New England's #1 '90s Band!

"The Usual Lebowskis" cover the best in alternative/indie, grunge, folk rock, jamband, pop, and rock from the 1990s.

"The Usual Lebowskis" cover tunes by 4 Non Blondes, 10,000 Maniacs, Alanis Morissette, Alannah Myles, Ani DiFranco, The Beastie Boys, Beck, The Breeders, Cake, C+C Music Factory, The Cranberries, Dave Matthews Band, Green Day, James, Lenny Kravitz, Nirvana, Oasis, Pearl Jam, Phish, The Proclaimers, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M., The Smashing Pumpkins, Spin Doctors, Stone Temple Pilots, and U2.

"The Usual Lebowskis" are perfect for a summer evening concert. Since June 2020, "The Usual Lebowskis" have performed for over 2,500 people as part of the summer concert series in Groton, Farmington, Killingly, Monroe, and Morris. 

Three of the six members of "The Usual Lebowskis" also cover the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s as part of The Future Heavies. In May 2022, an all-star band featuring members of both The Future Heavies and The Usual Lebowskis performed the best pop and rock music from both the '80s and '90s at the All-Campus Tent Party on Andrus Field in Middletown, Connecticut as part of Wesleyan University's Reunion and Commencement Weekend.  The celebration with classmates, graduating seniors, families, and alumni took place the night before Wesleyan's 190th Commencement Ceremony. Watch videos from the performance on YouTube.

"The Usual Lebowskis" are fun, professional, danceable, and affordable for festivals, outdoor events, fairs, reunions, special occasions, and audiences of all ages. The band features two lead vocalists, two guitarists, bass, and drums, with members from Cheshire, Hamden,  Middletown, Monroe, Portland, and West Hartford: 

Alice-Anne - lead vocals 
Michael Stearns - lead vocals 
Jim Hoebel - lead guitar  
Ron LaRosa - rhythm guitar, backup vocals  
Mike Hamad - bass  
Andy Chatfield - drums

 

Shows

Previous events

May21

All-Campus Tent Party with "The Future Heavies"

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Andrus Field, 55 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, Connecticut

Celebrate with classmates, graduating seniors, and families as part of Wesleyan University's Reunion and Commencement Weekend - all are welcome!

Hear the best pop and rock music from both the '80s and '90s in one night under the tent on Andrus Field with an all-star band featuring members from "The Future Heavies" covering new wave, R&B, and dance music from the 1980s, and "The Usual Lebowskis" covering alternative/indie, grunge, folk rock, and jamband music from the 1990s. The group is led by drummer Andrew Chatfield MALS '19 and includes lead vocalists Alice-Anne and Wendy Berry, keyboard player Pete DiGennaro, saxophonist and guitarist Dustin Kreidler, and both Derek Monahan and Aaron Read on lead and bass guitar.

DJ Mario Torres will close out the night spinning a 90 minute set until 1am.

Per COVID-19 campus visitor guidelines, all guests at Wesleyan's 190th Commencement Ceremony must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means receiving a booster shot within 30 days of CDC eligibility. Following current CDC and Connecticut Department of Public Health Guidelines, and with everyone’s safety in mind, plans are subject to change if conditions necessitate. Thank you for your flexibility!

https://www.wesleyan.edu/rc2022/events.html#Saturday

32nd annual Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Concert Series

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Wolfe Park, 285 Cutler's Farm Road, Monroe, CT 06468

"The Usual Lebowskis" will cover the best in alternative/indie, grunge, folk rock, jamband, pop, and rock from the 1990s during their first performance in Monroe.

Bring a blanket, your chairs, and your friends and family to enjoy an evening under the stars.

Due to state COVID-19 restrictions, the following changes will be implemented this season:

The concert is free, however reservations will be required. A maximum of six people will be allowed per reservation. Reservations will open the Monday morning before the concert at 8am and run through 1pm on the day of the show. The maximum number of people allowed in the concert area will be 450. The 450 available reservations for this concert have sold out as of 7:50am on Friday. If you have a reservation and no longer will be coming please let the Monroe Parks and Recreation office know by 1pm so they may give your reservation to someone on the waiting list.

Markings have been placed in the grass area to ensure required social distancing between groups. Check in for the concert will begin at 6:30pm. Concert begins at 7:30pm. In the event of inclement weather, please call 203-339-6106 after 3pm. Romeo’s at Wolfe Park will be open for food purchases.

"The Usual Lebowskis" cover tunes by 4 Non Blondes, Alanis Morissette, Alannah Myles, Ani Difranco, The Beastie Boys, Beck, The Breeders, Cake, The Cranberries, Dave Matthews Band, Eagle Eye Cherry, Green Day, James, Lenny Kravitz, Nirvana, No Doubt, Oasis, Pearl Jam, Phish, The Proclaimers, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M., The Smashing Pumpkins, Spin Doctors, Stone Temple Pilots, and They Might Be Giants.

The band features two lead vocalists, two guitarists, bass, and drums. Monroe's own Ron LaRosa plays rhythm guitar and drums and sings with "The Usual Lebowskis."

"The Future Heavies" (featuring five of the six members of "The Usual Lebowskis") previously performed the best of the '80s as part of the Monroe Parks and Recreation "Party at the Lake" at Great Hollow Lake in 2019.

Thank you to Tenor Sponsor Irene’s Flower Shop; Silver Sponsors DiBlasi Associates, PC; Peoples United Bank; and Spadaccino & Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home.

This concert was originally scheduled for Friday, July 10, 2020 but was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

203-452-2806 parksandrec@monroect.org

Killingly Loves The '90s

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Davis Park, 42 Reynolds Street, Danielson, CT 06239

"The Usual Lebowskis" will perform for the first time as part of Killingly's Thursday Night Summer Concert Series. The Davis Park gazebo is located on Main Street across from the Killingly Public Library.

