thumb_drummer_yes_02-08-2010The Calvin Theatre in Northampton is an historic venue. The antique decor and close quarters with the artists make it an intimate show. The stage set for YES was simple. There was a collection of white canvases flying over the stage like birds. The only YES logo was on the drum set. Vintage. Perfect. 

The crowd, for a Monday night, were lively. Well seasoned rockers, true blue hippies, starched shirts and the Valley's finest artists were there. The intergenerational presence was striking. Parents with teenage kids sporting mod haircuts and grunge wear were common.

January 16, 2010.

"We know you love cheap, tacky, awful stuff. We do too."

Often it's the who, what, where and when that makes the point of a situation. If you're hanging out with your groovy friend in the city, wearing rainbow mittens and psyched about something to do between the vintage record stores and the fortune teller, call ahead and make reservations at The Duplex for Hole-O-Matic, endearingly known as Gashole.

The Cure

Madison Square Garden
June 20, 2008

The Cure/Set list

U2 LIVE

thumb_dsc06003October 9, 2009
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, Florida

by Melissa Sacco

I had the opportunity and pleasure of seeing U2 for the very first time on October 9, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. This was U2’s only stop in Florida, so people from all over the state traveled to see the show. I had heard prior to attending this concert that the band spends a fortune on the stage setting, sound, and lighting for every show and tour. However, I did not imagine

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers/Steve Winwood
June 11, 2008
New England Music Center, Hartford, CT  

A breezy summer night set the mood for this flawless show. Beachballs, flip flops, lawn chairs and friendly folks from all generations came together to enjoy this double bill of equally powerful rockers, Tom Petty and Steve Winwood.

Billy Joel/Elton John Face to Face Tour: July 18th, 2009; Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro, Mass.

The stage was set with one side honoring New York and the other depicting London. The show began with references to God Save the Queen for Elton John and Yankee Doodle Dandy to bring in Billy Joel.

The crowd was excited for their arrival. Two pianos face each other and they took the stage, playing each others songs, trading solo voices and piano pieces. Your Song, Just The Way You Are, Don't Let The Sun Go Down on Me (clad with yellow lights, and timed for the pending sunset.

Lou Reed/Berlin Tour

Review: Calvin Theatre, Northampton, MA, April 20th, 2008

Lou Reed's career as a singer, songwriter, musician, writer, and poet is impressive and daunting. If you have the chance, see him live. His presence and musicianship at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton, MA, on April 20th, 2008 was magnificent, soulful, serious and piercing with some humorous moments.

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