The Advocate Guide to Open Mics in the Pioneer Valley!
Nov20

The Advocate Guide to Open Mics in the Pioneer Valley!

The Pioneer Valley is home not only to a bountiful music scene, but to dozens of open mics where artistic communities blossom. Open mics are places where the generational lines between artists blur while they’re jamming out to a bluesy ballad or talking about their favorite Beatles album. Open mics can be a mixed bag at times — you might hear a jaw dropping original song followed by one of worst renditions of your favorite song. But...

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Basemental: A Wikipedia Rant by Will
Nov20

Basemental: A Wikipedia Rant by Will

Last week my colleague Jennifer Levesque reported on musician and rock documentarian Tanya Pearson’s efforts to challenge Wikipedia edits. While trying to revise entries on the free encyclopedia, Pearson discovered that many edits and entries weren’t getting past male editors due to thin (often false) claims of “poor sourcing.” This effectively has marginalized independent female, trans, and nonbinary musicians from having...

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VIDEO: Lisa Martin on Valley Advocate Sessions Friday
Nov01

VIDEO: Lisa Martin on Valley Advocate Sessions Friday

Check out a video teaser for Lisa Martin trio’s upcoming Valley Advocate Sessions performance, which will be released this Friday. Martin plays country, folk roots with a dash of bluesy rock.  ...

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VIDEO TEASER: Reverend Dan and the Dirty Catechism
Oct26

VIDEO TEASER: Reverend Dan and the Dirty Catechism

This week’s Valley Advocate Sessions artist is Reverend Dan and the Dirty Catechism, preacher rock n’ roll with a side of post punk. RD&tDC’s full Sessions performance will be released this Friday. Until then, here’s a teaser...

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Seth Glier on the Valley Advocate Sessions Stage
Oct20

Seth Glier on the Valley Advocate Sessions Stage

Seth Glier is an Easthampton-based multi-instrumentalist pop and folk singer-songwriter, who switches between guitar and keyboard. He’s been nominated for a Grammy and has released numerous past records, including his most recent album, “Birds,” released in 2017. Interview with Seth Glier: Check out our past Sessions performers, including Seth Newton, Old Flame, Shokazoba, and Tang...

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