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Friday, July 24 - 8pm
The Snaz are four Vermont teenagers, Dharma Ramirez (16, singer, guitarist and songwriter), Mavis Eaton (16, keyboardist), Zack James (14, drums) and Nina Singleton-Spencer (15, bass). The band started in 2011 with a bunch of songs and few local gigs. In the fall of 2012, the Snaz gained the attention of Grammy award winning music producer, Peter Solley, who has been working with them ever since. When the Snaz won the Brattleboro Battle of the Bands, their prize was recording time at the world-class Guilford Sound studio in Guilford, Vermont. The Snaz were featured on VPR’s Vermont Edition radio program and the VPR 2013 Annual Music Show and gained national attention as finalists in the NPR Studio 360 Battle of the High School Bands. In short time, the Snaz have evolved into an all-original, super solid, indie-rock band. Hear the Snaz at reverbnation.com, facebook, youtube, itunes, spotify, and soundcloud.
Friday, July 31 - 8pm
GAWAIN & LYSANDER
Xopo mostly plays traditional dance music from the Balkans in many styles on clarinet, accordion, trombone, acoustic string bass, various drums, as well as a large array of plucked stringed instruments. Captivating vocals round out the sound of this exhilarating dance music from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Greece, Albania and beyond.
Xopo is: Addie Rose Holland (clarinet/vocals), Annie Guion (vocals/percussion), Barbara Blumenthal (tambura), Becky Ashenden (accordion/piano), Chuck Corman (trombone/tambura/accordion/bass), Gawain Thomas (accordion/percussion), and Joe Blumenthal (bass/percussion).
Gawain Thomas (accordion) and Lysander Jaffe (violin, vocals) play traditional music from Bulgaria, Greece, Albania, Serbia, and beyond. Inspired by master musicians and adventures in the Balkans, they have delighted listeners and packed the dance floors at venues around New England. Recent collaborators include Zoe Christiansen, Eva Salina Primack, Xopo, and Northern Harmony.
Sunday, August 2 - 8pm
Katie Sachs, Dave Dersham and Pits, Nowhere Again (Jamie O'Neill, Austin TX
Playing in the round
Friday, August 7 - 8pm
LONESOME BROTHERS: 30 years together!
Lonesome Brothers (Jim Armenti & Ray Mason) celebrate 30 years together! That's gotta count for something. Lonesome Brothers = original, creative, pumping, swaying, digging, rocking, curve making, straight shooting, no bullshit songs and and an unflagging commitment to feel. Eight albums later and fresh off their appearance at this year's Green River Festival! What more do you want?
Friday, August 14 - 8pm
Open Mouth Records Presents
Samara Lubelski - Barry Weisblat - Bill Nace
Player of multiple instruments within the broad waters of song, abstract improvisation and longform drone, Samara Lubelski is best known as a solo artist with seven full-length releases, but she has also been involved in various art-music provocations, Hall of Fame, Tower Recordings, MV/EE, a duo with Marcia Bassett, as a member of Thurston Moore’s band, and in her associations with the long-standing German collective Metabolismus. Her most recent, solo record - String Cycle - was released by Ultra Eczema, Spring 2014.
Guitarist Bill Nace is an artist and musician based in Western Massachusetts. He has collaborated with an extraordinary range of musicians, including Michael Morley, Mats Gustafsson, Joe McPhee, Chris Corsano, Jooklo Duo, Chris Cooper, John Truscinski, Thurston Moore, Jake Meginsky, Jessica Rylan, Paul Flaherty, Wally Shoup, and Kim Gordon, with whom he regularly plays as one half of the duo Body/Head. Their critically acclaimed LP “Coming Apart” was released on Matador last September.
Barry Weisblat was born in 1975 in Brooklyn, NY. His main curiosity in sound is as a listener which has brought him through a vast field of sound practices as improvisor, instrument/circuit builder, sound installation artist and recordist. He performs with live electronics, mostly self made or adapted devices, in order to get into sound worlds on a crude level. Some close collaborations include work with Tim Barnes, Margarida Garcia, Matt Valentine, Toshio Kajiwara, Dion Workaman, Andrew Lafkas and Marcia Bassett.
Friday, August 21 - 8pm
IAN O'NEILL (Deer Tick)
JULIAN VERONESI (Titus Andronicus)
Ian O'Neil and Julian Veronesi both graduated from West Springfield High School. Before being college dropouts, they came of age together enjoying Chuck Berrys greatest hits in Julians white 4-door sports car. Song making is important to them both and hopefully their individual and collaborative spirits will last until death do them part.
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