Friday, August 18, 2006

Hear Here August 18, 2006

Friday August 18

Flywheel 8pm (413) 527-9800
JASON ANDERSON AND THE BEST (our bi-annual visit, complete with full band!!!)
[play Citizen's Arrest]
HYMNS (humble mumbles in a folk-like tradition from Holyoke, MA)

PACE 8pm 413-527-3700
Steve Biegner - Prodigal Son
CD Release Party!!! ”As the Orchestra Swells (the lights go out)”
Easthampton native, Steve Biegner, has been making music since he was 12 years old. Steve played with the popular local group Smokejumpers for two years at such venues as Harry's, The Space, Fire and Water, and the Iron Horse. While playing shows with Smokejumpers, Steve recorded a new solo album called "Manic Blue." His original songs are reminiscent of such artists as Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, Radiohead, and Duncan Sheik, but have a sound all of their own. As a solo performer, Steve has played at PACE, the Thirsty Mind, and the Iron Horse with the Nields. Steve has just finished recording his second solo CD with producer David Chalfant (The Nields), ”As the Orchestra Swells (the lights go out)”, which will be sold at this show! Tonight's show also includes a Smokejumpers reunion!

Helsinki 9pm 413-528-3394
Eilen Jewell - Fourth Degree

Guthrie Center 8pm and 3:30 on WBCR 413-528-1955
David Roth

Iron Horse 413-586-8686
Jennifer O'Connor - The Color and the Light
Rogue Wave - Bird on a Wire

Saturday August 19

Helsinki 9pm 413-528-3394
Royal Sound - Owen's Dub

Elevens 10pm 413-586-9155
The Bennies - Surf Moshi
I Am Balla
Michael Thomas

Mahaiwe 8pm 413-528-0100
Lesley Gore (yes...It's My Party, You Don't Own Me)
Cheryl Wheeler
Vickie Russell - Take Care of You

Guthrie Center 8pm 413-528-1955
Jimmy LaFave - When the Tears Fall Down

Sunday August 20

Helsinki 8pm 413-528-3394
Jonathan Edwards - Stop it and Start Again
with Owen Plant

Flywheel 7:30 pm (413) 527-9800
KITTY LITTLE great poppy punkish rock from albany.
CLASSIC FACE w.mass superband playing some progessive, shoegazin' indie rockin stuff.
[play Loaded Up Pretty]
PETULANT CHILD a three peice punk band made from roots of anger and hysteria.
[play Iggy Pop Abs]

Thursday August 24

Iron Horse 7pm 413-586-8686
Raul Malo
Alice Peacock - If You Could Only See Your Eyes

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Hear Here August 11 2006

Friday August 11

7:30pm doors open
RADIOACTIVE PROSTITUTE Psychedelic / Experimental / Other
DUSTMUFFIN & THE ALUMINUM CANS New Wave / Industrial / Gothic Sounds Like the future of the 1980s

Pearl Street 8:30pm
Pharcyde and Cold Duck Complex

Helsinki 9pm

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)


The Highwaymen will perform at 8 p.m. and Saturday, 4 Van Deusenville Road, Great

Barrington. For tickets, call (413) 528-1955.
Well Well Well

Saturday August 12

Helsinki 9pm
Richard Shindell - Fenario

Zuccinni Festival
Justin Hillman at noon

Valentines Albany 7pm 518-432-6572
As Tall As Lions / The Dear Hunter / Cassino / The Secret Handshake / Seth Bensen

open 7pm s
BANANA HANDS Instrumental rock band from Boston, Massachusetts.
MARAH MAR Indie / Experimental / Ambient from Scenester Credentials Records
BRUIT VERT Sounds like animals collecting crystals.
THE PROBATES Rock / Punk / A'cappella NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts
TWELVE CANONS Sounds like a convocation of demons, witches, and other angry spirits singing and dancing around a fire. an audio equivalent of eating a few habanero peppers - not only the chewing and swallowing but digestion and excretion as well.


Second annual "Live at Foxhollow" benefit jazz concert, featuring Nu Jazz pioneers

The Bad Plus and David Fiuczynski's Screaming Headless Torsos with local favorite

Unfulfilled Desires opening, doors open at 5 p.m.; music begins at 6 p.m., Foxhollow

Estate, Lenox. For more information, call (800) 376-3210 or visit

Sunday August 13

Iron Horse 7pm
Grant Lee Phillips

Helsinki 8pm

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Hear Here August 4, 2006

Friday August 4

Castle Street Cafe
Lee Shaw Trio will perform from 8 to 11 p.m., 10 Castle St., Great Barrington. For

more information, call (413) 528-5244.

