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Photos above taken at Showcase Live by Bruce Gannon of Pheonix Photography (photos left and center), and James Abrams (photo right).
Photo Left: Jim Cribby of Slowhand Graffiti-A Tribute to Eric Clapton; Photo center: The Peacheaters-An Allman Brothers Experience; Photo right: Kathy Lindsey.
January's Featured Event
GARY BACKSTROM BAND
Friday, January 23, 2015 | 8:00pm-11:00pm | Admission $10 | All ages welcome
JASPER HILL CAFE & BISTRO - 770 Washington Street, Holliston, MA, 774-233-0853, www.jasperhillcafe.com
Gary Backstrom, founder and frontman of the acclaimed jamband, JIGGLE THE HANDLE, will be coming to Jasper Hill Cafe in Holliston with his full band on Friday, January 23 for a rare, area performance! Showtime is at 8pm, but plan to arrive early for dinner and seating, or call 774-233-0853 for reservations. Don't miss this intimate show at Jasper Hill Cafe & Bistro, Holliston's hotspot for live music!
Gary is an accomplished guitarist and vocalist who fronted and formed the popular 90s jamband, Jiggle the Handle. After three CD releases and numerous national tours over the years, the band decided to part ways, playing their last show at the Berkshire Mountain Music Festival in August 2001. The band occasionally regroups in Boston for reunion tours. Today, Gary performs with his band, The Gary Backstrom Band, a high-energy, innovative original act featuring Gary's infectious guitar licks and songwriting, the mesmerizing grooves of keyboardist Chris Nemitz, and the dynamic and soulful rhythm section of bassist Everett Pendleton and drummer Michael Doyle. The band's music features clever, hook-filled songwriting and arrangements with intense interaction among the musicians. Their unique sound is interwoven with exciting, unpredictable improvisation that can only be heard in the best live acts on the scene today. www.garybackstrom.com
Jasper HIll is a casual and friendly cafe, bistro & bar serving delicious light fare including paninis, wraps, burgers, fresh salads, soups, and pastries plus a great selection of craft beer, wine, and spirits. The atmosphere here is hip, warm and inviting offering the perfect spot to sit and relax for dinner while enjoying top-notch live entertainment. www.jasperhillcafe.com
February's Featured Event
LOIS GRECO BAND Pre-Valentine's Day Show
Friday, February 13, 2015 | 8:30pm-11:30pm | All-ages welcome | Admission $10
Twelve Fine Food & Spirits - 191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA, 508-657-1588, www.twelvema.com
Lois Greco is coming to Twelve Fine Food & Spirits in Bellingham with her full band for an intimate PRE-VALENTINE'S DAY SHOW on Friday, February 13th! You'll be amazed at this gifted blues artist's powerful, soulful voice and smokin' lead guitar playing. A true shining star who puts on a dynamic, high-energy show!
Accompanying Lois is her brother Earl Greco on bass, Jody Briggs on keys, and Alec Antobenedetto of The Peacheaters on drums. This band has incredible rhythm and groove--it's hard not to lose yourself to the music. You know you're experiencing something special when Lois and the boys take the stage. In addition to performing original and cover songs with her band while touring all over the United States and Europe, Lois has been involved in film and television with acting roles on "Days of Our Lives", "General Hospital" and on Broadway with the lead role in "Grease". www.loisgreco.com
All ages welcome, $10 admission. Showtime is at 8:30pm, but plan to arrive early for dinner and seating. Reservations are recommended; call 508-657-1588.
Twelve is a great place to dine while listening to live music. The lounge has a nice stage, great acoustics, an expansive bar, seating at high-top tables or along the bar, friendly service, and great food. There's even a dance floor! If you haven't been to Twelve yet, come check it out. www.twelvema.com
December's Featured Event
BRENDAN KELLEY & ARIANNA LYRIST "HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS" SHOW
Friday, December 26, 2014 | 8:30pm-11:30pm | All-ages welcome | FREE show!
