Pop/Rock

  • $15

    CANCELLED: John Davidson


    Due to a change in schedule, John Davidson has had to cancel this show. All tickets will be refunded. YES! This is the guy who hosted THE HOLLYWOOD SQUARES, THAT’S INCREDIBLE, and guest hosted THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON more than any other singer. He’s celebrating a 50 year career! But you gotta see his live show. John comes out and talks to the audience like he's a stand up comic establishing a relationship with his crowd even before he picks up his guitar and starts to play. Everyone is won over before the second song. He walks around the stage singing and playing instead of just sitting down in a chair and just strumming along with the words. And like a true folkie he is always commenting on society.

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  • $18

    Steady On: Celebrating Lilith Fair at 20 feat. Ronda Dale, Sharon Goldman, Lara Herscovitch, and Lisa Redfern


    It's hard to believe it's been two decades since the groundbreaking Lilith Fair festival, helmed by Sarah McLachlan and featuring such top performers as Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, Indigo Girls, Tracy Chapman, Fiona Apple, Emmylou Harris, Paula Cole, Joan Osborne and Sheryl Crow. A talented quartet of female singer-songwriters carry the torch sparked by the groundbreaking 1997-1999 tour, joining forces on tunes penned by Lilith Fair luminaries, as well as presenting original songs inspired by those artists — bringing the spirit of Lilith Fair into the present and the future.

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  • $15

    OLS & NECA Present: Cadence


    The stage lights fall, the crowd goes quiet, and four harmonious voices rise up and fill the air. The melodies unfurl into something both familiar and fresh. What comes next may be a classic song by Joni Mitchell or Louis Prima.  It may be an old bebop standard or cheeky arrangement of a 1980s hit. But these are arrangements like you’ve never heard them before—containing all the richness of a full band, but performed using just four voices.

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  • $0

    WCLZ & OLS Present: Scars On 45 w/ Builder of the House


    Please Note: This is a show put on in collaboration with WCLZ, tickets are available by listening to WCLZ starting 6/19. Scars on 45 released their self-titled debut in 2012, which landed at #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. Already a favorite among film and TV music supervisors, the band’s gorgeous melodies, driving instrumentation and boy/girl harmonies caught the attention of VH1 who chose them as a coveted "You Oughta Know Artist."  They made their national TV debut on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and received media support from the likes of USA Today, People, Entertainment Weekly, Paste, Spin, Billboard and more. Nettwerk signed the band in early 2014 and released their sophomore album Safety In Numbers that fall, which debuted at #12 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. 

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  • $7

    David Vail Album Release Show w/ Dominic Lavoie


    David Vail, a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who is part of local non-profit Listen Up! Musician (a community support day program and studio supporting adults with intellectual uniqueness in making music), is releasing his first full-length album of original material, "Unvailed". In collaboration with musicians at Listen Up David has crafted a rich and dynamic album of memorable songs – from radio-ready pop-rock to atmospheric ballads referencing Greek Mythology and Longfellow poems, David dives deep into pop music history and his own psyche to create an eminently listenable record documenting his humor, passion, and personal growth.

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  • $15

    OLS & NECA Present: Dave Carroll


    Dave Carroll is an award winning singer-songwriter, professional speaker, author and social media innovator based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He began his music career with his brother Don in the band Sons of Maxwell and has been enjoying success as a solo artist since 2008. He released his debut solo album Perfect Blue in 2008 and a second solo album in 2012 called Raincoat in Vegas.

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  • $12

    David Grant and The Reveals w/ Truth About Daisies and Charlie Schmidt


    The Reveals are aptly named; their songs move the listener from the mundane to the revelatory in the space of a verse with unrepentant honesty. Inspired by great songwriters like Ryan Adams, Glenn Hansard, and Jeff Tweedy (to name a few), their music is rooted in timeless structure and form, a voice (or two) riding a wave of indie grooves, guitars, keys, bari sax, drums and bass.

