Thursday, December 8, 2011

Happy Holidaze!


Thurs-Sun + New Shows!

Thursday (12/8) - Todd Clouser's A Love Electric featuring CYRO BAPTISTA w/ 9 Volt Circuistry - Two of the brightest young voices in modern creative music join forces for a night at Bridge Street Live. Featuring: Cyro Baptista (Sting, Paul Simon, Trey Anastasio Band, Yo-yo Ma) Cyro was recently named Downbeat Magazine's 2011 Percussionist of the Year and Rising Star of the Year in the same category!
Friday (12/9) - Burlesque-a-pades December Delight featuring The World Famous Pontani Sisters - The 90-minute stage show features a cavalcade of stars direct from NYC celebrating the season with a hefty dose of mistletoe and snowbiz. Recently named the #1 Burlesque attraction in the USA by AOL.com
Saturday (12/10) - Show Biz Kids (Steely Dan Tribute) - Show Biz Kids are committed to creating a faithful, live performance reproduction of one of Americas most sophisticated and durable musical icons: Steely Dan. The band consists of experienced studio and live performance musicians, seasoned veterans of the show biz scene.
Sunday (12/11) - Under The Covers featuring Lori McKenna, Mark Erelli and Jake Armerding -Every year since December, 2004Jake Armerding, Mark Erelli & Lori McKenna have performed a special annual concert, “Under The Covers,” at Club Passim in Harvard Square. In only a few special circumstances, have the trio brought the show on the road to venues outside Boston. “Under The Covers” brings this trio of artists--most widely known as original songwriters--together to perform and evening of other people's songs. "We try to spice it up a bit and choose songs that folks might not associate with 'singer/songwriters,'" says Mark.
Tolly's 41 on The Farmington River - Open for Dinner & Drinks; Wednesday through Sunday from 5:00pm to 9:30pm
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::JUST ANNOUNCED::

J. Geils, Jeff Pitchell, Gerry Beaudoin & Texas Flood

Saturday March 24, 2012 @ 8:00 PM

J. Geils needs no introduction around these parts. Producer, writer, and sports car restoration expert J. Geils is a rockin' master of the blues. Known for several huge classic hits and a soulful approach to the blues, J has now been nominated for the Rock Hall of Fame. Team him up with Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood and you have a show not to be missed!
Jeff has been blistering the paint off the walls of most clubs in the New England area for some years now and he is one of the hottest guitar slingers on the circuit, drawing comparisons to Jimi Hendrix or Stevie Ray Vaughn. His CD, Heavy Hitter, reached #7 on the Billboard Charts. Along with Texas Flood they tear up a rich mix of R & B, Rock, Soul and funky Texas Blues. Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood have just won the Connecticut Musician/Band of the year (2011)!
Also on the bill is very special guest Gerry Beaudoin, who will add his own sassy guitar to the mix for a rare night of dance and frenzy. Together they will be playing some of the J. Geils Band hits as well as some of Jeff's songs, that have won international awards...! Of course its blues, blues, blues..and rock, rock, rock!!!
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Sugar Blue

Friday April 13, 2012 @ 8:00 PM

Grammy Award-winning harmonica virtuoso Sugar Blue is not your typical bluesman...
Born James Whiting - he was raised in Harlem, New York, where his mother was a singer and dancer at the fabled Apollo Theatre. He spent his childhood among the musicians and show people who knew his mother, including the great Billie Holiday, and decided that he wanted to be a performer.
Sugar Blue incorporates what he has learned into his visionary and singular style, technically dazzling yet wholly soulful. He bends, shakes, spills flurries of notes with simultaneous precision and abandon, combining dazzling technique with smoldering expressiveness and gives off enough energy to light up several city square blocks... And sings too! His distinctive throat tends to be overlooked in the face of his instrumental virtuosity - he's got a rich, sensual voice with a whisper of huskiness which by itself would be something out of the ordinary.
But oh, there's that harmonica again... !!
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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Just Announced 10.6.11


::JUST ANNOUNCED::

Best of The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival

Friday November 11, 2011 @ 8:00 PM

Featuring: Pat Dixon, Sam Morril, Marshall Chiles
Pat Dixon: Originally from Tennessee, Dixon has been seen in his own half-hour Comedy Central Special, on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The World Stands Up, Premium Blend and many others. He can also be seen as a regular correspondent on VH1, and has been seen on E!Television, Fox News and Headline News. Dixon is the creator and host of the critically acclaimed and fanatically followed podcast "The New York City Crime Report with Pat Dixon". Dixon can also be heard on the nationally syndicated "The Bob and Tom Radio Show" and has appeared at a number of comedy festivals, including the internationally renowned "Just for Laughs Comedy Festival" in Montreal as well as the Aspen Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Laffapalooza (Atlanta) and Gilda's Festival.
Sam Morril: Sam Morril, Winner of the 2011 Laughing Skull Festival, is also one of the best joke writers in the scene today. He won March Madness 2010 at Comix, has performed in a Friars Roast, and was recently featured in a 4-page spread in the Daily News as "one of the four funniest in New York?". His comedy can be heard on Sirius XM radio, and he’s a regular at all the top clubs around The country.
Marshall Chiles: The creator of The laughing skull festival Marshall Chiles is also one of the most unique comedians you will ever see.He considers himself very fortunate enough to be able to travel all over the world performing stand-up. Marshall's comedy is based on being love, being peace and being funny. He loves to make people laugh, especially people he would normally never even talk to off stage. In the summer of 2002, Marshall took over running The Funny Farm Comedy Club just outside Atlanta, GA and he has built it to be one of the best comedy clubs in the country. Having his own stage to experiment has helped him grow as a comedian and person. Expanding out he now runs two of the best clubs and one of the most prestigious festivals in the country. He is also the host and head writer for "The National Lampoon Pop Culture Minute (or So)." This project is a daily radio vignette played on 20 radio stations across the country every morning. You can read and hear these daily jokes on the blog page of this website.
Warning: Adult Content.
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Monday, September 26, 2011

