5 Live Music Musts: Friday, October 4th, 2013
Friday, October 04, 2013
Bloody Roots Festival
There’s a great festival on Saturday at Beatniks in Worcester. The Bloody Roots Festival returns with a number of area bands including James Keyes, Ten Foot Polecats, Samuel James, Ray Cashman, Big Eyed Rabbit, The Curtis Mayflower, The Farmers Union Players, Little Sugar & The Big Spoonful. These bands know how to rock … so get there early! The fun begins at 2PM at Beatniks.
Hookers and Blow
Turn the volume up to 11 on Saturday night at The Lucky Dog Music Hall as Hookers and Blow hit the Lucky Dog. Celebrate “Roctober” in style with members of Guns and Roses and Quiet Riot leading the charge. This Hollywood band is guaranteed to blow your socks off. Minka, Shadowbomb, and Blackwell open the evening starting at 8:30. Check the venue for details.
On Sunday night, Mechanics Hall has a special fundraiser featuring 80’s hero Billy Squier. The benefit show will raise funds for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Fund. The music starts at 5PM with opening acts Charlie Farren of Farrenheit, Chris Silva, and The Chicago All Star Band. Tickets for this event start at $30.
Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck
Two great ones are in Boston next Wednesday October 9 at the Wang Theatre. Music legend Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys will be joined by guitar legend Jeff Beck. Fellow Beach Boys Al Jardine and David Marks join Wilson on tour. If you’ve never seen Jeff Beck live, get off your butt and get there – he’s amazing! Even more amazing, a few tickets remain for this special show – tickets start at $39.50.
Rickie Lee Jones
Finally, next Thursday October 10, head over to the Natick Center for the Arts to see the “Dutchess of Coolsville,” Rickie Lee Jones. It’s a rare chance to catch the talented artist known for her love song about Chuck E. Weiss (a real person!). She doesn’t tour that much, so don’t miss this one – tickets start at $45 – show is at 8PM.
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