Saturday, April 2, 2022

7:30pm  $15


A heretofore unimagined hybrid of a punky power trio and a dreamy experimental rock band, No less an authority than Nels Cline, the high priest of art-rock guitarists, has called Mike Baggetta a “guitar poet.” That poetry, alternately gnarled and flowing, is on fine display in Main Steam Stop Valve, the second album by (and the decompressed namesake of) mssv, an experimental rock trio featuring Baggetta, the legendary punk bassist Mike Watt, and the versatile drummer Stephen Hodges.

Improvising quintet from Western Massachusetts and Southern Vermont featuring Ruth Garbus (voice), Andy Allen (reeds, flute), Wendy Eisenberg (guitar), Donald Warner Shaw (bass and sax) and Neil 'Cloaca' Young (percussion and other things).

This show will happen at the Northampton Center for the Arts space at 33 Hawley St.

Pre-sale tickets are available via PayPal at the link below. Tickets will not be mailed, your name will be on a list the night of the show.

The Northampton Community Arts Trust requires full COVID-19 vaccination to enter 33 Hawley. This applies to all people over the age of 12. Exemptions can be accommodated by a negative PCR COVID test within the previous 48 hours. Until further notice, all people over the age of 2 must wear a mask at all times while in the building. For details on our COVID-19 policy, click here.