Li’l BeeDee & the Doo-Rites, Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse
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Li’l BeeDee & the Doo-Rites
WENDELL, Mass. – Performing & raising funds to benefit the Community Network for Children this month at the Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse will be Li’l BeeDee & the Doo-Rites, a 5-piece combo that serves up rockabilly, rhythm & blues. The band features Betsy-Dawn Williams (Li’l BeeDee), who is known for her membership in honky tonk band Girl Howdy. This incarnation of Williams’ musical persona is centered on old-school rhythm blues with an infusion of rockabilly and she says the mission statement of the Doo-Rites is “to do ya right!” In 2004 European indie-roots label El Toro Records released her first CD “Rocket Girl” showcasing Williams’ songwriting, which has earned rave reviews worldwide. Fellow Doo-Rites band member and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Potter, who has his own album on the label, also played on the record and co-produced with Williams.
Li’l BeeDee’s backing band – the Doo-Rites - consists of Jeff Potter on piano, who has for the last handful of years been playing piano for Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Wanda Jackson, as part of the Lustre Kings – a crew of rockabilly cats based in upstate New York. Potter comes with a litany of recordings himself on various respected rockabilly labels including Raucous Records in England and El Toro Records in Spain. Boston’s own Frankie Blandino is in the lead guitar seat, no stranger to the genre himself, having proved his instrumental prowess in several well-known Boston-based bands such as The Fathoms, The Crank-tones and The Spurs. Brian Rost is on bass guitar, and also plays with Williams in GiRL HOWDY, and has played with the Tarbox Ramblers, and Rufus Thomas. In the drum chair is Doug Hinman, who also plays with Blandino in the Fathoms, and is a noted author & music historian to boot, with two published books on the works of the Kinks.
The Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse is in the Wendell Town Hall, on 6 Center Street, next to the Police Station on the only one-way street in town. The show will start with an open mic at 7:30pm, with Li’l BeeDee & the Doo-Rites starting at 8pm.
When: December 1, 2011, 9:00 pm Where: Helen Hills Hills Chapel, Smith College, Northampton, MA. Tickets: Free and open to the public.
The Smith College Festival of Sound and Space focuses on improvisation through the fusion of live electronics and violin to create a new and unique “sonic stew” in the work of Sam Pluta and Jim Altieri’s “sum and difference”.
Northampton, MA. The Smith College Festival of Sound and Space presents an evening of improvised music with Sam Pluta and Jim Altieri. "Sum and Difference" fuses live electronics and violin into an hour-long performance featuring microtonal drones, noise, custom electronic interfaces, and more.
Sam Pluta and Jim Altieri have been improvising together in various formations for the past six years. As founding members of the improv quintet GBL, Pluta and Altieri merged microtonal violin drones with electronic noise to create a new and unique sonic stew. In 2011 they combined with trumpeter Peter Evans to create the album sum and difference, released on Carrier Records.
Sam Pluta is a New York City-based composer and improviser working in the fields of acoustic and electronic music. He is Technical Director for the Wet Ink Ensemble, a new music group dedicated to the performance of new works by young composers as well as the best works of the American and European avant-garde. He has been commissioned and premiered by Wet Ink Ensemble, Yarn/Wire, ICE, Timetable Percussion, RIOT Trio, So Percussion, Dave Eggar, and Prism Saxophone Quartet and has performed internationally as a laptop soloist and chamber musician. As a founding member of the improvising quartet GBL and performing with groups like the Peter Evans Quintet, he has focused in recent years on fusing the worlds of acoustic and electronic instruments through improvisation. A devoted pedagogue, aside from his teaching duties as faculty fellow at Columbia University, he holds the John Plude Faculty Chair in Computer Musicianship at the Walden School. His music is released on quiet design and Carrier Records, a label he runs with Jeff Snyder and David Franzson.
Jim Altieri loves listening. Through his music and software, he tries to share this love with other listeners. Based in New York City, Jim is an active composer, violinist, and accordionist. His own music often uses the harmonies and rhythms of the harmonic series and explores the relationship between attention and awareness. He is a founding member of GBL and plays violin and accordion in the folk-rock band Tatters and Rags.
The Smith College Festival of Sound & Space: four shows featuring artists who explore space and sound through their innovative performances. The concerts will all take place in Helen Hills Hills Chapel on the campus of Smith College.
The 2011–12 series has a special focus on improvisation, the practice of which — particularly when presented within a space designed for liturgy and ritual — speaks directly to our notions of space in a figurative sense through our perception of emotional space, metaphorical space, and musical/dramatic structure. The process of creating music in real time creates an experience of exploration that is shared by the performers and the audience, with the physical space acting as an additional collaborator.
