We are the Mold Monkies

Show dates

Friday, March 13, 2015. 7 p.m.
The Outer Space Ballroom, 265 Treadwell Street, Hamden, Conn.
The Mold Monkies open for the amazing Pugwash. Come see why Andy Partridge of XTC says these Irish popsters are the bomb. Also playing: The Shellye Valauskas Experience and Rick Murnane.

Past dates

Tuesday, June 25, 2013. 7 p.m.
Klekolo World Coffee, Middletown, Conn.
Russell Shaddox plays solo in a twin bill with Frank Critelli at this laid-back coffee-house venue.

Sunday, April 28, 2013. 3:45 p.m.
Meriden Daffodil Festival, Hubbard Park, Hamden, Conn.
The Mold Monkies return to the Meriden Daffodil Festival to play on the Jeff Crooms Welcome Stage! The Daffodil Festival is a great two-day event featuring music, food, amusements, and other fun stuff for the whole family. Don’t miss it!

Video from the Daffodil Festival show:
I Gotta Run
Hobo Rocket

Wednesday, January 9, 2013. 7 p.m.
Best Video, 1842 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, Conn.
The Mold Monkies play a show at scenic Best Video. Coffee, tea, soft drinks, wine and beer available. Look at the amazing DVD collection! Holy Hitchcock, Batman, it’s awesome!

We rocked Best Video so hard we knocked GG Allin off the shelf.

Thursday, July 28, 2011. 9 p.m.
The Outer Space, 265 Treadwell Street, Hamden, Conn.
An evening of music by the folks who brought you Godspell this past spring at the Spring Glen UCC Church. Karen Paul and David Giblin go on at 7 p.m., then Neveready with guitarist Todd Waldron at 8 p.m., then the Mold Monkies featuring Nick Appleby (who played The Big Guy) at about 9 p.m.

Thursday, June 23, 2011. 7:15 or 8 p.m.
Ideat Village Showcase, Pitkin Plaza, New Haven, Conn.
The Mold Monkies play Ideat Village – seems strangely appropriate. Come to Pitkin Plaza Thursday evening for a slew of excellent local music! Monkies go on at either 7:15 or 8 – we’ll keep you posted when we know more.

Thurday, June 16, 2011. 8 p.m.
Café Nine, 250 State Street, New Haven, Conn.
The Mold Monkies open for the legendary Paul Collins' Beat. Don’t come late! It’s an early show as the Monkies hit the stage promptly at 8 and The Beat goes on around 8:45. Don’t miss one of power-pop’s all-time greatest bands!

Friday, October 8, 2010. 10 p.m.
Café Nine, 250 State Street, New Haven, Conn.
The Mold Monkies open for Chicago’s The Safes. Last-minute show featuring our previous drummer Paul Tascione, who will be filling in for Wade Rice, who is currently on a secret mission to the asteroids! Come back soon, Wade, before you run out of fissionable material.

Saturday, September 18, 2010. Midnight.
Café Nine, 250 State Street, New Haven, Conn.
The Big Fat Combo, Frank Critelli Band, and the Mold Monkies combine their superpowers to wish happy birthday to Independisc!

Friday, July 30, 2010. 7 p.m.
New England Brewing Co., 7 Selden Street, Woodbridge, Conn.
Mold Monkies and Beer: Part Trois. Our first show with guitarist Gerry Giaimo! He has an electric sitar and he knows how to use it.

Saturday, May 15, 2010. 9 p.m.
Rudy’s, 372 Elm Street, New Haven, Conn.
Opening for the awesome Peacock Flounders. It's gonna be a rocker. Put some punk in your pop, or some pop in your punk, or some monkey in your flounder, or something! Do it! DO IT!

Saturday, April 24, 2010. 7:45 p.m.
Meriden Daffodil Festival, Hubbard Park, Meriden, Conn.
CD Release Party – We're finally finishing our second CD, Stoats Afire!, and playing our first Meriden Daffodil Festival – very exciting! We're closing out the Welcome Stage on Saturday night. Great bands all day and fireworks right after, so come check it out!

Saturday, March 20, 2010.
Woodbridge, Conn. Private party.

Friday, January 8, 2010. 9 p.m.
Café Nine, 250 State Street, New Haven, Conn.
Tweefort presents: Help us celebrate the release of "Radio Twelve," the new solo CD by the one, the only Steve Deal ... Steve-O sang and guitared for power-pop mainstays Chopper and The Absolute Zeros, who have been known to share a few members with the Monkies. Also performing are the excellent Brooklyn power-poppers Boy Genius. That is a lot of music (and monkey) for your money, considering this show is FREE! Hot damn!

Friday, October 30, 2009. 7 p.m.
Café Nine, 250 State Street, New Haven, Conn.
Straight-up rock ’n’ roll! The Mold Monkies open up for New York indie greats The Figgs at Cafe Nine. Graham Parker loves ’em, we love ’em, and so should you ...

Friday, January 23, 2009. 6 p.m.
Spring Glen Church, 1825 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, Conn.
Rock ’n’ Blues Night to benefit the new Habitat for Humanity build in the Sleeping Giant area. The evening will feature music from Carl Legere and Friends, The Mold Monkies, and The Ivory Bills. Karaoke in between sets. Food is offered in the form of a light buffet. Admission is free with all voluntary contributions going to benefit Habitat.

