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THURSDAY 6/5

THURSDAY 6/5 @ TOADSTOOL BOOKSHOP

w/ a pre-doors set by DUST FROM 1000 YEARS

$10 / 7pm / all ages

MAGIK MARKERS - "Super primitive super groovy free rock from Louisville, Kentucky, by the trio of Leah 'Queequeg' Quimby (bass), Elisa Ambrogio (guitar and vocals), and Pete Nolan (skins). Sounds not like 'improv' (tho it's certainly improvised) but like 'rock' that makes me also think the Southern locale has brought in, conscious or not, the blues theyself that so many folks do not hear any more (except wrongly)." - Eddie Flowers, Slippy Town

BAD HISTORY MONTH - "Fat History Month are loose and strange in all the right places, creating unexpected and epic freak folk with a real rockin’ rumble, ala the album’s title track and first single, “Bad History Month.” Like Pavement on acid, FHM builds weird phrases and open metaphors into a deadbeat vocal and never-quite- released beat, chugging and bugging." - Impose Magazine

SUICIDE MAGNETS There’s something rather seductive and unnerving about the recordings of The Suicide Magnets, a.k.a. Wendy Jane Hyatt. With ominous guitar lines reminiscent of something that Kurt Cobain would compose alone in his bedroom on an acoustic guitar and vocals that cry for help yet attack with ferocity, Hyatt certainly separates herself from any female singer-songwriter on the local music scene. 


OTHER THURSDAY EVENTS!

Waterhouse Restaurant (18 Depot Sq)

PINE GROVE

9pm / free / 21+

 

Harlow's Pub  (1 School St)

OL FACTORY

WILL KINDLER

9:30pm / $8 / 21+

Outside of the Toadstool Bookshop

DAVE SEIDEL


around 10pm, as the show gets out...

free / all ages


FRIDAY 6/6

FRIDAY 6/6 @ TOWN HALL

w/ a pre-doors set by ORION RIGEL DOMMISSE

$15 adv, $20 door / 7pm / all ages

LADY LAMB THE BEEKEEPER - Her live shows were unhinged, as melodies followed an internal logic only apparent to Spaltro herself. She sang and played guitar, and the songs offered a vivid yet brief snapshot into her expansive world. Their full glory remained in her head for reasons of access and cost. And anyway, who the hell would be able to play along with her, seeing how they followed no formal logic? Thus, she developed as a solo performer, careening from hums to screams within seconds, but always maintaining self-control.

BILL ORCUTT & CHRIS CORSANO - Bill Orcutt and percussionist Chris Corsano have just released the bruising album The Raw and the Cooked, a 25-minute live set which Pitchfork calls “so consistently exhilarating that it matters little whether the pair are playing slow or fast.” A former member of the 90s noise band Harry Pussy, this is Orcutt’s first full album on the electric guitar in over a decade, and his fiery runs are complemented well by Corsano’s tense staccato drum work. 

DREDD FOOLE & ED YAZIJIAN -  

"Free-folk" is a term that gets thrown around a lot, and to some extent it has come to represent a certain strain of quirky indie cuteness far removed from its more primitive punk precursors.  Both elder statesmen of the style, Dredd Foole and Ed Yazijian have been playing together for years to little public acknowledgement.  But in an increasingly open musical climate, they have at last reconvened for an album of loose extrapolations within the form, proving their collective voice to be a stylistically prophetic and effective as one could hope from these two luminaries.

- Bo Weavil


OTHER FRIDAY EVENTS!

MY MOTHER MADE MY CLOTHES
Launch Gallery (above Nonie's)
opening: Friday June 6th, 5:30-7:30

CHAD CREIGHTON

PALLET HABITAT

Sharon Arts Downtown Gallery

opening: Friday June 6th, 5-7pm

Waterhouse Restaurant (18 Depot Sq)

SCI FUNK (SPENSER HORGAN & JORDAN CUSANO)

9pm / free / 21+

Harlow's Pub (1 School St)

ROUGH FRANCIS

STATE CHAMPION

9:30pm / $8 / 21+

Town Hall (1 Grove St)

CRITERION COLLECTION PRESENTS: THE SEVENTH SEAL

10:30pm / free / all ages


SATURDAY 6/7

Town Hall (1 Grove St) & Bass Hall (19 Grove St)

BROKE: THE AFFORDABLE ARTS FAIR: 50+ Vendors selling work for under $50 / outdoor concert / beer tent by SAM ADAMS & the Waterhouse / food vendors!

