The Valley Advocate Sessions — presented by the Valley Advocate, Signature Sounds, and NCTV — regularly features short concerts by local musicians both seasoned and new.

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The Mary Jane Jones

The Mary Jane Jones blends vintage soul, jazz, and blues together with heavy horns, intricate guitar-work, and vocals that transport you back in time to a dimly lit speakeasy. The group performed for Valley Advocate Sessions LIVE on the front lawn of the Daily...


Brickabrack is a indie garage rock/pop band with a lot of grunge attitude. The band draws its inspiration from popular culture with song names such as "The Abe Vigoda Birthday Bash" and "Tina Fey," which are featured on their debut album Irrelevant Thoughts released...


EYES is a post-rock band that excels at creating poly-rhythmic soundscapes and walls of sound that are meditative and engaging.


Sodada is a quintet that plays dreamy jazz fused with soulful indie punk. The band released its most recent extended play recording on April 1 called Sunshine EP, which is available on Bandcamp. Recorded on May 30 at The Valley Advocate Offices. Bonus: Interview with...

Seth Newton

Seth Newton started out playing hard rock before making the switch to acoustic alternative music. His voice could best be described as angelic with high sweet falsettos, yet with power behind it, and unabashedly rock n’ roll.

Spirit Ghost

Spirit Ghost is an Amherst-based indie garage rock band with a splash of surf.


Recorded May 9, 2017 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. About Shokazoba: "Shokazoba is a ten piece Afrobeat ensemble that blends jazz and old school funk, with a West African beat that sets the foundation for a great community vibe. Their website describes their roots from...


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