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Two Free Shows Sunday/Transperformance 8/30/Jamtronica in Greenfield 9/3

Hi gang,

Just wanted to reach out to let you know about our upcoming shows over the next two weeks.

Tomorrow, Sunday, August 21, we will be playing two shows in the Boston area and it looks like it will be a beautiful day to boot.

First up is a short set at the Boston Green Fest right in the heart of the city at City Hall Plaza. The fest is going on right now (as this email is being written) and runs through the weekend. We will be the final performance of the weekend and we are honored to be a part of it. The fest is a way for purveyors of eco-conscious goods and likeminded consumers to get together and exchange thoughts, ideas and enjoy some demonstrations, have some great food and listen to some music. We go on at 5:15 and play a short set (about 35 minutes) on the Metro Main Stage. 
Then, after that (and maybe a cuppa chowdah or three) we’ll be heading on over to Aeronout Brewing Co in Somerville for two sets of free music starting at 8pm. We played Aeronaut a few months ago with our friends, Mercury On Mars and had a great time. We’re psyched they asked us back. And not only are we playing a full show there but the whole weekend is sort of an Olympic Village presentation. Inside the brewery they will be streaming the Olympics on giant screens and there is music all day starting at noon. Check out the details below (and/or join the Facebook Event Page here). 
Flash forward to the end of the month (not the end of August already!) and on Tuesday, Aug 30 Colorway will once again take part in the Transperformance. This year the theme is Labor Party! and the band we chose to represent a job/profession/what have you are the venerable Foo Fighters! Yes, those hard working fighters of Foo will be on our minds as we take the stage sometime that Tuesday. We can’t tell you which tunes we’re doing but we do promise it will be a hell of a show. Come on out early to catch all the fun. The whole shebang starts at 4pm and runs until 9:30pm (details below).
Finally, kicking off September on Sat, 9/3 we are super-pumped to not only be playing one of the best new venues around for live music–The Root Cellar in Greenfield–but we get to play with an amazing band of brothers from Philly, Flux Capacitor. We go on around 9pm and play a full set. Then the “Jamtronica” begins at 10:30 and rages until 12:30am. Look out for some rock, jam, EDM, funk, fusion and mayhem as the band (who played Bonnaroo and The Peach Music Fest this year) take the stage at the Root Cellar.
Well, that’s about it for now, gang. Plenty more shows coming up over the next couple of months but I don’t want to overload you with the details. You an always go to and check it all out for your own bad selves. 

Enjoy the rest of the summer and hope to see you at one of the shows.

Rock on,



Sunday, August 21, Colorway Performs at The 9th Annual Boston Green Fest, City Hall Plaza.

Look out, Beantown. Colorway is headed to City Hall!

The Boston Green Fest Homepage lists “Music, food, art, film, exhibitors, cars, vendors, fashion, robots, fitness . . . and more.” I can’t imagine what more there could be in the world but you’ll have to stop by this amazing free weekend of festivities to find out. We are thrilled to be part of it and will be closing out the fest with a set on Sunday, 8/21 at 5:15.

When: Sunday, 8/21
What: Boston Green Fest
Where: City Hall Plaza
Boston, MA
What time: 5:15-5:50
Phone: 617-477-4840
Cost: FREE
All Ages!!

Sunday, August 21 (late show) Colorway Performs at Aeronaut Brewing Co, Olympic Village Party!

Did you miss Colorway’s set at the Boston Green Fest earlier in the day (5:15) at City Hall Plaza?
Did you catch them and wanted to hear more more *moar*?!
Well, you’re in luck. Come on out and check out two full sets of Colorway at Aeronaut Brewing Company in Somerville, MA. This location is new and was originally suposed to be in Allston. Don’t go there. Or if you do and you’re looking at this now just come on back to Somerville. 
When: Sunday, 8/21
Where: Aeronaut Brewing Co
14 Tyler St
Somerville, MA
Phone: (617) 987-4236
What time: Colorway plays 8-10pm but there is music all day long starting at noon.
How much: FREE!!
All Ages!!
From the AERO FB event: Join us for a series of events featuring live screenings of Olympic games on our projectors in the Air Conditioned brewery, plus live bands spread out over our taproom & foods hub! We’ll be hosting the games & live music all weekend, with special features:
Live Music Schedule:
SUNDAY features a special, two stage edition of AERONAUT BYOP: Picknickers & Players — feat. Ryan Alvanos & additional guests soon to be announced! Stay tuned.
Sun. 8/21 Music Line Up:
Ryan Alvanos – 12:00 PM
All of the Animals – 3:00 PM
The Stride – 6:00 PM
Colorway – 8:00 PM
Check out Aeronaut’s main FB page:

Tuesday, August 30, Colorway Performs as Foo Fighters at Transperformance 26: Labor Party!

Once again, on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 it’s time to celebrate our community and the arts with Transperformance 26: Labor Party! everyone’s favorite benefit music festival at Pines Theater in Look Park. Local musicians will choose an artist that is related to a job, occupation, or type of work (Scroll down for Lineup.) 

Performers are encouraged to impersonate the band or occupation from the bands that they Transperform. Local celebrities will host the event as characters from Office Space or The Office, Steve Jobs, Rosie the Riveter, and other notable work related characters. Come celebrate 26 years of bringing our community members together to support music and the arts!

Each year on the last Tuesday in August the Northampton Arts Council and the Parent Teacher Organizations of Northampton’s public school system join forces to raise funds for arts enrichment in the schools and the ArtsEZ grant program.

What: Transperformance 26: Labor Party! Benefit Music Festival
When: Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 4:00-9:30pm
Where: Pines Theater-Look Park, 300 N Main Street Florence, MA 01062
How Much:  Adults 13+ $10
Seniors 65+ & Veterans $8
Kids 12 & under $5
Online @ Brown Paper Tickets
Call 1-800-838-3006
In person @ State Street Fruit Store, Northampton
Cooper’s Corner, Florence
AJ Hastings, Amherst

Join the Facebook Event Page here. 

Young@Heart as MGMT
Page Six as THE POLICE
The Lonesome Brothers as DRUNK STUNTMEN
Colorway as FOO FIGHTERS
Mister G as DR. JOHN
Mary Jane Jones Band as THE SMITHS
Wishbone Zöe as THE WAITRESSES
Fancy Trash as THE HIGHWAY MEN
King Radio as MEN AT WORK
Jesse Sterling Harrison as PRIMUS
Soul Magnets as PRINCE
Suitcase Junket as QUEEN
Mikey Sweet as THE BOSS
and Northampton Community Music Center Rock Camp

Rain Date: Wednesday, August 31st at Pines Theater, Look Park

Rain Predicated Both Days: Tuesday, August 30 at John M Green Hall, Smith College

Food will be available from La Veracruzana, Bart’s Homemade, and other local pizza restaurants. No pets, no coolers and no beverages please, per request of Look Park. Look Park charges a $5 special events vehicle entry fee for all vehicles without season passes. No refunds/exchanges.

Saturday, September 3, Colorway Opens For Flux Capacitor at The Root Cellar, Greenfield, MA

Come check out the valley’s newest venue for local, regional and national music, The Root Cellar. 

We are super-excited to be opening for an amazing jam/psych/rock band form Philly, Flux Capacitor. 

When: Sat, 9/3
Where: The Root Cellar
10 Fiske Ave
Greenfield, MA
Phone: 413-977-3702
What Time: Colorway (9-10pm) Flux (10:30-12-30)
How much: $5 ADV $8 DOS
Tickets here

Join and/or share the Facebook Event right here!

About Flux Capacitor:

Emerging from the Pennsylvania music scene, from the outskirts of the City of Brotherly Love, is the phenom band known as Flux Capacitor. Their fiery, distinct sound has catapulted the group with lightning speed into the National Music Scene.
This band of brothers consistently inspire and evoke a new and wildly addicting sound resonating with elements of rock, improvisation and electronica. They redefine musicality with positive prophetic vocals, complex guitar work, innovative keys/synths/bass stylings, with feverish syncopated drum rhythms. Flux Capacitor concerts are filled with improvisation, musical segues, spontaneous covers, and teases creating a unique, one of a kind experience at every performance. The essence of the brothers music is fueled by their dedicated practice of meditation and lucid dreaming which keeps them fueled by a higher power. Their electric vibe transcends the stage and extends into the crowd creating a magical musical ambience.

About The Root Cellar:

The Root Cellar is a brand new music venue and bar in Greenfield designed to bring the best of the Valley to our community, celebrating everything local: from musicians, artists, brewers, distillers, farmers and artists. We are creating an atmosphere that can provide a sweaty dance party one night, a mellow acoustic set another, and also be the place you stop in for a local brew or a herbal infused cocktail with friends. The Root Cellar is the brain child of a musician and a farmer and is fueled by a love of homemade, down-home fun – we are hoping to bring this positive spirit to Greenfield in an inexpensive, unpretentious way that makes everyone feel welcome.  With plenty of space for you to dance, a top-of-the-line sound system, room on stage for bands to do their thing, and experienced sound professionals, The Root Cellar strives to be the Pioneer Valley venue where the quality of your music experience takes center stage.


Remember, the new album is available at on CD and 180gram vinyl, as well as at for the digital download. And to celebrate a year of The Black Sky Sequined, through the month of May everything in the store is 20% off. But you can also pick it up an any one of these great Valley establishments. Support your local musician and support you local music store.

Turn it Up
5 Pleasant St
Northampton, MA

Platterpus Records
28 Cottage St
Easthampton, MA

Cup and Top Cafe (CD only)
1 North Maple St
Florence, MA

Electric Eye Records
52 Main St Suite 6
Florence, MA

Mystery Train Records
178A North Pleasant St
Amherst, MA

“No music, no life.”