One of the most exciting bands to emerge from Northampton, MA, in recent years, Winterpills plays haunting, delicate, dynamic music with shimmering melodies and aching lyrics. Critically praised as a mirror of sorrows and a beacon of hope, the music of Winterpills - true to the band’s name - is medicine for weary hearts. Philip Price (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Flora Reed (vocals, keyboards), Dennis Crommett (vocals, guitar), Max Germer (bass) and Dave Hower (drums, shaken things) maintain their signature chamber-pop ambience while exploring new ground sonically and lyrically - dense rockers balanced by quiet hymns with an overall diversity in instruments and textures.
All of this backs the wandering words of songwriter Price. A performer with a background in ‘90s powerpop (The Maggies) as well as solo-acoustic songwriting, Price formed Winterpills with Reed, Crommett, and Hower in 2004, crafting a neat balance of heartrending lyrics, dreamy pop, and hushed guy-girl vocal harmonies.
Duvekot is a German-born, American-raised singer-songwriter whose songs have been critically praised for their hard-won wisdom, dark-eyed realism, and street-smart romanticism. Her bicultural upbringing and relative newness to English have helped shape her unique way with a song, giving her a startlingly original poetic palette. They are the keys to the powerful, even revolutionary, empathy that informs everything she writes.
Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill. Tickets are $18 bought in advance, and $22 at the door. Advance tickets are available at www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and Putney Food Co-op in Putney.
For information call (802) 387-0102 or visit www.nextstagearts.org.