3 Special Deals for 3 Great Shows – Carbon Leaf, The English Beat, Matt Zeiner Band



Carbon Leaf with Suzanna Choffel – Home For The Holidays

Thursday, December 9th • 8:00 PM

3 Sweet Specials from Carbon Leaf and Infinity Hall:

1. Purchase a ticket for Mezzanine seating, receive a copy of the new holiday album, CHRISTMAS CHILD as a free gift. (You must check in at the box office on the day of show with your ticket or confirmation # and ID to receive CD.)

2. Get a Free song from Carbon Leaf’s new album, Christmas Child, when you buy any ticket. (Link to digital song download will be included on your ticket confirmation page and email.

3. Your ticket purchase automatically qualifies you to win entry to an exclusive meet-n-greet with the band before the show! (Limit 30 persons, winners will be notified by email week of show)

After winding up a string of September dates with Big Head Todd, Carbon Leaf returned home to their studio in Richmond VA, where the band has just completed their new album, CHRISTMAS CHILD. At the same time, the band announced that they will finish off the year with an East Coast December tour called HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. The tour’s venues have been selected to allow the band to get ‘up close and personal’ with the audiences.

As Singer and lyricist Barry Privett notes, “A lot of these shows we’ve booked are aimed at more intimate, seated, acoustic-based performances, which lend themselves perfectly to the Holidays. It’ll be a cozier atmosphere that offers up a break for the band and audiences during what can often be a crazy season.”

[ More Details ] Ticket Price: $20, $25, $35

The English Beat

Sunday, December 12th • 8:00 PM

The English Beat and Infinity Hall know the job market is tough; enjoying the return of The Beat to Infinity doesn’t have to be!

If you’re currently unemployed, we’d like to offer you a deal for 1/2 off the ticket price on any stage-level seat. See below for discount code and details.*

The Beat (known in North America as The English Beat) are a 2 Tone ska revival band founded in England in 1978. Their songs fuse ska, pop, soul, reggae, punk, and their lyrics deal with themes of love, unity, and sociopolitical topics. Their high energy live shows will have you standing out of your seat!

[ More Details ] Ticket Price: $40, $55

*Please bring a recent stub from your unemployment check to the box office with photo ID to claim discount. If purchasing tickets online, click Proceed To Checkout after selecting your seats. On the next screen, you will see a field reading: “To use a discount code, enter it here.” Enter the code into the empty field and click Apply Code.
USE CODE: BEATBREAK

Matt Zeiner Band

Friday, December 17th • 8:00 PM

Who couldn’t use a little break from holiday shopping and preparations? CT’s own Matt Zeiner Band and Infinity Hall want to give you that break – a break from the craze and a break for your wallet! Take $5 off any ticket to the show with the code below.*

It took little convincing for Matt Zeiner to leave college and pile into a van to tour with Matt “Guitar” Murphy of Blues Brothers fame. Matt Murphy was Zeiner’s first serious education in the blues, but the band played everything from hard jazz-fusion to straight blues. Zeiner went on to tour with Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers Band) and has shared the stage with the likes of Johnny Winter, Roomful of Blues, Jamie McLean, and Jeff Pevar. Zeiner and his quartet will be tearing into a catalog of original soul/R&B tunes, some funky vintage blues and a fresh take on some well-known rock standards.

[ More Details ] Ticket Price: $15, $25

*If purchasing tickets online, click Proceed To Checkout after selecting your seats. On the next screen, you will see a field reading: “To use a discount code, enter it here.” Enter the code into the empty field and click Apply Code.
USE CODE: MZBHOLIDAY

Make The Scene

Infinity Music Hall Guest Post by:
Bridgette L. Rallo
The Greenwoods Studio
www.greenwoodsstudio.com

Do you like music? Do you really, really like it?

If you said yes, then you can’t miss The Seldom Scene. These five bluegrass virtuosos pick mandolins and dobros the way angels pick harp strings. I kid you not, The Seldom Scene’s music is stringsmanship of the highest caliber. The singing’s not bad, either.

Bluegrass is the most intense of the country music subgenres, mostly because of the incredible amount of ability required to stand up before an audience of very savvy listeners. Bluegrass fans are not your usual breed of consumer; a heck of a lot of them are peers who feed off dazzling picking runs and sweet tenor harmonies. This is elemental stuff and The Seldom Scene has been giving it up for 36 years.

