Staff Picks: Llama Lasagne Holiday Spectacular and More Holiday Festivities
Dec13

Staff Picks: Llama Lasagne Holiday Spectacular and More Holiday Festivities

The Big Sway at The Still • SaturdayFunky jam band The Big Sway are headed back to The Still for a night two sets of psychedelic rock. So get rid of those holiday blues after your last minute shopping, and celebrate with some feel good music. The Still also has a great pub menu and plenty of delicious beers on tap including my all-time favorite, BBC’s Steel Rail. No cover, 21+, The Still Bar & Grill, 858 Suffield St. (Route 75),...

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Staff Picks: Dinosaur Jr., Jim Breuer & the Loud and Rowdy
Dec06

Staff Picks: Dinosaur Jr., Jim Breuer & the Loud and Rowdy

Pantera Tribute and more \m/ • SaturdayTrendkill “the ultimate Pantera tribute” is gonna blow up The Tank with a tribute night to Dimebag Darrell. Also on the bill to make the night even more metal and heavy are locals As Misery Fades, NIM, An Unction In Braille, Speak Well of the Dead, and Left Hand Backwards! Make sure to wear black so you’ll fit in. 7 p.m., all ages, $10, The Tank American Legion Post 185, 478 Springfield St.,...

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Staff Picks: Pink Floyd and Hot Chocolate
Nov28

Staff Picks: Pink Floyd and Hot Chocolate

The Machine Performs Pink Floyd • SaturdayWhat better way to start the holiday month off then with some Pink Floyd! World touring The Machine stops back at the Calvin for their amazing Floyd show that leaves the biggest of fans in awe. Joe Pascarell, founding member is back in the band and he has the ability to morph his voice into both Waters and Gilmour! Ooh la la. 8 p.m., Calvin Theatre, 19 King St., Northampton. — Jennifer...

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Staff Picks: Fall festivals, and Fear Nuttin Band’s last leg
Oct17

Staff Picks: Fall festivals, and Fear Nuttin Band’s last leg

Halloween Thrash Bash 3 • FridayMaximum Capacity’s 3rd Halloween costume party is among us. Come dressed as anything but yourself! I may be in attendance sporting a blue wig. Drink specials all night and not to mention a killer line-up who may appear on  stage in costume as well! Featuring: SLIP-NOT, Grzelakurse, Disguise The Curse, One Ton Tommy Gun, Blood Grease & Dirt. $10-$12. 21-plus; 8 p.m., door. 116 School St., Chicopee. —...

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Basemental: Straight to Video, bassist Sam Hadge’s wild concert footage
Jun20

Basemental: Straight to Video, bassist Sam Hadge’s wild concert footage

The magic of live music stems from the intimacy of being in the same room as the performer, but Sam Hadge’s talent is capturing that intimacy for the online world who couldn’t make it to the show.Since I started going to DIY shows with regularity about a year and a half ago, Hadge has been a fixture. It seems he’s at nearly every single show in Western Mass with his video camera in hand, recording each set in its entirety, then...

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