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January, 2018

   
Saturday, January 20

Greg Abate Sextet

8 pm $20 advance,  $25 door

The Prince of Be-Bop Greg Abate bring his super sextet for their annual high octane performance.


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Tuesday, January 23

Albert Castiglia

8 pm $12 advance,  $15 door

"Up All Night." It's an apt title for Albert Castiglia's seventh album: nobody sleeps when this man is in town. After 27 years of house-rocking studio albums and smack-in-the-mouth live shows, the Florida bandleader is the acknowledged master of red-raw, sweat-and-hair blues that gives it to you straight. Now, the visceral riffs and bruised soul of Up All Night make everything else sound like a lullaby. "I'd describe the musical vibe of this new album," says Castiglia simply, "as heavy."

Being released October 6, 2017 on Ruf Records, Up All Night finds Castiglia in a creative swagger after last year's acclaimed Big Dog. What wasn't broke then hasn't been fixed now, with the bluesman once again recording at Dockside Studios, Louisiana, and capturing a warts-and-all mix alongside producer Mike Zito. "I figured since the Big Dog session went so well there, why change studios?" he reasons. "I'll probably record there for the rest of my life."

Dockside might be home-turf, but any notion of a comfort zone was dispelled by an edgy new lineup who pushed their bandleader to the wire. "Putting my new band together was a pivotal moment and this recent incarnation has really upped my game," says Castiglia. "My drummer, Brian Menendez, is very dynamic and gives me that extra spark. He's along the lines of a Ginger Baker or Mitch Mitchell. Jimmy Pritchard is my bass player and he's solid as a rock. His tone is fat and he's right on time. When I hear him, I think of Bill Wyman or Calvin 'Fuzz' Jones. It's a power trio with no boundaries or restrictions. It's a pretty amazing sound to me and it's reflective in Up All Night."

Up All Night is what happens when fist-tight chemistry meets a songwriter firing on all cylinders. Flying out of the blocks and bottling ten songs on the first day, Castiglia shook the Dockside walls with the most powerful songs of his career. There's the stinging "Hoodoo On Me." The strutting garage-band vibe and scream-it-back chorus of "Three Legged Dog." The punchy call-and-response bar-room brawler that is "Knocked Down Loaded." "That song was written with my frequent collaborator, Graham Wood Drout," says Castiglia, "and it brings me back to when I was a young musician and felt like I was ten feet tall and bulletproof."

Other high-velocity cuts include "95 South"'s travelogue, decorated by the inimitable slide-guitar fairydust of Sonny Landreth ("That's about having to drive from Washington D.C. to my home in South Florida in the middle of a tropical storm"), while "Chase Her Around The House" splices an early rock 'n' roll vibe with an age-old male need ("It's about coming home and wanting to devour your significant other after being on the road for a long time").

He'll pummel you with the rough stuff, but Castiglia can also shift gears to more contemplative moments, whether that's the rolling and contented acoustic blues of "You Got Me To That Place," or its thematic opposite-man, "Unhappy House Of Blues." "That song was co-written with Cyril Neville," he explains. "Cyril wrote the lyrics but I completely relate to them, because they bring me back to unhappier times when I was a struggling musician and I had no support from who I was with. I think anyone can relate to these tunes."

This isn't Castiglia's first time around. Born on August 12th, 1969, in New York – before moving to Florida aged five – he made his professional debut in 1990 with Miami Blues Authority, but truly hit the international radar when Junior Wells invited him into his solo band for several world tours. "It was an incredible adventure," recalls Castiglia. "Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be a Chicago bluesman. Junior opened the door for me to do that. He recorded his last studio album, Come On In This House, at Dockside. What a sign!"

The gig was a shop-window, and though Wells died in 1998, there was no stopping Castiglia, whether he was joining the great Atlanta vocalist Sandra Hall for national tours in the late-'90s, or holding his own in onstage jams with everyone from Pinetop Perkins to John Primer. Nobody's sideman, his own burgeoning solo career began with 2002's Burn, followed up by 2006's A Stone's Throw, 2010's Keepin On and 2012's Living The Dream. In 2014, Ruf debut Solid Ground was declared "smouldering and intense" by The Blues Magazine, while last year's Big Dog was the thrilling culmination of a lifetime's craft, championed by Blues Blast's Kim Derr as "the best album I've listened to this year".

That back catalogue is a high bar, but Up All Night raises it, defying you to sleep until you've worn out its 11 magnetic tracks. "You'll rock out and dance like nobody's watching," concludes Albert. "If you're sad, this record will lift you up. If you're already happy, this album will make you happier. You can listen to this album anywhere, anytime…"

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Friday, January 26

Through the Doors

8 pm $15 advance,  $17 door

 

Through The Doors is a Multi-media Tribute to Jim Morrison and The Doors and has been touring since 1980. This re-creation of the sound, look and “feel” of an actual Doors concert is so complete, it never ceases to startle even the seasoned crew!

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Saturday, January 27

Debra Mann

8 pm $15 advance,  $17 door

Jazz pianist and song bird annual tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim.

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February, 2018

Friday, February 2

Brian James Quartet

8 pm $12 advance,  $14 door

 

Celebrating their latest excellent contemporary jazzy CD 'Lower Ninth'. Their last performance sold out!

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Saturday, February 3

Neal Vitullo & the Vipers

8 pm $12 advance,  $14 door

Neal always play his rockin' blues with passion and intensity featuring his talented Vipers Dave Howard lead vocals & Harmonica, Steve Bigalo bass and Michael LaBell drums.

