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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This comes from Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Information for the Weekly Band E-Mail is taken directly from venue,
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.



 
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bananastasi - Thu, Sep 9, 2010, 8:55 A
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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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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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.

Always call the venue in advance to see if the show is as advertised.
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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 19, 2010, 3:29 A
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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bananastasi - Thu, Aug 19, 2010, 3:24 A
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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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.

Always call the venue in advance to see if the show is as advertised.
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Weekly Band E-Mail #138.0 NEWS July 29th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #138.0 July 29th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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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.

For more info on AgeLab, go to http://agelab.mit.edu/director-joseph-f-coughlin

Here is Chandler Travis performing "I'm an Existentialist":


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaxWN4NsTEE

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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:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJMTDiLaH4g

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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":


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

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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:

Max Creek
Zach Deputy
U-Melt
Rev Tor Band
Jeff Bujak
Primate Fiasco
Peter Prince and Moon Boot Lover
Domino Theory
Turbine
The Brew
Love Whip
The Juicy Grapes
Sauce
Humblebee
Jimikata
The Change Up
Mark Mercier Band
Juggling Suns
Jah-n-I
DPR
Hot Damn Scandal
Sun Jones
Fennario
Dirigo
Thomas Wynn and the Believers
The Phreaks
The Glisten Effect
Wolfman Conspiracy
Ryan Montbleau Band
Goosepimp Orchestra
The McLovins
Nate Wilson Group
Hot Day at the Zoo
The Kind Buds
The Alchemystics
Guitarness
NY Funk Exchange
BuzzUniverse
Jam Stampede
Free Grass Union
Fungus Amungus
Shakedown
The Franks
Gravity Works
The Big Sway
Brooklyn Sound Lab
Doctors of Flight
Shak Nasti
Black Rebels
Romano Project
All the Animals
Clinton Curtis
The Beat Drops
Grass Gypsys

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":


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLSJSm9fI3w

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Weekly Band E-Mail #138.0 LISTINGS July 29th, 2010 - August 4th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #138.0 July 29th - August 4th, 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, JULY 29TH, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 8:30pm. no cover. 21+
Peter Bertrand.

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

The Dream Away Lodge in Becket. 8-11pm.
Eva Capelli.
free, but tips are encouraged for the performer(s).

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Frazey Ford of The Be Good Tanyas; The Sweet Remains with Rich Price, Greg Naughton, and Brian Chartrand.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

RE-ANIMATE THE BAYSTATE
Sierra Grille in Northampton. 10pm. $3. 21+
Sore Eros; Tony the Bookie Orchestra; Just Friends.

Stearns Square in Springfield. 7:30pm. free. ALL AGES.
The Spampinato Brothers with special guest drummer Tommy Ardolino.

FRIDAY, JULY 30TH, 2010

The Basement in Northampton. 8pm. no cover. 21+
Charlie Apicella and Iron City.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Jonas Cain and Friends present a tribute to the movie "The Point."

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 8pm.
The Feel.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9:30pm.
Pandemonium.

The Dream Away Lodge in Becket. 8-11pm.
Erin McKeown..
free, but tips are encouraged for the performer(s).

The Elevens in Northampton. 7pm. 21+
Storybox; Jamie Kent.

The Elevens in Northampton. 10pm. $8. 21+
Fistah; Sun Gods in Exile; The Brought Low; The Walking Ghosts.

Flavours Restaurant in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
City of Stone.

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. $5. ALL AGES.
Cloud Mouth (from Chicago); Giuseppe (from Providence); Annie Blackburn; Vaccine.

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. 8pm.
Jimmy Webb.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $14 advance; $17 at door. ALL AGES.
Justin Townes Earle; Brown Bird.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. ALL AGES.
Tune-Yards; Shira E.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 10pm.
Tango Down.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls. 8pm.
Gretchen Witt and Jo Williamson.
Free, but tips are encouraged for the performers.

Paper City Brewery in Holyoke. 6pm.
Wolfman Conspiracy.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $7 or $6 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Matt Kona; Mark Jagiello; Drew Bligh; Sharkee Katz; Ted Pettingell; Mick Greenwood; Jay Petrone; Shawn Donovan.

HUMBLE AND GRACIOUS - A TRIBUTE TO VIC CHESTNUTT
The Rendezvous in Turners Falls. 9:30pm.
Local performers will sing Vic Chestnutt songs and their own originals.

Snowzee's Music Shack in Sunderland. no cover. ALL AGES.
5:30pm Hangmen
9pm Outer Stylie

Theodore's in Springfield. 10pm. no cover.
Finding Reason.

SATURDAY, JULY 31ST, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Donna-Lee DePrille Band.

Brass Cat in Easthampton. 10pm. $4. 21+
Death to New England; Paper Plain; Evil Bill.

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 8pm.
The Doomsday Ladies.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
John Brandoli.

BENEFIT FOR ED GODLESKI, FATHER OF JACK FROM BUNNIES AND RABBIT RABBIT
The Elevens in Northampton. 6pm. $5 suggested donation. 21+
We Are the Seahorses; The Bunnies; Rabbit Rabbit; Problem with Dragons; Dust Savior; Real Life Time Machines; Ponds; Thunderhole; Eat Cloud; Easthampton Savings Band; Evil Bill; Real Daughter of Mammon; Field of Gaffney.

Flavours Restaurant in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
Art Holmes and the Blues.

Flywheel in Easthampton. 2pm. $5. ALL AGES.
Flaming Dragons of Middle Earth.
Come celebrate Danny Cruz's 18th birthday in ancient Mayan death-rite fashion with food, fun and games.
Danny will be guest singing with every band, including Bunnybrains, Grey Skull, Fat History Month, Chris Manz, and Ugh, God.

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. 8pm.
Jimmy Webb.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
Johnny A.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $5 advance; $10 at door. ALL AGES.
Aloha Steamtrain; Tasha Yar.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 10pm.
Darik and the Funbags.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls. 8pm.
Andrea Paquin.
Free, but tips are encouraged for the performer.

Pearl Street ballroom in Northampton. 9pm. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
Rebelution; California Reggae Grooves.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Theodore's in Springfield. 10pm. no cover.
DogDeck.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1ST, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
Sierra and Andrew.

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. $5. ALL AGES.
Sleep in Sundays (from St. Louis); Sore Eros.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 6:30pm doors; 7pm show. $10 advance, $12 at door. ALL AGES.
Dr Acula; Run For Your Guns; Light in May; Dessication; Tempting the Sirens; Day Old Hate.

MONDAY, AUGUST 2ND, 2010

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Dawes; Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3RD, 2010

The Elevens in Northampton. 7pm. 21+
Fancy Trash (residency); Mike Flood.

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. $21.
Black Pyramid; Hot Black; Valkyrie; Earthride; Blue Aside.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2010

WATERMELON WEDNESDAYS
West Whately Chapel. 7:30pm. $15. ALL AGES.
Bee Eaters

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

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

The Dream Away 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

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

Maximum Capacity, 116 School Street, Chicopee 01013.
(413) 592-6406. http://www.newmaximumcapacity.com/

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

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/

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)

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, JULY 29TH, 2010

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
The Double D's; Chris Fitz.

Mike's Place in Orange. 8pm.
The Reprobates.
CD release for "3 Chord Regression"

North Quabbin Performing Arts Center in New Salem. 7pm doors; 7:30pm show.
Adults and seniors $10; children 12 and under free.
George Christiansen.

FRIDAY, JULY 30TH, 2010

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 10pm. $20 21+
John Brown's Body (reggae)

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $30.
Sonny Landreth; Los Straitjackets.

LOWELL SUMMER MUSIC SERIES
Boardinghouse Park in Lowell. 7:30pm.
$26 advance; $30 day of show. Children 12 and under free.
Indigo Girls.

Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $20 advance; $24 at door.
Bill Kirchen (CD release)

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
The G-Clefs; The Blue Revival Band.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $7. 21+
Rhodehouse (tribute to The Doors)

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
The Sargent John Band.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
The Sift; Bova Chevo; Electric Mummy; The Last Second.

SATURDAY, JULY 31ST, 2010

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 10pm. $20 21+
John Brown's Body (reggae)

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

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
Zucco and the Mutha Funk Band.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $12. 21+
Joshua Tree (tribute to U2)

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
The Clutch Grabwell Band.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Third Man High.

Indian Ranch in Webster. 10am gates; 2pm show.
$22.50 and $27.50 general admission. $35, $37.50, and $40 reserved seating.
John Michael Montgomery.

Mal's Lounge at George's Restaurant in Haverhill. 9pm.
East Coast Sound (10 piece funk band)

North Quabbin Performing Arts Center in New Salem. 7pm doors; 7:30pm show.
Adults and seniors $15; children 12 and under free.
Patty Larkin.

THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR
Palladium downstairs in Worcester. 3pm doors; 3:30pm show.
$22 advance; $22 at door. ALL AGES.
Decapitated; The Faceless; All Shall Perish; The Red Chord; Veil of Maya; Cephalic Carnage; Decrepit Birth; Carnifex; Animals as Leaders; Vital Remains; As Blood Runs Black; Oceano; Arsonists Get All the Girls; ABACABB; Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza; Circle of Contempt; Burning the Masses; Blind Witness; This Or the Apocalypse.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
The Great Whiskey Rebellion; 28 Degrees Taurus; Miars; Ashlands Attic.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1ST, 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. $7. 21+
Joe Bargar; Kenny Williams.

Indian Ranch in Webster. 10am gates; 2pm show.
$22.50 and $27.50 general admission. $35, $37.50, and $40 reserved seating.
Tanya Tucker.

MONDAY, AUGUST 2ND, 2010

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3RD, 2010

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2010

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 10pm. $20 21+
Built to Spill (Boise, ID); The Stills (Montreal)

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
Teamwork; East Hundred; The Canon Logic.

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

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

Mike's Place, 81 East River Street, Orange 01364
(978) 544-8560

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

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

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

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

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METRO BOSTON

THURSDAY, JULY 29TH, 2010

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $6.
8pm The Red Lanterns
9pm Sugar Snow
10pm Dan Emino
11pm God Awful

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $16 general admission. ALL AGES.
Greg Hawkes Ukelele Trio.

NEW ENGLAND AMERICANA FESTIVAL
Hard Rock Cafe in Boston. 8pm. $10 donation. ALL AGES.
Autumn Hollow Band; Jeff Bird; Brendan Hogan; Comanchero; Jenee Halstead; The Bees Knees.

House of Blues front room in Boston. 9pm. no cover. 21+
Mondo Gecko.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Harmonix presents Oxytocin; Anarchy Club; Death Of the Cool; Giant Target.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
The Delfields; Lord of the Yum-Yum; Skitz; R Twizz

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
8:45pm The Pleasure Kills
9:35pm Doomstar!
10:30pm Grass Window
11:30pm The Avengers

FRIDAY, JULY 30TH, 2010

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
9pm The Satin Kittens
10pm Line of Girls
11pm The Baobabs
12midnight Radio Control

Club Passim in Cambridge. 7pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Pat McGee; Patrick McAloon.

House of Blues front room in Boston. 9pm. no cover. 21+
Bearstronaut; Left Hand Does.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Brick by Brick Productions and Rock On! present Vic Ruggerio (of The Slackers); Chris Murray; The Forthrights; Hayley Jane and The Primates.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12 advance; $14 day of show. 18+
Necromantix; The Howlers; The Mutilators.

MONSTERS OF THE MIDWAY BENEFIT FOR JOE COUGHLIN
Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain. 8pm. $10.
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; Richie Parsons

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Obscenity Cult presents Rampant Decay; Maggot Brain (from NY); INTHESHIT.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. $10. 18+
9:30pm The Resurrectionists
10:30pm Rose's Pawn Shop
11:35pm Scott H. Biram

SATURDAY, JULY 31ST, 2010

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8. Neon Nite presents
9pm Flashback 69
10pm The Last Ones
11pm Jet Set
12midnight Kenne Highland

Club Passim in Cambridge. 10:30am. $10 general admission. ALL AGES.
Sarah Wheeler and Little Groove.

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
PALEFACE; Annie and the Beekeepers.

Hatch Shell in Boston. 7pm. free and open to the public.
WODS 103.3FM presents Peter Cetera (former frontman for Chicago); Ernie and the Automatics.

House of Blues front room in Boston. 9pm. no cover. 21+
Brown Bird; Wrong Reasons; Tallahassee.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 7pm doors; 7:15pm show. $17 advance; $20 day of show. 18+
Lights (acoustic performance)
Admission includes a copy of her forthcoming Acoustic EP)

Middle East up in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $10. 18+
Endway; Defeo; OK Captain.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 7:30pm doors. $12 advance; $15 day of show. 18+
Hear Now Live presents Agari Crew; Doctors of Flight; Luke James and the Locksteadies; The Dirty Hit; Dubbest.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $9. 21+
Team Shred Productions presents Dirty Sanchez; My New Disaster; Pawnshop Diamonds.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
The Big Disappointments; Sister Spaceman; Ill Ease.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1ST, 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

ROCK AND BLUES CRUISE
Long Wharf in Boston. 4:20pm boarding. 5pm sail. $25. 21+
Jerry's Birthday Cruise with The Grateful Dread.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 1pm doors. $12. ALL AGES.
Sound Action Ltd. presents Channel 3 (from Cerritos, CA); F.U.'s (Boston legends); Step Forward; Nothing But Enemies.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. $7. 18+
9:15pm Faux Ox
10:15pm The Press

MONDAY, AUGUST 2ND, 2010

Charlie's Kitchen in Cambridge. 9pm.
Banditas.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 7pm doors. $25. 18+
Bowery presents Kele (of Bloc Party); Jessica 6.
Show moved from The Royale. All original tickets will be honored.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 8pm. $7. 18+
JunePak (from Germany); Battle of Wolf 359 (from UK); Remainder; Alessa; Pathos.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $7. 21+
Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three; Cat-Tooth Jim; Sonny Jim Clifford and the Blue Devils.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3RD, 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.
James Maddock; Chris Velan.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12. 18+
WBOS, 92.9FM, presents Crash Kings (Custard/Universal Motown Records); Gold Star Morning; Richard James Band.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 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 David Wax Museum.

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Bjarv; Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $14.50. 18+
Embrace presents Caspa; Bassic; The Scoundrels; Terravita.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $6. 21+
Tex Railer's Doomtown.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $7 for 21+ or $10 for 18-20. 18+
Vampire Squid; Dan Rodman; Ryan Beke; Aoife McDaid.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. $8. 18+
9:05pm Lady Lamb The Beekeeper
10pm Saint Solitude
11pm Spouse

VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)
METRO BOSTON

Cambridge Center Plaza, Kendall Square, Cambridge

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

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/

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

Hatch Memorial Shell, The Esplanade, Storrow Drive, 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

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/

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

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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
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Weekly Band E-Mail #137.0 LISTINGS July 22nd - July 28th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #137.0 July 22nd - July 28th, 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, JULY 22ND, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
The Disciples (blues)

The Dream Away Lodge in Becket. 8-11pm.
John Sauer; Jeannie Laurin.
free, but tips are encouraged for the performer(s).

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

Piccadilly Pub in West Springfield. 8-11pm. no cover. 21+
The Hit Men.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8 or $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
OFC; Wombat in Combat; Ja Moustache Eddies; The Hits.

RE-ANIMATE THE BAYSTATE
Sierra Grille in Northampton. 10pm. $3. 21+
Problem with Dragons; The Suicide Dolls; Powerblessings.

Stearns Square in Springfield. 7:30pm. free. ALL AGES.
Brian Howe (former lead singer for Bad Company)

FRIDAY, JULY 23RD, 2010

The Basement in Northampton. 8pm. no cover. 21+
New England Americana Night with The Loom, Somebody's Closet, John Colvert, Brendan Murphy of The Autumn Hollow Band, and Dave Mirabella of The Rationales.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
The Joel Zoss Trio.

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 7pm.
Tom Woodbury; Michael Orlen.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Donna-Lee De Prille.

The Dream Away Lodge in Becket. 8-11pm.
Sean Rowe.
free, but tips are encouraged for the performer(s).

Flavours Restaurant in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
Whiskey City.

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. 8pm.
Richard Shindell.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 10pm.
Big Floppy Disk.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls. $12 adults or $10 for students.
8pm. Kath Buckell and Aoife Clancy.
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Paper City Brewery in Holyoke. 6pm.
No Refunds.

Pearl Street ballroom in Northampton. 9pm. $30 advance; $35 at door. ALL AGES.
Interpol; Twin Tigers.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Snowzee's Music Shack in Sunderland. no cover. 8pm. ALL AGES.
The Reprobates.
CD release for "3 Chord Regression"

SATURDAY, JULY 24TH, 2010

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

Brass Cat in Easthampton. 10pm. $4. 21+
Angry Johnny and the Killbillies.

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 8pm.
Mobjack.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
The MoJos.

The Dream Away Lodge in Becket. 8-11pm.
Redwing Blackbird.
free, but tips are encouraged for the performer(s).

Flavours Restaurant in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
Chris Merenda and the Wheel.

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. $5. ALL AGES.
Tatsuya Nakatani (from Easton, PA); Jake Meginsky; Cooper/Calllahan.

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. 8pm.
John Gorka.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $25 advance; $28 at door. ALL AGES.
Loudon Wainwright III; Rob Morsberger.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 10pm.
DPR.

Mountain Park in Easthampton. 7pm. $37.50. ALL AGES.
The Flaming Lips; Fang Island.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pearl Street ballroom in Northampton. 9pm. $20 advance; $23 at door. ALL AGES.
Matt Kearney; Jane Carrey.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8 or $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Robbing the Vatican; Living Laser; Problems; Hannibal Montana.

Theodore's in Springfield. 9pm. no cover.
Nick Moss and the Flip Tops.

SUNDAY, JULY 25TH, 2010

The Dream Away Lodge in Becket. 8-11pm.
Abi Tapia.
free, but tips are encouraged for the performer(s).

The Elevens in Northampton. 7pm. $5. 21+
Charles Burst; Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards (of The Accident That Led Me to The World); Michael Friedman; Levin Schwartz and The Night; Samuel Jackson; Addie.

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. $7. ALL AGES.
Mother of Fire; ASA Irons; Crystalline Roses; Viking FK.

Pearl Street ballroom in Northampton. 8:30pm. $17.50 advance; $20 at door. ALL AGES.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros; We Are Each Other featuring Aaron Embry.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pines Theater at Look Park in Northampton. 7pm. $38 and $58. ALL AGES.
Cyndi Lauper.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 4pm. $8 or $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Living Americans; The Heisman Hopefuls; Goodbye For a Day.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 6:30pm doors; 7pm show. $10 advance, $12 at door. ALL AGES.
Arrows Over Athens; Nine 30; Us Against the Archers; A Race for Space; At Long Last; Three Knuckles Deep.

MONDAY, JULY 26TH, 2010

Iron Horse in Northampton. 8:30pm. $14 advance; $17 at door. ALL AGES.
Rogue Wave; Gamble House.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

TUESDAY, JULY 27TH, 2010

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28TH, 2010

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. ALL AGES.
Ducktails; Big Trouble; Spectre Folk.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
Andy McKee; Johnny Dickinson.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $7 or $6 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Test Tube Casanova Brigade; Werewolves of Pittsfield.

WATERMELON WEDNESDAYS
West Whately Chapel. 7:30pm. $15. ALL AGES.
Mark Erelli; Jeffrey Foucault

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

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

The Dream Away 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

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

Maximum Capacity, 116 School Street, Chicopee 01013.
(413) 592-6406. http://www.newmaximumcapacity.com/

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

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

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

Pines Theater, Look Park, Route 9 west, Florence
(five miles from downtown Northampton)

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

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)

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, JULY 22ND, 2010

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $22 advance; $25 day of show.
Crooked Still.

North Quabbin Performing Arts Center in New Salem. 7pm doors; 7:30pm show.
Adults and seniors $15; children 12 and under free.
Girl Howdy.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Manic Ritual (Nuclear Blast Records); Armory; Rattlehead (from CA); Hexen (from CA)

FRIDAY, JULY 23RD, 2010

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 10pm. $20 21+
Arrested Development.

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $25 reserved seating.
Toys in the Attic (Aerosmith tribute)

C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
Danny Banks and His All Star Band.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $7. 21+
Confounded Bridge (tribute to Led Zeppelin)

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $ 5. 21+
Not Broken.

Mal's Lounge at George's Restaurant in Haverhill. 9pm. $5.
Erin and the Soul Drivers.

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

Nectar's in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard. 9pm. $15. 18+
Mat Kearney; Jane Carrey.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Sleep Alive; Griffon; Golden Spurs; Novus Dae.

SATURDAY, JULY 24TH, 2010

Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $15 advance; $19 at door.
Seamus Kennedy.

C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
Border Road.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $20. 21+
Johnny A.

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9pm. 21+
Hard Drive.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5 . 21+
The Henry Welch Band.

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $15 advance; $17 day of show.
Tripping Lily.

Nectar's in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard. 9pm. $20. 18+
Arrested Development.

North Quabbin Performing Arts Center in New Salem. 7pm doors; 7:30pm show.
Adults and seniors $15; children 12 and under free.
Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils.

Palladium upstairs in Worcester. 7pm doors; 7:30pm show.
$13 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Every Avenue; Sing It Loud; The Secret Handshake; There Tomorrow.

SUNDAY, JULY 25TH, 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. $7. 21+
Jose Ramos; The Big Buzz Horns with Amadee Castenell; Danny Heath and Mario Perrett; Bobby Faria; Philip Young; Tim Gibson; Joe Davis Jr.

Indian Ranch in Webster. 11am gates; 3pm show.
$40 and $45 general admission. $52.50, $55, and $57.50 reserved seating.
Creedence Clearwater Revisited.

Nectar's in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard. 9pm. $25. 18+
Donavon Frankenreiter.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Lustkillers; Demons Alley.

MONDAY, JULY 26TH, 2010

TUESDAY, JULY 27TH, 2010

Zeiterion Theatre in New Bedford. 8pm. $68 , $58, and $48.
Cyndi Lauper.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28TH, 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

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

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

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/

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

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

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

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

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METRO BOSTON

THURSDAY, JULY 22ND, 2010

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $8. 21+
8pm Taste
8:45pm Loose Canon
9:30pm Neurological Damage
10:30pm Cashed Fools
11:30pm Hail Plankton

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $7.
8pm Josh Caress and the Glasnost Gang
9pm Dan Htoo-Levine
10pm Yellowbirddd
11pm Freddy Hall

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $30 general admission. ALL AGES.
Lori McKenna; John Gerard.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
I, Pistol; The Timberfakes (Boston's Justin Timberlake cover band); Red Summer Sun; Jamie Kent and the Options.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $5. 21+
RTT presents Larcenist; The State Lottery; Nassy.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $10. 21+
Prima Donna; Paul and the Strings; Lone Wolf James.

The Precinct in Somerville.
Alicia Lemke; Sly-Chi; 28 North (from Pittsburgh); Jared; Salvatore; Hollis Brown.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. $8. 18+
F-Nice Records presents
9pm The Release
10pm Harbortown
11pm The Fig
12midnight Sour D

TOAD in Cambridge.
7pm The Franc Graham Band
10pm Qwill

FRIDAY, JULY 23RD, 2010

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $10. 21+
Hear Now Live! presents
Suga Mama (CD release)
The Doctors Fox
Sincerely, The Management
All Of the Animals
Erin Barra

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
8pm Jessi Fanuele
9pm Geezer
10pm Brother Mosely
11pm The Adam Block Band
12midnight Helder Tsinine

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $30 general admission. ALL AGES.
Lori McKenna; John Gerard.

House of Blues front room. 9pm. no cover. 21+
Night Fruit; Streight Anguler.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9:45pm.
Sarah Borges; Eldridge Rodriguez.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Reverse; Never Got Caught; Cult 45; Treasure Maps (ex-David James Motorcycle)

Middle East down in Cambridge. 7:30pm doors. $13 advance; $15 day of show. 18+
Steel Train; Girl in a Coma; Yawn.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 8pm. $7. 18+
Eyewitness Deathcount; HookHands; Fog Wizard; Gut Bucket; Boxcutter Facelift.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
Stereo Drive-By; Gimme 15; Joe P; Readymade Breakup.

The Precinct in Somerville.
Hear Now Live! presents Death and the Dance Machine; OTP; The Shills; Shoney Lamar.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. $10. 18+
Team Shred Productions presents
9pm Sticky Fuzz
10pm The Grey Area
11pm Asleep in a Box
12midnight Effective Dose

TOAD in Cambridge.
10pm Dave Johnston and his band.

SATURDAY, JULY 24TH, 2010

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $10. 18+
Hear Now Live! presents
8:15pm The Brightest Lights
9:15pm De Osos (CD release)
10:15pm The Devil and a Penny
11:15pm The Evening
12:15am Totem

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $10.
9pm Adam Michael Rothberg
10pm John Copeland
11pm The Andersons
12midnight Jack Waldheim

Club Passim in Cambridge. 6pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Bleu; Air Traffic Controller; Aquavia String Octet.

Club Passim in Cambridge. 9:15pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Bleu; Air Traffic Controller; Aquavia String Octet.

House of Blues front room. 9pm. no cover. 21+
The Problemaddicts; Agari Crew; Madness 2012; Defcon.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 10pm.
Band Time Forgot.

ROCK AND BLUES CRUISE
Long Wharf in Boston. 5pm boarding. 5:30pm sail. $27. 21+
The Ryan Montbleau Band; Hey Mama.

ROCK AND BLUES CRUISE
Long Wharf in Boston. 8:30pm boarding. 9pm sail. $27. 21+
The Ryan Montbleau Band; Hey Mama.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 1pm doors. $10. ALL AGES.
Team Shred presents Man on Earth (from NYC); Pawns for Kings; Treat Her Right; Atomic Tom (from Brooklyn); Me Talk Pretty (from NYC).

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Team Shred presents Dead Cats Dead Rats; Gallow Hounds; Blackbutton; Kuuluuko.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $15. 18+
Rock On! presents Appetite for Destruction (tribute to Guns 'n Roses); Lotusland (tribute to Rush); Jaded.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $9. 21+
Medications (Dischord Records); The Big Big Bucks; Deleted Scenes; Babydriver.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
Happy the Clown; Streak; Lucretia's Daggers.

The Precinct in Somerville. 8pm doors.
Hear Now Live! presents Greetings from the Dolly Copps; Ships In the Dark; Evelynn Rose.

TOAD in Cambridge.
7:30pm Danielle Miraglia
10pm Auld Lang Syne Band

SUNDAY, JULY 25TH, 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. 7pm doors. $7. 21+
Hope Before the Fall (CD release)

Club Passim in Cambridge. 4:30pm. $12 general admission. ALL AGES.
Syncopation.

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

House of Blues front room. 9pm. no cover. 21+
Quixote; Brontosaur; The Royalty.

ROCK AND BLUES CRUISE
Long Wharf in Boston. 5:30pm boarding. 6pm sail. $36. 21+
The Radiators; The Luke Mulholland Band.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Strange Tribe; Banana Phonetic.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12. 18+
Ariel Pink; Puro Instinct; Magic Kids.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 8pm. $6. 18+
Grey Valley Ghosts; Jaxon Boom; Black Water Noise.

BENEFIT FOR GIRLS ROCK CAMP BOSTON
T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 1pm. $10 donation. ALL AGES
1-1:30pm The Bungles
1:40-2:05pm The Nowherenauts
2:10-2:30pm Hilken Mancini and Thalia Zedek
2:30-2:55pm Mary Lou Lord
3:05-3:30pm Laurie Geltman
3:55-4:25pm Amy Griffin
4:25-5pm Lady Lamb the Bee Keeper
5:10-5:50pm Robin Lane
6:15-7pm Aerochix (Boston's all-girl Aerosmith tribute band

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. $7. 18+
9:15pm The Full-Time Dreamers
10:15pm Hannibal Montana

TOAD in Cambridge.
9pm Treat Her Right.

MONDAY, JULY 26TH, 2010

Charlie's Kitchen in Cambridge. 9pm.
Kermits Finger; Penis Fly Trap; Classic Ruins.

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $40 general admission. ALL AGES.
Richard Shindell.

House of Blues front room. 9pm. no cover. 21+
Quixote; Ketman; Fishing In the Sky.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Philosopher King; Crashing Cars.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
Obscenity Cult presents Innumerable Forms (members of Mind Eraser); Mammoth Grinder; Blessed Offal; Deathgod Messiah.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
Jon Nolan; Charles Burst.

TOAD in Cambridge.
8pm The White Owls
10pm Jen Kearney and The Lost Onion.

TUESDAY, JULY 27TH, 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. $40 general admission. ALL AGES.
Richard Shindell.

House of Blues front room. 9pm. no cover. 21+
Bristol Studios Singers Showcase.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8pm.
Paul Rishell and Annie Raines.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $10. 18+
The Young Victorians; Dear Zim; DJ E-Marce.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
Scott Churchman; The Snow Caps; Man&Dog; Mal Blum.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. $7. 18+
9pm Orange Nichole
9:50pm Kristen Ford Band
10:40pm Pelvis McGillicuddy
11:30pm Seven Shades of Grey

TOAD in Cambridge.
8pm Glenn Yoder and His Merry Band.
10pm Chuck E. Costa

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28TH, 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 Kate Klim.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $8. 21+
9pm Incus
10pm Beat Circus
11pm Jaggery

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $12 general admission. ALL AGES.
Kerri Powers.

House of Blues front room. 9pm. no cover. 21+
Urban Nerdz; Fameless Fam.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8pm.
Digney Fignus.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Pretty and Nice; Child Bite; Big Bear; Battle House.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 7:30pm doors. $15. 18+
mewithoutYou (Tooth and Nail Records); Paper Route (Universal Motown Records); Buried Beds (from PA)

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 18+
Jason Anderson; Strands of Oak.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. $8. 18+
9:50pm Camera Can't Lie
10:40pm Mark Rose
11:30pm Gold Motel

TOAD in Cambridge.
7pm Fandango
10pm Eric Royer with Christian McNeill, Jimmy Ryan, and Tim Gearan

VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)
METRO BOSTON

Cambridge Center Plaza, Kendall Square, Cambridge

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/

House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston 02215

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

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

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

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

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Weekly Band E-Mail #134.0 LISTINGS July 2nd - July 7th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #134.0 July 2nd - July 7th, 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

FRIDAY, JULY 2ND, 2010

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

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 7pm.
Dave Dersham, Steve Nelson, and Francie Jones in the round.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Humble Streak; Doug Ratner and the Watchmen.

Christina's Pizzeria and Tavern in Erving. 7pm.
The Reprobates.

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. $10. ALL AGES.
Arab On Radar; Cellular Chaos; Fat Worm of Error; Bunnies.

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington.
Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $35 advance; $40 at door. ALL AGES.
Pure Prairie League.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8 or $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Odyssia; Surviving Kenney; Arctic Death; The Relics.

Theodore's in Springfield. 10pm. no cover.
Arno and the Down Low.

SATURDAY, JULY 3RD, 2010

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

The Dream Away Lodge in Becket. 8-11pm.
Melodrome.
free, but tips are encouraged for the performer(s).

Flavours Restaurant in Pittsfield. 9pm 21+
The Jill Gallagher Band.

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. $6. ALL AGES.
Happy Birthday (from Brattleboro, VT); Golden Girls (from Worcester); Easy Street (from Brattleboro)

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington.
Milton.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
The THE BAND Band.
A tribute to The Band.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls.
8pm. Steve Nelson
Free, but tips are encouraged for the performer(s).

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8 or $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
The Nailheads (from Canada); Abserdo (from Philadelphia); Brothers; Missles and Markers.

Sam's Cafe in Northampton. 8pm. free. ALL AGES.
The Doug Hewitt Group.

SUNDAY, JULY 4TH, 2010

The Dream Away Lodge in Becket. 8-11pm.
Milton.
free, but tips are encouraged for the performer(s).

MONDAY, JULY 5TH, 2010

TUESDAY, JULY 6TH, 2010

The Elevens in Northampton. 8pm. no cover. 21+
Andy T (formerly of Deer Tick); Isthmus and the Lisps; The Mystery Band; Kevin Lary.

Theodore's in Springfield. 8:30pm. no cover.
Little Ugly.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7TH, 2010

WATERMELON WEDNESDAYS
West Whately Chapel. 7:30pm. $15. ALL AGES.
Chris Brashear and Peter McDonald

VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)
413 AREA CODE

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

Christina's Pizzeria and Tavern, French King Highway, Route 2, Erving
(413) 423-3100

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

The Dream Away 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

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.myspace.com/mochamayas

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

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

Sam's Cafe, 235 Main Street, Northampton 01060
(413) 587-2677

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

FRIDAY, JULY 2ND, 2010

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 10pm. $15. 21+
Toubab Krewe (rock n' roll with West African influences)

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $40.
Chicago Transit Authority, with founding member Danny Seraphine.

Cape Cod Melody Tent. 8pm.
The Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Band.

Captain Carlo's in Gloucester.
Audio Underground.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Evan Goodrow Band.

Nectar's in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard. 8pm. 18+
Boogies.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Shryne; Mombi; Croquet; KrumbleStump; The Black Raspberries.

Showcase Live in Foxboro. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $25.
The Edwin McCain Band.

SATURDAY, JULY 3RD, 2010

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 10pm. $10. 21+
The Boston Naturals.

Cape Cod Melody Tent. 8pm.
Boz Scaggs.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Hipsocket.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
Honor Roll Productions presents Joe Carcia; Sky Blue Mind.

Showcase Live in Foxboro. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $35.
George Clinton and the P Funk All Stars.

SUNDAY, JULY 4TH, 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 Incredbile Casuals (residency).

Captain Carlo's in Gloucester. 4pm.
Jenny Dee and The Deelinquents.

PARKER WHEELER'S BLUES PARTY(c)
The Grog in Newburyport. 7-11pm. $5. 21+
Matt Stubbs; Dennis Brennan; Ron Levy; Mark Hickox; Chris Rivelli.

MONDAY, JULY 5TH, 2010

TUESDAY, JULY 6TH, 2010

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7TH, 2010

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $12.
The Tony Roberts Band; The Wolf Hongos.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Creepin Cadavers; Sadplant; The Thickness; Stressbomb.

Showcase Live in Foxboro. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $20.
Barrington Levy (reggae from Jamaica)

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

Cape Cod Melody Tent, 21 West Main Street, Hyannis 02601
(508) 775-5630 http://melodytent.com/

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

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

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/

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

Showcase Live, 23 Patriot Place, Foxboro 02035
(508) 543-0609 http://www.showcaselive.com/

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METRO BOSTON

FRIDAY, JULY 2ND, 2010

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $10. 21+
Team Shred presents
9pm Guillermo Sexo
10pm Find Vienna
11pm Cardinal Direction
12midnight The Five Percent

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
9pm Late Eagle
10pm Horse Hands
11pm Sera Diamond
12midnight Mickey Quick

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $30 general admission. ALL AGES.
John Gorka.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9pm. 21+
Sleepy LaBeef.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Beneath the Stone; Gut (reunion); Mongrel; Shot Heard Round the World.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
The Nailheads (Montreal); The Nose Jobs (ex-Anarchcunts); Triple Thick.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
Treehorn; Red Lantern; The Bottles.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. $8. 18+
9:05pm The Birthday Suicide
10pm Jacob and the House of Fire
11pm Death and the Dance Machine
12midnight Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers

SATURDAY, JULY 3RD, 2010

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $10. 21+
8:30pm Davina Yannetty
9pm Bear Motor
10pm Kristen Ford Band
11pm Teklo
12midnight Pink Parts

Club Passim in Cambridge. 10:30am.. $10 general admission for adults; $5 for kids. ALL AGES.
Charlie Hope family concert.

Club Passim in Cambridge. 7pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Lissa Schneckenburger; Katie McNally.

CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY THE REGGAE WAY
Johnny D's in Somerville. 7pm. 21+
Reggae legends Dub Station host a cavalcade of stars, including Lady Lee, Akwerius, Jem-i, ASN, Nourish, Sandra D, Jah Rico & Madda Ranks, Ricky Irie, Rider McCoy, Dion Knibb, Pale Wryter, and Nyjah

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $9 advance; $10 day of show. 18+
Invictus presents McAlister Drive; The Wandas; El Fuego; The Highway.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
Steel Hook Prosthesis; Bereft; Sewer Goddess; Xiphoid Dimentia.

BENEFIT FOR STARLAB
Starlab in Somerville. 1-8pm. $10 donation. ALL AGES.
Drug Rug; Movers and Shakers; Doomstar!; Sleepy, Very Sleepy.
There will be a BBQ and flea market beginning at 1pm, and bands will play 4-8pm.

SUNDAY, JULY 4TH, 2010

ON THE RADIO
The Sound of Our Town, hosted by Brett Milano, is the local music show on FreeFormBCN every Sunday afternoon, 3-5pm. If you are in Boston, you can listen on the radio at WZLX, 100.7HD-3, or online at
http://bit.ly/13SKe9

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

Club Passim in Cambridge. 7pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
The Press Gang; Matching Orange.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 1pm doors. $10. ALL AGES.
Brick by Brick Productions presents Star Fucking Hipsters; Brunt of It.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Brick by Brick Productions presents Star Fucking Hipsters; Brunt of It.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 2pm. $7. 18+
A Brutal BBQ; Sexcrement; Syphillic; Intestinal Alien Reflux (from MI); Abnormality; Cauterize the Earth.

MONDAY, JULY 5TH, 2010

Club Passim in Cambridge. 7pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Adam Ezra; John Colvert.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Ittheverb; Vanzetti; The Embraceables; Letterik.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 18+
Team Shred Productions presents earthquake party!; Bambera (Athens, GA)

TUESDAY, JULY 6TH, 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

Bank of America Pavilion in Boston. 7:3pm. ALL AGES.
Chicago; The Doobie Brothers.

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $10. 21+
9pm Urban Nerdz
9:35pm Lorenzo
10:30pm International Show
11:15pm Noel Gourdin

Club Passim in Cambridge. 7pm. $12 general admission. ALL AGES.
Family Folk Chorale.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8pm. 21+
Paul Geramia.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
The Furiosity; The Radicals; Slackjaw; Awful Man.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 8pm. $7. 18+
TWOPLUSTWO featuring Thunderhole; Paper Mice (from IL); Battle House.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. $7. 18+
9pm Old Abram Brown
9:50pm Emily Elbert
10:40pm Shapes and Numbers
11:30pm Bearcubes

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7TH, 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 Chris O'Brien.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
9pm Blood Meridian
10pm Down to None Band
11pm Grip On the Sun

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
The Parkington Sisters; Sarah Burrill.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8pm. 21+
Josh Charles.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
A Polk Records Happening featuring Streight Angular; Red Quiet; The Freeways; The Sinbusters; Radio Control.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $7. 21+
Summer of Glaciers; P.D. Wilder; Rob Byrd.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. $7. 18+
9pm Aeroplane 1929
9:50pm Drew O'Doherty
10:40 Big Big Buildings
11:30pm The Okay Win

VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)
METRO BOSTON

Bank of America Pavillion, 290 Northern Avenue, Boston 02210
(617) 728-1600 http://promo.livenation.com/summerconcerts/

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/

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

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

Starlab, 32 Prospect Street, Union Square, Somerville

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

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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

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.

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 #132.0 NEWS June 17th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #132.0 June 17th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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The winners of the 2010 Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll were announced last Thursday, June 10th. The winners are split into two categories, local and national. To see the lists, read short write-ups about the winners, and listen to mix tapes of the winners, go to http://thephoenix.com/BMP/Boston/2010/ Here is the list of the local winners and runners-up in 16 categories:

LOCAL

BEST ACT
MEAN CREEK
runners-up
Sarah Borges
Magic Magic
Converge

BEST NEW ACT
GENTLEMEN HALL
runners-up
Streight Angular
Bearstronaut
Razors in the Night

BEST ALL AGES ACT
A LOSS FOR WORDS
runners-up
Boys Like Girls
Four Years Strong
Vanna

BEST FOLK ACT
VIKESH KAPOOR
runners-up
John Shade
Audrey Ryan
Boy Without God

BEST ROOTS ACT
KINGSLEY FLOOD
runners-up
Joy Kills Sorrow
Tim Gearan Band
Tony the Bookie

BEST R&B ACT
JESSE DEE
runners-up
Bad Rabits
Tokyo Tramps
Jordan Valentine and the Sunday Saints

BEST PUNK ACT
RAZORS IN THE NIGHT
runners-up
Dead Cats Dead Rats
Kominas
Refuse Resist

BEST GARAGE OR PSYCH ACT
GIRLFRIENDS
runners-up
Thick Shakes
Hands and Knees
Needy Visions

BEST METAL ACT
CONVERGE
runners-up
Doomriders
Gozu
Big Bear

BEST HIP HOP ACT
M-DOT
runners-up
Wispers
Esoteric
Amadeus the Stampede

BEST JAZZ ACT
GRACE KELLY
runners-up
Amanda Carr with the Kenny Hadley Big Band
Jim Hobbs and the Hobbettes
Charlie Kohlhase

BEST WORLD MUSIC ACT
DEBO BAND
runners-up
Newpoli
Zili Misik
Cirkestra

BEST VIDEO
TELEVANDALS, GOOD FOR NOTHING


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qqt5kyBtvo
runners-up
Hallelujah the Hills, Blank Passports
Everyday Visuals, Boom Boom Boom
Wasted Talent, Khed

BEST WFNX NEW ENGLAND PRODUCT LOCAL SONG OF THE YEAR
AD FRANK AND THE FAST EASY WOMEN, WINTERTHRU
runners-up
Magic Magic, Sleepy Lion
Bodega Girls, She's Into Black Guys
Televandals, Good for Nothing

BEST CLUB NIGHT DANCE
THE PILL AT GREAT SCOTT in Allston rock city (Friday nights)
runners-up
Foxy at ZuZu in Cambridge
Maneuver at Middlesex Lounge
Thunderdome at various locations

BEST CLUB NIGHT ROCK
BORN OF FIRE AT O'BRIEN'S in Allston rock city
runners-up
Primitive Sounds at River Gods
This Is Why They Hate Us at Alchemist Lounge
Rescue Nite at Model Cafe


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Mal Thursday's nine day trip to Massachusetts to play with his two re-united bands The Cheetahs and The Malarians are now history. Mal Thursday and The Cheetahs played at The Sierra Grill in Northampton and Church of Boston, and The Malarians played at Church, The Sierra Grill, and The Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester. The Sierra Grill, located on Strong Avenue just before it turns into Pearl Street, is in the very location of the Bay State Cabaret, which Mal used to book back in the late 19800s and the first half of the 1990s.

Mal Thursday and The Cheetahs at Sierra Grill


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gRugvJCMc0

The Malarians at Sierra Grill


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aa8KY8flSU

(special thanks to pineapple circus for posting these videos so quickly)

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The third CD by Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys, Steam Ship Killers, is causing quite a buzz in the Boston area. The CD is available for purchase online directly through his website, http://armyoftoys.com/ or from CD Baby or Band Camp.

Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys will be at the House of Blues in Boston this coming Saturday, June 19th, along with Evelyn Evelyn, Amanda Palmer, and Jaggery.

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The Fools will be playing at Stearns Square in Springfield tonight, Thursday, June 17th, at 7pm. The show is free and open to the public. It is unclear whether this is part of the annual series of free concerts that the city puts on every summer, since that series supposedly doesn't begin until July 1st and tonight's show is not on that list. But it is on The Fools' MySpace page, so we will go with that.

Also, the official schedule for the Stearns Square summer series of shows originally had no one booked for Thursday, August 5th, but now Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood are scheduled for that night.

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The city of Easthampton celebrates its 225th anniversary for four days and nights starting today, Thursday, June 17th. Part of the festivities are a music festival on Saturday, June 19th, 1-9pm, in the new bandshell at Millside Park, which is behind the Eastworks building on the bike path. Performing will be Kobrai Kai, Angry Johnny and The Killbillies, The Lonesome Brothers, National Convention, National Carpet, Storm the Ohio, and The Lloyd Cole Ensemble. This show is free and open to the public. For more information on other activities, go to http://www.easthampton225.com

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The Young@Heart Chorus presents "Alive and Well" at the Paramount Theatre in Springfield on Friday, June 25th at 7pm. Proceeds will benefit WGBY, public television for western New England. Tickets are $20 to $45. For more info go to http://www.wgby.org or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/105490

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Weekly Band E-Mail #132.0 LISTINGS June 17th - June 23rd, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #132.0 June 17th - June 23rd, 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, JUNE 17TH, 2010

TASTE OF AMHERST DAY ONE OF FOUR
Amherst Common. 5-9pm. free and open to the public.
WRSI "The River" presents
5-6pm Drew Hickum
6:30-7:30pm Unit 7
8-9pm Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 18+
Josh Wachtel.

Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. 7:30pm. $55 and $35. ALL AGES.
Los Lonely Boys.

The Dream Away Lodge in Becket. 8-11pm.
Ben Carroll.
free, but tips are encouraged for the performer(s).

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. $8. ALL AGES.
The Can Kickers; Greg; Sasqwash; Jezebels.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
Jose James/Jef Neve Duo.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. ALL AGES.
Josiah Wolf (of WHY?); Chocolate Horse.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Piccadilly Pub in West Springfield. 8-11pm. no cover. ALL AGES.
Jamie Kent Band; Aidan O'Brien.

RE-ANIMATE THE BAYSTATE
Sierra Grille in Northampton. 10pm. $3. 21+
Big Bad Bollocks (20th anniversary show)

Stearns Square in Springfield. 7pm. free and open to the public.
The Fools.

FRIDAY, JUNE 18TH, 2010

TASTE OF AMHERST DAY TWO OF FOUR
Amherst Common. 5-10pm. free and open to the public.
WRSI "The River" presents
5-6pm Maura Kennedy
6:30-8pm David Wax Museum
8:30-10pm Freedy Johnson

The Basement in Northampton. 8pm. no cover. 21+
The Wild (from Atlanta, GA); Eric Hnatow.

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

Blue House Cafe in Haydenville. 9pm.
John Coster.

Calvin Theatre in Northampton. 8pm. $55; $45; $35. ALL AGES.
Chris Botti.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Plan B.

The Dream Away Lodge in Becket. 8-11pm.
Moonshine Holler.
free, but tips are encouraged for the performer(s).

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. $5. 21+
Otherwise; Jeff Bujak; The Problemaddicts.

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

The Gin Mill in Bondsville. 8pm.
The Reprobates.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $20 advance; $23 at door. ALL AGES.
Tift Merritt; Richard Buckner.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Pananas Restaurant in Agawam. 8pm-midnight.
Janet Ryan and Ray Chaput (duo performance)

Paper City Brewery in Holyoke. 6pm.
Jediah.

Pearl Street ballroom in Northampton. 8:30pm. $17.50 advance; $20 at door. ALL AGES.
Ingrid Michaelson; Matt Morris.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8 or $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
The Jesse Minute.

The Rendezvous in Turners Falls. 9:30pm. 21+
Spanish for Hitchhiking.

Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. 9:30pm. $5. 21+
The Wildcat O'Halloran Band.

Theodore's in Springfield. 9:30pm. no cover.
Maxxtone.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke.
American Idiots.

SATURDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2010

TASTE OF AMHERST DAY THREE OF FOUR
Amherst Common. 12noon-10pm. free and open to the public.
WRSI "The River" presents
12noon-1pm Erin Hobson Compact
1:30-2:30pm Markamusic
3-4pm Darlingside
4:30--5:30pm Swing Caravan
6-7pm Joy Kills Sorrow
7:30-8:30pm Hot Day at the Zoo
8:30-10pm The Reprobates

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

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

The Dream Away Lodge in Becket. 8-11pm.
Mike and Ruthy.
free, but tips are encouraged for the performer(s).

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. $5. 21+
Beards All Around.

Energy Park in Greenfield. 6pm. free and open to the public.
PDP Productions presents The Futurenows; Arrows Over Athens; Brooklyn Drive; Captious.

Flavours Restaurant in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
Just N Kace.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Muswell Hillbillies Live.
Ten piece kollective performs the entire 1971 classic Kinks album "Muswell Hillbillies".
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. ALL AGES.
Danny Pease and the Regulators.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Millside Park in Easthampton. 1-9pm. free and open to the public.
Kobra Kai; Angry Johnny and The Killbillies, The Lonesome Brothers, National Convention, National Carpet, Storm the Ohio, and The Lloyd Cole Ensemble.

The Mission Bar in Pittsfield. 8pm. $5.
Jason Myles Goss; Chris Vecchia.

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

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 6pm. $8 or $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Beware! The Other Head of Science; Fugue; The Uncomfortables; Pruf; The Headies; The Prozacs.

Theodore's in Springfield. 8:30pm. no cover.
Ozzie Williams and the Marion St. Band.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke.
Chosen Few.

SUNDAY, JUNE 20TH, 2010

TASTE OF AMHERST DAY FOUR OF FOUR
Amherst Common. 12noon-4pm. free and open to the public.
WRSI "The River" presents
12noon-1pm Primate Fiasco
1:30-2:30pm Mister G
3-4pm School for the Dead

The Dream Away Lodge in Becket. 8-11pm.
Bernice Lewis; Bobby Sweet.
free, but tips are encouraged for the performer(s).

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. $4. 21+
World's Greatest Dad; Bella's Bartok; Death to New England; Jason Bourgeois and His String Band; Nick Avila.

Flywheel in Easthampton. 7pm. $5. ALL AGES.
Jason Anderson Band; Strand of Oaks; Juniper Tar (Milwaukee)
A benefit for team Palmer Pedal Power, in their efforts with the Pan-Mass Challenge, to raise funds for cancer research and treatment.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Samantha Crain; Truth and Salvage Company; Haunt.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 7pm. $10 advance, $12 at door. ALL AGES.
Thy Will Be Done; Acaro; Of Tragedy; Shouting Fire at a Funeral; Junt; Your Last Resort.

MONDAY, JUNE 21ST, 2010

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Sam Amidon.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

TUESDAY, JUNE 22ND, 2010

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $25 advance; $28 at door. ALL AGES.
James Hunter Band.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Theodore's in Springfield. 8:30pm. no cover.
John Brandoli Band; Flavor Chunk.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23RD, 2010

Flywheel in Easthampton. 7:30pm. $8. ALL AGES.
MV and EE; Body; Million Brazillions; White Limousine and Impatient Truck.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
Coco Montoya; Eva Cappelli and the Watershops Band.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)
413 AREA CODE

Amherst Common, South Pleasant Street, Amherst 01002

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

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

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/

The Dream Away 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

Energy Park, Miles Street, Greenfield 01301

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/

The Gin Mill, 95 Main Street, Route 181, Bondsville 01009
(413) 283-2014

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

Millside Park Bandshell, in back of Eastworks Building, 116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton 01027
http://www.easthampton225.com

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

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 http://www.myspace.com/route63roadhouse

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)

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508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

THURSDAY, JUNE 17TH, 2010

Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $10.
Bull Run SoundStage with Laura Bullock; Casey Abrams.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull..
"Monster" Mike Welch.

The Grog in Newburyport. 8pm-12:30am. $3. 21+
Soul Robot; The Flip.

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $10 advance; $12 day of show.
The Mericans; Route. 44; Brown Bird.

Next Page Blues Cafe in Weymouth. 9pm. no cover. 21+
Lil' Stevie and the Westsiders.

North Quabbin Performing Arts Center in New Salem. 7pm doors; 7:30pm show.
Adults and seniors $10; children 12 and under free.
Derrik Jordan.

Showcase Live in Foxboro. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $12.
Josh Thompson.

FRIDAY, JUNE 18TH, 2010

Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham. 8pm. $18 general admission.
The Boston Soul Review (blues).

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $42.50 general admission. ALL AGES.
Los Lonely Boys; Ten Foot Tall.

Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $40 advance; $45 at door.
John Pizzarelli Quartet.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.. 9pm.
The Commander Cody Band; Track 44.

Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis. 8pm.
Aretha Franklin and her Orchestra

Daddy's Beach Club at Nantasket Beach in Hull. 9pm.
Sharky.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $7. 21+
K.T. and the Fuse.

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
Crow Hop Blues Band.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
GrooveWorks.

Mal's Lounge in Haverhill. 9pm. 21+
Airtight.

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $25 advance; $28 day of show.
Coco Montoya.

Showcase Live in Foxboro. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $20.
Albert Lee; Bo Ferreira.

The Tap Brewpub in Haverhill. 9pm. no cover.
Hoodoo Revelator.

SATURDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2010

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull..
Erin and the Soul Drivers.

Daddy's Beach Club at Nantasket Beach in Hull. 9pm.
The Mumblers.

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

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
Babe Pino.

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

Mal's Lounge in Haverhill. 9pm. 21+
Joe Mack Blues Band.

Mill Street Brews Showcase Stage in Southbridge. 8pm doors; 8:30pm show.
Dirtnap Entertainment presents Burns From Within; Fuel of War; Gutta; In a Blackout.

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $25 advance; $28 day of show.
Ronnie Earl.

North Quabbin Performing Arts Center in New Salem. 7pm doors; 7:30pm show.
Adults and seniors $10; children 12 and under free.
Ray Hendricks.

Shooter's Billiards in Gardner. 9pm.
Primal Scream (Motley Crue tribute band)

The Tap Brewpub in Haverhill. 9pm. no cover.
Angela Warner Band.

SUNDAY, JUNE 20TH, 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).

Daddy's Beach Club at Nantasket Beach in Hull. 1-6pm.
High Hopes.

PARKER WHEELER'S BLUES PARTY(r)
The Grog in Newburyport. 7-11pm. $5. 21+
Brian Templeton.

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $15 advance; $17 day of show.
Sara Watkins (of Nickel Creek); Kim Grannis.

The Tap Brewpub in Haverhill. 5-9pm. no cover.
Track 44.

MONDAY, JUNE 21ST, 2010

TUESDAY, JUNE 22ND, 2010

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23RD, 2010

South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset. 8pm.
Wednesday, June 23rd 8pm An evening with RAIN: A tribute to the Beatles

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

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

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

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/

Cape Cod Melody Tent, 21 West Main Street, Hyannis 02601
(508) 775-5630 http://melodytent.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

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

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

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/

Shooter's Billiards, 29 Pleasant Street, Gardner 01440
(978) 632-9201

Showcase Live, 23 Patriot Place, Foxboro 02035
(508) 543-0609 http://www.showcaselive.com/

South Shore Music Circus, 130 Sohier Street, Cohasset 02025
(781) 383-9850 http://www.themusiccircus.org/

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

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METRO BOSTON

THURSDAY, JUNE 17TH, 2010

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $8. 21+
Team Shred presents Kevin and the Astronauts; Callous Stars; Emily Hulslander.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $5.
8pm Siq Q
9pm Giant Target

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Jason Myles Goss; Jake Hill.

House of Blues front room. free.
Double Awake; Spring Cloud; Eat Totems.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
Four to the Floor presents Golden Filter; Southern Belle; Hundred In the Hands.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $15 advance; $20 day of show. 18+
Slaine (EP release); Reks; M Dot; Dre Robinson; Bad Newz and BR; Chilla Jones; DJ Statik Selektah.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $5. 21+
Born of Fire featuring Smite the Righteous; Blood Meridian.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
Follow That Bird; The New Highway Hymnal.

THIRD THURSDAYS AT THE ROSEBUD
Rosebud Bar in Somerville. 9pm. $5.
The Trick Wallace Trio; Carlene Barous Band.

Smoken' Joe's BBQ in Brighton. 8:30pm.
Phil Pemberton Band.

FRIDAY, JUNE 18TH, 2010

Bank of America Pavilion in Boston. 7pm. ALL AGES.
State Radio; John Butler Trio.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $10. 21+
9pm Hazard Adams
10pm Tim Blane
11pm In Like Lions (CD release)

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
9pm Dee Dee Double Yew
10pm The Hammond Group
11pm The Full-Time Dreamers
12midnight The Spinoffs

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Cuddle Magic; Mike and Ruthy.

House of Blues front room. free.
Yoni Gordon and His Goods; The Bynars; One Happy Island.

The LilyPad in Cambridge. 8pm. $10. ALL AGES.
Jennifer Greer.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Frog Eyes (Dead Oceans Records); Beach Fossils; Pearly Gate Music (Barsuk Records)

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 8pm. $7. 21+
The Egos; Classic Ruins; Stick Business; The Varmints.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $10. 21+
Peppermint Patty's; The Press.

Rosebud Bar in Somerville. 10pm.
John Powhida International Airport; Brett Rosenberg.

Smoken' Joe's BBQ in Brighton. 8:30pm.
Mike Null Band featuring Toni Lynn Washington.

SATURDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2010

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $15. 18+
9pm The Rival Mob
10pm Tommy and the Terrors
11pm Negative Approach (Detroit)
12midnight D.O.A. (Vancouver)

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8
9pm I Have Ears

Club Passim in Cambridge. 7pm. $18 general admission. ALL AGES.
Guggenheim Grotto (CD release)

Club Passim in Cambridge. 10pm. $18 general admission. ALL AGES.
Guggenheim Grotto (CD release)

Hatch Shell in Boston. 7pm. free and open to the public.
WODS 103.3FM presents War.

House of Blues front room. free.
Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys; The Jaggery.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 1pm doors. $10 advance; $12 day of show. ALL AGES.
The Paul Green School of Rock presents "Progressive Rock".

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $9 advance; $10 day of show. 18+
Ad Frank and the Fast Easy Women; MeAndJoanCollins; Guillermo Sexo; Birds Make Birds.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
Kid Sister; Bodega Girls; DJ Leah V.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Dreaded Silence; Gwynnbleidd (NYC, Black Currant Records); Avariel; Baliset (ex-Kayo Dot)

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $10. 21+
Jason Anderson; Strand of Oaks; Juniper Tar.

Rosebud Bar in Somerville. 9:30pm. $12.
Freedy Johnson; Brett Rosenberg.

Smoken' Joe's BBQ in Brighton. 9pm.
Timo Arthur Band featuring Alizon Lissance.

SUNDAY, JUNE 20TH, 2010

ON THE RADIO
The Sound of Our Town, hosted by Brett Milano, is the local music show on FreeFormBCN every Sunday afternoon, 3-5pm. If you are in Boston, you can listen on the radio at WZLX, 100.7HD-3, or online at
http://bit.ly/13SKe9

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

Bank of America Pavilion in Boston. 7pm. ALL AGES.
Foreigner; Styx, Kansas.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $7. 21+
9pm Infinite August
10pm The Series
11pm Joker to the Thief

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Michael Tarbox; Anne and Pete Sibley.

House of Blues front room. free.
Now Denial; Livver; Furnace.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 1pm doors. $10 advance; $12 day of show. ALL AGES.
The Paul Green School of Rock presents "Progressive Rock".

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Descend Upon the Sane; Neurological Damage; Toobokou; Hangover Black.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 8pm. $5. 18+
Flightless Buttress; Patrick Coman; Levi Schmidt; Dan Emino.

Smoken' Joe's BBQ in Brighton. 7pm.
Geoff Bartley.

MONDAY, JUNE 21ST, 2010

Charlie's Kitchen in Cambridge. 9pm.
Get Laid; Waxeater.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $7. 21+
The Jetty Boys (Wisconsin); Kepi Ghoulie Electric (California); The Roman Line (Toronto)

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Simone Felice.

House of Blues front room. free.
Furnace; Owlwatcher; Fat History Month.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $9. 18+
Team Shred presents BJP; Owning Bill; Stomp the Condor (Cleveland); Free Beer!

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $13 advance; $15 day of show. 18+
Dwarves; The Turbo A.C.'s; The Marvels; Spitzz.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 18+
Team Shred Productions presents Dead Marxist Trio; The Happy Hollows.

TUESDAY, JUNE 22ND, 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

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $6. 21+
The Acre; Camden.

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Paul Curren; Devon Sproule.

House of Blues front room. free.
Dr. Easy..

Middle East up in Cambridge. 7pm doors; 7:15pm show. $10. 18+
Hammell on Trial; Joanna Barbera.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 8pm. $7. 18+
TWOPLUSTWO featuring The Cold Beat; Joe Fletcher (RI); Lonesome Republic.

Smoken' Joe's BBQ in Brighton. 7:30pm.
The Gumbo Kings.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23RD, 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 Rose Polenzani.

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $8. 18+
The Karma Exchange.

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $18 general admission. ALL AGES.
Grant Gordy; Alex Hargreaves.

House of Blues front room. free.
The Murder Mile; The 86ers.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $15. 18+
Thao and Mirah; The Most of All; These United States.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $5. 21+
Pray for Polanski (residency); A Catwhisker Radio; Purple Myrtle.

VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)
METRO BOSTON

Bank of America Pavillion, 290 Northern Avenue, Boston 02210
(617) 728-1600 http://promo.livenation.com/summerconcerts/

Cambridge Center Plaza, Kendall Square, Cambridge

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/

Hatch Memorial Shell, The Esplanade, Storrow Drive, Boston

House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston 02215
(888) 693-BLUE http://www.hob.com/venues/clubvenues/boston/

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

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

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

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If you are under 18 and a show is not marked ALL AGES, or if you are
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Weekly Band E-Mail #130.0 LISTINGS June 3rd - June 9th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #130.0 June 3rd - June 9th, 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, JUNE 3RD, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
Nippin' the Nub.

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 7:30pm.
Margo Caliente (Austin, TX)

Calvin Theatre in Northampton. 8pm. $20. ALL AGES.
Pretty Lights; Chiddy Bang.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Flavours Restaurant in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
Unfulfilled Desires.

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. $5. ALL AGES.
Twilight of the Century; Son of a Bitch; Liz Tonne.

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

Piccadilly Pub in West Springfield. 9pm-midnight. no cover. 21+
Jaxon Bloom (funk rock from Boston)

BAY STATE RE-ANIMATED
Sierra Grille in Northampton. 10pm. $3. 21+
Bay State '68: Mal Thursday and the Cheetahs; The Egos; Evil Bill.

FRIDAY, JUNE 4TH, 2010

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm no cover.
Ultimatum.

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

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. 8pm.
Bella's Bartok; Jordan Weller.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun; Rocky Roberts and Friends (Bob Hennessy, Ray Mason, Don McAulay, and Bethanie Yeakle)
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Marah; Tony the Bookie.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls. 8pm.
Chris Smither.

Paper City Brewery in Holyoke. 6pm.
Old School Band.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8 or $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
The Dance Cancer; The Cartesian Circle; Dead Radio Rebels; Fumblerooski (NY); Tomahawk Chop (NY).

Snowzee's Music Shack in Sunderland. 9pm.
The Reprobates.

Theodore's in Springfield. 9pm. no cover.
Danny Banks and the All Stars.

SATURDAY, JUNE 5TH, 2010

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

Brass Cat in Easthampton. 10pm. 21+
Ray Mason Band (with special guest Ken Mauri on keyboards)..

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 8pm.
Bokchoy Orchestra (jazz).

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm no cover.
The Mojos Band.

Flavours Restaurant in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
Rev Tor.

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. $8. ALL AGES
Grouper; Whyte Kastles; Sore Eros..

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. 8pm.
Mustard's Retreat.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $15 advance; $20 at door. ALL AGES.
Farren-Butcher Inc.
Charlie Farren of The Joe Perry Project and Farenheit; Jon Butcher of The Jon Butcher Axis.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls.
8pm 5-Alone
free, but tips are encouraged for the performers.

Pearl Street clubroom in Northampton. 9pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Kidz In the Hall; 88 Keys; Izza Kizza; L-ement.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8 or $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Angleworm; Wolfie Burns; The Disaster March (Matty of The Prozacs); Turn It Up.

Theodore's in Springfield. 8:30pm. no cover.
The Art Steele Blues Band.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke.
Release the Hounds.

SUNDAY, JUNE 6TH, 2010

Iron Horse in Northampton. 8:30pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
matt pond PA; Wintersleep; Fiesta Brava.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 7pm. $10 advance, $12 at door. ALL AGES.
A Friend and Foe Alike; 23 Enigma; Day Old Hate; Beneath Dying Embers; Tempting the Sirens.

MONDAY, JUNE 7TH, 2010

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. $5. 21+
Daniel Ouellette and the Shobijin; Turquoise Dots; Tape Jazz; Fisher Cat with Planet Mars.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
5-Alone.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

TUESDAY, JUNE 8TH, 2010

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $25 advance; $28 at door. ALL AGES.
Marcia Ball.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9TH, 2010

Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. 7:30pm. $45 and $30. ALL AGES.
Rusted Root.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $17.50 advance; $20 at door. ALL AGES.
Robyn Hitchcock; Jennifer O'Connor.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $7 or $6 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Reaching Away; Future Perfect; Blessings of Ruin; This Names Taken.

VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)
413 AREA CODE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, JUNE 3RD, 2010

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $40 and $45 reserved seating.
Edgar Winter; Lydia Warren.

Bull Run in Shirley. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $10.
Bull Run SoundStage with Thea Hopkins and Julie Dougherty.

The Grog in Newburyport. 8pm-12midnight. $3. 21+
Soul Robot; Dougy Fresh Band.

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester. 8pm.
Flock of Assholes; Gorilla Radio (Rage Against the Machine tribute); Veracruz (France); Defend Your Dreams.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Metal Thursday: Fires of Old; Vadimvon (SC); Bog of the Infidel; Haxen.

FRIDAY, JUNE 4TH, 2010

Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham. 8pm. $15 general admission.
The Peacheaters (Allman Brothers tribute)

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. $10. 21+
9pm Banditas
9:45pm Bill Dwyer Band
10:30pm Wallcreeper
11:15pm Triple Thick
12midnight Ketman

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull..
In the House.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $15. 21+
The Swinging Steaks.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Monkeywax.

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester. 9pm.
Schism (Tool tribute); Tiny Music (Stone Temple Pilots tribute); Lost in the Paradox; No Room to Breathe.

Mal's Lounge in Haverhill. 9pm. 21+
Downtown Rythem.

Palladium downstairs in Worcester. 6pm doors; 7pm show.
$19 advance; $22 at door. ALL AGES.
Fear Factory; Prong; Silent Civilian; Thy Will Be Done; Acaro.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
The Pity Whores; Meat Depressed; For What It's Worth; Flatout Jones; The Egos.

Red Onion in Baldwinvillle. 9pm.
Tokyo Tramps; Kung Fu Grip.

Showcase Live in Foxboro. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $20.
Popa Chubby; Delta Generators.

SATURDAY, JUNE 5TH, 2010

Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham. 8pm. $16.
The Gnomes.

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. $10. 21+
9pm Thick Shakes
10pm 66 Breakout
11pm Scarce
12midnight The Dogmatics

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $45 reserved seating.
Arturo Sandoval.

Bull Run in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $16 advance; $20 at door.
The Gibson Brothers.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
Jeff Pitchell and the Texas Flood..

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $12. 21+
Ernie and the Automatics.

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
Sons of Hiram.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Rockspring (bluegrass/Americana)

Harry's Bar and Grill in Hyannis.
Timo Arthur's Blues.

METAL FOR MAMMARIES BENEFIT
Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester. 8:30pm.
Mongrel; Mindset X; Noshow; Improper Authority; Johnny Cab.
Proceeds to benefit breast cancer research.

Mal's Lounge in Haverhill. 9pm. 21+
Rick Larrimore (Rod Stewart tribute)

Palladium upstairs in Worcester. 6pm doors; 7pm show.
$14 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
BrokeNCYDE; Jeffree Star; Blood on the Dance Floor; Stereos.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
Trendkill (Pantera tribute); Fear of None; Legion.

SUNDAY, JUNE 6TH, 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

Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham. 3pm. $14 general admission.
Pinchback Blues.

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 4-8pmpm. $10. 21+
Turbulence (International reggae star from east Jamaica); Dis n' Dat Band.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.. 6pm.
Track 44.

PARKER WHEELER'S BLUES PARTY(r)
The Grog in Newburyport. 7-11pm. $7. 21+
Cheryl Renee; Dave Wakefield; Amadee Castenell; Danny Heath; Myron Kibbee; Jon Ross; Per Hanson.

Palladium downstairs in Worcester. 6pm doors; 6:30pm show.
$20 advance; $22 at door. ALL AGES.
New England Concerts presents Living Syndication; Burns From Within.

MONDAY, JUNE 7TH, 2010

Palladium in Worcester. 6pm doors; 6:30pm show.
$13 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Asking Alexandria; We Came As Romans; From First to Last; Our Last Night; A Bullet for Pretty Boy.

TUESDAY, JUNE 8TH, 2010

Palladium upstairs in Worcester. 6:30pm doors; 7pm show.
$12 advance; $14 at door. ALL AGES.
Haste the Day; MyChildren MyBride; Upon a Burning Body.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9TH, 2010

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester. 8pm.
The Sobriquets; Nobody Yet; Dance Cancer.

Showcase Live in Foxboro. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $15.
Jason Boland and the Stragglers; John D. Hale Band.

VENUE MENU
508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

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

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

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

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

Harry's Blues Bar and Grill, 700 Main Street, Hyannis 02601
(581) 778-4188 http://www.harrysbluesbar.com/

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

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

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

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

Showcase Live, 23 Patriot Place, Foxboro 02035
(508) 543-0609 http://www.showcaselive.com/

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METRO BOSTON

THURSDAY, JUNE 3RD, 2010

Cafe 939 in Boston. 8pm.
Hannah and the Bloodlines; NEM.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $8. 21+
Death and the Dance Machine; Leaders Led; Calypso; Jeffrey and the Whale.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $6.
8pm Chris Fullerton
9pm The Joe Pino Quintet
10pm Magnolia

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 8:30pm. $10. 18+
MassConcerts presents Native; This Town Needs Guns; ThiefThief; The Sharpest.

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $25 general admission; $35 reserved seating. ALL AGES.
WFNX presents The National; The Antlers.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8pm.
Yarn (Americana from NY)

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $8 advance; $10 day of show. 18+
BonaFide presents Lauren Flax.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12. 18+
The Devil Makes Three; Cassavettes; Brown Bird; Whiskey.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 8pm. $5. 21+
Born of Fire featuring Boarcorpse; Parasitic Expirtation (record release)

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm $12 general admission. ALL AGES.
Brendan Hogan.

Sally O'Brien's in Somerville.
8pm Dave Ellis
9:30pm Kevin Byrne Band

FRIDAY, JUNE 4TH, 2010

Cafe 939 in Boston. 8pm. $10 advance; $12 at door.
Jaggery; Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys.

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $10. 21+
8pm The Satin Kittens (Ace of Hearts recording artists)
9pm The Immolators
10pm Mal Thursday and the Cheetahs
11pm Lyres
12midnight The Coffin Lids

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
9pm Birds Make Birds
10pm Axemunkee
11pm Tommy Dempsey
12midnight The Golden Spurs

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 10pm. $5. 21+
The Pill with DJs Ken and Michael V.

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $30 general admission; $45 reserved seating. ALL AGES.
Michael Franti and Spearhead; One Eskimo.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9:45pm.
Boston Horns.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10 advance; $11 day of show. 18+
Stingray Body Art and Mike Can present Battle for the Boston Freedom Raily Night Two with Doctors of Flight; The Few; Build a Machine; Planetoid.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $14.50. 18+
Embrace presents Excision; Terravita; The Scoundrels.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $10. 21+
Twilight of the Century; Paper Summer.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm $30 general admission. ALL AGES.
Tom Russell.

Regent Theatre in Arlington. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $15 advance; $20 day of show.
MASS (CD release); The Herland Brothers.

Rosebud Bar in Somerville. 10pm. $5.
Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents; Schnockered (reunion).

Sally O'Brien's in Somerville.
6pm Larry Flint with Chuck Parrish
9pm Stan Martin and the Honkytonk Heroes

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
The Dexateens; The Howlies.

