Music Monday with Hom3e Avenue on Oct 7th

1375704_10201507705187509_457578714_nThis is a very special edition of Music Monday for us folks at The Red & Black. Our own Rachel J Rosengard is back for her 3rd show!! Last year, she played with 2 different guys in duos- Alex Ginsberg and Brendan O’Donnell. Both guys refused to quit the band- so this time out they’ll do it as a trio. Alex was supposed to send the trio picture- but has not.. so we posted a pic from Rachel’s recent foursome.
They’ll still be covering all your fave indie-pop tunes and Rachel will amaze you with her uke playing-
Come for dinner- stay for the cool.

Monday October 7th


45 Broad St

Music Monday at The Red & Black Cafe’ with Hom3e Avenue

Grand Cousin at Red & Black Café

1380734_10201453948043614_487578668_nGrand Cousin is the hot to trot rock act on the Wesleyan campus right now- even a dude from das racist tweeted their latest video- and people tell us that their live shows are amazing. This stripped down, acoustic version promises to be one of our craziest Music Mondays this year. “Camera” is a catchy tune with just the right amount of creepy built in- that’s what hooked us- now you should come get hooked too!!!

Come for dinner- have a fruit smoothie- rock on.

Monday September 30, 2013
Red & Black Café
45 Broad St

Music Monday at Red & Black Returns


The 8th year of the acoustic series “Music Monday” starts this upcoming Monday-September16th. We are proud to feature Dan Light ’14 from 6pm this week. Dan will perform a mix of his sophisticated originals and some choice covers- he sings real good and you should come listen. This series has featured fab Connecticut locals like The Grimm GenerationFrank Critelli, The Sawtelles, Christopher Bousquet, and Arlene Wow!b as well as all the musicians from Wesleyan that we can corral- such as Adrien DeFontaine Alma Eppchez, Bottle Up & Go, Andrew Pheiffer, Alek Barkats, The Appledaughters, Ben Seratin, Rachel J Rosengard‘s multiple acts, and.. of course, MGMT ( in their first acoustic gig!).
So why miss the opportunity to catch a set by a person likely to be on your radio any day now?
Come for a lovely Panino, a bowl of succulent soup or a frosty fruit smoothie and be entertained for FREE.
and ring up Robbie for a show of your own!!!!!

Fossils @Music Monday Dec. 3

As semester break approaches we are bringing out the latest addition to Wesleyan’s vibrant music scene-Fossils. This folk/funk outfit will break out the entire acoustic setup to bring us an exciting hour of well written originals; paired with a selection of covers that will delight us all.
Drop by 6:30-7:30 for a nice grilled panino or a freshly baked scone paired with a steaming hot coffee drink. Maybe cut that cotton mouth with a frosty fruit smoothy!!

Music Monday Feb. 4th with Alma Eppchez

Music Monday has become THE place to be on a Monday night when you have a hankering for fine music coupled with a delicious cafe’ menu that includes fab grilled panini-delicious hot coffee drinks and frosty fruit smoothies- just to name a few items on the menu.
Alma is one of our favorite Wesleyan musicians. Her alternate tunings and deft guitar stylings; combined with introspective, world weary lyrics are a musical wonderment.

Music Monday 11/12- Call It Arson

Call It Arson is a 5 piece rock act whose music has been lauded on the music blogosphere and in local papers alike. For this stripped down, acoustic performance they’ll leave the amps and drums at home, but bring all the fire and fury of the tunes in a more appropriate form for the cafe’. Come hear their fine original songs with a sprinkle of carefully chosen covers tonight at The Red & Black Cafe’- located in The Broad St Books Wesleyan Bookstore.
Have a grilled panino- a warm and delicious coffee drink or a frosty fruit smoothie and join the groove of Call It Arson.

Cafe Music Monday 11/5 with the Sawtelles

Monday series continues in the face of the election with Middletown faves-The Sawtelles. Frequently found at Typhoon or Javapaloser, this duo is very busy indeed- they’ve played almost every Farmer’s Market in the state and are frequently found on the stages of Connecticut clubs. Recently they released a split live CD with Frank Critelli- recorded live at The Buttonwood Tree by The Coffee House recording stdio wiz Mike Arafeh.
Come tonight and have a coffee drink- a frosty fruit smoothie and a grilled panino- and enjoy this harmonious act.

Music Monday 10/22 with Katie & Caroline 6:30-7:30

It’s yet another Red & Black employee showing their musical talent as our own Katie brings her pal Caroline in to sing and entertain us.
Come in for a bowl of hot soup- a grilled panino or a frosty fruit smoothie and be pleasantly and musically pleased. Oh wait!!!! that’s certainly not Caroline in the pic!!!Obviously, more surprises in store….

Music Monday October 8th with The Cartographers

This exciting new duo features our very own Rachel Rosengard and is destined to be one of our most exciting editions of Music Monday. She’s a uke virtuoso and their selection of beguiling cover tunes will charm the pants off ya!
One literally cannot begin to imagine the list of songs these two Wes hipsters will bring to the table. A table loaded with delicious panini s, frosty fruit smoothies and tasty coffee drinks.

RBC Music Monday Oct 1 @6:30 with The Grimm Generation

Music Monday chugs right along with the upcoming full combo version of The Grimm Generation this coming Monday. They’ve been playing for us every semester for a few years now, but this will be the biggest show yet! All pumped and primed for their appearance at The Independisc Birthday Bash on the weekend- we’ll be treated to their brand new bunch of songs as well as the familiar personal faves..
Perhaps the muse will be in attendance.
So come grab a panino, slurp a Smoothie or sip a cup of steaming fresh coffee and relax with The Grimm Generation.