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Somerville Massachusetts is an urban industrial city located northwest of Boston along the divide between the lower Charles and Mystic River watersheds. In its earliest history Somerville served as the grazing lands for the residents and farmers of Charlestown and had only a few scattered permanent settlements. This is a sharp contrast to the Somerville of today which is comprised of 4.1 square miles and has a total population of over 77,400 people making it the most densely populated community in New England!

Somerville was established as a town in 1842 and its population grew in leaps and bounds from that time forward. Many of the new settlers worked in the brick yards producing as many as 1.3 million bricks a year by hand or 5.5 million with a new press. At its highest point in production the town was turning out 24 million bricks being made in 12 brick yards in the city.

By the end of 1851, heavy industry was prominent here and was soon followed by rolling and slitting mills, iron works and manufacturers of steam engines and boilers. With the establishment of the street car lines, Somerville's population again exploded growing to six times its number between 1870 and 1915. The scale of the meat packing industry earned Somerville the reputation as the Chicago of New England. The city's population reached its peak during the Second World War when almost 106,000 people were said to create a density greater than that of Calcutta!

Closely built two families and triple-deckers fill the city to house its dense and diversified people. Today, Somerville is a mix of blue-collar families, young professionals and recent immigrants. It is known for its large number of city squares which help mark neighborhood boundaries. Among those most active today are Davis Square, Union Square, Ball Square, Teele Square and Magoun Square.

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Intro to Woodworking: Build a Box JULY/AUGUST

Description:

In this class you'll get familiar with typical woodworking tools and the basics of joinery and finishing techniques by building the foundational shape from which most furniture and structures are constructed - a box! We will be creating a small (roughly 3x6x9") box with lid.

While this is a hands-on class producing a final project that you can take home, there will also be theoretical lecture portions of the class. We will discuss different types of wood, what factors go into your choice of material, and what behaviors of the wood to keep in mind when choosing which tools to use on that wood. We will also discuss different types of joints, and both the structural and aesthetic reasons you may want to use one joint method over another. We will discuss joints that require jigs, however, we will NOT be practicing those joints (such as dovetails, finger joints, biscuits, and pocket screwing). We will also discuss the different finish options, including waxes, oils, stains, varnishes, and paint, and you will get instruction on how to apply a stain or oil finish to your final piece.

Class Goals:

Teach students how to safely use woodworking and assembly tools like table saws, sliding compound miter saws, circular saws, the jointer and planer, layout tools and more, leading to the completion of a wooden box.

Prerequisites:

No experience necessary; students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials:

Wood will be provided; please bring $10 cash to the fist class to cover the cost of materials.

Instructor Biography:

Carolyn Emberley has a BFA in Studio Art from UMass Amherst, taught in the Student Union Craft Center for most of her time there, and took woodworking classes in the art department.

Carolyn has been observing and building in her Dad's workshop since before she can remember. She built her first toolbox as a wee lass with her Dad's help when she was probably 8 or 10. Her personal projects tend to range from jewlery stands to boxes to small furniture. She comes from a family of professional builders and remodelers, and has helped frame, drywall, trim, paint, etc. many a structure, including her parents' home improvement projects, the construction of an addition to a family summer cottage, volunteering on several Habitat for Humanity sites, and supervising and teaching 14-18 year olds in week-long trips rebuilding houses in the Gulf Coast for three summers post-Hurricane Katrina. Teaching a 15 year old girl to cut and hang crown molding and seeing her amazement and the homeowner's gratiture in her results has been one of her most rewarding teaching experiences.

Event Time:

Session 1: Tuesday, July 28, 7PM - 10PM

Session 2: Tuesday, August 4, 7PM - 10PM

Session 3: Tuesday, August 11, 7PM - 10PM

Session 4: Tuesday, August 18, 7PM - 10PM

Session 5: Tuesday, August 25, 7PM - 10PM

Session 6: Tuesday, September 1, 7PM - 10PM (TESTING)

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Jul 28, 2015 1 PM to Sep 1, 2015 4 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13 )
Intro to Woodworking: Build a Box MAY/JUNE

Description:

In this class you'll get familiar with typical woodworking tools and the basics of joinery and finishing techniques by building the foundational shape from which most furniture and structures are constructed - a box! We will be creating a small (roughly 3x6x9") box with lid.

While this is a hands-on class producing a final project that you can take home, there will also be theoretical lecture portions of the class. We will discuss different types of wood, what factors go into your choice of material, and what behaviors of the wood to keep in mind when choosing which tools to use on that wood. We will also discuss different types of joints, and both the structural and aesthetic reasons you may want to use one joint method over another. We will discuss joints that require jigs, however, we will NOT be practicing those joints (such as dovetails, finger joints, biscuits, and pocket screwing). We will also discuss the different finish options, including waxes, oils, stains, varnishes, and paint, and you will get instruction on how to apply a stain or oil finish to your final piece.

Class Goals:

Teach students how to safely use woodworking and assembly tools like table saws, sliding compound miter saws, circular saws, the jointer and planer, layout tools and more, leading to the completion of a wooden box.

Prerequisites:

No experience necessary; students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials:

Wood will be provided; please bring $10 cash to the fist class to cover the cost of materials.

Instructor Biography:

Carolyn Emberley has a BFA in Studio Art from UMass Amherst, taught in the Student Union Craft Center for most of her time there, and took woodworking classes in the art department.

Carolyn has been observing and building in her Dad's workshop since before she can remember. She built her first toolbox as a wee lass with her Dad's help when she was probably 8 or 10. Her personal projects tend to range from jewlery stands to boxes to small furniture. She comes from a family of professional builders and remodelers, and has helped frame, drywall, trim, paint, etc. many a structure, including her parents' home improvement projects, the construction of an addition to a family summer cottage, volunteering on several Habitat for Humanity sites, and supervising and teaching 14-18 year olds in week-long trips rebuilding houses in the Gulf Coast for three summers post-Hurricane Katrina. Teaching a 15 year old girl to cut and hang crown molding and seeing her amazement and the homeowner's gratiture in her results has been one of her most rewarding teaching experiences.

Event Time:

Session 1: Tuesday, May 5, 7PM - 10PM

Session 2: Tuesday, May 12, 7PM - 10PM

Session 3: Tuesday, May 19, 7PM - 10PM

Session 4: Tuesday, May 26, 7PM - 10PM

Session 5: Tuesday, June 2, 7PM - 10PM

Session 6: Tuesday, June 9, 7PM - 10PM (TESTING)

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: May 5, 2015 1 PM to Jun 9, 2015 4 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 05 May 2015 13 )
New Member Orientation

Artisan’s Asylum New Member Orientation

In Person Session led by the Welcome Brigade

Open to new members and interested members by registration.

We only have 10 seats in this event, so please cancel if you are unable to make it within 24 hours notice.