Friday, July 25, 2008. 7 p.m.
New England Brewing Co., 7 Selden Street, Woodbridge, Conn.
The Mold Monkies and beer: Part Deux. Last August’s heady gig at the brewery was an amazing love-fest of music and fun. And we’ve been asked back again! Come join us at Connecticut’s finest purveyor of grain-based fizzy lifting drink. $5 admission gets you two sets of Monky music, free samples, and a brewery tour.

Saturday, July 12, 2008. 9 p.m.
Café Nine, 250 State Street, New Haven, Conn.
Tag Team Rock 'n' Roll! The Ivory Bills and the Mold Monkies battle it out in the ring! Two bands enter, only one leaves ... well, not exactly -- the two bands trade sets, and then decompose a brief late-night jam at the end! The Monkies welcome back our founding drummer, Paul Tascione, who is kind enough to help us out for our July shows!

Playing the Brewery. Monkies plus beer equals awesome.

Friday, August 31, 2007. 7 p.m.
New England Brewing Co., 7 Selden Street, Woodbridge, Conn.
The Mold Monkies and lots and lots of great beer. Who could ask for more? We play a special show at Connecticut’s finest microbrew. A relaxed atmosphere and a great sound system. Come for the music, stay for the taste … Doors open at 6 p.m.

Thursday, June 16, 2007. 4 p.m.
Pitkin Plaza, Orange Street, New Haven, Conn.
The Mold Monkies play Ideat Village. With Bludrum, the New Haven Improvisers Collective, Embryo Dimaggio, Mercy Meadows, Eula, Ponybird, The Novels, Sex and Death U.S.A., The Tires, Smooth Medusa and Naga Cult. Sorry, we were rained out … we’ll see you next year!

Saturday, May 12, 2007. 1:15 p.m.
The Space, 295 Treadwell Street, Building H, Hamden, Conn.
The Mold Monkies play “al fresco” at The Space’s outdoor flea market. With Blue Trail and Embryo Dimaggio.

Thursday, December 14, 2006. 8 p.m.
Studio 70, 70 Audubon Street, First Floor, New Haven, Conn.
The Mold Monkies play a special show for Late Night Thursday at the Studio 70 performance space. Store promotions and a gallery opening are part of this special night highlighting New Haven's Audubon Arts District — New Haven's creative hotspot!

Thursday, December 14, 2006. 11 p.m.
Toad's Place, 300 York Street, New Haven, Conn.
After the Studio 70 show, the Monkies run pell-mell downtown to play the New Haven Ragefest at Toad's! The show starts at 8; Monkies go on at 11. Also appearing are three other awesome local bands — Covin, The Smyrk, and These Green Eyes!

Monday, October 23, 2006. 9 p.m.
Café Nine, 250 State Street, New Haven, Conn.
The Mold Monkies once again rock Beatnik 2000 after a vast army of spoken word, acoustic music and other creative folks do their thing. Ages 21+. Monkies probably go on at about 11:30 or midnight; it's tough to pin these things down ...

Tuesday, October 17, 2006. 8 p.m.
Toad’s Place, 300 York Street, New Haven, Conn.
We walk among legends! The Mold Monkies open up the Little Steven's Underground Garage tour, featuring Detroit pop-rockin' hitmakers The Romantics (“What I Like About You,” “Talking in Your Sleep”) and Chicago underground garagemeisters The Shadows of Knight (“Gloria”)! Also appearing: The Charms and Danglers.

Saturday, September 9, 2006. Bands start at 9 p.m.
Café Nine, 250 State Street, New Haven, Conn.
It’s the Independisc 8th Birthday Bash! The Monkies join ROPE and The Saucers in wishing Gary and Independisc all the best. Mainline your double cappucino — the Mold Monkies go on at midnight.

Friday, August 25, 2006. 5 to 7 p.m.
Books & Company, 1235 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, Conn.
Double-header solo acoustic show by Russell Shaddox of the Mold Monkies and Peter Riccio of The Sawtelles. Russell does some of his non-Monky music. Part of the Songs from the Sofa series.

Thursday, February 23, 2006. Bands start at 10 p.m.
Café Nine, 250 State Street, New Haven, Conn.
Triple-band Thursday with The Jellyshirts and Stickless Joy.
Mold Monkies go on at 11 p.m.

Monday, January 23, 2006. Begins at 9 p.m.
Café Nine, 250 State Street, New Haven, Conn.
For Beatnik 2000. Also includes spoken word and music.

January 12, 2006. Doors open at 7 p.m.
The Space, 295 Treadwell Street, Building H, Hamden, Conn.
With Cliff Samuel-Hines, The Fells, and Reptillicus. $10 cover.
See photos from the show.

The Mold Monkies rock the Eli Whitney Museum during a benefit on Nov. 12 that raised more than $7,500 for New Orleans musicians. The Monkeyphone (the white circular thing — a megaphone and siren rigged with a footswitch by Nick) worked perfectly!

November 12, 2005. 8:45 p.m.
Eli Whitney Museum, 915 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, Conn.
Benefit for victims of the Gulf Coast disasters. Cover charge and a percentage of CD sales to benefit charity. More photos here.