Strong and Pleasant Music Festival
Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

Strong and Pleasant Music Festival

STRONG & Pleasant Music Festival 2019 June 6th thru 8th

The Buzz, A Honey Pot Production is proud to announce the first STRONG and Pleasant Music Festival taking place June 6th, 7th, and 8th in Downtown Northampton, MA, the heart of the Western Mass music scene. The three day event will feature over 40 acts in multiple venues, including The Sierra Grille (home of Reanimate the Bay State, Bishop's Lounge, The Dirty Truth, Progression Brewing Company, new venue Majestic Saloon, and a few surprises TBA.

STRONG and Pleasant is in celebration of the streets in Western Mass that have held down local original live music, Strong Avenue and Pleasant Street. The STRONG and Pleasant Music Festival is created In the spirit of the original Northampton Music Festival, created by beloved late promoter Donal B. Rooke, who passed in December 2018. The weekend's lineup is stacked with mostly local music, with some great regional talent, in Downtown Northampton, the heart of the Western Mass music scene.

Featuring a strong and pleasant dose of Western MASS Music:
HOME BODY
Carinae
Lady Moon & The Eclipse
The Medicinal Purpose with Beau Sasser,
The Mary Jane Jones
Trailer Park
Snowhaus
Old Flame
Mamma's Marmalade
Stompboxtrio
Nate Martel Music
The Greys
Mad Habits
Bunnies
Galvanizer
Tidwell's Treasure
Lush Honey
Glass Planets
DishSoap
Disorderly Konduct
Ruby Lou
Jon Solo
Sweet Lightning
Humble Digs
Eric Lee
SPINELLI
Super Group Smokin'Leather
with members of SHANTYMAN,
Dishsoap, and Vuk Whallon
debuting The Embers- Precipice Seed,
and more bands TBA !!!

3 Day Pass (Thu 6/6, Fri 6/7, Sat 6/8) ~ $40
2 Day Pass (Fri 6/7, Sat 6/8) ~ $30
Single Day Passes will be available at any of the event locations day of.

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OLD FLAME and SODADA double album release!! ft: Fighting Giants
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

OLD FLAME and SODADA double album release!! ft: Fighting Giants

Coming soon to a theater near you...
The culmination of years of work...
3 bands, 2 albums, 1 night only...

Shea Presents:

OLD FLAME :: SODADA DOUBLE ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
wsg Fighting Giants

~~Come one, come all, for a night of dystopian intrigue:
Old Flame and Sodada will be both be releasing their full-length albums at this special event in your own local vaudevillian theatre~~

dear friends Fighting Giants open the night @ 8:00pm

MAY 11
doors @ 7:30pm
$12 in adv // $15 at the door
ALL AGES // 21+ TO DRINK

TIX:

https://www.showclix.com/event/doublealbumrelease

LIMITED EDITION VINYL RECORDS WILL BE SOLD

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OLD FLAME at BISHOPS LOUNGE w/ RUBY DEAR
Mar
2
to Mar 3

OLD FLAME at BISHOPS LOUNGE w/ RUBY DEAR

Come one, come all to a night of lady powered rock n' roll... ~Another band to be announced soon~

Old Flame
Old Flame is a machine of resistance. Born in the Western, MA, DIY scene, the indie-rock band spins grit and honey-rasp vocals into a psychedelic post-punk nostalgia with an afterglow of raw blues. Old Flame is comprised of Emma Ayres (Emma June), Sam Perry (Dios Trio), Ken Birchall (Eric Culberson band), Nate Mondschein (The Rooks), and Hannah Rosenbaum (Sodada).

Since forming in 2017, Old Flame has been nominated by The Deli Magazine as “New England Artist of the Month,” and released “Wolf In The Heather EP.” The album documents the rise of the Trump presidency, and was lauded by The Valley Advocate for its “acid-tongued lyrics that rail against corporate capitalism and capture the spirit of proto-punk in a bottle; a rollicking anarchistic flair for damning it all to hell.” In the words of ‘Ear To The Ground Music’: "Love this sound, retro and brand new all at the same time. Toes the line of vintage & psych rock. Addictively good."

They have also released “The Dream Reservoir Picture Show,” a low-phi surrealist kaleidoscopic film reel, recorded the exclusive acoustic collection “Emily Tapes” in Emily Dickinson’s Amherst MA bedroom, and organized “A Night of Primary Source Performance," working in concert with The Women of Rock Oral History Project to showcase women in rock who’ve been underrepresented — or not represented at all — by rock journalism and historical scholarship.

HAVE A LISTEN:
http://oldflame.bandcamp.com


RUBY DEAR
After spending her youth developing her craft as a singer/multi instrumentalist touring with the likes of Jon Anderson (Yes), Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers), Napoleon Murphy Brock (Frank Zappa), and Perry Farrell (Jane's Addiction), Jenny Founds joined Start Making Sense: A Tribute to Talking Heads and discovered the perfect musicians to join forces with, the brother duo of Jon & Jesse Braun (of Start Making Sense, Insidious Rays, & Great White Caps). After playing together for years on the road paying tribute to some incredible music, these seasoned musicians have crafted original material that is loud and evolving.

The Band
Jesse Braun, bass
Jon Braun, drums & vocals
Jenny Founds, guitar & vocals

HAVE A LISTEN:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnbRFzNUQ58

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Valley Music Showcase Finals 2018!
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Valley Music Showcase Finals 2018!

