Friday, September 29, 2006

Hear Here September 29, 2006

Friday September 29

Flywheel 6:30pm 413-527-9800
CUZIN D Indie / Acoustic / Alternative New York City After almost a year and a half, Cuzin D returns with new songs from his upcoming CD.
THE UNCOMFORTABLES All we want is a good time and get along. And for everyone else to have a good time and get along.
ENTRANCE Psychedelic / Blues / Other Entrance is definitely inspired by what some would call The Movement, from the Beats and the early non-violent Civil Rights struggles, all the way through to Hippies, Yippies, Black Panthers, Timothy Leary, punk rock, the Anti- Globalization Movements of today, current Anti-War activists like Cindy Sheehan, and the struggling oppressed people of the world who against great odds fight a spiritual battle everyday to maintain their basic human power and dignity.
Play Uncomfortables La La La 2:39


The BerkShares local currency program will have its grand kick-off on at 7 p.m. at the Mahaiwe Performing

Arts Center with a free local variety show showcasing over 25 area musicians, dancers and artists. The show

includes dancers from Berkshire Pulse, Vikki True, Drs. Joe Gold and Brian Burke from Barrington Jazz

Quartet, the HooDoo Rhythm Dogs and Martina Laska. Tickets are available at the Southern Berkshire Chamber of

Commerce Visitor and Information Center at 362 Main St. in Great Barrington and at the Mahaiwe Performing

Arts Center box office at (413) 528-0100.

Howard Fishman
Play: Superstitious 3:04

The Egg 8pm 518-473-1845
Old Crow Medicine Show - Down Home Girl 3:49

Iron Horse 7pm
Chris Pureka, Gregory Alan Isakov - CD Release Show
Play: Chris Pureka - Burning Bridges
Play: Gregory Alan Isakov - Black and Blue

Red Square 9pm 518-432-8584
Broadcast Live
Play Underground

Saturday September 30

Valentines 518-432-6572
Downstairs @ 9pm
knotworking / Slow Learner / French Press Marie
Play: French Press Marie - In Reverse 3:04

Roots Nation

Festival Latino

The 11th annual festival will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, Main Street, Lee,

part of Lee Founders' Weekend. The festival features Caribbean Latin American folkloric dancers Piel Canela

Dance Co.; musical group Oriki Omi Oddara; Viva Mexico Lindo, a folkloric dance group; Michoacan, a Mariachi

band ; Ritmos Colombianos, a folkloric group from Colombia; Albany Salsa School's Rueda-Salsa demo; and the

Xtravaganza Latin Dance Co. from Springfield; and more. Admission is free. For more information, visit Festival moves at 9:30 p.m. to Bogie's, 935 South Main St., Great Barrington.

Colonial Theatre

Berkshire Brass Spectacular features a free family concert, "Meet the Brass" emceed by Rolf Smedvig and

featuring Michelle Perry, French hornist and Jon Nelson, trumpeter. At 8 p.m., "Song and Dance" performed by

Empire Brass with guest artists The Berkshire Highlanders and Pipe Major John O'Connor; dancers from the

School of the Berkshire Ballet and Cantarella School of Dance; Cantilena Chamber Choir; singer Don Wescott;

violinist Rick Tiven and singer Robby Baier with pop/rock band Melodrome. 111 South Street, Pittsfield. For

ticket information, call (413) 997-4444.


The "Evening With The Artist Jazz Series" presents The Don Byron Ivey Divey Trio at 8 p.m. 339 Central Ave.,

(Corner of Quail and Central), Albany, N.Y. For tickets, visit or call (518) 465-5233, ext.

PLAY: The Goon Drag - 3:18

Sunday October 1

Colonial Theatre

Berkshire Brass Spectacular presents a free concert by the United States Coast Guard Band featuring the

winner of the Armando Ghitalla Award in Johann Nepomuk Hummel's Trumpet Concerto, at 2:30 p.m. 111 South

Street, Pittsfield. For ticket information, call (413) 997-4444.

The Egg

Tower of Power, melding of jazz, funk, rock, soul, rhythm and blues, will perform, part of "Roots & Branches"

concert series, at 7 p.m. Empire State Plaza, Albany, N.Y. For tickets, call (518) 473-1845.
Play: the skunk the goose and the fly

Free Speech Festival

A Free Speech Festival 2006 featuring Guy Davis, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Roy Brown/Tito Auger/Tao

Rodriguez-Seeger, The Mammals, Hammel on Trial, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion on the outdoor stage in a

pre-election music festival with political satire, entertainment and information. The festival will also

feature booths with information pertaining to free speech, the environment, current politics and labor

issues. All candidates for public office of all political affiliations have been invited to be present. Noon

till midnight, 1342 County Road, Becket. For more information, call (413) 623-8725.
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason - Snowstorm
The Mammals - Do not go quietly untio your grave

Wednesday October 4

Colonial Theatre

Leo Kottke, acoustic guitar stylist, will perform at 8 p.m. 111 South Street, Pittsfield. For more

information, call (413) 997-4444.
Play: Mockingbird Hill (talkover)

Thursday October 5

Jeff Lang - Can't Raise my Head

Friday, September 22, 2006

Hear Here September 22, 2006

Friday Sept 22
Lee Greenwood 8pm 413-997-4444
Big in Branson
IOU (1)

HH Theme song with Lucy and the Peanuts gang (2)

Night Owl Records
72 Cottage Street
Easthampton, MA 01027
Phone: 413-527-2444
8pm Valley Independent Artists compilation CD show.
OWEIHOPS - Tortoiseshell 3:08 (3) (from South Deerfield)

Club Helsinki 9pm 528-3394
NICOLE NELSON & DWIGHT RITCHER - Johnny gets High (4) 3:26

Red Square 8pm
388 Broadway Albany
(518) 432-8584
The Tossers - The Valley of the Shadow of Death (5) 6:39
The Designer Drugs

From the South Side of Chicago - Irish Catholic evident in just about every tune.

