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Up in the Club: on-the-rise performers take the stage

 

This is our Club B-10 theatre. It’s got a small stage, a full bar, and room for just 200 seats. When a band’s onstage, the lead singer’s just inches away from the audience. That is to say: Club B-10 is a cozy, casual space for you and 199 of your closest, coolest friends to see some mega talent up-close and personal.

This fall, we’re hosting some of the sweetest, smartest, standout performing arts concerts up in the club. Club B-10, located on the third floor of MASS MoCA (hence “up” in the club), will be home to several artists from different genres, all of whom promise a performance that packs power and punch for audiences in this intimate space.

Whether they’re still new to the scene and about to make it big (you can say you “knew them when”), or they’re already well-loved, these musical, comedy, and theatre groups are sure to make your night up in the club well worth while (and under $20!):

The Bandana Splits

Saturday, October 6, 8 PM – Buy tix


This charming trio of singers (Dawn Landes, Lauren Balthrop, and Annie Nero) combines bubblegum and doo-wop for a sweet sound reminiscent of the Andrews Sisters and The Ronettes.

 

Nerd Nite

Saturday, October 13, 8 PM – Buy tix

This smart comedy group will have you laughing within seconds, as they give hilarious presentations about mumblecore, sex, and technology.

 

Ben Perowsky’s Moodswing Orchestra (featuring TK Wonder)

Saturday, November 3, 8 PM – Buy tix

Drummer Ben and his Moodswing Orchestra float between jazz, rock, and even experimental tunes to create deliciously hypnotic grooves. The group’s also got MC TK Wonder in tow, who’s supported the likes of Talib Kweli and Erykah Badu.

 

Alsarah and the Nubatones

Saturday, November 10, 8 PM – Buy tix

Sudanese-American singer Alsarah blends vintage Sudanese pop, Western soul, and traditional Nubian songs in what becomes as much a concert as a musical journey through diaspora.

 

Tim Crouch’s My Arm, presented by Sundance Institute Theatre Lab

Saturday, December 1, 8 PM – Buy tix

Sundance Lab Fellow, Tim Crouch, performs a reading of his piece My Arm, a story about a man who has become a celebrated medical specimen and an icon of the New York art scene. My Arm is told through live performance and the animation of everyday objects supplied by the audience.

Posted September 26, 2012 by MASS MoCA
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A Small History on the Upright Citizens Brigade

What do Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen, Zach Galifianakis, and Sarah Silverman have in common?  They all have performed with comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade! The Upright Citizens Brigade TourCo will bless us with their humor at MASS MoCA on Saturday, October 8 at 8pm!

A small history lesson on UCB:

-1996: Comedians Matt Besser (Reno 911), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Ian Roberts (Anchorman), and Matt Walsh (Old School) leave Chicago’s ImprovOlympic to move New York, forming the Upright Citizens Brigade to teach and perform improv

-1998-2000:  The TV series “Upright Citizens Brigade” airs on Comedy Central for 3 seasons, featuring popular comedy sketches from their live performances, as well as new material.  The show follows the Upright Citizens Brigade, an organization “with no government ties and unlimited resources,” allowing for chaos to ensue… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted October 4, 2011 by MASS MoCA
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Advice for Graduates from Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman (performing at MASS MoCA on July 3) was invited to deliver the 2009 commencement speech at his alma mater Lexington High School last weekend. In true Eugene fashion, the speech is hilarious, helpful (just like The WIll To Whatevs!) and perfectly absurd! It is the #2 comedy video on youtube (65k hits and counting!), and has everyone saying “Eugene should give graduation speeches at every high school!” and “I wish Eugene would have given the speech at my school!” This is just great especially considering Eugene spent six years in special education.

Eugene recently wrapped his sold out North American tour with fellow Flight of the Conchords stars and his show was just picked up for a second season on Adult Swim!

Posted June 11, 2009 by MASS MoCA
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