It’s another summer music weekend with boat cruises, outdoor concerts on the water and the clubs are hopping. Here are some weekend suggestions from Examiner.
Let’s swing with the Fat City Band at the Launch at Hingham Harbor on Friday, July 31. What better place than on the water! Hingham Harbor has some fabulous restaurants and shops. So, get there early to walk around. The music begins at 7 p.m. You can’t sit still watching this band. The Fat City Band have a 40 year legacy and have shared the stage with BB King, James Brown and Ray Charles. They’ll have you up and jumping to some serious jump blues and New Orleans style R & B. If you miss this show, you can catch the Fat City Band on Saturday, August 1, at the Onset Blues Festival. Visit the band website here for more info: http://www.fatcityband.com/
It’s that time again, when the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street in Boston has their monthly blues jam in the funky Foundation Room on Friday, July 31. Bring your pipes, guitars, keys, harp and whatever else you play. After a one hour set by the house band, Lights Out Blues Band, you are encouraged to get up and perform. Jams happen on the last Friday of every month. Special guest this week is the Willie J. Laws Band and members of the Boston Blues Society. Mark your calendars! More info on Willie J. Laws, click here: www.williejlawsband.com
John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band will be performing at the Cabot Theatre, 286 Cabot Street in Beverly on Friday, July 31. Cafferty is a multi platinum recording artist known for his #1 hits, On the Dark Side from the Eddie and the Cruisers motion picture, Harts on Fire, Tough all Over and more. Well known saxophonist, Michael Antunes, will be joining him as well as local rocker, Charlie Farren. Farren wil be opening the show with an acoustic set and then join the band later on in the evening.
Gov’t Surplus, a tribute to the Allman Brothers and Gov’t Mule, will be at the Middle East in Cambridge on Friday, July 31. Derek Varnum, lead vocals and guiatrist for the band, has his own mojito recipe. And guess what it’s called? The Duane Allman. Visit the bands website here for more info: http://WWW.GOVTSURPLUSBAND.COM
The Onset Blues Festival, Buzzards Bay on Cape Cod is on Saturday, August 1. It is the oldest running live music festival on Cape Cod, for 23 years. There will be music all day and vendors to do some shopping. Jewelry, glass art, hand crafted candles and so much more. Opening the festival is Lloyd Thayer 10 a.m., Johnny Barnes and the Night Crawlers 12:15 p.m., The Fat City Band 1:45, Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish 3:00, Rosemary’s Baby Blues 5:15, and Lil Ed and the Blue Imperials 7 p.m.
Danny Klein and his Full House Band will be at the 101st New Bedford Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, 50 Madeira Ave. in New Bedford on Saturday, August 1. Klein, is one of the original founding member’s of the J. Geils Band along with Magic Dick and J. Geils. His band plays the Geils catalog of hits including, Freeze Frame, Give it to Me, Centerfold and all the others that we all know the words too. They put on quite a show! The band goes on at 7 p.m.
Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents along with Sidewalk Driver will be at the Welfleet Beachcomber, 1120 Cahoon Hollow Road in Welfleet on Saturday, August 1. Take a step back in to the 60’s when the three female vocalists of Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents step out on stage with this 10 piece band. All three wear matching outfits and belt out some serious hits. Their latest abum, Electric Candyland is available here: www.jennydee.bandcamp.com
Sidewalk Driver put on their show. Lead vocalist, Tad McKitterick, prances around on stage with some serious platform shoes all the while showing off his vocal range. They may be a little over the top, but what fun! This is going to be a great time.