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For Paypal purchasers, no tickets will be mailed. Bring a copy of your receipt as your name will be at the door. Doors open 1 1/2 hours prior to show time for dinner.

Please note that ALL SALES ARE FINAL except for show cancellations.

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Karaoke Fridays, 9 - 12 midnight.

December, 2017

   
Saturday, December 16

Popa Chubby

8 pm sold out. 10 pm remains on sale.

25 Years of Hard Rocking Blues

A true master of rockin’ blues guitar!

Popa Chubby, born Ted Horowitz, has been hard rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 25 years. Over the course of a career that dates back to 1994, he has been a force of to be reckoned with on the guitar, and his tempestuous, soulful playing has never been more powerful. An imposing figure with a shaven head, tattooed arms, a goatee and a performance style he describes as “the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson," Popa Chubby is an endearing character who is one of the genre’s most popular figures.

His career has always been about moving forward and carving a place for himself in the imposing terrain of the music business, overcoming odds to continue growing and maturing as a creative force. He has built a constantly increasing base of fans across the world, where in many territories he is a star. A native New Yorker, Horowitz's first gigs were in the NYC punk scene as a guitarist for what he reflects was a "crazy Japanese special effects performance artist in a kimono called Screaming Mad George who had a horror-movie inspired show." Right from the start he was immersed in rock ‘n’ roll as theater, and learned from George and others playing CBGB’s at the time that included the Ramones, the Cramps, Richard Hell, whose band, the Voidoids he joined that rock ‘n’ roll should be dangerous. He reflects, "Musicians like the Ramones and the Sex Pistols weren’t just bands. They were a threat to society."

The Blues however was the foundation of his playing style. He recalls, "Since I’d grown up on Hendrix, Cream and Led Zeppelin, when I started playing blues in New York clubs I understood that the blues should be dangerous, too. It wasn’t just from playing in punk bands. Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters were dangerous men. They’d cut or shoot you if they thought it was necessary, and Little Walter packed a gun and wouldn’t hesitate to use it. That danger is a real part of the Blues and I keep it alive in my music.”

Popa Chubby is his own man for better or worse. He reflects, "I’m living in a wild time, and that is where the inspiration is drawn from. There are my issues, but the picture is much bigger than me and my situation. Everything is breaking down in the world. The lines are being redefined. We all need something.”

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Friday, December 22

Peacheaters

8 pm $15 advance,  $17 door

The "Ghost of Christmas Peach" party.

The Peacheaters. Welcome Home.
Not Just An Allman Brothers Tribute Band... An Allman Brothers Experience.

We are blessed to play this music for this family.

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Saturday, December 23

Jimmy “2 Suits” Capone’s Annual Chan’s Holiday Extravaganza!!!! With Toni Lynn Washington and Diane Blue!

8 pm $25 advance,  $30

Join us as Jimmy “2 Suits” Capone once again leads the way to holiday fun with an All-Star Line Up!

Jimmy’s special guests Vocalists Diane Blue & Toni Lynn Washington

Featuring Eddie Scheer from The Love Dogs, Big Jack Ward from Luther Guitar Junior and the Magic Rockers, Randy Bramwell from the Commander Cody band, Johnny “Blue Horn” Moriconi JBH and The Caretakers. Rhode Island’s own Johnny Juxo, Bobby Breeze from The Bellevue Cadillac Band and The Knicker Bocker all-stars. Advanced reservations for this show HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. It’s a Chan’s tradition and a crowd favorite!

Friday, December 29

George McCann

8 pm $12 advance,  $14 door

George has performed with a diverse range of great artists - from Steven Tyler to blues legends James Cotton.

George is a guitar player's guitar player - fluid, articulate, emotive - a melodic story teller. He will grab you from the first note, his mastery of touch and tone immediately evident, and hold you transfixed until the show is over.

He's been dropping jaws across New England for years, a gem hidden in plain sight playing for bluesman extraordinaire James Montgomery. George has performed with a diverse range of great artists - from Steven Tyler and Billy Squier to blues legends James Cotton and Kim Wilson, as well as axe-masters like Brad Whitford, Skunk Baxter, and Barry Goodreau.

Now, after several years as a sideman, he's stepping forward with his own blend of blues-based rock that promises plenty of tasteful, soaring, high-energy guitar work - The George McCann Band. Using a four-piece lineup with keyboards, the band provides him the opportunity to explore other musical tributaries beyond the blues and showcase his vocal, songwriting, and arranging skills.

His new solo album, Shades of Blues, is packed with tunes penned and sung by George, including the soulful and cinematic, Young Woman's Love, a moody, Peter Green influenced atmospheric instrumental, Shades of Green, and searing guitar work on every track. Produced by George and Jack Bialka, the record also features brilliant keyboards by Dave Limina, rhythm master Forrest Padgett on drums, and Bialka on bass.

