SPOUSE Benefit Concert

The album release show by indie rock band SPOUSE, this concert is a partial benefit for the Easthampton-based Rosenberg Fund for Children, where SPOUSE frontman José Ayerve has been a member of the Board of Directors for over a decade.

  • Fri, June 15, 2018
  • Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
  • The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton, MA
  • Tix: $12/Adv, $15/Door, available through The Parlor Room


SPOUSE was formed in the mid-1990s by the band’s frontman, José Ayerve. Toggling backand-forth between Portland, ME and Northampton, MA, the group gathered steam in the early 2000s with the release of their second full-length, Love Can’t Save This Love (2002), followed closely by the widely acclaimed Are You Gonna Kiss or Wave Goodbye? (2004). The band expanded its roster and by the time Relocations Tactics (2007) and Confidence (2010) were issued, SPOUSE had gained a wider audience. Their music was regularly featured on a variety of television shows and across the country on a number of college radio stations. In 2011, Ayerve announced that the group would be taking an “indefinite hiatus.”

After traveling and spending time working on a solo electronic music project (A Severe Joy), Ayerve eventually ended up in Ecuador, where he currently resides. In 2017, longtime SPOUSE-mates Ayerve and J.J. O’Connell joined up with frequent collaborator Peyton Pinkerton (New Radiant Storm King) and new addition Dup Crosson (Saint Solitude) to record Sell the Silver. The EP was released digitally via Austin, TX-based Nine Mile Records on February 23, 2018. The tracks were engineered by Pinkerton and Ayerve and mastered by Mark Alan Miller (Sonelab).

About the Rosenberg Fund for Children

The RFC is a non-profit foundation that helps kids in the U.S. whose activist parents have been attacked because they're working to combat racism, protest police brutality, preserve civil liberties, safeguard the environment, wage peace, and organize on behalf of immigrants, workers, prisoners, queer and trans people, and others whose lives are under threat. The Fund makes grants that pay for educational and emotional support services for these “children of resistance.”