You'd think a show by You Scream I Scream (pictured), who'll be celebrating the release of their second CD, Zookeeper, at Arch Street Tavern on Saturday, would be reason enough to get excited. But they've also invited along some of their Casa de Warrenton Recording Studio friends: Becky Kessler, the Scenics, the Sweet Ones and Mandrake Mechanism, each of whom will play a short set. That's a ton of music to pack into a single show, sure. But who's complaining? A limited first run of Zookeeper, which was printed up for a recent Nantucket release party, will be available for purchase, while the official digipak release will be around before you know it. (The first single, "Baby," was co-written with the Presidents of the United States of America's Chris Ballew.)
You Scream I Scream CD Release Party
Sept. 8, 9 p.m., $7-$10, Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch St., Hartford, (860) 246-7610, archstreettavern.com.