Tool Town Live at Fish Park Saturday

  • Space Junk Is Forever, from left — David Palan, Madden Klass, Jordan Holt, Claude Garoute. submitted photo

Published: 9/11/2019 9:45:14 PM
Modified: 9/11/2019 9:45:06 PM

ATHOL — The Tool Town Live free concert series continues on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Fish Park, near 200 Union St. The show will feature Boston/New York City based progressive rock band Space Junk is Forever. The concert is from 7-9 p.m., and free for all ages.

“I’m really excited to be a small part of helping to introduce this band to the area,” says Tool Town Live production assistant Ethan Stone. “Listening to Space Junk is Forever, I can’t help but remember 13 and 14 years ago we had some epic concerts at Fish Park with the legendary Al Plotkin Band playing to an ocean of hundreds of people in that field. They performed very creative upbeat instrumental music, with a combination of vintage and modern keyboard sounds, which is akin to the vibe this vintage prog rock outfit ‘Space Junk is Forever’ is into! They don’t sound identical — Al’s style was a bit more jazz funk fusion-based and Space Junk is Forever has more of a vintage progressive rock sound, but I know Al would love this music, and be excited to hear a new generation of musicians playing it so well!”

Space Junk is Forever use vintage instruments to weave simple melodies, stirring harmonic language, and frequent key and meter changes into impressionistic, aptly titled tunes that ‘70’s prog lovers, mathy drummers, synthesizer geeks, and music theory nerds are all sure to enjoy. The group includes David Palan on Bass, Madden Klass on drums, Jordan Holt on Organ/Moog, Claude Garoute on Rhodes/synths, and Matt Vigna on Guitar.

If there is a chance of rain in the forecast, the concert will be held

in Memorial Hall at 584 Main St. Refreshments including hot dogs, popcorn, soft drinks, dessert bars and more will be on sale at the event. Scotties Potties provides facilities for Tool Town Live concerts. There will be free candy at the concert while supplies last, thanks to West Brook Tree Farm.

This program is supported in part by a grant from The Athol Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. The producers of the series wish to thank the Deane Brothers, founders of WJDF, without whom the concert series would not exist. Tool Town Live 2019 concerts are sponsored in part by Witty’s Funeral Home, Flint’s Auto Sales, Kessler Investments, Pete’s Tire Barn, Ethan Stone, LaBelle Roofing, Osprey Entertainment, Elwood Sound and Media, Flint’s Repairs, Adams Animal Hospital, Scooby’s Custom Cornholes and more, Al’s Quick Lube, Silhouettes Best Little Hair House in Athol, and West Brook Tree Farm.

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