Are you a new member at the Asylum and want to get acclimated? Want to better know your way around our 40,000 sq ft? Want to get involved and give back? Taken our public tour but want to learn more about membership?


Register for one of our upcoming New Member Orientation Sessions to get the most of your membership at the Asylum. In a jam packed session, members and staff take you on 'the other tour' helping you orient to the space and our community. We cover:


Membership

- Membership Benefits

- Responsibilities and Governance


Get Involved and Give Back

- Community

- Volunteering


The Shops

- Safety

- Shop Etiquette

- Tool Testing




When: Jan 25, 2015 7 PM to Jun 30, 2015 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19 )
Open Blues Jam! featuring Matthew Smart Band
When: May 3, 2015 4 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $0.00 (Sun, 03 May 2015 16 )
Alba's Edge... CD Release....
I have gotten to hear Alba's Edge a number of times now in concert and must admit to being very impressed indeed by the innovative, unbridled, and adventurous approach to new and traditional tunes alike. But its the phenomenal level musical chops and sheer energy they bring to their performances that has most impressed. This will be a CD release so expect lots and lots of great and enthusiastic guests some of which you will already know of!! "Alba's Edge is a tapestry of cultures: the expressive Scottish and original fiddle melodies are woven together with jazz improvisation and harmony, funk bass lines and the rhythms of Latin America to form a cohesive and singular musical experience. Fiddle, piano, drums and bass come together seamlessly in a new sound that BBC Radio Scotland has called "a wonderful concoction". Fresh off a US State Department funded tour of Mexico, Alba's Edge performs and leads clinics across the US and internationally at venues ranging from house concerts to festival stages." The Burren Backroom series launched in October of 2011 but has already created many memorable, intimate, informal presentations held in a truly atmospheric space which was created by well-known traditional musicians Tommy and Louise McCarthy in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts. DeDanann, Dervish, Teada, The Teetotalers, Lunasa, Robbie O'Connell, Sean Tyrrell, the list is building and building, and the radio recordings have become a feature of the weekly Celtic Sojourn radio broadcasts. A series of CDs "Live from the Backroom" is being planned. Hosted by Brian O'Donovan of A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH radio, these gatherings feature core performers from many aspects of traditional music as well as special guests, and conversations around the music. Regularly, there are "openers" artists presenting three or four pieces often in contrast to the "main" offering. This has seen some spectacular new and often unexpected talent being presented on stage. There is a $5 discount for WGBH Members. If you are a member, send an e-mail to celtic@wgbh.org and we will send you the code. Seating is VERY limited and these events have been selling out, so get your tickets today!



When: May 20, 2015 7 PM to May 20, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 12 - 23 USD (Wed, 20 May 2015 19 )
Introduction to TIG Welding: MAY

Description:

This class is designed to introduce students to the process of TIG welding, a precise type of welding most often used in the manufacture of spaceframe structures like bike frames and roll cages. Students will learn how to weld primarily 4130 chromoly steel tubing, as well as different types of materials, shapes, and joints, and will learn how to use a range of supporting equipment (drill press, hole saws, grinders, etc.) and processes that come with welding.

Class Goals:

The goal of this class will be to train a student to the point where they can weld on Artisan's Asylum equipment safely and independently.

Prerequisites:

Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials:

Weld helmets, gloves, tungsten electrodes are provided. Students should wear boots or closed-toed shoes as well as a heavy-duty long sleeved shirt, such as flannel or a heavy work shirt. Information for students interested acquiring any equipment of your own will be covered in class. All students are expected to pay an additional $20 to cover materials. If you wear glasses, bring the ones you use for computing or reading, as close-up vision is important.

Instructor Biography:

In 1993 Skunk picked up a TIG torch, struck an arc, and produced his first weld puddle (oddly enough, it was in titanium). Ever since, he has been on a relentless mission to transmogrify and personify spark plugs, circuit breaker boxes, reamer blades, typewriters, and the like, helping the little creatures he inherently sees in objects transcend their original purpose. Saw blades are reinvented into angelic wings, tin cans devolve into rose pedals, and a broken clarinet gets a second life as a pirate blunderbuss. No outdated or discarded mechanical devices are safe from joining the parade of fantastic creatures, mighty rayguns, and emotional robots, some of which tip the scales at over 300 pounds.

Skunk is also the Fleet Admirl and founder of a bicycle chopper gang known as SCUL, and works as a professional custom bike builder for Seven Cycles.

For more about Skunk: http://www.skunkadelia.com/


Event Time:

Session 1: Monday, May 4, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Session 2: Monday, May 11, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Session 3: Monday, May 18, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

NO session on Memorial Day

Session 4: Monday, June 1, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: May 4, 2015 7 PM to Jun 1, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Mon, 04 May 2015 19 )
Original Gravity Spring Concert

Butch Rovan, on faculty at Brown University, presents an exciting evening of adventerous electronics, dance, video, and music. Doors and beer release at 5PM. Music commences at 7. 



When: May 27, 2015 5 PM to May 27, 2015 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 27 May 2015 17 )
Josh Briggs


When: Jun 6, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 06 Jun 2015 20 )
Josh Briggs


When: May 16, 2015 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 16 May 2015 21 )
Josh Briggs


When: May 2, 2015 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 02 May 2015 21 )
Bicycle Maintenance I: June

Description:

Learn how to maintain your bicycle! The four classes in this course will cover the following topics: changing a flat tire, introduction to drive systems and rear derailleurs, brake systems overhaul, and introduction to bearings systems and front hub overhaul. Students will be performing the maintenance themselves, on their own bicycles, after a short instruction and demonstration. This is a basic course, and some bicycle types may be outside of the scope of the course. However, the course does reach a level of detail at which students who are intending to expand their knowledge of bicycles find it helpful to do some light note-taking during lecture time.

Class Goals:

Students will come out of this course with the ability to tend to the most common maintenance requirements of their bicycle.

Prerequisites:

Students must be at least 18 years of age -- otherwise, all you need is the desire to learn!

Materials Provided:

All relevant tools and equipment will be provided, as well as lubricants and rags etc.

What to Bring:

Your bike, replacement parts if necessary (check with instructor), and clothes you don't mind getting black bike grease on.

Instructor Biography:

 

“Seven” as she’s commonly known, has learned her bicycle maintenance skills through a combination of Broadway Bicycle School training, and spending inordinate amounts of time around SCUL headquarters (a positive bicycle chopper gang). Seven maintains a small fleet of “normal” bicycles, has built and maintained her own modified bicycles, and she likes to read bicycle repair manuals for kicks. Seven enjoys maintenance best when her SCUL comrades get together and ask her two or three “how do I…” questions at once. She’s also keen on hot yoga, meditation, making electronics go, and treasures playtime with friends.

