TONIGHT! “Perform at The Midday Social” Contest at Fatt Squirrel in PVD!

Midday RecordsTONIGHT! Get over to the Fatt Squirrel in Providence, RI for the “Perform at The Midday Social” competition presented by Midday Records and featuring The Dust Ruffles | Brother Ghost | The Skinny Millionaires | Tomorrow and Tomorrow! Our judges include DAve Crespo of WAAFFull Scene Ahead, and WEMF Radio; George Nasser of Providence Night Out; and Ashley Goldberg of AAG Booking and formerly of 90.7 WXIN.

This event is also doubling as Jessica Prouty Band‘s Rhode Island CD release! They’ll be headlining the night before we announce the winners of the event!

The winner will perform at the next Midday Social on Thursday, August 28 at Platforms in Providence, RI. Don’t miss this!

GoLocalProv has listed this event as a music must for tonight!

And Providence Phoenix just did a big piece on Midday and listed tonight’s event!

Thanks to Nate Grist who will be on hand photographing the evening and to Pat Keister of PALS who will be manning the door. And Mark Charron of Midday and Satellites Fall will (most likely) be our host. (Tonight is also Mike O’Donnell of Skinny Millionaires birthday!)

DOORS at 8:00 | 10 BUCKS | 18 PLUS! ‪#‎celebratelocalmusic‬


52 Shows: SHOW #6 – …And the Sky Was Red, Jay Sullivan, PAS Musique at Mobius

MobiusShow number six was Sunday, February 22 at a venue I had heard of prior to my receiving an invitation to this show – a place called Mobius. The facts that (A) There was a venue I hadn’t heard of in town after playing here for nearly a decade and (B) It was walking distance from my house, (Norfolk Street, a block from Central Square) were mind-blowing to me.

Surely, it must be new, right? NOPE. Mobius has apparently been around since 1977, though it has changed locations a couple of times. It’s not exactly a venue, so much as it is a presentation center. It is, by its own mission statement (, “a non-profit, artist-run organization, whose mission is to generate, shape and test experimental art.”

Finding the building was oddly challenging. It is extremely modest and the only non-residential structure on the block. Thankfully, my friend Jonah (cellist of The Steve Walther Orchestra, among other acts) caught me wandering around like a fool outside and guided me in. The room is extremely small – I was told it was previously an office for a small realty firm.

MobiusThe were three rows of seats with an aisle down the middle, with three seats on each side of the aisle. On the right hand side as you enter is the ticket desk and the donation bin, on the left is the standing-room-only space, giving the room of capacity of just under 20 people. As I entered, I was asked if I’d match the suggested donation of ten dollars and assured that, could I not afford it, I would be happily welcomed notwithstanding. Cool. I paid it.

I arrived at 7:55pm for an 8pm start time and the show was off and running by 8:11. Each of the three performances were not ‘sets’, like I was used to. They were performances. The three acts (…And the Sky Was Red, Jay Sullivan and PAS Musique) all featured instruments I’d never seen before or, more accurately, devicees I’ve never seen used as instruments before. There were modular analog synthesizers, distressed vinyl turntables, carnival trumpets and loop pedals…and that was just the stuff that I recognized.

There were 17 people in the room when the show started and 15 when it ended. During that time, the audience was intensely focused on what was going on on-stage – amazing considering a great deal of what was happening was like watching electricians work. Wires were re-routed, loops were set, knobs were twisted…not your typical show to be sure. But it was fascinatingly new. The crowd was VERY into it. The dynamics of the show shifted so intensely that the songs fluctuated down to a barely-audible hum, but the crowd stayed silent. The music and crowd became so quiet at one point that I could hear the crinkle of nylon from the natural breathing cadence of a patron wearing a windbreaker. I don’t think I could enjoy this type of show all of the time, but goddamn if it wasn’t cool on this night.