NEAL & THE VIPERS are a Rhode Island based band who play "American Roots Music" encompassing the blues, rock & roll, rockabilly, and surf, entertaining their fans everywhere. You can get bit by the Vipers and catch the fever at their many shows while performing at music festivals and club dates. Then you will see why they are New England's premier American Roots Band.

Neal Vitullo and the Vipers have shared the stage with many music legends such as B.B. King, Roy Buchanan, John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, Albert Collins, Greg Allman, Jimmy Vaughan, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Dixon, Johnny Copeland, Robert Plant and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

 

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Friday, February 9

Peacheaters

8 pm $15 advance,  $17 door

Celebrate Valentine weekend with the fabulous Peacheaters and enjoy the Allman Brothers Experience.
 

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Saturday, February 10

Mattson Medeiros Band

8 pm $13 advance,  $15 door

Valentine party continue down in New Orleans with some funky Big Easy R&B, the music of Dr. John, The Meters and The Neville Brothers. Dress colorfully y'all!

Featuring Bruce Mattson - keys, Tony Medeiros - guitar/vocals, Walter Bostian - trombone, Joe Potenza - bass and Dan Hann - drums.

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Friday, February 16

Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood

8 pm $20 advance,  $22 door

The award winning guitarist JP's shows are always fun and entertaining. Come dance all night and ring in the Chinese New Year - The Year of the Dog!

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Saturday, February 17

Sugar Ray & the Bluetones

8 pm $18 advance,  $20 door

 

This is one of best straight ahead true blues band anywhere. Lead by the sweet soulful singing of blues harp ace the great Sugar Ray Norcia featuring Monster Mike Welch guitar, Anthony Geraci piano, Mudcat Ward bass and Neil Grouvin drums.

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Friday, February 23

Joe Moss Band

8 pm $15 advance,  $18 door

Chicago hard hitting guitarist Joe Moss introduce award winning vocalist Lauren Mitchell. Featuring singer Lauren Mitchell.

Moss is one of Chicago most exciting and hard hitting guitarist. Come check out what the Windy City blew into town!

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Saturday, February 24

Simo

8 pm $18 advance,  $20 door


 

Not to be missed! Simo is an American rock band which formed in Nashville, Tn. The group is notable for having virtuoso guitarist JD Simo as the centerpiece and namesake.

Rise & Shine, SIMO’s new album, widens their sound, as the band stretched beyond preconceived notions and produced a nuanced record reflecting their views, talents and ultimately their growth.

The album began taking shape on the road, where SIMO’s three bandmates — singer, guitarist and namesake frontman JD Simo; drummer Adam Abrashoff; and bassist Elad Shapiro — spent most of 2016 on tour. They played 215 shows that year, leaving behind their Nashville headquarters and traveling to nine different countries in support of their Billboard Top 10 blues album, Let Love Show the Way. The trio worked on new music along the way, hashing out chord changes in hotel rooms and tweaking song arrangements during soundcheck. It was a time of growth and self-improvement for everyone, and they became better friends, better musicians, and better people. At the same time, the outside world was changing. Political pundits were screaming at one another. Elections were pitting candidate against candidate, party against party, neighbour against neighbour. The need to write music that truly meant something — music that not only demonstrated the band’s explosive chops, but also sent a clear message — was greater than ever.

 

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March, 2018

   
Saturday, March 3

Love Dogs

8 pm $15 advance,  $18  door

 

This talented pack of fun loving musician is lead by the multi talented top dog Eddie Sheer. Come and party after all, it is the Year of the Dog

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Friday, March 9

Delta Generators

8 pm $15 advance,  $18 door

Featuring the big sound of Brian Templeton vocals/harp and the O'Neil brothers Charlie guitar and Rick on bass.

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Saturday, March 10

Anthony Gomes

8 pm $25 advance,  $30 door

 

Two nights of Anthony Gomes. AG will captivate you with his exciting and high energy showmanship. You'll be glad you came.

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Sunday, March 11

Anthony Gomes

7 pm $20 advance,  $25 door

A double header of Anthony Gomes' Rocking Blues to satisfy your musical soul.

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Friday, March 16

Johnny Hoy & the Bluefish

8 pm $13 advance,  $15 door

 

Island dance party to shake out the winter blues with MV #1 dance band.

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Saturday, March 17

Popa O'Chubby

8 pm $25, 10 pm $20, Both $30

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Celebrate St. Paddy's Day at O'Chan's with the Superman of the blues the great Popa Chubby.

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Friday, March 23

Nick Moss

8 pm $20 advance,  $25 door

 

Chan's welcome the return of Alligator recording artist Nick Moss a giant in Chicago blues as he and his talented band play selections from his excellent CD 'High cost of low living'.

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Saturday, March 24

Sarah Potenza

8 pm $20 advance,  $22 door

 

Home coming party for R.I. native and The Voice contestant Sarah P brings her power-house voice to Chan's.

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Saturday, March 31

Fat City Band

8 pm $15 advance,  $17 door

 

A good time guarantee as the fabulous Fat City Band lead the dance party.

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April, 2018

Friday, April 6

Blue FO's

8 pm $12 advance,  $15 door

 

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Saturday, April 7

John Primer

8 pm $20 advance,  $25 door

 

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Saturday, April 14

Paul Nelson

8 pm $14 advance,  $16 door

 

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Friday, April 27

Duke Robillard

8 pm $20 advance,  $25 door

 

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Saturday, April 28

Biscuit Mill & the Mix

8 pm $15 advance,  $17 door

 
 



 




   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   


 

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