Thursday, June 29, 2006

June 30, 2006 Hear Here

Guthrie Center 8pm Friday and Saturday 528-1955
Christine Lavin - Amoeba Hop
and with Jeanne and Paul at 3pm on WBCR

Mass MoCA 413-662-2111
Mission of Burma - Donna Sumeria 5:38
This pioneering Boston band defined early '80s post-punk with its single studio album (the seminal Vs) and ferocious live performances. Took 20 years off and came back in 2004.

Saturday July 1 413-586-8686
Pearl Street 8:30pm
Au Revoir Simone
The Double - Up All Night
We Are Scientists - This Scene is Dead

La Cocina 10pm (413) 499-6363
Roots of Creation - 6AM
Roots of Creation effortlessly blend their original Reggae-riddims (Roots/Dancehall/Dub) with Rock/Funk/Jazz. Their heart felt lyrics, danceable grooves, musical communication and instantly "classic" songwriting have ignited R.O.C. to burn up New England.

Also at
Mountain Dog Independence Weekend
Reverend Tor Band
Roots Of Creation
Domino Theory
On the slopes of BOUSQUET SKI AREA
101 Dan Fox Drive- Pittsfield, MA - (413) 442-8316
5pm to 10pm (doors at 4pm)

Mahaiwe 8pm 413-528-0100
Hot Tuna - Robert Johnson's Walking Blues
Rock N’ Roll Hall of Famers Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady have been playing together for over 45 years, including their time with Jefferson Airplane. These two fine musicians celebrate the compelling mixture of rock, blues, folk and country that have distinguished their long collaboration through the many incarnations of Hot Tuna. Hot Tuna Acoustic & Electric includes renowned mandolinist, Barry Mitterhoff, and drummer, Erik Diaz. Opening the show is blues legend John Hammond, a widely recognized treasure of American roots music and Grammy Award winner.

Calvin Theater 8pm 413-586-8686
Keb Mo - Whole nother Thing 3:55
Brendan James
(also the Egg on Friday)

Helsinki 9pm 528-3394
Twinemen - Definition of Truth 5:16
Members of Morphine -- Their new album is called Sideshow because they're a bunch of freaks.

Sunday July 2

Mahaiwe 8pm 413-528-0100
Eric Burdon and the Animals - Boom Boom 5:57
One of three original British Rock Invasion bands, The Animals vaulted to fame on the gritty blues/rock vocals of Eric Burdon. The Animals’ classic hits include, House of the Rising Sun, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, We Gotta Get Out of This Place, and many more. Burdon’s versatile career has spanned the 60’s rock scene, to fronting the 70’s funk band, WAR, to recent acclaim with his solo release, My Secret Life, and now his bluesy new CD, Soul of a Man. Opening the show is blues master, John Hammond, who entertains audiences around the world with great solo acoustic blues.

Helsinki 8pm 528-3394
Robbie Fulks - Countrier than Thou

Iron Horse 7pm 413-586-8686
Alexi Murdoch - Home 5:50

Monday July 3

La Cocina 9pm (413) 499-6363
with an encore jam with Stevie Rachelle from the 80's metal band TUFF

The Erotics from Albany, NY
TEENAGE CASKET COMPANY from England mix late 70's Punk, Glamrock and Melodic Rock into an exciting catchy Powerpopstyle
Vains of Jenna Sweden's newest rock n roll export is following in the footsteps of The Hellacopters & Backyard Babies to bring to America their version of Scandinavian trashy rock n roll. Stevie Rachelle (Metal Sludge, Tuff), who's now there manager took the band to Redrum studios where they recorded a couple of songs with producer GILBY CLARKE (ex- Guns N Roses). The band is movin' from Sweden to Hollywood in April. This is just the beginning.

