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Weekly Band E-Mail #133.0 LISTINGS June 24th - July 1st, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #133.0 LISTINGS June 24th - July 1st, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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Because July begins on a Thursday, and many cllubs don't release their schedule for the month until the first day of the month, this issue will cover eight days, and the next issue will cover six days.

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

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

413 AREA CODE

THURSDAY, JUNE 24TH, 2010

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

The Elevens in Northampton. 7pm. 21+
Nick Howard; Rachel Platten.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Greg Laswell; Harper Blynn (formerly Pete and J)
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Piccadilly Pub in West Springfield. 9pm-12midnight. no cover. 21+
Rattlebone.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $7 or $6 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Armory; North of Orange.

RE-ANIMATE THE BAYSTATE
Sierra Grille in Northampton. 10pm. $3. 21+
The True Jacqueline (CD release); Friends of Yours; Orca Age.

FRIDAY, JUNE 25TH, 2010

The Basement in Northampton. 10pm. no cover. 21+
Neutral Uke Hotel.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Bobby Darling; Dr. Devine.

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 8pm.
Boris McCutcheon.

Calvin Theatre in Northampton. 8pm. $48.50; $38.50. ALL AGES.
Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. $5. 21+
Doug Ratner and The Watchmen.

Flavours Restaurant in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
Bad Larry.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $22.50 advance; $25 at door. ALL AGES.
Shemekia Copeland.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. ALL AGES.
Apse; Client #9.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 10pm.
Accidental Groove; Infinite August.

Paper City Brewery in Holyoke. 6pm.
Carrie Pratt.

Paramount Theatre in Springfield. 8pm. $35 and $45. ALL AGES.
The Young@Heart Chorus "Alive and Well".
All proceeds benefit WGBY, public television for western New England.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $6. ALL AGES.
Malicious Tendencies.

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

Theodore's in Springfield. 9:30pm. no cover.
The Evan Goodrow Band.

SATURDAY, JUNE 26TH, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
TJ and the Peepers.

Brass Cat in Easthampton. 10pm. 21+
Hot Black; Yucky Octopus.

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 7:30pm.
Rob Skelton Band.

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

The Elevens in Northampton. 8pm. $5. 21+
The Dance Cancer.

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

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. $6. ALL AGES.
The Figments; Matt Hebert; Treefort..
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Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 10pm.
Equinox

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls.
1pm Jennie Arnau
Free, but tips are encouraged for the performer(s)

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls.
8pm Lori Diamond; Kim Jennings
Free, but tips are encouraged for the performer(s)

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $10. ALL AGES.
1.6 Band; Hot Kid (from Canada); Substratus; The Outdates.

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

Theodore's in Springfield. 8:30pm. no cover.
The Racky Thomas Band.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke.
Out of the Blue.

Winterland Country Club in Greenfield. 9pm.
The Reprobates Blues Band; Wildcat O'Halloran Band.

SUNDAY, JUNE 27TH, 2010

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

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

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 10pm.
Prime Time Players.

Mountain Park in Holyoke. 4pm doors; 5pm show. 27.50. ALL AGES.
moe.; Martin Sexton; Ryan Montbleau Band.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 7pm. $10 advance, $12 at door. ALL AGES.
Lions Lions; The Carrier; Make Do and Mend; Capitals; Challenges; Boardwalks.

MONDAY, JUNE 28TH, 2010

Iron Horse in Northampton. 8:30pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Bushwalla.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

TUESDAY, JUNE 29TH, 2010

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30TH, 2010

THURSDAY, JULY 1ST, 2010

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

Piccadilly Pub in West Springfield. 8-11pm. no cover. 21+
Paradis and Guberman.

RE-ANIMATE THE BAYSTATE
Sierra Grille in Northampton. 10pm. $3. 21+
Space Captain; Death to New England; Sitting Next to Brian.

Stearns Square in Springfield. 7:30pm. free. ALL AGES
Willie Nile

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 7pm. $10 advance, $12 at door. ALL AGES.
Vanna; Blue Arson; Gone Astray; Curses; Die Another Day; Telltale Massacre.

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

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/

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
(413) 586-8686 http://www.iheg.com/

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

Paramount Theatre, Main Street, Springfield 01103

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

Route 63 Roadhouse, 32 Federal Street, Route 63, Millers Falls 01349.
(413) 659-3384 http://www.myspace.com/route63roadhouse

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

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

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

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

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, JUNE 24TH, 2010

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $30. ALL AGES.
The David Sanborn Trio featuring Joey DeFrancesco.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull..
Diane Blue.

Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis. 8pm.
An evening with RAIN: A tribute to the Beatles

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

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

Showcase Live in Foxboro. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $28.50.
Johnny Winter.

FRIDAY, JUNE 25TH, 2010

LOWELL SUMMER MUSIC SERIES
Boardinghouse Park in Lowell. 7:30pm.
$21 advance; $25 day of show. Children 12 and under free. ALL AGES.
Taj Mahal Trio; Lil' Stevie and The Westsiders.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull..
Let It Loose (Stones music)

Daddy's Beach Club at Nantasket Beach in Hull. 9pm.
Splash of Blues.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $8. 21+
Party of 9.

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
The Tony Sarno Band.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Michael Bernier and the Uprising.

Harry's Bar and Grill in Hyannis.
Danny Banks and His All Star Band.

Mal's Lounge in Haverhill. 9pm. 21+
Erin and the Soul Drivers.

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $30 advance; $35 day of show.
James Hunter.

Palladium upstairs in Worcester. 6pm doors; 6:30pm show.
$20 advance; $22 at door. ALL AGES.
Otep; wrestledabearonce; Stray From the Path; Bury Tomorrow.

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

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
The Fleshtones; The Pathetics; The Time Beings; JJ and the Cuban Heels.

Showcase Live in Foxboro. 6pm doors; 8pm show.
The Blue Meanies perform the top 44 Monkees songs in honor of their 44th anniversary.

The Tap Brewpub in Haverhill. 9pm. no cover.
Driving Blind.

SATURDAY, JUNE 26TH, 2010

Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham. 8pm. $10.
Pongo's Groove.

WESTFORD ROOTS, RHYTHM, AND BLUES FESTIVAL
American Legion Post 437 Field in Westford. gates open at 12noon. $35 cash only. ALL AGES.
The James Montgomery Blues Band, The Love Dogs, Undaunted: Professor Harp; Marty Nestor Band; Lydia Warren; Little John and Greg Carter; Coretta Sellars.
Rain date is Sunday, June 27th.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull..
Great doo wop with the G-Clefs.

Daddy's Beach Club at Nantasket Beach in Hull. 9pm.
Twang 'em High.

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

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
Dirty Rice Zydeco Band.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
The SoulMate Band (classic soul/r&b)

Indian Ranch in Webster. 10am gates; 2pm show.
$15 and $20 general admission.
Changes in Latitude (Jimmy Buffet tribute)

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $32 advance; $35 day of show.
Adrian Belew (of King Crimson)

Nectar's in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard. 9pm. $10. 18+
Melvin Sparks Band.

Palladium upstairs in Worcester. 7pm doors; 7:30pm show.
$20 advance; $22 at door. ALL AGES.
Blaze; AMB.

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

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 27TH, 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)

Captain Carlo's in Gloucester.
The Swamptones.

Daddy's Beach Club at Nantasket Beach in Hull. 7-11:30pm.
Part Time Lovers.

PARKER WHEELER'S BLUES PARTY(r)
The Grog in Newburyport. 7-11pm. $7. 21+
Jon Butcher; Cliff Goodwin; Marty Richards; Tom West; Amadee Castenell; Wolf Ginandes.

Palladium downstairs in Worcester. 6:30pm doors; 7:30pm show.
$16 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
Streetlight Manifesto; Supervillians; The Wonder Years; Dan Potthast.

The Tap Brewpub in Haverhill. 5-9pm. no cover.
Chris Fitz.

MONDAY, JUNE 28TH, 2010

TUESDAY, JUNE 29TH, 2010

Showcase Live in Foxboro. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $25.
The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30TH, 2010

Nectar's in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard. 8pm. $8. 18+
Toussaint Liberator.

Palladium downstairs in Worcester. 7pm doors; 8pm show.
$20 advance; $22 at door. ALL AGES.
(hed) p.e.; Johnny Richter (of Kottonmouth Kings); Kutt Calhoun; Big B; Slaine (of La Coka Nostra)

Showcase Live in Foxboro. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $28.50; $35.
Delbert McClinton.

THURSDAY, JULY 1ST, 2010

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 10pm. $7. 21+
Boris McCutcheon and the Salt Licks.

Cape Cod Melody Tent. 8pm.
Mary Chapin Carpenter

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

South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset. 8pm.
Boz Scaggs.

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/

American Legion Post 437 field, 114 Dunstable Road, Westford

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/

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/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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METRO BOSTON

THURSDAY, JUNE 24TH, 2010

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $7.
8pm John Doney and Friends
9pm The Daryll Strawberries
10pm Michael Rakusin

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Audrey Ryan; The Points North.

NEW ENGLAND AMERICANA FESTIVAL
Hard Rock Cafe in Boston. 8pm. $10 donation. ALL AGES.
Jimmy Ryan and Friends; Marc Douglas Berado; Sam Reid and The Riot Act; Eric Robertson and The Boston Boys;
The Whiskey Boys; Jeff Conley

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Three Day Threshold; Comanchero; Ryan Fitzsimmons Band; Coo and Howl.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
RTT presents Mayflower; Jeff Rowe (of Larcenist); Underage Drinking Party.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $7. 21+
Graph (Keene, NH); Black Norse.

Rosebud Bar in Somerville. 10pm.
Ryan Lee Crosby.

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 25TH, 2010

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Hear Now Live! presents Super Volcano; Kid:Nap:Kin; Sleep Alive; Truth Ending Cycle; Halfway to Avalon.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
9pm The Thomas Nola Et Son Orchestre
10pm Croquet
11pm The Big Disappointments
12midnight The Big City

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $14 general admission. ALL AGES.
We're About 9.

House of Blues front room. free.
The Big Big Bucks; Cotton Candy.

ROCK AND BLUES CRUISE
Long Wharf in Boston. 7:30pm boarding. 8pm sail. $27. 21+
Ernie and the Automatics; My Silent Bravery.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $9 advance; $10 day of show. 18+
Static of the Gods; 28 Degrees Taurus (CD release); Banditas; Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $23 advance; $25 day of show.. 18+
MassConcerts presents The New Deal.

Rosebud Bar in Somerville. 10pm. $5.
Cocked n' Loaded.

Smoken' Joe's BBQ in Brighton. 9pm.
Smoken' Joe's Allstar Revue with Barrett Anderson and Dennis Brennan.

SATURDAY, JUNE 26TH, 2010

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8. Neon Night with
9pm The Doom Buggies
10pm The Varmints
12midnight Sins of America

Club Passim in Cambridge. 10:30am. $10 general admission. ALL AGES.
Alastair Moock's Family Show.

Club Passim in Cambridge. 10:30pm. $8 general admission. ALL AGES.
Session Americana.

House of Blues front room. free.
Chelsea Berry; Peter Lindberg.

ROCK AND BLUES CRUISE
Long Wharf in Boston. 5pm boarding. 5:30pm sail. $30. 21+
Ben Kweller; David Wax Museum.

ROCK AND BLUES CRUISE
Long Wharf in Boston. 8:30pm boarding. 9pm sail. $30. 21+
Ben Kweller; Tim Blane.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $9 advance; $10 day of show. 18+
Born of Fire presents Razormaze; Motherboar; The Empire Shall Fall (ex-Killswitch Engage); Goes Cube.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $18 advance; $20 day of show. 18+
Clockwork Music presents Mobb Deep (featuring Havoc, Big Noyd, and DJ On Point); Termanology; Willie the Kid and Lee Bannon.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $10. 21+
Black Helicopter; Velvet Elvis.

Rosebud Bar in Somerville. 10pm.
Old Jack.

Smoken' Joe's BBQ in Brighton. 9pm.
Muzik Makerz.

SUNDAY, JUNE 27TH, 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. 4:30pm. $12 general admission. ALL AGES.
Boris McCutcheon.

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $12 general admission. ALL AGES.
Box Five; Jaggery; Ginger Ibex.

WFNX CLAMBAKE
4pm show. $35 general admission. 21+
Outside on Lansdowne Street:
Silversun Pickups; Gogol Bordello; Matt and Kim; Against Me!; Henry Clay People.
House of Blues in Boston.
Metric; Nada Surf; Rogue Wave.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 1pm doors. $12. ALL AGES.
MassConcerts presents Good Old War; Yukon Blonde; Audra Mae.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 7pm doors. $10. ALL AGES.
Bands performing School of Groove and School of Rock.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
U.S. Royalty; Dinosaur Bones.

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

MONDAY, JUNE 28TH, 2010

Charlie's Kitchen in Cambridge. 9pm.
The High Seas.

Club Passim in Cambridge. 7pm. $10 general admission. ALL AGES.
Ryan Adams tribute night.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $14 advance; $16 day of show. 18+
Delta Spirit; Ezra Furman and the Harpoons; The Romany Rye.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $6. 18+
Thousands; Thunder Motherfucker.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
Lion Cub.

TUESDAY, JUNE 29TH, 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. 7:30pm. ALL AGES.
Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $6. 18+
Josh Ketchen and The 1000's; Pleasant Sweaters.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
NObunny; Reports; The Maine Coons.

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

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30TH, 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 Margaret Glaspy.

Club Passim in Cambridge. 8pm. $13 general admission. ALL AGES.
Among the Oak; Ash.

House of Blues front room. free.
Infrastructure; Hazard Adams.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
2AM Club; TVTV; Menya.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $5. 21+
Pray for Polanski (residency); Big East; Left Hand Does; Dave Crespo and the Afterparty.

THURSDAY, JULY 1ST, 2010

Club Passim in Cambridge. 7pm. $22 general admission. ALL AGES.
The Unthanks.

Club Passim in Cambridge. 10pm. $22 general admission. ALL AGES.
The Unthanks.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 8:30pm. $6. 21+
Born of Fire featuring Rat Salad (Black Salad tribute band featuring members of Ichabod and Panzerbasterd); Nebbed Out (members of Raw Radar War, Bury the Needle, Tired Old Bones, and Cropduster)

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/

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
(888) 693-BLUE http://www.hob.com/venues/clubvenues/boston/

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/

Smoken Joe's BBQ, 351 Washington Street, Brighton 02135
(617) 254-5227 http://smokenjoesbbq.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, Jun 17, 2010, 7:41 A
Weekly Band E-Mail #132.0 NEWS June 17th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #132.0 June 17th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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

LOCAL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BEST METAL ACT
CONVERGE
runners-up
Doomriders
Gozu
Big Bear

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

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

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

BEST VIDEO
TELEVANDALS, GOOD FOR NOTHING


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

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

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

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


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

Mal Thursday and The Cheetahs at Sierra Grill


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

The Malarians at Sierra Grill


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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, Jun 17, 2010, 7:37 A
Weekly Band E-Mail #132.0 LISTINGS June 17th - June 23rd, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #132.0 June 17th - June 23rd, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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

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

413 AREA CODE

THURSDAY, JUNE 17TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 18TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paper City Brewery in Holyoke. 6pm.
Jediah.

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

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

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

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

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

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke.
American Idiots.

SATURDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke.
Chosen Few.

SUNDAY, JUNE 20TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

MONDAY, JUNE 21ST, 2010

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 22ND, 2010

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

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

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23RD, 2010

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

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

VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)
413 AREA CODE

Amherst Common, South Pleasant Street, Amherst 01002

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Energy Park, Miles Street, Greenfield 01301

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Route 63 Roadhouse, 32 Federal Street, Route 63, Millers Falls 01349.
(413) 659-3384 http://www.myspace.com/route63roadhouse

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

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

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

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

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508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

THURSDAY, JUNE 17TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 18TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 20TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

MONDAY, JUNE 21ST, 2010

TUESDAY, JUNE 22ND, 2010

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23RD, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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METRO BOSTON

THURSDAY, JUNE 17TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 18TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 20TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MONDAY, JUNE 21ST, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 22ND, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23RD, 2010

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

Cambridge Center Plaza. 1-2pm. free and open to the public.
Club Passim presents Rose Polenzani.

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

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

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

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

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

VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)
METRO BOSTON

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

Cambridge Center Plaza, Kendall Square, Cambridge

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

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

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

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

Hatch Memorial Shell, The Esplanade, Storrow Drive, Boston

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
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Weekly Band E-Mail #131.0 NEWS June 10th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #131.0 June 10th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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TOP 30 BOSTON AREA CDs ACCORDING TO RADIO AIRPLAY
1. John Shade - All You Love is Need
2. Magic Magic - Magic Magic
3. Hooray for Earth - Momo EP
4. Deer Tick - The Black Dirt Sessions
5. Ketman - Ketman A-Go-Go
6. Ad Frank and the Fast Easy Women - Your Secrets Are Mine Now
7. Forest Fires - Hark! and other lost transmissions
8. Happy Birthday - Happy Birthday
9. The Motion Sick - "Doomsday Devices"
10. Cotton Candy - Top Notch and First Rate
11. Hallelujah the Hills - Colonial Drones
12. Spirit Kid - Spirit Kid
13. Corin Ashley and the Chocolate Olivers - The Abbey Road Session
14. Whistle Jacket - Compliment
15. Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents - Keeping Time
16. Monique Ortiz - When the Pigeon Flies
17. Guillermo Sexo - Vivid Nights
18. Gene Dante and the Future Starlets - "The Love Letter is Dead"
19. Pants Yell! - Received Pronunciation
20. Sodafrog - Hang the Moon
21. Dear Leader - Stay Epic
22. Symbion Project - Misery in Soliloquy
23. The Everyday Visuals - The Everyday Visuals
24. Tony the Bookie - Tony the Bookie Orchestra
25. Yes Giantess - Yes Giantess
26. Mean Creek - "Liar Thief"
27. The Appreciation Post - Work/Sleep EP
28. Mascara - Fountain of Tears
29. Three Day Threshold - Straight Out of the Barrel
30. You, Lion - End It On the Bridge EP

This list is based on airplay of local CDs, compiled by
RadioTony for The Noise-Boston using the playlists
of 13 different radio stations and Internet programs.
Brian Anastasi thanks the folks at The Noise and
RadioTony for their kind permission to reprint this list.

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The island of Martha's Vineyard once again has a live music venue. It is called Nectar's, and is in the building on Airport Road that was once the location of the Hot Tin Roof and Outerland. Here are excerpts from the story in The Vineyard Haven Gazette of April 30th:

Nectar’s has begun booking musical shows for the coming summer on the Vineyard, and club owners confirmed this week that they are negotiating to lease and eventually buy the building at the airport that formerly housed the Hot Tin Roof and Outerland.

“We are buying the property, we’ve agreed on a price and we are just waiting to complete the details,” said Christopher Walsh, a partner in Nectar’s. He could not comment on further details of the sale agreement, including purchase price, but he did say: “It’s going to be a good summer of music out there, that much I can guarantee you.”

Mr. Walsh and his three partners own Nectar’s in Burlington, Vt., a successful music club that among other things is the place where the band Phish got its start.

The club owners leased Outerland last summer from owner Arthur Rosenthal as a one-season trial, with an eye to possibly purchase the club if the season were successful.

It was, and early this year Mr. Walsh and his partners reported they were negotiating to buy the airport nightclub, in partnership with Flatbread, a Vermont-based, small family restaurant chain that makes wood-fired pizzas.

Mr. Walsh said he is excited about the new partnership with Flatbread, which plans to serve lunch and dinner. He said he expects between them the two business will hire 40 to 50 Islanders.

Nectar's has its grand opening for this year tomorrow night, Friday, June 11th, with Pato Banton performing. Listings for the club will be in each week's Weekly Band E-Mail LISTINGS edition.

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Matt Smith, managing director of Club Passim in Cambridge, has announced the club's series of free outdoor concerts for the summer. The concerts will be at the Cambridge Center Plaza in Kendall Square (outside on the courtyard) on Wednesdays, 1-2pm. They are free and open to the public. The line-up follows:

Wednesday, June 16th - Brendan Hogan
Wednesday, June 23rd - Rose Polenzani
Wednesday, June 30th - Margaret Glaspy
Wednesday, July 7th - Chris O'Brien
Wednesday, July 14th - Jason Myles Goss
Wednesday, July 21st - Emily Elbert
Wednesday, July 28th - Kate Klim
Wednesday, August 4th - David Wax Museum
Wednesday, August 11th - Todd Thibaud
Wednesday, August 18th - Jay Nash
Wednesday, August 25th - Julia Easterlin

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Boston native Jennifer Greer will be having her CD release for her latest album, "Fistful of Stars," at the Middle East up in Cambridge tonight, Thursday, June 10th. The show begins at 7pm (note early start) and is 18+. Tickets are $10, and may be purchased online at http://www.mideastclub.com/

"The guiding star throughout my life has been my creative process. It's the thing that marks and shapes all my days. "Fistful of Stars" is the culmination of following this one guiding star."

"A Fistful of Stars" is singer songwriter, Jennifer Greer's third and most ambitious album, a sweeping collection of 14 songs, showcasing Jennifer's writing at its highest level with songs that fully express the creative marriage of heart and mind. This is an album that shows the maturing of a writer who has truly learned her craft. Greer has created songs that reflect the beauty she sees in even the smallest of things and an album that showcases her stunning insights into her sense of place.

Greer is a percussionist as she plays the piano against the voice, and a harmonist in hearing what the voice can do against the piano. Her songs stack layers of sound in ways that are delicious and endearing, funky and focused but never straightforward. As we encounter this collection of songs we realize that this album is about the act of reaching born of our yearning for the transcendent, and about the vanity of that yearning.

Greer sees the songs on "Fistful of Stars" as codes. As we unpack these codes we find the lonely girl, the lover girl, the spunky, funny girl, and the girl who worships the natural world all here. And there she captures us naked in our humanity.

"Ultimately, every song, no matter the subject, is a process of searching for my humanity. By doing so, I seek to illuminate the humanity of others. I truly feel that that is my job."

" I am reaching now" she says, "to refine the beauty in my songs until they gather the silver of a star and become arrows that go straight to the heart."

Jennifer's first album, "Jewel Machine" (2001) won the WRSI singer/songwriter competition. In 2005 she released "the Apiary," which got rave reviews and won Best Adult Alternative CD 2005 from the Muse's Muse and Best unsigned pop artist from Verbicide Magazine in 2008.

Jennifer will also be playing at The LilyPad in Inman Square, Cambridge on Friday, June 18th at 8pm.

This is a video of "Woodsy," the opening track to her "Fistful of Stars" CD:


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

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Ian Anderson, the world-renowned flutist with Jethro Tull, will be coming to the Calvin Theatre in Northampton on Thursday, November 18th at 8pm. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 11th, and may be purchased online at
http://www.iheg.com

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ME Productions and Marty Nestor present the Westford Roots, Rhythm, and Blues Festival at the American Legion Post 437 Concert Field on Saturday, June 26th. Gates open at noon. The rain date will be Sunday, June 27th.

Performing will be The James Montgomery Blues Band, The Love Dogs, Undaunted: Professor Harp; Marty Nestor Band; Lydia Warren; Little John and Greg Carter; Coretta Sellars; and more to be announced. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of the show (cash only). Purchase tickets online at
https://westford-bluesfest.ticketleap.com/

Here is a video of The James Montgomery Band performing live at the Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH on January 12th, 2008:


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

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WXRV "The River" at 92.5FM in Andover, has announced the details of their annual Riverfront Festival. This free, outdoor festival will be on Saturday, July 10th, 1-7pm, at Waterfront Park in Newburyport. Performing will be Sarah Hammer, The Lemonheads, and Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers.

This is a video of Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers performing "Shady Esperanto and the Young Hearts" at the UMass/Amherst soccer field:


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

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There will be an outdoor concert to benefit the National Foundation for Ectodermal Displasias at Crossroads on Route 20 in Palmer on Saturday, August 14th. Ten great blues bands will be performing: The Reprobates, The Disciples, Mark Nomad, The Susan Angeletti Band, Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze, Blueshead, Barely Legal, and three others. Details will be here when they become available. For info on the National Foundation, go to http://www.nfed.org/

Here is a video of Lydia Warren doing an acoustic version of "Back to Me":


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2huIbf2I6Rw

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Fans of hardcore and metal will be interested in knowing about two day-long shows coming to the Palladium in Worcester in late July and early August.

The first is the Summer Slaughter Tour on Saturday, July 31st. Performing will be 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; and This Or the Apocalypse. Tickets are $22 in advance and at the door. Doors open at 3pm, and the show begins at 3:30pm.

The second is Transmission Fest Worcester on Friday, August 6th. (There will also be a Transmission Fest at the Webster Theatre in Hartford, CT on August 6th and 7th). Performing will be Silverstein; Story of the Year; Emery; We Came As Romans; Dance Gavin Dance; I Set My Friends on Fire; Spose; Stephen Jerzak; A Loss For Words; Skyeatsairplane; Therefore I Am; Crime in Stereo; The Sleeping; Tigers Jaw; Transit; The Appreciation Post; Close to Home; and Man Overboard. Doors open at 1pm, and the show begins at 1:30pm. Tickets are $25 in advance and at the door.

Both shows will be in the Palladiujm's downstairs roon. Tickets may be purchased online for either show at http://www.thepalladium.net The Palladium is an ALL AGES venue.

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Naia Kete (pronounced kah-tay), who has made quite a name for herself here in western Mass., will be relocating to the Los Angeles area very soon to try to further her musical career. She will be playing one more show before leaving. She will be part of the Water Under the Bridge festival at Peskeomskut Park in Turners Falls this Saturday. The festival begins at 11am, and Naia performs at 3pm. Naia is an extremely talented singer-songwriter who got her training at the Institute for Musical Arts in Goshen, and if anyone can make it in this business, it is she. I wish her the best of luck.

Also, Boston Band Crush reports that Boston musician Christopher Pappas will also be heading out to Los Angeles in July to try to further his musical career. Christopher was a part of The Everyday Visuals, and his solo project was Forest Fires. This is one career decision that baffles me. While making a name for himself in Boston, he got his music played on Carmelita's "Bay State Rock" on WAAF, Anngelle Wood's "Boston Emissions" on WZLX, and Jeff Breeze's "Pipeline" on WMBR. Does he think that Los Angeles radio has programs that support local music, let alone newspapers like The Boston Phoenix and The Boston Herald that closely follow the Boston music scene? And how about the Boston Phoenix annual readers poll, and the Boston Music Awards? Nevertheless, I also wish Christopher the best of luck.

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The Newbury Comics location in Hyannis is moving. The last day of business for their current location on Iyanough Road, Route 132, is this Saturday, June 12th. The new location in the Cape Cod Mall, which is basically across the street on Iyanough Road (which is the road that goes from Route 6 into Hyannis) is next Tuesday, June 15th.

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The tenth album by The Stone Coyotes, called "My Turn", has just been released. You can purchase it at their website, http://www.stonecoyotes.com/ using PayPal, or you can buy one directly from the band if you go to see them at their CD release at Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls this Saturday night, June 12th.

The new CD by Deer Tick, "The Black Dirt Sessions," was released on Tuesday, June 8th. It is available at Newbury Comics locations for $9.99.

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This year's Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, TN, begins today, Thursday, June 10th, and continues through Sunday.. Bonnaroo is the first major outdoor festival of the summer season here in the U.S., and draws so many people that Manchester becomes the seventh largest city in Tennessee for the weekend.

Among those scheduled to perform are Dave Matthews Band, Jay-Z, John Fogerty, Jeff Beck, Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder, Bassnectar, Norah Jones, The Avett Brothers, Weezer, Madeski Martin and Wood, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Ingrid Michaelson, Phoenix, The xx, Regina Spektor, Wale, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, OK Go, Thievery Corporation, GWAR, She and Him, Tokyo Police Club, Zac Brown Band, John Prine, The National, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Tennacious D, needtobreathe, The Black Keys, Tori Amos, Kris Kristofferson, Michael Franti and Spearhead, LCD Soundsystem, and They Might Be Giants. Also, the Flaming Lips will join Stardeath and White Dwarfs to perform the classic Pink Floyd album "Dark Side of the Moon." And Massachusetts will be represented by The Dropkick Murphys.

For more info, go to http://www.bonnaroo.com/

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Billboard magazine reports that according to Nielsen Soundscan, for the week ending May 30th, 2010 the U.S. music industry sold a total of 4.98 million albums. That figure, which includes new and catalog releases, represents the fewest albums sold in one week since Soundscan began compiling this data in 1994. By comparison, album sales for the week ended May 31, 2009, totaled 5.76 million. The highest one-week tally recorded during the Soundscan era is 45.4 million albums, in late December 2000.

This past week's record low comes as the major record companies continue to reckon with a decade-long decline in sales, and as other prominent sectors of the industry, such as the touring business, go through sea changes of their own. While there's no exact way to compare the latest total against pre-Soundscan tallies, Billboard estimates that weekly album sales volume could, in fact, be at its lowest point since the early 1970s.

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Ricky Minor took over as musical director and bandleader of TheTonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday, June 7th. Ricky is the most sought-after musical director in the country, having served as musical director for American Idol and bandleader for Fox's Don't Forget the Lyrics. Ricky has served as musical director for numerous superstar tours, including Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Ray Charles, Alicia Keys, and Beyonce, as for television productions including The Grammy(r) Awards, The NAACP Image Awards, and The Super Bowl(r). Ricky was born in Louisiana and raised in south central Los Angeles. Much of his musical training was self-taught.

Ricky Minor is the third musical director and bandleader of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Jay Leno has hosted The Tonight Show since 1992. Jay chose Branford Marsalis as his first bandleader, and Branford served in that position from 1992 to 1995. But when Branford decided he wanted to pursue a career in classical music, guitarist Kevin Eubanks was chosen as the show's second bandleader. Kevin Eubanks decided to step down from being in The Tonight Show band after 18 years so that he could devote more time to a program he has set up which gives high school students in the Los Angeles area a chance to receive training in the field of jazz.

On his last night on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Friday, May 28th, Kevin Eubanks ended the show with a solo acoustic version of an original composition called "Adoration". That song is available for download on iTunes, with proceeds going to Kevin Eubanks' charity.

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Now that the rules have changed for the promotion of bands and musicians in this fast-changing Internet world, Bob Lefsetz, writer of The Lefsetz Letter, offers this advice for bands and musicians who want long-term success::

1. Focus on the music. Get it to the point where the audience only needs to hear it once to get it.

2. Let people listen for free. Then sell the physical product as a souvenir, and put out unique product online.

3. One great track is better than ten mediocre ones.

4. Don't worry about confusing the marketplace with more product. It just allows new fans to discover a plethora when they finally tune in. Meanwhile, the Internet allows the fulfillment of the true fan's dream, a steady flow of product. In the old days, you were a fan of a band in high school, their next record came out when you were married. Today, you can put out new songs while students are still in the same semester! And you should!

5. You must work live. It's the best way to connect with people. You've got to be so good, you close the audience. Performing is a different skill than playing in a studio. Start honing your chops now. Play anywhere and everywhere you can. Not focused on the money, but the development of stage skills.

6. Radio is gravy. People no longer believe radio builds career acts. Don't be beholden to the airwaves. See them as just another outlet.

7. Make videos. Creativity is key. We're returning to the age of MTV. Either play live, demonstrating your skills, which is how Andy McKee built a career on YouTube, or come up with an OK Go-type video. Wow us visually. The means of production are now in the hands of the proletariat. Hell, you can get a Flip HD camera for $150 and you can edit on your computer...

8. Experience counts. Everybody gets better the longer they do something.

9. Haters abound. If you're not being criticized, you're not doing it right, you're only playing in front of family and friends. Hate intensifies the bigger you get, especially in the Net world, where everybody gets a voice. There is no protection. Wander into the world and experience the slings and arrows, toughen your skin.

10. Respect your audience. Don't send unsolicited MP3s, don't send unsolicited fliers. Everything should be opt-in.

11. Let your audience participate, let people help you. They're dying to! Stay in the houses of fans on the road. Let fans design fliers and t-shirts. Give them tools to promote you. All they want in return is attention, and a bit of access. These sneezers are your key to success. Treat your core fans incredibly nicely. In the old days it was about being nice to the PD. Now you go directly to the fan.

12. Put up live videos.

13. Tweet.

14. Be available on every social networking platform. Of course, Facebook, but a new act could make headway using Foursquare. Hell, have your fans come meet you at Starbucks!

15. Press is a bonus. Press is ignored by most people. It's seen as hype. Just keep thinking about being one on one with your fans.

16. Don't think any one opportunity or gig is the key to success. You never know what will break you through. And most times, it's later than sooner. And, if it happens too soon...momentum tends to peter out.

17. Release dates are irrelevant. You're in constant marketing mode. But the best marketing is a great track, that will be spread far and wide.

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Weekly Band E-Mail #131.0 LISTINGS June 10th - June 16th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #131.0 June 10th - June 16th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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

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

413 AREA CODE

THURSDAY, JUNE 10TH, 2010

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

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

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

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $9 advance; $11 at door. ALL AGES.
The Brew; Turbine.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Piccadilly Pub in West Springfield. 8-11pm. no cover. 21+
Merrick Section.

RE-ANIMATE THE BAY STATE
Sierra Grill in Northampton. 10pm. $3. 21+
The Malarians; The Immolators.

FRIDAY, JUNE 11TH, 2010

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

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
The Lonesome Brothers; Salvation Alley String Band.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Floyd Paterson Band.

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

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

Flywheel in Easthampton. 7pm. $7. ALL AGES.
Black Churches; Chalk Talk (record release); Hot Kid (Canada); The Poorest Saint; Feet Lips.

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. 8pm. $3.
Work O' the Weavers.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $17.50 advance; $20 at door. ALL AGES.
Beth Nielsen Chapman; Rebecca Correia.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $9 advance; $11 at door. ALL AGES.
Megafaun; Sam Quinn (of the everybodyfields)
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee.
Mac Daddy.

Paper City Brewery in Holyoke. 6pm.
Kill Shot.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $7 or $6 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Waiting Place; Audrey; A. Tornado.

Theodore's in Springfield. 9pm. no cover.
The Savage Brothers.

Winterland Country Club in Greenfield. 9pm.
Liz Preston Band; Jen Tobey's Alter-Ego; Phatti.

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WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE FESTIVAL DAY ONE OF TWO

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls.
7:30pm Daniel Hales and the Frost Heaves
9:30pm The Warblers

The Rendezvous in Turners Falls
8pm Owelhops
9:30pm Bellas Bartok
11pm Rusty Belle

Round Here Cafe in Turners Falls.
5pm Michael Orlean
6pm Chris Scablon
7pm Sue Kranz

Shea Theater in Trurners Falls. $3.
7pm Dakota Roberts
7:30pm Katie Sachs
7:45pm Eric D'Ambra
8pm The Banjo Queen (Diane Sanabria) with Jared Quinn (vocalist with Appalachian Still)
9pm The Trials and Tribulations
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SATURDAY, JUNE 12TH, 2010

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

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Wildcat O'Halloran Band (blues)

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

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Aquanett.

The Dream Away Lodge in Becket. 8-11pm.
Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion.
free, but tips are encouraged for the performer(s).

Echo Lake Coffeehouse in Leverett. 7:30pm.
Bev Grant and the Dissident Daughters.

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. $8 advance. 21+
Blue Star Turns Red; Hadoken; Rosetta; Irepress.

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

Flywheel in Easthampton. 9pm. $10. ALL AGES.
Seth Glier.

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. 8pm. $3.
Primate Fiasco.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Lauren Ambrose and the Leisure Class; Two Man Gentlemen Band.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee.
Talos; Lords Annointed.

The Mission Bar in Pittsfield. 8pm. $5.
Michelle Lewis; Chris Vecchia.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls.
7:30pm Seth Adams
8:30pm Fancy Trash
Free, but tips are encouraged for the performers.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8 or $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Dead Zebbra; Subculture Stereo; Lesser Animals; Animal Train.

Theodore's in Springfield. 8:30pm. no cover.
Ten Foot Pole Cats.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke.
Harbour Grace.

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WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE FESTIVAL DAY TWO OF TWO

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls.
1pm Ray Mason
3pm Dave Dersham
5pm Carrie Ferguson Band
7pm Brooke Brown Saracino
7:45pm Jamie Kent
8:45pm Heather Maloney
9:30pm The Stone Coyotes (CD release)

Peskeomskut Park in Turners Falls. 11am on. free. ALL AGES.
Naia Kete; 21 Enigma; Horrible Appetite; Who Da Funk It?; Dakota Roberts.

The Rendezvous in Turners Falls.
2pm Tom Woodbury
4pm Steve Nelson
6pm Darlinjgside
7:30pm Ghost Quartet
9:30pm The Mitchells
10:30pm Opel
11:30pm Space Captain

Round Here Cafe in Turners Falls.
5pm Dakota Roberts
7pm Katie Sachs
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SUNDAY, JUNE 13TH, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 6pm. Sliding scale $5-$10.
Open to 13-17 year olds accompanied by a guardian, 18+ until 11pm, and 21+ 11pm-midnight.
The Sophie Rehmus Group (folk), Client 9 (rock), Joy Conz (soul, r&b, jazz), Carrie Ferguson and the Cherry Street Band (folk rock), Horrible Appetite (rock, indie, garage), Abbie Barrett (folk, jazz), Kristen Ford (rock, reggae), Jen Tobey (rock/alternative), and DJ Andujar.

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

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. $5. 21+
Party Wolf; Black Thai; Masters of the Universe; Danger Bird.

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

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 7pm. $10 advance; $12 at door. ALL AGES.
Antilove; Within the Ruins; Calling All Creeps; Avely; Lovethenightlife; Holding Steady the Heartbeat of Hell.

MONDAY, JUNE 14TH, 2010

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

Mullins Center in Amherst. 7:30pm. $27.50 and $37.50. ALL AGES.
Daghtry; Lifehouse; Cavo.

TUESDAY, JUNE 15TH, 2010

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $16 advance; $19 at door. ALL AGES.
Mates of State; Free Energy; Todd Barry.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult

Theodore's in Springfield. 8:30pm. no cover.
Tony Lee Thomas and Jeff King (acoustic).

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16TH, 2010

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. $7. ALL AGES
Blue Sabbath Black Fiji; Sunburned Hand of the Man; Cave Bears; BAAD Kinetics (collective)

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $16 advance; $19 at door. ALL AGES.
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
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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 01376
(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

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

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/

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

Mullins Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01002

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

Peskeomskut Park, Avenue A between 6th and 7th Street, Turners Falls 01376

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

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

The Rendezvous, 78 3rd Street, Turners Falls 01376
(413) 863-2866 http://www.rendezvoustfma.com/events/

Round Here Cafe, 78 Third Street, Turners Falls 01376
(413) 863-2886

Route 63 Roadhouse, 32 Federal Street, Route 63, Millers Falls 01349.
(413) 659-3384 http://www.myspace.com/route63roadhouse

Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls 01376
(413) 863-2281 http://www.theshea.org/

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

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

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

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, JUNE 10TH, 2010

Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $10.
Bull Run SoundStage with Paul Zilioli.

The Grog in Newburyport. 8pm-12midnight. $3. 21+
Soul Robot; Casey Herlihy.

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester. 8pm.
Flock of Assholes; Tokyo Tramps; Dan Cristie and A.J. Mutter.

Next Page Blues Cafe in Weymouth. 9pm. no cover. 21+
Rockin' George Leh.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
The Cold Goodnight; The G Spots; Monday Night Bear Claw; American Motherfuckers.

FRIDAY, JUNE 11TH, 2010

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 6:30pm doors; 8pm show. $30 reserved seating. ALL AGES.
Jonathan Edwards; Birdsong at Morning.

Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $10 advance; $15 at door.
G.S. Picard and Coretta Sellars (split bill).

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

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $8. 21+
Playin' Dead (Grateful Dead tribute)

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
Little Red and the Riders.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Building James.

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester. 8pm.
The Malarians; Lyres; The Immolators; Stress Relief.

Mal's Lounge in Haverhill. 9pm. 21+
Merrimack Delta Dub Set.

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $25 advance; $28 day of show.
Jesse Winchester; Kevin Connolly.

