God's Comics - 20th Anniversary Show!
May
25
8:00 PM20:00

God's Comics - 20th Anniversary Show!

The Hearing Room and The Sponge Awareness Foundation reluctantly present the band...

GOD'S COMICS

A Tribute to  Men At Work, Elvis Costello, and The Monkees

It's their 20th Anniversary performance (...it's only their 3rd show for a reason)!!  God's Comics features Kevin Eldridge (vocals, melodica, rubber chickens) and Sean Fullerton (guitars, vocals, harmonicas, kazoos) with an unnecessary appearance or 10 by Adam Fullerton (uhhhhhh...)

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Sunday Open Mic
May
26
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday Open Mic

Every Sunday and hosted by Aaron Tornberg of Mushroom Musicians (pictured). We play "in the round," meaning we play one song each in a circle, facing each other on the floor. There is a microphone and DI for a guitar that we pass around. The in the round portion runs 2-3pm, followed by a different featured performer every week for 30-45 minutes and closing with more in the round performance by the open mic participants until 5PM.

There is always a great feature! Come on down and check it out!

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Open Mic
May
28
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic

Community open mic in a supportive listening environment. All ages/skill levels/genres welcome! Comics welcome, too, however, please keep in mind that this is a family venue.

$5 suggested donation.

Happens every week! Hosted either by Rick Cande (pictured left), or Hugh McQueen - (pictured right)

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Mushroom Musicians Presents Sandy and Rich Riccardi
May
31
8:00 PM20:00

Mushroom Musicians Presents Sandy and Rich Riccardi

Sandy and Rich Riccardi

With over 45 Million views on Social Media, pianist Richard Riccardi and his third and final wife, Sandy, will have you in pain with laughter. That is their goal. Sheer pain. As if you need any more pain. Their blend of Tom Lehrer, Victor Borge, Madeleine Kahn and PDQ Bach, or, if you will, Captain and Tenille, Nichols and May, George Burns and Gracie Allen will have you nostalgic for the good old days when you had to lick stamps and untangle the phone cord. Cabaret Scenes Magazine calls it "A Musical SNL...One helluva rib-tickling and satisfying night out!" Richard has played for such megastars as Tom Jones, Joel Gray, Martha Raye, Diahann Carrol, Clark "Mumbles" Terry, Wesla (or Weslia) Whitfield, Pinchas Zuckerman, and Dame Janet Baker. He was the associate conductor for the Third National Broadway Tour of "Annie". He has played with the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Ballet. Sandy Riccardi was called back for a ton of Broadway shows, Well, maybe not a ton but, like, four. Or was it three? Her first acting role was telling the NYC restaurant manager she had waitressing experience. This rapidly backfired with a tray of frozen strawberry daiquiris going down some customer's shirt. Some people get really touchy about stuff like that. In one show Sandy did get to wear a hat with Glenn Close's name tag still sewn in. She got her MM from Manhattan School of Music and did quite a bit of regional musical theater. Favorite roles include Maria in The Sound of Music, The Baroness in The Sound of Music, and Gretyl (at age 8) in The Sound of Music or "The Trifecta" as it's known. Also Lily in The Secret Garden, Marian the Librarian, and The Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd. She is now far too old to play any of them and is looking forward to all those juicy roles that start with "Aunt" so and so.

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Pretty Saro
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Pretty Saro

Pretty Saro, burst into the Boston bluegrass scene in early 2016, shaking up the definition of American roots music. Since then the four-piece string band has crafting their invigorating blend of contemporary songwriting, burnin’ bluegrass traditionals, and pop sensibilities into a sound that is uniquely their own.
www.prettysaro.com

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Sunday Open Mic
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday Open Mic

Every Sunday and hosted by Aaron Tornberg of Mushroom Musicians (pictured). We play "in the round," meaning we play one song each in a circle, facing each other on the floor. There is a microphone and DI for a guitar that we pass around. The in the round portion runs 2-3pm, followed by a different featured performer every week for 30-45 minutes and closing with more in the round performance by the open mic participants until 5PM.

There is always a great feature! Come on down and check it out!

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Open Mic
Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic

Community open mic in a supportive listening environment. All ages/skill levels/genres welcome! Comics welcome, too, however, please keep in mind that this is a family venue.

$5 suggested donation.

