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Special Event: MUSIC from the BIG HOUSE

Movie Screening & Performance

Matson Films is extremely excited to announce the release of MUSIC FROM THE BIG HOUSE, an amazingly powerful documentary that follows a legendary blues woman on a quest for redemption through music. “WOW! A film that anyone with hope in his heart will appreciate.” wrote Blog Critics. See Magazine says, “You won't be the same once you've seen it.”

Event Date: 
Wed, 06/06/2012 - 20:00


This co-bill features two of the Narrows favorite up and coming acts. Amy sings like an angel who has spent serious time in a honkytonk saloon. She has great stage presence and is a real talent.

Girls, Guns and Glory channel the spirit of Hank Williams and Johnny Cash. They put their own spin on a raccous Americana sound.

$15 Advance | $17 Day of Show

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/02/2012 - 20:00


In 1977, the Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in New Orleans began showcasing a traditional Crescent City brass band. It was a joining of two proud, but antiquated, traditions at the time: social and pleasure clubs dated back over a century to a time when black southerners could rarely afford life insurance, and the clubs would provide proper funeral arrangements.

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/01/2012 - 20:00

Genesis Club Spring Benefit - Meg Hutchinson with Jim Henry and Jon Short

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and to celebrate Genesis Club is holding its second annual Spring Benefit Concert. 

Featured: Meg Hutchinson with Jim Henry and Jon Short

Tickets are $20 apiece and can be purchased on our website,

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/17/2012 - 18:00

Duke Robillard

Guitarist. Bandleader. Songwriter. Singer. Producer. Session musician. And a one-man cheering section for the blues, in all its forms and permutations. And every one of those names has shared recording studio space or stage time with a man who is a legend in the blues community.

The Blues Music Awards (formerly W.C.Handy Awards) have named Duke Robillard "Best Blues Guitarist" four years out of five (2000,2001,2003,2004) making him the second most honored guitarist for that award.

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/29/2012 - 19:30

Tim Ries' The Rolling Stones Project featuring.....

.....Darryl Jones of the Rolling Stones & Jeff “Tain” Watts

Known to millions as the lead horn player in the Rolling Stones touring band, saxophonist Tim Ries is celebrating the recent release of his newest album, Stones World: The Rolling Stones Project II (2008). A fabulously entertaining jazz set of Jagger-Richards songs, the disc brings to the broader world an incredible mixture of jazz and rock swagger, much as the Rolling Stones themselves have done.

Tickets: $28

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/23/2012 - 19:30

Entrain "Reason To Feel Good" CD Release Party

Epic in sound and kaleidoscopic in vision, the eclectic Martha's Vineyard-based six piece Entrain has been thrilling critics and fans alike since its inception.

Entrain just released their 8th release titled Reason To Feel Good. Their 1st pre-release single, having only been given to a few stations late in November 2011, was number 2 in WMVY's top 25 songs for 2011. Combining top notch musicians with great songs infused with some passionate and conscious lyrics, this CD is sure to be the best work from production the team of Major/Alex.

Tickets: $20

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/22/2012 - 19:30

Theo Bleckmann: Hello Earth! The Music of Kate Bush

A singer and new music composer of eclectic tastes and prodigious gifts, Grammy nominated and ECHO award recipient Theo Bleckmann makes music that is accessibly sophisticated, unsentimentally emotional, and seriously playful, leading his work to be described as “from another planet” (New York Times), as “magical, futuristic,” (AllAboutJazz), “limitless” (Citypaper, Philadelphia) “transcendent” (Village Voice) and “brilliant” (New York Magazine).

Event Date: 
Thu, 06/21/2012 - 19:30

YES! Trio featuring Aaron Goldberg, Omer Avital, and Ali Jackson

The bond between old friends gives life meaning. When the friends are improvising musicians sharing the stage, their common language cements a mutual trust that can ignite the bandstand. Music has been the glue binding the friendships of bassist Omer Avital, pianist Aaron Goldberg and drummer Ali Jackson for nearly twenty years.

"YES! is performed with such confidence and finger-snapping sense of relaxation/jubilation that its whole becomes greater than its parts."

Tickets: $25 early show, $22 later show

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/16/2012 - 19:30
Sat, 06/16/2012 - 22:00

The Two Man Gentlemen Band

Irreverent songwriters, expert instrumentalists, former street-performers, and consummate showmen, The Two Man Gentlemen Band has been barnstorming from coast to coast for half a decade, developing a reputation as a must-see live act on the roots and retro music circuits. A tenor guitar and string bass duo in the tradition of the great Slim & Slam, The Gents have obvious affection for pre-war American Jazz and Western Swing. But they’re no period piece.

Event Date: 
Thu, 06/14/2012 - 19:30


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