Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The 2015 Elliot Norton Awards

By: Doug Ruffin
      President,
      Boston Music Coalition 


Boston is buzzing these days. Rock n Roll is Rumbling and the EDM world has it all, "Together" in Boston. On Monday night, it was the local theatre scene that shined as the 2015 Elliot Norton Awards were handed out in the heart of the Boston Theatre district. 

Joyce Kulhawik has all the excitement of the outstanding award winners. Tap the link to find out how truly outstanding a, " Stupid F***king Bird" can really be. 


http://joyceschoices.com/joyces-choices/2015-elliot-norton-award-winners

Friday, May 8, 2015

The Mother of All Live Music Weekends!

By: Doug Ruffin
      President,
      Boston Music Coalition 


Mothers Day Weeekend is here! You, mom and everybody can find a way to celebrate with Live Music throughout the weekend. 


Friday, May 8 2015


Performing: Bingo Players
Venue:        Royale Boston 279 Tremont Street Boston, MA 
Time:          10:00 PM   Tix: $20-$25 


Performing: Godsmack / Papa Roach / Hellyeah 
Venue:        DCU Center 50 Foster Street Worcester, MA 
Time:          7:30 PM.    Tix: $38-$63 


Performing: Pieces Of A Dream 
Venue:        Scullers Jazz Club 400 Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA 
Time:          8:00 PM    Info: (617) 562-4111



Saturday, May 9 2015 



Performing: Houston Bernard Band 
Venue:        Loretta's Last Call 1 Lansdowne Street Boston, MA 
Time:          10:00 PM    Info: (617) 421-9595 


Performing: Rubix Kube
Venue:        Hard Rock Cafe 22 Clinton Street Boston, MA 
Time:          7:30 PM     Info: (617) 424-7625 


Performing: Downtown Boys 
Venues:       Makeshift Boston 549 Columbus Avenue Boston 



Sunday, Mothers Day May 10 2015



Performing: The Lance Houston Jazz Quartet 
Venue:         Mandarin Oriental Hotel 776 Boylston Street Boston, MA 
Time:           12 Noon 


Performing:  Amy Lavere 
Venue:          T.T. The Bears Place 10 Brookline Street Cambridge, MA. 
Time:            9:00 PM     Info: (617) 492-0082 


Performing:  Lo-Fang 
Venue:         Brighton Music Hall 158 Brighton Ave Boston, MA 
Time:           8:00 PM.  Tix: $15 



Monday, April 20, 2015

WIN FREE TICKETS!

By: Doug Ruffin 
      President,
      Boston Music Coalition 


It's True! You can win tickets to the Sneak Preview Screening of the movie, 
"Little Boy". Hurry! Tap the link and You Can Win! 

http://joyceschoices.com/expired-free-advance-screenings/free-advance-screening-and-qa-with-director-danny-collins 


Friday, April 17, 2015

Live Music Weekend Around Boston!

By: Doug Ruffin
      President,   
      Boston Music Coalition 


April 17,18 and 19 


Friday April 17 2015 


Performing: The Jugghead Band 
Venue:        The Plough and Stars 912 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 
Time:          9:30 PM Info: (617) 576-0032 

Performing: Cedric Gervails 
Venue:        Royals Boston 275 Tremont Street Boston, MA 
Time:          10:00 PM.  Tix:  $10-$15 

Performing: Martin Allyson 
Venue:         Scullers Jazz Club 400 Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA 
Time:           8:00PM   Info: (617) 562-4111 


Saturday April 18 2015 


Performing: Drubken Logic
Venue:        Church 69 Kilmarnock Street Boston, MA 
Time:          8:00 PM  Tix:  $8-$10 

Performing: Groove Alliance
Venue:         Rockafellas 321 Essex Street Salem, MA 
Time:           9:00 PM.    Info: (978) 745-2411 

Performing: Livingston Taylor 
Venue:        78 Border Street Scituate, MA 
Time:           8:00 PM     Tix:  $45  


Sunday April 19 2015 


Performing: Jeff Beck / Tyler Bryant 
Venue:        Orpheus Theatre 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 
Time:          7:30 PM.      Tix: $38-$58 

