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Playing Dead

Boston’s premier Greatful Dead experience.

$10 Cover

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/02/2014 - 21:00

The Forz

The FORZ sound is genuine Mersey Beat -- the backbone of the British Invasion. The FORZ Performance is original while extremely reminiscent of a 62 Cavern Club experience whereby you'll hear awesome covers mixed with originals that make you scratch your head wondering onto which of your old vinyl records that vintage song is hiding astonished to learn that nugget is a FORZ original!

Tickets: $10pp

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:00

'TarBone CD Release Party

Come celebrate the release of the new 'TarBone CD: "Live at Ryles"

'TarBone is a project featuring guitarist/vocalist Mike Duke and trombonist Dan Fox. The infectious grooves of New Orleans are the backbone of the band with covers of artists such as the Meters and Earl King, with a trombone and sax front line reminiscent of the Crusaders. The mix includes original jazz, funk and blues.

Rounding out the band are some of Boston's top-shelf players including Bill Vint on sax, Barry Lit on drums, Jesse Williams on bass, and Steve Heck on keys.

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/30/2014 - 21:00

Lance Martin Band

This month will have a special guest with the Lance Martin Band at Ryles

Tickets: $10pp

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/29/2014 - 21:00

Kris Adams "Longing" CD Release Party

Kris Adams - vocals
Greg Hopkins - trumpet, flugelhorn
Tim Ray - piano
Paul Del Nero - bass
Bertram Lehmann - percussion
Rick DiMuzio - tenor sax and clarinet
Shannon LeClaire - alto sax and clarinet
Bob Patton - flute and engineering
Fernando Brandão - flutes
Mark Walker - drums
Ben Whiting - baritone sax
Steve Kirby - guitar

Event Date: 
Wed, 05/28/2014 - 21:00

Threadbear Fynn

A musical collaboration and recording project with fellow sidemen Jesse Williams and Mark Texeira called 'threadbear fynn' (whose recording and performance credits include Blues greats Duke Robillard and Little Milton as well as Rock luminaries such as Al Kooper and Susan Tedeschi) which focuses on instrumental music with influences from styles including New Orleans piano and funk, the soul jazz exemplified by masters such as piano great Gene Harris, organ great Jimmy McGriff, and "Jam" Music.

This version will have the added impact of a 4th member... it's a secret...

Event Date: 
Tue, 05/27/2014 - 20:30

Toni Lynn Washington

Seven time Blues Music Awards nominee and winner of Best of Boston from Boston Magazine Ms. Toni Lynn Washington is an icon of the New England, national and international blues music scenes. If you've never seen Toni, don't hesitate!

Tickets: $12pp

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/24/2014 - 21:00

Soul City

You will Dance. Resistance is futile.

Tickets: $10pp

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/23/2014 - 21:00

Christine Fawson

Christine Fawson is known locally for being a jazz singer and trumpet player. Her favorite songs to sing and play are from the American Songbook. Tonight, she will play her old favorites as well as songs from her new CD, My Side.

Christine leads the band, which features a smoking horn section, background vocalists and tight rhythm section. This band is exciting, refreshing and full of energy!

Tickets: $15/$10 students

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/22/2014 - 20:30

M'bolo Band

Cheikh Ngom - Vocals, Percussion
Galen Willett - Bass
Dillon Zahner - Guitar
Beza "bayz" Gebre - Drums
Arone Ndiaye - Keyboard
Moha Seck - Sabar Drums

M'bolo plays mbalax, a well-known high energy music of Senegal.
"M'bolo" means "together" in Wolof, the primary language spoken in Senegal.

Cheikh Ngom, lead singer and songwriter, was born and raised in Kaolack, a city on the coast of Senegal. He has been singing, dancing, and playing sabar drums all his life. He has performed throughout Africa, Europe, and the U.S.

Event Date: 
Wed, 05/21/2014 - 21:00


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