Flywheel 7:30 --(413) 527-9800
NIGHT WOUNDS (Play allergic to heat 3:07) craziness, saxophone, no wave-ish mania, total spaz dudes, new hampshire transplants now in LA. releases on Not Not Fun and other labels
GREY SKULL three piece, guitar bass drums and electronics. totally heavy.
HOT CHICS, COOL DUDES on tour with night wounds, also from LA

Friday, June 23, 2006

June 23, 2006 Hear Here

Friday, June 23, 2006

Revolution Hall 9pm 518-273-2337 Troy, NY
Clay People - Supersonic Overdrive 3:25
Distant by Design
Luxury Flats

Flywheel 7pm
EXULTATION OF LARKS Indie / Experimental / Post Hardcore / Boston.
AMOROSO - Play: Part of Song 1 5:04
Experimental / Psychedelic / Soul / Boston

Iron Horse Music Hall 10pm
DeVotchka - The Enemy Guns 4:21
(20 Center St., Northampton, MA 01060, 413-586-8686, Map)
With their blend of gypsy instrumentation (accordion, bouzouki, violin), mariachi horns, flamenco guitar, & the powerful tenor of frontman Nick Urata, DeVotchKa – like their contemporaries Gogol Bordello -- exudes a theatrical, Eastern-European flair.

Club Helsinki 9pm 528-3394
Bobby Sweet - One More Song

Saturday June 24th -

Gallery TK 8pm

Boy Eats Drum Machine - Lets Get Lost Sometime 4:52
The Cloud performers

Red Square 9pm 518-432-8584
Guiltless Cult - Heave Ho (CD Release - Help Me Out)
Hector on Stilts

MoCA 8pm
Music - Middle Eastern Song Bird Opens MASS MoCA's Summer Alternative Cabaret Series, 8 pm, MASS MoCA, Courtyard Café, North Adams, $14 in advance or $18 the day of the concert., 413-662-2111, The event moves indoors to Club B-10 in case of rain. Known for her playful, sultry, and nuanced voice, vocalist Haale and her band create a hypnotic experience on stage, weaving Persian melodies through a lush soundscape that pays homage to Sufi musical traditions and psychedelic rock.
Play: Be Hamegan

Tarbox Ramblers - Country Blues 2:50

James Delnero and Lost Mountain - Rock of Ages

Sunday June 25

Elevens 8pm
Ray Mason, Matt Hebert, Seth Piven
Matt Keating - Who Knew (with Emily SPray)

Helsinki 8pm
Oh Baby 3:22

Monday Jun 26

Valentines 6pm 518-432-6572
Pistonparis (from Munich) - Dregen 3:13
Chinese Delivery

TUE JUN 27th

Pearl Street 8:30pm Blue Cheer, Drunk Stuntmen
Play - Just a Little Bit (1968)

Friday, June 16, 2006

June 16, 2006 Hear Here

Friday June 16

Pearl Street 8:30 413-586-8686
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - Dubya! Stop Lying! 4:55 #9
Riding Shotgun
The 5th Pocket

La Cocina (413) 499-6363
GREG MAYO AND THE GROOVE - get it goin #10
Showtime: 10pm

Helsinki 8:30 pm 528-3394
Justin Mather - Love Like Wine 5:24 #11
Sky Smeed - look back down #12

Saturday June 17

Guthrie Center 8pm

Taste of Amherst
Blackberry Jam 12-1
Art Steele 1:30-2:15
Dad Come Home 2:45-4
The Fawns 4:30-5:30
Willy Mason 6-7 - Still a Fly #14
Elvis 7:30-8
Equalities 8:30-10

UU Church Amherst 8pm
Bright Black Morning Light - Everybody Daylight 6:01 #15
With Espers, Feathers

Gallery TK 7:30 (folk, blues, storytelling)
114 main street northampton

Poorboy Johnson
The Goddamn Rattlesnake - Constantina 3:55 #16
Sal Feathers
Ghost Stories
Aeroplane, 1929

