SUMMER 2018: High Summer TV Revival
A secret location; live funk grooves for your head and neck; booze-inflected snow cones; a graffiti artist running amok; and your choice old-school TV show projected on a vast surface at the height of high summer. Freak daddies, tweaked mamas, connoisseurs of the wicked and peculiar take note: 8/4 8pm at a secret location in downtown Amherst Live brings the weird to the high summer. Get yo tix here, now. More details here.
SPRING 2018: Richard Buckner Show
The Spring of 2018 brought us his mystifying and incorrigible originality to Amherst Live. “Overall,” one poor soul futilely ventured, “the music seems modeled upon campfires, guttering and glowing according to vagaries of the wind.” Others have compared his voice to “honey and oak,” and “a long gnarled shape with a silky finish, like a sea-polished branch”—which is pretty accurate, actually, as descriptions go.
WINTER 2015: Live Magazine
The Winter, 2015 edition of Amherst Live took place on January 17, 2016, at Kirby Theater at Amherst College. Talkers included Pete McLean, who discussed what comes next in the food revolution; and Kathy Aidala, who spoke about what it’s like to be female—and short—in physics.
FALL 2014: Live Magazine
The Fall, 2014 edition of Amherst Live took place on September 13, 2014, at Bowker Auditorium at UMass-Amherst. Talkers included Trevor Baptiste, who shared what he learned about power and community from growing up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn; and Lisa Amato, who spoke about liberal good intentions in a wrenching talk about the challenges of working with gang members and ex-felons as a white woman in Holyoke.
WINTER 2014: Live Magazine
The winter, 2014 edition of Amherst Live took place on January 25, 2014, at the Kirby Theater at Amherst College. Talkers included Lisa dePiano, who spoke about our oddly conservative approach to road design; and Dan Kaplan, who spoke about his long, strange journey from a Long Island kid to an organic farmer in Western Mass.
FALL 2013: Live Magazine
Amherst Live premiered at the Eric Carle Museum on September 19th, 2013. Talkers included: Martha Umphrey, Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought at Amherst College talking about the Rintala trial, and what it can tell us about the future of same-sex marriage; Gabriel Arboleda, Professor of Environmental Design at Hampshire College, talking about a hidden subculture of composting toilet aficionados in the area; and Corwin Ericson, the author of the novel Swell, and the poetry collection Checked Out OK, sharing a story about how he found a dead moose one day in the woods.