Afternoon Jam - Folk Festival
Jul
29
1:00 pm13:00

Afternoon Jam - Folk Festival

Come on into The Hearing Room for a FREE open jam during this Folk Festival Weekend.

There are no spots downtown offering open music jams that we are aware of.

We're air conditioned too!

Bring the kids, gram, and play some music!

Donations accepted

Mark Aleo
Jul
29
7:00 pm19:00

Mark Aleo

Mark Aleo returns to The Hearing Room to take the stage during Folk Festival Weekend!

Mark is a great musician and will be putting on a very entertaining show.

 

$5 Suggested Donation

Chuckin' the Reeds, TALAY, and MORI (solo)
Jul
30
6:00 pm18:00

Chuckin' the Reeds, TALAY, and MORI (solo)

MORI delivers punchy, hook-laden alternative rock/pop you can (and should) scream along to in the car. Lead singer, songwriter & guitarist Mori Einsidler, hailing from Brooklyn, NY, is heading out on a solo acoustic tour and will make a stop in Lowell, MA to play a night at the Hearing Room with local favorites Chuckin' the Reeds.

TALAY has been playing iconic New York City venues since she was 16, winning over fans with her clever lyrics and infectious on-stage persona. Often drawing comparisons to 90's favorites like Weezer, No Doubt, and Alanis Morisette, Talay's punchy power-pop tunes tell painfully relatable stories of friends, family, lovers, and losers. Her new self-titled EP, co-produced by Greg Mayo (Bernhoft, Delta Rae) and Zach Jones (Sting, A Great Big World) and mixed by Ducky Carlisle (Demi Lovato, Rooney), was released on June 2nd.

Chuckin’ the Reeds is a four-piece mostly-acoustic group comprised of hometown friends who grew up around the local music scene. The members include Chuck Kuenzler on vocals, harmonica, and guitar; Kevin Conway on guitar, mandolin, and vocals; Jared Duff on guitar and vocals; and John Hadley on percussion and cajon. The musical background of each member varies which gives them an advantage to create new and refreshing variations of Americana and acoustic rock blended with vocal harmonies.

Fans who’ve attended a Chuckin’ the Reeds show have commented on the harmonies and general chemistry between the members on stage. Show attendees have been shocked to find out the band has only been writing and playing together since June 2016. Up to this point, the band has only performed original music. They sing about what they know – life, love, whiskey, going up north. One thing is for sure, you don’t want to miss out on catching a Chuckin’ the Reeds show.

$5

Free Parking

Open Figure Drawing
Aug
2
7:00 pm19:00

Open Figure Drawing

$10 suggested donation to help compensate the model, the space and toward the making of a few drawing horses for the studio! Please bring your own drawing materials, newsprint and charcoal recommended.

Scott Jackson - The Droimlins
Aug
5
7:30 pm19:30

Scott Jackson - The Droimlins

First up tonight is Scott Jackson (7:30-8:30)

New to the Boston area music scene, Scott Jackson is a singer-songwriter from southern Connecticut with a passion for creating music. Drawing influence from artists such as Iron and Wine, John Mayer and Passenger, Scott's music is brimming with melody rich fingerstyle guitar overlaid with warm vocals and lyrics inspired by the world's natural beauty and the draw of adventure. 

And the Feature tonight - The Droimlins (8:30-10:00)

The Droimlins (Eddy Dyer and Jimmy Otis) bring their Celtic Gypsy Punk to Lowell's excellent new venue, The Hearing Room on Chelmsford St. in Lowell ~

EP NOW AVAILABLE - "The Droimlins"

thedroimlins.bandcamp.com

$6 Cover
Bring your own refreshments

Open Mic
Aug
8
7:00 pm19:00

Open Mic

Sign up at 6:30 PM, performances begin at 7:00 PM.

Music, poetry, storytelling, comedy, etc. Originals encouraged but not required !

$5 , bring your own refreshments.

**No Hate, please**

All ages and skill levels welcome.

Open Figure Drawing
Aug
9
7:00 pm19:00

Open Figure Drawing

$10 suggested donation to help compensate the model, the space and toward the making of a few drawing horses for the studio!

Please bring your own drawing materials, newsprint and charcoal recommended.

LET'S HAVE WORDS
Aug
11
7:30 pm19:30

LET'S HAVE WORDS

Poetry Evening with Caelin Graber

Come down to storytell, read poetry, or otherwise express yourself.

7:30-9:30

Open Figure Drawing
Aug
16
7:00 pm19:00

Open Figure Drawing

$10 suggested donation to help compensate the model, the space and toward the making of a few drawing horses for the studio! Please bring your own drawing materials, newsprint and charcoal recommended.