Twelve Fine Food & Spirits - 191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA, 508-657-1588, www.twelvema.com
Billboard Top 40 artist Brendan Kelley and singer/songwriter Arianna Lyrist are both coming home from Nashville to New England for the holidays, and will be performing a rare acoustic show at Twelve Fine Food & Spirits in Bellingham on Friday, December 26! Join us for this special "Home for The Holidays" show featuring these two young, amazingly talented musicians. Music starts at 8:30pm with Arianna Lyrist then Brendan Kelley will follow. Plan to arrive early for dinner, drinks and good seats. FREE show and all ages welcome. Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended--call 508-657-1588. www.brendankelleymusic.com | www.ariannalyrist.com
October's Featured Events
AN EVENING WITH GARY BACKSTROM AT TWELVE FINE FOOD & SPIRITS
Saturday, November 15, 2014 | 8pm-11pm | Free show, all ages welcome
Gary Backstrom, lead singer/guitarist and founder of the acclaimed jamband JIGGLE THE HANDLE, is returning to Twelve Fine Food & Spirits in Bellingham this Saturday night, November 15 for another rare acoustic solo performance! This gifted musician plays innovative, funky original rock with elements of jazz, R&B, electronica, and psychedelia with the jamband spirit plus some great classic rock covers. A show not to be missed! www.garybackstrom.com
Music starts at 8:30pm but plan to arrive early for dinner and best seating. All ages welcome and no cover charge!
Twelve is a fine dining establishment with a beautiful bar and nice atmosphere for live acoustic music. Live entertainment is featured every Friday and Saturday night with an Open Mic Night hosted by local blues legend Bruce Marshall on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. With its nice stage, superb acoustics, expansive bar, and chic but casual atmosphere, Twelve is a great spot for gathering with friends and listening to live music. There's even a small dance floor for dancing! www.twelvema.com
LOIS GRECO BAND AT JASPER HILL CAFE & BISTRO
With Special Guest KATHY LINDSEY
770 Washington Street, Holliston, MA, 774-233-0853
Saturday, November 29, 2014 | 8pm to 11pm | Admission $10, all ages welcome
Lois Greco returns to Jasper Hill Cafe & Bistro with her full band for another intimate show! You'll be amazed at this gifted blues artist's powerful, soulful voice and smokin' lead guitar playing. A true shining star who puts on a dynamic, high-energy show! Accompanying Lois is her brother Earl Greco on bass, Jody Briggs on keys, and Skip Fischer on drums. This band has incredible rhythm and groove--it's hard not to lose yourself to the music. You know you're experiencing something special when Lois and the boys take the stage. In addition to performing original and cover songs with her band while touring all over the United States and Europe, Lois has been involved in film and television with acting roles on "Days of Our Lives", "General Hospital" and on Broadway with the lead role in "Grease". www.loisgreco.com
Award-winning singer/songwriter Kathy Lindsey will be performing and acoustic set during Lois's break. Showtime is at 8pm, but arrive early for dinner and seating. Reservations recommended.
Located in historic downtown Holliston, Japser Hill is a casual and friendly cafe & bistro serving delicious light fare including paninis, wraps, burgers, fresh salads, soups, and pastries. Our atmosphere is warm and inviting offering the perfect spot to sit and relax for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or to sip a cocktail and socialize with friends. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT is featured every Friday and Saturday night, plus Blake Thompson's Open Mic every Thursday and a Circle Session Jam on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday night of each month featuring the Stoneybatter Band. The Cafe has a full bar serving beer, wine and spirits! www.jasperhillcafe.com
June's Featured Event
THE FAT CITY BAND LIVE AT THE SHERBORN INN
Friday, June 13, 2014 | Showtime 8pm | Admission $10 | All ages welcome
Sherborn Inn - 33 North Main Street, Sherborn, MA | 800-552-9742 | www.sherborninn.com
Presented by Sherborn Inn, Skyworks Productions & Bottomline Management
THE FAT CITY BANDS RETURNS TO SHERBORN INN! PARTY NEW ORLEANS-STYLE! Join us for a fun and festive night out at the Sherborn Inn on Saturday, April 12 and groove to the music of The Fat City Band, a 7-piece, high energy, swing, jump blues, New Orleans-style R&B band. Put on your dancin' shoes because this music will make you want to dance the night away!