MobiusWorth noting, there was no food or beverage being served, but they had no problem with me bringing in a coffee. I asked if I had thought to bring a flask if they would have cared – they indicated that they would not have cared at all.

Before the final act of the night, the door attendant gave a brief and well-received soliloquy about Mobius‘ purpose and mission statement. The show halted at 10, which was probably about as long as the audience could have tolerated, but it was fascinating nonetheless.

So, experimental art at Mobius – a great find if you want something new and you want to see something you have not seen before. If you want to dance, or “rock out” – maybe not your thing. But I’m extremely glad I went and I will go again for sure.

– Mick Greenwood

Saturday, February 15, 2014 | Fairhaven, Sic Vita, War Games, Weld Square

FairhavenThis Saturday at Mardi Gras in Cranston, RI!  Midday Records Presents: FairhavenWar GamesSic Vita & Weld Square! You can hear ads running on 95.5 WBRU. This is gonna be one amazing night of music! Don’t miss it!

Doors at 7:00 PM | 21 Plus (Must have a valid ID)

Cover: 7:00 – 7:30 only 4 bucks | 7:30 – 8:00 5 bucks | 8:00 – 8:30 6 bucks | 8:30 – 9:00 7 bucks | 9:00 – Close 8 bucks


Midday Records Presents: Herra Terra | Satellites Fall | Sunshine Riot | Islands In Motion

Herra TerraSaturday December 18, 2013 | Mardi Gras
1500 Oaklawn Ave Cranston, RI | 7:00 PM
21 + (Must show Valid ID)

Get there early and save some cash!
7:00 – 7:30 only 4 bucks | 7:30 – 8:00 5 bucks | 8:00 – 8:30 6 bucks | 8:30 – 9:00 7 bucks | 9:00 – Close 8 bucks


Midday Records Presents: Herra Terra | Satellites Fall | Islands In Motion | Sunshine Riot at Mardi Gras MultiClub in Cranston, RI!

Come out for a night of the area’s best home grown original music! If you’re a serious fan of rock, indie, alt, and electronica you will not want to miss this!

95.5 WBRU radio spot.

52 Shows: SHOW #2 – Unplanned trip to see Dan Blakeslee at The Plough and Stars

As I advertised on the 52 Shows Facebook page, I was planning for show number 2 to be Sunday at TT The Bears (which will now be show number 3), but plans change. I live in Central Square Cambridge, something I highly recommend. So I was at the Cambridge YMCA gym when I got a text from my friend Dan (keyboardist of The Steve Walther Orchestra and formerly of Southern Lust Club). Dan and I were supposed to grab a drink that evening, and he was texting a potential location change. He and some of his SWO bandmates had decided to head over to The Plough & Stars on Mass Ave and extended the invite my way.

The Plough and StarsFull disclosure – I love The Plough & Stars. I’ve had two last-second gigs there (the kind of gigs where a promoter puts up a Facebook SOS due to performer cancellations) and enjoyed myself immensely. It’s a small, rectangular shaped room that, at first glance, you’d think “There’s no way they do music in there – where would they put it?” But they do and they put it in the back-left corner of the room. I’ve seen a number of shows in there and it always sounds great – they have an appropriately-sized sound system and book acts that either fit the room, or are smart enough to fit themselves to the room.

Hearts For BostonSo, it wasn’t hard to twist my arm into meeting there. I didn’t know who the act was going to be, but was quite pleasantly surprised to walk in the door and find Dan Blakeslee‘s cheerful and talented self sitting in the performer’s position. For those unfamiliar with Dan’s work, in addition to his numerous accomplishments in the folk music world, he’s most recently known for being the artist that designed the “Hearts for Boston” print that raised a TON of cash for One Fund Boston and other charities in the wake of the marathon bombing.

ASIDE – This is my weekly reminder that this is not a “band review” blog. That said, in rooms so small, it’s hard to describe the night without describing the performance because it tends to dominate the experience.