Pioneer Arts Center of Easthampton 8pm 413-527-3700
Edie Carey CD Release Party
with Chelsea Genzano (from New Haven CT) - i am not your girlfriend (6) 3:32

Saturday September 23

Pioneer Arts Center of Easthampton 8pm 413-527-3700
Anne Heaton Underdog (7) 3:51
with Carrie Ferguson

Helsinki 9pm 528-3394
TAJ WEEKES & ADOWA - Crash (8) 3:05

Sunday September 24

Pearl Street 8:30 413-586-8686
The Mountain Goats - Woke Up New (9) 2:57
Christine Fellows

Iron Horse 7pm 413-586-8686
Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart - Up in Annies Room (10) 2:57 -- Also Caffe Lena tonight
The Kennedys
"Steve's Little Sis"

Monday September 25

WAMC Arts Center 8pm 518-465-5233 ext. 4
Olabelle - Gone Today (11) 3:28
"The Gospel according to NPR"
Drawing both inspiration and materials from a deep well of rural American roots music--including gospel, blues,

bluegrass, and country--Ollabelle reimagines these sounds for contemporary audiences, honoring the spirit and

substance of the original sources while allowing this music to live and flourish in a post-modern era.

Valentines 8pm 518-432-6572
Eyes to Space - Destructive Behavior (12) 4:05 (:36 music intro)
(from Chapel Hill NC)
Myspace - "ROBOTS, HIDE YOUR DAUGHTERS!!!" with homemade KEYTAR and DEVO sound
With Desperately Obvious, Zahnarzt, Chinese Delivery

Iron Horse 7pm 413-586-8686
Yat-kha - in a gadda da vida (13)
Tuvan Throat Singing album Re-covered

Wednesday Septmber 27

Pearl Street 7pm 413-586-8686
Architecture in Helsinki - The Owls Go (14) 3:35
The Blow

Thomas Dolby at Iron Horse

Thursday September 28

Flywheel 8pm 413-527-9800
ELF POWER (One of Elephant 6's longest running psych-pop outfits return to Flywheel with their expanded lineup!)
GEOFF REACHER (an LED-illuminated haze of caustic, beat-driven hallucinations about girls and death soaked in

classic country, pre-war blues, experimental electronics and rap)
NATIONAL CARPET (local quartet [named from the carpet store down the street], who play catchy, sad, country-pop)
Play Geoff Reacher - Snarling Wheels of Sin (15) 4:16
Play Elf Power - Never Believe (16) 2:35

Friday, September 08, 2006

Hear Here September 7 2006

Friday September 8, 2006

WAMC Performing ARTS Center - 8pm 518-465-5233 ext. 4 for tickets.
Ben Alison - Tricky Dick

Iron Horse 7pm 413-586-8686
Mose Alison (also Sat in Albany)
Don't Get Around Much Anymore (2:48)

Helsinki 9pm 413-528-3394
Mark Erelli - Hartfordtown 1944 (5:33)

Pioneer Arts Center 8pm 413-527-3700
The everybodyfields - in your boots (3:24)

Saturday September 9

Helsinki 9pm 413-528-3394
Blue Ribbon Boys - Piece of me (3:17)

Castle Street 8pm 413-528-5244
Mike Bagetta - The Road to El Paso (6:09)

La Cocina 8pm (413) 499-6363
DelHill - I am (live)

College of St. Rose 10 PM 800-637-8556)
Commuter Lounge, 432 Western Ave., Albany
Nadine Zahr - Wait
Palestinian-American singer-songwriter describes her music as a “pop-acoustic-soul-rock thing.” Four Octave Voice...

Albany Riverfront Jazzfest 1:00 pm to 7:30 pm
1-1:45 Sarah Pedinotti
2-2:45 Alejandro Torrens & Grupo Sabor
3:15 - 4:15 Mose Alison
4:45 - 5:45 Diane Schuur -- Deedles Blues 5:00
6:15 - 7:30 Branford Marsalis
7:30 Fireworks
Rainsite for the event is the Palace Theater, corner of Clinton Avenue and North Pearl Street.

Sunday September 10

Helsinki 9pm 413-528-3394
Travis Raab's Killing Country - Country "Stuff" 3:50

Monday September 11

Valentines 7pm 518-432-6572
Metal Hearts - Socialize 4:31
(Baltimore-area experimental-folk group)
Pattern is Movement
Brent Gordon

Flywheel 7pm
SWAN ISLAND All-female pop/prog/metal crew founded in Portland, OR
THRILLPILLOW grunGy roCk n roLL alterNating uNschizophrenically btWEen rude And sweET pOp, witH a heLping of mElody and a daSh oF bRainS
(Play Secret Agent 3:15)
MIAMI HEAT ripped jamz

Tuesday September 12

Pearl Street 8:30
The Gossip
Erase Errata - Another Genius Idea From Our Government 2:00
"Easily two of the finest female-fronted punk bands in the country"

Thursday September 14

Pearl Street 8:30
Mates of State
Starlight Mints - Popcicle 3:04