SATURDAY, JUNE 5TH, 2010

Cafe 939 in Boston. 8pm. $12 general admission; $15 day of show.
Toby Lightman; Aslyn.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $10. 21+
Hear Now Live! presents Dogs on Television (CD release); Jaxon Bloom; Blackbutton; Mikey P and the A Company.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $10 advance; $12 at door. 21+
Matt Pond PA; Wintersleep.

House of Blues in Boston. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $25 general admission; $35 reserved seating. ALL AGES.
The Psychedelic Furs; She Wants Revenge.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 4pm.
Paul Green's School of Rock.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 7pm.
Duke Robillard.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Team Shred presents Action Verbs; Await Rescue; The Hands Off Love Affair; Leave By Six.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12. 18+
Team Shred presents The Kominas (Boston via Pakistan); Sunny Ali and the Kid (Philadelphia via Pakistan); Uncle Lefty; Mojo Kick.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $9. 21+
Team Shred Productions presents Wyatt King and the Sex Machines; The Rockefeller Fortune; Baylock; Airport.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Ellen Cross; Birdsong at Morning.

Rosebud Bar in Somerville. 10pm. $5.
Watts; Sidewalk Driver.

SUNDAY, JUNE 6TH, 2010

ON THE RADIO
The Sound of Our Town, hosted by Brett Milano, is the local music show on FreeFormBCN every Sunday afternoon, 3-5pm. If you are in metro Boston, you can listen on the radio at WZLX, 100.7HD-3, or online at
http://bit.ly/13SKe9

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. 7pm doors. $7. 21+
Angleworm; Labor Power; Wolfie Burns; The Dirty Dishes.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
RTT presents Lemuria; Varsity Drag; Young Leaves; The Cold Beat.

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $35 general admission; $45 reserved seating. ALL AGES.
Patty Griffin; Buddy Miller.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm. $10. 18+
Flash in Blue; Emily Green; Rabbits Running.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 8pm. $5. 18+
Witch Trial Records presents Bar Sinister; Luau; Beach Hair.

Passim's in Cambridge. 4:30pm $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Lev Friedman with Family and Friends.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Nightingale (CD release)

MONDAY, JUNE 7TH, 2010

Charlie's Kitchen in Cambridge. 9pm.
Tenafly Vipers; The Furiosity; Tijuana Sweetheart.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $6. 21+
The Sobriquets; Inside the Avalanche.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $10. 18+
This Will Destroy You; Light Pollution; Slow Six.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
The Spats; Lesser Knowns; Boston Ruin; My Cousin the Emperor.

TUESDAY, JUNE 8TH, 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

BOSTON ROCK AND ROLL SOCIAL
The Model Cafe in Allston rock city. 7-10pm.
A chance for everybody involved in the Boston music scene, including bands and musicians, people who play local music on the radio, talent buyers, booking agents, sound engineers, and website designers to hang out together and network.

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $10. 18+
Ammonia Booking presents Obliteration (Norway); Nekromantheon (Norway); Led To the Grave; Nachzerer (members of Razormaze).

Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline. 7:30pm. $20 general admission. ALL AGES.
Robyn Hitchcock.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $15. 18+
The Fenway Recording Sessions presents Junip; Forest Fires; DJ Carbo.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Brick by Brick presents Laura Stevenson and the Cans; The Swaggerin' Growlers; The Wild.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
Obscenity Cult presents The Wankys; Chaos Destroy; Who Killed Spikey Jacket; Shamrocks.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $7. 21+
Distractions; Pride of the Atlantic.

The Royale in Boston. 7pm. $35.
Concrete Blonde.
Tickets through Ticketmaster.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Pocahaunted.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9TH, 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/

Cafe 939 in Boston. 8pm. $15 general admission.
Ari Hest; Sarah Siskind.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $7. 21+
The Malarians; The Egos.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $9. 18+
Asteroid #4; The High Dials; Endless Wave.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8pm.
Farewell Drifters (bluegrass)

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Margin Walker; Pile; Dead Cats Dead Rats; Carlotta Valdes.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 7:30pm doors. $12. 18+
Dead Meadow; Black Helicopter; Cropduster.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $5. 21+
Pray for Polanski (residency); Kickdrum; Ice Station Impossible; Hevy Sol.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $10. 18+
Animal Hospital; The Mercury Program; Fing Fang Foom; Travels.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Trina Hamlin; Pamela Means.

VENUE MENU
METRO BOSTON

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

Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Eliot Street, Cambridge 02138
(617) 492-9646

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

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

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

House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston 02215
(888) 693-BLUE http://www.hob.com/venues/clubvenues/boston/

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

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

Model Cafe, 7 North Beacon Street, Allston 02134

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/

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

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/

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 #99.0
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #99.0 October 8th-October 14th, 2009
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net
Please don't hesitate to send me your questions, comments,
and suggestions! DOS = Day of Show

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

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.

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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Hi everyone. I am still recovering from my recent illnesses and rehab. One of the things that has developed since all this started happening is that I have something that resembles Parkinson's disease. I have experienced this before and it has subsided, so that may happen yet again. But I do not feel that I am able to do a newsletter with listings at this time.

Therefore, I will continue to put out a much smaller, music news-oriented bulletin until I feel able to go back to the previous format. Thank you for your understanding.

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TOP BOSTON AREA CD's ACCORDING TO RADIO AIRPLAY
1. Manners - Passion Pit
2. Magic Magic - Magic Magic
3. Late Season Kids - The Beatings
4. Farm - Dinosaur Jr.
5. Paint the Fence Invisible - Drug Rug
6. This Ain't No Shitstorm - The Peppermint Patties
7. Carpenter Bird - The David Wax Museum
8. Gottagetouttahere - The Lights Out
9. The Sky (or The Underground) - Mean Creek
10. It Feels So Good When I Stop - Joe Pernice
11. Electricity from Post Midnight Thrills - 28 Degrees Taurus
12. Book of Lies - The Blizzard of 78
13. The Great Bandini - The Great Bandini
14. The Secret Trees - Huak
15. Sarcastic Majestic - I Have Ears
16. The New Collisions - The New Collisions
17. Good for Nothing - Televandals
18. Mouth to Mouth - The Vivs
19. Hey Medusa - The Acro-brats
20. Streakin' Cross the Sky - Apple Betty
21. Barbarians - Dear Leader
22. The Tony the Bookie Orchestra - Tony the Bookie
23. White Ink, Black Ink - Wheat
24. Chilly Allston EP - Casey Desmond
25. Sarah Rabdau and Self-Employed Assassins -
Sarah Rabdau and Self-Employed Assassins
26. Crucial Schmooze - Big Big Bucks
27. Stay Up Late - Ian Adams
28. Fluent in Stroll - Big D and the Kids Table
29. Love Trust Faith Lust - Meandjoancollins
30. Les Biches - Cursillistas

This list is compiled for The Noise-Boston by RadioTony,
using playlists from
WAAF Westborough/WKAF Brockton
WBRS Waltham
WCUW Worcester
WFNX Lynn
WHRB Cambridge
WMBR Cambridge
WMFO Medford
WRBB Boston
WULM Lowell
WTCC Springfield
WZBC Newton
WZLX Boston.

Brian Anastasi thanks RadioTony for his kind permission to reprint this list in the Weekly Band E-Mail.

VALLEY ADVOCATE GRAND BAND SLAM WINNERS AND CONCERT

The Valley Advocate, an alternative weekly that covers the 413 area code of western Massachusetts, has announced the winners of its annual Grand Band Slam readers poll. The winners are:

Singer/Songwriter: Ella Longpre
Folk: World's Greatest Dad
New Band: God the Robot
Street Musician: Bennie the Bucket Man
Celtic: Big Bad Bollocks
Rock: Swillmerchants
DJ: DJ Scooby, WAIC-FM, Springfield
Experimental/Noise: Q
Groove: Brass Attack of Springfield
Country: Cottonwood
Cover: Orange Crush
Jazz fusion: Jo Sallins
Funk: Unit7
Punk: RabbitRabbit
Reggae: Fear Nuttin Band
Hardcore: The Devils Moses
Electronica: Jeff Bujak
Pop: Tailor Made
Traditional Jazz: The Leah Randazzo Group
Latin: Viva Quetzal
World: Tony Vacca's World Rhythms
Metal: Shadows Fall
Swing: The Primate Fiasco
Tribute: Back in Black
Blues: Barely Legal
Hip-Hop: The Problemaddicts

The annual Grand Band Slam winners show will once again be held at Maximum Capacity, 116 School Street in Chicopee this Saturday, October 10th. There will be three stages, one outside and two inside. Admission, as always, is free. Here is the preliminary schedule as of Friday, October 2nd:.

Outside
1:00-1:45pm: The Primate Fiasco
2:00-2:45pm: Brass Attack
3:00-3:45pm: Orange Crush
4:00-4:45pm: Tony Vacca's World Rhythms
5:00-5:45pm: Fear Nuttin Band

6:00-7:00pm break

Downstairs
7:00-7:30pm: John Barrett from Into the Wild
7:45-8:15pm: Barely Legal
8:30-9:00pm: Check Your Head
9:15-9:45pm: Ella Longpre
10:00-10:30pm: Jo Sallins
10:45-11:15pm: God the Robot
11:30pm-12:00 midnight: Shokazoba
12:15-12:45am: John Brandoli
1:00-1:30am: Jeff Bujak

Upstairs
7:15-7:45pm: World's Greatest Dad
8:00-8:30pm: The Devils Moses
8:45-9:15pm: Q
9:30-10:00pm: Tailor Made
10:15-10:45pm: Swillmerchants
11:00-11:30pm: The Problemaddicts
11:45pm-12:15am: DPR
12:30-1:45am: Lady Sasquatch

SUPPORT NEWBURY COMICS

In "Big Yellow Taxi," Joni Mitchell sings "Don't It Always Seem to Go That You Don't Know What You've Got 'Till It's Gone." In August, while I was in rehab, Dynamite Records on Main Street in Northampton closed, leaving us here in western Mass. with Turn It Up! in Northampton, Platterpus in the Hampshire Mall in Hadley, and Mystery Train and Newbury Comics in Amherst.

Although Newbury Comics is a chain, it is a small chain that has most of its stores in Massachusetts, much the same as Bull Moose has most of its stores in Maine. But Newbury Comics co-owner Mike Dreese recently reported that his chain suffered the same steep decline in sales that all of retail did in late September of 2008.

Dreese included a "year in review" with his weekly mailing two weeks ago, and outlined the ways his chain is surviving and some ideas he has in the pipeline. Newbury Comics locations carry lots of CDs by Massachusetts bands and musicians, even if it doesn't seem that way when you walk into the Amherst or Leominster store.

Now I am the first one to admit that I am from a different generation; a generation that likes to have something to hold in his hands and read while listening to the music. The artwork of a vinyl LP cover, the information about who wrote what song and who is sitting in on which tracks, even the smell of new vinyl after you tear open the plastic. Same thing for CDs except on a bit smaller scale. But the bottom line here is that if we don't continue to support these stores, ALL of these stores as much as we can, the experience of learning about music while you listen to it will disappear.

REEL BLUES FESTIVAL

This year's Reel Blues Festival will be held at The House of Blues on Lansdowne Street in Boston on Thursday, October 29th at 8pm. The show will feature a live tribute to Grammy(tm) Award winner James Cotton. Featured performers include Huey Lewis (???), The James Montgomery Band, guitarist Jay Geils, Grace Kelly, David Maxwell, David Foster, Mike Kelly, Marty Richards, Marty Ballou, Mike Finnigan, Ernie and the Automatics, Matt Kelly from The Dropkick Murphys, Kim Wilson from The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Paul Oscher from the Muddy Waters band, guitarist Johnny A, and The Uptown Horns (the Rolling Stones' horn section).

General admission tickets are $35, and VIP tickets are $225. Advance tickets through Ticketmaster or at
http://thereelbluesfest.org/2009/

The Reel Blues Festival concert was at the Academy of Music in Northampton last October. I went to that show and was lucky enough to sit in the front row. This is not only a great electric blues show, but the money goes to fund the Reel Blues Festival, which supports both independent film and independent music.
 
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bananastasi - Sun, Jun 14, 2009, 4:01 P
Weekly Band E-Mail #94.2
Tonight's all-ages show at The Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke, which was to begin at 6pm, has been cancelled.
 
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bananastasi - Thu, Jun 11, 2009, 5:42 P
Weekly Band E-Mail #94.1
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, TN is going to be webcast at http://music.att.net/ starting at 1:30pm Friday.

I watched most of AT&T's webcast of Coachella a few months ago, and it was totally ad-free and had silence between bands. Definitely highly recommended.
 
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bananastasi - Thu, Jun 4, 2009, 2:23 P
Weekly Band E-Mail #93.1
I usually don't post very much stuff that isn't about Massachusetts bands or musicians, but this is a big one. This comes from chicagotribune.com


Chicago blues legend Koko Taylor dies at 80

Koko Taylor more than once said she hoped that when she died, it would be on stage, doing the thing she loved most: Singing the blues.

She nearly got her wish. The Chicago musical icon died Wednesday at age 80 of complications from gastrointestinal surgery less than four weeks after her last performance, at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tenn. There she collected her record 29th Blues Music Award, capping an era in which she became the most revered female blues vocalist of her time with signature hits "Wang Dang Doodle," "I'm a Woman" and "Hey Bartender."

Taylor died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital 15 days after her May 19 surgery. She appeared to be recovering until taking a turn for the worst Wednesday morning, and was with friends and family when she died.

“Koko Taylor’s life and music brought joy to millions of people all around the world and Chicago is especially honored that she called our city her home for more than 50 years,” Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley said. “The strength of her style was formed in the night clubs of Chicago’s South Side and she carried that spirit with her wherever she went. She was an ambassador for our city and truly was the queen of a kind of music that makes people think of Chicago whenever they hear it.”

Among those with her Wednesday was Bruce Iglauer, owner of Chicago-based Alligator Records, who was her producer, manager and friend since 1974.

He recalled that Taylor had a similar surgery in 2004 and was on a ventilator for nearly a month. “The doctors were very discouraged then about her coming back, and she willed herself back to life,” Iglauer said. “We were hoping she would do the same this time.”

Born Cora Walton in 1928 in Memphis, Tenn., Taylor literally got up off her knees to become a blues icon.

Growing up on a sharecropper's farm outside Memphis, young Cora and her three brothers and two sisters slept on pallets in a shotgun shack with no running water or electricity. By the time she was 11, both her parents had died. She picked cotton to survive, and moved to Chicago in the early '50s to be with her future husband, Robert "Pops" Taylor, who died in 1989. She found a job working as a domestic, scrubbing floors for rich families.

She had sung gospel music in church while living in the South, and on weekends would attend the blues clubs on Chicago’s burgeoning South Side scene, the heyday of Chess Records and such stalwarts as Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Willie Dixon. She would occasionally sit in and caught the ear of Dixon, who approached her in the early ‘60s about recording one of his songs, “Wang Dang Doodle.”

"I didn't know Willie Dixon from Adam's house cat," Taylor recalled in an interview with the Tribune. "But he says to me, 'I love the way you sound' and, 'We got plenty of men out here singing the blues, but the world needs a woman like you with your voice to sing the blues.' ”

Taylor’s 1965 hit recording of “Wang Dang Doodle” launched her career, and established her sound: a gruff, no-nonsense roar that was the female equivalent of Howlin' Wolf's baritone growl. By becoming a band leader and a powerful voice in a male-dominated scene, she broke down barriers for many female entertainers who followed.

“Some of the lady singers who were working little local clubs, or maybe just attempting to sing in choirs and churches, they got into the blues scene because of Koko,” said Bob Koester, founder of Delmark Records. “Zora Young, Big Time Sarah, Shirley Johnson - they were inspired to try to come out and sing blues because of Koko's success. Without Koko, that might not have happened."

But when Chess folded in the early ‘70s, Taylor was back where she started, scrapping for a living.

"It was a devastating time for my mom," Taylor's daughter, Joyce "Cookie" Threatt, once told the Tribune. "Then she met Bruce [Iglauer]. It was like God put him there."

Iglauer had never worked with a female vocalist before on his fledgling label, which was dominated by guitar-playing men. But he was impressed by Taylor’s moxie and her sound.

“She was of the same generation as Muddy and Wolf, she had those [Mississippi] Delta roots,” he said Wednesday. “Even though she had been living in Chicago since the ‘50s, her music was still deeply rooted in the South. She had that rhythmic sense, that sense of where you lay the words and how the band locks in around the singer, that intensity of people who have lived that life.”

Taylor was already a distinctive artist when she came to Alligator, and with Iglauer's help began exploring a more vulnerable side to her persona on select ballads such as her epochal version of the Etta James hit "I'd Rather Go Blind." Even when recording other people's material, the singer put her idiosyncratic touch on it, usually singing it a cappella in the studio, with the musicians following her.

Taylor never adopted the blues lifestyle of hard drinking and philandering that consumed some of her peers. She was a devout woman, but at the same deeply appreciative of how the blues communicated honestly and directly about everyday life.

As her daughter once told the Tribune: “She grew up singing in [the Baptist] church in Memphis, and people come into church to get washed. They don't come in there already clean."

At the same time, she was not one to mince words. She could be devastatingly direct with anyone who crossed her.

“She was meticulous about her music, so if her band screwed up, they would hear about it,” Iglauer said. “She would not bite her tongue.”

For her, the blues was life. She bounced off her death bed in 2004 to write and record another album, the aptly titled “Old School,” released in 2007 on Alligator. It would prove to be her final recording, though Iglauer said that in recent months Taylor was calling him and singing new songs over the phone.

“She was scheduled to go to Spain next week,” he said. “She was still performing. At the Blues Awards in Memphis a few weeks ago, she was absolutely glowing. She would be exhausted standing by the edge of the stage, but when the lights went up, she would hop up and dance as soon as the music started. She would always say, ‘If I can brighten one person’s day with my music, that’s what I live for.’ ”

Survivors include her husband, Hays Harris; daughter Joyce Threatt; son-in-law Lee Threatt; grandchildren Lee Jr. and Wendy; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are pending.
 
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Help Wanted
Hi everyone. Since I split up the Weekly Band E-Mail into EAST and WEST editions seven weeks ago, I have found it to be almost too much for me to do each week. I always said that I would stop doing it once it stopped being fun and began to be a chore, and that is where I find myself now.

I really only need one other person to help me. Gathering the news is simple. I get most of it from blog postings on MySpace and e-mails that bands and venues send me. And the WEST edition is pretty simple because we don't have all that many venues out here.

But it is the EAST edition that is becoming too much for me. And it's only going to get worse as summer approaches and all the clubs on the South Shore and Cape Cod begin to open in the next month. I have contacted a few people already and asked them for help, and the response I have gotten is either "it doesn't need to be so big" or "the East doesn't need the publicity." These statements, especially the second one, are unacceptable to me, especially since I purposely list only relatively small venues. So I am looking for one person who could help me with the EAST edition every week.

Please contact me for details at bananastasi@comcast.net I can't pay you for your help, but I can put your name in as the co-author, and you will have my eternal gratitude. Thanks!
 
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bananastasi - Tue, Mar 10, 2009, 9:09 P
Weekly Band E-Mail 80.1 March 10th, 2009
The best kept secret in town is no longer a secret. The location for U2's small venue show on Wednesday night (March 11th) will be the Somerville Theatre. I had a feeling it would be the Somerville Theatre when I found out that there will also be a Q&A session for the audience, because Bruce Springsteen did a similar thing at that venue seven years ago.

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone has announced that Davis Square, where the 900 seat Somerville Theatre is located, will be completely shut down for most of Wednesday. More than 50 Somerville police will be on duty both inside and outside the venue. Winners of the free tickets to the show are being urged to take the MBTA to the show.

The Somerville Theatre show is the third and last in a series of small venues that U2 will play at this week. The band played in Los Angeles on Monday night, and will play in Chicago on Tuesday night. Tickets to the Somerville Theatre show were given away all last week by five of the CBS-owned radio stations in Boston, including WBCN and WZLX. WBCN had a contest where they played two seconds (!!!) of a U2 song from their American debut at the Paradise Theater in 1980, and WZLX had a U2 Q+A, where Carter Alan came up with questions for listeners to answer, such as what is the name of The Edge's dog?

I am sure that nobody who is reading this won tickets to the show, so you wiill be pleased to know that the Somerville Theatre show will be broadcast live on WBCN Wednesday night. The live broadcast will be preceeded at 7:30pm by a show that U2 did at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston on November 14th, 1981. People between about Sturbridge and Boston can listen to WBCN on their radios at 104.1FM. The rest of us can listen online at http://www.wbcn.com

 
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bananastasi - Wed, Mar 4, 2009, 8:28 P
Weekly Band E-Mail #80 March 5th-March 11th, 2009
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #80 March 5th-March 11th, 2009
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net
Please don't hesitate to send me your questions, comments,
and suggestions! DOS = Day of Show

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

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.

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.

There is a "Song of the Week" that turns on automatically when you
go to http://www.myspace.com/weeklybandemail
This week's Song of the Week is "Good Thing Goin' On" by Evenspeak from Orange. This song is from the band's new CD "Next Exit." Evenspeak will be having a CD release party for :"Next Exit" this Saturday night at The Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. To hear more tracks from the new CD and to find out more about the band, visit their MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/evenspeak.

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TOP 30 BOSTON CDs ACCORDING TO RADIO AIRPLAY
1. Bang Camaro II - Bang Camaro
2. The Orchard - Fire on Fire
3. Mercurial - The Under
4. Chunk of Change - Passion Pit
5. Hidden Hills - Old Furnace
6. Calico EP - Gravehaven
7. Coming Home - Township
8. The Bright Orange Years (reissue) - Volcano Suns
9. Book of Lies - The Blizzard of 78
10. Metal Feathers - Metal Feathers
11. Get Young - Pretty and Nice
12. Streakin' 'cross the Sky - Apple Betty
13. Sky So Grey: A Boston Dark Music Compilation - Various Artists
14. The Longest Silence - Midatlantic
15. Most Valuable Player - Nat Baldwin
16. Drug Rug - Drug Rug
17. I Am Your Bastard Wings - Ekai Esko
18. Lovers' Well - Matt and Shannon Heaton
19. Pasturette - Logan 5 and The Runners
20. Diving Bell Shadows 3 - The Milling Gowns
21. Hopey - Allysen Callery
22. Doctor Cowboy - Ho-Ag
23. Live in Brooklyn EP - Monique Ortiz
24. Christy Romanick - Christy Romanick
25. Bad Year - Laura Cortese
26. Everybody Must Get Gnomed - The Gnomes
27. Autumn Hollow Hand - Autumn Hollow Band
28. The Romantic Lead - Gene Dante and The Future Starlets
29. Sunday Morning Radio - The Complaints
30. Annalivia - Annalivia

The Top 30 Chart is compiled for The Noise-Boston by Radio Tony, and is based on airplay on WAAF/WKAF, WBCN, WERS, WFNX, WMBR, WMFO, WTCC, and WZBC. Brian Anastasi wishes to thank Radio Tony for his kind permission to reprint this list.


80.0.1 DON'T FORGET TO SET YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD ONE HOUR BEFORE YOU GO TO BED ON SATURDAY NIGHT OR YOU WILL BE ONE HOUR LATE FOR EVERYTHING COME SUNDAY. (It's also a good time to check the batteries in your smoke detectors.)

80.0.2 Parker Wheeler's Blues Party, which is held at the Grog in Newburyport on Sundays, is switching back to its later time of 7-11pm.

80.0.3 Jeanne Connolly, a bartender who booked acts at T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge, passed away at Youville Hospital in Cambridge on Monday, February 16th. Jeanne had worked at T.T.'s for 27 years, and died of complications from colon cancer. She was 51 years old.

80.0.4 The third CD by Linq (Diane Lincoln) is completed and is titled "Life Goes On." The CD will be released on Tuesday, April 14th. The CD release party will be at Bruce's Browser, 1497 Main Street in Ahtol. There will be no admission, but donations will be appreciated.

80.0.5 Cunhaband from western Mass. has changed their name to ALOTTLE. The band will be playing their first gig under the new name at the Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke on Friday night.

80.0.6 The Click Five have a Saturday night residency at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge for the month of March.
Session Americana continue their Tuesday night residency at the Lizard Lounge.

80.0.7 Tom Bianchi and Friends have a Thursday night residency at TOAD in Cambridge for the month of March.
Avi and Celia have a Tuesday night residency at TOAD for the month of March.

80.0.8 The Boston Herald reports that the world's biggest band, U2, will be playing a super-secret gig for 200 lucky fans at a small sized club in Boston on Wednesday, March 11th. The newspaper reports that a spokesperson for Live Nation denies that it will be at the Paradise Rock Club or the newly opened House of Blues. Tickets to the show, which will feature a Q+A session with the band, are being given away by WAAF/WKAF, WBCN, WBMX, WBOS, and WZLX. Don't worry about trying to win tickets. The show will be broadcast live on both WBCN and WZLX in Boston, and several other broadcast radio stations nationwide. The intimate Boston show is one of three small club shows U2 are doing in support of their latest CD, "No Line on the Horizon." They will be doing one in Los Angeles on Monday and one in Chicago on Tuesday, both of which will also be broadcast live on several radio stations. U2's first American appearance was at the Paradise in Boston as the opener for Noel Redding's band Fat Mattress back in 1980. My guess as to which wenue it will be is FELT on Washington Street, the Regent Theatre in Arlington or The Somerville Theatre, although it would make sense to have it at The Paradise again so that the band could come "full circle", so to speak.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH, 2009

WESTERN MASS.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
The B-3's (r&b/rock)

Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton. 10pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. ALL AGES.
Tulsa; Los Hijos Unicos.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke.
Jim K. (solo)

WISTAH

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester. 8pm.
Flock of Assholes (residency); White Knuckle Sobriety; The Pathetics; Reverend JJ and The Casual Sinners.

Tammany Hall in Worcester. 8pm.
Electric Funeral (tribute to Black Sabbath); Doublethink; Life's Eyes.

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

Chicken Bone in Framingham. 9pm.
2ADAM12.

METRO BOSTON

Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. 9:30pm. $10.
The Chicken Slacks. (residency)

Church in Boston. 8pm. $8 advance; $10 day of show.
Marsman presents The Underground with The Needy Visions; Davila 666 (from Puerto Rico) (In The Red Records); Medication (from CT) (Hozac Records); Home/Alone.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. 8pm. $8.
8pm. The Diamond Platinum Rings
9pm The Black Mosettes
10pm The Blue Wires.

FELT in Boston. 9pm. $8 or free with college I.D. 21+
Prevalence; Silent Season; Caldera; One Bullet Solution.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm $9. 18+
Illinois; Magic Magic.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show.
Paper! featuring Lions Lions; Almost Gold; Nick Bishop.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9pm. 21+
Boubacar Diabate and Samba Lolo; The Equalites.

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 8:30pm doors. $10. 21+
Club d'Elf.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $10. 18+
These Arms are Snakes (Suicide Squeeze); Darker My Love; All The Saints (Touch and Go Records)

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
T-Rashed; Cocked N Loaded; Sun Gods in Exile.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors.
$7 for 21+, $10 for 18-20 year olds. 18+
Bon Jays; The High Seas; Archelon.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $20 general admission.
Olabelle.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10:30pm. 21+
Forsythe; Baker.

The Precinct in Somerville.
The Moving Co.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:50pm. $9.
8:50pm Syd
9:45pm The Queen Killing Kings
10:40pm The Sneaks
11:30pm Green River Ordinance

TOAD in Cambridge. 7pm.
Jenee Halstead; Steven Bacon.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Tom Bianchi and Friends (residency)

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FRIDAY, MARCH 6TH, 2009

40 Years Ago at The Boston Tea Party
3/6/69-3/8/69 Chicago Transit Authority; The J. Geils Blues Band

BERKSHIRES

Hami's in Lanesboro. 10pm.
Static.

The Mission Bar in Pittsfield. 8pm.
Rev Tor (solo).

WESTERN MASS.

The Atlantic in Springfield. 7pm. 18+
blastermonkey presents The Inside Job; Bang Bang Blue.

The Basement in Northampton. 10pm. no cover.
Jeff Bujak.

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

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Back in Black (AC/DC tribute)

The Elevens in Northampton. 10pm. 21+
Futurepunk! (CD release); Friends of Yours; The Pathetics.

Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton. 7pm. $14 advance; $17 at door. ALL AGES.
Sacred Shakers; The Sweetback Sisters.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton. 10pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. ALL AGES.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
The Alchemystics; Jesse Dee.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 18+
Lincoln Park (tribute to Linkin Park); Kobra Kai; Bad Magick; Pallet.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls. 7:30pm.
Gretchen Witt; Chris Wilhelm
(free, but tips are encouraged for the performers)

Southwick Inn. 9:30pm.
The Rich Badowski Band.

Theodore's in Springfield. 9pm. no cover.
Mississippi Jon Short.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke.
ALOTTLE (formerly Cunhaband); Conduit; Tailor Made.

WISTAH

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
Jazz and Blues Organ Eyes; Chet Williamson.

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester.
Bennie and the Jets (Elton John tribute); The Cosby Sweaters.

Palladium in Worcester. 7pm doors; 7:30pm show. $20. ALL AGES.
Destruction; Krisiun; Mantic Ritual.

Tammany Hall in Worcester. 7pm.
Joe Budden; Mass Elite; 508 Family Biz.

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

Chicken Bone in Framingham. 9:30pm.
Edgewater Road.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $7. 21+
The Delta Generators.

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:30pm.
Cherry S/T.

Fat Boy Bill's in Milford. 8pm.
James Montgomery and James Cotton.

Me and Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead. 8pm. $18.
Red Molly; Avi and Celia.

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $18 advance; $20 DOS.
Olabelle.

Next Page Blues Cafe in Weymouth. 9:15pm.
"Undaunted" Professor Harp.

The Pump House in Southbridge. 9:30pm.
Sharp Drezzed Man (ZZ Top tribute)

METRO BOSTON

Bill's Bar in Boston. 8:30pm doors. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
The Help; 6th Degree; Pete Kilpatrick Band; Mikey Wax.

Cantab Lounge in Cambridge.
Diane Blue and the Fatback Band.

Church in Boston. 8pm. $10.
The Moton Sick's Worldwide Domination Tour kickoff with MeandJoanCollins; The Luxury; Reverse; The Lights Out.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. 9pm. $8.
9pm. Stealth Fox
10pm The Greg Mayo Band
11pm The Brothers McCann
12 midnight Arletta

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show. $10. 18+
The Breakfast; The Effective Dose; The Grey Area.

House of Blues in Boston. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $20. ALL AGES.
Saints and Sinners Tour featuring Hollywood Undead; Senses Fail; Haste the Day; Brokencyde.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9:45pm. 21+
Playin' Dead (tribute to The Grateful Dead)

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 8:30pm doors. $7. 21+
The Song Stands Alone, feautring two songs each from
Jen Grygiel (MeAndJoanCollins)
Emily Eastridge (Pariah Beat)
Erin Harpe (Love Whip)
Tiffany Gassett (Rising Tribe)
Anita Suhanin
Monique Ortiz
Marianne Pasts
Hiiken Mancini (Shepardess)
Katie Franich (The Grown Up Noise)
Billy Hough (Garage Dogs)
Adam Amoroso (The Mystery Tramps)
Ryan Lee Crosby
Roger Poulin and Brian (The Bright Hours)
Ad Frank
Rick Berlin
Todd Drogy (Pop County)
Brad (Headband)
Jeremy Bales (Sand Machine)
Tom Janovitz (Sodafrog)
Matt McKay
Sarah Rabdau (Self-Employed Assassins)

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $9 advance; $10 DOS. 18+
Doomstar (CD release); Amoroso.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Bogged Down; Aid to Navigation.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors.
$8 for 21+, $11 for 18-20 year olds. 18+
Milquetoast; Provocateur; The Atomica Project.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 6:30pm doors; 7:30pm show.
$10 advance; $12 day of show. ALL AGES.
The Whigs; Trances Arc; Dead Confederate.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $20 general admission.
Vance Gilbert; Beth Colegrove.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10:30pm. 21+
Kaitlin Dibble's Delusions of Grandeur.

The Precinct in Somerville.
The Doctor Fox; Walri; Abbie.

Smoken Joe's BBQ in Brighton. 8:30pm.
The Shirley Lewis Band.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 9pm. $8.
9pm Hypernova
10pm Red Quiet
11pm Sidewalk Driver
12 midnight Speakermute

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Organ in Orbit.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 7TH, 2009

ALL TIMES EASTERN STANDARD TIME.

NEW CD RELEASE
The second CD by Evenspeak, "Next Exit," will be officially released tonight at the band's CD release party at The Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls.

BERKSHIRES

Bogie's in Great Barrington. 10pm.
Pariah.

Club Helsinki in Great Barrington. 9pm. $25.
Olabelle.

Flavours at the Econolodge in Lenox. 21+
Bootleg.

WESTERN MASS.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
James and the Baystate Houserockers (blues/rock)

The Brass Cat in Easthampton. 10pm. $4. 21+
The Lonesome Brothers; Drew Hickum and The Colonels.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Southern Comfort.

The Elevens in Northampton. 8pm. 21+
John Brandoli (CD release).

Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton. 7pm. $25 advance; $28 at door. ALL AGES.
Eddie from Ohio.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton. 9:30pm. $25 advance; $28 at door. ALL AGES.
Eddie from Ohio.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Jocy's Bar in South Hadley. 9:30pm.
Barely Legal.

Louie B's in Southwick. 9:30pm.
Diamondback.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee.
Explcit; Sliver.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls. 7:30pm.
Kristin Diable; Greg Koons.
(free, but tips are encouraged for the performers)

Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. 9:30pm. $5. 21+
Evenspeak (CD release party)
(pay $10 and get a copy of the CD)

Southwick Inn. 9:30pm.
Cider House.

Theodore's in Springfield. 9pm. no cover.
Evan Goodrow.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke.
The 1220 Band.

WISTAH

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
Michael Vincent and Double Shots.

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester.
Mullethead; Birch Hill Dam; Chyldz Play; Quintana's Revenge.

Palladium in Worcester. 6pm doors; 6:30pm show.
$14 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Alesana; Drop Dead Gorgeous; Fear Before; I Set My Friends On Fire;
Fall From Grace.

Tammany Hall in Worcester. 8pm.
Chester Green; Under the Rasta Influence; Mass Elite.

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

Bull Run in Shirley. 8pm. $12 cash advance; $15 cash day of show.
Greg Hawkes (former keyboard player for The Cars).

Chicken Bone in Framingham. 9pm.
The Racky Thomas Band.

The Corner Pub in Athol. 8:30pm.
The Reprobate Blues Band.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $10. 21+
Ernie and the Automatics.

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:30pm.
Captain Cutthroat; El Rancho; Frightening Dick Theatre.

Fat Boy Bill's in Milford. 8pm.
The Twitch.

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $25 advance; $28 DOS.
The James Cotton Band.

Next Page Blues Cafe in Weymouth. 9:15pm.
Lisa Marie and All Shook Up.

The Pump House in Southbridge. 9:30pm.
Pride Falls.

METRO BOSTON

The Beachcomber in Quincy. 9pm.
Who's 1st, a tribute to The Who, performs the rock opera "Tommy: in its entirety.

Bill's Bar in Boston. 8:30pm doors. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
Woodland Creatures (CD release); Frequency 7; TooBokou; Through the Enemy.

Cantab Lounge in Cambridge.
Diane Blue and the Fatback Band.

Church in Boston. 8pm. $10 advance; $12 day of show.
PBR presents Kiss Alive! with Clock Strikes Ten (a tribute to Cheap Trick with members of The Rudds, The Dirty Truckers, and The Neighborhoods; Happy Jack (A tribute to the Who with members of The Bees Knees and The Curtain Society).

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. 9pm. $8.
9pm Aloha Sarcophagus
10pm Ghouls Night Out
11pm Tragic Habits
12 midnight Chinstrap

Dante's at Firefly's in Quincy. 21+
Fat City Band/

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $9. 21+
Jupiter One; Fluttr Effrect; Ellis Ashbrook; Eksi Esko.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show.
$10 advance; $12 day of show..
Blue King Brown.

