Ross Jenssen: Stories EP

Ross Jenssen: Stories EP

Ross Jenssen, our friendly resident three piece instrumental future-groove band has just released some highly anticipated new music. The release, a short three song EP is entitled Stories, and features a cool bit of art on the cover, from Berkshire native and longtime collaborator Sam Ban, depicting some sort of radio-equipped tome with wires, ports, […]

Hack Monet: Bringing rock to the Bershires

Hack Monet: Bringing rock to the Bershires

If you’re a fan of rock music, you may have noticed that the scene is pretty stale. Nowadays we have more subgenres than we know what to do with. In the Berkshires, we have what some would consider a serious shortage of real rock acts. We’ve got some, sure, but they tend to fall into […]

Matchstick Architects: All That’s In Between

Matchstick Architects: All That’s In Between

The Matchstick Architects are a band based mostly in the Berkshires. (A couple of members are from New York and Connecticut respectively, but who’s counting?) If you’re into the local music scene, chances are you’ve heard these guys (and gals) play, and, if you’ve got ears, you’ve enjoyed them. The Matchstick Architects recently released an […]

Izzy Heltai: Sad music you can listen to all day

Izzy Heltai: Sad music you can listen to all day

Izzy Heltai has been making some waves lately. Izzy arrived on the Berkshire folk scene in 2014, moving from Boston to North Adams to study Arts Management at MCLA. While relatively new to the scene here, Izzy’s never been a stranger to music, starting on piano at 4. “Piano sets you up with a good […]

Francesca Shanks: I Am Walking Away

Francesca Shanks: I Am Walking Away

Francesca Shanks released her second album, titled, I Am Walking Away. The album begins with “Other Moccasin.” The song immediately grabs the listener’s attention with the line, “First you die quiet, then you die loud. Your blood sails on, furling the tears flowing out”. It’s just Francesca and her ukulele, until the synth comes in, […]

Ross Jenssen: Breaking down genre borders

You may have heard of a band called Ross Jenssen. In fact, you might know the band personally. I met two-thirds of Ross Jenssen at the Brick house in Housatonic, Jules Jenssen and Brian Ross, the rhythm section and combined namesake. Jules Jenssen spotted me and introduced himself and Brian, complimenting me on my Strawberry […]

Cosmogenesis is a local electronic album to hear

Dayne Henderson is an electronic music producer. You may know him as Starseed. His fourth album, Cosmogenesis, “traces the story of humanity upon a multidimensional cosmic journey”. Each song on the album represents a particular star or constellation. The sounds you hear represent Starseed’s feelings or reaction to that star or constellation. Starseed isn’t just […]

Ace Frehley: Space Invader

Ace Frehley: Space Invader

Legendary guitarist and founding member of KISS Ace Frehley graced the stage at the Colonial Theatre Sept. 27 as part of his 2016 Space Invader Tour, promoting his new album of the same name. Freyley’s band is full of veteran rockers. Most have flown under the radar, but their musical prowess is a force to […]