands of metaphysic werewolves and sunshine. The dichotomy between the two writers builds an outliers’ love fest, a condition Oscar Wilde once described as living in the gutter with stardust falling on us.

Over time Jennings and Lewis built the five-piece that is Sun Parade, with Karl Helander on drums, percussion, harmonies and ambient barking. [Helander is a powerhouse ideas force — the riffing at the end of “Tear” and the astral vocal descents in “Braindrain” were a couple of his contributions to the album.] Max Wareham (bass) and Eli Salus-Kleiner (keyboard) joined Sun Parade after Shuggy Mtn Breakdown was recorded.

Sun Parade's personal obsessions and projects range from British folk ballads to Motown; collectively their music is most influenced by the mutineers’ pantheon — The Clash, Beastie Boys, Dr. Dog, Nirvana, The Beatles. Sun Parade has supported Lake Street Dive, Dr. Dog, Born Ruffians, and And The Kids. National Public Radio picked “Heart’s Out” — the title track of the band’s previous EP — for Songs We Love, and wrote that Sun Parade is “crafting the kinds of traditional guitar-pop songs that people might still be singing 50 years down the road.”

Shuggy Mtn Breakdown "soars to grandiose highs and plunges to moody lows" - Sound of Boston 


“The guys can harmonize like the Beach Boys on acid ... They sound like the psychedelic ’60s, the indie ’80s, and the electro-pop boom of the aughts. If you like, well, rock ’n’ roll, you’ll like Sun Parade." - Jed Gottlieb, Boston Herald


Shuggy Mtn Breakdown is a kaleidoscopic vision quest through idyllic and intrinsic melodies that feels like the final breaths of warm summer air.” - Joel Funk, Substream Magazine


“An instant classic. Sun Parade delivers a rare psychedelic rock record that doesn’t try to be strange for the sake of strangeness, but is above all about serving the music first.” - Chris Goudreau, The Valley Advocate 


"A hook line and sinker winner of ragged mischief and melody. Like DrDog, Delta Spirit and Islands, Sun Parade offers a candid approach to music that makes them endearing." - Glide Magazine


Sun Parade bring infectious and playful melodies to the table in a way that few bands are in 2017. Their musicality and songwriting are bound to draw comparisons to legendary acts like The Beatles and The Beach Boys, and breathe those influences into a brand of indie-pop that still feels fresh and exciting. They’re releasing a new record called Shuggy Mtn Breakdown - Substream Magazine


"A great live show, Sun Parade makes fans immediately with their sharp indie rock and catchy alt-pop hooks. Heart's Out is my favorite song find this year but I'm a fan of their whole catalog and can't wait to see them live again soon." - Patrick Brogan, ArtsQuest


"Western Massachusetts is chock full of indie bands, each more hip and fuzzed-out than the last. But ... Sun Parade stands out, with an exacting musicality and melodies indebted to the Beatles. The band celebrates the release of its sophomore album." - WBUR Boston (NPR station) 10 Live Music Events Not To Miss This Fall Around Boston


"Crafting the kinds of traditional guitar-pop songs that people might still be singing 50 years down the road ... " - National Public Radio, Songs We Love

The Penniless Wild

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The Penniless Wild is a folk rock group out of Hartford, Connecticut featuring Carson Millican on Vocals/Guitar, Harrison Poltorak on Guitar, Sean Lemkey on Drums, and Mike Visconti on the Bass. Local Folk rockers making a name for themselves in and around the Hartford scene. Carson is an Infinity Hall employee and we are so excited and proud to put him on the stage!

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