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The Sunday Buzz

A series of rock 'n roll matinee shows at Cafe` 9
3-6pm every Sunday.

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My Week That Was DJ: G.Gone’s Top 10 Albums of 2015 Last year, after many idle years, I resurrected my Top 10 list. With that, I lamented the shift in music distribution – the way music reaches our ears nowadays – and the overwhelming amount of music vs. the time to actually listen. I personally

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Jose Oyola – On The Sofa w/ Frank Critelli

I found Jose Oyola (of Jose Oyola and The Astronauts) to be friendly and pleasant in every regard. I like his record, and I had a great experience at the Hologram CD Release Show at College Street Music Hall. Directly after this interview, Jose scooted off to another meeting, and I had Mexican food with

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Mercy Choir Interview

I joined with the hope of starting an interview program similar to Inside The Actor’s Studio, only on the radio instead of the television. And I had planned to have Paul Belbusti of Mercy Choir as my first guest. I’ve known Paul for years, and I’ve always both enjoyed and/or respected his work. It took a good long while, but I

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Henry Rollins

Talking with Henry Rollins was an interesting experience from start to finish. I’d always admired his work and his outspoken crazy wisdom (I’ve even used several of his videos from The Big Think in my senior English class as inspiration during the week before graduation), and it was July when I saw on Facebook that

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Interview with Henry Rollins

  On July 23, Frank Critelli of conducted a 42-minute telephone interview with Henry Rollins (2.13.61). The conversation was recorded on location at The Coffeehouse Recording Studio, engineered by Michael Arafeh. The Mark Twain House hosted Henry Rollins in a spoken word performance on September 15. Visit for more information.

Newport Dump

I’m pretty sure I don’t know how to blog, so this is mostly up to you.  I’ve been to four consecutive Newport Folk Festivals, and they’ve all been worthwhile experiences. Here’s my quick, down ‘n dirty thoughts on this year’s festival. Day One: Joe Pug would “trade the harvest for the seed.” Thats’s some deep

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Newport Folk Festival Preview Show The Newport Folk Festival is among the greatest music festivals in the world. Our own Frank Critelli previews some of the lesser-known acts at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival taking place Fri-Sun July 24-25-26, 2015 at Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI. Go to NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL for all the information

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THE 2015 CTMA’S RECAP SHOW – 7/16/15

The 2015 Connecticut Music Awards Recap Show Remember that great time we had at the Connecticut Music Awards last month? Well, Cygnus Radio’s own Frank Critelli & G.Gone sat down and recapped it for us. Listen to it now. Playlist Amalfi Redux – Sarah LeMieux Mothers’ Song – Violent Mae Drive You Out Of My

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Open Mic Adventure

I’ve had the opportunity to attend a few open mic nights recently. I love open mics.  In my younger days, I performed five nights a week at various open mics around Cambridge and Boston. They’re perfect places to cut your teeth, gain experience and confidence, and practice in public. For more seasoned performers, open mic

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Stop By and See Us Some Time

Stop By and See Us Some Time an interview with James Velvet by Frank Critelli    Hamden, CT 07.19.05 Frank: A lot of people around here would consider you to be a prolific songwriter.  Talk us through the James Velvet songwriting process. James: I am prolific, I guess…relatively speaking, but it takes me a long time

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