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INDIEcent Exposure #29: Birds of Chicago, Iron Age Mystics & more

Iron Age Mystics • Birds of Chicago • Bitter's Kiss • Joe Mansman and The Midnight Revival Band Birds of Chicago—Winter Migration In this episode, we speak with JT Nero, who, along with Allison Russell, makes up the creative core of intracontinental Roots treasure: Birds of Chicago. We hear "Barley," ...
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INDIEcent Exposure #28: Burgers, Fries, Blarney and The Middle with Jeff and Jane Hudson

Meeting Jeff Hudson of Jeff and Jane Hudson at The Moonlight Diner in the middle of the day is treacherous. We had every intention of digging deep and talking about the new album, "The Middle," that he released with Jane, his wife and musical conspirator of a quite a little ...
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One iteration of the incredibly versatile Misty Blues (submitted photo).

INDIEcent Exposure #27: Misty Blues — ”Dark & Saucy”

Misty Blues is back with "Dark & Saucy," and we're stoked to bring you an exclusive first listen! 🔊♫ "Next Time is the Last Time" * ...
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The BOOM Room's new digs at North Street, Pittsfield, Mass. (submitted photo).

IE Update: Boom Room Celebrates Arts Walk With Reception, John Davidson

PITTSFIELD, Mass.—Celebrating a “Grand Re-Opening”, the BOOM Room will have special events for Arts Walk, Friday October 7 at 5pm ...
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INDIEcent Exposure #26: Moon Hooch — ”Red Sky”

We didn't have time to set up an interview with Moon Hooch when they were in town last year, and we were darn lucky to catch James Muschler at a moment when the band was kind of (but not quite) stationary (they were going over a checklist before jumping back ...
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INDIEcent Exposure #25: Alicia Beale — ”Ignite”

This episode of INDIEcent Exposure marks something of a watershed moment for us here at the Greylock Glass. When Alicia Beale took us up on our invitation for an interview, somehow we both wound up thinking it was to be a video conversation. Serendipity, I say ...
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INDIEcent Exposure #24: The Matchstick Architects—”All That’s In Between”

We caught up with the Matchstick Architects as they waited for the first shipment of CDs of their latest effort, "All That's In Between," to arrive. I don't know about you, but I LOVE that "new LP smell." We spoke with Dar Maloney and Tom Conklin (Diane Davis was unavailable) ...
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INDIEcent Exposure #23 — Whiskey Treaty Roadshow

To be perfectly honest, there's just not much I can say about the Whiskey Treaty Roadshow that either hasn't already been written, isn't about to be said (check for an article in an upcoming issue of Relix), or you aren't going to hear in this interview. Torey Hannah and Billy ...
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INDIEcent Exposure #22 — Welcoming a New Reality with Starseed

We've been away too long, I know (hangs head in shame). It's been a brutal couple of months, that's all I can say. Fortunately, we're facing a New Reality now that spring is finally here. Dayne Herndon, the mind behind the musical project, Starseed, joins us to talk about his ...
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BOOM is dedicated to increasing the viability and visibility of original music in the Berkshires.

INDIEcent Exposure #21 — Things that go BOOM in the Berkshires

BOOM was formed by local musicians Tom Conklin, Sandy McKnight, Dar Maloney and Liv Cummins, and MCLA student Allison Gregory, as a way to promote and advance original bands and singer-songwriters in the Berkshires. "BOOM" kickoff event features ten local music artists Berkshire Organization for Original Music (BOOM) has scheduled ...
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INDIEcent Exposure #20 — Local Filmmakers Begin Journey with “The Next Step”

With "The Next Step," North Adams filmmakers Joe Aidonidis and Augusta Rose launch an odyssey that will span boundaries that are geographical, technological, financial, and deeply personal. "The Next Step" Not to Be Taken Lightly The focus of their lens is the determination of a young woman scheduled to travel ...
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"Penny Land," written and directed by Billy Hahn, is currently being filmed in various locations throughout the Berkshires. Pictured are two of the film's actors, David Joseph and Jamie Greenland; composite image created with submitted photos.

