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8:30pm and 10:45pm - sets from HOT SAUCE BPS

OPEN BLUES JAM 9-10:45pm

Free, No Cover

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/06/2013 - 20:30


With top 40 hits, including “Collide” and “She Says,” Howie Day’s skillful guitar chops and poignant lyrics have won him a legion of fans who adore the humor and charm speckled throughout his live performances.

Songs from Day’s debut album, Australia, and his follow-up album, Stop All the World Now, have been featured on numerous TV shows, including Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, and Scrubs. Artist Video

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/27/2013 - 20:00


Featuring the region’s freshest pop, emo, punk, ska, hardcore and indie bands from across the region, ROM’s all-ages rock shows have been shakin’ the house for over 15 years.

Hosted by Diane Young. Bands scheduled to perform include: Blacklight Sunrise (Kingston); Quell (Millis); The Rachel Knight Project (Newton); Grace Van Brunt; Left Hand Blue (Andover).

Rock Off Main
Berklee College of Music Summer Programs

Event Date: 
Fri, 07/26/2013 - 20:00


"Tom was not only one of my early heroes, but also one of my main influences." -- James Taylor

Recently celebrating 50 years as a musician and a journey that includes performing at Carnegie Hall, Tom Rush pioneered the humor, emotion, and storytelling of modern folk music.

Equipped with an intuitive ear, a comforting voice, and mastery of the guitar, Rush’s songwriting celebrates “the individual moments that make life worth living,” according to the L.A. Times.

Event Date: 
Fri, 07/19/2013 - 08:00
Sat, 07/20/2013 - 20:00


This performance will be STANDING ROOM ONLY. As a courtesy to patrons, beer and wine may be purchased at this event.

Infectious syncopated beats and stellar grooves define the exuberant English Beat. A leader of ‘80’s British, 2-tone/ska, their protest songs “Stand Down Margaret” and “Get a Job,” and smart, sugar-free love songs “I Confess” and “Jeanette” resonate magnificently today.

Event Date: 
Thu, 07/18/2013 - 20:00


As a courtesy to patrons, wine and beer will be served at this event.

With a signature indie-rock blend of Celtic, Appalachian, folk, and country, Carbon Leaf has been described as “ether-electrified porch music.” Carbon Leaf rounds out their five-man band with exotic instruments, including the bouzouki, fiddle, accordion, and penny whistle.

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/13/2013 - 20:00


The event starts at 8pm but sign-up starts at 7:30pm.

The Folk Open Mic provides an intimate and supportive atmosphere for acoustic performers of all abilities to showcase their talents and partake in the area's vibrant folk/acoustic music community.

Hosted by Mark Stepakoff.

Admission: non-member $5 member $0

TCAN Folk Open Mic

Event Date: 
Tue, 07/09/2013 - 20:00
Tue, 07/23/2013 - 20:00

Richard Crossley: RAPTORS

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 4:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back internationally acclaimed birder, photographer and author RICHARD CROSSLEY. His identification guides are innovative, fun and like no other nature guides. With Jerry Liguori and Brian Sullivan, Richard has authored a new guide titled THE CROSSLEY ID GUIDE: RAPTORS. Tune in tonight and learn about hawks, accipiters and eagles, and how to identify them in flight. (photo by Sheila Carroll)

Lucy Knisley: RELISH: My Life In the Kitchen

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 4:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist, writer, musician LUCY KNISLEY about her wonderful new graphic novel RELISH: MY LIFE IN THE KITCHEN. Knisley in a foodie household and new book is a collection of personal “taste memories” , remembrances of times in her life through the food she ate at the time. It is by turns funny, touching and always interesting. RELISH is also a unique illustrated collection of recipes. To see some of Lucy Knisley’s work, go to:

Jammin' with Nourish: Music by The Great Whiskey Rebellion & Boston World Quartet

Nourish Boston Presents:

The Great Whisky Rebellion is a high-energy band that combines traditional Irish, Appalachian folk, and Klezmer music with driving rock rhythms and instrumentation. It is a band crafted and clarified by the blending of opposites. We are both modern and traditional.

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:00


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