Spring is in the air, and although our venues along Newbury Street in Boston have not yet opened their doors and windows, it’s now Spring, and we should all breathe a sigh of relief. Last winter, Boston was slammed, and many of you, including us, are still recovering from that whole mess.
Heading west to the Cannery Music Hall, 12 Crane Street in Southbridge, the Annie Brobst Band along with the Shana Stack Band will bring some country music to the Cannery on Friday, March 25. Brobst was nominated for the 2014 New England Music Award for Best Country Band of the Year and “Limelight Magazine’s” Country Act of the Year, and Stack’s band won the 2015 New England Music Award for Best Band of the Year.
Olympia’s Zorba Music Hall, 439 Market Street in Lowell has Rolling Nectar, Melt, Midnight Jump, and Huxster, on Friday, March 25. It’s going to be a rocking, funk, and disco kinda night. Bring your dancing shoes. Tickets at the door: $10.
Pete’s Bar & Grille, 549 South Street in Quincy has, “Ghost Train,” a rock cover band of seasoned musicians on Friday, March 25. Members of the popular disbanded, “Throwdown”, Stan Blues Jr., Skip Fischer, and John Pereseda will play some rock blues gems by Gary Moore, Deep Purple and more. Expect to see Satch Romano, step up and play his harmonica and sing a few tunes.
The Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square in Salem, are having an IRON Fundraiser on Friday, March 25. This party will feature the Aldous Collins Band who took home an award at the 2015 New England Music Awards for Best Live Act of the Year. There will be a cash bar sponsored by North Shore Bartending Services, tastings from a variety of local businesses, raffles, a silent auction and door prizes. Tickets are $25. at the door.
Boston’s own teen band, Black Diamonds, will be playing at the Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub, 472-480 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge on Saturday, March 26. Joining Black Diamonds are Defret, and Fourshadow. This is an all ages matinee show with three bands.
Singer Evan Goodrow will be at The Burren Backroom Series, 247 Elm Street in Somerville on Saturday, March 26. Goodrow plays a mixture of traditional blues and jazz. You will find him playing out with his full band or with his trio of guitar, bass, and percussion.
Way Up South is at the Cannery Music Hall, 12 Crane Street in Southbridge on Saturday, Match 26. This original band plays a bit of Americana, some rock, and country and throws in a few covers. You can find some of their newest tunes on Spotify.
Check out Tester, on Saturday, March 26, at The Tavern Framingham, 102 Irving Street in Framingham. Joining them will be Fastride, a Philadelphia based rock band. This is going to be a loud night.