Grooving With Musical Legends and Neophytes in Northampton, Mass
Hipsters and die-hard music lovers alike can grab a beer and convene at the Iron Horse Music Hall, where the lights are low but spirits are high. This bar-meets-dining lounge's vibe is reminiscent of how shows used to (and should continue to) be: intimate, colloquial, all with a warm patina that makes the audience feel at home. There are no kiosks touting overpriced band merchandise or bag checks at the door; what makes a concert shine here is its minimalistic approach. It's proof that all you need for a memorable show are a few guitars, a couple of drinks, and an soulful night that feels more like a personal conversation than a gimmick to satiate the masses. Rock on!