I showed up around 10:15, which meant it was too late for me to get food (which sucks, because the only thing that sucks about their ever-changing menu is that it never sucks). I found my friends sitting across from the stage at the back and received a cheerful mid-song hello from the performer (not because he recognized me, but because that’s his thing). The chair I selected could not peossibly have been any closer to the performer, but I was still able to immediately make conversation with my friends that were already seated.

DanThe club holds about 60 and, when I walked in, I counted roughly 45 or so (give or take a smoker). It appeared some were there for Dan, some were there to drink and some were there because they were already drunk. Two, in particular, stood out. There was one fan who kept leaning on the attractive girls seated at the corner of the bar and would make a mariachi-style whoop loudly before, after and during Dan’s songs (again – folk music). The other kept yelling out dumb requests by artists that ranged from redundant to terrible.

PERFORMER’S ASIDE: My goal with this blog is to make music accessible to everybody. But, it only took two shows for me to be reminded that what makes it most accessible is for assholes to stay home. So, if you’re the kind of jackass that sees a performance going on and says “How can I make this about me?” – stay home. “Freebird” is every musician’s “Get Your Shinebox”. You’re not funny, you’re impressing no one and you just suck. Rant concluded.

Dan adeptly handled the back/forth of the crowd dialogue, cheerfully forcing his hecklers to come join him on stage and allowing them to recognize what they should have known from their seats – it’s not enjoyable to be in the spotlight if you don’t have any talent. Dan managed to do this in a way that let them off the hook and was non-vindictive, keeping the crowd engaged the whole way – nice work.

DanJust prior to the first set break, Nate, the friendly, bearded bartender, dispatched the assholes and the night was purified. Dan took about 25 min off before re-taking the stage at 1130 and playing straight through till 1am. When he stopped, he still had about 25 people in the bar. Nate confirmed my suspicion that the night was a success by The Plough‘s standards, acquiescing that an end-to-end sellout is always preferable, but there were no complaints on the establishment’s behalf.

For the next hour, up till last call, the crowd organically dwindled and departed. There was no need for anyone to be shown the door, it was a peaceful and civil dissipation that perfectly fit the night.

And so, without grand ceremony, show number two went into the books. End-to-end it was a pleasant experience and I think the most important takeaway for you, the reader, is this: I didn’t set out to go to a show that night, I set out to meet a friend for a drink. We succeeded in that endeavor, had plenty of time to talk and catch up, enjoyed ourselves same as we would had we gone to a pub with a jukebox except the music was way way better and the experience was a lot more unique, inclusive and fun.

 And that’s the point.

– Mick Greenwood

52 Shows: SHOW #1A – Take 2 – The Fagettes, Earthquake Party! and Mean Creek at Great Scott (a benefit for Lianne Segar)

Great ScottBecause we were late in making our way over, I was concerned that we’d walk in halfway through the first band. Turns out our timing was perfect. This was one of the many Friday nights that Great Scott was sporting a two-show bill. The first show was, as it often is, “The Gas” hosted by Anderson Comedy – a comedy show featuring some of the top local, regional and national comedic acts. I’ve seen acts as big as Marc Maron in there, so it’s nothing to sneeze at.

Many of the comics were still milling about as we walked in at around 9:09 pm. Their show had wrapped and the stage was being built for The Fagettes, the night’s opening band. We were met at the door by a friendly door guy who took our IDs and our $10 cover charge (apiece) while reminding us (in a helpful, non-obnoxious way) that Great Scott was a cash-only establishment. In fact, hanging over the bar at Great Scott is a sign that says “CASH ONLY Great Scott encourages you to live within your means” – a knowing nod to the neighborhood and clientele.

