RockOn this week; Auditions .. Jazz .. Art Decade .. Berkshire Rocks!

This Friday at 6:00pm

Young and Gifted Performance Auditions

Reminder – Young singers, musicians, poets, dancers, actors, and others invited to audition at 6pm on Friday, February 10th, or Wednesday, February 15th, also at 6pm.

Lichtenstein Center For The Arts  – 28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Also Friday from 6:30pm until 12:00am ….

MojaRockOn’s Dan Broad on bass with The Moja Players, led by virtuoso trumpeter Rob Fisch with Heather Fisch on vocals. An evening of old time jazz and classics and a Swing worshop at Club Helsinki’s grand ballroom.

Intermediate workshop w/ Ellie Hanus-6:45-8:15 – Free Beginner lesson-8:30-9
Music-9-midnight !!  Workshop and dance-$25 – Dance Only-$15 – Workshop only-$12

Sunday ………

Dana WeltsOpen Mic Songwriter Showcase with Dana Welts

Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 1:00pm

Juice N’ Java Coffee House

216 Elm St – Pittsfield, MA


News from ART DECADE – The making of the ‘Western Sunrise’ video.

Ben Talmi of Art Decade formed his first band in 2003 while in 8th grade, with Ben on guitar and vocals, Channel released its first EP “Perpetual Motion” in 2003. The band’s second release, “Inch Deep Oceans”. Three songs from that album, the title song “Inch Deep Oceans”“Havoc”, and “The March” were submitted for the 49th Grammy Awards in 2006. Channel toured Canada and the East coast to promote “Inch Deep Oceans” and were featured live on air and received airplay on college radio stations including Carnegie Mellon, Case-Western, Brock University, and on Yellowbeat Radio in Japan.

Channel’s next release “Androgyny Is In” was recorded at Looking Glass Studios with producer Mario McNulty (Bowie, Morrissey, Iggy Pop.) In 2008, “Androgyny Is In” was again submitted for the 2008 Grammy Awards“Androgyny Is In” garnered the attention of the late LeRoi Moore of the Dave Matthews Band which led to the newly named Art Decade recording “Innocence/Experience” at Dave Matthew’s own Haunted Hollow Studio in Charlottesville, Virginia. “Innocence/Experience” was released in June 2008.

In 2008, Binod Singh Jr of Toronto, ON joined Art Decade on bass and vocals, and Chad Montermini of Olympia, WA on drums and vocals. Art Decade then recorded and released their latest EP, “Royalty” on September 9th, 2009. Since “Royalty,” Art Decade has been playing several shows in Boston and gaining fanbases heavily in New England as well as other areas of the USA. The band is currently working with a full string quartet to help improve the bands live sound.

Art Decade  just completed their debut full length album, “Western Sunrise” with Producer Dan Hannon (Manchester Orchestra, Favorite Gentleman Recordings).

Next Week….

Berkshire RocksFeaturing: Distant Shock, The Wrong Inspiration, A Fate Forgotten and A Voice From Below. Proceeds to benefit WRHS band and the advancement of local music.Friday, February 17, 2012
6:00  –  9:30pm

Dalton CRA –
400 Main Street, Dalton, MA


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