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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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Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Lord Russ looks for ‘quieter moments’ at The Parlor Room

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

In a valley full of bands, there are a lot of frontmen, but only one showman/shaman communicating with the spirit of the ’60s, and that’s Russell Brooks, better known as Lord Russ. Brooks will play a special solo …

Art Maker: Mary Witt | Musician

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mary Witt, 57, of Florence is a member of The O-Tones, a local dance band. Witt, who sings and plays bass, received raves from fellow musicians for her solo CD debut, “Dance With Me,” in 2005, and is …

Headliners: Max Pollak at The Loft at the Clarion Hotel; Pioneer Valley Symphony’s “Cavalleria rusticana” at the Academy of Music

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Tapping into Rumba At age 5, Max Pollak became entranced watching Fred Astaire finesse his way across the screen of the family television set. Problem was, Pollak was a native of Vienna, Austria, where no tap-dance lessons were …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: Jeff Bujak, Jen Dulong combine talents in unique show (hint: it includes an LED hula hoop)

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Solo keyboardist Jeff Bujak has a unique live performance set-up: He teams up with Jen Dulong and her LED hula hoop to create a show he describes as “keys and hoops, lights and loops.” The twosome will be …

Advance bookings

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Earth, Wind & Fire — Thurs., May 21, 8 p.m., Mohegan Sun. $49. mohegansun.com The Who — Sun., May 24, 7:30 p.m., Mohegan Sun. $109, $145. mohegansun.com Lynyrd Skynyrd — Fri., May 29, 8 p.m., Foxwoods. $45, $65. …

Joni Mitchell may be out of hospital soon

Monday, May 4, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Folk singer Joni Mitchell may be released from the hospital soon but still cannot confer with doctors about her medical care or long-term treatment, an attorney told a judge on Monday. The assessment by …

Trio’s song finds way into blockbuster movie, ‘Unfriended’

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It isn’t every day that a song recorded by a couple of local college students makes its way into a major motion picture. That’s precisely what has happened to members of The Bandshes, a trio that includes University …

Weekend Planner — Music: Brooklyn Rider celebrates new album at Smith College concert

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The cutting-edge string quartet known as Brooklyn Rider is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with the release of a new album, “Brooklyn Rider Almanac,” for which it commissioned 15 works by composers from the worlds of jazz …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Finding the right vibe at the 13th Floor Music Lounge

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Northampton music scene was in flux last fall, and Robert Robinson, an employee at the 13th Floor Music Lounge in Florence, was taking note. The Elevens had closed, the Sierra Grille stopped its long-running weekly live music …

Advance bookings

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Charlie Murphy — Sat., May 9, 8 p.m. Calvin Theatre, Northampton. $25, $35. 586-8686, iheg.com The Tallest Man on Earth — Wed., May 13, 8 p.m. Calvin Theatre, Northampton. $29.50, $39.50. 586-8686, iheg.com Earth, Wind & Fire — …