The artists on this series approach concepts of space and collaboration in a variety of ways, with two shows dedicated entirely to improvisatory practices (sum and difference & Curiosity is Gravity), and with aspects of the other two shows ( (( ( PHONATION ) )) and Greg Brown) incorporating improvistory practices as well.
Greg Brown of the Smith College Music Dept. serves as founding artistic director and organizer. This festival is produced in collaboration with the Smith College Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Jennifer Walters, Dean.
For more information on the Smith College Festival of Sound and Space got to:
Changes In Latitudes is an eight-piece band which authentically recreates all of the sights and sounds of a real Jimmy Buffett concert, bringing a taste of Margaritaville to audiences wherever they go.. They have been touring up and down the coast from Maine to Florida (and even the Caribbean!!!) for the past decade, living on island time as they perform everybody’s favorite Jimmy Buffett songs about beaches, boats, burgers and bars. This Labor Day Weekend Show will be Changes In Latitudes’ second performance at the Iron Horse. Their first show at the Iron Horse was a short month ago, when they shared a bill with Jimmy Buffett’s newest musical pal, Ilo Ferreira.
For this very special show, Changes In Latitudes will be joined by saxophonist Amy Lee, who toured and recorded with Jimmy Buffett for 16 years as a member of his Coral Reefers band.
To find out more about Changes In Latitudes visit their website at http://www.ChangesInLatitudes.com, where you can meet the band’s members, check out their photo album, listen to audio clips, watch video of the band in action, view their complete performance schedule, and purchase CDs of their own original “Trop-Rock” music.
Meow Mix Recording is holding an Open House on April 3&4 from 10am - 6pm. Come by to view our rehearsal/recording space and discuss recording your next demo/CD project with us. Refreshments will be served.
Visit meowmixmedia.net for more information about our space, services, equipment and booking for rehearsal space or digital recording.
See you there.
Meow Mix Recording
Tonight at the Black Moon Music Lounge:
The Mark Manley Band and the Reprobates Blues Band.
Two bands for the price of 1!
Located at 37 State Street in Belchertown MA.
oh yeah.....with JOPEY on da Drums!!
Darlingside, a brand new Noho band, is playing at Silk City Tap Room in Florence at 9 p.m. A bio can be found below, and you can check the band out at www.darlingside.com
Darlingside is a string-rock quintet recently settled in Northampton, MA. The band formed at Williams College, where they shared the stage with such acts as Guster, The Format and The Ken Oak Band. Darlingside’s sound is characterized by elegantly crafted cello-violin duets, soaring harmonies, catchy hooks and compelling beats. Musical influences range from Radiohead to Nickel Creek, Beethoven to Phoenix. In 2010, these five multi-instrumentalists and their bold new songs are poised to explode onto stages all across the Northeast.
> darn it, Invictus no longer playing at Pleasant St. What's
> going on in Northampton tonight? date night with the hubby...
Help me help my friend... if you have events happening tonight (or any night) in town, please post it to www.HampMusic.com -- intended to be the free, central place for all things music in the Hampshire area.
Dana Volkswagen in Northampton will be hosting its first “Green Day at Dana VW” eco-fair this Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held in and around the dealership’s showroom, located at 968 Bridge Road, and will feature products and displays from a variety of local agricultural and Green-oriented businesses. Attendees can:
- Taste Local Foods and Beverages
- Support Area Green Businesses
- Shop Locally for the Holidays
- Test Drive Clean Diesel Technology
- Donate food to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
Among the vendors partners participating in the Green Day event, Hamilton Orchards from New Salem and Barts/Snows will be vending food, Dean’s Beans will be serving free coffee, and the Greenfield Solar Store will be demonstrating solar power (using its portable, trailer-mounted photovoltaic array) along with other eco-friendly products and practices. The event is educational (Center for Ecological Technology will be there) as well as a holiday fair where consumers can purchase locally produced products, learn about real estate located near bike trails, and even get hard-to-find music (from Turn It Up!). Test drives of Volkswagen’s clean diesels (42 mpg highway) will be occurring throughout the day, as well as drawings for various vendors’ products and services.
Back to Back Rachmaninoff Concerts at Smith College
It has been 100 years since Sergei Rachmaninoff made his debut in the United States here at Smith College (November, 1909). This fall Smith celebrates this anniversary with two consecutive Rachmaninoff concerts in Sweeney Concert Hall. Photo attached is of Vladimir Tropp, Gnessin Russian Academy of Music and Moscow Conservatory Musician, who performs on Saturday, November 7. www.smith.edu/rachmaninoff
What: Back-to-Back Concerts Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Debut in America at Smith College
When: Friday, November 6, 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 7, 8 p.m.
