bananastasi - Thu, Sep 9, 2010, 8:59 A
Weekly Band E-Mail #144.0 NEWS September 9th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #144.0 September 9th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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The next seven days probably has the most amount of shows of the year. No matter where you live in the Commonwealth, there is bound to be a live show that will interest you. I will try to break everything down for you.

While I'm at it, I will also warn you of the Extreme Makeover I had to do to the LISTINGS edition of the Weekly Band E-Mail. I know it shifts the burden to the reader to find out details of shows, but it was becoming more than I could handle. With that said, take a deep breath and read onward.

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Everybody in western Mass. is buzzing about the surprise re- reunion of Mal Thursday and The Malarians. The band will be playing at the Sierra Grille in Northampton tonight, Thursday, September 9th at 10pm. Admission is $3, and it is a 21+ show. The Malarians will also be a part of the 30th anniversary show of the ZONE Arts Center at the Canal Gallery in Holyoke on Saturday, September 11th. More on that show below.

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The Rosebud Bar, which is behind the Rosebud Diner in Davis Square in Somerville, has a great lineup this weekend. On Thursday, September 9th at 9pm is Andrea Gillis. On Friday, September 10th at 8:30 pm is Muck and the Mires, Jay Allen and the Arch Criminals, and The Dirty Truckers. And on Saturday, September 11th at 8:30pm is 28 Degrees Taurus, Magic Shoppe, and Miars. Admission is $5 at the door, and the Rosebud is a 21+ venue.

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This summer's series of concerts at Mountain Park in Holyoke end with two shows this weekend. On Friday, Sept 10th will be The Disco Biscuits, RJD2, and Mimosa. Gates are at 4:30pm, and the show begins at 6pm. Tickets are $27.50 And the final show will be on Monday, September 13th, with Vampire Weekend, Beach House, and Dum Dum Girls. Gates are at 5:30pm, and the show begins at 7pm. Tickets are $32.50.

All children must have tickets and be accompanied by an adult. You may buy tickets online in advance at http://www.iheg.com/
However, if you wait until the day of the show, you must pay cash for tickets and concessions. There is no ATM at Mountain Park.

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There will be a special benefit show at the Moose Lodge in Salem (Mass) this Friday, September 10th, 6-11pm. Performing will be Revolver and Cocaine Tongue. All proceeds from this event will go towards a rollaway ramp, a vehicle for transport, and other vital equipment needed for the care of 8 year old Tanis Price, who has been afflicted with Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy. Tickets for this event are $15.00 each. Call Sharon at (603) 418-5017 or David at (781) 307-2711 for tickets and other info.

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There are still tickets available for the combination Lonesome Brothers 25th anniversary show and Ray Mason 60th birthday show to be held at the Iron Horse in Northampton on Friday, September 10th at 7pm. Although Ray Mason is in both The Ray Mason Band and The Lonesome Brothers, the two bands have never appeared together on the same stage in over 6,000 gigs! Tickets are $10 online at
http://www.iheg.com
or $13 at the door.

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The big Hometown Heroes show, scheduled for the Shutesbury Athletic Club this Saturday, September 11th, has been CANCELLED. Organizers plan to have it in the spring.

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The fifth annual New England Blues Festival will be at Battis Field in Middleborough on Saturday, September 11th. Gates open at 11am, and music begins at 12noon. Performing will be Wolf and the Jam Daddies, Bogged Down, Wood Spirit Band, Mark T. Small, and the Dan Lawson Band. General admission tickets are $25 at the gate, although you will receive $5 off if you donate a coat or a jacket. Proceeds go to the 82nd Airborne Division Association and the Nam Vets Association of The Cape and Islands Inc. For more info on the festival. go to http://www.nebluesfest.com/

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The huge Life is Good(r) Festival will be held at Prowse Farm in Canton on Saturday, September 11th and Sunday, September 12th. There will be three stages each day. Performers on the Life is Good stage include Mavis Staples, Ozomatli, Ziggy Marley, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Guster, and Jason Mraz. Performers on the Good Vibes stage include Will Dailey and the Rivals, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Toubab Krewe, OK Go, and Corinne Bailey Rae. There will also be a Good Kids stage, with Dan Zanes and Friends, They Might Be Giants, and the Sippy Cups. The complete schedule appears in this week's LISTINGS edition of the Weekly Band E-Mail.

