WPKN Archives: CONNECTICUT ROCKS!!! with Bob D'Aprile

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Genres: acoustic, Connecticut, Connecticut-connected, fun, original, Rock, surf, x more

On Connecticut Rocks! you can hear music from Connecticut indie original bands and performers of the past, present and future ... I'll try to fill out the full 4 (or 3) hours of each episode with just CT music. If you are in a band or were in a band in the past, please contact me on how you can get your music played on Connecticut Rocks! ---

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In-studio / on-air guests on CT ROX, many of these shows are available in the WPKN Archives:

2012

  • #112 / January 10, 2012
    - Tom Wrann, Tom Mooney of TWO VIRGINS : and more CT indie original music! : Connecticut Rocks!

  • #113 / January 12, 2012
    - in-studio John Flynn + Jared Dewick from THE MORNING ON FIRE,
    - CANYON solo,
    - Rob Somerville + Todd Stoops from KUNG FU :: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #114 / January 14, 2012
    - Wall-to-Wall KUNG FU
    ::: in-studio guests Rob Somerville + Todd Stoops from Kung Fu
    : KUNG FU LIVE
    : and lotsa callers : Connecticut Rocks!

  • #115 / January 21, 2012
    - many new tracks (first time on the show!) : Connecticut Rocks!

  • #116 / January 26, 2012
    :: in-studio guests
    : Scott Murray + Evan Wahlquist (The Village Idiot and The Two Ring Circus),
    : Angel Telesco + Melissa Bernstein (Black Rock Rocks Mardi Gras)
    : via phone : Steven Deal, Taylor Joyner : Connecticut Rocks!

  • #117
    - The Zambonis (a one hour block), and much more CT indie original music : Connecticut Rocks!

  • #118 / February 4, 2012
    :: four hours of CT indie original music :: Connecticut Rocks!

  • Fundraising show / February 8, 2012

  • #119 / February 14, 2012
    :: three hours of CT indie original music
    : including the mastered tracks including on the CT ROCKS! LIVE! Volume One CD
    :: love songs + more ::: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #120 / February 23, 2012
    ::: in-studio P.J. Pacifico, performing LIVE
    - via phone Brian Kelly (Talking To Walls),
    - in studio Eileen Walsh (305K Gallery), Sun Dagger :: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #121 / March 3, 2012
    ::: 4 hours of CT indie original music ::: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #122 / International Women's Day / March 8, 2012
    - an ALL CT WOMEN IN MUSIC show with
    in-studio guests MEGAN KEITH (Mission 0), Chrissy Gardner, and Kristen Graves
    :: via phone : LARA HERSCOVITCH, and
    Jennifer Hill (SWAN DAY CT) :: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #123 / March 12, 2012 monday morning fill-in
    three hours of CT indie original music :: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #124 / March 13, 2012
    :: in-studio : Rod Mitchell 
    : Mike and Lorenzo from 2nd Floor :: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #125 / March 24, 2012
    : 4 hours of CT indie original music : Connecticut Rocks!

  • #126 / April 5, 2012
    - Ken Evans from THE FIFTH ESTATE in-studio
    music from The Fifth Estate, D-Men, rare tracks and more
    - Kenn Morr calls in / Connecticut Rocks!

  • #127 / April 7, 2012
    : 4 hours of CT indie original music : Connecticut Rocks!

  • #128 / April 10, 2012
    :: Ben Carroll of THE HOLLOW GLOW, via phone
    ::: in-studio, SIDEWALK DAVE, and
    : from The Morning On Fire - JOHN FLYNN,
    organizer of FAUXCHELLA FEST 2012 ::: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #129 / April 19, 2012
    :: Christine Ohlman call-in,
    :: John Flynn - Fauxchella Part 2
    :: Rob DeRosa - Daffodil Fest
    :: Solistic 5pm
    :: The Stepkids 6pm

  • #130 / May 3, 2012
    : in-studio GEORGE MORGIO, from the 1960s band, North Atlantic Invasion Force (NAIF) and currently a solo singer/songwriter
    :: LOU LORENZO from Farewood
    ::: phone-in, MIKE LAWSON / LocalBandReview.com :: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #131 / May 5, 2012
    guest DJ, Dave D. :: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #132 / May 8, 2012
    :: in-studio FIFTH NATION and more ::: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #133 / May 17, 2012
    ::: in-studio guest : MARK ST. JOHN from the 70s band White Flame, and a solo act ever since
    ::: via phone, GRAYSON HUGH ::: CONNECTICUT ROCKS!

