Saturday, April 21, 2018

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New England Stoner and Doom Fest
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 22 @ 2:00 am

New England Stoner and Doom Fest
4/20 and 4/21 2018 at Altones in Jewett City,CT.
This event is all ages!
2 stages 2 days over 20 of the best stoner and doom bands in the land brought to you by SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS and SCENE Productions, sponsored in part by Booze Barn, Riff Relevant, Connecticut pro percussion, 313 leggings, Brad Moore (Artist),Evil Empire body jewelry, and The Obelisk.
Backline provided by Project 7:06 Sound Services.

Friday night April 20, 2018

Wasted Theory
Void King
Kings And Liars
When the Deadbolt Breaks

Saturday night April 21, 2018

Demon Eye
Shadow Witch
Buzzard Canyon
Curse the Son
Ghastly Sound
Ol’ Time Moonshine
Denim Panther
Oxblood Forge

*set times will be released at a later date and these lists are in no particular order and subject to change.

Single day tickets $27.50 each NO service fees
Gold Package tickets $60 and includes Pre-fest show on Thursday April 19 at 33 Golden in New London,CT, Both days of fest, NESDF event shirt and cd. NO service fees
Tickets available exclusively at
contact email for band submissions and sponsors/vendors

2018 Berkshire Earth Expo : Environmental Action Fair @ The Stationery Factory
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come to learn from experts, talk to your neighbors about what they’re doing, enjoy performances, shop, and get inspired. FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

–> scroll down for schedule <–

Demonstrations • Kids activities • Presentations • Marketplace • Workshops • Samples • Games • Hikes • Food • Music


with former state senator Ben Downing & Kris Rutman from Western MA Labor Action moderated by BEAT’s own Jane Winn

11AM : Jon Atwood – The State of Birds in Massachusetts
Noon : Doug Harris – Sacred Native Stone Monuments
2PM : Charley Eiseman – Bugs in Your Backyard!

2:30PM : The BagShare Project
4PM : Goat Milking Demonstration (outside)
4:30PM : Western MA Pollinator Networks

2:30PM : Don Ogden
3-4PM : wordxword spoken word poetry
4:30PM : The Hoping Machine

–> meet in the Stationery Parking Lot to carpool <–
10AM – Noon : Hike with Healers
10:50-11:50AM : On the Faery Trail Hike w/ Beth Carlson
1:30 – 3PM : Wildflower Hike
3 – 4:30 PM : Birding & Wildlife Tracking Hike

Face Painting Throughout The Day
12:15-1:15PM : Faerie Time Storytelling & Illustration w/ Jana Laiz
1:30-2PM : Puppet Brigade Show
3:15-4:15PM : Becoming A Tree Workshop

350-MA Berkshire Node
Alka Arora
Also Clothing
Aubry Woodworks
Aztech Geothermal
The Bagshare Project
Berkshire County NAACP
Berkshire Empty Nest
Berkshire Environmental Action Team
Berkshire Photos
Berkshire Seed Library
Berkshire Natural Resources Council
Berkshire Photovoltaic Services
Citizen’s Climate Lobby
Center for Ecotechnology
Charley Eiseman
Climate Action Now!
Doug Harris
Galleria Cecilia
Giles Prett Photography
Gray Raven Farm
Green Fire Press
Green Meads Farm Herbals
Hikes with Healers / Nature Treatment
Hoffman Bird Club
Holiday Brook Farm
Hosta Hill
Honker’s Pond Farm
Housatonic Valley Association (HVA)
Little Bit Farm
Living the Change Berkshires
Manos Unidas Multicultural Educational Cooperative
Mass Audubon
Miss Halls School
New England Solar & Green Solutions
No Fracked Gas in Mass
Northeast Solar
Northern Berkshire Beekeepers
October Design
Progressive Asset Management
Regeneration Massachusetts
Scientific Alliance for Education
Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center
Sky View Farm
The Sweetish Baker
Western MA Labor Action
Western MA Pollinator Networks

This event is :
• A forum for education about energy and climate solutions
• A marketplace for green and sustainable goods and services
• A showcase to celebrate activism and activists’ achievements
• A place for citizens to meet or re-connect with each other
• A gathering to help people feel empowered rather than helpless
• A catalyst to host meaningful conversations in the county about climate change and sustainable living
• A place for kids to get excited about sustainable living

Attend the Berkshire Earth Expo to make new and important connections, host or attend a workshop, view the art show, take action, offer or shop for quality goods for sale, be a part of inspiring discussions with great speakers, enjoy hands-on activities – or just have a great time cuddling chickens or riding a velo-mobile. Our vision is that this Earth Day event will grow each year!

Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) and Living the Change Berkshires

Area Contemporary Artist Dave Hay “Pop Portraits” on View @ Strada Shoes
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Hay uses and “werks” brush strokes of saturated and contrasting color to enhance shadows, highlights and textures in each portrait in the style of Pop Realism and Pop Art. Acrylic on canvas, available for purchase and “slaying” the walls of STRADA through Saturday, April 21, 2018. Meet the Artist Reception Friday, April 13 from 5-7pm.

DPR – Extravaganja – Free @ Three County Fair
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Danny Pease & The Regulators – DPR joins the UMass CRC’s annual cannabis political rally for the Northeast’s largest and oldest student-run drug reform event; Extravaganja 2018!!

Catch DPR Main Stage at 2:25pm

Extravaganja celebrates cannabis culture by hosting musicians, performers, vendors, and speakers of all kinds. The event is 18+ (valid ID) and welcomes people of all walks of life, to educate, celebrate and advocate together.

FREE Admission
$10 Parking – $5 Carpools

DO NOT Bring: food, alcohol, unsealed drinks, tents, coolers, pets, or weapons

DO Bring: blankets, a hat or sunglasses, service animal if necessary, camera, valid ID, good vibes

DISCLAIMER: All activities at this political rally are done in the name of Civil Disobedience, and by being there you are in no way excepted from the law. By attending this event, you consent to being filmed, recorded or photographed.

Check out the CRC website for more info:

Extravaganja 2018 @ Three County Fair
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Thank you so much to our sponsors for Extravaganja 2018:
Hemp Silk Apparel
The Enthusiast Premium Smoke and Vape
AAA glass

Check out our website for more info:

Event is 18+
Age Identification required to enter: this includes
-any official documentation with holder’s name and birthday
-college IDs

Free Admission
$10 Parking- $5 for CARPOOLS
Parking opens at 11, closes at 5

Do NOT Bring: unsealed food (you can leave it in your car), alcohol, unsealed drinks, tents, coolers, pets, or weapons

DO Bring: blankets, a hat or sunglasses, sealed drinks or food, service animal if necessary, camera, valid ID, good vibes

Disclaimer: All activities at this political rally are done in the name of Civil Disobedience, and by being there you are in no way excepted from the law. By attending this event, you consent to being filmed, recorded or photographed.

Main stage band line-up:
Deadheads 12:35-1:10
Sodada 1:30-2:05
DPR 2:25-3:00
United Generation 4:05-4:40
Grass Stage:
Old Flame
Fool’s Paradise
Linskey and Essence
Jeff the Magician
Wavy Dazed
Shed Some Light
86 Supreme
III Addicts

Featured speakers:
Dick Evans
John Dvorak
Donna Hackett
Diane Russell
Ellen Brown
Robert babyboi Jeffrey
Marvin Cable
Carl Caswell

Extravaganja is one of the largest and oldest cannabis political rallies in the Northeast drawing thousands of supporters every year. This event is organized, facilitated, and run by the officers and members of the UMass Cannabis Reform Coalition, the oldest student-run drug reform group in the country. Extravaganja celebrates cannabis culture by hosting musicians, performers, vendors, and speakers of all kinds. The event is 18+ and welcomes people of all walks of life, to educate, celebrate and advocate together.

Saturdoozy- an arts focused kids night out in Northampton @ Studio4
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

We are hoping you will help us spread the word about SATURDOOZY, the fabulous kids event happening in downtown Noho on the 3rd Saturday of every month! This event is great for kids, cheaper than a babysitter, and gives you a free Saturday night! It is also a HUGE support for The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, and STUDIO4, a new arts center offering an array of work for our community!

Fun, safe, and supervised, SATURDOOZY, welcomes children ages 7 and up, and will feature a DJ, dancing, games, ping-pong, arts and crafts, karaoke, face-painting, pizza, snacks and a movie to top the night! An added plus, parents can also opt for a “VALET SERVICE” – supervised curbside pick-up, so you don’t have to worry about parking!

SATURDOOZY! takes place on the third Saturday of each month beginning on February 17 from 6-10 PM.

Feb 17 | March 17 | April 21| May 19

Admission is $30 ( 6PM – 10 PM )
OR $20 ( 6PM – 8PM)
Additional siblings half price.
Pre registration highly recommended at or at 413- 570- 4491.