Showtime is at 8pm, but plan to arrive early for dinner and best seating. Reservations are recommended--call 800-553-9742.
Admission $10, all ages welcome.
Visit Fat City Band's Official Website: www.fatcityband.com
May's Featured Event
KATHY LINDSEY'S OPEN MIC NIGHT AT SHERBORN INN
Wednesday, May 14 & 28, 2014 | Music 7pm to 10pm | All ages welcome
Sherborn Inn - 33 North Main Street, Sherborn, MA | 800-552-9742 | www.sherborninn.com
The historic Sherborn Inn features an Open Mic Night on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. This new program, hosted by award-winning singer/songwriter Kathy Lindsey, has been very success since its launching on March 14 and has been averaging 12 to 16 musicians registering to perform. The open mic has been drawing an appreciative crowd that comes to listen. This is a BEAUTIFUL room with great acoustics. Musicians of all levels enjoy playing here. Poetry-readers and comedians are also welcome! Kathy kicks off the evening at 7pm with a 15 to 20-minute set (depending on how many musicians register) and then the open mic will follow.
With its delightful cuisine, impressive selection of beer, wine and spirits, gracious service, and inviting atmosphere, the Sherborn Inn is the perfect spot to enjoy dinner, drinks, and open mic fun!
THE SHERBORN INN - 33 North Main Street, Sherborn, MA 01770 | 800-552-9742
April 2014's Featured Event
LOIS GRECO BAND AT THE SHERBORN INN
With Special Guest: KATHY LINDSEY, "Best Local Solo Artist" - WMRC 2012 & 2013 Local Music Awards
Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 8pm to 11pm | Admission $10, all ages welcome
Blues artist LOIS GRECO is coming to the Sherborn Inn this Saturday night for a rare intimate show! Lois will have her full band with her including Alec Antobenedetto from The Peacheaters on drums. You'll be amazed at this gal's powerful, sultry vocals and smokin' lead guitar licks. A true shining star who puts on a dynamic show! In addition to performing original and cover songs with her band while touring all over the United States and Europe, Lois has been involved in film and television with acting roles on "Days of Our Lives", "General Hospital" and on Broadway with the lead role in "Grease".
Special guest Kathy Lindsey will be opening the evening at 8pm with an acoustic set. Plan to arrive early for dinner and best seat selection. Reservations are recommended. Call 1-800-552-9742 to reserve your table! Learn more about Lois Greco and Kathy Lindsey: www.loisgreco.com | www.kathylindsey.com
October 2013's Featured Event
NIKOLAS METAXAS & SEAN TRACY
PEJAMAJO CAFE - 270 Washington Street, Holliston, MA 01746 | 508-429-5200 | www.pejamajo.com
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Enjoy cocktails and Pejamajo Cafe's delicious food while networking with other women in the community and discovering the music of talented, established female musicians from our area! All ages welcome! Guys are welcome too! More Details and a Complete List of VendorsAdmission: $5
August 2012's Featured Event
A SPECIAL EVENING AT THE SHERBORN INN WITH THE BRENDAN KELLEY BAND
Thursday, August 30, 2012 | 8pm to 11pm | ALL-AGES show!
The Brendan Kelley Band will be performing a rare, intimate show at the historic Sherborn Inn in downtown Sherborn next Thursday, August 30th. Join us for dinner, dancing, and fabulous original blues music by this young, gifted artist who's climbing to the top.
The show will be taking place in the Sherborn Inn's main dining room at 8pm. Plan to arrive early for dinner and best seat selection. Better yet, reserve your table ahead of time by calling 1-800-552-9742. All-ages show so why not bring along the kids and enjoy a nice summer's night out together before school starts?
