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Event takes place on February 07, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street, Holyoke

Dark Dining Room brings the intimacy of your living room to the grandeur of Wistariahurst Museum’s Music Room. Concert curators Matthew Larsen and Greg Saulmon will again serve up two courses of amazing local and national musicians for a concert in February and March.

eefThe Friday, February 7 concert offers Eef Barzelay, of Clem Snide, who has been featured on A.V. Club, NPR and other national outlets. Eef Barzelay is an Israeli born, New Jersey raised, Nashville based songwriter and singer best known for founding indie/alt¬country band Clem Snide. Over the past 15 years he’s released close to a dozen records and has performed everywhere from Australia to Ecuador. Around 2006 the band dissolved and Eef stumbled into film work with the Sundance hit “Rocket Science”. He’s since scored several indie films, most recently William H Macy’s directorial debut “Rudderless”. His more recent projects include an EP of Journey covers inspired by his performance of “Faithfully” for the Onion AV Club and a 10 song collection entitled “Girls Come First”.

dave houghtonOpening for Eef will be local musician Dave Houghton of Fancy Trash. As leader of Fancy Trash, Dave Houghton has been a mainstay of the thriving, independent music scene of Western Massachusetts. A songwriter who has the ability to play at a hush or a roar, Houghton is lauded for high-intensity live shows and exceptional guitar playing. His band, Fancy Trash, recently released their new record, “As Is” with the help of recording engineer Justin Pizzoferrato at Sonelab. With a nod to both American roots music and indie rock, Houghton’s songs are honest and, at times, heart-wrenching.

Enjoy some light refreshments provided by Holyoke Hummus while enjoying the concerts. There will also be a cash bar. Doors open at 7 p.m. for all shows.  Reservations are suggested as these are popular concerts.

These concerts are sponsored by New England Public Radio, NEPR News Network.


Admission $18 general / $15 members; to purchase tickets, please visit

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