House of Blues in Boston. 6:30pm doors; 7:30pm show. $20. ALL AGES.
Missy Higgins; Justin Nozuka.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9:45pm. 21+
Booty Vortex.

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $15.
The Click Five. (residency)

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $12 advance; $15 DOS. 18+
Alice Russell (from the U.K.)

Middle East downstairs in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12. 18+
MySpace Music presents Black Lips, Gentlemen Jesse and His Men

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Mung; The Curses; The Dirty Truckers; Jay Allen and the Archcriminals.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors.
$8 for 21+, $11 for 18-20 year olds. 18+
The Bynars (CD release party); Close Friends; Quixote.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston.
WFNX presents The Airborne Toxic Event; Alberta Cross; Henry Clay People.
SOLD OUT.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission.
Chris O'Brien; Seth Glier.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 4pm. 21+
Family Jewels.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10:30pm. 21+
Michael Tarbox.

Smoken Joe's BBQ in Brighton. 8:30pm.
The Shirley Lewis Band.

BENEFIT FOR MASS GENERAL HOSPITAL ONCOLOGY FUND
T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 9:15pm. $10.
9:15pm Tony the Bookie Orchestra
10:15pm Mister Sister
11:15pm Keys To the Streets of Fear
12:15am Hallelujah the Hills

TOAD in Cambridge. 7pm.
Unit7.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
The David Wax Museum.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 8TH, 2009

ALL TIMES EASTERN DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME.

ON THE RADIO
Bay State Rock is the local music show that is on every Sunday, 10pm-midnight, on WAAF, 107.3FM in Westborough, and WKAF, 97.7FM in Brockton. This week's show will feature a live acoustic performance by The Motion Sick. You can listen live at http://www.waaf.com

Boston Emissions is the local music show that is on every Sunday, 10pm-midnight, on WBCN, 104.1FM in Boston.. You can listen live at http://www.wbcn.com

New England Product is the local music show that is on every Sunday, 11pm-midnight, on WFNX, 101.7FM in Lynn. You can listen live at http://www.wfnx.com

Homegrown is the local music show that is on every Sunday, 10pm-midnight, on WPXC, 102.9FM in West Yarmouth. You can listen live at http:/www.pixy103.com

WESTERN MASS.

Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton. 7pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
The WIYOS; Steppin' In It.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls. 1pm.
Kwajmal Jazz Band.
(free, but tips are encouraged for the performers)

WISTAH

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester.
Mike and Amanda Lirange; Danny Dark and The Black Souls.

Tammany Hall in Worcester. 8pm.
Gorilla Productions Battle of the Bands with Wednesday Night Coincidence, Erroneous Decisions, The Druthers, Endless Echo, Bullet Boulevard, One Bullet Solution.

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

PARKER WHEELER'S BLUES PARTY
The Grog in Newburyport. 7-11pm. $7. 21+
Tom "T.H." Hambridge.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 1pm. ALL AGES.
Wrench In The Works, Mordisk, Vallon, Surrounded By Teeth, Half Hearted Comeback.

METRO BOSTON

Church in Boston. 8pm. $8.
Chris Berardo and the Desberados; Sam Reid and The Riot Act.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
The Void Union.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show.
$10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
J*Davey.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $9. 18+
Reign of Kindo; The Hollow Sound; Sincerely, The Management.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Team Shred presents Scourge; Hung (from NYC); Memoirs of Abuse; Acariya.

Passim's in Cambridge. 7:30pm. $20 general admission.
The Bob Gibson Legacy Show.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 5pm. 21+
Frank Drake and the Aristocrats.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 9pm. 21+
Frank Morey Band.

The Precinct in Somerville. 10pm.
The Sea Monsters.

Regent Theatre in Arlington. 6pm. $35. ALL AGES.
Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters.
(ticket price includes $3 restoration fee)

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 9:15pm. $10.
9:15pm Winterpills
10:30pm Eleni Mandell

TOAD in Cambridge. 8pm.
Zack Hickman and Barn Star.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Lake Street Drive.

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MONDAY, MARCH 9TH, 2009

WESTERN MASS.

The Elevens in Northampton. 21+
Slutty Mandolins; Mail Myself to Thoureau; Bicycle Built for None.

METRO BOSTON

Day one of The Emergenza Festival.
Church in Boston.
7:30pm Exit 26
8pm The Gallery of Frost
8:30pm Yorba Linda
10pm Houndstone

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $9. 18+
Grinding Tapes Showcase featuring The Accident That Led Me to the World; Amelia Emmet (of Mr. Sister); Cuddle Magic; Alive and Awake.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show. 18+
The Last Front; Merlinmoon; Emperor City Motorcade.

House of Blues in Boston. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $29.50; $39.50. ALL AGES.
Common; Kid Cudi.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $8 advance; $9 DOS. 18+
Extinguish and Performer Magazine present Maserati (from Athens. GA) (Temorary Residence Records); Junius.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
Bad Flirt.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors.
$7 for 21+, $10 for 18-20 year olds. 18+
Ryan the Terrible presents Friendly Fire; Brainless Oneders; Frogball.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show.
$15 advance; $17 day of show. 18+
The Soundtrack of Our Lives with Township; Aaron Perrino
.
T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm. $3.
The Other Side of the Bear Acoustic Series
8:30pm Downtown Owl
9:20pm Sway
10:10pm DeOsos

TOAD in Cambridge. 8pm.
The White Owls.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10:49pm.
The Tim Gearan Band.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 10TH, 2009

NEW CD RELEASE
The new CD by Taxpayer, "Don't Steal My Night Vision," will be in stores today. The band will have its CD release party on Friday, March 13th at The Paradise Rock Club in Boston.

ON THE RADIO
Pipeline! is the local music show that airs every Tuesday night, 8-10pm, on
WMBR, 88.1 FM in Cambridge. This week's program will feature a live in-studio
performance by Gracious Calamity.
You can listen live online or up to two weeks after the program airs at
http://www.wmbr.org/www/sched-tue#pipeline (scroll down to "Pipeline!")

WESTERN MASS.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
Mandy Burry (jazz).

Calvin Theatre in Northampton. 8pm. $45; $35. ALL AGES.
Lucinda Williams, Buick 6.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
$1.50 preservation fee added to each ticket.

Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton. 7pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
The Infamous Stringdusters; The Fine and Dandy Trio..
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

WISTAH

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester.
The Howl.

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:30pm.
Fats Hammond (organ jazz) (residency)

METRO BOSTON

Day two of The Emergenza Festival.
Church in Boston.
7:30pm In the Flesh
8pm Daisy Chane
8:30pm Emma Ate the Lion
10:30pm The Shadows Smile
11pm Centerlink

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $10. 18+
Throwed; Bodega Girls; Feels Like July; Rotary; DJ E=Marce.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 7pm doors. $8 advance; $10 day of show. ALL AGES.
The Status; Barely Blind; Thrash Unreal; Phone Calls from Home.

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $24. ALL AGES.
Flogging Molly; The Aggrolites.

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 8:30pm doors. $5 advance; $8 at door.
Session Americana. (residency)

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $10 advance; $13 DOS. 18+
Leedz Edutainment presents Mickey Factz.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10:30pm. 21+
The Rex Complex.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 9pm. $7.
9pm Adam the Moth
9:50pm The Milling Gowns
10:40pm Pile
11:30pm Mother Mary and the Disciples

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Avi and Celia.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11TH, 2009

WESTERN MASS.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
Chris Merenda (acoustic)

Pearl Street in Northampton. 7pm. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
OK Go; Oppenheimer Longwave..

WISTAH

Palladium in Worcester. 6:30 doors; 7pm show. $13 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
H20; Cruel Hands; Stigma; I Rise; Defeater

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $15 advance; $17 DOS.
The Infamous Stringdusters.

METRO BOSTON

Day three of The Emergenza Festival.
Church in Boston.
7:30pm The Advocates
8:30pm Moonstone Lady
9pm The New Reptiles
9:30pm Naree
10pm Innocent Uprising

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
Sidehatch Entertainment presents The Murder Mile; The Thickness; A Hero Next Door; The Workout; The Human Knot; Escapologist.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
N.A.S.A.

House of Blues in Boston. 6:30pm doors; 7:30pm show. $29.50. ALL AGES.
George Thorogood and the Destroyers; Tom Hambridge.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8:30pm. 21+
Enter the Haggis.

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 7pm. $10. 21+
Opera Boston Underground.

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 9:30pm. $8. 21+
The Dennis Brennan Band. (residency)

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $8. 18+
Benny Davis Project (Rock Ridge Records), Andrew Hoover (Rock Ridge Records), Jer Coons, Alexis Babini (Acoustic performances)

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Obscenity Cult presents Shit Show; Kill Andrade; It Burns; The No It Alls.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors.
$7 for 21+, $10 for 18-20 year olds. 18+
Triple Corpse Horror; The Tin Thistles; Wicked Whiskey; Yankee Blue Jeans.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. 18+
The Wailers perform the legendary album "Exodus"
Tomorrow's Bad Seeds; YVAD.
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Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $12 general admission.
Madi Diaz and Ellis.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10:30pm. 21+
Mary Lou Lord; Chick and Joyce (from Scarce)

The Precinct in Somerville. 10pm.
The Rex Complex.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 9pm. $7.
9pm. The Press.
9:50pm Electric Laser People
10:40pm Magic Magic
11:30pm Scrambler Seequill

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Audrey Ryan.

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OUT OF STATE

ACACIA STRAIN
Thursday, March 5th - Otto Bar, Baltimore, MD
Friday, March 6th - Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, March 7th - Blender Theater at Gramercy, New York, NY
Sunday, March 8th - Northern Lights, Clifton Park, NY
Monday, March 9th - The Station, Portland, ME
Wednesday, March 11th - La Tulipe, Montreal, PQ, CANADA

BROOKS WILLIAMS
Thursday, March 5th - No Alibis Bookstore, Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND
Friday, March 6th - Strule Arts Centre, Tyrone, NORTHERN IRELAND
Saturday, March 7th - Bronte Music Club, Rathfriland, NORTHERN IRELAND
Sunday, March 8th - Music Station, Portstewart, NORTHERN IRELAND
Monday, March 9th - Black Murphy's Bar and Lounge, Kildare, IRELAND
Wednesday, March 11th - Lismore World Music, Lismore, IRELAND


SUGAR RAY AND THE BLUETONES
Friday, March 6th - Chan's, Woonsocket, RI
Saturday, March 7th - Black Eyed Sally's, Hartford, CT

WINTERPILLS
Thursday, March 5th - Cafe Nine, New Haven, CT
Monday, March 9th - The Tin Angel, Philadelphia, PA

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SAVE THE DATE

ERNIE AND THE AUTOMATICS.
Friday, March 13th. Bull Run in Shirley.

DMZ; UNNATURAL AXE; VAGIANT.
Friday, March 20th. Church in Boston.

ROUND ONE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL BATTLE OF THE BANDS.
Saturday, March 21st. Harpers Ferry in Allston.

DANNY PEASE AND THE REGULATORS.
Saturday, March 21st. Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke.

ROUND TWO OF THE HIGH SCHOOL BATTLE OF THE BANDS.
Saturday, March 28th. Harpers Ferry in Allston.

ROUND THREE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL BATTLE OF THE BANDS.
Sunday, March 29th. Harpers Ferry in Allston.

ELI "PAPERBOY" REED AND THE TRUE LOVES.
Sunday, March 29th. Iron Horse in Northampton.

BOSTON RULES, OK? FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 4th and Sunday, April 5th.
Harpers Ferry in Allston.

EILEN JEWELL.
Friday, April 10th. Bull Run in Shirley.

FINALS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL BATTLE OF THE BANDS.
Saturday, March 11th. Harpers Ferry in Allston.

DANNY PEASE AND THE REGULATORS.
Saturday, April 11th. Iron Horse in Northampton.

NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL
Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th.
The Palladium upstairs and downstairs in Worcester.

GIRLS, GUNS AND GLORY.
Saturday, April 18th. The Basement in Northampton.

ENTRAIN.
Saturday, April 18th. Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough.

4TH ANNUAL MAI CRAMER BLUES AFTER HOURS BENEFIT CONCERT.
GUY DAVIS; TONI LYNN WASHINGTON.
Saturday, April 25th. Regent Theatre in Arlington.

ROCK'N FUNKY REGGAE FEST
Sunday, April 26th. Maximum Capacity in Chicopee.

JAMES MONTGOMERY; JAY GEILS.
Friday, May 1st. Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough.

SARAH BORGES AND THE BROKEN SINGLES.
Friday, May 1st. Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River.

ENTRAIN
Friday, May 8th. Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River.

ROCKIN' BBQ FOR THE TROOPS: BARELY LEGAL; REMEMBER WHEN; BAD HABIT;
WAYNE MORPHEW; CHRIS PIQUETTE'S INSIDE JOB
Saturday, May 16th. American Legion Post 325 in Holyoke.

2ND ANNUAL BERKSHIRE MUSIC SHOWCASE
MARY VERDI; TONY LEE THOMAS; WARSYNIUM; DREDI; SIFER; FRAGMENT POLY
Saturday, May 16th. Flavours at the Econolodge in Lenox.

7TH ANNUAL STRANGE CREEK FESTIVAL
Friday, May 22nd through Monday, May 25th
Camp Kee-Wanee in Greenfield

HOT LIKE FIRE
Saturday, May 30th. The Western Front in Cambridge.

SESSION AMERICANA.
Friday, June 12th. The Basement in Northampton.

ALBERT CUMMINGS.
Friday, July 10th. Iron Horse in Northampton.

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VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)

BERKSHIRES

Bogie's, 935 South Main Street, Great Barrington 01230
(413) 528-5959

Club Helsinki, 284 Main Street, Great Barrington 01230.
(413) 528-3394. http://www.clubhelsinkiweb.com

Flavour's Restaurant, Econolodge, 130 Pittsfield Road (Route 7), Lenox 01240.
(413) 637-3188. http://myspace.com/flavoursintheberkshires

Hami's, 162 South Main Street, Lanesboro 01237
(413) 443-0670

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

WESTERN MASS.

The Atlantic, 1393 Liberty Street, Springfield

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
http://www.hampmusic.com, then click on the link on the left

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

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

Jocy's Bar, 60 Bridge Street, South Hadley 01075

Louie B's, 101 Point Grove Road, Southwick 01077
(413) 569-3466 http://www.mysoace.com/louiebs

Maximum Capacity, 116 School Street, Chicopee 01013.
(413) 592-6406. http://www.myspace.com/maximumcapacity

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

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

Route 63 Roadhouse, Millers Falls 01349.
(413) 659-3384 http://www.myspace.com/rt63roadhouse

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

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

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

Waterfront Tavern, 920 Main Street, Holyoke 01040
(413) 896-5448
http://www.waterfronttavern.com
http://www.myspace.com/waterfronttavern (all ages shows)

WISTAH

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

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

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

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

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

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

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

The Corner Pub, 99 Hapgood Street, Athol 01331
(978) 249-6728 http://www.myspace.com/dianas_cornerpub

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.dodgestreet.com

Fat Boy Bill's Bar and Grill, 31 Central Street, Milford 01757.
(508) 634-0201. http://www.myspace.com/fatboysmilford

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

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

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

Next Page Blues Cafe, 550 Broad Street, Weymouth 02453
(781) 335-9796 http://www.myspace.com/satchsnewbluerevue

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

METRO BOSTON

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

Bill's Bar, 5.5 Lansdowne Street, Boston 02215.
(617) 421-9678 http://www.billsbar.com

Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139.

Church, 69 Kilmarnock Street, Boston 02115.
(617) 236-7600 http://www.myspace.com/churchboston

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

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

FELT, 533 Washington Street, Boston
(617) 350-5555 http://www.feltclubboston.com/weeklythur.asp

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

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

House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston 02215
(888) 693-BLUE http://www.hob.com/boston

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

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

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

Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 02215.
(617) 562-8800. http://www.thedise.com/rockclub/index.html

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

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

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

TOAD, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139.
(617) 497-4950 http://www.toadcambridge.com
 
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Weekly Band E-Mail #79.0 February 26th-March 4th, 2009
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #79.0 February 26th-March 4th, 2009
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net
Please don't hesitate to send me your questions, comments,
and suggestions! DOS = Day of Show

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

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.

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.

There is a "Song of the Week" that turns on automatically when you
go to http://www.myspace.com/weeklybandemail
This week's Song of the Week is a real nice cover of the Specials' classic "A Message To You Rudy" by the Boston reggae band Guns of Navarone. The band will be playing at the Grey Hound Pub in Worcester on Friday, March 7th, and at Church in Boston on Tuesday, March 17th (St. Patrick's Day). To see other places Guns of Navarone will be playing, as well as hear other tunes by the group, go to their MySpace page at
http://www.myspace.com/navaronereggae

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79.0.1 Here is Mark Sheehan's review of Week Five of The Happy Valley Showdown, held at the Elevens in Northampton on Sunday, March 8th.

White Problems; Super Happy Wicked Awesome Fun Time; Petulant Child; Our Mothers Are Gods; The Young Flyers; Whistle Jacket

Judges: Matt Silberstein (Swillmerchants); Shannon (The Thungs/Others); Philip Price and Flora Reed (Winterpills); Mike Esss (Space Captain)

As we entered the last week of final 1st rounds excitement was in the air!

White Problems Went first. I love this band! It's hard to take your eyes off the singer Matt, he has a stage presence remeniscent of punk or post punk bands from the late 70's /early 80's and appears to barely be able to stand up onstage with the mic stand as his only means of support. The toubled artist. That aura that something terribly wrong lies under the surface of this beautiful art he's passing to us. Straining to croon out the barely audible, slurring lyrics of a distressed soul. His vocals are not clear and maybe they give too much away and that is why the band buries them beneath disjointed flurries of sonic bliss? f you see a bulletin or a flyer that says WHITE PROBLEMS are playing ya probably should go check this band out for yourselves.

SUPER HAPPY WICKED AWESOME FUN TIME went second and this was the best performance from this new band since their incarnation less than a year ago. Their cover of The Doors "Five To One" held the audience in the palm of their hands! The three originals they did were tightened up and awesome and they even kept their "hit" song locked away for the evening! Who knows?..If they'd brought out the hit song maybe they woulda came in first instead of second...a great showing none the less. The name says it all, get drunk and sing a long!

PETULANT CHILD went third and along with a couple other bands in these showdowns, they make it a showcase of "new(ish)" bands. They're included because they're a great band a lot of people may not have gotten a chance to see and as the "scene'' has a breath of fresh air these days, it's time to get some of these bands a fresh new audience. They covered The Replacements "I Will Dare". This band has moments that capture The Pixies and The Minutemen.

OUR MOTHERS ARE GODS went fourth. This band features members of Futurpunk! and Rabbit Rabbit, both of which started on and around the time of the first Happy Valley Showdown last year. One of the many reasons I like to do this series-because it kick starts alot of bands into getting a quick, tight set together and getting out onstage in front of a sizable audience. Rob (Futurepunk! guitarist) takes the center of attention with this project with vocal duties and guitar held down by a super tight rythm section. It's not as heavy a band as I thought it was going to be but full of much more pop sensibility, bouncy, catchy, 80's Joy Division, New Wave and PostPunk inspired influences sans any electronics that would seem to be right at home in this band if they decided to add that at a later date. They play Sierra Grille at the end of March and I can't wait to see this band as it develops.

THE YOUNG FLYERS went fifth and exploded onto the stage full of smiles and energy and seemed to have none of the western mass. 90's influence that saturates the area. I'm reminded of The Hold Steady when they play. High energy straight ahead rock n' roll with almost spoken or preached storyline lyrics. They could add Clarence Clemons of The E Street Band and he'd comfortable here. They have a secret weapon on lead guitar and this kid's main job is to just shred leads all night...awesome! They covered Frank Black's "Freedom Rock" from Teenager Of The Year, get that album if ya don't already own it, since these guys covered it I've been listening to it all over again. The Young Flyers are tight, polished, shiny barroom rock n' roll and stand out in an area full of indie and experimental bands...and that's another reason our local music scene is unparralled, we have it all right here!! Fans of The Young Flyers arrived in TYF's t-shirts asking when they were playing long before The Elevens even opened it's doors, it helps to fill a room and they came in first place!

WHISTLE JACKET played last and came in third. I love this band! If you love Daniel Johnston and Pavement then you will too. A fun, fun, fun band they make you smile, laugh and dance! They ended up in the Showdown as more than half the band moved to Northampton from Boston and band leader Micheal Leydon was born at Cooley Dickinson. Hospital. tt was great to have a huge audience for them to play too and I encourage everyone to never ever miss one of their sets again. I've brought them to play here for over a year and will keep doing so until they deny me!!

79.0.2 All three members of The Cheaters Club from Northampton have decided to take a rest from The Cheaters Club for a while, and have started another band with a completely different kind of music called Sylphid. Sylphid's music is "entirely improvised, 100 percent electronics." Sylphid will make their first appearance at The Elevens in Northampton on Sunday, March 1st.

79.0.3 Avi and Celia begin a Tuesday night residency at TOAD in Cambridge on March 3rd.

79.0.4 The 11th annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will be held upstairs and downstairs at The Palladium in Worcester on Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th. Doors open each day at 12 noon. Tickets are $40 for Friday and $45 for Saturday. A two-day pass for $79 includes admission to the kick-off party on Thursday, April 16th. The Palladium is an all-ages venue. Tickets are available in advance through tickets.com or at all F.Y.E. locations. The line-up for each day as of now is as follows:

Friday, April 17th
Acacia Strain
All That Remains
August Burns Red
Suffocation
The Haunted
Napalm Death
Whitechapel
Kataklysm
Abigail Williams
Decrepit Birth
Psycroptic
Intronaut
Withered
Left to Vanish
Lazarus A.D.
X.A.F.B.F.
Trap Them
Aggressive Dogs
Toxic Holocaust
XWarX
Psyopus
Woe of Tyrants
Rose Funeral
Nachtymystium

Saturday, April 18th
Lamb of God
As I Lay Dying
Children of Bodom
God Forbid
Municipal Waste
Have Heart
Shipwreck
Winds of Plague
Emmure
All Shall Perish
Austrian Death Machine
Terror
Wrestledabearonce
Unholy
Shai Hulud
Cold World
Trapped Under Ice
This is Hell
Cruel Hand
Energy
The Defeater
The Carrier
Dead Swans
Century
Book of Black Earth
Acaro
Animals as Leaders
Withered
Landmine Marathon
The Ghost Inside

79.0.5 Flywheel in Easthampton received a $5,000 grant from Easthampton Savings Bank on Wednesday, February 25th to help them in their move to the former Easthampton Town Hall. However, even with this extra money, the arts collective is still running very close to their expenses, and is asking for individual donations. To make a donation, no matter how large or small, go to
http://www.flywheela...edda2226c58b9c29f826
There you can make a donation to Flywheel via Paypal.

79.0.6 The Brit Awards are the U.K. version of our Grammy(r) Awards. Here are the winners of this year's Brit Awards, held at London's Earls Court on February 18th.

Best British male: Paul Weller

Best British female: Duffy
Best British Group: Elbow

Best British Live Act: Iron Maiden

Best British Single: The Promise - Girls Aloud

Best British Album: Rockferry - Duffy

Best British Breakthrough Act - Duffy

Best International Album - Only By the Night - Kings of Leon

Best International Male: Kanye West

Best International Female: Katy Perry

Best International Group: Kings of Leon

Critics Choice: Florence and the Machine

Outstanding Contribution to Music: Pet Shop Boys

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH, 2009

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

The Grog in Newburyport. 7pm. no cover. 21+
Soul Robot; Maganahan's Revival. (residency)

WESTERN MASS.

Calvin Theatre in Northampton. 8pm. $35; $25. ALL AGES.
Joe Bonamassa

Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton. 7pm. $30 advance; $35 at door. ALL AGES.
Leo Kottke.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton. 10pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. ALL AGES.
Phosphorescent.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sierra Grill in Northampton. 10pm. $2. 21+
Death Vessel; Bare Teeth; Kurt Weisman.

WISTAH

Palladium in Worcester. 6pm doors; 6:30pm show. $12 advance; $14 at door. ALL AGES.
Despised Icon; Beneath The Massacre; Carnifex; Neuraxis; Plasma Rifle

Tammany Hall in Worcester. 9pm.
Indobox; Roots of Creation.

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

Chicken Bone in Framingham. 9pm.
Fendline.

METRO BOSTON

Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. 9:30pm. $10.
The Chicken Slacks. (residency)

Church in Boston. 8pm. $8.
A night of female-fronted bands with Black Betty; Jacqueline Smith; Krysta Youngs; Natalie Harris.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. 8pm. $7.
8:00pm Ad Frank
9:00pm Caitlin Frame

FELT in Boston. 9pm. $8 or free with college ID. 21+
Petrina Foley, The Habit, A Thousand Ships (CD release)

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $9. 18+
MassConcerts presents ACARO; Thy Will Be Done; Goddess of My Religion; Wrath of Man; Excyde.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show. $10. 18+
Futurecop!; Theophilus London.

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $28. ALL AGES..
Jimmy Eat World.

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. $10. 21+
Sub Rosa (the secret society of Rose Polenzani)

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $9. 18+
Jennifer O'Connor (Matador Records); Choo Choo La Rouge; Mascott.

P..A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors.
$10 for $21+; $13 for 18-20 year olds. 18+
A benefit for the film The Why featuring a surprise sneak screening.
Also, Audrey Ryan, Mali Sastri; The Grand Tangent; The New Cartographers.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 8pm doors; 9pm show. 18+
Blitzen Trapper; Alela Diane.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission.
Alice Peacock (CD release); Noelie McDonnell.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10pm.
The Diamond Mines (residency); Muy Cansado; Dr. and Mrs. Van Der Tramp.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm. 18+
Grinding Tapes showcase featuring Hadoken; Slowest Runner; The Points North.

TOAD in Cambridge. 7pm.
Melvern Taylor and His Fabulous Meltones.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Jen Kearney and The Lost Onion.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH, 2009

40 Years Ago at The Boston Tea Party
2/27-2/28/1969 Buddy Guy; Woody's Truck Stop.

BERKSHIRES

Club Helsinki in Great Barrington. 9pm. $20.
Golem.

Flavours at the Econolodge in Lenox. 21+
The Alchemystics.

WESTERN MASS.

The Atlantic in Springfield. 8pm. 18+
blastermonkey presents Whiskey Junction; The Lin Preston Band.

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

The Elevens in Northampton. 10pm. 21+
School For the Dead; So Very Small; Twin Berlin (from Boston); The Angel's Share.

Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton. 7pm. $25 advance; $28 at door. ALL AGES.
Fred Eaglesmith.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Louie B's in Southwick. 9:30pm.
Ozzie Williams and the Merion Street Band.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 18+
No Sho; Q; Medicated Savage; Our Darkest Day; Cities in Ruin; Curtain Hits the Cost.

Route 53 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. 9:30pm. $5. 21+
Mike Stetson Band.

Southwick Inn. 9:30pm.
Rock 201.

Theodore's in Springfield. 10pm. no cover.
Justin Allen Trio.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke.
Tailor Made; Dr. Zal; Conduit.

WISTAH

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
Mike Crandall.

Palladium in Worcester. 5pm doors; 5:30pm show. $23.25. ALL AGES.
Rockstar Taste Of Chaos Tour with Thursday; Four Year Strong;
Bring Me The Horizon; Pierce The Veil; Cancer Bats.

Tammany Hall in Worcester. 9pm.
The Breakfast.

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

Chicken Bone in Framingham. 9:30pm.
Still Aggravated.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $10. 21+
The Swinging Steaks.

Fat Boy Bill's in Milford. 9:30pm.
Right Angle Woman.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Mojo Slim.

Harry's Bar and Grill in Hyannis.
Brian Templeton.

Me and Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead. 8pm. $16.
Boston T Party with Jennifer Kimball, Alastair Moock, Tim Gearan and Rose
Polezani

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River.
Leon Redbone.
SOLD OUT

Next Page Blues Cafe in Weymouth.
Mr. Nick and The Dirty Tricks.

Pump House in Southbridge. 9:30pm.
Foolish U.

METRO BOSTON

The Beachcomber in Quincy.
The Bullion Boys; ItchyBean.

Bill's Bar in Boston. 8:30pm. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
Rock On! presents Chris Michetti of 'Raq; Jay Berwick of 'Raq.

Cantab Lounge in Cambridge.
Diane Blue and the Fatback Band.

Church in Boston. 8pm. $8
Autumn Hollow; Mike MacDonald and the Widow Makers; Kingsley Flood; The Haverty Boys..

Hard Rock Cafe in Boston. 9pm. $15. 21+
Tragedy: The All Metal Tribute to The Bee Gees; Girls, Girls Girls: The All Female Tribute to Motley Crue.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show.
$20 advance; $25 day of show. 18+
Slick Rick; Bad Rabbits; B.Cap; Iyeoka and the Rock by Funk Tribe.

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $25. ALL AGES..
Jesse McCartney.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9:45pm. 21+
The Soul Band.

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 8:30pm. $10. 21+
Cassavettes; Los Hijos Unicos; Gone For Good.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $9. 18+
Phospjhorescent (Dead Oceans); Carter Tanton (of Tulsa); Ryan Lee Crosby, Paper Birds.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $10. 21+
Team Shred Productions presents Cease and Desist; Pawnshop Diamonds; Trucker Mouth.

P..A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors.
$8 for $21+; $11 for 18-20 year olds. 18+

The Gondoliers

Ehnahre

Total Bolsheviks
Magic People

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 8pm doors; 9pm show. 18+
Drug Rug; Helms; Viva Viva.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $16 general admission.
Eilen Jewell Band.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10pm.
Jordan Valentine and the Sunday Saints.

Passim's in Cambridge. 10pm. $15 general admission.
Justin Lage Group.

Smoken Joe's BBQ in Brighton. 8:30pm.
The Shirley Lewis Band.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm. 18+
Morgan Knockers; The Andwutz; Hunter Valentine; The Organ Beats.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
The Coots.

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WESTERN MASS.

The Basement in Northampton. 8pm. $5. 21+
The Swinging Steaks.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Beau Sasser Trio (funk/jazz)

The Brass Cat in Easthampton. 10pm. $4. 21+
The Campbell Apartment (from NYC); Audrey Ryan; Steve Brodsky (Cave In)

The Elevens in Northampton. 11pm. 21+
Robert American's Little Brother; Tal Vez.

Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton. 7pm. $25 advance; $28 at door. ALL AGES.
Fred Eaglesmith.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton. 10pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Stepanian; Pete and J.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls. 7:30pm.
Kathy and George Chapman; The Locozero.

Southwick Inn. 9:30pm.
Blues Head.

Theodore's in Springfield. 10pm. no cover.
The Love Dogs.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke.
The Devils Moses; Medicated Savage; Cities in Ruin.

WISTAH

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
Shakey Steve and the Blue Cats.

Tammany Hall in Worcester. 9pm.
Honor Roll presents Miars; Gravehaven.

Vincent's in Worcester. 10pm.
Psychobilly Cadillac.

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

Chicken Bone in Framingham. 8:30pm.
Brogue.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $20. 21+
Roomful of Blues.

Fat Boy Bill's in Milford. 9:30pm.
The Ten Foot Pole Cats.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Joppa Flats.

Harry's Bar and Grill in Hyannis.
Ricky "King" Russell and the Cadillac Horns.

Louie B's in Southwick. 9:30pm.
Hot Pursuit.

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $15 advance; $17 DOS.
Seth Walker.

Next Page Blues Cafe in Weymouth.
The Dons.

Pump House in Southbridge. 9:30pm.
The Krooks.

METRO BOSTON

The Beachcomber in Quincy.
Team Shred presents The Knuckledusters (CD release party); The Spoilers; The Wynotts; Wicked Whiskey.

Bill's Bar in Boston. 8:30pm. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
Onslaught Entertainment presents The Firewater Band; Forgetful Jones; Stem; The Ownership.

Cantab Lounge in Cambridge.
Diane Blue and the Fatback Band.

Church in Boston. 8pm. $10.
HearNowLive presents Breaking Wheel; Anarchy Club; Crash Midnight; Death of the Cool.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. 9pm. $8.
9:00pm The Montgomerys
10:00pm 4" Stud
11:00pm Top Heavy

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $5. 21+
Basstown.

Hard Rock Cafe in Boston. 9pm. $10. 21+
Ernie and the Automatics; HET.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show.
$12 advance; $15 day of show. 18+
40 Oz. to Freedom (tribute to Sublime); The Daniel Miller Band.

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $25. ALL AGES..
The Disco Biscuits.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9:45pm. 21+
Pressure Cooker (reggae)

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 8:30pm doors. 21+
A tribute to Elvis Costello feautring vocalists Ad Frank, John Powhida, Scott Janovitz, Bo Barringer, and Dylan Connor. Plus sets by Blizzard of 78, One Happy Island, The Rationales, The Beau Roland Band, and Ryan Schmidt.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $12. 18+
Swirlies; Bullpen Catcher; Gregory and The Hawk.

Middle East downstairs in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $13 advance; $15 DOS. 18+
Mae

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $9. 21+
Team Shred Productions presents Drunks Don't Lie; Onebigmess;
Jake And The Jakes; The Night Terrors

P..A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors..
$8 for $21+; $11 for 18-20 year olds. 18+
Thick Shakes
Hands and Knees
Spoilsport
The Beat Awful

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $17 general admission.
Mark Erelli; Dennis Crommett.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 4pm.
Josh Lederman.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10:30pm.
Rocky Velvet.

Smoken Joe's BBQ in Brighton. 8:30pm.
The Shirley Lewis Band.

TOAD in Cambridge. 7pm.
The Moving Company.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Bill Janovitz and Friends.

The Western Front in Cambridge. 10:30pm-2am.
Hot Like Fire.

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

Boston Emissions is the local music show that is on every Sunday, 10pm-midnight, on WBCN, 104.1FM in Boston.. This week's show will feature a live in-studio performance by The Motion Sick.. You can listen live at http://www.wbcn.com

New England Product is the local music show that is on every Sunday, 11pm-midnight, on WFNX, 101.7FM in Lynn. You can listen live at http://www.wfnx.com

Homegrown is the local music show that is on every Sunday, 10pm-midnight, on WPXC, 102.9FM in West Yarmouth. You can listen live at http:/www.pixy103.com

WESTERN MASS.

The Elevens in Northampton. 10pm. 21+
True Womanhood (from Washington, DC); Sylphid; The True Jacqueline; Coyote Kolb (from Boston); Jesse Smith; The Merchant Bankers.

Florence VFW. 5pm. ALL AGES.
blastermonkey presents August Is Over; Tragedy Guide; The Proles; Brutal Alliance; Flight of the Navigator.

Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton. 7pm. $22.50 advance; $25 at door. ALL AGES.
Fountains of Wayne (Full Band Acoustic Show), The Everyday Visuals.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 6pm. ALL AGES
All My Sins; What Lies Beneath the Sky; This Endless War; Standing in Darkness.

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

PARKER WHEELER'S BLUES PARTY
The Grog in Newburyport. 6-10pm. $7. 21+
James Montgomery.

METRO BOSTON

Church in Boston. 8pm. $7,
Kong; Silencio; Streak.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
Talk Modern; Izzi Creo; Gravehaven; Growlers.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show.
$10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
K'Naan.

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $55; $65. ALL AGES..
Tom Jones.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $10. 18+
MassConcerts presents Maps and Atlases; Pattern Is Movement; So Many Dynamos.

Middle East downstairs in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $14. 18+
And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $5. 21+
Heliophobic presents Eat Cloud; Baixa; Youngest [ex-members of Hats and Glasses; Protokoll]; Truman Peyote; Sharpwaist.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. 18+
Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys); Hacienda; Those Darlins.

Passim's in Cambridge. 7:30pm. $17 general admission.
Sometymes Why.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 5pm.
Frank Drake and the Aristocrats (residency)

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 9pm.
Frank Morey Band (residency)

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MONDAY, MARCH 2ND, 2009

WESTERN MASS.

The Elevens in Northampton. 10pm. 21+
Black Pyramid; Overman.

