Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Baseball Project...shhh its a supergroup and they are playing small clubs.

The Baseball Project will embark on a summer tour in July including dates up and down the East Coast and beyond. The tour follows the release of the band’s third album, 3rd, released on Yep Roc Records on March 25. The record features 17 swings at the national pastime with subjects including Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and some of the true characters of the game such as once-beloved fallen star of the Mets and Phillies Lenny Dykstra, and acid-tripping pitcher Dock Ellis.

Inspired by the New York Yankees' Bernie Williams and his outstanding career (but somewhat overshadowed by the stacked pinstripe history of Mantle and DiMaggio that only ranks him as the third best center fielder in team history), watch their live in-studio performance of "Monument Park" Here .

The Baseball Project was formed in 2007 by Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, The Minus 5, R.E.M.) and Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3). The endeavor began as a way for a couple of fans with a shared musical vision to pay tribute to our national pastime. Since then, The Baseball Project has blossomed into a full-fledged, much-loved band in its own right. Zuzu’s Petals/Steve Wynn drummer Linda Pitmon and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Mike Mills fill out the official roster of The Baseball Project, an all-star squad whose following and creativity has grown steadily with each release and tour.

Tour Dates:

July 10 - Birmingham, AL @ Sirote Theatre
July 11 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
July 12 - Durham, NC @ All-Star Fan Fest at Durham Bulls Athletic Park
July 17 - Washington, DC @ The Hamilton
July 18 - Rehoboth Beach, DE @ Dogfish Head Brewery
July 19 - Ringwood, NJ @ Live at Drew's
July 20 - New Windsor, NY @ Storm King Art Center (w/ Happiness)
July 22 - New London, CT @ Hygenic Art Park
July 23 - Hudson, NY @ Club Helsinki
July 24 - Rochester, NY @ Party In The Park (w/ Lucero)
July 25 - Reading, PA @ Weekend Kick-off Party at The Abe
July 26 - Harrisburg, PA @ Midtown Arts Center (w/ The Split Squad)
July 27 - Port Chester, NY @ Garcia's
July 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live (w/ The Split Squad)
July 29 - Portsmouth, NH @ The Press Room
July 30 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott (w/ The Split Squad)
August 1 - Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang (w/ Conor Oberst and Dawes)
August 2 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
August 3 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
August 5 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
August 6 - St. Louis, MO @ Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
August 7 - Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub
August 10 - Madison, WI @ House Party
August 11 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar Cultural Center
August 13 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
August 15 - Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater (w/ The Minus 5)

This should be something!  I'll see you there!!!

Free Summer Concerts at Georges Island - dates and info

Nothing like some free music on an island no less...mark this information DOWN
Berklee College of Music, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and the Boston Harbor National Park havejoined forces again to bring up-and-coming Berklee students and alumni to historic Fort Warren on Georges Island for free live performances of pop, R&B, bluegrass, roots, folk, Latin, and more. The concerts take place Saturdays July 12 and 26, and August 9, 23, and 30. Each concert features three artists performing back-to-back, so all that's needed to enjoy an afternoon of music on the island is a ferry ticket.

Berklee’s Summer Concerts at Georges Island are accessible by ferry from Boston’s Long Wharf North, next to Christopher Columbus Park (MBTA Blue Line to Aquarium Station, Green or Orange Lines to Haymarket Station). Ferry tickets can be purchased at the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, across from the Long Wharf Marriott. Ferries also depart from Hingham Shipyard Pier. For more information,  click here.

Saturday, July 12

1:00 pm – Meredith Snyder is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a smooth vocal blend of folk and jazz. She explores a spectrum of styles, influenced by artists such as Joni Mitchell, St. Vincent, and Fiona Apple. Snyder recently released her first EP titled Beginning.

2:00 pm – With roots in Celtic and bluegrass, Cat and the Moon blend traditional and modern, acoustic and electric, to create an exciting and original new sound. Armed with technical prowess, this five-piece band from Boston has been performing publicly since 2013.

3:00 pm – Nikolas Metaxas writes with the lyrical setting of Nick Drake and performs with the power of Freddie Mercury. “He’s a singer-songwriter with amazing energy, terrific stage presence and catchy songs,” said Expresso Sounds.

Saturday, July 26

1:00 pm – Miriam Elhajli's sound recalls Joan Baez and Buffy Sainte-Marie with a touch of Delta blues. Last summer she traveled to London, where she played at renowned venues including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Leigh on Sea Folk Festival, and the Troubadour Club.

2:00 pm – Tim Reynolds Band, combining pop, soul, and R&B, finds its unique sound by using both voice and violin as the lead instrument. It has performed at venues including the Rome City Auditorium in Rome, Georgia; the New England Conservatory; and Berklee.

3:00 pm – Zoya's fourth EP is titled Letters to Toska. Zoya's confessional songs convey her experiences throughout the world, beginning in her native India, to her childhood home in Southern California, and stretching to her most recent travels across South America.

