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assistant - Wed, Aug 15, 2018, 2:32 P
Five College Early Music Program Painless Auditions
The Five College Early Music Program will be holding its patented Painless Auditions the first week of classes. These are open to students, faculty and members of the community. The relevant information follows. We would be grateful for any publicity you can provide.

The Five College Early Music Program welcomes students, faculty, and community members interested in auditioning to SING or PLAY in one or more ensembles, including the COLLEGIUM choir, BAROQUE ORCHESTRA (modern string players and adventurous pianists are encouraged to try this!) and chamber music, MEDIEVAL and RENAISSANCE ensembles and VOCES FEMINAE. The auditions are "painless" experiences, held at all the campuses. Performances sponsored by the program feature baroque and Renaissance music played on modern and period instruments and sung in historically-informed style. Consider beginning RECORDER, VIOLA DA GAMBA, LUTE or RENAISSANCE TROMBONE! We also offer instruction on period instruments (recorders, sackbut, viol, lute, etc.) for modern players, in beginning ensembles and lessons. Credit is available for ensembles and lessons for MHC, UMass and HC.


Tuesday, September 4:
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 3:00 – 4:30 PM: Room 170 Fine Arts Center, UMass
5:00 – 6:30 PM: Room 7 Music Center, Amherst College
Wednesday, September 5:
1:00 – 4:00 PM: Room 210 Pratt Hall, Mount Holyoke College
Thursday, September 6:
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Music Lounge, Hampshire College
Friday, September 7:
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Room 170 Fine Arts Center, UMass
4:00 – 5:30 PM, Room 103, Sage Hall, Smith College


For Further Information, contact the Early Music Office at 538-2079
https://www.fivecolleges.edu/earlymusic/
or e-mail reisenst@mtholyoke.edu
 
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assistant - Tue, Aug 1, 2017, 3:29 P
Long-awaited Breast Documentary Comes The Academy Music
Easthampton, MA (date): For the past four years, Easthampton resident and documentary filmmaker Meagan Murphy and her team have worked to create The Breast Archives, a groundbreaking documentary about women and their breasts. The film features nine women, most of whom were filmed with their breasts exposed. In a series of interviews, they explore, critique and celebrate the complex role of the breasts and their role in body image, health and social identity.

The screening will take place at The Academy of Music in Northampton, MA at 274 Main St, Northampton, MA 01060 on Sunday September 17th. Tickets are available at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1521137. The film will begin at 5pm.

Please view the trailer here:

View on Vimeo.



Private screenings of the film have been met with inspired and thoughtful dialogue. When the lights come up, audiences are moved to share how the internalization of media images, religion and cultural contexts have influenced their relationships with their bodies and one another. The enthusiastic testimony isn’t limited to breast-havers: men often rave that The Breast Archives has connected them more deeply with the experiences and feelings of their partners.

Murphy is hopeful that the local community will support the film and its aim of engaging all people in a liberating, compassionate and expanded relationship with breasts. The honesty and generosity of the nine women in the film empowers all women to resist and rise above the media’s demands that our womanhood be conformist and that our breasts be perfectly formed, exclusively sexual or solely nurturing.

As the project plans for its first public showing, Murphy is launching an ambitious IndieGoGo fundraising campaign on September 14th in order to raise funds to market the film internationally.
 
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simonsays - Tue, May 14, 2013, 2:57 P
Booking Sully’s Pub
We're now booking Sully's Pub in Hartford and are seeking out bands that have a Hartford draw. Toss us an email at phil@simonsaysbooking.com and let us know what you're doing.

THANKS!

www.livemusicnewsandreview.com is another good source for music news and reviews.
 
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LilBeeDee - Tue, Oct 2, 2012, 9:46 P
Li’l BeeDee & the Doo-Rites, Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse
The date for this event is Sat October 27, 2012!
 
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LilBeeDee - Tue, Oct 2, 2012, 9:44 P
Li’l BeeDee & the Doo-Rites, Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse
Official Press Release:
Li’l BeeDee & the Doo-Rites

WENDELL, Mass. – Performing & raising funds to benefit the Community Network for Children this month at the Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse will be Li’l BeeDee & the Doo-Rites, a 5-piece combo that serves up rockabilly, rhythm & blues. The band features Betsy-Dawn Williams (Li’l BeeDee), who is known for her membership in honky tonk band Girl Howdy. This incarnation of Williams’ musical persona is centered on old-school rhythm blues with an infusion of rockabilly and she says the mission statement of the Doo-Rites is “to do ya right!” In 2004 European indie-roots label El Toro Records released her first CD “Rocket Girl” showcasing Williams’ songwriting, which has earned rave reviews worldwide. Fellow Doo-Rites band member and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Potter, who has his own album on the label, also played on the record and co-produced with Williams.

Li’l BeeDee’s backing band – the Doo-Rites - consists of Jeff Potter on piano, who has for the last handful of years been playing piano for Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Wanda Jackson, as part of the Lustre Kings – a crew of rockabilly cats based in upstate New York. Potter comes with a litany of recordings himself on various respected rockabilly labels including Raucous Records in England and El Toro Records in Spain. Boston’s own Frankie Blandino is in the lead guitar seat, no stranger to the genre himself, having proved his instrumental prowess in several well-known Boston-based bands such as The Fathoms, The Crank-tones and The Spurs. Brian Rost is on bass guitar, and also plays with Williams in GiRL HOWDY, and has played with the Tarbox Ramblers, and Rufus Thomas. In the drum chair is Doug Hinman, who also plays with Blandino in the Fathoms, and is a noted author & music historian to boot, with two published books on the works of the Kinks.

The Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse is in the Wendell Town Hall, on 6 Center Street, next to the Police Station on the only one-way street in town. The show will start with an open mic at 7:30pm, with Li’l BeeDee & the Doo-Rites starting at 8pm.

www.wendellfullmoon.org
www.betsydawnwilliams.homestead.com
 
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mackaefreeland - Thu, Feb 23, 2012, 6:21 P
VARIOUS GREEN
HEY CHECK OUT A GREAT LOCAL BAND.

http://www.facebook.com/variousgreen

**VARIOUS GREEN**
 
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branmar - Fri, Dec 23, 2011, 11:07 P
Jimmy Buffett tribute show at the Pulaski Club 12/29/11
Changes In Latitudes, the nation’s premier Jimmy Buffett tribute show, will be playing a “Between The Holidays Bash” at the Pulaski Club in Easthampton on Thursday December 29 at 7:00 PM. Tickets for the show are $10 at the door. Doors will open at 6:00 PM for the pre-concert party.

Changes In Latitudes authentically recreates all of the sight, sounds and sensations of a real Jimmy Buffett concert, bringing a taste of Margaritaville to audiences wherever they go. They have been touring up and down the coast from Maine to Florida (and beyond) for the past decade, living on island time as they perform everybody’s favorite Jimmy Buffett songs about beaches, boats, burgers and bars.

This “Thirsty Thursday” party on December 29 will be Changes In Latitudes’ last performance of 2011. It will also be the first opportunity to meet several new additions to the band before they hit the road in January for a string of shows in Florida.

To find out more about Changes In Latitudes visit their website at http://www.ChangesInLatitudes.com, where you can meet the band’s members, check out their photo album, listen to audio clips, watch video of the band in action, view their complete performance schedule, and purchase CDs of their own original “Trop-Rock” music.


Changes In Latitudes at the Pulaski Club
Thursday, December 29 7:00 PM
Pre-concert party begins at 6:00 PM
$10 admission at the door

The Pulaski Club
79 Maple Street, Easthampton MA
http://www.thepulaskiclub.com 413-527-9847

Changes In Latitudes
http://www.ChangesInLatitudes.com
 
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branmar - Sun, Nov 13, 2011, 3:10 P
Jimmy Buffett tribute show at the Shea Theater 11/26/11
Changes In Latitudes, the nation’s premier Jimmy Buffett tribute show, will be playing a special Thanksgiving weekend show at the Shea Theater in Turners Falls on Saturday, November 26 at 8:00 PM. Tickets for the show are $15. There will also be a pre-concert Parrothead Tailgate Party that begins at 6:00 PM.

Changes In Latitudes is an eight-piece band which authentically recreates all of the sights and sounds of a real Jimmy Buffett concert, bringing a taste of Margaritaville to audiences wherever they go.. They have been touring up and down the coast from Maine to Florida (and even the Caribbean!!!) for the past decade, living on island time as they perform everybody’s favorite Jimmy Buffett songs about beaches, boats, burgers and bars.

To find out more about Changes In Latitudes visit their website at http://www.ChangesInLatitudes.com, where you can meet the band’s members, check out their photo album, listen to audio clips, watch video of the band in action, view their complete performance schedule, and purchase CDs of their own original “Trop-Rock” music.

Changes In Latitudes at the Shea Theater $15
Saturday, November 26 8:00 PM

Pre-concert Parrothead Tailgate Party 6:00 PM

The Shea Theater
71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA
http://www.TheShea.org 413-863-2281

Changes In Latitudes
http://www.ChangesInLatitudes.com
 
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assistant - Fri, Nov 11, 2011, 12:46 P
Smith College: Festival of Sound & Space presents sum and difference: Sam Pluta (laptop) + Jim Altieri (violin)
Publicity Manager: Nancy Lautenbach
Tel. 413.585.3222, nlautenb@smith.edu
Ticket Information: www.smith.edu/smitharts
Tel. 413.585.ARTS (2787)
Email: boxoffice@smith.edu or visit facebook.com/smithcollegeperforming arts

When: December 1, 2011, 9:00 pm Where: Helen Hills Hills Chapel, Smith College, Northampton, MA. Tickets: Free and open to the public.

The Smith College Festival of Sound and Space focuses on improvisation through the fusion of live electronics and violin to create a new and unique “sonic stew” in the work of Sam Pluta and Jim Altieri’s “sum and difference”.

Northampton, MA. The Smith College Festival of Sound and Space presents an evening of improvised music with Sam Pluta and Jim Altieri. "Sum and Difference" fuses live electronics and violin into an hour-long performance featuring microtonal drones, noise, custom electronic interfaces, and more.

Sam Pluta and Jim Altieri have been improvising together in various formations for the past six years. As founding members of the improv quintet GBL, Pluta and Altieri merged microtonal violin drones with electronic noise to create a new and unique sonic stew. In 2011 they combined with trumpeter Peter Evans to create the album sum and difference, released on Carrier Records.

Sam Pluta is a New York City-based composer and improviser working in the fields of acoustic and electronic music. He is Technical Director for the Wet Ink Ensemble, a new music group dedicated to the performance of new works by young composers as well as the best works of the American and European avant-garde. He has been commissioned and premiered by Wet Ink Ensemble, Yarn/Wire, ICE, Timetable Percussion, RIOT Trio, So Percussion, Dave Eggar, and Prism Saxophone Quartet and has performed internationally as a laptop soloist and chamber musician. As a founding member of the improvising quartet GBL and performing with groups like the Peter Evans Quintet, he has focused in recent years on fusing the worlds of acoustic and electronic instruments through improvisation. A devoted pedagogue, aside from his teaching duties as faculty fellow at Columbia University, he holds the John Plude Faculty Chair in Computer Musicianship at the Walden School. His music is released on quiet design and Carrier Records, a label he runs with Jeff Snyder and David Franzson.

Jim Altieri loves listening. Through his music and software, he tries to share this love with other listeners. Based in New York City, Jim is an active composer, violinist, and accordionist. His own music often uses the harmonies and rhythms of the harmonic series and explores the relationship between attention and awareness. He is a founding member of GBL and plays violin and accordion in the folk-rock band Tatters and Rags.

The Smith College Festival of Sound & Space: four shows featuring artists who explore space and sound through their innovative performances. The concerts will all take place in Helen Hills Hills Chapel on the campus of Smith College.

The 2011–12 series has a special focus on improvisation, the practice of which — particularly when presented within a space designed for liturgy and ritual — speaks directly to our notions of space in a figurative sense through our perception of emotional space, metaphorical space, and musical/dramatic structure. The process of creating music in real time creates an experience of exploration that is shared by the performers and the audience, with the physical space acting as an additional collaborator.

The artists on this series approach concepts of space and collaboration in a variety of ways, with two shows dedicated entirely to improvisatory practices (sum and difference & Curiosity is Gravity), and with aspects of the other two shows ( (( ( PHONATION ) )) and Greg Brown) incorporating improvistory practices as well.

Greg Brown of the Smith College Music Dept. serves as founding artistic director and organizer. This festival is produced in collaboration with the Smith College Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Jennifer Walters, Dean.
For more information on the Smith College Festival of Sound and Space got to:

http://gregorywbrown.com/music/smithsoundspace/ or like on Facebook.
 
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branmar - Tue, Aug 30, 2011, 12:01 A
Jimmy Buffett tribute show at the Iron Horse 9/3/11
For all of you Jimmy Buffett fans out there,

Changes In Latitudes, the nation’s premier Jimmy Buffett tribute show, will be playing a special Labor Day Weekend Show at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Saturday, September 3:


Changes In Latitudes at the Iron Horse
Saturday, September 3 7:00 PM
The Iron Horse Music Hall
20 Center Street, Northampton
http://www.iheg.com/iron_horse_main.asp 413-586-8686


Changes In Latitudes is an eight-piece band which authentically recreates all of the sights and sounds of a real Jimmy Buffett concert, bringing a taste of Margaritaville to audiences wherever they go.. They have been touring up and down the coast from Maine to Florida (and even the Caribbean!!!) for the past decade, living on island time as they perform everybody’s favorite Jimmy Buffett songs about beaches, boats, burgers and bars. This Labor Day Weekend Show will be Changes In Latitudes’ second performance at the Iron Horse. Their first show at the Iron Horse was a short month ago, when they shared a bill with Jimmy Buffett’s newest musical pal, Ilo Ferreira.

For this very special show, Changes In Latitudes will be joined by saxophonist Amy Lee, who toured and recorded with Jimmy Buffett for 16 years as a member of his Coral Reefers band.

To find out more about Changes In Latitudes visit their website at http://www.ChangesInLatitudes.com, where you can meet the band’s members, check out their photo album, listen to audio clips, watch video of the band in action, view their complete performance schedule, and purchase CDs of their own original “Trop-Rock” music.

Fins Up!!!

http://www.ChangesInLatitudes.com
 
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branmar - Mon, Aug 29, 2011, 11:11 P
Learn to play Congas & Percussion
Have you always wanted to be able to play congas and percussion? Now you can learn how, at Estudio ‘El Bohio’ in Hadley, MA. Brandon Marger teaches the authentic instruments and rhythms of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil and other parts of the West African diaspora in the Americas. The curriculum covers both traditional folkloric rhythms, and applications to modern musics such as pop, jazz, funk, salsa, reggae and more.

You will learn the proper technique for creating a palette of sounds on the drum; the traditional rhythmic repertoire of the congas; as much or as little music theory and notation as is necessary, and applications of what we study in the class to real-life playing situations.

Brandon Marger has studied at the Conjunto Folklórico Nacional de Cuba La Habana, and at the Balé Folclórico da Bahia in Salvador, Brazil, as well as with master percussionists here in the New England area. For more than two decades he has been gigging with a wide variety of bands throughouth the US and the Caribbean, and has also been accompanying Afro-Latin dance classes. Brandon’s extensive experience as a performing musician is one of the cornerstones of his teaching.

Brandon Marger has been teaching Afro-Latin drumming and percussion since 1991 in both ensemble classes and private lessons. He has also taught special workshops at many of the region’s colleges. Brandon teaches students of all ability levels, from people with no previous musical training to veteran musicians who are looking to learn something new.

Private lessons with Brandon Marger at Estudio ‘El Bohio’ last for one hour, and cost $20 per hour. For more information check out Brandon’s website at http://www.BranMarPercussion.com.
 
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assistant - Mon, Jul 25, 2011, 12:50 P
Free Roger Salloom Concert
On most days Roger Salloom has come to believe that “community” is a sacred word. That being said, this 28 year tradition has good wishes for a head start in that direction.

The longest running free concert in Northampton Massachusetts’ history happens again simply because Roger Salloom keeps doing it and the people keep coming. 28 years is longer than a number of the business in Northampton have been running and definitely longer lived than most of the live music venues.

On Aug. 27, 2011, Roger Salloom will bring his 8 piece band into the Academy of Music at 7:00pm. The horn section will have featured artist, and Grammy award winner, Charles Neville (The Neville Bros., BB King, James Brown, Big Joe Turner, Jimmy Reed et al).

Opening will be The Chandler Travis Philharmonic, then newcomer Jamie Kent who reappears after a striking set last year. Joining Roger’s band will be the young, gifted and beautiful Jessica Freeman who has just completed a set at New Orleans’ most prestigious jazz club, Snug Harbor. Also, folks will hear the tasty Barbara Ween on vocals. In the back doing all the heavy lifting with be JD (Jeff Dostal) on bass, Dave Lincoln on drums, Tom Filiault and Joe Boyle on lead guitars.

“..a superb storyteller…” Rolling Stone Magazine

FOR INTERVIEWS- PLEASE CALL DONALD TAYLOR AT 413 499 5934

Date is Aug. 27,2011 7 PM
Academy of Music, Northampton
274 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060-3107
(413) 584-9032
 
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christajoy - Wed, Jun 29, 2011, 1:41 A
local musician Christa Joy kickstarter project
local kindergarten teacher and musician raising funds for my first local studio album. western mass native, with truckloads of melodies and arms full of lyrics...ready to pour it all into an album. please check out my kickstarter project, pass on the link and share this kickstarter with me!

http://www.kickstart...ear-to-make-an-album
 
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assistant - Tue, Jun 14, 2011, 3:54 P
National Acts Top Free Festival July 10 Amherst MA: Promoting Common Good Economy
AMHERST, MA: Award-winning activist songwriters Emma’s Revolution and Appleseed recording artists Kim and Reggie Harris headline a star-studded lineup performing on the Amherst Common next month, 11am to 7pm, Sunday, July 10 at the first-ever Common Good Festival. There is no charge for admission.

Emma's Revolution's best known work, "Peace, Salaam, Shalom", is sung around the world and has been called the "anthem of the anti-war movement." As Pete Seeger said of their latest CD: "This record is part of the worldwide revolution which will save this planet..."

Kim and Reggie Harris have brought their warm and exciting performances of music rooted in the African-American experience from the Underground Railroad through the Civil Rights movement to such venues as Washington DC's Kennedy Center, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Smithsonian Institute, and even a festival in Austria.

Other performers also include Grammy-winning Native American flute player Joseph FireCrow, local reggae band Rebel Alliance, and award-winning activist songwriter Tom Neilson.

In addition, the festival will feature local sustainability and social justice activist groups and businesses, craft vendors, cooperative games, children's activities, a magician and more. Magician Jeff Pyzocha is sure to astound and amaze audiences of all ages.

The event will raise awareness of Common Good Finance, a nonprofit organization working to bring real democracy to communities in Western Massachusetts and throughout the country. The organization employs four full-time staff and calls itself "a revolution with a bank", because its proposal centers on member ownership of Common Good Bank, a planned alternative to the badly managed megabanks that came close to destroying the US economy in 2008.

Unlike other banks, Common Good Bank will offer community members full local control and a true voice in their financial future: every member will have an equal vote in setting policy, from creating lending guidelines to determining distribution of profits. Founded by William Spademan of Ashfield, Common Good Finance has launched a grassroots membership campaign to finance the bank, which will provide a full range of conventional FDIC-insured banking services to area residents and business owners.

"Money decides what happens in the world. If we want to save our communities and our planet, we have to control the money. We need to stop waiting for someone else to fix the economy -- and take responsibility for it ourselves," said Spademan, who has spent nine years developing the project. "At the festival, we will give people a glimpse of the Common Good Economy -- and offer the community some great music and a whole lot of fun at the same time."

The festival website is CommonGoodFestival.com. The website for Common Good Finance is CommonGoodBank.com. For more information, please call (413) 628-3336 (9 AM to 7:30 PM Eastern Time), or e-mail info@CommonGoodBank.com.

Journalists: William Spademan, President of Common Good Finance, is available for interviews.

Event Summary:
Common Good Festival and Sustainable Economy Fair
Sunday, July 10, 2011
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Amherst Town Common, Amherst, MA
Rain or Shine
Entertainment: music, food, games, children’s activities, magic
Music Performers: Emma's Revolution, Kim and Reggie Harris, Joseph FireCrow, Tom Neilson, Rebel Alliance, others TBA
Contact: (413) 628-3336, info@CommonGoodBank.com


Abstract:
Award-winning duo Emma’s Revolution and Underground Railroad performers Kim and Reggie Harris headline a fun-filled festival to promote a Common Good Economy, a proposed democratic, community-centered economic system, July 10, Amherst, MA.

Photos:
Emma’s Revolution hi-res color:
Kim & Reggie three hi-res B&W choices at: http://kimandreggie.com/photo_download.htm
Kim & Reggie color: (photo credit: Robert Corwin, NERFA 2007)
 
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mmuller - Wed, Jan 19, 2011, 4:06 P
Open Auditions: Call for Talent
Open Auditions: Call for Talent
To be held Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 at the Montague Grange hall

For Immediate Release

Montague Renaissance Faire Seeks Talent

Mutton and Mead, Montague's Medieval Festival, seeks Actors, Singers, Dancers, Minstrels, and other creative types at an audition and open house on Sunday, January 23rd, 2011, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Montague Grange hall, for "THIEVES OF HONOR" a Robin Hood-themed Renaissance Faire to be held on June 18th in Turners Falls, MA.