Purists will love the clear, strong harmony of tenor Lou Reid, whose humility belies a great big talent hailed by all in the country music industry. Reid shines, accompanied on the journey by lead guitarist and vocalist Dudley Connell, bass guitarist and vocalist Ronnie Simpkins (notice a trend?), dobro player and vocalist Fred Travers, and original band member, banjo player and venerable vocalist Ben Eldridge.

If a night of down deep Appalachian tradition and digital magic is something you’d enjoy, come on over and make The (Seldom) Scene at Infinity Hall at 8 pm on Friday night, December 3.

12/03/10 • The Seldom Scene • 08:00 PM


HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS SIGN ON FOR INFINITY HALL LIVE


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Infinity Music Hall & Bistro and CPTV are thrilled to announce

that Grammy-winning artists Huey Lewis and The News

will play a special performance for broadcast

in the 2011 television series, Infinity Hall Live!

Huey Lewis and The News
* INFINITY HALL LIVE *
Broadcast Performance
Tuesday, February 8th • 8:00 PM

Ticket info: Tickets will be available exclusively through CPTV, but Infinity Hall patrons are being offered an early-bird opportunity to purchase tickets by phone (1-800-683-2112) exclusively starting on Saturday, 11/27, after noon in the following packages:

$450 – Includes a pair of Ultimate Red Carpet Experience Tickets (2 prime tickets in the Mezzanine with Bistro and bar service) as well as two passes to the exclusive pre-concert Meet and Greet reception with Huey Lewis and some members of the Band.

$275 – Includes a pair of orchestra level seats.

$140 – For each additional orchestra seat.

Please note that because this broadcast is being recorded, everyone must be seated by 7:45. The doors will close at 7:45 and anyone arriving late will be seated at the discretion of the staff of Infinity Hall.


HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS

Huey Lewis and The News have been defying the rock oddsmakers for over two decades. Formed from two rival Bay Area bands in 1979, their contagious brand of straight-ahead rock n’ roll has outlasted countless trends, selling over 20 million albums worldwide in the process. Huey Lewis & The News have carried the banner as the quintessential American rock band, endearing them to millions of fans and earning them the right to mark their place on the pop history map.

These Grammy Award winners have written and performed such classic Top Ten Hits as “Heart of Rock & Roll”, “Stuck With You”, “I Want A New Drug”, “If This Is It”, “Hip To Be Square” and “Workin’ For A Livin’”. The group also wrote and performed “The Power of Love” and “Back in Time” for the hit film Back To The Future. “The Power of Love”, which was nominated for an Academy Award, went all the way to #1 on Billboard’s singles chart.

Huey Lewis & The News are: Huey Lewis (vocals and harmonica), Johnny Colla (saxophone, guitar and vocals), Bill Gibson (drums, percussion and vocals), Sean Hopper (keyboards and vocals), Stef Burns (guitars and vocals) and John Pierce (bass).

Thanksgiving Week @ Infinity

We’re kicking off Thanksgiving week early, with Peter Wolf tomorrow night (Tues.), Physical Graffiti on Wed. (Led Zep tribute), then continuing with Jeff Pevar, Robben Ford & Jimi Hendrix Tribute w/Andy Aledort this weekend! Now there’s reason to celebrate!

11/23/10 • Peter Wolf • 08:00 PM
11/24/10 • Physical Graffiti – Tribute to Led Zeppelin • 08:00 PM
11/26/10 • Jeff Pevar w/ Special Guests • 08:00 PM
11/27/10 • Robben Ford • 08:00 PM
11/28/10 • Jimi Hendrix Tribute featuring Andy Aledort • 08:00 PM

Don’t forget the Infinity Bistro will be open for Thanksgiving. Make your reservations now and leave the cooking and clean-up to us. Click the Reservations tab at www.infinitybistro.com or call 1-860-542-5531.

Carolina Chocolate Drops

Thursday, February 3rd • 8:00 PM

In the summer and fall of 2005, three young black musicians, Dom Flemons, Rhiannon Giddens, and Justin Robinson, made the commitment to travel to Mebane, N.C., every Thursday night to sit in the home of old-time fiddler Joe Thompson for a musical jam session. Joe was in his 80’s, a black fiddler with a short bowing style that he inherited from generations of family musicians. He had learned to play a wide ranging set of tunes sitting on the back porch with other players after a day of field work. Now he was passing those same lessons on to a new generation. With tongue in cheek, the Drops music ranges boldly from Joe Thompson’s “Cindy Gal” to Tom Waits’ “Trampled Rose” and Rhiannon’s acoustic hip hop version of R&B artist Blu Cantrell’s “Hit ‘Em Up Style.”