Learn more about UNOS


The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is the private, non-profit organization that manages the nation's organ transplant system under contract with the federal government.

UNOS is involved in many aspects of the organ transplant and donation process including managing the national transplant waiting list; matching donors to recipients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; and maintaining the database that contains all organ transplant data for every transplant event that occurs in the U.S.  

UNOS is also actively involved in assisting patients and family members and educating the public about the importance of organ donation. More information is available at http://www.unos.org

Did you know?

Your tax-deductible gift will help UNOS in its ongoing mission to:
  • maximize the number of individuals who benefit from organ transplants
  • reduce waiting times and waiting list fatalities
  • improve transplant outcomes and enhance quality of life among recipients
  • provide impartial data and resources to patients and their families
  • support outcomes-based clinical practice and research
  • increase organ donation through education and awareness

10% of all charitable donations go to support administrative costs associated with fundraising.

Learn about more ways to GIVE here!

Another way to participate is by attending An Evening with Ronnie Spector & Friends on October, 1st, 2011 - a very special night of entertainment, with proceeds going to benefit the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS). Ronnie and her band will perform along with special guests John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, The Uptown Horns, Michael Carabello (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee with Santana) and Dennis Diken (The Smithereens), Christine Ohlman (SNL), and TrĂ© Williams plus many others.  More on this event here...
 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Just Announced 9/7/11 @ BSL

::Just Announced::

John Gorka

Friday December 16, 2011 @ 8:00 PM

JOHN GORKA is an honored icon of folk tradition. The Billboard-charting artist has released eleven solo albums. His most recent So Dark You See was highlighted on NPR Music as having one of the top folks songs of 2009. John’s rich baritone voice and unique songcraft weave a magical spell that can only be described as ‘Gorka.’

”The leading singer/songwriter of the New Folk movement” - Rolling Stone

“Gorka is widely heralded for the sophisticated intelligence and provocative originality of his songs.” – Boston Globe

Tickets - $18, $28

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Greg Brown w/ special guest Pieta Brown

Sunday December 4, 2011 @ 8:00 PM

One of American folk music's most prolific and profound singer/songwriters of the past three decades, Greg Brownhas earned respect from his peers and a far-flung, passionately-devoted fan-base via a burnished, intimate baritone, a seemingly effortless gift for swinging, organic melody and--perhaps most of all--a humble, unvarnished poetic grace that can imbue even the most mundane, everyday human endeavors and emotions with quiet dignity, startling insight and gently twisted humor.

Freak Flag (the Iowa native's 24th studio album and first on Yep Roc) was recorded--for the most part--in Memphis, Tennessee's time-tested rock'n'soul incubator Ardent Studios with the artist's longtime sidekick/guitarist Bo Ramsey producing; it features nine Brown originals plus a gorgeous pair of cuts 'borrowed' from his mega-talented family--wife Iris Dement's "Let the Mystery Be" and daughter Pieta Brown's "Remember the Sun."

New CD, Mercury, out September 27, 2011. Recorded out in the country west of Nashville in just three days, Pieta Brown's new album features Grammy-winning producer/player Richard Bennett (Mark Knopfler, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris), bassist Glenn Worf (Mark Knopfler, Aaron Neville, Tammy Wynette), drummer Chad Cromwell (Neil Young, Mark Knopfler), multi-instrumentalist David Mansfield (Bob Dylan, T-Bone Burnett, Johnny Cash), her long-time collaborator Bo Ramsey (Lucinda Williams, Greg Brown) and an appearance by Mark Knopfler on electric guitar on the track "So Many Miles".

"Self-styled poetess, folk goddess and country waif, Pieta's music resonates with a seductive simplicity and lyrical grace." - BBC

"The best poet I've heard in a long damn time." - Iris DeMent

Click here to watch a Pieta Brown Video!

Tickets - $35, $45

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Spanky's Medical Bills Benefit Show - COMEDY

Thursday October 20, 2011 @ 8:00 PM

The comedy community was saddened to learn that on July 26th a careless driver ran a red light as Spanky was entering the intersection on a motorbike. The accident left him in a Level One Trauma Unit with four broken bones that had to be surgically repaired using metal plates and a left side that looked like he slid down a cheese grater. In the months following the accident his lacerations healed and his broken bones mended, but his medical bills will linger for quite some time.