Actors should come with a two-minute monologue and be prepared to participate in some improvisational activities. Not looking for a major role? We are also seeking extras for "depth and color" and will provide training. If you sing or play an instrument please bring it and a song to present.


Not an actor, but still interested in helping bring our medieval village to life? Mutton and Mead is also seeking volunteers, crafts-people, merchants, theater crew, designers and carpenters, independent acts, interns and staff. Just contact us or stop by on audition day. There are several Managerial spots available as well, for those who like to work on these types of events.

Are you some other creative type? Our hope is that Mutton and Mead will provide a venue for the community. We welcome your ideas on how we can make that happen. We hope to see you or hear from you too.

Auditions and Open house to be held at the Montague Grange hall, 34 Main Street, Montague Center, on Sunday, January 23, 2011, from 10:00 AM through 4:00 PM.

www.MuttonAndMead.com
 
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bananastasi - Wed, Sep 22, 2010, 2:06 P
The End of the Weekly Band E-Mail
.....at least as done by me.

You can't imagine how often I have gone back and forth on whether or not to keep doing the Weekly Band E-Mail.

My current health situation is very complicated. Without going into all of the gory details, let's just say that I am more like that little creature from Middle Earth who is crawling around the cover of Led Zeppelin III. I am unable to stand up or walk anywhere without either Meg or one of my two kids literally holding my hands and taking me to another part of the house.

Fortunately I have six (yes, you read correctly) different doctors who are all helping me cope with all of this. The latest fear is that my kidneys are starting to fail, and I am going to have a blood test for that on Wednesday afternoon.

During the three years I have been doing this thing, all my readers have stayed with me, even when I was in the hospital and then in rehab for four months last summer. And Mik Muller has been supremely generous in allowing me to continue to post the Weekly Band E-Mail on hampmusic.com

I first saw a local group, called the Bitter End, play live at the Church in the Cove in the Montserrat section of Beverly back in 1967, and from then on I was hooked. I would go see local groups play all over the North Shore, especially at St. Adelaide's Church in Peabody, the Upbeat Teen Club in Beverly, and Someplace in Gloucester. I also used to follow certain bands around, including Teddy and the Pandas, Twelve-76, Blueberry Earth, and Royal Aircoach.

I had a radio show every Saturday afternoon on WMLO, 1570 AM in Beverly, during which time I would play as much local music as I could get my hands on at Hayes Music on Cabot Street.

I answered the phones for the Listener Line at both WBCN and WCOZ between 1970 and 1980. During the week I would go into the city and go to see local bands at the Rat, Cantones, and Bunratty's. I would buy used CDs at the record store which was next to Oona's Used Clothing by the huge Chinese restaurant that was on Mass. Ave on the left as you were going from Central Square to Harvard Square.

When I first moved in with Meg in Somerville in 1981, I used to listen to Rich Anzalone's radio show every night on 101.7FM in Lynn. About six months after I started listening, what was then WLYN-FM was bought by Stephen Mindich and turned into WFNX, and the local music that Rich used to play every night was basically gone.

But thankfully Maxanne Sartori, who did afternoons at WBCN, let Oedipus, who was not program director yet, have about 15 minutes of her show to play the music he had heard from local bands the night before. So there was always somewhere you could hear all the great local music of the time, and of course back then there were many many record stores where you could buy all of it.

And I remember a guy named Hugh Munox had a local music show called Metronome on WERS, 88.9FM, every Sunday night, and he would have a band play live every week, much like Jeff Breeze does on Pipeline! on WMBR nowadays. Not sure when Metronome was on, but I remember listening to it when I was living with Meg in Somerville.


When Meg and I moved to the 413 area code in 1987, the first thing I did was go down to WMUA and get a weekly radio show (Jim Neill was my first program director). I did all kinds of music shows at WMUA, including the Grateful Dead hour! But sometime in the mid 1990s Mal Thursday began doing a local music show every week, and his enthusiasm for the music sparked a desire in me to do a similar show on WMUA some years later.

My health forced my retirement from WMUA. But it also gave me the freedom to be able to re-invent the Weekly Band E-Mail back in mid-August of 2007. And now, some three years later, I am afraid to say that once again my health is forcing me to give up the Weekly Band E-Mail, effective immediately.

So there you go, there you have it. I appreciate all the feedback you have given me over the years. Even the most offhand of suggestions have resulted in the adoption of changes in the Weekly Band E-Mail. I will continue to support Massachusets bands and musicians by buying the CDs when available, or downloading digital copies of the CDs on iTunes if I am unable to. Thank you for the memories.

Brian Anastasi

P.S. If you want to hear a killer track from the days of the Rat back in 1979, check out this little known song from The Girls that is 5:39 of utter chaos which is what rock and roll is really all about!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qznNFXu5Xnw
 
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bananastasi - Wed, Sep 15, 2010, 9:23 P
Weekly Band E-Mail #145.0 September 16th - September 22nd, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #145.0 September 16th - September 23rd, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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Welcome to the new, stripped-down edition of the Weekly Band E-Mail. Because of my rapidly deteriorating health, there will no longer be a LISTINGS edition. Instead, there will be this format, which will call your attention to important shows and festivals coming up in the next seven days, along with news and information about Massachusetts bands, musicians, and venues. I will take out the venues that are obviously not having shows this time of year, but will include the information about how to contact the venues that are operating, leaving it up to you to check out their website to see who is playing when and how much a show is.

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So here is what will get in and will not get in from now on.

The Weekly Band E-Mail will still be about Massachusetts bands, musicians, and venues ONLY. I never could understand why people who send out press releases from indie labels in Texas and other places didn't get that. It's always been like that since I began doing it in August 2007. Just because your artist is playing at, say, Club Passim in Cambridge next month, so what? So are a zillion other acts, all of which think they are just as good if not better than your act.

But now that I will no longer be including listings, I am asking bands, musicians, and venues to take me off their lists of where they are playing. Here is a rough idea of what will and will not get in.

If you are a band or a musician and decide to take six months off, that will get in.
If you are a band or musician that is part of a benefit show, send me the details and that will get in. If you are a band that is getting back together for the first time in 10, 20, or 30 years, send me the details and that will get in.

If you are a venue and have a huge show coming up, that will get in.
If you are a venue and have a tribute to Tom Petty or a show like the recent TransPERVformance or the Night at the Zoo shows at the Elevens in Northampton, send me the info and that will get in. If you are the Palladium in Worcester and have the Rock and Shock weekend coming up, that will get in.

Here are a couple of examples of what will be in next Wednesday night's edition. Jenny Dee will be having La La Brooks of The Crystals singing with her band at the Ponderosa Stomp in October. The great Moonalice, which is comprised of many of the best members of bands from the 1960s, will be playing at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River in November. The results of the Valley Advocate readers poll will be announced. (Even being nominated for one of the 27 categories is an honor, so there are no losers.) Kid:Nap:Kin is taking six months off. The Neighborhoods just released a CD of a show from the 1970s recorded at the Rat.

I will also continue to end each week with one or two national/international music stories I think you should know about. I hope this helps. And if anyone thinks they can take over the Weekly Band E-Mail please contact me. Thanks!

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The really big show this week is Wormtown Trading Company's Wormtown Music Festival. There will be over 70 bands including Seed, which won the Battle of the Bands at the Elevens in Northampton on Thursday, August 26th..

Wormtown Trading Company presents the Wormtown Music Festival at Camp KeeWanee in Greenfield for three days and nights beginning this Friday, September 17th. An extra day has been added to this year's fest. Tickets will be available for $100 at the gate. Children under 16 are free. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more info, go to http://www.wormtown.com/wormfest/

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The Me and Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead begins its fall 2010 season on Friday, September 17th at 8pm. Performing will be Session Americana from Boston, often referred to as a "roots supergroup." Tickets are $18 at the door. For more info, go to http://www.meandthee.org/

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Jimi Hendrix, who many consider to be one of the top guitarists of all time, died on September 18th, 1970. All this weekend, the Regent Theatre in Arlington will present an exclusive Jimi Hendrix film and concert tribute, celebrating the rock icon's unsurpassed music, mastery, and magic.

There will be two double features on Friday night and Sunday night. On Friday night, September 17th, "American Landing - Live at Monterey" (1967) will be shown at 7:30pm, and "Live at Woodstock" (1969) will be shown at 9pm On Sunday night, September 19th, "Jimi Plays Berkeley" (1970) will be shown at 7:15pm, and "Wild Blue Angel - Live at the Isle of Wight Festival" (1970) will be shown at 8:30pm.

Also as part of this tribute weekend, the Regent will be hosting a special combination live concert and film screening on Saturday, September 18th. Thaddeus Hogarth, singer/songwriter/guitar virtuoso and associate professor of guitar at Boston's Berklee College of Music, will be performing the music of Jimi Hendrix live on the Regent Theatre stage beginning at 8pm. Joining Mr. Hogarth will be David Buda (of The Boston Pops) on bass and Joey Scrima on drums. The Thaddues Hogarth Trio will perform two sets.

This will be followed by a special late-night screening of the 1973 Warner Brothers film biography of Jimi Hendrix, which provides a revealing snapshot of his early years and entire career with candid interviews alongside still more concert and behind-the scenes footage.

For information on the films and the Thaddeus Hogarth concert, go to
http://www.regenttheatre.com/

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Sonya Kitchell will be performing with the Brooklyn String Quartet at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls on Sunday, October 10th. Also appearing will be Rusty Belle. The show begins at 7:30pm and is all ages. General admission tickets for adults is $17 in advance or $20 the day of show, General admission tickets for students and seniors are $10 in advance or $13 the day of the show. To purchase tickets in advance, go to http://bit.ly/a5Rhi2

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Irwin Silber, who as founding editor of the small but influential magazine Sing Out became a towering figure in the 1960s American folk music renaissance that brought Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie and numerous others to prominence, has died at age 84. He died on Wednesday, September 8th at an extended care facility in Oakland, California. His stepdaughter Nina Menendez said the cause of death was complications related to Alzheimer's disease.

Silber founded Sing Out in 1950 with legendary folk singer Pete Seeger and musicologist Alan Lomax. He also published more than a dozen books, wrote for several other publications and produced numerous folk music concerts.

At Sing Out, he worked on a shoestring budget, noting in 2001 that most of the time he collected only half of his $50 weekly salary. Nonetheless, he built the magazine into a bible of American folk music, reporting on such seminal figures as Seeger, Guthrie, Leadbelly, and Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. As a result, when a new generation of folk singers burst onto the music scene in the early 1960s, he was perfectly positioned to cover them. Sing Out carried some of the earliest reports on Dylan, Phil Ochs, Joan Baez, Judy Collins and others.

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The Los Angeles Times' online music blog Pop and Hiss is reporting that the three surviving members of Buffalo Springfield will be re-uniting to perform at Neil Young's 24th annual Bridge School concerts in northern California on Saturday, October 23rd and Sunday, October 24th.

Also performing on Saturday, October 23rd will be Pearl Jam, Lucinda Williams, Elvis Costello, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson, Jackson Browne with David Lindley, Billy Idol, Modest Mouse, and Grizzly Bear. Also performing on Sunday, October 24th will be Elton John and Leon Russell, who will be part of T Bone Burnett's Speaking Clock Revue, also featuring Ralph Stanley, Neko Case, Elvis Costello, and "Crazy Heart" film star Jeff Bridges. All acts will perform unplugged in keeping with the tradition of the concerts.

Buffalo Springfield was born as a country-rock band in 1966. Bass player Bruce Palmer died in 2004, and drummer Dewey Martin died in 2009.

Proceeds from the yearly shows go to benefit Neil Young's Bridge School, which generates funds and awareness for the school's programs aiding severely physically handicapped students. Neil Young has three children, Zeke and Ben, who were diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and daughter Amber Jean who, live Young himself, has epilepsy.

The Bridge School concerts are held every year at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster this coming Sunday, September 19th.

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For a more complete listing of shows, go to
http://www.jambase.com/ or
http//www.pollstar.com/

You can also find a more complete listing of shows at
http://www.baystaterock.com Click on Local Scene at the top of the page.

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413 AREA CODE

Academy of Music, 274 Main Street. Northampton 01060.

American Legion Post 325, 22 Sycamore Street, Holyoke 01040.

Apollo Grill, Eastworks Building, 116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton 01027.
(413) 517-0031 http://apollo-grill.com/

The Basement, 21 Center Street, Northampton 01060.
(413) 586-8686 http://www.iheg.com

Bishop's Lounge, 41 Strong Avenue, third floor, Northampton 01060.
(413) 586-8900 http://www.mulinos.com
(ask to be transferred to Bishop's)

Black Moon Music Lounge, 37 State Street, Belchertown 01007
(413) 323-0013 http://www.myspace.com/blackmoonjazz

Black Sheep Deli, 79 Main Street, Amherst 01002
(413) 253-3442

Blue House Cafe, 147 Main Street, Haydenville 01039
(413) 268-7441 http://bluehousecafe.info/

Brass Cat, 65 Cottage Street, Easthampton 01027
(413) 527-4085

Buccaneer Lounge, 84 Maple Street, Agawam 01001
(413) 786-0956

Burrito Rojo, 50 Third Street, Turners Falls
(413) 863-3111 http://www.myspace.com/burritorojo

The Calvin Theatre, 19 King Street, Northampton 01060..
(413) 586-8686. http://www.iheg.com

Club Meadows, 621 North Main Street, Route 83, East Longmeadow.
(413) 733-7290 http://www.myspace.com/clubmeadows413

Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street, Pittsfield 01201
(413) 997-4444 http://www.thecolonialtheatre.org/

Crossroads, 1701 Park Street, Route 20, Palmer 01069
(413) 283-8880 http://www.crossroadsrt20.com/

The DreamAway Lodge, 1342 County Road, Becket, MA
(413) 623-8725 http://www.thedreamawaylodge.com

Echo Lake Coffeehouse, Town Hall, 9 Montague Road, Leverett

The Elevens, 140 Pleasant Street, Northampton 01060
(413) 586-9155 (ask to be transferred to the Elevens)
http://www.myspace.com/theelevensnorthampton

Flavours in the Berkshires , 75 North Street (enter on McKay Street), Pittsfield 01201
(413) 443-3188. http://www.flavoursintheberkshires.com

Florence VFW,18 Meadow Street, Florence.
(five miles west of Northampton center)

Flywheel, 43 Main Street, Easthampton 01027
(413) 527-9800 http://www.flywheelarts.org/

Greenfield Youth Center, 20 Sanderson Street, Greenfield 01301.
(413) 775-0144

The Harp, 163 Sunderland Road, Amherst
(413) 548-6900

ITAM Lodge, 96 Waubeek Road, Pittsfield 01201

Institute for Musical Arts, 165 Cape Street (Route 112), Goshen
(413) 268-3074 http://www.ima.org

Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center Street, Northampton 01060.
(413) 586-8686 http://www.iheg.com

LaCocina, 140 Wahconah Street, Pittsfield
(413) 499-6363

Liston's Bar and Grill, Old North Road, Route 143, Worthington 01098
(413) 238-5353

Maximum Capacity, 116 School Street, Chicopee 01013.
(413) 592-0719

McFadden's Pub, 109 Main Road (Route 9), Williamsburg 01096.
(413) 268-0223

Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls 01370
(413) 625-3052

The Mission Bar, 438 North Street, Pittsfield 01201
http://www.missionbarandtapas.com

Mocha Maya's, 47 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls 01370.
(413) 625-6292 http://www.myspace.com/mochamayas

Pananas Restaurant, 916 Suffield Street, Agawam 01001
(413) 786-9012 http://www.pananasrestaurant.com/

Paper City Brewery, 108 Cabot Street, Holyoke 01040
(413) 535-1588 http://www.myspace.com/papercitybrewery

Pearl Street Nightclub, 10 Pearl Street, Northampton 01060.
(413) 586-8686. http://www.iheg.com

Piccadilly Pub, 1508 Riverdale Street, Route 5, West Springfield 01089
(413) 746-2444

Polish National Alliance, 13 Victory Street, Adams 01220.
(413) 743-9753. http://www.pna-adams.org/

Rebel Sound Records,146-A North Street, Pittsfield 01201
http://www.myspace.com/rebelsoundrecordsthestore

The Rendezvous, 78 3rd Street, Turners Falls
(413) 863-2866 http://www.rendezvoustfma.com/events/

Route 63 Roadhouse, 32 Federal Street, Route 63, Millers Falls 01349
(413) 659-3384

The Sierra Grille, 41 Strong Avenue, first floor, Northampton 01060.
(413) 584-1150 http://www.myspace.com/sierragrillemusic

Snowzee's Music Shack, 330 Amherst Road, Route 116, Sunderland 01375
(413) 665-8788

The Southwick Inn, Routes 10 and 202, Southwick 01077.
(413) 569-5031. http://www.myspace.com/thesouthwickinn

Stearns Square, between Worthington and Bridge Streets, Springfield 01103
http://www.springfielddowntown.com

Theodore's, 201 Worthington Street, Springfield.
(413) 736-6000 http://www.theobbq.com

Waterfront Tavern, 920 Main Street, Holyoke 01040
(413) 532-2292
http://www.ogre26.com/waterfronttavern.html (all ages)
http://www.waterfronttavern.com/index.html (18+ shows)

Winterland Country Club, 76 Hope Street, Greenfield 01301
(413) 772-0111 http://www.myspace.com/winterlandcountryclub

The Yellow Sofa, 24 Main Street, Northampton 01060
(413) 585-5877 http://www.theyellowsofa.com

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508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

ON THE RADIO
Homegrown is the local music show on WPXC, 102.9FM Hyannis, every Sunday night,
10pm-midnight. You can listen online at http://www.pixy103.com

Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis Street, Framingham 01701
(508) 405-2787 http://www.amazingthings.org/

The Beachcomber, 1120 Cahoon Hollow Road, P.O. Box 1409
Wellfleet 02667 (508) 349-6055 http://www.thebeachcomber.com

The Billiards Cafe, 39 Main Street, Ayer 01432
(978) 772-7665 http://www.thebilliardscafe.com/

Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Ocean Front North, Salisbury 01952
(978) 462-5888 http://www.blueoceanhall.com

Boardinghouse Park, 40 French Street, Lowell 01854
http://www.lowellsummermusic.org/

Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Road, PO Box 1228, Route 2A, Shirley 01464.
(978) 425-4311; 877-536-7190. http://www.bullrunrestaurant.com

The C-Note, 159 Nantasket Avenue, Hull 02045
(781) 925-4300 http://www.cnotehull.com/

Captain Carlo's, 27-29 Harbor Loop, Gloucester 01930
(978) 278-6342 http://www.captcarlo.com

Center for the Arts in Natick, 14 Summer Street, Natick 01760
(508) 647-0097 http://www.natickarts.org/

The Chicken Bone, 135 Waverly Street (Route 135), Framingham 01702
(508) 879-1138 http://thechickenbone.com/

The Chicken Box, 16 Dave Street, PO Box 1670, Nantucket 02584
(508) 228-9727 http://www.thechickenbox.com/

Club Oasis at London Billiards, 70 James Street, Worcester 01603
(508) 799-7665 http://www.londonbilliards.com

The Corner Pub,99 Hapgood Street, Athol 01331
(978) 249-6728 (no website)

DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester 01608.
(508) 755-6800. http://www.dcucenter.com

Daddy's Beach Club, 280 Nantasket Avenue, Nantasket Beach, Hull 02045
(781) 925-3600 http://www.daddysbeachclub.com

Dante's at Firefly's, 350 East Main Street (Route 20), Marlborough.
(508) 229-BLUES.
http://dantes.firefl...borough_Schedule.pdf

Dodge Street Bar and Grille, 7 Dodge Street, Salem 01970.
(978) 745-0139. http://www.myspace.com/dodgestreet7

Gilrein's, 802 Main Street, Worcester 01610.
(508) 791-BLUE. http://www.gilreins.net/

Greendale's Pub, 404 West Boylston Street, Worcester 01606
(508) 853-1350 http://www.myspace.com/greendalespub

The Grog, 13 Middle Street, Newburyport 01950.
(978) 465-8008. http://www.thegrog.com/cabaret.htm

Harry's Blues Bar and Grill, 700 Main Street, Hyannis 02601
(581) 778-4188

Lucky Dog Music Hall,89 Green Street, Worcester 01604.
(508) 363-1888 http://www.luckydogmusic.com/welcome.htm

Mal's Lounge, George's Restaurant, 77 Washington Street, 3rd floor, Haverhill
(978) 374-5150 http://www.georgesonwashington.com/mals.html

Me and Thee Coffeehouse, 28 Mugford Street, Marblehead 01945.
(781) 631-8987. http://meandthee.org/

Mill Street Brews, 18 Mill Street, Southbridge 01550
(508) 764-6900 http://www.millstreetbrews.com/

Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan Street, Fall River 02721.
(508) 324-1926 http://www.ncfta.org/music.php

Next Page Blues Cafe, 550 Broad Street, Weymouth 02453
(781) 356-9796
http://www.reverbnat...thenextpagebluescafe

North Quabbin Performing Arts Center, 1794 Meeting House, New Salem 01355
(978) 544- 5200 http://www.1794meetinghouse.org/

Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem 01970

Palladium, 261 Main Street, Worcester 01608.
(508) 797-9696 http://www.thepalladium.net/events.html

The Pump House, 340 Main Street, Southbridge 01550
(508) 765-5473 htttp://www.myspace.com/thepumphouse340main

Ralph's Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester 01605
(508) 753-9543 http://www.myspace.com/ralphsdiner

Red Onion, Otter River Hotel, 29 Main Street, Baldwinville
(978) 939-7373 http://www.myspace.com/theredonion

Rockafellas, 231 Essex Street, Salem 01970
(978) 745-2411

South Gardner Hotel, 8 East Broadway, Gardner 01440
(978) 630-1322

The Squealing Pig, 335 Commercial Street, Provincetown 02657
(508) 487-5804 http://www.squealingpigptown.com/

Sundancer's, 116 Main Street, West Dennis 02670
(508) 394-1600 http://www.sundancerscapecod.com/index.html

Tammany Hall, 43 Pleasant Street, #1, Worcester 01609.
(508) 791-6550 http://www.myspace.com/tamhall

The Tap Brewpub, 100 Washington Street, Haverhill
(978) 374-1117 http://www.tapbrewpub.com/

Tully Community Center, 365 Tully Road, Orange 01364
(978) 575-0512

Whiplash, 63 Wyman Street, Stoughton 02072
(781) 344-9447

Zeiterion Theatre, 684 Purchase Street,, New Bedford 02741
(508) 994-2900 http://www.zeiterion.org/


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METRO BOSTON

ON THE RADIO
Bay State Rock is the local music show on WAAF, 107.3FM and 97.7FM,
every Sunday night, 10pm-midnight. You can listen online at http://www.waaf.com

ON THE RADIO
Boston Emissions is the local music show on WZLX, 100.7FM HD-1 Boston, every Sunday night,
10pm-midnight. You can listen online at http://www.wzlx.com

ON THE RADIO
Pipeline! is the local music show on WMBR, 88.1FM at M.I.T. in Cambridge, every Tuesday evening 8-10pm. Listen online at http://wmbr.org

ON THE RADIO
On the Town with Mikey Dee is the local music show on WMFO, 91.5FM at Tufts University in Medford, every Wednesday night, 9pm-midnight. Listen online at http://www.wmfo.org/

All Asia, 332 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139
(617) 497-1544 http://www.allasiabar.com/

Atwood's Tavern, 877 Cambridge Street (Inman Square), Cambridge.
(617) 864-2792. http://www.atwoodstavern.com

The Beachcomber, 797 Quincy Shore Drive, Quincy
(617) 479-8989 http://beachcomberquincy.com/

Cafe 939, 939 Boylston Street, Boston 02115
(617) 747-6040 http://www.cafe939.com/

Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139.

Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville 02143
(617) 718-2191 http://www.artsatthearmory.org/

Charlies Kitchen, 10 Eliot Street, Cambridge 02138
(617) 492-9646 http://www.myspace.com/charlieskitchen

Church of Boston, 69 Kilmarnock Street, Boston 02115.
(617) 236-7600 http://www.churchofboston.com/events.php

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139.
(617) 482-4920. http://www.club-bohemia.com

Club Passim, 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge 02138
(617) 492-7679 http://www.clubpassim.org/

Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline 02446
(617) 734-2500 or (617) 734-2501 http://www.coolidge.org/

Dante's at Firefly's, 516 Adams Street, Quincy
(617) 471-0011.
http://dantes.firefl..._Quincy_Schedule.pdf

Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Avenue (corner Harvard Ave.), Allston 02134.
(617) 566-9014 http://www.greatscottboston.com/

Hard Rock Cafe, 22-24 Clinton Street (Faneuil Hall), Boston 02109
(617) 424-7625 http://www.hardrockcafe.com/boston

Harpers Ferry, 158 Brighton Avenue, Allston 02134.
(617) 254-9743. http://www.harpersferryboston.com/

House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston 02215

The ICC, 557 Cambridge Street, Allston 02134
http://massliveevents.com/index

Johnny D's, 17 Holland Street, Davis Square, Somerville 02144
(617) 776-9667 http://www.johnnyds.com/

The LilyPad, 1353 Cambridge Street, Inman Square, Cambridge
http://www.lily-pad.net/

Lizard Lounge, 1667 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02138.
(617) 547-0759 http://www.lizardloungeclub.com/main.html

Middle East club, 472 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139
http://www.mideastclub.com/

Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain 02130
(617) 524-9038 http://www.midwaycafe.com/

O'Brien's Pub, 3 Harvard Avenue, Allston 02134
(617) 782-7245 http://www.greatscottboston.com/obriens/

The Orpheum Theater,1 Hamilton Place, Boston 02108.

P.A.'s Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave., Somerville
(617) 776-1557 http://www.paslounge.com/

The Plough and Stars. 912 Massachusetts Avenue. Cambridge 02139.
(617) 576-0032 http://www.ploughandstars.com/

The Precinct, 70 Union Square, Somerville 02143.
(617) 623-9211. http://www.precinctbar.com/

Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street, Arlington
(781) 646-4849. http://www.regenttheatre.com/events/

Rosebud Bar, 381 Summer Street, Davis Square, Somerville 02144
(617) 666-6015 http://rosebudbardavis.com/

The Royale, 279 Tremont Street, Boston 02116
(617) 338-7699 http://royaleboston.com/

Sally O'Brien's, 335 Somerville Avenue, Union Square, Somerville 02145
(617) 666-3589 http://www.sallyobriensbar.com/

Smoken Joe's BBQ, 351 Washington Street, Brighton 02135
(617) 254-5227

Somerville Theater, 55 Davis Square, Somerville 02144.
(617) 625-5700. http://www.somervilletheatreonline.com/

TT The Bear's Place, 10 Brookline Street, Cambridge 02139.
(617) 492-0082 http://www.ttthebears.com

TOAD, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139.
(617) 497-4950 http://www.toadcambridge.com

Western Front, 343 Western Ave (corner of Putnam), Cambridge 02139.
(617) 492-7772. http://www.thewesternfrontclub.com

Wonderbar, 186 Harvard Avenue, Allston 02134
(617) 351-2665 http://www.wonderbarboston.com

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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.

Please don't hesitate to send me your questions, comments,
and suggestions! DOS = Day of Show

Always call the venue in advance to see if the show is as advertised.
The Weekly Band E-Mail is not responsible for any changes in shows.
 
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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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Weekly Band E-Mail #144.0 LISTINGS September 9th - September 15th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #144.0 September 9th - September 15th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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For a more complete listing of shows, go to
http://www.jambase.com/ or
http//www.pollstar.com/

You can also find a more complete listing of shows at
http://www.baystaterock.com Click on Local Scene at the top of the page.

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413 AREA CODE

The Basement, 21 Center Street, Northampton 01060.
(413) 586-8686 http://www.iheg.com
Sat Sept 11th 8pm Larry Berger and the Electric Fence; Peter Nabut and the Wild Valley Hamsters

Black Moon Music Lounge, 37 State Street, Belchertown 01007
(413) 323-0013 http://www.myspace.com/blackmoonjazz
Thurs Sept 9th 8pm Space Captain; Conduit; Dandy Zander
Sat Sept 11th 9pm Brooke Batteau and the New Cosmology
Sun Sept 12th 8pm Linq
Tues Sept 14th 8pm The David Johnson Quartet

The Bloods, 35 Mountain Acres Road, Montgomery
Sat Sept 11th 2pm-1am ALL AGES.
EGANSTOCK V
The fifth annual birthday bash for Dan Egan.
Black Pyramid
Planetoid
Born of Thunder
The Uncomfortables
The Prozacs
The Excuses
Severe Severe
Problem With Dragons.

Burrito Rojo, 50 Third Street, Turners Falls
(413) 863-3111 http://www.myspace.com/burritorojo
Thurs Sept 9th 7pm John Clarke
Fri Sept 10th 9pm Flabberghaster
Sat Sept 11th 8pm Caravan of Thieves

Canal Gallery, 380 Dwight Street, Holyoke 01040
Sat Sept 11th 7pm ALL AGES
ZONE ARTS CENTER 30TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
8th Route Army
The Malarians
Bamboo Steamers
Art Kritics
Donut Kings
Thrill Pillow

The Elevens, 140 Pleasant Street, Northampton 01060
(413) 586-9155 (ask to be transferred to the Elevens)
http://www.myspace.com/theelevensnorthampton
Sat Sept 11th 9pm Disorderly Conduct
Sun Sept 12th 9pm "A Night at The Zoo" with The Trials and Tribulations; Death to New England; Snacks; Constantly Burning Fire; Heaven's Lament; The Nice Try; The Matt Silberstein Band; The Original Cowards; The Doomsday Ladies.

Flavours Restaurant , 75 North Street (enter on McKay Street), Pittsfield 01201
(413) 443-3188. http://www.flavoursintheberkshires.com
Fri Sept 10th 9pm Who Are You
Sat Sept 11th 9pm Loose Change

Flywheel, 43 Main Street, Easthampton 01027
(413) 527-9800 http://www.flywheelarts.org/
Thurs Sept 9th 7pm Ampere; Zann; Gods and Queens; Veloz; A Shadow of a Doubt

Institute for Musical Arts, 165 Cape Street, Route 112, Goshen
(413) 268-3074 http://www.ima.org/
BENEFIT CONCERT
Sat Sept 11th 8pm. John Sebastian.

Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center Street, Northampton 01060.
(413) 586-8686 http://www.iheg.com
Thurs Sept 9th 8:30pm Toubab Krewe; Fear Nuttin Band
Fri Sept 10th 7pm The Lonesome Brothers 25th anniversary show
Fri Sept 10th 10pm Hot Day at the Zoo
Sat Sept 11th 7pm Carolina Chocolate Drops
Sat Sept 11th 10pm Fiesta Brava; Matt Larsen and the Documents
Sun Sept 12th 7pm Stan Ridgway
Mon Sept 13th 7pm Barely Adequate: Bruce Mackay, Guy Devito, Elliot Sherman, Rick King, Santina King, Tim Griffin
Tues Sept 14th 7pm Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
Weds Sept 15th 8:30pm Trevor Hall

Maximum Capacity, 116 School Street, Chicopee 01013.
(413) 592-0719
Fri Sept 10th Aquanett; Back in Black (AC/DC tribute)
Sat Sept 11th Jus Us

Mountain Park, Route 5, exit 18 off Route 91, Holyoke 01040
(413) 586-8686 http://www.iheg.com/
Fri Sept 10th 6pm The Disco Biscuits; RJD2; Mimosa
Mon Sept 13th 7pm Vampire Weekend; Beach House; Dum Dum Girls.
Last show of the series.

Paramount Theater/Hippodrome, 1700 Main Street, Springfield 01103
http://www.paramountspringfield.com
KABOOMFEST
Sun Sept 12th 12noon doors. $15 advance; $20 at door. ALL AGES.
12:15 pm - Of Tragedy
12:40 pm - In The Direction Of The Sun
1:05 pm - Forsaken The Sky
1:30 pm - Run For Your Guns
1:55 pm - Acaro
2:20 pm - Cruel Hand
2:45 pm - Call To Preserve
3:10 pm - Cities Divide
3:40 pm - Calling All Creeps
4:10 pm - King Conquer
4:40 pm - Blue Arson
5:10 pm - Murderdeathkill
5:40 pm - And Hell Followed With
6:10 pm - The Red Shore
6:50 pm - Donnybrook
7:30 pm - Lionheart
8:15 pm - Suffokate
9:00 pm - Our Last Night
9:45 pm - Thy Will Be Done
10:30 pm - Shadows Fall

Rebel Sound Records,146-A North Street, Pittsfield 01201
http://www.myspace.com/rebelsoundrecordsthestore
Sat Sept 11th 7pm The Mood; New Idea Society; The Holding Company; Whirl; COD
Sun Sept 12th 1pm Willpowerless; The McGunks; Amyst; Nottingham; Dead Radio Rebels; The Dance Cancer

The Sierra Grille, 41 Strong Avenue, first floor, Northampton 01060.
(413) 584-1150 http://www.myspace.com/sierragrillemusic
RE-ANIMATE THE BAYSTATE
Thurs Sept 9th 10pm The Malarians; A Dick Supreme

Theodore's, 201 Worthington Street, Springfield.
(413) 736-6000 http://www.theobbq.com
Fri Sept 10th 10pm Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood
Sat Sept 11th 9pm Cross-Eyed Cat

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508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

ON THE RADIO
Homegrown is the local music show on WPXC, 102.9FM Hyannis, every Sunday night,
10pm-midnight. You can listen online at http://www.pixy103.com

Battis Field, Jackson Street, Middleborough
http://www.nebluesfest.com/
5th annual New England Blues Festival
Saturday Nov 11th 12noon-6pm
12noon Wolf and the Jam Daddies
1:15pm Bogged Down
2:15pm Wood Spirit Band
3:15pm Mark T. Small
4:30pm The Dan Lawson Band

Boardinghouse Park, 40 French Street, Lowell 01854
http://www.lowellsummermusic.org/
Fri Sept 10th 7:30pm Robert Randolph and the Family Band.
Last show of the series.

Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Road, PO Box 1228, Route 2A, Shirley 01464.
(978) 425-4311; 877-536-7190 http:www.bullrunrestaurant.com
Thurs Sept 9th 7pm Bull Run SoundStage with Dan and Fath; Perry Desmond-Davies
Fri Sept 10th 8pm Chris Duarte
Sat Sept 11th 8pm (ballroom) Andy Pratt.
Sat Sept 11th 8pm (Sawtelle Room) Don White and the Loomers.

Dante's at Firefly's, 350 East Main Street (Route 20), Marlborough.
(508) 229-BLUES.
http://dantes.firefl...borough_Schedule.pdf
Fri Sept 10th 9:30pm The Last Call Band

Fish Park, near 200 Union Street, Athol
http://www.tooltownlive.com
TOOL TOWN LIVE CONCERT SERIES
Sat Sept 11th 7-9pm. Richard Chase Band (folk/rock)
If it rains, the show will be at Memorial Hall at 584 Main Street in Athol.

Gilrein's, 802 Main Street, Worcester 01610.
(508) 791-BLUE. http://www.gilreins.net/
Fri Sept 10th 9:30pm Jack Kelly and the Three Beers Story

The Grog, 13 Middle Street, Newburyport 01950.
(978) 465-8008. http://www.thegrog.com/cabaret.htm
Thurs Sept 9th 8pm Soul Robot
Fri Sept 10th 9pm Three Day Threshold
Sat Sept 11th 9pm GrooveWorks
Sun Sept 12th 7pm Parker Wheeler's Blues Party(tm) with Evan Goodrow; Tom West; Amadee Castenell; Danny Heath; Steve Bankuti

Moose Lodge, 50 Grove Street, Salem 01970
(978) 744-9708
BENEFIT FOR TANIS PRICE
Fri Sept 10th 6-11pm
Revolver; Cocaine Tongue

Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan Street, Fall River 02721.
(508) 324-1926 http://www.ncfta.org/music.php
Fri Sept 10th 8pm Carolina Chocolate Drops

Palladium, 261 Main Street, Worcester 01608.
(508) 797-9696 http://www.thepalladium.net/events.html
Thurs Sept 9th 7pm (upstairs) The Birthday Massacre
Sat Sept 11th 7:30pm (downstairs) Katatonia; Swallow the Sun; Orphaned Land
Sat Sept 11th 9pm (downstairs) Hank III; Assjack
Sun Sept 12th 6:30pm (upstairs) Bane; Trapped Under Ice; Cruel Hand; Alpha and Omega
Sun Sept 12th 7:30pm (downstairs) Kottonmouth Kings; Blaza Ya Dead Homie; Big B; Bliss N Eso

Prowse Farm, 5 Blue Hill River Road, Canton 02021
LIFE IS GOOD(r) FESTIVAL
Sat Sept 11th
11:45am-12:30pm, "Good Vibes" stage, Sonicbids local artist
12:30-1:15pm, "Life is Good" stage, Eli "Paperboy" Reed and The True Loves
1:15=2pm, "Good Vibes" stage, Will Dailey and the Rivals
2-3pm , "Life is Good" stage, Mavis Staples
3-3:45pm, "Good Vibes" stage, Donavon Frankenreiter
3:45-4:45pm, "Life is Good" stage, Ozomatli
4:45-5:45pm, "Good Vibes" stage, Dr. Dog
5:45-6:45pm, "Life is Good" stage, Ziggy Marley
6:45-7:45pm, "Good Vibes" stage, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals
7:45-9:15pm, "Life is Good" stage, Ben Harper and Relentless7
"GOOD KIDS" STAGE
11:30am-12:30pm The Sippy Cups
1-2pm Big Apple Circus - Circus to Go!
2:30-3:30pm They Might Be Giants
4-5:15pm Dan Zanes and Friends
Sun Sept 12th
11:45am-12:30pm, "Good Vibes" stage, Sonicbids local artist
12:30-1:15pm, "Life is Good" stage, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
1:15-2pm, "Good Vibes" stage, Toubab Krewe
2-3pm, "Life is Good" stage, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
3-3:45pm, "Good Vibes" stage, OK Go
3:45-4:45pm, "Life is Good" stage, Galactic
4:45-5:45pm, "Good Vibes" stage, Brett Dennen
5:45-6:45pm, "Life is Good" stage, Guster
6:45-7:45pm, "Good Vibes" stage, Corinne Bailey Rae
7:45-9:15pm, "Life is Good" stage, Jason Mraz
"GOOD KIDS" STAGE
11:30sm-12:30pm The Sippy Cups
1-2pm They Might Be Giants
2:30-3:30pm Dan Zanes and Friends
4-5:15pm Laurie Berkner Band

Ralph's Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester 01605
(508) 753-9543 http://www.myspace.com/ralphsdiner
Thurs Sept 9th 9pm Metal Thursday CIV: Ravage; Led To the Grave; Thrillhouse; Crypter
Fri Sept 10th 9pm Bovachevo; Phantom Glue; Jack Burton vs. David Lo-Pan; Automatons
Sat Sept 11th 9pm Scarecrow Hill; 18 Wheels of Justice; Absynthe; Hollow Point Klik; Absence of Despair; Angelz of Death

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METRO BOSTON

ON THE RADIO
Bay State Rock is the local music show on WAAF, 107.3FM and 97.7FM,
every Sunday night, 10pm-midnight. You can listen online at http://www.waaf.com

ON THE RADIO
Boston Emissions is the local music show on WZLX, 100.7FM HD-1 Boston, every Sunday night,
10pm-midnight. You can listen online at http://www.wzlx.com

ON THE RADIO
Pipeline! is the local music show on WMBR, 88.1FM at M.I.T. in Cambridge, every Tuesday evening 8-10pm. Listen online at http://wmbr.org Streight Angular and Manners will be performing live in-studio tonight.

ON THE RADIO
On the Town with Mikey Dee is the local music show on WMFO, 91.5FM at Tufts University in Medford, every Wednesday night, 9pm-midnight. Listen online at http://www.wmfo.org/

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139.
(617) 482-4920. http://www.club-bohemia.com
Thurs Sept 9th 8pm Friends of the Universe; Calamus; Adam Block; The Joakin Breicho Quartet
Fri Sept 10th 9pm Cheap Leather; Callus Stars; Top Heavy; Naked on Rollerskates
Sat Sept 11th 9pm Ted Wyman; The Clydesdale Cowboys; John Aanestad; The Brooklyns

Club Passim, 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge 02138
(617) 492-7679 http://www.clubpassim.org/
Thurs Sept 9th 8pm The Young Dads
Fri Sept 10th 8pm Treat Her Right
Sat Sept 11th 10:30am Green Apple Kids Band
Sat Sept 11th 8pm Sonos
Sun Sept 12th 4:30pm College Fund Band (CD release)
Sun Sept 12th 8pm Caravan of Thieves
Tues Sept 14th 8pm The Grownup Noise
Weds Sept 15th 8pm Women in the Round: Susan Levine, Lisa Bastoni, Kim Davidson and Amy Petty

Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Avenue (corner Harvard Ave.), Allston 02134.
(617) 566-9014 http://www.greatscottboston.com/
Thurs Sept 9th 9pm Pray for Polanski; Little Motel; Streight Angular
Sat Sept 11th 9pm Marconi (CD release); Pretty and Nice; In Cadeo; Baby Driver
Sun Sept 12th 8pm Jarrod Gorbel (of The Honorary Title); Dave Munro (of Air Traffic Controller)
Mon Sept 13th 9pm Biffy Clyro (U.K.); Art Decade
Tues Sept 14th 10pm Circles; DJ Mistaker and Damien Paul
Weds Sept 15th 9pm Jukebox the Ghost; Drink Up Buttercup; Via Audio

Lizard Lounge, 1667 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02138.
(617) 547-0759 http://www.lizardloungeclub.com/main.html
Thurs Sept 9th 8:30pm The Brothers McCann (residency); Jeff Conley
Fri Sept 10th 9pm Willburys Weekend featuring Kingsley Flood as Bob Dylan, Jason Dunn (The Luxury) as George Harrison, Spirit Kid as Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Mery James as Jeff Lynne, and Brendan Boogie as Roy Orbison.
Sat Sept 11th 9pm Willburys Weekend featuring Kingsley Flood as Bob Dylan, Jason Dunn (The Luxury) as George Harrison, Spirit Kid as Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Mery James as Jeff Lynne, and Brendan Boogie as Roy Orbison.
Tues Sept 14th 8:30pm The Giant Kings featuring Duke Levine, Chris Cole, Kevin Barry, and an all-star band.
Weds Sept 15th 8:30pm Danielle Miraglia; The Baker Thomas Band.

