Fall, Halloween, tasty treats Klekolo rocks the season! Come see us at Klekolo World Coffee before the end of October.

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Photo by David Menidre

Autumnal brilliance and Samhain’s intensity bring this season in with beautiful colors and introspective thoughts.

Halloween is Klekolo World Coffee’s favorite holiday! I mean we serve Witches Brews and warlocks all year long keeping the spirit alive. Klekolo is often described as Goddess or Witch centric and well we are. Concocting drinks has always been a potions class.

“When Witches go riding and black cats are seen, The Moon laughs and whispers tis near Halloween.”

Klekolo has several events left this month including :

October 19th

Downtown Trick or Treat! 

Middletown CT Rec does this Event yearly.
Many Downtown Middletown, CT Businesses are participating including Klekolo World Coffee and Russell Library 

“Children accompanied by their parents are invited to “trick or treat” All participating businesses and offices will have a poster displayed in their window”
Come in costumes and bring your own candy bag to fill!
We Love Halloween!
Do stop in and check out our decor and try our new fall menu!
This menu includes some wild stuff, apples, pumpkins, dragon’s fire, pirate treasure, spiders, headless horsemen and more.
Our naturally flavored Organic, Fairtrade pumpkin spice coffee is on tap too!

Maps will be available at the gazebo on the South Green in Union Park and on our city website on Friday, October 18th.
http://www.cityofmiddletown.co

October 22nd – Tuesday sessions 7pm – 9pm

Robert C Fullerton Live at Klekolo!

Robert C Fullerton – singer/songwriter
” everything is “looked at through blue eyes” – a touch of jazz, blues, a little bit of soul.
Robert’s interpretations and Originals are his own style of “Acoustic SouL”
http://www.rcfullerton.com/

October 29th – Tuesday sessions 7pm – 9pm

Someone You Can Xray Acoustic Live!

“….Someone You Can Xray offers sonic touchstones summoning pleasant aural images of Hot Tuna, It’s a Beautiful Day, and Jerry Goodman if he got left off the Mahavishnu Orchestra tour bus and joined the Tedeschi-Trucks Band.”
– Rick Koster, The Day
https://www.someoneyoucanxray.com/

October 31st – Thursday 7pm – 9pm

Halloween Party- Time Of Day with Glen Carta acoustic!

Acoustic Musicians and a Halloween party!

Costume contest Prizes Lots of fun!

TIME OF DAY!

A bit of Halloween lore….

Samhain is the Irish word often used for this season.

The name of the feast from which Halloween originated.

Samhain is pronounced SOW-in, with the first syllable rhyming with “cow” (or, if you prefer, with “sow” as in a female pig).

Samhain means Summers end.

According to Celtic lore, Samhain is a time when the boundaries between the world of the living and the world of the dead become thinner, allowing spirits and other supernatural entities to pass between the worlds to socialize with humans.  It is the time of the year when ancestors and other departed souls are especially honored.

“Every day is Halloween isn’t it ? For some of us!” Tim Burton

 Enjoy!

Yvette

Stop in to Klekolo World Coffee Tuesday August 20th and listen to the lyrically inspiered urben mystic sounds of Low Ceilings!

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Klekolo Is excited for another New to us

Local CT musician!

Ben Mueller – Low Ceilings

Tuesday August 20th

7pm @ Klekolo World Coffee

Low Ceilings has 8 Cd’s out since Jan. 2015. The Newest a Solo release was May 2018.

I believe Low Ceilings is working on another CD already!

“Low Ceilings is an indie-folk project currently based in Windsor, CT. While the group has taken many forms over the years, its core has always been Ben Mueller, who writes the songs; produces, records, and mixes the albums; and handles guitar and vocals live.

Low Ceilings’ recordings tactfully straddle the line between lush production value and intimate, basementy lo-fi in a way that only a college career in the Boston DIY scene could make possible.
While attending Emerson College, Mueller, a Connecticut native, started the group with some friends and released an EP and two full-lengths as a full band.
Boston, a veritable cornucopia of music venues formal and informal, gave them plenty of room to play.
They belted their folky rock with a progressive tilt everywhere they could: basements, bars, living rooms, and venues like Club Passim, Club Bohemia, and The Middle East.
Since then, the band has also performed across New England, notably in an empty swimming pool in Nashua, NH; The Met in Pawtucket, RI; and Cafe Nine in New Haven,
CT. Digital Wheat Paste’s TJ Foster called their self-titled LP

“tremendously impressive record…songs that somehow sound intimately lo-fi and carefully polished all at the same time.”

After finishing school and moving back to Windsor,
Low Ceilings became a Mueller solo project.
The 5-song EP Least Favored Painting, out May 1st 2018, is the first release since the change. And change is good:
CT Scramble wrote of the EP that
“throughout its almost beachside strummings, there is a weary urban beat mysticism that permeates its mood, weighing down what could be easily sunny pop songs with something more literary, wistful, and vibey.”
Mueller is currently performing solo
and working up to the next Low Ceilings full-length.”
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Above from Low Ceilings Facebook page.
Above Video from NPR iny Desk Concert series
You can see what Ben  is up to on his Low Ceiling pages:
Enjoy
~Yvette

Klekolo World Coffee presents Alex Forest Live, his smooth sound and southern roots will ease you into your tuesday evening!

