Greylock NationLocal Weather Alerts
There are currently no active weather alerts.

INDIEcent Exposure - page 2

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

"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.
"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.
"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.
“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.

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 everyone around him.

Keep Reading

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

Anonymous Animal; photo courtesy the band, via Facebook.
Anonymous Animal; photo courtesy the band, via Facebook.
Joe Aidonidis and Barny Lanman are Anonymous Animal, opening for And the Kids Friday, November 20 at the Garage in Pittsfield; photo courtesy the artist via Facebook.
Joe Aidonidis and Barny Lanman are Anonymous Animal, opening for And the Kids Friday, November 20 at the Garage in Pittsfield; photo courtesy the artist via Facebook.

 

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.

Keep Reading

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

Justin Hillman and Good Company at The Iron Horse Music Hall; photo by Carly Rae.
Justin Hillman and Good Company at The Iron Horse Music Hall; photo by Carly Rae.
Justin Hillman performs at the release party for "Have I Not Found You Yet," at performs at the Whitney Center for the Arts, November 20; photo by Carly Rae.
Justin Hillman performs at the release party for “Have I Not Found You Yet,” at performs at the Whitney Center for the Arts, November 20; photo by Carly Rae.

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.

Keep Reading

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

Arc Iris returns to North Adams to mesmerize Hallowe'en revelers at Monster Smash; Photo by Shervin Lainez
Arc Iris returns to North Adams to mesmerize Hallowe'en revelers at Monster Smash; Photo by Shervin Lainez
Superhuman Happiness, led by Stuart Bogie, will help the lost find their groove this Hallowe'en; photo by Tatiana McCabe
Superhuman Happiness, led by Stuart Bogie, will help the lost find their groove this Hallowe’en; photo by Tatiana McCabe

 

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. Keep Reading

INDIEcent Exposure #15 — Lexi Weege On Tape

Lexi Weege released her second album, "Sweet Moon," on September 13th.

Lexi Weege slips between sultry ballads and upbeat love songs with ease.

Lexi Weege released her second album, "Sweet Moon," on September 13th.
Lexi Weege released her second album, “Sweet Moon,” on September 13th. Photo by Steph Larsen.

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 a release party at the Parlor Room at Signature Sounds with The True Believers.

Like Lexi’s music, our conversation is raw, inspired, and unfiltered. Some adult language is used. Listen as we cover her album, analog recording techniques, the state of women in the arts industry, and more.

Keep Reading

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

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
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

Pi Valley Faves, The Sun Parade march into the Berks for TWO shows this month.

PLUS:  Kris Delmhorst—TONIGHT at the BarN

The Sun Parade opens for Dr. Dog at MASS MoCA 10/10 and helps kick off the Wind-Up Fest 10/15; photo by Joanna Chattman
Jefferson Lewis, Chris Marlon Jennings, and Jared Gardner of The Sun Parade. The band opens for Dr. Dog at MASS MoCA 10/10 and helps kick off the Wind-Up Fest 10/15; photo by Joanna Chattman.

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 about the ongoing development of their creative process. The Sun Parade helps And the Kids kick off the opening of Wind-Up Fest here in NoCo, opens for Dr. Dog at MASS MoCA, and curates a micro festival at Gateway City Arts with their friends Great Smokey and Xenia Rubinos.

Keep Reading

INDIEcent Exposure: ArtScope at Fringe Music with Eleonore Oppenheim

Shire City Sanctuary in Pittsfield, MA, home to the monthly Fringe Music Series.
Shire City Sanctuary in Pittsfield, MA, home to the monthly Fringe Music Series.

Eleonore Oppenheim at Fringe Music, at Shire City Sanctuary in Pittsfield, MA

Shire City Sanctuary in Pittsfield, MA, home to the monthly Fringe Music Series.
Shire City Sanctuary in Pittsfield, MA, home to the monthly Fringe Music Series; photo by William McGuire III

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 the organization behind the three-week Berkshire Fringe festival that has brought innovative theatre, music and dance to the Berkshires every summer since 2005. For more information about Fringe Music and Bazaar Productions, listen to our podcast with co-artistic director Peter Wise.