Performing: Potty Mouth 
Venue:        Cuisine En Locale 156 Highland Ave Boston, MA 

Performing: Sol Driven Train 
Venue:         Atwood's Tavern 877 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 
Time:           9:45 PM.     Tix: $7 





Thursday, April 16, 2015

Win Tickets to J C Superstar

By:  Doug Ruffin
       President,
       Boston Music Coalition 

The amazing musical, "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens April 24 through May 3 at the Strand Theatre in Boston. Joyce Kulhawik informs me that she has the information for those of you who would like to win tickets to opening night on April 24.  Opening night is always exciting. Now you and a guest can go Free! You could win one of five pairs of tickets to be given away. 

Hurry! Tap the link to get all the information now! Good Luck! 

http://joyceschoices.com/theater/win-tickets-to-fiddleheads-jesus-christ-superstar-at-the-strand-theatre 


Friday, April 10, 2015

Live Music this Weekend

By: Doug Ruffin 
      Presidenta, 
      Boston Music Coalition 


Yes! We made it to the Weekend and the bands are ready to perform! Are you ready? Let's go! 


Friday, April 10 2015 


Performing: Joan Armatrading 
Venue:        Berkeley College of music 1140 Boylston St., Boston, MA 
Info:            (617) 747-1400 


Performing:  EVENT: The Aputumpu Festival 
Venue:         The Middle East 472 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge MA 
Time:            7:00 PM    Tix: $15-$22 


Performing:   Spyro Gyra 
Venue:           Scullers Jazz Club 400 Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA 
Time:             8:00 PM   Info: (617) 562-4111 


Saturday, April 11 2015 


Performing:    Jose Gonzalez / Olof Arnold's 
Venue:            Paradise Rock Club 969 Commonwealth Ave., Boston MA 
Time:              8:00 PM 


Performing:    The Love Dogs / Rockbottom 
Venue:            Johnny D's 17 Holland Street Summerville, MA 
Time:              7:00 PM.   Tix: $12 


Performing:      Yautja / Inter Arma 
Venue:              T.T. The Bears Place 10 Brookline Street Cambridge, MA 
Time:                6:00 PM   Tix: $12 



Sunday, April 12 2015 



Performing:       Chick Corea / Herbie Hancock 
Venue:              Symphony Hall 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston MA
Info.                  (617) 266-2378 


Performing:       GusGus 
Venue:              The Sinclair 52 Church Street Cambridge, MA 
Time:                8:00 PM 




Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Hurry! Get Your Day Pass To Catch a Phenomenal Group of Young Mass Musicians!

By Doug Ruffin
     President, 
     Boston Music Coalition 



What would you say if I told you that kids, teens and young adults could not only get along, but help each other to become the best that Massachusetts has to offer in Percusion Music Performance? 

I am amazed to learn about this group of 26 young people ranging in ages from 10-22. Each of them practicing after school and giving up Saturday's and February School Vacation in order to compete in the Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championships. Frankly, you will be amazed as well. 

The group of young people participating in this event, known as, SPIRIIT WINTER PERCUSSION are from Orleans, Mass and will compete Friday, April 10 in Dayton, Ohio.  Not only has thier show, "TANGO" received industry buzz, but this group of young people received scores in the top bracket in the New England Competition circuit. 

As much as I encourage people to go out and see live musicians, I realize that everyone may not be able to fly to Dayton Ohio to see Massachusetts young musicians compete. Instead, Get a day pass and gather the family around any Internet screen you can find and cheer on our local young musician Heroes! 

The Day Pass is just $34.95 and gets you the preliminary Coompetion from 9:30 AM - 4:40 PM. Spirit Winter Percussion is likely to go on at 4:20. Visit: www.wgi.org/webcast to catch the live webcast. 


