SFLM -Winter Edition 2018
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"I'm so honored to be the covergirl for the February 1st issue of Blues Blast Magazine! Check out the conversation I had with writer Don Wilcock where I talk about my early years, Lovewhip, Boston, road stories, and the new album -- with photos from Michael Kurgansky (including the cover and some from our recent vinyl release show at the Burren in Somerville) and Peter Jordan. Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/2BPVWZW"
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- New Category added- Music in the media for articles repesenting local musicians appearing in the media.
- New Section added: - EPK Profile Directory! This is a public access directory. The profiles are short and sweet and to the point.
- New media module: A weekly Video Pick was added to showcase newly released live videos of local bands.
- The Transfer of Event Articles to a m the module based internal event directory - (This may be changed soon given that we have a new event system) This allows me to save time in selecting specific events from the directory to be listed as favorite weekly picks or holiday listings and such. Prior to that I was building the html lay out of each page, then adding the listings by manual data entry. When I save time, it creates time for other tasks.
Here is a run down of the weekly article schedule:
- Sunday's Jams Article is available on Sundays in the featured section, always available if searched for.
- The article "Weekday Kick-off Live Music Jams and Open Mics" is featured Monday through Wednesday, always available if searched for.
- This weeks live music picks - Has now been automated to make more time for other articles and announcements.
- This week's live music tweets - This article is always under the editing knife and is realeased when there is enough relevent content.
- Ask to be an author and submit your article. if you want to contribute but you are not sure about a topic or review, just ask. To get started or to submit an article click here!
About SFLM Mobile Site: The paid service was not working out for the fanzine. I discontinued it. I will look into a new mobile in house production of the site soon.
*The above listing does not represent an order of priority or level of importance (one being better than the other).
Source: Facebook Band Page
Chris Fitz is already part of the conversation with current rock/blues artists Kenny Wayne Shepard, Johnnie Lang, Joe Bonamassa, Walter Trout, Chris Duarte and Tommy Castro among other contemporary guitar slingers. His national recognition still awaits but at every major regional blues/music festival that he plays his is always the longest line at the CD merchandise table including the national act headliner's!
Chris Fitz: Singer/Guitar Player
Mike Aiello: Drums/Percussion
Dave Kendarian: Bass
Photo above by Mark Pratt
Blues Audience Magazine
Reader's Poll Awards
2015 "Outstanding Guitar Player"
2011 "Outstanding New England Guitarist"
2010 "Outstanding Guitar Player"
"Chris Fitz Band" upcoming shows:
SUN, NOV 19
BRODIE'S SEAPORT CAFE | SALEM, MA | 430-730
CHRIS FITZ, STEVE PEABODY, GUEST:
MON, NOV 20
GARDNER ALE HOUSE | GARDNER, MA | 7-10
CHRIS FITZ HOSTS BLUES JAM WITH DOUBLE D'S
WED, NOV 22 (INSTEAD OF THURS)
SUN, NOV 26
Source: Facebook Page
The Silks are a rock and roll band out of Providence, Rhode Island. You could say The Silks are thee rock and roll band from Providence, but then you wouldn't exactly be asking the cool kids. You'd need to dig a bit deeper than trends. The Silks exist outside of The Hip's bearded rat race.
The sound is classic power trio of the blues-based variety. You know, The Devil's music. You've got guitar pyrotechnics galore from frontman Tyler-James Kelly. Chicken-pickin' or taking a soaring lead break, it's quickly apparent Kelly's on a whole'nother level. It makes you wonder just when did he get his first real six-string. Then there's the voice. Ballsy, bluesy, however you want to describe it, it just sounds like ripping a telephone book in half and feels like scratching a really good itch. The rhythm section of Sam Jodrey on drums and Jonas Parmelee on the bass guitar chug-chugs and chop-chop-chops along. Fast songs, slow songs, it doesn't matter. It's always all about the dance floor. The dance floor reciprocates.
After releasing their Paul Westerberg produced debut album, "Last American Band" at the tail end of 2013, The Silks continued building on their following with constant gigs. All kinds of gigs. With a work ethic as old-school as their whole vibe, most of their shows are of the "all nighter" variety. Two sets. An hour and a half each. Only, they're playing original music. Who does that these days? As of now, The Silks are dangerously close to releasing the follow-up album they have in the can. Word is more recording sessions are on the horizon.
