BerkshireWeekend

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, April 27-29, 2012

INDIE-ROCK LEGENDS THE FEELIES TO PLAY AT CLUB HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Seminal guitar-rock band The Feelies, with roots in the New York punk/New Wave scene of the late 1970s, continues its climb back up the rock ‘n’ roll ladder at Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, April 28, at 9 p.m. The Velvet Underground-styled…

Berkshire Cultural Preview, April 19-22, 2012

JANIS IAN to READ and PERFORM at THE CLARK (WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Janis Ian comes to The Clark for a free book reading on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at 5:30 pm, and a concert on Friday, April 20, at 8 pm. Ian’s breakthrough hit, “Society’s Child (Baby, I’ve Been Thinking),” written about…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, April 13-15, 2012

SOUL-POP ARTIST EMILY KING to PLAY at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Emily King, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter whose soulful mix of blues, R&B, and light rock has made her a fixture on the New York City music scene for the past several years, comes to MASS MoCA for an Alt Cabaret performance on Saturday,…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, April 5-8, 2012

LOS LOBOS to UNPLUG at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – In its first appearance back at MASS MoCA since its performance  at MASS MoCA’s opening weekend celebration in May 1999, North America’s longest-running great rock band, Los Lobos, will perform a rare unplugged gig at the Hunter Center on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at…

Berkshire Cultural Weekend, Mar 29-Apr 1, 2012

HUDOST KICKS OFF NEW SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE at MISSION BAR + TAPAS (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Experimental world-rock ensemble Hudost kicks off a new songwriters showcase at Mission Bar + Tapas on Sunday, April 1, 2012. The core of Hudost is singer-songwriters Moksha Sommer from Montreal and Jemal Wade Hines from New York, who write and harmonize…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Mar 23-25, 2012

AUSTRALIAN CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY COMING to MASS MOCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Australian contemporary dance company Chunky Move will perform its evening-length work, Connected, at MASS MoCA in North Adams on Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25, 2012, in a co-presentation by Jacob’s Pillow Dance. The appearance will mark a Berkshire farewell to company director Gideon…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Highlights, March 15-18, 2012

JOSEPH ARTHUR COMING to CLUB HELSINKI (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Peter Gabriel protege Joseph Arthur, a Grammy Award-nominated artist who was the first North American signed by Gabriel to his Real World record label, performs at Club Helsinki on Friday, March 16, 2012, at 9 p.m. One of today’s most acclaimed alt-rock singer-songwriters, Joseph Arthur describes…

Berkshire Cultural Weekend Preview, Mar 8-12, 2012

APTLY NAMED ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD to PLAY CLUB HELSINKI (HUDSON, N.Y.) – What do you get when you cross the Allman Brothers with the Neville Brothers? You get a kind of Royal Southern Brotherhood of Music. Which is why Cyril Neville of the Meters and the Neville Brothers and Devon Allman, son of Greg Allman…

Berkshire Cultural Preview Mar 1-4, 2012

LOWER DENS BRINGS GAUZY GUITAR-ROCK to HELSINKI (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Perfectly timed to ride the wave of guitar wash currently being propelled by like-minded indie-rock duo Sleigh Bells, the four-piece Baltimore-based band Lower Dens, previews songs off its upcoming, long-awaited second album, Nootropics, at Club Helsinki on Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 8 p.m. Fronted…

Berkshire Cultural Preview, Feb 23-26, 2012

SHEARWATER BRINGS NEW SONGS to CLUB HELSINKI (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Just two weeks after releasing its latest album, Animal Joy, Austin-based indie-rock group Shearwater, an offshoot of critically acclaimed cult band Okkervil River, will perform at Club Helsinki on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at 8 p.m. Founded in 2001 by Okkervil River members Jonathan Meiburg…