Other compositions of George's - the gritty, Delta inspired Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, and the mesmerizing slide-guitar instrumental River's Edge - are on James Montgomery's From Detroit To The Delta disc. The 2012 release featured guest artists Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer of Aerosmith, harp legend James Cotton, rapper DMC, and the late, great Johnny Winter.

A self-taught musician, George learned his craft by copiously studying the masters - Muddy Waters, BB King, Albert King, Peter Green, Jimi Hendrix - and absorbing everything from a long line of iconic blues, rock and R&B players and groups.

As a young player from Framingham, MA in the mid-seventies, he furthered his skills playing blues, soul, and swing in the Lean Street Sliders, a popular band that relentlessly worked the Boston/New England club scene. In the mid-eighties he teamed up with vocalist/bass player Jack Bialka to form the Blue Hornets along with harp player/vocalist Justin Quinn and drummer Michael Avery. George's work with the Blue Hornets netted his being labeled "one of the top players on the Boston scene" by Blueswire Magazine, and eventually caught the attention of James Montgomery, who brought him aboard and soon dubbed him "one of the best in the business".

Once you hear George tear it up, you'll quickly agree and want more - which you can find on Shades of Blues or anytime he's performing live shows with his band of top notch players, Don Culp on drums (The Beaver Brown Band), Russell Keyes on bass (Roy Buchanan),
and Larry Luddecke on keyboards (Howling Wolf).

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Saturday, December 30

Danny Klein's Full House

8 pm $20 advance,  $25 door

Party to the music of the great J Geils Band.

Danny Klein is now involved in a new project called Danny Klein's Full House. The band is "a celebration of the music of The J. Geils Band" and is booked and produced by PH Productions.

This is classic J Geils Band material with the unique sound that a group of veteran and talented musicians brings to it. Not your mama's cover band, for sure!

The band features Danny Klein (bass), Mike Lamm (lead vocals) Steve Gouette (guitar and vocals), Dave Quintiliani (keyboards and vocals), Pete Hackel (drums and vocals), Rosy Rosenblatt (harp), John Vanderpool (sax), Garret Savluk (trumpet) and special guests George Leh (vocals), Mike Girard of The Fools (vocals), Hirsh Gardner (drums and vocals) and James Montgomery (harp and vocals).

The band is available for private and corporate functions and can provide all the production assistance you need for your event. For booking and information call Peter at PH Productions at 617-283-4051, see phproductions.net. Join the group's mailing list by e-mailing DK at dannyklein@rcn.com.

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Sunday, December 31

Ring in the New Year with the Fat City Band

9 pm $50 per person

Dance the night away and welcome 2018! Includes dinner buffet, hats, noise makers, champagne toast at midnight.

Dedicated to the proposition that....
"music should be fun"

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January, 2018

Friday, January 5

Brian James

8 pm $12 advance,  $14 door

“I dare you not to dance along when the Brian James Quartet is playing. Their unique sound has something for everyone and the mix of styles will pleasantly keep you guessing.”
Christina Myers, Evening Anchor, ABC6

“Nothing short of INCREDIBLE!”
Scott Abrahamson, XO Professional Brass Artist/Educator

The Brian James Quartet is a fusion jazz band from the Providence, RI area. They have played primarily throughout the Rhode Island area and are ready to bring their rock-infused jazz to a broader area. Their high energy music incorporates elements of jazz, rock, funk, R&B, and fusion; the energy of the music is infectious and will reach all audiences. The group plays a combination of original compositions and covers by Billy Cobham, Stanton Moore, even Hendrix and Zeppelin.

BJQ just finished recording their demo material and is planning to go into the studio to begin work on their first full-length studio album. Brian spent a lot of time in New Orleans over the last few years which inspired him to write most of the material for the upcoming album.

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Saturday, January 6

Peter Hi Fi Ward & Electric Blues

8 pm $12 advance,  $15 door

 

 


Special guest Sugar Ray Norcia. CD release party

 

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Friday, January 19

Johnny A

8 pm $22 advance,  $25 door

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Saturday, January 20

Greg Abate Sextet

8 pm $20 advance,  $25 door

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Tuesday, January 23

Albert Castiglia

8 pm $12 advance,  $15 door

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Saturday, January 27

Debra Mann

8 pm $15 advance,  $17 door

Annual tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim.

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February, 2018

Friday, February 3

Neal Vitullo & the Vipers

8 pm $12 advance,  $15 door

 

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Saturday, February 10

Mattson Medeiros Band

8 pm $12 advance,  $15 door

Celebrate Valentine and Mardi Gras with music of New Orleans funk and R&B from Dr. John, the Neville Brothers and The Meters. Featuring Bruce Mattson - keys, Tony Medeiros - guitar/vocals, Walter Bostian - trombone, Joe Potenza - bass and Dan Hann - drums.

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Friday, February 23

Joe Moss Band

8 pm $15 advance,  $18 door

Featuring singer Lauren Mitchell.

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