Long Wharf, Northern Avenue, Boston
(617) 467-4037. http://rockandbluescruise.com/
Sat Sept 11th 2pm Magic Magic; Three Legged Dog
Proceeds go to Team Forward of the recent Pan Mass Challenge Bike Ride, which raises money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
All ticket holders must be 21+
Last cruise of the season.

Middle East club, 472 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139
http://www.mideastclub.com/
Thurs Sept 9th 9pm (up) B.L.O.W.W.; King Hell; Born of Thunder; Hypaspace
Fri Sept 10th 9pm (up) Forgetful Jones performs the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik" in its entirety. Also, Sticky Fuzz; Urban Warriors.
Sat Sept 11th 1pm (up) Love Via Dance Machine; Brighter Side; Visions; Holly Heist; Dear Zim; Small Talk
Sat Sept 11th 9pm (up) The Lights Out; Muy Consado (CD release); Sidewalk Driver; The Press
Sun Sept 12th 1pm (up) Convey; The Advocates; Limelight; My 63rd Apology; Awesome Express
Sun Sept 12th 9pm (up) Colour Revolt (Fat Possum); Turbo Fruits; The Okay Win
Mon Sept 13th 9pm (up) The Pennies; Skyler; Zayde Buti
Tues Sept 14th 9pm (up) Serge Didenko with Live Band; Conex and The Prime Band; Radix; The UN
Weds Sept 15th 9pm (up) Nomo; Tubby Love; The Macrotones
Thurs Sept 9th 9pm (down) The Beautiful Girls; Passafire; Orgone
Fri Sept 10th 9pm (down) Township; Mellow Bravo (CD release); Gozu; Zip-Tie Handcuffs; DJ Nook
Sat Sept 11th 9pm (down) School of Seven Bells (Vagrant Records); Active Child
Weds Sept 15th 9pm (down) El Ten Eleven; Dosh; Baths

O'Brien's Pub, 3 Harvard Avenue, Allston 02134
(617) 782-7245 http://www.greatscottboston.com/obriens/
Thurs Sept 9th 9pm Ballset; New Idea Society; The Mood (Czech Republic); Spirit Animal
Fri Sept 10th 9pm Blessed Offal; Hirundinea; Dead Languages; Sauriel
Sat Sept 11th 8pm Abnormality; Scaphism; Goreality; Untombed; Pathogenic
Sun Sept 12th 9pm ORBS (members of Between the Buried and Me); Trophy Scars; Steve Brodsky
Mon Sept 13th 9pm Beach Hair; Dadfag
Weds Sept 15th 9pm Asteroid M Project; MMOSS; Peace and Quiet; Moon Climb the Wall; Once Dead Flesh

P.A.'s Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave., Somerville
(617) 776-1557 http://www.paslounge.com/
Thurs Sept 9th 8:30pm Magic People; Whore Paint; Mutation in the GRYD; Kramer Vs. Kramer
Fri Sept 10th 8:30pm Vincent Mombi; Minor; Man vs Moon
Sat Sept 11th 8:30pm Hello Echo; Diamond Mines; The Four Legged Faithful; Fred the Donkey
Tues Sept 14th 8:30pm By Jupiter; Backwords; The New Highway Hymnal; Cat-Tooth Jim
Weds Sept 15th 8:30pm The Doozer; U.S. Girls; Peace, Loving; Taps; Rotten Apples

Rosebud Bar, 381 Summer Street, Davis Square, Somerville 02144
(617) 666-6015 http://rosebudbardavis.com/
Thurs Sept 9th 9pm Andrea Gillis
Fri Sept 10th 8:30pm Muck and the Mires; Jay Allen and the Arch Criminals; The Dirty Truckers
Sat Sept 11th 8:30pm 28 Degrees Taurus; Magic Shoppe; Miars

Smoken Joe's BBQ, 351 Washington Street, Brighton 02135
(617) 254-5227 http://smokenjoesbbq.com/
Thurs Sept 9th Phil Pemberton Band featuring Ron Levy
Fri Sept 10th Timo Arthur Band
Sat Sept 11th Sir Cecil
Sun Sept 12th Geoff Bartley
Mon Sept 13th Bruce Marshall
Tues Sept 14th Soul Alley
Weds Sept 15th Alison Lissance with Henri Smith

Starlab, 32 Prospect Street, Somerville
Sat Sept 10th 4pm Movers and Shakers; Viva Viva; Needy Visions; The Cold Beat; Banditas.

TT The Bear's Place, 10 Brookline Street, Cambridge 02139.
(617) 492-0082 http://www.ttthebears.com/
Thurs Sept 9th 9pm Apollo Run; The Backup Factor; This Blue Heaven; Apple Betty
Sun Sept 12th 9pm Voxhaul Broadcast; Stereo Telescope; Fly Upright Kite (final show)
Tues Sept 14th 9pm Fishing the Sky; Debutaunts; We Are the Willows; The Devil and a Penny
Weds Sept 15th 9:15pm Led to Sea; The Watson Twins; Laura Veirs and The Hall of Flames

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

Please don't hesitate to send me your questions, comments,
and suggestions! DOS = Day of Show

Always call the venue in advance to see if the show is as advertised.
The Weekly Band E-Mail is not responsible for any changes in shows.

 
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Weekly Band E-Mail #143.0 NEWS September 2nd, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #143.0 September 2nd, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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Exploit Boston!, a daily Boston music blog, will be re-starting their Internet radio station of Boston music past and present very soon. To access it, open up your iTunes, click the Advanced tab up top, click Open Audio Stream from the drop-down menu, and type in http://66.135.55.15:8081/exploitboston

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This is the weekend of the semi-annual Campfire Weekend indoor folk music festival at Club Passim at Harvard Square in Cambridge. The event begins on Friday, September 3rd at 6pm, and runs from 12noon to roughly 12midnight on Saturday, Sunday and Monday as well. Tickets are $10 per day. The complete schedule appears in this week's LISTINGS edition of the Weekly Band E-Mail.

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"Hometown Heroes" is the name of a huge music festival that will be held at the Shutesbury Athletic Club on Saturday, September 11th, 12noon-2am. This is an ALL AGES event. Tickets are $20 and available at the door..

Performing will be:
The Alchemystics
Primate Fiasco
The Problemaddicts
Fear Nuttin Band
Outter Stylie
DJ Redshift
Iganic Sound System
Shokazoba
Loose Caboose
DJ Megha
Gaia Roots
Danny Pease and the Regulators
Tem Blessed and Blessed Energy, and Kidd Ryddim.

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The Me and Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead has released their 2010-2011 schedule. You can now buy tickets online through PayPal at http://www.meandthee.org/ Here is the schedule:

FALL 2010
Fri Sept 17th, 8pm, Session Americana, $16 advance, $18 at door
Fri Sept 24th, 8pm, Tim O'Brien, Avi and Celia from Hey Mama, $25 advance, $27 at door
Fri Oct 1st, 8pm. Garnet Rogers, Putnam Smith, $15 advance, $17 at door
Fri Oct 8th, 8pm, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, Adam Michael Rothberg, $16 advance; $18 at door
Fri Oct 15th, 8pm, Jill Sobule, Raina Rose and Rebecca Loebe, $18 advance, $20 at door
Fri Oct 22nd, 8pm, Slaid Cleaves, Brendan Hogan, $18 advance; $20 at door
Fri Oct 29th, 8pm, Eliza Gilkyson, John Elliott, $22 advance, $24 at door
Fri Nov 5th, 8pm, Carrie Rodriguez and Jim Lauderdale, $18 advance, $20 at door
Fri Nov 12th, 8pm, Christine Lavin and Don White, $25 advance, $27 at door
Fri Nov 19th, 8pm, Jimmy LaFave, Kerri Powers, $16 advance, $18 at door
Fri Dec 10th, 8pm, Sweetback Sisters, Bethel Steele, $15 advance, $17 at door

WINTER 2011
Fri Feb 4th, 8pm, The Angel Band, Hayley Reardon, $20 advance, $22 at door
Fri Feb 11th, 8pm, Mary Gauthier, Jason Myles Goss, $20 advance, $22 at door
Fri Feb 18th, 8pm, Adam Ezra, Pesky J. Nixon, $14 advance, $16 at door
Fri Feb 25th, 8pm, Aoife Clancy and Robbie O'Connell, Matching Orange, $18 advance, $20 at door
Fri March 4, 8pm, Jubilee Mule, $14 advance, $16 at door
Fri March 11th, 8pm, Caravan of Thieves, $14 advance, $16 at door
Fri March 18th, 8pm, David Wilcox, $20 advance, $22 at door

SPRING 2011
Fri March 25th, 8pm, Hot Club of Cowtown, $20 advance, $22 at door
Fri April 1st, 8pm, Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, $20 advance, $22 at door
Fri April 8th, 8pm, Guggenheim Grotto, $14 advance, $16 at door
Fri April 15th, 8pm, Bill Staines, Scott Alarik, $16 advance, $18 at door
Fri April 29th, 8pm, Ante Duvekot, Caleb Hawley, $18 advance, $ 20 at door

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A new six-song EP from Winterpills will be available on the Signature Sounds label on Tuesday, October 5th. The EP is titled "Tuxedo of Ashes." It was recorded at Philip Price and Flora Reed's home studio, The Boomerang Ranch, from April to July, Many friends and guest artists played and sang on it as well, including Mark Mulcahy, Grant-Lee Phillips, Chris Collingwood, and Erin McKeown.

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This comes from Boston Band Crush:

Tommy Allen and Sarah Cronin, who together make up the Boston band Drug Rug, need a new van. Here is the notice that Tommy and Sarah sent to their fans and to BBC:

Dear People of Earth,

We are a band with a dream. We have been blessed with the opportunity to live this dream. All that is missing is the dream mobile.

Back in early February, our old van, Pee-Wee was on his last legs. He had many problems that were unfortunately too expensive for us to fix. We had to leave Pee Wee at the junkyard.

Since then, we have had to spend money on rental vans in order to tour, making it impossible to save up for a new van of our own. As of yet, with no vehicle to depend on, we are unable to make plans to tour in the future.

We want to keep doing what we love. We want to be able to share our music with the rest of the country! This is where you come in. We need your help, the help of our fans. We can't do this without you guys!

We are teaming up with Kickstarter to raise the money for a new van. You can choose to support us by donating various different amounts, and in return you get various fantastic prizes offered by us! Please take a minute to watch the video we made, and we hope you will be a part of our project! We can't wait to get back out on the road, and we know together we can make this happen!! Thank you so much for all of your support, and hopefully we'll see you soon!

Tommy and Sarah

You can get to Kickstarter at http://bit.ly/cBLnhi

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This comes from Exploit Boston!, a Boston Music Blog:

15 questions from Clay Fernald, Publicity and Promotions Manager for the Middle East in Cambridge:

1. Who is one of your favorite up and coming bands in Boston?

Have you heard the Jinx Bros? They play Delta/Piedmont blues. Sometimes the duo employs a washtub! I love seeing young guys playing an old style of music. Steve and Eric are such great performers and always get the crowd jumpin’.

2. What makes the Boston music scene great?

Our history and our reverence to it. The ’80s and ’90s rockers beget the early 2000s rockers. The 2000s rockers beget the electronic and DJ culture that we see now. New bands are growing up being influenced by what’s happened here. Reunions are abound. Bands I never thought I’d see play again are hitting it full force and it’s hard to keep up with all of the new projects! In the last year I’ve seen The Prime Movers, The Satanics, Orchestra Morphine, Treat Her Right

The F.U.'s and Roadsaw. Also, I’ve been at practically every Viva Viva show. Bands like Doomstar! are branching out into new but familiar territory. This is an exciting time. Almost everyone’s a DJ, including myself, and it’s fun to hear people with great taste spin their favorite tunes.

3. How did you end up in Boston?

I grew up in Abington, on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I studied at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, for a BFA in the Studio for Interrelated Media(SIM). SIM is a diverse program, close to an open major but not quite. I directed my own study in SIM toward spoken word performance, graphic design, event production, video, and painting. I saw my professor at a video event for another SIM graduate recently. I pulled him aside and said, “I’ve finally woken up, all of the work I did in SIM directly pointed me in the direction of this career path I am on, thank you”. I’ve been in Boston since I’ve graduated, playing in bands, working in book publishing (another passion of mine), and making the most of my time in this universe.

4. What invention are you waiting for?

Time Machine. I’m a comic book guy. Almost all cool comics incorporate a time machine. I’d be even more stoked if it looked like Jack Kirby drew it!

5. What is your motto?

One day at a time.

6. What is one of your favorite spots in Boston to get ice cream?

My favorite frozen yogurt store is Berry Line in Harvard Square. Watermelon with fresh kiwi on top, with Hershey’s syrup. That’s what’s up.

7. Who would play you in a movie about your life?

Seth Green. I’m watching Buffy from the beginning. Just started Season 3.

8. How do you find new music?

I’ve got a great network of friends that suggest I check something out. Also, when I’m at shows I pay attention to the opening bands. That’s the talent pool!

9. Who is one of your favorite bands?

The Hellacopters — Sweeden's best KISS and soul-influenced rock and roll band.

10. If you were doing something else for work, what would it be?

Writing, drawing, coloring, or lettering comic books.

11. What's the song for your life's soundtrack this year?

Cassidy – “Gotta Get My Paper Up” Not because I’m rolling in the dough; but just because this is such a fun summer jam. Crazy hook, and a Naughty By Nature “hey…ho.”
“My pockets full like they ate too much!”

12. What was the song for your life's soundtrack 10 years ago?

311 -- “Don’t Stay Home.”

“Don’t change the mold kid, just eat around it, that’s what I did.”
What?

13. Who inspires you?

My nieces Darby and Macie! I want them to have a great world to live in, and have the tools to deal with the culture at large. The potential energy of children is truly inspiring.

14. You're stuck on a deserted island with someone from the Boston music scene. Who would it be and why?

Duncan Wilder Johnson. That’s my dude. Fellow SIM grad. He’d tell me the same Slayer story over and over again, but each time it would be different, and better. I’m now wishing the first person to come to mind was a girl. Oh well. No turning back now.

15. What is your super power?

Spider-strength. The whole Spider-Man thing actually.

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The Boston Globe recently came up with a list of Boston's 25 greatest pop music acts ever.

Here are the 25 that the Globe critics chose:
1. Aerosmith
2. Pixies
3. James Taylor
4. Donna Summer
5. The Cars
6. J. Geils Band/Peter Wolf
7. Joan Baez
8. New Edition
9. New Kids On the Block
10. Aimee Mann/'Til Tuesday
11. Boston
12. Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers
13. Mission of Burma
14. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
15. The Lemonheads
16. The Dropkick Murphys
17. The Remains
18. Galaxie 500
19. Morphine
20. Amanda Palmer/Dresden Dolls
21. Guster
22. Tavares
23. Dick Dale
24. Tom Rush
25. The G-Clefs

Here are the 25 that the Globe readers chose:
1. The Cars
2. Aerosmith
3. Boston
4. Pixies
5. James Taylor
6. J. Geils Band/Peter Wolf
7. Donna Summer
8. Aimee Mann/'Til Tuesday
9. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
10. The Lemonheads
11. Dropkick Murphys
12. Mission of Burma
13. Tracy Chapman
14. Billy Squier
15. Morphine
16. Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers
17. The Del Fuegos
18. Dinosaur Jr.
19. Buffalo Tom
20. They Might Be Giants
21. Letters to Cleo
22. New Edition
23. Joan Baez
24. Guster
25. New Kids On the Block

And here are nine acts to watch:
Passion Pit
Converge
Crooked Still
Faces on Film
Eilen Jewell
Eli "Paperboy" Reed
Killswitch Engage
Susan Tedeschi
Boys Like Girls

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This comes from Susan Scotti of the Last Call Agency:

Fans of the late John Lennon will undoubtedly commemorate what would have been his 70th birthday on October 9th, 2010 in a variety of ways, but one of the most unique tributes will come from fellow musicians, namely the folk/rock artists Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step and Tom Dean of Devonsquare. Together, they have produced "Imagined: The John Lennon Song Project," a thoughtfully re-imagined tribute that celebrates the genius and artistry of John Lennon.

The "Imagined" CD combines a number of Lennon's songs in new and unexpected ways, weaving melody, lyric and song together in a series of single songs and mini-medleys. The CD also features Dean's former band mate Alana MacDonald and a host of talented musicians who provide backing on acoustic and electric guitars, bass, cello, violin, mandolin, accordion, chromatic harmonica and percussion. The CD is scheduled for release on John Lennon's 70th birthday, October 9th, 2010.

In conjunction with the release of the CD, Imagined: The John Lennon Song Project live concert will be touring this fall and throughout 2011, and will be stopping at the Regent Theatre in Arlington on Saturday, October 9th at 8pm. Tickets for this show may be purchased in advance for $25 and a $3 service charge at http://www.regenttheatre.com/

Aztec Two-Step burst onto the scene with their self-titled debut album on Elektra Records in 1972. Since then, Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have spend a lifetime making music together as the folk/rock duo Aztec Two Step.

As their recording career continued, so did the critical acclaim. In 1987, "Living in America" received the New York Music Award for Best Folk Album, and was named in Billboard Magazine's year-end critics poll. Of their 2005 release, "Days of Horses," The Boston Globe said "fans of the duo's harmony-driven tunes and easygoing acoustic guitar riffs will recognize their James Taylor-meets-Simon and Garfunkel sound. What's new is the mood. This album sits back on its haunches as Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman look back wistfully at American pop culture and their own ride through it." In June 2007, Real Simple, a popular national lifestyle magazine, named Aztec Two-Step one of the top five classic folk albums, joining work by Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Tom Rush and Phil Ochs. The article cites the duo as "surpass(ing) Simon and Garfunkel for exquisite harmonies, musicianship and emotion." Aztec Two Step continues to be one of acoustic music's most popular and enduring acts.

For 20 years, Dean, MacDonald, and Herb Ludwig toured the U.S. and Europe and released five CDs. A devoted fan base followed these three musicians from coast to coast to hear the shimmering three-part harmonies and award-winning songs that have earned them an international reputation. In 1988, Atlantic Records chairman Ahmet Ertegun heard them and signed them immediately to his record company. Their CD, "Walking on Ice," was released to critical acclaim in 1988. It's title track reached the Top 20 on the national AC charts and was a breakthrough NAC hit.

They immediately began work on their next CD "Bye Bye Route 66" which was released in January 1992. This CD spawned the singles "If You Could See Me Now" and "Bye Bye Route 66" which received rave reviews from radio and print media. It also earned them a nomination for "Best New Act" at the 1992 Boston Music Awards. This CD, produced by Fowler and Dean, is dedicated to the late Herb Ludwig and John Lennon. All songs were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney except Imagine by John Lennon and Johnny’s An Angel by Rex Fowler.

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Information for the Weekly Band E-Mail is taken directly from venue,
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bananastasi - Thu, Sep 2, 2010, 2:18 A
Weekly Band E-Mail #143.0 LISTINGS September 2nd - September 8th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #143.0 September 2nd - September 8th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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For a more complete listing of shows, go to
http://www.jambase.com/ or
http//www.pollstar.com/

You can also find a more complete listing of shows at
http://www.baystaterock.com Click on Local Scene at the top of the page.

413 AREA CODE

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 18+
The Zayne Couch Explosion.

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8:30pm. $8. ALL AGES.
Rangda (Ben Chasny, Chris Corsano, Sir Richard Bishop); Major Stars; Unmuzzled Ox.

RE-ANIMATE THE BAY STATE
Sierra Grille in Northampton. 10pm. $3. 21+
J.P. and The Redemptions; The Sixty Three Ramblers; The Merchant Bankers.

Silk City Tap Room in Florence. 9pm.
The Salvation Alley String Band.

Stearns Square in Springfield. 7:30pm. free. ALL AGES.
Kal David and the Real Deal featuring Miss Lauri Bono

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2010

The Basement in Northampton. 8pm. no cover. 21+
Neil Pearlman.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
June Tuesday (alternative; psychedelic)

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 8pm.
Mo Ambesa.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm. no cover.
High Octane; Hope Lies Within.

Flavours Restaurant in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
Sirsy.

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. $8. ALL AGES.
Sweet Apple; Heavy Cream; Rubber Leather.