INDIEcent Exposure #19 — New Movie, “Penny Land,” Shoots in Berkshires

In "Penny Land" a new film being filmed in the Berkshires by Billy Hahn, a young man drifts aimlessly through life dreaming about striking rich by betting on the shady world of penny stocks. As his dream becomes an obsession he creates a stock scheme that could destroy himself and ...
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Anonymous Animal; photo courtesy the band, via Facebook.

INDIEcent Exposure #18 — Anonymous Animal at the Gararge with And the Kids

This episode, we speak to Joe Aidonidis, half of Anonymous Animal, who discusses music and music technology, as well as some of his work in video craft ...
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Justin Hillman and Good Company at The Iron Horse Music Hall; photo by Carly Rae.

INDIEcent Exposure #17 — “Have I Not Found You Yet”

Berkshire-born musician Justin Hillman released his third album, "Have I Not Found You Yet," in September, but, lucky for us Alt-Folk fans here in the Berkshires, scheduling challenges placed the CD release party on the calendar Friday, November 20, at the Whitney Center for the Arts in Pittsfield ...
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Arc Iris returns to North Adams to mesmerize Hallowe'en revelers at Monster Smash; Photo by Shervin Lainez

INDIEcent Exposure #16 — Common Folks Brings Monster Smash to Life

Common Folk Artist Collective and FNProductions present “Monster Smash 2015” featuring Arc Iris, Superhuman Happiness and Smash Frequency in an eclectic musical event Saturday Oct. 31, at the Elks Lodge, 100 Eagle St., North Adams, Mass ...
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INDIEcent Exposure #15 — Lexi Weege On Tape

Lexi Weege slips between sultry ballads and upbeat love songs with ease. ADVISORY: Explicit language. We spoke with Lexi Weege, the jazz songstress who recently released her second album, "Sweet Moon." The album was all recorded live and on tape and released digitally and on vinyl on September 13th following ...
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The Sun Parade open for Dr. Dog at MASS MoCA 10/10 and help kick off the Wind-Up Fest 10/15; photo by Joanna Chattman

INDIEcent Exposure #14 — The Sun Parade Fire It Up in October

Pi Valley Faves, The Sun Parade march into the Berks for TWO shows this month. PLUS:  Kris Delmhorst—TONIGHT at the BarN ALERT: Consider PREPARING for the possible landfall of Hurricane Joaquin while we have plenty of time.. Singer and guitarist Chris Marlon Jennings relates the band's creation story and talks ...
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Shire City Sanctuary in Pittsfield, MA, home to the monthly Fringe Music Series.

INDIEcent Exposure: ArtScope at Fringe Music with Eleonore Oppenheim

Eleonore Oppenheim at Fringe Music, at Shire City Sanctuary in Pittsfield, MA This special presentation, "ArtScope," explores the Fringe Music series through its first performance on September 4th, 2015, which featured renowned solo-bassist Eleonore Oppenheim. Fringe Music is a new monthly music series offered by Bazaar Productions. Bazaar Productions is ...
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Suzie Ungerleider of Oh Susanna; photo by Heather Pollock

INDIEcent Exposure #13 — Canadian Roots Songstress Oh Susanna at The BarN

She's driving over 400 miles to sing for you. Just for you. We spoke with Suzie Ungerleider, eponymous member of Oh Susanna, about her new album, "Name Dropper," which is a triumph of creativity, community, and collaboration. You'll fall hard for her infectious laughter and optimism. Powerful medicine (along with ...
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Robbie Q. Telfer; photo courtesy Project Voice

INDIEcent Exposure #12 — Poet Robbie Q. Telfer of Project Voice

Visiting poet and host at the Word X Word Festival, Telfer is a complex guy I had the privilege of speaking to Robbie Q. Telfer at length before he arrived in the Berkshires for his fourth year participating in the Word X Word Festival. Due to circumstances beyond my control, ...
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