Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Club Helsinki, Great Barrington

Dub is a Weapon
Dub reggae meets afro beat

9pm Tickets $12

Norris Performing Arts Center

Nicole Peyrafitte
Experimental / Jazz / Visual

8pm Tickets $15

Iron Horse, Northampton
Lisa Martin: Live CD recording

Born and raised in Western Massachusetts, Lisa Martin has been a performer and songwriter since her early teens. Always well received, she captivates the audience with her strong vocals, guitar prowess, stage presence, heartfelt delivery and quick wit.

7pm Tickets $12 advance / $15 door

Pearl Street, Northampton

Cage & Slow Suicide Stimulus

NYC underground rapper Cage has one of the most tumultuous backstories in all of hip-hop, having spent his teenage years in a mental institution where he was subjected to many untested and inhumane treatments. Cage would later refer to this period in his life as his "rap college".

8:30 pm Tickets $17

Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield
Jim Brickman

One of America's most popular romantic piano artists, Jim Brickman weaves moments from Hollywood's timeless films and rich musical heritage into an unforgettable concert experience.

8pm Tickets $30 - $65

The Flywheel, 2 Holyoke St. Easthampton (413) 527-9800
Yucky Octopus, American Business Machine, The Motel Matches, Dangur, City Folk & Their Flying Machines

6pm Tickets $6

Elevens Music, 140 Pleasant Street, Northampton
(413) 586-9155Northampton
The Thungs, Rusty Bell, The Fawns, Lord Russ

10pm Tickets ?

Valentines, 17 New Scotland Ave, Albany

Upstairs @ 8pm
The Rev Records Presents: Scientific Maps/The Sense Offenders/The Fireflies/
The Grownup Noise

Downstairs @ 8pm
Pauley's Birthday Show w/ Society High/ Horror Business/Random Victim/Punch The Clock/Chesty Malone and the Slice Em Ups

Tickets ?


The Mahawie
David Bromberg

8pm Tickets $25 / $35

Club Helsinki, Great Barrington

The Kennedys
Folk Rock Standard Bearers

8pm Tickets $18

Mass Mocca, North Adams

Sat February 17 8 PM
Catherine Russell

This arresting singer embodies the inclusive heart of American music in a single voice, taking in jazz balladry, bordello blues, dance hall swing, jump blues, country, pop, and soul and making them all her own. Russell's versatility has made her one of the most sought after vocalists in the world-she has performed with Paul Simon, Steely Dan, David Bowie, Rosanne Cash, Madonna, Al Green, Dolly Parton, and Isaac Hayes, among many others.

Come early or stay late and see Of All the People open 7 - 10 PM. Galleries open too!
Club B-10 $14 advance/$18 day of show.

Iron Horse, Northampton
The Spurs & Girl Howdy

Girl Howdy & the Spurs team up to present a Honky Tonk & Western Swing night, the dance floor will be open! Girl Howdy has been charming the two-stepping swing dance crowd with their retro-twang vintage honky-tonk since their formation in 2001.

7pm $10 Advance / $13 door

Taconic Hills School Performing Arts Center, Craryville, NY
The Nields

8pm Tickets $13 students/ $18 Adults

Iron Horse, Northampton
Lisa Martin: Live CD recording

Born and raised in Western Massachusetts, Lisa Martin has been a performer and songwriter since her early teens. Always well received, she captivates the audience with her strong vocals, guitar prowess, stage presence, heartfelt delivery and quick wit.

7pm Tickets $12 advance / $15 door

Pearl Street, Northampton
Mellisa Ferrick

The Flywheel, 2 Holyoke St. Easthampton (413) 527-9800
Jones Earthquake, REKTAL MUKUS, The Fuff & Magic Sparkle

7pm Tickets $6


Club Helsinki, Great Barrington

Tarbox Rattlers
Taking listeners to a place where gutbucket blues, hillbilly music and gospel come together in powerful and unexpected combinations, The Tarbox Ramblers are left-field traditionalists whose electrifying live performances have earned the band critical acclaim and a devoted national following

9pm Tickets $12

Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield

Altan moves audiences around the world with their exquisitely produced award-winning recordings - ranging from the most sensitive and touching old Irish songs to hard-hitting reels and jigs.

