There will be a huge benefit show for Joe Coughlin, Director of the MIT AgeLab in Cambridge, at the Midway Lounge in Jamaica Plain this Friday, July 30th, beginning at 8pm. Already scheduled to perform are John Powhida, Chandler Travis, Lenny Lashley, Classic Ruins, Roy Sludge Trio, mini Country Bumpkin reunion, Philly Roy All Stars, Rick Berlin, Johnny and the Jumper Cables, and Richie Parsons. A donation of $10 will be requested at the door.
Joseph F. Coughlin is founder and Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab, the first multi-disciplinary research program created to understand the behavior of the 45+ population; the role of technology; and, the opportunity for innovations to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families. Dr. Coughlin’s own research focuses on how the convergence of baby boomer expectations and technology will shape the future of public policy and drive innovation across global industries, including the financial services, insurance, health, IT, telecommunications, automobile and retail sectors. He has published his work in a variety of business, engineering and policy journals. In February 2008, the Wall Street Journal named him one of America’s 12 pioneers inventing the future of retirement and aging. Dr. Coughlin was recently recognized by the Visiting Nurse Association as a "Home Health Hero" for his research in technology-enabled innovation in home healthcare services for the elderly.
There will be a great show at the C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull on Friday, July 29th. Featured will be Boston doo-wop legends The G-Clefs. The opening act is The Blue Revival Band, a group of Whitman-Hanson High School students.
Here are the G-Clefs performing "Cause You're Mine," which was released on the Pilgrim label in 1956:
There will be a show to benefit Ed Godleski at The Elevens in Northampton on Saturday, July 30th, beginning at 6pm. Ed Godleski is the father of Jack Science of The Bunnies and Rabbit Rabbit, and is battling cancer. Among the performers are The Bunnies, Rabbit Rabbit, We Are the Seahorses, Problem With Dragons, Dust Savior, Real Life Time Machines, Ponds, Thunderhole, and Fields of Gaffney. A donation of $5 will be requested at the door. This is a 21+ show.
Here is the unofficial video of We Are the Seahorses performing "Jeffrey Caught the Green Ball":
The Wormtown Music Festival will be held at Camp Kee-Wanee in Greenfield for three days and nights begiinning Friday, September 17th. Tickets for the festival are $80 through Monday, September 13th. More info at http://www.wormtown.com/ Here is a list of bands that have been booked so far:
Rev Tor Band
Peter Prince and Moon Boot Lover
The Juicy Grapes
The Change Up
Mark Mercier Band
Hot Damn Scandal
Thomas Wynn and the Believers
The Glisten Effect
Ryan Montbleau Band
Nate Wilson Group
Hot Day at the Zoo
The Kind Buds
NY Funk Exchange
Free Grass Union
The Big Sway
Brooklyn Sound Lab
Doctors of Flight
All the Animals
The Beat Drops
The Wormtown Trading Company will also be holding a Battle of the Bands at the Elevens in Northampton on the four Thursday nights in August to find the next Wormtown band. The WTC did this before the Strange Creek Music Festival, which was held over the Memorial Day weekend. Four bands will battle it out on August 5th, August 12th, and August 19th, and the winners of those three competitions will return for the final round on August 26th. The bands selected to compete will be listed in each week's Weekly Band E-Mail LISTINGS edition.
Here are the Alchemystics performing "Ghetto Youth":
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