GRAND OPENING
Nectar's in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard. 9pm. $15. 18+
Pato Banton.

Next Page Blues Cafe in Weymouth. 9pm. no cover. 21+
Tequila Sundown.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
Justice Hill; Useful Idiot (Tool tribute); Dreaded Silence; Suicide Dream.

The Tap Brewpub in Haverhill. 9pm. no cover.
The Chris Fitz Band.

SATURDAY, JUNE 12TH, 2010

Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham. 8pm. $18 general admission.
Paul Rishell and Annie Raines; Andrew Greene.

The Billiards Cafe in Ayer. 8pm. $5.
Mumblefish; Eastwood Peak.

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 6:30pm doors; 8pm show. $30. ALL AGES.
Charlie Farren and Jon Butcher.

Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $32 advance; $35 at door.
Suzy Bogguss.

Daddy's Beach Club at Nantasket Beach in Hull. 9pm.
Ricky "King" Russell.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $15. 21+
Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood.

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
Southern Revolutions Band.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
The Herland Brothers.

Harry's Bar and Grill in Hyannis.
Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester. 8pm.
White Chocolate; Griffon; On the Verge.

Mal's Lounge in Haverhill. 9pm. 21+
Pink Voyd (Pink Floyd tribute)

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $20 advance; $23 day of show.
Guy Davis; Samuel James.

Next Page Blues Cafe in Weymouth. 9pm. no cover. 21+
The Mighty Houserockers featuring "Uptown" Day Brown on guitar.

North Quabbin Performing Arts Center. 7pm doors; 7:30pm show.
$15 adults and seniors; children 12 and under free. ALL AGES.
Southern Rail.

The Palladium downstairs in Worcester. 7:30pm doors; 8:30pm show.
$15 advance; $17 at door. ALL AGES.
Eastcide; "One Night Only"; Sleep Alive; Foredoes Me Quite; Like a Bastard.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
The Wandas (video shoot); Hard No. 9; Matt Benoit.

The Tap Brewpub in Haverhill. 9pm. no cover.
Brad Faucher's Blues Power.

SUNDAY, JUNE 13TH, 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

Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley. 5:30pm doors; 7pm show.
Julie Kinscheck (CD release)
Advance ticket for show only is $10, or you can buy a ticket to the show and the CD in advance for $20.
Tickets at the door are $15, and CDs will be sold separately.

Daddy's Beach Club at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
1-5pm. Gulf Boys
6:30-11:30pm Fumble Tongue

PARKER WHEELER'S BLUES PARTY(r)
The Grog in Newburyport. 7-11pm. $5. 21+
Andrew Clark; Tom West; Mike O'Connell; Wolf Ginandes; Mike Levesque.

The Palladium downstairs in Worcester. 6:30pm doors; 7:30pm show.
$25 advance; $28 at door. ALL AGES.
TechN9ne; Brotha Lynch Hung; Krizz Kaliko; Cutt Calhoun; Big Scoob; Prozac and Cognito; Lewn.

The Tap Brewpub in Haverhill. 5-9pm. no cover.
Throwdown Blues Band.

MONDAY, JUNE 14TH, 2010

Nectar's in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard. 8pm. $10. 18+
Zach Deputy.

TUESDAY, JUNE 15TH, 2010

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16TH, 2010

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

Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Ocean Front North, Salisbury Beach, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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/

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/

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

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

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METRO BOSTON

THURSDAY, JUNE 10TH, 2010

Bank of America Pavillion in Boston. 7:30pm. ALL AGES.
Earth, Wind and Fire.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $8. 21+
Abbie Hoffman Revival; Self-Help Revolver.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $6.
8pm Jodi Griffith
9pm John Copeland
11pm Daniel Burges

Downtown Crossing in Boston. 5-8pm. free and open to the public.
The Boston Phoenix presents Mystery Roar; Bearstronaut; Mean Creek.

House of Blues front room in Boston. free.
66 Breakout.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 7:30pm.
Skordalia (Greek folk)

Middle East up in Cambridge. 7pm doors; 7:15pm show. $10. 18+
Jennifer Greer; This Building's on Fire.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12. 18+
Eli "Paperboy" Reed and The True Loves; Diamond Mines; Spirit Kid; DJ PJ Gray (Soul-le-lu-jah)

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Rabbit; The Lie; Yankel.

Passim Center in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Les Shelleys: Tom Brosseau and Angela Correa with Shelley Short.

The Precinct in Somerville.
Hey Mama.

Rosebud Bar in Somerville.
Otpori; Eddie Japan.

Sally O'Brien's in Somerville. 9pm.
Amy Black and the Red Clay Rascals.

Smoken' Joe's BBQ in Brighton. 8:30pm.
Erin Harpe Band featuring Rosy Rosenblatt.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Trashcan Sinatras.

TOAD in Cambridge. 7pm.
Christian McNeill; Reva Williams; Melissa Myers Harper.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Jeremy Lyons; Jeff and Vida (New Orleans).

FRIDAY, JUNE 11TH, 2010

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $10. 21+
Hear Now Live! presents Darlingside; Ellis Ashbrook (NYC); Primate Fiasco; Mary Casiello.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $5.
9pm Radio Control
10pm Buckeeper
11pm Father Octopus
12midnight Vent

House of Blues front room in Boston. free.
Coyote Kolb; Highway Ghosts; They Will Hate Us.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9pm.
Junior Brown.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 7pm doors. $8 advance; $10 day of show. 18+
Greg Attonito (of Bouncing Souls); Shanti Wintergate; Kepi Ghoulie.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 9:30pm doors. $10. 18+
Red Vinyl; Bomb Squad Larry.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10 advance; $11 day of show. 18+
Finals of the Battle for the Boston Freedom Rally.
Age Against the Machine will perform, and Rob Potylo will host.
The winner of tonight's battle will perform before 20,000 people at this year's Boston Freedom Rally on the Boston Common on Saturday, September 18th.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
Obscenity Cult presents Born of Thunder; Hirudinea; Vermefug (NY); E.D. (NY).

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
dom; Lord jeff; Ming Ming Dance Company.

Passim Center in Cambridge. 8pm. $18 general admission. ALL AGES.
Cirkestra and Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band.

The Precinct in Somerville.
The Moving Co; Even Crandell; To Hot To Handle.

Rosebud Bar in Somerville.
Muy Cusado; Sun Lee Beam.

Smoken' Joe's BBQ in Brighton. 9pm.
Bruce Marshall Group.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents.

SATURDAY, JUNE 12TH, 2010

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Acaro; Orwell (Wisconsin); Widow Sunday; Nemecide; Australis (Minnesota)

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
9pm Ted Wyman
10pm Erin Blatti and the Circuit
12midnight The Quick and Easy

House of Blues front room in Boston. free.
One Step Away.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 10pm.
Funky White Honkies.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 1pm doors. $10. ALL AGES.
The Pinkerton Thugs; Blood Stained Brindle; Jeff Rowe; Soul Merchants.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $13. 18+
Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs; Muck and the Mires; Big Light; The Vivs.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 2pm. $8. 18+
Riff Cannon; Black Thai; Cough; Elder.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Purple Heart; Machine Language.

Passim Center in Cambridge. 10:30am. $12 general admission. ALL AGES.
Gustafer Yellowgold.

Passim Center in Cambridge. 8pm. $22 general admission. ALL AGES.
Tim Eriksen; Tony Trischka.

The Precinct in Somerville.
McAlister Drive; Sdayna Zaid and The Catch; Long Walls; Milquetoast.

Rosebud Bar in Somerville.
Nate Rogers; Boston Band Crush Mixtape 1993.

Smoken' Joe's BBQ in Brighton. 9pm.
Luke Mulholland Band.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Plants and Animals; Lost in the Trees; The Painted Lights.

TOAD in Cambridge. 7:30pm.
Reed Waddle.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Twang 'Em High.

SUNDAY, JUNE 13TH, 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 Westborough/WKAF 97.7FM Brockton,
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+
Peace of Mind Orchestra; Banana Phonetic.

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $29 general admission; $35 reserved seating. ALL AGES.
Jordin Sparks.

House of Blues front room in Boston. free.
Mr. Kowalsky.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 1pm doors. $10. ALL AGES.
Team Shred Productions presents Bullet Boulevard; Epik Center; Zero Point; Dictators and Storytellers; That Organism Jenova.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 7pm doors. $10. 18+
Faux Ox; Doug Ratner and the Watchmen; Your Favorite Ex; Lee Villair; Maria Jordan.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 3pm doors. $10 advance; $12 day of show. ALL AGES.
Lannen Fall (last show ever); The Blue Pages; View From An Airplane; Too Late the Hero.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $6. 18+
The Right to Arm Bears!; Vanzetti.

Passim Center in Cambridge. 4:30pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
The Sweet Remains.

Passim Center in Cambridge. 8pm. $10 general admission. ALL AGES.
Willow Flute Ensemble.

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

TOAD in Cambridge. 9pm.
Treat Her Right.

MONDAY, JUNE 14TH, 2010

Charlie's Kitchen in Cambridge. 9pm.
Life Partners; Girlfriends; Bonezone.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12. 18+
First Aid Kit (Sweden); Samantha Crain; Seth LaPointe..

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $6. 18+
Friendo; Yourself and the Air.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Jen Kearney and the Lost Onion.

TUESDAY, JUNE 15TH, 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. 7:30pm. ALL AGES.
Jethro Tull; Procul Harum.

House of Blues front room in Boston. free.
2/4 featuring Celso Pixinga.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8pm.
Casey Abrams (CD release).

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $28. 18+
World Music/CRASHarts presents Tony Allen; Uhuru Afrika; Dancefloor Explosion.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 8pm. $7. 18+
TWOPLUSTWO featuring Voyager; War Animal (ME); Western Syndrome; Lunglust.

Passim Center in Cambridge. 8pm. $25 general admission. ALL AGES.
Mary Gauthier (CD release)

Sally O'Brien's in Somerville. 8pm.
Wooden Sky; The Rationales; Autumn Hollow Band.

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

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Amy Cook and her band (Austin, TX)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16TH, 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.
Brendan Hogan.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $6. 21+
9pm Amber Spyglass
10pm Sententia
11pm Hannah and the Bloodlines

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $29 general admission; $45 reserved seating. ALL AGES.
Ted Nugent.

House of Blues front room in Boston. free.
Birdface.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $5. 21+
Pray for Polanski (residency); Guenivere; The Island Effect.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
Tree Frog Avengers; Sonny Jim Clifford and the Blue Devils; Rick Berlin; Sam Wheeler.

Passim Center in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Clare Burson (CD release)

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Damien Jurado; Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
The Matthew Stubbs Band featuring Sax Gordon.

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 (outside on the courtyard), 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

Downtown Crossing, Summer Street, Boston

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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as well as blogs, posters, flyers, and e-mails..
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Please don't hesitate to send me your questions, comments,
and suggestions! DOS = Day of Show

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

Always call the venue in advance to see if the show is as advertised.
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Weekly Band E-Mail #130.0 NEWS June 3rd, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #130.0 June 3rd, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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The much anticipated return of Mal Thursday to Massachusetts is finally here. Mal Thursday will begin his two-week tour of Massachusetts venues tonight, Thursday, June 3rd. Mal will be fronting the Cheetahs at the Sierra Grille in Northampton tonight, making his first appearance at the site of the former Bay State Hotel for the first time in 20 years. Mal operated the Bay State in the late 1980s and 1990s. Here is the schedule of shows:

Mal Thursday and the Cheetahs
Thursday, June 3rd Sierra Grille in Northampton with Evil Bill; The Egos
Friday, June 4th Church of Boston with Lyres; The Coffin Lids; The Immolators

The Malarians
Wednesday, June 9th Church of Boston with The Egos
Thursday, June 10th Sierra Grille in Northampton with The Immolators
Friday, June 11th Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester with Lyres; The Immolators

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Fans of amazing guitar playing will be thrilled to know that Jon Butcher has decided to return to Boston after spending almost two decades in California. For those that may not remember Jon or are too young to know of the Jon Butcher Axis, here is a brief description from Wikipedia:

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Many people have made comparisons between Jon Butcher and Jimi Hendrix, particularly in the early stages of Jon's career; however those comparisons were ultimately short-lived. Some of Jon's influences are Richie Havens, John Lennon, Phil Lynott, Bob Dylan and Taj Mahal. While Butcher maintains humility in regards to Jimi Hendrix comparisons, he emphasizes they may be superficial. "Being black and playing a Stratocaster created certain inevitable comparisons, particularly in the early days", remembers Jon.

During the middle to late 1970s, Jon Butcher toured the Northeast U.S. with the Boston based band, Johanna Wild. The band generated a large following during its tenure. Their early success was due to promotional practices such as self promotion, self marketing and self management. The most successful Johanna Wild lineup was: Jeff Linscot [guitar], Derek Blevins [drums], Troy Douglas Sutler III [bass], and Jon Butcher [guitar and vocals]. Their most popular song, "Suzanne" attained regular airplay at local radio stations like WBCN. Johanna Wild's chemistry influenced much of the Boston music scene of the 1970s.

Relentless touring and strong fan support for Johanna Wild afforded Jon Butcher quick media attention through the then blossoming cable TV networks MTV and radio medias, particularly the influential radio station WBCN in Boston, MA. With the radio promotion of supporters such as WBCN radio personalities Mark Parenteau, Oedipus and Carter Alan, Jon Butcher became a Boston music staple, and in the early 1980s he created Jon Butcher Axis with Chris Martin (bass) and former Johanna Wild drummer Derek Blevins. Jon Butcher Axis performed throughout New England including Uncle Sam's, the infamous Rathskeller, The Paradise Theater, and many others. The timing and apparent surge in popularity afforded Jon Butcher Axis' next opportunity through Peter Wolf, lead singer of The J. Geils Band.

Jon Butcher Axis was invited to tour with Boston's already world famous J. Geils Band through Peter Wolf for their 1982 Freeze Frame American tour, culminating in three sold out night shows at The Boston Garden. It was the experience of performing in the Freeze Frame tour that led to Jon Butcher Axis first international record deal with Polygram Records. This began a recording and touring career which saw the release of Jon Butcher Axis "Stare At the Sun". Both of the Polygram records were produced by Robert Plant producer Pat Moran.

1983 saw the release of their first and self-titled album, Jon Butcher Axis, featuring a Johanna Wild revision of "(It Takes) A New Man". Other notable tracks included "Ocean in Motion" and "Walk Like This". This album reached #21 in the Billboard Pop Albums chart and Jon Butcher Axis' video "Life Takes A Life" became one of the first videos by a black artist to receive airtime on MTV. At that time, the only two black artists enjoying MTV coverage were Jon Butcher Axis and Michael Jackson. Their sophomore album, "Stare at the Sun" (1984), reached #55 on the Billboard magazine album chart, and as a result of these two albums' successes afforded further growing popularity for the band, which added the opportunity to tour with Rush and Def Leppard.

In 1985, Jon Butcher Axis signed with Capitol Records and released "Along the Axis". The track, "The Ritual", earned Jon Butcher a Grammy(r) Nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. On that same album, singles and videos were released for the songs "The Sounds of Your Voice" and "Stop". "The Sounds of Your Voice" was the only single to hit the Billboard Hot 100 reaching #34. Quotes Jon, "The Capitol Records experience was a positive one, allowing us to record in one of the most famous recording studios in the world, that being Capitol Studio A. Jon Butcher Axis frequently toured major venues across the US and Europe during this period, opening for INXS and again with Rush.
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Jon Butcher recorded several more albums under the name Jon Butcher and two with another band, The Barefoot Servants. But now he has decided to make Boston his permanent home once again, and is playing several dates across the state. This time he is teaming up with Charlie Farren, who was lead singer and guitarist with the Joe Perry Project (an off-shoot of Aerosmith), to form Farren-Butcher Inc. F.B.I. will be playing at the Iron Horse in Northampton this Saturday, June 5th and the Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach on Saturday, June 12th. Jon Butcher will also be joining an all-star line-up for one of Parker Wheeler's great Blues Parties(r) at the Grog in Newburyport on Sunday, June 27th.

You can also hear several songs that Jon Butcher has recorded at http://www.myspace.com/jonbutcher
or log into your Facebook page and search for Jon Butcher to keep up-to-date on where and when he will be playing next.

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There will be a show to benefit breast cancer awareness at the Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester on Saturday, June 5th. Performing will be Nosho, Mongrel, Mindset X, Johnny Cab, SEMI (Side Effects May Include), and Improper Authority. The show begins at 8pm, admission is $10, and is 21+.

The show is to benefit Athena's Cup. People are asked to bring their old bras to the show, which will be then donated to Athena's Cup, whose goal is to hook together 169,000 bras on 10/10/10. For more info on this, go to http://www.athenascup.org

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PowerTown Music, in partnership with the Turners Falls River Culture, is excited to announce the 2010 Water Under the Bridge Music Festival in Turners Falls on Friday, June 11th and Saturday, June 12th. This festival will be at 12 different venues, with over 40 artists from the Pioneer Valley and beyond. Venues include The Rendezvous, The Shea Theater, Burrito Rojo, Ristorante Diaolo, Round Here Cafe, 2nd Street Bakery, Jakes, Peskeomskut Park, The Hallmark Gallery, Great Water Discover Center, and The Brickhouse.

Festival highlights include:

Naia Kete will headline the 2nd annual Art Jam in Peskeomskut Park Saturday at 3pm.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL_3uVUOQX0

Stone Coyotes will release their 10th album (My Turn) at Burrito Rojo Saturday night at 9:30pm, with Heather Maloney, Jamie Kent and the Options, and Brooke Brown Saracino sharing the night.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p11e2BeIOyM

Two nights of MarKamusic at Ristorante Dipaolo both nights from 5:30-8:30 on their Patio.

The Boxcar Lillies, which is made up of singer-sogwriters Jenny Goodspeed, Katie Clarke, and Stephanie Marshall, will be live at the Great Bay Discovery Center.

Rusty Belle will bring their folk rocking frolicking experience to the Rendezvous Friday night at 9:30pm with Bellas Bartok and the Oweihops.

The Shea Theater will host a night of music headlined by the infamous Banjo Queen with Jared Quinn and valley favorites Trials and Tribulations.

Other acts scheduled to appear include Ray Mason, Heather Maloney, Ghost Quartet, Owiehops, Darlingside, Bellas Bartok, Daniel Hales and the Frost Heaves, The Warblers, Dakota Roberts, Katie Sachs, Phantom Fairlane, Eric D’ambra, Brooke Brown Saracino, Jamie Kent, Micheal Orlean, 23 Enigma, Horrible Appettite, Who Da Funk It?, Tom Woodbury, Steve Nelson, The Mitchells, Opel, Space Captain, Dave Dersham, Carrie Ferguson, Paul Root, Ronald Meck, Presentense, Sue Kranz, and Chris Scanlon.

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There will be a benefit show for the Institute for Musical Arts' Rock n' Roll Camp for Girls at the Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown on Sunday, June 13th, beginning at 6pm.

The IMA holds summer camps for girls at its Big Barn in Goshen. IMA Rock n' Roll Program alumni Kristen Ford attended her first session back in 2002. Now hailing from Boston and performing with the Kristen Ford Band, she has gathered a group of camp alums, up and coming western Mass. acts, and seasoned vets from Boston to join her in this benefit.

Performing at the Black Moon will be the Sophie Rehmus Group (folk), Client 9 (rock), Joy Conz (soul, r&b, jazz), Carrie Ferguson and the Cherry Street Band (folk rock), Horrible Appetite (rock, indie, garage), Abbie Barrett (folk, jazz), Kristen Ford (rock, reggae), Jen Tobey (rock/alternative), and DJ Andujar.

Tickets will be sold on a sliding scale basis of $5-$10. Shows at the Black Moon are always 21+, but for this night only the show is open to 13-17 year olds accompanied by a guardian, 18+ until 11pm, and 21+ 11pm-12midnight.

Sophie Rehmus, Joy Conz, Horrible Appetite, and Carrie Ferguson all have members who have come through the performance and/or recording programs at the IMA. Kristen Ford and Naia Kete have released debut albums on the IMA off-shoot Many Doors Productions. Each year these programs are helping to change some young women's lives, and now those who have gained the most from the IMA hope to give back.

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Original hardcore legends Negative Approach (from Detroit) and D.O.A. (from Vancouver), will be playing at Church of Boston on Saturday, June 19th. Negative Approach and D.O.A. are arguably two of the founders of hardcore punk, along with Bad Brains, Minor Threat, and Black Flag, Both bands will be playing only their classic material, with D.O.A. particularly focusing on the Hardcore 81 LP.

Also appearing will be the Rival Mob and Tommy and the Terrors. The show begins at 8pm, and is 21+. Tickets are $15, and may be purchased online at http://www.churchofboston.com/

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Last week's edition of the Weekly Band E-Mail had news of Teddy and the Pandas re-uniting once again to play at the Danversport Yacht Club on Saturday, July 17th. More information is now available about tickets for this show. Tickets are $15, and may be purchased in person only at Salon Oasis at the Hawthorne Plaza, 435 Newbury Street, Route One in Danvers, and at the Danversport Yacht Club 161 Eliot Street, Route 62, in Danvers. The show has 7pm doors, and will begin at 8pm. The Warlocks will open.

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The 24th annual Lowell Folk Festival features six stages of traditional ethnic music, authentic crafts demonstrations, ethnic foods, art, and children's activities. Festival dates and times are Friday, July 23rd, beginning at 6:45pm, Saturday, July 24th, beginning at noon, and Sunday, July 25th, beginning at noon.

Performers include
• Bua - Irish
• Hot Club of Cowtown - Western Swing
• Michele Choiniere - Franco American song
• The Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band - Cajun
• Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push - polka
• Clinton Fearon and The Boogie Brown Band - Jamaican reggae
• Steep Canyon Rangers - bluegrass
• Maria de Barros - Cape Verde
• Plena Libre - salsa/ bomba y plena
• Jeff Little Trio - Blue Ridge piano
• Andes Manta - Andean
• Joshua Nelson - Kosher gospel
• De Temps Antan - Quebecois
• Worcester Kiltie Pipe Band - Parade Band
• Beat Ya Feet Kings with Black Alley - DC Urban dance and Go-Go
• Swamp Dogg - R&B/Soul
• Mal Barsamian Ensemble featuring Richard Berberian - Armenian

The entire festival is free and open to the public, although donations are welcome. For more info, go to
http://www.lowellsummermusic.org/ scroll down to Lowell Folk Festival, and click on "more info" on the right side of the strip.

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Cyndi Lauper will be coming to the Pines Theater at Look Park in the Florence section of Northampton. The show begins at 7pm Tickets are $38 and $58, and are available at Faces in downtown Northampton, or online through Ticketmaster. There is a $10 entry fee per vehicle to get into Look Park.

She will also be at the Zeiterion Theatre in New Bedford on Tuesday, July 27th, beginning at 8pm. Tickets are $68, $58, and $48, and may be purchased online at http://tickets.zeiterion.org/

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Eganstock is a festival featuring the best western Mass. bands. It happens every September in the town of Montgomery in the Berkshire hills to "properly celebrate Dan Egan's birthday." Who is Dan Egan? Beats me. A Google search of Dan Egan brought up one of the top professional skiers in the country. But no matter. The fifth annual Eganstock will be on Saturday, September 11th at 35 Mountain Acres Road in Montgomery starting at 12noon. Booked so far are Black Pyramid, Planetoid, Born of Thunder, the Uncomfortables, the Prozacs, the Excuses, Severe Severe, and Problem With Dragons. For more info, keep your eye on http://www.myspace.com/eganstock although that page is not updated as of now. Montgomery is in the hilltowns of western Mass., in between Southampton and Westfield.

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

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FreeFormBCN is starting up the mighty lunch hour that was on WBCN in Boston when it was on the air at 104.1. Beginning Monday, June 7th, FFBCN will be on the air live from Sam Kopper's home studio in Hingham weekdays 11am-2pm, with Sam or guest dj's playing music, Tank doing sports reports, and Danny Schechter "The News Dissector" providing political analysis. If you are in Boston, you can listen on WZLX, 100.7HD-3, or online at http://bit.ly/13SKe9

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The West Springfield location of The Piccadilly Pub, which is at 1506 Riverdale Street, is now having music on Thursday nights. The shows will be listed in each week's edition of the Weekly Band E-Mail.

Besides having weekly shows, Steve O'Brien, who is doing the booking, is having a three-round Battle of the Bands on one Thursday night a month. The preliminaries will be on July 29th, August 26th, and September 23rd, Three bands will perform at each preliminary for 45 minutes to an hour. The winners of each preliminary round returning for the finals on October 21st. The Grand Prize winner will receive a $250 cash prize, and be given an opportunity to get paid for a full scheduled night at the venue soon after. In addition, each winner of the three preliminary rounds will receive a $50 gift card good at any Piccadilly Pub restaurant.

Steve O'Brien says

"I will be choosing the participating bands based on demos/myspace sites/ personal knowledge etc.. All genres are welcome to apply, but we really like original rock 'n roll, funk, reggae, Americana, psychedelic, bluegrass and blues to name a few. We have a full PA but NO mikes/stands/chords/amps/ instruments etc. Winners will be judged based on a combination of 1) the size of the audience they attract, 2) crowd appreciation and 3) my own and my staff's gut feelings about the performances. All decisions by the judge(s) will be final. All players must be at least 18 years of age. There will be a $25 deposit, which be fully refunded on your performance night."

Bands can send their Electronic Press Kits and/or MySpace info to sobrien@piccadillypub.com.

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Many music artists have joined together to form The Sound Strike and not play in the state of Arizona in response to the passage of the controversial immigration law SB1070. Although the law does not actually take effect until July 1st, and indeed may be deemed unconstitutional by then, there have been many media reports that racial profiling of Hispanics and other people with dark skin is already taking place.

The people who are organizing Sound Strike posted this press release on their website on Tuesday, May 25th, asking other artists to join them in refusing to play in Arizona::

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We are reaching out to get your ear for a minute about this critical situation in Arizona.

If you haven't heard, the Arizona state legislature passed a bill (SB 1070) that was signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer that legalizes and sanctions racial profiling. Straight up.

It forces the cops to hunt down and target anyone they "reasonably suspect" that may be undocumented. And if the people they harass don't have proof that they were born in the U.S., they can be detained and arrested. This must be stopped.

Fans of our music, our stories, our films and our words can be pulled over and harassed every day because they are brown or black, or for the way they speak, or for the music they listen to. People who are poor like some of us used to be could be forced to live in a constant state of fear while just doing what they can to find work and survive. This law opens the door for them to be shaked down, or even worse, detained and deported while just trying to travel home from school, from home to work, or when they just roll out with their friends.

Some of us grew up dealing with racial profiling, but this law (SB 1070) takes it to a whole new low. If other states follow the direction of the Arizona government, we could be headed towards a pre-civil rights era reality. This unjust law was set into motion by the same Arizona government that refused to acknowledge Martin Luther King Jr. day as a national holiday.

When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, they arrested her. As a result, people got together and said we are not going to ride the bus until they change the law. It was this courageous action that sparked the Montgomery bus boycott. What if we got together, signed a collective letter saying, "we're not going to ride the bus", saying we are not going to comply. We are not going to play in Arizona. We are going to boycott Arizona!

Signed,
Zack de la Rocha

Here's a list of the courageous artists who have taken a stand for civil and human rights in this collective decision to boycott Arizona:

Cypress Hill
Juanes
Conor Oberst
Los Tigres del Norte
Rage Against the Machine
Cafe Tacvba
Micheal Moore
Kanye West
Calle 13
Joe Satriani
Serj Tankian
Rise Against
Ozomatli
Sabertooth Tiger
Massive Attack
One Day as a Lion
Street Sweeper Social Club
Spank Rock
Sonic Youth
Tenacious D

We are asking artists the world over to stand with us, and not allow our collective economic power to be used to aid and abet civil and human rights violations that will be caused by Arizona’s odious law.

And this is the press release of the petition that the organizers are asking music fans to sign:

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We are calling for fans of music the world over, who recognize that this is one of the most important struggles for civil and human rights of our generation, to stand with us and refuse to lend their economic support to the state of Arizona until this unjust law is revoked.

We can also put some much needed pressure upon the Obama Administration to use his executive branch authority to prevent the implementation of this unjust law:

Mr. President, please take action!

We are asking you to do everything within your power to protect civil rights in Arizona. Throughout our nation's history, there have been times when the federal government has had to take swift action to stop states from shredding bedrock Constitutional protections and to ensure the safety of targeted minorities.

Arizona's new law is an assault on the US Constitution and an affront to the civil rights that were earned by generations who came before us. When states disregard the Constitution, when they sanction mistreatment of communities, it is the imperative of the Executive Branch to take the lead in defending the U.S. Constitution.

While we wait for Congress to act, we implore you take necessary and appropriate action to ensure that our brothers and sisters in Arizona do not continue to suffer.

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Bands, musicians, and music fans can get more information on SB1070 and sign the petition at http://www.thesoundstrike.net/

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The latest issue of Rolling Stone has updated their list of the top 500 greatest songs of all time, which they first came up with in 2004. Here is their new top 50:

1 Like a Rolling Stone Bob Dylan 1965
2 (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction The Rolling Stones 1965
3 Imagine John Lennon 1971
4 What’s Going On Marvin Gaye 1971
5 Respect Aretha Franklin 1967
6 Good Vibrations The Beach Boys 1966
7 Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry 1958
8 Hey Jude The Beatles 1968
9 Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana 1991
10 What’d I Say Ray Charles 1959

11 My Generation The Who 1965
12 A Change Is Gonna Come Sam Cooke 1964
13 Yesterday The Beatles 1965
14 Blowin’ in the Wind Bob Dylan 1963
15 London Calling The Clash 1980
16 I Want to Hold Your Hand The Beatles 1963
17 Purple Haze Jimi Hendrix 1967
18 Maybellene Chuck Berry 1955
19 Hound Dog Elvis Presley 1956
20 Let It Be The Beatles 1970

21 Born to Run Bruce Springsteen 1975
22 Be My Baby The Ronettes 1963
23 In My Life The Beatles 1965
24 People Get Ready The Impressions 1965
25 God Only Knows The Beach Boys 1966
26 A Day in the Life The Beatles 1967
27 Layla Derek and the Dominos 1970
28 (Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay Otis Redding 1968
29 Help! The Beatles 1965
30 I Walk the Line Johnny Cash 1956

31 Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin 1971
32 Sympathy for the Devil The Rolling Stones 1968
33 River Deep, Mountain High Tina Turner 1966
34 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling The Righteous Brothers 1964
35 Light My Fire The Doors 1967
36 One U2 1991
37 No Woman, No Cry Bob Marley 1975
38 Gimme Shelter The Rolling Stones 1969
39 That’ll Be the Day Buddy Holly 1957
40 Dancin’ in the Streets Martha and the Vandellas 1964

41 The Weight The Band 1968
42 Waterloo Sunset The Kinks 1968
43 Tutti Frutti Little Richard 1956
44 Georgia on My Mind Ray Charles 1960
45 Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley 1956
46 Heroes David Bowie 1977
47 Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel 1970
48 All Along the Watchtower Jimi Hendrix 1968
49 Hotel California The Eagles 1976
50 The Tracks of My Tears Smokey Robinson 1965

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Weekly Band E-Mail #130.0 LISTINGS June 3rd - June 9th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #130.0 June 3rd - June 9th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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

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

413 AREA CODE

THURSDAY, JUNE 3RD, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 4TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 5TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke.
Release the Hounds.

SUNDAY, JUNE 6TH, 2010

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

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

MONDAY, JUNE 7TH, 2010

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

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 8TH, 2010

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

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9TH, 2010

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

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

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

VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)
413 AREA CODE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

THURSDAY, JUNE 3RD, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 4TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 5TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 6TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

MONDAY, JUNE 7TH, 2010

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 8TH, 2010

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

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9TH, 2010

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

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

VENUE MENU
508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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METRO BOSTON

THURSDAY, JUNE 3RD, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 4TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 5TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 6TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MONDAY, JUNE 7TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 8TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9TH, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VENUE MENU
METRO BOSTON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Model Cafe, 7 North Beacon Street, Allston 02134

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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bananastasi - Thu, May 27, 2010, 6:23 A
Weekly Band E-Mail #129.0 NEWS May 27th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #129.0 May 27th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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The Age Old Question - The Beatles or the Stones? will be explored tonight, Thursday, May 27th, at the Sierra Grill in Northampton. This is going to be a very tight show, with only 10 minutes of "wiggle room" left over, so it will begin at 10pm sharp. Many western Mass. groups will be covering Beatles and Stones songs. This is a 21+ show, and admission is $3. Here is a nearly complete set list:

Fistah
Stones - Monkey Man, Brown Sugar, It's Only Rock and Roll, Jumpin' Jack Flash

Fancy Trash
Stones - Factory Girl.. Jigsaw Puzzle. Prodical Son.. No Expectations

The Nice Try
Beatles - Help
Stones : Neighbors, She's So Cold, Respectable

The Haystack Needles
Stones - Dead Flowers, Sweet Virginia,
Beatles - Oh Darling, You Never Give Me Your Money

Fields Of Gaffney
Stones - Time Waits For No One/You Can't Rock Me
Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows; I'm Only Sleeping

Auto Climax Control
Beatles - I Am the Walrus; I Me Mine
Stones - Shattered; Waiting on a Friend

The True Jacqueline
Beatles - Golden Slumbers->Carry That Weight; short version of Don't Let Me Down

Rabbit Rabbit
Beatles - Helter Skelter
Stones - Gimme Shelter

Mother's Little Helpers
Stones - Honkey Tonk Women , Dead Flowers, Stray Cat Blues

Mark Sheehan and Evil Bill
Stones - Play With Fire

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A seventh show has been added to the summer series at Mountain Park in Holyoke. This one has Gov't Mule headlining, with Jackie Greene opening. The show is on Sunday, August 15th. Doors are at 4:30pm, and the show begins at 6pm. Tickets are available for $30, and go on sale tomorrow, Friday, May 28th. You can purchase tickets online at http://www.iheg.com/ As with all IHEG shows, children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

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PDP Productions is having a free acoustic show to promote the upcoming Greenfield Rock Fest, with several of the bands that will be playing at this year's Rock Fest. The acoustic show will be at Energy Park on Miles Street in Greenfield on Saturday, June 19th, beginning at 5pm. Bands scheduled to perform so far are Arrows Over Athens, Brookline Drive, and Captious (former Xibalba). The Greenfield Rock Fest will also be at Energy Park on Friday, July 9th and Saturday, July 10th.

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Teddy and the Pandas, a hugely successful rock and roll band from Beverly back in the 1960s, will be reuniting to play another show this year after their show at the Vittori Rocci Post in Beverly on Saturday, April 3rd sold out very quickly. This time the group will be playing at the Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Eliot Street, on Saturday, July 17th. Opening will be The Warlocks, another great North Shore band from the 1960s. There will be no tickets available for purchase on the Internet, but Ii you live on the North Shore, you shouldn't have to hurry to get your tickets this time as the Danversport Yacht Club is at least twice the size of the Rocci Post. In order to find out where to get tickets, log into your Facebook account and search for Teddy and the Pandas' page.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4Dg5Y92uGA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY-iycYQuNY

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The Rock and Blues Concert Cruises return to Boston Harbor for a sixth season of summer fun, and the lineup is better than ever. The 2010 series features a number of national acts including independent singer–songwriter Ben Kweller, The Ryan Montbleau Band, who has been bursting out of the local roots with their nationwide tour with Martin Sexton, New Orleans legends The Radiators, Celtic Rockers Enter the Haggis and more. The series also features the very best local bands including shows from Beatlejuice, Martha’s Vineyards own Entrain and an exciting double bill featuring Will Dailey and the Rivals and Jenny Dee and the Delinquents, The David Wax Museum, Tim Blane and more. An August 1st cruise will celebrate the birthday of Jerry Garcia with the Grateful Dread.

Cruises depart from the Boston Harbor Cruise gates at Long Wharf, adjacent to the Long Wharf Marriott and across from the New England Aquarium on Atlantic Avenue. Boats board one half hour before the time listed on the website. Cruises generally last three hours and are general admission. There is a cash bar on board, and ticket holders must be 21+ Online ticket sales close at 2pm on the day of the event. If the show is not sold out, tickets will be available at the gate starting at 7pm. The cruises sale rain or shine. In the case of rain, the band performs in a covered space. Discount parking is available at the 75 State Street Garage. Be sure to ask for your voucher for $3 off parking at the Rock and Blues Cruise Will Call table next to the boat. For complete info, go to: http://www.rockandbluescruises.com/ Here is the schedule so far:

Friday, June 25th, 8pm, $27
Ernie and the Automatics; My Silent Bravery

Saturday, June 26th, 5:30pm, $30
Ben Kweller; David Wax Museum

Saturday, June 26th, 9pm, $30
Ben Kweller; Tim Blane

Friday, July 9th, 8pm, $28
Entrain

Friday, July 16th, 8pm, $25
Danny Klein's Full House - celebrating the music of the J. Geils Band

Saturday, July 24th, 5:30pm, $27
The Ryan Montbleau Band

Saturday, July 24th, 9pm, $27
The Ryan Montbleau Band

Sunday, July 25th, 6pm, $36
The Radiators; The Luke Mulholland Band

Sunday, August 1st, 5pm, $25
Jerry's Birthday Cruise with The Grateful Dread



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNid5-1yLow

Friday, August 6th, 8pm, $25
Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents; Will Dailey and the Rivals



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btaP6QlSbwU

Saturday, August 7th, 8pm, $25
Booty Vortex

Friday, August 13th, 8pm, $25
Enter the Haggis

Friday, August 20th, 8pm, $28
Beatlejuice

Friday, August 27th, 8pm, $25
Bonerama; Nate Wilson Group

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The schedule for the summer 2010 series of shows at the North Quabbin Performing Arts Center, which are held at the 1794 Meetinghouse in New Salem, has been announced. It is as follows:

Saturday, June 12th, 7pm doors; 7:30pm show.
Southern Rail

Thursday, June 17th, 7pm doors; 7:30pm show.
Derrik Jordan.

Saturday, June 19th, 7pm doors; 7:30pm show
Ray Hendricks

Thursday, June 24th, 7pm doors; 7:30pm show.
Unit 7

Thursday, July 8th, 7pm doors; 7:30pm show.
Samantha Farrell.

Saturday, July 10th, 7pm doors; 7:30pm show
Vicki Genfan

Thursday, July 15th, 7pm doors; 7:30pm show.
The Equalites.

Thursday, July 22nd, 7pm doors; 7:30pm show.
Girl Howdy.

Saturday, July 24th, 7pm doors; 7:30pm show.
Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils.

Thursday, July 29th, 7pm doors; 7:30pm show
George Christiansen

Saturday, July 31st, 7pm doors; 7:30pm show.
Patty Larkin.

Sunday, August 8th, 3:30pm doors; 4pm show.
Seth Glier.

Sunday, August 22nd, 3:30pm doors; 4pm show.
David Maxwell.

Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.1794meetinghouse.org/

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The schedule for the summer 2010 series of shows at the Indian Ranch in Webster has been announced. It is as follows:

Saturday, June 26th, 10am gates; 2pm show
Changes in Latitudes (Jimmy Buffet tribute)

Saturday, July 10th, 10 am gates, 2pm show.
The Outlaws.

Sunday, July 18th, 10am gates; 2pm show.
Travis Tritt.

Sunday, July 25th, 11am gates; 3pm show.
Creedence Clearwater Revisited.

Saturday, July 31st, 10am gates; 2pm show.
John Michael Montgomery.

Sunday, August 1st. 10am gates; 2pm show.
Tanya Tucker.

Saturday, August 7th. 10am gates; 2pm show.
Grand Funk Railroad.

Sunday, August 8th. 10am gates; 2pm show.
Clint Black.

Saturday, August 14th. 10am gates; 2pm show.
Lonestar.

Sunday, August 15th. 10am gates; 2pm show.
Country Ratpack featuring Tracy Lawrence, Mark Chestnutt, and Richie McDonald.

Saturday, August 21st. 10am gates; 2pm show.
Jefferson Starship.

Sunday, August 22nd. 11am gates; 3pm show.
Sawyer Brown.