Alex Forest

“Alex Forest is a Country Singer/Songwriter with southern roots stationed out of New England. His baritone melodies infused with nostalgic hometown lyrics provide a unique experience that listeners of all genres can appreciate. Influenced by 20th and 21st century artists, you can find elements of Sinatra to Cash to Sheeran within Alex’s music, making him what most likely could be called a Country Crooner with a Bleeding Heart

Alex traverses through the North East creating stories that are evident within his song writing. Life lessons, lost loves, and other experiences are constantly shaping his sound. His latest project, his debut EP: L.O.V.E., is where he puts words to song about breakups, hometowns, and crappy cars. In September 2018, Alex was invited to be a Vineyard Vines Club Artist at Fenway Park in Boston, MA. This past winter and spring Alex was nominated as a Best Country Artist, Singer-Songwriter, and Overall Artist for CTNOW and Best of Hartford Magazine 2019.” From Alex’s Website

Alex is a new Musician for Klekolo we are happy to check his work out.

This Talented Man will be performing

August 13th at 7 pm. @ Klekolo

Do stop on in for some great Live Local Connecticut Music!

 

Alex definatly has that smooth style and sound.

See where else he is playing and see what he is up to:

Facebook

Alex Forest – Website

Instagram

 

 

      Enjoy!

~ Yvette

*quote and photo from Alex Forest’s Website

Matt & The Skeleton Crew kicking off their first East Coast Tour – Still Strangers! Klekolo has them this Wednesday 8/7/19!

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Photo of Matt & The Skeleton crew’s new Album

Matt & The Skeleton Crew just started their first Tour

STILL STRANGERS

on the East Coast this Month.

Klekolo Is the second stop on this tour

8/7/19 – Wednesdday @ 7pm. @klekolo

Odds & Ends was released in January this year and is getting wonderful reviews!

“Matt and the Skeleton Crew has crafted an album that, like some of the best, synthesizes drastically different genres into something silky smooth and beautiful in all the right ways.”

-The Lowell Spin

Oceans – wow this song hit me as so smooth and settled inside in a way that makes me want to listen on replay for days. Very visual and lyrically emotional!

Matt & The Skeleton Crew

Massachusetts based Indie/Pop-Rock band

Matt Silverstein – singer, songwriter, guitar, instrumentalist, mixer

with him this tour is

Christian Henderson – drums

Teddy Murphy – bass

Bryant Clark – Guitar

Cal Hamandi – Key boards

 Matt creates songs that blend imaginative arrangements with memorable melodies and clever, yet intimate lyrics.  These artistically crafted lyrics and melodies will have you tapping your feet and eventually singing along.

Rumor has it these guys will be working on their

first full length Album this fall!

For more info check out this interview from Musicians Interviewing Musicians

Find out where Matt & the skeleton crew are next and what is up on their

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Get this Album on any of these

links <- click

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See you at the show!

~ Yvette

 

 

Klekolo Is very excited to listen to the new Song Quinn Miller wrote and more of her new work.

Photo from Quinn’s website

Klekolo Is excited to hear the new Song Quinn Miller wrote and more of her new work.

August 6th at 7 pm. @ Klekolo World Coffee

After taking a bit of a hiatus Quinn is back and wow has she been busy.

Quinn is working on a recording project she has all the songs written for her new Album

“Lets Pretend This Never Happened” sure to be out soon.

She has a Indigogo campaign to help fund the production costs and studio time.

“I wrote my first song at eight years old and have been in love with music since. Both my parents were musicians and taught me the foundations for all the songs I would go on to write. A couple years ago, I went through a rough period where music had to take a reluctant backseat. The songs I was writing weren’t coming out right and I had a hard time believing in my ability to make music on my own. But today, you find me here in a very different place. I’ve written a lot of new material that I’m really proud of and I’m ready to take this big next step as an artist. I know that with your support, I can bring this project to life!

This campaign is raising funds for my professionally recorded album with Mike Davidson, a Boston-based producer, and engineer with 15+ years of experience working with both established and up-and-coming musicians. Together, Mike and I are digging into my original material, writing arrangements, and reaching out to local musicians to bring the songs to life.

We’ve been able to cover the costs of recording and producing one song, which is ready for you to check out right here on this page.

This first song is called “Give It A Go,”

and you can check it out below!

GIve IT A Go original music by Quinn Miller

 Produced, recorded, and mixed by Mike Davidson Drums

by Bryan Fennelly Bass and Guitar by Mike Davidson Vocals and Guitar by Quinn

 

Please help Quinn reach her goal and get this album produced!

Click below

Quinn Miller’s studio debut album – Indigogo

You can see and follow what Quinn is up to  :

QQuinn

Facebook

Twitter

See you at the show

~Yvette