As with many people who are self-employed, full medical coverage is often cost prohibitive, and with those pursuing a career in the performing arts where paychecks can be sporadic, it is even worse. Most comedians (who are not fortunate to be covered on their spouse’s insurance benefits) simply hope they get lucky, or rather, never get unlucky. Spanky’s bad luck came at a shockingly high price; his hospital stay came to an astounding 78 cents per SECOND!

Despite the daunting debt and serious injuries, Spanky’s upbeat attitude remained in tact. Before he was released from the hospital he was already joking that with the new metal plates in his body all refrigerator magnets can double as jewelry and that he will save money this year on his Halloween costume because when the bandages come off he can just go as a pepperoni pizza.

This positive outlook is just one of the reasons Spanky has so many friends, and they plan to rally around him in his time of need. On Thursday, October 20th, 2011 Bridge Street Live will host a fundraiser featuring an All-Star line up of comedians. Don’t miss this hilarious evening for a good cause. This is your chance to bring joy to a man who done the same for so many for so long.

Featured Comedians: John Mulrooney, Andy Pitz, DJ Hazard, Geno Bisconti, Buddy Bolton, Keith Anthony, Carole Montgomery, Ross Bennet, Mark Riccadonna, and Tom Cotter!

Tickets - $20, $30

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Friday, September 2, 2011

::Just Announced::

Jaimoe's Jasssz Band

Saturday December 17, 2011 @ 8:00 PM

Legendary drummer and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, Jaimoe and his Jasssz Band play American music. They combine elements of Jazz, Blues, Rock-n-Roll, and R&B into a unique blend that captures the spirit and stirs the soul. Their repertoire ranges from new interpretations of classic tunes, as well as original songs that are classics in the making.

Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band features Jaimoe - drums, Junior Mack - guitar and vocals, Dave Stoltz - bass, Mathais Schuber - keyboards, and some of the finest horn players of our time, including Jay Collins, Frank Kozyra, Paul Lieberman, Kris Jensen and Richard Boulger.

Check out www.jaimoe.com and see what the Jasssz is all about.

Tickets - $25, $35

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Debbie Davies Band

Saturday November 26, 2011 @ 8:00 PM

Davies rise to the upper echelon of blues music started at an early age as she absorbed the music heard constantly in her home. Her (professional) musician parents were either sitting at the piano or spinning discs on their turntable, filling the air with the sounds of big band jazz, harmony vocal groups, or the pop icons of the day. But the young Davies was particularly attracted to the bluesier sounds of her father’s Ray Charles records, and by the age of 12 realized that her affinity for an instrument was not for the piano, but for the guitar.

“She wields an electric guitar as if it were a wand.” - Los Angeles Times

“Davies playing is extraordinary - full of propulsion and energy and melodic invention…”People Magazine

Growing up in Los Angeles in the 1960’s, she found that being a female guitar player meant only one thing: acoustic guitar. Electric guitars were still toys meant only for boys. But when Debbie heard the sounds of the British blues-rock bands, particularly the electric guitar of Eric Clapton with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, she became completely captivated. Going against the grains of society’s accepted roles of the time, Debbie pursued her dream with the passion of an artist and the soul of a rebel.

Tickets - $15, $25

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4TH Time Around

Saturday October 29, 2011 @ 8:00 PM

This next date is your chance to experience a great night of dancing fun. From the first song to the last encore, the audience screams for more.

It isn't just the crowd who has a great time. The band members, Keith Riendeau, John Jarsbek, Rob Brainard and Doug Morneault express that playing for such an electrifying and energetic group of people fuels their passion for the music they play.

Their blend of 50's-80's music, with tight vocal harmonies, whether fast or slow, will surely bring you to the dance floor.

Bridge Street Live's Nightclub Atmosphere, couple with a perfect sound system, will provide for an exceptional dancing and listening experience for all.

Tickets - $12, $22

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Spaghetti Cake's Halloween Family Show!

Saturday October 29, 2011 @ 2:00 PM

Spaghetti Cake is an original rock band for the whole family. Their performance is high-energy, wholesome, and fun for all ages! The music of Spaghetti Cake spans the entire range of musical styles from rock to country, bluegrass to blues, reggae to world grooves. Children who attend a Spaghetti Cake concert get the opportunity to move, dance, sing along, even perform with the band! Spaghetti Cake consists of six professional musicians who are all experienced educators. Their music delivers a positive message of believing in who you are, and celebrates the kid in us all.

One of the most frequently asked questions at live shows is where the name Spaghetti Cake comes from. It is a favorite family recipe that Glen's stepdad Buck used to make for supper. "Comfort Food", if you will. Glen & Sue both decided it would be the perfect title for a family rock band. The original recipe to make Spaghetti Cake is located on their home page.

This event will have COSTUME CONTEST with great prizes!!

First 50 kids through the door win a free CD!!

Tickets - $5 Kids / $10 Adults

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