  • #134 / May 19, 2012
    : 4 hours of CT indie original music : Connecticut Rocks!

  • #135 /May 26, 2012
    : 4 hours of CT indie original music : Connecticut Rocks!

  • #136 / May 31, 2012
    - SPRING INTO SUMMER Fund Drive
    - in-studio : LYS GUILLORN,
    - EVAN WAHLQUIST,
    - via phone TIM WALSH (The Stepkids),
    - JON ERICSON (Echo & Drake) : Connecticut Rocks!

  • #137 / June 9, 2012
    : Soupstock 2012 music
    : 4 hours of CT indie original music : Connecticut Rocks!

  • #138 / June 12, 2012
    - one hour of THE REDUCERS
    - in-studio guests Ty Sumpter + Kingsley Osei : Connecticut Rocks!

  • #139 / June 14, 2012
    - KRISTEN GRAVES live in-studio
    - Spring Into Summer Fund Drive : Connecticut Rocks!

  • #140 / June 26, 2012
    - BROADCAST HEARTS in-studio - Connecticut Rocks!

  • #141 / June 28, 2012
    - SETH TIVEN in-studio
    - Joey Conti (SEA RHAPSODY),
    - John Ciambriello (AFTER AUTUMN) via phone,
    - Rahzy VonParty in-studio,
    - www.CTindie.com update ::: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #142 / Sat June 30, 2012
    - 4 hours of CT indie original music : Connecticut Rocks!

  • #143 / Tue July 10, 2012
    - in-studio guests JIM HOEFELT + DAN HANSELL :::
    - Johnny Boots via phone ::: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #144 Part 1 /  Thu July 12, 2012
    - part 1 : Jamie from Bridgeport Arts Culture Council (BACC),
    - RICK REYES in-studio on his new project Novela Sin Tiempo (The Timeless Novel),
    - CHEEKY in-studio :: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #144 Part 2 
    - Cheeky, Mystic Bowie, Peter Vouras,
    - The Remnants : Connecticut Rocks!

  • #145 / Sat July 14, 2012
    guest DJ Dave D aka Dave Drzal :: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #146 / Sat July 21, 2012
    - via phone Veronica Vixen LIVE from The Vibes,
    - Will from THESE ANIMALS,
    - Alex from MOVING COMPANY, and more CT indie original sounds :: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #147 / no show

  • #148 / Thu July 26, 2012
    - THE PROUD FLESH in studio
    - ULA RUTH in studio,
    - CTinde.com update,
    - Jim Wolf phone-in,
    - Brian Riley + Chris Cavaliere SUBURBAN DECAY :: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #149 / Sat Aug 4, 2012
    - David O'Donnell calls-in + more CT indie original music ::: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #150 / Wed Aug 8, 2012
    - Rick Allison + James Velvet of The Local Bands Show (1st 2 hours),
    - Oh Cassius! / Meredith DiMenna + John Torres (3rd hour) :: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #151 / Tue Aug 14, 2012
    - guests Kevin Linehan, Jeff Coleman, John Bomber, Nick DeCarlo, Jr., Shaun Sheridan :: remembering The Anthrax ::: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #152 / Sat Aug 18, 2012
    - a somewhat melodic edition of CT ROCKS! ::: four hours of CT indie original music ::: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #153 / Wed Aug 22, 2012
    - Robbie DeRosa host of Homegrown on WESU
    - Robert Loncto (The Danbury Lie)
    - Tom "The Suit" Forst, Tyree, The Big Thurrsty ::: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #154 / Sat Sept 1, 2012
    - In-studio guests THE GREAN :: and lotsa CT indie original music :: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #155 / Thu Sept 6, 2012
    In-studio guests: CHIP McCABE (1st CT Music Awards, Chip's Unnamed Local Band Show, Live and Local), via phone: ALICE-ANNE HARWOOD (CT Folk Festival),
    in-studio: the band: Man On Earth, the band: Find Vienna :: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #156 / Tue Sept 11, 2012
    - in-studio MALCOLM TENT
    - via phone SIDEWALK DAVE; and more CT indie original music : Connecticut Rocks!