The Silks have had their share of carrots dangled in front of them. It's not every band that's gotten to make a record with help from the likes of Westerberg and Jim Boquist of Son Volt fame, after all. From there, they went on to open for The Replacements at The Fillmore in Detroit in the spring of 2015. They've also played in support of Rocky Erickson, Wanda Jackson, Dirty Heads, The Drive-By Truckers, Black Joe Lewis, Deer Tick, The Sheepdogs and Patrick Sweeny among others.
- Tyler-James Kelly - Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals |
- Jonas Parmelee - Bass |
- "Uncle" Sam Jodrey - Drums
"Best Rock Band"
- 2015 & 2016 Motif Music Awards
"Blues Artist of the Year"
- 2016 Boston Music Awards
"The Silks" up coming shows:
WED 22 NOVEMBER
The Cafe at ParlorNewport, RI, US
SAT 25 NOVEMBER
Narrows Center for the ArtsFall River, MA, US
SAT 2 DECEMBER
Strange Brew PubNorwich, CT, US
SAT 9 DECEMBER
Atwood's TavernCambridge, MA, US
SAT 23 DECEMBER
Atwood's TavernCambridge, MA, US
Book the Band:
Cold Train's unique group of road seasoned professional musicians play a tribute to music born in America's south land where Rock & Roll and Blues collided at the cross roads of American music. A sound that became coined as good ole' American "Southern Rock".
Source: Band Website
Over the years Cold Train has been a staple to many fairs and functions, private and civic such as The Eastern States Exposition 2000-2007, traditional State and County Fairs, outdoor municipal concerts, Village Square concerts, campgrounds, beach party's, bike rodeos, auto and cycle swap meets, car shows, bike shows, pig roasts & poker runs. The band has played live radio and public television and had the honor playing the 2010 Harley Rendezvous Classic in upstate New York and scheduled to return to play the 2017 Harley Rendezvous Classic main stage. The band has also shared the stage with the likes of country hit makers The
Oakridge Boys, Lone Star,
Southern Rock legends The Outlaws Band 2006, 2009 & 2011, along with .38 Special 2012 & 2015, the Commander Cody Band,
Head East, Foghat 40th anniversary tour, 3 Dog Night and 80's Rock legends Survivor. 2014's schedule broug
ht in opening for multi platinum recording artist Sara Evans. 2015 brought in opening for 38 Special and headlining some awesome venues. Last year 2016 Cold Train opened for Rachel Platten and played the main stage at The Broken Spoke Saloon the first and last Saturday's of Laconia Bike Week 2016 New Hampshire and The Hampton Beach N.H. Seafood Festival just to name a few venues we have had the pleasure to play.
Members of the band:
- Tim Goodhall lead vocals-harmonicas
- James Barcomb - keys
- Joe Paul bass guitar
- Billy Hauk drums
- Dave Yarrison
- Mike Barrette vocals-lead guitars.
Cold Train Upcoming Shows:
The Wheelock Inn presents Cold Train!
Saturday, January 20 at 9 PM - 12:30 AM
82 Wheelock Ave, Millbury, MA 01527
The Southern Rock Tribute COLD TRAIN makes a stop at the infamous WHEELOCK INN. "We've heard a lot of good things about this place. It's very cool rocking these little hideaway gems".
Saturday, April 14 at 8 PM - 12
The Cannery Music Hall 12 Crane St (Park & Enter Behind Silver Building), Southbridge, Ma
Contact: Magic Music Productions 860 601 8511
Source: Facebook Band Page
One Time Weekend is an up-and-coming band from Connecticut. After forming their groove in Collinsville, CT, members Ben Sullivan, Ian D’Arcangelo, Adam Eytan, and Zac Mulcahy combined their talent to create a fresh youthful vibe influenced by artists both past and present. The newly formed group has written many original songs that feature their funky, jazzy, rock, soul, rap, and reggae tastes while adding complexity to the mix, creating their own unique sound, and breaking the mold of modern contemporary music. One Time Weekend has collaborated with numerous artists including Teddy Midnight, Goose, The McLovins, and more. When their music starts to tickle your ears it’ll make you wanna boogie down and shake ya tai-feathers to the groove.