Bring the family down to the park for the best in alternative/indie, grunge, folk rock, jamband, pop, and rock from the 1990s and get dinner from Renee's Working Girl Catering Service.

"The Future Heavies" (featuring five of the six members of "The Usual Lebowskis") performed the best of the '80s in Killingly in 2016 and 2017.

This event was originally scheduled for Thursday, July 16, 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presented by Killingly Parks and Recreation. Sponsored by Atlantic Broadband, J&S Sound, and Killingly Business Association members.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1224888164374056

860-779-5390

Groton Utilities and City of Groton Summer Concerts in the Park

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Washington Park, 155 Meridian Street, Groton, CT 06340

The viewing area in Washington Park will be marked off with 15 foot-sized boxes in which attendees can sit to enjoy the show. Each box will be separated from each other by empty spaces of equal size. Face masks must be worn whenever you are not in your box – meaning walking to and from your vehicle, the restrooms, or any other destination. Stay with your cohort. Please arrive with your group and do not intermingle with other groups. This is a vital part of efforts to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Concert is free to the public. Food trucks will be on site beginning at least 30 minutes prior to the performance. Q105 (WQGN) FM will have a presence at the show as well.

"The Usual Lebowskis" cover the best in alternative/indie, grunge, folk rock, jamband, pop, and rock from the 1990s. "The Usual Lebowskis" cover tunes by No Doubt, The Beastie Boys, Dave Matthews Band, Alanis Morissette, Pearl Jam and much, much more. Enjoy this eclectic band rocking the night away in the park.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2693735377579198

(860) 446-4103

Farmington Summer Concert Series

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Staples House Green, 2 Monteith Drive, Farmington, CT 06032

Hear the best pop and rock music from both the '80s and '90s in one night on the Staples House Green (F-Hill) next to the Farmington Library. "The Future Heavies" cover new wave, R&B, and dance music from the 1980s, and "The Usual Lebowskis" cover alternative/indie, grunge, folk rock, and jamband music from the 1990s.

Stop by the On the Go Smoothie Cafe table for some healthy and tasty treats. Don't forget blankets and lawn chairs. Masks are required outside of designated "social circles." Please note: due to COVID-19 restrictions, public restrooms are not available.

"The Future Heavies" (featuring five of the six members of "The Usual Lebowskis") previously performed the best of the '80s as part of the Farmington Summer Concert Series in 2019.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2634708843409010

860-675-2540

A '90s Concert with The Usual Lebowskis

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Morris Town Beach Pavilion at Bantam Lake, 83 East Shore Road, Morris, CT 06763

Celebrate the beginning of summer! "The Usual Lebowskis" make their debut, performing for the first time to kick off the Town of Morris 2020 summer concert series at the beautiful Morris Town Beach Pavilion on Bantam Lake.

"The Usual Lebowskis" will play from 7pm to 8:30pm featuring the best in alternative/indie, grunge, folk rock, jamband, pop, and rock from the 1990s. "The Usual Lebowskis" cover tunes by 4 Non Blondes, Alanis Morissette, Alannah Myles, Ani Difranco, The Beastie Boys, The Breeders, Cake, The Cranberries, Eagle Eye Cherry, Green Day, James, Lenny Kravitz, Nirvana, Oasis, Pearl Jam, The Proclaimers, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M., The Smashing Pumpkins, and Stone Temple Pilots.

Bring the family and enjoy live music from a safe social distance. As per the State of Connecticut's Phase Two reopening plan, outdoor gatherings are limited to 100 people. To comply with this Executive Order, 100 free tickets for this concert are available for seating on the lawn in front of the Morris Town Beach Pavilion via eventbrite.com. Spaces will be marked to encourage guests to sit a socially safe distance from one another. Please wear a mask / cloth face covering whenever you leave your seating area. In order to follow State guidelines: "When in public and a six-foot distance is unavoidable, face coverings are required to be worn." Please stay within your small group during your visit.

After the 100 free tickets are sold out for lawn seating, all others will be welcome to enjoy the concert from the comfort of their vehicles in the Morris Town Beach parking area. Parking permits are not required for any town sponsored event.

Please pack any food / beverage you'd like to enjoy and have a picnic with your small group, either on the lawn for ticket holders, or in your vehicle for non-ticket holders.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and consideration of these requests as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic. We're hoping for a safe and successful event, but that won't happen if we all don't work together!

Questions? Please email Morrissrctr@optonline.net

The rain date for this concert is Friday, August 21, 2020.

"The Future Heavies" (featuring five of the six members of "The Usual Lebowskis") performed the best of the '80s in Morris in 2017 and 2018.

860-567-7437

FREE! 100 tickets available for seating on the lawn in front of the Morris Town Beach Pavilion

I so appreciate you pulling the band together. You came through for us big time and we all really appreciate it. You all really saved the day and the feedback has been amazing! You all were wonderful. Thank you so very much!!!” - Dana (client)

— Wesleyan University's Reunion and Commencement Weekend All-Campus Tent Party with "The Future Heavies," May 2022

The band was amazing. You guys were terrific. Loved every song!” - Heather (audience member)

— with "The Future Heavies," May 2022

This group sounds great!” - Lynn (audience member)

— Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Concert Series, August 2020

Great concert, one of the best I've seen there.” - Lisa (audience member)

— Monroe Parks and Recreation Summer Concert Series, August 2020

THIS is a SUPERFUN BAND. Loved everything about ya'll.” - Angela (audience member)

— Killingly Loves The '90s, August 2020

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