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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Brian Anastasi

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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413 AREA CODE

Academy of Music, 274 Main Street. Northampton 01060.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ITAM Lodge, 96 Waubeek Road, Pittsfield 01201

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem 01970

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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METRO BOSTON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston 02215

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Orpheum Theater,1 Hamilton Place, Boston 02108.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This comes from Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

413 AREA CODE

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26TH, 2010

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

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

DreamAway Lodge in Becket.
Laurianne Fiorentino.

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

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

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

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27TH, 2010

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

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

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

DreamAway Lodge in Becket.
Abi Tapia.

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

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

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

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee.
Explicit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

DreamAway Lodge in Becket.
Bobby Sweet.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 29TH, 2010

DreamAway Lodge in Becket.
Sean Rowe.

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

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

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

MONDAY, AUGUST 30TH, 2010

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31ST, 2010

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2010

VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)
413 AREA CODE

Academy of Music, 274 Main Street. Northampton 01060.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pines Theater, Look Park, Route 9 west, Florence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 29TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

MONDAY, AUGUST 30TH, 2010

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31ST, 2010

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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METRO BOSTON

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26TH, 2010

Cantab Lounge in Cambridge.
Chicken Slacks Soul Revue.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smoken Joe's BBQ in Brighton
Philip Pemberton Band.

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smoken Joe's BBQ in Brighton
Peter Parcek Trio.

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smoken Joe's BBQ in Brighton
Sarah Thompson Band.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 29TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smoken Joe's BBQ in Brighton
Geoff Bartley.

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

MONDAY, AUGUST 30TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

Smoken Joe's BBQ in Brighton.
Bruce Marshall.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31ST, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2010

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

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

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

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

VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)
METRO BOSTON

Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139.

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

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

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

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

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

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

House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston 02215

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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bananastasi - Wed, Aug 11, 2010, 8:32 P
Weekly Band E-Mail #140.0 NEWS August 12th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #140.0 August 12th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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People from all over the country will be gathering together this weekend in North Adams to attend the Solid Sound Festival, a music and arts festival created by Wilco. The Boston Herald enthused "Wilco worshipers unite! Your Woodstock, your Lollapalooza, your Christmas, New Year’s and Fourth of July smashed into one is here!"

The Solid Sound Festival will take place at the sprawling campus of Mass MoCA beginning Friday, August 13th at 8pm and running through Sunday, August 15th at 8pm. The festival will include every one of the band members’ side projects, an eclectic mix of other indie artists, comedy, film, art and exhibits.

Wilco is an alternative rock band based in Chicago. Its name comes from the voice procedure term "wilco" or "will comply." The band was formed in 1994 by the remaining members of alternative country group Uncle Tupelo following singer Jay Farrar's departure. Wilco's lineup has changed frequently, with only singer Jeff Tweedy and bassist John Stirratt remaining from the original incarnation. Since early 2004, the other current members are guitarist Nels Cline, multi-instrumentalists Pat Sansone and Mikael Jorgenson, and drummer Glenn Kotche. Wilco has released seven studio albums, a live double album, two collaborations with Billy Bragg, and one collaboration with The Minus Five.

Rolling Stone magazine named Wilco's 2001 album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" on Nonesuch as the third best album of the decade, saying "Wilco's great leap forward was a mix of rock tradition, electronics, oddball rhythms and experimental gestures: a new vocabulary for an overwhelmed, dislocated age where we'd need to draw on both history and invention to survive."

"Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" is Wilco's most successful release to date, selling over 500,000 copies. The band won two Grammy(r) Awards for their fifth studio album, 2004's "A Ghost is Born," including Best Alternative Music Album. Wilco released their seventh studio album, "Wilco (The Album)," on June 30th, 2009.

Wilco offshoots performing at the event include drummer Glenn Kotche’s On Fillmore, the Nels Cline Singers featuring guitarist Cline, the Autumn Defense with bassist John Stirratt and multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone, and keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen’s Pronto. Kotche is also putting up an interactive drum head installation, and Cline will host an interactive guitar pedal exhibit.

Of the other groups and singers performing, it should be noted that Mavis Staples, who spent the first half of the year recording an album with Jeff Tweedy at Wilco's Chicago studio, will be appearing on Sunday night. Also performing will be Bennington, VT trio Mountain Man, Portland, Maine’s Brenda, The Books from North Adams, Avi Buffalo from Long Beach, CA, and Vetiver from the San Francisco Bay area. And Chicago’s Deep Blue Organ Trio, Vermont-based Bread and Puppet Theater company, and comedians Todd Barry, Hannibal Buress, John Mulaney, and Kristen Schaal will also be a part of the weekend.

If there are still tickets available, they will be $99.50, the same price as they were in advance. Children under 6 will be admitted for free.

Here is the video for "Smells Like Content" by The Books:


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

Here is the video for "You and I" from "Wilco (The Album)":


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

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The new single from Barrence Whitfield and the Monkey Hips has been released on Somerville-based Q Division Records' Q-Dee label. The problem is, the single is just that: a 7" vinyl 45 rpm record. Even though it is on colored vinyl, and even though vinyl is making a comeback of sorts, the fact remains that the majority of people now listen to music via YouTube or downloads from iTunes and amazon.com.

Only 500 copies of the yellow record are available. To listen to "Bulit Like a Rock" b/w "I Love Her So," go to
http:/q-dee.com And copies are available for sale there for $8 each.

Here is a video of Barrence Whitfield and the Monkey Hips performing "Bip Bop Bip" at Cafe 9 in New Haven, CT:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpQbUu8Vj2s

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People are still talking about the new album from Eli "Paperboy" Reed and the True Loves, "Come and Get It," which was finally released in the U.S. on Tuesday, August 10th. This is the band's third release. In 2005 Eli Husock and his bandmates released a CD on the tiny Double E Records, followed by the 2008 release of "Roll with You" on Q Division, and now "Come and Get It" on Capitol. The new CD is available at all Newbury Comics locations for $9.99.

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The Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls, which everyone thought was closed for good after the Drunk Stuntmen played there on Saturday, June 26th, is once again open and will start having bands play again on Friday and Saturday nights starting this weekend.

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The Iron Horse in Northampton is having a whole bunch of shows featuring Massachusetts bands in the coming months. Here is the list:

Friday, August 20th, 7pm, Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade
Saturday, August 21st, 10pm, The Stone Coyotes
Tuesday, August 31st, 7pm Lou Barlow and the Missingmen
(a full band show from the member of Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh)
Friday, September 10th, 7pm, The Lonesome Brothers 20th anniversary show; The Ray Mason Band
Saturday, September 11th, 10pm, Fiesta Brava
Friday, September 17th, 7pm, Duke Robillard; The Reprobates Blues Band
Friday, September 17th, 10pm, Appalachian Still
Saturday, September 18th, 10pm, The Big Bad Bollocks
Friday, September 24th, 10pm, The Fine and Dandy Trio; Bella's Bartok
Saturday, October 2nd, 7pm, Ellis Paul
Thursday, October 7th, 10pm, The Alchemystics
Sunday, October 17th, 7pm, Seth Glier
Sunday, October 31st, 7pm, The David Wax Museum
Friday, November 19th, 10pm, The Chandler Travis Philharmonic
Friday, November 26th, 7pm, Roomful of Blues
Saturday, November 27th, 10pm, The Alchemystics
Friday, December 3rd, 7pm; Saturday, December 4th, 7pm; Saturday, December 4th, 10pm, Crooked Still
Sunday, December 5th, 7pm, Winterbloom (Antje Dukevot, Natalia Zukerman, Meg Hutchinson, and Anne Heaton)

For ticket prices and more information on any of these acts, go to
http://www.iheg.com

The Stone Coyotes were asked at the last minute to open for Willie Nelson and Family at Mountain Park in Holyoke this past Sunday, August 8th. They will also be performing at this year's Three County Fair in Northampton.

Here is a video of The Stone Coyotes performing "Plain American Girl" at the Iron Horse back in 2004:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09Jbly1JGmU

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The fifth annual New England Blues Festival will be held on Saturday, September 11th at Battis Field in Middleborough. The festival is held to promote blues music in southern New England and to benefit worthy area community groups. This year's line-up includes Wolf and the Jam Daddies, The Walkin' Blues Band, Gerry Dokoto, Bogged Down, Wood Spirit Band, Mark T. Small, and Dan Lawson. Proceeds go to the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center. General admission tickets are $20, and may be purchased online at http://nebluesfest.com/
If you would like to have your tickets mailed to you, there is a $6 fee.

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Django Reinhardt at 100: Gypsy Jazz is the name of a very special show coming to the Calvin Theatre in Northampton on Saturday, October 30th, starting at 8pm. Tickets are $25 and $35, and go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 13th online at http:/www.iheg.com at the Northampton Box Office, or by calling (413) 586-8686.

Jean "Django" Reinhardt was of the first prominent European jazz musicians and remains one of the most renowned and most influential jazz guitarists. With violinist Stéphane Grappelli, he cofounded the Quintette du Hot Club de France, described by critic Thom Jurek as "one of the most original bands in the history of recorded jazz. Legendary French guitarist Dorado Schmitt has long been at the center of the gypsy music resurgence in the US. In celebration of legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt’s 100th birthday, Schmitt has assembled yet another stellar gypsy jazz unit which includes himself on Lead Guitar (and vocal), Hono Winterstein on Rhythm Guitar, Xavier Nikq on double bass, Pierre Blanchard on Violin, and Peter Beets on Piano.

Here is a video of the lineup that will be at the Iron Horse performing at Birdland in New York City:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a64uyOUw_A

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as well as blogs, posters, flyers, and e-mails..
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bananastasi - Wed, Aug 11, 2010, 8:25 P
Weekly Band E-Mail #140 LISTINGS August 12th - August 18th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #140.0 August 12th - August 18th, 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 12TH, 2010

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

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 7pm.
Nobody's Fat.

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. no cover. 21+
Round two of the Wormtown Trading Company Battle of the Bands.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $25 advance; $30 at door. ALL AGES.
Suzy Bogguss.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Piccadilly Pub in West Springfield. 8:30-11:30pm.
The Blue Veins.


Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 6pm. $8 for $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
The Dopamines; Grabass Charlestons; Soul Train; Troops of Tomorrow (from D.C.); midi and the modern dance; curious volume; Sink You Fool!

Sierra Grille in Northampton. 10pm. $3. 21+
The Original Cowards; Daniel Hales and the Frost Heaves; Span of Sunshine.

Stearns Square in Springfield. 7:30pm. free. ALL AGES.
John Eddie.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 13TH, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Robin O'Herin.

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

Dream Away Lodge in Becket.
The Tao Seeger Band.
Free, but tips are encouraged for the performers.

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. 21+
Leeches of Lore; Elder; Problem with Dragons.
This is a Meteor City Records metal show, but is not confirmed. Call the Elevens before going.

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. ALL AGES.
Justice Yeldham; Diagram A; Keith Fullerton; Whitman.

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. 8pm.
Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem.

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

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. ALL AGES
Inner Visions; i ldren.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Paper City Brewery in Holyoke. 6pm.
Tailor Made.

Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. 9:30pm. $5. 21+
Turn It Loose.

Snowzee's Music Shack in Sunderland. 9pm. no cover. ALL AGES.
Josh and Bill.

Theodore's in Springfield. 9pm. no cover.
The Art Steele Blues Band.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14TH, 2010

The Basement in Northampton. 8pm. no cover. 21+
The Fawns; National Carpet.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
John Mayock and the Homesteaders.

Brass Cat in Easthampton. 10pm. $4. 21+
The Lonesome Brothers.

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 9pm.
New Orleans Brass Project.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
The Whiskey Brothers.

BLUES AS A CURE
Crossroads in Palmer.
The Disciples; Mark Nomad; The Susan Angeletti Band; Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze; The Reprobates Blues Band; Blueshead; Barely Legal;

Dream Away Lodge in Becket.
The Beeline Ramblers.
Free, but tips are encouraged for the performers.

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. $5. 21+
Tidwell's Treasure.

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

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. 8pm.
Lucy Kaplansky.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Debbie Davies Band.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 10pm.
Accidental Groove.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls.
8pm M.R. Poulopoulos.
Free, but tips are encoiuraged for the performer.

Pearl Street ballroom in Northampton. 9pm. $15. ALL AGES.
Deer Hunter; Kurt Vile; K Holes.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Snowzee's Music Shack in Sunderland. 9pm. no cover. ALL AGES.
Mark Snow Band.

Theodore's in Springfield. 9pm. no cover.
The Gordon Stone Band; The Ryan Hommel Trio.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15TH, 2010

Dream Away Lodge in Becket.
Dan Daniels and Kurt Hanson.
Free, but tips are encouraged for the performers.

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. $6. ALL AGES.
St. Dad; Maine Coonz.

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

Mountain Park in Easthampton. 4:30pm doors;; 6pm show. $30. ALL AGES.
Gov't Mule; Jackie Greene.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 2pm. $7. ALL AGES.
Take One Car; Surviving Kenney; Good Citizens; I Am Alaska; Sleep Bellum Sonno; Taste of Fate; Condition Oakland.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 6:30pm doors; 7pm show. $10 advance, $12 at door. ALL AGES.
Transit; A Breath Beyond Broken; Manners; All Set; Boardwalks; Collapse.

MONDAY, AUGUST 16TH, 2010

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $35 advance; $40 at door. ALL AGES.
Beth Orton; Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 17TH, 2010

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18TH, 2010

WATERMELON WEDNESDAYS
West Whately Chapel. 7:30pm. $15. ALL AGES.
Matt Haimovitz

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 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

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/

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, 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

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, AUGUST 12TH, 2010

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 10pm. $8 21+
Jack Grace and the Mariachi Horns (NYC).

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:30pm.
Regressing to Apes; Tokyo Tramps.

The Grog in Newburyport. 8pm. $3. 21+
Soul Robot; Casey Herlihy.

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester. 8pm.
Flock of Assholes; Lesser Known Contender; Don't Forget to Breathe.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
Metal Thursday C (100th show) with Blistered Earth (one time only reunion); Shroud of Bereavement; Soul Remnants; Sarcomancy.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 13TH, 2010

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 10pm. $10 21+
The Brew.

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $25 reserved seating.
Pousette-Dart Band; Satch Kerans Band.

LOWELL SUMMER MUSIC SERIES
Boardinghouse Park in Lowell. 7:30pm.
$45 advance; $50 day of show. Children 12 and under free.
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band.

Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $25 advance; $30 at door.
Michael Cleveland and the Flamekeepers (bluegrass).

C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
The State of Mind Band.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $7. 21+
Los Sugar Kings.

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:30pm.
Frizzle Fry (Weezer tribute)

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Nerve 8.

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester. 8pm.
Seams to Reason; Seven Minute Stagger; Another Soldier Down; A Simple Complex.

Mal's Lounge at George's Restaurant in Haverhill. 9pm.
Boston City Rythem.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
Mack the Knife; Go!; The Clozapines; Hello Ninja.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14TH, 2010

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 9pm. $22 21+
The Meters Experience featuring Leo Nocentelli and his band of All Stars (from New Orleans)

LOWELL SUMMER MUSIC SERIES
Boardinghouse Park in Lowell. 7:30pm.
$16 advance; $20 day of show. Children 12 and under free.
Jonathan Edwards; Aztec Two-Step.

C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
Bellevue Cadillac.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $16. 21+
The James Montgomery Band.

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

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
The Boston Tea Party.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Dr. Easy.

Indian Ranch in Webster. 10am gates; 2pm show.
$32.50 and $37.50 general admission. $45, $47.50, and $50 reserved seating.
Lonestar.

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester. 8pm.
Spitshine; Deep Six.

Mal's Lounge at George's Restaurant in Haverhill. 9pm.
Mission of Blues.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Herra Terra; Ghost Ocean; Organ Beats; Desperate Strangers; Godilla.

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

Tammany Hall in Worcester. 9pm. $10. 18+
Danny Pease and the Regulators; The Change Up; Wolfman Conspiracy.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15TH, 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).

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 10pm. $25 21+
Martin Sexton.

PARKER WHEELER'S BLUES PARTY(c)
The Grog in Newburyport. 7-11pm. $5. 21+
Lydia Warren; Max Sullivan.

Indian Ranch in Webster. 10am gates; 2pm show.
$24.50 and $29.50 general admission. $37, $39.50, and $42 reserved seating.
Country Ratpack featuring Tracy Lawrence, Mark Chestnutt, and Richie McDonald.

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester. 9pm.
Dr. Gonzo's Road Kill Orchestra (residency); Triple Cobra (from San Francisco)

MONDAY, AUGUST 16TH, 2010

TUESDAY, AUGUST 17TH, 2010

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18TH, 2010

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 10pm. $10 21+
Dub Apocalypse.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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METRO BOSTON

THURSDAY, AUGUST 12TH, 2010

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $8. 21+
Jake Hill; Jim Hanft; Will Knox; Sam Otis Hill and Co.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $6.
8pm The Crazy Buffalos
9pm Honey Deluxe
10pm The Bottles
11pm Erich French

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Aoife O'Donovan and Friends.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $9. 18+
Dirty Dishes; The Shills; Ketman; Ann Driscoll.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8pm.
Stonehoney (from Austin, TX)

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
The Big Big Bucks; Thunderhole; Thousands; Young Adults.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
The Auspicious Event; Collington; Guitars.

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. $10 advance; $12 day of show.
8:50pm Mount Peru
9:40pm Magic Magic
10:30pm Spinto Band
11:30pm Miniature Tigers

FRIDAY, AUGUST 13TH, 2010

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $10 advance; $13 day of show. 21+
Agent Bishop Booking presents
9pm Liptease
10pm Gene Dante and the Future Starlets
11pm Sidewalk Driver
12midnight Planetoid

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
8pm Kelsey (Pillow Theory)
9pm Another Divide
10pm litehouse
11pm The Liz Borden Band
12midnight Sins of America

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $18 general admission. ALL AGES.
Hanneke Cassel.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9:45pm.
Superhoney.

ROCK AND BLUES CRUISE
Long Wharf in Boston. 7:30pm boarding. 8pm sail. $25. 21+
Enter the Haggis.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Obscenity Cult presents Up Your Bucket; Bring Your Knife; Insult; Chris Evil and the Taints.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 6-7:30pm. $10. 21+
School of Groove Student Showcase.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
Lord Jeff; Christy and Emily; Kristin Mueller.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14TH, 2010

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $12. 21+
8pm Inside the Avalanche
9pm Camden
10:15pm Lets Tokyo
11:30pm The Organic Sound Project

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
9pm Ginger Ibex
10pm The Onesmith
11pm Axemunkee

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
What Time Is It Mr. Fox?; HUMANWINE.

Dante's at Firefly's in Quincy. 9:30pm. no cover. 21+
The Dons.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $10. 21+
Neptune; Big Digits; Man Forever.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 7pm.
Toni Lynn Washington.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 10pm.
Milo Z.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
Slow Blood Productions presents Fuxa Natra; Quilty (from NYC); Magnetic Island (from NYC); earthquake party!

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
The Seventh Ring of Saturn; Up From the Sky; The Inhalers.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15TH, 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. $7. 21+
9pm Holiday Mountian
10pm Anymen
11pm Ming Ming

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $20 general admission. ALL AGES.
Dave Carter tribute with Tracy Grammer, Bob Franke, and Meg Hutchinson.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $10 advance; $12 at door.. 18+
Warpaint; Javelin; Beach Fossils.

Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain. 1pm doors. $7.
For the Worse; Hookhands; Bad Lieutenants; Sad Plant; Cry Havoc; The Spats.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 7pm. $5. 18+
RTT presents Grabass Charlestons; The Dopamines; Dan Webb and the Spiders; Bummer.

MONDAY, AUGUST 16TH, 2010

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $10 general admission. ALL AGES.
Iricus.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 8:30pm. $7. 18+
MassConcerts presents New Politics; Funeral Party; RIBS.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
The Delta Mirror; The Ropes; Magic Man.

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. $12.
Powah Productions presents
8:50pm The Future Everybody
9:35pm Triple Cobra
10:25pm Pallmdale featuring Kay Hanley and Linus of Hollywood

TUESDAY, AUGUST 17TH, 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. 7pm. $30 general admission. ALL AGES.
Vienna Teng and Alex Wong.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Circles; DJs Mistaker and Damien Paul.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8pm.
Rick Berlin; Ryan Lee Crosby; Old New England Weather.

Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain. 8pm doors.
9:30pm The Sift
10:30pm Discordian Society

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
ADVAITA; Steer.

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. $12.
9:05pm BigBig Buildings
10pm Hooray for Earth
11pm Admiral Radley (members of Grandaddy and Earlimart)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18TH, 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 Jay Nash.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $7. 21+
The Gonsofus Collective; Wicked Hangin Chads; Long Lost Friend.

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

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
Ride the Snake presents Girlfriends; Eux Autres; Reports; Colleen Green.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8pm.
Sonic Explorers; Explorers Club.

Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain. 8pm doors.
The Pink Parts; Captain Solo.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Team Shred Productions presents Dirt (Iggy and the Stooges tribute); Worm.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $7. 21+
mushu.

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. $10 advance; $12 day of show.
9pm Sodafrog
9:50pm Mike Gent
10:40pm Marah

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/

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

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

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/

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/

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 #139.0 NEWS August 5th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #139.0 August 5th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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The building that houses the Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls has been sold. Until the sale is transferred over to the new owner, Carol Cameron and Jamie Snyder will be re-opening it next Tuesday, August 10th, and running it pretty much as they have been running it for the last five years. It had been thought that the Drunk Stuntmen's show on Saturday, June 26th may have been the last show ever at The Roadhouse, since the building had been up for sale for quite some time. In fact, everybody who was involved with The Roadhouse, whether they were staff, bands who had played there, or regular customers, gathered together in front of the sign on Sunday, June 27th for a picture which appeared in The Greenfield Recorder on Thursday, July 1st.

Carol Cameron said "We have been closed for the month of July, with lots of painting and deep cleaning going on, so the bar will be nice and ready to reopen. We are happy to say that the new prospective owner is a wonderful person and a perfect fit for the Roadhouse."

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The Newbury Comics location at 50 Main Street in Amherst will be moving across the river to the former YES Computers building at 38 Pleasant Street in Northampton. It is expected that the Amherst store will stay in business through the end of August. The State Legislature has decided to suspend the 6.25% sales tax on Saturday, August 14th and Sunday, August 15th, which will help reduce the amount of stock that will have to be moved to the new location. The Amherst store is the only place west of Worcester where you can get copies of The Boston Phoenix and The Weekly Dig every week. Owner and CEO Mike Dreese said in his annual letter to subscribers back in March that he is considering opening a location in midtown Manhattan.

The transformation that turned Newbury Street in Boston's Back Bay into a trendy shopping district for young people probably began in the 1970s with the opening of the original Newbury Comics. Newbury Comics was founded in 1978 by two MIT students, John Brusger and Mike Dreese on lower Newbury Street (near Mass. Ave.), where the original store still stands today. Aimee Mann of 'Til Tuesday fame was a cashier at the flagship store through 1982. Directly across the street was the famed Newbury Sound, where Boston bands such as the Cars recorded early hits. Musicians such as Peter Wolf and Ric Ocasek were street regulars of this bygone era.

Although it started out selling only comics, it soon started selling vinyl albums and cassettes and eventually compact disks. To compete in today's music environment, Newbury Comics locations are also selling sports paraphenalia, used video games, and other novelties.

Newbury Comics is now a chain of 28 stores in four states whose business (despite the name) is primarily the sale of CDs. In a classic case of "what goes around comes around" (otherwise known as "if you hold on to something long enough, it will eventually come back into style), Newbury Comics is now stocking 28-gram vinyl albums.

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Platterpus Records has moved to 74 Cottage Street in Easthampton. The store did a brisk business in Westfield for 25 years, and then moved to the Hampshire Mall in Hadley three years ago, but had to close that store on March 31st. Owner Dave Witthaus says the new store is "like a record store used to be," with tons of vinyl, incense, t-shirts, posters, and used CDs. Just log ino your Facebook account and search for Platterpus, Too for info on what is in stock, hours, and phone number.

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This comes from Boston Band Crush:
Union Square in Somerville will definitely be hopping this Saturday afternoon, August 7th, as both Precinct and P.A.'s Lounge will be hosting Deep Heaven Now, a throwback to the ambient/psych festivals of the 1990's. $10 gets you access to both venues all day long, and set times have been set with a minimum of overlap, so with a little determination you'll be able to catch just about every act.

As if that wasn't enough to get people excited about Somerville this weekend, it's also time for the Rock 'n Roll Yard Sale. Flip through tons of records, music memorabilia, vintage apparel and more.

Here is a list of the times bands will be playing in the two venues:

Precinct
2pm Quilt
3pm Chatham Rise
4pm Broken River Prophet
5pm Kuuluuko
6pm Young Adults
7pm Marie Stella
8pm Static of the Gods
9pm Roh Delikat
10pm Sound Pool
11pm Asteroid#4
12midnight 28 Degrees Taurus

P.A.'s Lounge
3:30pm Joe Turner and the 7 Levels
4:30pm Night Fruit
5:30pm Telltale
6:30pm The Vandelles
7:30pm The Hush Now
8:30pm MMOSS
9:30pm Bob Trimble's Flying Spiders
10:30pm Abunai!
11:30pm Doomstar!

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This is the weekend of the huge Transmission Fest hardcore and metal festival, at both the Palladium in Worcester and the Webster Theatre in Hartford, CT. The shows are at the Palladium downstairs on both Friday, August 6th and Saturday, August 7th. Doors for both shows are 1pm, with the shows starting at 1:30pm. Tickets on Friday are either $25 for one day or $45 for both days. Tickets on Saturday are $20. Tickets are available at FYE locations, online at http://www.tickets.com or at the door. The complete schedule is in this week's Weekly Band E-Mail LISTINGS edition.

Scott and Lee Ogre will be having a post-Transmission show at the Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke on Sunday, August 8th. Performing will be With Words, Kid Liberty, We Are Defiance, In the Direction of the Sun, and Shouting Fire at a Funeral. Doors are at 6:30pm, and the show begins at 7pm. Tickets are $10 in advance from any of the bands, or $12 at the door. This is an ALL AGES show.

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The Naukabout, the third annual Festival of Cape Cod, returns to the Barnstable County Fairgrounds in East Falmouth this Saturday, August 7th, from 12noon to 10pm.. Multi-Grammy award winner Bela Fleck, world class Indian percussionist Zakir Hussain and contemporary bassist Edgar Meyer will perform as a trio to headline the 2010 Naukabout Festival. Tickets are $30 the day of the show at the gate. Children under 12 will be admitted free.

A portion of the event proceeds from the 2010 festival will benefit the Fresh Air Fund, an independent non-profit that provides inner-city children in need the joy of a summer vacation with volunteer host families and at Fund camps, creating unforgettable memories and fresh possibilities. Naukabout will also be hosting a raffle at the festival for the Fresh Air Fund which will include an Epiphone Hummingbird Acoustic Guitar, as well as an overnight package at The Whiteny’s Inn at Black Mountain, a one-year supply of Honest Tea, and more.

The Barnstable County Fairgrounds is located at 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway, Route 151, in East Falmouth 02536. For more complete information, go to http://www.naukabout.com Here is the schedule of performances:

Main Stage
1pm Black Marmot
2:20pm Adam Ezra Group
3:30pm Barefoot Truth
5:30pm Ryan Montbleau Band
7:30pm Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer

Side Stage
12noon Boombasnap (local band that won in Sonicbids voting)
1:50pm Jeff Conley Band
3:15pm Lily Scott with Varlet
4:45pm Jon Benninghof
6:50pm Will Dailey and the Rivals

Here is a video of Boombasnap performing at the Lost Dog in Orleans on December 12th:
(warning: this video contains flash photography)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0WdQY-ID5s

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Surfside Live is the name of a series of concerts and fireworks displays that will be happening right on Salisbury Beach for the next Saturday nights. The shows begin at 7:30pm, and the fireworks begin at 10pm. All shows are free and open to the public. Here is the schedule of shows:
Saturday, August 7th Evan Goodrow Band
Saturday, August 14th Entrain
Saturday, August 21st Adam Ezra Group
Saturday, August 28th Bonerama
Saturday, September 4th Beatlejuice

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The Life is Good Festival will be happening at Prowse Farm in Canton on Saturday, September 11th and Sunday, September 12th. There will be more than 20 acts, including Ben Harper and Relentless7, Jason Mraz, Ziggy Marley, Guster, Ozomatli, Corinne Bailey Rae, Dr. Dog, OK Go!, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. According to Callanan and Klein Communications, "this one-of-a-kind festival is designed to spread good vibes through music while raising more than $1 million for kids who are facing life-threatening challenges." Two local bands will also be chosen to take the stage.

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The David Wax Museum has a Tuesday night residency at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge for the month of August. The band played at the Newport Folk Festival last Sunday, August 1st. To hear their entire set, and to hear NPR's full coverage of this year's Newport Folk Festival, go to: http://n.pr/blXmOL

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"The Marvelous Toy," the classic children's song written fifty years ago by folk legend Tom Paxton, is now available as a digital children's book mobile app for the iPhone and iPad. "The Marvelous Toy" is one of the first songs published by legendary indie Cherry Lane Music Publishing (part of BMG). Created by MobiStories, the app cleverly combines the music and lyrics of Paxton's classic song with Steve Cox's stunning illustrations from the hardcover book released by Imagine Publishing.

Designed to delight readers and non-readers alike, MobiStories creates an entirely new way for children to experience Paxton's tale of a mysterious and marvelous toy that a father gives to his son and eventually gets passed on to the next generation. Cox's magical and mystical artwork literally bursts into life accompanied by hilarious visual and sound effects, all at the touch of a finger. Even the song has been given a lighthearted, twenty-first century makeover. Kids will connect with Paxton's words and memorable, uplifting music; they will delight as their simple touch makes pets and people talk, lights shine, and objects move.

Richard Stumpf, Senior VP, Creative Services/A&R Marketing for Cherry Lane, said "We're thrilled with 'The Marvelous Toy' app and its potential for introducing new generations to the song. Given the fact that Tom Paxton was the first writer signed to Cherry Lane, this app has a truly historic resonance for the company."

Tom Paxton adds "'The Marvelous Toy' celebrates a child's sense of wonder and imagination. MobiStories cleverly marries my music and lyrics with Steve Cox's spectacular artwork. Add the wow factor of technology and a new generation of kids can experience the story's magic in an entirely new way."

Tom Paxton will be at the Guthrie Center in Great Barrington on Friday, August 27th and Saturday, August 28th.

Tom Paxton may have written "The Marvelous Toy," but Peter, Paul and Mary brought it to much larger audiences by making it a part of their thousands of performances.

Here is a video of Peter, Paul and Mary performing "The Marvelous Toy":


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLYefZkOMB0

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Here is a fascinating story about the rapidly-changing music business from fast.company.com posted on Tuesday, July 20th:

"More people are engaged with music than ever before," said Tom Silverman, founder of Tommy Boy Records and the New Music Seminar. "It's a hockey stick going up; it's an incredible opportunity that so far has eluded us." Silverman was speaking this morning at the New Music Seminar in New York City, where he and Eric Garland, CEO of Big Champagne, gave a State of the Music Industry address. Even if you aren't a player in the industry and only an avid music listener, the figures that Silverman and Garland culled will surely surprise you. Here are a few of their key findings.

Of the some 100,000 albums released last year, 17,000 of them sold only 1 copy; more than 81,000 albums sold under 100 copies. In fact, just 1,300 albums sold over 10,000 copies, an astonishing figure given that these numbers combine physical and digital album sales. And for physical sales alone? According to Garland, only 2% of new albums on Soundscan sold over 5,000 copies -- that's a skydiver's plummet from the golden era of the music industry. This chart shows you how much the industry has changed:

"The music business historically has been built around albums," explained Silverman. "This album-centrism is like saying the sun revolves around the Earth. We don't listen to albums now; we listen to collections of songs."

Of course, the reason for significant single-growth and slowed-album sales is due in part to iTunes hawking every song as a single for 99 cents. "Historically, the price of an album was five times greater than a single," said Silverman, who believes setting the price at a tenth of an album's cost was a mistake and that even $1.29 is too low. "It should've been a $1.99, and then we would've seen higher digital album sales because it would've been a bigger discount for buying an album." But both Silverman and Garland agreed that this is changing, citing the fact that about 14% of all of Universal Music's digital sales are for iTunes "Complete My Albums," a program where you receive credit for having already purchased the single, but have the option to upgrade and purchase the full album. This suggests the $9.99 price-tag is becoming approachable for consumers.

According to Garland, industry folks today are obsessed with "FFF numbers" -- that is, an artist's friends, fans, and followers. "It's a race, but to what end?" he wondered. Garland showed through a series of charts how Twitter and especially Facebook are ballooning in popularity for artists like Lady Gaga, while once popular MySpace's numbers are stymied.

However, Garland points out that Facebook recently forced most users into converting their profile favorites into "fan" data, which arbitrarily inflated the social network's numbers. For example, Garland tells the story of how when Susan Boyle's performance first blew up, a friend of his added the YouTube star to his Facebook profile. When Facebook imported this data though, he instantly became a "fan" of Susan Boyle. "[He] had no interest in it -- [he] liked her for like 30 seconds, once!" Garland relates. "It doesn't really indicate any consumer activity -- it's automated," added Silverman.

Garland's story serves as an indicator of just how difficult it is to figure out the influence of an artist through his or her FFF number. After all, even if Lady Gaga starts losing friends on MySpace, that's less of an indication of her popularity, and more a sign of MySpace's falling use.

Interestingly, it wasn't Apple that Garland viewed as the most important name in music, even though the company's iPods, iPhones, and iTunes indicate otherwise. "YouTube is increasingly the category killer," argued Garland. "When people ask me what is the biggest name in music in my opinion, they want me to say Apple. I usually answer: YouTube."

Garland told audiences that if you actually look to where people are listening to music -- not even just looking at videos -- consumers are turning more and more to YouTube, which he calls the "largest catalog of on-demand music on the Internet." If only Google could make this service profitable, right?

Garland and Silverman pointed out that Pandora is now the most popular Internet radio service, with a 52% market share, close to 60 million registered users, and more than 1 billion stations.

And in a sign of just how much the Web has impacted music, Silverman told the crowd that Pandora now represents 1.7% of all radio listening--really a shocking figure to think about. Obviously, traditional music media is going away. But is the music industry ready for the change?

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Weekly Band E-Mail #139.0 LISTINGS August 5th - August 11th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #139.0 August 5th - August 11th, 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 5TH, 2010

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 7pm.
Ray Mason.

The Dream Away Lodge in Becket.
Celia.
Free, but tips are encouraged for the performer.

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. no cover. 21+
Round One of the Wormtown Battle of the Bands.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Hey Marseilles; Golden Bloom; Ravenna Woods.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Piccadilly Pub in West Springfield. 8-11pm. 18+
Dave Crespo and the After Party (from Boston).

RE-ANIMATE THE BAYSTATE
Sierra Grille in Northampton. 10pm. $3. 21+
Ultrabunny; Rabbit Rabbit; Giraffes Giraffes.

Stearns Square in Springfield. 7:30pm. free and open to the public.
Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6TH, 2010


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

The Bamboo Steamers.


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Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 8pm. no cover. 21+

Derek Wrann; Rebecca Lamb; Drew Ziemba.

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 8pm.
Hilltop Steppers.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Back in Black (AC/DC tribute).

The Dream Away Lodge in Becket.
Carrie Ferguson.
Free, but tips are encouraged for the performers.

Flavours Restaurant in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
Domino Theory.

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. ALL AGES.
Spouse; Saint Solitude (from Asheville, NC); Fancy Trash; Oranjuly.

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. 8pm.
Work O' The Weavers.

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

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. ALL AGES.
Lower Dens with Jana Hunter; Inoculist.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 10pm.
Nicklback (Nickelback tribute); Bad Magick (Godsmack tribute)

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls.
8pm The Pleasants.
Free, but tips are encoiuraged for the performers.

Paper City Brewery in Holyoke. 6pm.
Sweet Revenge.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $6. ALL AGES.
mOck (from Germany); Rapid Cities; Good Citizens (from CT); Surviving Kenney.

Snowzee's Music Shack in Sunderland. no cover. ALL AGES
5:30-8pm Josh Wachtel
9pm Gravity

Theodore's in Springfield. 10pm. no cover.
Shakedown (Grateful Dead tribute).

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7TH, 2010

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

Brass Cat in Easthampton. 10pm. $4. 21+
Planetoid; Problem with Dragons; The Doomsday Ladies.

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 8pm.
Zydeco Connection.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Back in Black (AC/DC tribute).

The Dream Away Lodge in Becket.
The Tumbleweeds.
Free, but tips are encouraged for the performers
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Flywheel in Easthampton. 7pm. $5. ALL AGES.
Sonic Orphans (lost music films 1965-1987); Big Kids (from Brattleboro, VT)

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. $5. 21+
Outer Stylie; Margin Walker; SKRU; Buick.

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. 8pm.
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Frank Manzi; Lux Deluxe.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 10pm.
Brass Attack.

Theodore's in Springfield. 9pm. no cover.
Marks Brothers with Mark Mercier of Max Creek.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8TH, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 8pm. $5. 18+

Laurianne Florentino.

The Dream Away Lodge in Becket.
Jack Waldheim.
Free, but tips are encouraged for the performer.

Mountain Park in Easthampton. 5:30pm doors; 7pm.show. $75; $55; $35.. ALL AGES.
Willie Nelson and Family.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

POST TRANSMISSION FEST PARTY
Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 6:30pm doors; 7pm show. $10 advance, $12 at door. ALL AGES.
With Words; Kid Liberty; We Are Defiance; In the Direction of the Sun; Shouting Fire at a Funderal.
The Transmission Fest was held at the Palladium in Worcester and the Webster Theater in Hartford, CT on Friday, August 6th and Saturday, August 7th.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 4pm. $7 or $6 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Grizzly J Berry; The Casting Out; Forget About Tomorrow; Ambulants.

MONDAY, AUGUST 9TH, 2010

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. $5. 21+
Juggling Suns.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 10TH, 2010

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. 21+
Fancy Trash (residency); Erik Alan.

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. $6. ALL AGES.
Ralph White; Dredd Foole and the New Din; Amy Annelle.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8 or $7 with student I.D.
DeeCRACKS; Johnie 3; The Poncherellos; The NEW 45; Advaita; Steer.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11TH, 2010

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. $6. ALL AGES.
J. Graf (from Baltimore); Salamander Wool.

Mountain Park in Easthampton. 7pm. $30. ALL AGES.
MGMT; Violens.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

WATERMELON WEDNESDAYS
West Whately Chapel. 7:30pm. $15. ALL AGES.
Lau (from Edinburgh, Scotland)

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 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

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/

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, Route 5, West Springfield
(413) 746-2444

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, AUGUST 5TH, 2010

The Grog in Newburyport. 8pm. $3. 21+
Soul Robot; The Still.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
The Few; Truth Ending Cycle; Mike Francis.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6TH, 2010

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 6:30pm doors; 8pm show.
$20 advance; $25 day of show general admission.
The Fools.

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

Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $10 advance; $14 at door.
One Step Further.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $10. 21+
Lydia Warren.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Bahama Bob.



TRANSMISSION FEST WORCESTER DAY ONE OF TWO
Palladium downstairs in Worcester. 1pm doors; 1:30pm show. $25 today only; $45 for both days. ALL AGES.
MAIN STAGE
1pm Call the Cops
1:30pm Appreciation Post
2:05pm Man Overboard
2:40pm I Set My Friends On Fire
3:20pm Dance Gavin Dance
4:05pm Spose
4:50pm Stephen Jerzak
5:35pm Therefore I Am
6:20pm Skyeatsairplane
7:05pm A Loss For Words
7:50pm We Came as Romans
8:35pm Emery
9:25pm Story of the Year
10:45pm Silverstein
SECOND STAGE
1pm Ultrageist
1:30pm Plug In Stereo
2:05pm Close to Home
2:40pm American Fangs
3:25pm Cities Divide
4:10pm Lets Get It
4:55pm Transit
5:40pm Crime in Stereo
6:25pm The Sleeping



Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
Hot Protestants; The Neighbors; Castine; Eolune.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7TH, 2010

LOWELL SUMMER MUSIC SERIES
Boardinghouse Park in Lowell. 7:30pm.
$35 advance; $40 day of show. Children 12 and under free.
Herbie Hancock.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $10. 21+
Fat City

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Bad Habit.

Indian Ranch in Webster. 10am gates; 2pm show.
$29.50 and $34.50 general admission. $42, $44.50, and $47 reserved seating.
Grand Funk Railroad.


TRANSMISSION FEST WORCESTER DAY TWO OF TWO
Palladium downstairs in Worcester. 1pm doors; 1:30pm show. $25 today only; $45 for both days. ALL AGES.
MAIN STAGE
1:15pm Set Aflame
1:50pm Dessication
2:25pm Across the Sun
3pm Acaro
3:40pm Kid Liberty
4:25pm Ice Nine Kills
5:10pm Armor for the Broken
5:55pm Lions Lions
6:40pm Stray From the Path
7:25pm For the Fallen Dreams
8:10pm MyChildren MyBride
9:10pm Vanna
10:20pm The Acacia Strain
SECOND STAGE
1:10pm The Greenery
1:40pm Throw the Fight
2:10pm Rick Whispers
2:45pm The Contortionist
3:20pm With Words
3:55pm I Declare War
4:30pm Legend
5:15pm Reign Supreme
6pm This Is Hell




Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
Hey Now Morris Fader; Hard No.9; This Burning World; Stonecrusher; Leaving Eden.

on the water at Salisbury Beach. 7:30pm. free and open to the public.
Evan Goodrow Band.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8TH, 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).

Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $28 advance; $32 at door.
Leon Redbone.

PARKER WHEELER'S BLUES PARTY(c)
The Grog in Newburyport. 7-11pm. $7. 21+
Tom Hambridge.

Indian Ranch in Webster. 10am gates; 2pm show.
$42.50 and $47.50 general admission. $55, $57.50, and $60 reserved seating.
Clint Black.

North Quabbin Performing Arts Center in New Salem. 3:30pm doors; 4pm show.
Adults and seniors $15; children 12 and under free.
Seth Glier.

MONDAY, AUGUST 9TH, 2010

TUESDAY, AUGUST 10TH, 2010

Palladium upstairs in Worcester. 5pm doors; 5:15pm show. $15. ALL AGES.
Drop Dead Gorgeous; Sleeping With Sirens; Atilla; Abandon All Ships; For All Those Sleeping; Woe Is Me; Scarlett O'Hara.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11TH, 2010

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 6:30pm doors; 8pm show.
$45 reserved seating; $40 general admission.
Bela Fleck, Zakir Husain, and Edgar Meyer.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
The Wendles; Wrighteous L; The Jon Jaffe Band.

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

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

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

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, AUGUST 5TH, 2010

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $8. 21+
9pm Litehouse
10pm Vostok 4
11pm The Barricades

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $5.
8pm Chris Fullerton and the Country Squires.
9pm The Broken River Prophets
10pm Jennifer Greer
11pm Galen Willet and Friends

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Maura Kennedy (solo) and The Kennedys (duo).

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 8pm. $5. 21+
Born of Fire featuring Deathamphetamine; Blessed Offal.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
Grizzy J Berry; Ambulants; Jerry Fuentes; The Sewing Circle.

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. $9.
8:55pm The Pandemics
9:45pm Satin Kittens
10:40pm Lyres
11:40pm Triple Thick

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6TH, 2010

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $20. 18+
Ammonia Booking presents Slaine; DJ Stress; J.C.I.T.Y.; Chilla Jones; N.B.S.; Skinny Cavallo/Headdshotts.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
9pm Whalebone Farmhouse
10pm Carolyn Water and the Blackwater Band
12midnight The Joakin Breicha Quartet

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $12 general admission. ALL AGES.
Two-Man Gentleman Band.

ROCK AND BLUES CRUISE
Long Wharf in Boston. 7:30pm boarding. 8pm sail. $25. 21+
Will Dailey and the Rivals; Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents.

Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain. 8pm doors.
9:30pm The Fathoms
10:30pm Tsunami of Sound
11:30pm Pissed at Yoko

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $5. 21+
RTT presents Jesuscentric; Aloha Sarcophagus; Olde Growth; Bookkeeper.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
Ghost Box Orchestra; Abunai!; Chatham Rise; Concord Ballet Orchestra Players.

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. $10.
Team Shred presents
9pm Alchemilla
10pm Banter (reunion)
11pm Wide Iris
12midnight Mona Lisa Overdrive

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7TH, 2010

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Hear Now Live presents In Like Lions; Morningside; Pistol Shrimp; Deadfish.

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

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Antigone Rising; Mieka.

Hard Rock Cafe in Boston. 8pm. $10 advance; $12 at door. 21+
McAlister Drive (EP release); Girls, Guns and Glory; Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade; Abbie Barrett; Lilly Holbrook; Fairhaven..

ROCK AND BLUES CRUISE
Long Wharf in Boston. 7:30pm boarding. 8pm sail. $25. 21+
Booty Vortex.

Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain. 8pm doors.
9:30pm The Great Whiskey Rebellion
10:30pm Tall Heights
11:30pm Melodeego

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Night Beats; The Maine Coons; Single Female Lawyer.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 3:30pm. $10 for both P.A.'s and Precinct. 21+
Deep Heaven Now presents
3:30pm Joe Turner and the 7 Levels
4:30pm Night Fruit
5:30pm Telltale
6:30pm The Vandelles
7:30pm The Hush Now
8:30pm MMOSS
9:30pm Bob Trimble's Flying Spiders
10:30pm Abunai!
11:30pm Doomstar!

Precinct in Somerville. 2pm. $10 for both P.A.'s and Precinct. 21+
Deep Heaven Now presents
2pm Quilt
3pm Chatham Rise
4pm Broken River Prophet
5pm Kuuluuko
6pm Young Adults
7pm Marie Stella
8pm Static of the Gods
9pm Roh Delikat
10pm Sound Pool
11pm Asteroid#4
12midnight 28 Degrees Taurus

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. 12:45pm doors; 1pm show. $12. ALL AGES.
Girls Rock Camp Boston camper showcase.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8TH, 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+
Exploding in Sound Showcase presents
8pm Grass is Green
9pm Ribs
10pm Solar Powered Sun Destroyer
11pm The Dirty Dishes

Club Passim in Cambridge. 4:30pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Moira Smiley and VOCO.

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $30 general admission. ALL AGES.
Chris Smither.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 6pm. $7. 18+
Witch Trial Pizza Party featuring Furnace; Watchfire; Lungs; Matahari.

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. $8.
Team Shred presents
8:45pm Hayley Jane and the Primates
9:35pm Oilhead
10:25pm Faces In the Floor

MONDAY, AUGUST 9TH, 2010

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
Galactic Vacationer; FugueFat; Crash Sunday.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 10TH, 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. $8. 21+
Karmic Music presents
8:30pm Dirty Doghouse
9:20pm Emrys
10:20pm Bulletbreed
11:20pm Stryk Nine

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $25 general admission. ALL AGES.
Beth Nielsen Chapman; Carsie Blanton.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 8pm. $7. 18+
TWOPLISTWO; This Moment In Black History (from Ohio); Sun God (from Ohio); Pink Parts.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $7. 21+
Weirdo Records presents J. GRAF; Cereal; Salamander Wool; Duck That.

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. $8.
9pm Pam Autuori
9:50pm Yes Sir
10:40pm Mrs. Danvers
11:30pm MeAndJoanCollins

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11TH, 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 Todd Thibaud.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $8. 18+
Karmic Music presents
8:30pm The Naked Chips
9:20pm Eolune
10:20pm Red Bellows
11:20pm Fiddlehead

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $12 general admission. ALL AGES.
The Blue Hit; Garrison Starr.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $5. 21+
Stars Above; Golden Spurs; Siblings; The Nose Jobs.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $7 for 21+ and $10 for 18-20. 18+
Brown Drown; Anastasia Clarke; Mickey Roberts dog-Entrance Space Construction.

T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. $10.
9pm Liam Reddy
9:45pm Ari Shine
10:35pm Chris Shiflett and the Dead Peasants

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/

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

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

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

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

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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.
The Weekly Band E-Mail is not responsible for any changes in shows.
 
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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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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

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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bananastasi - Thu, Jul 22, 2010, 12:55 A
Weekly Band E-Mail #137.0 NEWS July 22nd, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #137.0 July 22nd, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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The new CD by Chicopee hardcore group Acacia Strain, "Wormwood", was released on Tuesday, July 20th. noisecreep.com has this to say about the album:

Seeing that the Acacia Strain are too white for black metal, we're guessing the band didn't decide to title their new album, "Wormwood," after the Marduk record of the same name that came out last year. But on July 20, the Acacia Strain will, indeed, release "Wormwood" to the masses, frontman Vincent Bennett revealed in a June 5th YouTube post.

The band previously announced that it would reveal the title of the album once a fan guessed the correct title in a contest on Twitter. After the Acacia Strain revealed just just two letters, a fan named EricThorgeldsen guessed the correct title.

"Wormwood" is the follow-up to 2008's widely acclaimed "Continent." "We worked just as hard if not harder on this album as we did on 'Continent,'" Bennett said. "We took an entire block of time off of touring and our lives in general to focus 100 percent on the creation of 'Wormwood.'"

Wormwood is a species of plant used to create the hallucinogenic alcoholic drink absinthe. Wormwood is also the name of a star which crashes to earth and poisons the water. We'll leave it to you to guess which meaning the Acacia Strain draw from for the album, but it's probably not the same one Marduk embraced.

"Where we normally write a record with a theme already attached to it, this time around we wrote a record and the theme developed as we went," Bennett said, refusing to reveal the exact theme. "We wanted to do something that was still Acacia Strain, but broke away from the mold that has been struck by all the bands these days that we seem to get grouped in with. All the songs have their own dynamic instead of writing an album filled with like-sounding songs. This is the heaviest record we have ever written, and these are the most personal lyrics I have ever written."

"Wormwood" got a favorable review from music critic Dave Wedge in the Boston Herald on Tuesday, July 20th. Wedge called the album "infectious". In the article, Vince Bennett says “Basically the whole record is about the true nature of man - that man is inherently evil. We’re born to kill and we’re born to destroy. We’re all a little sadistic inside. (It’s about) just the obvious nastiness in all of humanity.”

'Wormwood' was recorded at Planet Z Studios in Hadley, Mass. with Zeuss (Hatebreed, Chimera, Shadows Fall) producing, mixing and mastering.

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Eli "Paperboy" Reed is saying goodbye to his trumpet player Patriq Moody. Eli says that Patriq is moving on to pursue his own projects. Patriq was the first and only trumpet player that The True Loves, Eli's backing band, ever had. Before Patriq joined The True Loves, the group had only two tenor saxophones and a trombone. Patriq is leaving The True Loves to pursue his solo project The Bloks, which you can check out at
http://www.myspace.com/thebloks

As for Eli and The True Loves, their new CD, "Come and Get It," was released in the U.K. on May 10th, and will be released in the U.S. on Tuesday, August 10th. The U.K. release earned Eli and the group a mention on the front page and a five page story in the July 2010 issue of MOJO magazine. Meanwhile, you can listen to three tracks from the new CD, "Come and Get It," "Explosion," and "Time Will Tell" at Eli's website,
http://www.elipaperboyreed.com/

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It appears that Brooks Williams, a singer-songwriter who started his career and lived all over western Massachusetts, is now a permanent citizen of the U.K. Brooks made the announcement in his monthly newsletter which went out to fans on Friday, July 16th. Brooks may be smiling now, but perhaps someone should get him to give another listen to The Beatles song "Taxman" from "Revolver":

Let me tell you how it will be;
There's one for you, nineteen for me.
'Cause I’m the taxman,
Yeah, I’m the taxman.

Should five per cent appear too small,
Be thankful I don't take it all.
'Cause I’m the taxman,
Yeah, I’m the taxman.

if you drive a car, I’ll tax the street;
if you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat;
if you get too cold I’ll tax the heat;
if you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.

And you're working for no one but me....

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The annual Northampton Sidewalk Sales will be this weekend on Main Street beginning Friday, July 23rd. Music will be a part of the Friday night activities, with the Salvation Alley String Band playing at 5pm, The Fawns playing at 6pm, and School for the Dead playing at 7pm. This show is obviously free and open to the public. Just look towards where the music is coming from.

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The 20th annual Newburyport Blues Cruise will be this Saturday night, July 24th. The annual Yankee Homecoming Fireworks Blues Cruise will feature blues and gospel vocalist Sweet Willie D., blues harmonica player Parker Wheeler, and guitarist J. Laite. Also featured will be bass guitarist John O'Connor and percussionist Greg Roberts.

This three hour sunset cruise, aboard the Captain's Lady II, departs from Plum Island Point in Newburyport. Tickets are $36.50, which includes a $4.50 processing fee. The cruise usually sells out, so call (978) 462-3141 the day of the event for further information. Rain date is the following evening, Sunday, July 25th. For more information including directions, go to http://www.newburyportbluescruise.com/

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The big benefit for Girls Rock Camp Boston will be at T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge this Sunday, July 25th, beginning at 1pm. Performing will be many girl- and women-fronted bands as well as all girl and women bands, including the Aerochix, Boston's only all-girl tribute to Aerosmith, Robin Lane, and Lady Lamb the Beekeeper. This is an all-ages show, and tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for kids. For more info, go to:
http://www.girlsrockboston.org and click on Benefit Shows at the top of the page.
The complete schedule of acts appears in this week's LISTINGS edition of the Weekly Band E-Mail.

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Beginning in the late 1960s, music fans would look forward to summer when they could see the really big acts of the time play outside at outdoor venues such as Great Woods in Mansfield or Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro. Tickets to these shows were often $10-$20, with maybe a couple of bucks more for parking. But then Live Nation began buying up a lot of these venues, with Ticketmaster handling the ticketing for these shows.

On Wednesday, July 14th, the Board of Directors of Live Nation, including Irving Azoff, executive chair, and Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer, presented a PowerPoint slide show to specially invited investors at Irving Plaza in New York City. You can download and view the slide show here:
http://bit.ly/cBO2Do
This is a huge .pdf file, so you will need high speed internet and loads of memory to access it.

Once you have downloaded the slide show, go to page 17, where you will see the "old model" on the left side, which says that it takes about five years from the time an act first writes a group of songs for an album, to the "new model" on the right side, which says that it now takes only three months for an act to accomplish the same thing!

If you dig deeper into the slide show, you will quickly see Live Nation's plan for global domination of the concert industry. But it doesn't stop there. Live Nation wants to get into other areas of entertainment as well, including sporting events and movies. Can you imagine the individual Showcase Cinema theaters here in Massachusetts being re-branded as the Empire Today Cinemas? Or how about Fenway Park being re-branded as 1-800-WIN-WIN1 Park? Don't think that's possible? Check out the 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida.

It is obvious to me that Live Nation does not need my publicity. Therefore, beginning with this week's LISTINGS issue, I will no longer be carrying listings for the Bank of America Pavillion, the Paradise Rock Club, or the House of Blues back room in Boston, the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Showcase Live in Foxboro, the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset, and the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis. This will free up space for smaller venues each week.

I will continue to list the shows featuring local bands in the front room of the House of Blues every week because they are free and therefore do not involve Ticketmaster. I realize that you can get tickets through Ticketmaster for shows at the Middle East and T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge, and for shows at Great Scott and O'Brien's Pub in Allston. But these four clubs have always been supportive of local music, so I will continue to list them.

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The latest issue of Forbes Magazine has come out with a list of the top money-making musical acts in the world. Their Top 10 is as follows:
1. U2 $130 million
2. AC/DC $114 million
3. Beyonce Knowles $87 million
4. Bruce Springsteen $70 million
5. Britney Spears $64 million
6. Jay-Z $63 million
7. Lady GaGa $62 million
8. Madonna $58 million
9. Kenny Chesney $50 million
10. Black Eyed Peas (tie) $48 million
10. Coldplay (tie) $48 million
10. Toby Keith (tie) $48 million

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Forty-five years ago this Sunday, July 25th, Bob Dylan shocked everybody by going electric at the Newport R.I. Folk Festival. For details on what happened that night, check out the excerpt from Robert Shelton's book "No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan," here:
http://biit.ly/9hn4IM

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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, Jul 22, 2010, 12:49 A
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 #136.0 NEWS July 15th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #136.0 July 15th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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The fifth annual Beatle benefit concert will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Marblehead this Saturday, July 17th, beginning at 7:30pm. This year's benefit is called "Ob-la-di Ob-la-da," and as in past years, will feature a cast of musicians performing their interpretations of Beatles tunes.

Headlining this year's show is Chris Thompson. Chris is the guitarist and lead vocalist for the duo Chris and Meredith Thompson and was also a member of The Strangelings (Peter and Maura Kennedy, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson, Cheryl Prashker, and Eric Lee). Together the Thompsons have released six albums and played festivals such as the Clearwater Hudson Revival, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and the Boston Folk Festival. The Thompsons are best known for their close sibling harmony, and as Chris now steps out on her own, she demonstrates her powerful clear vocals and percussive, riff-driven guitar work.

Also on the bill is Jason Myles Goss, who has been described as a "thinking person's songwriter." Jason has won several songwriting contests including the Newport Folk Festival and most recently the Northeast Regionals for Mountain Stage's New Song Contests. His latest CD, "A Plea for Dreamland", has received rave reviews and has been described as "taking the best aspects of blues, rock, country and folk and merging them together."

Marblehead's own Amy Malkoff and Friends will be adding their own takes on some Beatle tunes. Amy is a singer, songwriter, and a guitarist, but her specialty is vocal harmony. Her band, All About Buford, is an award-winning pop-funk band that seems to fit fairly comfortably in a funny space created when a cappella and folk collide. Their performances consist of some songs done without instruments, and some with Amy playing guitar, but always with a dedicated beatboxer and lots of rich harmonies.

Another Marblehead resident, Lisa Watkins, has always loved performing jazz, sacred and spiritual music both as a soloist and in choirs. She has appeared with the Tanglewood Chorus at Boston's Symphony Hall and at Tanglewood. She is currently recording a CD which includes her exquisite version of the Beatles' "Blackbird".

Andy Cambria, a talented Americana and bluegrass musician has been part of the popular band, The Broken Blossoms. The band's sound is both new and familiar, rooted in tradition, yet rejuvenated by unique arrangements; a happy convergence of traditional bluegrass, gospel, country blues, and folk pop.

Bethel Steele, a gifted singer-songwriter, has recently released a full-length studio album, "Come Home". The album has tastes of a country upbringing, dashes of pop and rock, but is nailed in the folk genre. Bethel has been showcased as a solo artist and as an opening act for nationally- and regionally-touring artists, and has done busking throughout the Boston subway system.

Berkshire Living's August 2008 issue calls Adam Michael Rothberg "the Berkshire's answer to Paul McCartney." His CD, "Another Spin", is at once a testament to Rothberg's love affair with music and his love affair with love, and suggests that distinguishing between the two isn't always so easy. The musical styles on his CD reflect influences including The Beatles, Randy Newman, Mark Knopfler, Elvis Costello, and Wilco.

Pesky J. Nixon brings one heck of a show to the stage with rich harmonies and musical versatility, mixed with infectious energy and stage banter bordering on brotherly bickering. PJN will entertain with some interesting takes on some Beatles tunes. Ethan Baird, originally from Swampscott, has ties that go back to his days as a volunteer at the Me and Thee Coffeehouse, and it's only natural that his band is part of this benefit. Pesky J. Nixon just released their second CD, "Monkey Business and Mislaid Hopes". Eric Lee, from Amherst, one of the most talented violinsts in the Northeast, plans to add his genius fiddling to the evening. Eric appears on the new PJN album, and he also has ties to this year's headliner since he was part of The Strangelings too. He has been part of the Falcon Ridge "house band" and will repeating that role this year's festival in late July.

Andover resident Linda Sharar has just been added to the talented roster for this year's show. Linda is a singer-songwriter who has recorded several CDs and was involved with the legendary New Folk movement in New York. She was formerly a member of The Marys, Big Happy Crowd, and The Amazing Incredibles. Sher is well known for her role in producing a "Respond" compilation CD [released on the Signature Sounds label], a benefit for domestic violence causes. Her latest CD is "Everyday", a collection of songs influenced by the birth of her first daughter and the death of her mother.

Tickets for this show are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Family packages are also available for $45. Part of the proceeds from this concert go directly to a special fund to send musicians into local schools for workshops and concerts as well as to benefit programs at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead.

Here is Adam Michael Rothberg performing "Here I Go Again" from his 2008 CD "Another Spin":


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5HnP4k-TsI

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Music will fill the air in Greenfield for the second weekend in a row as the annual Green River Festival kicks off on Friday evening.

The weekend begins on Friday night, July 16th at 6pm with a show at Energy Park on Miles Street in downtown Greenfield . Performing will be High Country Lo-Fi (Jeffrey Foucault, Kris Delmhorst and Friends), Joy Kills Sorrow, and Academy Freightshakers. Even though the show is free, donations for Energy Park willl be accepted.

The two-day Green River Festival will be on the grounds of the main campus of Greenfield Community College. Gates will open on Saturday, July 17th at 12noon and on Sunday, July 18th at 11am. Tickets purchased at the gate are $49.95 per day. For complete information, including directions and parking fees and a schedule of this year's performers, go to http://www.greenriverfestival.com/

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The second annual One Night Band will be held at The Middle East down in Cambridge on Saturday, August 21st.

One Night Band is a day-long music experiment in which 40 selected Boston musicians are randomly shuffled into bands of five on a Saturday morning. These newly formed bands must prepare a four-song set (including one cover) to play that night in front of an audience at the Middle East. The event is produced by Boston Band Crush, a local blog covering Boston music. All proceeds from this year's event will benefit ZUMIX, a local youth music program whose mission is "Empowered youth, who use music to make strong positive change in their lives, their communities, and the world."

Musicians chosen to participate in this year's event are:
Benny Grotto
Beth Holub
Brad Searles
Brian King
Chris Barrett
Dan Nicklin
Doug Sherman
Edrie Edrie
Etthan Dussault
Glenn Yoder
Grant Kristofek
Jen Grygiel
Jess Collins
Jim Collins
Joe Kowalski
John Maloney
Justin Tibbetts
Karina DaCosta
Kate Murdoch
Kevin Paley
Lauren Flaherty
Linda Shore
Lisa Libera
Marc Pinansky
Matt Sisto
Matthew Girard
Mike Epstein
Mike Mirabella
Mikey Holland
Nate Leavitt
Nikki Dessingue
Noel Coakley
Sophia Cocciola
Sophie Innerfield
Will Davies

The show will be at the Middle East down in Cambridge on Saturday, August 21st, with doors at 8pm. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, go to
http://www.onenightbandboston.com/

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Former Ashfield resident Sonya Kitchell has completed a new music video for the title track of her EP, "Convict of Conviction." Her friend, Santa Louise Moore, lent her skills as a dancer to illustrate the story of the song, based on the 1973 Terrence Malick film, "Badlands". The video was shot by James Henry with help from Torkil Stavdal in the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where Sonya now lives, and edited by the crew at Chop Wood Carry Water.

You can view the video here:


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

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Weekly Band E-Mail #136.0 LISTINGS July 15th - July 21st, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #136.0 July 15th - July 21st, 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 15TH, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
The Covers.

The Dream Away Lodge in Becket. 8-11pm.
Kali Baba; TLT; John Nalepa; T Rex.
free, but tips are encouraged for the performer(s).

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. ALL AGES.
So Cow (from Ireland); Polite Sleeper.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Piccadilly Pub in West Springfield. 8-11pm. no cover. 21+
The Brian Toole Band.

RE-ANIMATE THE BAYSTATE
Sierra Grille in Northampton. 10pm. $3. 21+
Owelhops; Brooke Brown Saracino; Shitty News.

Stearns Square in Springfield. 7:30pm. free. ALL AGES.
Molly Hatchet.

FRIDAY, JULY 16TH, 2010

The Basement in Northampton. 10pm. no cover. 21+
John Brandoli.

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

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

The Dream Away Lodge in Becket. 8-11pm.
John Cate and the van Gogh Brothers.
free, but tips are encouraged for the performer(s).

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. $5. 21+
Conduit; The Turkeys; Living Faux.

GREEN RIVER FESTIVAL PRE-SHOW
Energy Park in Greenfield. 6pm. free and open to the public.
High Country Lo-Fi (Jeffrey Foiucault, Kris Delmhorst and Friends); Joy Kills Sorrow; Academy Freightshakers.

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

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. $5. ALL AGES.
The Epicureans (from Boston); Id M Theft Able (from Maine); Servotpr; Jack Callahan.

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. 8pm.
Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion.

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

Liston's in Worthington. 9pm.
The Reprobates.
CD release for "3 Chord Regression."

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 10pm.
Back In Black (AC/DC tribute); Talos.

Paper City Brewery in Holyoke. 6pm.
Whiskey Junction.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $7 or $6 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Let's Get Married; Awkward Ending; The Pleasants; Ryan Rooney; Pruf.

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

SATURDAY, JULY 17TH, 2010

The Basement in Northampton. 8pm. no cover. 21+
Girls, Guns and Glory.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Arno and the Low Down.

Brass Cat in Easthampton. 10pm. $4. 21+
Alottle.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Hero; Psycho.

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

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

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. $7. ALL AGES.
Running the Gambit; Low t he Radio; The Pleasants.

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GREEN RIVER FESTIVAL DAY ONE OF TWO
Greenfield Community College main campus. 12 noon gates.
$49.95 Children 12 and under free. ALL AGES

MAIN STAGE
1:30-1:50pm Brooks Williams
2-2:45pm Joy Kills Sorrow
3-3:50pm Chatham County Line
4:05-4:50pm Sweetback Sisters
5:10-6:25pm Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
6:55-8:10pm Allen Toussaint
8:35-10:05pm Old Crow Medicine Show
TENT STAGE
1:45-2:30pm Fancy Trash
2:45-3:20pm Primate Fiasco
3:40-5:05pm Rubblebucket Orchestra
5:30-6:50pm Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams
7:10-8:45pm Red Stick Ramblers
9:15-10:55pm Donna the Buffalo
RIVER MELTDOWN KIDS STAGE
1:30pm Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion
2:20pm Sweetback Sisters
2:45pm Elizabeth Mitchell and Family
3:40pm The Nields
5:40pm Primate Fiasco
6:30pm Deedle Deedle Dees
MELTDOWN STAY UP LATE SESSIONS
7:30pm Academy Freightshakers
8:20pm Sugartown
9pm IMA bands
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Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. 8pm.
Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Doug Ratner and the Watchmen.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 10pm.
Repress (from Boston); Hadoken; Blue Star Turns Red.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls.
8pm. Brooke Batteau and the New Cosmology.
Free, but tips are encouraged for the performer(s).

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 5pm. $8. ALL AGES.
Naughty Girls; The Grave; Local Demise; Karma Bat; Ray and Jay.

Theodore's in Springfield. 9pm. no cover.
Clutch Grabwell.

SUNDAY, JULY 18TH, 2010

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

The Elevens in Northampton. 8pm. $5. 21+
Katahdin; Lich King; In Human Form; Vaporizer; Magna Mater.

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GREEN RIVER FESTIVAL DAY TWO OF TWO
Greenfield Community College main campus. 11am gates.
$49.95. Children 12 and under free. ALL AGES

MAIN STAGE
12:05-12:45pm Lake Street Drive
1-1:50pm The Low Anthem
2:10-3:10pm The Felice Brothers
3:40-5pm Calexico
5:30-7pm Cake
TENT STAGE
12:45-1:30pm Rusty Belle
1:45-2:25pm Anais Mitchell
2:45-3:35pm David Wax Museum
3:50-4:30pm Lake Street Drive
4:50-6pm Unit7
RIVER MELTDOWN KIDS STAGE
12noon Flannery Brothers
12:50pm Ratboy Jr.
1:40pm Alexandra and the Good Batch
2:30pm Joe's Backyard Band
3:20pm Mister G
4:10pm Starfish
5:10pm School for the Dead
5:50pm Royal Order of Chords and Keys (R.O.C.K.)
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Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Clem Snide; The Heligoats; Leisure Colony.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $7 or $6 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
All Flags Flying; Shoot From the Hips.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 6:30pm doors; 7pm show. $10 advance, $12 at door. ALL AGES.
Armor for the Broken; Torrance; Shattered Fields; A Friend and Foe Alike; Valta Merella.

MONDAY, JULY 19TH, 2010

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. ALL AGES.
William Hooker; Matta Gawa.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Langhorne Slim; Ha Ha Tonka.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

TUESDAY, JULY 20TH, 2010

Calvin Theatre in Northampton. 8pm. $35; $25. ALL AGES.
Alejandro Escovedo and The Sensitive Boys; Kathleen Edwards.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21ST, 2010

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers; The Luke Mulholland Band; Howard Jennings.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Mountain Park in Easthampton. 7pm.. $65; $55; $35.. ALL AGES.
Counting Crows; Augustana.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $7 or $6 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Condition Oakland; Heroes on Parade; Goodbye For a Day.

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

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 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/

Greenfield Community College, College Drive, Greenfield 01301

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) 592-6406. 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

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 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, JULY 15TH, 2010

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

METAL THURSDAY XCVII
Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Woods of Ypress (Ontario, Canada); Frozen; Anticosm (from NJ); Hirudinea.

FRIDAY, JULY 16TH, 2010

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 10pm. $18. 21+
Kathleen Edwards (country rock)

LOWELL SUMMER MUSIC SERIES
Boardinghouse Park in Lowell. 7:30pm.
$35 advance; $40 day of show. Children 12 and under free. ALL AGES.
Cake.

Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $18 advance; $22 at door.
Roomful of Blues.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull. 8:30pm.
The Gratefuls; High Five Time.

Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis. 8pm.
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons with Orchestra

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $7. 21+
Diamond Dogs (tribute to David Bowie)

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+.
MaryBeth Maes Band.

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $15 advance; $17 day of show.
Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
The River Neva; Wreckoning; 18 Wheels of Justice; Scaphism; First Strike.

Showcase Live in Foxboro. 10pm doors; 10:30pm show.
The Brew; Will Dailey.

SATURDAY, JULY 17TH, 2010

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 10pm. $12. 21+
Langhorne Slim.

LOWELL SUMMER MUSIC SERIES
Boardinghouse Park in Lowell. 7:30pm.
$28 advance; $35 day of show. Children 12 and under free. ALL AGES.
Joan Armatrading.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull. 9pm.
The Chris Beard Band; Smokehouse Lightning.

Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis. 7:30pm.
Huey Lewis and the News

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $20. 21+
The Blushing Brides (tribute to The Rolling Stones)

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

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+.
Hot Like Fire (reggae)

Palladium upstairs in Worcester. 7pm doors; 7:30pm show.
$22.50 advance; $25 at door. ALL AGES.
Soilwork; Death Angel; Augury; Mutiny Within; Swashbuckle.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Hey Now Morris Fader; Huck; The Lights Out.

Showcase Live in Foxboro. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $28.
Bell Biv DeVoe.

South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset. 8pm.
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons with Orchestra.

BEATLE BENEFIT CONCERT
Unitarian Universalist Church of Marlehead. 7:30pm.
$20 for adults and $10 for students. Family packages available for $45.
Chris Thompson; Jason Myles Goss; Amy Malkoff and Friends; Lisa Watkins; Andy Cambria; Bethel Steele; Adam Michael Rothberg; Pesky J. Nixon; Linda Sharar.
Part of the proceeds go directly to a special fund to send musicians into local schools for workshops and concerts as well as to benefit programs at the UU Church of Marblehead.

SUNDAY, JULY 18TH, 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).

Bullock Park in Royalston. 11am on. free. ALL AGES.
Ottomatic Slim and many others.

PARKER WHEELER'S BLUES PARTY(c)
The Grog in Newburyport. 7-11pm. $5. 21+
Chris Fitz; John Colby; Amadee Castenell; Steve Bankuti.

Indian Ranch in Webster. 10am gates; 2pm show.
$34.50 and $39.50 general admission. $47, $49.50, and $52 reserved seating.
Travis Tritt.

South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset. 7:30pm.
Huey Lewis and The News.

MONDAY, JULY 19TH, 2010

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 10pm. $25 21+
Donavon Frankenreiter; Mishka.

Palladium upstairs in Worcester. 6:30pm doors; 7pm show.
$12 advance; $14 at door. ALL AGES.
Black Veil Brides; Vampires Everywhere; Modern Day Escape; Get Scared.

TUESDAY, JULY 20TH, 2010

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 10pm. $25 21+
Donavon Frankenreiter; Mishka.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21ST, 2010

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $40 reserved seating.
Judy Collins.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Toreba Spacedrift; Young and Old; Tyrannosaurus Dinosaurs.

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

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/

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

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

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/

Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford Street, Marblehead 01945.
(781) 631-8987.

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METRO BOSTON

THURSDAY, JULY 15TH, 2010

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $8. 21+
Fairview
Slapdash Graduate
Los Barricados
Bonus Round

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $6.
8pm Papercane
9pm Pawnshop Diamonds
10pm Brownboot
11pm Project Hybrid

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $25 general admission. ALL AGES.
Mary Fahl; Eliza Blue.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8pm.
Peter Parcek (blues).

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
4ToTheFloor presents Class Actress; Endless Wave; Ppalm.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Rock On! presents Adam Hoffmann Revival; Follow Your Hero; Bonfire Bandit; Mindwalk BLVD; You, Lion; The Learned Hands.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 8pm. $5. 21+
Born of Fire featuring Scaphism; Led to the Grave.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
Who Killed Who?; Faux Ox; We Are Hex; Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling.

Rosebud Bar in Somerville. 9pm-12 midnight.
Roy Rubenstein presents Third Thursdays at The Rosebud featuring The Asa Brebner Band and The Ray Mason Band.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. $8. 18+
9pm Bacchus King
10pm Rob Potylo (CD release)
11pm HUMANWINE
12midnight SuperPower

FRIDAY, JULY 16TH, 2010

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $10. 21+
10pm Coo and Howl
11pm The Vital Might
12midnight Fly Upright Kite

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
9pm Drew Kazoo
10pm The Side Effects
11pm By the Throat
12midnight The Champeons

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $17 general admission. ALL AGES.
Jake Armerding (EP release); The Fretful Porcupine.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9:45pm.
Sun Jones.

ROCK AND BLUES CRUISE
Long Wharf in Boston. 7:30pm boarding. 8pm sail. $25. 21+
Danny Klein's Full House.
Celebrating the music of the J. Geils Band.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
The Organ Beats (featuring Noelle from Damone); The Lights Out; The Rhodes (from NYC); Hey Now Morris Fader.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12 advance; $14 day of show. 18+
Langhorne Slim; Ha Ha Tonka; Chris Warren (of Viva Viva)

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
Obscenity Cult presents Rich's Horror Party Machine; Finisher; Sin of Angels; Faces of Bayon; Bog of the Infidel.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
Henry Gale; Metavari.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. $10. 18+
9pm Leo Blais
10pm Brendan Boogie and the Best Intentions
11pm The Motion Sick
12midnight Sidewalk Driver

SATURDAY, JULY 17TH, 2010

Bank of America Pavilion in Boston. 7:30pm. ALL AGES.
Chris Isaak.

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $10. 21+
Hear Now Live! presents
The Big Sway
Speed the Harvest
Vanzetti
The Old Maids

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $10.
9pm The Tin Thistles
10pm Smokestack and the Foothill Fury
11pm Ten Foot Polecats
12midnight King Sickabilly

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $30 general admission. ALL AGES.
Lucy Kaplansky; Anna Dagmar.

Dante's at Firefly's in Quincy. 9:30pm. 21+
The Groove Doctors.

Hatch Shell in Boston. 7pm. free and open to the public.
WODS 103.3FM presents Eddie Money; John Cafferty.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9:30pm.
Beatlejuice (a tribute to The Beatles)

Middle East up in Cambridge. 1pm doors. $10 advance; $12 day of show. ALL AGES
Bonecrusher (Knock Out Records); The Welch Boys (Scream Records); Buddha and the Boys; Beantown Boozehounds (Sailor's Grave Records).

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12 advance; $14 day of show. 18+
Clem Snide; The Heligoats.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12. 18+
Heartless Bastards; The Builders and The Butchers; Cassavettes; Peter Wolf Crier.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
Jeddo Stars; The Battleships Cometh; Hello Ninja.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. $12. 18+
8:55pm Marconi
9:40pm Lady Lamb The Beekeeper
10:30pm Alexa Wilding
11:15pm Your Nature
12:10am Au Revoir Simone

SUNDAY, JULY 18TH, 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

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $7. 21+
8pm Vulture
9pm Sherman Burns
10pm Kid Savant (from Chicago)
11pm Mrs. Danvers

Club Passim in Cambridge. 4:30pm. $10 general admission. ALL AGES.
Jubal's Kin.

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Chatham County Line (CD release)

Middle East up in Cambridge. 1pm doors. $8 advance; $10 day of show. ALL AGES.
Farewell Dreamer; Allenus; First Fallen; Manifest.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $9 advance; $10 day of show. 18+
MassConcerts presents Rival Mob (record release); Mammoth Grinder; New Lows; Waste Management; Dead Black.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. $12. 18+
9pm Kevin Stevenson
9:50pm The Dirty Truckers
10:40pm Jesse Malin and the St. Marks Social

MONDAY, JULY 19TH, 2010

Charlie's Kitchen in Cambridge. 9pm.
Sherman Burns; Kid Savant (from Chicago); Vulture; Mod Gun.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $8. 18+
Vending Machetes
Hammer No More Fingers
Grass Is Green

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $18 general admission. ALL AGES.
Jeffrey Foucault; Mark Erelli.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $20 advance; $22 day of show. 18+
MassConcerts presents Alejandro Escovedo; Megan McCormick.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $5. 18+
RTT presents Nothington; Dirty Tactics; Wolves and the Radio; Kill Conrad.

TUESDAY, JULY 20TH, 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. $8. ALL AGES.
The Karma Exchange.

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $20 general admission. ALL AGES.
Kris Delmhorst; Hayward Williams.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Bob Log III; Molly Gene Onewhoahmanband.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. $7. 18+
9pm Crashing Cars
9:50pm The Lousy Instruments
10:40pm The Bridgebuilders

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21ST, 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 Emily Ebert.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $7. 21+
9pm Joe P
10pm Gimme 15
11pm Stereo Drive-By

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $20 general admission. ALL AGES.
Kris Delmhorst; Hayward Williams.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $9. 18+
Team Shred presents Vandal; A Wish for Fire; Hollow Vixen.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. $7. 18+
9pm The Last Front
9:50pm The New Frontiersmen
10:40pm The Monikers
11:30pm Michael Jordyn and Greg

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/

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

Hatch Memorial Shell, The Esplanade, Storrow Drive, Boston

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/

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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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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bananastasi - Thu, Jul 8, 2010, 12:10 A
Weekly Band E-Mail #135.0 NEWS July 8th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #135.0 July 8th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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TOP 30 BOSTON AREA CD's ACCORDING TO RADIO AIRPLAY
1. Pernice Brothers - Goodbye, Killer
2. Hooray for Earth - Momo EP
3. Ketman - Ketman-A-Go-Go
4. Ad Frank and the Fast Easy Women - Your Secrets Are Mine Now
5. Deer Tick - The Black Dirt Sessions
6. Guillermo Sexo - Vivid Nights
7. John Shade - All You Love Is Need
8. Magic Magic - Magic Magic
9. Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys - Steam Ship Killers
10. Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents - Keepin Time

11. The Lights Out - Color Machine
12. Taxpayer - Photo EP
13. Forest Fires - Hark! and Other Lost Transmissions
14. The Motion Sick - "Winged Bicycle"
15. One Happy Island - One Happy Island
16. Spirit Kid - Spirit Kid
17. T Max - Why Do We Go To War?
18. Endless Wave - City Walls EP
19. Big Big Bucks - Crucial Schmooze
20. Corin Ashley and the Chocolate Olivers - The Abbey Road Session

21. Happy Birthday - Happy Birthday
22. Mean Creek - "The Comedian"
23. Monique Ortiz - When the Pigeon Flies
24. Pants Yell! - Received Pronunciation
25. Gene Dante and the Future Starlets - "The Love Letter is Dead"
26. Hallelujah the Hills - Colonial Drones
27. Sodafrog - Hang the Moon
28. Symbion Project - Misery in Soliloquy
29. Whistle Jacket - Compliment
30. Bodega Girls - "We Are Losers"

RadioTony compiles this list of top 30 CDs for thenose-boston.com
using the playlists of 13 different radio stations and Internet programs.
Brian Anastasi would like to thank RadioTony and all the folks at
The Noise-Boston for their kind permission to reprint this survey,
and encourages everyone to check out their online magazine.
The Noise-Boston does not publish in August.

Here is a video of "Jacqueline Susann" from the "Goodbye Killer" CD by the Pernice Brothers:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIPjYeIpQ1w

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Luke Allen, frontman for the hardcore band Home Invasion, is being held without bail at Ludlow Correctional Facility on aggravated assault charges in connection with an incident that happened on Worthington Street in Springfield in the early morning of April 2nd. Luke was a bouncer at the Fat Cat Bar and Grill, and is charged with beating to death a 25-year-old Enfield CT man.

Scott and Lee Ogre will be having a benefit show for Luke Allen at The Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke this coming Sunday night, July 11th. Performing will be 100 Demons; Death Threat; Shoot to Kill; Palehorse; Hammer Bros.; Colin of Arabia; Revenge; and Can't Heal.

Tickets are $12 in advance, which are available from any of the bands who are playing, or $15 at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the show starts at 7pm. This is an ALL AGES show.

A DVD will be made of the show, in the hopes that Luke will someday be able to see it.

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This from Adam Klein of Callanan and Klein Communications Inc. in Boston:

We are hosting a special summer party on the Rock and Blues Cruise to benefit the Pan Mass Challenge on Friday, July 23 (boarding at 7:30pm). The entertainment will be the band Pablo Palooza which features Boston radio personality George Knight, good friend Mark Hobbs, American Idol contestant Mike Davis and more. In addition, DJ Morning Guy Tai will spin tunes between the bands sets and we’ll have a great silent auction on the cruise. Money raised from the auction and net proceeds from the cruise sales will support the fundraising efforts of several people riding the Pan Mass Challenge which benefits the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Tickets are $25 and available online at http://www.rockandbluescruise.com

The Pan Mass Challlenge is a two-day, 192 mile bike ride from Sturbridge to Provincetown. Since 1980, the Pan Mass Challenge has raised $270 million for cancer research and treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. The Challenge raises nearly half of the Jimmy Fund's annual revenue, so all donations raised by riders support the efforts of more than 3,000 Dana-Farber faculty and staff members as they make countless advances that have become the standard of cancer care and research.

Adan Klein will be one of the thousands of people who will be making the ride. Contributions to support his efforts can be made via
http://www.pmc.org/gifts/AK0089.

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Kevin Youklis's Hits for Kids and Christopher's Haven have teamed up with Rounder Records in Burlington to put together a CD entitled Music Hits Home. Included on the CD is music by the Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Briothers, and Phish. The CD costs $15, which includes shipping and handling. For ordering information, contact info@youkskids.org, or call (781) 444-9685.

"Youk," who plays third base for The Boston Red Sox (and may or may not be a part of this year's All Star Game), has this to say about Hits for Kids:

"I am living out my childhood dream, and it is due in no small part to the tremendous support of my family, friends, and community. Now I am in the position to help foster save, nurturing, healthy environments for today's children, and I can't imagine backing away from that opportunity."

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This is the weekend of the twice-yearly Greenfield Rock Fest. PDP Productions puts together the Rock Fest indoors at the Green Teen in Greenfield in the winter, and outdoors at Energy Park in Greenfield in the summer. This summer's outdoor rock fest will be on Friday, July 9th, 4-9:15pm, and Saturday, July 10th, 11am-9pm.

There will be two stages, and 40 bands are scheduled to perform. The festival stage will be closest to the parking lot and the vendors, and the station stage will be in the old train station. Be aware that there are no sanitary facilities at the site. Bring bug spray and plenty of sunscreen as there is no shade. Two day passes for $14 will be available at the gate on Friday night.

For more complete details, go to http://massrockfest.com/rf2010/ The schedule is also included in this week's LISTINGS edition of the Weekly Band E-Mail.

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Signature Sounds recording artist Eilen Jewell has released a new CD as a side project paying tribute to country music legend Loretta Lynn. On the CD, titled "Eilen Jewell presents Butcher Holler: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn," Jewell sings 12 Loretta Lynn songs.

Of the CD, Jewell says:
"Butcher Holler is named for the little Kentucky town where Loretta Lynn was raised. In this tribute to the country star we pay homage to her humble roots and straightforward, hard-hitting performance style. All of the songs in this collection were written by Lynn herself and are a testament not only to her strength as a songwriter, but to her personal strength as well. In the 19 60s and '70s, Loretta Lynn dared to write songs about topics that were widely considered off-limits, especially for women. The fact that her words still hit a nerve today is proof of their timelessness. And so, a toast: to the woman with more banned songs than anyone can count; to the voice that reaches the very grain of theater walls around her; to our national treasure. Gratitude is not enough, so I sing these songs for anyone who will listen."

The CD is available for sale online at http://www.signaturesounds.com/butcher-holler

Here is a video of Loretta Lynn performing "Fist City," the lead track on Eilen Jewell's tribute album:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgylOni0JSI

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According to Reuters news agency, Harvey Fuqua, who was best known as the leader of the 1950s doo-wop group The Moonglows, passed away in Detroit on Tuesday, July 6th, at the age of 80. He succumbed to "coronary problems" after a brief illness.

Fuqua formed The Moonglows in his hometown of Louisville, KY in 1951. They were discovered in Cleveland by rock n' roll dj Alan Freed, who got them signed to Chess Records. The song he wrote, "Sincerely," cracked the Top 30 in 1955, and his unmistakeably deep bass voice leads the group on their best-known song, 1958's "Ten Commandments of Love." The versatile artist, entrepreneur, and executive shepherded the careers of such acts as Etta James, The Spinners, and Junior Walker and the All Stars.

Fuqua enlisted Marvin Gaye in The Moonglows in 1958, and later brought him to Motown. He, along with Johnny Bristol, produced Gaye's duets with Tammi Terrell, including "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Your Precious Love." They also produced and co-wrote the duo's 1967 single "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You."

Here is a video of Harvey and The Moonglows performing "Sincerely":


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

Here is a video of Harvey and The Moonglows performing "The Ten Commandments of Love" for a PBS pledge special filmed in Pittsburgh about 10 years ago::


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa2tpRhvaxI

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as well as blogs, posters, flyers, and e-mails..
Brian Anastasi assumes no responsibility for errors on these sources.
 
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bananastasi - Thu, Jul 8, 2010, 12:06 A
Weekly Band E-Mail #135.0 LISTINGS July 8th - July 14th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #135.0 July 8th - July 14th, 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 8TH, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
Ray Mason.

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 7pm.
Nobody's Fat.

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

POP ON THE LAWN
Florence Civic Center lawn. 6:30-11pm. free and open to the public.
The Fawns, Group DeVille, and School for the Dead. This show is free and open to the public.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 8:30pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
The Heavy Pets.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Piccadilly Pub in West Springfield. 8-11pm. no cover. 21+
Infinite August.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $7 or $6 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Cabinets of Natural Curiosities; P.D. Wilder; Summer of Glaciers; Aeroplane 1929

RE-ANIMATE THE BAYSTATE
Sierra Grille in Northampton. 10pm. $3. 21+
Thrillpillow; Timecard; Eggseggs.

Stearns Square in Springfield. 7:30pm. free. ALL AGES.
Roomful of Blues

FRIDAY, JULY 9TH, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Steve Kareta and Changes.

Blue House Cafe in Haydenville. 6:30-8:30pm.
Ray Mason.
Free, but tips are encouraged for the performer.

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 8pm.
OFC; No Service Project.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Aquanett.

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

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. $5. 21+
Sway; Friends of Yours; You Can Be a Wesley; Trials and Tribulations.

GREENFIELD ROCK FEST DAY ONE OF TWO
Energy Park in Greenfield. 4-9:30pm. $14 for a weekend pass. ALL AGES.
4:45-5:05pm Oyster Stars and the Rendezvous Trio (festival stage)
5:05-5:25pm Uphill Descent (station stage)
5:25-5:45pm 23 Enigma (festival stage)
5:45-6:10pm HydroElectric (station stage)
6:10-6:35pm Pride Falls (festival stage)
6:35-7pm The Prodigal Kings (station stage)
7-7:25pm Dogdeck (festival stage)
7:25-7:50pm Captious (station stage)
7:50-8:15pm BenKN (festival stage)
8:15-9:15pm The Alchemystics (station stage)

Flavours Restaurant in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
HI8US.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $17.50 advance; $20 at door. ALL AGES.
John Eddie; Group DeVille.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 10pm.
Lady Sasquatch.

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

Paper City Brewery in Holyoke. 6pm.
New Pilot Band.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8 or $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
The Thickness; Lion Cub; Condition Oakland; Mayday Underground; Dead Radio Rebels.

Theodore's in Springfield. 9:30pm. no cover.
The Art Steele Blues Band.

SATURDAY, JULY 10TH, 2010

The Basement in Northampton. 8pm. no cover. 21+
Al Fuller.

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

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 8pm.
S.P. Hogan Blues Band.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Aquanett.

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

GREENFIELD ROCK FEST DAY TWO OF TWO
Energy Park in Greenfield. 11am-9:30pm. ALL AGES.
11-11:30am Rock Shop Band (station stage)
11:30-11:50am Goat Boy (festival stage)
11:50am-12:10pm Skasome Society (station stage)
12:10-12:35pm So Very Small (festival stage)
12:35-1pm The Angels Share (station stage)
1-1:25pm Problem With Dragons (festival stage)
1:25-1:50pm Avely (station stage)
1:50-2:15pm Donut Kings (festival stage)
2:15-2:40pm Jen Tobey's Alter-Ego (station stage)
2:40-3:05pm Nine-30 (festival stage)
3:05-3:30pm The Prozacs (station stage)
3:30-3:55pm Brookline Drive (festival stage)
3:55-4:20pm My Last Flight (station stage)
4:20-4:45pm Arrows Over Athens (festival stage)
4:45-5:10pm The FutureNows (station stage)
5:15-5:40pm Black Eyes for Charity (festival stage)
5:40-6:05pm Sorrows of Autumn (station stage)
6:05-6:30pm Endcount (festival stage)
6:30-6:55pm Run For Your Guns (station stage)
6:55-7:20pm Tempting the Sirens (festival stage)
7:20-7:45pm Lich King (station stage)
7:45-8:10pm Warsynium (festival stage)
8:10-8:35pm Ionia (station stage)
8:35-9pm Feli Ant (festival stage)

Flavours Restaurant in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
T Bone Daddy.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $17.50 advance; $20 at door. ALL AGES.
Jill Sobule and Julia Sweeney.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. ALL AGES.
Hendersin: One Night Only.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 10pm.
Who Are You (a celebration of The Who)

PESKEOMSKUT PARK MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL
Peskeomskut Park in Turners Falls. 12noon - 9pm. free and open to the public.,
Bella's Bartok, Birds of Flame, Rusty Belle, Spouse, and Winterpills.
Donations will be accepted to benefit the Shea Theater.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8 or $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Land of the Giants; Wicked Fag; Nate Blasdell; Back to Normal.

Theodore's in Springfield. 9pm. no cover.
Ryan Hart and the Bluehearts.

SUNDAY, JULY 11TH, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
A.J. Rubino.

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

The Elevens in Northampton. 8:30pm. $4. 21+
Leisure Colony; YellowFever (from Austin, TX); J.P. and the Redemptions; Constantly Burning Fire; Young and Old (from Boston).

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $30 advance; $35 at door. ALL AGES.
Amos Lee; Mutlu.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pearl Street clubroom in Northampton. 8:30pmpm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Titus Andronicus; Hallelujah the Hills; Whirl (featuring members of Who Shot Hollywood).
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

FREE LUKE ALLEN BENEFIT SHOW
Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 6:30pm doors; 7pm show. $12 advance, $15 at door. ALL AGES.
100 Demons; Death Threat; Shoot to Kill; Palehorse; Hammer Bros.; Colin of Arabia; Revenge; Can't Heal.

MONDAY, JULY 12TH, 2010

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. ALL AGES.
zaimph; bee mask; hpv

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8 or $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
The Sidekicks (Red Scare Records); The Disaster March (Matty of The Prozacs); Still Rings True; Midi and the Modern Dance.

TUESDAY, JULY 13TH, 2010

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

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. $7. ALL AGES.
Wetdog (from the U.K.); Bunny's a Swine.

Theodore's in Springfield. 8:30pm. no cover.
Tony Lee Thomas and Jeff King.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14TH, 2010

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. ALL AGES.
Matt Krefting Band; Sunset (from Austin, TX); Bourgeois Heroes; Sleep Good (from Austin, TX)

Iron Horse in Northampton. 8:30pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Bear in Heaven; Twin Sister.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

WATERMELON WEDNESDAYS
West Whately Chapel. 7:30pm. $15. ALL AGES.
Chiara String Quartet

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

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

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 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
http://www.pdpproductions.com/

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

Florence Civic Center lawn, Park Street, Florence
(five miles west of Northampton center)

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

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

Peskeomskut Park, Avenue A between 6th and 7th Street, Turners Falls

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 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, JULY 8TH, 2010

Mason Field in Attleboro Falls. 8pm. free and open to the public.
The Fools.

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

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

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
Cougar Bait; Rupert Selection; Crumb.

FRIDAY, JULY 9TH, 2010

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 9pm. $12. 21+
Apollo Sunshine; Drug Rug.

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $20.
Gary Hoey; Anything Goes.

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

Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $14 advance; $18 at door.
James Montgomery Band.

Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis. 8pm.
Melissa Etheridge.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $7. 21+
The Delta Generators.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Friday Addiction.

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

Nectar's in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard. 9pm. $25. 18+
Barrington Levy.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
The Angels Share; MindsetX; Whiskey Chapel; Alta Mira.

Showcase Live in Foxboro. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $20.
Wang Chung.

Uptown Common in Athol. 7pm. free and open to the public.
Linq; Vicki Blankenship; Sonya Heller; Hayley Reardon.
A joint fundraiser for the Athol/Royalston Adopt-a-Uniform Campaign and the Indiegrrl Music and Art Camp for Children.
In case of rain, the event will be moved to Memorial Hall in Athol.

SATURDAY, JULY 10TH, 2010

LOWELL SUMMER MUSIC SERIES
Boardinghouse Park in Lowell. 7:30pm.
$33 advance; $40 day of show. Children 12 and under free. ALL AGES.
Jimmy Cliff.

Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis. 8pm.
B.B. King; Lukas Nelson; The Promise of the Real

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

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Audio Underground.

Indian Ranch in Webster. 10am gates; 2pm show.
$20 general admission. $25 reserved seating.
The Outlaws.

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

Palladium downstairs in Worcester. 7pm doors; 8pm show.
$38 advance; $40 at door. ALL AGES.
Dream Theater; Charred Walls of the Damned; Don Jamieson.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
Indiana Handshake; Lesser Knowns; Sheez Late; Eric Sommer.

Showcase Live in Foxboro. 2-11pm. $12.
Drop C Destruction 2010: The Ultimate Metal Festival.
Thy Will Be Done; Stryk Nine; Acerose; Darkness Embraced; Masamune; Fifth World; Severance; Pillars of Atrophy.
for more info, go to http://www.myspace.com/stryknine

Waterfront Park in Newburyport. 1-7pm. free and open to the public.
WXRV, 92.5FM, presents Sarah Hammer; The Lemonheads; Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers.

SUNDAY, JULY 11TH, 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).

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 9pm. $15. 21+
King Yellowman and the Saggitarius Band (reggae legend)

PARKER WHEELER'S BLUES PARTY(c)
The Grog in Newburyport. 7-11pm. $5. 21+
Mike Lynch; Cliff Goodwin; Dave Brown; Wolf Ginandes; Chris Anzalone.

Patton Park in Hamilton. 5-7pm. free and open to the public.
Henri Smith, New Orleans Friends, and Flavours.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm
Vektor (from AZ); Skullhammer; Thrillhouse; Lich King.

MONDAY, JULY 12TH, 2010

TUESDAY, JULY 13TH, 2010

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14TH, 2010

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 10pm. $15. 21+
Soja (reggae from Washington, DC)

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Bees Knees; A Pony For My Birthday; Communipaw.

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

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

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

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/

Mason Field, 446 Elm Street, Attleboro Falls 02763

Memorial Hall, 584 Main Street, Athol

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

Patton Park, 2 Asbury Street, Route 1A, Hamilton 01982

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/

Uptown Common, near 1497 Main Street, Athol

Waterfront Park, 36 Merrimac Street, Newburyport 01950

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METRO BOSTON

THURSDAY, JULY 8TH, 2010

Bank of America Pavillion in Boston. 7:30pm. ALL AGES.
Meat Loaf.

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $8. 21+
F-Nice Records presents
8:30pm Innercombustion
9:15pm Oilhead
10:15pm 51 Shortfalls
11:15pm Adicia

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $5.
8pm Dirty Water Brass Band
9pm Jazzadelic Organ Trio
10pm Rollo Tomasi Group
11pm Mike the Spike

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $16 general admission. ALL AGES.
A Parcel of Rogues hosts a wee Scottish fiddle festival with Paul Anderson and Hanneke Cassel.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Friit; Biscuits and Gravy; Pinot; Green Line Inbound.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Rock On! presents okCaptain; Sherman Burns; The Dirty Fences; For Sleeping or Jumping; Hello Ninja; Elvirus.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
Dirty Dishes; Pepper Rabbit; Candy Claws.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. $15. 18+
9pm Yasmin Kuhn (Flying Saucer)
9:50pm Robert Schipul
10:45pm Bossanova
11:50pm Unrest

FRIDAY, JULY 9TH, 2010

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
9pm John Aanested
10pm Mayday Radio
11pm Cousin Johnny
12midnight The Frost Heaves

Club Passim in Cambridge. 7pm. $30 general admission. ALL AGES.
Ellis Paul performs every song from his albums Say Something and Stories in chronological order.

Club Passim in Cambridge. 10pm. $30 general admission. ALL AGES.
Ellis Paul performs every song from his albums Carnival of Voices and Translucent Soul in chronological order.

ROCK AND BLUES CRUISE
Long Wharf in Boston. 7:30pm boarding. 8pm sail. $28. 21+
Entrain.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12. 18+
Team Shred presents Baby Strange (reunion); The Charms (reunion); Stereo Soul Future; Vulgarrity; DJ Jen (formerly of The Pill).

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Team Shred presents Re-Up; Dopapod; Kidd Russell (from Chicago).

Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain. 8pm doors.
Buried in Leather; Cocked 'n Loaded; Tijuana Sweetheart; Tenafly Vipers.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 8pm. $9. 21+
FUKK (KISS tribute with members of Obscenity Cult); Livver (ex-Defcon 4); Nimbus Terrifix; It Will End in Pure Horror.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $10. 21+
B.L.O.W.W.; Hot Black; Matalon; Hail Plankton.

SATURDAY, JULY 10TH, 2010

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $10. 18+
Hear Now Live! presents
Social Seed
Sun in Flight (video release)
Through the Enemy
Await Rescue
Blackwater Noise
The Mercy Case

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge.
9pm Jessie Fanuele
10pm Chris Frasco
11pm Line of Girls

Club Passim in Cambridge. 3:30pm. $10 general admission. ALL AGES.
Ellis Paul family show.

Club Passim in Cambridge. 7pm. $30 general admission. ALL AGES.
Ellis Paul performs every song from his albums Sweet Mistakes and The Speed of Trees in chronological order.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 1pm doors. $10. ALL AGES.
Team Shred presents Embers Glow; Westland; Halfway to Avalon; Zombie Radio; Stalemate.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12. 18+
Team Shred presents Baby Strange (reunion); The Charms (reunion); Stereo Soul Future; Vulgarrity; DJ Jen (formerly of The Pill).

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Team Shred presents Alchemilla (CD release); Captain Cutthroat (CD release); The Force; Planetoid; The Few.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 2pm. $6. 18+
The Holwell Incident; Conforza; Pathogenic.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
Horsehands; Son of the Sun; Mother Night; Hangman's Alphabet.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. $10. 18+
9pm Wicked Whiskey
10pm The Designer Drugs
11pm Swaggerin Growlers
12midnight Born to Lose

SUNDAY, JULY 11TH, 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

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $7. 18+
Team Shred presents
8:30pm Flower Stalks
9:25pm Phillip Noss
10:20pm Nature in the City
11:15pm Robert Gillies

Club Passim in Cambridge. 7pm. $12 general admission. ALL AGES.
Avi Wisnia (CD release); Caleb Hawley.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 1pm doors. $10. ALL AGES.
Brick by Brick Productions presents Bomb the Music Industry!; The Sidekicks; Disaster March.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Brick by Brick Productions presents Bomb the Music Industry!; The Sidekicks; Disaster March.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 6pm doors. $10 advance; $12 day of show. ALL AGES.
Team Shred presents Down With Webster (from Toronto); Let's Get It (from Dayton, Ohio); The Blue Pages; Stay; Love Via Dance Machine; Small Talk; The Jealous Sea (Mat Barletta).

Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain. 7pm.
Dilapadated Enterprises presents
7:30pm GoReality
8:05pm Boar Corpse
8:45pm Hives Masher
9:25pm Parasitic Expirtation
10:05pm Composted

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. $7. 18+
9pm Yeah Right
10pm I Have Ears
11pm MiniBoone

MONDAY, JULY 12TH, 2010

Charlie's Kitchen in Cambridge. 9pm.
On Hold.

Church of Boston. 6pm doors. $9. 21+
The Funeral Pyre (Prosthetic Records)
Early Graves (Ironclad Recordings)
Anomia (Hold True Recordings)
Scalpel
Nemecide
Scaphism

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $8 advance; $10 day of show. 18+
LoveHateHero (Ferret Records); Young and Divine (Nettwerk Records); Venetia Fair (Red Blue Records); Colepitz.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12 advance; $14 day of show. 18+
Why? (Anticon Records); Arms and Sleepers; Josiah Wolf.

TUESDAY, JULY 13TH, 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.

Bank of America Pavilion in Boston. 7pm. ALL AGES.
Maxwell.

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $8. 18+
Karmic Music presents
Tornasol
Force the Fallen
The Naked Chips
All These Elements

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Kate Miller-Heidke; Goli.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $15. 18+
We Are Scientists; Lightspeed Champion; Rewards.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. $10. 18+
9pm Mountain Man
10pm Twin Sister
11pm Bear in Heaven

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14TH, 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/

Bank of America Pavilion in Boston. 7:30pm. ALL AGES.
Squeeze; Cheap Trick.

Cambridge Center Plaza. 1=2pm. free and open to the public.
Club Passim presents Jason Myles Goss.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 21+
Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers (from Arkansas)
The Raging Teens (from Boston)
Pinball Millionaires (from Providence)

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Suzie Brown; Sarah Becker; Liz Longley; Lizanne Knott.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Leedz Edutainment presents The U.N.; Consep; Millyz; Serge Didenko.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $14. 18+
Groupo Fantasma (Nat Geo Music); The Macrotones.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
Disaster Strikes; Ashers; Rentokill; Short Changed; Prosthetics.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
Baby Brainwaves; Horse Marriage; Chris Warren.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. $10. 18+
9pm David Dondero
10pm Mean Creek
11pm The Love Language

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/

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/

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/

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 #134.0 NEWS July 2nd, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #134.0 July 2nd, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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The staff at the Boston Phoenix have chosen the 40 best concerts in Boston history. Here is their list:

1. James Brown at Boston Garden, April 5th, 1968
2. Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins and Bullet LaVolta at Axis, September 23rd, 1991
3. The Rolling Stones at Boston Garden, July 18th, 1972
4. Lollapalooza at Great Woods [now Comcast Center] in Mansfield, August 7th, 1992
[with Pearl Jam and Red Hot Chili Peppers]
5. Bruce Springsteen at Harvard Square Theatre, May 9th, 1974
6. Green Day at the Hatch Shell, September 9th, 1994
7. The Beatles at Suffolk Downs, August 18th, 1966
8. U2 at The Paradise, March 6th, 1981
9. The Clash at Harvard Square Theatre, February 16th, 1979
10. Pearl Jam at Boston Garden, April 10th, 1994

11. Radiohead and Teenage Fanclub and Dandy Warhols at Harborlights Pavillion, August 23rd, 1997
12. Led Zeppelin at Boston Tea Party, January 23-26, 1969
13. Mission of Burma at The Bradford Ballroom, March 12th, 1983
14. Lou Barlow and Elliott Smith at Green Street Grill, October 4th, 1998
15. The Pogues at Axis, July 2nd, 1986
16. Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue at Harvard Square Theatre, November 20, 1975
17. The Pixies at The Paradise, August 8th, 2005
18. Velvet Underground and the Exploding Plastic Inevitable at The ICA, October 29th, 1966
19. Beastie Boys at Worcester Centrum, August 25th, 1968
20. Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros at The Roxy, November 22nd, 1999

21. R.E.M. and Husker Du at Harvard University Indoor Track Center, March 22nd, 1984
22. P.J. Harvey at T.T. the Bear's Place, August 15th, 1992
23. The Who at The Music Hall, August 6th, 1971
24. Aerosmith at Middle East down, November 9th, 1995
25. Beck and the Flaming Lips at Orpheum Theatre, October 28th, 2002
26. Guns 'n Roses at The Paradise, October 16th, 1987
27. Black Flag and Meat Puppets at The Channel, April 15th, 1984
28. Madonna and Beastie Boys at Worcester Centrum, June 2nd, 1985
29. J. Geils Band and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Cape Cod Coliseum, July 15th, 1978
30. Oasis at Local 186, October 21st, 1994

31. The Strokes at Gallery Bershad, April 21st, 2001
32. Sinead O'Connor at The Paradise, March 31st, 1988
33. Lollapalooza at Tweeter Center [now Comcast Cebter] in Mansfield, July 25th, 1995
[Sonic Youth, Pavement, Beck, Hole, Elastica, and the Jesus Lizard]
34. The Grateful Dead and The Patti Smith Group at UMass Boston Alumni Stadium, May 12th, 1979
35. Nine Inch Nails and David Bowie at Tweeter Center [now Comcast Center] in Mansfield, September 15th, 1995
36. The Smiths at The Opera House, June 14th, 1985
37. Morphine at The Plough and Stars, March 11th, 1991
38. Talking Heads at The Rathskellar [aka The Rat], January 21st, 1977
39. The White Stripes at The Opera House, November 21st, 2005
40. Rage Against the Machine at The Paradise, January 19th, 1993

Here are two videos called "How James Brown Saved Boston" that shows clips from the concert and commentary from various people


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylC0vdGz27g


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

I would add to this list Janis Joplin at Harvard Stadium, The Who at The Boston Garden, Elton John at Foxboro Stadium on July 4th, 1976, Bruce Springsteen at The Boston Garden, Roy Orbison at The Channel, and George Harrison at The Boston Garden.

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The Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls has closed its doors. The Drunk Stuntmen played the last show at the Roadhouse on Saturday, June 26th.

The Roadhouse was located about 20 miles from Amherst and about 20 miles from Greenfield, Driving up to it from Amherst, I was often the only car on Route 63 once I got past the Cherry Hill Golf Course in north Amherst. The building was in the middle of nowhere, but being in the middle of nowhere meant that bands could literally crank their music up to 11 and not have any neighbors complain.

The building that housed the Route 63 Roadhouse was bought by Carol Cameron and Jame Snyder in 2003, and is currently up for sale. The Roadhouse also had a full bar, two pool tables, and served food. The Roadhouse added a full menu about a year ago with Carol doing all the cooking in the kitchen, and her potato skins were absolutely amazing.

The upper floor had a dressing room with a full bar for the performers to use. I remember going to see James Montgomery play there one night. I bought the re-issue of his first CD (the one with "Train" on it), and his handler promised he would sign it for me. Well, after waiting for a half hour, she told me to just go on upstairs. So I did and James was sitting at the bar, and proceeded to regale me with tales of how he helped this musician or that musician kick their alcohol and drug addiction.

I have seen many other great bands at The Route 63 Roadhouse, including The Drunk Stuntmen, The Reprobates Blues Band, The Stone Coyotes, Uncle Billy's Smokehouse, Ottomatic Slim, and Louisiana Red with David Maxwell. My wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary at The Roadhouse on October 8th, 2008, and our favorite live band, The Reprobates, just happened to be playing that night.

The Roadhouse also had a horseshoe tournament and barbecue on the side lawn every summer, and even organized a bus trip to a Boston Red Sox game every summer. Carole Cameron told The Greenfield Recorder that she hopes whoever does buy the building will re-open it as a roadhouse once again. She said "Route 63 was a true roadhouse. It's a dying breed in America." In the meantime, it will be missed.

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This from Boston Band Crush:

This past spring, the Somerville home of Starlab (a self-described "small community of friends rehearsing, silkscreening, and occasionally hosting shows") was flooded, causing massive damages that resulted in huge repair bills. This Saturday, July 3rd, the Starlab community will come together and raise money to help offset the costs incurred. A BBQ and flea market begins at 1pm, and bands will be playing 4-8pm. Bands playing for the cause include Drug Rug; Movers and Shakers, Doomstar!, and Sleepy Very Sleepy. This is an all ages show and a donation of $10 will be requested. This will all take place at Starlab's basement home at 32 Prospect Street in Union Square in Somerville.

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Celebrate Independence Day the reggae way at Johnny D's in Somerville on Saturday, July 3rd, beginning at 7pm. 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. The show is 21+.

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Pop On the Lawn is an event that is happening on Thursday, July 8th, 6:30-11pm, on the lawn of the Florence Civic Center on Park Street in Florence (about five miles west of Northampton). Performing will be The Fawns, Group DeVille, and School for the Dead. This show is free and open to the public. Be sure to bring bug spray.

Here is a video for the song "Snow Day" from the album "A Nice Place to Be" by The Fawns:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb3y2zLt4z8

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Ellis Paul is one of the leading voices in American songwriting. He was a principle leader in the wave of singer/songwriters that emerged from the Boston folk scene, creating a movement that revitalized the national acoustic circuit with an urban, literate, folk pop style that helped renew interest in the genre in the 1990's.

Now Ellis Paul will be celebrating his 20th anniversary as a Boston folk legend with a series of shows at Club Passim in Harvard Square in Cambridge on the weekend of Friday, July 9th and Saturday, July 10th. During these four shows he will perform eight of his albums in their entirety in chronological order. Here is the schedule:

Friday, July 9th, 7pm
Say Something; Stories

Friday, July 9th, 10pm
Carnival of Voices; Translucent Sound

Saturday, July 10th, 7pm
Sweet Mistakes; The Speed of Trees

Saturday, July 10th, 10pm
American Jukebox Fables; The Day After Everything Changed

Tickets to each show are $30, and may be purchased online at http://www.clubpassim.org/ If you purchase a ticket to three of the four shows, you get the fourth ticket free. Details on this deal are on the Club Passim website.

Ellis will also be doing a special family show on Saturday, July 10th at 3:30pm. Tickets for this show are $10. Club Passim is an all ages venue.

Here is the bio for Ellis Paul, taken from his website,
http://www.ellispaul.com/?page=bio

Ellis Paul's charismatic, personally authentic performance style has influenced a generation of artists away from the artifice of pop, and closer towards the realness of folk. Though he remains among the most pop-friendly of today's singer-songwriters - his songs regularly appear in hit movie and TV soundtracks - he has bridged the gulf between the modern folk sound and the populist traditions of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger more successfully than perhaps any of his songwriting peers.

Yet to hear him at this crossroads moment in his career, you would think he was just getting started. For years, he has been among the folk circuit's most popular and dependable headliners, with a mailing list of over 20,000 fiercely loyal fans. He has released 14 CDs, and recently explored new media avenues with a documentary/concert DVD called "3,000 Miles," and "Notes from the Road," a critically acclaimed book of poems and stories.

In recent years, he has also departed from his solo career to tour and record with longtime compadre Vance Gilbert, and to indulge his deep respect for American folk icon Woody Guthrie. He appeared with the all-star Guthrie tribute tour, "Ribbon of Highway, Endless Skyway." For his Philo CD, "The Speed of Trees," he wrote a modern musical setting of Guthrie's unpublished lyric "God's Promise."

Nora Guthrie, Woody's daughter, invited Paul to to perform at a Woody Guthrie tribute show held in September 1996 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. The show was part of a 10-day celebration to honor Woody and also included performances by Bruce Springsteen, Ani DiFranco, Billy Bragg and others. In 1998, the quintessential Boston songwriter was also made an honorary citizen of Guthrie's birthplace, Okemah, Oklahoma, in recognition of all he has done to revive interest in the Dust Bowl troubadour.

This may surprise casual fans of Paul's urbane, literate and thoroughly modern folk-pop sound - but not those who knew him well. Among the first to single him out from the vast pack clamoring to rise from Boston's open mics in the early '90s was Bill Morrissey, even then considered the definitive New England ballad writer. He was so impressed, he produced Paul's first record, "Say Something," in 1993.

What did he see, so early in Paul's career? "He was always unique," Morrissey recalls. "He didn't write like anybody, didn't sing like anybody, didn't perform like anybody. So many of the songwriters then were trying to imitate whoever they thought was successful. Ellis was always himself; he didn't try to separate himself from his audiences. Perhaps it's because he's a Mainer; there's no pretense, and I think audiences sense that."

Paul is today regarded as such a classic urban songwriter that it's hard to fathom what a small-town boy he was. He grew up in northern Maine, in a potato farming community so remote that his exposure to music came almost entirely from the one top-40 station he could get on his radio, and his school band, where he played trumpet well enough to earn a summer scholarship to the Berklee College of Music.

He toured the country competing in track, catching a hard case of wanderlust, and earning a track scholarship to Boston College.

It was there that he discovered songwriting, completely out of boredom when a track-career-ending knee injury left him bedridden for months, and he began making up songs on a guitar a friend had given him. By 1989, he was haunting the open mic scene that would soon produce the most important generation of Boston folk stars since the early '60s, including Paul, Dar Williams, Vance Gilbert, Jonatha Brooke and Jennifer Kimball (then performing as The Story), Martin Sexton, Patty Griffin, and Catie Curtis.

Almost immediately, Paul's infectious melodicism, literate lyrics, and honest performing style drew attention. As early as 1993, the Boston Globe was calling him a songwriter's songwriter, adding that "no emerging songwriter in recent memory has been more highly touted and respected by songwriters."

While his style was highly introspective at that time, it was also informed by a probing humanism shaped in part by the five years he spent as a social worker. Every day, he struggled to help poor urban kids hovering dangerously on the edges of the criminal justice and welfare systems.

Recalling those days, Paul says, "It definitely gave me a whole new vision of what the world could be like. Even BC was about as safe an environment as you could find. Picking up kids at the projects, breaking up fights, talking to parole officers and psychologists, getting to know this side of life I'd never been exposed to, really opened my mind up. From that, maybe I took sort of a wide-eyed view of the world around me, which seeped into my music."

His skyrocketing career is still the stuff of legend in Boston folk circles; how quickly he climbed from opening act for the likes of Morrissey, Shawn Colvin, and John Gorka, to national headliner and recording star.

Morrissey recalls something else that set him apart back then: his artistic curiosity. Paul would pepper him with questions about who influenced him, which songwriters he should be listening to. He was discovering what a rich, ancient community this music was - and he wanted to dive right into the deep end.

"You know, that's a very smart thing to do," says Morrissey. "It helped set him apart. A lot of young singers I meet are not curious about what went on before; they just say, 'I want to sing another song about my life.' Paul has a sense of roots, of connectedness to the whole history of folk music; he sees the thread that runs through all the generations of this music."

In particular, Paul fell under the spell of Woody Guthrie, who wrote "This Land Is Your Land," "Pastures of Plenty," and a thousand other American anthems. By 1998, Paul was telling the Boston Globe that Woody, to him, was "ground zero, the prototype in a long line of people I'm a huge fan of." He put a Woody Guthrie tattoo on his arm, solemnly telling people it was "a commitment."

An increasingly topical humanism informed his work. Like Guthrie a half-century before, Paul displayed a humble genius for putting the most divisive issues of his day into starkly personal and emotional terms. "She loves a girl," he sang. "What are you going to do if you love her, too?"

"I feel like I'm more a part of a community now than just a songwriter singing about my own struggles and the struggles of the friends I see around me," Paul says of his career today. "Maybe that's the difference between being a singer-songwriter and being a folk musician, that transition into more of a community sense of writing."

At the same time, Paul remains the most mainstream-friendly folk songwriter to emerge from Boston since Tom Rush. Between 1993 and 2004, he won an unprecedented 13 Boston Music Awards, and his songs were heard on hit TV shows Ed and MTV's Real World; and in the soundtracks of several Farrelly Brothers films, including "Me, Myself, & Irene," starring Jim Carrey, and "Shallow Hal," with Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow. Director Peter Farrelly has called Paul "a national treasure."

It would be easy - perhaps even advisable - to become complacent after succeeding so remarkably at all the things he set out to do. But there is a restlessness in Paul these days, a vibrant, glowing spirit of artistic adventure. Success to him is not a prize to clutch and protect, but an open door to a wider journey.

"There are differences between the me now and the me I was in the early '90s," he says quietly. "I have a reliable fan base that keeps a roof over my head, for which I'm so thankful. And I think they're also willing and forgiving enough for me to go through any evolution I choose, as long as the core of what I do is honest, and that I continue to write songs and stories about the things I see around me.

"I need to keep feeling refreshed. I've been down the Ellis Paul rabbit-hole, you know, and now I'm looking around and trying to learn new things, experience other people's music and stories. I have no idea where I'm headed, but I think it'll make me a broader artist. "

That sounds like a very safe bet.

Here is a video of Ellis Paul performing Hurricane Angel at the Guthrie Center in Great Barrington:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGwMD8HoOkE

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The third annual Peskeomskut Park Music and Arts festival will be held in downtown Turners Falls all day Saturday, July 10th, beginning at 11am. Admission is free and open to the public, although donations will be accepted to benefit the Shea Theater. There will be live music from 12noon to 9pm. Scheduled to perform include Bella's Bartok, Birds of Flame, Rusty Belle, Spouse, and Winterpills.

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This from Boston Band Crush:

It started in Portland, Oregon in 2001, and has grown to be a full-time program there, with additional camps happening in cities worldwide. This year, for the first time, Girls Rock Camp comes to Boston! During the first week in August (2-7), there will be a grrrlriffic explosion of rock at Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain.

The general mission of Girls Rock Camp Boston (GRCB) is to build self-esteem and leadership skills through the use of music education and performance. For one week, girls ages 8-16 (regardless of musical ability) get together to form a band. With the help of band coaches and instrument instructors, the goal for each band is to write a song and perform it live on the final evening of the camp session in the Showcase. This year, the Showcase will be at T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge

In addition to learning music, the camp hosts a number of workshops to promote the exploration of self expression. So while learning to rock out, the girls will also learn about self-defense, screen printing, zine writing, women in rock history, and more. During lunch break, the girls get to see live performances by local real-life rock ladies. Scheduled to perform so far are Sister Spaceman, Apple Betty, Cathy Cathodic, and Gunpowder Gelatine. on Saturday, August 7th, 1-6PM

There have already been two fundraisers for this event, but there are two more planned:

Monday, July 12th, 9pm-midnight, $8
Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain

Sunday, July 25th, 1-6pm, $10
TT the Bears in Cambridge
(Live sets from Aerochix, Mary Lou Lord, Hillken Mancini, Robin Lane, and others.)

To donate to Girls Rock Camp Boston, go to
http://www.girlsrockboston.org/Donate!.html

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Yet another show has been added to the summer series of outdoor concerts at Mountain Park in Holyoke. This time it's The Disco Biscuits, who will be performing on Sunday, September 10th. Gates open at 5pm, and the show begins at 6pm. Tickets are $27.50, and went on sale to the general public today, Friday, July 2nd. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.iheg.com with a credit card. This show is all ages, although children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. And if you wait to purchase your tickets at the gate for any of the shows at Mountain Park, be aware that only cash will be accepted.

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The third Crossroads Guitar Festival was held at Toyota Park in Bridgeville, Illinois, just outside Chicago, on Saturday, June 26th. The 11-hour, sold out concert, which was put together by guitar god Eric Clapton, featured Sonny Landreth, B.B. King, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, ZZ Top, Johnny Winter, Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones, Hubert Sumlin, longtime guitarist for Howlin Wolf, The Robert Cray Band, The Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Band, Jonny Lang, and Stevie Winwood.

Eric runs these festivals every three years, and had previously said that this year's would be the final one. But at the end of the show last Saturday, he said that he was thiinking of putting together another one, presumably in three years. He said “This was going to be the last one, but I don’t think it will be.” He has other people to invite, he said, and he does. According to a story in The New York Times, there are many eligible blues-rockers — the Dead Weather, Them Crooked Vultures, the Black Keys — and guitar-loving jam bands. He could easily add guitarists and guitar bands from outside that blues-rock home turf, who still cherish the instrument but exploit it in other textural and cultural ways, such as Wilco, Sonic Youth, Dirty Projectors and the indie-rock guitar dynamo Marnie Stern; the Indian slide guitarist Debashish Bhattcharya; and the Brazilian bossa nova master Joao Gilberto (who was initially announced for this Crossroads but was not in the final lineup) and countless others.

Money raised from the Crossroads festivals goes to the Crossroads Centre Antigua. Founded by Eric Clapton in 1997, Crossroads Centre was created to provide quality, affordable treatment for alcohol and other drug dependencies. This 32-bed facility, located on the island of Antigua, has become recognized as an international Centre of Excellence for addiction treatment. If you wish to make a donation to the Centre, you can do so online at
http://crossroadsguitarfestival.com/

Here is a video of Ron Wood, Buddy Guy, and Jonny Lang performing the Rolling Stones' "Miss You" at the 2010 festival:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EZaOttocS4

Fathom Entertainment will be presenting two hours of highlights from this year's festival at 475 movie theaters nationwide on Tuesday, July 27th at 7:30. Tickets are $12.50, and you can purchase tickets in advance at
http://bit.ly/aZqsvT

Here in Massachusetts, those theaters are:
Bellingham 14
Fenway 13 in Boston
AMC Braintree 10
AMC Burlington 10
Legacy Place in Dedham
Patriot Place in Foxboro
AMC Framingham 15
Cinemark at Hampshire Mall in Hadley
Showcase Cinemas in Lowell
Solomon Pond 15 in Marlborough
Blackstone Valley in Millbury
Showcase Cinemas in Randolph
Showcase Cinemas in Revere
Swansea Cinemas
Showcase Cinemas in West Springfield

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Dr. Demento, whose real name is Barrett Hansen, will be taking his syndicated radio program to the Internet this fall.

The radio stations carrying his show has since declined to fewer than a dozen. "With the increasingly narrow casting, as they call it, of radio where stations will pick one relatively restricted format and stick with it 24 hours a day, especially in the music area, my show just got perhaps a little too odd of a duck to fit in," he said. He had planned to stop syndicating it this month until he learned a college station in Amarillo, Texas, had committed to airing it through the summer. Hansen lives with his wife Sue in southern California, and has around 300,000 recordings, every recording format from antique wax cylinders to modern-day digital downloads. The Dr. Demento show will reach its 40th anniversary in October. Hansen was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame last year.

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Over 175,000 people attended the 40th anniversary Glastonbury Festival in Great Britain the week beginning Monday, June 21st. Although temperatures on Saturday, June 26th were about 103 degrees, which made the area into a dust bowl, there were no reports of dehydration. The main buzz about this year's festival was about Stevie Wonder, Toots and The Maytals, Muse, Vampire Weekend, Kylie Minogue joining The Scissor Sisters, and a surprise set by Radiohead..

As people left the car parks surrounding the festival grounds early in the morning of Monday, June 28th, Worthy FM, which broadcast just up the hill from the Pyramid Stage, had a two hour special program about a campaign called Storm the Charts.

Storm the Charts is an attempt to get the people of England to listen to 40 songs by unknown, independent artists, and download them from amazon.co.uk this week, with the goal of having as many of these songs in the top 40 download list on amazon on the July 4th weekend. From more than 560 submissions of songs by bands and musicians, 40 were chosen. The criteria was that the band or musician(s) had to either be unsigned or not on one of the four major labels.

Half of the artists were chosen by public vote, and half by a completely separate panel selection. The panel is the former Glastonbury Unsigned competition listening team, with the help of specially invited guest panelists. These panelists have included Tracy Morter (Rage4xmas/Save 6 music), Huw Stephens (BBC introducing/Swn festival), Sofia Hagberg (End of the Road), Emily Eavis (Glastonbury Festival), Steve Henwood (Glastonbury Festival Bandstand/Bath Fringe), Gareth Main (Bearded Magazine), Louise Dodgson (The Unsigned Guide), Adam Brooks (Warp Records), and Louise Kattenhorn (former producer of the John Peel Radio One show).

Amazon.co.uk has reduced the price of most of the downloads to 49p, which I am told is equivalent to $1USD. For more information on this campaign, sign into your Facebook page and search Storm the Charts, and then click Info for a list of the 40 bands and artists that were chosen. I will try to post the results of the campaign in the next NEWS issue of the Weekly Band E-Mail. And this wouldn't be a bad idea in the U.S. either, although I personally would like to see it happen between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It would certainly break the "Glee" and "American Idol" juggernauts.

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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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Weekly Band E-Mail #133.0 NEWS June 24th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #133.0 NEWS June 24th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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Because the month of July begins on a Thursday, the next issue of the Weekly Band E-Mail NEWS (along with the LISTINGS edition) will be sent out on Friday, July 2nd in order to give TheNoise-Boston a chance to post the Top 30 Boston Area CDs According to Radio Airplay for the month of July.

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Brian T. Marchese of Northampton has put together a two-disc tribute CD to Thane Thomsen of The Figments, who recently turned 45. Brian says of Thane:

"The first day I met Thane was also the first day I played music with him, at the first Figments practice on School St, Northampton, MA. That was in the final weeks of 1995. I was nearing the end of my time as an undergrad at U Mass. All the other guys in the band seemed way older (really, by just about 5-7 years, but it seemed old to ageist-me), and the songs were way slower and softer than anything I was used to playing. I had a thing about not wasting one's youth on being mellow. My previous two bands, Sourpuss and Sweetspot always left me with broken drumsticks, throbbing eardrums and bleeding calluses. When I first received the tape of Thane's 4-track demos to listen to and learn from, I was immediately struck by the sound of his voice, the lyrical flow and imagery. It felt like the future, or my future at least. Very few times in my life have I had that sure feeling. So nice to feel that instead of encountering the usual roadblocks or detours. Instead, it seemed a pathway to a next phase.

The demo tape was amazing and intriguing, and I listened to it a lot. It was too dark to be hippie-ish, though there was a stoner quality. It was too serious to be Pavement-y, though that kind of indie spirit was there too. There was also the cold, dark western Massachusetts smokey/boozy late night quality of the Scud Mt Boys, but with less precision and prettiness. Also, it was literate but not obnoxiously so.

At the first practice or two, I had to be reminded to chill a bit on the tempo and volume, but eventually found how to shift down to first or second gear. I'd never been surrounded by a more complimentary, yet totally fun and cool and smart bunch of guys in a musical situation. My few suggestions and ideas were welcomed and often used. That Russ Kunkel was referred to in the first practice was an awesome thing in my book. That Russ Brooks came by to say hello and have a beer was even more awesome. As practices continued, I found my drumming style changing--to the point where, when we did start to get loud, I had almost forgotten how to rock out. Yikes. But what emerged was a whole new "from the wrist" style of drumming, which enabled me to play as fast and hard as I used to, but while leaving my hands soft and smooth, and my drumsticks intact, and gave birth to the signature Figments louuuudd....ssssuck...soft turn-on-a-dime-dynamic. Something mysterious also gave birth to the practiced wavering tempos. An effortless group mind that wouldn't make sense if tried to explain. And soon, we were employing feedback-soaked freakouts as loud and chaotic as anyone.

So here we are, 2010, and the Figments, 4-1/2 albums later, still play when we can. In the meantime, Thane and I have been among the busiest musicians in the area. We've played together in Lo Fine, Haunt and my band, Sitting Next to Brian. He's asked me to be the drummer on his amazing Rehab, Mass (aka The 12 Steps) album, as well as his new vehicle, Goldwater (new EP coming out hopefully this fall!). And we each have had several separate projects too.

Thane's a modest guy, quick to deflect credit and kudos and turn away from the spotlight. Thus, I've only known it was his birthday maybe four of the fifteen birthdays I've known him through. A couple years ago, he was helping me move into a new apartment when he mentioned it was his birthday. Goddamn, what an asshole I felt like. "Actually, Brian, this is the PERFECT way to be spending my birthday". Yeah, I thought, what fun, lifting heavy furniture up a narrow staircase on a muggy day. Let the good times roll...and watch the leg of that couch in the doorway--fuck, was that your finger?

It was a confluence of things that gave me the idea for this tribute album: driving home from work, iPod on shuffle, a tune from the latest Figments album, Twelve Belles, came on. Wow. What a band!. I was hit by the realization that, more than any other band, I believe I'll look back on the Figments as the defining band in all the stuff I've done. Don't get me wrong, everything I play on I do so because I love it, and love the songwriting and have a blast playing and hanging out with the musicians. But The Figments, and Thane's songs, taught me, involuntarily, to approach music in a totally different way. Credit is also due to Trace Meek's John MacVie-esque bass, which made me look at the bass guitar/bass drum relationship in new and simplified ways; and Matthew Zapruder's tenacious yet self-deprecating approach to guitar playing (it's only rock>playing rock rules>still, it's only rock>but still it rules, so let's treat it with respect but still stay aware of the innate silliness).