Sunday, August 29th. 10am gates; 2pm show.
Loretta Lynn.

Sunday, September 5th. 10am gates; 2pm show.
The Charlie Daniels Band.

for more info on this series, go to: http//www.indianranch.com/

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This from the BBC and music.spreadit.org:

It appears that U2 will have to cancel their entire 360 Degree tour that was supposed to be taking place this summer, including the headlining slot at this year's Glastonbury festival in the U.K., due to a back injury that frontman Bono suffered while rehearsing in Germany.

Bono, who is 50 years old, had a back operation last Friday, May 21st. Neurosurgeon Joerg Tonn said "The surgery was the only course of treatment for full recovery and to avoid further paralysis." Bono, who must recuperate for the next two months, said he was "heartbroken". U2 was scheduled to headline the 40th anniversary of the prestigious Glastonbury outdoor festival in the U.K. on June 25th, in the middle of a 16-date North American tour for June and July. The 16 dates in North America will be rescheduled.

Prof Tonn told the Reuters news agency Bono had been "in severe pain with partial paralysis of the lower leg." He also said Bono is "now much better with complete recovery of his motor-deficit. His prognosis is excellent but to obtain a sustainable result he must now enter a period of rehabilitation."

Dr Muller Wohlfahrt, who also treated the star in Munich, Germany, explained: "Bono suffered severe compression of the sciatic nerve. "On review of his MRI scan, I realized there was a serious tear in the ligament and a herniated disc, and that conservative treatment would not suffice. We are treating Bono as we would treat any of our athletes and, while the surgery has gone very well, the coming weeks are crucial for a return to full health." His rehabilitation will begin in the next few days, with the intensity increasing over the next eight weeks.

The band's manager Paul McGuinness said the group were "devastated" at postponing the concerts. "For a performer who lives to be on stage, this is more than a blow," he said. "His concerns about more than a million ticket buyers whose plans have been turned upside down, we all share, but the most important thing right now is that Bono makes a full recovery."

Glastonbury had been attempting to book U2 for many years and their appearance was expected to be a highlight of the event's 40th anniversary. The band said they had written a new song for the occasion. "I'm heartbroken," he said. "We really wanted to be there to do something really special." Bono phoned festival organizer Michael Eavis on Tuesday morning to break the news. Mr Eavis said, "It was obvious from our telephone conversation that U2 are hugely disappointed. Clearly they were looking forward to playing the Pyramid Stage as much as we were looking forward to watching them." Mr. Eavis declined to comment on a possible replacement. "Instead, we would simply like to send Bono our very best wishes for a full and speedy recovery."

U2's 360 Degree tour earned the band about $109 million in 2009, making it the most profitable tour of the year, according to Billboard magazine.

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bananastasi - Thu, May 27, 2010, 6:15 A
Weekly Band E-Mail #129.0 LISTINGS May 27th - June 2nd, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #129.0 May 27th - June 2nd, 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, MAY 27TH, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
James Delnero and Lost Mountain (bluegrass).

Piccadilly Pub in West Springfield. 8-11pm. 21+
The Wildcat O'Halloran Blues Band.

THE BAY STATE RE-ANIMATED
The Sierra Grill in Northampton. 10pm. $$3. 21+
The Age Old Question: Beatles or Stones?
with Fistah; Fancy Trash; The Nice Try; The Haystack Needles; Fields of Gaffney; Auto Climax Control; The True Jacqueline; Rabbit Rabbit; Mother's Little Helpers; Mark Sheehan and Evil Bill; Conflict Diamond; Jim and Sita.

FRIDAY, MAY 28TH, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Papa C and Friends (Steely Dan and Beyond)

STRANGE CREEK DAY ONE OF THREE
Camp Kee-Wanee in Greenfield. 11am on.
MAIN STAGE
1-2pm Dog Star Blue
2-3pm Thomas Wynn and the Believers
3-4pm Shak Nasti
4-5pm Lovewhip
5-6:30pm Humblebee
6:30-8pm Zach Deputy
8-9:30pm Ryan Montbleau Band
9:30-11pm Zach Deputy
VERNVILLE
11am-1pm Vernville Family Band
1-3pm Dirty Paris
3-4:45pm Longview Gunslingers
4:45-6:45pm Otherwise
6:45-9:30pm The Breakfast
RIVER WORM
1:15-2:45 Orange Television
2:45-4:30pm Jabooda
4:45-6:30pm Sun Lea
6:45-8:15pm Chris Ross Band
8:15-11pm Gary Backstrom Band

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Dogdeck (reunion show)

The Elevens in Northampton. 7pm. $2. 21+
La Strada; Eolune.

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. $5. 21+
Drew Hickum and the Colonels; The Lonesome Brothers; DJ Redshift.

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

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. $6. ALL AGES.
Clan of the Cave Bear; Supernaturelle; Loup-Garou; Bonosound.

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. 8pm.
Meg Hutchinson.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Barefoot Truth (acoustic)
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 10pm.
Children of the Korn (Korn tribute); Badmagick (Godsmack tribute); Lords Annointed.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls.
7:30pm Jay Broyer
8:30pm John Brandoli
free, but tips are encouraged for the performers.

Paper City Brewery in Holyoke. 6pm.
Long Gone Day.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8; $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Pride of the Atlantic; 23 Enigma; Little Victory; Just Say So; The Damaged.

The Rendezvous in Turners Falls. 9:30pm. $5 and up donation.
Vic Chestnut all star benefit/tribute show.

Theodore's in Springfield. 9:30pm.
Zayne Couch Explosion.

Winterland Country Club in Greenfield. 9pm.
"Undaunted" Professor Harp; The Reprobates.

SATURDAY, MAY 29TH, 2010

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

Brass Cat in Easthampton. 10pm. 21+
World's Greatest Dad.

Buccaneer Lounge in Agawam. 8pm-12midnight.
Janet Ryan and Ray Chaput (duo)

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 8pm.
Micheal Orlen and Small Change.

STRANGE CREEK DAY TWO OF THREE
Camp Kee-Wanee in Greenfield. 10am on.
MAIN STAGE
10-10:45am Jenny and the Peacekeepers
10:45-11:30am Play Dead
11:30am-12:30pm The Kind Buds
12:30-1:15 Adam Ezra Group
1:15-2:15pm Mark Mercier Band
2:15-3:15pm Spiritual Rez
3:15-4:30pm Juggling Suns
4:30-5:45pm Rubblebucket
5:45-7:15pm Sim Kininzer Band
7:30-11pm Max Creek
VERNVILLE
10:45am-12:45pm Lemon Juice
12:45-2:45pm Clinton Curtis
2:45-4:45pm Timbre Coup
4:45-7pm Shakedown
RIVER WORM
10-11:30am The Kings
11:30am-1pm Wormtown Super Jam, hosted by Juanita Mic
1-2:45PM Tony Lee Thomas
2:45-4:30pm Mass Elite
4:30-6:30pm Fennario
6:30-8:30pm Brothers McCann
8:30-11pm Glisten Effect

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Flesh n' Blood (Poison tribute); Thick as Thieves.

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. $5. 21+
Utah; The Devil's Moses; Outer Stylie.

Flavours Restaurant in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
Deja Vu.

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. 8pm.
Kate Taylor.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Unit7; Sugartown.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

MassMoCA in North Adams. 8pm. $28 priority seating; $18 advance; $22 day of show; $10 students.
Carolina Chocolate Drops; The Duke and The King.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8; $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
The Upwelling; One Bright Day; Awkward Ending.

Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. 9:30pm. 21+
Heroes.

Theodore's in Springfield. 8:30pm.
Professor Harp.

SUNDAY, MAY 30TH, 2010

STRANGE CREEK DAY THREE OF THREE
Camp Kee-Wanee in Greenfield. 10am on.
MAIN STAGE
10-10:45am Ratboy Jr. (with Breakfast on the field)
10:45-11:45am Bed Rudnick and friends
11:45am-12:15pm kids set with Bed Rudnick and friends
12:15-1:15pm Jen Kearney and the Lost Onion
1:15-2:15pm The McLovins
2:15pm-3:15pm Yarn
3:15-4:30pm Jam Stampede
4:30-5:45pm Caravan of Thieves
5:45-7:15pm Alchemystics
7:15-11pm Strangefolk
VERNVILLE
10:45am-12:45pm Lemon Juice
12:45-2:45pm Clinton Curtis
2:45-4:45pm Timbre Coup
4:45-7:15pm Shakedown
RIVER WORM
10-11:30am The Kings
11:30am-1pm Wormtown Super Jam, hosted by Juanita Mic
1-2:45pm Tony Lee Thomas
2:45-4:30 Mass Elite
4:30-6:30pm Fennario
6:30-8:15pm Brothers McCann
8:15-11pm Glisten Effect

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. $4. 21+
Nu Sensae; Shearing Pinx; lo Pan; Backwoods Payback; Beltonesuicide.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 1pm. ALL AGES.
FSOD

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 7pm. $10 advance; $12 at door. ALL AGES.
With Words; Armor For The Broken; Years Since the Storm; Blue Arson; Surrender the Dance Floor; Low the Radio.

MONDAY, MAY 31ST, 2010

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. 21+
Lord Jeff; Moon Pie.

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. ALL AGES.
Needlegun; Sord; Egg Eggs.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $17.50 advance; $20 at door. ALL AGES.
Tab Benoit.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

TUESDAY, JUNE 1ST, 2010

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
PVPAHS (Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School) Rock Ensemble.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2ND, 2010

VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)
413 AREA CODE

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

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

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

Camp Kee-Wanee, Health Camp Road, Greenfield
http://www.wormtown.com/strangecreek/

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

MassMoCA, 87 Marshall Street, North Adams 01247
(413) 662-2111 http://www.massmoca.org

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

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

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

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

Route 63 Roadhouse, 32 Federal Street, Route 63, Millers Falls 01349.
(413) 659-3384 http://www.myspace.com/route63roadhouse

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

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, MAY 27TH, 2010

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 9pm. $10. 21+
Earth Jr.; The Ticks; The Greenheads.

Showcase Live in Foxboro. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $20.
Richie Kotzen; Luke Mulholland.

FRIDAY, MAY 28TH, 2010

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 9pm. $10. 21+
The Nate Mott Band.

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

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

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Chris Fitz.

Palladium upstairs in Worcester. 7pm doors; 7:30pm show. $20 advance; $25 at door. ALL AGES.
Hypocrisy; Scar Symmetry; Hate; Blackground; Swashbuckle.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
Super 400; Blue Machine (Led Zeppelin cover band)

Showcase Live in Foxboro. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $25.
The Yardbirds; Luke Mulholland.

SATURDAY, MAY 29TH, 2010

Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham. 8pm. $18 general admission.
Pendragon (Celtic)

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 10pm. $10. 21+
Barrence Whitfield and the Monkey Hips.

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $20.
Beatlejuice.

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

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9pm. 21+
Revin Kevin Keith; Jim Atkinson Band..

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

Mal's Lounge at George's Restaurant in Haverhill. 9pm.
The Sean Chambers Band (from Atlanta, GA)

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Nocturnum; Avariel (CD release); Hung (NY); Evince Ethos.

SUNDAY, MAY 30TH, 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.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
The Fools; The STOOLS.

PARKER WHEELER'S BLUES PARTY(r)
The Grog in Newburyport. 7-11pm. $7. 21+
The Blues Party All-Stars with Chris "Stovall" Brown; Madeleine Hall.

DOO WOP SHINES FOR HAITI
Indian Ranch in Webster. 3-7pm. $30 general admission; $10 for under 12; free for under 5.
Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon; The Tuneweavers; The Tokens.

MONDAY, MAY 31ST, 2010

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet. 5pm. $5. 21+
Squidda; Candor.

TUESDAY, JUNE 1ST, 2010

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2ND, 2010

Showcase Live in Foxboro. 6:30pm doors; 8pm show. free.
The music of "Crazy Heart": The songs of Bad Blake.
Songs from the Oscar(r)-winning film will be performed by an all-star band, including Professor Louie, Michael Falzarano, Buddy Cage, Graham Maby, and Gary Burke.

VENUE MENU
508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

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

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

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

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

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

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/

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METRO BOSTON

THURSDAY, MAY 27TH, 2010

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $8. 21+
F-Nice Records presents
8:30pm Strange Machines
9:15pm Groovelement.
10pm Cardboarbox Conspiracy
11pm You, Lion

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $6.
8pm Godawful
9pm Litehouse
10pm The Joe Harvard Band
11pm 51 Shortfalls

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 18+
Hammer and the Nails; Double Nines; Lindsey Starr and the Chemical Smiles; Houlihan.

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $20; $22.50 general admission; $30 reserved seating. ALL AGES.
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings; The Heavy.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 10pm.
Krucial Reggae; Dis n' Dat Band.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Poverty Line Old Time Band; Trampled By Turtles.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 8pm doors; 9pm show.. $15. 18+
WXRV presents Greg Laswell; Jimmy Gnecco (from Ours); Brian Wright.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $12 general admission. ALL AGES.
Gregory Douglass.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Miss Fairchild; Hello Ninja; Pray For Polanski; Leaders Led.

TOAD in Cambridge. 7pm
Samantha Farrell (EP release)

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
The Baker Thomas Band.

FRIDAY, MAY 28TH, 2010

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $10. 18+
Hear Now Live! presents Icy Moons of Jupiter; Vanzetti; New Hong Kong; Jackson Crow.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $5.
The Chris Fullerton Acoustic Revue
9pm Chris Fullerton
10pm Jason Berndt
11pm Chris James

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $5. 21+
The Pill with DJs Ken and Michael V.

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show.
$23 general admission advance; $25 general admission day of show. . ALL AGES.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals; Anais Mitchell.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9:45pm
Black River Sound (funk/r&b)

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10 advance; $11 day of show. 18+
Stingray Body Art and Mike Cann present Battle for the Boston Freedom Rally.
Round One with The Force; High Hopes Band; Woodland Creatures; Streamline.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12. 18+
Mono (from Japan); Twilight Sad (from Scotland)

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Backwoods Payback; Yankee Cockfight; Lo-Pan.

CAMPFIRE WEEKEND DAY ONE OF FOUR
Passim's in Cambridge. 6pm. $10 day pass; $30 weekend pass. ALL AGES.
6pm Small Houses
6:45pm Jesse Scheinin Band
7:30pm Andrew Vladeck; Dan Blakeslee; Mark Bates; Bhi Bhiman.
9pm Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys.
9:45pm Peter Mezoian.
10:30pm Margaret Glaspy; Jennah Bell; Hannah Read and Tamsin Wilson; Kellen Zakula.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
The Paddy Saul Band.

SATURDAY, MAY 29TH, 2010

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $10. 18+
Hear Now Live! presents Ben, Nick, and Adolpho; Luke James and the Locksteadies; Trailer 4 House Band; Matt Jackson.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
9pm Anthony Cirillo
12midnight Yellow Birddd

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $9. 21+
Taxpayer (EP release); The Russians; Hot Protestants; Aaron Perrino (of Dear Leader)

House of Blues in Boston. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $20 general admission. ALL AGES.
ALIVE (KISS tribute band)

Johnny D's in Somerville. 7pm.
Richard Buckner (from NY)

Johnny D's in Somerville. 10pm.
Krucial Reggae.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12. 18+
The Blackboard Nails; TAB the Band; Reckless Sons (from NYC); Midnight Spin (from NYC).

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12 advance; $14 day of show. 18+
Holy F*ck; #1 Dad; DJ Fred Mertz.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
The Call Up (reunion); Where the Land Meets the Sea (last show); Everyone Everywhere (Philadelphia); Porque I Said So.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
whenairturnstowater; A Place in the Sun; The Culprit Policy.

CAMPFIRE WEEKEND DAY TWO OF FOUR
Passim's in Cambridge. 12noon. $10.. ALL AGES.
12noon Americana Ensemble.
12:30pm Amanda Penecale; Beth Colegrove; Levi Schmidt; Rebecca Correia.
2pm Dolce Agitato.
2:45pm Flightless Buttress.
3:30pm Andy Cambria.
4:15pm The Brilliant Inventions
5pm Heather Maloney; Vikesh Kapoor; Don Brownrigg; Erin Costelo.
6:30pm Gem Club.
7:15pm South China.
8pm Louie Ledford; Joe Baer; Magnant; Leonard Mynx; Brendan Hogan.
9:30pm The Callen Sisters
10:15pm Swing Caravan
11pm Christian McNeil; Paul Janovitz; Dave Champagne; Lloyd Thayer.

Rosebud Bar in Somerville. 10pm. $5.
Old Jack; Forest Fires.

TOAD in Cambridge. 7:30pm.
Kaitlin Dibble.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
David Johnston.

SUNDAY, MAY 30TH, 2010

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

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

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

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $7. 21+
King Hell; The Frost Heaves.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 7pm. 18+
40 in May, why do you ask?

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $25 general admission; $35 reserved seating. ALL AGES.
Toots and the Maytals; Fear Nuttin Band.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
Re-Surch; The Misfits; Leagues; The Right to Arm Bears; Now Denial.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 1pm. $6. 18+
Whitey; Guzzlemug; Kintaan; Vagimas.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 18+
The Call Up (reunion); Get Laid!; Choke Up; Wolves and the Radio.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show.. $17.50. ALL AGES.
Diane Birch; Matt White; Tim Blane.

CAMPFIRE WEEKEND DAY THREE OF FOUR
Passim's in Cambridge. 12noon. $10. ALL AGES.
12noon Rock My Soul
12:45pm Baby Soda
1:30pm Vol de Nuit
2:15pm John Gerard; Joel Ninesling; Joe Kowan; Mark Stepakoff.
3:45pm Allysen Callery; Mary Bichner; Suzie Brown; Charlene Kaye.
5:15pm Sonya Cotton.
6pm Amber deLaurentis; Bob Bradshaw; Laura Meyer.
7:15pm NINI+BEN
8pm Hallie Pritts; Bearkat; Chantilly.
9:30pm Christopher Williams; Willy Mason; Ralston; Ed Romanoff.
11pm Treat Her Right
11:45pm David Wax Museum

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Besnard Lakes; Land of Talk.

MONDAY, MAY 31ST, 2010

Charlie's Kitchen in Cambridge. 9pm.
Doomstar!; Viva Viva; Ski Mask.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 8pm. $6. 18+
Quiet Desperation presents Rob Potylo; Bacchus King.

CAMPFIRE WEEKEND DAY FOUR OF FOUR
Passim's in Cambridge. 12noon. $10. ALL AGES.
12noon. Sarah Green; Brian Schwartz; Heather Erickson.
1:15pm Bethel Steele; Sierra; Tim Riordan.
2:30pm Pesky J. Nixon.
3:15pm Kat Goldman; Lydia Warren.
4:30pm Danielle Doyle; Angela Reed; Cariad Harmon.
5:45pm Adrian Hardkor; David Tanklefsky; Josh Caress; Dave Ellis.
7:15pm Manners.
8pm Maeve Gilchrist.
8:45pm We're About 9.
9:30pm Fiddlefoxx.
10:15pm Barnaby Bright.
11pm Goli.
11:45pm Blue Moose and The Unbuttoned Zippers.

TOAD in Cambridge. 8pm.
The White Owls.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Jen Kearney and the Lost Onion.

TUESDAY, JUNE 1ST, 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

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 8:30pm. $10 advance; $12 at door. 18+
MassConcerts presents Alberta Cross; 22-20's; The Postelles.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8pm.
Peter Rowan (Americana)

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Nathaniel Ratcliffe and the Wheel (Rounder Records); JBM; David Wax Museum.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $7. 21+
Concord Ballet Orchestra Players; Moon Pie; Space Tigers; Turtle Ambulance.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show.. $20. 18+
Stars; Dead Child Star.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm $27 general admission. ALL AGES.
Rebecca Martin; Gretchen Parlato.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses; The Rustlanders.

TOAD in Cambridge. 7pm.
Sarah Blacker (new risency)

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
The Samantha Farrell Band.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2ND, 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/

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $7. 21+
9pm Joe Carter
9:40pm Treehouse Union
10:30pm Eveys Late Night Dinner
11:20pm The JC Band

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $9. 18+
Gil Mantera's Party Dream; Sunbears.

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

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8pm.
Sam Quinn.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Graph; AmPm; Faces on Film.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12. 18+
Athlete (from the U.K.); Carney (Interscope Records)

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $5. 21+
Pray for Polanski (residency); A Bit Much; Big Big Bucks; Radio Control.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
Mass Graves; Warm Tongue.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show.. $35. 18+
Kings of Convenience; Franklin for Short.
rescheduled from February 13th. All original tickets will be honored.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm $14 general admission. ALL AGES.
Pesky J. Nixon (CD release); Karyn Oliver.

TOAD in Cambridge. 7pm.
Fandango.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
The Matthew Stubbs Band, featuring Sax Gordon.

VENUE MENU
METRO BOSTON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 02215.
(617) 562-8800. http://www.thedise.com/rockclub/index.html

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

Rosebud Bar and Grill, 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

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

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Weekly Band E-Mail #128.0 NEWS May 20th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #128.0 May 20th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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The schedule for the summer 2010 series of outdoor concerts at Stearns Square in Springfield has been announced. Stearns Square is about 1/4 of a mile up Worthington Street from Main Street, and is between Worthington Street and Bridge Street. All shows begin at 7:30pm, and are free and open to the public. Here is the schedule:

July 1st Willie Nile
July 8th Roomful of Blues
July 15th Molly Hatchet
July 22nd Brian Howe (former lead singer for Bad Company)
July 29th The Spampinato Brothers with special guest drummer Tommy Ardolino
August 12th John Eddie
August 19th FAT with Sam Plotkin
August 26th Skid Row
September 2nd Kal David and the Real Deal featuring Miss Lauri Bono

The act for August 5th is still to be announced. For more info, go to http://www.springfielddowntown.com/

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The 19th annual Taste of Amherst begins its four-day run on the Amherst Common on Thursday, June 17th. As usual, WRSI, "The River", is once again sponsoring the live entertainment stage. The entertainment is gree, and the entire Taste is open to all ages. For more info on the Taste, go to http://www.tasteofamherst.com/ Here is the entertainment line-up:

Thursday, June 17th
5-6pm Drew Hickum
6:30-7:30pm Unit 7
8-9pm Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers

Friday, June 18th
5-6pm Maura Kennedy
6:30-8pm David Wax Museum
8:30-10pm Freedy Johnson

Saturday, June 19th
12noon-1pm Erin Hobson Compact
1:30-2:30pm Markamusic
3-4pm Darlingside
4:30--5:30pm Swing Caravan
6-7pm Joy Kills Sorrow
7:30-8:30pm Hot Day at the Zoo
8:30-10pm The Reprobates

Sunday, June 20th
12noon-1pm Primate Fiasco
1:30-2:30pm Mister G
3-4pm School for the Dead

This is a video of David Wax Museum performing "Jalopy Heart" at Club Passim in Cambridge on April 16th, 2009:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xji4C3a20sA

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Among the many music luminaries receiving honorary degrees at this year's commencement at Boston's Berklee College of Music were the legendary songwriters Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, who helped to create "The Sound of Philadelphia"(r). Here is a story written by Rob Hochschild, senior editor in Berklee's Office of Communications, which appeared on the Berklee College website on Thursday, May 13th:

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In the beginning there was Motown. But when Detroit's soul music machine slowed in the 1970s, the center of the soul music cosmos headed east, to Philadelphia. That's where Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff met, started writing songs, formed a record label, and went on to create 170 recordings that have achieved gold, platinum, or multiplatinum status.

Many members of the 2010 graduating class weren't familiar with the names Gamble and Huff, but they had heard their songs and grooves. Tracks have been sampled by artists such as Jay-Z, Babyface, Nelly, OutKast, Mary J. Blige, and Kanye West and covered by Michael Bublé, Heavy D and the Boyz, and countless others.

But Gamble and Huff - who began writing hit songs together in the mid-1960s and founded Philadelphia International Records (PIR) in 1971 - did much more than give the hip-hop generation fresh beats. They changed the sound of soul music and created one of the most influential movements in pop music, the Philly Sound. Their brand of soul featured a chorus of strings dueting with a thumping bass and a melody borrowed from equal parts gospel, soul, and doo-wop.

The 800-plus students who graduated last weekend had completed their coursework, but the presence of the prolific songwriting and producing duo during the past few days surely gave them plenty to think about as they began life after Berklee. Students heard Gamble and Huff music at the commencement concert and listened to them speak as the pair received honorary degrees at the commencement ceremony.

But a select group of Berklee students and Boston high school students took advantage of a more intimate opportunity on the Friday afternoon of commencement weekend, when they were invited to a casual question-and-answer session with Gamble and Huff. Also speaking during the session were Chuck Gamble, executive vice president of PIR, and John Kellogg, assistant chair of Berklee's Music Business/Management Department and moderator of the Q&A. Kellogg also served as attorney for the O'Jays, one of PIR's most popular artists. A condensed and edited transcript of the conversation follows:

On their first songwriting session in the early 1960s:

Kenny Gamble: We decided to get together at Huff's house one day. Over one weekend in Camden [New Jersey], we wrote 6-7 songs, and it was so easy. It was, 'Wow, how did that happen?'

I'm a lyricist, basically. I write lyrics. When Huff started playing, the lyrics just came out. Everything fell into place, and we've been writing ever since then.

Leon Huff: I never really heard you sing until you came over my house. This guy can really sing. So we were creating songs, and it sounded really good. That made the meeting that much better. He liked the way I played, and I knew that he could sing, so we had a little show going on in the room. Creativity was bouncing off both of us. My keyboard playing was inspiring him, and he was inspring me to keep my game up because he was doing the same thing.

I would start grooving or something and Gamble would be like, "What's up, what's that?" and he would start freestyling off the top of his head. . . . The greatest records to me - you've got to have some spontaneity in it. Gamble is the first one I ever saw just freestyle.

John Kellog: You not only wrote love songs, you also wrote great music that impacted the mind, uplifted and inspired the spirit of a whole generation, and really helped people move on. It was really showcased in the song, "Ain't No Stopping Us Now." How did you decide to write message music?

Gamble: Music is more than dancing and having a good time. Music is a way to send messages and to express yourself. That was part of our expression. We had a formula with our albums. Back then, you had ten songs, nine songs at the most on an album. We'd take three or four songs that would be social commentary songs, like "Love Train" or "Give the People What They Want" or "Wake Up Everybody"—those kinds of songs. Then we'd have three or four love songs, that talked about romance. Then we'd have three or four songs that were just nothing but dance, like a party record. So that when a person put that record on, they wouldn't hear just one kind of song.

On chart success and maintaining it

Gamble: We got in the habit of circling our songs when they showed up in the charts. The day when I circled ten Gamble and Huff songs in the Top 100, I knew something was happening. We had three songs in the Top Ten.

Huff: We realized we were on a roll. We wanted to take full advantage of this opportunity. We didn't want to let any foolishness get in the way of what we were doing. Nothing. We knew we had something special going on and we had the pulse of the world, and I'm talking about . . . the world. I was circling songs in Germany, Australia, the international charts, circling songs all over the world. So we just kept grinding.

On working with classical musicians

Gamble: They were retired Philadelphia Orchestra musicians and that's what gave us our sound. They had such a pure sound.

Huff: We had an orchestra called the MFSB orchestra, and we used the same violins, cellos, horns, the same rhythm section. Sometimes you take a few new guys that came along. We used that same orchestra, so sooner or later you're going to have a chemistry, because our string players would go across the street and play Bach and Beethoven at the Academy of Music and then come over to our studio and play rhythm and blues. They loved it. I mean, they couldn't wait to come over there. It was a great violin section. They played everything.

On working as a team

Gamble: Huff and I are like one person. There's no division amongst us. We've been able to maintain our friendship. Our respect for each other has made an example of us for other writers and producers. Being able to work together and make a living together, it's just great.

Both of us did everything. I wrote lyrics; he wrote lyrics. I played the piano sometimes, and he would embellish it. We sang together.. . . All I can say is we had a ball. We had fun, and I loved every minute of it and can't wait til we do our next project.

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Another show has been added to the summer series of shows at Mountain Park in Holyoke. My Morning Jacket will be playing on Wednesday, August 25th at 7pm. Tickets are $36, and will go on sale beginning tomorrow, Friday, May 21st. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.iheg.com/

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Singer-songwriter Seth Glier kicks off the summer festival season with performances at some of folk music’s greatest festivals. His summer festival schedule includes a slot on the mainstage at the Kerrville Folk Festival onJune 5th and 6th), the Plymouth Folk Festival on July 11th, the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival July 23rd–25th, and The Grassy Hill Song Circle at the Connecticut Folk Festival. Seth also returns to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland supporting Rachael Sage August 15th–30th.

The Kerrville TX Folk Festival is the longest continuously running music festival of its kind in North America with 18 straight days and nights from May through June. The Festival is known internationally as a Mecca for singer songwriters of varying musical style. Seth will perform the main stage on Saturday, June 5th at 7pm and at the Ballad Tree on Sunday, June 6th at 3pm.

The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in Hillsdale, NY has been an American tradition celebrating folk-oriented music and dance since 1988. Seth will conduct two vocal/music workshops on Friday, July 23rd at 12noon and Sunday, July 25th at 3pm and perform on the main stage on Saturday, July 24th at 12noon.

Seth will also play the second annual Plymouth Harbor (MA) Folk Festival on July 11th at 12noon, and perform at the historic Plymouth MA Pilgrim Memorial Park. He will also perform at the Connecticut Folk Festival and Green Expo September 10th at 7:30pm.

Also, congratulations to Seth for the full-length feature story which landed him on the cover of the Hampshire Life pull-out magazine in The Daily Hampshire Gazette of Northampton this past Friday, May 14th.

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A new live music series, "Third Thursdays at The Rosebud", begins tonight, Thursday, May 20th. This music series, held the third Thursday of each month, presents both established and up-and-coming (mostly) local bands and musicians.

The first show in this series features Jeddo Stars (with former members of The Charms) and Seven Shades of Grey. Other performers currently scheduled include The Trick Wallace Trio, Carlene Barous Band, Asa Brebner and Friends, Ray Mason Band, The Vivs and Goli.

This series is being organized by the founder and organizer of the New England Pop Music Festival (NE PopFest), which is currently on hiatus. While many of the performers in this series would fit well in NE PopFest
(and some scheduled performers have played it), the Third Thursdays series has a broader scope, comprising a greater variety of musical styles. The unifying factor is the consistently high quality of the music.

The venue, The Rosebud Bar and Grill, is conveniently located in Davis Square, behind the historic Rosebud Diner. The shows begin at 9:00pm for the benefit of those who need to be up early the next day.

See http://www.rosebud.nepop.com for more information.

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The Me and Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead will be having its last show of the Spring 2010 season this Friday night, May 21st, at 8pm. It will be a Me and Thee showcase featuring Joe Iadanza; Reed Waddle; Amy Petty; Brittany Ann and the Brilliant Inventions. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. You can buy tickets online at http://www.meandthee.org through PayPal.

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On Sunday, May 16th, City Music Stores in Leominster and Gardner present Future Stars Showcase at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley. This is not a "pay to play" event or a Battle of the Bands, but rather a chance for teenage bands from the local area to perform on a professional stage. Performing will be Charles Van Deworkin, Dale, Hudlin, Jordan and Foley, Quadratic Horse, Stowik Seizur, and Would. Doors are at 3pm, and the show begins at 4pm. Tickets are $10. Proceeds will benefit an area school music program. For more info, go to http://www.bullrunrestaurant.com/

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Streaming music provider Spotify launched in the Netherlands on Tuesday, May 18th, making it the seventh country where the London-headquartered service is available. Spotify said in a statement it has struck licensing deals with major and independent record labels to give its users access to a library of 8 million songs. It also has a deal with Buma/Stemra, a Dutch group which aims to ensure composers and text writers are paid whenever their music is used.

Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek says Tuesday's launch aims to give "the best possible legal music experience" to Dutch fans. Spotify is available as an ad-supported free service but also as an ad-free paid subscription. It already was available in Britain, Sweden, France, Spain, Norway and Finland.

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Ronnie James Dio, legendary heavy metal guitarist and singer-songwriter, passed away due to stomach cancer on the morning of Sunday, May 16th at the age of 67. He revealed that he was suffering from stomach cancer last summer after wrapping up a tour in Atlantic City, NJ with Heaven and Hell, the latest incarnation of Black Sabbath.

Dio rose to fame in 1975 as the first lead singer for Rainbow, the heavy metal band put together by guitarist Richie Blackmore, who had just left Deep Purple. In 1980 he replaced legendary vocalist Ozzy Osbourne as lead singer for Black Sabbath with the critically acclaimed album "Heaven and Hell," which many critics believe to be one of the finest heavy metal albums of all time. He also enjoyed a successful solo career with his self-titled band Dio, as well as two stints with various Black Sabbath line-ups and one with Heaven and Hell.

Here is the tribute to Ronnie James Dio that Bob Lefsetz sent out to subscribers of his Lefsetz Letter:

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Heavy metal is not made for Wall Street, it's not intellectual, it's something you feel. It electrifies your body, truly plugs you into the socket and makes you thrust your body forward and throw your hands in the air.

We can debate the progenitors. Many believe it's Led Zeppelin, which some don't even consider metal anymore. Possibly it's Deep Purple. Maybe it's Black Sabbath. The music eventually got heavier and heavier, to the point where the masses were oftentimes left out.

But for a moment there, especially in Los Angeles, METAL RULED!

It was all over the airwaves, all over MTV, and finally Ronnie James Dio was in the right place.

Most American metal musicians are younger. They were born in the sixties. Came of age in the era of the Partridge Family. But Ronnie James Dio was there from the very beginning. He was a lifer. He tried college for a minute, he's rumored to have studied to be a pharmacist, but he gave up the straight life to pursue the muse.

Not that he had quick success.

But he soldiered on.

Until he teamed up with Ritchie Blackmore to create "Man On The Silver Mountain".

Ubiquitous on the airwaves, most people didn't realize Dio was the vocalist.

And it's tough on the image when you follow a known quantity in a legendary band. Yes, Dio did an admirable job of replacing Ozzy in Sabbath, but it wasn't his band. To purists, there was something faux about the whole thing.

But then Ronnie went solo. And delivered.

"Holy Diver" crashed the airwaves like his previous work with Blackmore and Iommi, but this time it was under his name and his name only.

"Holy Diver" whispers into the speakers. And slowly emerges from the fog. Then, fully a minute in, it ERUPTS! The buzzsaw riff immediately cuts you, but it's Ronnie's full-bodied vocal that enraptures you.

Still, it's what came next that cemented Ronnie as a presence, as a talent in my mind. That track was on the follow-up. It was entitled "The Last In Line".

In the late eighties, the metal bands looked the part, but purveyed wimpy-ass power ballads. Then Metallica wiped the impostors off the map and you could no longer be quiet again. Subtlety was banished from metal. And something was lost. Because Zeppelin was always quiet and loud, subtle and then intense. And "The Last In Line" walks this line finely.

You've got to credit Vivian Campbell, he crafts an intro only a step removed from the White Album. There's richness, there's melody. Ronnie comes in and sings melodiously. And then...

WE ARE COMING HOME!

The track explodes. The ancestors of Beavis and Butt-head have their hands in the air in devil horns, they're throwing their long hair in front of their faces and back.

"The Last In Line" was the apotheosis. A career culmination at exactly the right time. Dio was a star.

And remained one for the rest of his life. Whether solo or back with Iommi or...

He did not exude a lot of charisma, certainly not offstage. He was in front of me on an airplane a couple of years back and he was swallowed by his seat, despite his scary look, he was gentle. But when the man opened his mouth on stage, he was a heavy metal legend.

My heart dropped when I saw Dio died. It always happens this way. They say they've got the Big C and are making good progress, then they unexpectedly drop. Positively creepy.

But what's not creepy is the adulation, the outpouring of love. If only there could have been a tribute concert, if only Dio could have seen the place he had in fans' hearts. Not only from the street, but from certified rock stars like Lars [Ulrich] from Metallica. My inbox is filling up with tributes, that just will not stop.

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Weekly Band E-Mail #128.0 LISTINGS May 20th - May 26th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #128.0 May 20th - May 26th, 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, MAY 20TH

Flywheel in Easthampton. 7pm. $7. ALL AGES.
The Marshes; The Prozacs; Libyans; Goat Boy.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
Southern Culture on the Skids; Girls, Guns and Glory.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

RE-ANIMATE THE BAYSTATE
Sierra Grille in Northampton. 10pm. $3. 21+
Delicate Steve (from NJ); Ella Longpre (singing only songs of murder); Shitty News; J.P. and the Redemptions.

FRIDAY, MAY 21ST

The Basement in Northampton. 8pm. no cover. 21+
The Kristen Ford Band; AJ Ashanti.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Birds of Flame (Mahavishnu Orchestra tribute)

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 8pm.
Chris Jenkins.

Christina's in Erving. 7:30pm.
The Reprobates.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Pandemonium.

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. 21+
Primate Fiasco; Gnarlemange.

Flavours in the Berkshires in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
Misty Blues.

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

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $5 advance; $10 at door. ALL AGES.
Spouse (CD release for "Confidence"); National Carpet.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Paper City Brewery in Holyoke. 6pm.
Finding Reason.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8; $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
The Uncomfortables (ex-Pajama Slave Dancers); Up Your Bucket.

Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. 9:30pm. $5. 21+
Cabinet (bluegrass from Wilkes-Barre PA)

Theodore's in Springfield. 9:30pm.
Shakedown (Grateful Dead tribute).

SATURDAY, MAY 22ND

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Alabama Lo-Fi (Americana)

Brass Cat in Easthampton. 10pm. 21+
The Uncomfortables; Lowercase G's.

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 7pm.
One Mile Line with Rob Skelton.

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. 21+
23 Enigma.

Flavours in the Berkshires in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
Whiskey City.

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. $8. ALL AGES.
Medications; Deleted Scenes; Whirl; Calumet-Hecla (from Worcester)

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $22 advance; $25 at door. ALL AGES.
The Legendary Songs of Harry Chapin, performed by Satinwood and original Chapin band members "Big John" Wallace and Howard Fields.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. ALL AGES.
Darlingside; David Wax Museum.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls.
8pm Scott Bravo
free, but tips are encouraged for the performer;.

Montague Bookmill. 8pm. $8. ALL AGES.
The Rub Wrongways Cavalcade of Stars.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8; $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
8 Inch Betsy; Spooky Q's (from KY); A.J. Shanti (from NYC); Automatons; The Jesse Minute (from RI); Son Cats.

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

Theodore's in Springfield. 8:30pm.
Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze.

SUNDAY, MAY 23RD

The Elevens in Northampton. 8pm. $3. 21+
Friends of Yours; The Smittens; Allo Darlin'; Hearts Attack; Moustache of Insanity.

Institute for Musical Arts in Goshen. 7pm. $12 advance adult; $15 door; $6 youth (door only). ALL AGES
Naia Kete.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $35 advance; $38 at door. ALL AGES.
Paula Cole.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 7pm. $10 advance; $12 at door. ALL AGES.
Atilla; Dr. Acula; A Hero and A Fake; Run For Your Guns; Valta Merella; IIn the Direction of the Sun.

MONDAY, MAY 24TH

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $22.50 advance; $25 at door. ALL AGES.
Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

TUESDAY, MAY 25TH

Flywheel in Easthampton. 7pm. $7. ALL AGES.
RVIVR; Daniel Striped Tiger; Commons.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26TH

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

Christina's, Route 2, Erving
(413) 424-3100

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/

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

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

Montague Bookmill, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague
(413) 367-0104 http://www.montaguebookmill.com/

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

Route 63 Roadhouse, 32 Federal Street, Route 63, Millers Falls 01349.
(413) 659-3384 http://www.myspace.com/route63roadhouse

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

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, MAY 20TH

The Grog in Newburyport. 8pm. $3. 21+
Building James.

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester. 8pm.
Bright Night; Dave Crespo and the Afterparty; Gold Star Boulevard; Flock of Assholes.

Palladium downstairs in Worcester. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $25 advance; $28 at door. ALL AGES.
WAAF presents Flyleaf; Ten Years; Fair to Midland.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Metal Thursday XCIII with Dysentery; Short Bus Pile Up (VA); Abdicate (NY); Humanity Falls (NY).

