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Shana Morrison returns to the Dive Bar Thursday, 9/2/10

This just in from The Dive Bar…

Shana Morrison returns for the second time to The Dive Bar Thursday September 2nd @ 9pm. Last time she was here, there was a line out the doorand down the street and many of you missed this fantastic event. This time we’ve got more room and we hope you can ALL make it out!

Shana’s east coast band features Worcester’s own Roger Lavallee and Scott Ricciuti on guitars, Ron Mominee on bass and Duncan Arsenault on drums. The Dive Bar show will kick off a series of shows in RI, VT, PA and NYC before Shana returns back to her home in San Francisco.

Here’s some background on Shana:

After graduating with a business degree from Pepperdine University in 1993, she went on the road touring with her father Van Morrison and his band for a year. She duetted with him on his 1994 album A Night in San Francisco, and 1995’s Days Like This. She then returned to Marin County and formed her own band, Caledonia.

She has an established music career of her own and has toured regularly with her band since 1996. Her first album, Caledonia was released on her own Belfast Violet Records in 1998 and licensed for distribution by Monster Music in 1999. Her second album, Everybody’s Angel is a collaboration with slide guitarist Roy Rogers. Her third album, 7 Wishes was recorded in 2002 with the Vanguard Records label and is produced by Steve Buckingham (who produced for Mary Chapin Carpenter, Dolly Parton). She released That’s Who I Am, that was produced by Morrison herself on her own label, Belfast Violet Records in 2006. On March 4, 2010, Morrison released her latest album, Joyride. As with her last release, the new album is on the Belfast Violet label with Jim Lauderdale contributing vocals for a duet on “He Won’t Send Roses”.

read more about Shana at http://www.shanamorrison.com <http://www.shanamorrison.com/>
The Dive Bar is 21+, no cover charge and has the best beers on the planet.
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The Howl to play The Dive Bar on April 27

I just got wind of Worcester super group to The Howl hit up The Dive Bar on Tuesday, April 27.

If you haven’t checked out The Howl, comprised of Worcester home boys Troy Gonyea, Brooks Milgate and Duncan Arsenault – all talented musicians that can be found on random stages in the city in their other many musical forms – you really should stop by Tuesday night. Trust me, they will blow you away with their roots and blues inspired rock & roll.



The Organ Donors Wednesday Nights at the Dive

This just came in to the WoMag office, and I wanted to share so you all can make your plans for tonight…

The Organ Donors Wednesday Nights at the Dive, January 27, 9 p.m. Free!

Featuring John Cooke – Organ; Mike Mele – Guitar; Bill Connor – Drums

John Cooke tore it up on the Hammond Friday night at the Dive with O’Neil Armstrong, and Mike Mele plays with some of the best organ players in the nation. Come down and see what develops!
The Dive Bar features an enormous selection of American craft beer. Unique brews that you will not find anywhere else and bartenders that know about what they are serving you. Visit http://thedivebarworcester.com for directions and more information.

With Jeremy Shulkin

I’m going to get carpal tunnel syndrome just typing out all the live stuff going on this weekend.


@ The Cannery (Southbridge): The Delta Generators w/ Jon Short | 8:00 | $7.  Bluesman Jon Short is one of Worcester’s finest musicians and the Delta Generators just won the Independent Music Award for best blues album.  This is guaranteed to be an awesome show.

@ Gilrein’s: CD Stone and his Screamin’ Blue Orchestra | 9:00 | Cover.  From Chicago and now based in Boston, CD Stone and his band bring their “blues with a taste of jazz, jazz with a blast of blues” to Worcester.

@ Fiddler’s Green: Fergus | 9:00 | No cover.  Talked all about them a couple weeks ago: http://www.worcestermagazine.com/content/view/4018/

@ Nick’s: Niki Luparelli w/ Dan Burke and the Speakeasy Combo | 9:00 | No cover.  Always a winner show.  I’ll be there tonight.  Stop by and say hi, or buy me a beer.

@ The Raven: Almost Heros | 9:00 | $5.  Almost Heroes breaks the fourth wall in their band bio, which is actually pretty refreshing (http://almostheroesband.com/#), and it’s right across the street from my apartment.

@ The Lucky Dog: Alive, Overshine, Boone, and Vining Hill | 9:00 | Cover.  Alive is a Kiss cover band, so if you like that sort of thing, then this show is yours.

@ Tammany Hall: Fenario and Jay Berwick | 9:00 | Cover.  Of the band RAQ fame.

@ Vincent’s: Johnny Carlevale’s Band of All-Stars | 10:00 | No cover.  Rockabilly/blues from Rhode Island.  Think the Stray Cats minus the amphetamines.

@ Ralph’s: Mindset X, Before the Fall | 9:00 | Cover. Mindset X played with Korn, so take that as you will.


@ The Lucky Dog: Mullethead, Sevlau, Tester, Full Blooded Mutt, the Uncomfortables | 9:00 | Cover.

@ The Hotel Vernon: The Valves | 9:00.  One of Worcester’s loudest and proudest soul/R&B bands.  If you haven’t seen them yet, go check them out.

@ The Palladium: Enslaved with Swallow the Sun and Keep of Kalessin | 7:00 | $20.  Norwegian black metal comes to Worcester! (And it’s authentically Norwegian.)

@ Tammany Hall: The Workout, Mission Hill, Chaos Before Creation, the Airport Morning, Mr. Fyner and the Tech Ed Room | 8:00 | Cover.  Do you like shows with five bands on the bill?  It’s a legitimate question.  Light up the comments page.

@ Vincent’s: The Paul Buono Band | 10:00 | No cover.  Playing as a jazz quartet!

@ The Dive Bar: The Wheels with Kelleigh Bannen | 9:00 | No cover.  Dive Bar Thursdays throws you for a loop and moves to Friday this week, with Duncan Arsenault and Jeremy Curtis playing drums and bass with these two acts from Nashville.

@ Ralph’s: Pulp 45, The Preston Wayne 4, The Long Goodbyes, Soul Reapin 3 | 9:00 | Cover.  Show brought to you by Milltown Ink.  The Long Goodbyes are not to be confused with Michael Cera’s band, The Long Goodbye, and they totally rockabilly harder anyway.

@ Nick’s: Amy Allison | 9:00 | No cover.  The show of the week, folks.  Go. See. This.  Profiled in this weeks’ WoMag: http://www.worcestermagazine.com/content/view/4100/

@ The Dive Bar: Dueling Hammond B3 Organ Allstars | 9:00 | No cover.  Or, go see this.  It’s all happening on their back patio/beer garden.  You can never go wrong with a B3, let alone dueling B3s.

Dive Bar’s sick weekend of music

If you haven’t heard, The Dive Bar has a “Sick Weekend of Music!” coming up.

5/22 – Kelleigh Bannen/ The Wheels (from Nashville) with Jeremy Moses Curtis & Duncan Arsenault!

5/23 – The sickest funk event of all time!!! Dueling Hammond B3 Organs OUTSIDE in the Beer Garden. Two of New England’s most in demand B3 players jam together at the Dive Bar this Saturday! Beau Sasser (Akashic Record, Uncle Sammy, Beau Sasser Trio) and Eli Winderman (Dopapod, B3 Kings) face to face for the first time on two B3’s! They will be backed up by Brian Thomas on Trombone, Steve Fell on guitar, and Bill Connor on drums. C’mon, when will you have a chance to see something this unique – head on over!