Thursday, Sept. 18
Best of Planet
Returning to Boston from The International Fringe Festival in New York City.
The View meets Saturday Night Live!
Says Terry Byrne of The Boston Herald, "One of the most refreshing
evenings of entertainment in town
" "Six of Boston's best
female comic performers team up for a wild evening of skits and sketches.
Don't miss it!" $16 Res.
The Autumn Invitational
WMBRs Jeff Robinson and poet Regie
Gibson (just added) bring in teams from The Lizard Lounge, returning
from The National Poetry Slam in Chicago, competing with teams from The
Cantab, Poetribe, Worcester, Providence and Nuyorican Cafe (NYC).
$16 Res. (Regent
Thursday, Oct. 2
Drum and dance performed by this award-winning group of artists from Mali,
West Africa. A sensation at this year's Newport Folk Festival, they'll
win you over with their joyous enthusiasm! $16 Res.
Oct. Dance pick
Thursday, Oct. 9
Beat The Donkey, led by
Baptista who has played
with everyone from Paul Simon, John Zorn, Trey from Phish and Yo Yo
Ma at Tanglewood. This 10 piece musical ensemble is a highly creative
and entertaining "costumed Carnavalesque blend of parade and theater"
that is pure fun!
Just added: DJ Mr. Rourke, special guest $16 Res. (Regent
Thursday, Oct. 16
Fields of Vision
is Firefly's resonant pairing of complementary dance and music. 8PM
$16 Res. (Regent
For the first part of the evening The Morris-Sandvik
Duo, inspired by historic recordings of ancient and haunting field
songs and spirituals, echo the past in their live performance with the
unique vocal stylings of Vanessa Morris and the rich, eloquent simplicity
of Scott Sandvik's fretless and lap steel guitars.
the second part of the evening, hot new choreographer and dancer Malinda
Allen of The Moving Laboratory brings her vision and fluid strength
to the stage, with Malinda performing solo along with select pieces
performed by some of Boston's outstanding dancers.
Friday, Oct. 24
from San Francisco.
America's favorite beautyshop quartet. Like Dame Edna times 4! Variety
says, "Inventive, riotously funny and sublime." Their award-winning
Dragapella combines acappella singing, biting wit and fabulous costumes.
$25 Res. (Regent Theatre)
Special guest host:
Glitterswitch! One of Boston's premier Drag Kings, Heywood croons schlocky
loves songs to heal his broken heart.
Sunday, Oct. 26, 3PM
dance tunes to poignant melodies, a range of yiddish music that
will captivate you!
Tickets: $12 Adults,
$9 kids & seniors (Regent
Basya Schechter combines her religious jewish spiritual music with a
world beat. (One of her songs is the opening music for the film "Divan",
which you can see in The Boston Jewish Film Festival.) They'll appear
on ABC's documentary "Sacred Voices" in December. Catch them
live at The Regent first! 8PM
Check out their new CD on Knitting Factory Records. Pharaoh's
"... Pharaoh's Daughter is one of the best & brightest to emerge
from this ever-expanding scene (...) Basya's deep & compelling voice,
powerful acoustic guitar playing and mesmerizing middle eastern melodies
make this entire CD so wondrous..."
-Bruce Gallant, Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter
Wednesday, Dec. 3
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Jorma Kaukonen
and Jack Casady have been playing and performing together for over 30
Now, with an all acoustic tour, these two, musical virtuosos
celebrate the compelling mixture of rock, blues, folk, and country influences
that have always distinguished both Jefferson Airplane and the many incarnations
of Hot Tuna.
Featuring Jorma's brilliant finger-picked fretwork and songwriting and
Jack's expert melodic bass work, these shows are an opportunity to witness
two lifelong friends coming together once again to make extraordinary
Mitterhoff on mandolin will join them at The Regent. 8PM, $27 (Regent
New sounds in Jewish music. These conservatory
trained musicians have "truly brought this music up to date",
says Hankus Netsky, founder of The Klezmer Conservatory Band. While
immersed in the Jewish tradition, the music of Khevre creatively blends
elements of jazz, Latin, Turkish, and American Folk music for a refreshingly
8PM $16 Res. (Regent Theatre)
An evening of dance with choreographers from
The Moving Laboratory
New dance works by Deborah Butler, Malinda Allen, & Joy Madden.
Read about The Moving Laboratory in The Boston
Seating: $15 + $1 theatre restoration charge.
2 shows: 7PM & 9:30PM
Mayall and The Bluesbreakers
This show profiles two of the most passionate and prolific blues performers
on either side of the Atlantic. Between John Mayall and John Hammond, there
are 85 combined years of performance history, 80 recorded albums, and many
awards, including multiple Handy Awards and a Grammy.
More info on the show.
A few months ago, John Mayall celebrated his 70th birthday with a huge show
in Liverpool, England with friends and quest artists Eric Clapton and Mick
Taylor. (This show is out on CD and DVD.)