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. 8pm.
Christine Lavin and Don White.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $20 advance; $25 at door. ALL AGES.
Geoff Muldaur; Jim Kweskin.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Paper City Brewery in Holyoke. 6pm.
Timbre Coup.

Theodore's in Springfield. 10pm. no cover.
The Rich Badowski Band.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2010

The Basement in Northampton. 8pm. no cover. 21+
The Reprobate Blues Band.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Krave (modern rock; alternative)

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm. no cover.
Utah; Problem with Dragons.

Flavours Restaurant in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
Billy G and The Blue Zone.

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. $5. ALL AGES.
Grey Skull; Human Adult Band; Rotten Apples.

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. 8pm.
Christine Lavin and Don White.
Last show of the season.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $20 advance; $23 at door. ALL AGES.
Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls.
8pm Kristin Hoffmann.
Free, but tips are encoiuraged for the performer.

Montague Bookmill. 8pm. $6. ALL AGES.
Tony The Bookie; Jason Bourgeois; Eric Hnatow.

Theodore's in Springfield. 10pm. no cover.
Eran Troy Danner.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 18+
The Smoking Wood Brothers (Americana).

The Elevens in Northampton. 8:30pm. $5. 21+
Ocean (from ME); Bayon.

Flywheel in Easthampton. 7:30pm. $10. ALL AGES.
Noveller; Animal Hospital; unFact; b.nace

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $14 advance; $17 at door. ALL AGES.
Kenny Neal.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 2pm.
Anal Warhead; Civil Victim.
Free, but donate to the bands.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2010

Iron Horse in Northampton. 8:30pm. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
Tortoise; Greg Davis and Ben Vida.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2010

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2010

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Wayne "The Train" Hitchcock; Two Man Gentlemen Band.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)
413 AREA CODE

The Basement, 21 Center Street, Northampton 01060.
(413) 586-8686 http://www.iheg.com

Black Moon Music Lounge, 37 State Street, Belchertown 01007
(413) 323-0013 http://www.myspace.com/blackmoonjazz

Burrito Rojo, 50 Third Street, Turners Falls
(413) 863-3111 http://www.myspace.com/burritorojo

Club Meadows, 621 North Main Street (Route 83), East Longmeadow.
(413) 733-7290 http://www.myspace.com/clubmeadows413

The Elevens, 140 Pleasant Street, Northampton 01060
(413) 586-9155 (ask to be transferred to the Elevens)
http://www.myspace.com/theelevensnorthampton

Flavours in the Berkshires, 75 North Street (enter on McKay Street), Pittsfield 01201
(413) 443-3188. http://www.flavoursintheberkshires.com

Flywheel, 43 Main Street, Easthampton 01027
(413) 527-9800 http://www.flywheelarts.org/

Guthrie Center, 4 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington 01230.
(413) 528-1955 http://www.guthriecenter.org

Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center Street, Northampton 01060.
(413) 586-8686 http://www.iheg.com

Mocha Maya's, 47 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls 01370.
(413) 625-6292 http://www.mochamayas.com/

Montague Bookmill, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague 01351

Paper City Brewery, 108 Cabot Street, Holyoke 01040
(413) 535-1588 http://www.myspace.com/papercitybrewery

Rebel Sound Records,146-A North Street, Pittsfield 01201
http://www.myspace.com/rebelsoundrecordsthestore

The Sierra Grille, 41 Strong Avenue, first floor, Northampton 01060.
(413) 584-1150 http://www.myspace.com/sierragrillemusic

Silk City Tap Room, 99 Main Street, Florence

Stearns Square, between Worthington and Bridge Streets, Springfield 01103
http://www.springfielddowntown.com

Theodore's, 201 Worthington Street, Springfield.
(413) 736-6000 http://www.theobbq.com

Waterfront Tavern, 920 Main Street, Holyoke 01040
(413) 532-2292
http://www.ogre26.com/waterfronttavern.html (all ages)
http://www.waterfronttavern.com/index.html (18+ shows)

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508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2010

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
5 Flavor Discount.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Metal Thursdays CIII: Composted; Sapremia (from NJ); Visions of the Night (from Ontario, Canada); Formless.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2010

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $40 reserved seating.
John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band.

LOWELL SUMMER MUSIC SERIES
Boardinghouse Park in Lowell. 7:30pm.
$16 advance; $20 day of show. Children 12 and under free.
Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
The Nighthawks.

Polish American Citizens Club in Gardner. 7-11:30pm.
The Reprobates.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
The Series; Sincerely, The Management; Golden Spurs; American Classic.

The Village Smokehouse in Lowell. 8-11:30pm. 18+
Prospect Hill; Lansdowne.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2010

LOWELL SUMMER MUSIC SERIES
Boardinghouse Park in Lowell. 7:30pm.
$24 advance; $30 day of show. Children 12 and under free.
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
Booty Vortex.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 8pm.
Widow Sunday; Ender; Anomia; Israfel; The Viking; Battleships; Axion; 21st December; The Failure Initiative.

on the waterfront at Salisbury Beach. 7:30pm. free and open to the public.
Beatlejuice.

TOOL TOWN LIVE CONCERT SERIES
Uptown Common in Athol. 7-9pm. free and open to the public.
Ray Hendricks (funk); Rob Parks.
If it rains, the show will be at Memorial Hall at 584 Main Street.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2010

ON THE RADIO
Homegrown is the local music show on WPXC, 102.9FM Hyannis, every Sunday night,
10pm-midnight. You can listen online at http://www.pixy103.com

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 4-8pm. $10 21+
The Incredible Casuals (residency).
Last show of the season.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
The Fat City Band.

Indian Ranch in Webster. 10am gates; 2pm show.
$30 and $35 general admission. $42.50, $45, and $47.50 reserved seating.
The Charlie Daniels Band.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2010

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2010

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2010

VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)
508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

The Beachcomber, 1120 Cahoon Hollow Road, P.O. Box 1409
Wellfleet 02667 (508) 349-6055 http://www.thebeachcomber.com

Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Ocean Front North, Salisbury Beach, Salisbury 01952
(978) 462-5888 http://www.blueoceanhall.com

Boardinghouse Park, 40 French Street, Lowell 01854
http://www.lowellsummermusic.org/

The C-Note, 159 Nantasket Avenue, Hull 02045
(781) 925-4300 http://www.cnotehull.com/

Indian Ranch, 200 Gore Road, Webster 01570
(508) 943-3871 http://www.indianranch.com/

Nectar's, 17 Airport Road, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard 02539
(508) 693-1137 http://www.nectarsmv.com/

Polish American Citizens Club, 294 Pleasant Street, Route 2A, Gardner 01440
(978) 632-9729 http://www.gardnerpacc.com/

Ralph's Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester 01605
(508) 753-9543 http://www.myspace.com/ralphsdiner

The Village Smokehouse, 98 Middle Street, Lowell 01852
(978) 441-2278

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METRO BOSTON

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2010

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $12 general admission. ALL AGES.
Neil Pearlman; Ari and Mia Friedman.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
The Murder Mile; The Chemical Smiles.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 8pm. $5. 21+
Born of Fire featuring Panzerbastard; Fast Death.

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. $10.
9:50pm Kickstarts
10:45pm Razors In the Night
11:45pm Jason Bennett and the Resistance

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2010

CAMPFIRE WEEKEND DAY ONE OF FOUR
Club Passim in Cambridge. 6pm. $10 day pass; $30 weekend pass. ALL AGES.
6pm Joe Iadanza; Dietrich Strause; Philip Gibbs; Joe Baer Magnant
7:30pm The Whiskey Boys
8:15pm meggfarrell's Whiskey Social
9pm The Olympic Symphonium
9:45pm The Callen Sisters
10:30pm Ryan Fitzsimmons; Andrew Sloman; Jeremy Lyons; Brendan Hogan.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
Skull Hammer; Deathamphetamine; Lich King; Vermefug.

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. $8.
9pm The Dance Party
10pm Man on Earth
11pm Disquiet
12midnight The Crash Moderns

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2010

CAMPFIRE WEEKEND DAY TWO OF FOUR
Club Passim in Cambridge. 12noon. $10 day pass; $30 weekend pass. ALL AGES.
12noon Americana Ensemble
12:45pm Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade
1:30pm The White Ravens
2:15pm Addie Brownlee; Myra Flynn; Hayley Reardon; Brad Yoder
3:45pm The Olympic Symphonium
4:30pm Rebecca Correia; Lydia Warren; Adrien Reju; Sarah Rabdau
6pm Eric McDonald and Rebecca Wudarski; Jordan Tice; Courtney Hartman; Kellen Zakula
7:30pm We're About 9
8:15pm Jennah Bell; Julia Easterlin; Rose Polenzani; Bearkat
10pm Pesky J. Nixon
10:45pm Chris O'Brien; Robbie Hecht; Mieka Pauley; Jason Myles Goss

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
IPR presents Hotblack; Infernal Overdrive (from NJ); Tired Old Bones; 66 Breakout.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2010

ON THE RADIO
Bay State Rock is the local music show on WAAF, 107.3FM and 97.7FM,
every Sunday night, 10pm-midnight. You can listen online at http://www.waaf.com

ON THE RADIO
Boston Emissions is the local music show on WZLX, 100.7FM HD-1 Boston, every Sunday night,
10pm-midnight. You can listen online at http://www.wzlx.com

CAMPFIRE WEEKEND DAY THREE OF FOUR
Club Passim in Cambridge. 12noon. $10 day pass. ALL AGES.
12noon Harpeth Rising
1pm Elissha Jones; Laura Distasi; Sarah Renfro; Sierra West.
2:15pm Katie Trautz and The Tall Boys
3pm Hawk and Dove
3:45pm Josh Caress; Liz Longley; Julie Rosenthal; Carrie Cheron
5:15pm Wooden Dinosaur
6pm Jenee Halstead; Jacqueline Francis; Amy Campbell; Sara Kamin
7:30pm NINI+BEN
8:15pm Ralston; Michael Troy; John Gerard; Sean Smith
9:45pm John Shade and the Neave String Quartet
10:30pm Laura Cortese; Rose Polenzani; Noam Weinstein; Dinty Child

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. $8.
F-Nice Records presents
9pm Stars Above
9:50pm Guenivere
10:40pm Face Hugger
11:30pm You, Lion

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2010

CAMPFIRE WEEKEND DAY FOUR OF FOUR
Club Passim in Cambridge. 12noon. $10 day pass. ALL AGES.
12noon Rob Laurens; Joel Ninesling; Lloyd Thayer; Joe Kowan
1:30pm Bill Fagley; Daniel Hightower Smith; Reed Waddle; Robb Morsberger
3pm Rod Picott and Amanda Shires; Paul Janovitz; John Elliott; Marc Silver
4:30pm Barnaby Bright
5:15pm Tri
6pm Matt Heaton and The Electric Heaters
6:45pm Alec Spiegelman; Ben Davis; Audrey Ryan; Sylvie Lewis
8:15pm Tamsin Wilson; Rhainna Larocque; Jennah Bell
9:45pm Jimmy Ryan; Jabe Beyer; David Johnston; Ed Romanoff

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
RIBS; Ex Norwegian.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 8pm. $7. 18+
The Young Leaves; Young Livers (from FL); Protect Me (from L.A.); The Cold Beat.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2010

ON THE RADIO
Pipeline! is the local music show on WMBR, 88.1FM at M.I.T. in Cambridge, every Tuesday evening 8-10pm. Listen online at http://wmbr.org

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Heather Masse.

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. $10.
9:05pm Golden Bloom
10pm Telekinesis
11pm Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2010

ON THE RADIO
On the Town with Mikey Dee is the local music show on WMFO, 91.5FM at Tufts University in Medford, every Wednesday night, 9pm-midnight. Listen online at http://www.wmfo.org/

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Annie Keating; Liz Queler.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
Extinguish presents Caravela (members of Moving Mountains; The Bronzed Chorus (from NC)

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. $8.
9:15pm The Acre
10:15pm Elsinore
11:15pm Action Verbs

VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)
METRO BOSTON

Club Passim, 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge 02138
(617) 492-7679 http://www.clubpassim.org/

Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Avenue (corner Harvard Ave.), Allston 02134.
(617) 566-9014 http://www.greatscottboston.com/

O'Brien's Pub, 3 Harvard Avenue, Allston 02134
(617) 782-7245 http://www.greatscottboston.com/obriens/

TT The Bear's Place, 10 Brookline Street, Cambridge 02139.
(617) 492-0082 http://www.ttthebears.com

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as well as blogs, posters, flyers, and e-mails..
Brian Anastasi assumes no responsibility for errors on these sources.

Please don't hesitate to send me your questions, comments,
and suggestions! DOS = Day of Show

If you are under 18 and a show is not marked ALL AGES, or if you are
between 18 and 20 years old, call the venue to find out what kind of show it is.

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bananastasi - Thu, Aug 26, 2010, 1:22 A
Weekly Band E-Mail #142.0 NEWS August 26th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #142.0 August 26th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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Voting has begun in this year's Valley Advocate readers poll. Voting ends on Friday, September 2nd at 5pm. To vote, go to http://www.valleyadvocate.com/ There is only one vote per IP address. Here are the 27 categories and your choices:

Bluegrass/Americana
Merrick Section; Salvation Alley String Band; The Fine and Dandy Trio

Blues
Barely Legal; Rattlebone; Blueshead

Celtic
The Tinkers; Woodkerne; Enter the Haggis

Country
Erik Alan; Truckstop Troubadours; Cottonwood

Cover
Aquanett; Killshot; Disorderly Conduct

Electronica
Jeff Bujak; Tasha Yar; Sylphid

Experimental
Belltonesuicide; Fat Worm of Error; Hornwood

Folk
The Trials and Tribulations; Rusty Belle; Woodford Way

Funk
The Ghost Quartet; Danny Pease and the Regulators; Who'd Funk It

Groove/Jam
Tidwell's Treasures; The Big Sway; Accidental Groove

Hardcore
The Devil's Moses; The Uncomfortables; Vaccine

Hip-Hop
Young Wee-Wee; The Problemaddicts; Glitter Guerilla

Jazz
Leah Randazzo; Jamie Kent and the Options; Jeff D'Antona

Latin
Jesus Pagan; Viva Quetzal; Marka

Metal
Western Massacre; Endcount; Ponds

New Band
Disorderly Conduct; Triple XXX; Dogdeck

Performance DJ
Studebaker Hawk; Purity Supreme; Figgy

Pop
Bunny's a Swine; The John Brandoli Band; World's Greatest Dad

Punk
Whirl; Thrillpillow; Pallet

Reggae
The Equalites; Fear Nuttin Band; The Alchemystics

Rock
Triple XXX; Graph; The Varlets

Rockabilly
Angry Johnny and the Killbillies; Creepin Cadavers

Singer/Songwriter
Jameson Lavo; John Brandoli; Kevin Berard

Street Musician
Daniel Evans; Benny the Bucket Man

Swing
The Primate Fiasco; Swing Caravan; Gypsy Wranglers

Tribute
Badmagick; American Zeppelin; Back in Black

World
Gokh-Bi System; Tony Vacca; Shokazoba

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The 2010 Tool Town Live outdoor concert series in Athol began last week. All shows are at either at Uptown Common or Fish Park on Saturday nights, 7-9pm. All concerts are free and open to the public. Here is the remaining list of shows:

Saturday, August 28th, Uptown Common, 7-9pm
Sand Machine (pop/rock)

Saturday, September 4th, Uptown Common, 7-9pm
Ray Hendricks (funk); Rob Parks

Saturday, September 11th, Fish Park, 7-9pm
Richard Chase Band (folk/rock)

Saturday, September 18th, Fish Park, 7-9pm
Reprobate Blues Band

Uptown Common is near 1550 Main Street, and Fish Park is near 200 Union Street, off Main Street. If it rains, shows will be moved to Memorial Hall at 584 Main Street. For complete info, go to: http://www.tooltownlive.com

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The third in the New England Americana Festival series will be held at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston this Thursday, August 27th. Scheduled to perform are The Dennis Brennan Band, Brown Bird, Tripping Lily, John Colvert, Highway Ghosts, The Rationales, and Kingsley Flood. A donation of $10 will be requested. These shows have been held at the Hard Rock Cafe on the last Thursday of June and July, and this will be the final one of the series. The intent of the NEAF is to foster community support for Americana and roots music in Boston. For more information about the Festival, go to
http://www.newenglandamericanafestival.com/

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The winners of the first three Battle of the Bands will be returning to The Elevens in Northampton tonight, Thursday, August 27th, to win a coveted spot at this year's Wormtown Music Festival. Competing will be Seed, Ghost Quartet, and Jamie Kent and the Options. The show begins at 9pm, there is no cover charge, and is 21+ The Wormtown Music Festival will be held at Camp Kee-Wanee in Greenfield for three days beginning Friday, September 17th. For more info about the Festival, or to buy tickets in advance, go to http://www.wormtown.com/

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There will be two more benefits for singer and guitarist Ray Neades at the Beachcomber in Wellfleet this Friday, August 27th, and Saturday, August 28th. Both shows begin at 9pm and are $10. Ray passed away in his sleep on December 14th, 2009 at the age of 42. He was best known for his part as songwriter and guitarist in the band Miss Reed, which was hugely popular in both the Boston area and western Mass. in the 1990's. All shows at The Beachcomber are 21+. For more info, go to http://www.thebeachcomber.com/

The line-up is as follows:
Friday, August 27th
The Cavedogs; Lard Zeppelin (with J. Mascis on drums); The Spampinato Brothers

Saturday, August 28th
The Upper Crust; The Stinkin' Lincolns; Beefy DC

This is the third series of benefits for Ray Neades. The first was an all-star benefit show at the Sierra Grill in Northampton at the end of January, and the second was a three-day tribute at Church of Boston back in April. Proceeds go to help Ray's family with expenses incurred by his death.

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Forty years ago this coming weekend, 600,000 flower children set sail for the Isle of Wight, an island off southern England, for a five-day event in search of peace, love, and understanding. Many people consider this to be the largest gathering for a rock music festival in history, although I would have to say that the Watkins Glen Summer Jam, which was held on Saturday, July 28th, 1973, and which I went to (and remember!!!) also drew 600,000 people.

The Regent Theatre in Arlington will be commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Isle of Wight with a three-day film festival all this weekend. Ticket prices are based on how many films you want to see. It is $10 for one film, $18 for two films, $24 for three films, $28 for four films; or $30 for five or more. For complete details, go to: http://www.regenttheatre.com/events/isle_wight.htm The line-up is as follows:

Friday, August 27th, 7:30pm
Saturday, August 28th, 7:30pm
Sunday, August 29th, 2pm
Message to Love
Message to Love has captured on film what many have called the last great rock festival. In 1970, half a million flower children set sail for the Isle of Wight, an island of southern England for a five-day event in search of peace, love, and understanding. Amidst the chaos of what’s been called “Britain’s Woodstock” many of those hippie ideals were lost. This long-awaited feature film documents one of the most significant events in rock ‘n’ roll history. Two hours of footage highlights legendary performances by the WHO, Joan Baez, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, Free, The Moody Blues, Ten Years After, and Jethro Tull – and the last stage performance of Jim Morrison with the Doors, and by Jimi Hendrix – 18 days before his death. Their music stands the test of time, as does this film, as it recalls the sheer hedonism of hippydom, the backstage backstabbing that almost wrecked the festival, and the final passing of an age of innocence – the last great event. (120 min.)

Friday, August 27th, 10pm
The Who Live at the Isle of Wight
The original WHO line-up performing a full live set in front of 600,000 people at the Isle of Wight Festival in UK in 1970. At 2 am on August 30th…The WHO appeared on stage and gave one of the most memorable concerts of their career. The filmed negative of the show, shot by Academy Award winning Director Murray Lerner, has been restored to the highest visual quality. The sound has now been remixed from its original 8 track tapes under the personal supervision of Pete Townshend at his Eel Pie Studios in London. (85 min.)

Saturday, August 28th, 2pm
The Moody Blues: Threshold of a Dream
In late August 1970, shortly after the release of their album “A Question of Balance”, The Moody Blues took to the stage of the Isle of Wight Festival in front of an audience estimated at over half a million. The band were at their creative and commercial peak after a succession of albums that had enjoyed unprecedented global success. This film from award winning director Murray Lerner combines the band’s live performance from the 1970 festival with archive footage and new interviews with Graeme Edge, Justin Hayward, John Lodge and Mike Pinder setting the band’s performance in the context of the time. (79 min.)

Saturday, August 28th, 3:30pm
Emerson, Lake and Palmer: The Birth of a Band
In August 1970, 600,000 people, the largest audience in the history of pop music to date, attended the Isle of Wight festival and experienced the debut performance of a new “supergroup”: Emerson, Lake, & Palmer. With a spectacular stage show that included real cannons being fired over the heads of the audience, they became overnight stars with the press raving about their virtuosity and daring. Intercut with the live footage from the show, this film also features brand new interviews with Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, and Carl Palmer, as well as their then-manager John Gaydon, and creates a vivid portrait of the birth of a band. (67 min.)

