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DPR (Danny Pease & The Regulators)

DPR formed in the spring of 2005 as a group of six friends playing music together in a basement to kill time. After a few months of playing it started to become clear they had outgrown their surroundings. In an effort to test their sound they started playing house parties and local clubs with a mix of originals and Sublime covers. It was during this time that their lively mix of Reggae, Groove Rock and Ska was born.

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/11/2011 - 22:00

Ukulele Thursdays with Rich 'Amazing Dick' Leufstedt

Rich "Amazing Dick" Leufstedt is getting closer to turning Worcester into a Ukulele hub month after month. A usual performer at Dr.Gonzo's monthly singer-songwriter challenge, Worcester's Ukulele Fest, he now also hosts Ukulele Thursday events on the second Thursday of every month.

No Cover

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/10/2011 - 19:00

Sunlea CD Release Party

Sunlea began by accident when Sunny and Dunlea collided in the back bar at Leitrims in April of 2005...a few beers and a few songs later a two man duo was formed...Dunlea and Sunny performed in local New England Bars (including Tammany Hall, Leitrims, Raw, Blackstone Tap, The Point, Hennesee's, Paddy O's, The Dockside, The Still to name a few) for a few years honing there skills playing mostly classic rock late 2008 they added old college buddies Brad Zepko and James Fuccione, as well as a repertoire of new original music to the mix...

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/05/2011 - 22:00

Gorilla Radio

Cover: Fri/Sat: $5-$10

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/04/2011 - 22:00

The Smile Makers

The Smile Makers is the musical brain-child of Eric Donaldson and Nicole Sutka. The multifaceted musicians draw influences from funk, folk, ska, bluegrass, and alt-rock. Their original music mixes seamless vocal harmonies with poetically crafted lyrics to create songs and performances that have been reviewed as "hauntingly beautiful." Their music is full of nuances and instrumental gems, encapsulating troubled experiences with melodies that conjure hope and foreboding. The cross genre influences and complex rhythmic song structures puts them in a musical genre all their own.

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/03/2011 - 20:30

Indie Art Market

Event Date: 
Tue, 11/01/2011 - 18:00

Claire Dickson

Jazz singer Claire Dickson, age 14, performs with her trio: Michael McLaughlin, piano; Greg Loughman, bass; Grant Smith, drums. Winner of three Downbeat Magazine Student Music Awards for Jazz and Blues vocals, Claire has released her first CD, Scattin' Doll, to great critical acclaim. She carries on in the tradition of Ella and Sarah, developing her own interpretations and improvisations on the American Songbook, bebop, Latin and modern jazz classics.

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/26/2011 - 15:00

Cinder CONK

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/18/2011 - 22:00

Dan Rosenthal Quintet/Sextet

Charlie Kohlhase - alto and baritone saxophones
Rick Stone - alto saxophone
Andrew Stern - guitar
Jef Charland - bass
Luther Gray - drums
Daniel Rosenthal - trumpet and compositions

Playing music from Rosenthal's recently released CD, Lines, and new music that will be recorded for an upcoming CD this winter.

"Lines is an excellent debut for a young trumpeter with a bright future."- Greg Simmons, All About Jazz

$10 Cover

Event Date: 
Sun, 11/06/2011 - 19:30

Halle & the Jilt

Brooklyn based singer/songwriter halle petro blames the front seat of her dad's station wagon for the influence of this unprecedented blues pop sound. Petro's fierce vocal presence and her 4 piece band bring their soulful charm to Boston.

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/18/2011 - 21:00


Of Interest

Know Your Host:
Jim Benitez

A self-taught Latin percussionist since the age of 12 when his father handed him Cal Tjader’s 1960 “Latino” album featuring Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo back in 1966, and an LP fiberglass conga and told him, “Here, learn to play right with these”, he’s been living and breathing Latin Jazz since.

Tune in to Latin Jazz Now!
Fridays, 7 to 11 pm


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