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.



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


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



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




***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.


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. 


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

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

Facebook event: 


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


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.


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/




MONDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Devlin's Restaurant (the food is unreal!)

332 Washington St., Brighton, MA


starts 8:30pm


TUESDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Tommy Doyle's of Newton (chill vibe)

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA


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:




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



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!




Thursday,  Sept. 26th at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA


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!






*** 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

Daigle’s Beer Hall Boys • The Almighty Buck

Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen • Swissbäkers • Wild Fox

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



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

October 19th, 5-8pm

at Melrose Memorial Hall

590 Main St., Melrose MA




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MONDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Devlin's Restaurant (the food is unreal!)

332 Washington St., Brighton, MA


starts 8:30pm


TUESDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Tommy Doyle's of Newton, MA

349 Watertown St., Newton


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:



***The event is Light Rain or Shine.


Melrose Music Festival

Saturday, July 27th


360 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176

Light Rain or Shine



The Melrose Chamber of Commerce and Presenting Sponsor The Residence at Melrose Station - Melrose, MA bring you the Seventh Annual Summer Stroll!


With support from the City of Melrose, the Melrose Messina Fund for the Arts, and our 2019 Music Sponsors, Bell & Izzi, LLC, Eastern Bank-Melrose, Evolved Mechanical LLC, Juliet & Co. - Compass and Melrose Glass Co Inc, Main Street and part of Essex Street in Downtown Melrose will be closed to vehicles, creating a spacious pedestrian walkway. You are invited to take some time to stroll and discover what makes Downtown Melrose so special.


Patronize your favorite restaurants and retailers, while visiting ones that are new to you! Restaurants will sell and serve food and beverages on the sidewalk, while local merchants and businesses will offer snacks, specials and sales at their stores.


There will be multiple, live musical performances in different locations by area musicians and a magical illusionist who will entertain the crowds.

June News

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