Saturday, August 28th, 5pm
Jethro Tull: Nothing Is Easy
Sunday August 30th, 1970, 600,000 people, the largest audience in the history of pop music to date, were about to experience on of Jethro Tull’s most impressive performances at the Isle of Wight Festival. “Nothing Is Easy” is directed by award winning filmmaker Murray Lerner, who also directed and partly shot the original footage of the festival. It contains film of the band’s outstanding live performance combined with a brand new interview with Ian Anderson, describing the dramatic, almost violent, festival moods, both backstage and in the audience. As he said “it was a watershed time” between peace and love on one hand, and hooliganism on the other. This is supplemented by early career archive footage including Jethro Tull’s performance of “A Song For Jeffrey” on the “The Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus”, which features Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) during his very short stint as the band’s guitarist. (80 min.)

Saturday, August 28th, 10pm
Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight
This film documents the guitarist’s legendary performance before 600,000 people at this massive outdoor music and arts festival in August of 1970. This unforgettable concert film experience draws heavily upon Academy Award(tm) winning Director Murray Lerner’s vast archive of previously unseen performance footage and presents some of Hendrix’s finest ever concert performances, including extended takes of “Machine Gun”, “Red House”, and other favorites such as “All Along the Watchtower”, “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” and a unique medley of “God Save the Queen” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”. New interviews with Jimi Hendrix Experience band members Mitch Mitchell, Billy Cox, and others set the stage for the concert footage that follows. In addition to providing the definitive look at one of the landmark events in Hendrix’s storied career, Blue Wild Angel features a soundtrack newly mixed by Hendrix’s original recording engineer Eddie Kramer. (107 min.)

Sunday, August 29th, 7pm
Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue
On August 29th, 1970 Miles Davis and his band played to 600,000 people at The Isle of Wight Festival in the UK. When asked the title of his one track set, Miles said “call it anything”. This documentary dramatizes the difficult transition Miles went through during his change to an electric period in the face of extremely negative reactions from the jazz establishment. It includes in-depth interviews and musical tributes from many of his sidemen and other musicians including Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Carlos Santana, Joni Mitchell, Keith Jarrett, and Dave Liebman; features excerpts from many of his classic performances including “Bitches Brew” and culminates in the legendary full 38 minute concert of the Isle of Wight. (87 min.)

Sunday, August 29th, 9pm
Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight
Nearly 40 summers ago on August 31, 1970, 35-year-old Leonard Cohen was awakened at 2 a.m. from a nap in his trailer and brought onstage to perform with his band at the third annual Isle Of Wight music festival. The audience of 600,000 was in a fiery and frenzied mood, after turning the festival into a political arena, trampling the fences, setting fire to structures and equipment – and stoked by the most incendiary performance of Jimi Hendrix’s career. As Cohen followed Hendrix’s set, onlookers and (fellow festival headliners) Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Judy Collins and others stood sidestage in awe as the Canadian folksinger-songwriter-poet-novelist quietly tamed the crowd. Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Murray Lerner (From Mao To Mozart, Festival, Message To Love), perfectly captured Cohen’s performance. Experience the energy, drama and magic of the 1970 Isle of Wight music Festival through the songs, musings and poetry of a true legend- Leonard Cohen. (64 min.)
By the time Murray Lerner graduated from Harvard University, he had already co-produced and co-directed a full-length feature film that was LIFE Magazine's "Movie of the Week" and helped co-fund the first ?lm production society in the school's history. Lerner felt that film should be a unified art and taught himself every aspect of filmmaking, an ideal he continues to prize to this day as an active writer, director, cinematographer and editor.

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Every year Roger Salloom puts on a free concert for people in western Mass. as his way of saying thank you for all the success he has enjoyed. This year's show will be at The Academy of Music in Northampton on Saturday, August 28th, beginning at 7:30pm. For more info, call (413) 499-5934, or visit http://rogersalloom.com/ and click "live."

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The 14th annual Green Harbor Roots and Blues Festival will be held at the Marshfield Fair this Sunday, August 29th, 12noon-8pm. Performing will be Chubby Carrier, Los Fabulocos; Memphis Rockabilly, the Rampage Trio, Lonesome Jukebox, and Los Sugar Kings.

The Festival is part of the annual Marshfield Fair, so your $10 ticket to the fair gets you access. Children 6 and under are free. The Festival is presented by Rhythm Room Records. For more information on them, go to http://www.rhythmroomrecords.com/
For complete info on the Marshfield Fair, go to:
http://www.marshfieldfair.org/

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The Northampton Arts Council, in association with the PTOs of the four Northampton elementary schools, presents the 20th annual Transperformance at the Pines Theater at Look Park in Florence on Tuesday, August 31st, 4-9:30pm. This year's theme is Body Parts. The list of people who will be "transforming" themselves into different bands is as follows:

Armenti Family Band with help as Leon Redbone Potlatch
Blue Rendezvous and A Beautiful Future as Little Feat
Ed Vadas as Lead Belly
Evelyn Harris and the Bad Daddies as Joan Armatrading
Group DeVille as Badfinger
Jesse Sterling Harrison as Portishead
King Radio as Flaming Lips
Leo T. Baldwin and Stillthinking as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Mayor Clare Higgins as Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Page 6 as R.E.M.
Paper Piano as Small Faces
Rusty Belle as Heart
Spanish for Hitchhiking as Radiohead
Spock Goes Mental as Spinal Tap
Spouse as Tears for Fears
The Primate Fiasco as Nine Inch Nails
Unit7 as David "Fathead" Newman as Ray Charles
Winterpills with Mark Mulcahy as The Zombies
Young@Heart with Lux Deluxe as Talking Heads

Proceeds benefit arts enrichment programs in the schools and the ArtsEZ spring grant program of the Northampton Arts Council. Gates open at 3pm. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Seniors are $5 and kids under 12 are $3. Tickets may be purchased in advance at State Street Fruit Store in Northampton or Cooper's Corner in Florence, or online at http://www.northamptonartscouncil.org/. Look Park charges a $5 special event fee per vehicle.

Rain date is Wednesday, September 1st. If rain is predicted for both days, the show will be at Northampton High School on Tuesday, August 31st.

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Meanwhile, just as the Transperformance show is winding down at the Pines Theater, the TransPERVformance will begin at The Elevens in Northampton. The theme at this show will be "dirty body parts," with local musicians performing music by Pussy Galore, Cock Sparrer, Butthole Surfers, Anal Cunt, The Buzzcocks, Tapeworm, The Dickies, Bad Brains, The Slits, Bush, and others. This show starts at 9pm, admission is $3, and is 21+

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There will be two benefit concerts for The Institute for the Musical Arts in Goshen, a non-profit which supports women and girls in music and music-related business. The first will be on Saturday, September 11th at 8pm. John Sebastian, who was the leader of The Lovin' Spoonful back in the 1960s, will be performing solo and speaking about his life as a musician. The second will be on Saturday, October 2nd at 8pm. Patty Larkin will be performing. Ms. Larkin just released a retrospective collection of 25 love songs in celebration of her 25 years in the recording industry. Singer-songwriter June Millington, the IMA's co-founder, will be opening.

Both shows will take place in the Institute for Musical Arts Big Barn, located at 165 Cape Street, Route 112, in Goshen. A suggested donation of $15-$50 per ticket is being requested. For more info about these two shows, to purchase tickets online, and about the programs that the IMA offers, go to http://www.ima.org/

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KaboomFest is a metal and hardcore show that will be at the Paramount Theatre/Hippodrome in Springfield, on Sunday, September 12th. Performing will be:

Shadows Fall
Thy Will Be Done
Our Last Night
Suffokate
The Red Shore
And Hell Followed With
Murder Death Kill
King Conquer
Cruel Hand
Lionheart
Donnybrook
Call to Preserve
Acaro
Cities Divide
Calling All Creeps
In the Direction of the Sun
Run For Your Guns
Forsaken the Sky
Blue Arson

Doors open at noon. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets are available in advance at any FYE location or online at http://www.tickets.com

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bananastasi - Thu, Aug 26, 2010, 1:13 A
Weekly Band E-Mail #142.0 LISTTNGS August 26th - September 1st, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #142.0 August 26th - September 1st, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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For a more complete listing of shows, go to
http://www.jambase.com/ or
http//www.pollstar.com/

You can also find a more complete listing of shows at
http://www.baystaterock.com Click on Local Scene at the top of the page.

413 AREA CODE

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26TH, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 18+
Eva Cappelli and Friends.

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 7pm.
T. Fredrick Jones.

DreamAway Lodge in Becket.
Laurianne Fiorentino.

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. no cover. 21+
The finals of the Wormtown Trading Company Battle of the Bands, in which the winners of the first three rounds return to compete for a slot at this year's Wormtown Festival.

Piccadilly Pub in West Springfield. 8:30-11:30pm. 18+
Round one of the first annual Battle of the Bands.

RE-ANIMATE THE BAYSTATE
Sierra Grill in Northampton. 10pm. $3. 21+
The Wee Bees; The Claudia Malibu; Giant Travel Avant Garde; Paper Piano.

Stearns Square in Springfield. 7:30pm. free. ALL AGES.
Skid Row.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27TH, 2010

The Basement in Northampton. 8pm. no cover. 21+
Spouse; Jacob and the House of Fire.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Mikey Sweet; Hot Damn Scandal.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Pride Falls.

DreamAway Lodge in Becket.
Abi Tapia.

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. 21+
Apocalypse Five and Dime.

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. 8pm.
Tom Paxton.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. ALL AGES.
Lady Sasquatch; Infinite August.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee.
Explicit.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls.
8pm Ray Mason.
Free, but tips are encoiuraged for the performer.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8 or $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Full of Hell; World of Hate.

Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. 9:30pm. $5. 21+
The Green River Gang with Dave Loomis, Peter Kim, Chris VanRooyen, (rock/funk/jam)

Snowzee's Music Shack in Sunderland. no cover. ALL AGES.
5:30pm Hangman
9pm Morningfair.

Theodore's in Springfield. 10pm. no cover.
Kung Fu; Papa Midnight.

Winterland Country Club in Greenfield. 9pm. $5.
Tokyo Tramps; The Reprobates.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28TH, 2010

ROGER SALLOOM'S THANK YOU CONCERT
Academy of Music in Northampton. 7:30pm. free and open to the public.
Roger Salloom.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
The Green River Gang.

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 8pm.
Ghost Quartet; Lovewhip.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Triple XXX; Hard Cover; Talos.

DreamAway Lodge in Becket.
Bobby Sweet.

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. $7. 21+
Shokazoba Afrobeat Ensemble; The Macrotones.

Flavours Restaurant in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
Poor Becket Rebels.

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. 8pm.
Tom Paxton.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee.
Seven Days of Grey; Yucky Octopus; Jacob's Son.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls.
8pm Salvation Alley String Band.
Free, but tips are encoiuraged for the performers.

Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. 9:30pm. $7. 21+
John Sheldon and Blue Streak.

Snowzee's Music Shack in Sunderland. no cover. ALL AGES.
9:30pm 4 On the Floor

Theodore's in Springfield. 10pm. no cover.
The Alchemystics.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 29TH, 2010

DreamAway Lodge in Becket.
Sean Rowe.

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. $5. 21+
Mockingbird; Before the Eyewall; Hydroelectric.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 2pm.
Hive Smasher.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 6:30pm doors; 7pm show. $10 advance, $12 at door. ALL AGES.
Within the Ruins; This Names Taken; In Adelaide.

MONDAY, AUGUST 30TH, 2010

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31ST, 2010

TRANSPERVFORMANCE: DIRTY BODY PARTS
The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. $3. 21+
Local artists perform music by Pussy Galore, Cock Sparrer, Butthole Surfers, Anal Cunt, The Buzzcocks, Tapeworm, The Dickies, Bad Brains, The Slits, Bush, and others.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Lou Barlow and the Missingmen; Wye Oak.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

20th ANNUAL TRANSPERFORMANCE: BODY PARTS
Pines Theater, Look Park in Florence. 3pm gates; 4-9:30pm show.
$8 general admission; $5 for senior citizens, $3 for children 12 and under. ALL AGES.
Armenti Family Band with help as Leon Redbone Potlatch
Blue Rendezvous and A Beautiful Future as Little Feat
Ed Vadas as Lead Belly
Evelyn Harris and the Bad Daddies as Joan Armatrading
Group DeVille as Badfinger
Jesse Sterling Harrison as Portishead
King Radio as Flaming Lips
Leo T. Baldwin and Stillthinking as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Mayor Clare Higgins as Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Page 6 as R.E.M.
Paper Piano as Small Faces
Rusty Belle as Heart
Spanish for Hitchhiking as Radiohead
Spock Goes Mental as Spinal Tap
Spouse as Tears for Fears
The Primate Fiasco as Nine Inch Nails
Unit7 as David "Fathead" Newman as Ray Charles
Winterpills with Mark Mulcahy as The Zombies
Young@Heart with Lux Deluxe as Talking Heads

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2010

VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)
413 AREA CODE

Academy of Music, 274 Main Street. Northampton 01060.

The Basement, 21 Center Street, Northampton 01060.
(413) 586-8686 http://www.iheg.com

Black Moon Music Lounge, 37 State Street, Belchertown 01007
(413) 323-0013 http://www.myspace.com/blackmoonjazz

Burrito Rojo, 50 Third Street, Turners Falls
(413) 863-3111 http://www.myspace.com/burritorojo

Club Meadows, 621 North Main Street (Route 83), East Longmeadow.
(413) 733-7290 http://www.myspace.com/clubmeadows413

The DreamAway Lodge, 1342 County Road, Becket, MA
(413) 623-8725 http://www.thedreamawaylodge.com

The Elevens, 140 Pleasant Street, Northampton 01060
(413) 586-9155 (ask to be transferred to the Elevens)
http://www.myspace.com/theelevensnorthampton

Flavours in the Berkshires, 75 North Street (enter on McKay Street), Pittsfield 01201
(413) 443-3188. http://www.flavoursintheberkshires.com

Guthrie Center, 4 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington 01230.
(413) 528-1955 http://www.guthriecenter.org

Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center Street, Northampton 01060.
(413) 586-8686 http://www.iheg.com

Maximum Capacity, 116 School Street, Chicopee 01013.
(413) 592-0719

Mocha Maya's, 47 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls 01370.
(413) 625-6292 http://www.mochamayas.com/

Piccadilly Pub, 1508 Riverdale Street, West Springfield
(413) 746-2444

Pines Theater, Look Park, Route 9 west, Florence

Rebel Sound Records,146-A North Street, Pittsfield 01201
http://www.myspace.com/rebelsoundrecordsthestore

Route 63 Roadhouse, 32 Federal Street, Route 63, Millers Falls 01349
(413) 659-3384

The Sierra Grille, 41 Strong Avenue, first floor, Northampton 01060.
(413) 584-1150 http://www.myspace.com/sierragrillemusic

Snowzee's Music Shack, 330 Amherst Road, Route 116, Sunderland 01375
(413) 665-8788

Stearns Square, between Worthington and Bridge Streets, Springfield 01103
http://www.springfielddowntown.com

Theodore's, 201 Worthington Street, Springfield.
(413) 736-6000 http://www.theobbq.com

Waterfront Tavern, 920 Main Street, Holyoke 01040
(413) 532-2292
http://www.ogre26.com/waterfronttavern.html (all ages)
http://www.waterfronttavern.com/index.html (18+ shows)

Winterland Country Club, 76 Hope Street, Greenfield 01301
(413) 772-0111 http://www.myspace.com/winterlandcountryclub

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508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26TH, 2010

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 9pm. $20 21+
Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
The Double D's; Matt Stubbs.

The Grog in Newburyport. 8pm. $3. 21+
Dave Hill and Friends.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Metal Thursdays CII with Hivesmasher; Mockingbird (from OH); Before the Eyewall (from OH); It Will End In Pure Horror.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27TH, 2010

RAY NEADES TRIBUTE WEEKEND
The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 9pm. $10 21+
The Cavedog; Lard Zeppelin (with J. Mascis on drums; The Spampinato Brothers.

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $45 reserved seating.
The Kingston Trio.

LOWELL SUMMER MUSIC SERIES
Boardinghouse Park in Lowell. 7:30pm.
$16 advance; $20 day of show. Children 12 and under free.
Marcia Ball.

Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $20.
The Roys (CD release)
A copy of the new CD is included with every ticket purchase.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull. 9pm.
Girls, Guns and Glory; Highway Ghost.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $8. 21+
Bad Moon Rising (tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:30pm.
The Chemical Distance; Mortuus Ortus; Lucretia's Daggers; Electric Mummy.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Blues Your Daddy.

Palladium upstairs in Worcester. 7pm doors; 7:30pm show. $22 advance; $25 at door. ALL AGES.
Exodus; Malevolent Creation; Holy Grail; Bonded By Blood; Lich King.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Jerkus Circus Summer Camp.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28TH, 2010

RAY NEADES TRIBUTE WEEKEND
The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 9pm. $10 21+
The Upper Crust; The Stinkin' Lincolns; Beefy DC.

LOWELL SUMMER MUSIC SERIES
Boardinghouse Park in Lowell. 7:30pm.
$21 advance; $25 day of show. Children 12 and under free.
Natalie MacMaster.

Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $15 advance; $20 at door.
The Installers.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
Young Neal and The Vipers.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $8. 21+
The Peacheaters (tribute to The Allman Brothers Band)

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:30pm.
Neurological Damage.

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
Lisa Marie and All Shook Up.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Soundtrack to Monday.

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $20 advance; $23 day of show.
Kenny Neal.

Pump House in Southbridge. 9:30pm.
The Reprobates Blues Band.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Nefarious Realm Productions presents HyenaFeast (from NH); Mummified in Circuitry; Martyrs and Madmen; Infinite Descent; Days of Waste (from PA); Did You Mean Australia? (from OH)

on the waterfront at Salisbury Beach. 7:30pm. free and open to the public.
Bonerama.

TOOL TOWN LIVE CONCERT SERIES
Uptown Common in Athol. 7-9pm. free and open to the public.
Sand Machine (rock)
In case of rain, the show will be at Memorial Hall, 584 Main Street.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 29TH, 2010

ON THE RADIO
Homegrown is the local music show on WPXC, 102.9FM Hyannis, every Sunday night,
10pm-midnight. You can listen online at http://www.pixy103.com

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 4-8pm. $10 21+
The Incredible Casuals (residency).

PARKER WHEELER'S BLUES PARTY(c)
The Grog in Newburyport. 7-11pm. $5. 21+
Cheryl Arena; Matt Stubbs; John Colby.

Indian Ranch in Webster. 10am gates; 2pm show.
$40 and $45 general admission. $52.50, $55, and $57.50 reserved seating.
Loretta Lynn.

GREEN HARBOR ROOTS AND BLUES FESTIVAL
Marshfield Fairgrounds. 12noon-8pm.
$10 ticket gets you into the Fair and the Festival. Children 6 and under free.
Chubby Carrier, Los Fabulocos; Memphis Rockabilly, the Rampage Trio, Lonesome Jukebox, and Los Sugar Kings.

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $75.
Richard Thompson.

MONDAY, AUGUST 30TH, 2010

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $75.
Richard Thompson.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31ST, 2010

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2010

VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)
508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

The Beachcomber, 1120 Cahoon Hollow Road, P.O. Box 1409
Wellfleet 02667 (508) 349-6055 http://www.thebeachcomber.com

Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Ocean Front North, Salisbury 01952
(978) 462-5888 http://www.blueoceanhall.com

Boardinghouse Park, 40 French Street, Lowell 01854
http://www.lowellsummermusic.org/

Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Road, PO Box 1228, Route 2A, Shirley 01464.
(978) 425-4311; 877-536-7190. http://www.bullrunrestaurant.com

The C-Note, 159 Nantasket Avenue, Hull 02045
(781) 925-4300 http://www.cnotehull.com/

Dante's at Firefly's, 350 East Main Street (Route 20), Marlborough.
(508) 229-BLUES.
http://dantes.firefl...borough_Schedule.pdf

Dodge Street Bar and Grille, 7 Dodge Street, Salem 01970.
(978) 745-0139. http://www.myspace.com/dodgestreet7

Gilrein's, 802 Main Street, Worcester 01610.
(508) 791-BLUE. http://www.gilreins.net/

The Grog, 13 Middle Street, Newburyport 01950.
(978) 465-8008. http://www.thegrog.com/cabaret.htm

Indian Ranch, 200 Gore Road, Webster 01570
(508) 943-3871 http://www.indianranch.com/

Marshfield Fair, 140 Main Street, Route 3A, Marshfield 02050
(781) 834-6629 http://www.marshfieldfair.org/

Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan Street, Fall River 02721.
(508) 324-1926 http://www.ncfta.org/music.php

Nectar's, 17 Airport Road, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard 02539
(508) 693-1137 http://www.nectarsmv.com/

Palladium, 261 Main Street, Worcester 01608.
(508) 797-9696 http://www.thepalladium.net/events.html

The Pump House, 340 Main Street, Southbridge 01550
(508) 765-5473 htttp://www.myspace.com/thepumphouse340main

Ralph's Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester 01605
(508) 753-9543 http://www.myspace.com/ralphsdiner

Uptown Common, near 1550 Main Street, Athol
http://www.tooltownlive.com

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METRO BOSTON

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26TH, 2010

Cantab Lounge in Cambridge.
Chicken Slacks Soul Revue.

