June News

Greetings All, 

 

Here are some upcoming events featuring many of us local yocals. 

 

*** Kirby's Homecoming : )

see Newton Porchfest for info

 

*** My son's high school band, Lemontone (working title) is playing!!!

see below for details in the Malden Porchfest section

 

*** Congrats 

to all of the porchfest organizers, porch hosts, volunteers, and musicians, for putting on yet another great season of local live music!

 

*** Newton Porchfest, June 4th

https://newton.porchfest.info/

 

Check out these performances by our open mic community...

(info taken from newton porchfest site)

 

Marilyn Kirby w/ TIMKO 

AKA: Kirby, Kent, and Ko

4:00-5:00pm

33 Hancock St, Auburndale MA

 

Marilyn Kirby spent many an open mic at Mick Morgan's and Tommy Doyle's, with her signature, vintage black telecaster. She's returning from Woodstock, NY to perform on the porch of the house she grew up in! Hope to see you.

 

The Mighty Silverbacks, featuring Chip Highfield

2-4pm

208 Auburn St., Auburndale, MA

rockin' classics and originals. Be there or be square!

 

Bird In Hand Tattoo (owned by our friend, Chris DeBarge)

Lenny Lashley, Scollay Square Skiffle Band, 

12-6pm

425 Lexington St., Auburndale, MA

 

Tokyo Tramps

4-6pm

60 Grove Street, Newton, MA

 

Billy Claiborne

1:30-3pm

121 Cornell Street

 

Chris Steele

1:30-3pm

33 Sherrin Road

 

Branson Bofat & Junko Ogawa, 

135 Cornell St

1:30-3pm

 

Casey LJ, 

19 Swallow Dr.

12pm

 

 

*** Food Pantry Fundraiser, featuring music by Knock on Wood

 

Sunday, June 5th

6:00-7:30 p.m.

Knock On Wood, folk rock duo

First Baptist Church

561 Main St., Melrose, MA., 

www.howienewman.com/knockonwood

This is a free show. Donations will be accepted, with a portion of the proceeds going to Bread of Life (www.breadoflifemalden.org), a local food pantry.

 

 

*** Malden Porchfest, Sat., June 11th

 

Stay up to date here:

https://www.facebook.com/porchfestmalden/

 

Lemontone, (my son's band)

Saturday, June 11th, 2-4pm

8 Floral Ave., 

Malden, MA 02148 

My son's high school band, Lemontone (working title) will be performing. They are a talented group of kids, just itching to get out there and play. Tunes range from Red Hot Chili Peppers to Jimi Hendrix. I'll be running sound. There will be a dance artist performing in between sets. Come on out, bring a camping chair and cooler-snacks! 

 

 

*** Connections to Gigs, why we love open mics. 

Check out this group! They met and had the chance to jam one evening, and the pub manager asked them to do a full gig! 

 

Micki & Michael, 

Saturday, June 18th, 

8-10pm, 

Ward 4

Auburn St., Auburndale, MA

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

 

*** 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 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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May News 2022

*** Touring Act Feature: Jamie and the Guarded Heart at Porter Belly's Open Mic

Monday, May 16th. 8:00pm

 

A special treat for PB's OM, all the way from Philly, we'll see the return of "Jamie and the Guarded Heart" play a feature set to kick off the open mic. Those who were regulars at Devlin's OM will remember them. This will be their 3rd appearance for us, and the first time we've seen them since the pandemic. They're celebrating the release of their latest record, "Funeral Song".

 

Listen here:

https://jamieandtheguardedheart.bandcamp.com/album/funeral-song

 

Follow here:

http://www.jamieandtheguardedheart.com/link-tree.html?fbclid=IwAR2B2-tgLgqUBxPLr8lQ1iX5l5mFM14gTm-pvDyr-tGS_is_SEaS9nnTVlQ

 

Local tour:

5/14 - Midway Cafe, Boston, MA

5/15 - Video Filming, Framingham, MA

5/16 - Porter Belly’s, Brighton, MA

5/17 - Portside Tavern, Bristol, RI

 

http://www.jamieandtheguardedheart.com/

 

 

 

*** Somerville Porchfest

Congrats to the organizers, porch hosts, and musicians, for putting on yet another great event! 

 

 

 

*** 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 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. 

April News 2022

*** Announcing a NEW OPEN MIC on Thursdays in Melrose, 7:30-10:30pm. 

- I have been asked to host their first one, THURS. APRIL 7th, to kick off the weekly event. The club will handle hosting duties beyond that. I am personally excited about this because, my hometown of Melrose is a sleepy town with no late nights nor regular live music, but the club has the go-ahead to make this happen. Yee-haw. I'll be a staple. Plus, they've got great beer prices. Starting off with 3 song sets, house PA w/ 4 channels, 2 mics and guitar cables provided.