  • #157 /  Sat Sept 15, 2012
    - 4 hours of CT indie original music : featured "Rave On! A Tribute to The Reducers" :: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #158 / Thu Sept 20, 2012
    - in studio guests: MIA LIPSTICK on International World Peace Day,
    - JR on the Harbor BrewFest,
    - Cheryl Palmer on The DUD Project,
    - via phone Adam Lippman of AUTOMATIC CHILDREN, Meghan of MISSION 0 :: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #159 / Sat Sept 22, 2012
    - FOUR hours of CT indie original music - Connecticut Rocks!

  • #160 / Sat Sept 29, 2012
    - in-studio GARY GONE of INDEPENDISC

  • #161 / Thu Oct 4, 2012
    - in-studio guest Chris Duers of Bud Collins Trio,
    - via phone members of The Blind Shake,
    - the CTindie.com Club Update ::: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #162 / Sat Oct 6, 2012
    - four hours of CT indie original music ::: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #163 / Tue Oct 9, 2012
    - BigBar Productions & Dan Verner from Monster Eats Pilot,
    - Jacques Le Coque, and Danny from JOUNCE ... and more CT indie original music ... including the latest from Graylight Campfire, "Halloween": Connecticut Rocks!

  • #164 / Oct 22, 2012 9am
    - Three hours of CT indie orginal music : Connecticut Rocks!

  • #165 / Sat Nov 10, 2012
    - 4 hours of CT indie tracks
    Noel Ramos / Independent Music Conference (IMC) calls in : Connecticut Rocks!

2011:

  • #55:
    - Greg Buzi, solo / band leader Quicksand Collective

  • #56:
    - Chris Frantz, from Tom Tom Club
    - Christine Ohlman ::: The Beehive Queen

  • #57:

  • #58: Dave Schneider from The Zambonis

  • #59:
    - James Mauri and Ryan Zigmont
    - Ron Sutfin + Kerry Miller

  • #60:
    - Shawn Taylor singer / songwriter performs LIVE in-studio
    - Bobby Crash and Pete Barerra from Burnouts In Outer Space

  • #61:
    - Eric Donnelly + Tim Warren from The Alternate Routes
    - Michael Arafeh, Show #01, Songs From The Coffeehouse

  • #62:
    - Rick Reyes from Cosmic Jibaros / Pasofino Club
    - Adam Lippman from Automatic Children

  • #63:
    - Rob Carlson from Rob Carlson and Benefit Street, formerly in Modern Man, and oh so many other projects.
    - Angel Telesco and Renard Boissiere from Black Rock Rocks Mardi Gras Weekend

  • #64:
    - Sam Perduta singer/songwriter from the band, Elison Jackson

  • #65: no guests, just music.

  • #66: Bill Shaka from Shaka and the SoulShakers

  • #67:
    - Michael Arafeh, Show #02, Songs From The Coffeehouse
    - Jennifer Hill from Jen Hill & Co. and SWAN Day CT (SWAN = Support Women Artists Now)

  • #68:
    - Melissa Mulligan performs LIVE in-studio
    - Three members of Whiskey For Breakfast
    - Patrick Hearty from The Mighty Ploughboys
    - Jay Cusano and Julie Hymans from C.A.N. (Collective Artists Network)

  • #69: Matt Vitti from the band, Mother Brother

  • #70: no guests, just music

  • #71:
    - John Wilkins, discussing an upcoming Bike Ride + Art Show
    - Duece Bug, Maria Manes of Mindz-I Entertainment, Kenny Cash
    - Bert Genovese from Bobbie Peru
    - The band: Captain Ismael and the Sound Avengers

  • #72:
    - Tom Hearn and Legs McNeil
    - Christian Marrone + Matt Perry (Tricksleeves)
    - Matt Galvin + Paul D'addario (Farmertan)

  • #73: Joe Nolan (Kimono Draggin')

  • #74:
    LIVE in-studio guest: James Mauri :: NEST Arts Fest music :: Daffordiil Fest bands :: LIVE phone-in: Robbie DeRosa

  • #75: no guests, just music.