To Learn more about Spirit Winter Percussion, Visit their website. 

www.spiritwp.org 


See The Video:  www.spiritwp.org/media 


Friday, April 3, 2015

Music Madness Weekend Around Boston

By: Doug Ruffin 
      President, 
      Boston Music Coalition 


If you live in The greater Boston area, you may have noticed something different.  It's called, "Streets and Sidewalks" In short, the snow is finally melting. On top of that, It's the weekend! Get your dancin' shoes, it's time to leave the boots at home and Get Out This Weekend! 

April 3-5 2015 


Friday April 3 


Performing: Big Ol Dirty Bucket 
Venue:         The Spotlight Tavern  208 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA 


Performing:  The Decemberists / Always 
Venue:          House Of Blues 36 Lansdowne Street Boston MA 
Time:            7:00 PM.   Tix: $36-$46 


Performing:   Steve Angello / Electric Wizard / Satans Satyrs 
Venue:           Royale Boston 275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 
Time:             6:00 PM.  Tix:  $22 



Saruerday April 4 2015 



Performing :  Against The Current / As It Is / Set It Off 
Venue:          Brighton Music Hall 158 Brighton Avenue, Boston, MA 
Time:            6:00 PM.    Tix :$14 


Performing:   Athens Wilson 
Venue:          Ryles Jazz Club 212 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 
Information:  (617) 876-9330 


Performing:   Gary Hoey / Warren Haynes / Somon Kirke 
Venue:           Berklee College Of Music 1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 
Time:             6:15 PM.   Tix: $10-$75 




Sunday, April 5 2015 




Performing:   The Lance Houston Jazz Quartet 
Venue:           Mandarin Oriental Hotel 766 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 
Time:            12:00 Noon 



Performing:   Los Bungalitos 
Venue:          The Last Safe and Deposit Company, 160 Merrimack Street Lowell, MA 
Time:             9:00 PM   









Friday, March 27, 2015

March Music Madness Continues

By: Doug Ruffin
      President,
      Boston Music Coalion 


March Music Madness Continues this Weekend with Hall and Oates, Erin Harpe, Livingston Taylor and More Live Music This Weekend Around Boston! 


March 27-29 


Friday, March 27 2015 


Performing: The Hornitz
Venue:        Church 69 Kilmarnock St., Boston, MA 
Time:          8:00 PM.  Tix: $10-15 


Performing:  Livingston Taylor 
Venue:         Bull run 215 Great Rd., Shirley MMA 
Info:             (978) 245-4311 


Performing:   Waves Crashing On Face 
Venue:          335 Somerville Ave., Somerville MA 
Time:            9:00 PM.   Tix: $8-$10 




Saturday, March 28 2015 


Performing: Bobby Long / Dean Fields 
Venue:        Club Passim 47 Palmer St., Cambridge MA 
Time:          8 PM.  Tix: $18 


Performing: Erin Harpe 
Venue:        Midway CafĂ© 3496 Washington St., Jamaica Plain MA
Time:         10 PM 


Performing: Pieces Of A Dream  
Venue.        Scullers zjazz Club 400 Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA 
Time:          8 PM  



Sunday, March 29 2015 


Performing. Set Adam 
Venue.        6B Lounge 6B Beacon Street Boston, MA 
Info.            (617) 742–0306


Performing: Hall and Oates 
Venue:         Hampton Beach Casino ballroom 189 Ocean Blvd, Hampton 
Time:          8 PM. Tix: $49-$99 





Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Win! Tickets To See, "Woman In Gold".

By Doug Ruffin 
     President, 
     Boston Music Coalition 


Joyce Kulhawik from Joyce's Choices is offering a chance to win tickets to catch the FREE advance screening of, "Women Woman In Gold" on Monday, March 30 2015. 

Tap the Link to find out how you could win! 


Thursday, March 19, 2015

All That March Music Madness This Weekend

By: Doug Ruffin
      President,
      Boston Music Coalition 


With all the madness going on, A Madch Music Weekend is a winning slam dunk! 


