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Pecha Kucha Worcester Vol. 7, featuring an eclectic and electric set of local thinkers, doers, and artists, is set for March 20th at the legendary and infamous Ralph’s Chadwick Diner.  Doors for the event open at 6:20; presentations will start at 7:20.  Free tickets are available at worcesterPK.eventsbot.com <http://worcesterpk.eventsbot.com/> , and donations will be accepted at the door.

Pecha Kucha is the international phenomenon that brings together all types of “creatives” for a night of rapid-fire “show-and-tells,” networking, conversation, and fun.  The diverse group of presenters focus on their passions while sticking to Pecha Kucha’s patented high-energy formula: 20 slides in 20 seconds each.  The 6 minute and 40 second format keeps the momentum flowing and the energy high.

“We’re proud to have another outstanding lineup of passionate, creative people on tap for March 20th,” said Co-Organizer Cynthia Woehrle.

Worcester’s 7th Pecha Kucha will feature tattoo artists, photographers, revolutionary thinkers, doers, and a host of other creators from the Worcester area.

“I continue to be in awe of the range of presenters we’ve been able to put together over the past two years,” said Co-Organizer Scott Zoback.  “The depth of talent and, most importantly, passion, in this area is limitless.  Now, if we could just agree on how to pronounce the name…”

Pecha Kucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 in Tokyo as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. That demand seems to be global – as Pecha Kucha Night has spread to nearly 400 cities around the world. Worcester, the 196th city networked into this global community, presented its first volume on June 14th 2009 at Bocado Tapas Bar.

For more information contact pkn.worcester@gmail.comszoback@gmail.com or cindy@cynthiawoehrle.com

TICKETS: worcesterpk.eventsbot.com <http://worcesterpk.eventsbot.com/>

INFO: http://www.pecha-kucha.org/cities/worcester, http://pechakucha-worcester.blogspot.com/


John Lennon Tribute at Ralph’s on October 9, 2010

Worcester’s Tribute to John Lennon! 70th Birthday Celebration! will feature over a dozen of local performers paying tribute to the great John Lennon. On Saturday, October 9 you’ll see Huck, Curtain Society, Carry the Zero, Bees Knees, Dan Burke, Niki Luparelli, Gutta, Rick Blaze, Whalebone Farmhouse, and a few surprises. Come celebrate the music of John Lennon on his 70th Birthday! 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543.

Three days of Comedy at Ralph’s, August 13-15

Presented by Ralphs Diner, Milltown Rodz, Grace Black Vintage and 100%.  Bands, Vendors, Food, Bar, and More!  Ralphs Diner parking lot turned into a car show for Hot Rods and Classic Cars all day during the day!  Bands outside during the day inlcuding Preston Wayne 4 and more!  Then some of the hardest rockin’ bands play at night upstairs starting at 8:30pm including Angry Johnny and The Killbillies, Midnight Creeps, MuscleCah, Demons Alley, and Evil Streaks! The Hot Rod show during the day is free!  $10 Cover later at night.  For more details visit www.myspace.com/100percentkultureshow, or www.myspace.com/ralphsdiner.

Team Siart Benefit Show at Ralph’s on April 10

Yoni Gordon and the Goods

Jeremy Shulkin

For years Yoni Gordon and the Goods’ PR outreach has been pretty simple: play shows in houses, basements, collectives, all-ages venues, and tour with the mantra of gaining fans “one person at a time.”

“We’ve done PR stuff and we definitely tried to promote the last album really hard, but our MO is just play shows and have that be what we put our effort into,” says singer/guitarist Gordon. “Eventually we’ve built up little pockets of fans,” he notes, citing concentrations in the Northeast, Midwest and Canada.

Gordon should have a recognizable presence here in Worcester. A Clark graduate now living in Brooklyn, Yoni Gordon and the Goods have played Worcester—especially the underground house party Collective A Go-Go—numerous times. He even gives shout outs to the city and Kelly Square in his songs. “We’ve done a lot with Worcester,” he says.

The band’s music should catch the attention of those who like their music in basements and clubs. Gordon’s lyrics touch on the small events that pepper any Rock and Roll fans’ life, from acts of rebellion to that first time your crush told you what her favorite band was, all while fusing the nasally delivery of Ted Leo and the sharp guitar lines of the Exploding Hearts, and at their most carefree, a touch of Big Star.

People have started to take notice too. Their latest album Turning Chaos into a Career features Franz Nicolay (formerly of the Hold Steady) on keys, and there was a recent push to get fans to nominate Yoni Gordon and the Goods to play on NPR Music’s stage at the South By Southwest music festival. While the band ultimately wasn’t selected, their fan base’s push was fervent enough to get a mention from Paste Magazine.

But as the Good’s best PR is their performance, it’s clear their shows aren’t something to pass up. With bassist Faisal Aswat, drummer Scott Eisenberg and keyboardist Steve Mossberg (another Clark grad who Gordon admits “I don’t know why it took me eight years to play with that guy”) the group’s March 12 show with Hey Now, Morris Fader, Castine, Grand Evolution and Red Lanterns at Ralph’s has some kinks that should make it a memorable one.

“This set of shows we’re trying to do something different every night,” offers Gordon. This time around? Band karaoke.

The band is accepting karaoke song requests via email, which the band will learn for the show with the expectation that the requester will come up on stage and belt it out. So far the list of songs offers a range, from Patsy Cline to Weezer to Hole’s “Miss World,” which Gordon says he’s especially excited for.

“Typically you can expect that we’re going to go out of our way to bring you into our show,” says Gordon, whose energetic performances add another dimension to the music.

With the band making more noise around the country (they’re hoping their current five date tour is a precursor to a much larger one in a couple months) they’re hoping that this will become a full-time gig, which means more shows in venues. What that doesn’t mean, however, is a change in approach.

“The music has got to be solid, exciting, well-played,” says Gordon, who adds with a laugh, “not too well-played.”

Yoni Gordon and Goods play with Hey Now, Morris Fader, Castine, Red Lanterns and Grand Evolution at Ralph’s on Friday, March 12. The show starts at 9:30p.m.

Super 400 come to Ralph’s on October 9th

Check ’em out…


Super 400, 21+, $7
With Township and Shryne
10/9/2009 at 10pm
at Ralph’s Diner
148 Grove St
Worcester, Massachusetts

“Sweet Fist,” Super 400’s 5th album is available online, in stores on CD & Vinyl, and at shows!


Graph, Calumet-Hecla, Moving Pictures & Dead End Armory At Ralph's 8/29

Graph, Calumet-Hecla, Moving Pictures & Dead End Armory At Ralph's 8/29