Let’s talk about the neighborhood first. Corner of Comm Ave and Harvard Ave in Allston. As an alum of Boston University, I know the neighborhood exceptionally well. Friends from the suburbs have described it as dirty and dangerous. It is neither. It is busy, it is gritty and it is full. If you want clubs, you are in the wrong neck of town. There is beer, there is music, there is food and the T runs right up its spine. We were using Uber that night (because we were cold and lazy) but it would have been 2 buses and 30 min if I didn’t feel like using Uber – not undoable at all. If I’d driven, there are meters pretty much everywhere and they never seem to be full.

Back inside the club, I recognized three groups of people – the first was a table of comics, recapping their recently-ended show. The second was a group with Chris Decarlo, a writer for The Noise – a local music mag. I had gone to high school with Chris’ brothers and gotten to know him better when he stumbled across my band a few years ago at a show at the now-closed Rosebud Cafe. The third group was members of local rock group, The Luxury. Their lead singer, Jason Dunn, is another musician that goes into the ‘socially affable’ bucket, for sure. I spent time conversing with people in all three groups throughout the night and also spent some time on my own with my girlfriend, just enjoying the music. Point being – none of these people were my best friends – most of them I had met only 2-5 times prior to that night. But local shows are kind of like parties and, when you show up, most everyone is glad to see you.

Fagettes at The Rock & Roll Rumble. Photo courtesy of Daykamp Music.

Fagettes at The Rock & Roll Rumble.
(Photo courtesy of Daykamp Music.)

PBRs are cheap at Great Scott – $3.50 for a tallboy, cheap. Since I’d splurged on scotch at the last stop and was paying for the rides, I joined about 80% of the crowd in drinking Milwaukee’s finest Union Made lager. The girlfriend would suffer no such swill. So beer snobs, rejoice – there are options for both demographics. The show, advertised for a 9:30 start, began at 10:01 (this is typical) when The Fagettes took the stage. I have stated before that this is not a band review blog, so I’m not going to review their performance, or anyone else’s.

When the show started, I counted approximately 60 people in the room. During the first band, probably the least overpoweringly loud of the three, the crowd was even dispersed – about 25 right up front by the stage, about 20 in the narrow channel/hallway between the bar and the stage and about 25 standing at the high-top tables facing the stage in the back near the bar. We stood at the high-top in the bar that was closest to the stage, as my failure to protect my ears on stage lo these past 9 years has taken its toll. The fact that I had an option is a very strong endorsement of Great Scott as a place to catch a show.

Earthquake Party!

Earthquake Party!

After a 34 minute set from The Fagettes, the turnover for the second band began. For the next twenty-eight minutes, people socialized, smoked, refreshed their drinks, took shots and hit up the restroom. The second band (Earthquake Party!) was much, much louder than their predecessors. Their guitarist was, by his own admission, trying out a LARGE new amp rig and he was getting his money’s worth. I expected the distribution of the audience to shift when they started – and they did – the crowd actually went CLOSER. The bar all but cleared out and the area by the stage filled in. Take a lesson, noobs – loud can be fun. There was no hope of conversing while they played, so the crowd did something that shouldn’t seem so surprising – they listened to the music they came to see, instead.

It was around this time we learned that we were at a benefit for a girl named Lianne Segar, whom I have never met. She was hit by a car while crossing the street and the show’s organizers had pulled together a hasty raffle offering tickets to local venues and gift certificates to local businesses. Tickets were five bucks, I only had a twenty and felt like a dick asking for change from charity – so I bought four. Also, random aside – if you really want to go catch a local show at its best, go to a benefit. Local musicians love doing them, their friends love being a part of them, everyone (for the most part) tends to drop their rockstar bullshit for a night and play like a part of a community – a community they’re only too happy to welcome you into.

Mean Creek (Photo from The Hard Rock in FL)

Mean Creek (Photo from The Hard Rock in FL)

Earthquake Party! wrapped their set at 31 minutes, and 27 minutes after that, at exactly midnight, Mean Creek took the stage. Sometimes in local music “headliner” means “the band that a promoter or organizing band is fucking over by making them wait the longest and making sure the crowds from the other three bands have had a chance to leave before you go on”. Sorry, but it does – if you disagree go have a nice warm bowl of ‘getoveryourself’. That said, every once in a great while “headliner” means what it’s supposed to mean – “the band that people will wait all night to watch.” That certainly seemed to be the case.

