Jeff’s October Show Recommendations

There are a number of wonderful shows by some great performers coming up in the Happy Valley area. First off, this evening David Sedaris performs at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton, MA. For those of you haven’t read or heard Sedaris’s brand of essayist humor, I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Next up, on Sunday October 21 there is a great show at The Flywheel in Easthampton, MA, featuring Bunnygrunt, Ribboncandy, The Bad Spellers, and Googolplexia. I am particularly fond of Ribboncandy, whose maestro Ken Mauiri is one talented fellow who is always fun to catch live. This man can pick up any instrument and have it make beautiful sounds. Not to be missed! Info here.

On Wednesday October 24, Electric Six hits the Iron Horse in Northampton, MA. Supporting are Little Hurricane and Trucks. Trucks is a fun Northampton-based band featuring Roger Knight from The Novels and Matt Silberstein, who plays with several outfits, including Mystics Anonymous and The Salvation Alley String Band.

And finally, on Thursday October 25, the jazz fan should note that Christian McBride & Inside Straight come to the Iron Horse in Northampton, MA. McBride may be the preeminent bass player of his age. Too strong? I don’t know. Go see for yourself.

That’s all I’ll recommend for October for now. November recommendations will be up soon. Remember to support live performers! Go see shows! It does a body good.