Helsinki 9pm 528-3394
Steve Forbert - PRETEND sONG #17

SUN JUN 18th

Iron Horse 7pm
The Bad Plus - Immigrant Song (Studio Outtake from 3 Pack) 2:40 #18
The Aztec Furies

Monday June 19

Valentines 518-432-6572
Downstairs @ 7pm
Lymbyc System - Birds live 5:28 #19
Back Ted n Ted
The Hero Cycle

Wednesday June 21

Springfield Public Library 6pm
Harry and the Potters - Save Genny Weasley #20

Flywheel 7pm 413-527-9800
HAWNAY TROOF (new album! block rockin beats! dry humps! no rules!)
++ Play People Talk 2:23 #21
ANTHRO REX (too bad you live in Brooklyn. You're missin out)
NACE/JAFFE (bill nace & sara jaffe make some music)

Friday, June 09, 2006

June 9, 2006 Hear Here

So I missed a couple weeks of posting - you don't have to pay me for those weeks...

Friday June 9

Gallery TK 7:30
Doveman - Honey
David Thomas Broughton
Liz Isenberg - Hello Christmas

Indie NYC band Doveman is touring in advance of the release of their new CD, "The Acrobat." With folk-indie singer-songwriters Broughton and


Helsinki 9pm 413-528-3394
Sarah Borges - Six Feet Deep
Jimmy Ryan - Hard Time

La Cocina 10pm (413) 499-6363
The Blue Method - Don't They 4:59

Pioneer Arts Center of Easthampton 8pm 413-527-3700
Whirlwind Heat - UpTight
Be Your Own Pet - WildCat
Thurston Moore & Bark Haze

Dream Away Lodge
Berkshire singer/songwriters Fran Mandeville, JoAnne Redding and Bruce Mandel will perform at 8:30 p.m. 1342 County Road, Becket. For more

information, call (413) 623-8725.

Guthrie Center and WBCR-LP 2:45
Crooked Still

Saturday June 10

Helsinki 9pm 413-528-3394
TAJ WEEKES & ADOWA - scream out mellow

1760 Meeting House on the Green (Sheffield)
The WIYOS, a New York-based trio, will perform blues, bluegrass, Dixie, jazz and original songs at 8 p.m. Concert benefits the restoration fund

of the 1760 Meeting House. Sheffield Green (Route 7), Sheffield. For more information, call (413) 528-6013.
Play: You're Gonna Be Sorry 2:36

The Elevens 8:00 pm
(140 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA 01060, 413-586-9155, Map)

Benefit for Brian Marchese
Please join us in a concert to benefit Northampton musician Brian Marchese, whose home was destroyed in a fire. All proceeds from the concert

will go directly to Brian. Donations can also be sent in care of Night Owl Records in Easthampton, MA. Please make any checks out to Brian

Marchese and send to:
Night Owl Records
Attn: For Brian Marchese
72 Cottage St.
Easthampton, MA 01027

Twenty bands will be performing: Mark Mulcahy, Winterpills, Ray Mason, Matt Hebert, Spouse, Spanish for Hitchhiking, Mark Schwaber, School For

The Dead, The Fawns, The Aloha Steamtrain, Claudia Malibu, Fancy Trash, Sitting Next To Brian, Zeke Fiddler, Thane Thomsen, Jason Bourgeois,

Tizzy, National Carpet, George Lenker, and Group Deville.

Play: Sitting Next to Brian - Familiar Old Sugar

Mass MoCA 2pm
Deedle Deedle Dees - ina mina dika

Sunday June 11

Flywheel 7:00 (413) 527-9800
VIO/MIRE AND FRIENDS glitchy folk music - A lighted Bedroom Window
MAT TRUMBULL hopefully he will rap again
ROBADOR featuring joshi

Thursday June 15

Iron Horse 7pm
Hem - Rainy Night in Georgia
Over the Rhine - Spark

La Cocina 10pm (413) 499-6363
The Churchills - I'm a Sucker for a girl in Uniform