Pearl Street Ballroom in Northampton. 7pm. $22.50 advance; $25 at door. ALL AGES.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
David Archuleta; Lesley Roy.

METRO BOSTON

Church in Boston. 7pm. $7.
Ammonia Booking presents Unholy Goatfucker; Hivesmasher; Untombed; Jack Burton vs. David Lopan (ex Bury the Needle)

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $12. 18+
MassConcerts presents In This Moment; ((Breathe)); Dragged Under.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show. 18+
Big Time; For the Love of Sloane.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $10 advance; $12 DOS. 18+
The Music Tapes (Merge Records); Nana Grizol; Brian Dewan.

Middle East downstairs in Cambridge. 8pm doors.
$12 advance; $15 day of show.. ALL AGES.
Tyrone Wells, Brendan James (Universal)

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $10 general admission.
The Boston Boys.

TOAD in Cambridge. 8pm.
Shwang featuring Anita Suhanin.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10:41pm.
The TIm Gearan Band.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 3RD, 2009

ON THE RADIO
Pipeline! is the local music show that airs every Tuesday night, 8-10pm, on
WMBR, 88.1 FM in Cambridge.
You can listen live online or up to two weeks after the program airs at
http://www.wmbr.org/www/sched-tue#pipeline (scroll down to "Pipeline!")

WESTERN MASS.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
Brian Thomas' Jazz Workshop.

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:30pm.
Fats Hammond (organ jazz) (residency)

METRO BOSTON

Church in Boston. 7pm. $5.
Clawjob; The Silver City (formerly A Kid With Worms; The Measuremen; Eddy and the Louvers.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
Animal Hospital (CD release); Big Bear; Big Digits.

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 8:30pm doors. $5 advance; $8 at door.
Session Americana. (residency)

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $10 advance; $12 DOS. 18+
Anathallo (Anticon); This Car Up.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. 18+
Lisa Hannigan; The Low Anthem.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Avi and Celia. (residency)

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4TH, 2009

WESTERN MASS.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
Kristen Ford and Friends.

METRO BOSTON

Church in Boston. 8pm. $5.
Blue Eyed Fools (Invisible Records); Electric Laser People; DJ Sugar Slut.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $9. 18+
Lydia (Universal Motown Records); Black Gold (Red Bull Records); All the Day Holiday.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
Jason Bennett and the Resistance; Razors in the Night (tour kick-off)

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $20 general admission.
Olabelle.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Rusty Belle.

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OUT OF STATE

ACACIA STRAIN
Thursday, February 26th - The Social, Orlando, FL
Friday, February 27th - Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Saturday, February 28th - Fuel, Jacksonville, FL
Sunday, March 1st - Music Farm, Charleston, SC
Monday, March 2nd - The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
Tuesday, March 3rd - Soapbox Laundro-Lounge, Wilmington, NC
Wednesday, March 4th - Canal Club, Richmond, VA

THE RACKY THOMAS BAND
Thursday, February 26th - The Press Room, Portsmouth, NH
Saturday, February 28th - Strange Brew Tavern, Manchester, NH

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SAVE THE DATE

JAMES COTTON; JAMES MONTGOMERY.
Frday, March 6th. Fat Boy Bill's in Milford.

THE ALCHEMYSTICS
Friday, March 6th. Iron Horse in Northampton.

JAMES MONTGOMERY.
Sunday, March 8th. The Grog in Newburyport.

RONNIE EARL AND THE BROADCASTERS.
Sunday, March 8th. Regent Theatre in Arlington.

ERNIE AND THE AUTOMATICS.
Friday, March 13th. Bull Run in Shirley.

DMZ; UNNATURAL AXE; VAGIANT.
Friday, March 20th. Church in Boston.

ROUND ONE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL BATTLE OF THE BANDS.
Saturday, March 21st. Harpers Ferry in Allston.

DANNY PEASE AND THE REGULATORS.
Saturday, March 21st. Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke.

ROUND TWO OF THE HIGH SCHOOL BATTLE OF THE BANDS.
Saturday, March 28th. Harpers Ferry in Allston.

ROUND THREE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL BATTLE OF THE BANDS.
Sunday, March 29th. Harpers Ferry in Allston.

ELI "PAPERBOY" REED AND THE TRUE LOVES.
Sunday, March 29th. Iron Horse in Northampton.

BOSTON RULES, OK? FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 4th and Sunday, April 5th.
Harpers Ferry in Allston.

EILEN JEWELL.
Friday, April 10th. Bull Run in Shirley.

FINALS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL BATTLE OF THE BANDS.
Saturday, March 11th. Harpers Ferry in Allston.

DANNY PEASE AND THE REGULATORS.
Saturday, April 11th. Iron Horse in Northampton.

NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL
Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th.
The Palladium upstairs and downstairs in Worcester.

GIRLS, GUNS AND GLORY.
Saturday, April 18th. The Basement in Northampton.

4TH ANNUAL MAI CRAMER BLUES AFTER HOURS BENEFIT CONCERT.
GUY DAVIS; TONI LYNN WASHINGTON.
Saturday, April 25th. Regent Theatre in Arlington.

ROCK'N FUNKY REGGAE FEST
Sunday, April 26th. Maximum Capacity in Chicopee.

SARAH BORGES AND THE BROKEN SINGLES.
Friday, May 1st. Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River.

ENTRAIN
Friday, May 8th. Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River.

ROCKIN' BBQ FOR THE TROOPS: BARELY LEGAL; REMEMBER WHEN; BAD HABIT;
WAYNE MORPHEW; CHRIS PIQUETTE'S INSIDE JOB
Saturday, May 16th. American Legion Post 325 in Holyoke.

2ND ANNUAL BERKSHIRE MUSIC SHOWCASE
MARY VERDI; TONY LEE THOMAS; WARSYNIUM; DREDI; SIFER; FRAGMENT POLY
Saturday, May 16th. Flavours at the Econolodge in Lenox.

7TH ANNUAL STRANGE CREEK FESTIVAL
Friday, May 22nd through Monday, May 25th
Camp Kee-Wanee in Greenfield

HOT LIKE FIRE
Saturday, May 30th. The Western Front in Cambridge.

ALBERT CUMMINGS.
Friday, July 10th. Iron Horse in Northampton.

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VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)

BERKSHIRES

Club Helsinki, 284 Main Street, Great Barrington 01230.
(413) 528-3394. http://www.clubhelsinkiweb.com
ClubHelsinki

Flavour's Restaurant, Econolodge, 130 Pittsfield Road (Route 7), Lenox
01240. (413) 637-3188. http://myspace.com/flavoursintheberkshires

WESTERN MASS.

The Atlantic, 1393 Liberty Street, Springfield

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

Black Moon Music Lounge, 37 State Street, Route 202, Belchertown 01007
(413) 323-0013 http://www.myspace.com/blackmoonjazz

Brass Cat, 65 Cottage Street, Easthampton 01027 (413) 527-4085
http://www.hampmusic.com, then click on the link on the left

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

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

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

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

Louie B's, 101 Point Grove Road, Southwick 01077
(413) 569-3466 http://www.myspace.com/louiebs

Maximum Capacity, 116 School Street, Chicopee 01013.
(413) 592-6406. http://www.myspace.com/maximumcapacity

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

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

Route 63 Roadhouse, Millers Falls 01349.
(413) 659-3384 http://www.myspace.com/rt63roadhouse

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

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

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

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

WISTAH

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

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

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

Vincent's, 49 Suffolk Street, Worcester 01604
(508) 752-9439 http://www.myspace.com/incentsbar

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

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

Dante's at Firefly's, 350 East Main Street (Route 20), Marlborough.
(508) 229-BLUES. http://www.fireflysbbq.com

Dante'sMarlborough


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

Fat Boy Bill's Bar & Grill, 31 Central Street, Milford 01757.
(508) 634-0201. http://www.myspace.com/fatboysmilford

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

Harry's Blues Bar and Grill, 700 Main Street, Hyannis 02601
(581) 778-4188 http://www.harrysbluesbar.com/
Harry's

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

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

Next Page Blues Cafe, 550 Broad Street, Weymouth 02453
(781) 335-9796

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

METRO BOSTON

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

Bill's Bar, 5.5 Lansdowne Street, Boston 02215.
(617) 421-9678 http://www.billsbar.com
Bill's Bar

Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139.

Church, 69 Kilmarnock Street, Boston 02115.
(617) 236-7600 (no website) http://www.churchofboston.com
http://www.myspace.com/churchboston

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

FELT, 533 Washington Street, Boston
(617) 350-5555 http://www.feltclubboston.com/weeklythur.asp

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

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

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

House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston 02215
(888) 693-BLUE http://www.hob.com/boston

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

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

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

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

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

Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 02215.
(617) 562-8800. http://www.thedise.com/rockclub/index.html

Paradise Rock Club


Passim Center, 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge 02138
(617) 492-7679 http://www.passimcenter.org
Passim's

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

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

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

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

Western Front, 343 Western Ave (corner of Putnam), Cambridge 02139.
(617) 492-7772. http://www.thewesternfrontclub.com
Western Front
 
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Weekly Band E-Mail #76.0 February 5th-February 11th, 2009
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #76.0 February 5th-February 11th, 2009
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net
Please don't hesitate to send me your questions, comments,
and suggestions! DOS = Day of Show

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

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.

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.

To subscribe, send an e-mail to bananastasi@comcast.net
with the word "subscribe" in the subject line.

There is a "Song of the Week" that turns on automatically when you
go to http://www.myspace.com/weeklybandemail
This week's Song of the Week is "Electric Fence" by World's Greatest Dad. This band from Northampton describes its music as "healing and easy listening/a c apella/Melodramatic Popular Song". World's Greatest Dad won Round Four of The Happy Valley Showdown at The Elevens in Northampton on Sunday, January 25th, and now move on to the finals on Sunday, February 15th. To learn more about World's Greatest Dad, put on your sunglasses and go to their sparkling MySpace page at:
http://www.myspace.com/dadgreatestworlds

Listings for The Me and Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead will be included in The Weekly Band E-Mail beginning this week.

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TOP 30 BOSTON AREA CD'S ACCORDING TO RADIO AIRPLAY
1. Chunk of Change - Passion Pit
2. Township/Coming Home - Township
3. Featurette - Logan 5 and the Runners
4. Sarah Rabdau and Self-Employed Assassins - Sarah Rabdau and Self-Employed Assassins
5. Get Young - Pretty and Nice
6. Book of Lies - Blizzard of 78
7. Screens - Chop Chop
8. Central Chambers - Winterpills
9. The Tube: No Toilet Paper on the Roll - Apple Betty
10. Magic Lanterns - Guillermo Sexo
11. Time Starts Now - Anthems MA
12. Christy Romanick - Christy Romanick
13. One Ride - Peter Moore
14. Autumn Hollow Band - Autumn Hollow Band
15. Super Cluster: The Big Dipper Anthology - Big Dipper
16. Diving Bell Shallows - The Milling Gowns
17. Instro-tainment - The Weisstronauts
18. Got the Goat By the Horns - Dirt Mall
19. Even the Blues - The Kickbacks
20. The Lights Out - The Lights Out
21. The Romantic Lead - Gene Dante and the Future Starlets
22. In An Instant - The Sneaks
23. The Malady of Elegance - Goldmund
24. Fan the Fury - Aloud
25. SweetMeat and the Silverfish - SweetMeat and the Silverfish
26. Appetite for the Truckin' - Slim Jim and the Mad Cows
27. I Do Not Love a Woman - Christina Carter
28. The Histone Code - Hotbox
29. There Have Been Sightings - Birdwatchers of America
30. Arms Are Falling - Keith Cornella and Broken City

(The Top 30 list is compiled by Radio Tony for The Noise-Boston magazine using playlists from
WAAF, WBCN, WFNX, WMBR, WMFO, WTCC, and WZBC. The Weekly Band E-Mail wishes to thank Radio Tony for his kind permission to re-print this playlist.)

76.0.1 Music by The Stone Coyotes will be featured in several upcoming episodes of "Dog The Bounty Hunter."
New episodes of this show air on the A&E cable network every Wednesday night at 9:30pm eastern. Dog the Bounty Hunter has been one of the highest rated real life series on cable since it launched in 2004. The last season of the hit show averaged nearly 2 million viewers per premiere episode. The Stone Coyotes' music will be featured in the next five shows through March 11th.

76.0.2 Passim's in Harvard Square in Cambridge will be having its Winter Campfire on Saturday, February 14th and Sunday, February 15th. The Campfire is held at the legendary folk music club every winter and summer, and shines a spotlight on up and coming artists in the broad folk music genre. Shows start each day at 4pm, and tickets are only $18 per day. But they do sell out quickly, so you are advised to get yours online at the Passim website. Acts scheduled for this winter's Campfire so far include:
Lloyd Thayer
Rob Laurens
Joel Ninesling
Jacquie Francis
La Tuza
David Wax
Beth Colegrove
Kristin Cifelli
We're about 9
kb marie
Ben Krakauer & friends
Shoheen
Beth Colegrove
Jeffrey Butcher
Gregory Page
Ryan Fitzsimmons
Rachel McCartney
Abi Tapia
Tripping Lily
Ana Egge
Dave Dersham

76.0.3 The Dropkick Murphys have announced the list of acts who will be opening for them when they play seven shows in six days at the soon-to-open House of Blues on Lansdowne Street in Boston beginning on Thursday, March 12th. All shows are SOLD OUT except for Thursday night and Monday night. Here is the list.
Thursday, March 12th - H20, Civet, Bryan McPherson
Friday, March 13th - H20, Ashers, Bryan McPherson
Saturday, March 14th (afternoon) - Civet, The Old Brigade
Saturday, March 14th (evening) - Cro-Mags, The Krays, Bryan McPherson
Sunday, March 15th - Black 47, Mark Lind and the Unloved, Bryan McPherson
Monday, March 16th - Black 47, Stigma, Bryan McPherson
Tuesday, March 17th - Bane, Bible Code Sundays, Bryan McPherson

76.0.4 The winners in the my4111source.com annual Readers Poll have been announced. Here is the list.

411 Honorable Mention = Finalists to check out and keep your eye on.



ACOUSTIC SINGER / SONGWRITER

1st Place: Josh Noone

2nd Place: Shanta Paloma

411 Honorable Mention: Justin Pigott


ALTERNATIVE
1st Place: Reason 837

2nd Place: Streak

411 Honorable Mention: Hope Lies Within



AGGRESSIVE ROCK

1st Place: Sifer

2nd Place: HotBlack

411 Honorable Mention: Hung By the Hated

BLUES
1st Place: The Misty Blues
2nd Place: Tony Lee Thomas
411 Honorable Mention: Chris Piquette Band


COUNTRY
1st Place: Walk the Line Band
2nd Place: Bobby Sweet Band
411 Honorable Mention: Roxie Lee


COVER BAND
1st Place: Barely Legal
2nd Place: Static
411 Honorable Mention: Pariah


DJ (CLUB / NON-PROFIT RADIO)
1st Place: DJ Scooby (WAIC - Springfield)

2nd Place: DJ Wheelz (WTBR - Pittsfield)

411 Honorable Mention: DJ Theory (club)



FOLK

1st Place: Forever Autumn

2nd Place:: Mark Thompson

411 Honorable Mention: Over the Mountain



FUNK

1st Place: The Big Sway

2nd Place: Fragment Poly

411 Honorable Mention: Akashic Record


GROOVE ROCK

1st Place: Danny Pease and the Regulators

2nd Place: Rev Tor Band

411 Honorable Mention: Longview Gunslingers


HIP HOP / RAP

1st Place: The Problemaddicts

2nd Place: Fury

411 Honorable Mention: Project Fatalist



JAZZ

1st Place: Leah Randazzo Group

2nd Place: Mary Verdi

411 Honorable Mention: Diddles Johnson


METAL

1st Place: Warsynium

2nd Place: Sifer

411 Honorable Mention: Headwrench


NEW BAND

1st Place: Static

2nd Place: Tailor Made

411 Honorable Mention: Switchblade Suicide


ORIGINAL BAND

1st Place: Warsynium

2nd Place: Harbour Grace

411 Honorable Mention: Fragment Poly


PARTY BAND

1st Place: Static

2nd Place: SmartAss

411 Honorable Mention: Ultimatum


POP

1st Place: Static

2nd Place: Drunk in July

411 Honorable Mention: My Last Flight


PUNK

1st Place: The Poncherellos

2nd Place: The Uncomfortables

411 Honorable Mention: Shock Treatment


R & B / SOUL

1st Place: Ric Anderson

2nd Place: Pardon My Flow

411 Honorable Mention: Unit7


REGGAE

1st Place: Danny Pease and the Regulators

2nd Place: Ras Moon and Monsoon

411 Honorable Mention: The Alchemystics


ROCK

1st Place: Barely Legal (originals & covers)

2nd Place: Static (covers)

411 Honorable Mention: Cynthia Fargus



TRIBUTE

1st Place: Check Your Head (Beastie Boys)

2nd Place: JOVI (Bon Jovi)

411 Honorable Mention: Alternative Nation (90’s Tribute)



YOUNG BAND

1st Place: Warsynium

2nd Place: Reason 837

411 Honorable Mention: Mass Production


UP AND COMING

1st Place: Josh Noone & The Federal Crime

2nd Place: Beware the Ides

411 Honorable Mention: Independent Idiot



411 CHOICE AWARD

Andy Poncherello

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH, 2009

WESTERN MASS.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Storybox.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 9pm. 18+
blastermonkey presents Walk The Line (a tribute to Johnny Cash); Whiskey Junction.

Sierra Grille in Northampton. 10pm. $2. 21+
Chylde (from Buffalo, NY); Party Wolf; Township (from Boston)

WIST AH

Tammany Hall in Worcester. 9pm.
Leo Nellz; Squad 19.

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

The Chicken Bone in Framingham. 9:30pm.
Brogue.

The Grog in Newburyport. 7pm. no cover. 21+
Soul Robot; Maganahan's Revival. (residency)

METRO BOSTON

Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. 9:30pm. $10.
The Chicken Slacks. (residency)

Church in Boston. 8pm. $8.
Marsman presents The Underground with Gene Dante and The Future Starlets (CD
release, John Powhida International Airport,and Maybe the Welders (from NYC).

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. 8pm. $7.
8:00pm Jen G (Me and Joan Collins)
9:00pm Birdsmakebirds
10:00pm Caged Heat
11:00pm The Lanterns

FELT in Boston. 9pm. $8 or free with college ID. 21+
The Rosewood Thieves, Sincerely The Management, & The New Collisoins

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $9. 18+
Illinois; Mean Creek; You Can Be A Wesley (CD release).

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9pm. 21+
Grateful Dread (reggae)

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12. 21+
The Cassidy Project; The Autumn Hollow Band; Jon Robert..

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $8. 18+
Paul Collins Beat; Gentlemen Jesse and His Men (from GA); The Tampoffs

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Trucker Mouth; The Blue Wires; Sad Bastard Goes Pop.

P..A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors.
$7 for $21+; $10 for 18-20 year olds. 18+

Lybians

After the Fall

Stereo State
Man Without Plan

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $17 general admission.

Jake Amerding.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10pm.
The Diamond Mines (residency); Hot Box; Zoig Ma Noig.

The Precinct in Somerville.
The Moving Company.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm. 18+
Gravehaven; Hot on the Heels; A Wish for Fire; Sneak Thiefs.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2009

45th anniversary of The Beatles' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

BERKSHIRES

Club Helsinki in Great Barrington. 9pm. $15.
Hamell on Trial.

Flavours at the Econolodge in Lenox. 21+
The Equalites.

Mission Bar and Club Tapas in Pittsfield. 8pm. $12.
Meg Hutchinson.

WESTERN MASS.

The Altantic in Springfield. 7pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. 18+
blastermonkey presents Planetoid; Streak; The Devils Moses; 23 Enigma; Mothman Apparatus; Cities in Ruin.

The Basement in Northampton. 10pm. $5. 21+
Fiesta Brava.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Mafanti (R&B/reggae)

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Black Dog (tribute to Led Zeppelin)

Earth Foods Cafe at UMass/Amherst. 7pm. free.
Crystalline Roses; Abortus Fever; Foreign Objects.

The Elevens in Northampton. 10pm. $5. 21+
The Dig (from NYC); The Claudia Malibu; Ella Longpre; Sitting Next to Brian.

The Hope and Olive in Greenfield. 9pm.
Spouse.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Marah.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 18+
Last Exit (Pearl Jam tribute); Toolfist; Alternative Nation.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls. 8pm.
Ray Mason.
(free, but tips are encouraged for the performers)

Pearl Street in Northampton. 9pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
High Places; Soft Circle; Eric Hnatow.

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

Southwick Inn. 9:30pm.
Josh Larsen.

Theodore's in Springfield. 10pm. no cover.
Mike Law and the Playboys.

WISTAH

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
The Gary Bernath Band.

Greendale's Pub in Worcester. 7pm. no cover.
Ed and Dave w/T

Tammany Hall in Worcester. 9pm.
Hip Hop Power 2! featuring Nite People, The Dunnas, Spit Supreme.

Vincent's in Worcester. 10pm.
Johnny Carnevale and his Band of All Stars.


508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

The Chicken Bone in Framingham. 9pm.
The Infractions.

The Corner Pub in Athol. 8:30pm.
The Reprobate Blues Band.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $8. 21+
Fran Dagostino Band.

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:30pm.
Supernaut; Red Quiet.

Fat Boy Bill's in Milford. 8pm.
The Northeast Groove.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
The Head (hip hop)

Harry's Blues Bar in Hyannis.
Ryan Hart and the Blue Hearts.

Me and Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead. 8pm. $25.
Chris Smither.

Next Page Blues Cafe in Weymouth. 9:15pm. no cover.
Blind Billy and the Spectacles.

The Pump House in Southbridge. 9:30pm.
Stone Lily.

METRO BOSTON

40 years ago at The Boston Tea Party
2/6-2/8, 1969 - Lothar and The Hand People, Raven

Bill's Bar in Boston. 8:30pm doors. $10 advance; $12 DOS. 18+
Onslaught Entertainment presents Omayga; Re-Up; Roots Down Below; Merrimack Delta Dub Set.

Cantab Lounge in Cambridge.
Diane Blue and the Fatback Band.

Church in Boston. 8pm. $10.
Rock City Crimewave (final show). Roadsaw; Vagiant.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. 9pm. $8.
9:00pm Ted Wyman
10:00pm Brother Mosley
11:00pm The Stick Bottle Band
12:00 midnight Slim Pickins'

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show. $20. 18+
Eve 6; Lansdowne; The Energy.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9:45pm. 21+
Milo Z (funk from NYC)

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 8:30pm doors. $10. 21+
Club d'Elf.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $9 advance; $10 DOS. 18+
The Vital Might, Build a Machine, The Lights Out, Silent Service

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Omnipotent Productions presents Dead Like Death; The Under (CD release); Ichabod; Elder.

P..A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors.
$8 for $21+; $11 for 18-20 year olds. 18+

Sal Ammoniac

M.G. Lederman

Jinx Brothers
Aloha Sarcophagus

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 8pm doors; 9pm show. 18+
Matt Wertz; Alternate Routes.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission.
Matt and Shannon Heaton (CD release); Amanda Cavanaugh.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10pm.
Lovewhip; Cathy Cathodic; Miss Dominica K.

The Precinct in Somerville.
HI8US.

Smoken Joe's BBQ in Brighton. 8:30pm.
The Shirley Lewis Band.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm. 18+
Team Shred presents The Honors, Gramercy Arms, MaryKate O'Neil.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2009

BERKSHIRES

Club Helsinki in Great Barrington. 9pm. $18.
Michael Powers: a Muddy to Jimi tribute

Flavours at the Econolodge in Lenox. 21+
Static.

WESTERN MASS.

The Altantic in Springfield. 7pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. ALL AGES.
blastermonkey presents Initial Setup; Nine-30; Tragedy Guide; I.M. Legend; The Cave People.

The Basement in Northampton. 8pm. $5. 21+
The Reprobate Blues Band.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Ozzie Williams and the Marion Street Band (blues)

Brass Cat in Easthampton. 10pm. $4. 21+
Kobra Kai; Pallet.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Southern Comfort.

The Elevens in Northampton. 10pm. $5. 21+
Mary Kate O'Neil; Lloyd Cole.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $16 advance; $19 at door. ALL AGES.
Johnny A.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Passion Pit, Paper Route, Cale Parks

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 18+
Big Floppy Dish; Limited Sight; Jen Tobey's Alter-Ego.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls. 7:30pm.
NLX; Kristin Hoffmann.
(free, but tips are encouraged for the performers)

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

Southwick Inn. 9:30pm.
Joe Smith.

Theodore's in Springfield. 9pm. no cover.
Young Neal and the Vipers.

WISTAH

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+ $5.
BYOBlues featuring special guest Chet Williamson in a memorial tribute to Rick McTye, a former owner of Gilrein's.

Greendale's Pub in Worcester. 8pm. no cover.i
Old School.

Tammany Hall in Worcester. 9pm.
Playing Dead: A Tribute to the Grateful Dead.

Vincent's in Worcester. 10pm.
Whalebone Farmhouse.

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

The Chicken Bone in Framingham. 9pm.
Gary Bernath Blues Band.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $8. 21+
Steve Smith and the Nakeds.

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:30pm.
Cocaine Tongue; Intermission.

Fat Boy Bill's in Milford. 8pm.
Geezer.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $7. 21+
The Grateful Dead (featuring members of Entrain)

Harry's Blues Bar in Hyannis.
Fatwall Jack.

Homegrown Coffeehouse in Needham. 8pm. $18; $15 students and seniors.
Paul Rishell and Annie Raines.

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $50 advance; $55 DOS.
David Bromberg and Angel Band.

Next Page Blues Cafe in Weymouth. 9:15pm. no cover.
The Blackjax (from RI) former (members of Roomful of Blues and Duke Robillard Band)

The Pump House in Southbridge. 9:30pm.
Pucker.

METRO BOSTON

Bill's Bar in Boston. 8:30pm doors. $10 advance; $12 DOS. 18+
Caldera; Debris; Before the Rise; Silent Season.

Cantab Lounge in Cambridge.
Diane Blue and the Fatback Band.

Church in Boston. 8pm. $10.
In the Pocket Artists presents Rubblebucket Orchestra; Bodega.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. 9pm. $8.
9:00pm The Classic Ruins
10:00pm My Own Worst Enemy
11:00pm Mars
12:00 midnight Butterknife

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $10. 21+
WTBU presents The Virgins; Lissy Trullie; Anya Marina.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show.
$17 advance; $20 day of show. 18+
AZ; ASN (CD release)

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9:45pm. 21+
James Montgomery.

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $8 advance. 21+
The Explorers Club; The Rationales; The Forest Fires.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $8. 18+
Township; Constants (Radar Records); J.A.C.K.; Chylde (from Buffalo, NY)

Middle East downstairs in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12 advance; $14 DOS. 18+
Murder by Death, The Builders and The Butchers, Fake Problems

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Trashachusetts presents Destruct-a-thon; Mouth Sewn Shut;
Payload! featuring John Sox from The F.U.'s; The Screws (from D.C.)

P..A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors.
$8 for $21+; $11 for 18-20 year olds. 18+

Major Stars

Eunuch

The Secret Sea
The Brainless Oneders

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 8pm doors; 9pm show. 18+
Los Amigos Invisibles.

Passim's in Cambridge. 7pm. $25 general admission.
Erin McKeown; Naia Kete.

Passim's in Cambridge. 10pm. $25 general admission.
Erin McKeown; Naia Kete.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 4pm.
Family Jewels.

Smoken Joe's BBQ in Brighton. 8:30pm.
The Shirley Lewis Band.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm. 18+
Mad Sweet Pangs; Mondo Gecko; Frit; Dear Havanah.

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2009

ON THE RADIO

Bay State Rock is the local music show that is on every Sunday, 8-10pm, on WAAF, 107.3FM in Westborough, and WKAF, 97.7FM in Brockton. This week's show will feature a live acoustic performance by The Change Up.
You can listen life at http://www.waaf.com

ON THE TV

The 51st annual Grammy Awards will be telecast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles tonight beginning at 8pm eastern on CBS network affiliates nationwide.

BERKSHIRES

Club Helsinki in Great Barrington. 8pm. $12.
Sometymes Why.
Aoife O'Donovan (Crooked Still), Kristin Andreasson (Uncle Earl), and Ruth Ungar
Marenda (The Mammals).

WESTERN MASS.

HAPPY VALLEY SHOWDOWN WEEK FIVE
The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm doors; 9:30pm show. $2. 21+
Super Happy Wicked Awesome Funtime
Next President
The Young Flyers
Whistle Jacket
Petulant Child
Our Mother's Are Gods
Judges: Matt Silberstein (Swillmerchants)

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
Lucy Kaplansky, Meg Hutchinson

Pearl Street in Northampton. 7pm. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Brett Dennen, Angel Taylor.

WISTAH

Tammany Hall in Worcester. 6pm.
Phatty presents The End of Days featuring Lewn, Kryptic, Down River Killers.

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

PARKER WHEELER'S BLUES PARTY
The Grog in Newburyport. 6-10pm. $7. 21+
Sharon "Brown Sugar" Jones, "Sweet" Wille D, Chris "Stovall" Brown, Tom West, Amadee Castenell, Wolf Ginandes, Steve Bankuti

METRO BOSTON

Church in Boston. 7pm. $8.
Amigazo; Easter Bloodhounds; 92 Protons; Feigned.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 18+
Side Effects; Hammer and the Nails; Revilers; Blood Stained Brindel.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $9. 18+
Lights (Doghouse Records, from Canada); Andre Obin (of Matters and Dunaway); Sunrise Swords.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Team Shred Productions presents Putrephile; Razormaze; Leech Eater.


P..A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors.
$7 for $21+; $10 for 18-20 year olds. 18+

Speck Mountain (from Chicago)

Technoir
Tsui

Passim's in Cambridge. 7:30pm. $15 gemeral admission.
Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 5pm.
Frank Drake and the Aristocrats (residency)

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 9pm.
Frank Morey Band (residency)

The Regent Theatre in Arlington. 3pm. $39.50, $32.50, $25.50
(all tickets include $3 facility fee)
Buddy, Bopper and Valens: Their Last Show 50 Years Later.
with /national Buddy Holly tribute artist Brian Best, Ritchie Valens' cousin Ernie Valens, and Scott Walker as The Big Bopper.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm. 18+
The Rodeo Church; Hollerado; The Globs.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2009

METRO BOSTON

Church in Boston.
Live Nation presents Day One of the Emergenza Festival.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 8:30pm. $7. 18+
Bridget and the Squares; Forsythe; The Binary Marketing Show; Highly Personal Trash.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show. 18+
Makeout Party; The Tropics; Someone Say Something.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $8. 18+
The Orange Ocean; Starling Electric (BarNone Records, from MI); One Happy Island.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. . $5. 21+
Hangman's Alphabet; The High Seas; The New Dumb.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $12 general admission.
BCM MusicFest with The Big Squeeze (Celtic).

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm. 18+
Vikesh Kapoor; Spitzer Space Telescope; Woody Pines; Elizabeth Butters.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2009

WESTERN MASS.

FIRST ANNUAL CONCERT FOR KIDS
Calvin Theatre in Northampton. 7pm.
KIX 97.9 presents Jason Michael Carroll, Jake Owen, Darryl Worley, and Lee Ann Womack.
(proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and The March of Dimes.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
Mandy Burry (jazz)

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:30pm.
Fats Hammond (organ jazz) (residency)

METRO BOSTON

Church in Boston.
Live Nation presents Day Two of the Emergenza Festival.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $10. 18+
'50s and '60s dance party with The Leftovers.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show. 18+
Pistol Shrimp; Hollis Brown.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8:30pm. 21+
Coryell/Auger/Sample Trio.

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 8:30pm doors. $5 advance; $8 at door.
Session Americana. (residency)

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $9. 18+
Summerduck (members of Night Rally, Tiny Amps, The Common Cold), Piles; Hero(n) of Alexandria (X - Heuristic, Protokoll)

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 6:30pm doors; 7pm show. 18+
5th annual Odoba Rice and Beanpot with Tigercity; The Bad Rabbit.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10pm.
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm. 18+
Verb the Adjective Noun; Old Abram Brown; Clatter Clatter; Bearstronaut.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm. 21+
The Brothers McCann. (residency)

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH, 2009

WESTERN MASS.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
Moonshire Holler (Americana/bluegrass)

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $13 advance; $15 DOS.
(Julian) Coryell, (Karma) Auger, (Nick) Sample Trio.

METRO BOSTON

Church in Boston.
Live Nation presents Day Three of the Emergenza Festival.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
Pray for Polanski; Kick Drum; The Distraction.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 6pm doors. $12. ALL AGES.
MassConcerts presents Automatic Loveletter; A Cursive Memory; The Friday Night Boys; The Appreciation Post.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8:30pm. 21+
The McDades (Celtic)

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 7:30pm doors. $8. 21+
The Dennis Brennan Band; Jennifer Kimball.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $13. 18+
Massconcerts presents Wednesday 13; Hot Black; Mongrel.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Clock Hands Straight; 28 Degrees Taurus; Tour De North; Black Forest of Opium.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission.
Kenny White and Amy Correia.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10pm.
Neil Lawrence (CD release party)

The Precinct in Somerville.
The Rex Complex (residency)

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm. 18+
Sex!; Sevi D and the Wilds; Mighty Tiny.

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OUT OF STATE

ANTJE DUKEVOT
Saturday, February 7th - Fair Lawn Community Center, Fair Lawn, NJ
Monday, February 9th - Slate's Restaurant and Bakery, Hallowell, ME

SONYA KITCHELL
Thursday, February 5th - Tin Angel, Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday, February 10th - Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY
Wednesday, February 11th - Jammin' Java, Washington, DC

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SAVE THE DATE

JOHNNY A.
Friday, February 13th. Bull Run in Shirley.

WINTER CAMPFIRE WEEKEND.
Saturday, February 14th and Sunday, February 15th.
Passim's in Cambridge.

SWILLMERCHANTS; UNDER FALLING SKIES; GBNE; TALOS.
Saturday, February 14th. Maximum Capacity in Chicopee.

TONI LYNN WASHINGTON.
Saturday, February 14th. Theodore's in Springfield.

HAPPY VALLEY SHOWDOWN FINALS.
THE BRASS; BUNNY'S A SWINE; MOTEL MATCHES; WORLD"S GREATEST DAD
Sunday, February 15th. The Elevens in Northampton.

TONI LYNN WASHINGTON.
Sunday, February 22nd. The Grog in Newburyport.

BOSTON T PARTY WITH JENNIFER KIMBALL, ALISTAIR MOOCK,
TIM GEARAN, AND ROSE POLENZANI.
Friday, February 27th. Me and Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead.

THE ALCHEMYSTICS
Friday, March 6th. Iron Horse in Northampton.

JAMES MONTGOMERY.
Sunday, March 8th. The Grog in Newburyport.

RONNIE EARL AND THE BROADCASTERS.
Sunday, March 8th. Regent Theatre in Arlington.

ERNIE AND THE AUTOMATICS.
Friday, March 13th. Bull Run in Shirley.

ELI "PAPERBOY" REED AND THE TRUE LOVES.
Sunday, March 29th. Iron Horse in Northampton.

RAY LAMONTAGNE; THE LOW ANTHEM.
Tuesday, April 7th. Calvin Theatre in Northampton.

EILEN JEWELL.
Friday, April 10th. Bull Run in Shirley.

SWILLMERCHANTS, YUCKY OCTOPUS.
Friday, April 10th. Iron Horse in Northampton.

DANNY PEASE AND THE REGULATORS.
Saturday, April 11th. Iron Horse in Northampton.

GIRLS, GUNS AND GLORY.
Saturday, April 18th. The Basement in Northampton.

4TH ANNUAL MAI CRAMER BLUES AFTER HOURS BENEFIT CONCERT.
GUY DAVIS; TONI LYNN WASHINGTON.
Saturday, April 25th. Regent Theatre in Arlington.

ROCK'N FUNKY REGGAE FEST
Sunday, April 26th. Maximum Capacity in Chicopee.

