Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Time Is Here I Guess

Happy holidays, and merry Christmas if yr into that sort of thing. Remember a few weeks ago when WMUA held a record fair? The one where twenty vendors from throughout the Northeast came and set up shop, thousands and thousands of records in tow? Well, enjoy a trip down (a very recently paved) memory lane.

brown recluse sings performs as first act of the day. check out their myspace. they rule.

digging and chatting.

local mad genius eric hnatow. go and listen to him. he's coming back to campus february 3rd with thrust lab.

everyone loves vinyl! everyone is happy!

northampton all-stars rabbit rabbit. rejoice in sound.

umass basketball and umass radio. it's a beautiful friendship.

wmua advisor glenn siegel talks music.

So if you missed it, or if yr just hungry for more delicious vinyl, keep it tuned to WMUA for news on the next record fair. Most likely happening sometime around April.

Enjoy the holiday.

Hey Look, It's Rudolph! from dina on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Alex Chilton really looks like Woody Allen now.

If I was really on top of my game, I would have posted one of these for every night of Hanukkah. Apologies to all my fellow Jews. Anyway, just in time for the fourth night of Hanukkah, here's Yo La Tengo doing the Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale", with Alex Chilton, no less.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

It's that time of the year...

About two weeks ago I asked our great DJs to submit their lists of favorite albums of the year. A bunch of people responded, I tallied the votes, and today we learn WMUA's collective favorite 20 albums of 2008. No recounts here, no Coleman/Franken stuff, these results are guaranteed. So let's hear 'em, low to high for maximum suspense. And be sure to check out DJs' individual top tens at the bottom.

Kings of Leon - Only by the Night (RCA)

TV on the Radio - Dear Science (DGC/Interscope)

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Real Emotional Trash (Matador)

Dodos - Visiter (French Kiss)

No Age - Nouns (Sub Pop)

Magnetic Fields - Distortion (Nonesuch)

Baby Guts - The Kissing Disease (Guilt Ridden Pop)

Marnie Stern - This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That (Kill Rock Stars)


Deerhunter - Microcastle (Kranky)


M83 - Saturdays=Youth (Mute)


Portishead -
Third (Mercury)


Conor Oberst -
Conor Oberst (Saddle Creek)


Lil' Wayne -
Tha Carter III (Cash Money)


Silver Jews - Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea (Drag City)


Duchess Says - Anthologie des Trois Perchoirs (Alien8)


Dan Friel -
Ghost Town (Important)


Vivian Girls -
Vivian Girls (In The Red)


Why? -
Alopecia (Anticon)


Gang Gang Dance -
Saint Dymphna (Social Registry)


Parts and Labor - Receivers

Yes, after spending most every week since its release at number 1 on our weekly charts, Parts and Labor take the title of WMUA's favorite album of the year. Great job! Also, if you didn't go see them at Hampshire on the 11th because it was snowing outside, you're a wimp and you missed out pretty hard. Sorry to break the news.

Now check these individual lists. If you see something you like, tune in to the show. It's not any more complicated than that.

Dave Murray (host of In the Court of the Crimson King, Wednesdays 8 pm - 10 pm)
1. Parts & Labor – Receivers
2. Duchess Says – Anthologie des 3 Perchoirs
3. Racebannon – Acid or Blood
4. Tobacco – Fucked Up Friends
5. sBach – s/t
6. Total Abuse – s/t
7. Portishead – Third
8. Subtle – Exiting Arm
9. Darker My Love – 2
10. Deerhoof – Offend Maggie

Alex Hornbeck (host of Strange Light, Tuesdays 10 pm - midnight)
1. Portishead – Third
2. Gang Gang Dance – Saint Dymphna
3. Dan Friel – Ghost Town
4. Blood on the Wall – Liferz
5. Chad VanGaalen – Soft Airplane
6. Mahjongg – Kontpab
7. Max Richter – 24 Postcards in Full Colour
8. No Age – Nouns
9. Silver Jews – Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea
10. Indian Jewelry – Free Gold!