Helsinki 9pm 528-3394
Crown City Rockers - B-Boy 4:06

Valentines 9pm downstairs 518-432-6572
Brent Gorton and the Tender Breasts
Carter Tanton (Philly) - Peel 2:59
The Besties (Brooklyn) - Prison Song 3:22
The Specific Heats

Mass MOCA 8:30pm 413-662-2111
Bill Frisell with Silent Film - High Sign Theme etc... (talkover 10:37)
Geniuses collide as iconic guitarist Bill Frisell and his trio play original

compositions to a phantasmagoric collection of shorts: Buster Keaton's High Sign and

One Week; a selection of maverick cartoonist Jim Woodring's animations; and artist

Bill Morrison's hallucinatory reconstituting of The Mesmerist, a 1926 film being lost

to the natural process of nitrate deterioration. Classic slapstick, surrealist

animations, and re-imagining of an eerie screen gem that is literally disappearing

into history-the whole shebang promises to be some of the most compelling art of the


Saturday August 5

Family Fiesta de Pittsfield
Free festival celebrating the culture and cuisine of Latin America from 1 to 7 p.m.

featuring live music and community performances and food from local restaurants. For

more information, visit or call (413) 499-9348.
Rigo Rigo el Baby Face de la Bachata from Hartford, CT;
Jose y Grupo Puro Swing from Springfield, MA;
Alfonso Lopez Jr. y Orquesta La Perfecta - 11 piece salsa band from


Mahaiwe 8pm 413-528-0100
Roger McGuinn - Katie Morey
Eliza Gilkyson opens
Roger McGuinn co-founded the major 60’s group The Byrds, and soared to the top of the

charts with such mega hits as Mr. Tambourine Man and Turn! Turn! Turn! McGuinn is a

major figure in American folk-rock, whose unique take on harmony and dissonance

created that influential Byrds sound. Opening the show is the brilliant

singer/songwriter, Eliza Gilkyson. “It is rare that an artist brings his career full

circle with such remarkable results.” –The Bradenton Herald

Guthrie Center 8pm 528-1955
Northern Lights - Jubilee (talkover) (4:14)

Mass Moca 8pm 662-2111
Morley - Play Free Fall (3:33)
The singer-songwriter Morley puts a pop finish on a sophisticated mix of soul, folk,

R&B, and jazz. Her beautiful voice - by turns sultry and angelic -- instantly seduce


Club Helsinki 8pm
David Jacobs-Strain

"The Berkshire Heavy Music Fest"
The Theatre at Topia Arts Center 27 Park St., Adams, (413) 743-9600.
*Featuring SIFER, Sunday Girl (fm GB), Camphora and With a Vengeance.
All four bands are Berkshire based bands that play various forms of heavy music

(Metal, Rock, Alternative, Grunge).
Play Sunday Girl - Triptophane

Flywheel 7:30 (413) 527-9800
BREAD AND ROSES acoustic country punk from the wilds of boston
OLD SCRATCH REVIVAL SINGERS sinister roots jazz from iowa (Sing My Funeral Bird 3:01)
TOMORROW THE GALLOWS gainesville style acoustic rock from gloucester. ex-boxingwater
GRIFFIN AND THE TRUE BELIEVERS quirky pop from upstate new york

The Basement 10pm
FDR the band
Pawnshop romance (2:09)
this was the second song I did, and maybe my favorite - just messy enough to
make it exciting, but I didn't over do it trying to write a bridge - simple
idea, love can be messy . . . but please come back!

The New Deal was born in the fall of 2005 when I began the daunting adventure of

digging myself out of a creative rut by simultaneously writing and recording 50 songs

in 50 days - one song a day (I drove everyone in my life crazy). From my bedroom

apartment on Avenue C - overlooking the FDR drive, the east river and the lighted

city skyline - I completed a new song each night between October 14th and Dec. 6th

(with a few days off). Often recording until dawn, I played all the instruments -

drums, bass, guitars, piano, and organ. Any harmonies and other vocals you hear are

also just mine. Of the resulting 50 self-produced songs, 32 will be available in the

spring of 2006 as a three-disc set entitled The New Deal. If you play it loud you'll

hear the ambulances, buses and traffic roaring by on the FDR drive. - FDR, Dec 17th

2005, NYC

Freedom Park in Scotia NY 7pm
Not too far -- just over the river from Schenectedy

Sunday August 6th

Helsinki 8pm
Chris Scruggs - Sober Up and Think (2:02)

Monday, August 7, 2006

Flywheel 6:00 PM (413) 527-9800
MONOTONIX Garage Punk Rock N Roll from Tel-Aviv,Israel.
Play Summers and Autums (2:51)

Thursday August 10

David Grover

Iron Horse 7pm
Don Peris (of Innocence Mission) (talkover Delaware and Ribbon of Highway)
Dennis Crommett - Volunteer 3:06
Denison Witmer - California Brown and Blue 5:02