 

 

Event Time:

Session 1: Wednesday, June 3, 7PM - 9PM

Session 2: Wednesday, June 10, 7PM - 9PM

Session 3: Wednesday, June 17, 7PM - 9PM

Session 4: Wednesday, June 24, 7PM - 9PM

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Jun 3, 2015 7 PM to Jun 24, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 03 Jun 2015 19 )
WHEN CULTURES CONVERGE, PART 2: OLIVIA PÉREZ COLLELLMIR GROUP & KONTRAQUARTET
Journey in Sound Presents 
When Cultures Converge, Part 2featuring the Olivia Pérez Collellmir Group & KontraQuartet This is the second of a two part series featuring international musicians leading groups with multinational band members. Olivia Pérez Collellmir, a pianist from Barcelona, has been studying and playing music since she was 5 years old. She performed her first recital at the age of 8 at the Spanish Conservatory of Music in her hometown. After years of classical training she decided to explore other paths of music which led her to jazz which she now blends with other forms of world music. She presently attends Berklee School of music and has already garnered attention there having just won the Berklee Piano Department Chair award for for outstanding achievement and contributions. Olivia will be joined by cellist Marta Roma, from Spain, and percussionist Daniel Feldman from Mexico City. The band will play a passionate blend of Spanish inspired themes. You will hear elements of classical, the upbeat and vibrant rhythms of Latin jazz, all rooted with the rich tradition of Spanish flamenco music. Olivia's accompanists************************Marta Roma is a cellist from Barcelona with a strong classical background but is also a eclectic and versatile musician versed in jazz and world styles. She is currentky attending Berklee where she is studying with Eugene Friesen and Mike Block.She has perfromed in Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, US, Japan, and the Philippines. Daniel Feldman is a world percussionist and drummer orginally from Mexico City. From a young age he has played and studied various percussion instruments from different cultures and parts of the world, and his dverse cultural background has helped to shape and influence his musical style. Daniel is currently studying at Berklee and is working with various musicians around the Boston area with different musicians around the Boston area with different musical genres. KontraQuartet, a truly international group of musicians from the New England Conservatory, will be making their debut appearance. The group was put  together by Columbian born Pilar Zorro,  a classically trained violinist currently studying at the in the Contemporary Improvisation program. In addition to Pilar,  KontraQuartet features string harpist Nicolas Casteñeda Lozano, also from Columbia, Korean born Do Yeon KIm who plays the gayageum (korean zither) and Turkish born vocalist Bürcu Guleç, a highly respected and versatile singer in a number of different projects. The goal of the group is to create a blend of music between their cultures (Columbian, Korean, & Turkish).  Pilar Zorro started playing violin at age 7 in the classical music field. Starting at age 13 and for 6 years, Pilar was a member of Unimusica String Quartet, with who she received 3 first prizes at national chamber music competitions in Columbia. After finishing formal music studies in Columbia and Dallas, TX, Pilar eventually arrived in Boston in 2013 where she is currently studying in a Masters program in Contemporary Improvisation at the New England Conservatory. KontraQuartet's accompanists**********************************Nicolas Casteñeda Lozano initially studied clarinet as a child but discovered the traditional Columbian Llanera harp at the age of 15 and after extensive studies, went on to receive awards at many national music festivals of different styles of traditional Columbian music in Columbia.  NIcolas won a scholarship to Berklee School of Music where he is currently a BA Student in JAzz Composition. Do Yeon Kim is the first gayageum player admitted to study at the New England Conservatory and also the first student o study Contemporary Improvisation following an undergraduate degree of study in Korean music. Her dream since the age of 12 has been to widely introduce Korean traditional music to the world on an international level. Do Yeon has received numerous awards in her native Korea She was selected by the Korean Department of Culture to be one of the few gayageum musicians to tour with a youth group to Japan. More recently she performed at a concert featuring arrangements of John Zorn music in New York City, playing these arrangements with the composer himself. Performer, vocal coach, and educator Burcu Güleç, a native of Ankara, Turkey, has performed internationally including several appearances in programs under Turkish National Radio Television and Ankara Radio broadcasting directly to Europe and the United States. Locally she has appeared with the Dünya Ensemble, Bury Me Standing, as well as various jazz projects including Otobus Trio who made their debut appearance in the Arts at the Armory Cafe in October 2014.  In January 2015, she conducted a workshop/clinic for Turkish Music for Journeys in Sound. reserve through EVENTBRITE
suggested donation is $10, $8 for students and those on a fixed income with a reservation **CASH ONLY at door**
without a reservation $12 & $10 if room is not to capacity

When: Apr 26, 2015 3 PM to Apr 26, 2015 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15 )
4.23 @ PA's Lounge ft. Electric Octopus, Tonight We Conquer + MORE

Spice up your week with some great music! Featuring...


9- 9:45 Electric Octopus 

10- 10:45 Tonight We Conquer
https://tonightweconquer.bandcamp.com/releases

11- 11:45 TBA


8:30 DOORS // 21+ // $8 at the door, $5 advance



When: Apr 23, 2015 8 PM to Apr 23, 2015 11 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20 )
Sculptural Metalworking: JUNE

Description:

This is a class specifically geared as an introduction to the wonderful world of sculptural metalworking and welding. Students will learn how to use a MIG welder and various supporting tools (clamps, grinders, sanders, etc.) to produce sculptural art pieces of their own design. Kit and instructor-directed projects are also available if students would like a less independent class experience.

Class Goals:

The goals of this class will be to encourage students to think of metalworking as a new and expansive creative outlet, and to train students to the point where they can weld on Asylum equipment safely and independently.

Prerequisites:

No experience required! Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials:

Students should bring a flannel shirt, leather gloves and safety glasses to class. Students will purchase raw materials from the instructor as needed for their projects.

Instructor Biography:



Ecco is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She's a local artist with a passion for steel, specializing in creating wearable metal accessories (like the horns in her picture, or a set of wings for her back) and designing static and kinetic sculptures. Her previous work has included flapping pterodactyls, moth sculptures, a rideable dragon, and several other pieces.



