December News

Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Open Mic at Devlln's  in Brighton is ON despite the weather (which is normal for New England anyway)

November News

*** Save the Dates!!!  Mondays Nov. 11, 11/18, 11/25, and Monday, Dec. 2nd Grand Salutation!!!

The final nights of The Infamous Open Mic Jam, (Terry O’Reilly’s, Bill’s Pizzeria, Smokin’ Joes) hosted by Terrance Reeves and Andrew Geano. Go to say goodbye, even if the slots get filled.

Note: The welcoming spirit of both Reeves and Geano created a long-armed bear hug around the Boston area music scene for the last 7 years. The gents have announced the end of an era. Read about it below and visit here for more info: https://www.facebook.com/theopenmicjam/

 

 

 

 

*** MONTHLY FEATURE at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

Starting at 9:30pm, TimKo., performs and features a variety of local music talent.

 

Friday, Nov 1st

10pm Feature: Marilyn Kirby

Making a trip back from Woodstock, NY, Kirby & Ko celebrate their kindred birthdays with dueling telecasters. Featuring Kent on bass & drum.

 

 

*** ACOUSTIC THURSDAYS at Devlin’s, followed by late night open mic.

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.edevlins.com

Every Thursday features some of the local scene’s favorite players and songwriters. Join us in Brighton for great local music, delicious food, craft drafts, and creative cocktails.  

Late Nite Open Mic: 

The stage opens up for an advanced sign up late nite open mic starting about 11pm

Sign up here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4BACAA2EA1F85-devlins

 

November Features:

11/7 - Grassi & Kane

Tony Grassi and Alex Kane team up with covers and originals with a country/classic rock sound.

11/14 - Leah Lodato 

Bassist for The Almighty Buck (www.thealmightybuck.us)and Cold Car (https://www.kencartersings.com/), Leah performs a solo acoustic set with covers and originals!

11/21 - The Wagging Knives

Tuesday’s house band at Tommy Doyle’s visits Devlin’s and cranks it to eleven! Expect tons of classic hits by Nonatum’s dirtiest duo.

www.Facebook.com/TheWaggingKnives

 

 

 

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

***The Open Mic Jam by Terrance Reeves and Andrew Geano

ANNOUNCEMENT!

You, the person reading this, have been a contributor to an event that has lasted for 7 years. We started at a place called "Smoken' Joe's". It was a BBQ & Blues joint that (on paper) wouldn't normally host an open mic like ours. With almost exclusively non-blues acts, we needed a place to call home, a place to be ourselves, and share our thoughts, musings, and feelings. And Smoken' Joe's delivered that for so many of us. It provided the foundation of what was to come. There is still talk of "the Smoken' Joe's days", when we worked and played arguably too hard but we were in it together. We had quite a few other hosts throughout the years and even a stint at Darryl's Corner Bar & Grill.

Near the end of Smoken' Joe's, another open mic started in Newton, at an Irish Pub called Terry O'Reilly's. This is where we found our stride. We had a space that was so supportive of us and letting people share that was the starting point for many creative projects, jams, and lifelong relationships. Too many memories to begin to try to write out, but the amount of gratitude we have for that space and time is immeasurable.

When Terry O'Reilly's closed at the beginning of the year, we moved over to Bill's Pizzeria on Mondays. And we're still there. But, the cliche proves true that all good things must end. We want to go out properly, so the next few weeks will start our send off. This leaves 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, and Monday, December 2nd, 2019 as the last Open Mic Jam. We want to show a lot of love to our last home, Bill's, and want to invite you to come by and grab a slice/drink and give us an opportunity to attempt to properly express how much you mean to us. Online Sign Ups are available in our "About" section on Facebook.

You may be asking "why now," a fair question. For starters, Terrance is planning a 6-month around the world trip with his newly wedded wife. He and Danielle are quitting their regular jobs and will be headed to New Zealand, Australia, Southeast Asia, and on. The trip is a bit open-ended, so planning to start back up isn't particularly easy. Additionally, being away for that long will make it incredibly difficult for one person to maintain the standard of the open mic that we all have come to love. Meanwhile, Andrew plans to take some much needed R&R time for himself, while he focuses his energy on his original music. You will still certainly be seeing Andrew in and around the local scene as he does this.

When we started doing this 7 years ago, we wanted to be the welcoming, take everyone in, and give them space to be messy and themselves open mic. That was the place that we needed. And thanks to all of you, we can look back and feel like we achieved that goal. This may be the end of the open mic jam as we know it. but A&T are going to move into newer projects and are already working together on them. We hope you'll want to be involved too! Let's make some good final memories and find a way to stay connected. Thank you, again. We are so grateful to you and this scene and we love you!

 

Visit here for more info: https://www.facebook.com/theopenmicjam/

 

 

 

 *** SOCIAL CONNECTIONS

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BostonLovesMusic/

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boston_loves_music/

 

 

***WEEKLY ACOUSTIC SOCIAL & OPEN MIC hosted by Tim Ko.

 

MONDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Devlin's Restaurant (the food is unreal!)

