Tag Archive: Palladium

Jeremy Shulkin

@ The Palladium: Oceana/ Confide to Speak of Wolves/ Late Night Wars open for Therefore I Am—Something to think about. (See what I did there?!) 6:30, $13 at door. @ Tammany Hall: Ernie & the Automatics, Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse, Skullfunked. 8p.m. $10. 18+. The drummer and guitarist from the band Boston are in Ernie & the Automatics, which might make some of you excited.

@ The Lucky Dog: The Dave Rivers Group, The Bad Bads, The Tone Deffs and Zack Borer. 8:00. @ Spiritual Haze: Weight of Gravity and some Karaoke. Weight at 9p.m., Karaoke at 11:30p.m.

@ Mill Street Brews: The Demisers, The Wandas, Traphiq, New Pilot. 8:00. $5. “Thanks You Note” by the Wandas is nice:

@ Ralph’s: Mass Elite, The Change Up, People With Instruments. 8:00. Mass Elite is one of Worcester’s best hip hop acts, and they play with a live band—yes, just like the Roots. http://www.myspace.com/masselite

@ Nick’s: Niki Luparelli w/ Dan Burke and the Speakeasy Combo. 9p.m. No cover. If you haven’t seen this show yet you’re missing out on time travel.

@ The Dive Bar: Cassavettes. 9 p.m. No cover. They have a song called “Shotgun Wedding,” which is a phrase I love. http://www.myspace.com/cassavettes

And for Saturday, two sweet shows:@ Ralph’s: Werewolves, Hey Now Morris Fader, Justin Townes Earle, and the Wandas. 8 p.m. Justin Townes Earle is the son of Steve Earle and got the “Townes” part of his name from Townes Van Zandt. He does country music right (as in, not like country music on the radio).  @ Hotel Vernon Ship Room: The Egos, The Murder, Musclecah, and the American Mother Fuckers. 8 p.m.


4/17-19: Weekend Update w/ Jeremy Shulkin

The Lucky Dog is putting on a show and a movie filming: Parts of “Elvis’s Dream Attack,” a movie starring Bill frontman Bill Gage, will be filmed tonight using the crowd as extras. That starts at 8 p.m.  The rock show begins at 9 p.m. with an as-yet-tba band, followed by Bill, then the Grungy Bastards, and ending with the Flock of Assholes.
From Bill’s myspace page, because they describe it so much better than I ever could, some info about the band:

“BILL are a rock band, started in 1987 in new england and fronted by Bill Gage, a singer who has DS (Down syndrome). The band-name is one of the words Bill can write. Bill Gage is a charismatic performer who sings surreal, ever-changing lyrics in a wide variety of styles, Bill’s response to the diverse sounds the band provide him: art-rock, heavy-metal, acoustic folk-ballads, industrial riffs, etc. Bill continuously refines and re-works his vocal improvisations with intense and rhythmic precision, pushing and pulling at the square-edged constants of the three-guitar rock group.

“BILL’s approach to songwriting is always in flux. The first album BEATLES CHINESE was shaped by a series of challenges the band gave Bill: first to name the songs he wanted to do, and then to sing them, as the band figured out what to play behind him and each song was quickly recorded. The backing tracks for BILL’s second record BAT MAN were recorded in advance. Bill listened to the tracks, sang over them, and then named the songs (and the record). The band includes Daren Follower (drums), Gaylen Moore (bass), and guitarists Eric Morin, Greg Ansin, and Bill’s brother john.”

Here’s the trailer for “Elvis’s Dream Attack”: http://vimeo.com/3202690

If this doesn’t make you excited then you’ve forgotten what Rock and Roll is all about.

Spiritual Haze’s monthly Blacklight Graffiti Party w/ DJ Velvet Ed and more tonight from 7:00 to 2:00 am | $5 earns a mouthpiece for hookah tasting and a highlighter for coloring on your white t-shirt

Tammany Hall brings The Hornitz, Wrighteous L, and Solo Sexxx at 8:00 for the 18+ crowd.  Cover is $7.

Bret Talbert (http://www.myspace.com/bretsounds) at Cavo D’oro on Water St. 9 p.m.

Lisa Marie and All Shook Up at Nick’s, 9 p.m., no cover.

Metal Thursday LIX: Ravage, Armory, Amadis (VT) & Zero Point, $5 cover, starts at 9 p.m.

Scott Ricciuti, Michael Thibodeau, Jeremy Curtis & Duncan Arsenault play this week’s the Dive Bar Thursdays.  9 p.m., no cover.

There’s a Poetry Slam in the Ship Room @ the Hotel Vernon.  It starts at 8:30.

Salsa group Eduardo performs at Bocado.  9 p.m., bring your dancing shoes.

The Palladium kicks-off this weekend’s Metal and Hardcore Festival with a pre-party, showing three movies, two of which have ties to Iron Maiden: “Crowley,” written by their singer Bruce Dickenson, is about an occultist taking the stuffy academic world by storm (but so much more), and “Flight 666”, a documentary about Iron Maiden’s 45 day world tour.  Also showing is “Anvil: The Story of Anvil,” which in all its band-that-should-have-made-it-big-but-for-some-reason-didn’t awareness, looks very much like a real-life “This is Spinal Tap.” Tickets are $15 and the doors open at 6 p.m.

“Anvil: The Story of Anvil” trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umAxeO-QfmY

And it’s not music, but what’s Rock and Roll without sex? Clark University is hosting a talk called “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Orgasms” in the Sackler Science Center at 8:00.  Like the best sex, the event is free.