Monday, April 23, 2018

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Lucky Shots/Darth Bega 4/23/18 @ Bishop's Lounge
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 24 @ 1:00 am

Noam Schatz’s new project where he sings and plays guitar: The Lucky Shots and the daring return of DARTH BEGA

Tuesday Market Opening Day! @ Tuesday Market
Apr 24 @ 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Yes! Tuesday Market opens for the season on April 24! It’s the official kick-off to the growing season in the Valley. Join friends and neighbors and support all of our wonderful vendors. We can’t wait to see you again!
Opening Day Lineup:
Apex Orchards
Beets & Barley
Crabapple Farm
Country Maple Farms
Cricket Creek Farm
Crooked Stick Pops
Grace Hill Farm
Hart Farm
Holyoke Hummus Company
Hosta Hill
Hungry Ghost Bread
Leyden Glen Lamb
New England Wild Edibles
Old Friends Farm
Red Barn Honey
Red Fire Farm
Sweet Birch Herbals & Full Moon Ghee
The Laughing Tomato Mobile Wood Fired Pizza
Wingate Farm

I teached him to talk, author reading with Marion VanArsdell @ Florence Civic & Business Assc.
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Now available at Collective Copies stores and online at:

“I Teached Him to Talk”: Stories of Children with Autism chronicles two years in an innovative program for children with autism spectrum disorder. The author, an experienced teacher, presents intimate portraits of preschoolers who confront enormous challenges as they struggle to learn skills that come easily to most children. Although their progress is slow and sometimes arduous, this book also captures the wonderful and often humorous moments when a child succeeds at something they have never done before. This book is a resource for parents, teachers and therapists who are looking for answers to the question, “Where do we begin and how do we reach children who learn in such different ways?” Most of all, this book offers hope and reassurance to families and teachers that their efforts and creativity can help children move from isolation to interaction.

Brother Sal & Tanner Ogle at Open Mic! @ Bishop's Lounge
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 25 @ 1:30 am

“Take-Two Tuesdays” has a nice ring to it doesn’t it?

Once again we are thrilled to bring not one but TWO powerhouse acts to be featured on the open mic stage!

Sal Maffettone brings a unique and powerful energy to every project he dips his toes into. He is the drummer with The Mary Jane Jones, guitarist and vocalist with The Medicinal Purpose and The Brother Sal Trio, and is a frequently sought after addition to some of the Valley’s best bands. If you’re feelin’ low, Sal’s groove-laden, soulful blues and beyond is sure to cure what ails.

Tanner Ogle is an incredibly talented, up-and-coming guitarist, singer and songwriter, known by many as the lead singer of Entandem, a progressive post-rock group based out of Northampton. In his solo career, he often blesses the open mic stage with his incredible vocal control and range. Playing original tunes with carefully crafted and intricate guitar parts, his beautiful and earnest voice weaves in and out, providing his listeners with a truly engaging and hypnotic sound.

The Tuesday night scene has become quite the special hang, and we can’t wait to bring the masses together for this majestic night of quality music, Max Rudolph’s Coloring Club, and of course… the porch. Come sign up early if you wanna play a slot. The jam is back this week, open to all, and goes late! Bring your gear! See ya there… ❤

7:30 Sign Up
8:00-11:00 – Open Microphone (+Features!)
11:00-1:30 – Open Jam

Mandolin for Beginners
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The MFB class meets Wednesdays from 7-9pm at the Sweet Music Studio in Holyoke, MA. The MFB class is a group of adults who have just started on the mandolin, or have been playing it for less than 1 year. The group is learning how to play the mandolin, how to read music, and how to accompany others using chords and improvisation. We are also studying relevant songs, learning chords, melodies and how to sing. The group is a lot of fun and there are always openings. If you would like to join the Mandolin For Beginners Group, please contact us through the form on the side bar.

In addition to the Holyoke, MFB class, we are now offering the same class at the Keene Community Music Center in Keene, NH. When contacting us, please not your preference in the comments box!

Sinéad O’Connor aka Magda Davitt at Academy of Music Theatre @ Academy of Music Theatre
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the performance of Sinéad O’Connor aka Magda Davitt at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH (April 24) and The Academy or Music in Northampton, MA (April 25) will be postponed. We are very sorry for this inconvenience. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.

Stay tuned for more information on a new date.

R+F Virtual Event @ Virtual
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Learn more about Rodan+Fields through an open forum of postings- feel free to ask questions, silently observe, and learn about the different products and promotions. Raffle giveaways for attendees during the posts!

Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Apr 25 @ 10:00 pm – Apr 26 @ 1:30 am
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day

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!

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The ArtSalon Goes to Snow Farm April 26th!
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
6:30pm, Presentations begin at 7pm
$5-10 sliding scale admission

Snow Farm-New England Craft
9739, 5 Clary Rd, Williamsburg, MA 01096

Presenting artists:

Sally Clegg:
Carolyn Clayton:
B.Z. Reilly:
Vick Quezada:
Gabriel Phipps:

The ArtSalon evening begins at 6:30pm and presentations start at 7pm. A brief Q&A period with the artists follows the presentations. We encourage people to come early, mingle, and sip wine.

The ArtSalon is a dynamic social evening of engaging presentations by established and emerging artists in the Pioneer Valley. The ArtSalon provides an opportunity for artists and designers of all mediums to present their work and ideas in a format called Pecha Kucha (pronounced peh-chak-cha) of 20 slides x 20 seconds each. Come meet and join the artists, creators, critics, and collectors in a friendly, social gathering of conversations about the arts in our community.

To stay up to date on The ArtSalon and upcoming artist presentations, follow us at:

Wet Tuna / Footings / Tongue Oven @ The Root Cellar
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Wet Tuna
WET TUNA was formed for all beings. legendary WFMU DJ/HEAD the avant ghetto says “revel in the earth/space magic”!
Utterly boo-licious debut slab by this new duo, made up of Matt ‘MV’ Valentine and Pat ‘P.G. Six’ Gubler, who have been in cahoots since the near-forgotten days of Memphis Luxure. The pair (mostly known for guitar-aktion) create a full band’s worth of jams using percussion and keys and all-else. The results make for one of the more mind-melting platters to’ve hit the Valley in a good while. Like many of the best sides this pair has been associated with, the music on Livin’ The Die is an elegant balance of ramble and spear. The songs’ formats are as loose as Earl Butz’s shoes but each of them is lanced with guitar sounds as tight as his legendary fist. Around these spumes of electric menace you’ll find rings of crazy space burble, vocals so deeply layered they sound like something happening in the back of Daevid Allen’s brain. But large swathes of the album are rurally expansive, as befits the mountainside on which it was recorded. Pods of guitar-pedal-whomp slowly surface in the middle of whirling sea of harmonica slurps, juice harp bwongs and vocals as dreamy as they are lost. Roll a bone or be one. The choice, as always, is yours.” –Byron Coley

Engines engage ~ underground early NY dance club vibes ~ Laid back ZZ top thing happening~ swampy grooves ~ dancey! Chilled vocals in a swirly jelly mix~ Stonesy feel here~ Cool lyrics def. Simmering stew of sonic textures including jawharp! ~ spooky themes surging in the undermix ~ kind of sci-fi cartoon P-Funky thing ~ mellow jam ~ Yeah man EscapefromNY synthy washes Danger in the Alphabet City space station ~ motorik across the plains to the next Wet Tuna gig…
Lovely lovely spectrasound production all around~ wow what a trip this album is~ total trip

Footings (New Hampshire)

Tongue Oven (Northampton, MA)



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