SARAH BORGES AND THE BROKEN SINGLES.
Friday, May 1st. Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River.

ROCKIN' BBQ FOR THE TROOPS: BARELY LEGAL; REMEMBER WHEN; BAD HABIT;
WAYNE MORPHEW; CHRIS PIQUETTE'S INSIDE JOB
Saturday, May 16th. American Legion Post 325 in Holyoke.

2ND ANNUAL BERKSHIRE MUSIC SHOWCASE
MARY VERDI; TONY LEE THOMAS; WARSYNIUM; DREDI; SIFER; FRAGMENT POLY
Saturday, May 16th. Flavours at the Econolodge in Lenox.

HOT LIKE FIRE
Saturday, May 30th. The Western Front in Cambridge.

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VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)

BERKSHIRES

Club Helsinki, 284 Main Street, Great Barrington 01230.
(413) 528-3394. http://www.clubhelsinkiweb.com
ClubHelsinki

Flavour's Restaurant, Econolodge, 130 Pittsfield Road (Route 7), Lenox
01240. (413) 637-3188. http://myspace.com/flavoursintheberkshires

WESTERN MASS.

The Atlantic, 1393 Liberty Street, Springfield

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

Black Moon Music Lounge, 31 State Street, Route 202, Belchertown 01007
(413) 323-0013 http://www.myspace.com/blackmoonjazz
Black Moon

Brass Cat, 65 Cottage Street, Easthampton 01027 (413) 527-4085
http://www.hampmusic.com, then click on the link on the left

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

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

The Hope and Olive, 44 Hope Street, Greenfield 01301
(413) 774-3150

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

Maximum Capacity, 116 School Street, Chicopee 01013.
(413) 592-6406. http://www.myspace.com/maximumcapacity
http://www.myspace.com/maximumcapacity"target_"blank"> Maximum
Capacity

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

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

Route 63 Roadhouse, Millers Falls 01349.
(413) 659-3384 http://www.myspace.com/rt63roadhouse

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

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

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

Waterfront Tavern, 920 Main Street, Holyoke 01040
(413) 532-2292 http://www.myspace.com/waterfronttavern

WISTAH

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

Greendale's Pub, 404 West Boylston Street, Worcester 01606
(508) 853-1350

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

Vincent's, 49 Suffolk Street, Worcester 01604
(508) 752-9439 http://www.myspace.com/incentsbar

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

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

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

Dante's at Firefly's, 350 East Main Street (Route 20), Marlborough.
(508) 229-BLUES. http://www.fireflysbbq.com

Dante'sMarlborough


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

Fat Boy Bill's Blues Bar & Grill, 31 Central Street, Milford 01757.
(508) 634-0201. (no website)

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

Harry's Blues Bar and Grill, 700 Main Street, Hyannis 02601
(581) 778-4188 http://www.harrysbluesbar.com/
Harry's

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

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

Next Page Blues Cafe, 550 Broad Street, Weymouth 02453
(781) 335-9796 (no website)

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

METRO BOSTON

Bill's Bar, 5.5 Lansdowne Street, Boston 02215.
(617) 421-9678 http://www.billsbar.com
Bill's Bar

Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139.

Church, 69 Kilmarnock Street, Boston 02115.
(617) 236-7600 (no website) http://www.churchofboston.com
http://www.myspace.com/churchboston

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

FELT, 533 Washington Street, Boston
(617) 350-5555 http://www.feltclubboston.com/weeklythur.asp

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 02215.
(617) 562-8800. http://www.thedise.com/rockclub/index.html

Paradise Rock Club


Passim Center, 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge 02138
(617) 492-7679 http://www.passimcenter.org
Passim's

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

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

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

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

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

TOAD, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139.
(617) 497-4950 http://www.toadcambridge.com
TOAD
 
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Weekly Band E-Mail #78 February 19th-February 25, 2008
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #78 February 19th-February 25th, 2009
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net
Please don't hesitate to send me your questions, comments,
and suggestions! DOS = Day of Show

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

If you are under 18 and the 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.

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.

There is a "Song of the Week" that turns on automatically when you
go to http://www.myspace.com/weeklybandemail
This week's song is "4am" by Prospect Hill, a band from Boston and Manchester, NH. This song is one of two new songs they have up on their MySpace page. Prospect Hill has recording studio time booked for February 22-27 and April 5-9, so their new album should be out by summer. To find out more about Prospect Hill, go to their MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/prospecthill

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78.0.1 The last performance ever by Worcester punk and hardcore band Last Lights will be held this Saturday night. The all-ages show will be at Club Oasis, which is inside London Billiards in Worcester. Lead singer Dominick Mallory died of a brain aneurysm on Monday, December 8th. All proceeds from the show will go to Dominick's family. See Saturday's listings for details.

78.0.2 There will be two special shows at Great Scott in Allston this coming Saturday and Sunday to benefit the family of Ron Holbrook. Ron was a member of The Welch Boys, and passed away in his sleep on August 18th, 2008. The Welch Boys will be headlining both shows, which will begin at 8pm and are 21+..

78.0.3 Dinkstock is a special benefit show to be held at The Beachcomber in Quincy this Saturday for ten hours, 3pm to 1am. Dinkstock is a 10 hour benefit/fundraiser for a good friend of everyone, Danielle Deveau (also known as "Dink"). Ten bands will be playing, including Capital Radio, Lovers, Muggers and Thieves, and The Beatings. Danielle has had a year of medical ups and downs, with the hosptial bills to prove it. At the age of 16 she was diagnosed with lupus. At the age of 27 she was diagnosed with cancer. Twice. In September of 2008 she was diagnosed with Hodgins Lymphoma. You can read her blog at http://dinkstrong.com

78.0.4 Want to play Rock Band against members of Bang Camaro? You can have your chance in Boston this Friday evening. Bang Camaro's music has been featured in the best-selling video games Guitar Hero II, Rock Band, and Rock Band 2. Members of Bang Camaro will be at the Best Buy on the corner of Newbury Street and Mass. Ave. (formerly Virgin Records and HMV) this Friday night at 6:30pm. The first 50 people to come to the store at that time and sign up will get a chance to beat Bang Camaro at their own game!

78.0.5 The 15th annual WBCN/Berklee College of Music High School Battle of the Bands will be held at Harpers Ferry in Allston on Saturday, March 21st, Saturday, March 28th, and Sunday, March 29th. The finals will take place on Saturday, April 11th.

Twenty-four bands will be chosen to compete4, with five advancing to the finals. All shows are 1-5pm and are ALL AGES. All finalists will receive studio time and gift certificates valued at thousands of dollars. Berklee College of Music will be awarding thousands of dollars of scholarships towards their summer programs.

78.0.6 The Boston Rules, OK? Festival will be held at Harpers Ferry in Allston on Saturday, April 4th and Sunday, April 5th. There will be an all ages show each day with doors at noon, and a 21+ show each evening with doors at 8pm. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door for each show, and there is a four show pass available. Here is the line-up:

Saturday, April 4th, doors at noon, ALL AGES
Far From Finished
The Pinkerton Thugs
Flatfoot 56
Blood Stained Brindle
Razors in the Night
The New Alibis

Saturday, April 4th, doors at 8pm, 21+
Blanks 77
The Wretched Ones
The Skels
The Side Effects
Oi! The Band

Sunday, April 5th, doors at noon, ALL AGES
The Casualties
Mouth Sewn Shut
Tommy and the Terrors
For the Worst
Doggfight U.S.
Word for Word

Sunday, April 5th, doors at 8pm, 21+
Mark Lind and the Unloved
Lost Cause
Nothing But Enemies S.C.F.F.
Hammer and Nails
War of Words
Red Invasion

78.0.7 The second annual Happy Valley Showdown is now history. The finals were held at The Elevens in Northampton last Sunday, February 15th. Here are the "winners".

Bunny's A Swine won 1st place
The Motel Matches 2nd
World's Greatest Dad 3rd
The Brass
The Young Flyers

78.0.8 The preliminary list of performers at this spring’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival has been announced. The three-day festival will be held in the California desert beginning Friday, April 17th. The line-up so far is:

Sir Paul McCartney
The Killers
The Cure
Amy Winehouse
My Bloody Valentine
TV On The Radio
Public Enemy
Band of Horses
Morrissey (solo)

More info will be coming at www.coachella.com

78.0.9 The complete line-up for this year's Bonnaroo Music Festival has also been announced. The festival will take place June 11-14 in Manchester, TN. Here is the list.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Phish (2 Shows)
Beastie Boys
Nine Inch Nails
David Byrne
Wilco
Al Green
Snoop Dogg
Elvis Costello Solo
Erykah Badu
Paul Oakenfold
Ben Harper and Relentless7
The Mars Volta
TV on the Radio
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Gov't Mule
Andrew Bird
Band of Horses
Merle Haggard
MGMT
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The Decemberists
Girl Talk
Bon Iver
Béla Fleck & Toumani Diabate
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Galactic
The Del McCoury Band
of Montreal
Allen Toussaint
Coheed and Cambria
Booker T & the DBTs
David Grisman Quintet
Lucinda Williams
Animal Collective
Gomez
Neko Case
Down
Jenny Lewis
Santogold
Robert Earl Keen
Citizen Cope
Femi Kuti and the Positive Force
The Ting Tings
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Kaki King
Grizzly Bear
King Sunny Adé
Okkervil River
St. Vincent
Zac Brown Band
Raphael Saadiq
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Crystal Castles
Tift Merritt
Brett Dennen
Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue
Toubab Krewe
People Under the Stairs
Alejandro Escovedo
Vieux Farka Touré
Elvis Perkins In Dearland
Cherryholmes
Yeasayer
Todd Snider
Chairlift
Portugal. The Man.
The SteelDrivers
Midnite
The Knux
The Low Anthem
Delta Spirit
A.A. Bondy
The Lovell Sisters
Alberta Cross

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH, 2009

WESTERN MASS.

Sierra Grille in Northampton. 10pm. $2. 21+
White Problems; Lord Jeff; Peace Creeps.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 21+
Long Gone Day (acoustic)

WISTAH

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester.
Flock of Assholes; Pretty Pollution; Hell's House Band; Ghouls Night Out.

Ralph's Chadwick Square Diner in Worcester. 8pm. $5.
Summoning Hate; Unmen (from NJ); Boarcorpse; Untombed.

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Dodge Street in Salem. 9:30pm.
Tokyo Tramps; Regressing to Apes.

The Grog in Newburyport. 7pm. no cover. 21+
Soul Robot; Maganahan's Revival. (residency)

Herrick's Tavern in Orange. 8:30pm.
The Reprobate Blues Band.

METRO BOSTON

Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. 9:30pm. $10.
The Chicken Slacks. (residency)

Church in Boston. 8pm. $8.
Marsman presents The Underground with All Mod Cons (tribute to The Jam); The Gobshites perfroming "Rum Sodomy and The Lash" by The Pogues; The Pity Whores.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. 8pm. $7.
8:00pm The Sarah Levecque Duo
9:00pm The Barricades
10:00pm The Fool Saints

FELT in Boston. 9pm. $8 or free with college I.D. 21+
Speakermute; Walk Harbor City; Media Made; The Bay State.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
WTBU presents The Toothaches (7" release); Pretty and Nice; Math the Band; The Bynars.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show. 18+
Paper! presents Plushgun; Beneath the Sheets.

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm. $45-$160. ALL AGES.
reunion of the mighty J. Geils Band; Andrea Gillis.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9pm. 21+
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys.

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 8:30pm doors. $10. 21+
Club d'Elf; Guvna.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $9 advance; $10 DOS. 18+
Dead Man (from Sweden), Radio Moscow; Cropduster; Old Jack (featuring members of The Luxury)

Middle East downstairs in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12 advance; $15 DOS. 18+
Leedz Edutainment presents Mass Movementz CD release party featuring Special Teamz; Reef The Lost Cauze; Dre Robinson; The Greater Good; Rite Hook; Rhetoric; Stucat; Skinny Cavallo; Ray Diamonds.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Ghost Box Orchestra; Lake Champagne; Night Trees.

P..A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors.
$7 for $21+; $10 for 18-20 year olds. 18+
Night Howl (from Martha's Vineyard); DadFight.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. 18+
Bruce in the USA.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission.
Bitch and the Exciting Conclusion; Jennifer Greer.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10pm.
The Diamond Mines (residency); Emeen Z; The Diamond Platinum Rings.

The Precinct in Somerville. 10pm.
The Moving Co.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm. 18+
Tim Fite; Benjy Ferree; DeLeon.

TOAD in Cambridge. 7pm.
The Beatle Butchers.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Jen Kearney and the Lost Onion.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH, 2009

40 Years Ago at The Boston Tea Party
2/20-2/23/1969 The Byrds; The Flying Burrito Brothers.

BERKSHIRES

Club Helsinki in Great Barrington. 9pm. $15.
Erin McKeown; Naia Kete.

Flavours at the Econolodge in Lenox. 21+
Guitarmagedon, a Berkshire guitar summit with
Rev Tor (Rev Tor Band), Wardo (Domino Theory), and Justin Nackoul (Longview
Gunslingers).

WESTERN MASS.

The Atlantic in Springfield. 8pm. 18+
blastermonkey presents Hornitz; Solo Sexx; T-Remmedy; Family Bizzness; Elite Squad.

The Basement in Northampton. 10pm. $5. 21+
San Serac; Sunrise Swords; Portable Sunsets.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Danny Pease and the Regulators.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Aquanett.

The Elevens in Northampton. 10pm. 21+
Hot Black Video release party with Hot Black; Yucky Octopus; Problem with Dragons; Planetoid.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band

Louie B's in Southwick. 9:30pm.
Altitude.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 18+
Stare Down the Sun (CD release); Under Falling Skies; Fear The State; One Theory.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls. 7:30pm.
Leo T. and the Mercy Dees; Coretta Sellars.
(free, but tips are encouraged for the performers)

Pearl Street in Northampton. 9pm. $17.50 advance; $20 at door. ALL AGES.
Children under 14 must be accomapnied by an adult.
The New Deal.

Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. 9:30pm. $5. 21+
The Instigation with Sturgis Cunningham.

Southwick Inn. 9:30pm.
Glisten Effect.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 21+
Verse the Fire; The Northern Lift.

WISTAH

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood.

Greendale's Pub in Worcester.
Bill Cameron and Russ Mullet.

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester.
The Dave Rivers Group; Alex Lopez; Tone Deff.

Ralph's Chadwick Square Diner in Worcester. 8pm.
Invictus Music Festival with The Shills; This Car Up; The Wandas.

Tammany Hall in Worcester. 8pm.
Black River Sound; Emergency Service.

Vincent's in Worcester. 10pm.
The Paul Buono Band.

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Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $8. 21+
Lisa Marie and All Shook Up.

Dodge Street in Salem. 9:30pm.
The Deliriants.

Fat Boy Bill's in Milford. 8pm.
Childz Play,

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Ol' Brown Shoe (improvisational rock)

Harry's Blues Bar in Hyannis.
Splash of Blues.

Me and Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead. 8pm. $15.
Chris Pureka.

Next Page Blues Cafe in Weymouth.
The Groove Authority.

Pump House in Southbridge. 9:30pm.
Johnny Press Mess Band.

Tequila's in Danvers. 7pm doors. $15 advance; $20 at door.
Slip Kid (tribute to The Who, featuring Gary Cherone of Extreme and Van Halen); The Herland Brothers.

METRO BOSTON

The Beachcomber in Quincy.
Ratchaburi; Nachilus Kezuck; DJ Silent Partner.

Bill's Bar in Boston. 8:30pm. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
Rock On! presents Strange Design Phish Tribute
(recreating Phish shows in their entirety)

Cantab Lounge in Cambridge.
Diane Blue and the Fatback Band.

Church in Boston. 8pm. $10.
The Indobox; DJ Lenore; DJ Tim Lefort.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. 9pm. $8.
Anderson Mar's Dark Sky Productions presents
9:00pm Buck 50
10:00pm Eluding Gravity
11:00pm Audible Crayons

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show. $10. 18+
Love in Stockholm (CD release); Turkuaz; The Genetics; King Orchid.

House of Blues in Boston.
The Gypsy Kings.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9:45pm. 21+
Mickey Bliss's 16th annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball and Zulu Parade of the Golden Blade featuring
The Chicken Slacks
The Second Line Social Aide and Pleasure Society Brass Band
The Confederacy of Dumpsters
Preacher Jack

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 8pm. $10. 21+
Edith; Franc Graham; Mercy James Gang.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $9 advance; $10 DOS. 18+
Blizzard of '78, Midatlantic, The Luxury, Baker .

Middle East downstairs in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12. 18+
Delta Spirit (Rounder Records), Other Lives (from OK), Dawes (Record Collection)

P..A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors.
$8 for $21+; $11 for 18-20 year olds. 18+
The first annual Requests and Dedications Rock Show of Love featuring
The Double Stops; Young and Old; Noah Britton.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $16 general admission.
Meg Hutchinson; Amelia Curran.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10pm.
Cello Chix.

The Precinct in Somerville.
Brad Byrd.

Smoken Joe's BBQ in Brighton. 8:30pm.
The Shirley Lewis Band.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm. 18+
Shaun Wortis presents the 16th annual Mardis Gras Ball.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Rebecca Muir.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST, 2009

BERKSHIRES

Club Helsinki in Great Barrington. 9pm. $15,
Eilen Jewell.

Flavours at the Econolodge in Lenox. 21+
Crankenstein.

Mission Bar and Club Tapas in Pittsfield. 8pm.
Kate Klim.

WESTERN MASS.

American Legion Post 325 in Holyoke. 8pm.
Ultimatum.

The Basement in Northampton. 8pm. $5. 21+
The Bamboo Steamers.

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

The Brass Cat in Easthampton. 10pm. $4. 21+
Of Shoes and Ships; Scott Hall; Bruce Mandaro; The True Jacqueline.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Bon Jersey (formerly JOVI) (a tribute to Bon Jovi)

The Elevens in Northampton. 10pm. 21+
The Trials and Tribulations; Tiger Saw; The Wailing Wall.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Pousette-Dart Band.

Louie B's in Southwick. 9:30pm.
S'Drum.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 18+
Sanctuary (Iron Maiden tribute); Alive (KISS tribute).

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls. 8pm.
Kristen Ford; Hillary Chase; The Fee.
(free, but tips are encouraged for the performers)

Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. 9:30pm. $5. 21+
Turn It Loose.

Southwick Inn. 9:30pm.
Roadhouse.

Theodore's in Springfield. 10pm. no cover.
The Tony Thomas Band.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 21+
Ottomatic Slim.

Winterland Country Club in Greenfield. 9pm.
The Reprobate Blues Band.

WISTAH

BENEFIT FOR DOMINICK MALLORY'S FAMILY
Club Oasis in Worcester. 5:30pm. $10. ALL AGES.
Last Lights (final show); Paint It Black; No Trigger; I Rise; Outbreak.

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

Greendale's Pub in Worcester.
Young Neal and the Vipers.

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester.
White Chocolate; Zeke Martin Project; Matt Soper's Millions and Billions.

Ralph's Chadwick Square Diner in Worcester. 8pm.
Superbears; Kid:Nap:Kin; Ghost Ocean; White Mountains.

Tammany Hall in Worcester. 8pm.
Peter Prince and Moon Boot Lover; Luke Mulholland Band.

Vincent's in Worcester. 9pm.
John Cate.

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Bull Run Sawtelle Room in Shirley. 8pm. $16 cash advance; $20 cash day of show.
Mardi Gras Party with Henri Smith's New Orleans Friends and Flavours, featuring New Orleans saxophonist Amadee Castenell. Other band members will be Danny Heath of Baton Rouge Louisiana on trombone, homeboy Jerry Sabatini of Leominster on trumpet, Tom Yates (2007 Northeast King of the Blues) on guitar, Ben Verdi on piano, Rick Maida on bass, and Dave Hurst on drums

Bull Run Ballroom in Shirley. 7pm. $10.
Rising Tribe (CD release)

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $10. 21+
The Peacheaters (Allman Brothers tribute)

Dodge Street in Salem. 9:30pm.
Rev. Bob and the Darkness; Melt; Flash in Blue.

Fat Boy Bill's in Milford. 8pm.
The Diving Ducks.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Third Man High (funk rock)

Harry's Blues Bar in Hyannis.
Mission of Blues.

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $20 advance; $23 DOS.
Duke Robillard.

Next Page Blues Cafe in Weymouth.
Russ Costa and Medicine Man featuring Greg Miller.

Pump House in Southbridge. 9:30pm.
Out of Sequence.

METRO BOSTON

DINKSTOCK FUNDRAISER
The Beachcomber in Quincy. 3pm-1am.
Capital Radio; Bear Storm; Porque I Said So; I Have Ears; Dead Like Death; Lovers, Muggers, and Thieves; The Sharking; The Beatings; Finga Blast.

Bill's Bar in Boston. 8:30pm. $10 advance; $12 DOS. 18+
Street Credit; Cure for Static (formerly Djamaterra); Someday Providence; Tom Cadrin.

Cantab Lounge in Cambridge.
Diane Blue and the Fatback Band.

Church in Boston. 8pm. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 21+
Epileptic Disco (reunion); Booty Vortex; The Sprained Ankles; Crumb Sullivans.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. 9pm. $8.
9:00pm Geezer
10:00pm Giant Battle Wombat
11:00pm The Acrobats
12:00 midnight The Curses

BENEFIT FOR THE FAMILY OF RON HOLBROOK
Great Scott in Allston rock city. 8pm. $10. 21+
The Welch Boys; Shiner 8; Mark Lind and the Unloved (members of The Ducky Boys); The Ashers (members of the Unseen); Drago (members of Darkbuster); Nowhere USA; The Bloodshot Hooligans.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show. $10. 18+
Lovedrug; Fly Upright Kite; Shanghai Thrills; The Vegas Report.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9:45pm. 21+
Jesse Dee
Mutlu
Ben Carroll

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 1pm doors. $10. ALL AGES.
Kevin Seconds (solo acoustic); Kepi (of The Groovie Ghoulies); Ian Adams (of Rock City Crimewave)

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $9 advance; $10 DOS. 18+
Thick as Thieves (CD release); Harris; The Fatal Flaw; The New Collisions.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Obscenity Cult presents Cold Northern Vengeance; Cursed for Eternity (members of Hirundinea, Witch Tomb, Rampant Decay); Vaettir; Martyvore.

P..A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors.
$8 for $21+; $11 for 18-20 year olds. 18+
The Novels (from Northampton); Mascara.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $12 general admission.
Marissa Nadler; Allysen Callery.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 4pm.
Josh Lederman.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10:30pm.
Chorus of Arrows.

The Precinct in Somerville.
McAlister Drive; Gold Star Mornin

Smoken Joe's BBQ in Brighton. 8:30pm.
The Shirley Lewis Band.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm. 18+
Sam Roberts Band; Mother Mother; Leo Blais.

TOAD in Cambridge. 7pm.
Sarah Borges.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Bill Janovitz and Friends. (residency)
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2009

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

Boston Emissions is the local music show that is on every Sunday, 10pm-midnight, on WBCN, 104.1FM in Boston.. This week's show will feature a live in-studio performance by Bang Camaro.. You can listen live at http://www.wbcn.com

New England Product is the local music show that is on every Sunday, 11pm-midnight, on WFNX, 101.7FM in Lynn. You can listen live at http://www.wfnx.com

Homegrown is the local music show that is on every Sunday, 10pm-midnight, on WPXC, 102.9FM in West Yarmouth. You can listen live at http:/www.pixy103.com

WESTERN MASS.

Florence VFW. 6pm. $7.
Where I Stand; Westover; Alert; Use Your Head; The Proles.

The Elevens in Northampton. 10pm. 21+
Shiragirl; The Uncomfortables; The Prozacs.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $17.50 advance; $20 at door. ALL AGES.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls. 7:30pm. $20.
The Kin (from Australia); Mikey Wax.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 6pm. $10. ALL AGES.
Within the Ruins (CD release); Before the Sky; Beneath Dying Embers; Wreck Street; Thy Will Be Done; IHateYourGirlFriend.

WISTAH

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester.
Mike and Amanda LiRange; Danny Dark and the Black Souls.

Tammany Hall in Worcester. 6pm.
Trust Company; The Dreaming; Ism; Eve to Adam.

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PARKER WHEELER'S BLUES PARTY
The Grog in Newburyport. 6-10pm. $5. 21+
Toni Lynn Washington, Bruce Bears, Cliff Goodwin, Wolf Ginandes, Amadee Castenell, Steve Bankuti.

METRO BOSTON

Church in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $5.
EC Promotions presents Dead Like Death; The Newtz; Bone Gunn; Hannaford and the Heartstoppers.

BENEFIT FOR THE FAMILY OF RON HOLBROOK
Great Scott in Allston rock city. 8pm. $10. 21+
The Welch Boys; Refuse Resist; The Scars; The Spoilers; Burning Streets; The Beantown Boozehounds; Far From Finished.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
MassConcerts presents P.O.S.; Doomtree; Sims Mictlan; Lazerbeak; Hand Over Fist; The Locksmiths.

House of Blues in Boston.
B.B. King and Buddy Guy.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 1pm doors. $10. ALL AGES.
William Tell (of Something Corporate); Jimmy Robbins.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $8 advance; $10 DOS. 18+
Pomegranates (from OH); The Beatings; The Pears; Motorcar (members of Piles and Robots)

Middle East downstairs in Cambridge. 6pm doors; 7pm show.
$15 advance; $16 day of show. ALL AGES.
MassConcerts and Hot Topic present Escape the Fate, Black Tide, William Control,
Attack Attack

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 6pm. $8. 21+
Vessel; This Car Up; The Cold Beat.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 7pm doors; 7:30pm show. ALL AGES.
Thriving Ivory; Barcelona; Company of Thieves.

Passim's in Cambridge. 7:30pm. $12 general admission.
Kristen Cifelli; Kate Klim.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 5pm.
Frank Drake and the Aristocrats (residency)

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 9pm.
Frank Morey Band (residency)

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm. 18+
The Glow; Hollerado; The Dig,

TOAD in Cambridge. 8pm.
Dave Aaronoff.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
The David Wax Museum.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2009

WESTERN MASS.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $35 advance; $40 at door. ALL AGES.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Greg Brown.

METRO BOSTON

Church in Boston. 7pm. $5.
Pray For Polanski; Kick Drum; Jett and the Writers; Brontosaur.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 18+
We're All Gonna Die; Cocked N Loaded; Psilocin.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show. 18+
RTV presents Concert 4 George Harrison (a birthday tribute)
Final Hours Band; The Brooklyns; Erinn Brown; Hazard Adams; Sincerely, The Management.

House of Blues in Boston.
3 Doors Down; Hoobastank.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $8 advance; $10 DOS. 18+
Zs; Keith Fullerton Whitman and Geoff Mullen; Geoglyphs; Missi St. Pierre

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $6. 21+
The Milkhouse presents Metaphor for Everything; Clatter Clatter; The Self Assembly.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm. 18+
Witch; Earthless.

TOAD in Cambridge. 8pm.
The White Owls featuring Dennis Brennan, Dean Cassell, Mike Dinallo, Andy Plaisted, and Steve Sadler

TOAD in Cambridge. 10:39pm.
The Tim Gearan Band.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2009

NEW CD RELEASE
The new CD by The Miles Between, titled "Deceiver", is available in stores today.

ON THE RADIO
Pipeline! is the local music show that airs every Tuesday night, 8-10pm, on
WMBR, 88.1 FM in Cambridge. This week's program will feature a live in-studio
performance by Animal Hospital..
You can listen live online or up to two weeks after the program airs at
http://www.wmbr.org/www/sched-tue#pipeline (scroll down to "Pipeline!")

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Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:30pm.
Fats Hammond (organ jazz) (residency)

WESTERN MASS.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
Joe Belmont's NCMC Jazz All Stars.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $35 advance; $40 at door. ALL AGES.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Greg Brown.

WISTAH

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester.
The Howl.

METRO BOSTON

Church in Boston. 8pm. $5.
Johnny Stranger; Adam Lasher Band; The Audacity.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $10. 18+
Throwed; Media Made; Ericson; Almost Gold; DJ E-Marce; DJ Texas Mike.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm dors; 9:30pm show. 18+.
Verse the Fire; Young Astronomy; La Cosa Nostra.

House of Blues in Boston.
Thievery Corporation.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8:30pm. 21+
Matthew Dorko Quartet (CD release); Britt Sawdon.

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 8:30pm doors. $5 advance; $8 at door.
Session Americana. (residency)

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 10pm doors. $8. 18+
Jason Bennett and The Resistance; The Throwaways.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 8pm. $7. 21+
Obscenity Cult presents Tinsel Teeth; Get Laid; Rampant Decay; I, Destroyer; The
Ferals.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm doors. 18+
Tapes 'n Tapes; Wild Light; The Subjects.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10pm.
Folkfest night with Chick Granning (from Scarce), Alice Austin, Ben Gould.

Somerville Theatre. 7:30pm.
Ben Kweller.
(tickets available through Ticketmaster; follow link at Somerville Theatre website)

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm. 18+
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit; Deer Tick; Ferraby Lionhearts.

TOAD in Cambridge. 8pm.
Ray Hendricks.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm. 21+
The Brothers McCann. (residency)

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH, 2009

WESTERN MASS.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
Shingle the Roof (bluegrass/country)

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $30 advance; $35 at door. ALL AGES.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Leo Kottke.

Pearl Street in Northampton. 8:30pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Blitzen Trapper, Alela Diane

METRO BOSTON

Church in Boston. 8pm. $7.
Natalie Flanagan; Fire King; Allen Devine Trio (ex-Stardarts)

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
Team Shred presents Supervolcano; Model Cars; With Engines; Clatter Clatter.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm dors; 9:30pm show. 18+.
Henry Gale; Ribbs; Cougar in the Workplace; Same Mistake Twice.

House of Blues in Boston.
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic.

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 7:30pm doors. $6 advance; $8 at door. 21+
The Dennis Brennan Band; Jennifer Kimball.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $9. 18+
Team Shred presents quarterlifeCRISIS; Stay; Brave Citizens (from CA); Teamwork; Goodbye Sluggo.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Math-Rock Extravaganza! featuring Thief Thief; Double Dragons; Hangman's Alphabet; Thousands.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm doors. 18+
Rebelution; Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10pm.
Bad Art Ensemble.

The Precinct in Somerville. 10pm.
The Rex Complex.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm. 18+
The Hard Lessons; Powderhouse.

TOAD in Cambridge. 7pm.
Todd Thibaud.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Ken Clark Organ Trio.

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OUT OF STATE

ACACIA STRAIN
Thursday, February 19th - Java Jazz, Houston, TX
Friday, February 20th - Ridglea Theatre, Fort Worth, TX
Saturday, February 21st - The Marquee, Tulsa, OK
Sunday, February 22nd - Pop's, Sauget, IL
Tuesday, February 24th - Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, KY
Wednesday, February 25th - The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA

DARIK AND THE FUNBAGS
Friday, February 20th - The Pickle Barrel, Killington, VT
Saturday, February 21st - The Pickle Barrel, Killington, VT

DRUG RUG
Thursday, February 19th - Crowbar, Ybor City, FL
Friday, February 20th - Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Saturday, February 21st - The Social, Orlando, FL
Sunday, February 22nd - Cafe 11, St. Augustine, FL
Monday, February 23rd - The Visuilite Theater, Charlotte, NC
Tuesday, February 24th - Gravity Lounge, Charlottesville, VA
Wednesday, February 25th - DC9, Washington, DC

FANCY TRASH
Saturday, February 21st - E.F. Lane Hotel, Keene, NH

FEAR NUTTIN' BAND
Friday, February 20th - Up or on The Rocks, Hartford, CT

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SAVE THE DATE

OZZIE WILLIAMS AND THE MARION STRET BAND.
Friday, February 27th. Louie B's in Southwick.

BOSTON T PARTY WITH JENNIFER KIMBALL, ALISTAIR MOOCK,
TIM GEARAN, AND ROSE POLENZANI.
Friday, February 27th. Me and Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead.

JAMES COTTON; JAMES MONTGOMERY.
Frday, March 6th. Fat Boy Bill's in Milford.

THE ALCHEMYSTICS
Friday, March 6th. Iron Horse in Northampton.

JAMES MONTGOMERY.
Sunday, March 8th. The Grog in Newburyport.

RONNIE EARL AND THE BROADCASTERS.
Sunday, March 8th. Regent Theatre in Arlington.

ERNIE AND THE AUTOMATICS.
Friday, March 13th. Bull Run in Shirley.

DMZ; UNNATURAL AXE; VAGIANT.
Friday, March 20th. Church in Boston.

ROUND ONE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL BATTLE OF THE BANDS.
Saturday, March 21st. Harpers Ferry in Allston.

ROUND TWO OF THE HIGH SCHOOL BATTLE OF THE BANDS.
Saturday, March 28th. Harpers Ferry in Allston.

ROUND THREE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL BATTLE OF THE BANDS.
Sunday, March 29th. Harpers Ferry in Allston.

DANNY PEASE AND THE REGULATORS.
Saturday, March 21st. Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke.

ELI "PAPERBOY" REED AND THE TRUE LOVES.
Sunday, March 29th. Iron Horse in Northampton.

BOSTON RULES, OK? FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 4th and Sunday, April 5th.
Harpers Ferry in Allston.

EILEN JEWELL.
Friday, April 10th. Bull Run in Shirley.

FINALS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL BATTLE OF THE BANDS.
Saturday, March 11th. Harpers Ferry in Allston.

DANNY PEASE AND THE REGULATORS.
Saturday, April 11th. Iron Horse in Northampton.

GIRLS, GUNS AND GLORY.
Saturday, April 18th. The Basement in Northampton.

4TH ANNUAL MAI CRAMER BLUES AFTER HOURS BENEFIT CONCERT.
GUY DAVIS; TONI LYNN WASHINGTON.
Saturday, April 25th. Regent Theatre in Arlington.

ROCK'N FUNKY REGGAE FEST
Sunday, April 26th. Maximum Capacity in Chicopee.

SARAH BORGES AND THE BROKEN SINGLES.
Friday, May 1st. Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River.

ROCKIN' BBQ FOR THE TROOPS: BARELY LEGAL; REMEMBER WHEN; BAD HABIT;
WAYNE MORPHEW; CHRIS PIQUETTE'S INSIDE JOB
Saturday, May 16th. American Legion Post 325 in Holyoke.

2ND ANNUAL BERKSHIRE MUSIC SHOWCASE
MARY VERDI; TONY LEE THOMAS; WARSYNIUM; DREDI; SIFER; FRAGMENT POLY
Saturday, May 16th. Flavours at the Econolodge in Lenox.

7TH ANNUAL STRANGE CREEK FESTIVAL
Friday, May 22nd through Monday, May 25th
Camp Kee-Wanee in Greenfield

HOT LIKE FIRE
Saturday, May 30th. The Western Front in Cambridge.

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VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)

BERKSHIRES

Club Helsinki, 284 Main Street, Great Barrington 01230.
(413) 528-3394. http://www.clubhelsinkiweb.com
ClubHelsinki

Flavour's Restaurant, Econolodge, 130 Pittsfield Road (Route 7), Lenox
01240. (413) 637-3188. http://myspace.com/flavoursintheberkshires

The Mission Bar, 438 North Street, Pittsfield 01201
(no phone listed) http://www.missionbarandtapas.com
Mission Bar

WESTERN MASS.