Event Time:

Session 1: Tuesday, June 6, 6:30 - 9:30PM

Session 2: Tuesday, June 13, 6:30 - 9:30PM

Session 3: Tuesday, June 20, 6:30 - 9:30PM

Session 4: Tuesday, June 27, 6:30 - 9:30PM

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Jun 6, 2015 6 PM to Jun 27, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 06 Jun 2015 18 )
Kate's Challenged Athletes Foundation - NYC Triathlon Fundraiser

Beer + Fundraising = An awesome end to your weekend or start to your week! As part of my fundraising effort for the Challenged Atheletes Foundation's 2015 New York City Triathlon team, I'll be hosting a fundraiser at American Fresh, the Slumbrew taproom in Assembly Square. Tickets to attend are  $30 and include a tasty charcuterie, pretzel and food spread and 5 raffle tickets for an array of prizes, including a gift basket from Slumbrew. Additionall raffle tickets will go for $1 a piece. American Fresh has Slumbrew and Bantam Cider on tap. If you've already donated to my CAF fundraising page, don't worry you're name will be on the list! Learn more about CAF and the athletes supported by CAF by visiting http://www.challengedathletes.org/



When: May 3, 2015 5 PM to May 3, 2015 8 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 03 May 2015 17 )
Ameranouche
Join Ameranouche as they celebrate the release of their new record "Sun Shine Soul". The award winning Ameranouche (pronounced uh-Mare-uh-noosh) plays a passionate style of music they call "Gypsy Flamenco Swing." They are veterans of the Newport Jazz Festival, Djangofest Northwest, Muzikfest Bethlehem, PA and the National Press Club. The name is derived from two words: American and Manouche, the gypsy tribe of guitarist Django Reinhardt. The rip-roaring ensemble is a super force of hot acoustic Gypsy inspired music mixing Flamenco, Bebop and Jazz swing influences. Played on traditional French jazz guitars, the music is rhythmic, vigorous, and elegant. Whether they're playing a musette waltz from 1930 or an Andalusian inspired original tune, Ameranouche's Gypsy Flamenco Swing style is a fresh and highly enjoyable new sound for the 21st century. Gypsy Flamenco Swing is about coming together and celebrating our shared humanity. Ameranouche is committed to connecting deeply with its audience and sharing joy and peace through its live shows and recorded albums. www.ameranouche.com



When: May 3, 2015 7 PM to May 3, 2015 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 - 10 USD (Sun, 03 May 2015 19 )
You Me And Everyone We Know
with Daisyhead, Future Crooks
In the song "Eat My Hands," off You Me And Everyone We Know's latest EP, Dogged, Ben Liebsch howls, "Desperate times call for a creative spark." Not only is it a powerful visual, but the line perfectly encapsulates both the inner and outer struggles that've plagued Liebsch for much of his life. Five years ago, those struggles nearly caused the singer/songwriter's demise and it took losing everythingincluding his band mates, his money and his sanityto figure out what was truly important and how he could endure without the threat of self-destruction. "I consider the last few years a penance of the deeds I'd done in the previous couple years," Liebsch says of his time away from the stage. "But I learned from it, kind of like the old Will Rogers quote: 'Good judgment comes from experience which comes from bad judgment.' You can't learn from not messing up. If you're able to succeed without failing, then you're just on a lucky streak." Back in 2011, You Me And Everyone We Know appeared to be on the brink of mainstream success. Fans were smitten by the band's first two independent EPs and it wasn't long until the D.C. pop-rockers gained a loyal following across the country. Their newfound popularity sparked the interest of Doghouse Records, who released the group's debut full-length, Some Things Don't Wash Out, and Liebsch & Co. were soon touring with acts like We Are The In Crowd, and The Ready Set. YMAEWK were playing to packed crowds who couldn't get enough of the group's melodic-fueled melancholyas heard on songs like "Livin' Th' Dream" and "A Little Bit More"and the future looked bright. Unfortunately, Liebsch was keeping a dark secret he couldn't hide any more."Almost four years ago, the band fell apart at the hands of my drinking and mental issues," Liebsch admits. "Too many times for me to count, I had been less of a man than I planned. Since all that, I came back to Baltimore and did what one does when you don't have a van to live in anymore. I went home and moved back in with my mom, got a job and started working. The last three years have been me trying every day to be a good person, live a little less in the grey and to get back on my feet and get back up, as far as the band is concerned."Today, Liebsch is nearly four years sober and ready to rebuild You Me And Everyone We Know. While he released new music in the years since the band went on an unofficial hiatus, only now is he ready to re-embrace the life of a full-time musician and all of the responsibilities it entails. Up first is a new EP, entitled Dogged, which is slated for release on March 17, 2015, through South X Sea Records. The EP opens with the minute-long rager "Raise Them Bones," named for a Swamp Thing comic book and tackles the idea that scars heal, but never truly disappear. Next up is "Does It Amaze Thee?," which is sure to be a fan favorite with its upbeat breakdowns and introspective lyrics about life's big questions, like how we continue to pick ourselves up when we're repeatedly knocked down. "I'm just picking up where I left off. I needed to take time off to figure out who I was and what my motivations were in making music," Liebsch says of what he hopes to accomplish with You Me And Everyone We Know. "This band and its songs tell the story of my journeyone of an abused alcoholic with a penchant for depression and self deprecation, holding on to his misanthropically optimistic view of the world as he marches ever forward. I guess I'm just trying to show the world who I am, who we all are."

When: May 19, 2015 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 - $12.00 (Tue, 19 May 2015 18 )
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe
When: May 2, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 02 May 2015 20 )
Caravan Of Thieves
Age Limit: All Ages

Caravan Of Thieves



When: Jun 19, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $12 adv/$15 doors (Fri, 19 Jun 2015 19 )
Original Gravity Concert Series Pairing Beer and Contemporary Music
The fourth Original Gravity Concert will take place on Wednesday, May 27 at 7pm at Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA. The concert will feature the music of Butch Rovan, composer/media artist and performer on the faculty of the Department of Music at Brown University. Each of the evening’s pieces will be paired with a beer from Aeronaut Brewing Company, with an exclusive beer brewed specifically to match the aesthetics of Rovan’s unique compositional voice.

When: May 27, 2015 7 PM to May 27, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Tickets to Original Gravity are a suggested $15 donation (Wed, 27 May 2015 19 )
Ramblin' Jack Elliott
When: Jun 5, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 05 Jun 2015 19 )
It's All Child's Play
When: Apr 23, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20 )
The Birds and the Bees

Apr 17, 2015: 6 pm - 8 pm (Fri)



When: Apr 22, 2015 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18 )
Shit-faced Shakespeare
When: Apr 21, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19 )
Debkas, Zhoks, and Beygeles
When: Apr 29, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20 )
Artisan's Asylum Gift Certificates

Do you know someone who would love to take a welding class? How about a sewing class or electronics? How about someone who would love access to a woodshop, precision metalworking shop, welding shop, bike shop, fabric shop, or electronics shop for a month or two? Artisan's Asylum gift certificates are for you!

Gift Certificates in any amount can be redeemed for any of our services including classes and memberships.

Check out our calendar for the latest upcoming classes and events, and our website for more details about membership options.


Instructions for Use:

Fill in the amount you'd like to gift to someone, give us their name and email address in the registration form, and hit submit. We'll send you a receipt with the amount, but we won't blow the surprise by emailing them anything! You can notify them of the gift in whatever way you prefer.

Recipients can apply credit towards any Asylum payment; membership, class registration, class materials, or what have you. 

To redeem their gift certificates, recipients must fill out this form.