4pm Tickets $20 - $45

Revolution Hall, 417 River St, Troy, NY

Gym Class Heroes

Melding elements of rap, rock, R&B, and funk into one cohesive and melodic sound, upstate New York's Gym Class Heroes has diverse appeal based on their impressive musical dexterity.

7pm Tickets $15
by Todd Lewis 2/12/07

Calvin Theater, King Street, Northampton
Rickie Lee Jones

Showtime: 8:00 PM Tickets $37.50, $32.50, $27.50


Club Helsinki
C.J. Chenier

"C.J. Chenier gives the bayou dance music a modern makover. C.J. expands and carves out his own distinctive brand of zydeco." - Houston Chronicle

8pm Tickets $20


The Egg, Albany
New Riders of the Purple Sage

Back by popular demand after their sold out show last year, longtime New Riders members guitarist David Nelson and pedal steel wizard Buddy Cage are joined by Michael Falzarano (guitar, mandolin), Johnny Markowski (drums) and Ronnie Penque (bass) to recreate the music that made this group a leader of the country rock movement of the 1970s.

7:30pm Tickets: $24


Pearl Street, Northampton
G. Love & Special Sauce

Blues, funk, hip-hop in the Philadelphiaphonic way.

8:30pm Tickets $25

Friday, February 09, 2007

Hear Here February 9, 2007

Friday Feb 9

Northampton Center for the Arts 7:30
Cooper-Moore, who will play February 9, is a composer, pianist, designer and builder of musical

instruments and music educator. A native of the Piedmont area of Virginia, Cooper-Moore (who uses

only one hyphenated name) moved to New York in 1973, leased a five-floor Canal Street building and

transformed it into a work space for performing and visual artists. He has performed in the bands

of Joseph Daley, Perry Robinson, Susie Ibarra, Warren Smith and Butch Morris, and with the dance

companies of Jill Becker, Koo Dance, and Movin’ Spirits Dance Theater. Triptych Myth, his trio

with Tom Abbs and Chad Taylor, has just released “The Beautiful” (AUM Fidelity). Andy Battaglia of called him, “one of New York's most effusive but reclusive musical geniuses.

Cooper-Moore is a one- man New Orleans jazz funeral flailing like the Grambling State marching

band across a vaudeville stage.” He also has considerable experience as a music therapist and

educator and is a national consultant for Headstart.

Cooper-Moore is a marginal figure in the jazz world, a multi-instrumentalist, composer and

instrument builder who is best known for his work in the stylistic free-for-all that is the

downtown New York scene, playing in groups like the Susie Ibarra Trio, and Triptych Myth. This

solo piano recital is a perfect introduction to his odd, modal-jazz based musical world, in which

he sometimes seems to be attempting to find a common ground between folk and free jazz. His

percussive piano style encompasses Jaki Byard's polyglot whimsy, McCoy Tyner's power and Cecil

Taylor's hard-hitting tone clusters.

Play: Part 5 - We Who Labor from
Live At Guelph - Deep In The Neighborhood Of History And Influence

Philmont Public House (Main Street Public House) 9pm
12 Main Street
Blue Ribbon Boys
Play Mister Man in the Moon

The Egg
Paul Brady, Irish singer/songwriter, contemporary folk and rock music, at 8 p.m. Empire State

Plaza, Albany, N.Y. For more information, call (518) 473-1845.
Play - You won't see me from "Rubber Folk" 4:01

The Elevens 10 PM (413) 586-9155
Danny Pease and the Regulators - Play: She Says
Swill Merchants

Valentines 518-432-6572
Downstairs @ 8pm
Metalian/To Hell And Back/The Low Budgets (Joe Jack Talcum from Dead Milkmen)/Evil Army/Nuclear

Play: The Low Budgets - Lawsuit

Melissa Ferrick -
Play Freedom

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Berkshire South Regional Community Center 3:00 pm
Second Saturday Family Series
15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, MA
leonard soloman and the Bellowphone show
Play: Can Can

Micah Stone

Iron Horse 7pm
The Bittersweets, John Kuhn
Play: Bittersweets - When the World Ends

Pearl Street 8:30pm (Ballroom)
The Rapture - woo alright Yeah Uh Huh
Under The Influence of Giants

Flywheel -------(413) 527-9800
5pm to 8pm FREE!!!!
NEXT PRESIDENT Next President is a post-punk trio based in Western Mass. Sounds like The Stooges

meets The dead Milkmen.
CITY FOLK AND THEIR FLYING MACHINES NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts An acoustic trio consisting of

