New Concerts at MASS MoCA

The massive MASS MoCA in North Adams is much more than just the sprawling group of galleries showcasing some of the edgiest, most adventurous contemporary art in the world. The museum is also committed to presenting cutting edge music, theater, dance and film.

MASS MoCA’s upcoming schedule of performances for 2012 have been announced, and here’s the line-up of musical shows slated for the museum next year:

Saturday, January 14, 8pm
$12 in advance; $16 at the door; students $10
Electronic music duo formerly of the Rentals.

Friday, February 3, 8pm
$20 in advance; $24 at the door; students $10
Nick Zammuto of the Books unveils his new four-piece band, playing songs from Zammuto, as well as classic and never-before-performed tracks from the Books and a screening of the short film “Achantè.”

Synth Funk Dance Party with GORDON VOIDWELL
Saturday, February 11, 8pm
$15 in advance; $19 at the door; students $10; kids under 12 free
A subversive, futuristic mix of pop, new wave and funk from rap geek and producer Will Johnson.

Saturday, February 18, 8pm
$18 in advance; $22 at the door; students $10
She’s sung with everyone from David Bowie and Paul Simon to Levon Helm and Rosanne Cash, but this time around she’s celebrates the release of her own fourth solo album, “Strictly Romancin’.”

Saturday, February 25, 11:30am
$6; show and workshop $10
Morgan Taylor delivers a music-and-animation kid’s show that’s a cross between “Yellow Submarine” and Dr. Seuss.

Saturday, March 3, 8pm
$12 in advance; $16 at the door; students $10
Multi-talented guitarist Steve Marion leads the indie instrumental rock band signed to David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label.

Saturday, March 10, 8pm
$22 in advance; $26 at the door
The second generation Americana music artist has blossomed into quite a star in his own right, having delivered a knock-out, sold-out show at Club Helsinki just last weekend.

Friday, March 16, 8pm
$12 in advance; $16 at the door; students $10
Direct from Belfast, the multi-generational Celtic band kicks off the St. Patrick’s Day celebration a day early.

Saturday, April 14, 8pm
$12 in advance; $16 in advance; students $10
The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs her gentle mix of soul, folk and rock music.

Saturday, April 21, 8pm
$12 in advance; $16 at the door; students $10
The bee-hived longtime vocalist-guitarist of the “Saturday Night Live” Band rumbles into MASS MoCA with her muscular blues-rock band.

Go here for a full list of upcoming events at MASS MoCA during the 2012 winter and spring season.

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