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Brookstock 07-19-2014

Brookstock 7-19-2014

Brookstock 2014 – A Music Festival in Brookfield, CT

Like classic rock? Like helping out a good cause? Come to Brookstock at the Brookfield Town Hall band stand this Saturday 7/19/2014.

The lineup of bands includes: Drama Bad, Battle Maiden, Dan’s Garage, Damaged Freight, Roots Rock Review, and the ’78 All Stars.

Fun and music starts at 3pm and goes till 9pm.


Buddha Bash for Newtown Reach Saturday 07-12-2014

Buddha Bash 07-12-2014

Buddha Bash 7/12/14, Newtown, CT

Brookfield’s own Charm City Exiles will be helping out Newtown Reach at the Buddha Bash.  This event has several bands, all smokin’ hot and ready to raise some dough for a good cause.

The event starts at 2pm, Saturday July 12th at the Big Buddha Cigar Lounge on the back patio.

Twenty-dollars gets a wrist band and free cigar.  We’re told vendor trucks will be present for snacks and beverages. Get there by taking I-84 to Exit 9 and head North just past the train tracks.

More info at

Doing It Again June 7th, 2014

Mad Hackers Conference 6-7-2014

Mad Hackers Conference 6-7-2014

The Charm City Exiles are doing it again at 1pm on June 7th at the band shell on the Danbury Green.  They’ll be making the makers rock out at this 2nd annual Mad Hackers Conference.  It’ll be a day of innovation, technology, social media … and ROCK!

Sean will have his double-neck bass-and-guitar thing-a-majig, and hang around the hackerspace booths to answer questions about it.  He built it in part at the Connecticut HackerspaceLisa will have her custom built 12-string.  She might even pull out her Gretch on a tune or two – you know, just to get that surf guitar vibe going.

The band goes on at 1PM and there will be other music before and after.  This is a family event, so bring the kids.  The band promises to keep it clean.

The conference and exhibits require tickets.  See for event details.  This is a great event and last year was a big success.  The conference last year was a dual event with the 2013 Danbury Mini Maker Faire.  This event is put on by the rockin’ folks at City Center Danbury and the Danbury Hackerspace.

Throwback Thursday – Sean playing keys for Mantik 1999

Sean on keys for Mantik 1999

Sean on keys for Mantik 1999

Here’s a pic from August 1999 showing Sean playing keys for NYC-based group Mantik.

Mantik’s main lineup included Scralet LeMay on vocals, Jimi K. Bones (KIX, Skin and Bones) on guitar, Yves Gerard (Patti Rothberg, Larry Mitchel) on drums.

Besides performing some of LeMay’s original songs they covered songs by Alice Cooper and Skeeter Davis.

Sean met LeMay through art and music events orchestrated by Aristedes DuVal.  Later, drummer Gerard would perform with Sean on a couple dates for Sean’s band, Sean and the Time Travelers, including the show at Arlene Grocery in Manhattan.

Charm City Exiles at Widow Browns 04-26-2014

Like great food, drinks and fun? So do we! It’s a date, then! When, you ask?

Charm City Exiles at Widow Brown's

Charm City Exiles at Widow Brown’s

Mark the date Saturday, April 26th, 2014, and see you and your pals at everyone’s favorite local spot, Widow Brown’s Cafe in Danbury. (It’s just over the Brookfield-Danbury border!)

Charm City Exiles will be performing their straight-up rock with a twist of
Americana. You know the songs – some country here, some punk there – it’s all  good.  Real good.  Like, licking-the-sauce-off-your-fingers good.

Lisa plays a custom 12 string guitar built to her exacting specifications. It was made by elves 3,000 miles away, and it sounds like nothing else. Sean alternates between his fave Fender American Jazz and his home built double-neck guitar-bass.  He gave the double-neck racing stripes to give it that Steve McQueen vibe.  Because, ya know, that’s important.

So if you want to hear great music, have some cold drinks, and or talk shop about guitars, come on down!

Charm City Exiles Friday March 28th 2014

The Market Place Kitchen and Bar

The Market Place Kitchen and Bar

Join Charm City Exiles on March 28th, 2014, at The Market Place Kitchen and Bar in Danbury, CT.  The music starts at 9pm, but arrive early for a good seat and enjoy the food and fun. No cover and no minimum.  Leave your irons at the door.

Also catch them on Facebook at

The band will be playing fan favorites and some new material, including a couple tunes from Lisa’s upcoming recording and previous projects.

The Charm City Exiles play a mix of rock, pop and country with an Americana twist.

Sean at Winter NAMM 2014

Winter NAMM 2014Sean seen at Winter NAMM 2014 with guitar legend Vernon Reid at the Behringer booth where fellow Living Colour bandmates Doug Wimbush and Will Calhoun were about to perform with singer Vinx.

The was Sean’s first time at NAMM.  Actually it was Sean’s first time getting his picture taken with someone famous.  Vernon was really cool and when Sean mentioned some of the shows and small clubs he saw him perform he happy to reminisce about New York City in the 90s.

The weather in Anaheim was warm – people were in shorts.  The weather back East was in the 10s and 20s, while everyone at NAMM was hanging out in the sun enjoying the acts performing on the stage in the convention center plaza and the gourmet taco trucks lining the sides of the plaza.

Sean got to attend NAMM this time via the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and NewTek.  Sean would like to say thanks to Phil and Jeff for passes to concerts, and to Kim for showing him around NAMM and taking this cool pic!

Lt Maroon Special Appearance 11-19-2013

L.T. MaroonOne of our local favorites is making a special appearance tonight in New Milford, CT.

Please join L.T. Maroon, friends and other performers at 59 Bank St tonight, Tuesday 11/19/2013, for tunes and brews as she sings a couple songs from her upcoming album release.

To get a sampling of her music, visit

This event is hosted weekly by the talented Chris Ellis.  Music starts on-or-after 9pm, but come early for drinks and fun.


Damaged Freight Video

Damaged Freight

Damaged Freight

Check out Damaged Freight at Molly Darcy’s!

We had a lot fun of playing this well-known Danbury CT nightspot. It’s a nice size stage and one of the few clubs in the area that can fit a 7-piece at all.

Thanks to Jeff Morro for helping with the sound!

Molly Darcy’s is a great place to see live music and for food and fun.

Video link: Damaged Freight October 2013

Or view on YouTube at

Happy Halloween 2013!

Happy Halloween 2013 Everyone! Hope you have lots of candy for the kiddies and a terrific time!

Edgar Allan Poe Grave

Edgar Allan Poe Grave

Check out this pick of Sean from the 90s. He was in Baltimore visiting the Edgar’s grave in the Charm City.