The crowd stayed roughly the same size from start to finish – between 60-75. A solid (and happy) crowd, but well below the club’s capacity. The room’s booker, Carl Lavin, was hanging around so I asked him what his feelings were on the night. He acknowledged that he’d always prefer to see the club sold out, but was definitely happy with the turnout and the result. He cited the holiday and the weather as reasons why a night like this typically carried low expectations, but refereed to the crowd in the room as “the home team” who had rallied for the cause for which funds were being raised. Very cool.

Halfway through Mean Creek‘s set, they halted to draw for the raffle. Turns out I won twice (whoops), so I auctioned one of my winning tickets right there on stage to try to drum up a little extra cash. I am known in some corners of the scene, but not super well in this one – taking home two prizes wasn’t really the intro I was looking for. I was just there to say some hellos, make some new friends and see some music.

At the conclusion of Mean Creek‘s set, we said our goodbyes and hooked a ride home. With three rides, 2 admissions, 4 raffle tickets (two of them won), 9 beers, two shots and one scotch between us – total out of pocket for gf and I was under a hundred bucks.

Good start, Boston.

Get well, Lianne.

Mick Greenwood

Read part 1: (Show #1)

Sleep City, Daddie Long Legs, Galactic Alliance, & The Adventures Of @ Mardi Gras

mardi-grasSaturday December 7, 2013 | Mardi Gras
1500 Oaklawn Ave Cranston, RI | 7:00 PM
21 + (Must show Valid ID)

Get there early and save some cash!
7:00 – 7:30 only 4 bucks | 7:30 – 8:00 5 bucks | 8:00 – 8:30 6 bucks | 8:30 – 9:00 7 bucks |
9:00 – Close 8 bucks

Midday Records
Presents: Sleep City, Daddie Long Legs, Galactic Alliance, & The Adventures Of at Mardi Gras MultiClub in Cranston, RI!

Come out for a night of the area’s best home grown original music! If you’re a serious fan of rock, indie, alt, and funk you will not want to miss this!

95.5 WBRU radio spot.

Like Mardi Gras Multiclub on facebook and get half off admission. Just show your phone at the door!


Thick Shakes Open For Those Darlins at Great Scott

Great Scott | Allston, MA | 10/13/13

Did you ever wonder what the Kinks would have sounded like if they had a female lead singer? I hadn’t either but I sure was psyched when I found out. Boston’s Thick Shakes have released a series of EPs and singles over the past couple of years and have been building a name for themselves. Their brand of garage rock was perfectly paired as the opening act when Those Darlins’ rolled into Great Scott on Columbus Day weekend.

Thick Shakes

Dressed in an 80s revival office dress and patent leather flats,  Lindsey belted out a series of rough and tumble tracks that could have been mined from the Kinks/Who/Stones singles catalog, circa 1964. The set was fast, loose and raw — just the way you want your garage rock. Angular, distorted guitar and White Stripes/Meg White-style drum banging round out the mix. Each beat driven with a velocity and vitality that hints that the whole hot mess might implode at any moment.

In the end, that’s exactly what makes Thick Shakes, and garage rock in general, so appealing — their representation of a timeless sense of rock and roll wonder — their primal urge to make blissful noise with guitar, bass and drums.

Sample Thick Shakes garage rock goodness:

-George Dow

| George Dow is also the editor of spinthis45 and a regular contributor to The Noise Boston, The Deli – New England, and Hybrid Magazine. |

990WBOB’s Annual “Boobstock” at DUSK…


TONIGHT! (Saturday, October 26, 2013)

Help raise funds for the fight against breast cancer.‘s annual fundraiser, “Boobstock” kicks off at 8:00 PM at DUSK in Providence, RI. Now in its fifth year, “Boobstock” one of the area’s most important events. Tonights artists are 2013 95.5 WBRU Rock Hunt winners, Torn Shorts; Satellites Fall; the return of SexCoffee;The Stilts; and Kait Clavette. If you’re in the New England area this is one event you do not want to miss!


