Category: Good Times

Alonzo Bodden makes a point about current events

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Comedian Alonzo Bodden does not shy away from poking at the powers-that-be in America and the issues of today. Social commentary is his raison d’etre. But even for someone like Bodden who takes great delight…

Darik and the Funbags bring the fun to the Mum

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Darik and the Funbags will serve as the climax to a day’s worth of music at the Mum Festival this Saturday. The Connecticut-based rockers are headlining on the musical stage from 8:30 to 11 p.m.…

Jim Breuer’s fan boy lives on as he rocks on

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Comedian Jim Breuer is living the ultimate metal fan experience. He’s touring with Metallica, providing a laugh-filled warm-up for the legendary heavy metal band. Breuer comes to Foxwoods Resort Casino on Saturday, Sept. 22. Breuer,…

Witch’s Dungeon opens for season Sept. 28

The Witch’s Dungeon returns for another spooky season starting Sept. 28—accompanied by a few boos. The Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum, now housed at the Bristol Historical Society at 98 Summer St., Bristol, is over 50 years old. It is…

Ian Anderson shows how to stir the pot of creativity

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you’re going to stick with any career for 50 years, it needs to be more than a job where you punch in and punch out, doing the same thing every day, day in and…

It’s all about fun with 5 Seconds of Summer

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There is a simple word that describes 5 Seconds of Summer’s performance at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Aug. 29. Fun. 5SOS offered up the American leg of its Meet Your There Tour to Connecticut,…

Have some zaniness with your cirque: Cirque Eloize at Foxwoods

  by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When it comes to the world of “cirques,” the circus stunts performed by the cast are the expected cornerstones of each performance. There almost always will be acrobats, jugglers, aerialists, clowns, etc. So to…

Unholy marriage between metal and disco

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Heavy metal. Disco. You would think the two genres would never mix unless it was under some an unholy alliance. You’re right– and Tragedy is that unholy alliance. The band, which comes to Crystal Bees…

Still deadly after all these years: Deadly Apples open for Manson, Zombie

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Business success temporarily derailed the musical success of Canadian-band Deadly Apples. But the music chemistry and friendship between the group’s founders Alex Martel and Antoine Lamothe ensured the group didn’t become just a memory. The…