Weekend warriors, where are you going this weekend? Post your pictures in the comments section of my Examiner articles. Hey, we’re better than Facebook! I can’t get out to every band that I write about (although I do try) so I encourage you and your fans to post photos in comments on the Examiner site.
On Friday, May 15, Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant and Music Club, 17 Holland Street in Davis Square, Somerville has Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket, a 10 piece funk ensemble who has redefined classic funk by blending it with jazz, blues, soul and a bit of rock & roll. This band is from Boston and was honored with the number #4 spot for Top 20 Funk Albums in 2014. For more band info: http://www.bigoldirtybucket.com/
It’s official, the Friday, May 15 show at House of Blues has just been sold out for the performance by the ever popular, Kaiser Chiefs, an alternate, rock and pop band out of the County of Yorkshire. (Yes, we love the accents.) For more band info: http://www.kaiserchiefs.com/eeew/
And if you are lucky enough to have tickets for the House of Blues Show on Friday, we’d love to see your photos. Thanks!
Ayla Brown will be at The Center for the Arts, 14 Summer Street in Natick, on Friday, May 15, for her new album release show, “let love in.” Brown is a country pop recording artist and the daughter of former Massachusetts State Senator, Scott Brown. For more info: http://www.aylabrown.com/
Chris Cagle, is all about family, his ranch and his music. Cagle will be performing at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill at Patriot Place in Foxboro on Friday, May 15. For more info:https://www.Chriscagle.com/
Opening for Cagle is a Boston country favorite, Thirty 6 Red. The band started out as an original band in the 90’s and are now a cover band with a huge following. The band is audience friendly, and always throws out gifts to the crowd. For more info: http://www.thirty6red.com/
Darren Bessette and his band will be at Loretta’s Last Call, 1 Lansdowne Street in Boston on Friday, May 15. The band is a country rock, cover and original country music band based in New England. The band is: Darren Bessette, Elle Wine, Chad Taylor, Mike Paolucci, Tim Delongchamp. For more info: http://www.darrenbessetteband.com/
Talk about a Friday night, there are four rocking bands at the PA Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave in Somerville on Friday, May 15. Pete Cassani, of the Peasants and the David Hull Band will be doing an acoustic set; Only Way Out; Eyes on Satellites and Versa Mynor are also in the line up. Check em out here: http://www.thepeasants.net/
It’s Saturday night, Jon Butcher of Jon Butcher AXIS will be at Showcase LIVE, Patriot Place in Foxboro. Butcher, a Grammy artist, has had 19 national/international releases along with MTV and VH1 music videos. Don’t miss this show! The Stompers, a well known rock & roll band are included in the line up. For more info: http://www.jonbutcher.com and http://www.thestompers.com/
Soul Box will be at the Royal Garden Restaurant, 3 Tremont Street in Kingston on Saturday, May 16. This is a busy band who play it all – rock, soul, funk, blues and reggae. Band members: Paul Chase, George Howard, Rob Megna, Greg Miller, and Matt Smith For more band info: http://www.soulbox.biz/
The Throwdown Band reunion show will be at Celley’s Pub, 742 Western Ave in Lynn on Saturday, May 16. Eric Savoie, John Peresada, Dylan Jack, Marty Phillips (not pictured) and the one and only Stan Blues Junior will reunite for one performance only. You don’t want to miss this! They got the blues and real bad. Welcome back boys!
The Church of Boston, 69 Kilmarnock Street in Boston has the Aldous Collins Band who recently took home the 2015 New England Music Award for Live Act of the Year. The band is: Aldous Collins on vocals and guitar, Michael Rahman on lead guitar and vocals, Nicholas Asta on drums,
Matt Nourse on bass, Steve Smith on percussion, vocals and a grammy winner! Sam Dechenne on trumpet, and Lennie Peterson on trombone. For more band info: http://www.aldouscollins.com/