November News

*** NERFA review. 

The North East Regional Folk Alliance held its annual conference in Asbury Park, NJ. I had to go, I mean, come on?!?!? It's Asbury Park?!?!?  But, I could only make one day : (  I'll try for more next time. If you've never been, NERFA is four days of music awesomeness. Imagine hundreds of open mic'rs converging to one hotel for a humungous hootenanny. They had business/career focussed workshops during the morning/afternoons, and short open mic style performances all through out the day, including late night performances in several hotel rooms that were like mini showcases running until 2:00am (or later!). 

 

Here are some key takeaways from my perspective:

- I really enjoyed and appreciated the mini mentorships. You sign up for a 20min time-slot, and chat with a veteran industry pro. Ask them anything and get experienced feedback. Very cool.

- From the co-writing workshop, I'll note two things. 1. just split the writing credits, don't bother trying to split hairs. 2. don't be a bull, if you don't like an idea, find a gentle way to say it, so your partner remains engaged.

- From the "Lifecycle of Record Production", the most driven home point was the importance of a musician's social media accounts. Oh man, I HATE doing social, but alas, it is the current vehicle for which all things grow. They also spoke a ton about Spotify numbers! I was surprised at that. 

 

 

*** Pavilions and Performance Spaces?

My town often ponders and dreams of having a public performance space, indoor or outdoor. If you know of any good examples in your town or such, please feel free to message me with the intel. It would be much appreciated!

 

 

***Happy Thanksgiving to you all,  ~ TIMKO

 

 

*** Upcoming Shows to check out:

 

 

Micki & Michael

- Nov 26th / The Biltmore, Newton Upper Falls, 9-11:30

- Dec 3rd / City Streets, Waltham, 9-Midnight

 

The Nick Haddad Trio (an Acemakers spin-off)

- Nov 19th / The Biltmore, Newton Upper Falls, 9-11:30

- Dec 4th / The Square Root, Roslindale, 8-11 PM / Triple Bill: Cold Car, The Acemakers, The Haymakers

 

Brian Burrill

- Nov 18th / Trillium Brewery, Canton, 6:30-9:30

- Nov 19th / Lookout Farm, Natick, 6-8pm

 

TIMKO & Co. ( www.facebook.com/timkomotion )

- Nov 19th / Trillium Brewery, Canton, 6:00-9:00

- Nov 20th / Melrose Kindness Day, YMCA, 10 - 10:30am

- Dec 23rd / Tessie's, Waltham, 8 - 11pm

 

 

(Special thanks to Ace Productions for helping compiles the Upcoming Shows list)

 

 

 

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*** Acoustic Open Mics, Hosted by TIMKO...

 

MONDAYS

at Porter Belly's Pub

338 Washington St., Brighton, MA 02135

https://porterbellyspub.com/

Sign-up starts: 8:00pm

Open Mic starts: 8:30pm

Ends at 12:00am

Music Only!

Hosted by TIMKO

Details: 2 song sets. Gear: 2 mics, 3 guitar cables, keyboard upon request. Percussion welcome. 

 

WEDNESDAYS

at Ward 4

277 Auburn St, Newton, MA 02466

https://www.ward-4.com/

Sign up starts at 7pm

Open Mic starts: 7:30pm

Ends at 10pm

Music Only!

Hosted by TIMKO

Details: 2 song sets. Gear: 2 mics, 3 guitar cables, keyboard upon request. Percussion welcome. 

 

THURSDAYS

at KoC (Knights of Columbus)

23 W. Foster St., Melrose

Second Floor

Sign up starts at 7pm

Open Mic starts: 7:30pm

Ends at 10:30pm

Music Only!

Hosted by TIMKO & Friends

 

Details: 3 song sets. Gear: 2 mics, 3 guitar cables, keyboard upon request. Percussion welcome. 

 

 

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October News

Greetings All, 

 

*** Halloween Open Mic at Porter Belly's Pub!!! 

Costumes encouraged as well as Songs by Dead Folks, Grateful Dead, or just Spooky songs in general, led by the ever spooky, Danny Pepper!

Porter Belly's Pub: 338 Washington St., Brighton, MA 02135

 

*** Tony & Kylie's THE END OF THE ROAD SHOW at Tommy Doyle's in Newton.

Saturday, October 15th

4-7pm at Tommy Doyle's, 349 Watertown St., Newton, MA.

