Bella's Bartok

Road to Shakori presents

Bella's Bartok

Emma's Lounge

Fri Mar 1

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10 Advance / $12 Day of the show

This event is all ages

Bella's Bartok
Bella's Bartok
All little children grow up, one day — all except the bedazzled and glittered boys of Bella’s Bartok. Inspired by elements of Vaudeville, centuries of streetperformance, and an unyielding drive to promote camaraderie, Northampton, MA-based Bella’s Bartok delivers a passionate kaleidoscope of sound. The songs are born of Americana and folk music of their immigrant grandparents, blended with the joy of a particular brand of pop sensibility. Their performances are at once a primal stand against oppression and a declaration of joy in the face of adversity. From quiet reflections on loss, to the howl of justice in four-part harmony, Bella’s Bartok sonically and lyrically delivers a sweaty, soulful dance-party that is sure to leave the audience happily breathless.
Started in the dimly lit alleyways of Great Barrington, MA, Bella’s Bartok gradually evolved from street-punk performers to an electric, brass-filled, accordion-based spectacle that has continued to entertain audiences for nearly a decade. The line-up includes: Asher Putnam (Lead Vocals), Dan Niederhauser (Bass, Vocals), Amory Drennan (Trombone, Vocals), Crisco (Drums/Percussion, Vocals), Gershon Rosen (Trumpet, Vocals), Alex Kogut (Accordion, Keyboard, Vocals) and Lucas Solórzano (Guitar, Vocals). The band has shared the stage with musicians and acts such as Rubblebucket, Red Baraat, The Indigo Girls, Larry & His Flask, The Suitcase Junket, Parsonsfield, And the Kids, Kanye, Rough Francis, Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan, West End Blend, Adam Ezra Group, Meat Puppets, World Inferno/Friendship Society, Rupa & the April Fishes, Arc Iris, and many more. Find Bella’s Bartok on a variety of stages, at a myriad of festivals, or on the street across the continental United States. Audiences often pick up on the band’s main influences such as Frank Zappa, System of a Down, Tom Waits and Oingo Boingo.
If you’ve never listened to Bella’s Bartok, stop what you’re doing right now. Run to the nearest computer and listen to their uproarious, joyful, eclectic sound. The band plays a mesmerizing mix of Eastern European, Americana, punk, and pop music. Their live shows are theatrical, “a mix of The Nightmare Before Christmas and the Rocky Horror Picture Show” says frontman Asher Putnam. “We are the night and you are bound to boogie.” So, do yourself a favor, practice a little self care, throw your societal inhibitions to the wayside and let yourself get lost to the tune of Bella’s Bartok — before the tumult of daily life rears its ugly head once more.
Floors may be broken but hearts will be mended.
Emma's Lounge
Emma's Lounge
On its surface, Emma’s Lounge is a “Space Age Folk Wave” band from Asheville, NC. But it’s more than that.

Emma’s Lounge is a place where you can show up as you are, sink into and embrace what you’re facing through dancing out all of the heebie jeebies to releasing some tears of angst or joy, to singing at the top of your lungs, to reaching over and holding your neighbor’s hand just to feel the connection. Emma’s Lounge is a community where the love flows for music and each other.

Emma’s Lounge offers the “spectrum of feels” to their listeners. They believe that life is about embracing all of its ups and downs. The music tells their stories through encompassing all aspects from the sweet healing soul vibrations of church-like harmonies to the bright funky dance parties to the darkness and rebelliousness of angry metal and punk rock.

They write about what they’re experiencing, whether it’s tragic loss or the high feeling of connection with their tribe and literally everything in between. They have loads of energy that is devoted to making an impact wherever they go. Their music, simply put, is an invitation to be vulnerable: to break down the walls that keep us disconnected and inauthentic.

Emma’s Lounge is composed of Logan Venderlic, Meg Proffitt Heathman, Mackenzie Richburg, Emma Forster, Brendan Bower, and a growing tribe of strange birds from all over the country.

"Everybody’s here, everybody’s trying, everybody just needs some love" - Shakin' & Swayin'