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $8. 21+
Team Shred presents Neon Juju; Hannah and the Bloodlines (going away party); Caitlin Krisko and the Broadcast (from NYC); Michael Greenberg.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $6.
8pm The Old Maids
9pm Dad Fight
10pm Pray For Polanski
11pm Radio Control

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Jim Malcolm.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
RTT presents Jeff Rowe (record release party); Movers and Shakers; Joe McMahon (Smoke or Fire)

NEW ENGLAND AMERICANA FESTIVAL
Hard Rock Cafe in Boston. 8pm. $10 donation. ALL AGES.
Dennis Brennan; Brown Bird; Tripping Lily; John Colvert; Highway Ghosts; The Rationales.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
Ryan's Smashing Life presents Thieving Irons (CD release); The Lights Out; Oranjuly; Fan-Tan (from NYC)

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
F Nice Productions presents The IZA; Catwhisker Radio; Golden Spurs; Jet Black Sunrise.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $7 for 21+; $10 for 18-20. 18+
Merrimack Delta Dub Set; Emma Ate the Lion; Letterik.

The Precinct in Somerville.
Shoney Lamar and the Equal Rights; OTP; Streight Angular; Baby Made Rebel.

Smoken Joe's BBQ in Brighton
Philip Pemberton Band.

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. $9.
Team Shred presents
9pm Elana Brody
9:55pm Happy Little Clouds
10:50pm Lee Moretti
11:45pm The Lousy Instruments

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27TH, 2010

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
8pm Somerset
10pm The Somerville Symphony Orkestar
11pm The Underscore Orchestra
12midnight The Age of Soul

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $14 general admission. ALL AGES.
A Boston farewell to Margaret Glaspy; Mark Erelli.

Hard Rock Cafe in Boston. 8pm. $15. 21+
Prospect Hill.

House of Blues front room. 9pm. no cover. ALL AGES.
Mark Merren; J-City; Mecca Cashier; Ms. Gucci.

ROCK AND BLUES CRUISE
Long Wharf in Boston. 7:30pm boarding. 8pm sail. $25. 21+
Bonerama; The Nate Wilson Group.
Last show of the series.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Team Shred presents Metaphor for Everything (record release); The Battleships Cometh; Mrs Danvers; Dadfight.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
IPR presents Lethal Design; Hessian (from PA); Rampant Decay; Scaphism.

The Precinct in Somerville.
The Macrotones; Underground System Afrobeat.

Smoken Joe's BBQ in Brighton
Peter Parcek Trio.

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. $10.
9pm Sprained Ankles
10pm AcroBrats
11pm The Egos (CD release)
12midnight Muck and the Mires

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28TH, 2010

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
9pm Baliset
10pm Lucretia's Daggers
11pm The Ludevico Technique
12midnight Ego Likeness

Club Passim in Cambridge. 7pm. $18 general admission. ALL AGES.
Rose Polenzani; Brian Webb.

Dante's at Firefly's in Quincy. 9:30pm. no cover. 21+
Delta Generators with Big Jon Short.

House of Blues front room. 9pm. no cover. ALL AGES.
Ecklund Power Trio; Croquet; Brownboot.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
Peelander-Z; Math the Band; DJ Fred Mertz and #1 Dad; The Peppermint Patties.

Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain. 8pm doors.
Bryan Pero and the Third Horses; Eric Robertson and The Boston Boys; Jay Snider Band.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
Obscenity Cult presents Boarcorpse; Insult; It Will End In Pure Horror; Crippling Fear.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
The Loom; Mr. Sister; Hot Cha Cha.

The Precinct in Somerville.
Alice Austin (going away party); Mount Peru; Icy Moons of Jupiter.

Smoken Joe's BBQ in Brighton
Sarah Thompson Band.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 29TH, 2010

ON THE RADIO
Bay State Rock is the local music show on WAAF, 107.3FM and 97.7FM,
every Sunday night, 10pm-midnight. You can listen online at http://www.waaf.com
TAB the Band will be playing a live acoustic set at 11:30pm.

ON THE RADIO
Boston Emissions is the local music show on WZLX, 100.7FM HD-1 Boston, every Sunday night,
10pm-midnight. You can listen online at http://www.wzlx.com

BENEFIT FOR HOME FOR LITTLE WANDERERS
Club Passim in Cambridge. 7pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Oen Kennedy; Susan Levine; Thea Hopkins.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 18+
Mirror Room; The End All Marathon; Mauce; The Screw Ups.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Gina's Picture Show; Starnes and Shah; Big Blue Octopus; Fishing the Sky.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 18+
Unnatural Helpers; The Needy Visions; The Maine Coons; The Human Tail.

Smoken Joe's BBQ in Brighton
Geoff Bartley.

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. $7.
9pm Ashpark
10pm By Jupiter

MONDAY, AUGUST 30TH, 2010

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $12 general admission. ALL AGES.
Blue Railroad Train.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 18+
Quilt.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Kuuluuko; Dead Cats Dead Rats; The Courtesy Tier; Pile.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $6. 18+
Kuan; Matta Gawa; No Way Jose.

Smoken Joe's BBQ in Brighton.
Bruce Marshall.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31ST, 2010

ON THE RADIO
Pipeline! is the local music show on WMBR, 88.1FM at M.I.T. in Cambridge, every Tuesday evening 8-10pm. Listen online at http://wmbr.org

VAN MORRISON TRIBUTE NIGHT
Club Passim in Cambridge. 7pm. $10 general admission. ALL AGES.
Local artists cover Van Morrison on his 65th birthday.

Dante's at Firefly's in Quincy. 8pm. no cover. 21+
Ernie and the Automatics.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $9. 18+
The Wooden Birds; Dan Mangan; St. Claire.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $7 for 21+; $10 for 18-20. 18+
Baileys Band; Tristan da Cunha; Hooker Clops.

Smoken Joe's BBQ in Brighton.
Levy-Stubbs-Rivelli Trio.

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. $8.
9pm Greg Loftus
10pm The Okay Win
11pm Ferraby Lionheart

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2010

ON THE RADIO
On the Town with Mikey Dee is the local music show on WMFO, 91.5FM at Tufts University in Medford, every Wednesday night, 9pm-midnight. Listen online at http://www.wmfo.org/

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $20 general admission. ALL AGES.
Red Molly; Jud Caswell.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
The Cockabilly Records Tour featuring Viva Le Vox; Jason and the Punknecks; Guitar Bomb; The Holy Roller Sideshow; Hicky Hawkins with the Squidling Bros. Circus sideshow.

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. $7.
9pm Split Risk
9:50pm The Frost Heaves

VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)
METRO BOSTON

Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139.

Church of Boston, 69 Kilmarnock Street, Boston 02115.
(617) 236-7600 http://www.churchofboston.com/events.php

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139.
(617) 482-4920. http://www.club-bohemia.com

Club Passim, 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge 02138
(617) 492-7679 http://www.clubpassim.org/

Dante's at Firefly's, 516 Adams Street, Quincy
(617) 471-0011.
http://dantes.firefl..._Quincy_Schedule.pdf

Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Avenue (corner Harvard Ave.), Allston 02134.
(617) 566-9014 http://www.greatscottboston.com/

Hard Rock Cafe, 22-24 Clinton Street (Faneuil Hall), Boston 02109
(617) 424-7625 http://www.hardrockcafe.com/boston

House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston 02215

Long Wharf, Northern Avenue, Boston
(617) 467-4037. http://rockandbluescruise.com/

Middle East club, 472 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139
http://www.mideastclub.com/

Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain 02130
(617) 524-9038 http://www.midwaycafe.com/

O'Brien's Pub, 3 Harvard Avenue, Allston 02134
(617) 782-7245 http://www.greatscottboston.com/obriens/

P.A.'s Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave., Somerville
(617) 776-1557 http://www.paslounge.com/

The Precinct, 70 Union Square, Somerville 02143.
(617) 623-9211. http://www.precinctbar.com/

Smoken Joe's BBQ, 351 Washington Street, Brighton 02135
(617) 254-5227 http://smokenjoesbbq.com/

TT The Bear's Place, 10 Brookline Street, Cambridge 02139.
(617) 492-0082 http://www.ttthebears.com

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Weekly Band E-Mail #141.0 NEWS August 19th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #141.0 August 19th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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Shelburne Falls resident and MPress Recording Artist Seth Glier is once again participating in The Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (The Fringe) is the world’s largest arts festival. Established in 1947 as an alternative to the Edinburgh International Festival, it takes place in Scotland's capital during three weeks every August alongside several other arts and cultural festivals, collectively known as the Edinburgh Festival, of which the Fringe is by far the largest.

Fringe 2009 sold 1,859,235 tickets for 34,265 performances of 2,098 shows in 265 venues, over 25 days, for an average of over 74,000 admissions and 1,300 performances per day. There were an estimated 18,901 performers, from 60 countries.

This year Seth will be performing twice as many shows as he did last year, supporting Rachel Sage at the Carlton Hotel. For more info on the Fringe, go to http://www.edfringe.com/

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The Westford Rotary presents the fifth annual Blues 'N' Brews Festival at the Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford this Saturday, August 21st, 12noon-7pm. Performing will be Ken Macy, Smokehouse Lightning, Tokyo Tramps, Danny Banks and his All-Star Band featuring "Monster" Mike Welch, Bellevue Cadillac, and Sugar Blue.

Tickets are $35 at the gate. Children under 12 are free. The festival will be held rain or shine. It will be hosted by Carter Alan, host of "Sunday Morning Blues" on WZLX 100.9FM HD-1 in Boston, and the person who programs Radio Mojo for WZLX HD-2. Carter Alan is the Dean of the "College of Musical Knowledge" and someone I very much respect.

Beneficiaries of the funds raised from this year's festival include the Multiple Sclerosis Society (Blister Buddies), Merrimack Valley Food Bank, Domestic Violence Services Network, Massachusetts National Guard Family Support Fund, Friends Forever International Peace Program, and various scholarships and projects supported by the Westford Rotary Club

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Boston Band Crush, a daily blog that chronicles the Boston music scene (and which I get much of my information from), presents the second annual One Night Band show at the Middle East down in Cambridge on Saturday, August 21st, starting at 8pm.

BBC selected 40 musicians, whom they have interviewed in their blog over the past 40 days. These 40 musicians will be gathering early Saturday morning and broken up into random groups of five. Then these eight new groups will have all day to work out a set of four songs, which they will perform at the ME on Saturday night.The fun begins at 8pm. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on the day of the show. This is an 18+ show, and advance tickets are available at http://www.mideastclub.com

All proceeds benefit the Zumix arts space in East Boston. For ihfo on Zumix, go to http://www.zumix.org

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The Massachusetts Blues Society will be presenting the Massachusetts Blues Challenge on Sunday, August 22nd at the C-Note on Nantasket Beach in Hull. Competing will be the Andy James Band, Catfish Howl, The Throwdown Blues Band, Sturdy Moss, Diane Blue and the Beantown Boys, Juke Joint Devils, and Dan Sevush. The first set begins at 5pm. The MBS says it is dedicated to "promoting awareness and appreciation for the blues." For more info on the MBS, including a link to the Blues live music calendar, go to http://massblues.org/

A seminar titled "Less Rock More Talk" will be held at the Middle East down in Cambridge on Monday, August 23rd at 7pm. Participating will be Dave Duncan of "Boston Accents" on WFNX in Lynn, Anngelle Wood of "Boston Emissions" on WZLX in Boston, Carmelita of "Bay State Rock" on WAAF/WKAF, and Tim Kelly of "The Hidden Capital" on WMBR in Cambridge. The seminar is free and open to the public of all ages.

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Among the new releases at Newbury Comics this past Tuesday, August 17th, were CDs by Duke Robillard and Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs. Duke Robillard's new CD is "Passport to the Blues" and is available for $11.88, and Ray LaMontagne's new CD "The Lord's Willing and the Creek Don't Rise" is available for $12.88 at all Newbury Comics locations.

Of course, the title of the new Ray LaMontagne CD was the line that Charles Laquidara used to end his "Big Mattress" show with every morning on WBCN, and the "Creek Don't Rise" portion refers to the Creek Indians, not a creek that holds water. I'm wondering if Ray was able to get WBCN up in Maine while he was growing up. It's possible. When I was living in Beverly on the North Shore of Boston, I used to listen to The Blimp back when it was at 107.9FM in Lewiston-Auburn, although I would have to turn my radio around to negate WXKS out of Medford. Of course those were the good old days. Now that The Blimp is at 102.9FM out of Portland, and is 100,000 watts, you can get it practically everywhere. But now The Blimp is owned by Clear Channel, so nobody really cares any more, especially with WCLZ at 98.9 in North Yarmouth.

Actually, The Blimp is most likely one of the three most powerful radio stations in New England. I can get it in three or four times a summer by skip way out here in Amherst and Northampton. And I can also get quite clearly WGBH, 89.7FM, which has its transmitter on top of Great Blue Hill (hence the call letters) in Milton. But probably the most powerful station in New England is a country music station called "The Peak," WPKQ, 103.7FM in North Conway, NH, which has its transmitter on top of Mount Washington. Imagine being the person who has to scrape ice off that antenna in the winter!

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Club Passim in Harvard Square in Cambridge will once again be having its Campfire Weekend over the Labor Day weekend. The four day indoor folk and Americana music festival begins at 6pm on Friday, September 3rd, and at 12noon on Saturday, September 4th, Sunday, September 5th, and Monday, September 6th. All shows end around midnight and are ALL AGES. Day-long passes are $10, and weekend passes are available for $30 on Friday and Saturday night. Passes may be bought at the box office or online at http://www.clubpassim.org/

Among those participating are:
Ryan Fitzsimmons
Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade
Rebecca Correia
Sarah Rabdau
Lydia Warren
Rose Polenzani
Jenee Halstead
John Shade and the Neave String Quartet
Dinty Child
Mieka Pauley
Jason Myles Goss
Matt Heaton and the Electric Heaters
Audrey Ryan

Here is a video of Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade performing at the Charleston Pour House:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0sKHjv0NLQ

Here is a video of Sarah Rabdau with Vassela Stoyanova of Goli on MIDI marimba and Valerie Thompson of Goli on cello, performing at Cafe 939 in Boston back on July 17th:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lojcHcgocvo

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This comes from Mal Thursday:

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

The Malarians re-formed and played at Church of Boston, The Sierra Grill in Northampton, and the Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester back in mid-June. Now Mal says:

Yeah, I'm re-returning to the Valley for two shows next month. After the success of the Tour of Route 9, it's The Mini-Tour of Route 5!

The ZONE was the epicenter of the western Mass. punk scene in the '80s, a non-profit arts space in downtown Springfield that put on semi-monthly all-ages shows featuring an eclectic mix of local bands, as well as providing gallery exhibitions for all manner of area artists. The city let the ZONE die rather than ensuring its future with a little funding, and instead of a funky arts space where kids could go see music in an alcohol- and drug-free environment, they got more strip clubs and lame discos.

The Malarians' 1990 live album, the aptly titled "Finished In This Town," was recorded there. The Malarians' "In the Cool Room" and the 2-for-1 deluxe reissue of "Know" and "Finished In This Town" are available as mp3 albums on amazon.com and iTunes.

Here is a video of the Bamboo Steamers performing "Stuart Little" at the Sierra Grill in Northampton on November 20th, 2008:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZUtVZqexPg

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The Stompers will be celebrating their 33rd anniversary as a Boston rock 'n roll institution at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley on Saturday, November 6th, beginning at 8pm. According to the band, last year's show sold out months before the show, so if you are planning to go, you would be advised to get your tickets immediately. Tickets are $25, and may be ordered online (will call only) at http://tickets.bullrunrestaurant.com/

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The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland will devote its 15th annual American Music Masters series to Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew and New Orleans’ role in the birth of rock 'n roll.

“Walking to New Orleans: The Music of Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew,” scheduled for Nov. 8-13, consists of evening lectures, interviews and film screenings at the museum; a day-long conference at Case Western Reserve University; and a culminating tribute concert at Cleveland’s Palace Theater in PlayhouseSquare. Confirmed performers include Bartholomew, Lloyd Price, Dr. John, Irma Thomas, Robert Parker and the Rebirth Brass Band.

The American Music Masters program, the Hall of Fame’s signature series, spotlights key figures in the evolution of popular music whose stories and contributions warrant wider recognition. Past honorees include Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, Lead Belly, Hank Williams, Louis Jordan, Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke, Jerry Lee Lewis, Les Paul and Janis Joplin.

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There will be a very special show at the Iron Horse in Northampton on Friday, September 10th, beginning at 7pm. It will be a celebration of the Lonesome Brothers' 25th anniversary as a band and Ray Mason's 60th birthday. Tickets are $10 in advance or $13 at the door, and may be purchased online at http://www.iheg.com/

I asked Ray Mason to reflect on his life as a musician, and this is what he came up with.

RAY MASON: IN HIS OWN WORDS

I was born in Holyoke, MA in 1950 and grew up there for the first 20 or so years and then moved all the way up the road to Northampton! We always had some 45 record playing and I remember starting to buy singles of my own in 1959 at W. T. Grants on High St. in Holyoke. Those singles were definitely my earliest influences: Everly Brothers, Sam Cooke, Duane Eddy....the list goes on.

I started playing guitar around 1964 when I received my 1st Silvertone (with the amp in the case) as a gift for my 8th grade graduation. I took lessons right near where we lived in the housing project at George Crete's Music Center on Dwight St. in Holyoke. At that time I wanted to learn Beatles' tunes but ended up being taught "Down In The Valley".

I was never too good at copying records or what other guitarists were doing so that's how I ended up starting to write my own songs. Watching The beatles on Ed Sullivan I was amazed at how long George Harrison's fingers were and the chords he played just boggled my mind! I loved it!!

My band started in one form or another around 1980-81 and the Lonesomes in 1985. At that point (80-81) I figured I had been stockpiling tunes and wanted to see how they might sound with a band. I was also playing solo gigs with just myself and the Silvertone. Meanwhile Jim Armenti & I had been playing in a local country band and decided to start the Lonesomes in 85' as a side project. Now here we are 25 years later!

I started writing tunes in the 1960's because (as I said above) I didn't know how to copy records. The first song I wrote was called "Never" and I had my first song copywritten in 1967 called "Nothing Seems To Happen". Very appropriate title! Some tunes I write are true and autobiographical while others are totally fabricated but still tell a story or make a comment on everyday life's little things. The last so many years or so I've been filling up notebooks with song titles and then going back and writing the song. Something about that that makes sense to me.

I started playing in my first band in 1966 (The Gladiators out of Holyoke) and yes, there really have been over 6,000 gigs since. Some of my all time favorites were opening many shows (since 1972) for NRBQ. What a treat to play and then kick back and watch your favorite band all in one night. They've been such an influence and inspiration. So many other gigs like the Newport Folk Festival and Prairie Home Companion with the Lonesome Brothers. Getting to play bass with Steve Forbert and Willie Nile at the Iron Horse. Getting to sit in on guitar with Alejandro Escovedo and James McMurtry. Having Jimmie Dale Gilmore sit in with the Lonesome Brothers at The Basement in Northampton. All the gigs with my band (Frank Marsh, Stephen Desaulniers & Tom Shea) and the Lonesome Brothers (Jim Armenti & Tom Shea). Working in the studio with Jim Weeks on many recordings. Many great opening slots for The Band, Warren Zevon, Chris Whitley, Marshall Crenshaw, Graham Parker, Nils Lofgren, The Bottle Rockets, Yo La Tengo......the list goes on. There's way too many to even begin mentioning! As far as tough gigs go I remember playing in Rock Island, IL around 1969 or 70'. Six nights a week, six sets a night from 9 p.m. - 3 a.m. Now that was work! I also remember playing two sets solo outside in a gazebo up near Albany where it was so cold I had to play while wearing my winter jacket. All the people sat in their cars watching me from a distance. That's one I wouldn't want to play again!

I don't want to harp on that music was better back when because everyone seems to be majorly influenced by the music that they grew up listening to. There's always great music to seek out and listen to but the records I always go back to are the ones that have been part of my life for a long time. Don't know much about ProTools and technology!

We're hoping that the Iron Horse show on September 10th will be a party for everyone who has shown us any kind of support over all these years. It is much appreciated. We're just trying to play and write the best songs we can. It's always been that way. We don't talk about it. I suppose approaching 60 is a big one but what I'm really looking forward to is the prospect of some senior citizen discounts!

[ed. note: AARP sends out application forms when you are 49-1/2 years old, and Wendy's Restaurants give you a 5% discount if you are 55 or older.]

Here is a video of the Lonesome Brothers performing "Liza" at the Middle Earth Music Hall in Bradford, VT back in 2007:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdm7xPfCzTQ

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Weekly Band E-Mail #141.0 LISTINGS August 19th - August 25th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #141.0 August 19th - August 25th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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For a more complete listing of shows, go to
http://www.jambase.com/ or
http//www.pollstar.com/

You can also find a more complete listing of shows at
http://www.baystaterock.com Click on Local Scene at the top of the page.

413 AREA CODE

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19TH, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 18+
Lela E'Halt; Francie and Jillian Jones; Fredrick Jones.