March 20 - March 22 2015 


Friday March 20 


Performing: Andy Pratt / Pop Gun 
Venue:        Church 69 Kilmarnock Street Boston, MA 
Time:          7:30 PM.  Tix: $10-$12 


Performing: Patti Austin 
Venue:        Scullers Jazz Club 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston
Tim:            8:00 PM. Info; (617) 562-4111 


Performing:   The Smithereens / the Rationales / Watts 
Venue:           Johnny D's 17 Holland St., Somerville MA
Time:            7:30 PM  Tix: $65 


Saturday, March 21 2015 


Performing:  Lespecial / Kong Fun
Venue:         Paradise Rock Club 969 Commonwealth Ave., 158 Brighton Ave Boston MA
Time::          8:00 PM. Tix: $20 


Performing:  Qui / Deadbeat / Sebadoh 
Venue:          Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA 
Time:           7:00 PM. Tix: $25 


Performing:  Tom Bianchi 
Venue:          Lizard lounge 1867 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge MA
Time:            8:00 PM.  Info:  617) 547-0759      


Sunday, March 22 2015 


Performing:  Don Felder 
Venue:         The Wilbur Theatre 106 Boylston St., Boston MA
Time:           7:30 PM.   Tix: $36 and up 


Performing:   Mary Gauthier / Allison Moorer 
Venue:           Club Passim 47 Palmer St., Cambridge MA
Time:             8:00 PM  


Performing;   The Vultures 
Venue:           O'Briens 829 Boston Street Boston, MA 





Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Win Tickets To Wicked Awesome!!!

By: Doug Ruffin
      President,
      Boston Music Coalition 


March 17 2015 


Our friend, Joyce Kulhawik, from Joyce's Choices knows good performances. The Live show,"Wicked Awesome" is one of those terrific performances. The Boston Gay Men's Chorus is giving away 5 Pair of tickets to the opening night of "Wicked Awesome" On March 21st at 8:00PM. 

Tap the Link below to find out how you could win tickets to "Wicked Awesome" 


Monday, March 16, 2015

Saint Patrick's Day Live Music Tonight Around Boston

By: Doug Ruffin
      President, 
      Boston Music Coalition


       March 17 2015 


You recovered from New Year's  Eve. You made it through the winter and now it's time to party! The biggest party of the season? It's Clears! Welcome everyone St. Patrick's Day is here! Many a pub to be open and we have the Live Music Listings to keep you celebrating til morn' . 


St. Patrick's Day March 17, 2015 


Performing: Celtic Women 
Venue: Verizon wireless arena: 555 Elm St., Manchester, NH
Time:   8:00 PM  Tix: $47.29 and up 


Performing: Eric McDonold 
venue:         Fitzy's Pub 1 Mab-Mar Drive, Plainville MA 
Time:           2:00PM  


Performing: Eric Sardinas
Venue:        Johnny D's 17 Holland St., Somerville MA 
Time:          7:30PM information 617-776-2004 


Performing: Maureen Medeiros
Venue:        Toad 1920 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge MA
Time:          7:30PM  Information: 617-497-4950 


Performing: Meghan Trainor / Sheppard 
Venue:        Paradise rock club 969 Commonwealth Ave., Boston MA
Time:          6:00PM Tix: $20 


Performing: On the spot trio/ / organically good trio
Venue:         Wonder bar 186 Harvard Ave., Allston/Boston MA    
Time:           8:00PM. Tix: $8


Performing:   Steve Aoki / Botnek /  Caked Up / Headhunterz 
Venue:           House of Blues 36 Lansdowne St., Boston MA 
Time:             8:00PM   Information: 888-693-BLUE 



Performing:  Yoko Miwa Trio 
Venue:          Les Zygomates 129 South St., Boston MA
Time:            5:30PM 




Thursday, March 12, 2015

Live Music Weekend Around Boston

By: Doug Ruffin 
      President,
      Boston Music Coalition 

The snow is melting I and the live music is heating up. It's time to get out and enjoy some live music this weekend! 