FRIDAY, MAY 21ST

Admiral TJ O'Brien's in Sturbridge. 9pm-1am.
The Lonesome Brothers (Jim Armenti, Ray Mason, and Tom Shea),

Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham. 8pm. $16 general admission.
Brooks Williams; Tony Astolfi.

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $25.
Show Biz Kids (Steely Dan tribute)

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

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $7. 21+
Slow Hand Graffiti (Eric Clapton tribute)

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
S-Kalators (Paul and Scott)

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Cry Uncle.

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester. 8:30pm.
Trial By Fire (Journey tribute).

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

Me and Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead. 8pm. $10 advance; $12 at door.
Me and Thee showcase featuring Joe Iadanza; Reed Waddle; Amy Petty; Brittany Ann and the Brilliant Inventions.
Last show of the season.

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $30 advance; $35 day of show.
Paula Cole.

Palladium downstairs in Worcester. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $35. ALL AGES.
Insane Clown Posse; Kottonmouth Kings; Coolio; Kittie; Necro.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
Blue Star Turns Red; Ghost Ocean; Hadoken; Golden Spurs.

SATURDAY, MAY 22ND

Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham. 8pm. $18 general admission.
Bluelights Jug Band; Outrageous Fortune.

Bull Run in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $15 advance; $18 day of show (online).
5 O'Clock Shadow.

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

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

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
Jack Kelly and the Three Beers Story.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Bar Flyz.

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester. 8pm.
The Green Street Mountain Daredevils.

Mal's Lounge at George's Restaurant in Haverhill. 9pm.
The Elle Gallo Band.

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

Palladium downstairs in Worcester. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $35. ALL AGES.
Insane Clown Posse; Kottonmouth Kings; Coolio; Kittie; Necro.

Red Onion in Baldwinville. 9pm.
Lot 54; Affliction; Scarecrow Hill.

SUNDAY, MAY 23RD

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

FUTURE STARS SHOWCASE
Bull Run in Shirley. 3pm doors; 4pm show. $10.
City Music Stores in Leominster and Gardner present Future Stars Showcase, presenting teenage bands from the local area. Performing will be Charles Van Deworkin; Dale; Hudlin; Jordan and Foley; Quadratic Horse; Stowik Seizur; Would.
Proceeds will benefit an area school music program.

PARKER WHEELER'S BLUES PARTY(tm)
The Grog in Newburyport. 7-11pm. $5. 21+
Tim Pike; Mike O'Connell.

Palladium upstairs in Worcester. 6pm doors; 6:30pm show. $13 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Alexisonfire; Trash Talk; Therefore I Am; La Dispute.

MONDAY, MAY 24TH

TUESDAY, MAY 25TH

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26TH

VENUE MENU
508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

Admiral T.J. O'Brien's, 407 Main Street, Route 20, Sturbridge
(508) 347-2838

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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/MeandThee_2009-10.html

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

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

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

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

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METRO BOSTON

THURSDAY, MAY 20TH

Atwood's Tavern in Cambridge. 10pm. $5.
Dennis Brennan.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $8. 21+
Jackson Wetherbee; Monsters; Vostek 4.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $7.
Vaudekille
8pm Machete Marceau
8:45pm F.E.U.I.S.
9:30pm Ses Corney "the American Mother"
10:15pm The Pawnshop Diamonds
11pm The Artist Known as Cher
11:15pm John of the Shred

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $10 advance; $12 at door. 18+
MassConcerts presents Eluvium; Julianna Barwick.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 7pm doors. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
April Smith and the Great Picture Show.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $10. 18+
The Golden Bloom; The Backup Factor; Sodafrog; Corin Ashley.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 18+
Leedz Edutainment presents Cassidy; Big Kurt; PK-30; 12-Gage; Shurm; Narconix; Rest Assured; DJ Turnament.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 8pm. $5. 21+
Born of Fire featuring Howl (Relapse Records); "Full of Hell" Boston CD release party; Astronomer.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors. $8. 21+
Longhands; Cat-Tooth Jim; Barna Howard.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $16 general admission. ALL AGES.
Alastair Moock's Pastures of Plenty.

Rosebud Bar and Grill in Somerville. 9pm.
Jeddo Stars (with former members of The Charms); Seven Shades of Grey.

FRIDAY, MAY 21ST

Atwood's Tavern in Cambridge. 10pm. $5.
The Tim Gearan Band.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $10. 21+
Paul and the Strings (featuring Paul Russo of the Pinkerton Thugs)

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
9pm The Maple Street Project
10pm Geezer
11pm The Dirty Water Brass Band
12midnight Mud Foot

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 7pm. no cover. 18+
Filter Magazine presents Keane Listening Party; Night Train [EP]

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $5. 21+
The Pill with musical guests Conservative Man; DJs Ken and Michael V.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $9 advance; $10 day of show.. 18+
Mutt; Sherman Burns; Three Day Threshold; Vulture; Sabra.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $13 advance; $15 day of show. 18+
New England Concerts presents And Then There Were None; Keep Me Conscious; Ballast; Bliss; Spies ALike Us.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $9. 21+
Team Shred Productions presents SuperVolcano; The Hsu-Nami (NYC); Streightangular; The Battleships Cometh.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors. $10. 21+
Big Digits (DJ set); The Gondoliers; The Secret Sea.

Passim's in Cambridge. 7pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Stepanian (farewell show).

SATURDAY, MAY 22ND

Atwood's Tavern in Cambridge. 10pm. no cover.
Rusty Belle.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $10. 21+
Hear Now Live! presents Bruce Willus; Head First Into the Shallow End; 21st December; Forty Before Five.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
9pm Beach Comb-Over (Tommy White's surf band)
10pm King Bacchus
11pm The Cool and Deadly
12midnight Swearwolves

Dante's at Firefly's in Quincy. 9:30pm. no cover. 21+
Diamond Dogs (David Bowie tribute)

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Morrissey's Birthday tribute featuring the Honors; Jay Marsh (Taxpayer); Ad Frank; Jake Vavracky (Cyanide Valentine).
DJ sets by Michael V. (The Pill); David Day (The Weekly Dig); Dave Duncan Virr (WFNX/British Accents).

92.9 EARTHFEST
Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston. 11am-5pm. free. ALL AGES.
Collective Soul; Gin Blossoms; Crash Kings.

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

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10.. 18+
HUMANWINE; Mighty Tiny; Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling; Dave Magario.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $15. 18+
Drozdy.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 1pm. $10. 21+
Never Got Caught; Full Body Anchor; Gozu; Black Thai; Tired Old Bones; Cropduster; Lovers, Muggers and Thieves; Birds Make Birds.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors. $10. 21+
Box; Flat 9; Gate 5.

Passim's in Cambridge. 3:30pm. $10 general admission. ALL AGES.
Danielle Doyle; Beth Colegrove.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $20 general admission. ALL AGES.
Robbie Fulks; Jenny Scheinman.

SUNDAY, MAY 23RD

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

ON THE RADIO
Bay State Rock is the local music show on WAAF, 107.3FM Westborough/WKAF 97.7FM Brockton,
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+
Agent Bishop Booking presents
8pm John Colvert
9pm Sam Reid and the Riot Act
10pm Brad Byrd
11pm The Autumn Hollow Band

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $9. 18+
Arbouretum; Pontiak; high aura'd; Night Fruit (ex-Hot Box)

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

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Protearn Collective (CD release); Infinite Descent; Stryk Nine; Structure Falls.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 2pm. $8. 18+
Team Shred Productions presents Time and Distance (Charleston, WV); Jonas Sees in Colors (Greensboro, NC)

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $6. 18+
Ian O'Neil (of Deer Tick); Lion Cub; Sass Factor.

Passim's in Cambridge. 4:30pm. $20 general admission. ALL AGES.
Eliza Gilkyson.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
New Pioneers with Catherine MacLellan; Old Man Luedecke; Ryan LeBlanc.

MONDAY, MAY 24TH

Atwood's Tavern in Cambridge. 9pm. no cover.
Grand Fatilla.

Charlie's Kitchen in Cambridge. 9pm.
Lesser Evils; Langosta Blanca; C.O.A.A.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $10. 21+
Tall Boy presents Moe Pope; Agari Crew; Blacastan; Boycott Blues; Jump; DJ Nestle Quick.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Brick by Brick presents Have Nots; Sonic Boom Six (from U.K.); Knock-Out; Brunt of It.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 18+
Stegosaur (Austin/San Antonio TX); The Royalty; Ladderlegs.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Rob Morsberger; Jon Herrington.

TUESDAY, MAY 25TH

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

Atwood's Tavern in Cambridge. 10pm. no cover.
Miriam.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $7. 21+
Toe Drag; Red Lanterns.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
MassConcerts presents Gorguts; Krallice; Portal; Bloody Panda.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 7pm doors. $10. 18+
Day Sleeper.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 8pm. $7. 18+
HeadsUpBoston.com presents TWOPLUSTWO; Larcenist; Have Gun, Will Travel (FL); Girl Haggard (RI); Banditas.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26TH

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/

Atwood's Tavern in Cambridge. 10pm. no cover.
Elastic Waste Band.

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $7. 21+
9pm Heavy Sol
10pm Kuuluuko
11pm Boys Regular

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 18+
Witch Trial Records presents Seraphim; Finisher; To the Wolves; Livver; Altered State.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $9. 18+
Team Shred presents Certified G'z; Serge Didenko; Chilla Jones; Richie Stacks.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12. 18+
Jukebox the Ghost.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm $6. 21+
Eldridge Rodriguez (residency); Ian Adams; Audrey Ryan; Greg Lyon; Dave Grabowski (Scuba). DJ sets by Ryan Spaulding.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors. $7. 21+
Trades; slowdim (Paul from This Car Up); Netherfriends.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Peter Bradley Adams; Amelia Curran.

VENUE MENU
METRO BOSTON

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

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

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/

Hatch Memorial Shell, The Esplanade, Storrow Drive, Boston

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/

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

Rosebud Bar and Grill (behind Rosebud Diner), 381 Summer Street, Davis Square, Somerville 02144
(617) 666-6015 http://rosebudbardavis.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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Weekly Band E-Mail #127.0 NEWS May 13th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #127.0 May 13th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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WBCN in Boston was a nationally known and respected rock radio station at 104.1 FM from March 15th, 1968 to Tuesday, August 11th, 2009. WBCN was in several locations in Boston, including the top floor of the Prudential Center on Boylston Street from roughly 1970 to 1980, then 1265 Boylston Street, and finally Leo Birmingham Parkway. WBCN-FM signed off the air as an HD-1 station at 104.1FM at midnight on Tuesday, August 11th, 2009, and was replaced two hours later, at 2am on Wednesday, August 12th by WBMX, which moved up to 104.1 from its position at 98.5, which it held since probably the late 1960's or early '70s when it was all-automated WRKO-FM. An all-sports talk station with the call letters WBZ-FM replaced WBMX at the 98.5 spot. In a bit of irony,, when WRKO-FM was at 98.5, WBZ-FM, which was also automated, was at 106.7FM. The 106.7 spot has been occupied by WMJX since about the same time that WBMX replaced WRKO-FM. (E-mail me if you are confused.)

The artist, comedian, and DJ formerly known as Robbie Roadsteamer worked at WBCN at Leo Birmingham Parkway for just over three years, and he says he was fired for playing music by Boston bands, even though the music fit in with the national acts the station was playing. Now the name Robbie Roadsteamer has been retired, and "Robbie" has turned into Rob Potylo, a musician and concert promoter.

One of the most anticipated events every year was the WBCN Rock n' Roll Rumble, which would usually have its preliminary rounds at one venue and the finals at another. But since there was no more WBCN on the airwaves, Rob Potylo decided to put together a week-long series of prelimaries, with the finals being at Great Scott in Allston on Thursday, April 29th. The 32nd annual Rumble finals began with a song by Rob Potylo, a Robbie Roadsteamer parody, Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, HUMANWINE, and King Hell.

But at the very beginning of that show, Rob gave a 10-minute long rant about his experience with the WBCN at Leo Birmingham Parkway, explaining how the later version of the station really operated. By the way, what he describes is probably how commercial terrestrial radio stations operate nowadays.

If you are offended by strong language, do not listen to this clip.


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

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Meanwhile, WBOS 92.9 HD-2, is called Radio You and has the slogan "We're proud to play more Boston bands than any other radio station." Well, I listened in for an hour on Saturday, May 8th between 3pm and 4pm, and this is what I heard:

Therefore I Am - The Art of Transparency
Be All That You Can't Be - Broadway Calls
Uprising - Muse
Never Take Us Alive - Madina Lake
Barracuda - People in Planes
All My Friends Are in Bar Bands - The Wonder Years
Stop For a Minute - Keane featuring K'Naan
Crazy In Love - Snow Patrol
Ride to California - Paper Tongues
I Think You're Wonderful - This Providence
Just My Imagination - Cranberries
Little Secrets - Passion Pit
Have Faith In Me - A Day to Remember
The Valley - Eisley
American Slang - The Gaslight Anthem
The Girl Got Hot - Weezer
Oceans - The Fake Boys
Zombies Are My Neighbors - Single File

While there is lots of indie music in there that is not heard on the regular WBOS HD-1, there is only one song, "Little Secrets" by Passion Pit, that is by a Boston band. Even though it could be said that Radio You does not relegate local music to Sunday nights between 10pm and midnight like WZLX, WFNX, and WAAF does, it still has a long way to go to truly serve a city that, as Rob Potylo puts it, has 6,000 bands.

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PDP Productions has announced the line up for the outdoor edition of this year's Greenfield Rockfest. It will be at Energy Park on Miles Street in downtown Greenfield on Friday, July 9th and Saturday, July 10th. There will be 40 bands on two stages. Advance sale weekend passes for $10 are available from Burrito Rojo's in Turners Falls and Sonic Creations in Greenfield; from the bands themselves; or online at
http://pdpproductions.com
Passes will be available the day of the show for $14.

The line-up is as follows, although this is subject to change:
Friday, July 9th 4pm-9:30pm
23 Enigma
BenKN
Captious
Dogdeck
The Alchemystics
The Prodigal Kings
Whiskey Junction

Saturday, July 10th 11am-9:30pm
Arrows Over Athens
Art Decade
Avely
Brooklyn Drive
Donut Kings
Endcount
Feti Ant
Goat Boy
Ionia
Jen Tobey's Alter-Ego
Lich King
My Last Flight
Nine-30
Oyster Stars and the Rendezvous Trio
Problem With Dragons
Run For Your Guns
Skasome Society
So Very Small
Tempting the Sirens
The Angels Share
The FutureNows
The Prozacs
Tomorrows War
Uphill Descent
Warsynium

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Here is a clip of Classic Ruins performing at the Rat Reunion at Club Bohemia at the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge on Saturday, April 3rd:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxzGTlMssC4

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The summer schedule for the Guthrie Center in Great Barrington has been posted. The Guthrie Center is in the old Trinity Church where Alice of "Alice's Restaurant" used to live. The schedule is as follows:

Friday, May 28th Meg Hutchinson
Saturday, May 29th Kate Taylor
Friday, June 4th Bella's Bartok; Jordan Weller
Saturday, June 5th Mustard's Retreat
Friday, June 11th Work O' the Weavers
Saturday, June 12th Primate Fiasco
Friday, June 18th Country Joe McDonald
Saturday, June 19th Country Joe McDonald
Friday, June 25th The songs of Richard and Mimi Farina with Caroline Doctorow
Friday, July 2nd Gandalf Murphy and The Slambovian Circus of Dreams
Friday, July 9th Jonathon Edwards
Saturday, July 10th Jonathon Edwards
Friday, July 16th Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion
Satuday, July 17th Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion
Friday, July 23rd Richard Shindell
Saturday, July 24th John Gorka
Friday, July 30th Jimmy Webb
Saturday, July 31st Jimmy Webb
Friday, August 6th Work O' the Weavers
Friday, August 13th Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem
Saturday, August 14th Lucy Kaplansky
Friday, August 20th Aztec Two Step
Friday, August 27th Tom Paxton
Saturday, August 28th Tom Paxton

For more info about the Guthrie Center, including how to buy tickets, go to http://www.guthriecenter.org/

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The summer schedule for the Watermelon Wednesdays shows at the West Whately Chapel has been announced. The Chapel is located near the intersection of Conway and Williamsburg Road. All shows begin at 7:30pm, and tickets are $15 for each show. The West Whately Chapel is a very old, very small building with extremely limited seating. If any of these shows interest you, you are advised to purchase tickets online immediately at http://www.brattleborotix.com

Here is the schedule:
June 16tth Tim Kliphius
July 7th Chris Brashear and Peter McDonald
July 14th Chiara String Quartet
July 28th Mark Erelli; Jeffrey Foucault
August 4th Bee Eaters
August 11th Lau (from Edinburgh, Scotland)
August 18th Matt Haimovitz
August 25th Della Mae

for more information on any of these performers, and for directions to the Chapel, go to:
http://www.watermelonwednesdays.com

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Last week's Weekly Band E-Mail had news of Neil Young and Bert Jansch performing in Worcester. That show is now sold out.

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The 17th annual EarthFest, which is organized by WBOS, 92.9FM in Boston, will be at the Hatch Shell on Storrow Drive in Boston on Saturday, May 22nd, 11am-5pm. Bands performing at this year's event are Collective Soul, Gin Blossoms, and Crash Kings. The show is free and open to the public. Storrow Drive will probably be closed off for the show, so attendees are advised to take the MBTA to the Charles/MGH stop on the Red Line.

Families attending EarthFest will be treated to an all-star line-up of entertainment. Family-friendly artists include Ben Rudnick and Friends, Black Diamonds, Debbie and Friends and artists from Zumix will take to the stage in Kids Planet, an interactive family zone featuring environmental activities and games in addition to the musical performances starting at 10:15am.

Kids Planet has always been the place for families to participate in interactive fun at the Radio 92.9 EarthFest. Exhibitors offer interactive ways for children to learn about healthy living, environmental science and conservation. This year, activities will include an obstacle course hosted by Boston Sports Club, face painting hosted by Whole Foods, exhibits by the Massachusetts Federation of Farmers Markets and the Girl Scouts of America and much more. Also new this year is a Diaper Changing and Nursing Station, presented by the Diaper Lab and a Stroller Valet service. (Radio 92.9 EarthFest has had a bike valet for many years.) Diaper Lab will also provide wristbands for children to ensure their parents can be located quickly in the event they get separated.

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A couple of weeks ago the Weekly Band E-Mail reported that Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem had recorded a track for an upcoming CD to benefit Haiti. The track is called "Here We Go, Zudio," and will be one of over 20 tracks on a CD of family music called "Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti, due out in early summer.

Virtually all of the tracks are previously unreleased, most of them recorded especially for this release. Studios, engineers, artists, replicators, and everyone else in the process have either drastically discounted or donated their services; full credits and thanks will come.

All after-tax profits from the release will benefit the Haitian People's Support Project and their long-standing work to help the people of Haiti. The record was conceived of and produced by Dean Jones. It will be the first release from Spare the Rock Records. "Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child" is the name of a radio show that airs on both WRSI in Turners Falls and WXOJ-LP (Valley Free Radio) in Northampton. The organization also puts on one family-friendly show a month on a Sunday afternoon at Pearl Street in Northampton.

The CD features the following artists:
Dan Zanes
Pete Seeger
Elizabeth Mitchell
They Might Be Giants
Gustafer Yellowgold
Caspar Babypants
Frances England
Dog on Fleas
Lunch Money
Baby Gramps
Recess Monkey
The Deedle Deedle Dees
Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem
Bonga and the Vodou Drums of Haiti
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Jonathan Coulton
Uncle Rock
Grenadilla
Dean Jones
Emily Curtis
Randy Kaplan
Jerrice Baptiste

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Life is good(r) will host a two-day music festival September 11 and 12 at the foot of Blue Hills at Prowse Farm in Canton, MA with the goal of raising $1 million for kids. The 2010 Life is good Festival at Blue Hills will feature two days of first-quality musical talent on three stages along with good food, games, activities and art projects

The goal of the festival is to raise $1 million to heal and strengthen children facing life-threatening challenges, including violence, illness, and extreme poverty. The festival will feature a first-of-its-kind fundraising component, rewarding festival attendees who raise money for the cause with special VGP perks and privileges (Life is good’s version of a VIP is a VGP – a Very Good Person).

This year, Life is good has partnered with Superfly Productions, producers of the iconic Bonnaroo and Outside Lands festivals. The line-up will be announced soon.

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Lilith Fair, the national touring festival that consisted solely of female solo artists and female-led bands, ran for three summers, 1997-1999. Lilith Fair was organized by Canadian singer Sarah McCLachlan, and raised over $10 million for women's charities throughout North America.

Lilith Fair is back this year, and this time around the line-up has been expanded to include more genres of music. The festival will be at the Comcast Center in Mansfield on Saturday, July 31st.

The lineup will be Sara Bareilles, Carly Simon, Cat Power, Sarah McLachlan, Zee Avi, Kelly Clarkson, Tegan and Sara, Missy Higgins, Serena Ryder, Ann Atomic. Tickets are $31.50, $41.50, $71.50, and $101.00, and may be purchased online at http://www.lilithfair.com/
Find the Boston date on the column on the right and follow the links from there.

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Lena Horne, the enchanting jazz singer and actress known for her plaintive, signature song "Stormy Weather" and for her triumph over the bigotry that allowed her to entertain white audiences but not socialize with them, has died at the age of 92. She died Sunday, May 9th at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, said hospital spokeswoman Gloria Chin, who would not release details of the cause of death..

Here is Lena Horne's rendition of the classic "Summertime":


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQWIKARFaM4

These are videos of Lena Horne's appearance on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson in 1982:


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


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

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Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, Allen Toussaint, Mos Def, Ani DiFranco and the Voice of the Wetlands Allstars featuring Dr. John, Cyril Neville and Tab Benoit are the featured performers scheduled for a "Gulf Aid" benefit concert for south Louisiana fishermen and wetlands restoration on Sunday, May 16th.

Other confrimed local performers include Kermit Ruffins, Zachary Richard, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the Soul Rebels Brass Band, MyNameIs JohnMichael, Jeremy Davenport, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Big Sam's Funky Nation, the Rebirth Brass Band and Irvin Mayfield.

The rain-or-shine event is along the Mississippi River outside Mardi Gras World River City, just past the Uptown end of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

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Grand Ole Opry president Steve Buchanan gave details last Friday, May 7th, on how Opry employees whisked away instruments, tapes and other important pieces to safety Sunday night at the Opry House as water overran a nearby levee. He did not want to give details on specific pieces, but “a lot of very important pieces” were moved. One special concern — the 6-foot circle of floorboards from the old Ryman Auditorium stage that was home to the Opry for so long — appears to be salvageable.

Nashville, "Music City USA", was inundated with 13 inches of rain in two days, Friday, April 30th and Saturday, May 1st. The death toll from the rain has risen to 31 in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky, with 20 dead in Tennessee alone.

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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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Weekly Band E-Mail #127.0 LISTINGS May 13th - May 19th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #127.0 May 13th - May 19th, 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, MAY 13TH, 2010

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 7pm.
SHAG! a/k/a Rob and Laura.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 5:30pm doors; 7pm show. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Julia Nunes; Bob Pepek.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
David Bazan (frontman for Pedro the Lion)
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pearl Street Ballroom in Northampton. 7pm. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
We Are the Fallen; Aerias; Nosho.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8; $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Kyklooppien Sukupuutto (from Europe); Someone Just Like You; Low Character; Colossus.

RE-ANIMATE THE BAYSTATE
Sierra Grille in Northampton. 10pm. $3. 21+
The Mitchells; Fancy Trash; Matthew Carefully.

FRIDAY, MAY 14TH, 2010

The Basement in Northampton. 10pm. no cover. 21+
Neighbors.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Briefcase Full of Blues (Blues Brothers tribute)

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 7pm.
Francie Jones.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
The Floyd Patterson Band.

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. 21+
Amazing Love.

Flavours in the Berkshires in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
Static.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 5:30pm doors; 7pm show. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
Crash Test Dummies; Rob Morsberger.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Jer Coons; Eric Stepanian.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls.
8pm The Lonesome Brothers
free, but tips are encouraged for the performers.

Paper City Brewery in Holyoke. 6pm.
Barely Legal.

Pearl Street clubroom in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Big D and the Kids Table; Maker; Skasome Society.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Theodore's in Springfield. 9:30pm.
Mike Law and the Playboys.

SATURDAY, MAY 15TH, 2010

ROCKIN' BBQ FOR THE TROOPS
American Legion Post 325 in Holyoke. 12noon-9pm. $15 donation.
Third Annual Rockin' BBQ for the Troops with Barely Legal, Bad Habit, Variance, Sweet Revenge, John Brandoli, and Carrie Pratt.
All profits raised goes toward buying care packages for local troops deployed in harm's way as well as other local veteran related causes.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Young Artist Night with Sarah Smith, Atoa Ripley, and Lance Santos.

Black Sheep Deli in Amherst. 7:30pm. $5.
The Doug Hewitt Group.

Brass Cat in Easthampton. 10pm. 21+
Leisure Colony; Still Rhythm; Kal Marks.

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 8pm.
Run For Your Guns (metal).

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

Flavours in the Berkshires in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
Malicious Tendencies; Warsynium.

Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. $6. ALL AGES.
Easthampton's new Feeding Tube Records presents Snaps n' Claps; Happy Jawbone Family Band; Zebu; Bryan Phantom Fairlane.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 5:30pm doors; 7pm show. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Raul Midon; Jamie Kent.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. ALL AGES.
The Fine and Dandy Trio; Bella's Bartok.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 10pm.
Check Your Head.

Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls. 7:30-10:30pm. $20 advance; $22 at door.
Crooked Still (CD release for "Some Strange Country)

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls.
8pm Dick Derry
free, but tips are encouraged for the performer.

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

Theodore's in Springfield. 9:30pm.
Peter Newland and Radio Exile.

SUNDAY, MAY 16TH, 2010

Iron Horse in Northampton. 5:30pm doors; 7pm show. $30 advance; $35 at door. ALL AGES.
Jorma Kaukonen (guitarist for Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna).
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pearl Street Ballroom in Northampton. 7pm. $32.50 advance; $35 at door. ALL AGES.
Public Image Limited.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

The ITAM Lodge in Pittsfield. 1pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. ALL AGES.
Goodbye For a Day; White Boy Can't Jump; Dead Aces; Sunday Night Scene; The Dollyrots.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls.
8pm Jason Myles Goss
free, but tips are encouraged for the performer.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 7pm. $10 advance; $12 at door. AL:L AGES.
Stray From the Path; A Breath Beyond Broken; Forget Tomorrow; Of Tragedy; Shouting Fire At a Funeral.

MONDAY, MAY 17TH, 2010

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

TUESDAY, MAY 18TH, 2010

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $7; $6 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Birth; Human Hands; Eric Moeller and the Strummalongs; Slackljaw.

Theodore's in Springfield. 8pm.
Tony Lee Thomas and Jeff King (acoustic)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19TH, 2010

VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)

413 AREA CODE

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

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

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

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 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/

ITAM Lodge, 96 Waubeek Road, Pittsfield 01201

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/

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

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

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

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

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 http://www.myspace.com/route63roadhouse

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

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

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

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508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

THURSDAY, MAY 13TH, 2010

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $40; $45.
Jefferson Starship.

Bull Run in Shirley. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $10.
Bull Run SoundStage with Buffie Groves.

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
The Willie J. Laws and Lit Roach Band.

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

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
Silent Century; Liberation Day; Stress Relief; Dead Marxist Trio.

FRIDAY, MAY 14TH, 2010

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $30; $35.
The Lovin' Spoonful.

Bull Run in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $10 advance; $14 at door.
Ken Macy (CD release of "Goin' California")

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
Forgetful Jones.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $7. 21+
The Gary Backstrom Band; The Chris Ross Band.

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
Trick Bags of Blues.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5.. 21+
Audio Underground.

Me and Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead. 8pm. $25 advance; $27 at door.
John Gorka; Anne Heaton.

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

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Hey Now, Morris Fader; I, Pistol; Swillmerchants; Banana Phonetic; The Change Up.

Whiplash in Stoughton. 7:30pm doors; 8pm show.
Nuclear Theatre; Don't Hold Back; Wasted Years (Iron Maiden tribute).
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SATURDAY, MAY 15TH, 2010

Bull Run in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $10 advance; $14 at door.
Ernie and the Automatics.

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

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $7. 21+
The Missy Maxfield Project.

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

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

Mal's Lounge at George's Restaurant in Haverhill. 9pm.
The Racky Thomas Band.

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $18 advance; $20 day of show.
Janiva Magness.

NORTH SHORE FOLK FESTIVAL
Old Town Hall in Salem. 1-9pm. $10 advance; $14 at door. Children under 10 free. ALL AGES.
The Accident That Led Me To The World, Allysen Callery, Chasing Blue, Doug Kwartler, Erik Hartley, The Gobshites, Neil Lawrence, OldJack, Outrageous Fortune, Phil Henry, Susan Levine, and Thea Hopkins. Poor Howard Stith will both perform and serve as master of ceremonies.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
Wreckoning; Acaro; 18 Wheels of Justice; Scaphism; Or Else!

SUNDAY, MAY 16TH, 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

PARKER WHEELER'S BLUES PARTY(tm)
The Grog in Newburyport. 7-11pm. $7. 21+
Cheryl "Dirty Blonde" Aruda; John Colby; The Big Buzz Horns; Bob Enik; Miike Levesque; Wolf Ginandes.

MONDAY, MAY 17TH, 2010

TUESDAY, MAY 18TH, 2010

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19TH, 2010

VENUE MENU

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

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/MeandThee_2009-10.html

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

Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem 01970

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

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

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METRO BOSTON

THURSDAY, MAY 13TH, 2010

Atwood's Tavern in Cambridge. 10pm. $5.
Dennis Brennan.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $8. 21+
Forest Henderson; The Big East; That Old Feeling.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $5.
8pm Dee Dee Double Yew
9pm The Hammond Group
10m Calamus
11pm The Brooklyns

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $40 general admission; $50 reserved seating. ALL AGES.
Massive Attack; Neon Indian; Martina Topley-Bird.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 7:30pm.
Jo Henley (new acoustic)

Johnny D's in Somerville. 10pm.
Krucial Reggae; Stepper's Heaven.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
A History of Victory; The SteveGUTEN Band; Soul Robot.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $14. 18+
The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
Witch Trial Records presents The Proselyte; Pride Parade; Music Hates You; Zip-Tie Handcuffs.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
The Self Assembly Band; The Blessed Unrest; American Car.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Della Mae and Sarah Jarosz.

The Precinct in Somerville.
The Rockefeller Fortune.

TOAD in Cambridge. 7pm.
Dan Blakeslee.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
The Baker Thomas Band.

FRIDAY, MAY 14TH, 2010

Atwood's Tavern in Cambridge. 10pm. $5.
The Tim Gearan Band.

GUASA ROX FUNDRAISER
Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $10. 21+
Bonus Round; Twin Fish.
proceeds go to send the GUASA Rox co-ed volleyball team to this year's USA Volleyball Open Championships taking place in Phoenix, AZ.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
The Ace of Hearts Records Rock n' Roll Revue
9pm Satin Kittens
10pm The Darlings
11pm Lyres
12midnight The Coffin Lids

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $5. 21+
Spirit Kid; DJ sets by Ken and Michael V.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9:45pm.
No Static (Steely Dan tribute)

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
King Sickabilly 'One Man Band'; The Egos; Texas Railers Doomtown.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
Obscenity Cult presents Psycho; Insult; Brain Shivers; Jack Burton vs. David Lo Pan.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
Ex-Humans; Thick Shakes; White Pages; Bummer.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Teddy Goldstein; The Good Lovelies.

The Precinct in Somerville.
Rising Tribe; Chris McDermott; The Bargins.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Twang 'Em High.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Drew English; Shadwell (CD release); MeAndJoanCollins; The First Annual.

SATURDAY, MAY 15TH, 2010

Atwood's Tavern in Cambridge. 10pm. no cover.
Sam Reid and the Riot Act.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
Neon Nite
9pm James Straight and the Wide Chance
10pm Billy Borgioli's Varmints
11pm The Crybabies
12midnight The Port Charles Quintet

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $10. 21+
The Fenway Recording Sessions presents Two Door Cinema Club; Bad Veins; MillionYoung; DJ Carbo.

House of Blues in Boston. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $27.50. ALL AGES.
The Saw Doctors; Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 7pm.
Stumbleweeds; Lil' Bee Dee.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 10pm.
Booty Vortex (disco funk)

Middle East up in Cambridge. 1pm. $10. ALL AGES.
Love Via Dance Machine; Show Me the Skyline; The Sophomore Beat; Small Talk; Brighter Side.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $9 advance; $10 day of show. 18+
Blackbutton (CD release); The Shills; Shoney Lamar and the Equal Rights; Electric Laser People.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Team Shred presents That Handsome Devil; Re-Up; Love In Stockholm; Big Ol' Dirty Bucket..

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
Slim Jim and the Mad Cows; Sad Wings of Destiny (Judas Priest tribute); The Country Doctors.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
Choo Choo La Rouge; Dennis Kane; SO+SO; Jonathon Donaldson.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $30 general admission. ALL AGES.
Jim Kweskin; Geoff Muldaur.

TOAD in Cambridge. 7:30pm.
Sarah Borges.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Summer Villains.

SUNDAY, MAY 16TH, 2010

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

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

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

Atwood's Tavern in Cambridge. 10pm. no cover.
The Kevin Byrne Band.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $7. 21+
Citywide Blackout presents Horcrux; Only at Night; Hemlok.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
Slow Blood presents MMOSS; Sore Eros; Mind Yeti; Creepoid.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 7pm.
Michelle Shocked.

BENEFIT FOR PARTNERS IN HEALTH
Middle East up in Cambridge. 1pm doors. $10 minimum donation; $5 donation for students. ALL AGES
Brookline High School of Rock All Stars, The Vivs, The Specific Heats, Coolie Pool, 43 Pies, Ill Mostra, Good Bread, Skunk Neighborhood, George Washington Quartet, Shai Ehrlichman.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Live From the Sun; Old Abram Brown; Clatter Clatter; Sun Castles.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Team Shred Productions presents Thief Thief; Brown Book; The Battle House.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $30 general admission. ALL AGES.
Jim Kweskin; Geoff Muldaur.

TOAD in Cambridge. 9pm.
Treat Her Right.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8pm.
Jessica Lea Mayfield; Leslie and the Badgers; Ferraby Lionheart; Futureheads.

MONDAY, MAY 17TH, 2010

Atwood's Tavern in Cambridge. 9pm. no cover.
The Eric Royer Band.

Charlie's Kitchen in Cambridge. 9pm.
Veronica Falls (from U.K..); Cotton Candy; Reports; Four Eyes

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $6. 18+
The Continental; Jason Bennett and the Resistance; Eric Moeller and the Strumalongs; Midnight Crows.

House of Blues in Boston. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $26 general admission; $36 reserved seating. ALL AGES.
Coheed and Cambria; Circa Survive; Torche.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Great Divide.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $15. 18+
Murs; Sick Jacken; NOCANDO; D-Tension; Reason.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $6. 18+
Archelon; Hangman's Alphabet; Tristan da Cunha; Horsehands.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $7. 21+
Nerd Parade; EULA; Baby Made Rebel; Hello Ninja.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $25 general admission. ALL AGES.
Darrell Scott.

TOAD in Cambridge. 8pm.
The White Owls.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Jen Kearney and the Lost Onion.

TUESDAY, MAY 18TH, 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

Atwood's Tavern in Cambridge. 10pm. no cover.
Steve Mayone.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $7. 18+
9pm Marie Davy
10pm Jill Peacock
11pm Musicbox

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $10. 18+
MassConcerts presents Tim Fite (Anti Records); The Wailing Wall; Vikesh Kapoor.

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $25 general admission; $35 reserved seating. ALL AGES.
WERS presents Steel Pulse; Spiritual Rez; Lionize.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8pm.
John Craigie (folk).

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $9 advance; $10 day of show. 18+
Spectrum (featuring Sonic Boom of Spacemen 3 and Experimental Audio Research); Broken River Prophet; Vacant Lots.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 8pm. $7. 18+
TWOBYTWO featuring The Main Coons; Lady (from NH); The Young Leaves.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $7. 21+
Josh Ketchen; Very Truly Yours.

TOAD in Cambridge. 7:30pm.
The Wild Sea.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Caged Birds.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8pm.
Machinery of Nature; Bright Primate; OK Ikumi; Forest World.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19TH, 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/

Atwood's Tavern in Cambridge. 10pm. no cover.
Elastic Waste Band.

Church of Boston. 8pm. $6. 21+
Team Shred presents Stereo Drive By; Gimme 15.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 18+
Bozmo (members of Wonderful Spells)

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8pm.
Duncan Earl Walters (Americana/country)

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10 advance; $12 at door.. 18+
"The Hark!" Philharmonic, conducted by Christoper Pappas.
John Shade; Visqueen; The Motion Sick.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $6. 21+
Eldridge Rodriguez (residency); The Beatings (acoustic); St. Clare; Ted Billings (Hot Protestants/Age Rings); DJ sets by Brad Searles.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Rose Cousins; Margaret Glaspy.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
The Matthew Stubbs Band featuring Sax Gordon.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Smile Radio; Jake and Sexy Time; Karma Exchange.

VENUE MENU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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 #126.0 NEWS May 6th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #126.0 May 6th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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TOP 30 BOSTON AREA CDs ACCORDING TO RADIO AIRPLAY
1. Ad Frank and the Fast Easy Women - Your Secrets Are Mine Now
2. Pants Yell! - Received Pronunciation
3. White Hinterland - Kairos
4. The Luxury - In the Wake of What Won't Change
5. Dead Cats Dead Rats - Riff
6. Forest Fires - Hark!...and Other Lost Transmissions
7. Gene Dante and the Future Starlets - "The Love Letter Is Dead"
8. Hallelujah the Hills - Colonial Drones
9. Happy Birthday - Happy Birthday
10. The Hush Now - Constellations
11. Magic Magic - Magic Magic
12. Six Finger Satellite - A Good Year For Hardness
13. Spirit Kid - Spirit Kid
14. Cotton Candy - Top Notch and First Rate
15. Dear Leader - Stay Epic
16. Provacateur - Bad Blood and Brushfire
17. Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents - Keeping Time
18. Colin Ashley and the Chocolate Olivers - "Badfinger Bridge"
19. Jim Healey - Dreams of Odessa
20. Three Day Threshold - Straight Out of the Barrel
21. The Peppermint Patties - One Night Band
22. Choo Choo La Rouge - I'll Be Out All Night
23. Sodafrog - Hang the Moon
24. Symbion Project - Misery in Soliloquy
25. Michael Tarbox - My Primitive Joy
26. You, Lion - End It On the Bridge
27. Dirt Mall - Pacifuego
28. Whistle Jacket - Compliment
29. The Main Drag - You Are Underwater
30. Anarchy Club - The Art of War

This list is compiled by RadioTony for The Noise-Boston
using the playlists of 13 different radio stations and Internet programs.
The Weekly Band E-Mail thanks RadioTony and The Noise-Boston
for their kind permission to reprint the list each month.

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Legendary American music icon and guitar master Doc Watson was presented with an honorary doctor of music degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston on Saturday, May 1st, at MerleFest, in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Presenting the honor were Matt Glaser, artistic director of Berklee's American Roots Music Program, Berklee trustee Rusty Williams, and professor Stephen Webber. Partway through the brief ceremony, Glaser and Webber broke into "When the Roses Bloom in Dixieland," the first tune Watson ever learned, and Watson joined in on guitar, singing several verses. Watson also good-naturedly corrected Glaser on the origin of his nickname "Doc," and shared his thoughts on the occasion. As the presentation was made, the Watson Stage crowd of approximately 20,000 gave the flat-picking pioneer a heartfelt standing ovation.

