Private show in loft space in downtownÂ Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Darlingside is a Northampton, Massachusetts-based â€œstring-rockâ€ quintet that has played to packed houses from Portland to D.C., headlining such prestigious venues as The Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, Brooklyn Bowl inÂ NYC, and the Paramount Theatre in Rutland,Â VT. Lush five-part vocal harmonies, classical cello-violin duets, and compelling break-beats characterize the bandâ€™s sound. With a widely eclectic, cross-genre blend of original material, Darlingsideâ€™s unquestionable originality is borne of an unlikely hodgepodge of musical backgrounds.
Andrew Vladeck is a New York-born singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist, playing alt-folk and post-americana rock. As highlighted on his upcoming EP,Â Constellations, he balances spirited, lyrical-driven songs with finger plucked acoustic instrumentation, deft wit, and some freewheeling fun. After an unusual career as a NYC Urban Park Ranger, Andrew walked out of Central Park to pursue music full time.Â Â Recently returned from a European tour and a regular at venues in New York,Â Andrew won first place in the International Songwriting Competition (awarded by Tom Waits and Brian Wilson) and wasÂ voted NYC Artist of the Month by The Deli Magazine.
Matthew Larsen has been a member of the vibrant Western Massachusetts music scene for a few decades, attracting audiences with introspective piano rock songs. Sometimes short, quiet and sweet– other times building into wall-of-sound Hey-Jude-like anthems, Matthew’s songs often recall serious health issues (Matthew underwent a stem cell transplant at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston in 2005). Apheresis, Matthew Larsen and The Documents’ forthcoming full-length recorded with Dave Chalfant (The Nields) at his Conway, MA. studio is slated to be released in late 2010.