Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Iron Horse to get fed the Passafire

By Adriana Lasso-Harrier

February 10, 2012

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Music

Northampton will come alive with a blast of funky rock and reggae tonight. with Passafire, which has been touring the country on its “Start From Scratch” tour and will be making a stop at the Iron Horse. Passafire, w...

Sister Sparrow swoops into Iron Horse

By Chelsie Field

February 3, 2012

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Music

This weekend, Northampton will bear witness to a handful of very funky females. Brooklyn-based Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds as well as Amherst’s own Who’da Funk It will perform this Saturday at the Iron Horse Music Hall. Both bands feature ...

Valley Rising CD release party at Iron Horse preview

By Dave Coffey

December 9, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

This Sunday, the Iron Horse Music Hall will host a behemoth show for the release party of the “Valley Rising Compilation Album,” a record which will feature a dozen independent music artists native to Northampton. Out o...

Bombino headlines Iron Horse

By Brian Canova

December 2, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Bombino didn’t need to know the native tongue to get the Iron Horse Music Hall on its feet Monday night. The scene was a lot like the parties Omara “Bombino” Moctar used to play – groovy desert wedding parties – in his home country of Niger in northern Africa. He too...

Slaid Cleaves folks around at the Iron Horse

By Acacia DiCiaccio

October 17, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

This past Thursday, the Iron Horse hosted two impressive country and folk acts. The venue hosted a mostly older crowd that appeared to consist of longtime Slaid Cleaves fans, though the younger audience members certainly seemed...

Country singer Slaid Cleaves rocking Iron Horse tonight

By Acacia DiCiaccio

October 12, 2011

Filed under Music

Austin-based singer and songwriter Slaid Cleaves and locally-grown musician Jason Myles Goss will perform at the Iron Horse in Northampton on Thursday, Oct. 13. It is rare that fans of the lesser-known country artists have a chance ...

Jamie Kent and The Options to take audience on “journey”

By Lauren Scrima

April 7, 2011

Filed under Music

Jamie Kent and the Options will be coming to the Iron Horse at 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 9. Jamie Kent is the front man, accompanied by The Options, which generally refers to Rhees Williams on bass and Tim Boucher on keyboard, guitar and vocals. Their...

Slideshow: Toubab Krewe performs at Iron Horse

By Alex Mojcher

April 7, 2011

Filed under Slideshows

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Toubab Krewe brings rock riffs and traditional West African music to Noho

By Brian Canova

April 4, 2011

Filed under Music

When Toubab Krewe took the stage Friday night, it seemed for a moment they might not be all that into it. Between the droopy-eyed djembe percussionist in the back right and the rather stiff bassist in the front left, uncertainty loomed over what this Malian-trained crew was prepared to bring to the cr...

Toubab Krewe brings innovative style to Iron Horse

By Brian Canova

March 30, 2011

Filed under Music

Toubab Krewe, from Ashville, N.C., comes to the Iron Horse in Northampton on Friday night expected to bring a unique and original instrumental blend of West African traditions taken straight from Mali, with jam and southern rock sounds. Boasting dream-like jams, Toubab weaves toge...

Dom dominates Iron Horse

By Amy Larson

March 7, 2011

Filed under Music

Four parts extraordinary musical presence, two parts rampant, long hair and one part electronic addiction completes the recipe for Dom. The Hadley, Mass. band took the stage of the Iron Horse for the third time Saturday night after a suitable opening from two other modern groups, Expensive L...

Dom begins national tour at Iron Horse

By Amy Larson

March 4, 2011

Filed under Music

Saturday night at 10 p.m., the Iron Horse will host the energetically appetizing acts of Expensive Looks, Bobby and headliners, Dom. Dom will make the short commute from their shared residence in Hadley for the show that will begin a national six-week tour. The headliners ha...