December News

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All

*** Andrew Geano’s recording an album! Our talented local musician and friend, open mic host of the infamous Terry O’Reilly’s in Newton, and fantastic singer/songwriter is releasing his first full length, studio album. Your support will help off-set the costs (big costs) associated with recording, mixing, mastering, marketing,  promotion, and distribution. Please visit his indiegogo page to pre-purchase the album! 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/andrew-geano-s-debut-studio-album--2?fbclid=IwAR1rWE4YlPMU7fX7_MWLMEfWmyXKeO19gxp6lZlhjuaW4z3cSZRVzOSDVX8#/backers

 

 

*** Adam Sickler, host of Article 24 Open Mic, music recorder/producer, and extremely talented singer/guitarist/songwriter… is moving to Nashville! ( aka leaving Boston ). His farewell show is this Thursday, Dec. 6th at Sonia in Cambridge. With supporting acts, Andrew Geano, Late Night Thoughts, and Dan Masterson. Be there or square. Get Advanced tix for discount:

https://www.facebook.com/events/251836638797844/

 

 

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

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

 

Thursday,  December 27th at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.edevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9:30pm - The Brian St. John Band

Kicking off a four state tour, MA, NY, PA, NJ, an featuring Brian Cornish - drums/sax/vocals, Jon Irizarry - keyboards, guitar, vocals, Eric Lagg - bass, Brian St. John - guitar, vocals. Check out  their latest release on Spotify!

"Live: Volume #1" is out today on all your favorite services: https://open.spotify.com/album/33VF3brwsv1FBhidhqzVhj

 

 

*** Live Music Marathon - Christmas for Cora!!! 

Sat. Dec. 15th,  Noon-9pm. 

at Porter Belly’s in Brighton, MA. 

Nearly 20 acts beginning at noon. Cora was born premature in an emergency C section due to the very rare HELLP syndrome, which effects fewer than 20,000 pregnancies each year. Please put the date on your calendars, and celebrate us at Porter Belly’s Pub.

Keep up to date via our Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/500378493791216/

 

For Non-Facebook Users, please go to:

Eventbrite link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/christmas-for-cora-live-music-marathon-tickets-53107472881

 

 

BAND LINE-UP:

***STARTING AT NOON:

 

The Almighty Buck

Leah Ferjulian Lodato and TimKo, from the roots/rock group, The Almighty Buck, kick off the music marathon with a duo acoustic performance.

https://www.facebook.com/TheAlmightyBuck/

 

 

 

Minnow 

Here’s a new duo featuring Andrew Macey & Matthew Pecoraro that’s sure to bring a sweet blend vocal harmonies and guitar improvisation with structure and composition, providing new takes on old tunes and some crowd favorites.

 

Stan Lyness

Born. Grew up. Programmed a lot... This is the most you’ll find about Stan  on the web, except for his lengthy catalogue of self-penned songs. His lyrics are always clever, wry, humorous, and expertly put together.  Most of the music in the country/rock/blues genres but all from an old-school perspective. Take a listen at www.stanlyness.com

 

 

Danny Pepper & Liz Kyer

Rockin’, rowdy, bluesy and fun, Danny sings and plays great original music as well as choice cover songs of his favorite musical heroes with fiddlin’ Pharmacist, Liz Kyer on backing vocals and violin.

 

Brian Burrill

Brian lives in the Boston area and performs at various venues around the city as well as on the North Shore and Cape Cod. He plays polished covers of popular hits, solo/acoustic and with such groups as Geez Louise, and Fat Dog.

http://brianburrill.com

 

Andrew Geano

Andrew is a Boston based singer-songwriter and acoustic performance artist. He hosts his own weekly open mic at Terry O'Reilly's Irish Pub in Newton, MA and constantly performs his own solo shows throughout all of New England. His music could be described as “acoustic, pretty sad but very melodic, tightly constructed, pop-rock, ballad-ish pseudo folk tunes…sort of.”

http://www.andrewgeanomusic.com/

 

Bob Greenman

Bob Greenman is a singer/song-writer whose songs tell a story.  His influences include alt-country, Americana, and blues artists.  His repertoire is occasionally infused with a cover or two by the artists who have influenced him.   