March 13 - 15, 2015


Friday, March 13, 2015

Performing: Betty Bucklley 
Venue:        Scullers Jazz Club 400 Soldiers Field Road
Time: 10:00 PM  Info: (617) 562-4111 

Performing: Dropkick Murphy's / The Mahones 
Venues:       House Of Blues 36 Lansdowne Street Boston, MA. 
Time: 8:00 PM  Tix:  $32.50-$60.00 

Performing; Will Sparks
Venue:        Royale Boston 275 Tremont Street Boston, MA. 
Time: 8:00 PM  Tix: $8.00 - $10.00 


Saturday, March 14 2015 

Performing: The AirbornToxic Event
Venue:         Paradise Rock Club 969 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA 
Time: 8:00 PM  Tix: $30.00 


Performing: The Joshua Tree U2 Tribute / Erin Harpe And The Delta Swingers 
Venue: :  johnny Ds 17 Holland Street Summerville.MA 
Time: 10:00 PM Tix: $10-$12 


Performing: The Jugghead Band 
Venue: Bull McCabes Pub 367 Summerville Ave Summerville, MA 
Time: 9:30 PM 


Sunday, March 15 2015

Performing: Ariana Grande / Rixton
Venue:        DCU Center 50 Foster Street Worcester, MA. 
Time: 7:30PM. Tix: $52.00 

Performing: Mikey Erg 
Venue:        O'Briens Pub 3 Harvard Avenue Boston, MA. 
Time: 7:00 PM  Info: (617) 782-6246 

Performing: Ronan Tynan 
Venue:        Wilbur Theatre 106 Boylston Street Boston, MA
Time: 7:30 PM Tix: $32-$55 

 



Wednesday, March 11, 2015

New! another Way To Win Free Tickets.

By: Doug Ruffin 
      President, 
      Boston Music Coalition


What would you do if you found a Letter from John Lennon dated 40 years ago? "Danny Collins" is a movie based on a true story. Stumbling upon a letter from a music icon is only part of the story. 

I think everyone should see this. Our friend, Joyce Kulhawik is helping me do that.  

Follow the the link below and you can win Tickets to a March 12th preview of the movie ... but wait... Theirs more. This preview includes a Q&A session with the films' Director, Dan Fogelman. 

Wonna Go? Tap the link and you could win Free Ztickets to the preview And Q&A. 

 http://joyceschoices.com/movies/free-advance-screening-and-qa-with-director-danny-collins 

Monday, March 9, 2015

A Chance To Win Free Tix!

By Doug Ruffin
     President,
     Boston Music Coalition 

     
      Joyce Kulhawik knows that the Boston Music Coalition waves the flag for live music. When she informed me about a movie screening for, "Seymour: An Introduction" I knew this would be pretty hot. Even better, you too could win tickets to the screening.  This film, rated PG,  is about virtuoso pianist, Seymour Bernstein. The advance screening is March 12 and the film will be released on, March 27. 

You are going to want to act fast on this one. so, I'll give you the link for all the information! Hope to see you there! 

http://joyceschoices.com/movies/free-advance-screening-seymour-introduction-2 

Friday, March 6, 2015

Live Music Weekend Around Boston

By: Doug Ruffin
      President,
      Boston Music Coalition 


Get Ready to spring forward in to a weekend of great live music in and around Beantown. 

Friday March 62015 

Performing: Casey Driesson
Venue:        Berklee Performance Center 1149 Boylston Street Boston, MA. 
Time:          10:00 AM  Info: (617) 266-1400'

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Performing: Gang Of Four / Jukebox The Ghost 
Venue:        Paradise Rock Club. 969 Commenwealth Avenue Boston, MA 
Time:          8:00 PM.   Tix: $25.00 

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Performing: Joan Osborne
Venue:         Johnny D's 17 Holland Street Summerville, MA 
Time:            7:00 PM.  Info:  (617) 776-2004 

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Performing: Punch Brothers / Gaby Moreno
Venue:         Nouse Of Blues 36 Lansdown Street Boston MA 
Time:           7:00 PM     Tix:: $32.00 and up 





Saturday, March 7 2015 


Performing: Jim Henry
Venue:         Club Passim 47 Palmer Syreet Cambridge, MA 
Time:           8:00 PM 

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Performing: Mike And The Machanics 
Venue:         Wilbur Theatre 106 Boylston Street Boston, MA 
Time:           8:00 PM.    Tix: $84.00 