NOV. 30, 2018 @ 7:30 pm New City Brewery, Easthampton, MA 2018 FINALS COMPETITION!! Great Original Music to Listen & Dance to! SUPPORT the BEST in NEW LOCAL MUSIC! See them as they reach for the next level!!

CONTESTANTS: OLD FLAME (Northampton, MA), FIGHTING GIANTS (W. MA), THE HEAVY CALM (Hartford CT & W. MA), TALES OF JOY (Danbury CT), SNOWHAUS (Hadley MA)

SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST: “FAT” (Local Legends!—RCA Recording Artists)
Each contestant will perform a 25 minute set. As the Special Musical Guest "FAT" will open the evening with a 45 min set and play a 2nd set to close the show.

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OLD FLAME's ALL HALLOWS EVE BASH!
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

OLD FLAME's ALL HALLOWS EVE BASH!

With Halloween right around the bennnnnd it is time to celebrate in your halloween best. Come dressed in your costume, or however you feel most comfortable! Come one, come all! Music starts promptly at 7:30PM and ends no later than 10:30pm. We encourage audience to arrive on TIME and support all the acts.

TICKETS $10 in advance & $12 at the door.
There is limited capacity so make sure you get your tickets in advance. They are for sale by cash or credit card at the Cushman Market starting tomorrow (10/16)! Make sure you get yours before they SELL OUT!

(In no particular order...)

Old Flame
Old Flame is a machine of resistance. Born in the Western, MA, DIY scene, the indie-rock band spins grit and honey-rasp vocals into a psychedelic post-punk nostalgia with an afterglow of raw blues. Old Flame is comprised of Emma Ayres (Emma June), Sam Perry (Dios Trio), Ken Birchall (Eric Culberson band), and Nate Mondschein (The Rooks).

LISTEN: https://oldflame.bandcamp.com/

Sunshine Brothers Inc.
Among the rolling hills of Western Massachusetts, a world at times monotonous, Sunshine Brothers Inc. create their own 'psych surf synth sunshine pop.' For the Sunshine Brothers, four young friend-boys pursuing bachelor degrees, music was once a bedroom-based, dream-like escape from tedium, but is now an ever-growing lifestyle. While their culture is certainly no-frills and fast-paced, it is undeniably sunny, and committed to the principles of uninhibited fun.

LISTEN: https://sunshinebrothersinc.bandcamp.com/

Sodada
Jazz squeezed through an indie rock tube, described as having "dream logic," and "a willingness to defy genre conventions."
"Sodada" is the work of Hannah Rose and Andy C., who have been writing and performing in various groups together since the the summer of 2012. Originally from the Hudson Valley in New York, they now reside in Western Mass., sandwiched between the cows and the concrete.

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Jan
27
9:00 PM21:00

Old Flame/Workman Song @ Bishops Lounge

"One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small and the ones that mother gives you don't do anything at all, go ask Alice when she is 10 feet tall..."
-White Rabbit, by Jefferson Airplane

 

Bishop's Lounge

41 Strong Ave, Northampton, Massachusetts 01060


Come dressed in your finest 60's psych attire and get down with...

Honeyfitz
Have A Listen:
https://honeyfitz.bandcamp.com/
"...western ma crooner singing sad songs and happy songs."

Old Flame
Have A Listen: https://oldflame.bandcamp.com/...
"...is a machine that kills fascists/ Western-Mass indie-rock spinning grit, unapologetic politics, & honey-rasp vocals into a psychedelic punk-rock nostalgia."
#makeyerart #resist

Workman Song
Have A Listen: https://workmansong.bandcamp.com/
"“...equal parts Rodriguez (Searching For Sugarman), Bruce, and the Dead...what Dylan would have sounded like on about six tabs of acid.” - Baeblemusic"

Salmon Shorts
Have A Listen: https://soundcloud.com/salmonshorts
"... is an Amherst College/NYC-based five-piece performing original, jazz-infused indie rock whose mission is to spread love and good vibrations to all the corners of the earth."

-------------------$5 cover-------------------

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Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Calico Blue / Oroboro / Old Flame / Chronophobia @ Flywheel

Flywheel Arts Collective

43 Main St, Easthampton, Massachusetts 01027

 

Calico Blue: Been hiding in dreams for months. back to rip & roar & kiss those blues

OroborO: Kick & scream & they'll fuel that rage. Soak in their new album Laughing Death 1/12

Old Flame: Rock & roll for a bruised & hopeful soul

Chronophobia: Space haze for cold daze

$5 suggested donation
all ages
doors at 7:30
music at 8
DON’T BE LATE

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Jan
6
to Jan 7

Hurricane Maria Benefit Show @ Sally O'Briens's Somerville

Join us at Sally O'Brien's for a night of folk, indie rock, and psychedelic punk-rock music in support of Puerto Rico! All proceeds will benefit Nueva Esperanza, a catalyst and partner for a vibrant, sustainable and powerful Puerto Rican/Afro-Caribbean community in Holyoke, Massachusetts. They are spearheading the Hurricane Maria refugee resettlement project.
MORE INFO:
http://www.nuevaofholyoke.org/

Sally O'Brien's

335 Somerville Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143

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