A message from Tony: "An afternoon of great music, followed by some cheers and revelry before Kylie and I embark on our next adventure, Vermont! At the open mics, on the Facebooks, in the bars and in the clubs, the porches and the houses. The music in this town is a force to be reckoned with and I am so grateful to have been a small part of it.   And while I've had the pleasure of working some great venues with some amazing people, Tommy Doyle's might be the most special. So we gotta send it off here!  As they used to say in 80s, be there or be square!  "

 

*** Announcing a New Open Mic, hosted by Ben Shparber, in Waltham.

Check out Ben's Facebook page for questions and updates: 

 https://www.facebook.com/OpenM1cN1ght

Thursdays at Brewer's Tap and Table

256 Moody St., Waltham, MA 02453

7-10PM

Details: Music and Poetry, provided is a house guitar, small drum set, 2 microphones. There is parking on the street as well as behind the bar in a free garage. Ben's Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/OpenM1cN1ght

 

*** Fashion and Timko's Hand?!

(My hand was used as an Elmer's glue mold which will be used in the fashion show!  ; -)

About it: "Shredded Beauty: Transforming Trauma Through Fashion" Free event open to all. Experience a night of storytelling through fashion depicting the journey of trauma and recovery. Presented by local designer and Foundation Trust Emerging Artist, Stephanie Couchell.  

November 30, 2022

7:00PM

Greater Boston Stage Company

395 Main St., Stoneham, MA 02180

 

*** New England Music Awards. 

Voting closes October 12th. Awards held on Sunday Nov. 13th at Six String Grill & Stage in Foxborough. Here are a few in our greater open mic circle that have been nominated:

The Q-Tip Bandits, Crooked Coast, Aaron Bear, Andrew Geano, Peter Parcek, GA-20, The Gravel Project, Tyler Morris, Andrea Gillis Band, Crowes Pasture, Lisa Bastoni, Jen Kearney, Jay Psaros, Jeff Rosen, to mention a few.

Vote here! https://nemusicawards.com/

 

 

 

*** Upcoming Shows to check out:

 

Thurs., Oct. 13th - TIMKO & Co. at Ward 4, Auburndale, MA, 6:30-9:30pm, https://www.ward-4.com/

 

Thurs., Oct. 20th - Micki and Michael, “Thirsty Third Thursday’s” at Ward 4, Auburndale, MA, 6:30-9:30pm, https://www.ward-4.com/  -Every 3rd Thursday of the month.

 

New music programs are starting up at the following venues, head's up! City Streets - Waltham, The Biltmore - Newton, Porter Belly's - Brighton.

 

 

 

Indigo Girls Tix Giveaway, Aug 28th

The tickets are still NO LONGER available.

 

Congrats to C.J. !!! Responding at 6:53pm.

 

Thanks to those other who responded. 

 

 

 

Two FREE Tickets to the Indigo Girls, TONIGHT (Aug/28) in Lowell, MA

 

First person to reply to this message gets them. 

 

As soon as the tickets are claimed, it will be announced on the first page of our website, here: 

www.BostonLovesMusic.com

 

 

We will forward the etix confirmation email to the first person that replies to this message. 

 

Once you receive the etix email forward from us, you will need to print the tickets. It is not clear if you can just show them the image on your phone, so plan on being able to print the tickets to bring with you. Seats are general admission. More show info is listed on the tickets.

 

 

 

About the show. 

 

Lowell Summer Music Series presents

Indigo Girls

at Boarding House Park 

40 French St. 

Lowell, MA 01852

 

Admission Starts - 5:30PM

Lucy Wainwright Roche - 7:30PM

Intermission - 8:10PM

Indigo Girls - 8:30PM

Show Ends - 10:15PM

 

 

 

August News

It's still summer, and there's plenty of live music abound!

 

*** Jamaica Plain Porchfest THIS Sat. Aug 20th, 12-6pm

https://www.jpporchfest.org/2022-schedule

Look for our open mic friends...

-The Mighty Silverbacks (w/ Chip Highfield), 12:30pm, 56 Perkins St. Jamaica Plain

- Bob Greenman, 4:00pm, 13 Armstrong Street, Jamaica Plain,

 

*** STEAM KETTLE Music Festival, Sept. 10th, in Westwood at Hale Reservation

Get advanced tickets here for TIMKO & CO. and many more acts, including Cold Car, Late Night Thoughts, Wild Sundays, + + +

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/steam-kettle-music-festival-tickets-381745851117?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

About the event:

“A Porchfest in the Woods.” Bring your camping chairs and enjoy a full day of great local live music stationed at several of our pavilions, all within walking distance of each other in the beautiful woods of Hale, an 1100+ acre reservation of forests, ponds and meadows, just outside of Boston. Food trucks and adult beverages will be available for purchase. Free parking with shuttle or paid parking on location. Advanced tickets recommended.

Sat, September 10, 2022

at Hale, Westwood, MA.