The Life is Good Kids Foundation helps kids overcome life-threatening challenges such as violence, illness and extreme poverty. The Playmakers Initiative provides training, resources and support to the adults dedicated to caring for these children so that all involved lead healthier, more joyful lives.

Every year from 2004-2009, a Life is Good Festival was held to benefit Project Joy, a unique and innovative grassroots nonprofit. Project Joy had been addressing early childhood trauma through the healing power of play for over twenty years, building a community of committed Playmakers — frontline childcare professionals dedicated to the healthy development of children in need. The more Life is Good experienced this nonprofit's joyful approach and talented staff, the more they felt a kinship between the organizations. And the more they saw its transformative impact on the lives of children, the more they were wholeheartedly committed to advancing its work.

Organizers say "We signaled that commitment in a historic and dramatic way in early 2010 as we officially joined forces. Project Joy is now part of the Life is Good Kids Foundation, becoming the active service arm to carry out the Foundation's mission. Together we can transform a generation of kids sidelined by personal trauma into enthusiastic players in the game of life."

Tickets for each day are $50 for adults, $10 for kids 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. To learn more about the Life is Good Kids Foundation and Life is Good Playmakers, to purchase tickets, or for more information about the Festival, go to http://www.lifeisgood.com/

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Starlab at 32 Prospect Street in Somerville will be having an End of Summer Bash this Saturday, September 11th. The day begins with a yard sale at 12:30pm, and music beginning at 4pm. Performing will be Movers and Shakers, Viva Viva, Needy Visions, The Cold Beat, and Banditas. A donation of $5-$10 will be requested.

Back in July Somerville’s Starlab practice space and recording studio had a fund raising BBQ and outdoor show to help raise money to knock out some debt and fancy up the place after water damaged the basement back in the spring. That first BBQ raised $1,500, and this Saturday's BBQ hopes to raise just as much, although it will be up against some stiff competition.

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There is one more Rock and Blues Cruise leaving Long Wharf in Boston on Saturday, September 11th at 2pm, featuring Magic Magic and Three Legged Foxx. Proceeds will go to benefit Team Forward in the recent Pan Mass Challenge Bike Ride which raises money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. All ticket holders must be 21+ You can buy tickets online at http://www.rockandbluescruise.com/

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The fifth annual birthday bash for Dan Egan will be held at the Bloods in the town of Montgomery, which is off exit three of the Mass. Pike by Westfield on Saturday, September 11th. Performing will be Black Pyramid, Planetoid, Born of Thunder, The Uncomfortables, The Prozacs, The Excuses, Severe Severe, and Problem With Dragons. I have no idea who Dan Egan is, but apparently these bands do. The show runs 2pm-1am, and is ALL AGES.

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The Lizard Lounge in Cambridge will have Willbury's Weekend on Friday, September 10th and Saturday, September 11th.. Brendan Boogie will br Roy Orbison, Jason Dunn will be George Harrison, Kingsley Flood will be Bob Dylan, Mercy James will be Jeff Lynne, and Spirit Kid will be Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. Each person/band will transform themselves into their persona for a set, and then the night will close with a fantasy set by the [Traveling] Willlburys.

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The 30th anniversary reunion show of The ZONE Arts Center in Springield will be on Saturday, September 11th, at the Canal Gallery, 380 Dwight Street in Holyoke. Performing will be 8th Route Army, The Malarians, Bamboo Steamers, Art Kritics, Donut Kings, and Thrill Pillow. The show begins at 7pm and is ALL AGES.

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The annual Narrows Center for the Arts Festival will be held at the venue in Fall River this Sunday, September 12th, 11am-7pm. There will be two stages, one inside and one outside the Narrows Center. Performers on the Main Stage outside include Entrain and Shemekia Copeland. For more info, go to
http://www.ncfta.org/
and click on "Narrows Festival" on the menu on the left.