DreamAway Lodge in Becket.
Stephen Bluhm; Mirthquake and G. Bakez; Keepaway.

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. no cover. 21+
Round three of the Wormtown Trading Company Battle of the Bands with Jamie Kent and the Options, Love Juice, Rolling Tide, and Fiddle Head.

Flavours Restaurant in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
BOB.

Piccadilly Pub in West Springfield. 8-11pm. ALL AGES.
Adam O'Brien and special guest (guitar duo); Mass Theory.

RE-ANIMATE THE BAYSTATE
Sierra Grill in Northampton. 10pm. $3. 21+
Dangerbird; The Walking Ghosts; The Seventh Ring of Saturn.

Stearns Square in Springfield. 7:30pm. free. ALL AGES.
FAT with Sam Plotkin

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20TH, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Ironstein.

Calvin Theatre in Northampton. 8pm. $35; $25. ALL AGES.
Natalie MacMaster.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Aquanett.

DreamAway Lodge in Becket.
Bow Ribbons; Nymph; Up Died Sound.

Flavours Restaurant in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
Xavier.

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. 8pm.
Aztec Two Step.

Liston's in Worthington. 9pm.
Ottomatic Slim.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee.
Humble Streak.

Monterey General Store. 7-9pm. free and open to the public.
Moonshine Holler.

Paper City Brewery in Holyoke. 6pm.
Glisten Effect.

Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. 9:30pm. $5. 21+
The Short Bus.

Theodore's in Springfield. 10pm. no cover.
Otherwise (club reggae, dubstep, electrohouse and trance).

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21ST, 2010

The Basement in Northampton. 8pm. no cover. 21+
Merrick Section.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Erik Alan and Drew Hickum (Americana)

Brass Cat in Easthampton. 10pm. $4. 21+
Ready Aim Fired; Easthampton Savings Band; Cavalcade.

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 8pm.
Paula Marie Band.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Planetoid; Independent Idiot; Q.

DreamAway Lodge in Becket.
ARP; Mike and Ruthy; Vetiver.

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. $5. 21+
The Big Sway; Los Bungalitos; The 1974 Band.

Flavours Restaurant in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
Tony Lee Thomas.

Flywheel in Easthampton. 7pm. ALL AGES.
Hot Mess (from Washington, D.C.); Arcing (from Providence); Trophy Wife (from D.C.); Outdates.

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. 8pm.
Stonehoney.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $20 advance; $23 at door. ALL AGES.
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
The Stone Coyotes; Heather Maloney.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
CD release for The Stone Coyotes' new CD "My Turn".

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee.
Talos; Pride Falls.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls.
8pm Sophia Imani and Clare Donohue (of The Afternoons)
Free, but tips are encoiuraged for the performers.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $7.
Robocock; The Radicals; Red Line Rebels; The Jesse Minute.

Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. 9:30pm. $5. 21+
1 ought 9.

Theodore's in Springfield. 10pm. no cover.
Sauce (from Brooklyn, NY); Jambox.

Waterfront Tavern in Chicopee. 21+
The Equalites.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22ND, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 18+
Deadwing; Run For Your Guns (metal and grunge)

DreamAway Lodge in Becket.
Evan Randall; Orion Rigel Dommisse.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 4pm. $7.
On My Honor; Latin For Truth; The Emergency Empire.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 6:30pm doors; 7pm show. $10 advance, $12 at door. ALL AGES.
Calling All Creeps; Gone By Daylight; Half Hearted Comeback; Shotgun; Lead Pipe Justice.

MONDAY, AUGUST 23RD, 2010

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm.
Headed for Disaster (from Sweden)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 24TH, 2010

The Elevens in Northampton. 7pm. 21+
Fancy Trash (residency); Katyland; Suitcase Junket.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
John Lee Hooker Jr.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25TH, 2010

Iron Horse in Northampton. 8:30pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Chris Barron of the Spin Doctors.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Mountain Park in Easthampton. 5:30pm gates; 7pm show.. $38. ALL AGES.
My Morning Jacket; Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Cash required if you purchase your ticket at the gate.

West Whately Chapel. 7:30pm. $15. ALL AGES.
Della Mae
Last show of series.

VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)
413 AREA CODE

The Basement, 21 Center Street, Northampton 01060.
(413) 586-8686 http://www.iheg.com

Black Moon Music Lounge, 37 State Street, Belchertown 01007
(413) 323-0013 http://www.myspace.com/blackmoonjazz

Brass Cat, 65 Cottage Street, Easthampton 01027
(413) 527-4085

Burrito Rojo, 50 Third Street, Turners Falls
(413) 863-3111 http://www.myspace.com/burritorojo

The Calvin Theatre, 19 King Street, Northampton 01060..
(413) 586-8686. http://www.iheg.com

Club Meadows, 621 North Main Street (Route 83), East Longmeadow.
(413) 733-7290 http://www.myspace.com/clubmeadows413

The DreamAway Lodge, 1342 County Road, Becket, MA
(413) 623-8725 http://www.thedreamawaylodge.com

The Elevens, 140 Pleasant Street, Northampton 01060
(413) 586-9155 (ask to be transferred to the Elevens)
http://www.myspace.com/theelevensnorthampton

Flavours Restaurant, 75 North Street (enter on McKay Street), Pittsfield 01201
(413) 443-3188. http://www.flavoursintheberkshires.com

Flywheel, 43 Main Street, Easthampton 01027
(413) 527-9800 http://www.flywheelarts.org/

Guthrie Center, 4 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington 01230.
(413) 528-1955 http://www.guthriecenter.org

Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center Street, Northampton 01060.
(413) 586-8686 http://www.iheg.com

Liston's Bar and Grill, Old North Road, Route 143, Worthington 01098
(413) 238-5353

Maximum Capacity, 116 School Street, Chicopee 01013.
(413) 592-0719.

Mocha Maya's, 47 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls 01370.
(413) 625-6292 http://www.mochamayas.com/

Monterey General Store, 448 Main Street, Route 23, Monterey 01245
(413) 528-4437

Mountain Park, Route 5, Exit 18 off Route 91 North, Holyoke 01040
(413) 586-8686 http://www.iheg.com/

Paper City Brewery, 108 Cabot Street, Holyoke 01040
(413) 535-1588 http://www.myspace.com/papercitybrewery

Piccadilly Pub, 1508 Riverdale Street, West Springfield
(413) 746-2444

Rebel Sound Records,146-A North Street, Pittsfield 01201
http://www.myspace.com/rebelsoundrecordsthestore

Route 63 Roadhouse, 32 Federal Street, Route 63, Millers Falls 01349
(413) 659-3384

The Sierra Grille, 41 Strong Avenue, first floor, Northampton 01060.
(413) 584-1150 http://www.myspace.com/sierragrillemusic

Stearns Square, between Worthington and Bridge Streets, Springfield 01103
http://www.springfielddowntown.com

Theodore's, 201 Worthington Street, Springfield.
(413) 736-6000 http://www.theobbq.com

Waterfront Tavern, 920 Main Street, Holyoke 01040
(413) 532-2292
http://www.ogre26.com/waterfronttavern.html (all ages)
http://www.waterfronttavern.com/index.html (18+ shows)

West Whately Chapel, near the intersection of Conway and Williamsburg Road, West Whately
http://www.brattleborotix.com

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508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19TH, 2010

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $25 general admission.
Evolution (Journey tribute)

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull
The Double D's; Steve Heck.

The Grog in Newburyport. 8pm. $3. 21+
Soul Robot; Dougy Fresh Band.

Mill Street Brews in Southbridge. 6:30pm doors; 7pm show. $10. ALL AGES.
Wormtown Trading Company presents Zach Deputy.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Metal Thursdays CI with Scaphism; Sauriel; Oneiric Realm; Engraved.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20TH, 2010

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 10pm. $15 21+
Rhett Miller (acoustic) (Old 97's)

LOWELL SUMMER MUSIC SERIES
Boardinghouse Park in Lowell. 7:30pm.
$45 advance; $50 day of show. Children 12 and under free.
The B52s.

Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $14 advance; $18 at door.
Guitar Shorty.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
The Love Dogs.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $7. 21+
Insufficient Funds.

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:30pm.
Sour D.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
McAlister Drive.

Mill Street Brews in Southbridge. 7pm. $5 for 21+; $10 for 18-20. 18+
Optical Drive; Prox.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Bees Knees; Planetoid; B.L.O.W.W.; Hot Black.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21ST, 2010

LOWELL SUMMER MUSIC SERIES
Boardinghouse Park in Lowell. 7:30pm.
$18 advance; $25 day of show. Children 12 and under free.
James Montgomery Blues Band with The Uptown Horns.

Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $12 advance; $16 at door.
The Sweetback Sisters.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
The Fools; Howie Howie.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $10. 21+
The Flock.

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:30pm.
Skullduggery.

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
Babe Pino Band.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Don't Call Me Shirley.

Indian Ranch in Webster. 10am gates; 2pm show.
$22.50, $27.50 general admission. $35, $37.50, and $40 general admission.
Jefferson Starship.

BLUES 'N' BREWS FESTIVAL
Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford. 11:30 am gates; 12noon-7pm show.
$35 at gate. Children under 12 free. ALL AGES.
11am-noon Ken Macy (performing at gate)
12:30pm Smokehouse Lightning
1:40pm Tokyo Tramps
2:50pm Danny Banks and his All-Star Band featuring "Monster" Mike Welch
4pm Bellevue Cadillac
5:30pm Sugar Blue

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
HUMANWINE; Shane Hall and the Ticklebomb Orchestra; Dave Magario.

on the waterfront at Salisbury Beach. 7:30pm. free and open to the public.
Adam Ezra Group.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22ND, 2010

ON THE RADIO
Homegrown is the local music show on WPXC, 102.9FM Hyannis, every Sunday night,
10pm-midnight. You can listen online at http://www.pixy103.com

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 4-8pm. $10 21+
The Incredible Casuals (residency).

MASSACHUSETTS BLUES CHALLENGE
The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull. 4:30pm.
The Andy James Band; Catfish-Howl; The Throwdown Blues Band; Sturdy Moss; Diane Blue and the Beantown Boys; Juke Joint Devils; Dan Sevush.

PARKER WHEELER'S BLUES PARTY(c)
The Grog in Newburyport. 7-11pm. $5. 21+
Keith Munslow.

Indian Ranch in Webster. 12noon gates; 3pm show.
$27.50 and $32.50 general admission. $40, $42.50, and $45 general admission.
Sawyer Brown.

North Quabbin Performing Arts Center in New Salem. 3:30pm doors; 4pm show.
Adults and seniors $15; children 12 and under free.
David Maxwell.

MONDAY, AUGUST 23RD, 2010

TUESDAY, AUGUST 24TH, 2010

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $15 advance; $17 day of show.
Deke Dickerson.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 8:30pm.
The Numbskulls; The Lousy Instruments; The Closers; Mack the Knife.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25TH, 2010

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
The Bloodline; Skinny Dip.

VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)
508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

The Beachcomber, 1120 Cahoon Hollow Road, P.O. Box 1409
Wellfleet 02667 (508) 349-6055 http://www.thebeachcomber.com

Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Ocean Front North, Salisbury 01952
(978) 462-5888 http://www.blueoceanhall.com

Boardinghouse Park, 40 French Street, Lowell 01854
http://www.lowellsummermusic.org/

Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Road, PO Box 1228, Route 2A, Shirley 01464.
(978) 425-4311; 877-536-7190. http://www.bullrunrestaurant.com

The C-Note, 159 Nantasket Avenue, Nantasket Beach, Hull 02045
(781) 925-4300 http://www.cnotehull.com/

Dante's at Firefly's, 350 East Main Street (Route 20), Marlborough.
(508) 229-BLUES.
http://dantes.firefl...borough_Schedule.pdf

Dodge Street Bar and Grill, 7 Dodge Street, Salem 01970.
(978) 745-0139. http://www.myspace.com/dodgestreet7

Gilrein's, 802 Main Street, Worcester 01610.
(508) 791-BLUE. http://www.gilreins.net/

The Grog, 13 Middle Street, Newburyport 01950.
(978) 465-8008. http://www.thegrog.com/cabaret.htm

Indian Ranch, 200 Gore Road, Webster 01570
(508) 943-3871 http://www.indianranch.com/

Mal's Lounge, George's Restaurant, 77 Washington Street, 3rd floor, Haverhill
(978) 374-5150 http://www.georgesonwashington.com/mals.html

Mill Street Brews, 18 Mill Street, Southbridge 01550
(508) 764-6900 http://www.millstreetbrews.com/

Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan Street, Fall River 02721.
(508) 324-1926 http://www.ncfta.org/music.php

Nashoba Valley Ski Area, 79 Powers Road, Westford 01886
(978) 692-3033

Nectar's, 17 Airport Road, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard 02539
(508) 693-1137 http://www.nectarsmv.com/

Next Page Blues Cafe, 550 Broad Street, Weymouth 02453
(781) 356-9796
http://www.reverbnat...thenextpagebluescafe

North Quabbin Performing Arts Center, 1794 Meeting House, New Salem 01355
(978) 544- 5200 http://www.1794meetinghouse.org/

Ralph's Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester 01605
(508) 753-9543 http://www.myspace.com/ralphsdiner

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METRO BOSTON

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19TH, 2010

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $5.
9pm Father Octopus
10pm Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives

Club Passim in Cambridge. 7pm. $20 general admission. ALL AGES.
Lindsey Mac and the Boom Booms; Dean Fields.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
Obscenity Cult presents Witch Tomb; PanzerBastard; Bone Ritual; Nachzehrer.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $8 advance; $10 day of show. 18+
Hello Ninja; The Stampede; Dave Crespo's After Party; Leaders Led; Deadfish.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 8pm. $5. 21+
Born of Fire featuring Tentacles (NYC); Abnormality.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $7 for 21+; $10 for 18-20. 18+
Zayde Buti; Rob Potylo; Duncan Wilder Johnson; Wasted Talent.

Rosebud Bar and Grill in Somerville. 9pm. $5. 21+
Third Thursdays at the Rosebud series
9pm Goli
10:15pm The Vivs

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. $10 advance; $12 day of show.
9pm Riki Rocksteady
10pm Guns of Navarone
11pm Destroy Babylon
12midnight The Void Union

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20TH, 2010

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
9pm Kuuluuko
10pm Streight Angular
11pm Left Hand Does
12midnight School for Robots

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
tiny mtns, The Points North; Dream Tigers.

ROCK AND BLUES CRUISE
Long Wharf in Boston. 7:30pm boarding. 8pm sail. $28. 21+
Beatlejuice.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Roadsaw; Cocked n' Loaded; Cult 45; Blackwolfgoat.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $17 advance; $20 day of show. 18+
The Cro-Mags; Shipwreck.

Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain.
6pm Box of Records
9pm Rising Tribe; Dreadlocks.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $5. 21+
Left Over Wine; The Scribblenauts; Luch and Eliza; Outwrite; Defcon; DJ Emoh Betta.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
California King; Eldridge Rodriguez; House of Bread; Great Big Circles.

Rosebud Bar and Grill in Somerville. 9pm. $5. 21+
Black Helicopter; Travels; Sinbusters; Magic Shoppe.

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. $10.
9pm Marc Pinansky
10pm Herra Terra
11pm The Backup Factor
12midnight The Organ Beats

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21ST, 2010

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Hear Now Live! presents
Tik Tok; Greetings From; Coo and Howl; Milquetoast.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8. Neon Nite presents
9pm The Ramone 5
10pm Sticky Business
11pm The Arch McDonald Quintet
12midnight The Port Charles Quintet

Club Passim in Cambridge. 10:30am. $10 general admission. ALL AGES.
Fox and Branch.

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Hey Mama and the Tecumseh Strings.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
Irepress; Gifts From Enola; Hadoken.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Team Shred presents SuperVolcano; Await Rescue; Leave By Six; Red Quiet; Along Those Lines.

ONE NIGHT BAND 2
Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
Boston Band Crush presents One Night Band, in which 40 musicians gather together in the morning, get paired off into groups of five, and perform a four-song set tonight.
All proceeds benefit the ZUMIX studio in East Boston.

Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain. 4pm doors. ALL AGES.
Fogwizard; Relegation; First and Formost; Killbeast; Eyewitness; Death Count.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 4pm. $8. 21+
Battle House; Big Big Bucks; Tinsel Teeth; Thunderhole; The High Seas; Thief Thief; Beach Hair; Arvid Noe.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
SpEd; The Applicators; The Full-Time Dreamers.

Rosebud Bar and Grill in Somerville. 10pm. $5. 21+
5-POINT; Brownboot.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22ND, 2010

ON THE RADIO
Bay State Rock is the local music show on WAAF, 107.3FM and 97.7FM,
every Sunday night, 10pm-midnight. You can listen online at http://www.waaf.com

ON THE RADIO
Boston Emissions is the local music show on WZLX, 100.7FM HD-1 Boston, every Sunday night,
10pm-midnight. You can listen online at http://www.wzlx.com

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $6. 18+
The Arkanes (from Liverpool, England); Streight Angular; My Own Worse Enemy.

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Marissa Nadler; John Shade.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
I Have Ears; Tennis; Family Portrait; Hunter S. Floortom.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 1pm doors. $5 suggested donation. 18+
ZUMIX End of Summer Concert with Rock Ed; The 2010 Street Program; Con La Corriente.
All proceeds go to the ZUMIX studio in East Boston.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Marconi; Birds and Batteries; Nassy; The See Through Band.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 7pm. $5. 18+
RTT presents Leagues; Mother Night; Bar Sinister; Wolves and the Radio.

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. $9.
9pm Busy Arms
10pm Coolrunnings
11pm Laarks

MONDAY, AUGUST 23RD, 2010

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $17 general admission. ALL AGES.
Po' Girl; David Wax Museum.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Notoriety; The Wid; Lance Hayes; Rinzable.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 24TH, 2010

ON THE RADIO
Pipeline! is the local music show on WMBR, 88.1FM at M.I.T. in Cambridge, every Tuesday evening 8-10pm. Listen online at http://wmbr.org

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $12 general admission. ALL AGES.
Songs From an Island with Rose Polenzani, Kristin Andreassen, Rose Cousins, Sean Staples, Laura Cortese, Jess Tardy, Dave Champagne, Amy Correia, Dinty Child, Anne Heaton, John Shade, Billy Beard, and Zack Hickman.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Circles; DJs Mistaker and Damien Paul.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 8pm. $7. 18+
TWOPLUSTWO; The Modern Voice; Andy and Zeus (NYC); Maar; Turd Valley.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $7 for 21+; $10 for 18-20. 18+
MELLOWS; Ladderlegs; Night Fruit; Bandits In the Woods.

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. $7.
9pm Sister Spaceman
10pm Shepherdess
11pm Banditas

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25TH, 2010

ON THE RADIO
On the Town with Mikey Dee is the local music show on WMFO, 91.5FM at Tufts University in Medford, every Wednesday night, 9pm-midnight. Listen online at http://www.wmfo.org/

Cambridge Center Plaza. 1-2pm. free and open to the public.
Club Passim presents Julia Easterlin.
Last show of the series.

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $8. 18+
The Karma Exchange; Vending Machetes; Hayley Jane and the Primates.

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $12 general admission. ALL AGES.
The Boston Typewriter Orchestra; Brian Dewan.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
Sean Bones; You Can Be a Wesley.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Leedz Edutainment presents AVI; Mark Steele; Diogenes; See Jee.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 7pm doors. $15. ALL AGES
Envy On the Coast (final Boston show); Bad Rabbits; Kodak Attack.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Team Shred Productions presents Nazzcar Race Delay; Miss Geo and the Metrics.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
Van Walton; Sick Room.

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. $8.
9pm Tre Orsi
10pm Martha's Vineyard Ferries
11pm Major Stars

VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)
METRO BOSTON

Cambridge Center Plaza, Kendall Square, Cambridge

Church of Boston, 69 Kilmarnock Street, Boston 02115.
(617) 236-7600 http://www.churchofboston.com/events.php

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139.
(617) 482-4920. http://www.club-bohemia.com

Club Passim, 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge 02138
(617) 492-7679 http://www.clubpassim.org/

Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Avenue (corner Harvard Ave.), Allston 02134.
(617) 566-9014 http://www.greatscottboston.com/

Long Wharf, Northern Avenue, Boston
(617) 467-4037. http://rockandbluescruise.com/

Middle East club, 472 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139
http://www.mideastclub.com/

Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain 02130
(617) 524-9038 http://www.midwaycafe.com/

O'Brien's Pub, 3 Harvard Avenue, Allston 02134
(617) 782-7245 http://www.greatscottboston.com/obriens/

P.A.'s Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave., Somerville
(617) 776-1557 http://www.paslounge.com/

Rosebud Bar, 381 Summer Street, Davis Square, Somerville 02144
(617) 666-6015 http://rosebudbardavis.com/

TT The Bear's Place, 10 Brookline Street, Cambridge 02139.
(617) 492-0082 http://www.ttthebears.com

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and suggestions! DOS = Day of Show

If you are under 18 and a show is not marked ALL AGES, or if you are
between 18 and 20 years old, call the venue to find out what kind of show it is.

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