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ARNEIS QUARTET (Classical)

Event Date: 
Sun, 10/23/2011 - 15:00

GRAHAM PARKER (Rock)

"Graham Parker's first two albums remain among the very finest of the decade." - Rolling Stone

For over 30 years, Graham Parker has been slinging a signature sound across continents and airwaves that has rightly earned him a spot in the pantheon of truly original figures in rock and roll. Since his early days with his band The Rumour (with whom he has two albums in Rolling Stone’s "Top 100 Albums of All Time"), Graham has coupled punk’s energy with his deeply rooted love of American R&B, country and soul music. 

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/22/2011 - 20:00

CHRIS SMITHER (folk)

Chris Smither's audience, which hails from all global regions, perfectly reflects the diversity of his sources. Guitar-heads are drawn to Smither's Lightnin' Hopkins/John Hurt derived fretwork; spiritual seekers nod in recognition at the hard-won knowledge casually tossed off in his lyrics. And just plain music fans who have come to Smither on their own - or have learned of his music from the multitude of artists covering his songs - return again and again. Chris Smither stands as a master in the topmost tier of folk performers.

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/21/2011 - 20:00

DAVID SANBORN TRIO Featuring JOEY DEFRANCESCO (Jazz)

"Among the great saxophonists of the past four decades. He's jazz, he's funk, he's soul, he's pop, he's blues, he's rock." --Rolling Stone

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/20/2011 - 20:00

TCAN FOLK/ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC

The Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night at TCAN has been a tradition since the opening of The Center years ago. And we could try to describe this event by mentioning all the significant songwriters and talented musicians who have played and sung and captured a special moment in time. But the TCAN Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night isn't about individuals so much as it is about a community. Everyone is welcome to perform – the event starts at 8pm but sign-up starts at 7:30pm. Hosted alternate weeks by Mark Stepakoff. 

Event Date: 
Tue, 10/18/2011 - 20:00

FLOODWOOD (Eclectic)

Featuring two members from the jam band moe.

Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico (from Al & The Transamericans and the premier jam band moe.) join forces with Jason Barady, Nick Piccininni, and Zachary Fleitz of Woodenspoon to form Floodwood, the northeast’s new progressive string band. All seasoned veterans, they breathe fresh life into timeless acoustic music and play with the dexterity and chops you would expect from top-flight musicians. 

Admission: $20 members $18
Students/Seniors $1 discount

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/15/2011 - 20:00

CATHY & MARCY'S SONG SHOP (Family)

A rare appearance by two-time GRAMMY winners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer who sing, yodel, chicken cluck in harmony, scat sing, and twirl a mean lariat rope! Their musical arsenal includes electric and acoustic guitars, banjos, mandolin, ukulele, percussion, and even a funky oatmeal box banjo and cigar box electric guitar. Music, comedy and audience participation create one contagiously high-spirited family show!

Admission: $12 adults; $10 children

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/15/2011 - 14:00

BOSTON COMICS

Joe Yannetty's diverse act and crowd interaction has taken him across the country and around the world. He has performed at the largest and most prestigious venues in America, including Caesar's Palace, The Kennedy Center and Radio City Music Hall, in addition to making over 40 TV appearances. Joey Carroll is a Boston favorite who has been described as a cross between George Carlin and Dennis Miller. His no holds barred style has earned him a spot at the Montreal Comedy Festival and on Comedy Central’s Pulp Comics.

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/14/2011 - 20:00

LORI MCKENNA (Folk)

"...that rare ability to make a connection with her penetrating ballads and down-to-earth style." - Boston Magazine

Lori is an exceptional example of how some songwriters just naturally seem to find their way to the homespun sound of a strummed acoustic guitar, an honest voice and a touch of twang. Now with thousands of miles and gigs behind her, Lori has garnered comparisons to artists ranging from Natalie Maines (Dixie Chicks) and Patty Griffin, to Nanci Griffith, and Alanis Morissette. Lori will be joined by Mark Erelli and Jamie Edwards.

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/08/2011 - 20:00

IMAGINED: Celebrating John Lennon (Rock)

Just in time to celebrate John Lennon's birthday, one of the most unique and compelling interpretations of the late John Lennon's compositions comes from The Nu-Utopians (formerly The John Lennon Song Project), a 7 piece ensemble created and led by Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step and Tom Dean of Devonsquare. Together they have produced a thoughtfully re-imagined tribute that celebrates the genius and artistry of the icon's music. 

Admission: $35 members $30
Students/Seniors $1 discount

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/07/2011 - 20:00

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Al Dean

Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

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Sundays, 12 to 4 pm

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