Happens every week! Hosted either by Rick Cande (pictured left), or Hugh McQueen - (pictured right)

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Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Mind Meld with Jospeh Allred, Robert Noyes

Rob Noyes: Rob Noyes has been on the Eastern Massachusetts scene for a while, but what we've heard him play is music from within the context of electric bands, most of whom are loud as hell and exist somewhere along the rim of the post-core continuum. More recently, Rob has taken to displaying his solo acoustic guitar chops and they are massive. Like Western Mass's Tony Pasquarosa, who mines the same widely-variant style-pits, Rob's approach to acoustic playing resembles his electric work only through shared-belief-in-a-strong-downstroke. On the way to developing his own compositional/performance approach, Noyes sometimes seems to have absorbed an almost infinite reservoir of influences. Apart from some superb Basho-like 12-string tunneling, most momentary fragments tend to recall legendary Limeys like John Renbourn (and through him, Davey Graham), because Rob's overt melodic structures tend towards the non-bluesoid.

Joseph Allred Joseph Allred fits the guitar soli realm perfectly, fully embodying the guitar loner typecast. From what I’ve read about Robbie Basho, he was a bit of a loner himself with his focus set firmly on spirituality and religious practice. Allred falls in line with Basho not only in his 12 string playing that clearly has a leaning towards Eastern musical traditions and droning free form raga that flows out in such a natural, uninhibited way but also in his educational background in Philosophy and Religious studies. Many acoustic guitarists who work in the American Primitive tradition also delve into avant-garde and experimental music. Jack Rose and Glenn Jones both started out in bands heavy into improv, Marisa Anderson played in a free jazz group, and Ben Chasny punishes his electric guitar—and listeners—as often as he finger-picks. Sir Richard Bishop has an album called Graviton Polarity Generator that sounds like its title. Jim O’Rourke has made just about every kind of noise you can imagine, and on and on. Allred has lived in Knoxville off and on over the last decade or so; attending the University of Tennessee, he moved to the small mining community in Overton County, outside of Cookeville.

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Sunday Open Mic
Jun
9
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday Open Mic

Every Sunday and hosted by Aaron Tornberg of Mushroom Musicians (pictured). We play "in the round," meaning we play one song each in a circle, facing each other on the floor. There is a microphone and DI for a guitar that we pass around. The in the round portion runs 2-3pm, followed by a different featured performer every week for 30-45 minutes and closing with more in the round performance by the open mic participants until 5PM.

There is always a great feature! Come on down and check it out!

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Open Mic
Jun
11
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic

Community open mic in a supportive listening environment. All ages/skill levels/genres welcome! Comics welcome, too, however, please keep in mind that this is a family venue.

$5 suggested donation.

Happens every week! Hosted either by Rick Cande (pictured left), or Hugh McQueen - (pictured right)

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Sunday Open Mic
Jun
16
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday Open Mic

Every Sunday and hosted by Aaron Tornberg of Mushroom Musicians (pictured). We play "in the round," meaning we play one song each in a circle, facing each other on the floor. There is a microphone and DI for a guitar that we pass around. The in the round portion runs 2-3pm, followed by a different featured performer every week for 30-45 minutes and closing with more in the round performance by the open mic participants until 5PM.

There is always a great feature! Come on down and check it out!

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Open Mic
Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic

Community open mic in a supportive listening environment. All ages/skill levels/genres welcome! Comics welcome, too, however, please keep in mind that this is a family venue.

$5 suggested donation.

Happens every week! Hosted either by Rick Cande (pictured left), or Hugh McQueen - (pictured right))

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Sunday Open Mic
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday Open Mic

Every Sunday and hosted by Aaron Tornberg of Mushroom Musicians (pictured). We play "in the round," meaning we play one song each in a circle, facing each other on the floor. There is a microphone and DI for a guitar that we pass around. The in the round portion runs 2-3pm, followed by a different featured performer every week for 30-45 minutes and closing with more in the round performance by the open mic participants until 5PM.

There is always a great feature! Come on down and check it out!

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Open Mic
Jun
25
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic

Community open mic in a supportive listening environment. All ages/skill levels/genres welcome! Comics welcome, too, however, please keep in mind that this is a family venue.

$5 suggested donation.

Happens every week! Hosted either by Rick Cande (pictured left), or Hugh McQueen - (pictured right)

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Sunday Open Mic
Jun
30
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday Open Mic

Every Sunday and hosted by Aaron Tornberg of Mushroom Musicians (pictured). We play "in the round," meaning we play one song each in a circle, facing each other on the floor. There is a microphone and DI for a guitar that we pass around. The in the round portion runs 2-3pm, followed by a different featured performer every week for 30-45 minutes and closing with more in the round performance by the open mic participants until 5PM.

