Shamarr Allen Concert is September 23

Shamarr Allen will perform September 23 at 8 p.m. at the Stone Church in Brattleboro. Tickets are $15. A video of him performing is at:

Concert Review: Joel Veena and Mir Naqibul Islam

The following article is by Elizabeth Wood of the New Leaf CSA farm in Dummerston, Vermont. On September 12 at the Stone Church night club in Brattleboro, Joel Veena and Mir Naqibul Islam played an excellent concert. The music was Indian classical. The audience applauded enthusiastically after every song. The music made me feel relaxed. Veena played the 20-string Indian slide guitar. Naqibul Islam played tabla.

A video of Veena and Naqibul Islam performing in June is at:

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Moxie Concert is August 6

Moxie will perform a free outdoor concert in Brattleboro on August 6 at 7 p.m., despite different times being listed on the first two web pages listed below. That's according to a spokesperson for the Stone Church night club in Brattleboro, which lists the concert on its web site. The concert will be at the corner of Elliot and Main streets, unless it rains. In case of rain, it will at a location to-be-announced.

One of the band's songs has more than 2 million “listens” on Spotify. The members of Moxie live in the Brattleboro area.

Public Enemy's New Song About Trump

The band Public Enemy, best known for their song Fight the Power, which was used in the film Do the Right Thing, has a new song out. It's about Trump and the kind of Black Lives Matter protests seen in the photos from Holyoke at:

You can hear the song at:

Antibalas to Play Greenfield

The Afropop band Antibalas will play at the Hawks and Reed night club in Greenfield on March 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance or $36 at the door. The band's current tour includes stops in Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, New York City, and Europe. One of the best known Afropop performers is Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, who lived from 1938 until 1997. His music is for dancing. Kuti's lyrics often criticized the dictator of Nigeria.

CJ Chenier Concert is Feb. 14

CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band will play at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on February 14 at 7 p.m. CJ Chenier was born in 1957. According to his web site, he “spent his childhood in the tough tenement housing projects of Port Arthur, Texas.”

Chenier played with Ringo Starr on Paul Simon's album Rhythm of the Saints. Chenier performed with Simon on a concert tour. A video of CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band performing live is at:

They play zydeco music. This photo shows people dancing at a zydeco concert. photo by:

Son Little Concert is January 28

Soul singer Son Little will perform a concert at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on January 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 plus a "service fee." In December he will play in Los Angeles. In March he will play in Paris, France. You can hear one of his songs at:

John Primer Northampton Concert is November 24

Blues musician John Primer will perform at the Iron Horse Music Hall on November 24 at 7 p.m. Primer was in Muddy Waters's band. According to Primer's web site, "John has recorded with, opened for, or played with the Rolling Stones, Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, James Brown and B.B. King."

Indigo Girls to Play Near Brattleboro

The Indigo Girls will perform near Brattleboro on October 13. The band will release a new album in January. The Indigo Girls have sold more than 14 million albums and won a Grammy award. The Indigo Girls are Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, plus a changing lineup of musicians on their records and at some of their concerts. Some tours are just Ray and Saliers. Ray and Saliers live near Atlanta, Georgia.

Ruth Moody Concert is May 12

Ruth Moody will play at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on May 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $23. You can hear one of her songs at: