BerkshireWeekend

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

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Brings Ecstatic Post-Rock to MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Godspeed You! Black Emperor brings its magnificent blend of classical minimalism and post-rock to the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA in a multimedia concert on Saturday, March 10, at 8pm. Founded in Montreal in the early 1990s, Godspeed’s “Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven” is hailed as a modern…

Merlin and Polina Shepherd to Bring Global Klezmer Sounds to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The world-renowned Merlin and Polina Shepherd Klezmer Duo brings its innovative blend of world music, jazz, classical, Islamic, Russian, Yiddish, and klezmer sounds to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, April 8, at 7pm, as part of the Rogovoy Salon, the music and literary series curated and hosted by cultural journalist and music critic Seth…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 28-Mar 5, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.   EMILY MURE BRINGS FOLK-POP to THE BARN (SOUTH EGREMONT, Mass.) – Singer-songwriter Emily Mure brings her original folk-pop to the Barn at the Egremont Village Inn on Saturday, March 3, at 8pm. Mure combines nakedly transparent vocals,…

Emily Mure Brings Folk-Pop to The Barn

(SOUTH EGREMONT, Mass.) – Singer-songwriter Emily Mure brings her original folk-pop to the Barn at the Egremont Village Inn on Saturday, March 3, at 8pm. Mure combines nakedly transparent vocals, classical training, a diverse musical background, and a gift for vulnerable, heartfelt songwriting into a highly personal, alluring sound. New York City native Emily Mure…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 21-25, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     SINKANE BRINGS GLOBAL FUNK-FUSION to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, MASS.) – Sinkane brings his electrifying, socially conscious, world-funk sextet to Club B10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, February 24, at 8pm. The London-born, Sudan- and Ohio-raised…

Sinkane Brings Global Funk-Fusion to MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, MASS.) – Sinkane brings his electrifying, socially conscious, world-funk sextet to Club B10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, February 24, at 8pm. The London-born, Sudan- and Ohio-raised Ahmed Gallab aka Sinkane incorporates a wealth of musical influences in his unique, horn-laced soul fusion, reflecting his global background, with bits of Afro-pop, alt-rock, soul,…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 14-20, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     POLICA and STARGAZE BRING CUTTING-EDGE ELECTRO-POP FUSION to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Two of the world’s coolest music ensembles – Berlin’s new-music mavericks Stargaze and Minneapolis-based psychedelic electro-pop outfit Poliça, colored by vocalist Channy…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 7-13, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     SON LUX’S  RAFIQ BHATIA BRINGS SHIMMERING ELECTRO-JAZZ to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — Son Lux guitarist Rafiq Bhatia brings his new trio and his genre-defying atmospheric sounds to Club B10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday,…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 31-Feb 4, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     ANNIE GUTHRIE BRINGS FOLK-POP to THE BARN (SOUTH EGREMONT, Mass.) – Singer-songwriter Annie Guthrie, a scion of America’s first family of folk, brings her unique spin on the tradition to the Barn at the Egremont Village…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 24-30, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.   WINTER OLYMPICS MEETS BIZET’S ‘CARMEN’ in ALICIA HALL MORAN’S ALT-OPERA ‘BREAKING ICE’ at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – In the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, two figure skaters representing America and East Germany battled for Olympic gold,…