Thursday, June 26, 2008

Here Hear for June 27, 2008


Club Helsinki: Melvern Taylor (9pm)

Guthrie Center: Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams (, 528-1955)

Mahaiwe: Martin Sexton (8pm)

Monterey General Store: Mark Caldwell (7-9,, 528-4437)

Castle St. Cafe: the BTUs

main st. public house: Shotgun Willie

Flavours: Crankenstein (9pm)

Iron Horse: 7pm: Ferron w/ Bitch

Iron Horse: 10pm The Primate Fiasco CD Release show

La Cocina: Gary Backstrom Band (8pm)

The Linda: Erin McKeown (

Altamont Fairgrounds: Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music & Dance

Bard College (Olin Hall): Aston Magna "The Young Mendelssohn" including: The Octet for Strings, the String Quintet in A minor and a String Symphony, composed at age 12.  (8pm, 845-758-7900)

Caffe Lena: Eilen Jewell (

Hudson Waterfront Park: Mambo Kikongo + DJ Tom Roe (4-8pm, free,

The Lion's Den: Micah Stone

Albany Public Library: Garage Bands in the Garage w/ Ben Karis-Nix and Scientific Maps (6-8pm,


Guthrie Center: Jaane Doe

Monterey General Store: Robin O'Herin

Mass MoCA: "Enter the Dragon" w/ music by Karsh Kale 

Castle St. Cafe: Ben Kohn Duo

Flavours: Just N Kace (9pm)

Sandisfield Arts Center: Sruli and Lisa (8pm,, klezmer)

The Elevens: Shokazoba CD release party (10pm,

Iron Horse: 7pm: Albert Cummings Blues Band

La Cocina: Rev Tor Band (8pm)

Revolution Hall: The Omega Moos (featuring members of Umphrey's McGee and the New Deal) (

Palace Theatre: Melissa Etheridge (8pm,

The Lion's Den: The Savoys

Valentines: The Cooper Union w/ Palatypus -- CD release party

Caffe Lena: Huxtable, Christensen and Hood

Springfield Symphony Hall: Sweet Honey in the Rock (413-733-2291)


Colonial: La Scala Opera: La Traviata (6pm,, 413-997-4445)

The Elevens: Trials and Tribulations

La Cocina: Jason Webster (8pm)

The Lion's Den: Jeff Martell


Iron Horse: Mike Gordon, Bow Thayer (8:30pm)

Itam Lodge: Agent Orange (413-443-7134)

The Lion's Den: Anni Clark


Revolution Hall: Mindless Self Indulgence, The Birthday Massacre, Julien-K, Chaos Con Queso


Red Square: Vegetation


Club Helsinki: Vegetation (9pm)

Revolution Hall: The Avett brothers

Red Square: Club D'Elf (

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

June 18 & 20 2008 Hear Here

Thursday June 19

Cafe Latino (North Adams) 9pm (413) 662-2004
Melissa St. Pierre
Figure VII

Third Thursday in Pittsfield
3rd.Thursdays favorite the Berkshire Bateria will be celebrating summer's

return on the City Artabout stage in front of the Berkshire Museum from 5pm

to 8pm, The Museum will stay open late until 8pm and admission is free for

all Berkshire County residents. The Berkshire Athenaum hosts oldtimey music

duo Ron and Bill on banjo and trumpet from 5pm to 8pm.

Berkshire Community College presents a poetry reading at their new downtown

home at the Intermodal Center at 5:15pm, followed by the groovy sounds of the

Justin Allen group from 6:15pm on. Hot Harry's Burritos hosts Bad Habit from

6pm to 9pm featuring covers from the 70's, 80's, 90's, and today, while the

oldies group Memory Lane plays at Palace Park. Magician Johnny Mystic will

mystify attendees at Sottile Park, and a host of youth performers will be

featured on the lawn at St. Joseph's Church. Bluegrass performers Chris and

Woody will again be playing out front of the Senior Center from 5 pm to 7pm.

Friday June 20

Main St. Public House
Sean Rowe
This independent musician has an uncanny talent to mimic a 3 piece band. His

acoustic rock and funk is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who

crosses his path. We are delighted that he is returning to our place. Bring

your friends and family to this rare performance.
Play Shorty

Guthrie Center
Meg Hutchinson
Play Song for Jeffery Lucey from new "Come Up Full" CD

la cocina
Mark Paradis Band from Hartford
Play Paella

Bernice Lewis

Monterey General Store 7-9pm
Bottom Bucket

Club Helsinki 9pm

Castle Street
Dooley Austin, Country Rock

Saturday June 21

Celebration - Summer Solstice Block Party, Bridge St, Great Barrington,

413.528.2475, We'll kick off at 10am at Memorial Field with music by David

Grover, Sandy Lord, Evan Randall, Heather Fisch, Elana Belle, and The Lix.

