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


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