Category Archives: music

WordXWord Festival 2012

Mission is proud to be a friend-of-the-festival with a line up of music all WXW week long (Monday – Friday, 8/13 – 17). Things kick off each evening at 9P. Monday, 8/13 Double bill – The Beat Union, spoken word poets performing with Wrba.Weiss Tuesday, 8/14 Justin Allen with Open Mic All Stars Wednesday, 8/15 [...]

Songwriters @ Mission – Dave Dersham, Molly Durnin

Dave Dersham July 25, 9P “…Defies the trappings of songwriters. He deftly sidesteps with wit and melody unlike many I’ve known. A true champion of art. “ –Elam Blackman. Founder, Constant Clip Records. “Dersham’s lyrics are fiercely honest, wonderfully literate, and a full-on challenge to our current state of indifference.” –Karl Meyer, environmental journalist, award-winning [...]

8 Foot River – 7/20

8 Foot River July 20, 8P 8 Foot River returns to Mission for a special Friday night performance. The Housatonic-based alternative indie rock group 8 Foot River features richly textured instrumentation and complex compositions revealing the vulnerability and emotion of the human experience.

Picky Bastards – Thursdays @ 8P

Thursday nights at Mission Bar + Tapas, The Picky Bastards are a collective of rotating local musicians playing your favorite Folk, Rock and Americana tunes hosted by Rob Sanzone and Chris Merenda.  Every Thursday 8-11pm!

Songwriters @ Mission – Brendan Hogan, Mieka Pauley

Mieka Pauley July 15, 9P Mieka Pauley possesses a voice that flows like good whiskey and a frankness that makes Alanis Morissette look shy. She conjures up a sonic immediacy with the same masterful command as Ani DiFranco with driving, yearning melodies that stand alongside the work of Michelle Shocked, Neko Case and Emmylou Harris. [...]

Songwriters @ Mission – Justin Allen

Justin Allen July 8, 9P Mission favorite, Justin Allen (and regular Tuesday night Open Mic host)  takes the spotlight.

Mia Dyson! – June 28

Mission favorite returns Mia Dyson with Hotels & Highways Thursday, June 28, 8P Mia Dyson “… a stark, soulful wonder, driven by her husky temptress of a voice and her very spare, very bluesy guitar picking and strumming.” -Jeff Apter, Rolling Stone miadyson.com Hotels & Highways “Wait for that ‘Train Whistle’ to blow and let [...]

Songwriters @ Mission – Randy Niles, Billy Keane

Randy Niles June 27, 9P “Randy Niles blends rock, pop, blues, and folk into seamless, radio-ready compositions—he’s John Mayer without the pretentiousness.” – Katy Tong of the Columbia Spectator Randy Niles is a Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist from NYC armed with just a acoustic guitar and a pedalboard which looks like something NASA put together or straight out [...]

Songwriters @ Mission – Jeb Barry, Justin Hillman

Jeb Barry and the Pawn Shop Saints June 20, 9P Songwriter Jeb Barry plays self-described “Hard Dirt Americana” that has a sparser, harder, and darker rural feel than most Americana genres. Think Welch/Rawlings, with a dose of Steve Earle for an edge. These are no light, silly folk songs my friend! “…like a cross between [...]

Songwriters @ Mission – Tor Krautter, Rod Picott

Tor Krautter June 13, 9P Tor Krautter (aka: Rev Tor), best known as front man for the popular New England jam band The Rev Tor Band, takes a solo turn at Mission. revtor.com Rod Picott June 17, 9P “Rod Picott delivers some of the most hard-hitting, eloquent, authentic depictions of blue collar life to be [...]

Songwriters @ Mission – Robert Bourdon (Bobcat), Michelle Lewis

Robert Bourdon (Bobcat) June 6, 9P Well respected, local bluesman. The real deal. Michelle Lewis June 10, 9P “If you hear Michelle’s music before you meet her, you might be surprised at her exuberance. Her songs throw you against a wall. They kick you out of the house and walk around naked. They call up [...]

Songwriters @ Mission – Jenee Halstead, HuDost

Jenee Halstead May 30, 9P “Warm and personal, her Emmylou Harris-like voice beckons the listener into the country folk songs with an invitingly crooked finger.” – Andy Fife, Q Magazine: Sounds of the Underground jeneehalstead.com HuDost June 3, 9P “HuDost is living proof that the whole really is greater than the sum of its parts, pulling together [...]

Songwriters @ Mission – Matthew Carefully, Sarah Blacker

Matthew Carefully May 23, 9P “Matthew Carefully has a little bit of the magician in him. The singer-songwriter from Ballston Lake, N.Y., usually takes the stage cradling only a plugged-in mandolin, but anyone expecting something bluegrass or traditional is in for a shock: Effects and looping pedals at his feet let Carefully and his unassuming [...]

Songwriters @ Mission – 8 Foot River, Olinde

8 Foot River May 16, 9P The inventive sound of Housatonic-based alternative indie rock group 8 Foot River features richly textured instrumentation and complex compositions reveal the vulnerability and emotion of the human experience Olinde May 20, 9P Olinde’s (pronounced Oh-lind) delicate folk songs recall the 60s folk revival with a relaxed intensity and purity [...]

Songwriters @ Mission – 8 Foot River, Emily Mure

8 Foot River May 9, 9P The inventive sound of Housatonic-based alternative indie rock group 8 Foot River features richly textured instrumentation and complex compositions reveal the vulnerability and emotion of the human experience Emily Mure May 13, 9P “a smoky-voiced successor to Emmylou Harris and John Wesley Harding-era Dylan” — James Rickman (Unveiled Arts), [...]

Songwriters @ Mission – Glenn Gieger, Eamonn Barry

Glenn Geiger May 2, 9P Glenn Geiger of the Housatonic-based alternative indie rock group 8 Foot River takes a solo turn with a collection of original songs. Eamonn Barry May 6, 9P Next Week Emily Mure May 9 Complete WXW Songwriters Room Schedule