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Club Picks: August 18 to 24


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FRIDAY: Hello, Westfield!

The sign FREE MUSIC doesn’t always promise a good time, but trust us, we vetted this one for you. Shenanigans hosts Easthampton’s James Alan Barry Jr., Haverhill alt-rockers Analog Heart, acoustic soul rocker Kelsey Veillette with a full band, hard rockers A Tangled Web, ‘90s garage strummers Trails, and Palmer musicians Colossal Groove, who deliver, you know, a colossal groove.

Free Music Friday: Friday at 8 p.m. Free; 21+. Shenanigans Pub, 150 Elm St., Westfield. (413) 485-7590.


The still-new Root Cellar is proving that it knows how to book ’em. On Saturday, catch The Rev Tor Band playing a original repertoire that features funky, bass-oriented rhythms, foot stomping percussion, bouncy guitar lines, and soulful melodies. You may even catch a cover or two of B-side tunes from bands like the Dead and the Allman Brothers, which are equally worth the time.

Rev Tor Band: Saturday at 9 p.m. $5-$7. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. (413) 773-3290, rootcellarbar.com.


TUESDAY: Words, Words, Words

Brooklyn-based spoken word artist, playwright, and essayist Taylor Steele is a force to be reckoned with. She has been published in HEArt Journal, Blackberry Magazine, Button Poetry, and the Huffington Post, and her chapbook Dirty.Mouth.Kiss comes out this fall. Oh, and she placed fifth in the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam. She believes in the power of art to change, shape, and heal, which makes her a perfect fit for the Northampton Poetry crew. Open mic starts at 7 p.m., with poetry at 8 p.m.

Taylor Steele + Open Mic Poets: Tuesday Aug. 23 from 8-10 p.m. $4. The Deuce (World War II Club), 50 Conz St., Northampton. (413) 586-3315, northamptonpoetry.com.