“Tradition is a guide, not a jailer. We play in an older tradition but we are modern musicians.”—Justin Robinson

[ More Details ] Ticket Price: $35, $45

Devon Allman’s Honeytribe

Saturday, February 26th • 8:00 PM

“Science fiction blues” isn’t a genre you’ll find in an illustrated history of rock and roll. At least not yet. But Devon Allman and his group Honeytribe make a case for its inclusion with their ground-breaking new album Space Age Blues. “I had a concept that you could simplify as ‘Darth Vader meets B.B. King,’ ” the guitar-slinging scion of one of rock’s royal families (Allman Brothers Band front man Gregg Allman is his father) shares. Allman, bassist George Potsos and drummer Gabriel Strange have created a portrait of our tech-mad era, an age moving in hyper drive that occasionally challenges our very humanity. It’s a musical thrill ride, full of surprises like guitar licks that explode into whistling comet trails, lush beds of strings and an overall sonic palette that draws on the best of electric music’s past and present, blending the stomp of classic rock with the sweet caress of soul and the intoxicating swirl of modern psychedelia

[ More Details ] Ticket Price: $20, $30

Patti Sinclair- Spiritual Medium

Sunday, February 27th • 1:00 PM

Patti Sinclair is a professional Spiritual Medium. She has always felt the gift of a special intuitive sense, but she suppressed that gift until the events of September 11, 2001 made it clear to her that she was meant to embrace her gifts and share them with others. After the events of September 11th, Patti received several “visits” from people who had perished in that tragedy. Since then, she has brought healing and comfort to hundreds of people through private and group mediumship sessions. Patti delivers messages from the spirit world with compassion and humor.

[ More Details ] Ticket Price: $32


Rodney Crowell:
Chinaberry Sidewalks Tour

Thursday, March 17th • 8:00 PM

On Jan 18th, 2011 Knopf will publish the new Rodney Crowell memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks. In celebration of the release, Rodney will be doing a series of intimate, one-man shows – playing guitar, singing, and re-living the stories in the book. Rodney Crowell migrated from Texas to Nashville in the early 1970’s to learn to be a songwriter. The strength of his writing, singing and guitar playing earned him a spot with Emmylou Harris’s Hot Band and launched his career. In 1977, he formed his own group, The Cherry Bombs, and in 1978 released his first album, Ain’t Living Long Like This. In 1988 he released Diamonds and Dirt, which generated an unprecedented five number-one singles, including “It’s Such a Small World,” with Rosanne Cash. Rodney won a Grammy in 1989 for the Best Country Song: “After all This Time.” He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003 and the 2008 album Sex & Gasoline was also Grammy-nominated.

[ More Details ] Ticket Price: $25, $35

Tower of Power

Thursday, April 14th • 8:00 PM

No matter whom you may be, where you live, or your taste in music, Tower of Power will find you. And once that happens, it’s all over. You will come to believe not only that soul music is the salvation of us all, but that Tower of Power is one of those rare bands who can claim to be the real deal, 100 proof, aged-to-perfection, ground zero Soul. Of course they’re still on the radio, their up-front brass section serving as the prototype for today’s retro swing bands, and lending their singular horns to immortal tracks by Elton John, Rod Stewart, the Eurythmics and Phish. But the truest testament to Tower of Power remains the band’s formidable concert appearances. Stand in front of the stage at their show and bathe in the sonic blast of brass and funk.

[ More Details ] Ticket Price: $55, $75

November and December at Infinity Hall


The holidays are approaching and Infinity Music Hall & Bistro looks forward to sharing the season with you!

Whether it’s planning your holiday party at the Bistro…
giving the gift of Infinity with our Gift Cards
enjoying an intimate concert with friends and loved ones
in our classic New England Victorian hall…
or picking out tickets to the perfect show to give
to all the important people on your list…

…we’re here to help you capture the magic of the season.

We invite you to celebrate these special days with the
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro family!

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Infinity Bistro

Thursday, November 25th
Infinity Bistro is open for Thanksgiving!

Enjoy traditional turkey, vegetarian, and
several other outstanding entrees…with no cooking or cleanup!

Whet your appetite with this outstanding holiday menu. View the tantalizing options here.

Reservations By Phone: Call 1-860-542-5531.
For Online Reservations, visit InfinityBistro.com and click the Events page.
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James Montgomery and the Uptown Horns w/ Andy Styles

Infinity New Year’s Eve

Friday, December 31st
Ring in 2011 in style at Infinity Music Hall & Bistro!
Dance, drink and dine – it’s New Year’s Eve your way.

