Buffalo Tom Sheehan’s 1986. Photo by Richard Bonanno
From my latest post for Boston Magazine: This Thanksgiving weekend my band, Buffalo Tom, will be playing three shows at the Brighton Music Hall (the erstwhile Harper’s Ferry) to commemorate 25 years of existence. We formed in Northampton in 1986 while students at UMass Amherst. Here is a snapshot from one of the first gigs we played, in 1986, at Sheehan’s Cafe in Northampton, a bar basement where I saw the Pixies, Flaming Lips, and other legendary bands play to between 20-80 people maximum.