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This year's Wormtown Trading Company Battle of the Bands, which was held on the four Wednesday nights in April at The Elevens in Northampton, is finished. The Big Sway won the grand prize of a feature cabin set at the 8th annual Strange Creek Campout, to be held at Camp Kee-Wanee in Greenfield on Memorial Day weekend. More info on Strange Creek can be found at http://www.wormtown.com/

Tim Zucco of The Big Sway plays a new song in this video:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr9sjDOwRdw

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With more than a decade of successful experience teaching music, Paul Green's School of Rock is the national leader in music education for kids from second grade through high school. Students learn from professional musicians in an interactive environment combining weekly private lessons and structured group rehearsals with the ultimate goal of performing live in front of real crowds. Areas of instruction include guitar, drums, keyboards, bass guitar and vocals, and they accept students of all abilities, from kids just starting out to advanced players. The School of Rock has locations in Eden Prairie-St. Paul, MN; Charlotte, NC; Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; Hollywood, CA; Boston, and many other cities. To enroll in the Boston chapter, call (866) 695-5515. For more info, go to http://www.schoolofrock.com/boston/

The Boston chapter of the School of Rock will be performing several shows in the near future. Here is the list.

Wednesday, May 12th 7-10pm $10 advance; $12 at door. ALL AGES
Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster Street, Arlington
School of Rock will be opening for Bella Morte (Metropolis Records); Synthetic Division.

Saturday, May 22nd 1pm. $10 advance; $12 day of show. ALL AGES.
Middle East up in Cambridge.
Guitar Gods! featuring the music of Eddie Van Halen; Jimi Hendrix; Led Zeppelin; Santana; Trey Anastasio; Mark Knopfler.

Sunday, May 23rd 1pm. $10 advance; $12 day of show. ALL AGES.
Middle East up in Cambridge.
Guitar Gods! featuring the music of Eddie Van Halen; Jimi Hendrix; Led Zeppelin; Santana; Trey Anastasio; Mark Knopfler.

Saturday, June 5th 7pm $10 advance; $12 at door. ALL AGES.
Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster Street, Arlington
Women Who Rock featuring the music of Hole; Bjork; Portishead; B52s; Smashing Pumpkins.

Sunday, June 6th 7pm $10 advance; $12 at door. ALL AGES.
Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster Street, Arlington
Women Who Rock featuring the music of Hole; L7; Fleetwood Mac; B52's; Frida.

Saturday, June 13th 1pm $10 advance; $12 at door. ALL AGES.
Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown
Pink Floyd, featuring selections from their entire catalogue.

Sunday, June 14th 1pm $10 advance; $12 at door. ALL AGES.
Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown
Pink Floyd, featuring selections from their entire catalogue.

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There is an incredible show coming to the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester on Friday, May 21st.

Neil Young will be performing solo acoustic. Also appearing will be legendary folk artist Bert Jansch. Tickets are $55-$250, and may be purchased online at http://www.thehanovertheatre.org/shows/index.php

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Danielle Doyle will be performing along with Beth Colegrove at Passim's in Cambridge on Saturday, May 22nd. It is an all-ages afternoon show beginning at 3:30pm. General admission tickets are $10, and are available at
http://www.clubpassim.org/

Newcomer Danielle Doyle has been garnering much attention among audiences and fellow musicians, since she first emerged on the scene at the beginning of 2009. Danielle has been named a 2009 Mountain Stage NewSong Youth Winner, a winner of the weekly Lizard Lounge Open Mic challenge and has earned some incredible supporting slots including opening for Loudon Wainwright III, Dawn Landes, and Heather Masse (of The Wailin’ Jennys). A true performer, Danielle’s songs are best heard when she’s singing them live, when beautiful melodies, “sultry alt-country” vocals, and rich lyrics are interspersed with relaxed and comic banter that makes you feel like you’ve known the young songwriter forever.

Danielle will be touring the Northeast throughout the spring in support of her debut album The Cartographer’s Wife. The album is a collection of songs about love, home, longing, and a little bit of murder. While some of these stories were inspired by real life – a failed move to California (“Roots/Wings”), college years in Ohio (“Lake Erie”) –others were borrowed from imagined women – one who waits at home while her husband crosses the globe (“The Cartographer’s Wife”), one who’s fleeing from the apocalypse (“Pompeii”) and one who murders her lover when the going gets rough (“Salome”).

While the stories took years of crafting, The Cartographer’s Wife seemed to come together rather quickly. When it came time to hit the studio, Danielle enlisted friends and fellow Boston area up n’ comers to play on the album, including singer-songwriters Beth Colegrove and Meg Smallidge, members of Garlic & Moonshine, and John Nolan (of Flightless Buttress) who produced the album. The ten tracks were recorded live over three days at the Hi n’ Dry Recording Studio in Somerville, MA. The Cartographer’s Wife was released at the Lizard Lounge on March 13, 2010.

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A couple of weeks ago the Weekly Band E-Mail had information about this summer's Green River Festival, which will be on the grounds of Greenfield Community College on Saturday, July 17th and Sunday, July 18th. But each year there is also a concert the night before the festival begins, and this year is no exception.

The concert will be at Energy Park in Greenfield on Friday, July 16th. Performing will be High Country Low-Fi (Jeffrey Foucault, Kris Delmhorst and Friends), Joy Kills Sorrow, and The Academy Freightshakers. Suggested donation is $10-$15. For more information about the Friday night show and The Green River Festival, go to http://www.greenriverfestival.com/

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This from arstechnica.com:

Online CD swapping service turned online music streaming service Lala is beginning the process of shutting down.. The service is no longer accepting new users, and current users won't be able to upload new songs from their library. Web streaming and mp3 downloads will continue to be available until May 31.

Lala spent the last couple of years transforming itself into a viable streaming service, offering DRM-free mp3 downloads as well as a 10¢ per song web streaming option. Last fall, the company also struck a deal with Google to provide streaming music clips for relevant artist, song, or lyric searches. Despite its successes, Lala wasn't yet in a position to turn a profit any time soon.

Then this past December, Apple acquired Lala [for a reported $80 million - BJA.] without indicating its plans for the service. Several reports suggested that Apple would fold Lala into iTunes, either offering its own streaming service, or developing a cloud-based alternative to the local iTunes library. Such a service could be accessible from any web browser when away from home, and likely from Apple's stable of mobile devices, though the company had made no announcement to offer such a service.

Lala's website explains that users will (of course) be able to keep any downloaded songs. The full balance spent on web song purchases, along with any unused wallet or gift card balance will be transferred automatically to iTunes Store credit. Users have the option to request a refund of wallet credit only in the form of a check, as long as that request is received before May 31.

[I have $80 worth of music stored on Lala, and it has allowed me to listen to and enjoy entire albums for the first time in many years, rather than cherry-picking songs on iTunes.-BJA]

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You can say what you will about how country music today has become a slick business venture and taken on a pop sound to attract a wider audience. But there is no denying that country music, along with blues and bluegrass, was the foundation for what we call rock n' roll today. Just listen to any early Ray Charles or Elvis Presley.

Nashville, TN, "Music City USA", has experienced total devastation after 13 inches of rain fell in a 48-hour period this past weekend. At least 12 people have died in the floods.

Country artists have been forced to cancel shows, and have been telling their stories on Twitter and elsewhere.

Dierks Bentley posted a photo to Twitter of himself in his flooded basement, and had to cancel shows in Knoxville on Sunday and Charlottesville, Va., on Monday. "Hate to cancel shows," he wrote.. "Might be a first, but Nashville is a disaster. All of our houses are messed up."

Naomi Judd called Nashville's ABC affiliate, WKRN-TV, to say that a fence had fallen at her daughter Wynonna's property in Williamson County and that six of Wynonna's buffalo had escaped.

Other singers posted notes to Twitter describing the scene and asking for help:

Reba McEntire:: "Lots of prayers r going up for everyone affected by the weather. I've never seen this much rain and water!!! Wow!"

Brad Paisley: "On the positive side everyone is safe. On the negative ... I think all my road guitar gear, amps, effects, are under 3 ft of river."

Kenny Chesney: "TN is a mess with floods. If you're fortunate enough to help out, hit up the mid-TN Red Cross. Stay safe, everyone."

But more importantly is the structural damage done to the buildings that are at the heart of country music. Water damage has shut down The Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Honky-tonks and shops along Lower Broadway and on Second Avenue, including the Wildhorse Saloon and Hard Rock Cafe, closed Monday and didn't know when they would reopen because of flooding in their basements. And the 2,000 guests at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel had to be evacuated as the hotel became submerged under an estimated 10-19 feet of water.

There is some good news however. The weekend performances of the Grand Ole Opry will be held at the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville as scheduled while the current venue is being repaired. The Ryman is a former home of the Opry.

Now it's a race against time for Music City USA to clean up for the CMA Music Festival June 10-13. Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the city should be able to bounce back in time for the CMA Music Fest. But the Gaylord, with 2,900 rooms, is said to be out of commission indefinitely.

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This appeared in The Nashville Tennessean on Tuesday, May 4th:

The common denominator is water.

Water on the wooden circle scuffed by Hank Williams' own boot heels. Water bending hundreds of wooden instruments at Soundcheck Nashville rehearsal studio, and halting production of Gibson guitars. Water destroying historical documents at the Grand Ole Opry House andd at WSM-AM's Opryland Hotel offices.

For musical Nashville, much — no one is sure how much — has been lost to this water.

The Grand Ole Opry House is a soggy mess. On Tuesday, water covered the Opry House floor, save for four rows of seats in back. Water covered the stage, including the legendary six-foot circle of wood taken from the Opry’s old Ryman Auditorium home and placed into the Opry House’s stage for its 1974 opening. The circle may be broken. Guitars and rhinestone suits were ruined as the water filled backstage halls, lockers and dressing rooms. Tuesday night, the Opry would still be held at downtown’s War Memorial Auditorium, the Opry is a show, not a building, emphasized Opry vice president and general manager Pete Fisher.

For what will likely be months, at least, that show will move between several venues. This weekend, it’s at the Ryman. It will air, as always, on WSM-AM 650, a station that is now broadcasting from its Brentwood transmitter site rather than its usual home at the Opryland Hotel. WSM’s Opryland studio remains dry, but its nearby offices were soaked up to the third floor. Papers, archives and memories. All gone but the last.

At Gibson USA on Massman Drive and Soundcheck Nashville on Cowan St., the damage is enormous. Soundcheck is the biggest enclosed rehearsal studio in the world, and it houses instruments and tour sets. There’ll be no access at waterlogged Soundcheck until at least Thursday, and Gibson was off limits as of Tuesday afternoon. “Water did get into the factory,” said Gibson USA general manager Gary Fader. “We have not had a chance to go into the building. There will be supply disruption for some amount of time.”

Tuesday afternoon did hold some easier news. At the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, water rose to within 12 inches of the concert hall floor, then eased down. The flood destroyed two Steinway pianos, an organ console, a kitchen and offices, but officials there nonetheless feel they dodged a bullet. At the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Ford Theater took on three inches of water, but historical documents and instruments hung safe and dry, 75 feet above the damage.

The Ryman is fine, as are all Ernest Tubb Record Shop locations. Ernest Tubb’s “Green Hornet” tour bus, parked in perpetuity inside the Music Valley Drive store, still shines proudly. But off Briley Parkway, the Opry House looks like a drowning victim.

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Weekly Band E-Mail #126.0 LISTINGS May 6th - May 13th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #126.0 May 6th - May 12th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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

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, MAY 6TH, 2010

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

Iron Horse in Northampton. 5:30pm doors; 7pm show. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
Austin Lounge Lizards.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pearl Street Ballroom in Northampton. 7pm. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
The Maine; Cartel; Stereo Skyline; Artist vs. Poet.

RE-ANIMATE THE BAY STATE
Sierra Grille in Northampton. 10pm. $3. 21+
The Matt Krefting Band; Paper Piano; Death To New England; Leisure Colony.

FRIDAY, MAY 7TH, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Ameri-MF-Cana (Ed Vadas and Sue Burkart)

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 8pm.
Doug Kwartler with Eric D'Ambra.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Slip-Not; Q!; Pallet.

Flavours in the Berkshires in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
Bad Larry.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 5:30pm doors; 7pm show. $35 advance; $38 at door. ALL AGES.
Shelby Lynne; Findlay Brown.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. ALL AGES.
Toussaint and Buru Style; The Big Takeover.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Liston's Bar and Grill in Worthington. 9pm-midnight. no cover. Rocky Roberts Revue featuring Rocky Roberts, Bob Hennessy, Ray Mason, Don McAulay, Bethanie Yeakle, Jim Armenti and Carrie Olsen..

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 10pm.
Aquanett.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls.
8pm Riley Etheridge.
free, but tips are encouraged for the performer.

Paper City Brewery in Holyoke. 6pm.
DPR.

Pearl Street clubroom in Northampton. 9pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
MC Chris; Math the Band.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. 9:30pm. 21+
Rock 201.

SATURDAY, MAY 8TH, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
T.J. and the Peepers.

Brass Cat in Easthampton. 10pm. 21+
Lonesome Brothers (Jim Armenti, Ray Mason, and Tom Shea).

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 8pm.
Lydia Warren.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Aquanett.

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. 21+
Meat For Tea presents Cirque de Menthe with The Wharton Tiers Ensemble; Easthampton Saviings Band; Curious Buddies; DJ Amanda Freeman.

Flavours in the Berkshires in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
Static.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 5:30pm doors; 7pm show. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
Eilen Jewell Band.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
The Blow; Eric Hnatow.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls.
8pm Joy Sumberg
free, but tips are encouraged for the performer.

P.A.C.E. in Easthampton. 9pm.
Ghost Quartet.

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

Snowzee's Music Shack in Sunderland. 9pm.
Ultimatum.

Theodore's in Springfield. 8:30pm.
The Love Dogs.

SUNDAY, MAY 9TH, 2010

Calvin Theatre in Northampton. 8pm. $29.50. ALL AGES.
Dierks Bentley featuring The Travelin McCourys; Hayes Carll.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

FLYWHEEL FLEA MARKET
Flywheel in Easthampton. 10am-3pm. free.
20 vendors selling Arts, Crafts, Records, Clothing, Collectibles
(proceeds go to help fund Flywheel's move into their new space)

Iron Horse in Northampton. 5:30pm doors; 7pm show. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
Iron City (CD release)
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 7pm. $10 advance; $12 at door. AL:L AGES.
Man Overboard; Maker; Late Nite Wars; Capitals; Challenges; A Race For Space.

MONDAY, MAY 10TH, 2010

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. 21+
Black Pyramid.

TUESDAY, MAY 11TH, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
Mandy Burry (jazz)

Iron Horse in Northampton. 5:30pm doors; 7pm show. $35 advance; $40 at door. ALL AGES.
Peter Wolf.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Theodore's in Springfield. 9pm.
Rev Tor.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12TH, 2010

Iron Horse in Northampton. 5:30pm doors; 7pm show. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Daikaiju vs. SPF-4.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

VENUE MENU (all in Massachusetts)

413 AREA CODE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

P.A.C.E., 41 Union Street, Easthampton 01027.
(413) 527-3700. http://www.pioneerarts.org

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

Route 63 Roadhouse, 32 Federal Street, Route 63, Millers Falls 01349.
(413) 659-3384 http://www.myspace.com/route63roadhouse

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

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

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

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

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508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

THURSDAY, MAY 6TH, 2010

Bull Run in Shirley. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $10.
Bull Run SoundStage with Barry Rosenberg.

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
S-Kalators (Paul and Scott).

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

Mal's Lounge at George's Restaurant in Haverhill. 9pm.
Dan Lawson and Friends.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Metal Thursday with Black Pyramid; Sexcrement; Let the Night Roar; Abnormality.

FRIDAY, MAY 7TH, 2010

Bull Run in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $15 advance; $20 at door.
Eilen Jewell Band.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
The Chris Fitz Band.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $10. 21+
Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles.

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

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Don't Call Me Shirley.

Mal's Lounge at George's Restaurant in Haverhill. 9pm.
Brandy.

Me and Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead. 8pm. $16 advance; $18 at door.
Joe Crookston; Chris O'Brien.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
Sandal Machine Foot; Kid:Nap:Kin; The Born Empty; Golden Girls.

SATURDAY, MAY 8TH, 2010

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $20; $25.
Another Tequila Sunrise (Eagles tribute)

Bull Run in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $16 advance; $20 at door.
The Boston Blues Society presents Watermelon Slim and the Workers.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
Roger Ceresi and the All Starz Band.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $18. 21+
Entrain.

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9pm. 21+
Tony Sarno; Paul Provost Band.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $7. 21+
Das Pintos.

Mal's Lounge at George's Restaurant in Haverhill. 9pm.
Phil Pemberton with the Roomful of Blues horn section and special guest Ron Levy on keyboard.

SKATEFEST 2010
The Palladium in Worcester. 1pm doors; 2pm show. $25. ALL AGES.
The Receiving End of Sirens; All Day Holiday; Arrow To the Sun; Bad Rabbits; Cady Groves; The Carrier; The Coming Weak; The Dear Hunter; Envy On the Coast; I See Stars; Moving Mountains; Our Last Night; Polar Bear Club; The Ready Set; Receiver; Stay; Trapped Under Ice; Vanna; VersaEmerge.
more info at http://www.skatefest2010.com

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
Group Action (reunion); Huck; Mystery Wounds; Shawn Revoltah.

SUNDAY, MAY 9TH, 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

PARKER WHEELER'S BLUES PARTY(tm)
The Grog in Newburyport. 7-11pm. $5. 21+
Lydia Warren; Joe Barger; Ed Sheer; Amadee Castenell; Bobby Gus; Randy Bramwell.

MONDAY, MAY 10TH, 2010

TUESDAY, MAY 11TH, 2010

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 6pm doors; 8:15pm show. $35 general admission.
Sister Hazel.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12TH, 2010

VENUE MENU

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

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/MeandThee_2009-10.html

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, MAY 6TH, 2010

Church of Boston. 7pm. $12. 18+
Ammonia Booking presents Gang Green; Dead Friends; Apple Betty; Antibodies; The Scrapes.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
The New Dumb; Nassy; Aloha Sarcophagus (CD release); Rat City 3.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8pm.
Brothers McCann; Primate Fiasco.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 7pm doors; 7:15pm show. $10. 18+
Todd Carey; Natalie Smith.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $10. 18+
All Leather (ex-The Locust/San Diego/Dim Mak Records); DJ E-Marce.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $15. 18+
Caribou; Toro Y Moi.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 8pm. $6. 21+
Born of Fire featuring Razormaze; To the Wolves ("Communication Killers" EP release party); Lord Mantis (members of Indian) (ex-members of Nachtmystium)

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $25 general admission. ALL AGES.
John Doyle; Matt Heaton and Flynn Cohen.

BENEFIT FOR SARA PHILLIPS
T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Sara Phillips You Have to Learn to Walk Before You Can Rock

TOAD in Cambridge. 7pm.
Melvern Taylor and His Fabulous Meltones.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
The Baker Thomas Band (residency)

FRIDAY, MAY 7TH, 2010

All Asia in Cambridge. 6pm. 18+ until 9:30pm.
CNC Indie Music Marathon with J and the FT's; The Fierce Urgency of Now; Bryan Lazar Trio; The Color Loud; Patch of Grass; Elvirus.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 21+
Rubblebucket Orchestra; Full Tang.

MR. NICK'S NORTHEAST HARMONICA SHOWDOWN
Johnny D's in Somerville. 9pm. $12.
Featuring (from the Muddy Waters Band and Eric Clapton Band) Jerry Portnoy, Sugar Ray Norcia, Annie Raines, and Mr. Nick.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $9 advance, $10 day of show. 18+
Ketman (CD release); Thalia Zedek; Uninhabitable Mansions (featuring members of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Au Revoir Simone); The Big Big Bucks.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $13 advance; $15 day of show. 18+
Rock On! presents The Indobox; Dopadod; CODE:Motion.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
Guillermo Sexo; 28 Degrees Taurus; The Sky Drops; The Crushing Low.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $10. 21+
Spitzz; Glitter and Lies; Lovewhip; Oilhead.

Passim's in Cambridge. 7pm. $30 general admission. ALL AGES.
Catie Curtis.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Bobby Keyes and his amazing band.

SATURDAY, MAY 8TH, 2010

All Asia in Cambridge. 6pm. 18+ until 9:30pm.
CNC Indie Music Marathon with Perfunktory; Crashing Cars; The Devyl Nellys; Gonsofus Collective; Big Ghost; Happy the Clown; Prima.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 21+
Rubblebucket Orchestra; The Rex Complex; Hey Mama.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 6:30pm
Shelby Lynne; Findlay Brown (country)

Johnny D's in Somerville. 10pm.
Macrotones (Afrobeat)

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Team Shred presents Static of the Gods; The Honors; Vary Lumar; De Osos.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8:30pm doors. $15 advance; $20 day of show. 18+
Big Catholic Guilt; Ground to Dust.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
Cortez; Black Pyramid; Let the Night Roar; Blue Aside.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm. $8. 21+
Land Mines; The Measure; Dirty Tactics; The Cold Beat; Kill Conrad.

Passim's in Cambridge. 7pm. $20 general admission. ALL AGES.
Nerissa and Katryna Nields.

TOAD in Cambridge. 7:30pm.
Tim Gearan and Steve Mayone.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
The Vivs; I, Pistol.

SUNDAY, MAY 9TH, 2010

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

ON THE RADIO
Bay State Rock is the local music show on WAAF, 107.3FM and 97.7FM Brockton,
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
Anngelle's special in-studio guest tonight is Brendan Boogie.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $6. 18+
F-Nice Records presents The Cashed Fools; People of Earth; Little Motel; A Catwhisker Radio.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Francis and the Lights; The Hundred in the Hands.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 7pm doors. $12 advance; $14 day of show. ALL AGES.
As Tall As Lions; Bear Hands; Mean Creek.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 8pm. $6. 18+
Mike Woo (acoustic); Yesterday's Heroes; Meat Hammer.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors. $8. 21+
A Bit Much; Vent; robotmonkeyarm; Abe Taber.

Passim's in Cambridge. 4:30pm. $12 general admission. ALL AGES.
Ameranouche.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $12 general admission. ALL AGES.
Carsie Blanton and Milton.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
The Frost Heaves; Field Theory; Pleasant Sweaters.

MONDAY, MAY 10TH, 2010

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $9. 18+
Givers; Hayley Jane and the Primates.

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $6. 18+
The Caulfields!; Building James; The Alibi District.

TOAD in Cambridge. 8pm.
The White Owls.

TOAD in Cambridge. 10pm.
Jen Kearney and the Lost Onion.

TUESDAY, MAY 11TH, 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.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $9. 18+
Everybody Was In the French Resistance...Now!; The Grates; The Okay Win.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8pm.
Geoff Bartley.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $8 advance; $9 day of show. 18+
Endless Wave; Ryan Lee Crosby Quartet; Sydney Wayser; Mr Sister.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 6pm doors; 6:30pm show. $13 advance; $15 day of show. ALL AGES.
MassConcerts presents Cute Is What We Aim For; The Friday Night Boys; The Bigger Lights; Down With Webster; Ian Walsh.
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 12TH, 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/

Arlington Center for the Arts. 7-10pm $10 advance; $12 at door. ALL AGES
Paul Green's School of Rock will be opening for Bella Morte (Metropolis Records); Synthetic Division.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $9. 18+
Team Shred Productions presents Scourge (CD release); Give Zombies the Vote.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8pm.
Carlos Varela (from Cuba)

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $15 advance; $18 day of show. 18+
Sage Francis (with live band); Free Moral Agents (featuring Ikey Owens of The Mars Volta); B. Dolan

O'Brien's in Allston rock city. 9pm. $5. 21+
Eldridge Rodriguez (residency); The Roman Numeral Three; Ian Kennedy (of Reverse); Bright White Lights; DJ sets by Andy and Ken.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $12 general admission. ALL AGES.
Tripping Lily; Tim Chaisson.

T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Hot Spur; Gabriel the Marine; The Series; Lion of Ido.

VENUE MENU

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

Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster Street, Arlington

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

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/

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

Model Cafe, 7 North Beacon Street, Allston 02134

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

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

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

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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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, Apr 29, 2010, 6:11 A
Weekly Band E-Mail #125.0 NEWS April 29th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #125.0 April 29th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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Last week's edition of the Weekly Band E-Mail included a story about Alex Chilton's death in a New Orleans hospital on March 17th. That story came from the website spinner.com, and was based on a story in the New Orleans Times Picayune. It came to my attention through Bob Lefsetz's newsletter that goes out mostly to musicians and people involved in the music industry.

The story concluded with this quote:
Despite his iconic indie rock stature, Chilton's wife said, "He was kind of lazy ... He took it very easy. He'd say, 'Why work when I don't have to?' He wanted a very simple life. He was not interested in fame. He was interested in money -- he wanted enough to be comfortable and to travel."

This quote set off a firestorm of debate about the issue of health care in this country. First, Lefsetz received about 30-35 responses saying that instead of smoking cigarettes (which he did), Alex should have not been so lazy that he didn't purchase health insurance for himself. A day later Lefsetz received about the same amount of responses sticking up for Alex Chilton's desire to lead a simple life.

One of the responses included in Bob's hate mail was this, which should be of interest to every band and musician and everyone else involved in the music industry here in the Commonwealth and across the country. Hopefully the bands and musicians in metro Boston and western Massachusetts will get together to replicate HAAM.

Dear Bob,

Lisa Hickey from C3 Presents forwarded me the article about Alex Chilton. Lisa is a board member of Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) and I am the executive director of the organization. I wanted to share with you a bit about what HAAM does and how we work with musicians in Austin to protect their health.

HAAM is a groundbreaking project that provides access to affordable health care for Austin's low-income, uninsured working musicians. Formed in 2005, the core services include primary medical care through Seton Family of Hospitals, basic dental care through St. David's Foundation Dental Program and mental health/addiction recovery services through The SIMS Foundation.

In 2009, after musicians explained that hearing health services were crucial to their profession but financially out of reach, HAAM partnered with Estes Audiology and we now help musicians access hearing exams, education and custom-fit earplugs. In 2010 we will pilot a vision health program with Prevent Blindness. In just 5 years HAAM has served nearly 2,000 musicians, most of whom earn less than $16,000/year. Even though the music industry brings in more than $1 billion to the Austin economy the musicians themselves often work multiple jobs and struggle to pay for rent, food and other basic expenses. Prior to HAAM the musicians were using the emergency room, the most expensive place to receive treatment, for their care. Now they have access to cost-effective, regular medical, dental, mental health and hearing health services.

Here is one musician's story about how HAAM has helped him: HAAM member-musician Adam Gibbs explains, "Before joining HAAM, I was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). I was in and out of the hospital and was forced to quit my band. I couldn't breathe enough to keep up on my drums. The doctors at the hospital only treated me enough to get me out, but I would get sick again, within two weeks, and I would have to go back. That process cost me my entire savings. Then a good friend recommended HAAM to me. They got me set up with a doctor who really cares. She took the time to listen, and prescribed me with medicine that has actually worked. I am back with my band now and have not been back to the ER once. We are in the process of recording a new record and playing shows. I can't stress enough how grateful I am to HAAM. They allowed me to continue to play music!"

I hope you will take a look at our website, http://www.MyHAAM.org to learn more and also to see our Annual Report.

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The 27th annual Harvard Square Mayfair is this Sunday, May 2nd, beginning at noon. There will be six stages of entertainment throughout the square, including music and dance. Rain date is Sunday, May 16th. For more info, go to http://www.harvardsquare.com/

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There will be a reunion for folks who used to frequent the club called Spit between 1979 and 1987 this coming Saturday night, May 1st, at Bill's Bar at 5 Lansdowne Street in Boston.

Spit was a black-walled dance- and live-music club at 13 Lansdowne Street. It opened in the fall of 1979, and then thrived in the 1980s until it morphed into Axis in 1987. The building was knocked down when Patrick Lyons, who owned many of the clubs on Lansdowne Street, leased the property to the House of Blues in 1987.

This Saturday's show will be a celebration of both the Spit and Axis scene. Robin Lane and The Chartbusters and Lizzie Borden and The Axes will be playing. DJ's for the night include former WBCN program director Oedipus, Albert O, Willy LeMay, and Henry Santoro. The show runs 8pm-2am.

Tickets are $25, available at http://www.spitboston.com/

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Christoper Pappas, front man for the indie rock band The Everyday Visuals, has always loved classical music, and has been interested in conducting and writing for years. "I had some music in my head specifically for a while, but never had the real ambition to write it down, because I always thought, well, it would never be played, until one day I thought - why not? With that thought I had a vision of combining what I know best, indie rock music, with these three new pieces I was writing for orchestra in the more 'classical' genre. The idea I had was this: A rock show, at a rock club, with a full orchestra that I would conduct headlining the whole show. Taking an orchestra and placing them right in the middle of a rock club in front of people that would otherwise never really see an orchestra live."

Christopher's vision will come to fruition at the Middle East down in Cambridge on Wednesday, May 19th. Doors are at 8pm, and the show begins at 9pm. It is an 18+ show, and tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on the day of the show. To purchase tickets online, go to http://www.mideastclub.com/

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I got this from Mal Thursday about the Malarians upcoming reunion tour this June:

They said we wouldn't, they said we couldn't, and maybe we probably shouldn't, but the Malarians and Mal Thursday & the Cheetahs will be reuniting to play dates in Massachusetts this June.

I'll be flying in from Austin on Thursday June 3rd to play the Sierra Grille in Northampton with the Cheetahs that night, and then traveling to Boston to play a killer garage show at Church the next night. Then, the following week, it's the return of the Malarians, with shows in Boston, Northampton, Worcester, and Amherst (plus the possibility of a special secret show late Saturday night at an undisclosed location, provided I still have the use of my vocal chords).

Here are the official dates:

Mal Thursday and the Cheetahs
Thursday, June 3rd Sierra Grille in Northampton
Friday, June 4th Church of Boston with Lyres, The Coffin Lids, and The Immolators

The Malarians
Wednesday, June 9th Church of Boston
Thursday, June 10th Sierra Grille in Northampton with The Immolators
Friday, June 11th Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester with Lyres and The Immolators

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The Iron Horse Entertainment Group (IHEG) has announced five shows so far for the Commonwealth's newest outdoor amphitheatre, Mountain Park in Holyoke. They are as follows:

Sunday, June 27th 4pm doors, 5pm show
.moe, Martin Sexton, Ryan Montbleau Band
Tickets $27.50, on sale now

Wednesday, July 21st,, 7pm
Counting Crows Traveling Circus and Medicine Show, Augustana
Tickets $65, $55, $35; on sale Friday, April 30th

Saturday, July 24th 5:30pm doors, 7pm show
The Flaming Lips; Stardeath; White Dwarf
Tickets $37.50, on sale now

Sunday, August 8th 5:30pm doors; 7pm show
Willie Nelson and Family
Tickets $75; $55; $35 on sale Friday, April 30th

Wednesday, August 11th 7pm show
MGMT
Tickets $30; on sale Friday, April 30th

And in what I consider to be a major coup for Northampton, the legendary Peter Wolf will be playing at the Iron Horse in Northampton on Tuesday, May 10th. Doors will open at 5:30pm, and the show begins at 7pm. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Tickets for any of these shows may be purchased online at http://www.iheg.com/ And as with all IHEG shows, children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult (all shows at The Basement are 21+).

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Watertown, MA based singer-songwriter Ellen Cross will be celebrating the release of her CD ‘The Birds Still Sing’ at Club Passim on Saturday June 5th. The disc is a return to writing and performing for Cross who earned a ‘Best of Boston’award as ‘New Folk Act’ in the early 90s. She kicked off the release of this new disc in January with her first national television appearance on ‘The Bonnie Hunt Show.’ This latest selection of songs was created primarily in the singer’sliving room in the wee hours of the morning or the dark quiet of the night.

“I have two small children now, so I have learned to get things done in small slices of time. Many of the tracks on this CD were recorded in the bit of time I had between dropping off the kids at school and before I went work. Some of the tracks were done while my family was sleeping soundly in bed down the hall.”

After recording basic tracks she drew from the deep well of Boston talent to flesh out the songs. Some of the musicians who stopped by to play on the disc are Kevin Barry (Dennis Brennan, Paula Cole), Richard Gates (Dennis Brennan), Kimon Kirk (Session Americana), David Champagne (Treat Her Right) and Alan Williams (Knots and Crosses, Birdsong at Morning).

Also appearing at the CD Release/Celebration will be Birdsong at Morning, a new Bolton based trio that is featured on the new Patty Larkin release. They are Alan Williams, Darleen Wilson and Greg Porter, a musician/ producer supergroup of the Boston folk-rock scene.

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The Naukabout, the third annual Festival of Cape Cod, returns to the Barnstable County Fairgrounds in Falmouth on Saturday, August 7th. This year's event will feature multi-Grammy award winner Bela Fleck, world class Indian percussionist Zakir Hussain and contemporary bassist Edgar Meyer performing together as a trio, along with Ryan Montbleau Band, Barefoot Truth, Adam Ezra Group and Black Marmot. Will Dailey & The Rivals, Lilly Scott with Varlet, Jeff Conley Band and Jon Beninghof will all perform on the side stage.

The festival runs from 12:30pm to 10pm. Tickets are $27 in advance, and will go on sale on Saturday, May 1st at http://www.naukabout.com Children under 12 will be admitted free. Tickets will be available at the gate for $30.

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daisy mayhem has recorded a funky version of the game song, "Here We Go Zudio," which will be released as part of an upcoming Haiti benefit CD featuring Dan Zanes, Elizabeth Mitchell, and many others. More details when the CD is released.

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The schedule for the 2010 concert series at Boardinghouse Park in Lowell has been released. It is as follows:
Friday, June 25th Taj Mahal Trio
Friday, July 9th Amos Lee
Saturday, July 10th Jimmy Cliff
Friday, July 16th Cake
Saturday, July 17th Joan Armatrading
Friday, July 30th Indigo Girls
Saturday, July 31st Marc Cohn
Friday, August 6th Suzanne Vega and Patty Larkin
Saturday, August 7th Herbie Hancock
Friday, August 13th Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
Saturday, August 14th Jonathan Edwards; Aztec Two-Step
Friday, August 20th The B-52's
Saturday, August 21st James Montgomery Blues Band and The Uptown Horns
Friday, August 27th Marcia Ball
Saturday, August 28th Natalie MacMaster
Friday, September 3rd Gandalf Murphy and The Slambovian Circus of Dreams
Saturday, September 4th Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
Friday, September 10th Robert Randolph and the Family Band

All shows begin at 7:30pm. For ticket information and directions, go to
http://www.lowellsum...?wpage=home/home.htm

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The schedule for the 2010 concert series at the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset has been released. It is as follows:
Wednesday, June 23rd 8pm An evening with RAIN: A tribute to the Beatles
Thursday, July 1st 8pm Boz Scaggs
Saturday, July 17th 8pm Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons with Orchestra
Sunday, July 18th 7:30pm Huey Lewis and the News
Sunday, July 25th 7:30pm The Happy Together Tour with The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie, The Grass Roots with Rob Grill, Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees, The Buckinghams, Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and the Raiders
Friday, July 30th 8pm Counting Crows Traveling Circus and Medicine Show; Augustana
Saturday, July 31st 7pm Bowzer's Original Doowop Party with Charlie Thomas' Drifters, Danny and the Juniors, Jay Siegel and The Tokens, The Crystals, Little Joe Cook, Bowzer and the Stingrays, Lenny Baker
Sunday, August 1st 7:30pm Aretha Franklin and her Orchestra
Thursday, August 5th 8pm George Thorogood and The Destroyers
Sunday, August 8th 7:30pm The Beach Boys

For more info, go to http://www.themusiccircus.org/events.php?view=list

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The schedule for the 2010 concert series at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis has been released. It is as follows:
Friday, June 4th 8pm The Black Crowes
Saturday, June 5th 8pm Toots and the Maytals
Friday, June 18th 8pm Aretha Franklin and her Orchestra
Thursday, June 24th 8pm An evening with RAIN: A tribute to the Beatles
Thursday, July 1st 8pm Mary Chapin Carpenter
Friday, July 2nd 8pm Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi
Saturday, July 3rd 8pm Boz Scaggs
Friday, July 9th 8pm Melissa Etheridge
Saturday, July 10th 8pm B.B. King; Lukas Nelson; The Promise of the Real
Friday, July 16th 8pm Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons with Orchestra
Saturday, July 17th 7:30pm Huey Lewis and the News
Sunday, August 1st 7pm Bowzer's Original Doowop Party with Charlie Thomas' Drifters, Danny and the Juniors, Jay Siegel and The Tokens, The Crystals, Little Joe Cook, Bowzer and the Stingrays, Lenny Baker
Wednesday, August 4th 8pm George Thorogood and The Destroyers
Saturday, August 7th 3:30pm The Beach Boys
Saturday, August 7th 7pm The Beach Boys
Thursday, August 12th 8pm Willie Nelson and Family
Friday, August 13th 8pm The Saw Doctors
Saturday, August 14th, 8pm Counting Crows Traveling Circus and Medicine Show; Augustana
Saturday, August 21st 8pm The B52's
Sunday, August 22nd 8pm The Temptations; The Four Tops

For more info, go to http://www.melodytent.org/events.php

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This is "Life Goes On" by Doctors of Flight, who won the third round of the Wormtown Trading Company's Battle of the Bands at The Elevens in Northampton on April 21st.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sBvMm9jtBU

This is the music video for "I Need You Tonight" by Peter Wolf


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJGWWycg-RQ

This is a very early video of Tom Paxton performing "The Last Thing on My Mind"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voqL5ksOuoo

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bananastasi - Thu, Apr 29, 2010, 6:10 A
Weekly Band E-Mail #125.0 LISTINGS April 29th - May 5th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #125.0 April 29th - May 5th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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

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, APRIL 29TH, 2010

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

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $25 advance; $28 at door. ALL AGES.
Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones guitarist)
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Here We Go Magic; Neighbors.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Sierra Grille in Northampton. 10pm. $3. 21+
Power Blessings (Mitchells/Classic Face); Maine Coons (Closet Faiiries/Needy Visions); Living Faux.

FRIDAY, APRIL 30TH, 2010

The Basement in Northampton. 8pm. no cover. 21+
Bunny's a Swine; The Merchant Bankers; Hell or High Water (from Burlington, VT)

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Pandora's Toybox; Psyche Corporation.

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 8pm.
Caravan of Thieves; Appalachian Still.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
High Octane.

The Elevens in Northampton. 7pm. 21+
Jason Bourgeois (residency); ALOTTLE.

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm 21+
God the Robot; Hotblack; Township.

Flavours in the Berkshires in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
Harbour Grace.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $30 advance; $33 at door. ALL AGES.
Iris Dement.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. ALL AGES.
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone; Magical Beautiful; Pants Yell!
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 10pm.
Lincoln Park (Linkin Park tribute); Age Against the Machine (Rage Against the Machine tribute)

Paper City Brewery in Holyoke. 6pm.
East Over Kent.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8; $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Darlingside; Red Lanterns; Awkward Ending; The Grownup Noise (from Boston); Matt Anish; Ben Karis-Nix.

Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. 9:30pm. 21+
Kobra Kai (members of Shadows Fall); Static Age (Misfits tribute band)

Theodore's in Springfield. 9pm. free.
Mississippi Jon Short.

SATURDAY, MAY 1ST, 2010

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

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

Brass Cat in Easthampton. 10pm. 21+
Problem With Dragons; Severe Severe; Evil Bill.

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 8pm.
Presentense.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Check Your Head.

Flavours in the Berkshires in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
Tony Lee Thomas.

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

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Horse Feathers; Lay Low.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 10pm.
KISS Alive (KISS tribute)

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls.
7:30pm Dylan Sneed
8:30pm Wild-Wood
free, but tips are encouraged for the performers.

Pearl Street Ballroom in Northampton. 8pm. $15 advance; $20 at door. ALL AGES.
Pride After Dark; Melissa Ferrick with Band; Rachael Sage and the Sequins; DJ Hesta Prynn (of Northern State)
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Pearl Street clubroom in Northampton. 9pm. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
Frightened Rabbit; Maps and Atlases; Bad Veins.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8; $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Insult; Dead Cats Dead Rats (from Boston); Uglies; Stomping Ground; Society High; Jumpship.

SUNDAY, MAY 2ND, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
Jonas Cain and Friends.