*Note that Artisan's Asylum classes and membership are only available for makers over the age of 18.



When: Jan 6, 2015 1 PM to Jun 30, 2015 4 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: This purchase grants a gift certificate redeemable for the purchase of any Artisan's Asylum services up to the amount indicated. To redeem a gift certificate, fill out the form linked below. Gift Certificate

(Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13 )
Introduction to Raspberry Pi: MAY

Description:

The Raspberry Pi is one of the most groundbreaking pieces of electronics of the last year. This single board computer is inexpensive yet comes packed with ethernet, USB, a high powered graphics engine, digital I/O ports and enough CPU power to accomplish your projects. In this class, learn how the Raspberry Pi can bridge the gap between the Internet and the physical world as the brains behind all your projects.

This class will cover the basics of setting up and installing the Raspberry Pi. It will also show you how to use the Digital input and outputs to control LEDs, motors, and sensors. The class will build on these skills to make the Raspberry Pi accessible over the Internet and to interact with existing web pages.

Learn how the Raspberry Pi differs from an Arduino and when to use one over another, and even how to use Raspberry Pi together with an Arduino. The class will conclude with some advanced topics, such as overclocking your Raspberry Pi and experimenting with graphics (great for building your own arcade games).

This class is targeted at those who are interested in learning more about using the Raspberry Pi in their own electronics/software projects and who have some basic programming experience. Students will leave the class with the ability and knowledge needed to build their own ground-breaking Raspberry Pi based projects.

Class Goals:

Students will learn to set up and program a Raspberry Pi using Python. Experience will be gained with the general purpose inputs and outputs, using sensors. We will also practice controlling an Arduino, and communicating with other devices over the Internet.

Prerequisites:

Students should have some basic experience with programming.

Materials:

Student will need to purchase from the instructor or provide:

- Raspberry Pi Model B ($35)

- Raspberry Pi Starter Pack ($70)

- breadboard, LEDs, switch, resistors, transistor, breadboard wires, etc.

All materials will be available for sale from the instructor at cost for $110. Students should bring cash or a check made out to Eric Friedrich to the first class to cover the materials fee. If students wish to provide their own Raspberry Pi board, advance arrangements can be made with the instructor.

Instructor Biography:

Eric is a software engineer at a large corporation by day and enjoys getting his hands dirty at night. He has several years of experience working with microcontrollers and embedded systems. He has worked on line-following robots and shape shifting airplane wings. He was also part of the Asylum’s winning Laser Harp team in the Radioshack Hackerspace Challenge.

Event Time:

Session 1: Wednesday, May 6, 7:15-9:15PM

Session 2: Wednesday, May 13, 7:15-9:15PM

Session 3: Wednesday, May 20, 7:15-9:15PM

Session 4: Wednesday, May 27, 7:15-9:15PM

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: May 6, 2015 7:15:00 PM to May 27, 2015 8:15:00 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 06 May 2015 19:15:00 )
BOOTY VORTEX






DINNER SEATING ARRIVAL TIME

All Sections should arrive between 9:15 - 9:45 pm( After the early show has ended )
 


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

General Admission does NOT guarantee seating. Bar area is unreserved, first come first served, and offers a full menu.

** Unoccupied zoned dinner seating will be released to general admission 15 minutes before performance begins.

Guaranteed Seating: For guaranteed seating, purchase a ticket in one of the main room zones A-G, arrive within designated time which is under the Additional Information on this event page / in your confirmation email, and purchase dinner that evening. $15 FOOD minimum per person plus 7% meal tax

All tables seat either four or two. If you don’t purchase all of the seats, you may be seated with others.

Ages 10+ may attend with a parent and dinner/show combo ticket for EARLY SHOWS ONLY.

General Admission (all shows) AND Fri/Sat shows starting 9pm & later are ALWAYS 21+.

Exceptions apply. Refer to www.johnnyds.com and click on the Music/Events calendar to check your show.

Fees Apply To All Online Purchases

Please note the following, day of show;

- Limited number of admissions available "cash only" at door on any given night, first come first serve.

- The ''cash only'' price at Door may vary from advance price.Please call venue (617) 776-2004 after 4pm for specific set times and more information, or follow us on Facebook / Twitter.



When: Jun 12, 2015 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 12 Jun 2015 22 )
Johnny D's Comedy Showcase Presents: Tight 5

Johnny D's is a mix of table seating and standing room.

Tables for this show are available on a first come, first serve basis.

 



When: Apr 27, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19 )
JOE FIRSTMAN of THE CORDOVAS
    


Day of Show Ticket Price: $12.00


 

DINNER SEATING ARRIVAL TIMES
All Sections should arrive between 9:15 - 9:45 PM

 

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

General Admission does NOT guarantee seating. Bar area is unreserved, first come first served, and offers a full menu.

** Unoccupied zoned dinner seating will be released to general admission 15 minutes before performance begins.

Guaranteed Seating: For guaranteed seating, purchase a ticket in one of the main room zones A-G, arrive within designated time which is under the Additional Information on this event page / in your confirmation email, and purchase dinner that evening. $15 FOOD minimum per person plus 7% meal tax

All tables seat either four or two. If you don’t purchase all of the seats, you may be seated with others.

Ages 10+ may attend with a parent and dinner/show combo ticket for EARLY SHOWS ONLY.

General Admission (all shows) AND Fri/Sat shows starting 9pm & later are ALWAYS 21+.

Exceptions apply. Refer to www.johnnyds.com and click on the Music/Events calendar to check your show.

Fees Apply To All Online Purchases

Please note the following, day of show;

- Limited number of admissions available "cash only" at door on any given night, first come first serve.

- The ''cash only'' price at Door may vary from advance price.Please call venue (617) 776-2004 after 4pm for specific set times and more information, or follow us on Facebook / Twitter.
  
  



When: Jun 5, 2015 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 05 Jun 2015 22 )
Beatlejuice (Beatles Covers)
 

   

 *** IF ZONED SEATING IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON THIS EVENT PAGE, IT MEANS THAT THERE ARE ONLY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE***

** When purchasing a ticket in a Zone, you are not guaranteed a particular seat. Seats are assigned at venue’s discretion. **

** If you are unable to make your section’s arrival time or need to cancel your dinner reservation, please call 617-776-2004 DAY OF SHOW, ONLY AFTER 4PM. TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.**
 

 

ZONE ARRIVAL TIMES
 

Section A  8:00 – 8:30pm

Section B  7:45 – 8:15pm

Section C  7:45 – 8:15pm

Section E  8:00 – 8:30pm

Section F  7:30 – 8:00pm

Section G  8:15 – 8:45pm
 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

General Admission does NOT guarantee seating. Bar area is unreserved, first come first served, and offers a full menu. Fifteen minutes before music begins, unoccupied tables in the main room are open for all patrons.

