Pick of the Day 5/17: Matthew Logan Vasquez
May17

Pick of the Day 5/17: Matthew Logan Vasquez

Matthew Logan Vasquez is a bit of a modern Bob Dylan … no really.  He’s got similar qualities but his music is meatier and his vocals are better — which isn’t that difficult. Dylan insults aside, Vasquez brings his storytelling and agreeable sound to the Iron Horse tonight. He’s released two solo efforts, but he’s known as the front man for Delta Spirit and a member of Middle Brother. Check him out...

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Pick of the Day 5/16: Rising Appalachia
May16

Pick of the Day 5/16: Rising Appalachia

Two sisters from New Orleans bring the sounds of the Appalachians to Northampton tonight. Multi-instrumentalists Leah and Chloe Smith pick, strum, drum and sing — nothing fancy but appealing all the same.  It’s quiet music that expects you to listen to the lyrics so be sure to keep your ears open.  8 p.m. – 12 a.m. Pearl Street Nightclub, 10 Pearl St.,...

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VIDEO: Amber Belle on Valley Advocate Sessions Friday
May09

VIDEO: Amber Belle on Valley Advocate Sessions Friday

Amber Belle is a singer-songwriter with honey toned vocals who performs folk and country songs. Check out a teaser video of her upcoming Advocate Sessions video to be released this Friday.

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Valley Advocate Q&A with YouTube star and political song parodist Randy Rainbow
May04

Valley Advocate Q&A with YouTube star and political song parodist Randy Rainbow

Randy Rainbow achieved Internet stardom with his series of political spoofs and song parodies satirizing mainstream media and conservative leaders such as Donald Trump through green screened mock interviews and now he’s set to bring his unique brand of song comedy to the Calvin Theatre in Northampton on May 18. Rainbow spoke with Valley Advocate staff writer Chris Goudreau about his upcoming performance and speaking truth to power...

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From the Palace to the Parlor Room: Celtic fiddler Jamie Laval on playing for Dave Matthews, Queen Elizabeth
May01

From the Palace to the Parlor Room: Celtic fiddler Jamie Laval on playing for Dave Matthews, Queen Elizabeth

American Celtic fiddler Jamie Laval is world renowned for his unique approach to traditional Scottish music by adding virtuosity and a contemporary ear to ancient reels or jigs. Laval will be performing in Western Massachusetts on Sunday, May 13 at the Parlor Room in Northampton. Laval spoke with Valley Advocate staff writer Chris Goudreau about his passion for Celtic music, performing on a Dave Matthews record, and getting to play...

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