Monday, October 8, 2012

Ska and beyond from Streetlight Manifesto on Thursday 10/18. Indie super-trio Divine Fits on Friday 10/19 at Pearl Street

Ska and beyond with Streetlight Manifesto at 8pm Thursday, October 18th in the Pearl Street Ballroom
Seven guys, seven different musical backgrounds, seven different personalities, one band, one unique and unmistakable voice. Formed four years ago in New Jersey as an ad hoc group intended to put out one album and disappear, one thing lead to another and within a few months of their debut release, Everything Goes Numb, Streetlight Manifesto were officially a full time touring band, traveling the world, spreading their infectious and energetic tunes to all who would listen. One part rock, one part ska, with influences from latin, klezmer, folk, world, funk, jazz and classical thrown in, the band redefined what most people expected from a "ska" band. Three albums later, and after countless worldwide tours, the guys are still at it, still performing live to sold out shows filled with sweat drenched fans, all dancing and singing along at the top of their lungs. And the Streetlight boys wouldn't have it any other way. Lionize and the Chicarones open the show.
Indie super-group Divine Fits, much more than the sum of Spoon, Wolf Parade, and New Bomb Turks, play Friday October 19th at 9pm in the Pearl Street Clubroom

Divine Fits (click for high res)

Divine Fits is a super-trio comprised of Spoon's Britt Daniel, Wolf Parade's Dan Boeckner and Sam Brown of New Bomb Turks. OF COURSE there are echoes of what these guys have done before. The band's insanely acclaimed debut album, A Thing Called Divine Fits (Merge) crackles with the sort of daring and electricity few of their contemporaries can muster. There's tremendous songcraft to spare on the second single "Would That Not Be Nice." The tour that brings them to Northampton follows a series of debut shows in the band members' hometowns of Austin, Montreal and Columbus OH that drew unanimous raves, as did a series of one-offs and festival appearances, a Los Angeles residency and a triumphant network TV debut on LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON.

Video for "Would That Not Be Nice."

Tickets are on sale now at Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, 413 586 8686 and online at

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