Live from the Red Couch with OLD FLAME

Live from the Red Couch with OLD FLAME

Friday, November 13, 2020, 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm
Presented by CouchMusic.Live! FREE - (But PLEASE TIP the artists generously!)

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We will be sitting down with Emma and Sam of Old Flame and discussing their newest single, Limbs, as well as the effect that the current pandemic has had on their music and their lives. They are a politically fueled entity, and will likely have more than a few words to say about the importance of the upcoming election on November 3rd. We are fortunate to be hosted by the majestic Shea Theater in Turners Falls.

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Old Flame is a machine of resistance. Born in the Amherst, MA, DIY scene, the indie-rock band spins grit and honey-rasp vocals into a psychedelic post-punk nostalgia with an afterglow of raw blues. Old Flame is comprised of Emma Ayres (Emma June), Sam Perry (Dios Trio)Hannah Rosenbaum (Sodada), and Nate Mondschein (The Rooks).

Since forming in 2017, Old Flame has been nominated by The Deli Magazine as “New England Artist of the Month,” and released “Wolf In The Heather EP.” The album documents the rise of the Trump presidency, and was lauded by The Valley Advocate for its “acid-tongued lyrics that rail against corporate capitalism and capture the spirit of proto-punk in a bottle; a rollicking anarchistic flair for damning it all to hell.” In the words of ‘Ear To The Ground Music’: "Love this sound, retro and brand new all at the same time. Toes the line of vintage & psych rock. Addictively good."

They have also released “The Dream Reservoir Picture Show,” a low-phi surrealist kaleidoscopic film reel, recorded the exclusive acoustic collection “Emily Tapes” in Emily Dickinson’s Amherst MA bedroom, and organized “A Night of Primary Source Performance," working in concert with The Women of Rock Oral History Project to showcase women in rock who’ve been underrepresented — or not represented at all — by rock journalism and historical scholarship.

The Shea is a theater which keeps reinventing itself. Established in 1927 by Denis Shea, this up-to-date movie theater was designed in the "Spanish" style so popular in the Hollywood of the twenties. That time is still vivid in the minds of some Turners Falls residents as a time of five cent matinees, movie serials and (in the thirties) dish nights, when you could see a movie and add a piece of "Depression Glass" or china to your table setting. Nowadays, 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.

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