Infinity Hall Live: CPTV's New Series of Concerts from Norfolk Kicks-Off with New Jersey Natives The Smithereens

Release Date: 06/15/2011

 

 
Infinity Hall Live CPTV’s New Series of Concerts from Norfolk Kicks off with New Jersey Natives The Smithereens Premieres Friday, June 17 at 11 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV)
 
Infinity Hall Live, airingFridays at 11 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), is a new concert series unlike any that the public television network has ever produced, because it has a special connection to the Nutmeg State: Each episode is taped at Infinity Hall, a stunning 19th century music venue located in Norfolk, Connecticut.
 
The eight-part series showcases a variety of musical genres and styles, from indie rock to folk and country. For the premiere episode on Friday, June 17 at 11 p.m. on CPTV, the season gets started with a performance from the New Jersey-based rock band The Smithereens. Formed in 1980, the group has released a number of hit songs, including “Blood and Roses” and “Behind the Wall of Sleep,” and has acquired a cult following.
 
From their humble beginnings in Carteret, New Jersey, The Smithereens have become an enduring facet of alternative rock. Initially formed following the members’ graduation from Carteret High School, the group became popular with catchy, power pop hits. Drawing on inspiration from The Beatles and Kurt Cobain, The Smithereens have honed a style all their own. 
 
With a sound described as a blend of American garage-band rock and British pop, The Smithereens have had an impressive 30-year career. Partnering with artists like The Kinks and Graham Parker, the group has produced over 10 studio albums and 4 live albums. With an
extensive touring schedule, the group continues to excite devoted fans across the country. 
 
 Combining the musical talents of Pat DiNizio, Jim Babjak, Dennis Diken and Severo Jornacion, The Smithereens offer something not seen everyday: a lively, fun, and entertaining performance. A true pillar in the underground music scene, The Smithereens are a great addition to CPTV’s Infinity Hall Live.
 
Infinity Hall Live features world-class musicians giving powerful performances in an intimate setting, and viewers are granted front-row seats—without having to leave the comfort of their own homes. Additionally, each episode gives viewers an exclusive peek behind the scenes, complete with artist interviews and a backstage look at concert preparations.
 
This new CPTV local series combines engaging contemporary artists with the old-fashioned joy of stripped-down, authentic performances. Plus, it showcases enjoy the thrill of seeing a Connecticut landmark brought to rollicking life.
 
This summer, Infinity Hall Live features an exciting line-up of artists:
·         Friday, June 17 at 11 p.m. – The Smithereens 
·         Friday, June 24 at 11 p.m. – Rusted Root 
·         Friday, July 1 at 11 p.m. – Open Wings, Broken Strings featuring Ed Kowalczyk, Emerson Hart, and Leigh Nash
·         Friday, July 8 at 11 p.m.Jonathan Edwards
·         Friday, July 15 at 11 p.m. –The Wailin’ Jennys
·         Friday, July 22 at 11 p.m. –Shelby Lynne
·         Friday, July 29 at 11 p.m. – Tim Reynolds and TR3
·         Friday, August 5 at 11 p.m. – The Best of Infinity Hall Live
 
Producer/Director: Jennifer Boyd
 
Post Producer/Editor: Karen Silverstein
 
About Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
Built in 1883 in beautiful Norfolk, Connecticut, the recently-renovated 300-seat Infinity Hall is an intimate music, dining and entertainment destination beyond compare, featuring more than 200 music and entertainment shows by national and regional artists annually. The renovated historic building features its original proscenium stage and architectural details with an intimate size that
ensures each and every seat provides almost front row entertainment. For more historical
background and a complete calendar of events visit infinityhall.com.
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