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Performing:  Rod Picott 
Venue:         South Shore Folk Club 222 Main Street Kingston, MA
Time:            8:00 PM.   Tix: $20.00 - $22.00 


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Performing:  Roy Haynes 
Venue:         Sxullers Jazz Club 400 Soldiers Field Road Boston MA
Time:           8:00 PM.     Info (617) 562- 4111 




Sunday March 8 2015 



Performing: Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers
Venue:         Midway Cafe 3496!Washington Street Jamaica Plain / Boston, MA 
Time:           8:00 PM.   


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Performing:  Tallboys 
Venue:          Wonder Bar 186 Harvard Avenue Allston, MA 
Time:           8:00 PM.     Tix: $5.00 


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Performing: Wynonna Judd
Venue;        Wilbur Theatre 106 Boylston Street Boston, MA. 
Time:          7:30 PM 


  






Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Live Theatre Season Announcement is Here!

By:Doug Ruffin
     President,
     Boston Music Coalition 


Live Music can take place nearly anywhere. From a Boston Subway to a suburban neighborhood bar.  But live Theatre is special. You dress up ... Well, most of us still do. Actors, The orchestra, The lights and the stage management are just some of what is needed to make Live theatre seem so magical. 

The new season is upon us and Joyce Kulhawik has all the excitement. Click the link, plan and get ready to go! :) 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Livingston Taylor,maroon 5 plus More! Live music weekend and beyond

By; Doug Ruffin
       President,
       Boston Music Coalition


Friday, February 27, 2015


Performing:  Allan Harris
The venue:   Scullers Jazz Club 400 Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA.
Time: 8:00 PM Tix: Call (617) 562-4111

Performing: B3RAO
The venue:   The Wonder Bar 186 Harvard Avenue Allston / Boston MA.
Time: 9:00 PM  Tix $5.00

Performing: Dash Verlin
The venue:   Royale Boston 275 Tremont Street Boston, MA.
Time: 10:00 PM. Tix: $30


Saturday, February 28, 2015


Performing:  George Thorogood and the Destroyers
The venue:    Lynn Memorial Auditorium 3 City Hall Square Lynn, MA.
Time: 8:00 PM. Tix: $33.-$66

Performing:  Livingston Taylor
The venue:   EJ Cabots 282 Cabot Street Beverly, MA.

Performing:  PartyNextDoor
The venue:   Royale Boston 275 Tremont Street Boston MA.
Time: 6:00 PM  Tix: $27.


Sunday, March 1, 2015


Performing: July Talk
The venue:   Great Scott 1222 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA
Time: 9:00 PM. Tix: $10.

Performing: Wolf Alice
The venue:   The Middle East 472 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA
Time: 8:00 PM

Performing: Yung Lean
The venue:  The Sinclair 52 Church Street Cambridge, MA.
Time: 8:00 PM. Tix: $18.
http://youtu.be/tMgkt9jdjTU


Monday, March 2, 2015


Performing: Jen Kearney
The venue:   Amazing things arts center 55 Nicholas Rd. Framinham, MA.
Time: 8:00 PM

Performing: Felix Martin
The venue:  O'Brien's Pub 3 Harvard Avenue  Allston / Boston, MA


Performing: Mod Sun, / Dillon Cooper
The venue:  Brighton Music Hall 158 Brighton Avenue Brighton, MA.
Time: 8:00 PM


Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Performing: Ehud Hutten
The venue:  The Lily Pad 1353 Combeidge, MA.
Time: 7:00 PM

Performing: Maroon 5
The venue:   TD Garden 100 Legends Way Boston, MA
Time: 7:30 PM Tix: $158-$754

Performing: Music With Sarah Gardner
The venue:  Parker Hill Boston Public Library Roxbury / Boston, MA
Time: 10:00 AM










Livingston Taylor, Maroon 5 and More! Live Music Weekend and Beyond

By: Doug Ruffin
       President,
       Boston Music Coalition


Friday, February 27, 3015

Performing:  Allan Harris
The Venue:   Scullers Jazz Club 400 Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA.
Time: 8:00 PM

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Performing: Livingston Taylor
The Venue:  EJ Cabot's 282 Cabot Street  Beverly, MA


Sunday, March 1. 2015

Performing: Yung Lean
The Venue:  The Sinclair 52 Church Street Cambridge, MA
Time: 8:00 PM Tix: $18.