10-4 / free / all ages

 


SATURDAY 6/7 @ TOWN HALL

w/ a pre-doors set by YAZAN

7pm / $15 adv, $20 door / all ages

SIMONE FELICE - "There is a boldness to Simone's writing, the fierceness  and fearlessness of complete honesty that pushes into places that simply take the breath away…some of his songs are so perfectly formed they sound like they might have been around forever... the best I have heard in a while, touching the hem of Dylan by way of Gordon Lightfoot…These songs are good enough to be sung by the whole world"

DEATH VESSEL - For his first album since 2008’s acclaimed Nothing Is Precious Enough for Us, Joel traveled to Reykjavík on an invitation from Sigur Rós singer Jónsi and producer Alex Somers, where they spent three months together conjuring an album that’s both a song cycle and a window into a mysterious and singular landscape.

MAIL THE HORSE - Mail The Horse is a grunge gospel/country rock band that found its start in New Hampshire before moving to Brooklyn, NY. The band still has a New England connection through their Western MA-based label, TinyRadars, which is also home to fellow Serious Business on BTR favorites, Bunny's A Swine. Interweaving melodies, soul, and Americana influences along the lines of Dylan and the Boss are bolstered by a healthy sense of humor to drive these love songs to the failure of love.


OTHER SATURDAY EVENTS!

Readings at the Toadstool!

 

11am:

Sy Montgomery

Eliot Shrefer

2pm:

Lisa Panepinto

Quentin Baker

Waterhouse Restaurant (18 Depot Sq)

DJ DISCO PHANTOM

9pm / free / 21+

Harlow's Pub (1 School St)

MAJOR STARS

GERTRUDE ATHERTON

9:30pm / $8 / 21+

Town Hall (1 Grove St)

CRITERION COLLECTION PRESENTS: SEVEN SAMURAI

10:30pm / free / all ages


SUNDAY 6/8

Readings at the Toadstool!

 

11am:

BYRON COLEY

ROBIN MACARTHUR

MICHELLE ALDREDGE

 

 

Outside of the Toadstool, immediately following the readings

MWCHINS

 


SUNDAY 6/8 @ TOWN HALL

w/ a pre-doors set by FOUNTAINSUN (DANIEL HIGGS + FUMIE ISHII)

2pm / $15 adv, $20 door / all ages

CHARLIE HUNTER & BOBBY PREVITE - Charlie Hunter is well-known as the world-class master of his custom-made 8-string guitar, on which he fills the role not only of guitarist but bassist as well. Bobby Previte is a drummer, composer and leader who has gained great critical recognition for all facets of his musicianship... The result is a sound that speaks to jazz fans on both sides of the avantgarde/ mainstream divide, as well as those who enjoy electronica or the jam-band scene.

- Fast Atmosphere

NAT BALDWIN - An upright bass-playing torch singer? The gist of Nat Baldwin’s music is more interesting than his membership in Dirty Projectors, the selling point his name has most often generated for much of the last decade. But by himself, or with any number of high-caliber collaborators, Baldwin is a singer/songwriter who employs his upright bass in much the same way as most people stuck to that tag use a piano, a guitar, or even a cello—to form the musical foundation for tense, impressionistic tunes. His fluttering, agile voice, capable of falsetto crests and valley-deep dives, only adds to the intrigue.

- Pitchfork

DAVID KONTAK ENSEMBLE - Kontak cobbles together some pretty crazy music machines in that basement lab. Think Dr. Frankenstein meets Brian Eno. He's fused instrument parts, household appliances and children's toys into an army of hybrid sound - soldiers standing at the ready for another foray to the frontlines of ambient noise jam.

- Ben Conant


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