Flathead Rodeo on the Valley Advocate Sessions Stage
Jun01

Flathead Rodeo on the Valley Advocate Sessions Stage

Flathead Rodeo is a roots and rockabilly band with plenty of country twang. Check out the band’s Valley Advocate Sessions performance in the video below. Interview with Flathead...

Read More
Valley Show Girl: Stoned to Death III – A day full of doom, sludge, stoner metal, and the memory of Joe Magrone
May29

Valley Show Girl: Stoned to Death III – A day full of doom, sludge, stoner metal, and the memory of Joe Magrone

Churches are the most beautiful architectural buildings, in my opinion. I’m not a religious person, so when I do get a chance to enter these beauties, it’s because of a wedding or a funeral and I just look forward to leaving — the religion part of it just makes me uncomfortable. But on this marvelous day, I got to enjoy the beauty in the environment that makes me the most comfortable — at a show. The Stone Church in downtown...

Read More
Pick of the Day 5/29: The Northamptones at the Iron Horse
May29

Pick of the Day 5/29: The Northamptones at the Iron Horse

The Northamptones are an audition-based advanced a cappella group at Northampton High School. They’ve performed all over New England, including at the Academy of Music, John M. Greene Hall, the Calvin Theatre, the Iron Horse, Fenway Park, and the Massachusetts State House. These dedicated students meet every other day for an 85-minute practice period during the school year and they’re ready to thrill you tonight at their...

Read More
Set Sail with Snackbeard
May29

Set Sail with Snackbeard

According to a passage in his novel “Redburn,” no less an authority on seafaring life than Herman Melville states, “It is a great thing in a sailor to know how to sing well.” For, he explains, those at sea who are blessed with a talented voice may help raise the spirits of a lagging crew, and make even the most drudging of work feel less monotonous. Could, though, such a songster on a ship even lead one to buried treasure? To test...

Read More
Basemental: What Are You Afraid Of? Fred Cracklin’s Looming Spook
May23

Basemental: What Are You Afraid Of? Fred Cracklin’s Looming Spook

Local legend Thurston Moore — Sonic Youth, Chelsea Light Moving, one off noise sets all over the Valley — had a cameo in an adult talk show called Space Ghost Coast to Coast. Moore played a character called Fred Cracklin in a 1996 episode of the Cartoon Network show dedicated to jazz guitarist Sonny Sharrock. The show got weirder as it progressed — evolving from spoof to surrealism. Adam Bosse and Max Goldstein have fittingly adopted...

Read More