Articles by: Sheryl Hunter

This is the Town: A Tribute to Nilsson (Volume One) (Album Review)

It’s a shame that some people only know of the late Harry Nilsson via his association with his onetime drinking buddy John Lennon. Sure the two raised more than a few ruckuses in their day, ...

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Lake Street Drive- Academy of Music, Northampton, MA 4/4/14

So far, 2014 is looking to be a good year for the jazzy-pop quartet, Lake Street Dive. Since releasing its third album, “Bad Self Portraits” in February the band has appeared on “The Colbert Report” ...

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Lucius – Pearl Street Ballroom, Northampton, MA 12/3/13

It’s been a good year for Lucius. Even before the October release of its acclaimed debut, “Wildewoman,” the Brooklyn based quintet, fronted by look alike singers Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig had generated a strong ...

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Michael Franti and Spearhead – Calvin Theatre, Northampton, MA 9/17/13

If you are in need of a workout you might want to skip the gym and head to a Michael Franti and Spearhead concert instead. Franti’s recent two hour plus show at the Calvin Theatre ...

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Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival Returns This Weekend

The summer festival season is shaping up to be a crowded one, but if there is one  that stands apart from that pack  it’s Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival which will be held this upcoming weekend ...

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The Punch Brothers: Calvin Theatre, Northampton MA 2/15/13

How often do you hear bluegrass, Bach, and Radiohead played at the same show? The answer is never unless of course you are talking about the Punch Brothers. In an almost two hour show at ...

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Fiona Apple: Calvin Theatre, Northampton, MA 6/23/12

If you were looking for a good time on a Saturday night, you probably did not want to be at Fiona Apple’s show at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton, MA.  Apple, who is in everyway ...

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Caravan of Thieves: Funhouse

Like a lot of young string bands, Caravan of Thieves looks to the past for inspiration – but unlike many of their peers they do not revel in bluegrass or old-timey music.  This is one ...

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Carolina Chocolate Drops: Leaving Eden

On Leaving Eden, Carolina Chocolate Drops move music forward, paying homage to the past while remaining rooted in the present. The result is a thoroughly enjoyable work that challenges our definition of string band music. ...

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