The Live Beat for Saturday!
Good evening New England, here’s what’s going down for live music today, Saturday, 10–17 and a little tidbit for Sunday, 10–18.
There’s a whole lot of great live music happening in Boston this evening, beginning with The Clown Prince of Rock and Roll, guitarist Joe Walsh in the last date of his current tour, at the Orpheum Theater. Over a career that spans more than forty years, the singer songwriter and guitarist has played and written songs with The Eagles and The James Gang, among acts, and had a succesful solo career as well. December 2015 will see him return to the nations capitol, this time to join his Eagle band mates when they receive the 38th Annual Kennedy Honors.
1 Hamilton Place
Boston , MA 02108
Also in Boston tonight is The Word at The Paradise.This supergroup includes pedal steel virtuoso Robert Randolph, as well as John Medeski of Medeski, Martin and Wood, as well s all three members of the North Mississippi Allstars, Luther (electric guitar) & Cody Dickinson (drums) & Chris Chew (Bass). The band tours infrequently, but came back together in 2014 to record new music, and has been touring to support their latest disc, Soul Food. If you’re in need of some nourishment in Boston this evening, it doesn’t get much more fullfilling than The Word!
967 Commonwealth Avenue,
Boston, MA 02215
For your inner punk, tonight it’s The Dead Milkmen at The Sinclair Theater. This hardcore punk band delivers it’s raw punk rock with a twist of sardonic humor and Philly based acents. The band released Pretty Music for Pretty People, their tenth studio album in 2014.
52 CHURCH STREET, CAMBRIDGE
In north Vermont this evening, it’s something a little more roots and pop oriented, as Tumbleweed Wanderers take the stage at Higher Ground in Burlington. The band also hits Stage One in Fairfield, CT on Wednesday. Busking outside of countless Bay Area venues, Tumbleweed Wanderers took stage on the streets of San Francisco with hopes of, simply, sharing their music. Imagine a hat filled with crumpled dollars and a small crowd gathered- smiling and swaying to the beat of a washboard, mandolin, banjo and guitar. Because of dedication, drive and pure stubborn persistence- in two short years the band went from playing sidewalk jam sessions to headlining those venues. From acoustic sets to electric rock explosions. From the crowd swaying in the open air to throwing down in a jam-packed club.
1214 Williston Road,
S. Burlington, Vermont, 05403
70 Sanford Street
Fairfield CT 06824
In Connecticut this evening, be sure to catch The Hornitz. The band formed in May 2006 as a horn section for hire in and around Boston, MA. The group worked with many artists; most notably George Clinton, Guster, and State Radio. In 2008, The Hornitz began producing original music as a duo using Human Beatbox, Tenor Saxophone, Bass Trombone, Keyboard, and Organ. Both members utilize live-looping equipment to create large soundscapes for their high energy performances. A Hornitz show is one of the most dynamic and expansive spectacles ever produced by two people.
The Main Pub
306 Main St,
Manchester, CT 06040
On Sunday, it’s a special treat indeed, as The Mantras return to the lovely, Tyrone Farm. There is no better place to hear and see a live performance than in the renovated barn of Tyrone. The Mantras, a six piece jam machine born of Greensboro, NC have been conquering crowds and melting minds all over the country progressively for 10 years. The band’s music can be described with all types of varying rock and roll terminology, but is absolutely best defined by each listener’s ear and, equally important, their experience.
89 Tyrone Rd,
Pomfret, Connecticut 06259
$20.00 at the door.
That’s it for this weekend. Hope to see you all at the shows!