First Listen: Natural Fathers EP

From the ashes of Brava Spectre comes Natural Fathers, a post-hardcore-meets-blues two-piece consisting of Josh Houser and Kevin Hodge.  The duo will release their self-titled debut EP this Thursday, with a celebration to take place here at the Oasis.

Opening for them will be Wham City's own Nuclear Power Pants.  These guys played a few years ago with The Total Bolsheviks and were really REALLY fun!  They wear these 80s style shark heads and play really fun rock'n'roll.  They're one of those bands you have to see to believe!

Right now, take a listen to the new Natural Fathers EP below and make sure you come by for an extremely awesome show this Thursday!

And check out this video for Nuclear Power Pants...

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Cory Branan returns to Oasis!

Cory Branan
Saturday Sept 25
The Oasis Pub
9:30pm, $5, 21+

Cory Branan was first seen in New London performing with his buddies Quiet Life some time ago. Immediately, he struck the crowd as one of the most interesting performers the Oasis has seen to date! You DO NOT want to miss this guy! He only comes once a year or so from his hometown of Memphis, TN!

"There's a new breed of singer-songwriter - Ryan Adams, Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst and now Cory Branan."- Rolling Stone

"Intense dynamics, deep humor, brave production and heavy songwriting: A new voice emerges to run with the greats." - Playboy on "12 Songs"

"4 Out of 5 Stars." - Blender on "12 Songs"

"Cory Branan is featured in Rolling Stone's current 'Hot Issue,' but don't hold that against him...songwriting prodigy gives John Prine a run for the money." - Billboard

"Branan avoids anachronism and shoots straight for timelessness...his sharp, simple lyrics recall the economical, almost scriptural poetry practiced by John Prine or, before him, Bob Dylan."- Nashville Rage

Cory Branan on Letterman:

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First Listen: Get Haunted "Volume 2"

Get Haunted will release their sophomore record "Volume 2" on October 1st. To celebrate the release, they will perform for the first time since the birth of their son, Elvis, on the day of the release. Old friends, The Goddamn Rattlesnake, will open.  The show takes place here at The Oasis (16 Bank Street, New London CT, $5, 21+).

"Volume 2" shows more depth in the songwriting and growth as performers. The album even features Sarah on vocals for the first time! Stream the album in its entirety below:

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Remind/Rewind: Cabin Fever Winter Ball Official Pics Revealed!

So it's been a month since the incredible Oasis Winter Ball, sponsored by Cabin Fever Maple Whiskey, but the pictures still keep flowing in.  Many of the official Winter Ball pictures have finally been released... there's just SO many, it takes a bit to sift through them.  What a ridiculous night, but one question remains: Will Spring Fling be remotely as good?

Rumor has it that there may be a very sweet beer company getting involved in the sponsorship of the Spring Fling.  We will let you know as soon as we find out, so keep your ears peeled!

And a HUGE thanks to Julie and the Cabin Fever crew, the Whiskey Girls, DJ Rob Vaughn Guess and all of you who made it out for this amazing event!  Can't wait for the Spring Fling!

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Remind/Rewind: Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!

There probably is no better way to kick off 2010!  Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt and The Blastoids (who I discovered got their name from, yes... Pokemon) rocked the hell out of the Oasis last night!  If you missed it, or just want to reminisce about dancing in the streets singing "You make my heart explode!" and cops showing up to break it up, we've got pics and video of the insanity right here!

If you happen to have pics or video that you think should be up here, let us know and we'll post your links!

And thank you to everyone that came out and showed the Terror Pigeon crew love.  They all have said over and over that New London is officially their favorite stop of the tour!

Photos of Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt at Oasis Photo & Video Recap of Terror Pigeon Dance Party at Oasis

Terror Pigeon takes it to Bank Street:
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