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Turtle Boy Music Awards this Thursday, September 24th!

Turtle Boy Schedule

It may have snuck up on you this year, but get ready for the fourth annual Turtle Boy Music Awards this Thursday, September 24!

With thousands of votes in almost forty categories this year, our barometer of the local music scene hit all time highs in 2009.

The key that separates our awards from any other is our panel of judges. Each category hosts a variety of local judges – a panel of experts if you will – who offer up their selections on the best of Worcester’s local music scene.

Our staff then sorts through the nominations and verifies local status, makes sure the bands are active members of the live music community, adjust for category appropriateness and otherwise pour over them like worried mother hens. Once we’re satisfied, we let them loose on the most educated music critics we know – you our readers – to vote upon.

Now that our winners have been announced, its time for the party to celebrate!

Worcester Mag’s Turtle Boy Music Award Festival is held at twelve separate venues throughout Worcester’s Canal District (see schedule above). On this night, almost 30 of the winning bands will converge upon this city in a unified show of Greater Worcester’s musical force.  Where else can you see all of the area’s top bands in a few block radius? The answer (as if you needed it) is no where!

Bands featured include Hey Now Morris Fader, Miars, Sift, Guns of Navarone, Mass Elite, Weight of Gravity, Dental Plan, New Pilot, Castine, Ed Melikian, Flock of Assholes, Jubilee Gardens, Holmes, Dan Burke, Delta Generators, Glenn Stewart, Gilmour’s Breakfast, Baige O’Bannon, The Pandas, Dave Rivers Group, Jason James, Fallen Shall Rise, Black Pyramid, Jediah, DJ Matty, MSB, Jesse Fontaine Trio, Grand Evolution, Bee’s Knees, BYOBlues, Panache and Siddharthveda.

See you Thursday night!



Turtle Boy Thursday Music Series, June 18!

Turtle Boy Thursday Night Music Series

Don’t miss the next installment of the Turtle Boy Music Series on June 18!

Stop by your local Canal District venue and enjoy some local music and dance. Here’s a taste of what you’ll discover out and about on June 18….

Summer Salsa Kick Off Party at Bocados

9 p.m.
Bocado Tapas Wine Bar
82 Winter Street
Cost:     FREE

Niche Hospitality Group and Salsa Storm presents SUMMER SALSA KICK OFF!
9p.m. – 11p.m.
Join us on this evening for Free Tapas with Live salsa music and dancing!

This exciting experience allows you to enjoy a night of dining with the sights and sounds of dancing to a live Latin band. Edurado Ortiz Orchestra, playing salsa music from 9pm – 11pm every Thursday. Accompanied by Ray & Annette of Salsa Storm on the dance floor.

Dave O’Brien

10 p.m.
Blackstone Tap
81 Water Street
Worcester, MA 01604
Free! No Cover

Lisa Marie & All Shook Up

9 p.m.
Nick’s Bar and Restaurant
124 Millbury Street

Stop by for some blues, R+B, and rock

The Flock of Assholes with guests Intermission, The Pale Nephews and Free Radicals

Lucky Dog Music Hall
89 Green Street
Worcester, MA 01604-4134

Country Dave

9 p.m.
3-G’s Sports Bar
152 Millbury Street

Country Dave sings, offers Karaoke, brings special guests, Dances to create Worcester’s best Country Party. Bring your dancing shoes and bandana for a hot time.

Participating Clubs:
Dive Bar
Lucky Dog
Block 5
Greyhound Pub
Hotel Vernon
Three G’s
Emerald Isle
Salty Dog
86 Winter
Blackstone Tap
Cavo Doro
Jose Murphy’s
Canal Cocktail

Woo Weekend Musical Rundown

By Jeremy Shulkin


So much to do this weekend that even Sunday’s getting in on the action.

@ The Q: Greg McKilop, Shane Hall, and more | 7:00| A cup of coffee.  A sort of record release for Greg, and his father is coming down from Maine to play too.  Also, Shane Hall is a Worcester musician you should probably get to know.

@ Nick’s: Bobby Gadoury | 8:00 | No cover.  Niki Luparelli w/ Dan Burke | 9:30 | No cover.  Bobby plays piano, Niki sings, and Dan plays piano.  It all sounds good, but get there early to grab a table.

@ The Lucky Dog: 7 Minute Stagger, Nite People, DJ Shame, Nytmare | 8:00 | Benefit to fight leukemia.  7 Minute Stagger will probably bash your head in with their hard rock, Nite People and Nytmare are two pretty interesting local hip hop acts, DJ Shame is one of the best DJs I’ve heard.  Also, you’re helping fight leukemia.

@ Gilrein’s: Chet Williamson | 9:30 | $10.  One of Worcester’s most talented and visible musicians, his jazz will keep you movin’ all night.

@ Vincent’s: Allan Sheinfeld and Stan Kozlowski with Jack Hanlon | 10:00 | No cover.  Musicians from two great western swing bands come together and honky-tonk your night and bash some beer bottles.

@ Tammany Hall: Brian Richard CD release with Brian Bergeron, and The Spoil | 8:00 | $10 | 18+.  Brian Richard was nominated for a “Best Solo Act” from the Worcester Music Awards in 2007.  Now he has a CD out.

@ Chasers Bar: Flock of Assholes | 10:00 | Cover.  This really needs no introduction, does it?


@ The Cannery (Southbridge): The Silverbacks | 9:00 | $10.  These guys have played with Joe Cocker, and some split time in local soul band the Valves.  Definitely worth seeing.

@ The Lucky Dog: Crazy Train, Birch Hill Dam, Charles River MW, Dropshift | 8:00 | Cover.  Ozzy Osbourne all up in here.

@ Fat Boy Blues (Milford): Ten Foot Polecats w/ Jon Short.  I don’t know much about 10’PC, but I do know that Jon Short is absolute blues awesomeness.

@ Nick’s: Hilda and Ludwig | 9:30.  Celebrate Nicktoberfest with appropriate drinking music.

@ Gilrein’s: Young Neal & the Vipers | 9:30 | $10.  High energy blues rock.  This band has shared the stage with some major players like BB King, John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Plant, and Dr. John.

@  Ralph’s: Singuya, Clear the Way, Mass Elite, and Sling Slang | 8:00 | Cover.  Singuya plays “Reggabilly Rock”, and this is their 100th show.  Mass Elite is on the bill too, and their one of Worcester’s most consistently good live shows.


@ Lucky Dog: “Still Green” promo concert with Jediah and Orange Island | 9:00 | $5.  Locally produced movie “Still Green” comes to Worcester next week, but they’re throwing a host of parties for it.  This on at the Lucky Dog features two MA bands on the soundtrack.