Appetite (Live at All I Need Is A Photograph)

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‘The Big Fame’ Reviewed

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‘I was transported…’ – Tina Weymouth

Verbicide – The Big Fame: http://www.verbicidemagazine.com/2014/02/06/grimm-generation-the-big-fame-review/

This indie folk collective from Connecticut, led by core members Jason Krugg and Carmen Champagne, beats a lot of other pretenders at their game with catchy and creative songs and a lyrical honesty that is hard to beat. When listening to this band, you get a feeling they’ve lived their songs — at times, it seems like a case of TMI, but it’s better to fault on the side of confessional and real than try to drown us in fake authenticity.

The obligatory best tracks of 2013 list, Examiner.com Vincent Bator

The Grimm Generation, “The Next Indie Boy” - The Big Fame gave us this: Tasty licks, Carmen Champagne and Jason P. Krug’s witty wordplay and a memorable collection of unforgettable pop tunes. 

The Grimm Generation - Another thing I failed to take into account in my tagging system of Hall of Fame eligibility is the variant tagging which sometimes occurs. Blogger places a 200 character limit on tagging so sometimes I have to shorten band names – like leaving the “The” off.  That is the only explanation I have for The Grimm Generation not being in our top 20 tagged artists. Still this unique and frankly awesome collective from Connecticut (headed up by the amazing Jason Krug and Carmen Champagne), are well deserving of a prime spot in our Hall of Fame.  Hell their latest album, The Big Fame even has “fame” in the title. They have consistently made music which I love and which seems timeless in its wonderfulness. ~Ear To The Ground Music Blog Monday, December 16, 2013Monday Morning Music Shuffle – A Few of My Favorite Things 2013 Mix – Pt. One
Roy Pearl@UnHerdMusic
Grimm Generation “The Big Fame” (2013) – Both familiar & alien, smart indie pop w/ all the ambition title suggests …
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“…heard the Grimm Generation live in the WPKN studio yesterday and they abundantly confirmed why they are my current favorite new band. Their lyrical and musical sophistication is just remarkable and I hope you will give them a listen and then buy their CD, The Big Fame…”  http://archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/listen/64818 ~Rod Frantz, CreateHereNow
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‘The Big Fame’ Radio Spot #1

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CLICK HERE: https://soundcloud.com/the-grimm-generation/the-grimm-generation-the-big

 

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Verbicide review of ‘The Big Fame’

http://www.verbicidemagazine.com/2014/02/06/grimm-generation-the-big-fame-review/

This indie folk collective from Connecticut, led by core members Jason Krugg and Carmen Champagne, beats a lot of other pretenders at their game with catchy and creative songs and a lyrical honesty that is hard to beat. When listening to this band, you get a feeling they’ve lived their songs — at times, it seems like a case of TMI, but it’s better to fault on the side of confessional and real than try to drown us in fake authenticity.

You know you wanna

Listen Now!

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Cabaret!

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Come to The Cabaret Extraordinaire! Saturday night in New London!

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Kommen Sie in die Cabaret Extraordinaire Saturday Night bei 33 Goldene Street, New London. Wir werden die Liebe zu einem Yak zu machen. Serious. Kein foolin.

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“Lua” – Bright Eyes

“Lua” – Bright Eyes

‘I know its really freezing but I think we got to walk….’
It’s a Tuesday Morning; right after the 4th of July holiday. The humidity is already
making its way into my Yankee bones, and when combined with that queasy, vertigo
feeling of returning to work after a long holiday weekend, has a hammering effect on
the crystal condition of my senses.
I am working; I am driving. The traffic is already snarled by the river. And Morning
comes to Middletown.

It’s me and Frank. I am transporting him to his job du jour, this time warehouse work,

and we don’t talk. I rarely talk to my workers in any type of personal way; I could claim
professional decorum, but really its just that I have no ability to edit myself in
conversations, even the most casual. I don’t want to reveal anything about myself, ever.
That could be dangerous. I stare straight out at the morning traffic, as does Frank.

But there are things we share in common, Frank and I. We are both wasted, empty this

morning. A too late night before, too many drugs, too many cigarettes, too little sleep.

