Saturday Night Fever

Every few years, through some sort of celestial beneficence, St. Patrick's Day falls on Saturday.

A bit of advice: take it easy throughout the day, you've got a big night ahead of you. The underground rock scene in New London is offering a bevy of bands to complement your pub crawl.

So tap into the spirit of Joyce's Leopold Bloom and wander through “dear, dirty” New London.

Paul Brockett Roadshow Band will be at Hot Rod, and then you could dart down Green Street to the El 'n' Gee Club for a trio of country-noir featuring The Royale Brothers, The Furry III and Bloodshot Hooligans.

If that doesn't strike your fancy, you can make your way to Bank Street to the Oasis, for freak-jazz foursome Incognito Sofa Love, and the folk-jazz of Roadside Attractions, plus the debut of a new band called Gay Cruise.

Perhaps at the end of the night women will wear flowers in their hair like the Andalusian girls used to. But more likely, when you get home you'll thank the heavens March 18 is a Sunday.

Stephen Chupaska

Paul Brockett Roadshow, 8 p.m. Sat., Hot Rod, 357 Bank St., New London; $5; 287-2524.

Royale Brothers, Furry III, Bloodshot Hooligans, 9 p.m. Sat., El 'n' Gee Club, 86 Golden St., New London; $5; 437-3800.

Incognito Sofa Love, Roadside Attractions, Gay Cruise, 9 p.m. Sat., The Oasis, 16 Bank St., New London; $5; 447-3929.
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