Ukulele, Stand-up Bass and brush Drums. Aim to please, they always make people smile when they

play. All of the songs are happy, which is what this world need: HAPPINESS!!!
NASH LANE Hi, we're Nash Lane and we will answer some questions for you. 1) Yes, we are a rock

band. 2) Yes, we are often loud. 3) No, we are not metal, punk, or anything-core. 5) Yes, we do

incorporate aspects of experimental music. 6) Yes, we also incorporate aspects of the purest forms

of pop music. 7) No, we don't really care; you can describe as whatever you want. 8) Yes, we have

been known to prefer: experimental, psychedelic, alternative, rock, pop, or some combination of

those. 9) Yes, people (including ourselves) have been prone to use words like 'spacey',

psychedelic', 'noisy', 'atmospheric', and 'rocking', amongst others, to describe our music.
ART WALK EASTHAMPTON with free refreshments

Play: Next President

Northern Lights 7pm (518) 371-0012
Kittie - play Paperdoll
Walls of Jericho
Dead to Fall
36 Crazyfists
In this Moment
Beyond All Reason
Sofa Kingz

Sunday Feb 11
Kate Campbell
Play - Twang on a Wire

Tues Feb 13

New Life Community Fellowship 6:30pm
172 Hubbard Avenue in Pittsfield
Jared's Birthday Bash! Featuring Disciple/Family Force 5/Decyfer Down/Fireflight/Armory
Play: Family Force 5 - Love Addict
Armory - Nightmares and Dreams

Wed Feb 14

Valentines 518-432-6572
Upstairs @ 7pm
Cute Is What We Aim For - Play: Risque
All Time Low
This Providence

Pearl Street
SUN MAR 11th 8:30pm
Gomez - Notice
Ben Kweller - Penny on the Train Track

Monday, February 05, 2007

Hear Hear for Friday Feb 2, 2007

Friday Feb 2

Rachel Loshak
Play: Rain

Hal Ketchum - 5 O'Clock World

The Egg
John Pizzarelli - Elenor Rigby

Iron Horse
Parker House and Theory - AD4

Mass. College of Liberal Arts
"Blues and Funk Festival," Conor Meehan Blues Band to open, also featuring the Carey & Lurrie Bell Blues Band, MCLA Jazz Band to also perform, at 7:30 p.m. Church Street Center on campus, North Adams. For more information, call(413) 662-5543, or
Play: Carey & Lurrie Bell - Rock Me

Saturday Feb 3

Gustafer Yellowgold - i am from the sun

Pioneer Arts 8pm
Appalachian Still - Moonshiners Lament

Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers
Youve Changed 3:43

Revolution Hall 9pm
Dave Alvin - Surfer Girl
James McMurtry - 60 acres

First United Methodist Church

Common Grounds Coffee House featuring singer-songwriter Roger Salloom, at 8 p.m. First United Methodist Church, Fenn Street, Pittsfield. For more information, call (413) 499-0866.
Play -- when it comes to women

Feb 23 Pearl Street
Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band, Jennifer O'Connor, Pablo, Aeroplane 1929
Play: The Burning City Smoking

The Egg

The Holmes Brothers, gospel, blues, soul and pop, and Shemekia Copeland, blues, ballads and rock, at 7 p.m. Center for the Performing Arts, Empire State Plaza, Albany, N.Y. For more information, call (518) 473-1845.
Play: Whats So Funny bout Peace Love and Understanding

Mass. College of Liberal Arts

"Blues and Funk Festival," featuring Roomful of Blues and the Sky Smeed Band, MCLA Jazz Band to also perform, at 7:30 p.m. Church Street Center on campus, North Adams. For more information, call (413) 662-5543, or
Play: Roomful of Blues - She Put a Spell on Me (from Standing Room Only)

Tuesday Feb 6
The Egg 7:30 518) 473-1845
Josh Ritter, Solo & Acoustic - Play Girl in the War
Stephen Kellogg

Thurs February 8

Revolution Hall
Fall of Troy - FCPREMIX

Flywheel 7:30pm
DEMONS nate young and steve kenney are gonna rule.
SIGHTINGS mark is great.
MIRROR/DASH if you don't know, now you know.. yeah!
KENDRA right outta keene. dead c like greatness!
good times!!
PLAY: Sightings - Dudes