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  • $12

    duquette CD Release Show


    Rob Duquette has made his career since the mid-1990s as a well respected and in-demand sideman, most notably as a member of Jonathan Edwards'  touring band. He has also regularly played with other notables like Jack Sonni (Dire Straits) and the legendary composer David Amram over the last 15 years.  He gained national attention as part of the jazz-folk-pop group "Cactus Highway" in the early 2000s, who the Boston Herald called "a duo of true sophistication," and the Village Voice called, "amazing".

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  • $12

    Tim Mercer


    Tim Mercer is a singer/songwriter out of Portland, ME. He spent 12 years in Brooklyn, NY fronting the rock band, Daphne. During his time in New York, Tim won the K-Rock Battle of the Bands, and was the runner up in the HBO Rock The Stones Contest, as well as the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. He was also a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Contest out of 16,000 entries.

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  • $25

    Stick Men feat. Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, & Marcus Reuter


    Please note that this is a standing room show. There will be limited seating available only in the balcony.
    STICK MEN - Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto, the powerhouse bass and drums of the group King Crimson for a few decades, bring that tradition to all their playing. Levin plays the Chapman Stick, from which the band takes it's name. Having bass and guitar strings, the Chapman Stick functions at times like two instruments. Markus Reuter plays his self-designed touch style guitar – again covering much more ground than a guitar or a bass. And Mastelotto's drumming encompasses not just the acoustic kit, but a unique electronic setup too, allowing him to add loops, samples, percussion, and more. New studio album Prog Noir was released in October 2016, and the band is touring the USA and Canada in August/September 2017, and in 2018 will perform at the Cruise To The Edge 2018 and in Central America and The Caribbean (with special guest David Cross, ex-King Crimson),, and in Europe in March 2018.

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  • $10

    State Theatre and OLS Present: David Myles at Port City Music Hall


    This show will be at Port City Music Hall, and tickets can be purchased at their box office or online here. David Myles has always been attracted to another time. The Nova Scotian singer/songwriter felt the pull of history even as a kid, playing an orphan in an Oliver Twist musical and winning a lip-sync contest to “Heartbreak Hotel” as a seven-year-old. “Between those two experiences, I kind of was hooked,” he said. “That’s where I got the entertainment bug.”

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  • $12

    OLS & State Theatre Present: Henry Jamison + Gracie and Rachel w/ Tall Horse


    If you take a look through his family tree, one thing becomes abundantly clear: Henry Jamison was born to write songs. Of course there's his father, the classical composer, and his mother, the English professor, who both inspired and encouraged him directly, but if you continue tracing Jamison's lineage back even further, some interesting names start to turn up. Go back to the 1800's, for example, and you'll find "Battle Cry of Freedom" author George Frederick Root, the most popular songwriter of the Civil War era. Travel even further back in time, to 14th century England to be exact, and you'll find the poet John Gower, known to be a friend to both Chuacer and Richard II.

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  • $12

    Son Little w/ Doe Paoro


    What is the new magic of music? If you trace the path of a plan back to its beginnings, what do you find? Is it a tree, growing from seed with deep roots planted in fertile soil, branches arcing out in all directions? Or a spark in the dark, an electrical charge? Is it a waterway, with swirling currents raging to create a river? Or is it a snowflake, falling from on high and dropping down to earth with a singular splash? For Son Little, the genesis of a musical idea — the magic — remains largely a mystery. But his kinetic ability to summon that energy all the same, to command it, hold onto it, and set it in motion, is the stuff of alchemy.

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  • $15

    Marco Benevento


    PLEASE NOTE: This is standing room show and will feature limited seating available only in the balcony For more than a decade pianist Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive body of work. His studio albums and live performances set forth a vision that connects the dots in the vast space between LCD Soundsystem and Leon Russell, pulsating with dance rock energy, but with smart, earthy songwriting to match. It has led to numerous high profile appearances, ranging from Carnegie Hall to Pickathon, Mountain Jam to Bonnaroo, while headlining shows coast to coast.

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  • $25

    Patty Larkin


    Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails her “soundscape experiments” while Rolling Stone praises her “evocative and sonic shading.” She has been described as “riveting” (Chicago Tribune), “hypnotic” (Entertainment Weekly) and a “drop-dead brilliant” performer (Performing Songwriter).

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