The Garage Announces Nine New Shows

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Here’s a batch of new shows – both music and comedy – that are headed into The Garage in Pittsfield. And here’s a tip for you if you’ve never been to The Garage before – it’s actually the spacious lobby of the Colonial Theatre.

Here are the upcoming shows for the winter/spring season:

MUSIC: THE ALCHEMYSTICS
Friday (January 18), 8pm
Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at the door
Fueled by their passion to explore beyond traditional musical boundaries, The Alchemystics blend reggae, hip-hop, soul and rock into modern-day roots music with global appeal. The Alchemystics have shared stages with a global array of music luminaries, including Inner Circle, King Sunny Ade, Clipse, Damian Marley, Busta Rhymes, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Abyssinians, Sister Carol, Mighty Sparrow, King Yellowman, Burning Spear, Gil Scott-Heron, Culture, Steel Pulse, Angelique
Kidjo, The English Beat and Taj Mahal, among many others.

COMEDY: MICHAEL CRUZ KAYNE
With Phillip Anthony
Thursday, February 7, 7:30pm
Tickets: $5
Michael Cruz Kayne is a Filipino-American stand-up comedian, actor and writer based in NYC. He’s appeared in every incarnation of “The Chris Gethard Show,” stars in the digital series, “Short Term Rental,” can be seen in the soon-to-be-released short, “Papercop” and in the upcoming season of HBO’s “High Maintenance.”

MUSIC: REV TOR’S DEAD OF WINTER JAM
Friday, February 22, 8pm
Tickets: $10 advance; $15 at the door
Celebrate the music of The Grateful Dead at the eighth annual Dead of Winter Jam, hosted by Rev Tor’s Steal Your Peach Band complete with a slew of special guests to be announced at a later date. Patrons are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to a local food pantry in need.

COMEDY: BRITTANY CARNEY
With Kim DeShields
Thursday, March 7, 7:30pm
Tickets: $5
Brittany Carney began stand-up comedy in Washington D.C. where she is a regular at the DC Improv Comedy Club, Underground Comedy at The Big Hunt and Drafthouse Comedy Theater. Brittany has shared stages with Emmy Award-winner Wyatt Cenac, Moshe Kasher, Guy Branum and Judah Friedlander. Carney performed on the five-year anniversary series finale of Cenac’s “Night Train” in Brooklyn. She’s been a featured performer at the Kennedy Center District of Comedy Festival and Underground Comedy Fest.

MUSIC: JEN DURKIN & THE BUSINESS
Friday, March 22, 8pm
Tickets: $10 advance; $15 at the door
Jen Durkin’s former band, Deep Banana Blackout, set her on the path to attain her dreams. After selling out clubs like Irving Plaza and Wetlands in NYC, DBB became a festival favorite, propelling Jen on stage with legends like Gregg Allman and Metallica. Her new band, Jen Durkin & The Business, is keeping up the funk, packed with tradition and new inspiration.

COMEDY: ASHTON WOMACK
With Artie Rob
Thursday, April 11, 7:30pm
Tickets: $5
The Houston native recently shot an episode of Comedy Central’s “Alternatino.” He has featured for Maria Bamford and tours colleges across the country. In 2018, he was selected as a New Face of Comedy in the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, the largest international comedy festival in the world. In 2015, he won the title of Lafftown’s Funniest, and in 2014, he won Free Press Houston’s Best Comic award.

MUSIC: SWINGTOWN
Friday, April 12, 8pm
Tickets: $10 advance; $15 at the door
The Steve Miller tribute band delivers a good-time party show featuring the hits “The Joker,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Fly Like an Eagle” and so many more. It’s a get out of your house and dance all night experience.

COMEDY: CATHERINE COHEN
With Lauren Turzcak
Thursday, May 16 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $5
Comedy Night at The Garage features the Brooklyn comedian and voice-over artist who was named by Time Out New York as one of “Five Comedians to Watch For” in 2018. Catherine hosts a weekly show at Alan Cumming’s new East Village cabaret, as well as the monthly variety show, It’s a Guy Thing, which was listed as one of Paste Magazine’s “10 Best Alt Comedy Shows in New York City.” She appeared in the last season of “Difficult People” on Hulu, and starred in an episode of Comedy Central’s “Someone’s in Here.”

COMEDY: MARY CELLA
With Eryca Nolan
Thursday, June 6, 7:30pm
Tickets: $5
The Berkshire native is a stand-up comedian and writer based in New York City. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Comedy Central, Jezebel, McSweeney’s, The Hairpin, CNN and HLN, and she is the co-founder and co-editor of Little Old Lady Comedy. She hosts a comedy show on the first Thursday of every month at Tip Top Bar & Grill and every Tuesday at Baby Grand in Brooklyn.

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