Acoustic Bluegrass Jam
Aug
18
7:00 pm19:00

Acoustic Bluegrass Jam

3rd Friday Acoustic Bluegrass Jam

Acoustic Jam (highlighting, but not limited to bluegrass) at The Hearing Room this evening.

Bring your Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle, Bass, Dobro, Harp (all types), Mandolin, Bones, Spoons, etc.. and come and enjoy a night of bluegrass music.

Acoustic instruments only!

Pass the hat event

Bring your own refreshments.

Open Mic
Aug
22
7:00 pm19:00

Open Mic

Sign up at 6:30 PM, performances begin at 7:00 PM. Music, poetry, storytelling, comedy, etc. Originals encouraged but not required ! $5, bring your own refreshments. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Open Figure Drawing
Aug
23
7:00 pm19:00

Open Figure Drawing

$10 suggested donation to help compensate the model, the space and toward the making of a few drawing horses for the studio! Please bring your own drawing materials, newsprint and charcoal recommended.

Songwriter's Club
Aug
26
1:00 pm13:00

Songwriter's Club

 Songwriters bring 1-2 songs and present them to the group. This is a supportive environment for all ages/skill levels and the goal of this group is to inspire one another and help one another grow and improve. It is always helpful to have hard copies of your songs available as well.

Open Figure Drawing
Aug
30
7:00 pm19:00

Open Figure Drawing

$10 suggested donation to help compensate the model, the space and toward the making of a few drawing horses for the studio! Please bring your own drawing materials, newsprint and charcoal recommended.

Ralph DeFlorio CD RELEASE PARTY & JAM
Sep
30
7:00 pm19:00

Ralph DeFlorio CD RELEASE PARTY & JAM

Come join Ralph DeFlorio for the CD release party of "Daylight Comes Through", a collection of 10 original compositions.
Ralph will be playing songs from the CD, perhaps some insights into songwriting, and cap the night with a BIG OLE JAM!

As ALWAYS - FREE PARKING right outside our door!!


Open Figure Drawing
Jul
26
7:00 pm19:00

Open Figure Drawing

$10 suggested donation to help compensate the model, the space and toward the making of a few drawing horses for the studio!

Please bring your own drawing materials, newsprint and charcoal recommended.

528 Traveling Medicine Show Tribute
Jul
23
6:00 pm18:00

528 Traveling Medicine Show Tribute

Miracle Frequency Discovery RocksLowell Hearing Room in Medicine Show

Scheduled Sunday Night July 23, 2017

Lowell, MA – Eclectic performances by Harvard-trained Dr. Leonard Horowitz backed by sound-savvy recording artists in the 13 O’Clock Blues Band, Jon Catler, Babe Borden, Skip Fischer and Timo Shanko, are scheduled to rock the local Hearing Room into a “Healing Room” using the therapeutic power of music tuned
to the “’MI’racle Frequency” of the ancient original Solfeggio musical scale—528Hz. 

The Sunday Night, July 23, 2017, 6-10pm happening features the doctor’s explanation, a performance by 13 O’Clock Blues Band in 528Hz Harmonic tuning, followed by audience participation in a two-hour therapeutic “sing-along, dance-along, and jam-along” with more than a dozen celebrity performers in a multi-media “528 Traveling Medicine Show Tribute” that includes virtual appearances
by famous 528 recording artists John Lennon, Prince, Led Zeppelin,
the Grateful Dead, Mariah Carey, and many others. 

A $10 donation for admission is requested for the “Healing Room” event located at 119 Chelmsford Street in Lowell. 

Come early, seating is limited, as are autographed copies of The Book of 528: Prosperity Key of LOVE. 

Also available are some limited advance copies of 13 O’Clock Blues Band’s upcoming new release Devil’s Dance which was recorded in 528Hz Harmonic Tuning. 

More information about the performers, event, and 528Hz frequency tuning is online at
http://www.528revolution.com/528-music-medicine-miracles-events/.

More can be read about 13 O’Clock Blues Band at
http://www.13oClockBluesBand.com/, and information about The Hearing Room
can be found online at http://www.hearingroom.net/new-events/

The Hugh McQueen Music Project
Jul
22
8:00 pm20:00

The Hugh McQueen Music Project

Hugh McQueen takes the stage on this night with new members of The Hugh McQueen Music Project.

Hugh is a terriffic performer, charismatic, and all around genuine cool dude.

His show is energetic and entertaining. You don't want to miss him!

Only $5!
Free parking too!

Songwriter's Club
Jul
22
1:00 pm13:00

Songwriter's Club

 Songwriters bring 1-2 songs and present them to the group. This is a supportive environment for all ages/skill levels and the goal of this group is to inspire one another and help one another grow and improve. It is always helpful to have hard copies of your songs available as well.

