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Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires at Hanging Hills

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Date:
Wednesday, October 9
Time:
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Venue

Hanging Hills Brewing Company
150 Ledyard Street
Hartford, CT 06114 United States
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Phone:
(860) 263-7033
Website:
http://www.hanginghillsbrewery.com/

On October 9th, Hanging Hills is hosting their first, real live, big freaking deal concert with one of their fave bands, Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires. With support from Athens, GA Queer rock extraordinaires Nana Grizol and Hartford’s own Blanket Jackson. Doors open at 7. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. 18+ only.

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For the uninitiated, Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires’ songs are deeply rooted in Bains’ experience of his hometown, Birmingham, AL. Youth Detention depicts a Southern city in the decades surrounding the turn-of-the-millennium: in the throes of white flight, urban disinvestment, racial tension, class struggle, gentrification, gender policing, homophobia, xenophobia, religious fervor, deindustrialization, and economic upheaval.

The lyrics could ring true anywhere, though. The South exists in the world and, like the South, the world is increasingly beholden to many of these same tensions and forces. The songs on Youth Detention are meant as small acts of resistance to those systems. Documenting minor moments — the refusal to sit quietly through a display of bigotry, the act of quieting down and listening to somebody’s struggle, sticking up for friends targeted for their difference — that, hopefully, serve as the beginnings of a more profound awakening.

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Nana Grizol is a queer rock band from Athens, GA. Growing from singer Theo Hilton’s earlier solo music, the band played its first show in 2007 and released its first album, Love It, Love It, in 2008. The group now has three studio albums, including 2009’s Ruth and 2017 release Ursa Minor. Over the last decade, the band’s lyrical content has shifted to more explicitly focus on queer experiences and intersections of broad political dynamics and day-to-day life. In addition to Hilton, the band currently consists of Robbee Cuchiarro, Jared Gandy, and Robbee Cucchiaro

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Blanket Jackson, a self described indiot noise pop band, is a Hartford treasure. Blending Beatles-esque melodies with the guitar noodling of Built To Spill and the song structure of Big Star, they are both indebted to their inspirations and like nothing you’ve ever heard.