In this presentation, we place you right in the front row of the audience of that first Fringe Music performance. We also speak with Eleonore Oppenheim about Fringe Music and her performance at Shire City Sanctuary, which hosts the music series. Eleonore will be performing in this month’s installment of Fringe Music with The Hands Free on Friday, October 2nd, 2015.

Keep Reading

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

Suzie Ungerleider of Oh Susanna; photo by Heather Pollock
Suzie Ungerleider of Oh Susanna; photo by Heather Pollock

She’s driving over 400 miles to sing for you. Just for you.

Suzie Ungerleider of Oh Susanna; photo by Heather Pollock
Suzie Ungerleider of Oh Susanna; photo by Heather Pollock

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 the aforementioned community and collaboration) in her fight against breast cancer, diagnosed just in time to interrupt the final stages of the release’s production.

In addition to our conversation, we play “Wait Until The Sun Comes Up” and “1955.”

Keep Reading

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

Robbie Q. Telfer; photo courtesy Project Voice
Robbie Q. Telfer; photo courtesy Project Voice

Visiting poet and host at the Word X Word Festival, Telfer is a complex guy

Robbie Q. Telfer; photo courtesy Project Voice
Robbie Q. Telfer; photo courtesy Project Voice

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, that conversation did not air while the Festival was still in play. But the lateness of the hour doesn’t dull the keen observations he makes, nor will his inspired descriptions of the interactions between poetry and life be any less brilliant. Enjoy this, the first in an occasional series on the Visiting Poets.

Keep Reading

INDIEcent Exposure #11 — Creatures of Habitat: The Magic Is in the Mechanism

The Magic is in The Mechanism: Open Rehearsal/Performance Lab; photo by Monica Pizzichemi
The Magic is in The Mechanism: Open Rehearsal/Performance Lab; photo by Monica Pizzichemi

UPDATE: This performance has been postponed until Sunday, September 27th 6-8 p.m. due to rain!

Creatures of Habitat interact with spaces and objects. It would be even cooler if they could time travel, too…oh, wait, they kind of do that…

The Magic is in The Mechanism: Open Rehearsal/Performance Lab; photo by Monika Pizzichemi
The Magic is in The Mechanism: Open Rehearsal/Performance Lab; photo by Monika Pizzichemi

Stefanie Weber’s Creatures of Habitat Physical Poetry Public Performance Project will appear Sunday evening 6:30-8:30p September 13th in the Morningside Community School parking lot.

We spoke with Stefanie Lynx Weber about the open rehearsal of this three-part exploration that takes place in Pittsfield. We came away thinking that the audience is at risk of being exposed to perception-expanding sensory input.

Keep Reading

INDIEcent Exposure #10 — Fringe Music in the Berkshires

Eleonore Oppenheim

Bazaar Productions presents Fringe Music, a new free music series that will bring new, innovative music to the Berkshires on the first Friday of every month as part of Pittsfield’s First Fridays Artswalk.

EleonoreOppenheim
Eleonore Oppenheim will be performing at Fringe Music’s debut show on Friday, September 4th.

The arts organization is taking a hiatus from its normal summer offering, Berkshire Fringe, a festival that combines theater, music and art, to provide a more focused musical experience. Co-artistic director Peter Wise says, “Previously, we had a music series going on at the same time as a theater festival, and workshops, and all of this stuff crammed into a couple of weeks… but this is a great chance to showcase one thing at a time, and we’re really looking forward to that.”

Keep Reading

INDIEcent Exposure #9 — WordXWord Blows Minds All Week

Curtis Asch in the Story Slam Semi-Finals at Dottie's Coffee Lounge in Pittsfield
Curtis Asch in the Story Slam Semi-Finals at Dottie's Coffee Lounge in Pittsfield

Poetry and Story Slams, Workshops, and Special Guests at Great Locations Make This a Can’t-Miss Festival

Curtis Asch in the Story Slam Semi-Finals at Dottie's Coffee Lounge in Pittsfield
Curtis Asch in the Story Slam Semi-Finals at Dottie’s Coffee Lounge in Pittsfield
WordXWord uses spoken word, poetry and storytelling in shared space and time to celebrate diversity and creativity, empower the individual, foster understanding and empathy, and make real human connections. All WXW programs are free and open to all.

Keep Reading

/*
0 $0.00
Go to Top