PIONEER VALLEY EVENTS
” Ocean Life Force: An Artist’s Exploration of Halcyon Days”
Mixed Media by Lynn Sisler.
Opens with a reception on Saturday, October 14 at 5pm at the Elusie Gallery, 43 Main St., Easthampton, MA. Part of Easthampton’s monthly art walk.
NOTE: It is a plastic-free event in the spirit of protecting our oceans: bring-your-own-wine-glass (or purchase one there).
** Feature act, local legend, SETH NEWTON!!! **
Fresh off nearly seventy days on the road, returning to the stomping grounds of downtown Northampton, MA for a very special & intimate solo acoustic performance @ Bishop’s Lounge!
Stream his music for free here:
And as usual, please bring your axes and your vocal chords and sign up to perform for a receptive group of your peers! This is the place to finally let your talents be known. Sing, play, recite, storytell, read, poetecize, dance, or do whatever it is that brings joy to your heart. See you all there! <3
Sign Up @ 7:30
Feature Performance @ 9:30
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to spend an evening with Annie Leibovitz – one of the great observers of the contemporary world, capturing the personalities of the past half–century in images that are both influential and intimate – in conversation with Chief Fashion Critic at The New York Times, Vanessa Friedman. Leibovitz will discuss her newly published book of portraits, “Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005–2016 ,” which portray artists, writers, actors, politicians, athletes, royals, activists and others who have shaped the times we live in.
Subjects include Venus and Serena Williams, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Lin–Manuel Miranda, Gloria Steinem, Rihanna, Meryl Streep, Zaha Hadid, Leonard Cohen, Jasper Johns, LeBron James, Joan Didion, Barack Obama, and Queen Elizabeth II.
Presented in collaboration with The New School.
8:00-8:35 Invoke The Spirit (prev Jason Tankerley)
10:30-11:05 The Bonds
7:30 doors | 21+ | $7 at the door
EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am
You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!
Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.
As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!
Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com
The Disco Biscuits return to Worcester and the recently renovated Palladium after a 7 year break from one of their most infamous venues for a 2 night Halloween weekend themed stand.
Openers: Thursday – lespecial
Friday – JAW GEMS
Thursday October 26th – Friday, October 27th
Doors at 7:00pm
Tickets: for the 2 nights are $75 adv | $80 day of the show or available individually here: http://www.ticketfly.com/search/?q=disco+biscuits+palladium
And The Kids
with Sun Parade & Paper Castles
8:00 PM DOORS
8:30 PM SHOW
$12 | $15 Day of Show
*TO AVOID SERVICE FEES, PURCHASE TICKETS AT ARTSRIOT
$10 Advance / $12 Day Of Show / Age 21 And Up
FEE FREE BOX OFFICE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE CLUB DAILY AFTER 5PM.
“Jaw Gems conjure the aesthetic of Flying Lotus….creating rich, neo-soul tapestries…[Their] keyboard lines roll butter-thick harmonies [and] wrapped snugly around them are shimmering synthesizers, classic Moog timbres, and trebly, swishing rhythms and high hats.”– EARMILK
Jaw Gems, an electronic outfit from Portland, Maine, is a collective of young, experimental producers bringing beat-music – traditionally programmed and played on samplers – to a live band setting. The mesmerizing result is a harmonic convergence.
Combine legendary beat-makers like J Dilla and Flying Lotus with indie rock and electronic icons like Deerhunter and Washed Out, then add Radiohead’s dreamy ambience and you begin to approach the sound of Jaw Gems. Electronic musician, Daedelus says “Jaw Gems have done the magic trick of delivering a thoroughly listenable instrumental album that you can also sing along to.”
“Dilla is the common thread for how we all met and began playing together,” says keyboardist Hassan Muhammad. “Not many people in Portland knew about him seven years ago, so through various friends we were all pointed out to each other and we were blessed with the opportunity to hold a weekly residency at a bar, playing all the stuff we liked and getting increasingly weird.”
Since their start in 2009, the band has been exploring sonic and rhythmic ideas that emphasize interlaced melodies and heavy grooves. First outfitted solely with dueling vintage synthesizers, a drummer, and an electric bassist, Jaw Gems have now incorporated a Roland sp404 and the Juno 106 analog synth, going on to employ the beat- repeating, sample-warping technologies of the present to help create their wall of sound. Armed with new gear, Jaw Gems were able to evolve their beats, trigger intricate samples, and alter sounds in an increasingly advanced way. “You can do so much with these devices, and we all have our own ways of using them,” says bassist Andrew Scherzer.
Mammal Dap is adventurous, instrumental rock that infuses elements of funk, EDM, and hip hop to create a sound that is forward-thinking yet nostalgic, indescribable but strangely familiar. Their energetic live shows have elevated crowds throughout the Northeast and beyond, leading them to share the stage with acclaimed bands such as The Nth Power, Tauk, Marco Benevento,
Toubab Krewe and many more.