 

John McGrael

John McGrael is a guitarist and songwriter who grew up in the Atlanta music scene before moving to Boston in 2016. He spent 10 years writing poetry and playing in heavy metal and indie rock bands before starting to perform as a solo artist. Be on the lookout for his upcoming debut album, Stay Warm, releasing spring 2019.

Ralph Vaccari

Ralph Vaccari is an open mic veteran from Marblehead who has headlined many sold out open mic venues across the north shore. He is a guitarist, singer and ASCAP songwriter and loves serenading crowds to the tune of Van "The Man" Morrison, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and, let's not forget, Celine Dion.

 

***MID-AFTERNOON:

 

Alex Kane

Loud and proud Country music, kick starting the fun!

https://www.facebook.com/AMKanerNation

 

Micki Dupnik

Biomedical engineer by day, pianist and singer by night. Jazz-trained, she spans a variety of genres with her sultry vocals including but not limited to classic jazz, R&B, soul and indie music. 

 

Frayed Knot

Frayed Knot is an alternative rock band out of Massachusetts. Dylan and Jadon have been playing together since elementary school, and they picked up Rachel, their singer, about three years back. They immediately all bonded and started cranking out songs. They’ve been together ever since.

 

Screaming Sushi

Screaming Sushi was created in 2012 and has played many events including the Upham Ice Cream Social, Wickerstock, and Dodgefest. They were featured on Fox 25 News in 2013 when they played an original song, Santa's Got the Music. The band is made up of Jadon, Ronen and Nicholas.

https://www.facebook.com/screamingsushiband/

 

Grounds For Divorce

The bad boys of suburban dad rock!  GFD plays hard rock classics and originals that'll rattle your molars and renew your faith in rock 'n roll.  Tino DeLollis, Haig Tellalian, Karl Hammond, Dan"Thunder" Foote and Heidi DeLollis mix costumes, megaphones, and strobe lights to create a high energy show.

 

***EARLY EVENING:

 

Matty Pecoraro & Friends

Good jams, good times.

 

Tony Grassi

Singer/songwriter, Tony Grassi, pulls together that Heartland vibe reminiscent of such artists as John Mellancamp, Springsteen & Don Henley.

 

Pete LaGrange

Resurrecting the spirit of rock n' roll, Pete brings great energy and power to classic songs. Backed up by Tim Ko, Cam Robbins, Pete Kearns, Zack Bolles, and Ethan Miller.

 

Dreamtime Travelers

Pat Fitzgerald and Brian Reilly, playing some favorite classic rock tunes, plus fun songs from the 50’s and 60’s, with Katie Droney on keys.

 

Bourbon Chasers

Modern & Traditional Country, Classic Rock and Fun Hits. This high energy acoustic/electric group boasts a range of cover songs such has Garth Brooks, Eric Church, Dave Matthews Band, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Eagles, and any band that has made great music over the years! The group features Cam Robbins, TimKo, Pete LaGrange & Katie Delvaux.

https://www.facebook.com/BourbonChasersBand/

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

*** Happy Holidays!!!!

 

 

 

 *** 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 (7 years running)

Tommy Doyle's of Newton, MA

349 Watertown St., Newton

www.tommydoylesnewton.com

starts 8:30pm

 

 

 

November News

 

Greetings All,

 

*** Save the date! Saturday, Dec. 15th, at Porter Belly’s in Brighton, ‘Christmas for Cora’ – an all day live music fundraising marathon. The day will feature tons of live music from our local open mic community, raffles and more, all to benefit Baby Cora Delvaux and Family. Cora was born premature in an emergency C section due to the very rare HELLP syndrome, which effects fewer than 20,000 pregnancies each year. Please put the date on your calendars, and join us for a fun day at a friendly local pub, for a great cause.

Keep up to date via our Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/500378493791216/

 

 

*** Many of you will remember our friend in music, Marilyn Kirby, who frequented the Mick Morgan’s open mic scene. She’s moved back to her home in Woodstock, NY, but returns this Saturday, Nov. 3rd to Nobscot’s in Framingham for a night of great music, accompanied by Tim Ko. (yours truly). Show starts at 9pm.