Eric Marklein (host of Sound of Confusion, Mondays 8 - 10 pm)
1. Harvey Milk - Life...The Best Game in Town
2. Dan Friel - Ghost Town
3. Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna
4. Why? - Alopecia
5. Boris - Smile
6. Breeders - Mountain Battles
7. Torche - Meanderthal
8. Earles and Jensen - Just Farr A Laugh Vol. 1 & 2: The Greatest Prank Phone Calls Ever!
9. Deerhunter - Microcastle
10. Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life

Erika Patsy (co-host of Expressway To Yr Skull, Thursdays 5:30 - 8 pm)
1. Vivian Girls - s/t
2. Times New Viking - Rip It Off
3. Jay Reatard - Matador Singles '08
4. Love Is All - A Hundred Things Keep Me Up At Night
5. Parts & Labor - Receivers
6. Stereolab - Chemical Chords
7. No Age - Nouns
8. Dead Dog - s/t
9. The New Bloods - The Secret Life
10. Pants Yell! - Alison Statton

Corey Charron (co-host of Fallen Through the Cracks/Vinyl Revival, Tuesdays 8-10 pm)
1. Why? ‐ Alopecia
2. Magnetic Fields ‐ Distortion
3. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks ‐ Real Emotional Trash
4. Duchess Says - Anthologie des 3 Perchoirs
5. Silver Jews ‐ Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea
6. Baby Guts ‐ Kissing Disease
7. Oxford Collapse ‐ Bits
8. Jeffrey Lewis ‐ 12 Crass Songs
9. Marnie Stern - This Is It...
10. Shannon McArdle - Summer of the Whore

Zara Rose (co-host of Fallen Through the Cracks/Vinyl Revival, Tuesdays 8-10 pm)
1. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Real Emotional Trash
2. Shannon McArdle - Summer of the Whore
3. Baby Guts - Kissing Disease
4. Silver Jews - Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea
5. Marnie Stern - This is it and I am it...
6. Oxford Collapse - Bits
7. Jeffery Lewis - 12 Crass Songs
8. Duchess Says - Anthologie des 3 Perchoirs
9. Jason Collett - Here's to Being Here
10. Vivian Girls - Vivian Girls

Gabe Chicoine (co-host of Mind Blinders, Mondays 10 pm - midnight)
1. No Age - Nouns
2. Dan Friel - Ghost Town
3. Jay Reatard - Singles ’06 – ‘07
4. Why? - Alopecia
5. Blood on the Wall - Liferz
6. Parts and Labor - Receivers
7. Awesome Color - Electric AborĂ­genes
8. Deerhunter - Microcastle
9. Portishead - Third
10. El Guincho - Alegranza!

Ian Nelson (co-host of Sesame Street Band-Aids, Mondays 5:30 - 8 pm)
1. lil wayne - carter III
2. dodos - visiter
3. deerhunter - microcastle
4. excepter - debt dept
5. white denim - exposion
6. air france - no way down EP
7. gang gang dance - saint dymphna
8. m83 - saturdays=youth
9. conor oberst - conor oberst
10. vivian girls - vivian girls

Barry Benham (co-host of Sesame Street Band-Aids, Mondays 5:30 - 8 pm)
1. lil' wayne - tha carter III
2. titus andronicus - the airing of grievances
3. dodos - visiter
4. little joy - s/t
5. conor oberst - s/t
6. kanye west - 808s & heartbreak
7. of montreal - skeletal lamping
8. m83 - saturdays = youth
9. panic at the disco - pretty odd
10. pretty & nice – s/t

Rich Ladew (host of End of Radio, Thursdays 8 - 10 pm)
1. Parts and Labor - Receivers
2. Dan Friel - Ghost Town
3. Torche - Meandrathal
4. TV On The Radio - Dear Science
5. Various Artists - Don't Stop: Recording Tap
6. New Order - Movement (Reissue)
7. Dark Meat - Universal Indians (Reissue)
8. Wire - Object 47
9. Melvins - Nude With Boots
10. Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic - Dawn Of The Cycads

Andujar (host of Clandestino, Mondays 2:30 - 4:30)
1. Nomo - Ghost Rock
2. Grupo Fantasma - Sonidos Gold
3. Bio Ritmo - Bionico
4. Kaleta & Kozo Afrobeat - Country of Guns
5. William Parker - Double Sunrise Over Neptune
6. Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
7. Orchestra Baobob - Made In Dakar
8. Brownout - Homenaje
9. Bronx River Parkway & the Candela All Stars - San Sebatstian 152
10. Jesus Pagan y su Orquesta - Salsa de la Mata
(and check out Andujar's full list with write-ups by clicking here)

Pete Rizzo (on air Fridays 8 - 10 pm)
1. TV on the Radio - Dear Science
2. Kings of Leon - Only By the Night
3. The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
4. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
5. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
6. Okkervil River - The Stand Ins
7. Beck - Modern Guilt
8. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
9. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
10. Mars Volta - Bedlam in Goliath

