By S. A. Hussey

"You are the stars that mystify me and you are the wolf that frightens the thief and you

are the voice that they disbelieve. We are not chained to the wheel. And you are the spark

that sets us all freeā€¦" ~~lyrics from Rise by The Cult

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The Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra

Concert for Education: (Excerpts from) Carnival of Animals

The Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra offers an education program with six weeks of training in the classroom, plus a visit from one of the musicians to let the budding students get familiar with the pieces and the instruments in advance of the concert. The finale of the series is the attendance of the show. This year it was Carnival of Animals and these kids were super ready.

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Review by Bluebird.

Cafe Sun, Sunderland, MA.

Do you like The Beatles? How about The Rolling Stones? The Yardbirds?

Follow UnionJack, British Invasion Band, to hear music history's finest in classic blues rock.

From Their Biography:

The band is from Western Massachusetts. Members: Dave, Les, Gary, Jim, and Mr. Scary, feature the look and sound of the 1960's British Invasion era. The Beatles, Gerry & the Pacemakers, DC 5, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Yardbirds, The Hollies, The Searchers, Herman's Hermits and many other artists from this time, are played with inspiration and creativity.

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Live Show and Album Review Commentary for Celabrasion by Bluebird.

Photography by Micah Gummel

"Nothing ever happens for the reasons we decide."

We stumbled across Sleeper Agent, an indie-rock-gone-punk band through routine music networking back in February. One listen to their debut album, Celabrasion, with its infectious chords, gripping rhythms and addictive lyrics, and our team here at Bluebirdreviews was hooked!  Sleeper Agent says they were inspired by Cage the Elephant and is proud to tour with Ben Kweller. We were already fired up to cover their show at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston on March 23, 2012. Then the night before they hit a nearly sold out crowd in Beantown, they were televised on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and sold out the Irving Plaza in NYC for Saturday's show.

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Portsmouth, ME.

In keeping with the trend for the Great Escape Artist tour, this was a sold out show to over 2000 people of the State Theater of Portland Maine. Soon after the doors opened, the fans wasted no time to pile in to the State. Within minutes, we were packed in like sardines.

Jon Butcher and Charlie Farren of Farren Butcher Incorporated, FBI.

House of Blues, Boston. Foundation Room.

March 17, 2012.

Review and Photography by Bluebird.

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Review and Photography by Micah Gummel.

I was fortunate enough to photograph and review Prospect Hill, soon after their album release, IMPACT, was celebrated with a party at the famous Wilbur Theatre in Boston, MA.

This time the setting was at Wally's Pub, which is well known as Hampton Beach's oldest biker hang out. With stellar food, awesome staff and friendly clientele, the venue was ready to welcome Prospect Hill. The stage was decked out with the band's banners, projecting blue lights.

"Buy a record, support the artists, preserve the future of music"

Remember to support your favorite artists through buying their products.
A good place to start is searching BestBuy.com and Amazon.com.