On the outside, she’s a badass, 1940’s pin-up model, the object of all girls’ envy, and the girl all the guys want to date. But beneath all that, she is a sincere, down-home, mid-west American sweetheart.
Growing up in Seward, Nebraska — population 6,946 — in a conservative Christian family, Amy Heidemann’s upbringing was sheltered and exposed to traditional ideals. But her mother, a teacher, and her father, a salesman, gave Amy a healthy appreciation for music. When her mother found Amy on the family piano playing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by ear without any instruction, she promptly signed Amy up for piano lessons — which Amy says, she hated. “I did that for eight years. I suffered through it,” Amy remembers. (more…)
Maybe that’s because the Jacuzzi Boys are a trio from Miami. Or maybe its because when Gabriel Alcala, Diego Monasterios, and Danny Gonzales get together, its all fuzzy, pop/synth and good vibes. Whatever it is, the guys have bottled the magic of partying until the sun comes up, good friends and good times with their sound. Having come together in 2007, the boys Jacuzzi have been creating, touring, partying, (repeat) for the better part of the last six years. (more…)
At the heart of the five colleges in Western Massachusetts is the city of Northampton. A quaint, but buzzing city, Northampton is a taste of a big city in an otherwise rural part of the Commonwealth. It’s history is preserved in some of the iconic local landmarks, while the downtown district is designed to captivate and entertain both visitors and locals. NoHo’s location offers travellers the opportunity to hike one of the Seven Sister Mountains nearby, and enjoy a night of drinks and entertainment, all within a four mile radius. Known as being a cultural hub, Northampton is the perfect environment for any artist. With it’s prime location just two hours from Boston, and three hours from New York City, this city is an often-overlooked tour stop must, for any group on a North East leg.
**A Version of this article was published by Performer Magazine in September of 2013 which can be found here