There is always a great feature! Come on down and check it out!

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The SineWave Presents!
Jul
12
7:30 PM19:30

The SineWave Presents!

The SineWave takes place on 2nd Fridays, and hosted by Mark Abare.
The SineWave brings LIVE MUSIC of varied FREQUENCIES to The Hearing Room.

https://thehearingroom.ticketspice.com/matt

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Matt and the Skeleton Crew is the indie pop/rock project of Boston-based songwriter, Matt Silverstein. At the helm as the primary writer, instrumentalist and mix engineer, Matt Silverstein creates songs that blend imaginative, sinuous arrangements with hook-laden melodies and intimate lyrics.

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Maddy Roop

Maddy Roop is a Boston based rock inspired singer songwriter and musician. The rock/alternative rock genre does not fully describe the soulful and inspiring music Maddy creates.  maddyroop.com
Maddy will be doing an acoustic set with the help of her percussionist, Dani Fortner.

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www.facebook.com/pg/oxklxnd/
Indie-pop band from the suburbs of Massachusetts


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Annabelle's Revival and Bluegrass Jam
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

Annabelle's Revival and Bluegrass Jam

Annabelle's Revival came together from a couple of friends who met while jamming, as so many groups do. And now they're ready to take their love of traditional and modern bluegrass with a mix of other styles on the road - or at least as far as The Hearing Room!

After the performance will be a jam! Bring your instruments!!

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Christine Elise - Joe Folan
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Christine Elise - Joe Folan

A Co-bill tonight

First is Christine Elise, a wonderful singer-songwriter from Boston, MA

Followed by Joe Folan

Joe has been playing, writing, and teaching music for over a decade. He has played in big bands, jazz combos, indie rock bands, classic and contemporary cover bands etc.

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Medieval Blues Guitar - Claude Bourbon    Opening Act TBA
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Medieval Blues Guitar - Claude Bourbon Opening Act TBA

Medieval & Spanish blues

Guitar & Songs

Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories.

Claude’s inimitable style incorporates all five digits on each hand dancing independently but in unison, plucking, picking and strumming at such speed and precision that his fingers often seem to melt into a blur. Thousands of people in the UK, Europe and USA have enjoyed listening to this virtuoso and for the majority of his audience it is an experience that compels them to return again and again to hear and watch him play, as his fingers lightly dance over the strings of his guitar and create a unique sound that is ’Claude’.

It is very hard to describe the almost endless amalgam of different influences in Claude's playing, all melting into each other, as he moves from classical openings, across a whole continent of cultural roots, from the Balearic’s to the Balkans, and then across to the Mississippi Delta, and shoehorned into all that is music that would not have been out of place in the courts of Emperors and Kings. 

Claude Bourbon weaved his songs through the audience as if on a journey through life taking in different flavours of Europe and beyond. His Spanish medieval blues evolved into Gypsy, Eastern European, with a splash of Paco de Lucia, Delta Blues and more. Holding audience attention under a musical spell.

It's not easy to begin to describe the breadth or mastery of the music you will hear if you are fortunate to catch one of Claude’s gigs, it is a sort of sensory experience like no other. A top master of his craft and never appearing to be rushed, he has impeccable timing and makes things that one can only marvel at seem simple.

Now based in the UK, some of this guitarists’ influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician; Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple’s Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; JJ Cale; JS Bach….

Claude has played countless venues, including Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, Colne Great British & Blues Festival, Rock O'Z Arene, Avenches, Switzerland, among others. He has shared the stage in Europe and the USA with countless musicians, Calvin Russel, Charlie Morgan (Elton John, Gary Moore), Jan Akkerman (Focus), Steve Grossman (Miles Davis), Herbie Armstrong ( Van Morisson), Jose barrense Dias and many more.

Experience an evening of exploration in the unique ambiance of the Thumb!

