The Recorder – Sounds Local: Good old music stomping around at Hilltown Hoedown
Posted: 10/20/2021 15:34:38 PM
By SHERYL HUNTER
AlouetteBatteau and his band will take the stage at Hawks and Reed in Greenfield on Friday evening at 10 p.m.
Batteau, a Shelburne Falls resident who is in her second year at Vassar College assembled this indie rock band while she was in school as a vehicle to perform her solo work. While quarantined at home in 2020 due to COVID, she wrote and recorded a collection of songs that she eventually released on two EPs, “Extra Vacation Days” and “Turn Me Honest.” When she returned to school, she started a band and started playing shows at school. As we know, making music during times of COVID is a challenge, which is why this show at Hawks and Reed is the band’s first off-campus concert.
Batteau, who is a member of the Kalliope Jones trio has performed at Hawks and Reed on several occasions, even making his debut with his new group, The Subletters, which features his Kalliope Jones mate Isabella DeHerdt on location last August.
According to his press release, Batteau’s words “juxtapose the bittersweet of the forties and the witchcraft and seriousness of the young adult. His raw emotion and empathy provide a snowball tossed about with crushing trapped butterflies, Impostor Syndrome and Melted Wax Wings Expect to hear material from both of her EPs as well as new songs on this show.
The show will feature Spud Cannon, another band that made their debut in Vassar, and are now starting to take off. Spud Cannon was formed in 2016 and only the drummer remains a student as his band members graduated. The group released “Good Kids Make Bad Apples”, the very energetic pop pop sound that generates very good reviews.
Once both groups have played, DJs will be on hand to keep the party going.
Rubblebucket fans may want to head to Ten Forward in Greenfield on Saturday night to check out Kalbells, the solo project of the band’s lead singer, Kalmia Traver.
Kalbells is an all-female quartet that performs a sort of irresistible trippy indie pop and much less funky than the music of Rubblebucket. This show will give fans a chance to experience another side of Traver’s musical personality that his fans are sure to appreciate.
Also on the program is singer-songwriter Ruth Garbus of Brattleboro.
Tickets cost $ 20 and advance tickets are recommended. The show time is 8 p.m. Ten Forward is located at 10 Fiske Ave.
Sheryl Hunter is a musical composer who lives in Easthampton. His work has been published in various regional and national magazines. You can contact her at [email protected]