332 Washington St., Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

starts 8:30pm

 

TUESDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Tommy Doyle's of Newton (chill vibe)

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

www.tommydoylesnewton.com

starts 8:30pm

 

 

 

October News

*** Announcement!!! Friday October 18th Alex Kane’s "Mill Pond Road" single releases on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and all other streaming services, from the forthcoming Catalyst record slated for a November 22nd release. Save the date: Album release party is Friday, Dec. 13th at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton.

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians. 

 

Friday, Oct 18th at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

 www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

A monthly event at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA hosted by, TimKo., ( www.facebook.com/timkomotion ) who performs as well as features a variety of local music talent. Always a unique night.

 

9pm Feature: Leah Lodato 

Bassist for The Almighty Buck (www.thealmightybuck.us)and Cold Car (https://www.kencartersings.com/), Leah performs a solo acoustic set with covers and originals! Cool fact: Before owning her own dog walking/training business, FitPet Boston, Leah was a bar manager at Tommy Doyle’s.

 

 

Acoustic Thursdays at Devlin’s followed by late night open mic.

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.edevlins.com

 

Join us on each Thursday (9pm) at Devlin’s in Brighton for great local music, delicious food, craft drafts, and creative cocktails.  The night is hosted by Boston-area musician, TimKo., ( www.facebook.com/timkomotion ) who performs with an upbeat mish mash of music and mayhem. Each Thursday features some of the local scene’s favorite players and songwriters. The stage opens up for a late night open mic starting about 11pm

More info can always be found at www.BostonLovesMusic.com

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

***Bourbon Chasers at The Smoke Shop BBQ 

Sat. Oct 26th 

25 Hampshire Street. Cambridge, MA

(owned by celebrity chef, Andy Husbands)

 

*** Melrose Chili for Charity 

Please join us Sat. Oct 19th for a great cause. Chili contest, Live Music, Games, Beer & Wine. To benefit A Servant’s Heart Food Pantry, KIND, and Haley House. Our goal is to raise $10,000 - bean by bean.

About: 

Chili Cook Off Event to raise money for three charities. We will have competitors vying for the honor of "Chili Champion" as you sample their closely guarded recipes while listening to live music and playing games. Beer & wine for purchase. Event is for adults and kids alike. 

When: 

Saturday, Oct. 19th, 2019 5-8pm
at Memorial Hall
590 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176 

Admission:
Children under 5 free. $10 in advance. $15 at door. 

Facebook event: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/761252414292129/ 

Local Live Music Jamboree with... 

 

Eddie Miller


The Resolvers (Mark Thompson, Charlotte Pearce, Ken O’Hara ) 

 

TimKo & Rock Bottom
( Julie Unger, Kevin Reddall, Mark Bates, Raymond Kochanski, Jennie Wengrovius, Tim Kochanski ) 

 

 

 

*** Hot Day At The Zoo (reunion)

 

Sat. Oct 19th in Lowell

Two Shows at Dudley’s in Lowell

https://www.facebook.com/events/1458715900947659/

Well they said it would never happen, but here we are. Hot Day at the Zoo is getting back together for one night and one night only. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct 19 at Dudley's in Lowell, MA. Only 250 tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets are $15/adv and $20/door.

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4343910

Every member of HDATZ - past, present, and future - will be on stage together for the first time ever. 

Michael Dion - Guitar/harmonica/cajon/vocals

Jon Cumming - Banjo/guitar/vocals 

Jed Rosen - Bass/vocals

Aaron Johnson - Banjo/vocals

David Cleaves - Mandolin/vocals

JT Lawrence - Dobro/fiddle/mandolin/guitar/vocals

Nick Heys - Piano/vocals

 

 *** more local live music updates here…

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BostonLovesMusic/

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boston_loves_music/

 

***WEEKLY ACOUSTIC SOCIAL & OPEN MIC hosted by Tim Ko.

 

MONDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Devlin's Restaurant (the food is unreal!)

332 Washington St., Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

starts 8:30pm

 

TUESDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Tommy Doyle's of Newton (chill vibe)

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

www.tommydoylesnewton.com

starts 8:30pm

 

 

 

September News

*** Summer review: What a great summer full of music! Here are just a few paths we crossed… Make Music Day Boston, Live at Hale with Zack Bolles, John Hanson & Calvin Maustellar, Acosutic Sessions with Pete LaGrange, Drunk Olympics w/ Cold Car, Melrose Music Fest. w/ the Peter Parcek Trio plus the J. Van Cleave band & more, Melrose Summer Stroll w/ Sam Chetkin, Jesse DeLaurier, Joe Mulholland, Shakey Jake, Leah & Timko, plus Bill & Sammy McQuaid, Melrose Farmer’s Market https://melrosefarmersmarket.org/our-musicians/ , Boston Calling Block Parties w/ East Coast Soul, Nonplussed, Gold Velvet Sofa, Bourbon Chasers, The Almighty Buck, Rob Pagnano, Timko & Bolles, and how about the growing environment of local area Porchfests!?!

