Wednesday, August 24, 2011

BMCiReporter: Cherry, Shares her music experience with ToolFist.

Presented By
Doug Ruffin
Boston Music Coalition

BMCiReporter: Cherry

TOOLFIST, A Boston based band who are skilled musicians with many years of experience, rocked the C Note at Nantasket Beach this past Saturday night!
They do an Authentic Tribute to Tool, which consists of dissecting and performing the music of Tool and the band members say it has proven to be all at once challenging, humbling and enlightening.

The people who attended were amazed at how well TOOLFIST can perform  this technically precise music and they couldn't stop dancing to it!






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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Show Us Your Love For The Music! Become a BMCiReporter

By Doug Ruffin
Boston Music Coalition

The Boston Music Coalition publicizes live music. Business, organizations and professional musicians who perform in all genres come to the Boston Music Coalition to get innovative publicity service. Along the way, music professionals and those who love music come to the Boston Music Coalition for news, our new online music Channel and the blog you are reading right now.

We enjoy hearing from all of you. And if you didn’t know it, we have a platform for you. Bands, individual musicians, event planners, orgs and just anyone who has a great story to share about a music event they attended are invited to share announcements about a performance or a music-related events by becoming a BMC iReporter.

Send us your well planned events, a band performances and other music-related news you want to share and we’ll post approved announcements on our blog. Please send your announcements to .

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Nightlife Nexus: The Weekend of August 19, 20 & 21

By Doug Ruffin
Boston Music Coalition

The Weather is said to be hot this weekend. But Party People have no need for a weather report to know how hot it is this weekend! What ever you do; don’t scroll past the Boston GreenFest 2011 highlight in the list below. I know. … When you see, “Green” you may think you hear obscure folk music as the music accompaniment to a GreenFest or, the green movement. But Party People know that diversity rules! The Boston GreenFest 2011 happening now through Saturday at City Hall Plaza in Boston Rocks with all kinds of music with a soul stage And a Green-Hot Eco-after Party at the Hard Rock Café.  

Friday August 19, 2011

Special Event

The Location: City Hall Plaza, Boston at Government Center.

The Music:     Boston GreenFest 2011. Music Includes, DeLuna, Genuine Voices, Mike Delaney. Essencia Latina, Spontaneous Architects, Jake Armerding and many more!  

The Location: Hard Rock Café
22 Clinton Street, Boston
The Music:     Boston GreenFest 2011 Eco-After Party!  Music includes, PANA, Tem Blessed, Jambalaya and Radio Volta.

The Location: Arlington Town Hall
730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington
The Music:      Erin Harpe

The Location: Boarding House Park 40
French Street, Lowell
The Music:     Mavis Staples

The Location: Church
69 Kilmarnock Street, Boston
The Music:     Richard James and the Name Changers

The Location: Club Royale
275 Tremont Street, Boston
The Music:     Hyper Crush

Saturday August 20, 2011  

Special Event

The Location: City Hall Plaza, Boston at Government Center.

The Music:     Boston GreenFest 2011 Music Includes, Groove Shoes Music, Eastern Mass. Gospel Choir, McAlister Drive, JUICE, Mamadou, Moe Pope & Quills Plus many more.

The Location: Hard Rock Café
22 Clinton Street, Boston

The Music:     Eco-After Party! Mike Miller, Zili Mizic, TIZ Compa, CV Boys and Miguel TrulyMuzik  

The Location: Comcast Center
885 South Main Street Mansfield
The Music:     IDentity Festival; Kaskade Steve Oaki, Rusko, Avicii DJ Shadow and
                       Many More!

The Location: Copperfields Down Under Pub, Boston
The Music:      Universal Funk Order

The Location: Great Scott 1222
Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
The Music:     Creepoid

The Location: Hatch Shell Charles River Esplanade, Boston
The Music:     WODS Free Summer Concert Series: KC and the Sunshine Band

Sunday August 21, 2011

The Location: Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Mass
The Music:     White Snake

The Location: House Of Blues,
36 Landsdowne Street, Boston
The Music:     Bob Dylan

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Blog Series Part 2; Get Ready for the Music at Boston GreenFest 2011: Mamadou

By Doug Ruffin
Boston Music Coalition

Do you want to see another local band or, gain a memorable music experience? If you decided on the ladder; get ready to attend Boston GreenFest 2011 on August 18 – 20 at City Hall Plaza in Boston; Because Mamadou is gonna take good care of you.  

Lead singer, Mamadou Diop, a West African Guitarist and drummer, heads up a world class group of musical professionals whose influences include West African World Fusion, Reggie, Afro Beat and world influences from West Africa to the states with Rumba, Sumba and Salsa blended up all in the mix. And it works. Not because of the way they craft the music, But because the blend is honest, real and natural.

It is fitting that Mamadou is playing at Boston GreenFest 2011. Like the festival it’s self. The music is epileptic. The festival is about being green and to be green you need to respect what is natural. The Mamadou experience is a magnificent and natural musical high.   