Beth Schumacher (no winter show, check back in spring)
1. Why? - Alopecia
2. Mason Jennings - In The Ever
3. The Toadies - Deliverance
4. Hot Chip - Made in the Dark
5. Copeland - You Are My Sunshine
6. The Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride
7. Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
8. Secret Machines - Secret Machines
9. Brian Wilson - That Lucky Old Sun
10. Adam Green - Sixes & Sevens

Carly Stipek (no winter show, check back in spring)
1. The Rural Alberta Advatage - Hometowns
2. Deastro - Keeper’s
3. Walkmen - You & Me
4. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
5. Au - Verbs
6. Beach House - Devotion
7. Women - Women
8. Department of Eagles - In Ear Park
9. Deerhuner - Microcastle
10. Parts & Labor - Receivers

Jen Wanamaker (graduated - ciao!)
1. Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
2. Born Ruffians - Red, Yellow And Blue
3. M83 - Saturdays=Youth
4. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
5. Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
6. Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna
7. The Black Keys - Attack & Release
8. Beck - Modern Guilt
9. School Of Seven Bells - Alpinisms
10. Amanda Palmer - Who Killed Amanda Palmer?

Donald Hedeman (no winter show, check back in spring)
1. Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
2. Theo Parrish - Sound Signature Sounds (Reissue)
3. Osborne - Osborne
4. DJ Stingray - Aqua Team 2
5. Der Zyklus - Cherenkov Radiation
6. Wisp - Katabatic
7. Madlib - Beat Konducta, Vol.5: Dil Cosby Suite
8. Bochum Welt - R.O.B.
9. Madvillain - Madvillainy 2: The Madlib Remix
10. Q-Tip - The Renaissance

Hank Berry (host of A Thousand Plateaus, Sundays 7:30 - 9:30 pm)
1. Michael Byron - Dreamers of Pearl
2. Handel: Tolomeo, Alan Curtis Conducting - Il Complesso Baracco (with Ann Hallenberg)
3. Jordi Savall directing Hesperion XXI - Fransico Javier: La Ruta de Oriente
4. Mozart: Don Giovani - Rene Jacobs Directing the Freibruger Barockorchester
5. Karlheinz Stockhausen - Stimmung
6. Anthony Braxton - The Complete Arista Recordings of Anthony Braxton
7. Ursula Oppens - Oppens Plays Carter
8. Henry Purcell - Keyboard Suites & Grounds, Keyboardist Richard Egarr
9. Eri Yamamoto - Redwoods
10. Bob Dylan - Tell Tale Signs

Darryl Clark (host of Old School, Thursdays 6 - 8 am)
alejandro escovedo "real animal
al green "lay it down"
jenny lewis "acid tongue"
dido "safe trip home"
marc cohn "join the parade live ep"
cat power "jukebox"
sprinsteen "magic"
alice smith "for lovers, dreamers & me"
dylan "telltale signs"
dr. dog "fate"
roberet forsterer "the eveangelist"
joni mitchell "shine"
randy newman "harps & angels"
maceo parker "roots and grooves"
sharon jones "100 days, 100 nights"

Glenn Siegel (host of Jazz In Silhouette, Fridays 9 am - noon)
The Heliocentrics - Out There
Umalali - The Garifuna Women's Project
Omar Souleyman - Highway to Hassake
Dem Trio - The Fountain
Various - Ayombe
Think of One - Camping Shaabi
Etran Finatawa - Desert Crossroads
Toumast - Ishumar
Raphael Cortijo - La Quiniela Del Dia
Various - Afrobeat Nirvana
Andrew McGraw - Kolaborasi
Sidestepper - The Buena Vibra Sound System
Chapinlandia - Marimba Music of Guatemala
Beto Villa - Father of Orquesta Tejana, Vol. 1
Buika - Mi nina Lola
Rudresh Mahanthappa - Kinsmen
Bronx River Parkway - San Sebastian 152
Nomo - Ghost Rock
Hanggai - Introducing Hanggai
Various - Rough Guide to Music of Mali
Savina Yannatou - Songs Of An Other
Juaneco y Su Combo - Masters of Chica 1
Various - Rough Guide to Klezmer Revolution
Shakers n' Bakers - Yearning for Zion
Eyal Maoz - Edom

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

New Crimes to Commit on Thursday

Some people are going to see Beach House that night instead. Pansies, I say. This line-up is guaranteed good times. Even if the heat isn't working in the Red Barn, the thunderous rock will surely get it cookin'.


7:30 PM

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Let's Face It Pal, You Didn't Need That Eye Surgery.

Wednesday, December 10th
Don Caballero
The Motel Matches
The John Bobbit Experience
Arctic Cave
at the Elevens in Northampton (140 Pleasant Street), 10pm, 21+, five bucks

I'm still not 100% behind this new Don Caballero incarnation, but nostalgia for late-'90s math rock is worth something.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


I couldn't get a big picture of the flyer, but tonight you should take some time out to hit up Hampshire for the Whitehaus Family WinTour. Details below.

Whitehaus Family WinTour featuring:

Gracious Calamity
Prince Rama of Ayodha
Peace Loving
Many Manions

along with local favorites:
Shire Erlichman
Eric Hnatow

8 PM, all ages?
Centrum Gallery (above Donut 1 in Greenwich)
Hampshire College

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Records & Recluses.

Brown Recluse Sings are a fine band from Philadelphia. If '60s psychedelic-influenced indie pop gets your motor running (you like the Zombies, don't you?), you have not one but two chances to have these gentlemen wow you this weekend. They'll be playing a set at the aformentioned WMUA Record Fair, if you want to elbow people in the ribs for first grabs at various vinyl gems, but they'll also be playing the night before (that's Friday, December 5th) at the People's Pint (24 Federal Street) in Greenfield. So instead of elbowing people in the ribs, you can enjoy some delicious peanut noodles, homemade soda & maybe some vegan strawberry shortcake for dessert (collectively blew my mind, I swear). The show starts at 10pm & it's donation-style, so show some love.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

WMUA Record Fair!

Scary kitty commands:


Monday, December 1, 2008

Monday Mix 6.0

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Miniature Cities
1. The Luv'd Ones - Come On In
2. France Gall - Laisse Tomber Les Filles
3. Vehicle Flips - Honeywell Round Thermostat
4. The Moving Sidewalks - 99th Floor
5. The Mice - Not Proud Of The USA
6. Swell Maps - Let's Build A Car
7. The Bartlebees - Music Sounds Better (With You)
8. Submarine Races - Postcard
9. The Feminine Complex - Hide & Seek
10. Trend - She's Hi-Fi
11. Blank Dogs - Water Into Ice
12. The Mo-dettes - White Mice
13. The Cigarettes - I've Forgot My Number (Now I'm Telling You My Name)
14. Dump - Words
15. The Fastbacks - Book of Revelation
16. The Cannanes - Frightening Thing
17. The Creation - How Does It Feel To Feel

Sunday, November 30, 2008

No no no no!

How fucking good is this song?! Good enough to listen to plaster the blog with three different versions of it, that's how good.

Tracey Ullman (Hairbrush microphones! The '80s!)

Irma Thomas

Beryl Marsden

Apologies to Jackie DeShannon for her absence in YouTube form.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Submit Your Eyes to This Monstrosity Unless You Don't Like Good Free Music!

To translate that flyer (I know, how is that illegible?) for you, the lineup and times are:

Yak Snot
Able Archer

6 PM
UMass Earthfoods Cafe (inside the Student Union)

brought to you by the fine folks of DIYUmass

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thorns Of Life

New Band Alert -

Blake Schwarzenbach (Jawbreaker / Jets to Brazil) and Aaron Cometbus (Crimpshrine / Pinhead Gunpowder) have merged their dual writing and musical prowess to create THORNS OF LIFE.

Photos are here from the Brooklyn DIY blog.


Terrible quality YouTUBE from some guy's living room:

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Time travel is possible!

It's another one of those time-wasting days at work, so yet again, I turn to recreating 120 Minutes & searching for videos from the Bill Clinton era. Did you know that a power trio of Kim Gordon, Spike Jonze & Richard Kern directed the "Divine Hammer" video for the Breeders? Naturally, it's awesome (and it also screams "Mid-'90s!").

Then of course, there's the "Cannonball" video.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Ch-ch-check it out.

Ho-Ag are from Boston & we like them. Do you enjoy Brainiac, Devo or Six Finger Satellite? Meet your new favorite band. Triclops! are on Alternative Tentacles & that might tickle your fancy. And yes, that flyer does say that this show is ONE FUCKING DOLLAR.

Friday, November 7, 2008

New York, London, Paris, Munich...

Everybody talk about pop muzik. The yearly Popfest! New England is descending upon Northampton this weekend & there's a smattering of excellent bands on the line-up. I'd like to voice my support for checking out Maybe It's Reno on Saturday (which is actually all of Unrest, except with Bridget Cross writing/singing all of the songs), along with the somewhat-recently resurrected indie-pop powerhouse Bunnygrunt.

