The No Nap Happy Hour Continues! (and other updates)
I haven't done an overview of the series recently, so let's do that. All shows (except TMBG) are at the Iron Horse Music Hall on Sundays at 2:00. I believe all shows will have advance only family four-packs for $30. And all are great. Check it out:
10/18 Uncle Rock & the Playthings - Uncle Rock will be guest DJing on Saturday 10/17, featuring new music from Dean Jones, backed by the Felice Brothes. This is Uncle Rock's first Valley performance with his band the Playthings.
12/6 Bill Harley - Grammy winner Bill Harley played to a packed house with the Greenfield Symphony earlier this year; here's your chance to see this great musician and storyteller in a more intimate venue. Bill will also be doing a guest DJ set.
12/31 They Might Be Giants - It's not part of the No Nap series, but we're very happy to be part of bringing They Might Be Giants to the Calvin Theatre on New Year's Eve, with a 3:00 family show and an 8:00 14+ show. Tickets are on sale now, with a special family four-pack for $60.
2/21 AudraRox - AudraRox makes their first full band appearance in the Valley, supporting a great new record! You've seen Audra on Noggin, Sesame Street, and elsewhere, and her band tears up the stage with a raucous show for the whole family.
3/14 Gustafer Yellowgold - The New York Times called Gustafer Yellowgold a cross between Sgt. Pepper's and Dr. Seuss, and they've opened for the likes of Wilco and the Polyphonic Spree. Creator Morgan Taylor's melodic songs tell the story, along with the "moving storybook," of Gustafer Yellowgold, who is a creature from the sun trying to make his way on Earth.
4/11 Secret Agent 23 Skidoo - The first great hip hop for kids from a member of GFE. SA23's live show is certain to make you laugh and dance.
TBA Brady Rymer & the Little Band That Could - Grammy nominee Brady played the Taste of Amherst over the summer and has played here one or two other times too. Great roots rock from one of the best bands in kids' music. Brady will be doing a guest DJ set prior to his show.
Plus! On Friday, October 23, Dan Zanes & Friends will be at the UMass Fine Arts Center. Listen to our show on October 17 to hear how you can win tickets, or visit Hilltown Families to enter to win a four-pack from them. Dan will appear on Spare the Rock the next morning, as will our recording of Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion!