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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


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.


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!


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


For a more complete listing of shows, go to or

You can also find a more complete listing of shows at Click on Local Scene at the top of the page.



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

The Basement, 21 Center Street, Northampton 01060.
(413) 586-8686

Bishop's Lounge, 41 Strong Avenue, third floor, Northampton 01060.
(413) 586-8900
(ask to be transferred to Bishop's)

Black Moon Music Lounge, 37 State Street, Belchertown 01007
(413) 323-0013

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

Blue House Cafe, 147 Main Street, Haydenville 01039
(413) 268-7441

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

The Calvin Theatre, 19 King Street, Northampton 01060..
(413) 586-8686.

Club Meadows, 621 North Main Street, Route 83, East Longmeadow.
(413) 733-7290

Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street, Pittsfield 01201
(413) 997-4444

Crossroads, 1701 Park Street, Route 20, Palmer 01069
(413) 283-8880

The DreamAway Lodge, 1342 County Road, Becket, MA
(413) 623-8725

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)

Flavours in the Berkshires , 75 North Street (enter on McKay Street), Pittsfield 01201
(413) 443-3188.

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

Flywheel, 43 Main Street, Easthampton 01027
(413) 527-9800

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

Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center Street, Northampton 01060.
(413) 586-8686

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

Mocha Maya's, 47 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls 01370.
(413) 625-6292

Pananas Restaurant, 916 Suffield Street, Agawam 01001
(413) 786-9012

Paper City Brewery, 108 Cabot Street, Holyoke 01040
(413) 535-1588

Pearl Street Nightclub, 10 Pearl Street, Northampton 01060.
(413) 586-8686.

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

Polish National Alliance, 13 Victory Street, Adams 01220.
(413) 743-9753.

Rebel Sound Records,146-A North Street, Pittsfield 01201

The Rendezvous, 78 3rd Street, Turners Falls
(413) 863-2866

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

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.

Stearns Square, between Worthington and Bridge Streets, Springfield 01103

Theodore's, 201 Worthington Street, Springfield.
(413) 736-6000

Waterfront Tavern, 920 Main Street, Holyoke 01040
(413) 532-2292 (all ages) (18+ shows)

Winterland Country Club, 76 Hope Street, Greenfield 01301
(413) 772-0111

The Yellow Sofa, 24 Main Street, Northampton 01060
(413) 585-5877


508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

Homegrown is the local music show on WPXC, 102.9FM Hyannis, every Sunday night,
10pm-midnight. You can listen online at

Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis Street, Framingham 01701
(508) 405-2787

The Beachcomber, 1120 Cahoon Hollow Road, P.O. Box 1409
Wellfleet 02667 (508) 349-6055

The Billiards Cafe, 39 Main Street, Ayer 01432
(978) 772-7665

Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Ocean Front North, Salisbury 01952
(978) 462-5888

Boardinghouse Park, 40 French Street, Lowell 01854

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

The C-Note, 159 Nantasket Avenue, Hull 02045
(781) 925-4300

Captain Carlo's, 27-29 Harbor Loop, Gloucester 01930
(978) 278-6342

Center for the Arts in Natick, 14 Summer Street, Natick 01760
(508) 647-0097

The Chicken Bone, 135 Waverly Street (Route 135), Framingham 01702
(508) 879-1138

The Chicken Box, 16 Dave Street, PO Box 1670, Nantucket 02584
(508) 228-9727

Club Oasis at London Billiards, 70 James Street, Worcester 01603
(508) 799-7665

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

DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester 01608.
(508) 755-6800.

Daddy's Beach Club, 280 Nantasket Avenue, Nantasket Beach, Hull 02045
(781) 925-3600

Dante's at Firefly's, 350 East Main Street (Route 20), Marlborough.
(508) 229-BLUES.

Dodge Street Bar and Grille, 7 Dodge Street, Salem 01970.
(978) 745-0139.

Gilrein's, 802 Main Street, Worcester 01610.
(508) 791-BLUE.

Greendale's Pub, 404 West Boylston Street, Worcester 01606
(508) 853-1350

The Grog, 13 Middle Street, Newburyport 01950.
(978) 465-8008.

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

Mal's Lounge, George's Restaurant, 77 Washington Street, 3rd floor, Haverhill
(978) 374-5150

Me and Thee Coffeehouse, 28 Mugford Street, Marblehead 01945.
(781) 631-8987.

Mill Street Brews, 18 Mill Street, Southbridge 01550
(508) 764-6900

Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan Street, Fall River 02721.
(508) 324-1926

Next Page Blues Cafe, 550 Broad Street, Weymouth 02453
(781) 356-9796

North Quabbin Performing Arts Center, 1794 Meeting House, New Salem 01355
(978) 544- 5200

Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem 01970

Palladium, 261 Main Street, Worcester 01608.
(508) 797-9696

The Pump House, 340 Main Street, Southbridge 01550
(508) 765-5473 htttp://

Ralph's Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester 01605
(508) 753-9543

Red Onion, Otter River Hotel, 29 Main Street, Baldwinville
(978) 939-7373

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

Sundancer's, 116 Main Street, West Dennis 02670
(508) 394-1600

Tammany Hall, 43 Pleasant Street, #1, Worcester 01609.
(508) 791-6550

The Tap Brewpub, 100 Washington Street, Haverhill
(978) 374-1117

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



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

Boston Emissions is the local music show on WZLX, 100.7FM HD-1 Boston, every Sunday night,
10pm-midnight. You can listen online at

Pipeline! is the local music show on WMBR, 88.1FM at M.I.T. in Cambridge, every Tuesday evening 8-10pm. Listen online at

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

All Asia, 332 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139
(617) 497-1544

Atwood's Tavern, 877 Cambridge Street (Inman Square), Cambridge.
(617) 864-2792.

The Beachcomber, 797 Quincy Shore Drive, Quincy
(617) 479-8989

Cafe 939, 939 Boylston Street, Boston 02115
(617) 747-6040

Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139.

Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville 02143
(617) 718-2191

Charlies Kitchen, 10 Eliot Street, Cambridge 02138
(617) 492-9646

Church of Boston, 69 Kilmarnock Street, Boston 02115.
(617) 236-7600

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139.
(617) 482-4920.

Club Passim, 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge 02138
(617) 492-7679

Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline 02446
(617) 734-2500 or (617) 734-2501

Dante's at Firefly's, 516 Adams Street, Quincy
(617) 471-0011.

Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Avenue (corner Harvard Ave.), Allston 02134.
(617) 566-9014

Hard Rock Cafe, 22-24 Clinton Street (Faneuil Hall), Boston 02109
(617) 424-7625

Harpers Ferry, 158 Brighton Avenue, Allston 02134.
(617) 254-9743.

House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston 02215

The ICC, 557 Cambridge Street, Allston 02134

Johnny D's, 17 Holland Street, Davis Square, Somerville 02144
(617) 776-9667

The LilyPad, 1353 Cambridge Street, Inman Square, Cambridge

Lizard Lounge, 1667 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02138.
(617) 547-0759

Middle East club, 472 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139

Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain 02130
(617) 524-9038

O'Brien's Pub, 3 Harvard Avenue, Allston 02134
(617) 782-7245

The Orpheum Theater,1 Hamilton Place, Boston 02108.

P.A.'s Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave., Somerville
(617) 776-1557

The Plough and Stars. 912 Massachusetts Avenue. Cambridge 02139.
(617) 576-0032

The Precinct, 70 Union Square, Somerville 02143.
(617) 623-9211.

Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street, Arlington
(781) 646-4849.

Rosebud Bar, 381 Summer Street, Davis Square, Somerville 02144
(617) 666-6015

The Royale, 279 Tremont Street, Boston 02116
(617) 338-7699

Sally O'Brien's, 335 Somerville Avenue, Union Square, Somerville 02145
(617) 666-3589

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

Somerville Theater, 55 Davis Square, Somerville 02144.
(617) 625-5700.

TT The Bear's Place, 10 Brookline Street, Cambridge 02139.
(617) 492-0082

TOAD, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139.
(617) 497-4950

Western Front, 343 Western Ave (corner of Putnam), Cambridge 02139.
(617) 492-7772.

Wonderbar, 186 Harvard Avenue, Allston 02134
(617) 351-2665


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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

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