Take a spin on the dance floor, order up your preferred libation from the Good Vibes bar, or tap your feet in your seat in the orchestra section of Infinity Hall all night long.

For a truly special evening, take advantage of our New Year’s Eve Dinner & A Show package in the beautiful Infinity Hall mezzanine. Enjoy our New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe menu in the cabaret-style seating of the mezzanine with a bird’s eye view of the stage and the scene below.

Andy Styles – 7:30-9PM
James Montgomery – 9PM – The New Year!

[ More Details ] Ticket Price: $50, $150 ($130 + tax, gratuity & fees)
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See below for a sampling of all the amazing shows at
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro through the end of 2010.

Click here or on the calendar image above
for our full schedule of events.

Click here for a printable PDF of the
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro calendar for November and December.

Hope to see you soon!


Little Feat

Monday, January 3rd • 8:00 PM

Little Feat is very possibly the last-man-standing example of what used to be the norm in American music: a fusion of a broad span of styles and genres into something utterly distinctive. Feat took California rock, funk, folk, jazz, country, rockabilly, and New Orleans swamp boogie and more, stirred it into a rich gumbo, and has been leading people in joyful dance ever since.

[ More Details ] Ticket Price: $75, $90

Blackberry Smoke

Sunday, January 9th • 7:30 PM

Atlanta-based Blackberry Smoke continues to grow into the premiere Southern Rock band of America. In recent months, they have shared the stage with ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Shooter Jennings, Cross Canadian Ragweed and countless others. The band finished recording and released their sophomore effort “Little Piece Of Dixie” with legendary producer Dann Huff (Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts).

[ More Details ] Ticket Price: $25, $30, $40

Rhett Miller

Friday, February 11th • 8:00 PM

Rhett Miller is the front man and main songwriter of the hard-charging rock ‘n’ roll quartet the Old 97’s, as well as an accomplished solo artist. In addition to his seven records with the 97’s, he’s released three highly regarded solo albums, The Instigator (2002,) The Believer (2006,) and Rhett Miller (2009.) Rhett continues to balance his solo endeavors with his membership in the Old 97’s. The still-active quartet, which was prominently featured in the Jennifer Aniston/Vince Vaughn romantic comedy, THE BREAK UP, recently released Blame It On Gravity (2008) and The Grand Theatre Volume One (2010.)

[ More Details ] Ticket Price: $25, $35

Buckwheat Zydeco

Sunday, February 13th • 7:00 PM

Buckwheat Zydeco’s repertoire of Louisiana’s hottest music consists of soulful original Creole tunes and the trademark exuberance that’s made Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural the world’s best-loved zydeco artist, and has earned Buckwheat Zydeco fame as “The World’s Greatest Party Band.” After 5 nominations in 3 different categories, Buckwheat Zydeco won the Grammy for Best Cajun and Zydeco album for Lay Your Burden Down in 2010!

[ More Details ] Ticket Price: $35, $40, $55

Dave Reilly

Friday, February 18th • 8:00 PM

A 2 hour Stand-Up Comedy Adventure!

A little bit of Broadway, a touch of Vegas and a dash of improvisation. Not too dirty yet not too clean. “Who the hell is Dave Reilly?”… Dave Reilly is the fastest rising star in the comedy world and he has been compared to the comedic styling of Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, and Lenny Bruce by many of his comedy fans. Dave’s original interpretation of some classic gender differences combined with his character acting has audiences literally falling out of their chairs in laughter. His brand of humor targets audiences from 21 to 60 and the biggest complaint after the show is, “My face hurts from laughing!”

[ More Details ] Ticket Price: $22, $32

War

Sunday, March 6th • 5:00 & 8:00 PM

One Night, Two Performances!

One of the most popular funk groups of the ’70s, WAR is also one of the most eclectic; they freely meld soul, Latin, jazz, blues, reggae, and rock influences into an effortlessly funky whole. Although WAR’s lyrics are sometimes political in nature (in keeping with their racially integrated lineup), their music almost always has a sunny, laid-back vibe emblematic of their Southern California roots. WAR kept the groove loose and open to extended jamming — in fact, many of their studio songs were edited together out of longer improvisations. These jams demonstrate WAR’S truly group-minded approach: no one soloist or vocalist placed above the equally-talented others, and their grooving interplay places WAR in the top echelon of funk ensembles.

1ST SHOW – [ More Details ] Ticket Price: $45, $65
2ND SHOW – [ More Details ] Ticket Price: $45, $65