IMA Big Barn in Goshen. 7pm. Adults $15 advance; $18 at door. Youth under 21 $7 at door.
Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez; Mitch Chakour.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
David Buskin and Robin Batteau; Brooke Batteau.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 7pm. $15. AL:L AGES.
Set Your Goals; Comeback Kid; Title Fight; Make Do And Mend; A Loss For Words.

MONDAY, MAY 3RD, 2010

TUESDAY, MAY 4TH, 2010

Calvin Theatre in Northampton. 8pm. $45; $35; $25. ALL AGES.
Rodrigo y Gabriela; Alex Skolnick Trio.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $28.50 advance; $31 at door. ALL AGES.
Colin Hay (of Men At Work);
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5TH, 2010

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $28.50 advance; $31 at door. ALL AGES.
Colin Hay (of Men At Work); David Berkeley.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Pearl Street Ballroom in Northampton. 8:30pm. $20 advance; $25 at door. ALL AGES.
Sia; Girl in a Coma.
(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

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 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

IMA Big Barn, 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

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

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 http://www.myspace.com/route63roadhouse

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

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

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

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508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

THURSDAY, APRIL 29TH, 2010

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

The Grog in Newburyport. 8pm. $3. 21+
The Flip.

Mals Lounge at George's Restaurant in Haverhill. 9pm.
Lee Lewis and the Doowop All Stars.

Palladium downstairs in Worcester. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $11 advance; $12 at door. ALL AGES.
Halestorm; Janus; Burn Halo.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Metal Thursday XCI: Led to the Grave; Smite the Righteous; Sauriel; The Bloodless Gods.

FRIDAY, APRIL 30TH, 2010

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
Eight to the Bar.

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:30pm.
The Force; Planetoid; Worst Kid.

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm.
The Shirley Lewis Band.

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

Harry's Bar and Grill in Hyannis.
Johnny Hoy and the Blue Fish.

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester.
Sasquatch and the Sickabillys; Castine, Go!; Radio City Lights

Mals Lounge at George's Restaurant in Haverhill. 9pm.
Richie Rich and the 24 Carat Funk.

Me and Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead. 8pm. $16 advance; $18 at door.
Amy Speace; Jake Amerding.

Narrows Center in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $15 advance; $17 day of show.
Forever Young (Neil Young tribute)
all shows are broadcast live on WMVY on Martha's Vineyard and archived at MVYRadio. To listen to a show, go to the Narrows Center website and click on the MVYRadio button in the top right corner.

Palladium downstairs in Worcester. 6pm doors; 6:30pm show. $20 advance; $22 at door. ALL AGES.
Bullet For My Valentine; Chiodos; Airbourne.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:15pm.
DOM; Mercutio; HypaSpace; The Last Ones; Opening Night.

THE HUNT FOR THE CAPE'S MOST DANGEROUS BAND
Sundancer's in West Dennis.
Pixy103 presents The Finals with the winners of the past five rounds returning.

SATURDAY, MAY 1ST, 2010

Bull Run in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $45 advance; $50 at door.
Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones guitarist)

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
The Willie McBlind Band.

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

Deja Bru Pub in Wendell. 9pm.
Ghost Quartet.

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm.
The Blues Deluxe Band.

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester.
Hated; 18 Wheels of Justice; Justice Hall; State of Correction; Legions.

Mals Lounge at George's Restaurant in Haverhill. 9pm.
Barrence Whitfield.

Narrows Center in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $15 advance; $17 day of show.
Amy Speace; Abi Tapia.
all shows are broadcast live on WMVY on Martha's Vineyard and archived at MVYRadio. To listen to a show, go to the Narrows Center website and click on the MVYRadio button in the top right corner.

Palladium upstairs in Worcester. 6pm doors; 6:30pm show. $19 advance; $22 at door. ALL AGES.
Thursday; Converge; Touche Amore; Lewd Acts.

SUNDAY, MAY 2ND, 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

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 6pm. $15. ALL AGES.
WXRV presents The Adam Ezra Group.

Narrows Center in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $28 advance; $31 day of show.
Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones guitarist)
all shows are broadcast live on WMVY on Martha's Vineyard and archived at MVYRadio. To listen to a show, go to the Narrows Center website and click on the MVYRadio button in the top right corner.

MONDAY, MAY 3RD, 2010

TUESDAY, MAY 4TH, 2010

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $40; $50; $55; $60.
Taj Mahal.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5TH, 2010

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $45.
Great Big Sea.

VENUE MENU

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, Nantasket Beach, 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

Deja Bru Pub, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell
(978) 544-BREW http://dejabrewpub.com/

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

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

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

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

Me and Thee Coffeehouse, 28 Mugford Street, Marblehead 01945.
(781) 631-8987. http://meandthee.org/MeandThee_2009-10.html

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

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

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

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METRO BOSTON

THURSDAY, APRIL 29TH, 2010

Armory Cafe in Somerville. 7pm.
The Forest Fires (residency); Jesse Gallagher (Apollo Sunshine; Fred and the Donkey); Raysmith.

The Beachcomber in Quincy.
Velcro.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $10. 21+
The Styrenes (NYC/Cleveland); The Tampoffs; The Big Disappointments.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
8pm Randy and Friends
9pm John Copeland
10pm Cousin Johnny
11pm Captain Easychord and the Safety Meetings

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
Quiet Desperation presents the 32nd annual WBCN Rumble finals with Humanwine; Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling; Rob Potylo (full band). Also, special guest band King Hell.

House of Blues in Boston. 6pm doors; 6:30pm show. $15; $17 general admission; $25 reserved seating. ALL AGES.
Never Shout Never; Hey Monday; The Cab; Every Avenue; The Summer Set.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 7:30pm.
Otis Grove.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 10pm.
Krucial Reggae; Wicked Hangin' Chads.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $12. 18+
DJ E-Marce; The Blue Pages.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $15. 18+
Murder By Death; Ha Ha Tonka; Linfinity.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $6. 21+
Blessed Unrest; Weird Kids; Civil Warblers.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors. $7. 21+
Dadfi9ght; The Great Collide.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Matt and Shannon Heaton.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Think About Life; The Willowz.

FRIDAY, APRIL 30TH, 2010

The Beachcomber in Quincy.
The Take Back; Blackbelt Dynamite; Bombsquad Larry; Continental (featuring Rick Barton of the Dropkick Murphys); The Tin Thistles.

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $10. 21+
Hear Now Live! presents
8pm Tin Soldier
9pm All in Blind
10pm Strange Tribe
11pm Banana Phonetic
12midnight The Big East

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
9pm Liquid Fire
10pm Grace Finnigan-Fox
11pm The Battleships
12midnight Ten Foot Polecat

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $25 general admission; $35 reserved seating. ALL AGES.
Corinne Bailey Rae.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9:45pm.
Boubacar Diabate and Samba Lolo.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12. 18+
Dagger Or a Dram; Tom Hamilton's American Babies; The Bargains; Elsewhere.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
The Boston Russian Rock Club presents Spring Festival 2010 featuring Plumerai; Alisa Apreleva; Psoy Korolenko; Sekret.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
Milquetoast and Co.; Jeddo Stars; Vulgarrity.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors. $10. 21+
Union Square Round Table with Nick Branigan; Ben Dryer; Caitllin Roy; Keira Horowitz; Steven Derocher; Chris Braiotta; TD Sidell.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $40 general admission. ALL AGES.
Tom Paxton.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
The Everyday Visuals; The Lights Out; Flying Machines; Aloud.

SATURDAY, MAY 1ST, 2010

The Beachcomber in Quincy.
The Joshua Tree (U2 tribute); Tom Appleton Band.

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $10. 21+
Johnny D's (Allston) reunion with The Turbines; The Prime Movers; The Classic Ruins; Moose and the Mudbugs.

Dante's in Quincy. 9:30pm. no cover. 21+
The Bobby O' Band.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $9. 21+
Royal Bangs; Twin Berlin.

House of Blues in Boston. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $23; $25. ALL AGES.
Sia; Girl In a Coma.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 10pm.
Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
The Wrong Reasons; The Willows (CD release); Dirty Truckers; Action Verbs; The Maquis.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 7:30pm doors. $12 advance; $15 day of show. 18+
Nomad-I Birthday Bash with Flash Gordman; Fear Nuttin Band; Doctors of Flight; Raw Ambition.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 3pm. $6. 18+
Born of Fire BBQ with Disappearer; The Austerity Program; Phanhtom Glue (CD release)

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9:30pm. $9. 21+
Team Shred Productions presents Eclectic Train; Sticky Fuzz; Out of Reach.

Passims in Cambridge. 10pm. $35 general admission. ALL AGES.
Buskin and Batteau.

SUNDAY, MAY 2ND, 2010

ON THE RADIO
The Sound of Our Town, hosted by Brett Milano, is the local music show on FreeFormBCN every Sunday afternoon, 3-5pm. If you are in metro Boston, you can listen on the radio at WZLX, 100.7HD-3, or online at
http://player.play.i...0630&onestat=wzlxhd3

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. $8. 21+
Karmic Music presents
8:30pm Tommy Viera
9:30pm Dr. Easy
10:30pm The Hatch Band

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $15. 18+
The Fenway Recording Sessions presents Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders; Township; DJ Carbo.


HARVARD SQUARE MAYFAIR
Harvard Square in Cambridge. 12noon on. free. ALL AGES.
for more info, go to http://www.harvardsquare.com/

Main Stage (in the super crosswalk in front of Out of Town News:
12noon DreadRocks
1:30pm Todd Thibaud
2:30pm The Downbeat 5
3:25pm Action Verbs
4:15pm Apollo Run

Brattle Street stage:
12noon The Last 55s
1pm John Shade and the Neave String Quartet
2pm Anne Heaton
3pm Margaret Glaspy
4pm Railbird
5pm David Wax Museum

Borders Cafe Stage (in Church Street parking lot):
3pm Darlingside
4pm Love in Stockholm
5pm Oranjuly


House of Blues in Boston. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $20 general admission; $25 reserved seating. ALL AGES.
Honor Society; Just Kait; Ashlyne Huff.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9pm.
Full Powered Halo.

BENEFIT FOR AMERICA SCORES NEW ENGLAND
Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $15. 18+
Project Tree; Agari Crew; Moe Pope.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 7pm doors. $15 advance; $17 day of show. ALL AGES.
Julia Nunes; Micah.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $6. 18+
Ghost Box Orchestra; Gift Horse; Fuxa Natra; Paul Sentz.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors. $8. 21+
Finisher; Riff Cannon; Yorba Linda; Mechane.

Passims in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
David Wax Museum; Brown Bird.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Alcoholic Faith Mission; Emanuel and the Fear.

MONDAY, MAY 3RD, 2010

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $6. 18+
A Polk Records Happening featuring Streight Angular; The Turkeys; Radio Control.

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $25 general admission; $35 reserved seating. ALL AGES.
Sublime; Rome.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Bill Dwyer Band; Jamie Kent and the Options; Jamie Alimorad; Miggs (Rock Ridge/Warner Brothers Records)

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $6. 18+
Lion Cub; The Acre; Camden.

Passims in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Recipients of Iguana Music Fund awards, which were handed out on December 3rd, 2009, will perform. They are Dinty Child, Mike Rivard, Sam Kassirer, Alastair Moock, Margaret Glaspy, Ruth Mendelsohn, Alec Spiegelman, Jamie Manning, Jacqueline Francis, David Wax, Matthew Belyea, and Kaitlin Berreckman.

TUESDAY, MAY 4TH, 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

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $6. 18+
The Rodeo Church; The 3:27s; Matt Jackson.

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $27 general admission; $37 reserved seating. ALL AGES.
Angels and Airwaves; Say Anything; The Murder Mile.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8pm.
Zach Hurd.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $9. 18+
Team Shred presents Richard James; Umoja Orchestra (from Gainesville, FL); Personal Finance; James Harris Moore.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 8pm. $7. 18+
TWOPLUSTWO featuring Get Laid!; Tinsel Teeth (from Providence); Holy Sheet (from RI); Diastema.

Passims in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
The Paper Raincoat; Mike Evin.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Gregory and the Hawk; Lady Lamb the Beekeeper.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5TH, 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/

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $8. 21+
9pm Dean
10pm To the Masquerade
11pm The Powers That Be

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
The Wet Bandits present DOM; Magic Magic; The Royalty.
Also, dj sets by Ayad and Jeff of Passion Pit.

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $30; $33 general admission; $40 reserved seating. ALL AGES.
Jonsi (from Sigur Ros)

Johnny D's in Somerville.
David Fiuczynski.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $9 advance; $10 day of show. 18+
Beat Circus; Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores; La Strada (CD release; ErnestJ enning Records)

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $15. 18+
The Glitch Mob; Free the Robots; Deru.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Eldridge Rodriguez (residency); Soccer Mom (ex-The Spanish Armada); Tony Skalicky (The Beatings/Get Help solo acoustic); Wallcreeper; DJ sets by The Brobots.

Passims in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Stephen Fearing and Steve Poltz (CD release)

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Red Elvises; Jordan Valentine and the Sunday Saints.

VENUE MENU

Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville 02143
(617) 718-2191 http://www.artsatthearmory.org/

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

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

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/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Weekly Band E-Mail #124.0 NEWS April 22nd, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #124.0 April 22nd, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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As compact disc sales continue to decline, Universal Music Group, the world’s largest record company, announced last week it will roll out test CDs at $10 or less. Just in time for this year's annual Record Store Day celebration, the company’s Velocity program is a perceived lifeline for both the company and brick-and-mortar music retailers. Later this year, Universal plans to release new albums by Godsmack, Game, Taio Cruz and more for less than $10.

“The jury is out on this whole thing,” said Billboard reporter Ed Christman, who has been covering the negotiations between Universal and retailers. “There’s no doubt that lower prices drive volume. But can these price points be profitable at any volume? Allegedly, 90 percent of records don’t make money, and hits carry the labels. But at this price that may not work.”

Newbury Comics CEO Mike Dreese believes 80 percent of the discs his chain stocks need be priced at $10 or less before he can start promoting the end of high-cost CDs. “It would make a huge difference to our business if we saw the whole store priced at $9.99,” he said.

Dreese thinks lowering the price of CDs to $10 is a smart move. Newbury Comics already prices many of its CDs in the low double digits, even taking a 50 cent loss on many to increase foot traffic. It’s a strategy that’s allowed Newbury Comics to survive when the likes of Tower, HMV and Virgin have disappeared from the landscape.

But Dreese is concerned that Universal - even with its almost 30 percent of the CD market share - isn’t big enough to push the whole industry to adopt a new price structure. “If other label groups don’t go along,” he said, “the effort won’t be effective.”

This year, both the CD and the CD store are on the endangered species list. CD sales have been cut in half in the last decade. And the slide continues: Sales are already down 15 percent from 2009, and CD shelf space at Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy continues to shrink.

“You used to have the scenesters or hipsters or whatever you want to call them all working at record stores,” Dreese said. “They were there to help and offer advice. Now you have a clerk in a smock in the Wal-Mart stocking only bestsellers.”

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This from Spinner.com:

Alex Chilton's unexpected death last month at age 59 might have been prevented if he had health insurance. According to a report in the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Chilton's wife, Laura Kersting, says that although he had symptoms of heart trouble, he declined immediate treatment due to lack of coverage.

Chilton, who at age 16 had a No. 1 US hit single with "The Letter" in 1967 as lead singer of The Box Tops, passed away just days before he was to appear at a reunion show in Austin, Texas, of his '70s group, the widely influential power-pop band Big Star.

"At least twice in the week before his fatal heart attack, Chilton experienced shortness of breath and chills while cutting grass," the article reports. "But he did not seek medical attention, Kersting said, in part because he had no health insurance."

The Times-Picayune reveals that on the morning of March 17th, the Big Star frontman called Kersting at work to tell her he wasn't well. She made it home before the ambulance and rushed him to the emergency room, running a red light at his insistence, before he lost consciousness when they were just a block from the emergency room.

The piece also takes a close look at Chilton's private life in New Orleans, where the Memphis-raised Louisiana transplant lived in the mixed neighborhood of Treme, where he rode out Hurricane Katrina in 2005. "He identified with black people more than white people," Kersting said. "He was very much a part of this neighborhood." Neighbors across the street marveled as Chilton cut his grass with a manual push mower.

Despite his iconic indie rock stature, Chilton's wife said, "He was kind of lazy ... He took it very easy. He'd say, 'Why work when I don't have to?' He wanted a very simple life. He was not interested in fame. He was interested in money -- he wanted enough to be comfortable and to travel."

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The eighth annual Boston Independent Film Festival will be running at the Somerville Theatre, The Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, and The Kendall Square Cinema in Brookline for eight days beginning Wednesday, April 21st. There will be five rock and roll documentaries.

Thursday, Aprill 22nd 7:15pm Somerville Theatre
Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam

Friday, April 23rd 10pm Somerville Theatre
Lemmy

Saturday, April 24th 8pm Somerville Theatre
Do It Again

Sunday, April 25th 7:30pm Brattle Theatre in Cambridge
Strange Powers: Stephen Merritt and the Magnetic Fields

Monday, April 26th 7:30pm Somerville Theatre
Searching for Elliott Smith

There are also four After Dark films and one panel discussion that may be of interest:

Friday, April 23rd 10pm Somerville Theatre
Life 2.0

Friday, April 23rd 11:59pm Brattle Theatre
Machotaildrop

Saturday, April 24th 12noon Somerville Theatre
Working Both Sides of the Camera: Actors Who Direct, Directors Who Act (panel discussion)

Saturday, April 24th 10:30pm Somerville Theatre
Drones

Saturday, April 24th 11:15pm Brattle Theatre
The Good, The Bad, The Weird

For more info and the complete schedule, go to
http://www.iffboston.org/2010/index.php

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WGBY-TV, Channel 57 in Springfield, which is public television for western Massachusetts, is running two events this weekend in conjunction with this year's Earth Day (which is Thursday, April 22nd).

The first is an Eco-Fair and Family Funfest at Pulaski Park in Northampton on Saturday, April 24th. It runs from 11am to 4pm. Entertainment will be provided by Swing Caravan, Mr.. G, and Primate Fiasco.

On Sunday, beginning at 4pm, there will be a special show at The Academy of Music in downtown Northampton. Performing will be Dar Williams and Patty Larkin. Tickets are $25-$45, and are available for purchase online at http://www.academyof...ckets.html#event0031

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The Tupelo Music Hall at Salisbury Beach has been renamed The Blue Ocean Music Hall. As of April 1st, a new management team has been brought in to run the day-to-day operations of the venue, hence the name change. The original Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH continues to operate as usual.

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Jenee Halstead celebrates the release of her EP Hollow Bones at Passim's in Cambridge on Tuesday, April 27th at 8pm. Singer-songwriter Jacqueline Francis will be opening. General admission is $12, and tickets may be purchased online at http://www.clubpassim.org/

Jenee's voice sways back and forth between frailty and strength, drawing inspiration from Emmylou Harris, June Carter, and Patty Griffin Hollow Bones starts with roots, blues, and honky-tonk, and explores the future of Americana with long-time writing partners David Wax of the David Wax Museum and Tom Combs of Pretty Pennies.

Jenee grew up in the Inland Empire mining country of the West, a singing tomboy with a restless heart. Escaping a collapsed love affair, she left the high desert quiet for the fertile folk environs of Cambridge. Backed by her nuanced, small-bodied guitar, she draws from the haunting melodies of the Depression Era, patiently distilling folk, bluegrass, and electro to create music that Matt Smith, Passim's long-time manager, describes as "fresh and new, yet familiar and timeless."

The EP features the talents of Lyle Brewer on guitar (Sarah Borges, Miss Tess), Greg Glassman on drums and vocals (Sacred Shakers, David Wax Museum), David Wax, Jim Fitting on harmonica (Session Americana, Treat Her Right, Bonnie Raitt), Julie Metcalf on fiddle (Folk Arts Quartet), and David Piper, upright bass, Wurlitzer, ukelele, Cajon (Pretty Pennies), and Tom Combs on acoustic guitar (Pretty Pennies). The contributions of these esteemed musicians, along with producing the album in the intimate cinder block studio at Starlight Sound in Somerville, gives Hollow Bones a unique balance that compliments its declaration of moving onward and upward while not forgetting where you've been.

Jenee has recruited a wealth of talent to join her on stage for the celebration of the release. Tony Savarino (guitar), Jared Seabrook (drums), Conor Smith (mandolin), Julie Metcalf (fiddle), and David Piper (upright bass) This ensemble’s show promises to charge headlong into a new day, from the eclectic and dreamy sounds of her last album, The River Grace, to her latest and very spirited entry.

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The line-up for the free concert series that radio station WODS in Boston runs every summer at the Hatch Shell has been announced. All concerts begin at 7pm and are free and open to the public.

Saturday, June 19th War
Saturday, July 17th Eddie Money; John Cafferty
Saturday, July 31st Peter Cetera (former frontman for Chicago); Ernie and the Automatics

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The 2010 edition of the Vans Warped Tour touches down at the Comcast Center for the Performing Arts in Mansfield on Tuesday, July 13th, beginning at 11am. Scheduled to perform are:

The All-American Rejects, Motion City Soundtrack, Alkaline Trio, The Bouncing Souls, Every Time I Die, Andrew W.K., Reel Big Fish, Bring Me the Horizon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Face to Face, We Are the Kings, Suicide Silence, Breathe Carolina, I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business, Emmure, Hey Monday, Parkway Drive, Pierce the Veil, Set Your Goals, Whitechapel, Four Years Strong, YouMeAtSix, Annarbor, Fake Problems.

Never Shout Never, Mike Posner, The Cab, The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, The Casualties, The Rocket Summer, Polar Bear Club, The Pretty Reckless, Artist vs Poet, Alesana, The Summerset, Versaemerge, Enter Shikari, I See Stars, Sparks the Rescue, Attack Attack!, Sum 41, AM Taxi, Breathe Electric, Fight Fair, In Fear and Faith, Of Mice and Men, We Are the In Crowd, Call the Cops, Confide, After Midnight Project, Far From Finished, Emarosa, May Day Parade, Riverboat Gamblers, The Swellers, Closure in Moscow, and Eyes Set to Kill.

One notable act that is not set to play the Mansfield stop of the Warped Tour is The Dropkick Murphys, who just announced that they will be part of the Warped Tour shows in Salt Lake City, Denver, San Diego, Pomona and Marysville CA, Nampa, ID, George, WA, and Hillsboro, OR. The band does not have any show listed for Tuesday, July 13th as of this writing, so there is always the chance that they will be added to the bill in Mansfield.

Tickets are available to purchase online at http://www.livenation.com/

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The 2010 edition of Lollapalooza will be held at Grant Park in Chicago August 6-8. 124 artists are scheduled to perform. Tickets are $190 for three days, and are available at http://www.lollapalooza.com/

Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, the Strokes, Phoenix, Social Distortion, MGMT, Jimmy Cliff, Hot Chip, the Black Keys, the National, Spoon, Devo, Cypress Hill, Cut Copy, the New Pornographers, Erykah Badu, Slightly Stoopid, Grizzly Bear, Gogol Bordello, Chromeo, Wolfmother, Yeasayer, X Japan, MUTEMATH, Metric, Dirty Projectors, AFI, Mavis Staples, Matt and Kim, the xx, Drive-By Truckers, Blues Traveler.

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, the Temper Trap, Jamie Lidell, Frightened Rabbit, F Buttons, Deer Tick, Blitzen Trapper, Stars, Raphael Saadiq, the Cribs, Minus the Bear, Switchfoot, the Walkmen, Mumford & Sons, Wild Beasts, Rogue Wave, Los Amigos Invisibles, the Big Pink, the Dodos, Hockey, Cymbals Eat Guitars, B.o.B, Dawes, Warpaint, the Antlers, the Soft Pack, Rebelution, Balkan Beat Box.

Wavves, American Bang, the Ike Reilly Assassination, Company of Thieves, Nneka, Harlem, the Constellations, Miniature Tigers, Mimicking Birds, the Kissaway Trail, HEALTH, Javelin, the Morning Benders, Foxy Shazam, Violent Soho, Royal Bangs, NEON TREES, Freelance Whales, Semi Precious Weapons, Dan Black, The Band of Heathens, Dragonette, My Dear Disco, Shawn Fisher, Neon Hitch, Skybox, The Ettes, Jukebox the Ghost, These United States, MyNameIsJohnMichael.

Perry Farrell's DJ stage line-up:

2ManyDJs, Empire of the Sun, Digitalism, Perry Farrell, Tiga, Felix da Housecat, Rusko, Erol Alkan, Kaskade, Flosstradamus, Wolfgang Gartner, Joachim Garraud, Mexican Institute of Sound, Caspa, Peanut Butter Wolf, Dirty South, NERVO, Cut Copy (DJ Set), Beats Antique, Steve Porter, Didi Gutman of Brazilian Girls, Ancient Astronauts, Ana Sia, Team Bayside High, Dani Deahl, FreeSol, DJ Mel, BBU Vonnegutt, Only Children, Lance Herbstrong.

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This from Pollstar:

The inaugural Solid Sound Festival can be described as the ultimate Wilco event. The alternative rock group is headlining and curating the fest with the rest of the lineup filled with individual performances by band members’ side projects.

The new independently promoted and ticket festival is set for August 13-15 at MASS MoCA in North Adams. The Festival will feature Wilco as well as drummer Glen Kotche’s On Fillmore, lead guitarist Nels Cline’s Nels Cline Singers, keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen’s Pronto, and the Auturm Defense featuring bassist John Stirratt and multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone.

The three-day festival will include additional musical performances along with a comedy stage, a concert-poster screening demonstration, planned workshops, film, video installations and DJs. Fans will have the chance to check out interactive installations and exhibits such as Solid Sound Stompbox Station, an interactive guitar pedal exhibit created and demonstrated by Cline.

Ticketholders can also wander around the entire MASS MoCA campus and take a peek at the 150,000 square feet of galleries. Exhibits currently on display include the Sol LeWitt Retrospective, Inigo Manglano Ovalle’s “Gravity is a Force to be Reckoned with,” Petah Coyne’s “Material World: Sculpture to Environment,” Leonard Nimoy’s “Secret Selves” and a new installation by Michael Oatman.

Tickets went on sale last Friday, April 9th, through the band’s official Web site, http://www.wilcoworld.net as well as through http://www.solidsoundfestival.com Early birds can get tickets to the three-day event for $86.50 (including all fees and parking). If you purchase tickets after June 1st, a ticket will set you back $99.50 (including all fees and parking).

In late April the band plays Japan followed by New Zealand and Australia.

Solid Sound Festival takes place in the middle of two treks through Europe. The first round of dates is set for May 20-31 followed by another set of shows September 12-27. On September 3rd U.S. fans can catch Jeff Tweedy and co. at Jazz Aspen Snowmass festival in Snowmass, Colo.

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Malcolm McLaren, founder of the Sex Pistols, died of cancer on Thursday, April 8th at the age of 64.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

This coming week has an unusual amount of very, very good shows. This week's Hot Ticket is the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival at The Palladium in Worcester. But there are many, many other excellent shows going on. Here is where I would go if I could be in ten places at the same time.

Thursday, April 22nd
Sonya Kitchell at The Iron Horse in Northampton
Apollo Sunshine; Tony the Bookie at The Iron Horse in Northampton
New England Metal and Hardcore Festival pre-party at The Palladium in Worcester
Antje Dukevot at Passim's in Cambridge
Muck and the Mires; Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents with special guest Lala Brooks of The Crystals; Barrence Whitfield at The Precinct in Somerville.

Friday, April 23rd
DPR; SwillMerchants; Pallet at Maximum Capacity in Chicopee
Winterpills outside on Chapin Lawn at Smith College in Northampton
Lovewhip; Solo Sexx at Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls
New England Metal and Hardcore Festival at The Palladium in Worcester
Antje Dukevot at Passim's in Cambridge

Saturday, April 24th
A celebration of Alex Chilton at The Iron Horse in Northampton
Commander Cody Band at The C-Note at Nantasket Beach
New England Metal and Hardcore Festival at The Palladium in Worcester
Patty Larkin CD release at Regent Theatre in Arlington

Sunday, April 25th
Dar Williams; Patty Larkin at The Academy of Music in Northampton
Mark Hummel and The Blues Survivors at Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls

Tuesday, April 27th
Jenee Halstead CD release at Passim's in Cambridge

Wednesday, April 28th
Finals of the Wormtown Trading Company Battle of the Bands at The Elevens in Northampton

Here is the video for "Extinguish Them" by Within the Ruins, who are playing at the Metalfest pre-party at The Palladium in Worcester on Thursday


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQDeZ3DV84U

Here is the video for "Merry Go Round" by Antje Dukevot, who plays four shows at Passim's in Cambridge on Thursday and Friday night.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXSc0sxg840

Here is a video of Mark Hummel and The Blues Survivors performing live in San Francisco. They will be at The Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls on Sunday night:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3nePLJPRwY

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Weekly Band E-Mail #124.0 LISTINGS April 22nd - April 28th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #124.0 April 22nd - April 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/shows/

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, APRIL 22ND 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
Steve Nelson; Heather Maloney.

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 7:30pm. free.
Ray Mason.

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

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. ALL AGES.
Apollo Sunshine; Tony the Bookie.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 9pm.
Fat Man Scoop.

Sierra Grille in Northampton. 10pm. $3. 21+
Graph; Weather (from Portland, OR); You Can Be a Wesley (from Boston)

FRIDAY, APRIL 23RD, 2010

Bishop's Lounge in Northampton. 10pm. 21+
Ghost Quartet (CD release).

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Joan's Dilema.

Blue House Cafe in Haydenville. 6:30p.m. free.
Ray Mason.

Calvin Theatre in Northampton. 8pm. $30; $25. ALL AGES.
The Wailin' Jennys; Joy Kills Sorrow.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm. no cover.
The Prozacs; Reverend Dan and The Dirty Catechism; The Excuses; The Uncomfortables.

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. $5. 21+
Finn Riggins (from Idaho); Fiesta Brava; The Brass.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $17.50 advance; $20 at door. ALL AGES.
John Gorka; Elana Arian.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. ALL AGES.
Rusty Belle (CD release)
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 10pm.
DPR; SwillMerchants; Pallet.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls.
8pm Merrick Section
(free, but tips are encouraged for the performers)

Paper City Brewery in Holyoke. 6pm.
SPF-4.

Pearl Street Ballroom in Northampton. 9pm. $20 advance; $25 at door. ALL AGES.
Bassnectar; DJ Vadim; Amplive (of Zion I)
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8; $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
The Furiousity; Gimlet Slip; The Jonee Earthquake Band; One Bright Day; The Emergency Empire.

Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. 9:30pm. 21+
Lovewhip (electro funk from Boston); Solo Sexx (all female band from Amherst)

Smith College, Chapin Lawn in Northampton. 7:30-9:30pm. free.
Winterpills.

Theodore's in Springfield. 9pm. free.
Evan Goodrow.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 9pm. $5. 18+
Barely Legal; Rattlebone; SP Hogan Blues Band.

SATURDAY, APRIL 24TH, 2010

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

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Eva Capelli and guests.

Brass Cat in Easthampton. 10pm. 21+
Fancy Trash; Storm the Ohio.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm. no cover.
The Saints (reunion).

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Thank You Friends: A Celebration of Alex Chilton featuring Chris Collingwood of Fountains of Wayne; Mark Mulcahy; Winterpills; Henning Ohlenbusch; Rick Murnane; Thane Thomsen; Dave Houghton; Lesa Beso; Sitting Next to Brian; Paper Piano.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Zach Deputy.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 10pm.
Bon Jersey (Bon Jovi tribute); Adrenalize (Def Leppard tribute)

ECO FAIR AND FAMILY FUNFEST
Pulaski Park in Northampton. 11am-4pm. free.
Entertainment by Swing Caravan, Mr. G, and Primate Fiasco.

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8; $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
St. Jacques; Cabinets of Natural Curiosities; Aidan; Matt Anish; Just Say So.

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

Theodore's in Springfield. 9pm. free.
Mark Nomad.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 9pm. 18+
Kobra Kai.

SUNDAY, APRIL 25TH, 2010

Academy of Music in Northampton. 4pm. $25-$45. ALL AGES.
Dar Williams; Patty Larkin.

Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. 7pm. 21+
Mark Hummel.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 7pm. $10 advance; $12 at door. AL:L AGES.
Monsters; And Hell Followed With; Sovereign Strength; Soul Train; Beneath Dying Embers; Gone Astray.

MONDAY, APRIL 26TH, 2010

TUESDAY, APRIL 27TH, 2010

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

Pearl Street Ballroom in Northampton. 7pm. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
OK Go; Earl Greyhound; The Booze.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28TH, 2010

WORMTOWN TRADING BATTLE OF THE BANDS FINALS
The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. free. 21+
The winners of the three preliminary rounds face off to win an opening spot at the Strange Creek Festival in Greenfield on Memorial Day weekend.
Winners of Round One - Jatoba
Winners of Round Two - The Big Sway
Winners of Round Three - Doctors of Flight

Iron Horse in Northampton. 8:30pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Family of the Year; Willy Mason.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pulaski Park, Main Street (between City Hall and the Academy of Music), Northampton 01060

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 http://www.myspace.com/route63roadhouse

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

Smith College, Chapin Lawn, Northampton 01060

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.waterfronttavern.com

Waterfront Tavern, 920 Main Street, Holyoke 01040
(413) 896-5448
http://www.ogre26.com/waterfronttavern.html (all ages)

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508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

THURSDAY, APRIL 22ND, 2010

Bull Run in Shirley. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $10.
Bull Run SoundStage with Mark Fisher Trio.

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

The Grog in Newburyport. 8pm. $3. 21+
Building James; Max Sullivan Group.

Narrows Center in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $10 advance; $12 day of show.
Tao Seeger Bad; Paperbird.

NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL
The Palladium in Worcester. 6pm doors. $10; free with Metalfest ticket. ALL AGES.
Pre-fest party featuring:
Atticus Black
Kobra Kai
My Children My Bride
Thy Will Be Done
Within The Ruins
Armor For the Broken

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
Burn the Witch; Indiana Handshake; Sound Affects; Roman Numeral Three.

FRIDAY, APRIL 23RD, 2010

Bull Run in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $18 advance; $22 at door.
John Nemeth.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
Michelle "Evil Gal" Wilson.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $7. 21+
The Bruce Marshall Group.

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:30pm.
Buxton Cliff and B-Luv.

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm.
The Barrett Anderson Band.

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

Harry's Bar and Grill in Hyannis.
Mission of Blues.

Mal's Lounge at George's Restaurant in Haverhill. 9pm.
Mr. Nick and the Dirty Tricks.

Me and Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead. 8pm. $20 advance; $22 at door.
Bellville Outlet; Putnam Smith.

Narrows Center in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $18 advance; $20 day of show.
Mary Gauthier; Angela Easterling.

NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL DAY ONE
The Palladium in Worcester. 12noon doors. $40. ALL AGES
MAIN STAGE:
3:10pm Howl
3:40pm Architect UK
4:10pm After the Burial
4:40pm Nachtmystium
5:25pm Doomriders
6:10pm Fall of Troy
6:55pm Valiant Thorr
7:40pm Baroness
8:35pm Between the Buried and Me
10pm Mastodon
SECOND STAGE:
12noon Monsters
12:30pm XTheWarX
1pm Grave Maker
1:30pm Forfeit
2pm Donnybrook!
2:30pm Burning Empires
3pm Thick as Blood
3:30pm C.O.A.
4pm Mongoloids
4:30pm Death Before Dishonor
5pm Death Threat
5:30pm Earth Crisis
6:15pm Cro Mags


Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
Knumbskulls; Slitstitch; Mack the Knife; Black Noise Scam; The Tenafly Vipers.

THE HUNT FOR THE CAPE'S MOST DANGEROUS BAND
Sundancer's in West Dennis.
Pixy103 presents Round Five with Loose Change; Abby Normal Band; The Coozies.

SATURDAY, APRIL 24TH, 2010

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull. 8pm doors; 9pm show.
The Commander Cody Band; Fatwall Jack.

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

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

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm.
Young Neal and the Vipers.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
PokeChop; TOWM.

Harry's Bar and Grill in Hyannis.
Ricky "King" Russell and The Cadillac Horns.

Mal's Lounge at George's Restaurant in Haverhill. 9pm.
Roxy Perry (from NY)

Narrows Center in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $15 advance; $17 day of show.
Howard Fishman and His Band.

NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL DAY TWO
The Palladium in Worcester. 12noon doors. $46. ALL AGES.
MAIN STAGE:
12:15pm Acaro
12:45pm Lecherous Nocturne
1:15pm Malefice
1:45pm Periphery
2:15pm Chelsea Grin
2:45pm Abacabb
3:15pm TTEOTD
3:45pm Holy Grail
4:15pm Cattle Decapitation
4:45pm Impending Doom
5:25pm Skeletonwitch
6:10pm 1349
7pm Eluvettie
7:50pm White Chapel
8:40pm Job For a Cowboy
9:45pm Amon Amarth
11:30pm Cannibal Corpse
SECOND STAGE:
12noon Across the Sun
12:30pm Swashbuckle
1pm Rose Funeral
1:30pm Arsonists Get All the Girls
2pm XTyrantX
2:30pm Gaza
3pm Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza
3:30pm Alpha and Omega
4pm Soul Control
4:30pm Reign Supreme
5pm Cruel Hand
6:15pm MU

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

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
Murphy's Law; BovaChevo; Antietam; The Commandos.

Sundancer's in West Dennis.
57 Heavy.

SUNDAY, APRIL 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

PARKER WHEELER'S BLUES PARTY(tm)
The Grog in Newburyport. 7-11pm. $5. 21+
Chris "Stovall" Brown; Dave Howard.

MONDAY, APRIL 26TH, 2010

TUESDAY, APRIL 27TH, 2010

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28TH, 2010

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $35.
Colbie Caillat.

The Palladium upstairs in Worcester. 6:30pm doors; 7pm show. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Sky Eats Airplane; Drop Dead, Gorgeous; Motionless in White; Atilla; Sleeping With Sirens.

VENUE MENU

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, Nantasket Beach, 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

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

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/MeandThee_2009-10.html

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

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

The Pump House, 338 Main Street, Southbridge 01550
(508) 765-5473

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

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

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METRO BOSTON

THURSDAY, APRIL 22ND, 2010

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $10.
Earth Day Reggae Fest
9pm Nomad-I
9:45pm Jahriffe
10:30pm Kalillah
11:15pm King-I

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $20; $23 general admission. ALL AGES.
Bassnectar; DJ Vadim.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 10pm doors. $10. 21+
Dakota; Mr. Matt; DJ E-Marce.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm doors. $10. 18+
The Mary Onettes.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 8:30pm.
Zach Deputy.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $6. 21+
Vending Machetes; Grass Is Green; Colors.

Passim's in Cambridge. 7pm. $20 general admission. ALL AGES.
Antje Dukevot; Chris O'Brien.

Passim's in Cambridge. 10pm. $20 general admission. ALL AGES.
Antje Dukevot; Chris O'Brien.

The Precinct in Somerville. 9pm.
Muck and the Mires; Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents with special guest Lala Brooks of The Crystals; Barrence Whitfield.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Future Everybody; Hey Now Morris Fader; The Sneakers; Sea Captains.

FRIDAY, APRIL 23RD, 2010

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $10. 21+
Hear Now Live! presents
9pm The Cub
10pm Sun King
11pm Pistol Shrimp
12midnight The Ricecookers

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
11pm Frank Booth's Car
12midnight Stilltime

House of Blues in Boston. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $20. ALL AGES.
Owl City; Lights; Paper Route.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9:45pm.
Jamie Lynn Hart.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 11pm.
Bronze Radio Return.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Team Shred presents Confront (CD release); Mob Hit; Pay N Blood; Few and Far.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $15. 18+
Apples in Stereo; Generationals; Laminated Cat.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
First Child; Stereo Soul Future; Sun Lee Sunbeam; Bo Barringer (of MeAndJoanCollins)

Passim's in Cambridge. 7pm. $20 general admission. ALL AGES.
Antje Dukevot; Chris O'Brien.

Passim's in Cambridge. 10pm. $20 general admission. ALL AGES.
Antje Dukevot; Chris O'Brien.