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

The Atlantic, 1393 Liberty Street, Springfield

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

Black Moon Music Lounge, 37 State Street, Route 202, Belchertown 01007
(413) 323-0013 http://www.myspace.com/blackmoonjazz

Brass Cat, 65 Cottage Street, Easthampton 01027 (413) 527-4085
http://www.hampmusic.com, then click on the link on the left

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

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

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

Louie B's, 101 Point Grove Road, Southwick 01077
(413) 569-3466 http://www.myspace.com/louiebs

Maximum Capacity, 116 School Street, Chicopee 01013.
(413) 592-6406. http://www.myspace.com/maximumcapacity
http://www.myspace.com/maximumcapacity"target_"blank"> Maximum
Capacity

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

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

Route 63 Roadhouse, Millers Falls 01349.
(413) 659-3384 http://www.myspace.com/rt63roadhouse

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

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

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

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

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

WISTAH

Club Oasis, (inside London Billiards), 70 St. James Street, Worcester 01603

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

Greendale's Pub, 404 West Boylston Street, Worcester 01606
(508) 853-1350

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

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

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

Vincent's, 49 Suffolk Street, Worcester 01604
(508) 752-9439 http://www.myspace.com/incentsbar

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

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

Dante's at Firefly's, 350 East Main Street (Route 20), Marlborough.
(508) 229-BLUES. http://www.fireflysbbq.com

Dante'sMarlborough


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

Fat Boy Bill's Bar & Grill, 31 Central Street, Milford 01757.
(508) 634-0201. http://www.myspace.com/fatboysmilford

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

Harry's Blues Bar and Grill, 700 Main Street, Hyannis 02601
(581) 778-4188 http://www.harrysbluesbar.com/
Harry's

Herrick's Tavern, Daniel Shay's Highway, Route 202 North, Orange

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

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

Next Page Blues Cafe, 550 Broad Street, Weymouth 02453
(781) 335-9796

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

Tequila's, 30 Newbury Street, Danvers

METRO BOSTON

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

Bill's Bar, 5.5 Lansdowne Street, Boston 02215.
(617) 421-9678 http://www.billsbar.com
Bill's Bar

Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139.

Church, 69 Kilmarnock Street, Boston 02115.
(617) 236-7600 (no website) http://www.churchofboston.com
http://www.myspace.com/churchboston

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

FELT, 533 Washington Street, Boston
(617) 350-5555 http://www.feltclubboston.com/weeklythur.asp

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

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

House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston 02215
(888) 693-BLUE http://www.hob.com/boston/
House of Blues

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

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

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

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

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

Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 02215.
(617) 562-8800. http://www.thedise.com/rockclub/index.html

Paradise Rock Club


Passim Center, 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge 02138
(617) 492-7679 http://www.passimcenter.org
Passim's

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

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

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

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

Somerville Theatre


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

TOAD, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139.
(617) 497-4950 http://www.toadcambridge.com
TOAD
 
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Weekly Band E-Mail #77.0 February 12th-February 18th, 2009
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #77.0 February 12th-February 18th, 2009
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net
Please don't hesitate to send me your questions, comments,
and suggestions! DOS = Day of Show

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

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.

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.

To subscribe, send an e-mail to bananastasi@comcast.net
with the word "subscribe" in the subject line.

There is a "Song of the Week" that turns on automatically when you
go to http://www.myspace.com/weeklybandemail
This week's song is "Hard Freight" by The Young Flyers. This band from the
Northampton area were the winners of the fifth and final round of this
year's Happy Valley Showdown, held at The Elevens in Northampton last
Sunday, February 8th. This means that the band will now participate in
the finals to be held at The Elevens this coming Sunday night. For
more info about The Young Flyers, go to their MySpace page at
http://www.myspace.com/theyoungflyers

Listings for Louie B's in Southwick will be included in The Weekly Band E-Mail beginning this week.

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77.0.1 Here is Mark Sheehan's review of Round Four of The Happy Valley
Showdown, held at The Elevens in Northampton on Sunday, January 25th.

Round 4 - The True Jacqueline, Abeja, Eric Hnatow, Hunter Gatherer, World's Greatest Dad

MC Amanda happened to be in one of the performing bands this round so
she relinquished her duities to Mr. Thomas Campbell. Tom did a great
job getting things organized and kicking the night off though at the
beginning we forgot to introduce and thank our judges that evening:
Jeff Bujak, solo artist extraordinaire; O'Brian Tomalin, owner of
The Sierra Grille; Erik Allen of The Amity Front, Thane Thomsen of The
Figments and a local legend; and finally Northampton's Keith Moon- Roger
Knight of The Novels.

The order was drawn minutes before the show and THE TRUE JACQUELINE drew
the dreaded 1st spot. Judge Jeff Bujak had just partaken in some
earthly festivities and the surprise dub/reggae tinted New Wave set was
a surprise and won Jeff's heart, he had them for first place. He said
they were the tightest most interesting band of the night. They covered
The Magnetic Fields and their take on it was almost note for note, a
real boss act! I loved them and they won over al ot of new fans that I
hope check them out the next time they play and I know they're
scheduled March 1st at The Elevens, check them out if ya haven't yet.
They remind me of the TV show Square Pegs that I used to watch as a kid.

ABEJA
went second. They put on the best set I've ever seen from them. I thought
for sure they'd won the night. I didn't see how anyone could follow
that set. I mean, yes, they chose to cover "Dry The Rain" by The Beta
Band which is one of my all time favorite songs and they did it fuckin
justice! They also loaded up an all-star cast of players featuring some
long standing local players that I look up to as far as their advances
in the music industry-playing, booking & talent. They're playing
again March 14th at The Elevens with Friends Of Yours, World's
Greatest Dad, and possibly The True Jacqueline. A fine example of what
The Happy Valley Showdown is for: Four bands who have never played together
will now share the stage and judging from those who have seen all those
bands at The HVS they should draw a good crowd. They started the set
with an Abeja classic, engaging the crowd by handing out shakers and
egg shakers and asking everyone to sing along. GREAT! Beautiful female
vocals, her husband on guitar, with bass, cello, flute, drums & more
guitar. Tight, huge and emotionally provoking. Abeja took second place for
the night.

ERIC HANTOW
went third and all week I'd wondered how he was going to do a cover as he
usuallly is all electronic sequencing/no vocals. He covered The Ramones
"Cretin Hop" and electronically altered his vocals and had loaded the
melody into his hitmaking machines...brilliant!! Eric had the crowds
vote and when tallied against the judges numbers came in third for the
night. He had the crowd going and towards the last song cloaked himself
in a lit up Hoodie with flashing Christmas lights. What a show, Eric also
won some new fans!

HUNTER GATHERER took the
stage fourth and unfortunately play a brand of swirly beautiful sleepy
time music better suited for the beginning or very end of a night. The
people that got it dug it and those drunk and looking to rock came in
on their cover of Black Sabbath's "Into The Void" which jerked the
audience to attention! Great cover, great band, ask Bard for a
copy of the album and put it on when you're feeling melancholy, perfect
music to reflect on the meaning of your life too. Another favorite of
Jeff Bujak. This act won't play out often so see them when you get the
chance.

WORLD"S GREATEST DAD
went last and as I said, someone had to do something big to take the
show from Abeja and WGD exploded onto the stage! An eight piece band
featuring members from Cyclub, Thungs, OUCH, Don't , The Strangelings,
Teacher, Ideal Rifle, Primate Fiasco, Nice, Nice, and a borrowed
drummer from Los Hijos Unicos these guys and girls have chosen to go
somwhere adventerous musically playing flute, clarinet, omnichord,
violin, guitar, bass,drums. They are like a mini chamber orchestra with
weird loveble pop songs that make you laugh and dance within the
confines of a seat at Symphony Hall. They covered "Paint It Black" by
The Rolling Stones and the song turned into the classic towards a "Hava
Nagila" and a scene from a Bollywood movie musical skit! Wow! They
came in first and move on to the final round on February 15th.

77.0.2 The 51st annual Grammy(r) Awards were held at the Staples Center in Los
Angeles on Sunday, February 8th. To everyone's shock, the
collaboration between Robert Plant and Allison Krauss, "Raising Sand,"
released on the independent Rounder Records
label, won five Grammys. Rounder Records was started in a Somerville
apartment back in 1970 by by Tufts University students Ken Irwin and
Bill Nowlin, along with partner Marian Leighton-Levy of Clark
University. Rounder is now based in Burlington, and has since grown
into one of the three largest independent record labels in the
country. Here are the awards "Raising Sand" won:

Record of the Year - Please Read the Letter
Album of the Year - Raising Sand
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals - Rich Woman
Best Country Collaboration with Vocals - Killing the Blues
Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album - Raising Sand

77.0.3 The 24th annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival will
be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Framingham this Friday, February 13th
through Sunday, February 15th. Featured performers include:

Dailey and Vincent (Sunday)
Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper (Saturday)
Steep Canyon Rangers (Friday)
Bradley Walker (Friday)
Bobby Osborne
Special Consensus (Saturday)
Dry Branch Fire Squad (Saturday)
Claire Lynch Band (Saturday)
Charlie Sizemore (Sunday)
New Found Road (Saturday and Sunday)
Josh Williams Band (Sunday)
Kruger Brothers Bluegrass Project
Bluegrass Gospel Project (Sunday)
Old Time Bluegrass Singers (Saturday)
Straight Drive (Friday)
Anna Mae Mitchell and Rising Tide
Joe Sings Joe featuring Dave Dillon (Friday)
Wilf Clark and the Misty Mountaineers (Saturday)
Berklee Bluegrass Band (Friday)
Kids Academy Band

A weekend pass is $90 for adults, and $30 for youth aged 12-16. For
complete details, including info on times, the price of single day
passes, and directions to the hotel, view the flyer at
http://www.bbu.org/JV_2009%20Flyer.pdf
or visit the Boston Bluegrass Union's homepage at http://www.bbu.org/jvhome.htm

77.0.4 The Passim Folk Music and Cultural Center in Cambridge has awarded
$25,000 worth of grants to area musicians through the newly set-up Iguana Music Fund.
A generous donor who understands the financial struggles many
independent artists are facing has donated funds for beginning or
established musicians with a connection to New England. In January,
awards of $500-$2,000 were granted to musicians to facilitate the
professional and artistic development of their musical endeavors.

The Iguana Music Fund grants were made to individual artists for specific
career building projects. Areas of support may include (but are not
limited to) recording or manufacturing assistance, publicity or
marketing support, instrument repair or replacement, special projects,
and other specific activities promoting artistic and/or professional
growth.

The fund is open to all professional musicians with ties
to the New England area, either by residence or through regular touring
activities. Final decisions were made through a committee through
Passim, and the recipients are:

Kate Klim
Lloyd Thayer
Nate Borofsky
Randall Williams
Ruth Mendelson
Sean Staples
Tom Bianchi
Beth Colegrove
Chuck E. Costa
Jason Myles Goss
Kier Byrnes
Tim Eriksen
Miss Tess
Paddy League
Rose Polenzani
Sarah Michel
Anne Heaton

The Iguana Music Fund will continue, and will be accepting applications
again beginning at Passim's Memorial Day Campfire. Applications can be
requested through Passim's website, which is http://www.passimcenter.org

77.0.5 Big D and the Kids Table will be opening for The English Beat at the
Paradise Rock Club in Boston on Thursday, February 12th. But this will
be a particularly special Big D show, because drummer Max McVeety will
be joining the band for the first time in ten years. Max will also be
sitting in with Big D at Lupo's in Providence, RI on Friday, February
13th.

77.0.6 Even though the new House of Blues on Lansdowne
Street in Boston has its official grand opening on Thursday, February
19th, the actual first shows will be this coming Monday and Tuesday,
February 16th and 17th. On Monday night will be Till We Die, Breathe,
and Crimson Bile, and on Tuesday night will be Kid:Nap:Kin. Both shows
are free. The House of Blues will officially open on February 19th
with a reunion of the J. Geils Band.
.
77.0.7 Pulse Magazine in Worcester has opened up the voting for their 2008 Worcester Music awards. To vote for your favorite central Mass. acts, go to http://www.thepulsemag.com Categories are:

Best Blues/R&B Act
Best CD
Best Club DJ
Best Country/Americana Act
Best Cover/Tribute Band
Best Female Vocalist
Best Male Vocalist
Best Hardcore/Metal Act
Best Jam and Groove Act
Best Jazz Act
Best Live Act
Best Live Venue
Best Up and Comers Act
Best Pop Act
Best Punk Act
Best Radio DJ
Best Rap/Best Hip Hop Act
Best Rock Act
Best Solo Act
Livetime Achievement Award
Local Band You'd Most Like to See Reunite
Sexiest Musician (male or female)
Music Station Most Supportive of Local Acts
Band With Best Groupies
Best Local Act Who Made It Big
Legends Award
(Award for local band/performer that is still going strong and is an important part of local music history)

77.0.8 This comes from CNNMoney.com:
Live Nation Inc. and Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. announced
plans to merge Tuesday, combining the nation's biggest concert promoter
with the largest seller of tickets for live entertainment.

The new company, which will be called Live Nation Entertainment, will have
a value of about $2.5 billion based on current prices and excluding net
debt. The merger is expected to close in the second half of the year.

I have posted an opinion piece about this and the opening of the House of
Blues in Boston next week in my blog at
http://www.myspace.com/weeklybandemail

77.0.9 Guitar World Magazine has ranked the 50 greatest guitar solos in rock and roll history. Here is the list.
1. Stairway to Heaven - Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV)
2. Eruption - Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen, Van Halen)
3. Free Bird - Allen Collins, Garry Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd, pronounced leh-nerd skin-nerd)
4. Comfortably Numb - David Gilmour (Pink Floyd, The Wall)
5. All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix (The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Electric Ladyland)
6. November Rain - Slash (Guns N' Roses, Use Your Illusion I)
7. One - Kirk Hammett (Metallica, ...And Justice for All)
8. Hotel California - Ben Felder, Joe Walsh (The Eagles, Hotel California)
9. Crazy Train - Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne, Blizzard of Oz)
10. Crossroads - Eric Clapton (Cream, Wheels of Fire)
11. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix (Jimi Hendrix Experience, Electric Ladyland)
12. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry (Chuck Berry, His Best Volume One)
13. Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughn (Stevie Ray Vaughn, Texas Flood)
14. Layla - Eric Clapton, Duane Allman (Derek and the Dominoes, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs)
15. Highway Star - Richie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Machine Head)
16. Heartbreaker - Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II)
17. Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson (Eric Johnson, Ah Via Musicom)
18. Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix (The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Axis: Bold As Love)
19. Floods - Dimebag Darrell (Pantera, The Great Southern Trendkill)
20. Bohemian Rhapsody - Brian May (Queen, Night at the Opera)
21. Time - David Gilmour (Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon)
22. Sultans of Swing - Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits, Dire Straits)
23. Bulls on Parade - Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Evil Empire)
24. Fade to Black - Kirk Hammett (Metallica, Ride the Lightning)
25. Aqualung - Martin Barre (Jethro Tull, Aqualung)
26. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Kurt Cobain (Nirvana, Nevermind)
27. Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughn (Stevie Ray Vaughn, Texas Flood)
28. Mr. Cowboy - Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne, Blizzard of Oz)
29. For the Love of God - Steve Vai (Steve Vai, Passion and Warfare)
30. Surfing With The Alien - Joe Satriani (Joe Satriana, Surfing With the Alien)
31. Stranglehold - Ted Nugent (Ted Nugent, Ted Nugent)
32. Machine Gun - Jimi Hendrix (Jimi Hendrix, Band of Gypsys)
33. The Thrill Is Gone - B.B. King (B.B. King, Completely Well)
34. Paranoid Android - Johnny Greenwood (Radiohead, OK Computer)
35. Cemetary Gates - Dimebag Darrell (Pantera, Cowboys from Hell)
36. Black Star - Yngwie Malmsteen (Yngwie Malmsteen, Rising Force)
37. Sweet Chile O' Mine - Slash (Guns N' Roses, Appetite for Destruction)
38. Whole Lotta Love - Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II)
39. Cortez the Killer - Neil Young (Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Zuma)
40. Reelin In the Years - Elliot Randall (Steely Dan, Can't Buy a Thrill)
41. Brighton Rock - Brian May (Queen, Sheer Heart Attack)
42. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Eric Ckapton (The Beatles, White Album)
43. Sharp Dressed Man - Billy Gibbons) (ZZ Top, Eliminator)
44. Alive - Mike McCready (Pearl Jam, Ten)
45. Light My Fire - Robby Krieger (The Doors, The Doors)
46. Hot For Teacher - Edward Van Halen (Van Halen, 1984)
47. Jessica - Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers Band, Brothers and Sisters)
48. Sympathy For the Devil - Keith Richards (Rolling Stones, Beggar's Banquet)
49. Europa -Carlos Santana (Carlos Santana, Amigos)
50. Shock Me - Ace Frehley (Kiss, Kiss Alive II)

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH, 2009

WESTERN MASS.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $25 advance; $28 at door. ALL AGES.
Patricia Barber

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
U-Melt.

Sierra Grill in Northampton. 10pm. $2. 21+
The Highland Buttclappers; The Static; The John Bobbit Experience.

WISTAH

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester.
One Big Mess (from Boston); Go Gadget Go!; Black Eyed Bone Daddys; Flock of Assholes.

Palladium in Worcester. 7pm doors; 8pm show.
$18 advance; $20 at door. ALL AGES.
Soilwork; Darkane; Warbringer; Swallow The Sun.

Tammany Hall in Worcester. 8pm.
ONSLO; The Mustache Band; Prying Eyes.

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

The Chicken Bone in Framingham. 9pm.
Alley Blues Band.

The Grog in Newburyport. 7pm. no cover. 21+
Soul Robot; Maganahan's Revival. (residency)

The Kowloon in Saugus. 8pm.
Johnny Winter; James Montgomery; Ernie and the Automatics.

METRO BOSTON

Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. 9:30pm. $10.
The Chicken Slacks. (residency)

Church in Boston.
Live Nation presents Day Four of the Emergenza Festival.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. 8pm. $7.
8:00pm Lloyd Thayer
9:00pm The Sunsets Quick
10:00pm Milquetoast
11:00pm GrandEvolution

FELT in Boston. 9pm. $8 or free with college ID. 21+
Backseat Goodbye, The Readyset; Floral Terrace

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $10. 18+
The Blue Pages; This is How Rumors Get Started; Adds the Sequel.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show.
$10 advance; $12 day of show. $18.
TRUSTcompany; The Dreaming; Eve to Adam; Streamline; Ism.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9pm. 21+
Chick Singer Night.

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 21+
Gregory Page; Amber Rubarth; Anne Heaton; Zack Hackman.

P..A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors.
$7 for $21+; $10 for 18-20 year olds. 18+

Downtown Owl
Universe Narrows
Dan and The Big Nothing Band

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. 18+
The English Beat; Big D and the Kids Table.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $18 general admission.
Kris Delmhorst; Chuck E. Costa.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10pm.
The Diamond Mines (residency); MMOSS; Wirkd;s Greatest Dad,

The Precinct in Somerville. 10pm.
The Moving Company.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm. 18+
The Main Drag; The Hush Now (CD release); Action Verbs; The Red Royal.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2009

40 Years Ago at The Boston Tea Party
2/13-2/15/1969 Jethro Tull; The Silver Apples.

BERKSHIRES

Club Helsinki in Great Barrington. 9pm. $25.
C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band.

Flavours at the Econolodge in Lenox. 21+
Longview Gunslingers.

Hami's in Lanesboro. 9:30pm. $5.
Static.

Mission Bar in Pittsfield. 8pm. $10.
Antje Dukevot.

WESTERN MASS.

BENEFIT FOR FLYWHEEL
American Legion Hall in Hadley. 8pm-midnight. $3. ALL AGES.
sqrm; pbs

The Atlantic in Springfield. 7pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. 18+
blastermonkey presents Vining Hill; The Aeon Saga.

The Basement in Northampton. 10pm. $5. 21+
Haunt; Storm the Ohio; Ghosts of Blake; Owiehops.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Drew Hickum and the Colonels.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. no cover. 21+
God the Robot (Bill Nacewicz ofSwillmerchants, Novella, DeadByDawn, Shoot The Dancing Bear);
Brian O'Toole (Shadowbox Gentlemen, Sorry So Sloppy, Shoot The Dancing Bear); Dan Egan (Hotblack,
Exhumed, All That Remains); Tim St.
John (Novella, TrophyBoy, Slowpoke). Gonzo Noir (Dave Buscemi of
Aequilibria); Independent Idiot.

The Hope and Olive in Greenfield. 9pm.
The Lonesome Brothers.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $20 advance; $23 at door. ALL AGES.
Melissa Ferrick

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. ALL AGES.
The Problemaddicts.

Liston's in Worthington. 9pm.
The Reprobate Blues Band.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 18+
Darik and the Funbags.

Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. 9:30pm. $5. 21+
The Dan Lawson Band.

Southwick Inn. 9:30pm.
Made Men.

Theodore's in Springfield. 9pm. no cover.
Murali Coryell.

WISTAH

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
The Wilcats Band.

Greendale's Pub in Worcester. 7pm.
Sean Ryan.

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester.
Danny Dark and the Black Souls; Last Call Band; Castine; Overshine.

The Palladium in Worcester. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $18 advance; $20 door. ALL AGES.
Soulwork; Darkane; Warbringer; Swallow the Sun.

Ralph's Chadwick Square Diner in Worcester. 8pm.
The Steamy Bohemians; Jerkus Circus.

Tammany Hall in Worcester. 8pm.
Alive (KISS tribute); Lotus-Land (Rush tribute); Nutshell (Alice in Chains tribute)

Vincent's in Worcester. 10pm.
The Sarah Levecque Trio.

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

Bull Run in Shirley. 8pm. $20 cash advance; $25 cash day of show.
Johnny A; Paul Speidel Band.

The Chicken Bone in Framingham. 9:30pm.
Project DCQ.

Colonial Hotel in Gardner. 9pm.
Evenspeak.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $8. 21+
Andy James Band.

Fat Boy Bill's in Milford. 8pm.
Dan Lawyer Trio.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Das Pintos (funk)

Harry's Blues Bar in Hyannis.
Studebaker John.

Louie B's in Southwick. 9:30pm.
S'Drum.

Me and Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead. 8pm. $18.
Bill Morrissey; Kelly Flint.

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $18 advance; $20 DOS.
The Wood Brothers.

Next Page Blues Cafe in Weymouth.
Cheryl Aruda; Dirty Blonde.

Pump House in Southbridge. 9:30pm.
The Delta Generators.

METRO BOSTON

The Beachcomber in Quincy.
The Snipes; Dead Friends; Beantown Boozehounds; Jason Bennett and the Resistance.

Bill's Bar in Boston. 8:30pm. $10 advance; $12 DOS.. 18+
Fire in the Field (CD release); Crash Midnight; Kings of Push; Through the Enemy.

Cantab Lounge in Cambridge.
Diane Blue and the Fatback Band.

Church in Boston. 8pm. $10. 21+
Skullfunked; Uncle Billy's Smokehouse; The Change Up; The Howl; Brian Jarvis.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. 9pm. $7.
9:00pm Gavin House
10:00pm-1:30am The Clydesdale Cowboys

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show.
$10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
Goblin Cock; Warship; Big Bear; My Stupid Friends.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9:45pm. 21+
Chandler Travis Philharmonic.

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 8:30pm doors. $6. 21+
The Holmes Band.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $10. 18+
The Submarines (featuring Blake Hazard and John Dragonetti), The Morning Benders
(from CA)

Middle East downstairs in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12 advance; $15 DOS. 18+
Rock On! Presents Spiritual Rez, Ila Mawana

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Cortez; We're All Gonna Die; Hackman; Javelin

P..A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors.
$8 for $21+; $11 for 18-20 year olds. 18+

Thank You
Doomstar
Mi Ami
Concord Ballet Orchestra Players

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 8pm doors; 9pm show. 18+
Los Campesino!; Titus Andronicus.

Passim's in Cambridge. 7pm. $18 general admission.
Kris Delmhorst; Chuck E. Costa.

Passim's in Cambridge. 10pm. $18 general admission.
Kris Delmhorst; Chuck E. Costa.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10pm.
Sarah Blacker; Dick Derry.

The Precinct in Somerville.
Brothers McCann.

Smoken Joe's BBQ in Brighton. 8:30pm.
The Shirley Lewis Band.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2009

BERKSHIRES

Club Helsinki in Great Barrington. 9pm. $12.
Bootleg Tonic.

Flavours at the Econolodge in Lenox. 21+
Tony Lee Thomas.

Hami's in Lanesboro. 9:30pm. $5.
Lick Morgan.

WESTERN MASS.

The Atlantic in Springfield. 5pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. ALL AGES.
blastermonkey presents Phallic Medallion; Ned O'Malley; Shanta Paloma.

The Basement in Northampton. 8pm. $5. 21+
The Fine and Dandy Trio.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Dad, Come Home (gamut rock)

Brass Cat in Easthampton. 10pm. $4. 21+
Angry Johnny and the Killbillies.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $17.50 advance; $20 at door. ALL AGES.
Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $10 advance; $14 at door. ALL AGES.
Deer Tick; Alela Diane.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 18+
The Room (reunion and farewell show); Swillmerchants; Under Falling Skies; GBNE; Talos; Into the Wild.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls. 8pm.
Urban Caravan.
(free, but tips are encouraged for the performers)

Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. 9:30pm. $5. 21+
The Dan Lawson Band.

Theodore's in Springfield. 9pm. no cover.
Toni Lynn Washington.

WISTAH

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
Young Neal and The Vipers.

Greendale's Pub in Worcester. 8pm.
Silverbacks.

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester.
Electric
Funeral (Black Sabbath tribute); Runaway High (Motley Crue tribute);
Militant Minds (Rage Against the Machine tribute); Anger Rising.

Ralph's Chadwick Square Diner in Worcester. 8pm.
Junkhead (Alice in Chains tribute); Crazy/DC (AC/DC tribute)

Tammany Hall in Worcester. 8pm.
The Alchemystics; Danny Pease and the Regulators.

Vincent's in Worcester. 10pm.
The Rollin' Pins.

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

Bull Run in Shirley. 8pm. $18 cash advance; $22 cash day of show.
Bellevue Cadillac; Ashbrook Haynes.

The Chicken Bone in Framingham. 9pm.
Matthew Stubbs featuring Sax Gordon.

Colonial Hotel in Gardner. 9pm.
Evenspeak.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $15. 21+
Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood.

Fat Boy Bill's in Milford. 8pm.
The Jeff Mason Band.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Henry Welch Band.

Harry's Blues Bar in Hyannis.
Todd Wolfe.

Next Page Blues Cafe in Weymouth.
The Cindy Daley Band.

Pump House in Southbridge. 9:30pm.
The Draft.

South Gardner Hotel. 9pm.
The Reprobate Blues Band/

METRO BOSTON

Bill's Bar in Boston. 8:30pm. $10 advance; $12 DOS.. 18+
Cherry S/T; Break the Dark; Fear the State; Streamline.

Cantab Lounge in Cambridge.
Diane Blue and the Fatback Band.

Church in Boston. 8pm. $10. 21+
The third annual Teenage Heart Attack with Easy Action (from Detroit); Buried in
Leather; Bad Lieutenants; Wrong Side of the Tracks.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. 9pm. $8.
9:00pm The Full-Time Dreamers
10:00pm Girl On Top
11:00pm The Spoilers
12:00 midnight The Beatle

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 8pm. $5. 21+
Happy Endings.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show.
$12 advance; $15 day of show. 18+
RockOn Concerts presents Will Dailey and the Rivals; Dana Fishel Labb; Gypsy Tailwind.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9:45pm. 21+
Boston Horns; Love Whip.

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 8:30pm doors. 21+
Jack Brennan; Scott Janovitz.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
Hello, Ninja; This Blue Heaven; Forest Anderson; Ashpark.

P..A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors.
$8 for $21+; $11 for 18-20 year olds. 18+

Animal Hospital
Travels

Arms/Sleepers
Mary Page

WINTER CAMPFIRE DAY ONE
Passim's in Cambridge. 5pm on. $18 general admission.
5:00pm We're About 9
6:00pm Beth Colegrove; Jeff Butcher; Shoheen; kb marie
7:30pm Ben Krakauer with Ari and Mia Friedman and Samson Grisman
8:30pm La Tuza
9:30pm Dirty Child; Gregory Page; Dave Godowsky; Jacqueline Francis

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 4pm.
Josh Lederman.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10:30pm.
Angeline.

The Precinct in Somerville.
Samba Lola.

Smoken Joe's BBQ in Brighton. 8:30pm.
The Shirley Lewis Band.

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2009

ON THE RADIO

Bay State Rock is the local music show that is on every Sunday, 10pm-midnight, on WAAF, 107.3FM in Westborough, and WKAF, 97.7FM in Brockton.
You can listen live at http://www.waaf.com

Boston Emissions is the local
music show that is on every Sunday, 10pm-midnight, on WBCN, 104.1FM in Boston..
You can listen live at http://www.wbcn.com (submissions for this year's WBCN Rock and Roll Rumble are now being accepted.)

Homegrown is the local music
show that is on every Sunday, 10pm-midnight, on WPXC, 102.9FM in West
Yarmouth. You can listen live at http:/www.pixy103.com (submissions
for this year's Hunt for the Cape's Most Dangerous Band are now being
accepted.)

BERKSHIRES

Club Helsinki in Great Barrington. 8pm. $18.
The Kennedys.

WESTERN MASS.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
The Tinkers (Celtic)

HAPPY VALLEY SHOWDOWN FINALS
The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm doors; 9:30pm show. $2. 21+
The winners of the first five rounds return to battle it out tonight.
The Brass (round one)
Bunny's a Swine (round two)
Motel Matches (round three)
World's Greatest Dad (round four)
The Young Flyers (round five)
Judges: Jeremy (Bunnies), Rich Tardy (Swillmerchants), Jason Bourgeios (The
Novels/Bourgeios Heroes)

Fat Cat's in Springfield. 7pm. $12.
Conqueror; Death Threat; Back of the Neck; Word for Word; Ignorance.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Third Annual Honky Tonk Hoedown with Girl Howdy, Elsa Cross Trio.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls. 2pm.
Dylan Connor.
(free, but tips are encouraged for the performers)

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 6pm. $10. ALL AGES.
With Words (E-CARD
RELEASE), Lions Lions, Fallen From The Sky(Eulogy Recordings),
Signature Escape, A Friend and Foe Alike, Yung Stelf

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

PARKER WHEELER'S BLUES PARTY
The Grog in Newburyport. 6-10pm. $7. 21+
SNL vocalist Christine Ohlman, saxophonists Amadee
Castnell & Henley Douglas Jr., Mitch Chakour, Cliff Goodwin, Wolf Ginandes,
Marty Richards

METRO BOSTON

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
Arletta; The Painted Lights.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 6pm doors. $13 advance; $14 day of show. ALL AGES.
MassConcerts presents Ludo; This Providence; Sing It Loud; The Morning Light.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $9. 18+
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (Slumberland Records), Pants Yell!, The
Depreciation Guild (from NY)

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
Hounds of Hasselvander; Born of Thunder; Ogre; Black Pyramid.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. 18+
Fujiya and Miyagi; School of Seven Bells.

WINTER CAMPFIRE DAY TWO
Passim's in Cambridge. 5pm on. $18 general admission.
5:00pm Dave Dersham; Joe Kowan; Dirty Child
6:15pm Rob Laurens; Lloyd Thayer; David Wax
7:30pm Birdsong All Morning
8:30pm Joe Ninesling; Ana Egge; Ryan Fitzsimmons; Abi Tapia
10:00pm Tripping Lily

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 5pm.
Frank Drake and the Aristocrats (residency)

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 9pm.
Frank Morey Band (residency)

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm. 18+
Jeddo Stars; Hollerado; Bad Flirt.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2009

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

Gardner Ale House. 7-10pm.
Ottomatic Slim.

METRO BOSTON

Church in Boston. 8pm. $8.
Bikini Radio (members of The Motion Sick and The In Out); The Murder Mystery; Trades.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 8pm. $8. 18+
Robby Roadsteamer (CD release); Shane Mauss; Dan Boulger; Mehran; Chris
Coxen; Anderson Comedy Group; The Steamy Bohemians; Gary Petersen.

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm. no cover.
Live Nation presents Till We Die; Breathe; Crimson Bile.

P..A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors.
$7 for $21+; $10 for 18-20 year olds. 18+
Cave Bears; Sam Gas Can.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $12 general admission.
Anna Egge; Rose Polenzani.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10pm.
The Jumpoff.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH, 2009

NEW CD RELEASE
The debut CD by Ernie and the Automatics, "Low Expectations," will be in
stores today. The band will have its CD release party tonight at The
Hard Rock Cafe in Boston.

ON THE RADIO
Pipeline! is the local music show that airs every Tuesday night, 8-10pm, on
WMBR, 88.1 FM in Cambridge. This week's program will feature a live in-studio
performance by Apple Betty.
You can listen live online or up to two weeks after the program airs at
http://www.wmbr.org/www/sched-tue#pipeline (scroll down to "Pipeline!")

WESTERN MASS.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
Brian Thomas's Jazz Workshop.

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:30pm.
Fats Hammond (organ jazz) (residency)

WISTAH

Palladium in Worcester. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $18. ALL AGES.
Sub City presents Take Action Tour 2009 with Cute Is What We Aim For;
Meg and Dia; Breathe Carolina; Every Avenue; Anarbor.

METRO BOSTON

Church in Boston. 8pm. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 21+
Ammonia
Booking presents A Storm of Light (members of Neurosis and Unsane);
Zoroaster (Southern Lord); Amenra (from Belgium); Gozu; Astronomer.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
Stranded in Stereo presents Operahouse; Drink Up Buttercup; The Orange Ocean.

Hard Rock Cafe in Boston. 7:30pm. $10.
Ernie and the Automatics (CD release)
(admission includes free copy of the new CD)

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 18+
CNC Productions presents The Indie Rock Parade.

House of Blues in Boston. 8pm. no cover.
Live Nation presents Kid:Nap:Kin

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8:30pm. 21+
Ukelele Noir.

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 8:30pm doors. $5 advance; $8 at door.
Session Americana. (residency)

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Bearstronaut.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. 18+
Endway; Mission Hill.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10pm.
Jeremy Lyons.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm. 18+
Narrow Channels; Desolation Bells; Gibby and the Buzzkills; Broken City.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm. 21+
The Brothers McCann. (residency)

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH, 2009

WESTERN MASS.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
Jeff Martell (folk/acoustic)

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $17.50 advance; $20 at door. ALL AGES.
The Tannahill Weavers

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 6pm. $10. ALL AGES.
After The Burial, Veil Of Maya, ABBACAB, Pictures Of Winter, Underlying Truth, Our Defining Moment

METRO BOSTON

Church in Boston. 8pm.
Team Shred presents A Dark in the Light.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $10. 18+
Walter Sickert and The Army of Broken Toys; Jaggery; Goli (the three ladies of Fluttr Effect)
(also a screening of the new film The Why)
(to benefit production and screening of The Why)

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 6:30pm doors. $8 advance; $10 DOS. ALL AGES.
Mercy Mercedes; Lannen Fall; Almost Gold; The Danger Room.

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 7:30pm doors. $6 advance; $8 at door. 21+
The Densis Brennan Band; Jennifer Kimball.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $8 advance; $9 DOS. 18+
Eksi Ekso, Tiger Saw, The Broken River Prophet, Plumerai.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. 18+
WXRV presents Kathleen Edwards; The Last Town Chorus (Megan Hickey solo)

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $12 general admission.
Kimberly Fraser; Hanneke Cassel and Flynn Cohen.

The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10pm.
David Wax Museum.

The Precinct in Somerville. 10pm.
The Rex Complex.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm. 18+
With Engines; Drive Like Carson; Sincerely, The Management; Model Cars.

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OUT OF STATE

ACACIA STRAIN
Thursday, February 12th - Mission Theater, Mission, KS
Saturday, February 14th - Glasshouse Music Hall, Pamona, CA
Sunday, February 15th - Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ
Monday, February 16th - Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM
Tuesday, February 17th - Dos Amigos, Odessa, TX
Wednesday, February 18th - White Rabbit, San Antonio, TX

SETH GLIER
Friday, February 13th - Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT
Saturday, February 14th - Concerts at the Crossing, Titusville, NJ
Sunday, February 15th - The Bitter End, New York, NY
Monday, February 16th - The Cave, Chapel Hill, NC
Tuesday, February 17th - Norm's River Road House, Nashville, TN

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SAVE THE DATE

TONI LYNN WASHINGTON.
Sunday, February 22nd. The Grog in Newburyport.