 

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

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

 

Thursday, Nov. 1st at Devlin’s

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.edevlins.com

Hosted by Zack Bolles

 

9pm - Suzanne Friedman

Suzanne Friedman is a singer/songwriter based out of Waltham, MA. Her sound blends acoustic folk with rock, pop, and blues. Friedman writes about love, loss, and throws in a few cover songs every so often. When not playing music, Friedman enjoys playing hockey and traveling.

www.SuzanneFriedmanMusic.com

 

10pm - Sláinte

Sláinte hits Devlin’s with a duo for one set of upbeat sets featuring a wide range of tunes from Irish classics to Dropkick Murphys covers, and everything in between, Sláinte always brings the craic!

https://www.slaintetheband.com/members

 

 

 

Friday, Nov. 16th at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

 www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 – Connect Four 

Straight outta WellesleyRocks.com comes a merger of MLB All-Stars and members of Catalyst. Shira Doron, Heidi DeLollis, Tino DeLollis, and Patrick Hayden play some of the greatest songs and B-Sides from the last 30 years.  An emphasis on harmonies, fun, and great songs you know or will be looking up on iTunes when you get home.

 

http://www.wellesleyrocks.com/

 

10:30 – Million Dollar Day 

Million Dollar Day is a local band which specializes in rock n' roll covers from the 1970s-today.  They are centered in Wellesley, and play shows in neighboring towns and throughout Massachusetts, including Cape Cod.  We look forward to playing Tommy Doyle's, where we will try some new songs with smaller, acoustic arrangements.

 

 

Thursday,  Nov. 29th at Devlin’s

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.edevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm - Calvin Vaughn Mausteller

Calvin Vaughn Mausteller, currently attending Berklee College of Music, has been playing guitar since he was 8 years old. A singer-songwriter with many live performances under his belt, from open mics and solo showcases around the greater Boston area, to a spot on NPR, Calvin performs his original music plus modern rock covers and sings with an unaffected purity. 

 

10pm – Dan Davidson 

Dan Davidson writes and plays songs steeped in the traditions of the past while still maintaining an original flavor. His songs combine well crafted melodies with lead guitar work honed from studying the many greats of the folk and blues traditions. An authentic Americana sound; emotive and dynamic. Light but powerful.

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

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Saturday, Nov. 3rd Alastair Moock's Pastures of Plenty at Club Passim

Two Pastures of Plenty at Club Passim...

The evening show at 7pm includes Tim GearanRose PolenzaniJim FittingPaul KochanskiStephanie Seward, and more... This show is very close to selling out.

The family show at 3pm includes Fiddlin' Quinn, Sammy and Bill McQuaid, Clio and Elsa Moock, and the Fayerweather Street School. Gonna be super fun!

Tickets at https://www.passim.org/artists/alastair-moock/

 

 

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 *** 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

 

 

 

October News

 

Greetings All,

 

*** Congratulations to the Cameron & Rachel Robbins family, and the Matt & Katie Delvaux family on the birth of their children this past September! Both Cam and Katie are members of the country rock group, Bourbon Chasers and familiar faces at Devlin’s Open Mic. We wish you all the best!

 

***  Thanks to all who participated in the Melrose Porchfest! It was great to see so many familiar faces spreading music in our little city! It was a huge success and they’re already talking about 2019!

 

*** Go Red Sox!

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

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

 

 

Friday, October19th at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

 www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 – Jon Tracy and the Postman

An alternative rock duo from Waltham, MA dedicated to jamming, Mario Kart, and questioning the meaning of life. They play originals that give you a warm fuzzy feeling and a craving for a nature walk.

facebook

https://www.facebook.com/jontracypostman/

soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/user-744447514

bandcamp

https://jontracythepostman.bandcamp.com/

 

10:30 - Tony Grassi -

Singer/songwriter, Tony Grassi, pulls together that Heartland vibe reminiscent of such artists as John Mellancamp, Springsteen & Don Henley.

 

11:30 – TimKo & Co.

