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Staff Picks:  And the Neighbors, Pink Panther and more
Nov18

Staff Picks: And the Neighbors, Pink Panther and more

Rhythm Inc With Total Collision • Saturday This Thanksgiving week, Rhythm Inc and Total Collision — featuring members of the Springfield-based Fear Nuttin Band — will remind the Valley we have some awesome reggae-hip-hop fusion to be grateful for. The two groups will get into the groove at Bishop’s Lounge this Saturday, and then again Wednesday (Thanksgiving Eve) at Hinge. Both shows start at 9:00 p.m., Saturday’s tickets are $5, and...

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Staff Picks: Bo Burnham at the Calvin, Springfield Falcons hockey and more
Nov11

Staff Picks: Bo Burnham at the Calvin, Springfield Falcons hockey and more

Bo Burnham at the Calvin • Sunday Bo Burnham turned heads five years ago when, at 20 (he looked 16) he cracked up crowds of all ages with his self-deprecating, oft-dirty, and clever music-based comedy. On Sunday, he makes his way to his native Massachusetts for an 8 p.m. show at the Calvin. In his maturation, he’s gotten a little less dirty and a little more theatrical, but still hilarious. His shows integrate stand-up, music, and...

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Staff Picks: An evening with Johnny Cash, Internet Cat Festival and more
Nov05

Staff Picks: An evening with Johnny Cash, Internet Cat Festival and more

Mass Appeal 2 • Saturday At this 413 Battle League event, it’s every Massachusetts man for himself — the event’s headline rap battles, Massachusetts vs. Everyone, pit Mass MCs against out-of-state rivals. As if watching these lyrical engineers fight to outwit and belittle their opponents with words wasn’t enough, DJ Live will be on the tables all night and Tox, of 80 80 Entertainment, will grace the evening with a performance. The...

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Staff Picks: Halloween Student Pole Showcase, DementedFX and more
Oct27

Staff Picks: Halloween Student Pole Showcase, DementedFX and more

Halloween Student Pole Showcase — Saturday Seeing Barre & Pole owner Tekla Kostek and her students perform sweet pole tricks and burlesque routines means you won’t have to choose between Trick or Treat. In addition to Halloween-themed numbers, the event also boasts a live DJ, a costume contest, and psychic and tarot readings. Attendees are not required to wear costumes, but donning the winning costume could you earn you a private...

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Staff Picks: Metamorphoses, Llama Lasagne’s Ladies Night and more
Oct21

Staff Picks: Metamorphoses, Llama Lasagne’s Ladies Night and more

Llama Lasagne’s Ladies Night • Oct. 29 Local band Llama Lasagne — a conglomeration of musicians from The Mary Jane Jones, Alchemystics, and more — is hosting a Ladies Night event at the Depot at Union Station in Northampton. A portion of Ladies Night ticket sales will go toward a good cause — Safe Passage, in this case, which is a local organization devoted to helping women suffering from domestic violence. “This one’s all about the...

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