Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Record Store in Western Massachusetts, Platterpus Too opens in Easthampton

Platterpus Records have reopened as Platterpus Too at 74 Cottage Street
Easthampton, MA. The shop is mostly vinyl records, but CDs, posters, t-shirts and such are also in stock.

The store's hours are
Tuesday - Thursday 11AM - 8PM
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11AM - 9PM
Sunday, Monday - Closed (for now)

How to find Platterpus, Too:

From Westfield and South - Take Rt 10 North. When you get into Easthampton, take a right on Union Street .(There is a supermarket called Big E's on the corner).At the first (and only) light take a left on to Cottage Street. I'm on the right side. When you pass the Brass Cat bar, you'll see Pine Street on your right. I'm two stores up from Pine Street, between Western Nail Salon (where Night Owl Records used to be) and Valley Art Supply. There is a public parking across the street.

From Hadley / Amherst and North: Take Rt 10 South. Make a left on to Union Street. After that, follow the directions above.

From I91 - Take Exit 17B (Easthampton - If you're coming from the North you'll need to make a right at the end of the exit. It you're coming from the south, you'll merge on to Mountain Rd.) Take Mountain Rd (141) over the mountain. It becomes Holyoke Street at the bottom of the mountain. Follow Holyoke Street until the end. Make a soft left on to Cottage Street. I'm a couple of blocks down on the left.

You can check out the article in the Springfield Republican http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/06/dave_witthaus_to_reopen_platte.html

Platterpus, Too
74 Cottage Street
Easthampton, MA, 01027

Friday, June 18, 2010

La Placita del Mercado...con Andujar y Studebaker Hawk

This Saturday, June 19, Join Studebaker Hawk and Andujar out in beautiful Shelburne Falls for a Tropical & Funk dance party to welcome in summer. Wood dancefloor, outdoor patio, beer/wine and a giant fishtank!

We'll be spinning Latin, African, Caribbean and funk/soul vinyl, bringing the heat to the West County hills!

We'll kick off at 7:30 and dance til midnight. The $5 admission includes two drink tickets.

Hope to see ya there...June 19th at McCusker's, 3 State St, Shelburne Falls (at the end of the Bridge of Flowers!) 01370

Facebook event page at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=100501533332139&ref=ts

Soul Makossa Playlist 6/17/10

Got a chance to quickly go through the records I brought back from Israel and played some of them. Here's the playlist for Soul Makossa on 6/17/2010.

Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa
Milk and Honey with Gali Atari - Long Journey
Svika Pick - Blast Off
Svika Pick - Lovers At Summer's End
Hashagririm Group - The Wedding
Ofra Haza - A Love Song For A Soldier
Prince Language - Yo Son
Sapho - Carmel
Toshiki Kadomatsu - Step Into The Light
Glenn - Kein Problem
Les Maledictus Sound - Inside My Brain
Twilight Circus Dub Sound System - Horsie
Susan Cadogan - Nice and Easy
Lee Perry - Disco Devil
Clout - Sunshine Baby
Irakere - Juana Mil Ciento
Grupo Fantasma - Bacalao Con Pan
Brownout - Another Fire
Antibalas - Che Che Cole
Ballinjack - Found A Child
El Chicano - Viva Tirado Otra Vez
El Chicano - Mas Zacate
Chakachas - Canalla
Joe Arroyo - La Noche
Nico Gomez - Moliendo Cafe
Jesus Pagan - Salsa de la Mata
Tony Allen - Alutere
Tony Allen - Afro Disco Beat
Manu Dibango - Mwasa Makossa
Akido - Confusion
Osibisa - Fire

Soul Makossa airs every Thursday 12-2:30PM EST on WMUA 91.1FM. You can also listen online at www.wmua.org.

Macho City Playlist 6/16/10

I'm back from Israel (less than 24 hours back when I did this show). I was jet lagged and mostly asleep, but still spinning (some records I picked up in Israel and an additional stack of I grabbed during the 6 minutes I spent at my apartment before getting to the radio station 6 minutes late. These records look suspiciously like a set I played at a recent gig.). Here's the playlist for Macho City on 6/16/2010.

ELO - Prologue
William Stuckey - Disco Fly
Andrew Allsgood Experience - He Travels Far
Boney M - Ma Baker
Digital Emotion - Get Up, Do You Wanna Funk
Kano - It's A War
Gino Soccio - Dancer
Ray Mang - Number One
Macho - I'm A Man
Faze Action - Good Lovin
Lindstrom and Christabelle - Baby Can't Stop (Idjut Boys remix)
Sorcerer - Chemise (Max Essa remix)
Ago - You Make Me Do It
Discolexia - Love Has Come Around
Project - Love Rescue
Rove Dogs - Run For Cover
Roni Griffith - Voo Doo Man
Larry Page Orchestra - Erotic Soul
Manu Dibango - Senga
Tony Allen - Secret Agent
Nico Gomez - Lupita
Chakachas - Oye Mi
Andre Gagnon - Wow
First Choice - Let No Man Put Asunder
Vincent Montana Orchestra - Paul's Happy
Rare Earth - Get Ready
Steve Miller Band - Macho City

Macho City airs every Wednesday 5:30-8PM EST on WMUA 91.1FM. You can also listen online at www.wmua.org.