New England Music At Its Best

The last few days we have had the honor of being around some amazing people and watching some of the greatest acts New England has to offer. We all knew we would eventually be giving a long winded recap. And as per usual, we will tag every band, promoter, venue, etc. in the hopes that even one person checking this post out clicks on them and discovers something amazing.

Let it begin:

CatsSaturday night we caught SixTenConnector, PALS and Viking Jesus – Kris Hansen over at Cat’s (Pawtucket, RI). We, unfortunately, missed The Skinny Millionaires set and arrived as SixTenConnector were performing. (It is rare that we miss the opening band but sometimes when commuting from MA to RI you just do not time things properly! Skinny Millionaires are a Rhode Island staple in the folk rock scene and we strongly urge you to check them out.) SixTenConnector were a few songs into their set and there was definitely a feeling of instant regret for missing out on those first few tunes. These guys have been in the studio for some time and for months we have been hounding them for tracks. After watching their set, we are about to break into whatever secret lair these recordings are hold up in (Indiana Jones style) and confiscate them for the good of the world. Seriously, this is one top notch rock outfit.

Viking Jesus took the stage next with a level of talent that is simply awe inspiring. It is something else to watch Nick Iddon (who also plays in Malyssa & The Liberators) on drums and George Dussault (who also performs with The Rhythm Room & owns/operates Galilee Productions) on guitar. And, of course, Kris Hansen’s vox were spot on. It was one of those sets that no matter how many songs they played it just was not enough. We were so impressed with their performance that if Midday decides to start a Management and Booking division, they will be the first door we are knocking on.

PALS closed the night out with a set of prog-rock like no other. PALS, fronted by Pat Keister, have been working the scene relentlessly. One of the few bands that promote as hard as we do. Needless-to-say, we have a deep respect for them. And that work ethic is paying off for them. We have seen them perform quite a few times and their set just keeps getting tighter and tighter. They have a confidence on stage that only comes from the experiences of tirelessly working the club and venue circuit. They have also been getting a lot of love from local radio stations 94 HJY and 990WBOB. Much deserved.

Another fantastic show brought to by BB Entertaintment. BB Entertainment is currently booking Cats (KCs Tap) in Pawtucket, RI and McNeil’s Tavern in North Providence, RI.

990WBOBMonday night we headed over to The Spot Underground on Richmond Street in Providence, RI for another amazing night of music and comedy brought to you by our good friends (and one of Rhode Islands biggest internet radio stations) 990WBOB. Every Monday they have acts perform for a series titled Mondays On Blast. The entire event is broadcasted live over their station. Mondays line up was pure, straight-forward rock and roll featuring I Was Awake, SixTenConnector, Pistol Shot Gypsy, and Those Alone.

The SpotThe Spot is quickly becoming a home away from home for us. Especially on Mondays for 990WBOB‘s events. Upon arriving to The Spot it is like showing up to a family gathering. A chance to see some of your extended musician family. This Monday night was no different. As we arrived the parking lot was full. Walking up to the door we spot some of the guys from Viking Jesus, Dave from 13 Folds Magazine, and the 990WBOB crew chatting with the guys from Torn Shorts and Northern Lands. After hanging outside for a few we ventured up to the club. One of the greatest things about walking into The Spot, besides that it is such a beautiful venue, is the familiar faces. We instantly spot Tim Batty, a local artist who sets up a table with his work every Monday night. We head to bar for our first round only to be greeted by Amanda (smile and all), who fronts Consuelo’s Revenge and also tends bar at The Spot. Before we can even make it into the main room to watch I Was Awake‘s set we are stopped by Todd Bowes from Downcity Armory and The Difference Engine. This packed venue was quickly becoming a who’s who of the New England music scene as we said hello to Kim of The 24 Hour Music Project, Nina from BB Entertainment, Rob Duguay of GoLocalProv/WBOB, Nathan from Vintage 1861, and then were surprised by our very own David Begin of Satellites Fall. A quick round of shots with the great Josh Willis, The Spots “Artistic Director”, and onto the show. 