SATURDAY, APRIL 24TH, 2010

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $10. 21+
Hear Now Live! presents
8pm T.A.S.T.E.
9pm Lost Project
10pm Sediment
11pm Executive Order
12midnight The Hands Off Love Affair

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
9pm The Cello Chix
10pm Esthema
11pm The Ground Up
12midnight The Dirty Water Brass Band

Dante's at Firefly's in Quincy. 9:30pm. no cover. 21+
Splash of Blues.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm doors. $9. 21+
Dopamine Records presents Mystery Roar (record release).

House of Blues in Boston. 6pm doors; 6:30pm show. $20; $22 general admission. ALL AGES.
Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime; Rustic Overtones.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 7pm.
Graham Parker and the Figgs.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 10pm.
Playin' Dead (Grateful Dead tribute)

Middle East up in Cambridge. 1pm doors. $10. ALL AGES.
Team Shred presents Alien 8 (EP release); All Flags Flying; Step 3; Now We Stand.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Boston8Bit presents Chiptune VI featuring Active Knowledge; Albino Ghost Monkey; Bright Primate; Cathode Rays; Oxygen Star; DJ Radioscotvoid.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Team Shred presents Forgetful Jones; Boatyard Resin; Jaju (ex-Hello Mahalo); The LE Project.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $5. 21+
Wolves and the Radio; Unwelcome Guests; Raptorman; Four Eyes.

Passim's in Cambridge. 3:30pm. $10 general admission. ALL AGES.
Alistair Moock; Sean Staples; Eric Royer.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
The Boston Boys.

Regent Theatre in Arlington. 8pm. $22. ALL AGES.
Patty Larkin (CD release); Birdsong at Morning.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Faith and the Muse; DJ Scary Lady Sarah.

SUNDAY, APRIL 25TH, 2010

ON THE RADIO
The Sound of Our Town, hosted by Brett Milano, is the local music show on FreeFormBCN every Sunday afternoon, 3-5pm. If you are in metro Boston, you can listen on the radio at WZLX, 100.7HD-3, or online at
http://player.play.i...0630&onestat=wzlxhd3

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+
Owning Bill; Blue Light District; Nassy; The Cold Goodnight.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm doors. $10. 18+
The Fenway Recording Sessions presents Harlem.

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $59.50 general admission; $75 reserved seating. ALL AGES.
The Gipsy Kings.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 1pm. ALL AGES. $10.
Acey Slade and the Dark Party; Mongrel; 1476; Evil Streaks.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $9. 18+
Team Shred presents With Engines; Eolune; Magna Mater; We&Dost.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 18+
Drivethru Therapy; Widow Sunday; Grand Evolution. (and a fashion show)

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 2pm. $5. 18+
Dustin and the Furniture; Y Lime?; Christine Hayward; Seth La Pointe; Early Noise; Matt Aspinwall.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Spirit Kid; Nathan Kalish and the Wildfire; Diamond Mines.

MONDAY, APRIL 26TH, 2010

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 8pm. $6. 18+
Soft Pyramids; Gully; Greg Lyon; Papa Sprany.

TUESDAY, APRIL 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

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. no cover. 21+
8pm Purple Myrtle
8:45pm Johnny Stranger
9:30pm Iceberg Young and Teamusket
10:15pm Hello Ninja
11:15pm Pray For Polanski

Dante's at Firefly's in Quincy. 8pm.
Ernie and the Automatics.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Magic Magic; Mon Khmer; Clatter Clatter.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 18+
Coyote Kolb; Brown Bird (from Providence); Joe Fletcher (from Providence); Burning Oak.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $12 general admission. ALL AGES.
Jenee Halstead (CD release); Jacqueline Francis.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Jon Palmer and New Complainers; I Have Ears; Elephantom; Coo and Howl.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 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/

Church of Boston. 6pm doors. $7. ALL AGES.
Women Who Rock night.
7pm Krysta Young
8pm Sonnymoon
9pm Alley Blues
10pm Me and RC
11pm Hana Barakat

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $27; $29.50 general admission; $35 reserved seating. ALL AGES.
Gogol Bordello; DeVotchKa; Jesse Malin; St. Mark's Social.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $9 advance; $10 day of show. 18+
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone; Magical Beautiful; Yukon Blonde.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Jim Healey (residency); Tired Old Bones; Jess Collins and Keith Pierce.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $16 general admission. ALL AGES.
Anne Heaton; Heather Mullen.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Naked on Rollerskates; Liberation Day; Croquet; Highly Personal Trash.

VENUE MENU

Church 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

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/

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

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

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

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

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

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/

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

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Weekly Band E-Mail #123.0 NEWS April 15th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #123.0 April 15th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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Voting in the 22nd annual Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll is now open. There are 17 categories in which you can vote for your favorite regional act, and 17 categories in which you can vote for your favorite national act. Voting is limited to one ballot per person, per day. Voting ends on Friday, May 7th, and winners will be announced on June 11th. To vote, go to http://thephoenix.com/bmp/Boston/Vote/ Here are nine of the contests that may be of interest:

Boston's Best Act
Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles
Converge
Hallelujah the Hills
Magic Magic
Mean Creek
Yes Giantess

Boston's Best New Act
Bearstronaut
Bodega Girls
Gentlemen Hall
Mystery Roar
Razors in the Night
Straight Angular

Boston's Best Garage/Psych
Girlfriends
Hands and Knees
Major Stars
Needy Visions
Quilt
Thick Shakes

Boston's Best Metal
Big Bear
Cave In
Converge
Defeater
Doomriders
Gozu

Boston's Best Punk
The Appreciation Post
Dead Cats Dead Rats
The Have Nots
The Kominas
Razors in the Night
Refuse Resist

Boston's Best All-Ages Act
A Loss For Words
Boys Like Girls
Four Year Strong
A Rocket to the Moon
Therefore I Am
Vanna

Boston's Best Roots
Tim Gearan Band
Joy Kills Sorrow
Kingsley Flood
Miss Tess
Tony the Bookie
Wrong Reasons

Boston's Best R&B
Bad Rabbits
Lisa Bello
Jesse Dee
Delta Generator
Tokyo Tramps
Jordan Valentine and the Sunday Saints

Boston's Best Folk
Boy Without God
Forest Fires
Vikesh Kapoor
Audrey Ryan
John Shade
Spitzer Space Telescope

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There will be a panel discussion about how musicians can seize control of social networking this Thursday, April 15th. Participants include management from acts such as Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie, Elvis Costello and others. The event will be at the Berklee School of Music David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston Street in Boston. It begins at 7pm, is free, and open to the public.

The panel includes:
Alex Lieu: Chief Creative Officer, 42 Entertainment
John Hammond: Vice President of Marketing, The MuseBox
Ben Campbell: Chief Executive Officer, OurStage
Peggy Dold: Chief Executive Officer, Navigation Partners
Kevin McKiernan: President, Creative License

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The third annual national Record Store Day will be this Saturday, April 17th. All Newbury Comics locations will be participating, as well as Weirdo Records in Cambridge, Welfare Records in Haverhill, Spinnaker Records in Hyannis, Rhythm and Music in Jamaica Plain, Aboveground Records on Martha's Vineyard, Music DNA in Methuen, Listen Up Music in Natick, Turn It Up! in Northampton, Booksmith/Musicsmith in Orleans, Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield, The Time Capsule in Seekonk, Sunset Records in Somerset, and That's Entertainment in Worcester.

Many Newbury Comics locations will have live in-store performances on Saturday. Here is the schedule:
Lenny Lashley (Darkbuster), Avon, 3pm
Dave Holland and Chris Potter, Newbury Street, Boston, 1:30pm
New Collisions, Faneuil Hall, Boston, 1pm
Morning Benders, Faneuil Hall, Boston, 2pm
Watts, Braintree, 3pm
Dirty Truckers, Braintree, 5pm
Mary Gauthier. Harvard Square, Cambridge, 4pm
Sara Leketa, Hyannis, 12noon
Ron Hexe, Hyannis, 1pm
Keith Bennett, Hyannis, 2pm
Codeine Schoolboy, Hyannis, 3pm
Friday Night Delight, Leominster, 1pm
From Sky to Sea, Leominster, 2pm
The Series, Leominster, 3pm
Sincerely, The Management, Leominster, 4pm
Sleep Alive, Marlborough, 2pm
Golden Spurs, Marlborough, 3pm
Star Crossed Lovers, Marlborough, 3:30pm
Soundpool, Newton, 3pm
Taxpayer. Newton, 6pm
Looking for Alaska, Newton, 8pm
Second Class Citizen, North Attleboro, 12:30pm
June and the Ocean, North Attleboro, 3pm
Foredoes Me Quite, North Attleboro, 3:45pm
Flight Patters, North Attleboro, 4:30pm
Mother Night, North Dartmouth, 2pm
Blood Moons, North Dartmouth, 3pm
Iron Oak, North Dartmouth, 4pm
RIBS, Norwood, 2pm
Circa Survive, Norwood, 4pm
Riff Cannon, Norwood, 6pm
Over Avalon (acoustic), Saugus, 2:30pm

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There will be an old-fashioned dance marathon at the House of Blues in Boston this Sunday, April 18th, 4pm-midnight. The event is titled "Keeping the HeartB.E..A.T.," and proceeds will go to the Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute.The event is organized by the Berklee Entrepreneur Action Team, or "The B.E.A.T," a student-run organization at the Berklee College of Music. Keeping the HeartB.E.A.T will involve numerous student organizations and volunteers from across the Boston area in an added effort to bring together the city's various student bodies. The mission of Keeping the HeartB.E.A.T is to raise funds and awareness for pediatric research and care at Dana-Farber through an eight-hour dance marathon.

During the eight-hour dance marathon, volunteer dancers will have to stay on their feet, dancing in an effort to raise as much money and support as possible for the Jimmy Fund through individual and event sponsors. The eight hours of live entertainment will include: Kid:Nap:Kin, McAlister Drive, Dopapod, The Agari Crew, Endway, Dirty Dishes, and With Engines. The night will wrap up with the headliner, The Michael Jackson Tribute Band. DJ Keef D and DJ VFRE$H will keep the night going and and there will be dance crew performances by Static Noyze from MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew," Slap Bracelets and The Movement.

Keeping the HeartB.E.A.T is a community event that is open to the general public. Upon purchase of a ticket, onlookers will be able to come join the "Party for a Purpose" to cheer on the dancers, bid on different auction items, and enjoy eight hours of quality, live entertainment and fun at the House of Blues. The show is open to all ages. Guests over the age of 21 may drink alcohol with a valid ID.

To purchase a ticket or make a gift, visit http://www.keepingtheheartbeat.org

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Alex Chilton, the iconic voice of the Box Tops' 1960's superhits "The Letter" and "Cry Like a Baby," passed away at a New Orleans hospital on Wednesday, March 17th. Chilton scored major cult status with the group Big Star in the ensuing years, and was going to perform at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, TX the weekend after his death. Tributes to Alex Chilton have been pouring in from around the world, and a group of musicians will be getting together to celebrate his music at the Iron Horse in Northampton on Saturday, April 24th.

Titled "Thank You Friends: A Celebration of Alex Chilton," the show will feature Chris Collingwood of Fountains of Wayne, Mark Mulcahy, Winterpills, Henning Ohlenbusch, Rick Murnane, Thane Thomsen, Dave Houghton, Lesa Bezo, Sitting Next to Brian, and Paper Piano.

This is a 7pm show, and tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door. As with all shows at the Iron Horse, it is all ages, although children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. To purchase tickets, go to http://www.iheg.com/

Here is a link to a video for Big Star's "September Gurls":


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNKSs1J38EA

The obituary from the Memphis Commercial Appeal appears below.

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The line-up for this year's Green River Festival has been announced.

Saturday, July 17th
Old Crow Medicine Show
Allen Toussaint
Gandalf Murphy and The Slambovian Circus of Dreams
Chatham County Line
Red Stick Ramblers
Rubblebucket
The Sweetback Sisters
Joy Kills Sorrow
Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion
The Nields
Fancy Trash

Sunday, July 18th
Cake
Calexico
The Felice Brothers
The Low Anthem
Lake Street Drive
Anais Mitchell
Rusty Belle
Unit 7
The David Wax Museum
School For the Dead

The Festival will once again be held on the grounds of Greenfield Community College. For general information, go to
http://greenriverfestival.com/about.html

Weekend passes are available for $49.95 until May 1st and $59.95 from May 2nd to July 16th. Children 12 and under are free. For more info and to purchase tickets go to
http://greenriverfestival.com/tickets.html

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A story in The Boston Herald said that last fall, a group of musicians were at a party in Roslindale. “Seems like everybody here knows some Beatles songs,” the wife of one said. “You guys should make an album.” “I sent an e-mail to local musicians, saying anybody who wants to contribute can,” said Lowbudget Records owner Tim Casey, who produced the album and contributed versions of “Across the Universe” under his moniker Doctor X and “Within You, Without You” with his band Chillgroove. “But everybody had to do their own recordings and send them in.” According to The Herald, what's amazing is that 18 Boston area artists sent in recordings of 18 different Beatles songs.

The result is "Across Their Universe: Lowbudget Records Does the Songs of The Beatles." The CD release party was at Johnny D's in Somerville on Tuesday, April 13th. As of this writing, the second pressing of the hard copy of the CD is sold out. However, you can purchase a digital copy for $13.99, which includes shipping and handling, online through either amazon.com or ITunes, or at http://www.lowbudgetrecords.com/

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The Mitchells, a Northampton-based trio, announce their follow-up to 2008’s Slow Gears. The new album, The Secret Sounds was recorded and mixed by Mark Alan Miller at Slaughterhouse Studio, and it features some of the band’s best work to date. It’s a really strong album with more of the great angular, exciting, and unexpected song craft that has become a signature of this band. The Mitchells will be part of the grand re-opening weekend at The Flywheel in Easthampton on Saturday, April 17th.

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Spouse announces the release of their fifth full-length CD, Confidence. It is their first release on the Nine Mile Records label, and is slated to hit the stores on May 18th. Spouse will be part of a fundraiser for Well Rounded Radio at the Middle East up in Cambridge this Sunday, April 18th at 1pm. The band's local CD release show will be at The Iron Horse in Northampton on Friday, May 21st.

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As Built PR has released a compilation CD featuring a number of local bands (and some previously unreleased tracks) that you can download for free. Among the bands included on the comp are Hands and Knees, Doomstar!, The Big Big Bucks, Guillermo Sexo, The Beatings, and Ketman. To download it, go to http://asbuiltpr.bandcamp.com/

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Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles will be embarking on a two-week tour of the U.K. beginning next Thursday, April 15th. The band will be playing nine dates in England and two dates in Scotland.

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Jatoba, a band from Vermont, won Round One of the Wormtown Trading Company Battle of the Bands at The Elevens in Northampton on Wednesday, April 7th. Here is a video of them performing "The Blizzard" from April of 2008:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTAFwE6Q7V0

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Here is the obituary for Alex Chilton from The Memphis Commercial-Appeal:

Alex Chilton, the pop hitmaker, cult icon and Memphis rock iconoclast best known as a member of 1960s pop-soul act the Box Tops and the 1970s power-pop act Big Star, died Wednesday [March 17th] at a hospital in New Orleans. The singer, songwriter and guitarist was 59.

"I'm crushed. We're all just crushed," said John Fry, owner of Memphis' Ardent Studios and a longtime friend of Chilton's. "This sudden death experience is never something that you're prepared for. And yet it occurs."

Chilton had been complaining about his health earlier Wednesday, Fry said. He was taken by paramedics from his home to the emergency room but could not be revived.

Chilton and Big Star had been scheduled to play Saturday as part of the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. The band was also scheduled to play at the Levitt Shell in Memphis on May 15. It's unknown what will happen to those shows.

The Memphis-born Chilton rose to prominence at age 16 when his gruff vocals powered the massive Box Tops hit "The Letter," as well as "Cry Like a Baby" and "Neon Rainbow."

After the Box Tops broke up in 1970, Chilton had a brief solo run in New York before returning to Memphis. He soon joined forces with a group of Anglo-pop-obsessed musicians -- fellow songwriter/guitarist Chris Bell, bassist Andy Hummel and drummer Jody Stephens -- to form Big Star.

The group became the flagship act for Ardent's Stax-distributed label. Big Star's 1972 debut album, #1 Record, met with critical acclaim but poor sales.

The group briefly disbanded, but reunited without Bell to record the album Radio City. Released in 1974, the second album suffered a similar fate, plagued by Stax's distribution woes.

The group made one more album, Third/Sister Lovers, with just Chilton and Stephens -- and it, too, was a minor masterpiece. Darker and more complex than the band's previous pop-oriented material, it remained unreleased for several years.

In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine named all three Big Star albums to its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

"It's a fork in the road that a lot of different bands stemmed from," said Jeff Powell, a respected local producer who worked on some of Chilton's records. "If you're drawing a family tree of American music, they're definitely a branch."

In the mid-'70s, Chilton began what would be a polarizing solo career, releasing several albums of material, including 1979's Like Flies on Sherbet -- a strange, chaotically recorded mix of originals and obscure covers that divided fans and critics.

Chilton also began performing with local roots-punk deconstructionists the Panther Burns.

In the early '80s, Chilton left Memphis for New Orleans, where he worked a variety of jobs and stopped performing for several years. But interest in his music from a new generation of alternative bands, including the Replacements and R.E.M., brought him back to the stage in the mid-'80s.

He continued to record and tour as a solo act throughout the decade. Finally, in the early '90s, the underground cult based around Big Star had become so huge that the group was enticed to reunite with a reconfigured lineup. The band, featuring original member Stephens plus Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow of the Posies, continued to perform regularly over the next 16 years. Big Star became the subject of various articles, books and CD reissue campaigns, including the September 2009 release of the widely hailed box set, Keep an Eye on the Sky.

"I played with Alex for eight or 10 years regularly, and he was one of the best musicians I ever knew," said Doug Garrison. "That's what really locked the first time I played with him, this feel on the guitar. He just played flawlessly. He had a limited technique, but he did what he did really well."

Chilton was often described as "mercurial," but those who knew him well described a man with a keen sense of humor, a tremendous musician and a generous friend. "He was the only person on a record I've ever worked with where you'd come up with a horn arrangement, and he'd say, 'Look, I'm going to make you guys a co-writer on the song now,'" said Jim Spake, who played sax on the most recent Big Star record.

Chilton is survived by his wife, Laura, a son, Timothy, and a sister, Cecilia.

"When some people pass, you say it was the end of an era. In this case, it's really true," said Van Duren, a fellow Memphis musician who knew Chilton for decades. "It puts an end to the Big Star thing, and that's a very sad thing."

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The Concord Music Group announced the acquisition of storied Massachusetts-based independent music label Rounder Records. Rounder, celebrating its 40th year as the world’s leading American roots music label, is a major force in a broad range of musical genres including bluegrass, Americana, singer-songwriter, Cajun and Zydeco, and children’s music. Rounder possesses an extraordinary recorded catalog and current artist roster including bluegrass superstar Alison Krauss, singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter, banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck, actor/musician Steve Martin, jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux, the iconic Robert Plant, notable children’s artist/activist Raffi and country legend Willie Nelson, to name just a few. The acquisition of Rounder and its essential collection of over 3,000 masters combined with Concord Music Group’s rich catalog of more than 10,000 master recordings strengthens Concord’s status as one of the world’s most significant independent record companies, with a leadership position in multiple genres.

Rounder’s creative and marketing functions will continue to be based in Boston and its owners and founders Ken Irwin, Bill Nowlin and Marian Leighton Levy will remain active with the company in a creative and advisory capacity. The company’s senior management will also remain in place: John Virant will continue as the President of Rounder; Sheri Sands will stay on as General Manager. Operating synergies will be achieved by combining the sales, administrative and support functions of the two companies.

Rounder, founded in 1970 by Cambridge folkies, Irwin, Nowlin, and Leighton Levy, has been at the center of nearly all of the American roots revivals that have reshaped the music world in the last 40 years. The self-titled 1975 record by J.D. Crowe and the New South (featuring future stars Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice and Jerry Douglas) revitalized bluegrass and inspired such modern superstars as Rounder’s own Alison Krauss, who is the most decorated female artist in the history of the Grammy® Awards and has also sold over eight million albums and DVDs. Her collaboration with Led Zeppelin front-man Robert Plant on the album Raising Sand emerged as one of 2007’s major critical and word-of-mouth sales success stories. The album was RIAA certified platinum in early 2008 and won five Grammy® Awards including Album and Record of the Year in 2009. An unequaled leader in the preservation and re-release of precious historic recordings, Rounder has brought the music of Jelly Roll Morton, Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and Mississippi John Hurt back to vibrant life. In addition, their dazzling work on the epic anthologies from the Library of Congress and the Alan Lomax Collection has been universally respected and admired.

Glen Barros, President and CEO of the Concord Music Group, said, “The combination of Concord and Rounder makes so much sense on a creative, strategic and cultural level. With the addition of Rounder, Concord is gaining a magnificent catalog of recordings, the opportunity to work with more of the world’s most amazing artists and a company filled with some great people. Plus, Rounder’s uncompromising commitment to authenticity and intense independent spirit is perfectly in line with everything that Concord is about.”

Norman Lear, Concord Music Group Chairman and co-owner added, “We couldn’t be more honored to join together with Rounder in our collective mission to deliver great, timeless music.” Marian Leighton Levy, co-Rounder Founder, concurs and adds, “For us, it’s always been about the music. We have long been aware of Concord’s commitment to great catalogue labels within a vibrant and contemporary independent context, and feel the Concord Records Group provides not only a great home for our music and artists, but also a stronger and more secure position going forward.”

John Virant, President of Rounder, said “We’ve always been the little label that could, and our new affiliation with Concord – another fiercely independent organization that shares our core values -- ensures that we can remain true to our central calling: discovering and nurturing quality musical talent.”

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Weekly Band E-Mail #123.0 LISTINGS April 15th - April 21st, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #123.0 April 15th - April 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/shows/
and find Massachusetts under Show Finder on the left.

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, APRIL 15TH, 2010

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

Echo Lake Coffeehouse in Leverett. 7:30pm.
Sara Thomsen.

GRAND RE-OPENING WEEKEND
Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. $8 ALL AGES.
Ampere
Big Kids
Fat Worm of Error
LOLFM

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $25 advance; $28 at door. ALL AGES.
Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

RE-ANIMATE THE BAY STATE
Sierra Grille in Northampton. 10pm. $3. 21+
Bunnies; Ho-Ag (from Boston); Thunderhole (from Boston)

FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH, 2010

The Basement in Northampton. 8pm. no cover. 21+
Doug Ratner and the Watchmen.

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 8pm.
Brooke Batteau and the New Cosmology.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Disorderly Conduct.

The Elevens in Northampton. 7pm. 21+
Jason Bourgeois (residency); Death to New England; The Claudia Malibu.

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. 21+
Night of a Thousand Covers; Amazing Love; Golden Boyz.

Flavours Restaurant in Pittsfield. 9pm. 21+
Dance Cancer.

GRAND RE-OPENING WEEKEND
Flywheel in Easthampton. 8pm. $8. ALL AGES.
Dan Deacon
Span of Sunshine
Yucky Octopus
so very small
Hnatiw

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

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 9pm.
Dark Horse; Sanity is Chaos; Lords Anointed.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls.
8pm Round Mountain
(free, but tips are encouraged for the performers)

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

Pearl Street clubroom in Northampton. 9pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Rubblebucket; Tidwell's Treasire; WTFunk.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 6:30pm. $8; $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Illusion of Joy (from PA); Patricia Wake; Matt Cimini; Ally Laroche; Dead Lights; California; Matt Anish.

Theodore's in Springfield. 9pm.
Brass Attack.

SATURDAY, APRIL 17TH, 2010

Brass Cat in Easthampton. 10pm. 21+
Kobra Kai; Hotblack.

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 8pm.
Heather Maloney; Elizabeth Lorrey.

Calvin Theatre in Northampton. 8pm. $85; $45; $35; $25. ALL AGES.
The Fab Faux featuring The Creme Tangerine Strings and The Hogshead Horns, perform "Revolver" in its entirety.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Sweet Revenge; The Covers.

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

GRAND RE-OPENING WEEKEND
Flywheel in Easthampton. 11am. free. ALL AGES.
kid's rock show with The Royal Order of Chords and Keys (R.O.C.K.)

GRAND RE-OPENING WEEKEND
Flywheel in Easthampton. noon-midnight. $8. ALL AGES.
Parts and Labor
Jason Anderson
Easy Action
Bunnies
Rabbit Rabbit
Space Captain
Trials & Tribulations
Mallory
The Mitchells
Swill Merchants
Paper Piano
alottle
The Conceited
Opel
Jeremy Boyle

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
The Low Anthem; Timbre Timbre.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $8 advance; $10 at door. ALL AGES.
Hadoken; Arms and Sleepers; A Troop of Echoes.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 7pm.
Nirvana Unplugged; Negative Creep.

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 10pm.
Limited Sight; Vantage Point; Talos; Pride Falls.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls.
7:30pm Doug Kwartler
8:30pm Fancy Trash
(free, but tips are encouraged for the performers)

HAITIAN RELIEF BENEFIT SHOW
P.A.C.E. in Easthampton. 8pm.
Mitch Chakour; Mountain Interval; Zack Zucker with members of Fashion People.

Pearl Street clubroom in Northampton. 9pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down (Kill Rock Stars records)
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8; $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Warsynium; When I Came Back From Death; Armory; Self Made Soul; The Lows; Reignition.

Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. 9:30pm. 21+
Heroes.

Theodore's in Springfield. 9pm. free.
The Eric Ducoff Band.

SUNDAY, APRIL 18TH, 2010

FLYWHEEL FLEA MARKET
Flywheel in Easthampton. 10am-4pm. free.
20 vendors selling Arts, Crafts, Records, Clothing, Collectibles
(proceeds go to help fund Flywheel's move into their new space)

GRAND RE-OPENING WEEKEND
Flywheel in Easthampton. 6-11pm. $8. ALL AGES.
Sunburned Hand of the Man
Lady Jam
Prints
Whyte Kastles
Bunwinkies
Zebu
Petulant Child
Donut Kings
2 Tents
Flaming Dragons of Middle Earth

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $17.50 advance; $20 at door. ALL AGES.
Neil Innes (of Monty Python; The Rutles)
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Pearl Street clubroom in Northampton. 7pm. $16 advance; $20 at door. ALL AGES.
Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime; Scotty Don't; Full Service; Orange Television; Lady Sasquatch.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 7pm. $10 advance; $12 at door. AL:L AGES.
Avely; Arrows Over Athens; Goaltender; Chris Beauregard.

MONDAY, APRIL 19TH, 2010

Calvin Theatre in Northampton. 8pm. $35; $25. ALL AGES.
Jakob Dylan and Three Legs featuring Neko Case and Kelly Hogan; Mimicking Birds.

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. 21+
The Outdates; White Pressure.

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 20TH, 2010

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Tao Seeger Band; Paperbird.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21ST, 2010

WORMTOWN TRADING COMPANY BATTLE OF THE BANDS
The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. free. 21+
9pm Seed
10pm The Blue Pill
11pm Doctors of Flight
12midnight The Loose Change Band

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Jason Collett; Zeus; Bahamas.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $7; $6 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
On My Honor.

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

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

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

P.A.C.E., 41 Union Street, Easthampton 01027.
(413) 527-3700. http://www.pioneerarts.org

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

Route 63 Roadhouse, 32 Federal Street, Route 63, Millers Falls 01349.
(413) 659-3384 http://www.myspace.com/route63roadhouse

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

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

Waterfront Tavern, 920 Main Street, Holyoke 01040
(413) 896-5448
http://www.ogre26.com/waterfronttavern.html (all ages)

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508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

THURSDAY, APRIL 15TH, 2010

Bull Run in Shirley. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $10.
Bull Run SoundStage with Bob Morse and John Ferullo.

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:30pm.
Scaredy Cats; Paul Carr.

The Grog in Newburyport. 8pm. $5. 21+
Kinetix.

Narrows Center in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $25 advance; $28 day of show.
Sonny Landreth; Jimmy Ryan.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Metal Thursday XC: Bloodsoaked (from NC); Despoilment (reunion show); Scaphism; Boarcorpse.

FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH, 2010

Bull Run in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $16 advance; $20 at door.
Jim Weider's ProJECT PERCoLAToR (with members of The Band, Santana, and Steve Kimock Band)

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
The Diane Blue Band.

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

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:30pm.
Fair Warning; Band of Brothers.

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm.
Tony Sarno Band.

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

Harry's Bar and Grill in Hyannis.
Brian Templeton.

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

Me and Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead. 8pm. $35.
Tom Rush.

Narrows Center in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $18 advance; $20 day of show.
Catherine Russell.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
Glenn Stewart; JC Young; Will McCraine.

THE HUNT FOR THE CAPE'S MOST DANGEROUS BAND
Sundancer's in West Dennis.
Pixy103 presents Round Four with High Tide Hooligans; Infuse; Squidda.

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $55; $65.
Joan Osbourne.

SATURDAY, APRIL 17TH, 2010

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

Bull Run Ballroom in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $15 advance; $19 at door.
Kris Delmhorst.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
Steve Smith and the Nakeds.

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

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

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

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

Harry's Bar and Grill in Hyannis.
Fatwall Jack.

Harvest Cafe in Hudson. 8pm. no cover.
Ray Mason.

Mal's Lounge at George's Restaurant in Haverhill. 9pm.
The Love Dogs.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
DPR; Route.44; Doctors of Flight; Jaxon Bloom.

Sundancer's in West Dennis.
Shango Axe.

Zeiterion Theatre in New Bedford. 7:30pm. $45; $35.
Doo Wop 5: Earl "Speedo" Carroll and The Cadillacs; The Cleftones; Eddie Rich and The Swallows.

SUNDAY, APRIL 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

PARKER WHEELER'S BLUES PARTY(tm)
The Grog in Newburyport. 7-11pm. $7. 21+
Christine Ohlman; Cliff Goodwin; Bill Holloman; Wolf Ginandes; Amadee Castenell; Marty Richards.

MONDAY, APRIL 19TH, 2010

TUESDAY, APRIL 20TH, 2010

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21ST, 2010

Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $15.
Tao Seger Band; Paper Bird.

VENUE MENU

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, Nantasket Beach, 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

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

Harvest Cafe, 40 Washington Street, Hudson
(978) 567-0948 http://www.harvestcafeonline.com

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/MeandThee_2009-10.html

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

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

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

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

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METRO BOSTON

THURSDAY, APRIL 15TH, 2010

Church of Boston. 7pm doors. $8. 21+
8pm The Vegas Report
8:45pm The Franks
10pm The Nate Wilson Group

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
8pm The Dirge Carollers
10pm Khris Sommers
11pm Stephie Peeka and Seeking 7

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm doors. $8. 18+
MassConcerts presents Radio Moscow; Naam; Hollows.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 7:30pm. $10.
Big Sam's Funky Nation (from New Orleans).

Johnny D's in Somerville. 10pm.
Krucial Reggae; Anguile.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $10. 18+
Zac Taylor and the Drugs; Casey Desmond; DJ E-Marce.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12. 18+
Red Sparowes; Doomriders; Fang Island.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 8pm. $5. 21+
Born of Fire featuring Frozen; Soul Remnants.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 8pm doors; 9pm show. $20. 18+
Soulive with Nigel Hall.
Soulive will play two sets. The first will be Soulive classics, and the second will be a tribute to James Brown with Nigel Hall and the Shady Horns.
This show was rescheduled from December 29th. Original tickets will be honored.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
JMP Live presents Two Fresh; Signal Path.

FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH, 2010

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Hear Now Live! presents Grow; Re-Up; Cashed Fools; Soul Mafia.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
9pm Somerset
10pm Boston Blacklisted
11pm Dogs on Television
12midnight Organ Blues

Johnny D's in Somerville. 9:45pm.
One Fine Morning; Down the Line.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Team Shred presents Motherboar; Diecast; Nemecide (CD release); 18 Wheels of Justice; The Bathory Silence.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12. 18+
The Appleseed Cast (performing the Low Level Owl albums); Dreamend.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $10. 21+
Obscenity Cult presents Deceased; Superchrist; PanzerBastard; Nothing But Enemies; Rampant Decay.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors. $8 for 21+; $11 for 18-20. 18+
Guillermo Sexo; Freddie T and the People; Travels; Ghost Box Orchestra.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 8pm doors; 9pm show. $20. 18+
Soulive with Nigel Hall.
Soulive will play two sets. The first will be Soulive classics, and the second will be a tribute to the Beatles in support of Soulive's new release "Rubber Soulive".

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Have Nots; Appreciation Post; Razors in Night; Wicked Whiskey; Swaggering Growlers.

SATURDAY, APRIL 17TH, 2010

Church of Boston. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Hear Now Live! presents The Shills; Ellis Ashbrook; Shoney Lamar; Sorry Sawyer.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
9pm The Maine Coons
10pm St. Helena
11pm The Big Disappointments
12midnight Floorian

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm doors. $9. 21+
Mellow Bravo; Tired Old Bones; Talk Modern; Tik Tok.

House of Blues in Boston. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $25 general admission; $35 reserved seating. ALL AGES.
Martin Sexton; The Ryan Montbleau Band.

BENEFIT FOR POODLE RESCUE OF NEW ENGLAND
Johnny D's in Somerville. 7pm.
Vance Gilbert.

Johnny D's in Somerville. 10pm.
Toussaint the Liberator.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm. $12. 18+
Clarias; The Day Life; In Like Lions; InAshton.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $15 advance; $17 day of show. 18+
Kaki King; An Horse.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 2pm. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
Tombs; Ludicra; Krallice.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
Pretty and Nice; The Big Big Bucks; MiniBoone; earthquake party!

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors. $10. 21+
Major Stars; Sightings; Bill Nace.

Passim's in Cambridge. 3:30pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Sonos.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $17 general admission. ALL AGES.
Christopher Williams; Justin Kopec.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
The Morning Benders; The Miniature Tigers; PAPA; Ryan Lee Crosby Quartet.

SUNDAY, APRIL 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 metro Boston, you can listen on the radio at WZLX, 100.7HD-3, or online at
http://player.play.i...0630&onestat=wzlxhd3

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. $8. 21+
Team Shred presents
9pm Sunshine Riot
10pm The Gentlemen's Bet
11pm Hazard Adams

KEEPING THE HEART B.E.A.T. - DANCING FOR THE JIMMY FUND KIDS
House of Blues in Boston. 4pm-midnight. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Kid:Nap:Kin; McAlister Drive; Dopapod; The Agari Crew; Endway; Dirty Dishes; With Engines; The Michael Jackson Tribute Band.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm doors. $7. 18+
WTBU presents Quilt; Big Troubles; Golden Girls.

BENEFIT FOR WELL ROUNDED RADIO
Middle East up in Cambridge. 1pm doors. $20. ALL AGES.
Lovewhip; Jeffrey Simmons; Spouse; Michael Tarbox and Ryan Walsh of Hallelujah the Hills.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Aloha; Pomegranates.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $14. 18+
The Thermals (Kill Rock Stars Records); Past Lives (Suicide Squeeze Records); The Coathangers.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $6. 18+
Boarcorpse; Scaphism; Untombed; Forced Asphyxiation.

Passim's in Cambridge. 4:30pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
David Olney and Hungrytown.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $30 general admission. ALL AGES.
Jonathan Edwards.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Heavy Trash; The Konks; The Cobra-Matics.

MONDAY, APRIL 19TH, 2010

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $9. 18+
On the Surface; Skyler.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12. 18+
Trans Am; Nice Nice; Jonas Reinhardt.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 8pm. $6. 18+
Blue Aside; Pharmacy Spirits; A Thousand Paper Cranes; Admiral Rakes.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $10 general admission. ALL AGES.
On a Friday Showcase with Spitzer Space Telescope; Vikesh Kapoor; Spirit Family Reunion.

TUESDAY, APRIL 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

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm doors. $12 advance; $14 at door. 18+
The Fenway Recording Sessions presents Adam Green; The Dead Trees; DJ Carbo.

House of Blues in Boston. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $27.50. ALL AGES.
Thirty Seconds to Mars.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm. $10. 18+
Adrian Emberly Band; Carlene Barous Band; James Downtown; Shark.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12. 18+
Quasi (Kill Rock Stars Records); Let's Wrestle; Hands and Knees.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 8pm. $7. 18+
TwoPlusTwo featuring Hero(n); HUAK (from Portland); The Rattlesnakes (from Portland); Bookkeeper.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $10 general admission. ALL AGES.
Gregory Alan Isakov; Patrick Park.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Planeside; The Stereo Flys; Paul Michel.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 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/

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm doors. $10 advance; $12 at door. 18+
Dosh; White Hinterland.

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $35 general admission; $50 reserved seating. ALL AGES.
Snoop Dogg.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $9. 18+
Backyard Tire Fire; Suit of Hair.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12. 18+
World Music/CRASHarts presents The Tallest Man On Earth (from Sweeden) (Dead Oceans Records); Nurses.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. 21+
Jim Healey (residency) (CD release); Lovers, Muggers and Thieves; Birds Make Birds.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Nat Osborn; Lyle Divinsky; Flugente.

VENUE MENU

Church 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 02215.
(617) 562-8800. http://www.thedise.com/rockclub/index.html

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

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

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band, and musician web sites, Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace pages,
as well as blogs, posters, flyers, and e-mails..
Brian Anastasi assumes no responsibility for errors on these sources.

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

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

Always call the venue in advance to see if the show is as advertised.
The Weekly Band E-Mail is not responsible for any changes in shows.
 
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Weekly Band E-Mail #122.0 NEWS April 8th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #122.0 April 8th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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The 12th annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival runs for three days at The Palladium in Worcester beginning Thursday, April 22nd.

On Thursday, April 22nd, there will be a pre-fest party. Doors are at 6pm, and it is an ALL AGES show. Admission to this is free with a Metalfest ticket, or $10 without. The line-up is
Atticus Black
Kobra Kai
My Children My Bride
Thy Will Be Done
Within The Ruins
Armor For the Broken

The first day of the Metalfest is Friday, April 23rd. Doors are at 3pm, and it is an ALL AGES show. Tickets to Friday only are $40 in advance. Special passes for both Friday and Saturday are available for $80 on Friday only. The line-up is:
Mastodon
Between the Buried and Me
Baroness
Valiant Thor
Cro Mags
Earth Crisis
Death Threat
Howl
After the Burial
Architect UK
Burning Empires
C.O.A.
Death Before Dishonor
Donnybrook
Doomriders
Fall of Troy
Grave Maker
Mongoloids
Monsters
Nachtmystium
Thick As Blood
XTheWarX

The Metalfest ends on Saturday, April 24th. Doors are at 12noon, and it is an ALL AGES show. Tickets for Saturday only are $46. The line-up is:
Cannibal Corpse
Amon Amarth
Job For a Cowboy
Whitechapel
Skelteonwitch
1349
Municipal Waste
Disembodied
Cruel Hand
Abacabb
Acaro
Across the Sun
Alpha Omega
Arsonists Get All The Girls
Cattle Decapitation
Chelsea Grin
Eluveit
Forfeit
Gaza
Holy Grail
Impending Doom
Lecherous
Malice
Mother of Mercy
Nocturne
Periphery
Reign Supreme
Rose Funeral
Soul Patrol
Swashbuckle
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza
Through the Eyes of the Dead
XTyrantX

Tickets are available at all FYE stores, online at
http://www.tickets.com/browse.cgi?pgid=2017238
or by calling (800) 477-6849.
More information is also at metalandhardcorefestival.com

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Weekly Band E-Mail #122.0 LISTINGS April 8th - April 14th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #122.0 April 8th - April 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/shows/
and find Massachusetts under Show Finder on the left.

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, APRIL 8TH, 2010

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Seth Glier; Luke Brindley.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Sierra Grille in Northampton. 10pm. $3. 21+
White Pressure; The Frills; The Original Cowards/The Outdates.

FRIDAY, APRIL 9TH, 2010

The Basement in Northampton. 8pm. no cover. 21+
Jounce; The True Jacqueline.

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Mo Ambesa (reggae)

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 8pm.
Dan Daniels and Your No Good Buddies.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Seven Days of Grey; Vantage Point; JamBox.

