May 2023

Greetings All, 

*** Sign ups at Ward 4 open mic.

Ward 4 is now a 7pm start. Sign ups are currently first come first serve beginning around 6:20/6:30pm.  I am toying with the idea of doing online/advanced sign ups, but have not yet implemented this. Stay tuned. Your thoughts/opinions are welcome if you want to email me. How amazing is it that our open mics at both Ward 4 and Porter Belly's have grown. What a community!

*** Jeff Munro's 20+ year Malden Open Mic Celebration!!!

Saturday, May 20th, at Hugh O'Neil's in Malden, MA 8PM - 1AM. Super awesome open mic host, Jeff Munro, will be celebrating his nearly 23 year anniversary of hosting open mics in the town. He's got a full roster of local musicians joining in the fun, nearly 30 performers! Free to get in. Check it out. Congrats Jeff!!!


***Cotton Mouth Reunion Show

Hey all, my high school turned college band, Cotton Mouth aka The Boot Mill Flavor, is having a huge reunion show on Sat. Nov 11th in Lowell, MA. It will be awesome and we'd love to see you there. More details to come. Please save the date!

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*** EBASS Songwriter, Producer, Mixer Networking event.

Tuesday, May 30 · 5:45 - 9pm, The Record Co. and The Emerging Boston Area Singer Songwriters Network (EBASS) are teaming up to present a networking event full of phenomenal performances, killing local producers and wonderful artists. Designed to inspire collaboration and making music together, and to help you find that bandmate you've been yearning for. If you're looking to find that next step in your music making then this is the place you want to be.

At: Dorchester Brewing Company 1250 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02125

Tickets $5 + fees

*** Battle of the Bands

Congratulations to the Paul Rutley Experiment , on winning the 2023 Battle of the Bands put on by the Knights of Columbus, and Worklery. It was a great day with many great bands involved, including DAAD, Johnny Gray Trio, Noel Smyth and the Steady Dreamers, Solunar.

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend ~ TIMKO


***Stan Lyness & Deb Seymour

Sat 5/27, Westford Parish Center for the Arts, Westford, BYOB, 6:30PM,

***Cold Car, Abriel Peralta, Alex & the People

Thu 5/11, Notch Brewing, Brighton, 7pm, (shelf stable Food Donations accepted for local food pantries)

***Sam Little & Aaron Bear

Thu 5/11, Ward 4, Newton, 6:30-9:30

***The Nick Haddad Trio

Fri 5/12, Lookout Farm, Natick, 6-8 PM

Fri 5/19, Sudbury Point Grill, Sudbury, 8-11 PM

***Zedervan with Kid Wolf

Sat 5/13, Somerville Porchfest, 213 Holland St, Somerville, 12-2 PM

***Ace Productions Presents: The Acemakers, Side Hustle, Zedervan

Sat 5/13, The Square Root, Roslindale, 8-11 PM  / $10 cover

***The Wagging Knives

Sat 5/13, The Biltmore Bar & Grill, Newton, 8-11 PM

***TIMKO & Co.

Fri 5/5, Lockheart, Wellesley, MA, 8-11PM

Sat 5/6, The Biltmore Bar & Grill, Newton

Sun 5/7, Devlin's Brunch, Brighton, MA 12-3PM

Fri 5/12, Hemlock Grill - Brookline Golf Course, Brookline, 5:30-7:30pm

Fri 5/19, Hemlock Grill - Brookline Golf Course, Brookline, 5:30-7:30pm

Sat 5/20, Waterfall Bar & Grill, Canton, 8-11 PM

Sun 5/21, Donohue's Sunday Funday, Watertown, 7-10pm

Thu 6/1, Ward 4, Newton

***Micki & Michael

Thu 5/18, Ward 4, Newton, 6:30 - 9:30PM


This is all from compiled by guru Kirk Israel.

(Likely) New England 2023 Porchfests:

May 13 Somerville
June 3 Newton
June 3 Medford
June 3 Dorchester
June 10 Fenway
June 10 Winchester
June 10 Malden
June 17 Arlington
June 17 Dedham
June 24 Reading
June 24 Quincy
July 9 Shelburne Falls
Aug 19 Jamaica Plain
Aug 26 Wellfleet
Sep 9 Belmont
Sep 9 Milton
Sep 16 Plum Island
Sep 23 Melrose
Sep 23 Hull
Sep 23 Roslindale
Sep 23 West Concord

Kirk Israel of created and runs the websites for six of these events, and has consulted on several others.


Hosted by TIMKO (unless otherwise noted)...

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

  • Sign-up starts: 8:00pm, Open Mic starts: 8:30pm, Ends at 12:00am
  • Music Only!
  • Details: 2 song sets. Gear: 2 mics, 3 guitar cables, keyboard upon request. Percussion welcome. 

***WEDNESDAYS, Ward 4, 277 Auburn St, Newton, MA 02466

  • Sign up starts at 7pm, Open Mic starts: 7:30pm, Ends at 10pm
  • Music Only!
  • Details: 2 song sets. Gear: 2 mics, 3 guitar cables, keyboard upon request. Percussion welcome. 

***THURSDAYS, 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, Mark T., Johnny O.
  • Details: 3 song sets. Gear: 2 mics, 3 guitar cables, keyboard upon request. Percussion welcome. 

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