Shots Fired / Burden /Years Apart /Marble Mouth /Greyhound @ Shea Theater Arts Center
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Shots Fired / Burden /Years Apart /Marble Mouth /Greyhound @ Shea Theater Arts Center

All Ages

On April 21st at The Shea Theater,
Skell Entertainment Presents:

SHOTS FIRED- Waterbury, CT | Hardcore

Burden – Brockton, MA | Hardcore

Years Apart – Boston, MA | Hardcore

Marble Mouth – Western MA | Belligerence

Greyhound – Western MA | Hardcore

Sponsored by Great Spirits Tattoo, Turn It Up! and Momentum Design

HOPE For FAITH ’18 @ Countryside Pub
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 22 @ 1:00 am

~Happy Birthday, Faith!~

Suggested donation of $10 at the door… Plus 50/50 drawings, silent auction, potluck dinner and more…

Opening act:
Dubious Monks synchronicity project
Acoustic set:
Coffee J. Roche & Co.
Headline act:
Shedding Zen

Faith Degenhardt was just 17 when she learned she had inherited the juvenile version of an incurable degenerative neurological disorder known as Huntington’s Disease. Despite her Doctor’s expectations that she would never see her 21st Birthday, we are blessed to be hosting the 8th annual ‘Hope for Faith’ , celebrating Faith’s 27th Birthday!
Huntington’s Disease is a little known but heartbreaking genetic disorder. Faith had a fifty/fifty chance of inheriting the Huntington’ gene as the child of a carrier and received the juvenile form. Huntington’s has stolen Faith’s ability to communicate, walk, feed herself, bathe herself and live life in our world. After losing both their parents Faith’s brother Lee became the sole caretaker and provider for Faith. With the love and support of friends, 8 years ago Lee began ‘Hope for Faith’ to give her a special birthday celebration and raise funds to support Faith home health care and create awareness for Huntington’s disease.
Today Faith resides in a 24 hour care facility. Many of Faith’s daily needs are not covered by assistance. Things many of us can take for granted, such as toiletries and hair cuts, are not budgeted in the provided services for this beautiful young lady with little mobility and no ability to support herself. As we celebrate another year with Faith in our world, join us for a night of music, food, and good friends as we come together to help Faith celebrate life and raise funds to provide for Faith another year.

To learn more about Huntington’s Disease go to

What Cheer? Brigade / Landowner at Hawks & Reed @ Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center
Apr 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

The What Cheer? Brigade is a 20-piece brass band from Providence, RI, USA. They prove that great parties need no electricity. Since 2005, the band has been as likely to appear at community benefits as at all-night parties, playing bars, clubs, streets, libraries, cemeteries, weddings, bus stops, and playgrounds.

Landowner is a band from Western Massachusetts who plays minimalist punk and weak hardcore.

Lilith of the Valley: Mother Earth @ Bishop's Lounge
Apr 21 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 22 @ 12:00 am

Lilith of the Valley – Mother Earth!

For the second in the Lilith of the Valley series, we’re excited to come together to celebrate our Mother Earth on Earth Day weekend. With a desire to honor the tradition of woman musicians and artists of the Pioneer Valley, Nest Productions and PRIA Music Marketing present this special night showcasing some of the Valley’s favorite lady musicians, including performances by The Mary Jane Jones, Old Flame, Lexi Weege and the Wondertwins, and Kimaya Diggs Music. This night is also a chance to celebrate some talented lady artists from the Valley, including Vital Visions Art by Kelly D, Tangible Bliss and Andrea Newland Arts.

Tickets $5 at the door.

Doors at 9 pm – Show at 9:30 pm

Vintage Soul with heavy vocals, guitar, and horns. Featuring Mandy Pachios singing original music and select covers from Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Alabama Shakes, James Brown, Leon Bridges, Aretha Franklin, and Nina Simone.

Old Flame is a machine of resistance. Born in the Amherst, MA, DIY scene, the indie-rock band spins grit and honey-rasp vocals into a psychedelic post-punk nostalgia with an afterglow of raw blues. Old Flame is comprised of Emma Ayres (Emma June), Sam Perry (Dios Trio), Ken Birchall (Eric Culberson band), and Nate Mondschein (The Rooks).

The female performing artist has long been objectified, controlled, censored, restrained. This is what Lexi Weege refuses to be. Her music is passionate, alive, awakened; the narrative of a woman unashamed of her desires and unafraid to seize control. Weege conjures up decadent scenes of the roaring twenties with her stellar voice and jazz-influenced compositions.

With influences spanning many genres, Kimaya Diggs melds the folky acrobatics of Joni Mitchell, the jazz stylings of Ella Fitzgerald, the catchy soul of Lianne LaHavas, and yet has something you can’t quite put your finger on that makes her entirely unique. Her mastery of her voice is the focal point of each performance, and a transfixing experience



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