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Winterpills Pays Tribute on ‘Echolalia’; Dennis Crommett Explores ‘The Coast Road’

Covers albums are trickier than they seem. Do a straight-up version of someone else’s song and it can seem more like imitation than homage, but misfire in reinterpreting the song’s essence and it’s a short fall into sacrilege. That makes for a small sweet spot, and Winterpills mostly manages to find it on “Echolalia” (Signature Sounds/Soft Alarm), the Northampton-area band’s new collection…

Western Massachusetts music collective seeks local bands for compilation album

The Collective Music Group of western Massachusetts has announced the second incarnation of its “Valley Rising” compilation CD featuring local bands. The collective says it will select more than 10 artists (how many more? Who knows?) for “Valley Rising II,” a follow-up to last year’s inaugural edition, which featured music from a dozen western Mass. bands, including Jamie Kent and…

Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass., hosts Yidstock klezmer fest July 11-15

OK, klezmer fans, Yidstock is for you. Happening July 11-15 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass., Yidstock: A Festival of New Yiddish Music celebrates the eastern European Jewish musical tradition, and its more modern offshoots. Seth Rogovoy, author of “The Essential Klezmer,” programmed the festival with performances by Garmmy-winners the Klezmatics, Socalled, the Michael Winograd Trio, Hankus Netsky &…