Nightcrawler: Country First
Jan09

Nightcrawler: Country First

This week, a few of the Valley’s more notable country boys will slap on their Stetsons and give the scene a swift, cowboy boot to the posterior. First out of the gate: on Friday Jan. 13, Trailer Trash will serve up heaping portions of modern country rock at Holyoke’s Waterfront Tavern. Cover charge for this 21+ show is $5. The following night, Northampton’s The Bum Steers have rustled up no less than The Lonesome Brothers and Wild...

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The V-Spot: I Told My Boyfriend I’d Try Monogamy, But …
Jan09

The V-Spot: I Told My Boyfriend I’d Try Monogamy, But …

Hi Yana, I’m in a relationship with someone who I really love and we’ve been together for three-ish months. Before we started dating he knew I wasn’t a huge fan of monogamy, but I agreed I would try and now I’m feeling trapped. He’s so important to me and I don’t want to lose him. I guess I don’t know how to talk to him about it because I want to be in an open relationship, but I’m worried he will get super mad. Help! — Oh No, I’m...

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Jammin’ for Justice
Jan09

Jammin’ for Justice

Jammin’ for Justice The nonprofit Watermelon Wednesdays has been providing musical education and holding concerts for the past 17 years. This Wednesday, the group is putting on In It Together, a fundraiser for community, diversity, and social justice to benefit the Markham-Nathan Fund. Guests include Chris Brashear and Ben Demerath, Wisteria String Quartet, Charles Neville Quartet, Mister Sun, and Valley Jazz Divas and Friends....

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Scene Here: A Respite from the Cold
Jan03

Scene Here: A Respite from the Cold

There’s always a little bit of added electricity in the air when a Nor’easter is bearing down on New England and the snowflakes start to fly. The cold brings out a sense of camaraderie in people: us v. the snow. Sometimes the best thing to do is to find a cozy corner (like this one at The Roost in Northampton), nestle in with your work, a cup of coffee, and a view of the outside, and watch others bundled up in their winter parkas and...

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Valley Advocate guide to what to do on New Year’s Eve
Dec19

Valley Advocate guide to what to do on New Year’s Eve

Still making plans for New Year’s Eve? Check out what’s going on in the area:   The Strange One’s Ball: A New Year’s Eve Spectacle Starring Bella’s Bartok Pearl Street Nightclub, 10 Pearl St., Northampton Come see what Pearl Street Nightclub is calling, “The greatest show on Earth … Probably.” The Strange One’s Ball is a line up of folk punk music, dancing, and circus-like theatrics. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 in...

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