Mallory Live at Juggler’s Meadow

Mallory’s annual folk-punk circus and bonfire, The Juggler’s Meadow Festival was held last week  in Leverett, MA on 4/10/10 with Squinch Owl, Story., An Historic, Cud Eastbound, Mail Myself to Thoreau, Early Noise, Matt Fox and of course Mallory themselves.

This video finds the group playing the lead track off their stellar last album “strange homes,” “the house that you were raised in” in front of the festival’s roaring fires. For more videos click read more below. For Mallory’s great video stream 2sockpileup, run by the gentleman and scholar Evan Serio click here.

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Amherst’s ‘Wings’ Get Saucy Love Ballad

According to Collegian columnist Dave Coffey* in his review of the Spring Comedy jam, the viral video producing quartet known as McClellz 4 U are a “comedy boy-band from the Amherst area.” This video finds the ‘autotuned’ dudes riffing about everyone’s favorite late night splurge over a hilarious mock R&B video. Enjoy. Oh and get some Honey Bbq wings.

Click read more to see their second and equally hilarious video for “The Shia Labeouf Game”…

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Live Bella’s Bartok

This video from the 2010 Happy Valley Showdown finale surfaced the other day, a good three months after the band’s second place finish in the annual local band competition. This one finds the 12 piece performing the song “The Walking Dead” in full. For more Bella’s Bartok news, videos and download links click here

Frills Rock UMass DIY

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UMass DIY put together a night of “fierce, female rock ‘n roll” yesterday in the Agricultural Engineering Building. The lineup which included The Furiosity, Time and Place was capped off at around 10 PM with a performance by Sweet Baby Lou alums, The Frills. This slideshow comes courtesy of photographer and part-time Reverend-ess of Funk, Ellie Rulon- Miller. For her full slideshow click here

Vocal Suspects Caught on Tape

This video from Sweet Baby Lou’s cannabis bonanza features The Vocal Suspects filling the WMUA studio to the brim with a stirring rendition of Disney classic “The Circle of Life.” It comes complete with some awesome chants and animal noises, and really how can you go wrong with that? So check out this video and more from their performance below…

Darlingside Video “Knights of Cydonia”

Darlingside just posted this new video on their Facebook page. This one comes from a February show at the Pure Water For The World Haiti Benefit held at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland, VT. The cover which was originally played at the request of Happy Valley Showdown curator Mark Shehan, has now become a live staple and showcases the strong technical ability of the rising band.

Check out more Darlingside on their Sweet Baby Lou Page here

Paper Jam V: The Telephone Company

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The Telephone Company took the stage with the third slot in last week’s First Annual Paper Jam. Fittingly  just as the sun was setting behind Southwest’s the towering concrete buildings that surrounded the Hampden Courtyard. Their set consisted mainly of setlist staples like “Window,” “Question Mark,” “Saying Hello” but also showcased the band comfortably managing a difficult lineup transition. With current drummer Isaac Simon graduating, the band has pegged former Berkley student Zach Halzel to fill the void.

However longtime fans can relax as if anything this set proved that The Telephone Company have not missed a step with Halzel, even though at times it lacked the wild-man intensity of Simon’s drumming. No word yet on whether or not this lineup shift effect their label as the “most hygienic band in Amherst” and sources disagreed on an exact description of Halzel’s odor.

Links to full audio tracks below…

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