  • #76:
    QueenStryche, Skater Tot and Revengela from CT Roller Girls ::: Steve Zimmerman and Tommy Blardo from Enemy Remains ::: Al Pist and Mike Farrelly (CT Punk Rock)

  • #76a:
    fundraising special : Bobby Pickett from The Fret Notz, Bill Sciacca from Shaka and the SoulShakers, and Marco Frucht in-studio / Eileen Walsh from 305K Gallery phone-in.

  • #77:
    - Michael Arafeh, Show #04, Songs From The Coffeehouse
    - a short FREE FORM FRENZY / SwampShaka's Carnival of Soul : Louisiana Funk Fest Part 2

  • #78: no guests, just music.

  • #79:
    in-studio guests : Dave Hogan / Thomas Perez / on the phone : Mike Lawson of Local Band Review ::[fill-in for Kevin Gallagher]

  • #80:
    The Stepkids (Tim Walsh + Jeff Gitelman) discussing their recent West Coast Tour, upcoming Midwest Tour + Keith Rodgerson : Park City Noise 7 [fill-in Pete Stewart]

  • #81:
    members of the funk-soul band, SOLISTIC / Sue Menhart phone-in / and Nancy and Bill from IDEAT VILLAGE

  • #82:
    Michael Arafeh, Show #05, Songs From The Coffeehouse : focus on Michael Cleary Band

  • #83:
    In-studio guests, Megan Keith and David Keith / Mission 0 ::: and lots of CT indie originals!

  • #84: in-studio guests : Lou Lorenzo from FAREWOOD + David Keith from .DBK.

  • #85:
    - Artie Tobia and Stu Stahr of Artie Tobia Band
    - Julia Bess from The Bridgeport Arts Fest, Brian Kelly from Talking To Walls, and Tim Walsh from The Stepkids

  • #86: no guests, just music.

  • #87:
    - Michael Arafeh, Show #06, Songs From The Coffeehouse
    - Scott Amenta, chats about the Rock Ur Ink Off Festival

  • #88
    - Seth Tiven
    from Dumptruck

  • #89
    - The Colt Six
    - I Anbassa
    - Steven Deal
    (via phone)

  • #90
    - Michael Arafeh,
    Show #07, Songs From The Coffeehouse

  • #91
    -
    AM edition (6am to 9am) no guests, just music

  • #92
    - Bill J Ready
    and Matt Thomas from Fuzzy Rainbow Productions

  • #93
    - Dixie Normous

  • #94: no guests, just music.

  • #95
    - Kink Ador
    (from Nashville TN)
    - Phil Nichols
    and Eliot Lewis
    - Forrest Harlow
    (via phone)

  • #96
    - Michael Arafeh,
    Show #08, Songs From The Coffeehouse

  • #97 no guests, just music.

  • #98 no guests, just music

  • #99 no guests, just music

  • #100
    - Amity Wahl and Pat Russo from IF NOT FOR DREAMING
    - Tim and Eric from THE ALTERNATE ROUTES,
    - Nick Cloutier from Ground Under Radio,
    - Buddha,
    and on the phone Pixie from The Midnightmares : Connecticut Rocks!

  • #101
    - Enzo Morelli and Michael Lee Mason of 2ND FLOOR (with Fred Cousins)
    + lotsa CT indie original music including new tracks from
    Daphne Lee Martin and Raise The Rent ::: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #102
    - via phone MAX from The Dirk Quinn Band (honorary CT Band for a Day!)
    + Songs From The Coffeehouse #9 with Michael Arafeh
    + lots more CT indie original music :: Connecticut Rocks!

  • November 3, 2011 CT ROCKS! fill-in
    - 5pm : Bridgeport Art Trail 2011 roundtable ::
    - 6pm : CT indie music : Connecticut Rocks!

  • #103 no guests, just music / November 5, 2011

  • #104 / November 8, 2011
    - Brian Kelly from TALKING TO WALLS,
    - Evan Wahlquist from THE BITTERSWEET VINE ::: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #105 / November 17, 2011
    via phone : Meaghan Keith from MISSION 0,
    Meredith DiMenna from SAINT BERNADETTE,
    and in-studio Malcolm Tent from TRASH AMERICAN STYLE ::: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #106 / November 19, 2011
    - "Songs From The Coffeehouse : with Mike Arafeh, Episode #10"
    :: and more CT indie orginal music : Connecticut Rocks!