Frank is a convict, and I was there his first day. The convicts tend to be my best workers;

they know what they risk, and have little interest in the drama the addicts rely on for
their non pharmaceutical kicks. It’s a circle, of course; every convict is fine till they
pick up the needle; every addict is unpredictable till they get out of jail. Roles get
reversed, the wheel spins.

Meanwhile, I lay my odds not on who will survive, only who will survive the day.

I’m a Labor Pimp: I send out people in transition (to put it kindly) to do slave labor for
little reward. Its not actual slavery; they make a buck. And sometimes, after the
Child Support, after the Garnishments, they get to keep it. This is a circle too; I cant
exist without them. And it’s never lost on me that I could be them with a few missteps.
They are my errant, addicted, dangerous children.

‘But me I’m not a gamble, you can count on me to split’

And a song comes on, pops out of the six CD Changer, in my brand new shiny red car
(which I certainly can not afford); Its ‘Lua’ by Bright Eyes, an album that, despite my
best efforts to resist, I have come to love. And especially this song. It’s a broken-hearted,
broken-voiced tale of addiction among the privileged youth in Manhattan. It’s a tale told
to simple, pretty acoustic guitar and a voice that makes you feel every ounce of the
weight of the words. Its locations are actors lofts, and trains; a tale of Manhattan so far
away from Middletown, so far away from this tangle of traffic and commuters and
pollen on the wing.

‘It takes one to know one, kid, and I think you got it bad…’

It’s a tune we both know intimately, though I’m sure he has never heard it before. It’s a
bout desire. Desire for drugs, desire for another night of excess, desire for human touch,
for love or simple acknowledgement.

It’s about me, stoned and trawling the web for companionship, holding the hits in deeper

and longer till the letters on the screen go fuzzy.
It’s about Frank on the street tonight, copping a dime and shooting up in Harbor Park,
watching the sun trip on the water, all beneath the looming shadow of the Portland Bridge.

A privileged kid sings a song of loss, of little hope for his ‘model’ girlfriend, and a world away,

two men ride out of the suburbs to contemplate it. We’re all taking too many drugs, too often
(only the drugs change). We’re all scared about it, and want to stop.

And I watch Frank out of the corner of my eye. And he looks out the window beyond the river and traffic, beyond anything I could see. He is weighing is own desires, and is a million miles away from Middletown now. And I watch his foot raise and fall in beat to the song. As does mine.

‘Cause what’s so simple in the evening, in the morning, never is’
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Cabaret Extraordinaire, New London 1/25/14 : “An extravagant revue in intimate space”

An extravagant revue in intimate space. Venus Flytrap hosts, The Grimm Generation play and all the music, burlesque, comedy, magic you have come to expect from the Cabaret… more details as they come..

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WPKN and The Grimm Generation Present ‘The Big Fame Radio Show’ Live on air 1/12/14

Where: http://www.wpkn.org/

When: January 12, 2014, 1pm
Why:  “The Big Fame gave us this: Tasty licks, Carmen Champagne and Jason P. Krug’s witty wordplay and a memorable collection of unforgettable pop tunes.” ~The obligatory best tracks of 2013 list, Examiner.com Vincent Bator

The Grimm Generation uses songs from the just released record The Big Fame, to tell the story of the rise and fall of Asher Miller…

“Asher was the city and we all just ran along the lane ways aside him.  He was Mercury, high above us all, toxic and mute.  And clearly damned…”

Dramatic bits of spoken narrative, live rock and roll and the danger of live radio all from the comfort of your home or office or cheap hotel room.  Free!

 

Courtesy of Julie Kristof

Courtesy of Julie Kristof

 

 

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‘The Old Log Inn (A Christmas Song)’ by The Grimm Generation

YouTube http://youtu.be/vDs2BgpV7KA

‘The Olde Log Inn (A Christmas Song)’ is a black humored lil’ tune written by

Elaine MM Bell and Jason P. Krug. Video conceived/created by Julianna Kristoff.

For more info, please see www.thegrimmgeneration.com

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