Acoustic Cafe – 2926 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport
Amity Teen Center – 10 Selden St Woodbridge, CT 06525 (203) 389-1154
Cherry Street Station – 491 N Cherry Street Ext, Wallingford Center, CT – Probably the most outwardly Metal-friendly venue in the state, owned and operated by Dennis, a Metal fan himself. Among the underground bands of CT, it is commonly regarded as the capital of CT Metal. Dennis is open to any band that wants to book a gig there and lets them run the show them selves. What bands love the most? No ticket sales necessary. It’s only real drawback is that it’s 21+ only.
Cook’s Cafe – 203 Church St, Naugatuck, CT (203) 729-3760 – Within the last couple of years Mark Cook, the owner has been much more open to all original local bands, and seems like recently favoring the Metal scene most. Cook’s caters to the 21+ crowd and has an intimate show room with a “dance” floor, seating accommodations, and a warm atmosphere.
Eclectics – New London
El ‘N’ Gee – 86 Golden St, New London, CT
Fiddler’s Green – 280 Shippan Avenue, Stamford
House of Metal – Waterbury
Lucky Break Cafe – 268 Atlantic Street, Stamford
Skater City Amusement Park – 136 South Street, Enfield, CT
Space, The – 295 Treadwell St, Hamden, CT 203-288-6400
Subterranean Sound Studio – Waterbury
The Room – 3 Production Dr, Brookfield, CT – Imagine a venue that was designed from the ground up by a musician with tons of experience in the live scene, owned and operated by Vern and Jimmy. It’s one of the very few all-ages music venues and treats their hard working musician guests like rock stars. Though it’s located in a remote part of CT, The Room has the potential to be one of the leading venues for both bands and fans for live music.
Toad’s Place – New Haven
The Webster Underground – 31 Webster Street, Hartford, CT 06114 (860-525-5553) – The place to perform for any Hartford area Metal band. Just a quick glance at their upcoming show schedule and you can see that it’s dominated by local and even some national Metal bands, whether it be for contests or just one off shows. It’s a great all-ages atmosphere, with a secluded bar for the 21+ crowd, and a good size show room. Rusty Assunder, the promoter for The Webster Underground, is passionate about the local CT Metal scene, and it shows.
Zen Bar – 317 Farmington Ave, Plainville, CT