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The Elevens in Northampton presents "A Night at The Zoo" on Sunday, September 12th. Local bands will transform themselves into the Beatles, the Animals. the Monkees, the Turtles, the Frogs, White Lion; Ratt; Whitesnake; Faster Pussycat, and the Dogs. Bands performing include Trials and Tribulations, Death to New England, Snacks, Constantly Burning Fire, Heaven's Lament, The Nice Try; The Matt Silberstein Band, The Original Cowards, and the Doomsday Ladies. The show begins at 9pm and is 21+. Admission is $3 at the door.

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The seventh in a series of panel discussions will be held at the Middle East down in Cambridge on Monday, September 13th. This one is titled "Meet the Press." Panelists are David Day of the Weekly Dig, Hilary Hughes of the Weekly Dig, Jed Gottlieb of The Boston Herald, Luke O'Neil of Alternative Press, Michael Brodeur of The Boston Globe, Michael Marotta of The Boston Phoenix, Selene Angier of Boston Metro, and Tom Kielty of Shark Patrol Music. This panel is free and open to people of ALL AGES.

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The annual Rock and Shock weekend will be held at The Palladium upstairs and downstairs and the DCU Center in Worcester for three days beginning Friday, October 15th. Here is the lineup:

Friday, October 15th
Suffocation
Suicide Silence
MyChildren MyBride
The Faceless
Born of Ashes
Through the Eyes of the Dead
Decrepit Birth
Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza
Molotov Solution
Conducting From the Grave
Stick to Your Guns
As Blood Runs Black
Atilla
For the Fallen Dreams
Close Your Eyes

Saturday, October 16th
Gwar
Nevermore
The Casualties
Black Veil Brides
William Control
Motionless in White
Warbringer
Mutiny Within
Hatesphere
Infernaeon
Mobile Death Camp

No acts have been announced yet for Sunday. For info on the horror movie star lineup, go to http://www.rockandshock.com/

One day passes are $30 for Friday and Saturday, and $27.50 for Sunday. Three day passes are also available for purchase in advance for $69. Also, for $127 you can purchase the Rock and Shock total experience package, which includes access to all three shows at the Palladium, access to all three days of the convention, and access to Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper at the DCU Center on Saturday, October 16th. You can purchase these online at http://www.thepalladium.net/events.html One day passes are available at the door for $35 for Friday and Saturday and $30 for Sunday.

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There will be a night of Halloween covers at Great Scott in Allston rock city on Thursday, October 28th. Performing as The Descendants will be The Dents featuring members of Converge, Doomriders, and Hallraker; performing as Refused will be Jack Burton vs. David Lo Pan; performing as Faces to Face will be members of Razors in the Night, The Appreciation Post, and The Information; performing as Black Flag will be Nebbed Out, with members of Only Living Witness, Raw Radar Raw, Tired Old Bones, and Doc Hopper, and performing as The Misfits will be members of Acaro.

The show begins at 8pm and is 18+. Tickets are $10, and may be purchased online at http://www.greatscottboston.com/

There will be a similar event at P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville on Saturday, Oct 30th. Performing as MGMT will be SuperVolcano; performing as Ziggy Stardust will be A Bit Much; performing as Radiohead will be PFM; performing as Passion Pit will Streight Angular; perform as Weezer will be Deezy and the Brobots; and performing as The Pixies will be Whore At the Door.

This show begins at 8:30pm and is 18+. Tickets are $10 if you are 18-20 years old, and $7 if you are over 21. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.paslounge.com/

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There is a new brick-and-mortars record store in Northampton. It is called Feeding Tube Records, and is at 90 King Street in Northampton. Feeding Tube already has a store at 150 Pleasant Street, Suite 235, in Easthampton, where owner Ted Lee has been selling used vinyl, 7" records, and cassette tapes, much like Mystery Train in Amherst does.

The King Street store will open on Friday, September 10th at 10am. It will mainly be a distribution point for new vinyl, but will also carry used stuff like the Easthampton store does. For more information, go to their website, http://www.feedingtuberecords.com/

There will be several in-store acoustic performances at both Mystery Train Records in Amherst and Feeding Tube Records in Northampton in the next few weeks, with details to come.