At just 20 years old, Brendan Kelley has collaborated with Jonny Lang, Grammy award-winning producers Andrew Ramsey and Shannon Sanders, supported Matt Abts of Gov't Mule, and is now fronting his own six-piece band, sculpting dynamic nuances intriguing the most discerning audiences. Brendan's voice can transform a room into a juke-joint, to a rock hall, to a church, then back again. His songs, stage presence, and guitar are speaking from a soul, full of musical tradition far beyond his years. Originally from Sutton, Massachusetts, Brendan is based in Nashville, TN but has been touring the Northeast for the summer. Catch him at the Sherborn Inn on August 30th before he heads back down South! www.brendankelleymusic.com
July 2012's Featured Events
THEY CAME FROM CALIFORNIA FEST: RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS & TOOL TRIBUTES
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ Showcase Live, 23 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA
While Seattle, Washington is known as the "birthplace of grunge", Los Angeles, California gave rise to a new sound in rock that combined elements of metal, funk, rap and punk. This "alternative" form of rock was filled with heavy guitars, deep bass and passionate lyrics that had a message. Combine this with explosive stage shows, and you have the birthing of a musical culture that reached the hearts of the younger generation of the 90s who were looking for something more. The bands Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tool, all from L.A., epitomize this aggressive blend of music and propelled its fresh sound from the underground club circuit to mainstream America in the early 90s. Showcase Live and Skyworks Productions have captured the spirit and essence of these legendary California bands by bringing together--in one night, under one roof--three of New England's hottest premier alternative rock tribute bands: AGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, SCAR TISSUE, and TOOLFIST! Tickets are going fast so order yours online today!
SHOWCASE LIVE - 23 Patriot Place (next to Gillette Stadium), Foxborough, MA | 508-543-0609
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ The Sherborn Inn, 33 North Main Street, Sherborn, MA
The historic Sherborn Inn is pleased to welcome back The Peacheaters: An Allman Brothers Experience for another night of great live music, dinner and dancing! Showtime is at 9pm, but plan to arrive early for best seating and enjoy an exquisite dinner. The food at the Sherborn Inn is fabulous and the atmoshere is warm and inviting. 21+ show, $10 admission.
From "Ain't Wastin' Time No More" to "Whippin' Post", The Peacheaters dig deep into more than three decades of Allman Brothers Band music and deliver an experience that keeps the vibe alive. Twin guitar melodies, a powerful percussion section, a Hammond B3 organ, and lots of bottom-end seamlessly mesh to deliver the authentic ABB sound. The band's improvisational skills and love for the jam make every song feel as fresh as the first time you heard them. Every show features a unique set list that always includes surprises. In the tradition of the Allman Brothers Band, they never do the same show twice and guarantee their audience a new and rockin' experience every time they take the stage. Join us at the Sherborn Inn for an uplifting, energetic evening filled with all your favorite Allman Brothers tunes plus a few surprises! www.peacheaters.com
A Gathering of Freedom-loving Minds and A Celebration of Liberty!
Don't miss the Massachusetts Liberty Movement's "RISE UP FOR LIBERTY" Fundraising Night at the Liberty Clubhouse in Worcester on Saturday, June 9, 2012. This special fundraising event features musical performances by RISING TRIBE, RANDY ROBBINS, BULLETHEAD, and ERRON GEER plus guest speakers. Join us and help support the preservation of freedom, Ron Paul's "Campaign for Liberty", and future events at the Liberty Clubhouse! Doors open at 5pm and music starts at 6:30pm.
Bullethead, New England's powerhouse original rock band will kick off the evening with a rare "unplugged" set. Check out Bullethead's newly-released video, "Election" then come check 'em out live at the "RISE UP FOR LIBERTY" Fundraising Night! Following Bullethead's performance, singer/songwriter Randy Robbins will take the stage and play an acoustic set of originals accompanied by Buck Weir on percussion. Randy will have his full band performing with him for his second set, and singer/songwriter Erron Geer will make a special appearance. Headlining the evening is the popular New England island-alternative rock band, Rising Tribe fronted by charismatic singer/guitarist Tiffany Gassett. What a night of stellar artists and bands performing for a good cause! Suggested donation $20.
