Jun 10, 2013
This Week Dylan Packs in a lot of Action:
This past Friday, Dylan had the honor of meeting with US Senator Chris Murphy in regards to his views on the deepening Syrian crisis. Dylan was the only non Syrian member of the group. Dylan was invited because of his activism in support of the Syrian struggle for freedom and democracy.
On Saturday June 15, Dylan and the Epic Poets return to the Redding Roadhouse. 9pm.
On Monday June17, Dylan is opening for PANDA, a touring musician from New Zealand, at the Acoustic Cafe in Black Rock CT.. 8pm.
Pictured above: Dylan alongside members of the Syrian-American community in CT and Senator Chris Murphy.
May 28, 2013
Shows in May and June
May 30th - Art About Town Street Festival - Westport CT - 5-8pm.
June 8 - Private Party
June 15 - Redding Roadhouse (with Epic Poets) - Redding CT - 9pm
June 21 - Sarah's Wine Bar - Ridgefield CT - 7:30-10:30 (solo)
June 22 - Cobbs Mill Inn - Weston CT - 9-12
June 29 - Private Party
Dylan Releases Second Single from Primitive Times Record.
Dylan launched the video for Eric Spread Out on March 20th - the birthday of the singer and friend who inspired the song. All of the characters singing in the video are friends of Eric from all over the country who contributed footage of themselves singing along to the song. Thanks to Manny and Brian at Veritas Productions for producing and editing the video.
In April there was a new article published in Syria about Dylan's work for the Syrian Revolution. here is the link to the article:
Mar 3, 2013
1. Every First Friday (of the month) @ Redding Roadhouse in Redding CT will be the spot to catch Dylan's band the Epic Poets from 9-12:30.
2. Every Third Friday (of the month) @ Sarah's Wine Bar in Ridgefield CT will be an acoustic show (solo or with Mark Mollica)
To commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the Syrian Revolution, Dylan expands his work for Syria with performances in front of the White House, to Toledo Ohio, To Toronto Canada.
Saturday March 16 - Washington DC - Syria Rally in front of the White House
Saturday April 6 - Toledo OH - Fundraising Dinner for Syria sponsored by Life for Relief and Development
Saturday April 13 - Toronto CANADA - Peaceful Defiance (Art of the Syrian Revolution)See the DATES page on the website for details
Feb 10, 2013
The video for "Syria the Healer" was recently released.
On February 16, Dylan will be a guest performer at the National Conference for the Syrian American Medical Society in Clearwater Beach Florida.
On February 23, Dylan will perform at the SWASIA sponsored ALL FOR SYRIA fundraiser at the Meadowlands Sheraton Hotel, NJ.
Jan 9, 2013
On Jan 7th, 2013, Dylan released yet another song in support of the Syrian Revolution called Syria the Healer
In other News, Dylan was recently interviewed for a new piece on his work for Syria by journalist MaryAlice Parks. The piece was featured in the New York Torch.
Dec 3, 2012
In the month since releasing the videos for Weary World and Feza Feza, Dylan has been honored in many ways by the Syrian people.
The videos have been played daily on Syrian TV station Orient.
Both videos have been viewed over 20,000 times on Youtube.
The Syrian Revolution issued a commemorative stamp in honor of Dylan's contribution to the cause.
Syrians have taken to the streets with signs like this...
Oct 29, 2012
This November Dylan has the honor of participating in several events to raise awareness and money for Syria, Including HEADLINING THE AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FEST IN CHICAGO NOV. 9TH. Here is the schedule.
Nov. 3rd - Umass Amherst MSA Eid Dinner @ Campus Center Auditorium. 6:30 PM
Nov. 4th - Umass Lowell Syria Fundraiser @ Lowell Inn and Conference Center. 3:30 PM
Nov. 9th - Amnesty International Regional Conference Human Rights Fest @ Northeastern University. 6PM
Nov. 17 - Syria Children Walk @ 67th Street and 6th Ave in Brooklyn NY. 2:00 PM
Oct 22, 2012
After months of hard work, the video and single of the song Weary World are ready. Weary World attempts to tell the story of the Syrian Revolution and the governments who are conspiring to prop up the brutal regime of Bashar al Assad. As a result of the release of the song and video, Dylan has been invited to participate in several conferences, fundraisers and marches for Syria. The single is being aired on Orient TV (a satellite new chanel) on a daily basis.
The single has been released as a free download at dylanconnor.bandcamp.com
Here is the video...
Oct 7, 2012
The song Weary World is about the humanitarian tragedy taking place in Syria and the world's failure to act on behalf of the innocent victims of the brutal Assad regime.
Dylan is releasing Weary World through bandcamp.com as a FREE DOWNLOAD in aniticipation of the COMPANION VIDEO, which will be released in the coming weeks and widley distributed to international media outlets.
Aug 8, 2012
Recently Dan Woog, a legendary CT journalist, wrote a comprehensive article for his Blog 06880 on Dylan's involvement with the Syria crisis. Here is the link
Also the video for Eric Spread Out is finished and set for release this month. Here is a still from the shoot.
