All little children grow up, one day — all except the bedazzled and glittered band of Bella’s Bartok. Inspired by elements of Vaudeville, centuries of street performance, and an unyielding drive to promote camaraderie, Northampton, MA-based Bella’s Bartok delivers a passionate kaleidoscope of sound dubbed as “foot stomping freak folk”. The songs are born of Americana and folk music of their immigrant grandparents, blended with the joy of a particular brand of pop sensibility. Their performances are at once a primal stand against oppression and a declaration of joy in the face of adversity. From quiet reflections on loss, to the howl of justice in four-part harmony, Bella’s Bartok sonically and lyrically delivers a sweaty, soulful dance-party that is sure to leave the audience happily breathless.
Started in the dimly lit alleyways of Great Barrington, MA, Bella’s Bartok gradually evolved from street-punk performers to an electric, brass-filled, accordion-based spectacle that has continued to entertain audiences for nearly a decade. The band plays a mesmerizing mix of Eastern European, Americana, punk, and pop music. Floors may be broken but hearts will be mended.
Poplar Creek was originally formed in Bellevue, TN in 2019 by Rose Berry and Cameron Byers. Self titled was released pre-pandemic, February 28th, 2020. Everything they record and release is done DIY in the heart of Nashville, TN. “Lost Girl” EP out NOW!! Recorded mixed and mastered by Rose Berry. Poplar Creek is Rose Berry (Bass/Vocals), Jacob Gonzales (Guitar) and Kai Clark (Drums).