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This comes from Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child:

With a national release on August 10, "Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti" is the first release from Spare the Rock Records. This unique collection of songs is filled with uplifting messages from some of today’s very best family musicians. After the January 12th, 2010 earthquake that destroyed much of the Haitian capital, family musician Dean Jones (Dog on Fleas) found himself feeling helpless and desperately wanting to help the people of Haiti. Having close friends in Haiti and feeling a deep love and respect for the music from the region, Jones felt the need to create something that could help the ongoing rebuilding effort.

The idea for Many Hands came to him in the middle of the night, and the very next day several of his fellow family musicians signed on. “When I had the idea for the Many Hands CD, I knew without a doubt that I could count on the big-hearted kindie community.” said Jones. “The generosity and the amazing work of all the musicians and everyone involved definitely exceeded my initial expectations.”

Almost all of the tracks on the album are previously unreleased, most of them recorded especially for this release. The gathering of artists featured here is a strong assortment of the unique and special talents creating and performing for today’s all ages audiences, from the legendary Pete Seeger to family hip-hop star Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. In addition, everyone involved in the process of getting this album out into the world from replication to distribution has also either drastically discounted or donated their services. Proceeds from this release will benefit the Haitian People’s Support Project and their long-standing work to help the people of Haiti.

"Many Hands" is the debut album of Spare the Rock Records, founded by kindie rock connoisseur Bill Childs. “After speaking with Dean it was immediately obvious to me that this would be a great record, and, just as importantly, that it would have the potential to help keep people’s attention on the ongoing recovery of Haiti,” recalls Childs on how the partnership came to fruition. “Dean asked for some help reaching out to a few artists, and that just naturally flowed into my helping the record get a wider release; ultimately, that meant starting a label.”

Childs produces, with his kids, the weekly radio show Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, which is heard every Saturday morning, 7-9am, on Valley Free Radio, WXOJ-LP, 103.3FM in Northampton, and every Saturday morning, 8-10am, on WRSI, 93.9FM in Northampton. Bill also writes about kids’ music for various parenting magazines and has produced numerous kids’ concerts and is the co-founder of KindieFest, the family music conference.

Here is the track listing:
Emily Curtis - We Belong
Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem - Here We Go, Zudio
Bonga - Activity
Dan Zanes - Tonight Tonight
Recess Monkey - Fiddlehead Fern
Dog on Fleas - Sing About the Sun
Elizabeth Mitchell - Bright Morning Stars
Caspar Babypants - Check It Out
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo - Noise
Jonathan Coulton - The Princess Who Saved Herself
They Might Be Giants - My Name is Kingof Socks
Lunch Money - You Are Here
Pete Seeger - Quite Early Morning
Dean Jones - Little by Little
Grenadilla - Arabella Angelique
Gustafer Yellowgold - Penguin Day
Randy Kaplan - Mama Don't Allow
The Deedle Deedle Dees - Zora
Uncle Rock - Shadow Dance
Frances England - That's What Friends Are For
Jerrice Baptiste - Many Hands

You can order the record now from amazon.com, buy it from iTunes, any Whole Foods Market, and locally at Turn It Up! in Northampton and Brattleboro, VT. For more info on the radio show and the CD, go to
http://sparetherock.com/wordpress/

There will be a CD release show at the Pines Theater at Look Park in Florence on Sunday, September 26th, 1-6:30pm. Performing will be Dan Zanes, Elizabeth Mitchell and Family, Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Deedle Deedle Dees, Tony Vacca, and Grenadilla. The venue will only be changed in the case of severe or threatening weather. You can purchase tickets online in advance at
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/121305

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The three co-owners of the Paradise Rock Club - Bob Dunne, Declan Mehigan of Old Trafford Inc., and Don Law's Boston Opera House Ventures LLC - have spent close to $500,000 renovating the 33-year-old club. The chief complaint of both the bands and the audience over the years has been a large pole that was directly in front of the lead singer.

Since the pole could not be moved because it was basically holding the structure up, it was decided to build a brand new stage 15 feet to the left as the audience views it. The main entrance was also moved closer to Agganis Way. Renovations took three months, and the Paradise re-opened on Wednesday, September 1st with a show featuring Marina and the Diamonds..

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Information for the Weekly Band E-Mail is taken directly from venue,
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as well as blogs, posters, flyers, and e-mails..
Brian Anastasi assumes no responsibility for errors on these sources.



 
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