Jun 24, 2012
This is just the beginning. It's gonna be a big summer for Dylan Connor Tour Dates.
May 30, 2012
Dylan is performing Thursday May 31 at a benefit concert called Songs For Syria. The event will take place at Drom on Ave. A in Manhattan's lower east side at 6pm. Dylan is one of six international performers that will take to the stage singing songs in support of the Syrian people. He will debut a new song inspired by the events in Syria called Weary World.
May 17, 2012
Dylan and his band the Epic Poets are heading into the studio this weekend to record two songs for Syria: Feza Feza and Weary World at Trout Studios in Brooklyn, with the incomparable Bryce Goggin at the helm.
Joining Dylan are Mark Mollica and Merritt Jacob (electric guitars), Trevor Coen (Bass), and Joe Izzo (Drums). In addition, renowned Palestinian musician Zafer Tawil will be adding some key middle eastern spices to the mix.
Each song on the new single will be accompanied by a video produced and directed by Veritas Productions.
May 8, 2012
Watch this video announcement to learn all about The Primitive Times Cover Song Contest.
May 1, 2012
On April 30, NPR affiliate WSHU in Connecticut aired this substantial interview with Dylan concerning his song Feza Feza in support of the oppositions movement in Syria. Click the above link to go to the news page about the interview, and then click listen to hear the audio.
Today we are announcing a Dylan Connor Cover Contest. Anyone who submits an audio file or youtube video version of a Dylan Connor song from Primitive Times to email@example.com will be considered by a panel of three judeges:
Bryce Goggin - Recording Engineer and Producer for Phish, Lemonheads, Joan as Police Woman, Ramones,
George Gilbert - Entertainment Lawyer with forty years experience in about every facet of the recording industry.
Eli Braden - comedic song writer heard daily on the Howard Stern Show.
Submissions must be in by June 1st, and winners will be announced on Dylan's Birthday - June 12th.
Apr 19, 2012
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
PLEASE JOIN DYLAN FOR A SPECIAL EVENT!
WHAT IS IT?
THE "PRIMITIVE TIMES" RECORD RELEASE EXTRAVAGANZA
WHERE IS IT?
THE LIVING ROOM IN NYC - 154 LUDLOW ST.
WHEN IS IT?
THIS SATURDAY APRIL 21 FROM 7-9PM
FEATURING THE EPIC POETS AND SPECIAL GUESTS:
BENJAMIN CARTEL, KAT SPINA, STEPHANIE HARRISON, AND THE OCCUPY WALL STREET LADIES CHOIR.
10 DOLLAR TICKETS
TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF PRIMITIVE TIMES, DYLAN AND THE BAND WILL PLAY THE ENTIRE RECORD IN SEQUENCE.
Apr 9, 2012
Tomorrow, April 10, Primitive Times will be available through all digital retailers including iTunes and Amazon. Dylan celebrated in his hometown of Fairfield this weekend at Las Vetas Lounge by performing the entire record in sequence with Mark Mollica on guitar. Today Dylan and Mark leave for a week of shows and radio interviews in Ireland.
Mar 26, 2012
The following in studio radio appearances have been confirmed for Ireland!
Dylan Connor – Ireland Radio Interviews and Performances April 9-17:
1. “Rojo in the Morning" on Spirit FM – 89.9 FM Spirit Radio – Date and Time TBA
2. “On the Verge" radio show - Dublin South Community Radio (now D.S.F.M.) -Saturday April 14
3. "Nationwide 4FM" -with legendary and acclaimed show host, Mr Niall Boylan. Date and Time TBA
Mar 16, 2012
The release of Primitive Times through eOne Distribution and A2Z Entertainment is only a few weeks away on Tuesday April 10th. We are happy to announce the following tour dates (with many more to come)
Friday March 23 - Sarah's Wine Bar , Ridgefield CT (solo)
Thursday March 29 - The Loft in South Norwalk, CT (with the Epic Poets)
Saturday April 7 - Hometown release at Las Vetas Lounge in Fairfield, CT. (with Mark Mollica)
Tuesday April 10 - Ruby Sessions, Dublin Ireland (with Mark Mollica)
Wednesday April 11 - The Song Room at the Globe, Dublin Ireland (with Mark Mollica)
Thursday April12 - Whelan's Pub, Dublin (with Mark Mollica)
Sunday April 15 - The Apollo Sessions, Dublin Ireland (Mark Mollica)
Thrusday April 19 - The Loft in South Norwalk, CT (with the Epic Poets)
Saturday , April 21 - The Living Room, NYC (with Epic Poets and Special Guests Galore)
Friday, April 27 - The All Asia Club, Boston MA (solo)
Friday, May 4th - Flavours, Pittsfiled MA (with the Epic Poets)
Feb 23, 2012
Here is a video of a live performance of Feza Feza from the Living Room on Jan. 29th at the Fundraising concert for Syria which raised 12,000 dollars. Click Here to Watch. It features Joe Izzo on drums, Trevor Coen on bass, and Mark Mollica on lead guitar. Remember that you can still contribute to the Syrian humanitarian disaster by downloading my single of this song here .