Guaranteed Seating: For guaranteed seating, purchase a ticket in one of the main room zones A-G, arrive within designated time which is under the Additional Information on this event page / in your confirmation email, and purchase dinner that evening. $15 FOOD minimum per person plus 7% meal tax

All tables seat either four or two. If you don’t purchase all of the seats, you may be seated with others.

Ages 10+ may attend with a parent and dinner/show combo ticket.

General Admission or Fri/Sat shows starting 9pm & later are ALWAYS 21+.

Exceptions apply. Refer to www.johnnyds.com and click on the Music/Events calendar to check your show.

Fees Apply To All Online Purchases

Please note the following, day of show:

- Limited number of admissions available "cash only" at door on any given night, first come first serve.

- The ''cash only'' price at Door may vary from advance price.

Please call venue (617) 776-2004 after 4pm for specific set times and more information, or follow us on Facebook / Twitter.

  



When: Sep 12, 2015 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 12 Sep 2015 21 )
The Jauntee with Sprocket

DINNER SEATING ARRIVAL TIMESAll Sections should arrive between 9:15 - 9:45 pm after the early show

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

General Admission does NOT guarantee seating. Bar area is unreserved, first come first served, and offers a full menu.

** Unoccupied zoned dinner seating will be released to general admission 15 minutes before performance begins.

Guaranteed Seating: For guaranteed seating, purchase a ticket in one of the main room zones A-G, arrive within designated time which is under the Additional Information on this event page / in your confirmation email, and purchase dinner that evening. $15 FOOD minimum per person plus 7% meal tax

All tables seat either four or two. If you don’t purchase all of the seats, you may be seated with others.

Ages 10+ may attend with a parent and dinner/show combo ticket for EARLY SHOWS ONLY.

General Admission (all shows) AND Fri/Sat shows starting 9pm & later are ALWAYS 21+.

Exceptions apply. Refer to www.johnnyds.com and click on the Music/Events calendar to check your show.

Fees Apply To All Online Purchases

Please note the following, day of show;

- Limited number of admissions available "cash only" at door on any given night, first come first serve.

- The ''cash only'' price at Door may vary from advance price.Please call venue (617) 776-2004 after 4pm for specific set times and more information, or follow us on Facebook / Twitter.



When: May 22, 2015 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 22 May 2015 22 )
Samantha Fish (Blues, Rock, Soul) / The Blind Spots
  

Day of Show ticket price: $20.00

"I can't believe Johnny D's will be Samanthas first REAL Boston market performance!  She's selling out shows all over New England and the rest of the country so don't delay in making sure you're here to see this high-energy show!"



ZONE ARRIVAL TIMES

Section A  6:00 – 6:30pm

Section B  5:45 – 6:15pm

Section C  5:45 – 6:15pm

Section D  5:30 – 6:00pm

Section E  6:00 – 6:30pm

Section F  5:30 – 6:00pm

Section G  6:15 – 6:45pm

** When purchasing a ticket in a Zone, you are not guaranteed a particular seat. Seats are assigned at venue’s discretion. **

** If you are unable to make your section’s arrival time or need to cancel your dinner reservation, please call 617-776-2004 DAY OF SHOW, ONLY AFTER 4PM. TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.**



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

General Admission does NOT guarantee seating. Bar area is unreserved, first come first served, and offers a full menu.

** Unoccupied zoned dinner seating will be released to general admission 15 minutes before performance begins.

Guaranteed Seating: For guaranteed seating, purchase a ticket in one of the main room zones A-G, arrive within designated time which is under the Additional Information on this event page / in your confirmation email, and purchase dinner that evening. $15 FOOD minimum per person plus 7% meal tax

All tables seat either four or two. If you don’t purchase all of the seats, you may be seated with others.

Ages 10+ may attend with a parent and dinner/show combo ticket for EARLY SHOWS ONLY.

General Admission (all shows) AND Fri/Sat shows starting 9pm & later are ALWAYS 21+.

Exceptions apply. Refer to www.johnnyds.com and click on the Music/Events calendar to check your show.

Fees Apply To All Online Purchases

Please note the following, day of show;

- Limited number of admissions available "cash only" at door on any given night, first come first serve.

- The ''cash only'' price at Door may vary from advance price.Please call venue (617) 776-2004 after 4pm for specific set times and more information, or follow us on Facebook / Twitter.
  



When: Jun 4, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 04 Jun 2015 19 )
Grove Labs Open House

Come for a tour of the Grove Labs HQ!

Meet the Grove team, learn more about the company's product and mission, and snack on some food and drink. Free parking on the roof. 

See you there!



When: May 5, 2015 6 PM to May 5, 2015 8 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 05 May 2015 18 )
Hotel Books
with Northbound, The Flats
Hotel Books is an expression of spirit conveyed through spoken-word poetry and ambient music.Hotel Books is a California based band fronted by Cam Smith. The bands new EP will be out this July mixed and mastered by Jay Maas (Worthwhile, Defeater).

When: Apr 30, 2015 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 - $12.00 (Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18 )
Artisan's Asylum Speaker Series: IP for Makers

Announcing Artisan's Asylum Speaker Series!

All events are free for members and one guest. We suggest a $10 donation from the public to help support our mission!

Thursday April 30th, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

IP for Makers: What You Should Know to Protect Your Creations (and to protect yourself from other people's IP)

with Kieth Toms

Keith Toms is a skilled intellectual property attorney with extensive experience helping his clients get the most out of their IP. He makes it a point to understand his clients’ business goals so he can provide incisive advice on how to transform their ideas, creativity, and reputation into a sustainable and protectable business advantage. Keith is an adept IP litigator, with extensive experience enforcing patents, trademarks, and copyrights, both in the federal courts and before administrative bodies, such as the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board. In the past, Keith has litigated patents covering numerous technologies, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, computer programs, and sporting equipment. He has also successfully enforced copyrights against national retail chains, defended a musical artist from a charge of copyright infringement, and has overseen the international policing of important brands. Learn more at http://www.mccarter.com/Keith-Toms/ 



When: Apr 30, 2015 7 PM to Apr 30, 2015 8 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19 )
Muck and the Mires
Age Limit: 21+

Muck and the Mires



When: Apr 30, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $20.00 (Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19 )
NRBQ plus Sarah Borges and Muck & The Mires
  

Kevin Says "Great to have the Q" back!"

Day of Show ticket price: $22.00

Terry Adams, visionary, driving force, and "untamed genius of the keyboards" for NRBQ since the band's inception over four decades ago, is one of music’s true originals. Adams reignited the legendary Quartet with Scott Ligon on guitar & vocals, Casey McDonough on bass & vocals, and Bobby Lloyd Hicks on drums.

www.NRBQ.com


*** IF ZONED SEATING IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON THIS EVENT PAGE, IT MEANS THAT THERE ARE ONLY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE***

** When purchasing a ticket in a Zone, you are not guaranteed a particular seat. Seats are assigned at venue’s discretion. **

** If you are unable to make your section’s arrival time or need to cancel your dinner reservation, please call 617-776-2004 DAY OF SHOW, ONLY AFTER 4PM. TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.**
 

 

Section D availability is determined by artist preference.