One Time Weekend's Upcoming Shows:DEC22
One Time Weekend at The Main Pub - Grille, Taps, Music
Fri 9:30 PM
The Main Pub - Grille, Taps, Music
Sat 5 PM ·
Factory Underground Studio
One Time Weekend at Radio Bean
Thu 11:30 PM · by One Time Weekend
Source: Facebook Band Page
Krewe de Groove brings the New Orleans party wherever they play, featuring some of the North Shore's finest musicians. They play throughout New England, and would love to put on a show near you. If you want this band in your area, let us know!
After 16 years living deep in the thick of the FUNK of New Orleans, Brandon Tarricone is back on the North Shore and has brought together some of the best musicians in New England to create his GROOVE and SOUL based music
Brandon Tarricone - guitar/vocals
Justin Lopes - Hammond organ/keys/vocals
Henley Douglas, Jr. - tenor sax
Eric Schindler - alto/tenor sax
Dave Walker - bass
Ben Sullivan - drums
Mark Earley - sax
Eric Schindler - sax
Krewe de Groove upcoming Shows:
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From the editor: Congratulations to the artists and bands who made this season's spotlight. This compilation of such talent takes hours to research, complile and finally publish. It is my hope that music fans will explore each listing. Please feel free to leave your positive comments below and share the article. - Glen Peladeau ~ Eccentric Musician Company.
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This article covers on going events like jams and open mics in the beginning of the week (Mondays,Tuesdays and Wednesdays):
Time: 7 PM - 10 PM
Venuecc:140 Pub N Club
Address: 168 Mendon St, Bellingham, Massachusetts 02019
Details: Join Gay B. for her Acoustic Open Mic & Jam at 140 Pub N Club, featuring a different local musician each week
Yo, it's open mic with Patrick Yeo and the Yo Yo's!
6 PM - 12 AM
Brother Seamus - Shakas Open Mic - 6/12/17
11 Wilton Rd, Milford, New Hampshire 03055
MON 6/12 - It's Shaka's Open Mic Night at Shaka's Bar and Grill in Milford, NH! Brought to you by Brad Bosse Music! Starts at 7pm!
This week has both a GUEST HOST & FEATURED ARTIST Brother Seamus Music!!
Seamus is taking over for me this week as I'm up in Laconia for a Bike Week gig - I'll be back next Monday. Please be nice to Seamus! He's gonna run it the same way I do. Get there early and sign up as the list fills fast!
Hope you all have an awesome night of music!!
And the Dream Team of Sara Howard (Head Mixologist) & Alana Mardones (Master Iron Chef) will be serving you up some great drinks and delicious eats!!
***Full PA Provided
Open Mic at the Pour House (updated on 11/13/17)
Time: 6 PM - 9 PM (Mondays)
Venue: The Pour House
Address: 44 Central Sq, Keene, New Hampshire 03431
Details: Acoustic & Bass Guitar Will Be Available Or Bring Your Own Instrument. For Advance Sign-Up Go to :https://www.facebook.com/Open-Mic-Larry-Keene-NH-143730306164984/. Send Message Or Email Me. Walk-Ins Welcome!!!
Hudson Farmers Market Music Series/Open Mic
3 PM - 6 PM
Tuesday Night Open Mic!
Cumberland, Rhode Island
Updated on 11/13/17
Solo to Full band...
Guitar Players Bring Amps
Gay B's Open Mic & Jam
Time: 7 PM - 10 PM
Venue: Fitzy's Pub
Address: 1 Man Mar Dr, Plainville, Massachusetts 02762
Details: Join Gay B. the 1st & 3rd Wednesday for her Acoustic Open Mic & Jam at Fitzy's Pub! Each week she features a different local musician.
Manchester, New HampshireTom Ballerini's Open Mic and Blues Jam
Details: Must be 21+, Free music all night long
A New Start up Open Mic and Blues Jam for Tom Ballerini and Friends every Wednesday Night, Everyone is invited to this new venue to join in on the music and fun, Meet up with old friends and meet some new folks to Network with and jam. Full Back line with PA , Drums and Amps. Just bring you Voice, Ax ,Harmonica or Keyboard, of choice. Spread the word to all your friends
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