What the Heck?
Welcome to the Valley Advocate's Band Profiles, an online guide to the bands and musicians based in the Pioneer Valley. The profiles listed here are all created by the bands themselves and contain upcoming performance dates, pictures, descriptions...
Problem with Dragons
PROBLEM WITH DRAGONS IS A BAND...BOOOORING!!! "Problem With Dragons play heavy, fuzzed-out, unself-conscious music, a meaty stew of metal, punk and stoner rock with a dash of sludge. The songs feature...
Treefort
middle-aged former singer-songwriter paul hansbury playing the same old songs with his buds three or four times a year...songs are at times poignant, funny and always delivered with unique aplomb......
The Salvation Alley String Band
The name " The Salvation Alley String Band " contains a lie, one truth, and one half-truth. First, the lie: the group's Western Swing, Honky-Tonk, and Rockabilly sounds rarely evoke the old-time connotations...
Doug Ratner & The Watchmen
Doug Ratner & The Watchmen like to be very honest when they describe who they are, because their music is an expression of life, and life is hard and in your face. But not TOO hard, and not TOO...
Rattlebone
Bio: Rattlebone evolved from an idea that blues does not have to be boring. Not only that but it can be presented in its transitory phases to reflect how it influences music still. In that evolution...
Jamie Kent and The Options
A fresh, young 23-year-old singer-songwriter with big dreams and an ever-expanding fanbase, local artist Jamie Kent’s future as a performer looks quite promising. Drawing on influences from...
SwillMerchants
With a reverence for musical styles and cult-classical artistic themes that have defined a generation, Swillmerchants debut full length album, The Mint Hotel, emphatically reminds its audience of where...
John Brandoli
John Brandoli is packing venues in Western Massachusetts and his fan base is growing. With the release of his CD “Suspended Disbelief”, he is making an impact here and abroad. Hundreds of...
Tailor Made
We are 4 guys that have come together once again after a brief separation in life. We started Tailor Made in 2006 after we recorded Shell of a Man for Tim’s solo project. All together we create...
Endcount
ENDCOUNT -Straight from the heart, right from the start. ENDCOUNT is 4 guys who like all types of different music, but when we start rockin' out, some form of METAL is what comes out. Whether it's...
The Devil's Moses
The Devils Moses emerged on the scene just over a year ago and such it was mistakenly lumped into the Hardcore movement. While our music shares elements of hardcore, our heavy guitar sound and high...
The John Bobbit Experience
In their words: "(the JBE) blends looped beats and ambient electronica with live instrumentation, eclectic samples and thick, multi-layered group vocals. The overall effect falls somewhere between...
Mark Schwaber
Mark Schwaber is a veteran of the Western Massachusetts music scene, beginning with hardcore bands in the late 80’s and most recently including a shared stage with the Oscar winning songsmiths...
The Alchemystics
The Alchemystics brew a potent new sound blending reggae, hip hop, dub and soul. With propulsive rhythms, intricate and positive lyricism, and uplifting soulful melodies, the Alchemystics have forged...
The Problemaddicts
The Problemaddicts are a 5-man squad of emcees assembled by and including Executive Producer Tone, Vorheez (formerly of Lords of tha Fly), Force (also of The Alchemystics), Black Buddha (multiple freestyle...
Curious Buddies
Curious Buddies. You know Curious Buddies...
The Amity Front
"“The Amity Front is a band that has wrestled Americana/Roots music to the ground and bent it to its will. Music should compel you, it should rock your mind. The Amity Front has that power...
Limited Sight
Limited Sight has a successful history in becoming one of the top entertainment acts from Western Massachusetts. The band displays a powerful live show which exhibits their true love and enthusiasm for...
Leah Randazzo
Composer and vocalist Leah Randazzo, 23, is a naturally gifted performer of uncommon charisma who knows how to bring an audience to its feet with her powerful voice and high-energy stage performance....
World's Greatest Dad
WORLD'S GREATEST DAD We are an 8-piece FOLK ROCK BAND FRO TEH VALLEY. We WON GRAND BAND SALAMI BEST FOLKE BANDE! ...