There will also be food and craft vendors, a bouncy castle, and other fun

games and activities. At 4pm at the Skate Park, there will be a skate

competition, Live DJs, a kayak launching into the Housatonic River, snow

cones, a water balloon fight, and more. Then, from 7:30pm - 11:30pm, at the

Searles Gym, Ruralliance Productions in collaboration with Railroad Street

Youth Project present, Higher Organix, The BTUs, Lord Jeff, and DJ BFG

The Summer Solstice Block Party in Collaboration with the Co-op Market is

happening Saturday, June 21. We'll kick off at 10am at Memorial Field with

music by David Grover, Sandy Lord, Evan Randall, Heather Fisch, Elana Belle,

and The Lix. There will also be food and craft vendors, a bouncy castle, and

other fun games and activities.

At 4pm at the Skate Park, there will be a skate competition, Live DJs, a

kayak launching into the Housatonic River, snow cones, a water balloon fight,

and more.

Then, from 7:30pm - 11:30pm, at the Searles Gym, Ruralliance Productions in

collaboration with Railroad Street Youth Project present, Higher Organix, The

BTUs, Lord Jeff, and DJ BFG

Play Higher Organix - Sexy
The Lix - Small Town Blues
Elana Belle Carroll - (Chatham) - Bad Songs

All of the mentioned locations are on Bridge St, Great Barrington, MA 01230

Flavours at Econolodge
Justin Allen Trio
Play I've got the floor

Taste of Amherst

Rusty Belle
Play Hell is the Consolation Prize

Guthrie Center
Alastair Moock
Play Fortune Street from 2007 cd

Monterey General Store 7-9pm
David Hodge
Play Saturns Moons (live at Monterey Store)

Club Helsinki 9pm
Play: El Sid O's Zydeco Boogaloo

Mass MoCA 8pm
Marta Topferova
Play Canto del Otono

Colonial Theatre
Play Pajamas

Castle Street Cafe
Lincoln Mayorga, Piano;Otto Gardner, Bass

la cocina
tony thomas Band

Sunday June 22

clark family day
Odaiko New England

no. berk food festival
Tom Corrigan
20 restaurants

Monday June 23

Tuesday June 24

Iron Horse
Herman Dune - I wish that I could see you soon
Jeffrey Lewis

Wednesday June 25

Thursday June 26

Sierra Grille
PUPPETBOX(N.Y.C.) - Play Kill You Dead

Albany Riverfront Park
Joan Osborne
Play Aint No Sunshine
Sean Rowe - Play Alone

Friday, June 13, 2008

Late Breaking June 13, 2008

This Saturday, June 14, the Hudson-Chatham Winery hosting a Father's Day Kick-Off Event that'll be fun for the whole family!

The folks at Grazin' Angus Acres and Trowbridge Farms are bringing their grills and cooking burgers, dogs, and sausages - all from their pasture-fed, organic, and locally raised beef!
The band The Digits (Athens, NY) will be playing, too, so you can take your lunch (and glass of wine) and enjoy some great rock 'n roll.

In the tasting room, you can get wine by the glass and the bottle to enjoy outside. We'll also be doing tastings for those who can't decide. Food, sides, and non-alcoholic beverages will be sold by Grazin' Angus and the 4H. There is no charge for the band. It's a day to hang out, listen to some good music, and enjoy some of the best barbeque in Columbia County while sipping some fabulous wines!

The BBQ starts around noon and the band starts playing at 1. Event goes til about 5. Grazin' Angus is charging for what they grill, and 4H is collecting for non-alcoholic drinks and sides. There is no charge for the band.

Play the Digits - Five Degrees (rough studio mix)


Thursday June 19, 2008
Cultural Events
Cafe Latino on Mass MoCA complex

Thursday, June 19 – Missi St. Pierre CD Release Party along with Neptune. North Adams native, Missi St. Pierre celebrates the release of her first album (on Table of the Elements), Specimens, with a concert and party at Café Latino. She will be joined by Neptune from Boston, a band that crafts its own instruments from items that others might consider trash. and

Play Figure VII from Specimens

MELISSA ST. PIERRE tosses classicism and post-classicism overboard, utilizing the prepared piano -- John Cage's notorious instrument of choice -- and electronic enhancement to sail resolutely in the direction of rock & roll. Peppering the strings, hammers, and dampers of the piano with a variety of objects, she transforms the instrument's typical timbre: sparkling gamelans chatter; harrowing voodoo drums call out in the night. Rivals famed electric harpist Zeena Parkins as conservatory arsonists with a decidedly Hendrixian flair.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

June 11/13, 2008 FUND DRIVE TIME

Show will be live and different each time so tune in both Wednesday at 6:30 and Friday at 1pm !!!!!

