Tuned In: The Happy Together Tour, and more

  • Colorway

  • Grizzly Bear

  • Ray Mason Band Photo by Stephen DeSaulniers

  • The Association

Published: 6/15/2018 11:06:12 AM

Stars of sunny ’60s pop groups are celebrating the summery weather with their Happy Together Tour, which returns to the Calvin Theatre in Northampton on Sunday at 7 p.m.

It’s being billed as a “feel-good concert” and “a rollicking great time,” and features The Turtles (or half of them, anyway — The Archies’ vocalist Ron Dante will be filling in for original member Howard Kaylan, who’s been sidelined by medical issues), The Association (pictured above), The Cowsills, Mark Lindsay (formerly of Paul Revere and the Raiders), Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night), and Gary Puckett & the Union Gap.

Folks who’ve already seen the tour this year mention the quick-moving nature of the night — it’s all about the hits — and the camaraderie that seems to exist among the performers, who each get their own short set before joining up for the big “Happy Together” finale.

Based on the tour’s previous stops, the set list is sure to include The Turtles’ “She’d Rather Be With Me,” “You Showed Me” and “Elenore” (plus The Archies’ “Sugar, Sugar” since Dante is in the house), The Association’s “Windy,” “Along Comes Mary,” “Cherish” and “Never My Love,” The Cowsills’ “The Rain, The Park and Other Things,” “Love American Style” and “Hair,” Chuck Negron singing Three Dog Night’s “Joy To the World,” “One” and “Mama Told Me Not To Come,” and Mark Lindsay’s “Arizona” and “Kicks,” plus much more.

And while the show is definitely all about nostalgia, it should be noted that The Cowsills are currently raising funds via PledgeMusic for a brand-new studio album in the here and now.

Jose Ayerve’s indie-rock collective Spouse has reunited with a new lineup and a new EP (“Sell the Silver”) and they play The Parlor Room in Northampton on Friday, tonight, at 8 p.m. If you can’t make the show, they have one other local appearance at The Stone Church in Brattleboro on Sunday at 6 p.m., for which they’ll be joined by Ex-Temper and The Fawns.

Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, backed by The Guilty Ones, bring you songs and stories at the Shea Theater in Turners Falls on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Grizzly Bear appears at MASS MoCA’s Courtyard D on Saturday at 8 p.m. Composer and modular synth master Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is the opening act.

Ray Mason Band, shown below (9:30 p.m.), Flathead Rodeo (8 p.m.) and Wyola (7 p.m.) play the Luthier’s Co-op in Easthampton on Saturday.

Jazz drummer with local ties Alex Snydman presents his show Two Trios, featuring pianist Miro Sprague, at The Iron Horse in Northampton on Sunday at 7 p.m.

Buffalo’s The Tins (whose new self-titled album was produced by Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls) team up with Amherst’s own Big Sky and Boston group Today Junior at The Root Cellar in Greenfield on Sunday at 8 p.m.

The Valley’s one-of-a-kind “circus punk” band Bella’s Bartok — “a mix of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ and ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show,’ ” according to frontman Asher Putnam — celebrates the release of its new album, “Is Me That Monster?,” with a show at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center in Greenfield on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Home Body is the opening act.

Colorway (left) celebrates the release of their third CD, “These Are the Days,” by playing it in its entirety, followed by some older tracks, and they share the bill with brand-new band Easy Weasel, making their live debut. At New C ity Brewery in Easthampton on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.




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