Nurse The Turkey / Shopping Hangover With Live Music

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Black Friday isn’t just about shopping till you puke.

Here’s some good shows to check out to help treat the post Thanksgiving turkey hangover, or just give you an excuse to get the hell away from your family:

On Black Friday:

Casey Crescenzo of The Dear Hunter at The Space in Hamden, along with City Streets Country Roads, Circle//Circle. Tickets are $12 in advance or $14 day of.

Bomb The Music Industry! is at Lilly’s Pad (Toad’s Place upstairs) along with The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die. Tickets are $10.

Roomful of Blues is playing the Iron Horse. at 7p.m.. Tickets are $22.50 in advance and $25 at the door. At 10 p.m. Shokazoba and Rhythm Inc. play a “Post-Thanksgiving Afro-Funk Throwdown.” Tix are $10.

Enter the Haggis are at Infinity Hall for $30 or $45. A side note: if you don’t know what haggis is, google it.

You Scream I Scream, MT Bearington, and Weird Bears are at Cafe Nine. Tickets are $8.

Post Modern Panic, Farewood, and Breakthrough Frequencies are at Chas’ Place in Meriden. Cost is free dollars.

If you’re going to a Record Store Day event (get more on those by clicking here), Redscroll Records will have DJ sets going all day and night, while Willimantic Records is hosting Night of the Rabbit, Lamb Bombs, Amy Lace, Norm, and The Banjo Besties. The show is free, and starts at 5.


Instead of heading out, you can gather the family around the TV as IFC plays the entire Trapped In The Closet series, at 7 p.m., followed by the new chapters at 9. Just check out this ridiculous Masterpiece Theatre style promo:

(Fun fact: R. Kelly recently said he wants to turn the saga into a Broadway show)

Saturday night:

John Fries and the Kevin Howard band are at La Boca restaurant in Middletown. Tickets are $5. Try the Margaritas.

Coco Montoya and Johnny I (Acoustic Duo) are at Arch Street Tavern. Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 in advance.

Max Creek is at Infinity Hall. Tickets are $35 and $50.

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