Not long after, I was at work, and another Figments song, this time the old classic "This Dog We Live" came up on the shuffle. Wow! What a perfect 3 verse, 3 minute, in-and-out song that is! I made a mental note: "when I get home I'm gonna figure that one out". Then (as it often does) my brain went on a hyper speed tangent and before I knew it, I was writing a note down "Contact a dozen songwriting friends and ask them to record a Thane song and send it to me. I'll compile them and make a CD for his birthday."

The following six weeks, (two of which were the final two weeks of my harrowing first semester of grad school, so this was a perfect distraction from homework and finals...sigh...) were a labor of love. 90% of the people I asked were into it. Many suggested other people. I thought of a few others as well. The list at one point was up to 27 artists. A few dropped out, or realized time wasn't on their side. I ended up with 23 artists. 24 Thane songs. Most were home recorded in various ways, in various qualities. Five years ago this couldn't have been possible. But now someone (like me) who doesn't own a single piece of recording equipment, can sing and play into the built-in lap top mic, throw an effect (or five) on, muck around with all the toys and effects and loops and gadgets, and end up with something listenable (if not radio-ready. But what is radio anyway?).

Dan Richardson said he'd master it, which was the best news imaginable, since the quality of stuff I was getting varied wildly. From pristine, perfectly mic'd acoustic instruments on multi track analog tape (say, Bruce Tull), to Elephant 6-esque, over-driven spazz outs recorded on an outdated version of Garageband (say, Scott Alden), to everything imaginable in between.

The receiving of submissions every day was a total joy. Each one blew my mind in a different way, and I'd email "the list" with excitement anew--probably a little too often-- and too overloaded with giddy jokes and wise ass remarks. Making and revising the track order was a lot of fun. Imagining just how mind-blown Thane would be was even more fun. Realizing that I'd been a friend of and drummer for this guy who has written so many beloved songs was an unexpected ego boost/ life-affirmation, especially after the sobering, deflating experience of grad school.

Tribute albums can be boring--especially when you really like the artist being paid tribute. XTC's "Testemonial Dinner?"--beh. The Grateful Dead one sucks, save Elvis Costello and Suzanne Vega and Jane's Addiction. I think the Leonard Cohen one's pretty good. Umm...I've probably blocked out the others I've heard. This one, I like the songwriter AND the artists doing them. (and I've played, or probably will end up playing drums for most of them). So there was double appeal.

Also--Thane Who? While he SHOULD be mentioned and referenced in music books and magazines world wide, The Figments etc have not exactly done much to promote themselves. Never toured. gave away more CDs than we sold (though the free 12 Belles album was downloaded 1000+ times!). We did have a three or four year stretch of good luck in NYC, but stuff got in the way. People got serious about their various lots in life. And I couldn't manage to stay faithful to only one, or two, or three bands.

Then there was Northampton's 9/11--i.e. the Baystate closing, which took a lot of wind out of the scene, and sent a lot of music fans home to grow up, mellow out and seldom, if ever, return to the scene.

Since 2002, The Figments have played about as many gigs as we did in any two-month period between 1995-2001. But when we do get together it's nothing but fun and love of the music. And we look and sound almost exactly the same, just with new songs always entering the rotation So there's my plug for the Flywheel show coming up next week (6/26/10)...(you knew that was coming)."

Here is the track listing for the two CDs:

CD 1
1) Up-- The Florence Nightly Ensemble (Ken Maiuri)
2) Step Away--Terry Flood
3) The Empty Mirror-- Matthew Zapruder
4) The Light of Your Ways (step 2)-- Basketball (Miranda Brown w/ Tim Regan)
5) This Fleeting Life--Matthew Cullen
6) Feel the Fields--Henning Ohlenbusch
7) What Grace Allows--Scott Hall and the Burn Pile
8) Down--Tim J. Dunn
9) Some Given Day--Trace Meek
10) The Evidence (step 1) --Dennis Crommett
11-12) Settling/Hugo's--Lo Fine

CD 2
1) Alphabetical Thane--Mark Mulcahy
2) Every Other Letter is a Woman's Name--Scott Alden
3) The Pile and the Hole--Lesa Bezo
4) Don't Get Me Wrong (step 9)--Bruce Tull
5) Shag--Jose Ignacio Ayerve
6) Provide Provide--Frank Padellaro
7) Was--Brian Akey
8) A Pint of Salvation (step 4)--Dave Houghton
9) Under the Flash--Matthew Hebert
10) Zero--Mike + Ruthy
11) Grow to Expect--Mike Flood
12) This Dog We Live--Brian Marchese

You can hear it and download it for free at
http://bit.ly/aMoYfn

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This is the latest message from MPress recording artist Seth Glier. Seth's messages often provide much food for thought, and reflect his sense that he truly loves being a performer.

I arrived on the Quite Valley Ranch in Kerrville TX in the early afternoon of June 4th as the Texas sun just reached 100 + degrees overhead. Ryan [Hommel] and I flew in from Boston that morning, but there I stood several hours later sweating in black corduroy pants and a long sleeve shirt eager to check in as a performer for the Kerrville Folk Festival. "Hey Seth! Welcome Home!" the woman behind the registration table said to me. "Hi? Oh, you see I’ve never been here before," I replied. "Well then…welcome home," she said with a smile as if she knew something I didn’t. "You don’t understand" I snapped back, "this is my first time here EVER. No home! Never been. K?"

I got my backstage pass and food tickets and walked around the camp for a while where I quickly saw many of my singer-songwriter friends from around the country. Catching up and conversations turned to dinner and dinner turned into song circles. On Saturday I took to the main stage after a sing along chorus of "Puff The Magic Dragon" sung by Peter Yarrow & Paul Stookey (from Peter, Paul, and Mary). "Are you kidding me," I thought to myself? Am I really going after such a legendary group? Well minutes later I found myself on stage in front of 6,000 people in a place I’ve never been before but couldn’t help but feel "welcomed home" in some way. It was one of my favorite shows in recent memory.

That same weekend I heard a Canadian singer-songwriter say that with all the traveling we do, for an artist, home is wherever you find your inspiration. I really like that. It’s our choice to either feel comforted or complicated by where we are at any given time. Home does not sit nestled into a hill in Shelburne Falls, MA. I am my home, I am inspired. Have you been inspired lately?"

Here is Seth Glier performing "Feels Like the First Time Now" at the 2010 Kerrville Folk Festival:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQl-p4Xa51E

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The True Jacqueline, a Northampton-based band, will be having a CD release party for it's new CD, "Nice Bird," at The Sierra Grille in Northampton tonight, June 24th. Also appearing will be Friends of Yours and Orca Age. The show is at 10pm. It is a 21+ show, and admission is only three bucks!

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The New England Americana Festival willl be held on the last Thursday of the month for the next three months at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston. All shows begin at 8pm and are all ages. A donation of $10 is suggested. For more info, go to http://www.newenglandamericanafestival.com Here is the schedule:

Thursday, June 24th
Jimmy Ryan and Friends
Marc Douglas Berado
Sam Reid and The Riot Act
Eric Robertson and The Boston Boys
The Whiskey Boys
Jeff Conley

Thursday, July 29th
Autumn Hollow Band
Jeff Bird
Brendan Hogan
Comanchero
Jenee Halstead
The Bees Knees

Thursday, August 26th
Dennis Brennan
Brown Bird
Tripping Lily
John Colvert
Highway Ghosts
The Rationales

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The Great American Food and Music Fest will be at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro this Saturday, June 26th. There will be musical performances by Buckwheat Zydeco, American Idol's Melinda Doolittle (a finalist from season six), Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Boston rock legends The Stompers, Bob Schneider, and others. The fest runs from noon to 10:30pm. Tickets are $42.50 in advance and $52.50 on the day of the show. You can purchase tickets online through Ticketmaster.

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Church of Boston has announced a very special show on Wednesday, July 14th. Starring will be legendary Sun Records recording artist Sonny Burgess and The Legendary Pacers from Arkansas. Burgess has traveled with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many more. Burgess was also inducted ino the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame of Europe in 1999. His group, now called The Legendary Pacers, was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in Jackson, TN in 2002.

Also appearing that night will be The Raging Teens from Boston (making a rare appearance), and Pinball Millionaires from Providence. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of show. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.churchofboston.com/events

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The Iron Horse Entertainment Group (IHEG) has announced another show at Mountain Park in Holyoke. This time it's a triple bill line-up with Vampire Weekend, Beach House, and The Dum Dum Girls. The show will be on Monday, September 13th, beginning at 7pm. Tickets are $32.50 in advance.

Also, IHEG has announced that Interpol, former local favorites from New York City who are now touring hundreds of venues from Tampa to Tokyo, will be coming to the Pearl Street ballroom in Northampton on Friday, July 23rd at 9pm. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door..

Advance tickets for both shows go on sale for the general public tomorrow, Friday, June 25th. You can purchase tickets online at http://www.iheg.com Both are all ages shows, although children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

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It is likely that anybody who grew up in the Boston area between the early 1970s and the year 2000 has listened to or at least knows of Charles Laquidara from his days at WBCN and WZLX. Charles came to Boston from KPPC in Pasadena, CA in 1969 to replace Peter Wolf, who was leaving WBCN to form The J. Geils Band.

Charles began "The Big Mattress" morning show on WBCN in 1972, and it could be said that the huge audiences the show drew created the concept of morning drive radio as an attractive buy for advertisers. "The Big Mattress" began with the "LP du jour," when Charles would play a new album in its entirety uninterrupted. Other features of "The Big Mattress" included news analysis by Danny Schechter "The News Dissector," and a game show, "Mattress Mishegas" (Yiddish for "craziness") which he and "Captain" Ken Shelton, who followed Charles at 10am weekday mornings, would play with listeners.

As a recurring part of his time at WBCN, Charles introduced his listeners to his alter-ego, Duane Ingalls Glasscock, who had a show on Saturday mornings. The show began with Charles yelling "Hello Rangooooon" and explained to listeners that Duane was born in a test tube in Butte, Montana. Among those who worked on the Duane show were the late Tom Sandman (of Morphine) and Eddie Goredetsky. Eddie is now producer of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, as well as producer of the sitcom "2-1/2 Men," which is the highest-rated sitcom on television today. Charles revealed in a later interview that the Duane shows actually had more listeners than his regular weekday morning shows.

The "Big Mattress" name was retired in 1996 when Charles, who at the time was one of the most highly paid disk jockeys in the country, was persuaded by Oedipus, WBCN's program director, to move over to sister station WZLX to make room for Howard Stern in WBCN's morning time slot. The new program, called "The Charles Laquidara Radio Hour," was broadcast from the WZLX studios in the Prudential Tower, which is where WBCN was during the 1970s before moving underground (literally) to 1265 Boylston Street across from Fenway Park.

When Charles came back to Boston in August 2009 when WBCN left the airwaves to make room for a new sports talk station WBZ-FM, Charles was inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame in recognition of his pioneering efforts in FM radio. Now Charles is up for nomination to the National Radio Hall of Fame, which is a not-for-profit venture of the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago.

Charles has been selected as a candidate in the field of "Local or Regional - Pioneer." Three others have been nominated in this category: Gary Burbank, Steve Dahl, and Ralph Emery. To see what the National Radio Hall of Fame is all about and to cast your vote for Charles, go to http://www.radiohof.org/

Here is Charles/Duane being interviewed by Gary Zappelli of Zapp TV on cable access in Medford:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3Donv-kWeU

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Bluesman James Montgomery was interviewed by telephone on WCAP, 980AM in Lowell, on Friday, June 18th. In the interview, James talked about his almost finished new CD and the Westford Roots, Rock, Rhythm and Blues Festival which he and his band will be headlining this Saturday, June 26th. You can hear the interview at http://www.980wcap.com/show.php?id=21.

James Montgomery's new CD will be out in the fall.. Making guest appearances on it are Johnny Winter, James Cotton, The Uptown Horns, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford from Aerosmith, and DMC of Run-DMC,

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The new CD by The Stompers, titled LiveStomp!, is now available. It is a collection of 16 songs recorded live at the band's 32nd anniversary show at the Tupelo Music Hall back on November 28, 2009. Playing with the band were the Tornado Alley Horns and The Stompettes. You can order the CD online using PayPal at The Stompers website, which is http://www.thestompers.com

Singer Sal Baglio will also be performing solo at the Rhumb Line in Gloucester on Wednesday, June 30th.

Here are The Stompers performing "Street Corner World" at that show at the Tupelo Music Hall:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cSxb9CufOE

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Thirty-six years ago today, June 24th, 1966, The Rolling Stones played at the Manning Bowl in Lynn. Urban legend has this show as the Rolling Stones' first-ever American appearance,.but entries in Wikipedia and by someone connected with WNEW-FM.in New York tell a different story.

This was posted by jabartlett on wnew.com:

"The Stones landed in New York on June 1, 1964, and spent a couple of days doing press, including radio and TV interviews, then they took off for Los Angeles. On June 3, they taped an appearance to be broadcast later in the month on Dean Martin's TV show, Hollywood Palace. They performed I Just Want to Make Love to You and Not Fade Away -- and found themselves the target of Martin's mockery.

Here are the Rolling Stones performing "I Just Wanna Make Love to You" on the Hollywood Palace TV show:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOr2a9oEzGQ

After the Martin taping, the Stones opened their tour at Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino on June 5, then headed for San Antonio for two shows on June 6th and two more on June 7th. The Wikipedia list of concerts shows nothing between San Antonio on the 7th and a show in Excelsior, Minnesota, a Twin Cities suburb, on June 12th. That gap was anything but a layoff, however. The Stones hit Chicago on June 10th, doing more media interviews and, more importantly, two days of sessions at Chess Studios, cutting several songs that would end up on the album Five by Five.

After Chicago and the Twin Cities, it was off to Omaha on June 13th and Detroit on June 14th. In Detroit, a couple of their songs were broadcast on TV, although it's not clear to me whether they were taped at their Olympia Stadium show or performed in a studio. They performed Route 66 on a TV show in Pittsburgh on the 17th and Not Fade Away on a TV show in Cleveland on the 18th in addition to doing concerts in those cities. On June 19th, they played Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, before heading back to New York for a TV appearance and two shows at Carnegie Hall on June 20th. They returned to Britain on June 22nd and were soon back in the studio."
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The Rolling Stones did begin their second tour of the United States at the Manning Bowl on June 24th, 1966. Their setlist was intended to begin with a cover of Buddy Holly's Not Fade Away, to be followed by The Last Time and Paint in Black. However, the show was cut short due to rain, and police had to use tear gas to quell the angry crowds.

I was living with my parents in Beverly at the time, which was only about 20 miles away from Lynn. Although I was almost 17 at the time, for some reason my father took me to the show. I think Massachusetts law back then required drivers under 18 to be accompanied by someone over 21.

Shortly after I moved to western Mass., I walked into the old Army and Navy Store on Main Street in Northampton, on the other end of the block from Broadside Books, and found an oversized poster of that show and immediately bought it. However, the poster has June 2, 1965 as the date, and Bobby Goldsboro and Johnny Rivers as the opening acts.

My recollection of the show is that it was a sort of "one-hit wonders" package tour that included bands such as The Trade Winds, who at the time had a hit with The Boy From New York City. I also seem to remember that Arnie "Woo Woo" Ginsburg, whose "Night Train" show on WMEX 1510AM in Boston was hugely successful, was the emcee. Whatever...

The Rolling Stones show at Manning Bowl was not the only concert at the stadium. On June 11th, 1976 Ray Charles had a charity concert to raise money for the Life Institute for the Blind. The Four Tops and Dorothy Moore also performed. In August of 1985 Motley Crue drew 15,000 fans. On September 14th, 1985 Aerosmith performed at the stadium as part of their Done With Mirrors tour. But sadly, The Boston Globe reported on September 26th, 2004 that Lynn mayor Edward J. "Chip" Clancy announced at a press conference that the City would move to tear down the 17,000 seat facility, which had fallen into disrepair over the years. It truly was the end of an era.

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Back in 1970, Michael Eavis, a dairy farmer who owned 900 acres of farmland in the town of Pilton, in southwest England in the mystical Vale of Avalon, decided to have an outdoor festival on the land. Eavis stated that he decided to run his own festival after seeing an open air Led Zeppelin concert at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music 1970. That first show, dubbed The Pilton Pop, Blues, and Folk Festival, was held at Worthy Farm for two days, September 19th and 20th, 1970. Acts included Mark Bolan, Keith Christmas, Stackridge, Al Stewart, and Quintessence. The price:for a ticket was £1, and included free milk from the farm. 1,500 people attended.

Now, some 41 years later, the Glastonbury Festival, as it was renamed, is recognized as the most prestigious outdoor festival in the world, and indeed is the largest greenfield music and arts performing festival in the world.
Glastonbury has 45 different stages to accommodate the attendees' many different tastes. The more commercial aspects revolve around the Pyramid stage, where the major national and international acts appear. But there are several other stages, including the Other and Dance stages, the Jazzworld and Acoustic areas, and family-oriented areas such as the Kidz field, the Theatre, and Circus fields.

Notably absent from this year's Pyramid Stage is U2, as frontman Bono hurt his back while practicing for the band's 360 degree tour about a month ago. But there will be no shortage of megastars this year on the Pyramid Stage. Here is the schedule:

Friday, June 25th
Gorillaz
Dizzee Rascal
Vampire Weekend
Snoop Dogg
Willie Nelson
Corinne Bailey Rae
Femi Kuti
Rolf Harris

Saturday, June 26th
Muse
Scissor Sisters
Shakira
The Dead Weather [Jack White's side project]
Seasick Steve
Jackson Browne
The Lightning Seeds
Tinchy Strider

Sunday, June 27th
Stevie Wonder
Faithless
Jack Johnson
Ray Davies
Slash
Norah Jones
Paloma Faith
Yeoville Town Band

Performing on some of the other stages will be Florence and the Machine, MGMT, Pet Shop Boys, The National, Orbital, LCD Soundsystem, The Flaming Lips, Imogen Heap, Kate Nash, The Cribs, The Hold Steady, Mumford and Sons, Gang of Four, The Black Keys, Tegan and Sara, Mos Def (with full live band), George Clinton with Parliament/Funkadelic, Toots and the Maytals, Dr. John and the Lower 911, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus, Jackson Brown with David Linder, Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright III, The Leisure Society, and The Dirty Projectors.

This year's Glastonbury Festival runs for five days and nights beginning Wednesday, June 23rd. You can get a complete listing of who is playing at all 45 stages at
http://bit.ly/QmEAH

You can even listen to many of the acts live by listening to Worthy FM live. Just go to
http://bit.ly/a6Ty4C

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Sep 18, 2021