Monday, March 2, 2015

Performing:  Jen Kearney
The Venue:  Amazing Things Arts Center 55 Nicholas Rd. Framingham, MA
Time: 8:00 PM


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Performer:  Maroon 5
The Venue:  TD Garden 100 Legends Way Boston, MA.
Time: 7:30 PM. Tix : From $46.45

http://youtu.be/tMgkt9jdjTU

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

American Sniper

By Doug Ruffin.    
     President,
     Boston Music Coalition 


By now, you may have seen the intense Movie trailor for American Sniper. You also may have read the political fallout trending now. 

The question most people have? Is this a good movie? Joyce Kulhawik offer her take on the movie in a review originally posted on her Joyce's Choices site. 

Click on the link and tell us what you think.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Cold? Rascal Flatts is Hot in Las Vegas,

By Doug Ruffin
     President,
     Boston Music Coalition


The weather is frightful, but wow! Vegas fun And warm weather is Hot and delightful. People living in stormy, cold weather climates have just about had enough! 

Enter the warm southern sounds of Rascal Flatts and go west... To Las Vegas.  

Book a flight, pack your bags and get ready for a great show! Top Country artists, Rascal Flats starts a residency at, "The Joint" a Steamin' hot club at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas on February 25 through May 14 2015. Perhaps by then, the snow will be gone. 



Resources:

Get To Know More. about Rascal Flatts
www.rascalflatts.com 

Hot for Rascal Flatts? Get a Room ... and tickets for the show!
www.hardrockhotel.com 




Monday, February 2, 2015

Win tickets to "The Wiz"

By Doug Ruffin
     President, 
     Boston Music Coalition


I have often talked about the excitement Live Theatre offers. Now, Our friend, Joyce Kulhawik, has tickets to give away to see, "The Wiz". This play is hot, the contest is cool and (win or not), You are going to want to be there!

Ease on down to the link below. The contest is only a click away. This contest is exclusive to the "Joyce's Choices" web site and originally published on the "Joyce's Choices" site. 

Good Luck


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Top 10 Boston Rockin' Bands

By: Doug Ruffin
      President,
      Boston Music Coalition

We are still receiving Music Thoughts, information and top 10 Lists for 2014 from so many of you. Lark Logan (A Kiss 108 alumni) has submitted a Rockin' Top Ten List. Lark Logan is an expert on Local Rock Bands and Her Top Ten List Rocks! To say the least.

Did Your  Favorite Music Artist or Band Make the List?

Top Ten Boston Artists and Bands for 2014

By Lark Logan

10) The Stompers
 9)  The Fools
 8)  New Engkand
 7). Booty Vortex
 6) Houston Bernard Band
 5) The Jugghead Band
 4) Amanda Carr
 3) bearstronaught (My New and Up And Coming Favouraites)
 2) Charlie Farren

And My Number One is ....

 1) James Montgomery




Wednesday, January 14, 2015

It's Red Hot and You Should Know About It

 By Doug Ruffin
      President,
      Boston Music Coalition


Live Theatre plays a key roll in the Boston Live Music Scene. Granted, not all live theatre is musical but the experience live theatre offers is breathtaking. 

Joyce Kulhawik contributed this theatre article abbot the Play, "Red Hot Patriot" as a BMCiReporter. This article was first published on Joyce Kulhawiks' web site, "Joyce's a Choices" 

Please click on the link for the complete article. 


 If you have a music review or upcoming event music fans should know about, let us know. Become a BMCiReporter by submitting your article to: BMCiReporter@BostonMusicCoalition.com. 