Friday, November 7: doors @ 8pm
The Fawns
The Up Set
The Lil' Hospital
The Specific Heats
Surefire Broadcast
The Sterns
The Besties

Saturday, November 8: doors @ 8pm
Dream Bitches
Magnus – The Charade / Happydeadmen
The Smittens
Maybe It's Reno
Utah Rangers

Sunday, November 9: Doors @ 8pm
Math the Band
Lima Research Society
The Hat Company
The 500s
The Toothaches

Sunday Matinee: Doors @ 3pm
Jason Bourgeois (Bourgeois Heroes)
The Inclined Plane
Boy Genius
One Happy Island

All shows @ The Elevens, 140 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA. A three day pass for Popfest! New England is $40 for all 4 shows and individual days are $13 if pre-ordered or $15 at the door ($6 for the Sunday afternoon show). All shows are 21+.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fund Drive Exclusive!! Gimme the Loot!!

We're in the middle of WMUA's annual fund drive to raise money and support our station, allowing us to kick out the jams, melt your minds and put on free shows for you to attend. One of the very very limited premiums being doled out during the week is a set of 10 copies of WMUA's Fall Concert signed by all of the performers: Dan Friel, The Death Set and Eric Hnatow. These sweet gems are all unique (see the photo below for the lot*) will be available starting tomorrow during The Sound of Confusion (8-10 PM) and will continue be available through other station shows. A $10 dollar contribution (subject to change, likely lower) and it's yours. Get a copy early because they're more rare than a Jay Reatard single.

Call in to any show and demand yourself a copy!

*Not included as station premiums are the Barrel of Monkeys, King of Hearts flask or quarters for doing laundry. Ask about the Three6Mafia and Dirtbombs CDs.

Friday, October 31, 2008

There's Options!

If noise isn't your cup of tea, there's a very different show happening on Saturday night that you might fancy instead.

Saturday, November 1st
Jens Lekman at Northampton High School (benefit show for Clara Gardner)
7pm, $8 at the door or advance from Unite in Northampton

It's a good cause & how often will you get to see Swedish indie rock stars play in a high school auditorium?

All You Zombies

If you need to nurse your post-Halloween brain mass, may we suggest some music played an an Antique house? 4realz!

Demons (feat. Mr. Nate Young of Wolf Eyes)
Mirror/Dash (might have heard of these people)
Zac Davis

Artifacts 20th Century
28 N. Maple St
Florence MA

5.30 PM

All ages?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Krang Wills It

The running solid Montague Phantom Brain Exchange is hosting event #10 tomorrow. You're starting lineup is:

Leading off: Eagle Ager
Batting 2nd: Russian Tsarlag
Batting 3rd: Bull Tongue interviews living legend Danny Fields
Batting Cleanup: DJ Phloyd Rice

Wednesday, October 29th
9PM $5

Sunday, October 26, 2008

That's My Funday

Something non-douche-IHEG related happening in Northampton. Catch it!

Cars Can Be Blue ATHENS rep!
Eric Hnatow
The Novels
Gazza Strippers

21+, $5
The Elevens

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Weekend No Challenge

C'mon, some one tell me this album ain't perfect and fight me. I've got a gut feeling I win.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

You Love Last Minute Hampshire Shows


SAGA Dining Commons.

Suffering Bastards
Twodeadsluts Onegoodfuck
Cock ESP
White Mice
Wrong + Thurston Moore
Sauce Party
Sanguine Piss

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Monday Mix 5.0 (Early)

My laptop bit the dust recently & I haven't been around a computer much when Monday inevitably falls, so I'm doing this one pre-emptively.

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I Left You Behind This Time
1. The Flatmates - Happy All The Time
2. Flying Lizards - Sex Machine
3. Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her - Sentimental Journey
4. Crystal Stilts - Converging In The Quiet
5. White Rainbow - Mystic Prism
6. The dB's - If & When
7. The Smoke - High In A Room
8. Fire Engines - Get Up & Use Me
9. Felt - Rain Of Crystal Spires
10. Young Fresh Fellows - Hard To Mention
11. Little Claw - Movies For You
12. The Gerbils - Crayon Box
13. Henry's Dress - Definitely Nothing
14. The Field Mice - Sensitive
15. Marine Girls - On My Mind
16. The Monks - I Hate You
17. Bunnygrunt - Holiday Road
18. The Chills - Pink Frost
19. The B-52's - Planet Claire

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Banging Thursday. $6 Steamed Mussels Optional

Only the smoothest of bands at the Sierra Grille this Thursday.