THE PEACHEATERS: AN ALLMAN BROTHERS EXPERIENCE Live at Indian Ranch
Latest NewsMatt Abts, drummer of the Grammy-nominated rock band Gov’t Mule, has a side project called Planet of the Abts with Gov’t Mule’s bassist Jorgen Carlsson and vocalist/guitarist T-Bone Andersson, and Skyworks Productions is pleased to announce that we are the official booking agency for their upcoming Northeast tour this Fall! Planet of the Abts will kick off their East Coast Invasion Tour at spectacular Showcase Live in Foxborough, MA on Wednesday, November 30, 2011. The Peacheaters, the endorsed and authentic Allman Brothers tribute band, will open the show in Foxborough and also at Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury, MA on Sunday, December 4th! New England’s own Brendan Kelley Band will warm up the night at Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction, VT on Thursday, December 1st with a set of original blues tunes. On Friday, December 2nd, the band hits the road to head out to Woodstock, NY to perform at the renowned Bearsville Theater with special guest singer/songwriter Randy Robbins. On Monday, December 5th it’s back to Vermont for a performance at Higher Ground’s super cool Showcase Lounge. Concert-goers in Brooklyn are in for a treat as Corky Laing & The Memory Thieves open for Planet of the Abts at the Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday, December 6. Corky is the drummer for Mountain, the popular 1960s band that released the hit “Mississippi Queen”. Matt and the boys will wrap up their East Coast Invasion Tour at hip Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ on Wednesday, December 6th with special guest opener and award-winning Chicago blues artist Nick Moss. Seats are limited for ALL shows and tickets are going fast, so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance! More Details
Get Tix Now for POA's East Coast Invasion!
Wed. 11/30 - SHOWCASE LIVE, Foxborough, MA | Special Guest: The Peacheaters - An Allman Brothers Experience | Doors 6pm, Show 7:30pm | Tickets: $20 Limited Seating, $35 VIP Booth (4-ticket VIP minimum), all-ages show www.showcaselive.com
Planet of the AbtsWith over 1.5 million downloads, the Grammy-nominated rock band Gov't Mule is legendary, and now two of its members have formed a new adventure: Planet of the Abts (POA). Each player highly-accredited in his own right, POA combines three powerful and extraordinary musicians: Gov't Mule's renowned drummer Matt Abts, bassist Jorgen Carlsson, also of Gov't Mule, and guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist T-Bone Andersson. In June 2011, POA performed their much anticipated debut show in Los Angeles and released an advance copy, limited edition CD recorded by acclaimed British engineer Steve Holroyd. With Pink Floydish shimmering soundscapes to full-throttle rock and roll that combines the raw power of the Stooges with Electric Ladyland musicianship, POA's studio recordings take the listener on a musical journey. The band’s live shows have proven that they sound just as powerful and multi-layered in the flesh as they do on record. Connect with Planet of the Abts on Facebook: www.facebook.com/planetoftheabts
Sponsored by the Native American Heritage Association, proceeds from this Cruise For A Cause will benefit NAHA’s mission to provide emergency assistance and self-help programs to the Sioux Native Americans living on reservations in South Dakota.
This floating rock festival for a cause aboard Royal Caribbean International’s spectacular, Liberty of the Seas, departs January 10, 2013 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and features 25+ Rock bands, each playing multiple sets in an array of ship board venues! Fans will have an unprecedented opportunity to rock the waves while rocking out to their favorite bands on a 4-night cruise to a private beach in Labadee, Haiti! More Details
Skyworks Productions is in the preliminary stages of putting together a 4-night Music & Arts Festival at Sea aboard Royal Caribbean's mega-ship, The Navigator of the Seas for Western Caribbean sailing in December 2012. The cruise will feature an array of independent bands, musicians, and artists who all share the same vision of one world...one love....the unity of humankind, and of course world peace. Through music and the arts we hope to raise awareness that these goals CAN be achieved when people put aside their differences and bright souls unite.
Throughout the cruise, live bands and solo artists will be performing in various venues onboard. We will have yoga classes, painting demonstrations and instruction, drum workshops, and an onboard lecture series focusing on holistic and green living as well as the evolution of consciousness.
The highlight of the Music & Arts Festival at Sea will be a stop in Cozumel, Mexico where we will visit the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum and learn about Mayan culture and the 2012 prophecies. Also on the agenda is a live acoustic performance at the ruins, and a GRAND concert performance onboard the ship in the main theatre on the last night of the cruise.
As the project develops, we'll keep you informed and post the details here. We do hope that you will join us on this enriching and enlightening musical voyage!