OZZIE WILLIAMS AND THE MARION STRET BAND.
Friday, February 27th. Louie B's in Southwick.

BOSTON T PARTY WITH JENNIFER KIMBALL, ALISTAIR MOOCK,
TIM GEARAN, AND ROSE POLENZANI.
Friday, February 27th. Me and Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead.

THE ALCHEMYSTICS
Friday, March 6th. Iron Horse in Northampton.

JAMES MONTGOMERY.
Sunday, March 8th. The Grog in Newburyport.

RONNIE EARL AND THE BROADCASTERS.
Sunday, March 8th. Regent Theatre in Arlington.

ERNIE AND THE AUTOMATICS.
Friday, March 13th. Bull Run in Shirley.

ELI "PAPERBOY" REED AND THE TRUE LOVES.
Sunday, March 29th. Iron Horse in Northampton.

RYAN MONTBLEAU BAND.
Thursday, April 2nd. Tammany Hall in Worcester.

RAY LAMONTAGNE; THE LOW ANTHEM.
Tuesday, April 7th. Calvin Theatre in Northampton.

WORMTOWN'S ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Thursday, April 9th, April 16th, April 23rd, April 30th.
Mill Street Brews in Southbridge.

EILEN JEWELL.
Friday, April 10th. Bull Run in Shirley.

DANNY PEASE AND THE REGULATORS.
Saturday, April 11th. Iron Horse in Northampton.

GIRLS, GUNS AND GLORY.
Saturday, April 18th. The Basement in Northampton.

4TH ANNUAL MAI CRAMER BLUES AFTER HOURS BENEFIT CONCERT.
GUY DAVIS; TONI LYNN WASHINGTON.
Saturday, April 25th. Regent Theatre in Arlington.

ROCK'N FUNKY REGGAE FEST
Sunday, April 26th. Maximum Capacity in Chicopee.

SARAH BORGES AND THE BROKEN SINGLES.
Friday, May 1st. Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River.

ROCKIN' BBQ FOR THE TROOPS: BARELY LEGAL; REMEMBER WHEN; BAD HABIT;
WAYNE MORPHEW; CHRIS PIQUETTE'S INSIDE JOB
Saturday, May 16th. American Legion Post 325 in Holyoke.

2ND ANNUAL BERKSHIRE MUSIC SHOWCASE
MARY VERDI; TONY LEE THOMAS; WARSYNIUM; DREDI; SIFER; FRAGMENT POLY
Saturday, May 16th. Flavours at the Econolodge in Lenox.

7TH ANNUAL STRANGE CREEK FESTIVAL
Friday, May 22nd through Monday, May 25th
Camp Kee-Wanee in Greenfield

HOT LIKE FIRE
Saturday, May 30th. The Western Front in Cambridge.

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VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)

BERKSHIRES

Club Helsinki, 284 Main Street, Great Barrington 01230.
(413) 528-3394. http://www.clubhelsinkiweb.com
ClubHelsinki

Flavour's Restaurant, Econolodge, 130 Pittsfield Road (Route 7), Lenox
01240. (413) 637-3188. http://myspace.com/flavoursintheberkshires

Hami's, 162 South Main Street, Lanesboro 01237
(413) 443-0670

The Mission Bar, 438 North Street, Pittsfield 01201
(no phone listed) http://www.missionbarandtapas.com
Mission Bar

WESTERN MASS.

American Legion Hall, Route 9, Hadley

The Atlantic, 1393 Liberty Street, Springfield

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

Black Moon Music Lounge, 37 State Street, Route 202, Belchertown 01007
(413) 323-0013 http://www.myspace.com/blackmoonjazz

Brass Cat, 65 Cottage Street, Easthampton 01027 (413) 527-4085
http://www.hampmusic.com, then click on the link on the left

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

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

Fat Cat Bar and Grill, 232 Worthington Street, Springfield.
(413) 734-0554

The Hope and Olive, 44 Hope Street, Greenfield 01301
(413) 774-3150

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

Jocy's Bar, 60 Bridge Street, South Hadley 01075

Liston's, 324 Old North Road, Route 143, Worthington
(413) 238-5353

Maximum Capacity, 116 School Street, Chicopee 01013.
(413) 592-6406. http://www.myspace.com/maximumcapacity

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

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

Route 63 Roadhouse, Millers Falls 01349.
(413) 659-3384 http://www.myspace.com/rt63roadhouse

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

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

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

Waterfront Tavern, 920 Main Street, Holyoke 01040
(413) 532-2292 http://www.myspace.com/waterfronttavern

WISTAH

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

Greendale's Pub, 404 West Boylston Street, Worcester 01606
(508) 853-1350

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

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

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

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

Vincent's, 49 Suffolk Street, Worcester 01604
(508) 752-9439 http://www.myspace.com/incentsbar

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

Acton Jazz Cafe, 452 Great Road #3, Acton 01720
(978) 263-6161 http://www.actonjazzcafe.com/
Acton Jazz Cafe

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

The Chicken Bone, 135 Waverly Street (Route 135), Framingham 01702

(508) 879-1138 http://thechickenbone.com/
The Chicken Bone

Colonial Hotel, 625 Betty Spring Road, Gardner 01440

Dante's at Firefly's, 350 East Main Street (Route 20), Marlborough.
(508) 229-BLUES. http://www.fireflysbbq.com

Dante'sMarlborough

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

Fat Boy Bill's Blues Bar & Grill, 31 Central Street, Milford 01757.
(508) 634-0201 http://www.myspace.com/fatboysmilford

Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker Street, Gardner 01440
(978) 669-0122 http://www.gardnerale.com/
Gardner Ale House

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

Harry's Blues Bar and Grill, 700 Main Street, Hyannis 02601
(581) 778-4188 http://www.harrysbluesbar.com/
Harry's

The Kowloon Restaurant, Route 1 North, Saugus

Louie B's, 101 Point Grove Road, Southwick 01077
(413) 569-3466 http://www.mysoace.com/louiebs

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

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

Next Page Blues Cafe, 550 Broad Street, Weymouth 02453
(781) 335-9796

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

South Gardner Hotel, 8 East Main Street, Route 2A. Gardner 01440
(978) 630-1322

METRO BOSTON

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

Bill's Bar, 5.5 Lansdowne Street, Boston 02215.
(617) 421-9678 http://www.billsbar.com
Bill's Bar

Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139.

Church, 69 Kilmarnock Street, Boston 02115.
(617) 236-7600 (no website) http://www.churchofboston.com
http://www.myspace.com/churchboston

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

FELT, 533 Washington Street, Boston
(617) 350-5555 http://www.feltclubboston.com/weeklythur.asp

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

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

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

House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston 02215
(888) 693-BLUE http://www.hob.com/boston

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 02215.
(617) 562-8800. http://www.thedise.com/rockclub/index.html

Paradise Rock Club

Passim Center, 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge 02138
(617) 492-7679 http://www.passimcenter.org
Passim's

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

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

Sally O'Brien's, 335 Somerville Avenue, Somerville 02143
(617) 666-3589 http://www.sallyobriensbar.com/
Sally O'Brien's

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

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

TOAD, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139.
(617) 497-4950 http://www.toadcambridge.com
TOAD
 
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Weekly Band E-Mail #75.0 January 29th-February 4th, 2009
by BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net
Please don’t hesitate to send me your questions, comments, and suggestions!
DOS = Day of Show

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

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.

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.

To subscribe, send an e-mail to bananastasi@comcast.net with the word "subscribe" in the subject line.

There is a "Song of the Week" that turns on automatically when you go to http://www.myspace.com/weeklybandemail This week’s Song of the Week is a slow blues burner called "I’m Gonna Haunt You" by Boston’s Ernie and The Automatics. This band boasts quite a line-up, including Ernie Boch, Jr. on guitar; Barry Goudreau, the legendary power guitarist for Boston on guitar and vocals; and Sib Hashian, the drummer for Boston, on drums. "I’m Gonna Haunt You" is one of 12 songs from the band’s first CD, "Low Expectations," which is due in stores on Tuesday, February 17th. The CD can be pre-ordered now through their MySpace page. You can also find out the touring schedule for Ernie and the Automatics as well as other information by going to their MySpace page at
http://www.myspace.com/ernieandtheautomatics

Listings for The Basement in Northampton will be included in The Weekly Band E-Mail beginning this week.

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75.0.1 Because of the Super Bowl on Sunday, there will be no Happy Valley Showdown at The Elevens in Northampton and no Parker Wheeler’s Blues Party(tm) at The Grog in Newburyport this week.

75.0.2 The Brothers McCann will be in residency at TOAD in Cambridge every Tuesday night at 10pm during the month of February.

75.0.3 Ragefest North 3 will be held at the Lynn Arts Theatre on Friday, January 30th, beginning at 4pm. This is an ALL AGES show featuring Just Surrender; Ice Nine Kills, Vallon, Phone Calls From Home, Monty Are I, Honor Bright, The Stereo State, Brunswick, The Venetia Fair, Erroneous Decision, A Faylene Sky, and Sincerely, The Management. Tickets are $14 at the door.

75.0.4 The Basement in Northampton, which was formerly the home of Bishop’s Lounge (down the alley next to the police station on Center Street), will once again be having bands on Friday and Saturday nights beginning this week. The shows will begin at 10pm on Fridays and 8pm on Saturdays and be 21+, but they will now cost $5 instead of the old days when there was no cover charge.

75.0.5 Three Day Threshold just returned from a tour of Europe. While they were gone, The Iguana Music Fund and the Passim Folk Music and Cultural Center gave Three Day Threshold an award acknowledging the band’s musical achievements.

75.0.6 The first annual Limelight Magazine Music Awards ceremony was held at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River on Sunday, January 25th. Here is a list of the winners.

Band of the Year (Indie)
The Candace Brooks Band

Best Album by Group (Indie)
Dawning Days by Hello Mahalo

Best Album by Group (Major)
Crack of Dawn by MASS

Best Album by Solo Act (Indie)
Old & Young by Charlie Farren

Best Live Act (Indie)
Shryne

Best Live Act (Major)
MASS

Best New England Tribute Band
The Great Escape – A Tribute to Journey

Female Vocalist of the Year
Candace Brooks (of the Candace Brooks Band)

Male Vocalist of the Year
Justin Joyce (of Hello Mahalo)

Co-Guitarists of the Year
Joe Granata
Jack Lynx (of Beast Over Boston)

Drummer of the Year
Todd Salpietro (of Trendkill)

Bassist of the Year
Lou Spagnola (of The Fools and Fortune)

Keyboardist of the Year
Steve Baker (of Beatlejuice)

Brad Delp “Rising Star Award”
Grace Kelly

75.0.7 Rolling Stone is the largest music magazine in the United States, and MOJO is the largest music magazine in the U.K. They have both come out with their list of the best 50 albums of 2008, and the lists are fascinating to compare. Here they are. (Check out what came in at the #15 spot on the MOJO list.)

Rolling Stone

1. Dear Science - TV On the Radio
2. Tell Tale Signs The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Bob Dylan
3. The Carter III - Lil Wayne
4. Evil Urges - My Morning Jacket
5. Life, Death, Love and Freedom - John Mellencamp
6. Santogold - Santogold
7. Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends - Coldplay
8. Modern Guilt - Beck
9. Death Magnetic - Metallica
10. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
11. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
12. Chinese Democracy - Guns n’ Roses
13. Furr - Blitzen Trapper
14. Cardinology - Ryan Adams and The Cardinals
15. Attack and Release - The Black Keys
16. Harps and Angels - Randy Newman
17. One Kind Favor - B.B. King
18. Little Honey - Lucinda Williams
19. New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) - Erykah Badu
20. Only By the Night - Kings of Leon
21. Off With Their Heads - Kaiser Chiefs
22. Time the Conqueror - Jackson Browne
23. Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
24. Feed the Animals - Girl Talk
25. Distortion - The Magnetic Fields
26. Mudcrutch - Mudcrutch
27.That Lucky Old Sun - Brian Wilson
28. Remind Me In Three Days... - The Knux
29. For Emma, Forever Ago - Bon Iver
30. Rockferry - Duffy
31. Oracular Spectacular - MGMT
32. The Lonesome Song - Jamey Johnson
33. Year of the Gentleman - Ne-Yo
34. Real Emotional Trash - Stephen Malkmus
35. Dig, Lazarus, Dig!! - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
36. Stay Positive - The Hold Steady
37. The Slip - Nine Inch Nails
38. The Rhumb Line - Ra Ra Riot
39. Fearless - Taylor Swift
40. A Little Bit Longer - Jonas Brothers
41. Black Ice - AC/DC
42. Everything That Happens Will Happen Today - David Byrne and Brian Eno
43. Untitled - Nas
44. Consolers of the Lonely - The Raconteurs
45. Get Awkward - Be Your Own Pet
46. Fast Times At Barrington High - The Academy Is....
47. Skeletal Lamping - Of Montreal
48. The Way I See It - Raphael Saadiq
49. Made In the Dark - Hot Chip
50. Nouns - No Age

MOJO
1. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
2. The Age of the Understatement - The Last Shadow Puppets
3. 22 Dreams - Paul Weller
4. For Emma, Forever Ago - Bon Iver
5. Dig!! Lazarus Dig!!! - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
6. Stay Positive - The Hold Steady
7. Glasvegas - Glasvegas
8. The Week That Was - The Week That Was
9. London Zoo - The Bug
10. Home Before Dark - Neil Diamond
11. Third - Portishead
12. Cryland - Don Cavalli
13. Brighter Than Creation’s Dark - Drive-By Truckers
14. Do You Like Rock Music? - British Sea Power
15. Roll With You - Eli "Paperboy" Reed and The True Loves
16. New Amerykah Part One - Erykah Badu
17. Meo Suo I Eyrum Vio Spilum Endaualust - Sigur Ros
18. A Virtual Landslide - Pete Molinari
19. Modern Guilt - Beck
20. Dear Science - TV On the Radio
21. Welcome to Mali - Amadou and Mariam
22. Snowflake Midnight - Mercury Rev
23. The Seldom Seen Kid - Elbow
24. The Chemistry of Common Life - Fucked Up
25. Harps and Angels - Randy Newman
26. Home - Peter Broderick
27. Saturdays = Youth - M83
28. Stainless Style - Neon Neon
29. All Hour Cymbals - Yeasayer
30. See You in Magic - The Night Marchers
31. Rockferry - Duffy
32. I Started Out With Nothin and I Still Got Most Of It Left - Seasick Steve
33. In the 7th Moon... - Kasai Allstars
34. Street Horrrsing - Fuck Buttons
35. When Your Blackening Shows - Our Broken Garden]
36. Oracular Spectacular - MGMT
37. The Sinking of the Titanic - Gavin Bryars
38. Seventh Tree - Goldfrapp
39. Skwlwton - Abe Vigoda
40. Attack and Release - The Black Keys
41. Imperial Wax Solvent - The Fall
42. Un Dia - Juana Molina
43. @# %&! Smilers - Aimee Mann
44. Thw Malady of Elegance - Goldmund
45. Death Magnetic - Metallica
46. The Hard Way - James Hunter
47. Los Angeles - Flying Lotus
48. Black Ice - AC/DC
49. Loud Louder Stop - The Neil Crowley Trio
50. Dig Out Your Soul -Oasis

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 29TH, 2009

WESTERN MASS.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Loney, Dear, Dennis Crommett, Aric Bieganek.

Sierra Grille in Northampton. 10pm. $2. 21+
The Strippers (reunion show); Evil Bill.

WISTAH

Tammany Hall in Worcester. 9pm.
The Humans; Asleep in a Box; The Old Silver Band.

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

The Chicken Bone in Framingham. 9pm.
Meet the Day.

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:30pm.
Three Four One Hundred.

The Grog in Newburyport. 8:30pm. no cover. 21+
Soul Robot. (residency)

METRO BOSTON

Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. 9:30pm. $10.
The Chicken Slacks. (residency)

Church in Boston. 8pm. $8.
bostongaragebands.com presents Play Loud! Play Live! with Drunks Don’t Lie; Girl
on Top; Bullethead.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. 8pm. $8.
8:00pm Michelle Zydenbos
9:00pm VulGarity
10:00pm Sins of America
11:00pm Red Invasion

FELT in Boston. 9pm. $8 or free with college I.D. 21+
Kyrsta Young.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $10. 18+
Powderfinger Promotions, Northeast Performer, and Aloud present
Influenza; Aloud; Thick As Thieves; The Motion Sick.

The Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 7pm doors; 7:30pm show. $5. 21+
The Guggenheim Grotto (from Ireland) (residency)

The Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 9:30pm. $5 advance; $8 at door. 21+
Blizzard of ’78 (CD release party); Scarce (acoustic); Eddie Japan.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $10. 18+
Nightmare of You; Almost Gold; Vinyl Skyway.

Middle East downstairs in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $15. 18+
Aziz Ansari (Glow in the Dark Tour); Dan Boulger.

O’Brien’s Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
The Fake Boys; The New Warden; Frogball; TKC; 1929 Til I Die

P.A.’s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors.
$7 for 21+; $10 for 18-20 year olds.
Battleships; Jason and the Argonauts; The Tin Thistles.

The Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 8pm doors; 9pm show. 18+
1320 Records presents a "Live PA Set" by STS9 with special guests Pretty Lights, Break Science (DJ Set) featuring Adam Deitch.

Passim’s in Cambridge. 8pm. $15.
Flynn.

The Precinct in Somerville. 10pm. 21+
The Giant Kings (featuring Duke Levine and Chris Cote). (residency)

T.T. the Bear’s Place in Cambridge. 9:15pm. $10. 18+
9:15pm Cashed Foods.
10:15pm Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
11:50pm Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad.

TOAD in Cambridge. 7pm. 21+
Melvern Taylor and His Fabulous Meltones.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm. 21+
Roger Bryan and the Orphans.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 30TH, 2009

BERKSHIRES

Club Helsinki in Great Barrington. 9pm. $12.
Professor Louie and the Crowmatix.

Flavours at the Econolodge in Lenox. 21+
Gary Backstrom Band (formerly Jiggle the Handle); Jeff Bujak.

WESTERN MASS.

Ashfield Lake House. 8:30pm.
The Swift Kicks Band.

The Atlantic in Springfield. 7pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. 18+
blastermonkey presents Rotgut; Cities in Ruin; Defiler; Brutal Alliance; A Wrench in the Spokes.

The Basement in Northampton. 10pm. $5. 21+
World’s Greatest Dad.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Show Biz Kids (Steely Dan tribute)

The Elevens in Northampton. 10pm. 21+
The Fawns; The Luckless Pedestrian; One Happy Island; Jason Bourgeois.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $17.50 advance; $20 at door. ALL AGES.
Ellis Paul, Matthew Hebert

The Rendezvous in Turners Falls. 9:30pm.
Eric Hnatow.

Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. 9:30pm. $5. 21+
Mike Stetson Band.

Theodore’s in Springfield. 10pm. no cover.
Cider House.

WISTAH

Gilrein’s in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
Chris Fitz.

Greendale’s Pub in Worcester. 7pm.
Dave and Chris.

Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner in Worcester. 8pm.
Sadplant, Adx, Wicked Whiskey, The Murder Weapon, Hoodrat

Tammany Hall in Worcester. 9pm.
Skullfunked; The Move.

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

Bull Run in Shirley. 8pm. $12 cash advance; $16 cash day of show.
James Gordon.

The Chicken Bone in Framingham. 9:30pm.
Road Soda.

Dante’s at Firefly’s in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $8. 21+
Gregg Miller Group.

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:39pm.
The Force. (funk)

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Top Priority.

Harry’s Blues Bar in Hyannis.
Ryan Hart and the Blue Hearts.

Lynn Arts Theatre. 4pm doors. $10 advance; $14 at door. ALL AGES.
Red Blue Records presents Ragefest North 3 featuring
Phone Calls From Home
Ice Nine Kills
Vallon
Honor Bright
The Stereo State
Brunswick
Monty Are I
Just Surrender
The Venetia Fair
Us Against the Archers
A Faylene Sky
Shot Heard Around the World
These Green Eyes
Erroneous Decision
Lacerda
Jackons Kid Summer

Next Page Blues Cafe in Weymouth.
The Mudskippers.

The Narrows in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $25 advance; $28 day of show.
Michelle Shocked.

The Pump House in Southbridge. 9:30pm.
Ultimatum.

METRO BOSTON

40 years ago at The Boston Tea Party
1/30 through 2/1/1969
Savoy Brown Blues Band, Savoy Brown Blues Band

Cantab Lounge in Cambridge.
Diane Blue and the Fatback Band.

Church in Boston. 7pm. $10.
Zagnutt (CD release); Fools and H9orses; The Enthusiasts; The Key Components.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. 9pm. $7.
9:00pm Meladeego
10:00pm School for Robots
11:00pm The Rex Complex
12:00 midnight The Doctors Fox

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show. $8. 21+
The Joshua Tree: A Tribute to U2.

Johnny D’s in Somerville. 9:45pm. 21+
Matthew Stubbs and Sax Gordon (blues).

The Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 21+
Sarah Blacker; Tanner Walle; The Dejas; Tommy Dempsey and Smug.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $9 advance; $10 DOS. 18+
The Shills (CD release); Kid:Nap:Kin; Supervolcano; Justin Shorey (CD release)

O’Brien’s Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $5. 21+
Where the Land Meets the Sea; Bacchus King; Cars on Mars; Nassy.

P.A.’s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors.
$10 for 21+; $13 for 18-20 year olds.
The Union Square Roundtable with Eugene Mirman; Nick Branigan;
Ben Dryer; Caitlin Roy; Keira Horowitz; Steven Derocher; Chris Braiotta;
TD Sidell; Marian Didio.

The Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 8pm doors; 9pm show. 18+
John McLaughlin; Parachute.

Passim’s in Cambridge. 8pm. $17 general admission.
Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem.

Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10pm
David Aronoff.

The Precinct in Somerville.
The Mystery Tramps (unplugged); Greg Hawkes (The Cars)

Smoken Joe’s BBQ in Brighton. 8:30pm.
The Shirley Lewis Band.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm. 21+
The Coots.

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BERKSHIRES

Flavours at the Econolodge in Lenox. 21+
Sifer.

WESTERN MASS.

The Basement in Northampton. 8pm. $5. 21+
The John Cate Band.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Kristen Ford Band (rock/indie/alternative)

Brass Cat in Easthampton. 10pm. $4. 21+
Yucky Octopus.

Breakers in West Springfield. 10pm. $5. 21+
Danny Pease and the Regulators; The Glisten Effect.

The Elevens in Northampton. 10pm. 21+
The Mitchells; Circle of Buzzards (Jason Lowenstein of Sebadoh/Fiery Furnaces & Bob D’Amico of Fiery Furnaces); Empire State Troopers (from Albany, NY).

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 9:30pm. 21+
Back in Black (AC/DC tribute); Grind (Alice In Chains tribute)

Mocha Maya’s in Shelburne Falls. 7:30pm.
Fancy Trash; Matt Lowell.
(free, but tips are encouraged for the performers)

The Rendezvous in Turners Falls. 9:30pm.
Blame It On Tina.

Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. 9:39pm.
The Alchemystics. (reggae)

Southwick Inn. 9:30pm.
The Inside Job.

Theodore’s in Springfield. 9pm. no cover.
Ozzie Williams and the Marion Street Band.
(Ozzie Williams is Taj Mahal’s brother)

Winterland Country Club in Greenfield. $3.
D.I.X.

WISTAH

Gilrein’s in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
Matt Stubbs.

Greendale’s Pub in Worcester. 8pm
No Alibi.

Palladium in Worcester. 5:30pm doors; 6:30pm show. $20. ALL AGES.
Unearth; Every Time I Die; Sick Of It All; Emmure; Since The Flood;
Impending Doom; Born Of Osiris.

Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner in Worcester. 8pm.
Six String Birthday Bash with Mindset X, Devoid, Skulltoboggan, Gods Green Earth, Stone Crusher.

Tammany Hall in Worcester. 9pm.
Lot 54.

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

Bull Run in Shirley. 8pm. $8 cash advance; $10 cash day of show.
Loose Tongues.

The Chicken Bone in Framingham. 9pm.
Bruce Marshall Group.

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

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:39pm.
Sour D. (rock)

Fat Boy Bill’s in Milford. 8pm.
Saturday Blue Collar.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
The Evan Goodrow Band.

Harry’s Blues Bar in Hyannis.
The Racky Thomas Band.

Next Page Blues Cafe in Weymouth.
Young Neal and the Vipers.

The Pump House in Southbridge. 9:30pm.
Rose Colored Glasses.

METRO BOSTON

Bill’s Bar in Boston. 8:30pm doors. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
Onslaught Entertainment presents Campaign for Real-Time, Planetoid, The
Chronicle Monocle.

Cantab Lounge in Cambridge.
Diane Blue and the Fatback Band.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. 9pm. $7.
9:00pm Cello Chix
10:00pm Highland Moore (Kenne Highland and Jody Urbati
11:00pm Hixx
12:00 midnight The New Frustrations

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show.
$10 advance; $13 day of show. 18+
Leedz Edutainment presents Madness 2012 BDay Bash featuring Defcon, Left Over Wine, Anti Theory.

Johnny D’s in Somerville. 9:45pm. 21+
Sarah Borges.

The Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 21+
Mike Hallal Band.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $9 advance; $10 DOS. 18+
Fluttr Effect, Copal, The Campbell Apartment, Protean Collective

Middle East downstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $12. 18+
Corolla DeVille; Willie Alexander and the Boom Boom Band; Reddy Teddy (CD
release of "Loud and Clear"); Robin Lane and the Chartbusters.

O’Brien’s Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
Born of Thunder; Revocation; Mob Hill; Riff Cannon.

P.A.’s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors.
$8 for 21+; $11 for 18-20 year olds. 18+
B.J. Snowden.

RODFEST 7
The Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 8pm doors; 9pm show. 18+
Acoustic sets from Shays’ Rebellion, Colin Toomey, and Sixteen on Center.
Three Day Threshold, Rogue Heroes, Girls, Guns and Glory, and Cassavettes.

Passim’s in Cambridge. 8pm. $16 general admission.
Brian Webb; Amber Rubarth.

Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 4pm.
Josh Lederman.

Plough and Stars in Cambridge. 10pm
Andrea Gillis.

The Precinct in Somerville. 21+
The Mike Murray Band.

Sally O’Brien’s Bar and Grill in Somerville. 9pm.
Ray Mason Band.

Smoken Joe’s BBQ in Brighton. 8:30pm.
The Shirley Lewis Band.

TOAD in Cambridge. 7pm. 21+
Tim Gearan.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm. 21+
Amapola.

The Western Front in Cambridge. 10pm-2am.
Hot Like Fire (reggae).

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2009


ON THE RADIO

Bay State Rock is the local music show that airs every Sunday night, 10pm-midnight, on WAAF, 107.3FM in Westborough, and WKAF, 97.7FM in Brockton. This week’s show will feature a live acoustic performance by Gene Dante and the Future Starlets. You can listen life at http://www.waaf.com

WESTERN MASS.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Chris O’Brien, Amber Rubarth

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 6pm. $12. ALL AGES.
Avely, Mordisk, Too Late The Hero, August Is Over, AM Transit, Astronomer.

METRO BOSTON

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $9. 18+
Heather Greene, Derek Lee Bronston

Middle East downstairs in Cambridge. 8pm doors.
$17 advance; $20 DOS. ALL AGES.
Blood (from Japan, final tour), Echostream, GPKism, DJ SiSen

O’Brien’s Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Lady Magma; Pass Kontrol.

P.A.’s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors.
$7 for 21+; $10 for 18-20 year olds. 18+
Grimis; The Dreadful Yawns; E.R. (Eldridge Rodriguez of The Beatings)

T.T. the Bear’s Place in Cambridge. 9pm. $7. 18+
9:00pm The Last Front
10:00pm Hollerado
11:00pm Hollerado

TOAD in Cambridge. 8pm. 21+
Cahalen David Morrison.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm. 21+
Lake Street Drive.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2009

Fifty years ago tonight was the day Don McLean refers to as "The Day the Music Died" in his classic 1971 song "American Pie". Buddy Holly (Charles Hardin), Richie Valens (Richie Valenzuela), and "The Big Bopper" (Jiles P. Richardson) had just finished playing a show at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, and the three decided to fly to their next show in Moorhead, Minnesota the next night. The three young performers, who were all on the cusp of making it big, and pilot Roger Peterson were killed when the plane crashed five minutes after take-off from a nearby airport in Mason City just after 1am. The plane only held three people plus the pilot. Waylon Jennings gave up his seat on the plane to J.P. Richardson, who was running a fever and was having trouble fitting his stocky frame into the tour bus. Tommy Alsup flipped a coin with Richie Valens for the third seat and Richie Valens won the coin toss. There is a special symposium planned tonight at The Surf Ballroom with relatives of the three musicians as featured speakers. All 2,500 tickets were sold out a "long, long time ago," when "the music used to make me smile."

METRO BOSTON

Church in Boston. 8pm. $8 advance; $10 day of show.
Ammonia Booking and Relapse Records presents Dysrhythmia (members of Behold the
Arctopus); Tombs (ex-Amodyne); Izzi Creo; Moneral Led to the Grave.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show. 18+
Drive Like Carson; Letterday; Attack the City; Johnny Stranger.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 8:30pm doors. $8 advance; $9 DOS. 18+
Intransitive presents Thurston Moore and Mats Gustaffson; Sickness; Ashley Paul; Perispirit.

Middle East downstairs in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $18 advance; $20 DOS. 18+
MassConcerts presents Powerman 5000, Til We Die, Bloodwitch (featuring members
of Seemless)

The Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. 18+
WXRV presents James Morrison; Erin McCarley.

TOAD in Cambridge. 8pm. 21+
Shwang featuring Anita Suhanin.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10:51pm. 21+
The Tim Gearan Band.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD, 2009


ON THE RADIO

Pipeline! is the local music show that airs every Tuesday night, 8-10pm, on
WMBR, 88.1 FM in Cambridge. This week’s program will feature a live in-studio
performance by Holey Moley.
You can listen live online or up to two weeks after the program airs at
http://www.wmbr.org/www/sched-tue#pipeline (scroll down to "Pipeline!")

WESTERN MASS.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
Brian Thomas’s Jazz Workshop.

Calvin Theatre in Northampton. 8pm. $35; $25. ALL AGES.
The Pink Floyd Experience.

508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:30pm.
Fats Hammond (organ jazz) (residency)

METRO BOSTON

Church in Boston. 8pm. $5.
Dearborn Valley.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $12. 18+
Fenway Recording Sessions presents Heartless Bastards.

Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 8:30pm doors. $5 advance; $8 at door.
Session Americana. (residency)

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $8 advance; $9 DOS. 18+
Grinding Tapes Showcase with Mr. Sister, Elijah Wyman (from NC), The Points North, The Earth People Orchestra.

O’Brien’s Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $5. 18+
Box; Gallow Hounds; Purple Heart.

T.T. the Bear’s Place in Cambridge. 9:15pm. $10. 18+
9:15pm Nico Vega
10:15pm Von Iva
11:15pm Semi Precious Weapons

TOAD in Cambridge. 8pm. 21+
Ryan Fitzsimmons.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm. 21+
The Brothers McCann. (residency)

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2009


WESTERN MASS.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
Changes in Latitude Duo (folk/rock)

METRO BOSTON

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $13. 18+
MassConcerts presents Lenka; The Spring Standards.

Harpers Ferry in Allston rock city. 8pm doors; 9:30pm show. 18+
Harpers Ferry New Music Showcase featuring Tripl3crow, Lespecial; Revelation.

The Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. 7:30pm doors. $6 advance; $8 at door. 21+
The Dennis Brennan Band; Jennifer Kimball.

Middle East upstairs in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $8 advance; $9 DOS. 18+
The Bright Hours; St. Helena; Muy Cansado; Sera del Fuego.

T.T. the Bear’s Place in Cambridge. 9pm. $7. 18+
9:00pm Arms and Legs
9:50pm Gypsy Cab
10:40pm Like Trains and Taxis
11:30pm Jessica Tonder

TOAD in Cambridge. 7pm. 21+
Todd Thibaud.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm. 21+
Jeremy Lyons; Dana Colley; Jerome Deupree.

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OUT OF STATE

ANTJE DUKEVOT
Friday, January 30th - Frog Song, Cotati, CA
Saturday, January 31st - Sutter Creek Theatre, Sutter Creek, CA

ERNIE AND THE AUTOMATICS
Friday, January 30th - Chan’s, Woonsocket, RI

ULTIMATUM
Saturday, January 31st - All Star Sports Bar and Grill, Manchester, CT

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SAVE THE DATE

HAPPY VALLEY SHOWDOWN WEEK FIVE.
SUPER HAPPY WICKED AWESOME FUNTIME; NEXT PRESIDENT;
THE YOUNG FLYERS; WHISTLE JACKET; PETULANT CHILD;
OUR MOTHER’S ARE GODS.
Sunday, February 8th. The Elevens in Northampton.

THE EMERGENZA FESTIVAL.
Monday, February 9th through Thursday, February 12th.
Church in Boston.

JOHNNY A.
Friday, February 13th. Bull Run in Shirley.

SWILLMERCHANTS; UNDER FALLING SKIES; GBNE; TALOS.
Saturday, February 14th. Maximum Capacity in Chicopee.

TONI LYNN WASHINGTON.
Saturday, February 14th. Theodore’s in Springfield.

HAPPY VALLEY SHOWDOWN FINALS.
THE BRASS; BUNNY’S A SWINE; MOTEL MATCHES
Sunday, February 15th. The Elevens in Northampton.

TONI LYNN WASHINGTON.
Sunday, February 22nd. The Grog in Newburyport.

BOSTON T PARTY WITH JENNIFER KIMBALL, ALISTAIR MOOCK,
TIM GEARAN, AND ROSE POLENZANI.
Friday, February 27th. Me and Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead.

THE ALCHEMYSTICS
Friday, March 6th. Iron Horse in Northampton.

JAMES MONTGOMERY.
Sunday, March 8th. The Grog in Newburyport.

GIRLS, GUNS AND GLORY.
Saturday, April 18th. The Basement in Northampton.

HOT LIKE FIRE
Saturday, May 30th. The Western Front in Cambridge.

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VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)

BERKSHIRES

Club Helsinki, 284 Main Street, Great Barrington 01230.
(413) 528-3394. http://www.clubhelsinkiweb.com
ClubHelsinki

Flavour’s Restaurant, Econolodge, 130 Pittsfield Road (Route 7), Lenox
01240. (413) 637-3188. http://myspace.com/flavoursintheberkshires

WESTERN MASS.

Ashfield Lake House, 141 Buckland Road, Ashfield 01330.
(413) 628-3224 (no web site)

The Atlantic, 1393 Liberty Street, Springfield

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

Black Moon Music Lounge, 31 State Street, Route 202, Belchertown 01007
(413) 323-0013 http://www.myspace.com/blackmoonjazz
Black Moon

Brass Cat, 65 Cottage Street, Easthampton 01027 (413) 527-4085
http://www.hampmusic.com, then click on the link on the left

The Breakers, 1272 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield 01089.
(413) 736-6834

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

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
The
Elevens

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

Maximum Capacity, 116 School Street, Chicopee 01013.
(413) 592-6406. http://www.myspace.com/maximumcapacity
Maximum
Capacity

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

Rendezvous, 78 Third Street, Turners Falls
(413) 863-2866. http://www.rendezvoustfma.com
Rendezvous

Route 63 Roadhouse, Millers Falls 01349.
(413) 659-3384 http://www.myspace.com/rt63roadhouse

Sierra Grille, 41 Strong Avenue #A in Northampton.
(formerly Bay State Hotel) (413) 584-1150
http://www.hampmusic.com and then click on
the link on the left side of the page.

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

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

Waterfront Tavern, 920 Main Street, Holyoke 01040
(413) 532-2292 http://www.myspace.com/waterfronttavern

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

Winterland

WISTAH

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

Greendale’s Pub, 404 West Boylston Street, Worcester 01606
(508) 853-1350

Palladium, 261 Main Street, Worcester 01608.
(508) 797-9696. http://www.thepalladi
 
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