Where: Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall, Smith College, Northampton; Mass
Tickets: Admission is free
November 6, 8 p.m. Rachmaninoff in Songs and Dances features the Smith College Chamber Singers, Jonathan Hirsh, conductor and Grant Moss, piano, performing Rachmaninoff's Songs for Treble Voices, Opus 15. Pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe and Judith Gordon will play suite No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17. Also featured are Karen Smith Emerson, soprano and pianist Clifton J. Noble Jr.
November 7, 7:30 p.m. Dedication of bust of Rachmaninoff; 8 p.m. Concert featuring pianist Vladimir Tropp, Gnessin Russian Academy of Music and Moscow Conservatory musician.
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WALE’S ATTENTION DEFICIT TOUR
featuring Legendary Go-Go band UCB
…or “A Show About Nothing”
with Spirit Animal featuring Gray Kid & Colin Munroe
WALE’S ATTENTION DEFICIT TOUR will be blazing the stage at Pearl Street to a charged crowd of hip-hop lovers. Music aficionados have mostly written off hip-hop. In bringing the live band UCB with him, the Wale Experience bridges the gap that exists between music purists and hip-hop fans.
Wale is a big fan of the show Seinfeld. He received a lot of attention last year when he released a mix-tape devoted to Seinfeld-Entitled the “Mixtape About Nothing.” The tape contains catchphrases, audio snippets, and tracks taking titles from the show’s episodes--“The Remake of a Remake” and “The Feature Heavy Song.” Wale’s clever lyrics demonstrate insider knowledge of Seinfeld that true fans of the show can appreciate.
This is a chance for the people of the Valley to witness a hip-hop star being born on stage right before their eyes. After his debut album drops on June 9th, Wale will be too sought after to play a show at an intimate venue like Pearl Street in Northampton.
At $10 a ticket this “Show About Nothing” is a spectacle not to be missed.
Where: Pearl Street Ballroom
When: Sunday May 10th, 2009
Time: 8:30 PM (Box Office opens at 8:00 PM)
Ticket Price: $10 Advance:$13 Door
Ticket Outlets: UNITE, 202 Main Street, Northampton, MA or WALETIX.COM
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Today! -- An Invitation to HampMusic.com ... we’re all on!
HampMusic.com is a new, free, local music scene online mutha that hopes and dares to list all the bands, all the venues, all the time. It is a social network of venue owners, booking agents, local band reps, and local content providers -- all in and about the Hampshire region. The site is up and running -- NOW -- and ready to go.
HampMusic.com is gearing up for the big launch and wants to meet all the club owners, booking agents, radio stations and music store owners in the ’Hamptons to talk a little talk, and get a little groove on.
A small, tight meeting of a couple dozen local movers and shakers will gather at the Sierra Grille at 4:00pm on Tuesday, April 14th. The meeting will go no longer than 5:15.
On the agenda is the following:
* What is HampMusic.com
* What features will it provide venue owners, booking agents, and band reps?
* What features will it offer radio stations and other media?
* What features will it provide local bands?
* What features will it provide local music businesses?
* What features will it provide the audience-going public?
* How will people find out about it? What are your media plans?
Where: Sierre Grille
When: Tuesday, April 14th, 4:00 pm
This is the second meeting. We will see new faces and see how everyone is doing. Get your feedback, and answer any questions. Then the countdown will begin. Strap yourselves in, this is the one.
HampMusic.com will officially launch on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22nd. High Noon. Advertisers and strategic partners should get on board before that date. Set your navigation, warm the engines, and strap yourself in.
If you have questions about the service, or the arrangements, or just want to get it over with right here and now, call Patrick Davis at 413 522 4808. While you’re dialing, log onto the website, set up an account (free) and start posting your events on the calendar. The line will soon be around the block.
Your Obedient Servants,
Patrick Davis, business & sales 413 522 4808
Mik Muller, support & tech 413 320 5336
An old favorite local music website, HampMusic.com, was recently taken over by Montague Web Works and the results have been both immediate and stunning. The site previously just listed band dates for a handful of Hampshire County clubs, but now will expand to become a sort of clearinghouse for all sorts of local music information, both for clubs and other music venues.
Patrick Davis, managing partner of Montague Web Works also said he hopes to expand the site's reach beyond Hampshire County and cover the entire Pioneer Valley.