Click Here To Catch a Music Video from Mamadou

Click Here for info about the all the other highlights at Boston GreenFest 2011.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Blog Series: Part 1. Get Ready For the Music at Boston GreenFest 2011: Jamie Kent & the Options

By Doug Ruffin
Boston Music Coalition

This is the first of a series of music spotlights leading up to Boston GreenFest 2011.

I am all about living green. I actually really do care about the environment. That said; I look forward every year to GreenFest. This year, Boston GreenFest 2011 at City Hall Plaza, August 18, 19 and 20 Rain or shine, will be huge! The music will show a more diverse accompaniment to what you may be used to hearing when it comes to from the green movement or Green events. They’ll even have a soul stage! Just try finding that in a green coffee house in the republic of Cambridge MA (Or, anywhere else for that matter). Theirs’ even a pumpin’ after party every night at the Hard Rock Café.

Live Saturday at Boston GreenFest 2011: Jamie Kent & The Options
Jamie Kent & The Options have a groove and arrangement style that fusions Jazz, Pop and Rock. That’s not easy to do. But trust me, it works and they do it well. Mark Roessler from the The Vally Advocate describes Jamie Kents’ album as,   “Neoteny reveals itself to be a swinging, witty romp of an album… with a hybrid jazz/rock sensibility reminiscent of Steely Dan.”
Jammie Kent & The Options are just one of the artists performing at GreenFest August 18. 19 and 20 at City Hall Plaza, Boston.

                            Catch a clip to hear the Jammie Kent & The Options sound.

Boston GreenFest 2011:

Friday, August 12, 2011

Nightlife Nexus August 12 & 13 2011

By Doug Ruffin
Boston Music Coalition

It’s a Tax Free weekend. Shop till ya’ drop! Hold on. Drop? Party people don’t drop! This weekend, get Jazzed up and take a, “Naughty” “Journey” and see the, “Barenaked ladies”. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Special Event!

Madonna Della Cava Feast: The North End Celebration August 12 -14

The Location -
Hanover Street
Charter St.
and Commercial St.)

The Music –    Friday, August 12, 2011:     Alifo (Two Shows) 8 & 10 PM
-          Saturday, August 13, 2011:  Legendary Intruders (Two Shows) 8 & 10 PM
-          Sunday, August 14, 2011:    Scarlet Fade (Two Shows) 8 & 10 PM

The Location: Bank Of America Pavilion – 290 Northern Avenue, Boston
The Music:     Guster and Jack Mannequin, Ra Ra Riot

The Location: Church –
69 Kilmarnock Street, Boston
The Music:     Alchemilla

The Location: Comcast Center
885 S Main Street, Mansfield MA
The Music:     Journey

The Location: Greatest Bar –
262 Friend Street, Boston
The Music:     Hype Nightlife: DJ Joshua & DJ Alexander R

The Location: Lizard Lounge –
1667 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA
The Music:     Jen Kearney – and The Lost Onion

The Location: Wonderland Ballroom – Revere
The Music:     Naughty By Nature

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Special Event!

Merrimack Valley Jazz Festival, August 13. Beginning at 3:00 PM

The Location: Sampas Pavilion –
500 Pawtucket BLVD., Lowell MA

The Music: Great Jazz Music including the Berklee College of Music Faculty Big Band
                   And Much More! 

The Location: Club Royal –
279 Tremont Street, Boston
The Music:     Fresh To Death Zombie Ball

The Location: Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom –
169 Ocean BLVD.
, Hampton
The Music:     Barenaked Ladies  

The Location: The Paradise Rock Club –
267 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
The Music:     Breathe Carolina

The Location: Rise (After Hours) 306 Stuart Street, Boston
The Music:     Infected Mushroom DJ Set

The Location: Underbar –
279 Tremont Street, Boston
The Music:     Full Moon White Party! DJ Deka

Monday, August 1, 2011

Milly Quezada Lights up City Hall Plaza in Boston. This is a Boston Music Coalition Live Music Review

By Doug Ruffin
Boston Music Coalition

Much has been researched to find alternative sources of energy. I would invite these prospectors to attend a Milly Quezada concert. She is the embodiment of pure energy.

One does not need to know the Spanish language to gain the feeling in each and every song. As a performer, Milly Quezada draws in the audience with her showmanship and sense of humor. She is extremely welcoming. Milly asks her audience in English, “Where are my English speaking people? Where are my Spanish speaking people? Where are my people over 50?” and, “Where are my people 50 and younger?” The cheers get louder and she instantly bursts with a power supply of music and stage performance that will light up the stage, the city and most of all, your life.

If Milly is the power supply, her band and back up singers are the earth’s core of which her energy is derived. Percussion, String and Wind instruments with highly charged back up singers blend easily together so that Milly Quezada, the queen of Meringue, can use her voice to transform the core in to the most powerful and valuable source of energy. … Music!

 Milly Quezada