I Was Awake kicked the night off with one energetic set. We have featured these guys on our compilation series in the past but had not had a chance to check them out live yet. What a way to start the night. Their guitar work brings a prog element to their sound but they walk the line of rock, prog and even indie/alt very nicely. And singer Chris Harvey gave one hell of a performance. It sort of felt like we were watching some of the punk/hardcore bands we all used to love, like Thursday. He has that sort of look and energy. Perfect for the stage!

Between sets we ran into even more of New England’s heavyweights. Al from ALMA MALA (formerly of Kanerko) & Alicia from New England Promotions, Jeff & Jodi from Echoes of Petra (an absolutely amazing band), Naomi from The Can’s Nots, Jess & Pat from Nymphidels, some of our favorite people walking this planet, and then looking across the room we see the familiar site of Lisa Gourley with her trusty camera in hand. Heading back into the main room for the start of Those Alone‘s set we spotted our good friend, Marc Clarkin, from Motif Magazine and decided to crowd his personal space for a while to watch the rest of the bands.

Those Alone took the stage next. These guys have more of a 90’s hard rock and grunge sound. Something they do very well. If you are a fan of artists like Alice In Chains than definitely check these guys out. They played a great set and we will be catching them live again soon.

Next, a break for some comedy. Doug Key brought the funny and introduced the lineup of some up and coming comedians. There are times the shift from music to comedy can be difficult. Not the case for this lineup. These comedians had the room in stitches from beginning to end.

Pistol Shot Gypsy were up next. They decided to play an acoustic set which initially had a few people in the room scratching their heads since this was such an energetic rock show. Energetic, straight-forward rock is where Pistol Shot Gypsy excels. And they were given such a great stage to bring it. Their fb posts often attest to their “tearing roofs off buildings” and “blowing holes in the sky” at their shows, well… none of that changed here. Not even the lack of electric instruments can keep these guys from rocking the house. Ronnie’s voice was as soulful as ever. A stripped down set will not even tame that beast. The man can hit notes that other vocalists only dream about. And their recent addition of rhythm guitarist, Steve, (formerly of Stealing Gadsby) fills their sound nicely. They played a killer set. (Oh, and on a side note, not sure if we had a chance to congratulate their drummer, Stevie, on his recent wedding. Congrats man!) PSG also handed me their new CD “Better Late Than Never” which I instantly gave away. I handed it right to Marc from Motif Magazine and politely said, “You need to review this”.

Last up were SixTenConnector. This time we caught their set from start to finish. What a perfect way to close out the evening. They killed it! Rock n’ Roll at its finest. Most the members of the band have been in previous hard rock acts from the area and we are thankful they are still going strong. It is a pleasure to watch these guys live. Their crew is made up of some of the nicest and most appreciative people in the scene. They have come out to every one of our Midday Social events. They will actually be competing on Friday, August 16th at Platforms on Poe Street in Providence, RI as part of the “Perform at The Midday Social” contest brought to you by Midday Records. They will be performing in front of our celebrity industry panel of judges which includes Scarpetti from 94 HJY (host of SoundCheck and The Metal Zone), Marc Clarkin from Motif Magazine, and Denny Rochefort from General Assembly. (A local promoter).

New England nightlife is good to us. These artists, bands, venues, promoters, etc. work extremely hard so we can get nights out like this. Let us never take that for granted.

Lastly… Joe Ferro is the [email protected] man.