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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April showers and the next Big One...

I've learned a few things by watching this band for the last year. First is they will always show up mentally and emotionally for a show regardless the size and second, they always nail the big ones. April is set up to shower us with an embarrassment of riches, be it their closing set at The Meriden Daffodil Festival or a return to Keene New Hampshire for the SolarFest. But for the moment I'm going to jump ahead a month to a show on the first Friday of May, The Mclovins roll into Infinity Hall.

Infinity Hall is a gem of a venue, nestled in the quintessential New England town of Norfolk, Ct. This idyllic music hall, originally built in 1883, has been fully restored and features a full service bistro while seating 300, though I expect most people won't be sitting on May 7th. Musically this is a perfect place for the guys to play, a hardwood raised stage, a vaulted ceiling with exposed wood beam structure, intimate enough for the crowd to interact with the band tho expansive enough for dancing comfort. They won't really have a clock on their performance, they can turn in a nice 2 -3 hour show allowing plenty of jamming time which is right in their sweet spot. It's a home town show, 45 minutes from Hartford, a half hour from the valley, this is going to be well attended and tons of fan support.

They always nail the big ones.. they show this at the festivals, they prove it in the opening gigs, they're seasoned enough to know when to stretch things and savvy enough to know when the crowd is with them and willing to follow wherever they lead. The band has more than a couple surprises planned, so this will be an incredible night of music. Make sure you pick up your tickets early, this should be a sell out, a very special show with the combination of a classic venue, local fan support and a packed house. They will bring all the ingredients they'll need, all we need to do is mix well and let them cook for 2 hours.

The McLovins have added an incentive to grab your tickets early, as if you needed one, anyone who purchases tickets by April 30th will receive a free, signed by the band, limited edition Eve Windebank poster, Just click on the poster and you can order your tickets online.

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