$5 Suggested Donation

Acoustic Bluegrass Jam
Jul
21
7:00 pm19:00

Acoustic Bluegrass Jam

Acoustic Jam (highlighting, but not limited to bluegrass) at The Hearing Room this evening.

Bring your Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle, Bass, Dobro, Harp (all types), Mandolin, Bones, Spoons, etc.. and come and enjoy a night of bluegrass music.

Acoustic instruments only!

Pass the hat event

Bring your own refreshments.

Open Figure Drawing
Jul
19
7:00 pm19:00

Open Figure Drawing

$10 suggested donation to help compensate the model, the space and toward the making of a few drawing horses for the studio! Please bring your own drawing materials, newsprint and charcoal recommended.

Performance LAB: Les Trois Etoiles/Donkey No No/Gracious Calamity/Gelineau Voight Wright
Jul
15
10:00 am10:00

Performance LAB: Les Trois Etoiles/Donkey No No/Gracious Calamity/Gelineau Voight Wright

Les Trois Etoile: [Machais ME]
EJ Hampson & Duane Ingalls - multi-intrumentalists
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IxTgTZCaOs
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Donkey No No: [Easthampton MA]
Jen Gelineau - violin, electronics
Omeed Goodarzi - guitar
Ted Lee - bowed cymbal
http://feedingtuberecords.com/artists/donkey-no-no/
https://vimeo.com/142829505
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Gracious Calamity: [Wendell MA, Indianapolis IN]
Kate Lee - guitar, voice
Kit Wallach - ukelele, voice
https://graciouscalamity.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H_pv9f1S8s

Gelineau Voigt Wright: [Holyoke, Cambridge, Lowell MA] 
Jen Gelineau - violin
John Voigt - basso de pogo
Walter Wright - acoustic percussion

DI & EJ of Earth's EdgeArts & Les Etoiles are currently presenting their "imploded songs" (extended arrangements with movement, costuming, unusual instrumentation, improvisation...) Duane Ingalls is a cofounder of Les Etoiles (c. 1990), musician & intermedia artist, who's lived/performed on both U.S coasts in a wide variety of disciplines... Ej Hampson, also a longtime member of Les Etoiles, is an education specialist and a theatre & literature scholar.

Monthly Mind Meld
Jul
8
7:00 pm19:00

Monthly Mind Meld

The Monthly Mind Meld presents: Karen Zanes and The Spearmint Sea 

Karen Zanes is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from the Boston/Cambridge area. In addition to her solo project, she is a contributing member of the experimental / noise/ psych / electronica project, Violet Nox. Other affiliated projects include The Freeways, Ghost Machine Noise, Second Day Venom. 

The Spearmint Sea is an evolution of Orange Nichole, a band led by Nichole Ferree. With the addition of guitarist/vocalist Michael Boudreau, the music changed into something different—something more collaborative. So here we are in The Spearmint Sea... a body of water teeming with pop, fuzz, and staring at shoes.

$5 suggested donation

Karen Zanes 

Karen Zanes 

The Spearmint Sea 

The Spearmint Sea 

Closed Tonight!
Jul
7
5:30 pm17:30

Closed Tonight!

Sorry for the inconvenience - we're unexpectedly closed tonight. We will be open tomorrow, starting with the Songwriter's Club at 1pm

Freewheelin' Art & Music with Mike Rydock
Jul
1
8:00 pm20:00

Freewheelin' Art & Music with Mike Rydock

Tonight we're freewheelin' it!

COme on in and draw something, paint something, create something!

All while listening to the solo acoustic performer Mike Rydock!

Mike is a cool cucumber and a great friend to The Hearing Room. We're happy to have him take the 6 hour ride from his home in Pennsylvania to share his music with us & you!

$5 Suggested Donation

Art & Music Together
Jun
30
7:00 pm19:00

Art & Music Together

Join us this Friday evening to come and do something creative!

Draw, Paint, Construct - whatever

The stage is open for musical expression also!

$5 Suggested donation

Host an Event!
Jun
28
7:00 pm19:00

Host an Event!

Wednesdays are currently available to those members of the coop that wish to hold an event!

Keep It Simple Songwriting Contest IV
Jun
24
7:00 pm19:00

Keep It Simple Songwriting Contest IV

Sign up NOW for the Hearing Room's fourth songwriter's contest. It's pretty informal but there are some rules:

Bring one song, with lyrics and lyric sheet (for comparison purposes this contest does not include instrumentals, sorry!) and be ready to play it. There is no theme this time, any song will do. There are three judges who will pick one winner.

Entry is $5

We will need at least eight songwriters to participate and will cap the number of contestants at twelve so get on the list now, email preferred thehearingroom@gmail.com. 