**** FUND DRIVE WEEK 644-9797 ******

Friday June 13

Helsinki 9pm
Sarah Borges
Play The Day We Met

Iron Horse
The New Frontiers - Play Strangers
Denison Witmer - Play 24 turned 25 (alone w/ guitar)

Edie Carey - Play Yes
with Emily Greene

Red Lion Inn
Ras Moon
Let Our Peace Bless this world

Castle Street
Adrian Cohen Duo, Piano
Play Holland (excerpt)

Steve Adams and Snakes on a Stage

Monterey General Store
COmmon Thread

Guthrie Center
Phil Ochs Tribute

Philmont's Main Street Public House
Seth Travins and Friends

Saturday June 14

Helsinki 9pm
Mary Gauthier
Play Mercy Now

Brass Cat (Easthampton)
JOSH OLMSTEAD (Philadelphia, PA) - Play 40th and Baltimore
THIS CAR UP (Boston, MA) - Play Expect them to Lie

Monterey General Store
Ozone Pete
Play Breakdown Lane

Play In the City (Live)

The Egg
Gregg brown - Play Boomtown

La Cocina
Longview Gunslingers
Play as the moon rises

Guthrie Center
Mark Mercier & Scott Murawski

Pittsfield Brew Works
The Wheels - A trio playing a fusion of rock, jazz, and some funk.


Sunday June 15

Helsinki 8pm
Play Into the Mystic (from Light of Mine CD)

Jazz Jam @ the Lichtenstein Center
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
28 Renne Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201
FREE. Open to all musicians and those who would like to listen.
Contact: Art Niedeck or 442-2665

Harvey Milk (from Athens GA) - Play Sunshine (No Sun) Into The Sun from 1997s Courtesy And Good Will Toward Men
The Devil's Moses

Monday June 16

Tuesday June 17

Pearl Street
Orchestra Baobab - Dee Moo Woor (from 2002s Specialists of all styles CD)

Iron Horse
Jose Gonzalez - Play Teardrop (massive Attack cover)
Twi The Humble Feather - Play Higher than the end (from upcoming Music for spaceships and forests) exclusively acoustic sci-fi adenture - live "tape loops"

Wednesday June 18

Thursday June 19

Marjorie Thompson and Greg Franklin

Alive at Five
Oldies Night at Albany Riverfront Park
FEATURING: Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone - Mrs Brown Youve Got a Lovely Daughter
OPENING BAND: New York Players

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Hear Here for June 4/6, 2008

Extra!!! Extra!!!
Wednesday, June 4th Surprise Visit from Ching Chong Song, a magical part of our first Brooklyn in the Berkshires event. This cathartic and comic band is extremely talented. I highly recommend making the mid week trip. This lady plays the saw! For the LOVE of GOD! The show is free and begins at 8:30. Please feel free to BYOB, for a fee.
Play: "Start your engines"
Extra!!! Extra!!!

Friday June 6

Main Street Public House (Philmont)
Headcase - Living Fantasy

Helsinki 9pm
The Kennedys
Play Didn't it Rain

Guthrie Center
Work O' The Weavers
Play - Aweigh, Santy Anno

Iron Horse 7pm
Dan Bern
Jenny Scheinman (at MoCa a couple months back)

Tess Lark Tavern
Ramblin Jug Stompers

Red Square 8pm
Cutting edge ten-piece afrobeat/rock band led by trumpeter Alex Toth and fronted by the alluring vocals of Kalmia Traver; both members of nationally renowned reggae band John Brown’s Body
Play "Violet Rays"

Dreamaway 8pm
Jack Waldheim (from Dalton)
Later (Wed) play a track

Saturday June 7

Mass MoCA
Father Goose
Washington Park LobsterPalooza Festival (Albany)

Amy LaVere - Play "Killing Him"
Ramblin Jug Stompers
Sean Kelly
Jim Weider’s Project Percolator
Lee Boys - Play Say Yes!
Tallest Man On Earth
Ryan Cabrera

Bring the whole family for an afternoon of free live entertainment as well as lobster and steak dinners, the Microbrewery Festival, food and craft vendors, and a children’s entertainment area. Proceeds will benefit the Albany Booster Club and the Albany Rotary Foundation.

Helsinki 9pm

Honey (psychedelic from hartford) - play You Pull Me into nothing

Gretchen Witt
Play Soft Spot

Castle Street Cafe
Teresa Broadwell - Play The Tender trap (live on Dancin on the air)

Pittsfield Brew Works
Bruce Mandel

Iron Horse
7pm Squirrel Nut Zippers (without Andrew Bird)
The Campbell Apartment (Ari Vais, Dan Haag, Dave Harman) - Play St. Louis
Chris Collingwood of Fountains of Wayne
Connolly Ryan - CD Release Show

MERCY House 7pm
Hands In,
Talk Is Cheap,
Running W/ Karma,
All I’ve Got,
Down and Out

Sunday June 8

Revolution Hall
Adrian Belew Power Trio - Play Three of a Perfect pair
Chris O'Connor

Elevens 10pm
Big Big Bucks - Play Arsenal Complements Wardrobe
The Capps

Monday June 9

Iron Horse 8:30pm
Grand Archives (featuring Mat Brooke, founding member of Band of Horses and Carissa's Wierd), - Play Miniature Birds
Sera Cahoone
Ella Longpre

Wednesday June 11

Pittsfield Brew Works
Jack Waldheim (from Dalton)
Play What it is

Thursday June 12

Alive at Five - Albany Riverfront Park
Beach Night
FEATURING: The Ventures 6:30
OPENING BAND: Rocky Velvet 5:00