Hey Live Music Fans, We hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Holiday and that your New Year is off to a fantastic start. We have some fun times ahead this year. Don't miss New Orleans own the Iguanas this Saturday with local legend Joe Flood opening. They always tear it up here! As a matter of fact, take a gander at all that's on tap this week at cafe nine!!!

Jan. 9-Wednesday
8 pm
The Saint James Jazz Band • Refried standards with a heavy R&B style from a quartet of veteran New Haven area jazz sidemen - Joe McWilliams, Herb Wilson, Mike Asetta and JB Sutherland. Fronted by Cafe Nine's very own saloon singer, Kevin Saint James. $5

Jan. 10-Thursday
8 pm start
Mercy Choir; w/ Jason Prince; Chris Bousquet • Mercy Choir is the psychedelic folk brainchild of psychedelic folk manchild Paul Belbusti. Jason Prince is a singer/songwriter based in the New Haven area, known mostly for fronting indie band Eurisko. Influences are broad, but can be narrowed down to Elliott Smith, Townes Van Zandt, Jeff Tweedy and Tom Waits. Chris Bousquet is an Americana/Country singer-songwriter with musical projects too numerous to mention. $5

Jan. 11-Friday
5-7 pm
Friday Happy Hour • Sal Paradise No Cover

Jan. 11, 2013-Friday
9 pm
Atrina; w/ Old Man Lady Luck; Lasher • Atrina makes music that is equal parts minimalist melodicism counterpunctal cacophony,and decibul-pushing dissonance. Angular, but accesible. Complex, yet catchy. Eclectic, and electrifying. Atrina makes ears ring, hearts pound, and toes tap. $5

Jan. 12-Saturday
4:30-7:30 pm
Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host Gary Grippo and Friends • bring your ax and play, or sing. PA, amps, drums provided. No Cover

Jan. 12-Saturday
8 pm doors;
9 pm show
The Iguanas; w/ Joe Flood • Based in New Orleans for the past couple of decades - save for a short, Katrina-imposed exile in Austin - the Iguanas define a sound of Americana that crosses cultures, styles, eras and even languages. Their latest album, 'Sin to Sin,' is their first studio recording since 2008's 'If You Should Ever Fall on Hard Times,' and its release coincides with their appearance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. After playing to crowded clubs for the better part of two decades, the Iguanas have likely witnessed a good sin or two. 'Sin to Sin' is loosely thematic, to suit its title. The rockers "You Make Me Sick" and "Won't Sit Down" seem drawn from the more colorful conversations one might hear from the stage, spoken by characters that are just a bit carried away. Added to these are a couple of sexy, sleazy instrumentals that would be perfect to encourage more sinning. Come and experience these great new tunes live in their favorite New Haven haunt, "the musicians living room." $15
Buy tickets online - www.ticketfly.com/venue/4713-cafe-nine/

Jan. 13-Sunday
7 - sign up;
start @ 8 pm sharp
SUNDAY-AFTER-SUPPER JAM: w/ host Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars • bring your ax and play, or sing. PA, amps, drums provided. No Cover

Jan. 14-Monday
Harris Brothers Band Balkan Jam Session • The jam is for anyone interested in playing, listening to, or dancing Balkan music. Learn some of the mysteries of “odd rhythm music,” Hejaz scales, the power of drones No Cover

Jan. 15-Tuesday
8 pm start
NEW SERIES - BAND ROULETTE: Each month 4 bands will be chosen at random to perform at the following month's show giving us a completely random genre crossing musical experience. Come to the show and enter your band, make new friends and experience new local music!!! This month's acts are Rope, Monster Eats Pilot, Andrew Morgan and Vanil Frappe. $5

Jan. 16-Wednesday
8 p.m. start
Aotearoa; w/ The Moving Company • Aotearoa are funk-rock nomads. They are perpetually touring. You pronounce their name like this: Aey-oh-tay-uh-row-uh. $5

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