It’s almost the holiday countdown, but you all are so frantic, you don’t know what day it is. The malls are packed and for whatever reason, they have the heat on so you break a sweat as soon as you walk in. On line shopping seems to be the way to go. I’m doing it, how about you? Let’s get your weekend chill going, after your store bopping. Here are some suggestions from byteclay.com. Remember, if you take pics at any of the events that we suggest, please share them with us. We would love to post them on our site!
The Cannery Music Hall, 12 Crane Street in Southbridge has metal vocalist, Andre Vanchot with his band, Saints and Sinners (a tribute to Whitesnake) on Friday, December 4. It’s a night of hair, metal, and rock with Vanchot on vocals, Dave Souza on guitar, Tucker Houle on guitar and vocals, Joel Starring on bass and vocals, and Mark George on drums. The Cannery Music Hall hosts a number of bands that require earplugs. But hey, that’s rock and roll and I always say, rock it louder! For their calendar of events: cannerymusichall.com
Mike Garvey and his band will be at the Next Page, 550 Broad Street in East Weymouth on Friday, December 4. The Page, as it is called for Boston locals, hosts an on going weekly assortment of some of the best blues bands around. Garvey and his band will have you dancing to the blues and include a bit of good old rock and roll. BTW: The Page is known for great pizza! Get it while it’s hot. No cover for this event. thenextpage.com
Thunderstone Music Club & Rock n’ Roll Bistro, 379 Somerville Ave in Somerville is going to have one helluva night with Bad Brains & Dubb Agents, with Kobie Ali & Papa Shake, The Cornerstone, and Papa Road on Friday, December 4. Bad Brains legendary front man “HR” has been known for his hard core punk and live shows. We are talkin soul, reggae, hip hop and rock & roll. Check them out here: thunderroadclub.com
The Northeast ‘Comic Con’ is happening at the Aleppo Shriners Auditorium, 99 Fordham Road in Wilmington on Saturday, December 5 & 6, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. It’s a family friendly event featuring all things that appeal to fans of Comics, Movies, Television and Nerd Culture. Lot’s of celebrities for photo ops including: “A Christmas Story” cast members Scott Schwartz, Zack Ward, Ian Petrella and Yano Anaya. Also, Anie Potts from “Toy Story” and “Ghostbusters” as well as John Wesley Shipp of”The Flash.” More celebrities here: necomiccon.net
Then stick around in Wilmington because it’s the 7th Annual Rock N Soul Holiday Show on Saturday, December 5, at the Aleppo Shriners Auditorium at 99 Fordham Road. An all star cast of Boston’s much loved musicians including, Charlie Farren, well known for his work with the Joe Perry Project, Farrenheit, and FBI; Daniel Klein, Ace on Bass from the J. Geils Band with his band, Danny Klein’s Full House; surf rockers Tsunami of Sound with their Go-Go dancing girls; Barrence Whitefield with his primal scream and incredible stage presence along with so many more surprises. Check it out and ticket info here: northeastcomiccon.net
If you love AC/DC music, and you want to see a cover band that absolutely nails it, then run to see Dirty Deeds on Saturday, December 5, at the Luxury Box, 350 Fall River Ave in Seekonk. If you get the opportunity to do a ‘SELFIE’ with Bob Conti, the lead vocalist, we insist that you post it here! Conti has been known to jump up on a bar at the venue, grab a bottle of Jack Daniels and pour it in to the mouths of babes. LOL This band has been doing this for a long time. The band is: Conti on lead vocals, Randy Mingo on lead guitar, Mike Joly on rhythm guitar, Roger Bombardier on drums, and Barry Johnson on bass guitar. dirtydeedstribute.com