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

www.facebook.com/timkomotion

 

 

Thursday, October 25th  at Devlin’s

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.edevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm - Jam Sandwich

Jam Sandwich plays your favorite classic rock hits, including music by the Rolling Stones, CCR, the Beatles, Tom Petty, the Who, John Mellencamp, and more!

 

10pm – Zack Bolles 

Zack Bolles – Zack brings energy and honesty in an acoustic style of Heartland rock.

http://www.barandguitar.com

 

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

***  A keyboard is available for use at our Devlin’s Open Mic every Monday

 

 

 *** 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 (Taco Tuesdays)

349 Watertown St., Newton

www.tommydoylesnewton.com

starts 8:30pm

 

 

 

September News

September News

 

Greetings All, 

 

*** This Saturday, in Melrose, 4-7pm is a family friendly Chili Cook Off Fundraising Charity for Rise Against Hunger. It will feature a handful of local musicians in our network. $5 per person, $15 for families, Games, Food, Beer and Wine. Musicians include: Main Street News, Eddie Miller, Sam Chetkin, Jesse DeLaurier, TimKo, Cool Fool. More about the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/406388749884935/

 

*** Melrose Porchfest, Saturday, Sept. 29th (Rain date: Sunday Sept. 30th) from 2-6pm.  For those in our network who are playing, feel free to stop by my porch at 135 Mount Vernon Ave. We’ll feature Zack Bolles, DJ Frixx, The Almighty Buck, Cold Car, Bourbon Chasers, Mark Bates, and more! find the map here: www.melroseporchrfest.org

 

 

 

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

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

 

 

 

Friday, August 24th  at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

 www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

10:30 - Kevin Pi 

Cool rhythms and a hard lean to Van Morrison, Kevin shines in the sounds of classic soul, and blues.

 

 

 

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

*** Cold Car at Plough and Stars, Cambridge, Saturday, Sept. 15th. 9pm. Opening up for the super bad-ass band, Daemon Chili https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--AtlxiYp3w

 

*** Alex Kane & Tony Grassi at: American Legion Watertown, Thurs. 9/20 8-11pm

 

*** If you’re on Facebook, check out Emerging Boston Area Singer-Songwriters (EBASS), it’s a great way to connect musicaly and locally!

 

 

 *** 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

 

 

August News

*** Want to play a gig? There are more Porchfest opportunities! The city of Melrose needs more musicians for their first Porchfest on Saturday, Sept. 29th (Rain date: Sunday Sept. 30th) from 2-6pm. Please email Grace if you’d like to play and she’ll put things in motion, connecting you to a porch. grace.buchanan@gmail.com   You can also stay up to date with them at  https://www.facebook.com/MelrosePorchfest/      

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

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

 

Friday, August 24th  at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

 www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 - Danny Pepper

Rockin’, rowdy, bluesy and fun, Danny sings and plays great original music as well as choice cover songs of his favorite musical heroes.

 

10:30 - Ko & Co. 

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

www.facebook.com/timkomotion

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

*** Cold Car at Plough and Stars, Cambridge, Saturday, Sept. 15th. 9pm. Opening up for the super bad-ass band, Daemon Chili https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--AtlxiYp3w

 

*** Bourbon Chasers at: Coppersmith’s, South Boston.  Thurs. 8/23 5-8pm, AND at Derry Tavern, Danvers, Thurs. 8/30, 9pm

 

*** Alex Kane & Tony Grassi at: American Legion Watertown, Thurs. 8/23 8-11pm

 

*** Sudden Relic at: Boston Calling Block Party, across from South Station, Thurs. 8/23 5-8pm https://www.facebook.com/events/2095641957161246/

 

*** If you’re on Facebook, check out Emerging Boston Area Singer-Songwriters (EBASS), it’s a great way to connect musicaly and locally!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/EBASSMusic/?fb_dtsg_ag=AdwtMP-dpBQ0UBc-U6TFyFEfXUIz0bsbb5TlHe9s5mztYw%3AAdy8vev7Xml8T9dNDpLNGMRa1XFrQ3tg7e9W3_ve_Eu9Ow

 

 

 *** 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

 

 

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