A SONG AND A GUITAR
The Elevens in Northampton. 7pm. 21+
A multitude of performers, each with one song. Featuring (in no particular order): Jason Bourgeois, Mike McLellan, F. Alex Johnson, Brandee Simone, Rick Murnane, John Crand, Brian Marchese, MatLoaf, Ella Longpre, Ken Maiuri, Luke Cavagnac, Henning Ohlenbusch, Ian Reed, Joshua Crane, Ray Mason, Lesa Bezo, Tony the Bookie, Ryan McGovern Quinn, Kaliis Smith, J. Johnson, and Thane Thomsen.

BENEFIT FOR THE PRISON BOOK PROJECT
The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. $10 donation. 21+
Tony the Bookie presents a tribute to Johnny Cash featuring The Salvation Alley String Band with Jason Bourgeois; Coyote Kolb; 61 Ramblers; Movers and Shakers; The Lonesome Brothers; Tony the Bookie; Evil Bill.

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

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

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
The Black Rebels.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 7pm.
Men in Motion.

Paper City Brewery in Holyoke. 6pm.
Justin.

Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. 9:30pm. 21+
Static Age (Misfits tribute band); Deadman's Dossier.

Theodore's in Springfield. 9pm. free.
Finding Reason.

SATURDAY, APRIL 10TH, 2010

The Basement in Northampton. 8pm. no cover. 21+
Fancy Trash (acoustic and electric)

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

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

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 8pm.
Rocky Roberts, Bob Hennessy, Ray Mason, Don McAulay, and Jim Armenti.
(free, but tips are encouraged for the performers)

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Rock Station; Hard Cover.

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

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
Chris Pureka (CD release)
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $12 advance; $14 at door. ALL AGES.
The Breakfast; Kung Fu.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 10pm.
Explicit.

Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls. 8pm.
Rub Wrongways Caravan of Stars with School for the Dead, The Fawns, Jason Bourgeois, and Sitting Next To Brian.
(free, but tips are encouraged for the performers)

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

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

Theodore's in Springfield. 9pm. free.
Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood.

SUNDAY, APRIL 11TH, 2010

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 8pm show. no cover. 21+
A.J. Rubino (country)

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. $5. 21+
Electric Jellyfish; Class Machine; The Neighbors.

IMA Big Barn in Goshen. 7pm. $12 advance; $15 at door adults; $6 youth under 21.
Kristen Ford; The Feel; Sophia Rehmus.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Viva Quetzal.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 1pm early show. $8; $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Shit Happens (Legit); Coughing Fit.

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 7pm. $10 advance; $12 at door. AL:L AGES.
Thy Will Be Done; Calling All Creeps; Curses; Western Massacre; Blade Rodgers; Telltale Massacre.

MONDAY, APRIL 12TH, 2010

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. 21+
Evil Bill; The B-Sides; The Egos.

TUESDAY, APRIL 13TH, 2010

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $28.50 advance; $31 at door. ALL AGES.
Raul Malo.
(Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14TH, 2010

WORMTOWN TRADING BATTLE OF THE BANDS
The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. free. 21+
9pm Arnold's Carnival
10pm The Dance Cancer
11pm Whiskey Junction
12midnight The Big Sway.

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 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

IMA Big Barn, 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

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

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 http://www.myspace.com/route63roadhouse

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

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

Waterfront Tavern,920 Main Street, Holyoke 01040
(413) 896-5448
http://www.ogre26.com/waterfronttavern.html (all ages)

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508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

THURSDAY, APRIL 8TH, 2010

Bull Run in Shirley. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $10.
Bull Run SoundStage with Lee Villaire and Angela Rossi.

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:30pm.
Dave Bailin and the Bailouts.

The Grog in Newburyport. 8pm. $3. 21+
Dan Blakeslee; Southbound Outlaws.

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester. 8pm.
Flock of Assholes; Tokyo Tramps; Blue Moves; Matthew Lindstrom (ex-Guns N Roses roadie)

The Palladium upstairs in Worcester. 7pm doors; 7:30pm show. $13 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
The Rocket Summer; Lennen Fall; View From An Airplane.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9:30pm.
The Clams; Big Wipeout.

FRIDAY, APRIL 9TH, 2010

Bull Run in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $15 advance; $20 at door.
Antje Dukevot.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
The James Montgomery Band.

Dante's at Firefly's in Marlborough. 9:30pm. $7. 21+
The Usual Suspects.

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:30pm.
Vagora; The Doombuggies; Automatons; Broken Neck Lullabys.

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm.
The Ellingtones Band.

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

Harry's Bar and Grill in Hyannis.
Dave Richardson.

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester. 8pm.
The Charles River Music Whores; Promised Eden; Crumb; Born of Ash.

Mal's Lounge at George's Restaurant in Haverhill. 9pm.
Code "51"

Me and Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead. 8pm. $22 advance; $25 at door.
Bill Staines; Bob Franke; Mason Daring and Jeanie Stahl.

Narrows Center in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $25 advance; $28 day of show.
Alejandro Escevedo.

The Palladium upstairs in Worcester. 7pm doors; 7:30pm show. $20 advance; $22 at door ($45 VIP). ALL AGES.
Finntroll; Moonsorrow; Swallow the Sun; Infinite Descent.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Wrighteous L; Satellite Rockers; Wendels; Flatout Jones; Dub Sack Dynasty.

THE HUNT FOR THE CAPE'S MOST DANGEROUS BAND
Sundancer's in West Dennis.
Pixy103 presents Round Three with One Hitter; No Gravity; Amphasaurus.

SATURDAY, APRIL 10TH, 2010

Bull Run in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $12 advance; $16 at door.
Rust Never Sleeps: A Neil Young Retrospective.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
The Chris Beard Band.

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

Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem. 9:30pm.
Three For One Hundred.

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm.
Dirty Mac Blues Band.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
The Elle Gallo Band.

Harry's Bar and Grill in Hyannis.
Todd Wolfe.

Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester. 8pm.
The Mishits; Atomic Stereo; Polluted Remains.

Mal's Lounge at George's Restaurant in Haverhill. 9pm.
Scarab (Journey tribute band)

Narrows Center in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $20 advance; $23 day of show.
John Cowan Band.

TEAM STIART BENEFIT
Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 5pm.
Black Helicopter; Huck; Young Leaves; Pillowman; Hey Now Morris Fader; Blanketeer; Angry Johnny and the Killbillies; Shirtz and Skin.

Sundancer's in West Dennis.
Damage Control.

Tupelo Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $30.
Janis Ian; Natalia Zukerman.

Zeiterion Theatre in New Bedford. 8pm. $45.
Keith Emerson and Greg Lake.

SUNDAY, APRIL 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

PARKER WHEELER'S BLUES PARTY(tm)
The Grog in Newburyport. 7-11pm. $5. 21+
Diane Blue; Joe Bargar.

MONDAY, APRIL 12TH, 2010

TUESDAY, APRIL 13TH, 2010

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14TH, 2010

VENUE MENU

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, Nantasket Beach, 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

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

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

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

Me and Thee Coffeehouse, 28 Mugford Street, Marblehead 01945.
(781) 631-8987. http://meandthee.org/MeandThee_2009-10.html

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

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

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

Tupelo Music Hall, 4 Ocean Front North, Salisbury 01952
(603) 437-5100 http://www.tupelohallsalisbury.com/

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

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METRO BOSTON

THURSDAY, APRIL 8TH, 2010

BENEFIT FOR RAY NEADES
Church in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $15 donation. 21+
Lenny Lashley; Full Body Anchor; AM Stereo; The Marvels; The Swinedells; Jay Allen and the Archcriminals with special guest Vicky Sixx.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
8pm Eternal Embrace
10pm Regressing to Apes
11pm Almost Untitled

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm doors. $9. 18+
Ryan's Smashing Life presents Child Bite; Zoos of Berlin; Thick Shakes; Southern Belle.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 9pm doors. $10. 18+
The Honors; Yoni Gordon and His Goods; DJ E-Marce.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12. 18+
Cymbals Eat Guitars; Bear In Heaven; Freelance Whales.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $6. 21+
The Karma Exchange; El Fuego; SuperVolcano; Sugar Mama.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $16. 18+
WXRV presents NEEDTOBREATHE; Will Hoge; Matt Hires.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Faces on Film; Hands and Knees; St. Clare (CD release); Mister Sister.

FRIDAY, APRIL 9TH, 2010

BENEFIT FOR RAY NEADES
Church in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $15 donation. 21+
The remaining members of Miss Reed; The New Frustrations; The Rudds; Muck and the Mires; The Dirty Truckers; Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
8pm Kelly O'Malley
9pm Ted Wyman
10pm Galen Willett and Friends
11pm Jamie Lyn Hart

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12 advance; $14 day of show. 18+
Chris Pureka (CD release); Xylos; The Suitcase Junket (featuring Matt from Rusty Belle)

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Team Shred presents The Dormers; Dirty Fever; Working From Home; Moonshine Lady.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $7. 21+
Gozu; Cult 45; The Pioneers of Seduction; The Pandemics.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors. $8 for 21+; $11 for 18-20. 18+
Varsity Drag; Tartufi; Soccermom.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 8pm doors; 9pm show. $14. 18+
Midlake; John Grant.

SATURDAY, APRIL 10TH, 2010

BENEFIT FOR RAY NEADES
Church in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $15 donation. 21+
Razormaze; Watts; Mung; Bristol; The Neighborhoods; Andrea Gillis; Beefy DC Tribute.

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
9pm Elizabeth Lorrey
10pm Burnt Fur
11pm Daniel Ouelette
12midnight The Frost Heaves

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm doors. $10. 21+
Pissed Jeans; Confines; SQRM.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 1pm doors. $10. ALL AGES.
Team Shred presents Art Decade; The Dirty Dishes; Southern Belle; Shapes and Numbers.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Team Shred presents Travel Info; Asleep In a Box; Exit Clov (from Washington, DC); Sunlea.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $12. 18+
Xiu Xiu; Tune Yards; Twin Sister.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 2pm. no cover. 18+
Milo's Syndicate; Deadlikedeath; Automatic Death Pill; Faulty Conscience; The Pregorian Guard.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $10. 21+
Cheech; Reason to Fight; Mob Hit; Boston Jolly Pirates.

TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH
P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors. $10. 21+
Coyote Kolb; Indian Style; Movers and Shakers; Jesse Gallagher; The New Highway Hymnal; Sleepy Very Sleepy; The Autumn Hollow Band.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 8pm doors; 9pm show. $16.50. 18+
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists; Obits; Screaming Females.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Bleu; Ad Frank and the Fast Easy Women; Francine; Scott Simons.

SUNDAY, APRIL 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://player.play.i...0630&onestat=wzlxhd3

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

Middle East up in Cambridge. 1pm doors. $8 advance; 9 day of show. ALL AGES
Places and Numbers (featuring Bobby from Gatsby's American Dream); Barn.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 7pm doors. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 18+
Anderson Mar's annual birthday bash with 1476 (members of Blitzkid); Black Tape for a Blue Girl; Emmy Cerra; Lucretia's Daggers; Sans Nomenclature.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 2pm. $6. 18+
Witch Trial Records presents L'antietam; Late Night Wars; Luau; Choke Up; Mechane.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 8pm. $7. 18+
Tara White; Blackbelt Dynamite; Boston Blackliste.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $13. 18+
Fanfarlo; Lawrence Arabia; Robert Francis.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
100 Monkeys; Thunderfakers; Radical Dads; Dadfight.

MONDAY, APRIL 12TH, 2010

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm doors. $10. 18+
MassConcerts presents Titus Andronoicus; The Babies (members Viva Girls and Woods); Hallelujah the Hills.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm. $9. 18+
El Ten Eleven; Jounce; Scroll.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 7:30pm doors. $12. 18+
The Wedding Present play Bizarro; Girl In a Coma; The Motion Sick.

TUESDAY, APRIL 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.

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm doors. $8. 18+
MassConcerts presents Gay Blades; The Press.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $8. 18+
Luke Mulholland Band; White Shoe Brown Shoe; Gypsy Cab.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 7pm doors; 7:30pm show. $12 advance; $14 day of show. 18+
MassConcerts presents This Providence; The Audition; Anarbor; The Bigger Lights.

P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville. 8:30pm doors. $10. 21+
Aeolian Race; Reason to Rebel; Danger Bird.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
We Were Boys; Close Friends; Tribella.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 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/

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $9. 18+
Team Shred presents Seven Shades of Grey; Hannah and the Bloodlines; Vivian Darkbloom; See Green.

Middle East down in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $16 advance; $20 day of show. 18+
JMP Live presents Ott (Twisted Records) featuring Telepath.

O'Brien's Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. 21+
Jim Healey (residency) (CD release); Cropduster; Cask Mouse.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $14. 18+
Carbon Leaf; MikelParis.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Unwed Sailor; Common Loon; Joe Turner and the Seven Levels.

VENUE MENU

Church, 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

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

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

Model Cafe, 7 North Beacon Street, Allston 02134

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

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

Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 02215.
(617) 562-8800. http://www.thedise.com/rockclub/index.html

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

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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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Weekly Sand E-Mail #121.0 NEWS April 1st, 2010
WEEKLY SAND E-MAIL #121.0 April 1st, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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TOP 30 BOSTON AREA CD's ACCORDING TO RADIO AIRPLAY
1. The Hush Now - Constellations
2. Winter Hinterland - Kairos
3. The Luxury - In The Wake of What Won't Change
4. Ad Frank and the Fast Easy Women - Your Secrets Are Mine Now
5. Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents - Keeping Time
6. Pants Yell! - Received Pronounciation
7. Magic Magic - Magic Magic
8. Mission of Burma - The Sound The Speed The Light
9. Yes Giantess - "The Ruins"/"I'm Not Your Toy"
10. Cotton Candy - Top Notch and First Rate
11. Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
12. Mascara - Fountain of Tears
13. Symbion Project - Misery in Solilquoy
14. Township - Selections from Volume 1
15. Dead Cats Dead Rats - Dead Cats Dead Rats
16. Dear Leader - Stay Epic
17. Hallelujah the Hills - Colonial Drones
18. Michael Tarbox - My Primitive Joy
19. Social Cirkle - City Shock
20. Sodafrog - Hang the Moon
21. Spirit Kid - Spirit Kid
22. Whistle Jacket - Compliment
23. The Peppermint Patties - One Night Band
24. Choo Choo La Rouge - I'll Be Out All Night
25. Clem Snide - Hungry Bird
26. Aaron Perrino - The Covers EP
27. Joy Kills Sorrow - Darkness Sure Becomes This City
28. Bacchus King - Bacchus King
29. The Konks - "Nerves"
30. Three Day Threshhold - Straight Out of the Barrel

The Top 30 list is compiled by RadioTony for TheNoise-Boston using 13 different radio and Internet program playlists.
To read The Noise-Boston online, go to http://www.thenoise-boston.com/
The Weekly Band E-Mail thanks RadioTony for his kind permission to reprint this list.

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One of the last remaining brick-and-mortar record stores in western Massachusetts closed its doors on March 31st. Platterpus Records started out in Westfield about 28 years ago, and did a very brisk business in the Whip City for 25 years. Then owner Dave Witthaus decided to move his operation to the Hampshire Mall in Hadley about three years ago. Platterpus began it's mall life in a store in the eastern end of the mall near the Hallmark Gold Crown Store, a bit off the beaten path, and then moved up to a larger and more visible space in the center of the mall by the Food Court and next to Steve and Barry's about a year and a half ago. But as expected in this day and age, Platterpus just could not cater to an audience that now chooses to cherry-pick their favorite songs rather than listen to entire CD's. Hampshire County now has two independently owned brick-and-mortar record stores left, Turn It Up! on Pleasant Street by the corner of Main Street in Northampton, and Mystery Train, on East Pleasant Street in Amherst, and a location of Boston's Newbury Comics chain at 50 Main Street in Amherst. The Berkshires has one brick-and-mortar record store left, Andy Poncherello's Rebel Sound Records on North Street in downtown Pittsfield. However, Andy recently told me that he too will be closing if he doesn't pay the rent by May 1st.

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Any conversation about the history of Boston nightlife eventually ends up focusing on either The Boston Tea Party or The Rat in Kenmore Square, depending on the age of those who are doing the talking. Like CBGB's in the Bowery District of New York City's Lower East Side, The Rat, which was owned by Jim Harold, was ground zero for what was then the liberating sound of punk rock from both the U.S. and the U.K. which, of course, was a direct reaction to the over-production of the simpler British Invasion music and San Francisco sound of the 1960s and '70s. Also, both The Rat and CBGB's were willing to take chances with the burgeoning local "new wave" music scene happening around them, giving the best of the new local bands a launching pad for their careers.

In his book, "The Sound of Our Town," Brett Milano said:
"The Rat was a dump, but it was our dump. And if you did any rocking in Boston from 1976 through the mid-nineties, it was your dump as well. You couldn't have asked for a place that had less to do with the big productions of arena rock or the tinsel and glamour of disco (or, for that matter, the wanna-be glamour of Narcissus, the slightly tacky disco across the street). Wedged in the heart of Kenmore Square, the Rat was nothing more than a basement that looked and felt like a fallout shelter."

The Rat survived for 20 years while Boston University bought up and gentrified nearly every other building in Kenmore Square. According to Brett Milano, in 1997 Jim Harold gave in to B.U.'s buyout offer, and instead of having an all-star closing night, he hired Gang Green to trash the place, bringing to a close one of the most legendary clubs in Boston rock history.

In a way it is fitting that any sort of Rat "reunion" show would be held at Club Bohemia, which is downstairs at the Cantab Lounge on Mass. Ave. in Cambridge every weekend. Mickey Bliss, who runs Club Bohemia, is a modern day version of Jim Harold, always on the lookout for up-and-coming bands, and many many Boston bands get their start at Club Bohemia before going on to bigger and better clubs.

So there will be a Rat reunion show at Club Bohemia this Saturday, April 3rd, beginning at 8:30pm. Admission is $10. Here is the lineup:
8:30pm The Flashcubes
9pm I-IV-V
9:30pm The Varmints
10pm The Boize
10:30pm Fox Pass
11pm Third Rail
11:30pm Classic Ruins
12midnight The Last Ones

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The Wormtown Trading Company, which is based in Worcester, runs the Strange Creek Festival every Memorial Day weekend at Camp Kee-Wanee in Greenfield. But the people who run Wormtown say that there are so many great bands in this state that there isn't enough time to present them all at Strange Creek every year that they are having a Battle of the Bands to choose a band to open the festival.

The Battle of the Bands will be at The Elevens in Northampton every Wednesday night in April beginning on April 7th. There will be four bands each week, and they will be listed in the Listings edition of the Weekly Band E-Mail. All four Battles begin at 9pm, and admission is free. However, as with all shows at The Elevens (except on the afternoon of First Night), they are 21+

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There will be a three-day tribute to Ray Neades at Church in Boston beginning Thursday, April 8th. Neades passed away in his sleep on December 14th, 2009 at the age of 42. Ray 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.

The tribute to Ray at Church is affectionately titled "Rest in Beef," referring to his commanding size over the guitar. Doors for all three shows are at 7pm, and they begin at 8pm and are 21+. A donation of $15 will be asked at the door each night. Proceeds go to help Ray's family with expenses incurred by his death. Here is the schedule:

Thursday, April 8th
Lenny Lashley; Full Body Anchor; AM Stereo; The Marvels; The Swinedells; Jay Allen and the Archcriminals with special guest Vicky Sixx.

Friday, April 9th
The remaining members of Miss Reed; The New Frustrations; The Rudds; Muck and the Mires; The Dirty Truckers; Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents.

Saturday, April 10th
Razormaze; Watts; Mung; Bristol; The Neighborhoods; Andrea Gillis; Beefy DC Tribute.

There was already an all-star benefit show for Ray Neades at the Sierra Grille in Northampton on Thursday, January 28th. Here is a video from that show, a cover of Foreigner's "Dirty White Boy":


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G13lhxBMR3g

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Many people consider Emerson, Lake, and Palmer to be the leaders of the so-called "progressive rock" movement of the 1980s. There will be a rare opportunity to see Keith Emerson and Greg Lake perform together at the Zeiterion Theatre in New Bedford on Saturday, April 10th. Tickets are $45, and may be purchased online at http://www.zeiteriontheatre.org/

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It took over three years, a lot of effort, and a little luck, but Flywheel Arts will finally be opening up in its new space in the former Town Hall at 43 Main Street in Easthampton. Flywheel will kick off a four-day grand grand opening on Thursday, April 15th. The following is the schedule for opening weekend:

Thursday, April 15th, 8pm, $8
Ampere
Big Kids
Fat Worm of Error
LOLFM

Friday, April 16th, 8pm, $8
Dan Deacon
Span of Sunshine
Yucky Octopus
so very small
Hnatiw

Saturday, April 17th, 11am, free
kid's rock show with The Royal Order of Chords and Keys (R.O.C.K.)

Saturday, April 17th, noon-midnight, $8
Parts & Labor
Jason Anderson
Easy Action
Bunnies
Rabbit Rabbit
Space Captain
Trials & Tribulations
Mallory
The Mitchells
Swill Merchants
Paper Piano
alottle
The Conceited
Opel
Jeremy Boyle

Sunday, April 18th, 6-11pm, $8
Sunburned Hand of the Man
Lady Jam
Prints
Whyte Kastles
Bunwinkies
Zebu
Petulant Child
Donut Kings
2 Tents
Flaming Dragons of Middle Earth

There will also be Flywheel's monthly Flea Market of handmade arts and crafts, records, books, etc. on Sunday, April 18th, 10am-4pm. Admission to this is free. For more info, go to http://www.flywheelarts.org/

Passes for the entire weekend are $20 and are available at Turn It Up! in Northampton and Mystery Train in Amherst. All events at Flywheel are ALL AGES.

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There is a great blues show coming to the Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls on Sunday night, April 25th, beginning at 7pm. Headlining will be Mark Hummel and the Blues Survivors. Mark is probably better known for putting together Blues Harmonica Blowout tours, but this time he will be touring with his band in support of their new release "Retroactive". Joining Mark will be R.W. Grigsby on bass and Marty Dodson on drums, with special guest Rusty Zinn on guitar.

John Mayall is quoted as saying of Mark Hummel "The spirit of Little Walter lives on! If you miss the sound of those early Chess records, this one's for you. Mark not only blows Harp like no one else I know, there's plenty of tasty guitar from Rusty Zinn to keep the grooves sizzling."

Note that this is a Sunday night show, which is a bit unusual for The Roadhouse, and that it begins at 7pm rather than the usual 9:30pm. For ticket information, call the club at (413) 659-3384. This show is sure to sell out, so you might want to find out what the ticket price will be and mail a check to the club to reserve your tickets. All shows at The Route 63 Roadhouse are 21+

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On the heels of her successful appearance at this year’s SXSW(r), singer/songwriter and producer Rachael Sage embarks on a 32-city tour in support of her new album ‘Delancey Street’. Sage & her band The Sequins will hit the road this April and tour through the summer. Highlights will include appearances with Grammy® Winner Shawn Colvin and Men At Work front-man Colin Hay. The tour will make a stop at Passim's in Cambridge this coming Tuesday, April 6th. Another MPress artist, Seth Glier, will open the show. Seth Glier will also be the headliner at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Thursday, April 8th at 7pm, with Luke Brindley opening.

‘Delancey Street’ is the ninth album by Rachel Sage. She describes it as an “album about change,” creatively inspired by her ancestral and current home, New York’s Lower East Side. The record features eleven original compositions, plus an inspired cover of the Hall and Oates classic ‘Rich Girl’. A 13th song, Rachel’s understated rendition of ‘Fame’, will be offered as a Bonus Track on iTunes. The album will be available digitally on Tuesday, April 20th and in stores May 18th. The album is a musical exploration of identity, cultural heritage, and how where we come from shapes the paths we ultimately take in life.

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The Iron Horse Entertainment Group has announced the first two shows of the 2010 season at Mountain Park in Holyoke, the state's newest outdoor amphitheatre.

Jam band .moe will take to the stage on Sunday, June 27th, beginning at 5pm. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 9th. Supporting acts will be announced soon.

The second show will be on Saturday, July 24th, beginning at 7pm. It will feature The Flaming Lips, Stardeath, and White Dwarfs. Tickets are this show are $37.50, and go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 2nd.

Tickets for both shows may be purchased online at http://www.iheg.com As with all IHEG shows (except for the Basement in Northampton), both shows are ALL AGES, although children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. To get to Mountain Park, go on the Mass. Pike to exit four, take Route 91 north, follow that to exit 18, route 5, and take a right at the end of the exit ramp.

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The Boston Globe is reporting that Aerosmith and J. Geils will be playing at Fenway Park in Boston on Friday, August 13th and Saturday, August 14th. Speaking of Fenway Park, the opening day for 2010 is this coming Sunday, April 4th. For the first time in Fenway's history, opening day will actually be at night, as the Red Sox take on the New York Yankees sometime around 8pm.

The baseball season in Boston always has a major impact on many of the clubs listed in the Weekly Band E-Mail. Especially affected are Church on Kilmarnock Street, The House of Blues and all the other clubs on Lansdowne Street, and Oliver's at the Cask n Flagon on Brookline Avenue. Your best bet is to always take the MBTA. Even though the subway and trolleys stop at 12:30am and most bus lines and commuter rails stop at midnight, it is worth having to leave a show a bit early rather than pay up to $150 to park in a lot by Fenway Park when the Red Sox are in town.

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The much-anticipated iPad(r) from Apple goes on sale this Saturday, April 3rd. EMI cut a deal with Apple, which means that beginning Saturday, all of the catalogue by the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and The Band, as well as all music by EMI recording artists, will be available for 10 cents per track in Apple's iTunes(r) "cloud".

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bananastasi - Thu, Apr 1, 2010, 5:40 P
Weekly Band E-Mail #121.0 LISTINGS April 1st - April 7th, 2010`
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #121.0 April 1st - April 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/shows/ and find Massachusetts under Show Finder on the left.

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, APRIL 1ST, 2010

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 7pm.
Francie Jones.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Chris O'Brien; Anne Heaton.
(chiildren under 13 must be accompanied by a parent)

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
The Phenomenal Handclap Band; DJ Mouthchew.
(children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent)

RE-ANIMATE THE BAY STATE
Sierra Grille in Northampton. 10pm. $3. 21+
Spouse; The Grownup Noise; Spanish for Hitchhiking.

FRIDAY, APRIL 2ND, 2010

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

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Ameri-MF-Cana (Ed Vadas and Sue Burkart) (Americana/roots)

Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls. 7pm.
Michael Orlen and Small Change.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Back in Black (AC/DC tribute); British Steel (Judas Priest tribute)

BENEFIT FOR AUTISM
Flavours in the Berkshires in Pittsfield. 8pm doors. 21+
Chris Merenda and the Wheel; Billy Keane and the Misdemeanor Outlaws.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
Winterpills; Blissville.
(chiildren under 13 must be accompanied by a parent)

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 10pm.
Fear Nuttin Band.

Paper City Brewery in Holyoke. 6pm.
John Brandoli Band.

Pearl Street Ballroom in Northampton. 9pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Wiz Khalifa; YelaWolf; Hendersin.
(chiildren under 13 must be accompanied by a parent)

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8; $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
Stressbombs (from CT); Skeletons in the Piano (from NY); Uglies; Suffer Die (ex-Millions Dead)

Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. 9:30pm. 21+
Heroes.

Theodore's in Springfield. 9pm. free.
The Racky Thomas Band.

Yellow Sofa in Northampton. 8:30pm.
Swing Caravan.

SATURDAY, APRIL 3RD, 2010

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

Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown. 7pm doors; 9pm show. $5. 21+
Kathy Chapman and Blue Moon; The Roland Lapierre Band.

Brass Cat in Easthampton. 10pm. 21+
The Fawns; Group Deville.

Club Meadows in East Longmeadow. 9pm.
Pandemonium.

Flavours in the Berkshires in Pittsfield. 8pm doors. 21+
Static.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Tracy Grammer; Ben Demarath; Dave Chalfant.
(chiildren under13 must be accompanied by a parent)

Iron Horse in Northampton. 10pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Rasputina; Prudence Teacup.
(chiildren under13 must be accompanied by a parent)

Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. 8:30pm.
Gone By Daylight; The Raft; Vinyltown.

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

Pearl Street clubroom in Northampton. 8:30pm. $12.50 advance; $15 at door. ALL AGES.
Tea Leaf Green; The Brew.
(chiildren under13 must be accompanied by a parent)

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8; $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
This Names Taken; Adelphia; Blessings of Ruin; Lost Since a Thought; The Nailheads (from Montreal)

Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls. 9:30pm. 21+
Eva Capelli and the Watershops Band.

Theodore's in Springfield. 9pm. free.
Eran Troy Danner.

Yellow Sofa in Northampton. 8pm.
Doug Hewitt..

SUNDAY, APRIL 4TH, 2010

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm. $5.
Bunny's a Swine; Rabbit Rabbit; Night of the Rabbit (from CT)

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $10 advance; $13 at door. ALL AGES.
The Sweet Remains with Rich Price, Greg Naughton, and Brian Chartrand; Meghan Beaudry.
(chiildren under13 must be accompanied by a parent)

Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. 7pm. $10 advance; $12 at door. ALL AGES.
Once Beloved; Martyrs and Madmen; Unveil Tomorrow; Mordi; Run for Your Guns; ILoveTheNightLife.

MONDAY, APRIL 5TH, 2010

The Elevens in Northampton. 9pm.
Danger Bird; The Gunslingers (from France); The Walking Ghosts; Blue Aside.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
The Tommy Castro Band; The Susan Angeletti Band.
(chiildren under13 must be accompanied by a parent)

TUESDAY, APRIL 6TH, 2010

Pearl Street Ballroom in Northampton. 8:30pm. $17 advance; $20 at door. ALL AGES.
The Hold Steady; The Oranges Band.
(chiildren under13 must be accompanied by a parent)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7TH, 2010

WORMTOWN TRADING BATTLE OF THE BANDS NIGHT ONE
The Elevens in Northampton. 7pm. free.
9pm JUDA Strain
10pm Rehabitat
11pm Orange Television
12midnight Jatoba.

Iron Horse in Northampton. 7pm. $15 advance; $18 at door. ALL AGES.
John Jorgensen Quintet.
(chiildren under13 must be accompanied by a parent)

Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield. 7pm. $8; $7 with student I.D. ALL AGES.
The Ruse; Lunar Halo; Honor By August; Matt Anish; The Dance Cancer.

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 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

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

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 http://www.myspace.com/route63roadhouse

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

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

Waterfront Tavern, 920 Main Street, Holyoke 01040
(413) 896-5448
http://www.ogre26.com/waterfronttavern.html (all ages)

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

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508, 781, 978 AREA CODES

THURSDAY, APRIL 1ST, 2010

The Grog in Newburyport. 8pm. $3. 21+
Building James.

Narrows Center in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $18 advance; $20 day of show.
Chip Taylor; Louie Leeman.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
Metal Thursday: Ravage; Skull Hammer; By Blood Alone (from ME); In Harm's Way.

FRIDAY, APRIL 2ND, 2010

Bull Run in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $20 advance; $25 at door.
Cheryl Wheeler.

The Chicken Bone in Framingham. 9pm. $5.
The Infractions.

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

Dodge Street in Salem. 9:30pm.
Sweet Destruction; Beast Over Boston.

Gilrein's in Worcester. 9:30pm. 21+
Kent Burnside and the New Generation Band.

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $5. 21+
Merrimack Delta Dub Set.

Harry's Bar and Grill in Hyannis. 9pm.
Ricky "King" Russell and The Cadillac Horns.

Mal's Lounge at George's Restaurant in Haverhill. 9pm.
Brandy.

Me and Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead. 8pm. $20 advance; $22 at door.
Peter Mulvey; Nels Andrews.

Narrows Center in Fall River. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $20 advance; $23 day of show.
Rick Estrin and the Nightcats.

Palladium downstairs in Worcester. 6pm doors; 7pm show. $25; $65 (VIP) ALL AGES.
KillFest 2010 25th anniversary tour featuring Overkill; Vader; God Dethroned; Warbringer; Evile; Woe of Tyrants; Scalpel; Under Lying Truth; The Summoned; Birch Hill Dam; Acaro.

Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester. 9pm.
The Egos; The Evil Streaks; Evil Bill; The Creetons (from NJ)

Tupelo Music Hall at Salisbury Beach. 8pm. $35.
The James Cotton Band.

Zeiterion Theatre in New Bedford. 8pm. $35.
Judy Collins.

SATURDAY, APRIL 3RD, 2010

Bull Run in Shirley. 6pm doors; 8pm show. $16 advance; $20 at door.
The Fools; Mel Smith and His Wild Inlaws.

The C-Note at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
The Cindy Daley Band; Mission of Blues.

The Chicken Bone in Framingham. 9:30pm.
The Fat City Band.

Dodge Street in Salem. 9:30pm.
Neurological Damage; Obsidian Divide; Duckforce.

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

The Grog in Newburyport. 9pm. $15. 21+
Entrain.

Harry's Bar and Grill in Hyannis. 9pm.
Dirty Blond.

Mal's Lounge at George's Restaurant in Haverhill. 9pm.
Diane Blue featuring Jimmy "Two Suits" Capone on sax, Johnny "Blue Horn" Moriconi on trumpet and vocals, "Guitar Ace" Timo Arthur on guitar and vocals, Cliff Spencer on keyboard, Lenny Bradford on bass, and John Medeiros on drums.

Palladium downstairs in Worcester. 6:30pm doors; 7:30pm show. $22 advance; $25 at door. ALL AGES.
Sonata Arctica; Mutiny Within; Powerglove; Once Beloved; Desiccation.

SUNDAY, APRIL 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

PARKER WHEELER 'S BLUES PARTY(tm)
The Grog in Newburyport. 7-11pm. $5. 21+
Ken Clark Organ Trio; Amadee Castenell.

Palladium downstairs in Worcester. 6pm doors; 6:20pm show. $17 advance; $20 at door. ALL AGES.
Unearth; Emmure; Stick To Your Guns; Veil of Maya; Carnifex; The Ghost Inside; Stray From the Path.

MONDAY, APRIL 5TH, 2010

TUESDAY, APRIL 6TH, 2010

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7TH, 2010

VENUE MENU

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/

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

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

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/MeandThee_2009-10.html

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

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

Tupelo Music Hall, 4 Ocean Front North, Salisbury 01952
(603) 437-5100 http://www.tupelohallsalisbury.com/

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

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METRO BOSTON

THURSDAY, APRIL 1ST, 2010

Church. 7pm doors. $10. ALL AGES.
F-Nice Records presents
8pm Somerville Symphany Orchestra
9pm Humanwine
10pm Mighty Tiny
11pm Walter Sickert and The Army of Broken Toys

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
8pm Chris Fullerton
9pm Super Buffet
9:30pm The Artist Known As Cher
10pm Elvis Collins
11pm The Full-Time Dreamers

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $9. 18+
Big Bear; Ho-Ag; Dinowalrus; Geoglyphs.

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $20 general admission; $30 reserved seating. ALL AGES.
K'Naan; Wale; John Forte; Tabi Bonney.

O'Brien''s Pub in Allston rock city. 8pm. $5. 21+
Born of Fire; Hivesmasher; Sexcrement.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 8pm doors; 9pm show. 18+
Girls; Dum Dum Girls; Leisure.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $20 general admission. ALL AGES.
Jewmongous.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Killola; Sick of Sarah; Jeddo Stars; The Vivs.

FRIDAY, APRIL 2ND, 2010

Church. 8pm doors. 21+
The Lights Out; Roman Traffic; The Luxury; Lunic; Social Hero (from NYC)

Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $8.
9pm Honey Deluxe
10pm Line of Girls
11pm John Aanestad
12midnight Kenne Highland and many, many special guests

House of Blues in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. $22.50; $25. ALL AGES.
Drive-By Truckers; Lucero; Langhorne Slim.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
The Organic Sound Project; New York Funk Exchange; Autumn Armor.

O'Brien''s Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
Thunderhole; Hero(n); Ribbons (from NYC); Drummers.

Passim's in Cambridge. 7pm. $17 general admission. ALL AGES.
Mark Erelli (CD release); Carsie Blanton.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Fine and Dandy Trio; Milquetoast and Co.; Hot Molasses; Sadbastardgoespop.

SATURDAY, APRIL 3RD, 2010

Church. 7pm doors. $10. 21+
8pm Cory Tutt (from NYC)
9pm Vostok 4
10pm Don't Forsake Me Oh My Darling (CD release);
11pm Gene Dante and the Future Starlets
12midnight Voodoo Screw Machine

RAT REUNION SHOW
Club Bohemia at Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. $10.
8:30pm The Flashcubes
9pm I-IV-V
9:30pm The Varmints
10pm The Boize
10:30pm Fox Pass
11pm Third Rail
11:30pm Classic Ruins
12midnight The Last Ones

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 21+
Proselyte; Zip-Tie Handcuffs (CD release); Motherboar; Buried in Leather.

House of Blues in Boston. 6pm doors; 6:30pm show. $20. ALL AGES.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club; Alberta Cross.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 1pm doors. $10. ALL AGES.
Leaders Led; The 508; Rising Tribe; Juicy Tuiesday; Tsunami of Sound.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Cassavettes; The Grownup Noise, Kingsley Flood (CD release); Spouse.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 8pm doors; 9pm show. 18+
Nada Surf; Dawn Landes and the Hounds.

Passim's in Cambridge. 3:30pm. $10 general admission. ALL AGES.
Maria Sangiolo.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $20 general admission. ALL AGES.
Southern Rail.

SUNDAY, APRIL 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://player.play.i...0630&onestat=wzlxhd3

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

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $9 advance; $10 day of show. 18+
Lymbic System; The Slow Six; Animal Hospital; Daniel Harris.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $20 general admission. ALL AGES.
Carlo Aonzo and Elena Buttiero with Eden MacAdam-Somer and Larry Unger.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Serena Maneesh; Depreciation Guild; Black Fortress of Opium.

MONDAY, APRIL 5TH, 2010

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
RTT presents Smoke or Fire; Dan Webb and the Spiders; Jeff Rowe.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $9. 18+
Team Shred presents For Sleeping or Jumping (EP release); Vending Machetes; OKCaptain; Attack the City.

Paradise Rock Club in Boston. 7pm doors; 8pm show. 18+
The Bronx; Violent Soho; Mariachi El Bronx; Cracktorch (reunion show)

TUESDAY, APRIL 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

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $8. 18+
The Smith Westerns; Acrylics; earthquake party!

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $13 advance; $15 day of show. 18+
Acid Mothers Temple; Over-Gain Optimal Death; 28 Degrees Taurus.

O'Brien''s Pub in Allston rock city. 8pm. $7. 18+
The High Seas; Lady (from NH); The Night Lights (from NYC); The New Dumb.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $15 general admission. ALL AGES.
Rachel Sage (CD release); Seth Glier.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Southern Belle; Clatter Clatter; Old Abram Brown; Emily Peal.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 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/

Church. 7pm doors. $10. ALL AGES.
Ammonia Booking presents No Friends (No Idea Records); Deep Sleep (from Baltimore); Ramming Speed; Hellbent Hookers (from NYC) (ex-Bones Brigade); Livver (ex-Presley)

Great Scott in Allston rock city. 9pm. $13 advance; $15 at door. 18+
MassConcerts presents Rocky Votolato (Barsuk Records); Brooke Waggoner; Leo Blais.

Middle East up in Cambridge. 8pm doors. $10. 18+
Tim Barry; Red Clay River; Larcenist.

O'Brien''s Pub in Allston rock city. 9pm. 21+
Jim Healey (CD release); Dan Webb and the Spiders; Mikey French Fries and the Apple Dudes; The First Annual.

Passim's in Cambridge. 8pm. $12 general admission. ALL AGES.
Emily Elbert and Julia Easterlin.

T.T. the Bears Place in Cambridge. 8:30pm.
Cham-peons; Shango Axe w/Riki Rocksteady; SkaPrest; DJ Ford E. Bucksworth

VENUE MENU

Church, 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

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

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

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/

Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 02215.
(617) 562-8800. http://www.thedise.com/rockclub/index.html

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

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

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and suggestions! DOS = Day of Show

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