Check it out!

Thursdays Acoustic Open Mic

7:30 -10:30pm

at Knights of Columbus

23 W. Foster St., Melrose

Second Floor

Details:

House PA System w/ 4 Channels, 2 mics, guitar cables.

3 Song Sets

Sign up: first come, first serve

Lively bar room atmosphere.

(Under 21 needs to be accompanied by parent/guardian and exit by 9pm)

 

*** New England Songwriting Competition 2022 (we are not affiliated, just reposting)

Accepting submissions through May 15th.

 

Submit here:

www.newenglandsongwritingcompetition.com

 

Judges are local Boston area musicians....

Jess Phaneuf - Martha's Vineyard Radion, https://www.mvyradio.org/ , Club Passim, Narrows Center for the Arts

Mark Erelli - Paula Cole, Marc Cohn, and Josh Ritter, or producing albums for Lori McKenna

Jon Evans - Linda Perry, Tori Amos, Paula Cole, Chris Cornell, Sarah McLachlan, Brick Hill Studios.

Monica Rizzio - Established Americana Singer/Songwriter

 

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

 

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. 

 

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. 

March News 2022

March News

 

Greetings All,

 

***This week, March 23rd, Andrew Geano will be the guest host for the Wednesday open mic at Ward 4 in Newton (7:30-10pm). As many of you know, Andrew was the co-host of the infamous Terry O'Reilly's open mic in Newton Center along with Terrance Reeves. It was a legendary, happening scene for many years!

 

***Hinging off that note, Terrance Reeves (the other Terry O'Reilly's OM host), mixed and engineered the latest EP release by our friend, Chris Steele! Check it out. The album is called, "Alone in a Crowded Place".

Chris Steele: 

https://chrissteele1.bandcamp.com/album/alone-in-a-crowded-place

 

***Another twist this month, I will be the guest host for the open mic at Hugh O'Neil's in Malden, MA on Wednesday, March 23rd. 8:30-12am. 

Hugh O'Neil's

45 Pleasant St., Malden, MA

https://hughoneills.com/

 

***Here's a great facebook feed for local music, courtesy of our harp playing friend, Ethan Miller. 

Riffs Grooves and Solos:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/177304319101228

 

***Check out this new release by local artist, Jen Kearney. It's chock full of soulful melodies and intricate musicianship.

Jen Kearney

https://jenkearney.bandcamp.com/album/atlantic

 

***Here's an opportunity to play the Brighton Farmer's Market:

https://edportal.harvard.edu/concerts-in-the-common 

 

 

***Here's a link to our friend, Marilyn Kirby's latest album. If you ever hung at the open mics at Mick Morgan's or Tommy Doyle's, you'd be sure to recognize a song or two off this album. It is well produced with great musicianship and of course, Kirby's sassy touch.

Marilyn Kirby:

https://marilynkirby.bandcamp.com/

 

***Announcing a new blues jam happening on Sundays....

Porch Medford

Sunday Blues jam

1-4pm 

hosted by Colin Dwyer

175 Rivers Edge Dr, Medford, MA 02155

https://www.theporchsouthern.com/

More details:

Fun, Friendly and Fair Blues Jam - Open to Players of All Levels - Supportive Community

About this event

When Johnny D's Uptown closed, there was a big hole that needed to be filled. For decades, blues musicians jammed on that stage on Sundays. Some big names grew up on that stage and everyone supported everyone else. That is the spirit that the Porch fosters with this jam.

Drums, Bass amp and 2 guitar amps provided. DIs, Vocal mics, Horn mics provided. We currently do not have a keyboard rig, but we are accepting donations.

Just come on in, add your name to the signup sheet. Each group of jammers plays 3 songs and no one repeats until all the players have had a turn.

Admission is free, food is amazing, the beer is cold and the cocktails are nourishing!

News February 2022

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

 

Announcing a new, weekly Acoustic Open Mic beginning Wednesday, Feb. 23rd in the Auburndale section of Newton. 

 

Wednesdays Acoustic Open Mic

at:

Ward 4

277 Auburn St, Newton, MA 02466

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

Music: 7:30 - 10pm

Sign Ups start at 7pm

Hosted by TIMKO

BEGINS FEBRUARY 23rd

Hope to see you!

 

Also, still going strong....

 

Mondays Acoustic Open Mic

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 Midnight

Hosted by TIMKO.

 

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https://www.facebook.com/BostonLovesMusic

 

instagram

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

News January 2022

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