In appreciation: Tizzy drummer, Teri Morris →
My years as an indie music fan in the mid-90’s were shaped and colored by one band: Northampton’s Tizzy. For years I lived next door to Jen Stavely, Tizzy’s frontwoman, on King Street in Northampton. While I had my own closeted musical aspirations, I lived vicariously through Tizzy’s weekly practice sessions on King Street.
Huge benefit for western Massachusetts tornado... →
This Saturday, from 1 P.M. to closing time, the Cellar Bar in Easthampton, Mass., presents various past and present luminaries of western Massachusett’s music scene as they raise much needed money for the victims of this catastrophe. Continue reading on Examiner.com ’Damn the Tornado’ benefit Saturday night at Easthampton’s Cellar Bar - Springfield indie music | Examiner.com...
The Grimm Generation’s songs of suburban sleaze... →
It’s a rarity that a heretofore unknown band from the southern region of Connecticut can make an indelible impression with their debut album. But the Windsor, CT-based band, The Grimm Generation’s The Last Record Party is truly a songwriting fête that explores the not-so-shocking underbelly of suburban sexual ennui and apocalyptical romances. As with their previous three EP’s, these latest songs...
No sophomore slump for Sweetback Sisters →
With their arrival in the late aughts, The Sweetback Sisters have steadily made their way to the front of the line of the revivalist honky-tonk, bluegrass and country music scene. As a music reviewer and fan, the Brooklyn-based band (with deep Western Mass. connections) has consistently made the task easy starting with their 2009 full length record Chicken Ain’t Chicken (Signature Sounds). ...
The return of Whately's Watermelon Wednesdays →
Summer is really around the corner, as evidenced by the lack of snowfall in the past month. Western Massachusetts is the locus for eclectic summer music festivals and artful music programs such as Watermelon Wednesdays at the West Whately Chapel in, where else — Whately. Continue reading on Examiner.com The return of Whately’s Watermelon Wednesdays