The goal for The Hearing Room is to put on this contest every month so we are always looking for participants and people willing to be judges. Also, the songwriter's club is always looking for people to participate. We would like to expand so that we can host a monthly showcase as well. Come to the club- it meets every other Saturday afternoon!

Performance Lab: Hersey/Nathan/Crean/BROOD/Egregoros
Jun
17
8:00 pm20:00

Performance Lab: Hersey/Nathan/Crean/BROOD/Egregoros

Ben Hersey [Easthampton MA] - reading
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4868480.Ben_Hersey
http://benjaminhersey.tumblr.com/published%20work
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Colby Nathan [Portland ME] - solo guitar, voice
https://www.facebook.com/colby.nathan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gTlEufTwpY
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Tom Crean [Easthampton MA - solo guitar
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BROOD: [Lowell MA]
Rick Breault - field recordings, samples
Elaine Wood - video
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Brood-Elaine-Wood-and-Rick-Breault-497326036948004/videos/
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Egregoros / Disembodied Poetics (TBD)

Ben Hersey
is a writer and performance artist who has performed a wide range of collaborative and solo work over the last fifteen years.

His solo work often melds crafted monologue and formal storytelling with live composition, vocal improvisation and chance operations. His experimental work draws from a wide variety of sources including contemporary poetry, noise, New England colonial history, genealogy and found texts.

Ben has been featured at a wide variety of literary, performing arts, and music festivals. Highlights include a collaboration with Jacob Otting in, A Little Ramble: Four Monologues by Robert Walser, at Flying Object in Hadley, MA. 

He wrote and performed an adaptation of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass at the Juniper Literary Festival at UMass-Amherst. He has appeared in performance pieces by Madeline ffitch including an adaptation of Christopher Smart’s Jubilate Agno. He has collaborated on several works with performer Seth Lepore including War/Peace at A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, MA.

"The Autograph of Steve Industry" is his first novel. Ben teaches writing and composition at Holyoke Community College and lives in Easthampton, MA with his wife and son.

Quincy Lord
Jun
16
8:00 pm20:00

Quincy Lord

Quincy Lord is a folk rock singer-songwriter originally from Southern NH.

His music consists of scratchy vocals, agressive guitar, and poetic lyrics.

He has been spun on WMFO 91.5FM "The Lounge", showcasing his original music, and is prepaing to release his debut EP "Tangled Up In Skin" this June

Trusting Fate
Jun
10
7:45 pm19:45

Trusting Fate

Boston-based acoustic group Trusting Fate is bolstered by a genuine passion for creating imaginative, unexpected music. The group’s debut release Down to the Basics features 12 original tunes that combine elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, roots and blues into a fresh, powerful sound.

Versatile multi-instrumentalists Paul Therkelsen (guitar, harmonica, vocals), Mike O’Brien (mandolin, violin, guitar, keyboards) and Susanna Doyle (vocals, keyboards) spin playful melodies and blend rich three-part harmonies with crisp lyrics. The band’s songs are marked by inventive arrangements that explore luxurious instrumental and vocal layers. Trusting Fate’s straightforward songwriting style and ability to deliver intimate, engaging performances reveal all three members have been inspired by legendary singers, instrumentalists and storytellers such as Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Tom Waits, The Jayhawks and Richard Thompson.

The concept of Trusting Fate first emerged in 2007 when Therkelsen, O’Brien and Doyle were singing together in a nine-piece R&B dance outfit, Red Box Panic and felt driven to experiment with different acoustic instrumentation, the finer points of dynamics and with musical genres that could not be executed by a large rock ensemble. The three broke off and began to put their own twist on classic rock covers, inserting signature Americana and bluegrass rhythmic and melodic flavors using mandolin, fiddle and keyboards and combining them with improvisational, bluesy vocal lines and heartfelt, narrative lyrics. They became Trusting Fate in 2009 and have since played at favorite hometown venues throughout the Northeastern United States, including Java Room,  The Tavern in Groton and and Main Street Café in Concord.   The group has been featured on local radio and television programs. 

 

$6 Cover

CrossTracks with Special Guest BAD HABITS
Jun
9
7:30 pm19:30

CrossTracks with Special Guest BAD HABITS

A return performance!

CrossTracks plays Bluegrass, Delta Blues, Jug Band, Old Country (not POP), Folk, Old Time, Rock, and everything else they like.

They are seasoned performers, and all have played throughout the Northeast in multiple venues. They have a high energy show, with some great renditions of songs with their own take on them.

Their website: www.crosstracksband.com
 

Also appearing this night is BAD HABITS

Bad Habits will be bringing all their styles of music and some unexpected things! It will be great to have them back to The Hearing Room


$6 Cover
Bring your own refreshments.