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Homework Club Benefit

In its fourth year, the Homework Club Benefit Concert will again bring together two generations of musicians to perform a concert that funds the after-school mentoring program at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Old Saybrook. Two local bands, sayWHAT? and Riverside, are looking forward to performing on Friday, June 3, at St. Paul Church, 56 Great Hammock Road, 6:30p.m. - 9:00p.m. Complimentary light refreshments will be available as well as a gift basket raffle that includes generous donations from local businesses. All proceeds go directly to fund the mentoring program, which is in the 10th year of operation! A free will offering of $10.00 is suggested. For more information call St. Paul Church at 860.388.2398 or send an email to: kimm@stpaul-elca.org.

LePore Memorial

Come enjoy the Ed Lepore Music Festival Celebration of Life on Sunday, May 29 from 1 p.m. to sunset, rain or shine, at Doane's Airport, 75 Westbrook Road, Centerbrook. What's to enjoy? A jam session of area bands like no other. They include Blues on the Rocks, Shiny Lapel Trio, Roadhouse Rockets, Side Doors, Mojo Boys, sayWHAT?, guest artists, and a tribute jam session. The common thread-or common drum beat-among these bands is Ed Lepore, an accountant by day and a drummer by night. Lepore died last October at the age of 46, leaving his wife and three children. In his honor, and to celebrate his life, the bands in which Lepore played have come together to have fun and raise funds. Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the Lepore Wellness & Education Fund; there is no admission fee.

B.O.M.B. Fest

sayWHAT? opens up the 3rd annual B.O.M.B. (Bring Our Music Back) Fest on the main stage. You'll want to make this an all day affair because sayWHAT? goes on at 11am and their job is to get the place rockin'! Over 75 acts on 4 stages over 2 days, including Weezer and Snoop Dog!! For more info go to bombfest.com and tell them sayWHAT? sent ya! Peace Out

Amity Teen Center

sayWHAT? is playing the Amity Teen Center at 10 Selden Street, Woodbridge, CT. 06525. We're playing with some great bands!Bastard Lovechild of Rock 'n' Roll, Torndown, Fighting the Influence, and Scarlet Fate. Show starts at 7 and tickets are $10.00. For more info check out amityteencenter.org

Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights

A very special opportunity has come up for sayWHAT? and our fans! We will be the opening act for a huge, up and coming rock and roll force. If you haven't heard of them, get onto youtube and check out Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights. Also featured in this show is Taddy Porter. The show starts at 7pm on Saturday, April 9 at the Webster Theater in Hartford. Info can be found at www.webstertheater.com Tickets are a steal at only $12.00 and are available from any of our band members or can be purchased at the webster sight. This is a very special opportunity to hear some top notch rock for next to nothing. Please think about coming and really show some hometown support for these young rockers. Peace and love! sayWHAT?

New CD by sayWHAT?

Our new CD is out featuring all original songs. It is currently for sale at Face Arts Studio in Deep River, Simon's Market in Chester and Clinton Music in Clinton. Thanks to all of these businesses for helping us out. Of course, you can contact any one of us and we'll be more than happy to set you up. Oh yeah, one thing, be ready to rock!

Toad's Place

We're gonna play Toad's Place on Thursday Nov. 18. Doors open at 7:30, we go on at 8:30. We'll play stuff from the new CD as well as a couple of old favorites. Warming up for The Breakfast. Also on the bill is Chewy and the Grateful Friends. Thanks to Roadside Manor for thinking of us when they couldn't make the gig. Contact us for $5.00 off admission coupons. We're pumped and we're gonna rock! Oh yeah!

ALBUM

submitted everything to the printing/packaging people today... what a production. Hopefuly the CDs themselves will be here in a few weeks.... were planningon an album release party sometime late november, early december, so stay tuned for more info!!! peace, ian

recording

hi everybody. we have been recording this week in ivoryton, CT at Deer Lane Studios with Tom Macgregor.W've been recording everything live, with the occasional overdub, but the tracks are coming out great and we are happy with the results so far. we really only have to cut basics on to more songs, socheck the reverbnation or myspace in a few weeks to hearsome of the stuff weve been working on. peace, ian

international festival of arts and ideas

the soud system at the elm street stage was awesome - the professionalism of thr staff was really impressive - the rain wasn't so great but loved playing the historic - MUSICALLY historic, too - New Haven Green!