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

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

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... Stefanie Weber's Creatures of Habitat Physical Poetry Public Performance Project ...
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INDIEcent Exposure #10 — Fringe Music in the Berkshires

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. The arts organization is taking a hiatus from its normal summer offering, Berkshire Fringe, a festival that ...
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Curtis Asch in the Story Slam Semi-Finals at Dottie's Coffee Lounge in Pittsfield

INDIEcent Exposure #9 — WordXWord Blows Minds All Week

Poetry and Story Slams, Workshops, and Special Guests at Great Locations Make This a Can't-Miss Festival 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 ...
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Red Room Radio Redux players rehearse "Open Your Ears," which will be performed 7:00 p.m. July 29 at the BarN at 1401 Green River Road, Williamstown; photo by Karl Mullen

INDIEcent Exposure #8 — Open Your Ears! TONIGHT at the BarN

Join Red Room Radio Redux tonight for an hour of Shakespearean wordplay Red Room Radio Redux presents "Open Your Ears!" for one night only, Wednesday, July 29 at 7pm, in The Barn"Open Your Ears!" at 1401 Green River Road in Williamstown, This presentation, done in the radio play style, includes ...
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INDIEcent Exposure #7 — Kickwheel Ensemble Theater takes “Passage” Home

"Passage" finishes its residency at Millbrook School—journey continues in Pittsfield. Merging original sound, virtuosic physical performance, and questionably accurate historical reenactments, "Passage" focuses an often humorous lens on the Canadian Arctic, a hotbed of political unrest with a tragic past and an uncertain future. As an ensemble theater company, Kickwheel ...
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The critically acclaimed "Send for the Million Men," by Joseph Silovsky, opens Thursday, July 16; photo by Cory Weaver

INDIEcent Review — ” Send for the Million Men ” Pushes Boundaries and Rewrites History

By WILLIAM MCGUIRE III special to the Greylock Glass The Mass Live Arts festival at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington continued this week with “Send for the Million Men.” This critically-acclaimed reexamination of the trial and execution of Sacco and Venzetti explores the circumstances that led to ...
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INDIEcent Exposure #6 — Mass Live Arts – Only Two Weeks Left

"You Are Nowhere" left audiences open-mouthed; "Send for the Million Men" and "Tarzana," as well as gallery installations, film events, and works in progress yet to come. Mass Live Arts (MLA) is a festival of experimental theater and performance at the Daniel Arts Center at Bard College at Simon's Rock ...
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Jeb Barry, "Milltown;" 2015

INDIEcent Exposure #5 — Jeb Barry, “Milltown”

When Jeb Barry began recording over 40 songs for what was to be a double cd, he began to notice a common theme of small town despair and tragedy ...
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Newpoli embraces the many influences that create the distinctive sound of Southern Italian folk music; photo by Arguedas Photography

INDIEcent Exposure #4 — Newpoli, “Nun te Vutá”

PLUS: LIVE in the Berkshires—Moonshine Holler and Girl Howdy As you hear the tamburello pounding out the heartbeat of the music of Newpoli, the two singers start up a wild, frenetic dance, and you'll have a very hard time sitting still ...
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Fantastic Negrito; photo courtesy Sacks & Co.

INDIEcent Exposure #3 — Fantastic Negrito and Wishbone Zoë

Fantastic Negrito Kicks Off Downstreet Art in North Adams, Returning to the Land of His First Life; PLUS: Wishbone Zoe Talks about the Western Mass Music Scene and Being a Woman Rocker Today. JUST IN TIME to celebrate the release of his debut, self-titled album, Oakland-based (but Berkshire-born) Fantastic Negrito ...
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Molly Pinto Madigan; artwork for Wildwood Bride, photo by Joey Phoenix Photography

INDIEcent Exposure #2 — Molly Pinto Madigan, “Wildwood Bride”

Molly Pinto Madigan relates her long (and, in our view, fated) journey from performance, to classical study, to music ethnoelectrogrammaticographacology, back to performance. We're glad she made it. With a voice stolen from the Fae Folk, Molly Pinto Madigan has been enchanting audiences since she was a young teen. Her ...
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Munk Duane, 2015; photo courtesy Munk Duane

INDIEcent Exposure #1 — Munk Duane, “Argue With Gravity”

Munk Duane talks with INDIEcent Exposure about Life, Music, and more Life on our first episode I really can't thank Munk enough for his generosity and honesty during our conversation. I can't think of a more ideal guest to kick off this show—his experience, talent, and attitude are all examples ...
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