Saturday, August 9

1:00 pm – Damn Tall Buildings is an acoustic bluegrass and blues band from Boston with lyrical storytelling, foot-stomping grooves, and up-tempo hobo anthems. With members from all around the U.S., Damn Tall Buildings is four people uniting their influences into a single sound.

2:00 pm – El Feeling is a folk band composed of Colombians Camilo Gomez, Felipe Gonzalez, Carlos Pinzon, Ivan Valbuena, and Juan Alvarez; and Mexican Diego Torres. The group met at Berklee and developed a sound based on the rhythms of the different regions of Colombia.

3:00 pm – Chorobop is a new ensemble with repertoire based on the traditional Brazilian choro genre, with a twist of bebop. They perform with traditional and contemporary instrumentation that includes mandolin, 7-string guitar, pandeiro, electric guitar, bass, and percussion.

Saturday, August 23

1:00 pm – Bailey Taylor honed her sound – a pure voice combined with banjo-style fingerpicked guitar – writing and performing in the Twin Cites before coming to Berklee. Her passion is music’s role in cross-cultural communication and much of her songwriting focuses on social change.

2:00 pm – The Georgia English Band tell stories of youth, discovery, and vulnerability. English used pop, soul, folk, and jazz to explore everyday themes on her 2012 all-original album In the Fog. She also received Berklee’s Songwriting Achievement Award and a SESAC Award.

3:00 pm – Wambura Mitaru’s music blends funk, soul, R&B, jazz, and hip-hop as well as sounds from her African background. A young, passionate singer and songwriter from Nairobi, she attended the Kenya Conservatoire of Music before enrolling at Berklee on a full scholarship.

Saturday, August 30

2:00 pm – Ludovica Burtone, an Italian violinist, composer, and arranger, came to Berklee in 2012 to follow her passion for jazz. Burtone and her string quartet present a variety of compositions, from classical to jazz standards, tangos, and original compositions. Please note: Burtone is the only performer at this concert.

Summer Concerts at Georges Island is part of Berklee Summer in the City presented by Natixis Global Asset Management ( which brings free musical performances by Berklee faculty, students, and alumni to neighborhoods in the Boston area and beyond. For more information and a full schedule, click here..

Get out an enjoy the high seas, and some great music.

Stargroves add local show.

A few weeks back we posted a blurb on Stargroves covering Sigur Ros.  If you missed it dive back in
here and be wow'd.

Good news for Boston area fans.  The band will be at TT' The Bears on August 6th.  Tickets are on sale now!

Stargroves is an eclectic mix of NYC based musicians, founded by lead singer and songwriter Teddy Watson. Influenced by bands such as Freelance Whales, Stars, and Sigur Rós, the members of Stargroves play a variety of intriguing instruments, accounting for the originality of their sound.Their self-titled debut album is now available for pre-order via iTunes.

In addition to singing lead vocals, Teddy also plays guitar and banjo. He is accompanied by four core band members: Bryan Percival (bass, backing vocals), Charlie Rauh (electric guitar, backing vocals), Brad Whitely (keyboard, synth), and Max Maples (drums).

Stargroves self-titled album is available for pre-order on iTunes now. The full legnth album will be available on July 22nd.

For tons more:
Official Site

See you at the show!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Grand Point North Festival. Line up and Dates

GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS along with Higher Ground Presents are pleased to announce the lineup for the 4th annual Grand Point North Music Festival taking place on Saturday, September 13th and Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at Burlington, Vermont’s Waterfront Park.
In addition to Grace Potter & the Nocturnals playing both nights, the main stage line-up for the 2014 festival will include Lake Street Dive, Trampled By Turtles, The Devil Makes Three, Dr. John, The War On Drugs, Lucius, Rayland Baxter, and Debo Band. Also featured on this year’s bill are some of Burlington's finest local talent, including Caroline Rose, Swale, Villanelles, Anders Parker, Lowell Thompson, Gold Town, and The High Breaks.
Tickets for the Grand Point North Music Festival are currently on sale. Tickets are available online at Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 888-512-SHOW or in person at the Higher Ground box office, located at 1214 Williston Road in South Burlington.
Two-day festival tickets are currently $69 and will increase to $79 at a later date. Single day tickets are $49 in advance. Children 12 and under are free.
Time: Saturday, Gates at 3pm. Sunday, Gates at 2pm. Set Times TBD
Dates: Saturday, September 13th and Sunday, September 14th, 2014
Location: Waterfront Park, Burlington, VT
Ages: All ages. Children 12 and under are free.
Tickets:          $69 Regular 2 Day (while tickets last)
                        $79 Regular 2 day (while tickets last)
                        $49 Advance Saturday
                        $49 Advance Sunday
Tickets on sale now
Charge by phone: 888-512-7469
In person: Higher Ground Box Office, 1214 Williston Rd., S. Burlington
Glass, pets, outside alcohol, blankets, and coolers are all prohibited. Please carpool, parking is limited. All events are rain or shine. All dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice.