A Summer Arts Round-Up

Jul 18, 2013

Credit Festival Indie Rock via Flickr Creative Commons

There’s plenty to do this summer weekend in New England, including a few Word of Mouth favorites and others yet to be discovered. In the favorites category, Ethan Lipton, the man Time Out New York says is to lounge lizardry what Peter Sellers's Inspector Clouseau is to policing, performs “No Place To Go” at the Hop at Dartmouth on July 20th.  The Obie-Award winning theatrical song cycle is about the anxieties and driftlessness of being suddenly jobless. Ethan and his orchestra then travel to the Music Hall in Portsmouth to play songs from their vast and repertoire of old-timey style swing and songs.

Under the big sky in Greenfield, Massachusetts, the 2013 Green River Festival returns this weekend…this year, the festival boasts three stages and headliners Brandi Carlile and the high-energy gypsy band, Gogol Bordello. The festival features a few alums of Word of Mouth’s Studio D… Rubblebucket opens the festival on Friday night…Heather Maloney and Lake Street Dive play over the weekend.  It’s a pretty fine scene with music, good food, crafts & kids’ activities and in a stunning show of hot air balloons & rides…

Whatever you do to grab onto the fleeting summer weekend, enjoy it …and then tell us about it on the Word of Mouth facebook page or twitter.