Baby Dayliner - SMOOTH
Eric Hnatow - SMOOTHER
Tundra Toddler - SMOOTHEST

21+, $2
Sierra Grille, Northampton

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Gift Keeps on Giving

Saturday October 11 (TODAY)
Dan Friel
Bromp Treb
The People's Pint in Greenfield MA
10 PM No Cover

Remember when Dan Friel blew your collective asses off a few weeks back at our free show? The man's back in the area this time after multiple leveling ups and coming into possession of a Scimitar of Sonics +5. Hack and slash bloodbath awaits. Needless to say Urthquake, Diagrama and Bromp Treb will perform the necessary healing and magic casting spells to ward off any naysayers.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Crazy Rhythms.

Attention, fans of jangly '80s pop music: Incredible show tonight! The Feelies reunion! One of only five cities that they're playing! Yowza yowza yowza!

Friday, October 10th
9pm at the Academy of Music (274 Main Street) in Northampton
Tickets are $25, available at Artifacts in Florence & Turn It Up!

This is also the kick-off for the really great Robert Altman film festival that runs at the Academy this weekend. Go grab tickets for the films at Pleasant Street Video in Northampton. Peep this drool-worthy schedule!

Friday October 10, 2008
Opening Night Party
5:30 doors
6:00 MASH 116 min Film
9:00 The Feelies Concert

Saturday October 11, 2008
2:00 Brewster McCloud 105 min
4:00 3 Women 124 min
7:00 Nashville 159 min
10:00 The Player 124 min

Sunday October 12, 2008
2:00 A Wedding 125 min
4:30 Thieves Like Us 123 min
7:00 McCabe and Mrs Miller 120 min
9:30 The Long Goodbye 112 min

Monday October 13, 2008
3:30 Short Cuts 187 min
7:00 MASH 116 min

For more information, check out the Northampton Arts Council website.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Loren Halman will be wearing a unicorn costume!

Brava Spectre: Monteville, CT
"Lots of noise and screaming going on, and things being thrown around; sometimes the guy who sings would put down his guitar down, walk around while leading the whole crowd in a chant, and then pick up his guitar and start playing again without skipping a beat."

Heaven People: New Haven, CT
"The deep hum of Moore’s droney electronics counterbalanced Battalene’s use of various stringed instruments. The combo was alchemical, melding moments of high-note crystallization with overwhelming bouts of low, whirring sound. The audience undoubtedly fell under their spell as the duo displayed noise at its most lucid and beautiful."- Performer Magazine


Prince Rama of Ayodhya: Boston, MA
"engaging and often unpredictable live shows reflect their eclectic pool of mysticism; amidst collective chants, werewolf summonings, and Sanskrit invocations, they have been known to distribute hand drums, conch shells, bells, gongs, and other various percussion to members of the audience to create the ultimate communal ritual experience."

Be there or be square
Friday, Oct. 10th at 7:30pm in the EarthFoods Cafe at UMass.
All donations go straight to the bands!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Waits Wednesday

Friday, September 26, 2008

Since You Love Records and Supporting the Scene

The Flywheel is having it's annual record fair tomorrow. It's free and a perfect way to spend a rainy day crate digging for gems.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Stone for Adam Nodelman

For those unaware, Adam Nodelman from Sunburned Hand of the Man passed away suddenly last month. A benefit show for him is this Sunday. Lineup details are as follows:

No Neck Blues Band (playing very early)
Sunburned Hand of the Man
Dredd Foole & the Din (feat. J Mascis, John Moloney & Justin Pizzoferrato)
Fat Worm of Error
Northampton Wools (Bill Nace & Thurston Moore)
Tarp (Joshua Burkett & Conrad Capistran)
Noise Nomads
Bunny Brains
Matt Krefting Band
Franklin's Mint
Jow Jow
+ maybe one more act

Florence VFW - 18 Meadow Street (route 9), Florence, MA
$7 - All Ages (additional donations appreciated)
6:30pm SHARP!

Look for Dredd Foole & The Din to crank out some Stooges covers.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Death To Everyone.

I'm posting about this now while it's on my mind, because I don't trust that I'll remember to do this again before Friday hits.

Friday, September 26th
Death Vessel
Micah Blue Smaldone
at the Rendezvous (78 Third Street) in Turners Falls
$8 advance, $10 doors, show at 9:30pm