Basemental: What happens ‘After the Gig’
Apr04

Basemental: What happens ‘After the Gig’

What happens after the gig is over, the room is reset, and everyone goes home? This is the prompt being posed by a new collective that is organizing a festival later this month by the name, well, After the Gig Fest. “We wanted to use the phrase ‘After The Gig’ in order to express that these values aren’t just about one weekend, or any kind of performative display,” the organizers wrote in a statement. Adding that “We want to encourage...

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Calendar: Things to do on 4/2
Apr02

Calendar: Things to do on 4/2

MONDAY 4/2 MUSIC Back Stage Bar at Luthier’s Co-op: 6 p.m to 11 p.m. 108 Cottage St., Easthampton Hartford Jazz Orchestra: 8 p.m. Free. Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch St., Hartford. STAGE/FILM/DANCE The Death of Stalin:  1:55 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:40 p.m. Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst. Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum St., Hartford.   ART EXHIBITS  ...

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Maurice Soulfighter Taylor on the Valley Advocate Sessions Stage
Mar30

Maurice Soulfighter Taylor on the Valley Advocate Sessions Stage

Maurice “Soulfighter” Taylor’s performances are slam poetry meets socially conscious hip hop. Check out his complete Valley Advocate Sessions performance. Interview with Maurice “Soulfighter”...

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Valley Show Girl: Friday the 23rd!!
Mar28

Valley Show Girl: Friday the 23rd!!

Friday the 13th has become a horror franchise with 12 (and I’m sure there will be many more in the future) slasher films, television shows, comics, novels, video games and, of course, merchandise; take a look at the number of Jason’s masks roaming around on Halloween. When the first movie came out in 1980, the boy named Jason Vorhees emerged from Crystal Lake and has been a vicious killer for almost 40 years. The very first “Jason”...

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Pick of the Day 3/28: Blackbird Effect in Holyoke
Mar28

Pick of the Day 3/28: Blackbird Effect in Holyoke

Here’s how The Blackbird Effect describes themselves:  ” The Blackbird Effect= Pan Morigan & John Cabán, performing bent blues, green jazz & other Americanismos with roots to the sky!”  “Americanismos,” that’s some fancy talk for a banjo and guitar duet.  Strange but alluring. You can check them out tonight at 7 p.m at Gateway City Arts,  92-114 Race St., Holyoke....

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