 

*** Melrose Porchfest is seeking more musicians! Saturday, Sept. 28th, 2-6pm

Sign up here:

www.melroseporchfest.org

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians. 

 

Friday, Sept. 20th at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

 www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

10:00 - Chris Steele

Chris Steele (who also records as part of Tunnel 18), is a Massachusetts-based songwriter, singer, and rock musician.  Chris’ music comes from a love of classic rock, influenced by 90’s grunge and post-grunge, and then filtered through the mind of a poet who travels too much. Links to music can be found at:  The Songs, Albums, and Stuff (Media)

 

11:00 - TimKo & Co. 

TimKo & Co. 

A mish mash of music, musicians and mayhem led by TimKo… fun, groovin’ good times!

www.facebook.com/timkomotion

 

 

Thursday,  Sept. 26th at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.edevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm - TimKo & Co.  plus featured performer!

A mish mash of music, musicians and mayhem led by TimKo… fun, groovin’ good times!

www.facebook.com/timkomotion

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

*** Bourbon Chasers

Sept. 21st, 12-4pm in Mattapan

Celebrating Norfolk Hardware’s 85th Anniversary!

In honor of the 85th year of this family-owned business, Norfolk Hardware & Home Center will celebrate with a very special event at our newly remodeled hardware store!

Party Details:

Where: Norfolk Hardware, 981 Morton Street, Boston, MA

When: Saturday, September 21st, 2019 from 11:00AM – 4:00PM.

Party Details: The family-friendly event will have live music featuring the Bourbon Chasers, BBQ provided by Celebrity Chef Pitmaster Andy Husbands of The Smoke Shop restaurants, will include special appearances and local celebrities and be hosted and emceed by Billy Costa of Kiss 108FM and NESN.

Cost: FREE!

In addition, you can also look for many activities that the whole family can enjoy:

  • party games
  • craft tables
  • a dunk tank
  • cornhole
  • lawn games

 

 

*** Idle Hands Brewery Oktoberfest featuring TimKo and The Almighty Buck

September 14th, Event is noon - 10pm. 

Commercial St. Malden, MA

MUSIC
Daigle’s Beer Hall Boys • The Almighty Buck

FOOD
Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen • Swissbäkers • Wild Fox

ENTRY
$10 at the door, includes a souvenir stein and your first pour.
Kids 12 and under permitted up until 6pm. Only service animals allowed.

http://www.idlehandscraftales.com/site/event/oktoberfest-2/

 

*** Chili Cook Off Charity Event w/ Local Live Music

October 19th, 5-8pm

at Melrose Memorial Hall

590 Main St., Melrose MA

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/melrose-chili-for-charity-tickets-70717631339?ref=eios&aff=eios

 

 

 *** Please "Like" our Facebook page to see more local live music updates. 

https://www.facebook.com/BostonLovesMusic/

 

 

***WEEKLY ACOUSTIC SOCIAL & OPEN MIC hosted by Tim Ko.

 

MONDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Devlin's Restaurant (the food is unreal!)

332 Washington St., Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

starts 8:30pm

 

TUESDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Tommy Doyle's of Newton, MA

349 Watertown St., Newton

www.tommydoylesnewton.com

starts 8:30pm

 

 

 

July News

Melrose Music Festival - Saturday, July 27th, 2:00-7:00pm

 

The Melrose Music Festival (formerly the Four Corners Music Festival) returns on July 27 from 2:00-7:00 p.m. The MMF is a family-friendly, outdoor event which will feature TWO STAGES of local musicians from all age groups, highlighted by the Peter Parcek Trio.

 

Peter Parcek’s daring, incendiary and soulful style is a distinctive hybrid. He weaves rock, gypsy-jazz, country, folk, and blues—especially blues—into a tapestry of melody, harmony, and daredevil solos that push those styles to their limits without sacrificing the warmth of his own personality.

 

Other performers include: Jeremy Van Cleave, Artisan Cheese, Salinger, Sam Chetkin, Molly Corr, Jesse DeLaurier, Eddie Miller, Samantha Zysk, Broken Leg Productions Casts, Sammy McQuaid and Ray Kochanski.

 

Starting at 2:00 p.m., bring a blanket, lawn chairs, cooler, and the family for an enjoyable day of local live music at the Cabbage Patch field, located in front of the Middle School at 360 Lynn Fells Parkway. There will be several fun bands as well as individual performances from talented Melrose residents of all ages. A community art project will lead by Follow Your Art Community Studios. Concessions and children’s activities will also be on hand!

 

This event is a great way to help connect neighborhoods while also further supporting our fine arts community. The Melrose Music Festival is sponsored by the City of Melrose and Waste Management Inc.

 

Stay social with the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/musicinmelrose

 

EventBrite link for non-facebook users:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/melrose-music-fest-tickets-65192842547

 

***The event is Light Rain or Shine.

 

Melrose Music Festival

Saturday, July 27th

2:00-7:00pm

360 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176

Light Rain or Shine

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