Friday, October 7, 2022

7:30pm  DWYF

Mike Baggetta ( & Ava Mendoza (, two cutting edge guitarists join up for an evening of new & improvised music in preparation for their first recording project. Ava Mendoza is a Brooklyn based guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. She started with performing her own compositions, and has collaborated in many different projects. As a guitarist, Mendoza has received acclaim for her technique and viscerality. Her most recent work is as leader of art rock band Unnatural Ways, and as a solo performer of her own music and works by contemporary composers. In any context she is committed to bringing expressivity, energy and a wide sonic range to the music. Mendoza has toured throughout the U.S. & Europe and recorded/performed with Carla Bozulich, Nels Cline, Steve Shelley, John Zorn, William Parker, Fred Frith, Mick Barr, & Negativland. Mike Baggetta's singular and very personal music style seeks to blur the lines between song and solo, while connecting a wide range of musical genres that influence him. Baggetta's recent project, mssv is a post-genre power trio featuring Stephen Hodges and Mike Watt. Baggetta has had the pleasure to work all over the world with a wide range of visionary musicians including David Torn, Jeff Coffin, Ruth Brown, Ches Smith, Psychic Temple, & Darcy James Argue's Secret Society.

Sloth Bear is a couple of members of Vex Party (blind dude, beard-o). Instead of trying to keep it tight in a loose way, this time we're going to try cutting loose, but still keeping it sorta tight. Ya might have to squint.

This time, we'll be convening at the Hadley Public Library, 50 Middle Street, Hadley, MA 01035. "Public" is right there in the name, so, obviously, naming a ticket price, or even a suggested-donation amount, would be outrageous. We will, however, gladly and gratefully accept any support toward getting Ava & Mike the bucks they'll be earning!

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Sunday, October 9, 2022

7:00pm  $12

Sensor Ghost, a band from Washington, D.C., plays medieval funk punk. Mike Andre, bass/vocals, Amanda Huron, guitar, and Sam Lavine, drums.

Landowner takes inspiration from the repetition of Lungfish, the clean guitars of Antelope, the crusty d-beat of Discharge, the right angles of Devo, and the intensity of Rites of Spring; and combines it with cutting, sometimes funny, lyrics that tackle heady subjects like redlining, sexism, politicians, masculinity, the environment, housing, and architecture. One of Western Mass' best current local punk bands. Read our interview with lead singer Dan Shaw here

This show will be happening at the Easthampton Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 112 Main St. Easthampton, MA. Contact us at if you have questions about the space/accessibility, etc.

Sound by DJ Soulfighter

Advance tickets are available via PayPal below and will NOT BE MAILED. Your name will appear on a list at the door, the night of the show

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