Bella’s Bartok Announces Lineup For “Strange Ones’ Ball” NYE Celebration

first_imgThe Amherst MA-based vaudevillian folk punk powerhouse Bella’s Bartok announces the full line-up for their Strange Ones’ Ball on New Year’s Eve 2016 at Pearl Street Nightclub Ballroom in Northampton, MA. The band is excited to announce the eclectic line-up will include (in reverse set order) Bella’s Bartok, the Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Damn Tall Buildings and The Snaz. Tickets to the show are only $15 advance, $20 day of show, and can be found here.The Strange Ones’ Ball promises to be a night full of “mayhem, dancing, giant monster people, acrobatics, balloons, costumers, giant hamster balls, and more mind-blowing things you’ll just have to see to believe.” Playing-off of Bella’s Bartok’s circusy leanings, The Strange Ones’ Ball is being billed as “The Greatest Show On Earth…Probably” and it pretty much will be. Each band on the diverse line-up adds to the event’s sense of spectacle, combining indie rock, guerilla bluegrass, New Orleans horn band and, of course, klezmer pop to make for a foot-stomping night of music not to miss.To understand Bella’s Bartok, imagine what you would get if Salvador Dali and Toulouse Lautrec were fronting the Moulin Rouge’s house band, and you have the exuberant spectacle that is Bella’s Bartok. Described as “about as much fun as you can have with your pants on” (Dan Wolovick, Two Way Monologues), this 6-piece powerhouse melds Bohemian Klezmer Punk with pop sensibilities into an eminently danceable party. The diversity of musicians that make up Bella’s Bartok, combined with their boundless energy on stage, has been known to break a dancefloor, or two (or three, but who’s counting?).Bella’s Bartok’s sound moves way beyond labels, pushing the envelope towards the darker side of Eastern European music, referencing vaudeville and 20th century eclecticism. Bella’s Bartok shows not only entertain, but they invite you to partake in the wild party they are having on stage. As Black on Canvas put it, “A carnival of sound and sweat and something intangible, beguiling, … Bella’s Bartok aren’t just a band, they’re an enchantment.”Out of Connecticut, The Funky Dawgz Brass Band has exploded onto the live music scene playing a mix of traditional New Orleans R&B, original music, and today’s top hits with a brass twist. One of New England’s up-and-coming touring acts, these high energy horns are bound to get everyone around them dancing all night to that irresistibly funky music.Originally a busking outfit (coincidentally, much like Bella’s Bartok!), Boston-based Damn Tall Buildings is a dynamic quartet play guerilla roots, bluegrass and folk music in a fully-immersive and truly electrifying performance. With lyrical storytelling and foot-stomping grooves, their songs about love and ramblin’ help you forget everyday troubles and slip away into their up-tempo hobo-anthems. Priding themselves on their robust tour schedule, DTB has performed at numerous venues and festivals across the continental U.S., having shared the stage with artists such as The California Honeydrops, The Dustbowl Revival, Sierra Hull, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Gangstagrass, and many more.The Brattleboro, VT-based indie rock band The Snaz rounds-out this NYE line-up with a fresh, quirky, punky take on the genre. The band has all played around New England, including such venues as The Iron Horse and Higher Ground, as well as popular events such as the Green River Festival, SXSW, and Grand Point North with Grace Potter and The Flaming Lips. The Snaz song, Anna, from their self-titled 2013 debut recording, was a radio favorite in Massachusetts and Vermont, topping out at #2 on 93.9 The River. As WRSI’s Monte Belmonte says of the Snaz, “It’s every disc jockey’s dream to believe that you may have discovered the next big thing.”Event InfoThe Strange Ones BallDec 31, 2016Pearl Street Nightclub Ballroom10 Pearl St, Northampton, MADoors at 7:30; show at 8 pmTickets: $15 ADV $20 DOSFacebook Eventlast_img