Shea Presents: Quiet Houses with Mark Schwaber

Shea Presents: Quiet Houses with Mark Schwaber

Friday, February 24, 2023, 8:00 pm until 10:30 pm
The Shea Theater is pleased to present the record release party for Northampton MA’s Quiet Houses with special guest Mark Schwaber on Friday, February 24th.

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WHEN: Friday, February 24th 2023 at 8pm

WHERE: Shea Theater Arts Center, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA

TICKETS: $15 in advance/ $20 at the door

The Shea Theater is pleased to present the record release party for Northampton MA’s Quiet Houses with special guest Mark Schwaber on Friday, February 24th.

Accessibility Notice: Our theater and first-floor gender-neutral restroom are wheelchair accessible. There will be alcohol on-site for this event.


Quiet Houses is an outfit of many styles. Founded by singer/songwriter Chris Eriquezzo, the project initially began as a way of exploring his ability to write music outside of the vernacular he was accustomed to with progressive metal band Writing in the Skies. Slowly but surely, the songs grew more expansive, encompassing elements of more progressive songwriters such as Joni Mitchell and StevenWilson. After several line-up changes, Chris eventually teamed up with bassist/composer Josh Loell and drummer Will Carroll to round out the trio. Their forthcoming self-titled debut record shows a wide sonic palate with lush guitars, many levels of vocal layering, and heavy arrangements to more sparse,intimate ballads reminiscent of the group's initial musical ventures. This full length is bound to have something for all listeners.


To Mark Schwaber, the art of distilling beauty from desolation is a familiar one. The sonic expression of his sincere relationship with darkness binds together the many albums that he has recorded over the last several years. His most recent work, Everything Around Me, continues this journey. Written in the months leading up to and after his mother’s passing, the album captures a devastating epoch in Schwaber’s life.


The Shea provides performance space for a variety of attractions designed to appeal to the widest range of tastes. Musical offerings include folk, pop, rock, swing, jazz, country and traditional. Theatrical productions encompass musical comedy, drama, comedy, and political satire. In addition, audiences can take advantage of magic shows, children's shows and silent film revivals.

The Shea, with the help of a wonderful corps of volunteers, has been attracting a growing audience and as a result is bringing people into Turners Falls from an ever larger geographical area. This growth has put the Shea on a firmer financial footing, providing the basis for expectations of an even more exciting future for this vital community asset.


All ages

$15 adv/$20 day of show


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Special thanks to the Mass Cultural Council for their vital support this year in the form of a Cultural Sector Recovery Grant for Organizations, as well as a Festivals & Projects Grant. We'd also like to thank the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts for their support in the form of a Flexible Funding grant. We couldn't do this work without you!