Claude Bourbon is a unique figure today… his playing is almost indescribable“ - The Hook, Charlottesville, USA

"Never heard anyone get that much beautiful sound out of a J-45", Bob, Tucson, AZ

A breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, folk, classical and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuoso…”Altadena News, USA”

“…This accomplished artist offers tender, compelling performance through highly developed precision. His sound instantly creates ambience – from haunting Spanish moods to lyrical, romantic jazz, Claude Bourbon provides both a rich evening of music for lovers, and a real treat for music lovers…”, BBC, UK

"...His fingerpicking is exquisite and if I closed my eyes I could clearly hear two guitars playing. Just when I recongnised a theme he moved on with a mesmerising cascade of notes which kept on flowing. He added a driving bass, for a version of “She knows how to stretch it”. By the time he sang the first verse he had ‘stretched it’ from Spain to the Caucuses, and from the concert hall to the bar room. His forte is obviously his wonderful guitar work, but he does occasionally burst into song and what you then get is something between Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens, combined with a French accent! C’est magnifique.” Dave Baily

Claude's official website : www.claudebourbon.org

$15

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The Root Cellar
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

The Root Cellar

Monthly show series with performers of Appalachia music, Blues, Bluegrass, Country Blues, Mountain, High Lonesome, Old Time, etc..

This month’s performer: BLUE TRAIN

Blue Train coasts along the railway powered by a solid bluegrass foundation. Along the line it travels through distant stations ranging from Texas Swing to Parisian Gypsy Jazz.

https://www.facebook.com/bluetrainbluegrass/

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Open Mic
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic

Community open mic in a supportive listening environment. All ages/skill levels/genres welcome! Comics welcome, too, however, please keep in mind that this is a family venue.

$5 suggested donation.

Happens every week! Hosted either by Rick Cande (pictured left), or Hugh McQueen - (pictured right)

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Sunday Open Mic featuring Tamara Hey
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday Open Mic featuring Tamara Hey

Every Sunday and hosted by Aaron Tornberg of Mushroom Musicians (pictured). We play "in the round," meaning we play one song each in a circle, facing each other on the floor. There is a microphone and DI for a guitar that we pass around. The in the round portion runs 2-3pm, followed by a different featured performer every week for 30-45 minutes and closing with more in the round performance by the open mic participants until 5PM.

There is always a great feature! Come on down and check it out!

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Sunday Open Mic
May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday Open Mic

Every Sunday and hosted by Aaron Tornberg of Mushroom Musicians (pictured). We play "in the round," meaning we play one song each in a circle, facing each other on the floor. There is a microphone and DI for a guitar that we pass around. The in the round portion runs 2-3pm, followed by a different featured performer every week for 30-45 minutes and closing with more in the round performance by the open mic participants until 5PM.

There is always a great feature! Come on down and check it out!

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Adja the Turkish Queen - Petridisch
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Adja the Turkish Queen - Petridisch

The Monthly Mind Meld Presents:

Ajda the Turkish Queen is a well-established Boston-area singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist performer and recording artist, whose previous calling cards include the mighty Boston Gothicana outfit Black Fortress of Opium, who authored a rootsy yet ethereal sound she carries on in this new and current iteration as the Ajda the Turkish Queen Band.

Petridisch:
"Somewhere between the soundtracks of John Carpenter & the songs with pop sensibility from horror anime is the musical work of Petridisch.

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 Sunday Open Mic
May
5
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday Open Mic

Every Sunday and hosted by Aaron Tornberg of Mushroom Musicians (pictured). We play "in the round," meaning we play one song each in a circle, facing each other on the floor. There is a microphone and DI for a guitar that we pass around. The in the round portion runs 2-3pm, followed by a different featured performer every week for 30-45 minutes and closing with more in the round performance by the open mic participants until 5PM.

There is always a great feature! Come on down and check it out!

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Mushroom Musicians Presents Songwriters in the Round featuring Seth Hanson and Julie Kinscheck
May
3
8:00 PM20:00

Mushroom Musicians Presents Songwriters in the Round featuring Seth Hanson and Julie Kinscheck

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Julie Kinscheck

http://julieksings.com

"Julie Kinscheck's songwriting and outstanding vocal work will satisfy you to your soul..." -Metronome Magazine in their cover story following the release of her Grace With Jazz On Top album.

Julie "Queen of SCAT” Kinscheck’s, unique blend of folk, jazz, country & gospel has never fit nicely into a box; But at the heart she's a singer songwriter who has a lot of fun playing music! For her music is her pulpit, it's her therapy, it's her joy and chance to make a difference!

Seth Hanson

https://theadditionalsix.bandcamp.com/music

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Sunday Open Mic
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday Open Mic

Every Sunday and hosted by Aaron Tornberg of Mushroom Musicians (pictured). We play "in the round," meaning we play one song each in a circle, facing each other on the floor. There is a microphone and DI for a guitar that we pass around. The in the round portion runs 2-3pm, followed by a different featured performer every week for 30-45 minutes and closing with more in the round performance by the open mic participants until 5PM.

There is always a great feature! Come on down and check it out!

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