If you're a band or solo artist interested in performing onboard the ship, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-269-8043.
April 2012's Featured EventsThis month, Skyworks Productions invites you to celebrate the arrival of Spring with singer/songwriter Randy Robbins and The Peacheaters: An Allman Brothers Experience! Two great shows you don't want to miss!
September 2012's Featured Event
Don't miss The Whiskey Republic's end-of-the-summer Shamrock-n-Roll Outdoor Festival & Live Music Block Party featuring DROPKICK MURPHYS with special guests on Friday, September 16th, and the nation's #1 authentic Pearl Jam tribute band, BACKSEAT LOVER on Saturday, September 17th! 2 evenings of great live music, lots of festivities, good food and drinks, indoors and out, on the water and under the stars! An all-around ROCKIN' GOOD WEEKEND! What more could you ask for?
Tickets for Friday available for $28.60 at www.dropkickmurphys.com/sept16tickets (21+ event) . Doors open at 5pm, live music starts at 5:30pm, and the Dropkick Murphys take the stage at 9:30pm.
Tickets for Saturday available for $10 at the gate (21+ event). Doors open at 5pm. The Regulars perform at 5:30pm and the Pearl Jam tribute show with Backseat Lover starts at 9pm.
You'll love The Whiskey Republic and its staff. Frontman for the popular punk band the Dropkick Murphys and his friends took over 515 South Water Street (formerly The Fish Company) to bring you The Whiskey Republic. Part Irish pub, part sports bar and a whole lot of fun, they're happy to be here in Providence and are ready to rock. The Whiskey Republic features a stage fit for a rockstar (with the sound system to match), 20 HDTV's for your sports viewing pleasure, a full-service kitchen, waterfront location and the best staff in town. You won't find a better place to enjoy an end-of-the-summer bash! www.thewhiskeyrepublic.com
Last Summer's Featured EventsTwo rare shows you don't want to miss presented by Showcase Live and Skyworks Productions!
Two exciting shows are coming to Showcase Live at Patriot Place in Foxborough this summer and TICKETS ARE GOING FAST! Don't miss this rare New England appearance of The Soft Parade, the world-famous authentic tribute to The Doors on Friday, July 15th, and a re-creation of the legendary MTV Alice in Chains Unplugged performance by Nutshell with special guest ERIC "SWEDE" JERNSTROM on Friday, August 12th. Get your tickets online NOW at www.showcaselive.com, or call Ticketmaster® at 1-866-448-7849!
Seeing THE SOFT PARADE is like reliving the legendary concerts Jim Morrison and The Doors performed over 40 years ago. The Soft Parade is internationally recognized as one of the most authentic, realistic tribute bands working today. They recreate, with stunning accuracy, the primal, poetic atmosphere of a vintage Doors concert. From the vintage musical instruments and sound equipment right down to stage clothing and hairstyles - watching The Soft Parade is as close to seeing the Doors as anyone can possibly get. Fronting The Soft Parade is singer Joe Russo whose likeness to the legendary Jim Morrison holds audiences spellbound. He looks Morrison. He moves Morrison. And most importantly, he sings Morrison. The Soft Parade has toured 20 countries, been joined onstage by original Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and has performed hundreds of concerts worldwide. The show is so hauntingly authentic that critics and fans continually use words like "eerie" and "chilling" to define the experience. Visit The Soft Parade's Official Webite: www.thesoftparade.com
Check out The Soft Parade at Showcase Live and experience what it was like to see The Doors!