  • #107 / December 4, 2011
    - via phone Denise Clarke, Jennifer Hill, Scott West
    - in studio Brian Kelly from Talking To Walls - Connecticut Rocks!

  • #108 / December 13, 2011
    - in-studio THE VOODOO FIX,
    - Nick Cloutier from GROUND UNDER RADIO,
    - via phone Jimmy Jive from BIGBAR RADIO ::: Connecticut Rocks!

  • #109 / December 15, 2011
    ::: in-studio, Tom Tater from MILL VALLEY TATERS,
    John Bomber from SONIC SUPERCHARGER 66;
    via phone, Mark Focarile from MILE MARKER ZERO,
    Will from BREAKING LACES,
    Nick Washburn from THE CT UNDERGROUND : Connecticut Rocks!

  • #110 / December 29, 2011
    - in-studio guests : Carmen Champagne, Jason P. Krug (The Grimm Generation),
    Dave Hogan;
    - John Lamb, Paula Gallo (Paula G Reality);
    - Willy, Stefan (The Interstellar Elevators) : CONNECTICUT ROCKS!

  • #111 / December 29, 2011
    - featuring many CT indie tracks from 2011,
    - Songs From The Coffeehouse #11 with Michael Arafeh,
    - in-studio Ed Humiston from ELEVEN STEPS SHY : Connecticut Rocks!

2010:

  • Dave Schneider from The Zambonis

  • Jennifer Hill from the band Jennifer Hill and Co.

  • Aaron Garavoy from the North Shore Troubadours

  • Veronica Vixen of Frisky à Go Go

  • Grant Squire, singer-songwriter performs LIVE in-studo

  • Dave Hogan from the bands Greylight Campfire, The Rafter Bats performs LIVE in-studio

  • Ben Henson, City Planner for City of Bridgeport / Downtown Thursdays

  • Revengela of the Connecticut Roller Girls

  • Meredith DiMenna from the band Saint Bernadette

  • Peter Katis and Tarquin Katis from Tarquin Studios, and the bands The Philistines Jr., The Happiest Guys In The World

  • Mike Milazzo, singer-songwriter performs LIVE in-studio

  • Fernando Pinto, from Elevator Music and the man behind the old New Haven nightclub, Tune Inn

  • Jared McGovern of Soul Reapin' 3, Amy Rose and her Troublemakers, and The Long Goodbyes

  • Solistic, members of the Milford-based funk/blues band

  • Skratch Happy, a band from New Haven, performs LIVE in-studio

  • Brian Lanese of Permanent Ability

  • Pat Lattin of the Pat Lattin Band performs LIVE in-studio

  • Brian Kelly of the band Talking To Walls performs LIVE in-studio

  • Conversations on The 2010 Bridgeport Art Trail with
    Suzanne Kachmar - City Lights Gallery,
    Eileen Walsh - Gallery at Black Rock,
    JodiAnn Strmiska - Ground Floor Gallery at Read's Artspace
    Janine Brown - American Fabrics Arts Building,
    Dylan Cotton - The Cotton Press,
    L.A. MacLean - Jazzworks

  • Eliot Lewis, who plays with Hall & Oates, chats about his new solo CD, 6 and One performs LIVE in-studio

  • The Skanktones

  • Christian Marrone 

  • three members of Remember September (Chris Schod, Jay Schod, Mary Albano) talk about Holiday Concert for The Troops

  • Meredith DiMenna from Saint Bernadette on an upcoming Sunday Mass at Acoustic Cafe

  • Tom Smith of The Bandidos, The Hickups, Gone Native and other bands chats about AlexFest, a benefit event for Alex DeFelice

  • Steven Deal from Bleached Black, Chopper, Absolute Zeros, Love and Hymen and his recent solo album.

  • On the phone, Malcolm Tent from Bunnybrains and the store, Trash American Style

  • Call-in on Free Form Frenzy, Ken Rowell from The Bagdaddios

 

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