The Buzz is a music zine, magazine and music scene resource with the mission of bringing to fans all the latest on live music happening throughout Western Mass and beyond. Our contributors come from a variety of backgrounds all with central focus on building, supporting, and promoting a thriving music scene.

The Buzz offices are located in what may well be the geographic heart of the Northeast in a place called Western Mass, the 413 area code… hence The 413 Buzz and our start The Buzz 413. Out here in the Wilds of Western Mass we hail and hub out of Northampton and the surrounding towns musically. It seems you cannot walk 10 ft. down the sidewalks here without running into a musician. Live music is a way of life here in Western Mass so finding inspiration is easy…having cities, mountains, farmlands and a big river, it’s no wonder that so many musicians have came out of here or have come to call this place home.

The Buzz is here to let you know what is happening with the music in your area. Be it a basement party where bands are born or any room that can fit a PA system; bar room, venue, ballroom, theatre, park, porch, street, parking lot, lawn, VFW, Legion, cafe, college, farm, common, club, pub, pizza place, bowling alley, restaurant, house party, on and on…most of which we can to tell you how to get to or at least describe in a story.

The Buzz writes about, showcases and promotes the rising talent that’s spreading their sound throughout the Northeast, US. We support the unsigned independent musicians and our music heroes. We let you know who is coming to perform in a venue near you be it a local band or a national act. We take music seriously as a way of life, a key component of healthy living.

In the past five years The Buzz has covered 100s of bands, numerous festivals and venues, over 3000 live shows from Western Mass, from all the way out to ME, NH, Boston, Worcester, Providence, all over CT, NY, and VT. The Buzz plans on going further with our events calendar listings, artist spotlights and music resources in the year ahead! We’ve also released 20,000 copies of our printed fanzine, The Buzz, A Honey Pot Production!

The Buzz wants to know what is happening with your music scene and we want to pass it on! Contact us here on our website!

So in tandem The Buzz brings you our online component with all the latest music news coming out of Western Mass and the Northeast…with some National Festival announcements!

The Buzz has 6 print issues coming out in 2016 with 2 Local Honey compilation Cds. Our print magazine has exclusive interviews, art, stories, special offers, a great color centerfold and event posters! They are found through out Western Mass and the Northeast in a music venue near you! They are FREE so go out and support live music!

You can obtain a mail order subscription for The Buzz 6 issue printed magazine and the 2 Local Honey Compilation Cds here at our website Shop.