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Top Ten Industry Trends for 2014 From John Luongo

By Doug Ruffin
President,
Boston Music Coalition 

John Luongo is a good friend of mine. I met John during the 70s when he introduced Disco music to Boston via the radio. A first of many firsts for this music pioneer. John Luongo produced for many bands in many music genres.  

When we invited people to become BMCiReporters, John Luongo responded and offers his Top Ten Music industry Trends for 2014. 

TOP TEN MUSIC INDUSTRY TRENDS FOR 2014
By John Luongo

There were both good and bad things that happened in 2014 regarding the most important moments!

1- Streaming - It came on as a great concept but the payments are flawed and there will be a revolt if artists are not paid fairly and have a voice at the table.

2- Using YouTube as an A&R tool. This has been around for a while but now the executives and so called Music Mavens just got plain lazy and proved to be useless. Nice if your watching for your own use, but in A&R, it's terrible if you just use it to see what gets the most views that is dangerous! By those standards, people picking their noses might have the most views and therefor get signed.

3- Facebook taking firm command as a networking tool to spread industry information and being utilized for industry pros to reconnect with peers.
  
4- Commercials and Film Placements bring a source of additional income to support falling download sales and keep some non touring acts alive.

5- Record Labels officially dropped the ball when it comes to having real full time A&R staffs in place that can direct an artist's career and future. The lack of such is evident as you can let your ears judge the results.

6- The limited use of real songwriters in music has given way to a lesser quality of song and that will swing to other way in new year. People are tired of songs that don't last and sadly so many of the one off groups such as One Direction will be gone as they have no personal point of view and only live because of the thoughts and talent of others behind the scenes. Seems the true songwriters can't make money doing what they once did as only those who participate in ownership of music truly make anything.

7- The return of vinyl on a scale unforeseen but anyone. It's Not about to return to old levels but it grew at a breakneck pace and will draw attention to the sound and the look of the medium. Why look at a postage stamp of a Picasso when you can see and hold a wall hanging of the same? Things are churning and do not doubt the continued return of the vinyl medium to remind us of our roots and give our senses a feeling of calmness that will continue to be rekindled with each and every new fan who has ears.

8- Social Networking became a staple in every band's arsenal to reach the audience. The use of social networking to spread the word on their efforts where once a luxury became a staple and part of every campaign. Where once building a buzz for a small band or artist was an insurmountable challenge, that was now possible and indeed proven over and over.

9- The renewed interests in early music in dance, rock, funk and pop genres that has been proliferating over the past two years and especially last year. This new found interest will educate a new generation and make for a better future for music as they can pick and choose the parts of the past that selectively fit into the template of tomorrow.

10- The awakening of the artistic community to the fact that they have rights and are now becoming much more aware of the travesty that the music business has perpetrated against them. They are feeling the effect of their power and they outreach to their fans as was evidenced by Taylor Swift who indeed gained sales and exposure and not lost is at the those at Spotify and Pandora had intimated. The New Artist now posses the power of the open minds and access to information that will cause them to be more business savvy and weary in the future. Power comes from knowledge and knowledge is powerful in this new digital age and finally there is indeed a shift and switching of balance to be in the hands of the creators of entertainment and not the buyers and distribution of it!

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What is Your Top 10 for 2014? Let us know and we could include it on our BMC Music Scene Page. 

Send your Top Ten for 2014 to BMCiReporter@BostonMusicCoalition.com 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Top 10 Movies From Joyce Kulhawik

Doug Ruffin
President,
Boston Music Coalition 


Come one, come all! Welcome to Music and Entertainment in 2015! 

To get started, let's first take a look at 2014. We want to know your key highlights for 2014. Joyce Kulhawik from the popular site, "Joyce"s Choices" sent us her Top Ten Movies for 2014. 

Take a look ... 

JoyceChoices TOP10 MOVIES OF THE YEAR:

http://joyceschoices.com/movies/ten-best-movies-year  

You can also add your Music and Entertainment Highlights for all to see. Have a Top Ten from 2014? Great! Now you can share it for all to see on the Boston Music Coalition site.  Submit your Top Ten by sending it to BMCiReporter@ BostonMusicCoalition.com