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PHOTO BY MATTHEW CAVANAUGH
Trailer Park with Joe Fitzpatrick, center

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: The next generation of drummers takes the throne

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Describing Joe Fitzpatrick as “a drummer” doesn’t begin to hint at the scope of his dedication: at last check he was a regular member of 12 local bands, he substitutes in countless others, and the 51-year-old has been a drum teacher since the age of 9. One of Fitzpatrick’s main groups is Trailer Park, and over the last month, each …

Advance bookings

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hurray for the Riff Raff! — Fri., June 5, 8 p.m., Academy of Music, Northampton. $20, $25. academyofmusictheatre.com Buddy Guy, Tom Hambridge — Sat., June 6, 8 p.m. Calvin Theatre, Northampton. $38.50, $48.50, $58.50. 586-8686, iheg.com Chris Tucker — Sat., June 13, 8 p.m., Foxwoods. $35, $55. foxwoods.com Bette Midler — Sat., June …

Weekend Planner — Music: Pat Alger, Jim Rooney, Chris Brashear perform at Watermelon Wednesdays

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Why is the new season of Watermelon Wednesdays beginning on a Thursday? Referring to the triple bill of Pat Alger, Jim Rooney and Chris Brashear, set to perform May 28 at the West Whately Chapel, WW organizer Paul Newlin said, “I had to make a rare exception [to the scheduling] to get these …

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Music review: A life in music and words: Bruce Cockburn explores range of human emotion at Iron Horse show

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

When you’ve been writing and playing songs for 45-plus years, you have a lot of material to work with. In fact, you might have so much that you’d need to write a memoir to put it all in …

Weekend Planner — Festival: Six Week of Fun Festival

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The South Hadley Public Library begins its Six Week of Fun Festival Saturday with a performance of jazz from the 1920s and ’30s by the newly former duo Skylarkz — flutist Sarah Clay and pianist Nick Kachulis. The …

Weekend Planner — Music: Leonard Cohen tribute

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

“Leonard Cohen (pictured) is a cultural icon, an international treasure,” says Jacqueline Cooper of Ashfield-based Silvery Moon Productions. “His lyrics and songs are beloved by individuals from all walks of life. His music is prophetic, provocative, intimate and …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Joshua Abrams and company mesmerize at the intimate Montague Book Mill

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Every comfy upholstered seat and metal folding chair was occupied. Any empty space on the dusty floor had been grabbed by an audience member, cross-legged and captivated. The crowd spilled out of the intimate Montague Bookmill this past …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: Spanish for Hitchhiking celebrates release of ‘Night Alerts’ at Luthiers Co-Op

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Eleven years after its last album, Spanish for Hitchhiking finally has a new one — “Night Alerts” — and the musicians are eager to get into your ears. Vocalist/guitarist Dennis Crommett, bassist Max Germer and drummer Dave Hower …

Advance Bookings

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Who — Sun., May 24, 7:30 p.m., Mohegan Sun. $109, $145. mohegansun.com America — Thurs., May 28, 7:30 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pitsfield. $50, $95, $125. berkshiretheatregroup.org Lynyrd Skynyrd — Fri., May 29, 8 p.m., Foxwoods. $45, $65. …

Headliners: Leah Song, Chloe Smith, Friday, Pearl Street, Northampton; Hampshire Choral Society performs John Knowles Paine’s Mass in D, UMass FAC

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Not your mother’s Southern music Raised by “radical folk musician parents” in Atlanta, sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith “spent our childhood following and learning and studying Appalachian folk in music circles, at contra dances and at folk …

Track Record

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Pitch Perfect 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various artists Universal Music Enterprises; $11.88 There is such a thing as being too clever. The Barden Bellas and the Treblemakers, who return in the film “Pitch Perfect 2,” have found …

Weekend Planner — Music: Susana Ogata, Ian Watson in Amherst

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Prior to Beethoven, composers wrote duo sonatas for “...and piano,” the implication being that the keyboard was basically accompaniment. Beethoven, however, wrote sonatas for “Piano and...,” giving weight to the proposition that the piano was first among equals …

Music review: Brooklyn Rider returns to Valley with engaging performance

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Brooklyn Rider string quartet played at Sage Hall of Smith College Saturday, a return from its well-received performance two years ago. This was the last concert of the 2014-2015 season of “Music in Deerfield.” These fine musicians …