The Bondville Boys, 2/25/15

M&H 075: The Bondville Boys by Monsters And Hamsters on Mixcloud

Some of ’em are from Bondville, and some of ’em are boys. Bondville Boys They’ve been playing hard-edged original, eclectic roots, and bluegrass since 1990, sharing the stage along the way with folks like Del McCoury, the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Buddy Cage, and the Gibson Brothers. The Bondville Boys play everything from original tunes to Flatt and Scruggs and Blondie. You heard me right enough: Blondie. Yes, that Blondie.

And you can catch ’em live for real down in Brattleboro at The Whetstone Station the next week, and at the always-cool Phelps Barn at the Grafton Inn toward the end of the month.

But we’ve got ’em first this Wednesday night at 7:00 on WOOL-FM 91.5, or streaming online everywhere from www.wool.fm if you’re outside the broadcast area. Open studio and open phones, as always — stop by or call in, it’s all good. 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, 802-460-9665 ext 100.

Bondville Boys

Rusty Belle, 2/18/15

M&H 074: Rusty Belle by Monsters And Hamsters on Mixcloud

Rusty Belle will be playing with The Winterpills on Saturday, February 21 at Next Stage in Putney. rusty belle But a couple-three days before that, we’ll have ’em here Monsters & Hamsters! You know Rusty Belle: those superswell junk-roots folk-rockers making big waves out of Amherst, MA.

Listen in on Wednesday night at 7:00 (heck, you’re welcome to come by if you want, we’re at 33 Bridge St in Bellows Falls), and then see ’em do a proper show in Putney next Saturday. They’re also sharing a bill with the awesome Arc Iris in Northampton on February 25. Check their website rustybelle.com for details on everything.

Coupla Guys from Jatoba, 2/11/15

M&H 073: A Coupla Guys from Jatoba by Monsters And Hamsters on Mixcloud

I don’t mean a coupla guys from Jatoba, Brazil. I mean a coupla guys from badass groove-grass band Jatoba jatoba in full badass groove-grassery mode to regale us with tunes and tales of sublimity and debauchery and the places in between.

You may have been wondering where they’ve been lately: They pulled back on the relentless touring for a bit to record a new album fulla new tunes. At this point it just needs finishing touches before it hurls out into the world… and you can be part of making that happen by tossing some coins into their Kickstarter campaign and getting these lads back out on the streets where they belong.

Tune in to WOOL-FM — 91.5 in the listening area and streaming worldwide from www.wool.fm — on Wednesday night, February 11, at 7:00 Eastern time. Or stop by, we keep an open studio during the show at 33 Bridge St in Bellows Falls. Or hassle ’em by phone, 802-460-9665 ext 100.