12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

 

*** Melrose Porchfest, Saturday, Sept. 24th

Sign up here...

https://melroseporchfest.org/

 

*** Porchfests, Porchfests, Porchfests! 

There are at least 13 more porchfests around Boston to perform at or visit. Find more info at https://porchfest.info/

Thanks to Kirk Israel, the webmaster for the JP Porchfest and many others. https://kirk.is/

 

*** Upcoming Shows to check out:

Sat. Aug 20, Pete LaGrange and the Ghost Riders, Narragansett Cafe in Jamestown, RI, 8:00pm

They released a new 4-track EP a couple weeks ago, titled “That’s All Right.” Check it out wherever you stream your music!

Sat., Aug 27th, AceMakers at J&G Hillside Grill, Stoughton, MA 8-10pm https://www.jghillsidegrill.com/live-music

If you've been to the Ward 4 Open Mic, you've likely met our percussionist friend, Ace Brown. 8/27 showcases his full band!

Thurs. Sept. 1st., TIMKO & Co at Trillium Brewery/Canton, 6-8pm, 100 Royall St., Canton, MA

https://trilliumbrewing.com/pages/event-calendar

Thurs., Sept. 15th - Micki and Michael, “Thirsty Third Thursday’s” at Ward 4, Auburndale, MA, 6:30-9:30pm, https://www.ward-4.com/

Every 3rd Thursday of the month. 

 

*** Acoustic Open Mics, Hosted by TIMKO...

MONDAYS

at Porter Belly's Pub

338 Washington St., Brighton, MA 02135

https://porterbellyspub.com/

Sign-up starts: 8:00pm

Open Mic starts: 8:30pm

Ends at 12:00am

Music Only!

Hosted by TIMKO

Details: 2 song sets. Gear: 2 mics, 3 guitar cables, keyboard upon request. Percussion welcome. 

 

WEDNESDAYS

at Ward 4

277 Auburn St, Newton, MA 02466

https://www.ward-4.com/

Sign up starts at 7pm

Open Mic starts: 7:30pm

Ends at 10pm

Music Only!

Hosted by TIMKO

Details: 2 song sets. Gear: 2 mics, 3 guitar cables, keyboard upon request. Percussion welcome. 

 

THURSDAYS

at KoC (Knights of Columbus)

23 W. Foster St., Melrose

Second Floor

Sign up starts at 7pm

Open Mic starts: 7:30pm

Ends at 10:30pm

Music Only!

Hosted by TIMKO & Friends

 

Details: 3 song sets. Gear: 2 mics, 3 guitar cables, keyboard upon request. Percussion welcome. 

 


 

Summer Update

SAVE THE DATE & GET YOUR TICKETS

STEAM KETTLE Music Festival in Westwood at Hale Reservation, Sept. 10th, 2022

Get advanced tickets here for TIMKO & CO. and more

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/steam-kettle-music-festival-tickets-381745851117?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

About the event.

<<< Steam Kettle Music Fest at Hale: “A Porchfest in the Woods.” Bring your camping chairs and enjoy a full day of great local live music stationed at several of our pavilions, all within walking distance of each other in the beautiful woods of Hale, an 1100+ acre reservation of forests, ponds and meadows, just outside of Boston. Food trucks and adult beverages will be available for purchase. Free parking with shuttle or paid parking on location. Advanced tickets recommended.

Sat, September 10, 2022

at Hale, Westwood, MA.

12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Live Music featuring…

LATE NIGHT THOUGHTS

THE KEMP HARRIS GROUP

plus

TIMKO & Co., Cold Car, and many more.

$20-$30 Tickets sold through Eventbrite

 

Hale Education, Inc. is a private nonprofit widely recognized for its flagship camps, youth programs, family and community activities, school partnerships, and professional development opportunities. It serves several thousand children and families from 70 Greater Boston communities annually, and invites visitors to enjoy its 1,100+ acres of forests, ponds, and meadows in Westwood and Dover, Massachusetts. Hale's programs and land management practices are the legacy of its founder, Robert Sever Hale, who encouraged people to patronize his property in ways that were "charitable and benevolent in nature…to provide education which will develop intelligent, capable, and responsible citizens.”  >>>

 

Get advanced tickets here for TIMKO & CO. and more

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/steam-kettle-music-festival-tickets-381745851117?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 


 

Monday, August 1st

 

Feature Birthday Set by Micki Dupnik and Thom G.!

Starting early at 7:30pm

at Porter Belly’s in Brighton. 

 

Come celebrate Micki’s 30th b’day as she kicks off a great set of music at 7:30pm, followed by Thom G’s b’day set. Open mic will follow at normal time, 8:30pm. 

 

Be there or square!


 

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