This year marks the 15th Anniversary of Alice in Chains’s legendary MTV Unplugged performance, and Boston’s premier Alice in Chains tribute band, NUTSHELL recreates the infamous acoustic set in its entirety to celebrate! In April 1996, Alice in Chains emerged from a three-year hiatus by performing on the MTV Unplugged show, the acclaimed acoustic mini-series that allowed viewers to experience popular rock bands performing their material in its basic, purest musical form. Filmed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, the Alice in Chains episode turned out to be one of the most memorable editions of the series, and critics and fans alike hail it to be one of the best live acoustic performances of all time by a rock band. The band’s highest charting singles and heavy duty grunge-rock opuses such as “Rooster” and “Heaven Beside You” went over beautifully in their new, tight and emotionally-charged acoustic delivery. A live album of the performance was released in July 1996, which debuted at number three on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and was accompanied by a home video release. The album received platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America and the home video received gold certification. While the performance was one of Alice in Chain’s final appearances with vocalist Layne Staley, Nutshell keeps the spirit alive by capturing its essence and presenting an authentic “unplugged” tribute show that honors the raw talent of this amazing band. Visit Nutshell on MySpace: www.myspace.com/nutshellboston
Special guest opener, former vocalist for Beware the Ides and Rawhead Rex, and singer/songwriter ERIC "SWEDE" JERNSTROM, brings his powerhouse vocals and emotional music to Showcase Live for a rare one-night only acoustic performance. Swede kicks off the show at 10pm and delivers an intensely personal musical journey of pleasure, pain, and self-discovery. Soulfully-crafted and expertly-delivered, Swede’s music is an offering of raw honesty and vulnerability that will move you from the first note to the last. Swede shares the stage with guitarist and long time friend/mentor, Randy Valley. A premier guitar instructor who has logged more than 30 years on the professional music circuit, Mr. Valley is well-known for his virtuoso playing style and dedication to his craft. Drummer, Craig Lindberg has shared the stage with Eric for over 20 years and brings his passionate style and mood-altering sounds to the audience with incredible feeling. Bassist, Chris “Broph” Brophy holds down the low end with soulful intensity. Joining “Swede” on Keyboards is Mr. Jeff Royds of the Bullethead fame and creator of NEGB1.com, New England’s premier online marketing and social network for independent musicians. This night promises to be a celebration of musical passion, diversity and life.
May 2012's Featured Events
Don't miss The Whiskey Republic's CINCO DE MAYO BASH on Thursday, May 5, 2011 featuring SPIRIT OF SANTANA, the authentic Santana tribute band! 21+ show; $5 cover charge. LIVE MUSIC...CORONA BUCKETS & PROMO GIRLS...GIVEAWAYS...AND A GREAT NEW VENUE! Frontman for the popular punk band the Dropkick Murphys and his friends took over 515 South Water Street (formerly The Fish Company) to bring you The Whiskey Republic. Part Irish pub, part sports bar and a whole lot of fun, they're happy to be here in Providence and are ready to rock. The Whiskey Republic features a stage fit for a rockstar (with the sound system to match), 20 HDTV's for your sports viewing pleasure, a full-service kitchen, waterfront location and the best staff in town. There's no other place you want to be on May 5th! www.thewhiskeyrepublic.com
Check out THE PEACHEATERS: AN ALLMAN BROTHERS EXPERIENCE performing at The Dancing Pig Restaurant in Cumberland, RI on May 21, 2011. Special guest ANDREW GREENE will kick off the night at 8pm with an acoustic set of his original, southern swampy blues tunes. Be sure to come hungry, the food at The Dancing Pig is great! The Dancing Pig Restaurant is a casual dining spot that celebrated its grand opening in Cumberland, RI last November. Located in the space formerly occupied by Sizzler's Bar & Grill, the restaurant serves New American cuisine featuring barbecue and comfort food with wood roasting. On the restaurant's second floor is the High On The Hog Saloon offering pub-style dining with the same delicious fare. The Saloon's stage features live entertainment Thursday through Saturday. Gather your friends and join us for good eats and a fun night out with The Peach and Andrew Greene! www.dancingpigri.com
March 2012's Featured EventDanimal Records recording artist and New Jersey's #1 punk-ska band, THE WAFFLE STOMPERS, is coming to New England on Sunday, March 20, 2011 to deliver a powerful, energetic show at Fusion 5 Nightclub in Foxborough, Massachusetts! ALL-AGES show! Also performing are top local acts: EVAN KATZ, RISING TRIBE, THE RUDENESS, TASTE OF CHAINS, and ROCKLAWN (formerly Green Castle). Showtime is 3pm to 7:30pm. Cover charge: $5 (21+) and $8 (under 21). Don't miss this rare show!
Visit The Waffle Stompers on MySpace: www.myspace.com/thewafflestompers