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Regional Cultural Preview, Mar 2-8, 2020

Indie-rock group Gin Blossoms, best known for its 1990s-style jangle-pop sound derived from R.E.M. and the Replacements, performs at the Mahaiwe on Friday, March 6, at 8pm. The Grammy Award-nominated Gin Blossoms were one of the top alt-rock bands of the 1990s. The group’s Top 40 hits like “Hey Jealousy” and “Follow You Down” kept…

Ferrin Contemporary Exhibition Explores Gender Influence on Female Artists

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Nature/Nurture, an exhibition featuring works by a dozen contemporary female artists exploring the influence of gender and its impact on their practice, opens at Ferrin Contemporary on the MASS MoCA campus on Wednesday, March 4, and runs through Saturday, March 28. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 20,…

Nellie McKay Brings Eclectic Cabaret-Rock to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Cabaret-rock singer-songwriter Nellie McKay brings her uniquely eccentric blend of pop, rock, jazz and hip-hop to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, March 8, at 8pm. The multi-talented Nellie McKay made her smash debut in 2004 with her groundbreaking double-CD, “Get Away from Me,” showcasing her eclectic musical reach and her dazzling lyrical…

Regional Cultural Preview, Feb 24 – Mar 1, 2020

Soulful singer-songwriter Sam Evian brings his distinctive 1970s-tinged psychedelic soft-rock sounds to Club B-10 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass., on Saturday, February 29, at 8pm. The Brooklyn-based indie artist sounds like a sunny, pop-influenced cross between George Harrison and Marvin Gaye, with a good helping of Yo La Tengo mixed in for good…

Klezmatics, KCB, Socalled and Shepherds Headline Yidstock 2020

by Seth Rogovoy   (AMHERST, Mass.) – The Klezmatics, the Klezmer Conservatory Band, Eleanor Reissa, Socalled, and Polina and Merlin Shepherd headline the ninth annual YIDSTOCK: The Festival of New Yiddish Music, taking place at the Yiddish Book Center over the course of four days, Thursday, July 9 – Sunday, July 12.   The complete…

Alexis P. Suter Brings Award-Winning Blues to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Award-winning vocalist Alexis P. Suter brings her hearty mix of blues, gospel, and blues-rock, along with her smoking-hot band, to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, March 14, at 9pm. Suter is especially known for her extraordinary bass/baritone voice; she includes Ruth Brown, Barry White, and B.B. King as her greatest influences. The…

Gin Blossoms to Bring Indie-Rock to Mahaiwe

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Indie-rock group Gin Blossoms, best known for its 1990s-style jangle-pop sound derived from R.E.M. and the Replacements, performs at the Mahaiwe on Friday, March 6, at 8pm. The Grammy Award-nominated Gin Blossoms were one of the top alt-rock bands of the 1990s. The group’s Top 40 hits like “Hey Jealousy” and…

Regional Cultural Preview, Feb 17-23, 2020

Singer-songwriter Tracy Grammer brings her original, contemporary folk to Spencertown Academy in Spencertown, N.Y., as part of the center’s Roots & Shoots Concerts Series, on Saturday, February 22 at 8pm. Grammer is renowned for her pure voice, deft guitar and violin work, and incantatory storytelling. She has recorded and performed with Joan Baez and Mary…

Josie Toney Brings Old-Time String Band Music to Dewey Hall

(SHEFFIELD, Mass.) – The Josie Toney String Band will perform at Dewey Hall on Friday, March 20, at 7:30pm, as part of the Dewey Sessions series. Josie Toney is a versatile musician drawing from a deep familial background in traditional music. Hailing from Olympia, Wash., Toney now lives in Boston. Toney’s acoustic string band showcases…