ZONE ARRIVAL TIMES

Section A  6:00 – 6:30pm
Section B  5:45 – 6:15pm
Section C  5:45 – 6:15pm
Section E  6:00 – 6:30pm
Section F  5:30 – 6:00pm
Section G  6:15 – 6:45pm


 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

General Admission does NOT guarantee seating. Bar area is unreserved, first come first served, and offers a full menu. Fifteen minutes before music begins, unoccupied tables in the main room are open for all patrons.

Guaranteed Seating: For guaranteed seating, purchase a ticket in one of the main room zones A-G, arrive within designated time which is under the Additional Information on this event page / in your confirmation email, and purchase dinner that evening. $15 FOOD minimum per person plus 7% meal tax

All tables seat either four or two. If you don’t purchase all of the seats, you may be seated with others.

Ages 10+ may attend with a parent and dinner/show combo ticket.

General Admission or Fri/Sat shows starting 9pm & later are ALWAYS 21+.

Exceptions apply. Refer to www.johnnyds.com and click on the Music/Events calendar to check your show.

Fees Apply To All Online Purchases

Please note the following, day of show:

- Limited number of admissions available "cash only" at door on any given night, first come first serve.

- The ''cash only'' price at Door may vary from advance price.

Please call venue (617) 776-2004 after 4pm for specific set times and more information, or follow us on Facebook / Twitter.

  



When: Apr 30, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19 )
Mike Levesque
with Sarah Blacker

When: May 15, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 15 May 2015 20 )
In Concert! Shepley Metcalf and Pianist Ron Roy
In their new show GOING PLACES, Metcalf and Roy take the audience on a tour from Rhode Island to the Riviera and beyond--via song. The evening showcases traveling tunes and divine destinations with music from lyricists as diverse as Cole Porter, Joni Mitchell, Stephen Sondheim, and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Expect songs about New York, New Orleans, London, Paris, and beyond... Since 2008 the duo has performed around New England (Scullers Jazz Club, Acton Jazz Cafe, Wellfleet Preservation Hall), and in New York City (Metropolitan Room). Their new album "Don't Bother to Knock," little-known gems from the 1930s to '50s, was released last fall.



When: May 15, 2015 8 PM to May 15, 2015 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 15 - 15 USD (Fri, 15 May 2015 20 )
Happiness Conf
Happiness Conf is happening on 29 Apr 2015 at Somerville Theatre Somerville, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Education & Training industry.

Book a stall at 10times.com!

When: Apr 29, 2015 12 AM to Apr 30, 2015 12 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00 )
Orgone
with Sophistafunk
For over a decade, Orgone has been steaming up nightclubs and drenching the largest music festivals in the country in sweat. Serving a cold-blooded concoction of deep soul, rare funk, and afro-disco with a raw rock star edge that is uniquely LA, Orgones music grabs you by the collar, pulls you to your feet, and shoves you out onto the dance floor. Tough, sexy, and adventurous, this sonic muscle car shifts through multiple gears from slyly slinky to seismically cinematic, while remaining spacious and uncluttered. eMusic says: Their music is terrifically unfussy, big slabs of grizzled R&B, greasy as fatback, and thick as a very particular kind of smoke. For their searing live performances and warm, dirty homegrown recordings, Orgone has been called One of the heaviest acts weve heard in years by Dusty Groove America.The band is a symbiosis of eight seasoned musicians, at the core of which are keyboardist Dan Hastie and guitarist Sergio Rios who started creating classic sounds as green teens brought together by a mutual affinity for raw soul recordings. Members of Orgone have collaborated/performed with the Roots, Al Green, Gil Scott-Heron, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Breakestra, Thievery Corporation, and the Monophonics. As tight in the studio as they are on stage, as the backing band on Cee Lo Greens multiple Grammy Award-winning track Fool for You and Alicia Keys As I Am album.Up front and unmistakable is Adryon de Leon, Orgones lightning rod, whose hearty, agile vocals are an intoxicating foil to the gritty intensity of the band. Orgone is currently getting their hands dirty in KillionSound, their Fortress of Soulitude, injecting the pure, passionate heat of their live sound into wax. Throughout this year, the band will maintain a strong touring presence while tantalizing crowds with new material from their upcoming album, which will be released into the wild in the Fall of 2014.

When: May 15, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $15.00 (Fri, 15 May 2015 20 )
Bethel Steele
details TBA!

When: Jul 26, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 26 Jul 2015 20 )
Cooking without FODMAP's

Whether you are new to eating a low FODMAP diet or experienced come and learn some delicious low FODMAP recipes and meet/support other people benefiting from this diet.  Liz and Jeanne are dietitians that teach cooking class in a fun amd supportive environment.  Come join us for this enjoyable cooking class and cook for a healthier gut!  

To learn more about the low FODMAP diet please check out our post!



When: Jun 12, 2015 6 PM to Jun 12, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18 )
Let's Run, Have Some Fun & Be Fit Summer Race Series


When: Jun 18, 2015 12 AM to Sep 10, 2015 12 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00 )
Dreams


When: Apr 25, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20 )
In the Kitchen with Alpine Restaurant Group

 

In the Kitchen with Alpine Restaurant Group

Get Schooled in Signature Items from Posto, The Painted Burro and Rosebud

 

                   This spring, Posto, The Painted Burro and Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar will extend our influence beyond our dining rooms and into our guests’ kitchens with monthly classes teaching how to recreate signature menu items from each restaurant at home. The interactive classes offer attendees of all skill levels a unique peek inside some of Davis’ restaurants and the opportunity to learn firsthand from Joe Cassinelli, Alpine Restaurant Group’s Founder and Executive Chef of The Painted Burro and Posto, and John Delpha, Chef/Partner of Rosebud, while spending a Saturday afternoon cooking (and eating) up a storm. The topics include:

 

 

Derby-Day Eats at Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar

April 25 at 3PM, $55 

As the unofficial kickoff to spring, the Kentucky Derby not only means oversized hats and racehorses, but a reason to bust out the grill and Julep cups for al fresco celebrating.

To help ease the transition from winter stews to smoked meats, John Delpha will give guests an in-depth lesson on proper brining procedures and how to make the perfect smoked pork chops at home. All followed by a well-deserved demo on building a classic Mint Julep – a seasonal must-have for backyard cookouts and Derby-themed celebrations.

