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JAMHERST! is Two Nights of Free Live, Local,
Original Music in Downtown Amherst

Indie Rock, Alternative, Electronica, Post-Punk, Bluegrass, Rock and Roll

Thanks to our collaborators: UMass Students for Alternative Music (SALT)

Friday, March 22

7:30 pm / The Black Sheep
79 Main Street

Eric Lee & Friends

9:00 pm / The High Horse UpBar
24 North Pleasant Street

Straight Sex
Electrio
Hot Dirt
Where’s Walden
Humble Digs

Saturday, March 23

7:00 pm / The Pub
15 East Pleasant Street

She Said
Grey Heron
Carinae
DJ Quills
Sun Parade

9:00 pm / Quigley Hall, Knights of Columbus
47 Boltwood Walk

DJ Ill Teteka,Lindsey Musielak

Special DAILY Classical Jam Performances: BACH IN THE SUBWAYS AMHERST

Friday March 22

Eric Lee & Friends

The Black Sheep / 7:30pm

Eric Lee’s Bluegrass Jam at The Black Sheep Friday, March 22 @ 7:30 pm

“IN THIS BRAVE NEW WORLD OF SONG, ERIC LEE WRITES AND SINGS GEMS OF TRUTH WITH A NEW KIND OF LANGUAGE, AND WHOSE ENERGETIC PERFORMANCES ARE SUBTLY CAPTIVATING” – ERIC ANDERSEN

Straight Sex

The High Horse / 9:00pm

Straight Sex is Joey Distasio, Kat Heidelberger, Chris Whearty, Corey Camara, Zach Allman, and Alex Walsh. Performs at High Horse on Friday, March 22

Humble Digs

The High Horse / 

Jake Slater – Guitar & Vocals
George Condon – Guitar
Henry Condon – Drums
Riley Feeney – Bass and vocals
Matt Twaddle- Keys

Over the past year, we have featured Mtali Banda, Leland Baker, and Dave Murphy on saxes, Casey Opal and Luke Tobin on vocals, Ben Young and Lily Sexton on strings, and Ben Beal on keys WE A BIG FAMILY

Electrio

The High Horse / 10:00pm

Electrio is a Wildly Inventive Funk, Fusion Band
Gary Rzab on Drums,
Chris Dixon on Guitar,
and Randy Tougas on Bass

Where’s Walden

The High Horse / 

Where’s Walden? is the beautiful nightmare, consisting of Jack O’Brien (guitar/vocals) and Stephen Lundgren (drums). Perform at High Horse on March 22nd

Hot Dirt

High Horse/11 pm

Britt Brideau – Guitar, Josh Daniel – Drums, Jeff Gilmartin – Guitar, Zach Scoble – Bass, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, John Zorn, J Dilla, Eric Dolphy, Frank Zappa, James Brown, Mr. Bungle, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Mastodon, Medeski Martin and Wood, King Crimson, The Wu-Tang Clan, Battles, Tool, Mary Halvorson, Zach Hill, Hiatus Kaiyote, Stereolab, Radiohead, Tera Melos

Saturday, March 23

She Said

The Pub / 7:00pm

All-female band plays original tunes drawing from traditions of blues, rock, jazz, and country music infused, at times, with a bad ass, punk vibe! Band members are Tanya Bryant (guitar), Margaret Fitzpatrick (keys), Nina Rossi (bass), Torie O’Dell (rhythm guitar). and Gail Hegeman (drums). We sing powerful harmonies!

Carinae

The Pub / 10:30pm

Psych Rock. Carinae is an unstable star in the constellation that is the Western Massachusetts music scene. Three part vocal harmonies orbit around patchwork guitar and keyboard textures laced with driving rhythms. Lyrics that bring you home and stretch you out. Star gazing in an open field. They will play the High Horse Friday March 22

Grey Heron

The Pub / 8:30pm

Haley Grey, Vocals
Hunter Johns, Guitar
Ben Levinsohn, Drums
Nina Hill, Trombone
Ailey Verdelle, Keys
Eli Pagnani, Bass
Jazz fusion singer-songwriter swing from the Blue Note archives, stories from an airplane before takeoff.
Saturday Night, March 23 at The Amherst Pub

Sun Parade

The Pub / 11 pm

Grungy Glam Power Pop

The Sun Parade

“The guys can harmonize like the Beach Boys on acid …  They sound like the psychedelic ’60s, the indie ’80s, and the  electro-pop boom of the aughts. If you like, well, rock ’n’ roll, you’ll like Sun Parade.” — Boston Herald

Chris Marlon Jennings: vocals, guitar
Jeff Lewis: vocals, guitar
Max Wareham: bass, vocals
Karl Helander: drums, vocals
Eli Salus-Kleiner: keyboard

Hot Dirt

The Pub / 9:30pm

Britt Brideau – Guitar, Josh Daniel – Drums, Jeff Gilmartin – Guitar, Zach Scoble – Bass, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, John Zorn, J Dilla, Eric Dolphy, Frank Zappa, James Brown, Mr. Bungle, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Mastodon, Medeski Martin and Wood, King Crimson, The Wu-Tang Clan, Battles, Tool, Mary Halvorson, Zach Hill, Hiatus Kaiyote, Stereolab, Radiohead, Tera Melos

DJ Ill Teteka

Knights of Columbus Quigley Hall / 9:00pm

Knights of Columbus Hall

DJ Lindsay Musielak

Knights of Columbus / 9 – midnight