 

Festive Summer Dishes at The Painted Burro

Saturday, May 16th at 3PM, $55

Joe Cassinelli will transport guests to the Mexican border, no passports required, withinteractive instruction on crafting superb guacamole, salsa, fresh tortillas and fish tacos – the perfect way to prep guests for a Memorial Day weekend bash. After taking the heat in the kitchen, guests will drink in a lesson on mixing the Burro’s signature margaritas at-home.

 

Summer Entertaining Basics at Posto

Saturday, June 20th at 3PM, $55

Italian hospitality comes to Davis Square as Joe Cassinelli leads guests through an engaging class covering simple summer dishes that are perfect for attendees’ next soiree. The class will focus on shareable dishes like traditional bruschetta, wood-fired pizzas and, of course, batched sangria.


BBQ 101 at Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar

Saturday, July 18th at 3PM, $55

With backyard cookout season in full-swing, John Delpha will provide guests a hands-on lesson covering all things BBQ – from the basics of grill maintenance to proper meat prep and more. Guests will also learn how to grill up the perfect flatbread and concoct a refreshing Blackberry Bourbon Smash – sure to be a hit at their next cookout.

 

Holding on to the Flavors of Summer at The Painted Burro

August 22, 2015, 3PM, $55 

With summer coming to a close, Joe Cassinelli will help guests savor the remainders of the season by teaching them to recreate the restaurant’s ceviches and whole fish Veracruzana at home. A tutorial on Paloma cocktails – a zippy blend of grapefruit and tequila – caps off the late-summer feast. 



TICKETS:      Classes can be purchased a la carte for $55 or in a package of two($100), three($150), four($200) or all the classes for ($250).



When: Apr 25, 2015 3 PM to Aug 22, 2015 3 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15 )
The Blind Spots- Samantha Fish
The Blind Spots are opening for blues artist Samantha Fish! Here's who she is: Kansas City-based Samantha Fish has been on a major roll ever since she teamed up with Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde on Ruf’s 2011 release, Girls with Guitars, and fueled by the trio’s Blues Caravan tour of Europe and the U.S., created an international buzz in the blues world. Later that same year she recorded Runaway, her solo debut on Ruf, which mixed gutsy riff-blues rockers like “Down In The Swamp” with the mellow small-hours jazz of “Feelin’ Alright,” while marinating her songwriting in the groove of the Rolling Stones and even tipping a hat to Heart. “It’s all the sounds I grew up with,” she explained at the time, “with my own spin.” Earlier this year Samantha joined labelmate Devon Allman for a sultry duet of the Tom Petty classic, “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” that appeared on Devon’s Turquoise CD and accompanying video. Now, the wait is over, as Samantha Fish unleashes a major storm of her trademark guitar work and soulful vocals on Black Wind Howlin’. “It has a rebellious streak,” says the bandleader of her game-changing new album, “and a prevalent theme is, ‘I’m not gonna take your sh*t anymore…’” No “sophomore slump” here, as Black Wind Howlin’ leaps from the speakers with 12 smoking tracks that chart Samantha’s evolution as songwriter, gunslinger and lyricist. “Since completing Runaway back in 2011, I’ve been on tour pretty much non-stop,” she proclaims. “I’ve spent a lot of time writing, playing and listening to music. I feel like the themes and the sound of my music have matured. To me, it’s about the human experience from my perspective, as well as people I’ve come into contact with over the last few years.” Leading Ladies Concert Series: This is a series that celebrates and supports women in music. We have hand-picked some of our shows featuring influential female artists to be part of this series. Johnny D's also has partnered with a local program called Girls Rock Campaign Boston (GRCB) - an organization that provides music education to young women. As a supporter of this program, we create opportunities for the youth to attend the series, and allows our concert-goers to donate to the educational program. Please consider donating when you purchase your ticket and/or enrolling your youth into the GRCB program. Thank you! More about GRCB: http://girlsrockboston.org/ Girls Rock Campaign Boston empowers girls to believe in themselves by providing a supportive community that fosters self-expression, confidence, and collaboration through musical education and performance. Girls Rock Campaign Boston (GRCB) offers a volunteer run summer program for girls aged 8-17. During each session, girls have the opportunity to form bands, learn how to play an instrument (guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, or vocals), compose an original song and perform live at a local rock venue - all in one week’s time. In addition to the band practices and instrumental lessons, GRCB also provides workshops geared towards self-esteem building and self-expression including Self-Defense, Screen Printing, Women in Rock History, and Songwriting. Girls are rarely encouraged to explore self-expression and creative outlets that are not tied to body image or to meeting strict standards of appearance. Girls are also less likely to be given access to musical and technical instruction or equipment. We have cultivated a supportive community of peers and positive female mentors that encourage and teach girls to be their own rock heroes, allowing them to think differently about limits that may be placed upon them by our society. Girls Rock Campaign Boston is a 501(c)(3) non profit, feminist organization. By making knowledge accessible and providing a safe space for girls and women, GRCB is a key element in bringing about necessary social change in our community. Day of Show ticket price: $20.00 "I can't believe Johnny D's will be Samanthas first REAL Boston market performance! She's selling out shows all over New England and the rest of the country so don't delay in making sure you're here to see this high-energy show!"

When: Jun 4, 2015 5 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 04 Jun 2015 17 )
American Symphony of Soul / Kuf Knotz
  

Section D availability is determined by artist preference.

ZONE ARRIVAL TIMESAll sections should arrive between 9:15 - 9:45 pm after the early show has ended

** When purchasing a ticket in a Zone, you are not guaranteed a particular seat. Seats are assigned at venue’s discretion. **

** If you are unable to make your section’s arrival time or need to cancel your dinner reservation, please call 617-776-2004 DAY OF SHOW, ONLY AFTER 4PM. TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.**



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

General Admission does NOT guarantee seating. Bar area is unreserved, first come first served, and offers a full menu.

** Unoccupied zoned dinner seating will be released to general admission 15 minutes before performance begins.

Guaranteed Seating: For guaranteed seating, purchase a ticket in one of the main room zones A-G, arrive within designated time which is under the Additional Information on this event page / in your confirmation email, and purchase dinner that evening. $15 FOOD minimum per person plus 7% meal tax

All tables seat either four or two. If you don’t purchase all of the seats, you may be seated with others.

Ages 10+ may attend with a parent and dinner/show combo ticket for EARLY SHOWS ONLY.

General Admission (all shows) AND Fri/Sat shows starting 9pm & later are ALWAYS 21+.

Exceptions apply. Refer to www.johnnyds.com and click on the Music/Events calendar to check your show.

Fees Apply To All Online Purchases

Please note the following, day of show;

- Limited number of admissions available "cash only" at door on any given night, first come first serve.

- The ''cash only'' price at Door may vary from advance price.Please call venue (617) 776-2004 after 4pm for specific set times and more information, or follow us on Facebook / Twitter.
  



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