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It's the weekend, by Amy Nachbar

We've got it all in the music scene, we're BOSTON!
We've got it all in the music scene, we're BOSTON!The New York Dolls, Sylvain Sylvain in Boston on Friday

Boston music weekends rock! Our night clubs and music venues are always on over load with crowds that love our Boston musicians and bands.

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This weekend we'll start with The Burning Heat Band who will be playing out at Ralph's Rock Diner on Friday night, March 7, 2014, at 148 Grove Street in Worcester. (508)753-9543

Burning Heat is an original Boston rock band that formed in 2007 by four young talented and hungry for success musicians who graduated from Berklee College of Music. This band has been playing excessively in the New England club scene since its formation. At the moment, they've written and demoed all the songs which will be recorded as the band's first album later this year. The songwriting level of this group can compete with any of the legendary rock bands out there. Check them out! http://www.BurningHeatBand.com

On Friday night at Pete's Bar and Grill, 540 South Street, Quincy, it's The Dented Cans with Joe Fitz. Fitz has been playing around the Boston area for years and has built a loyal following that appreciates the twisted humor that runs through all of his original music. His songs “Sexy Legs “ and “My Baby got a Head Injury” have audiences singing along. His first C.D. “Leaking Syrup”, produced by Professor Doug Bell of Bellevue Cadillac has become well known in the area due to the direct distribution of over 4,000 copies.

Also on Friday, Glenn Matlock of the Sex Pistols will be at The Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain. Joining Matlock, Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls. "When I say I'm in love, you best believe I'm in love...L U V." The Midway has presented the best acts and the best variety acts in Boston since 1987.

At Firefly's, 350 East Main Street, Marlborough, it's the Section 42 Band on Friday night. This cover band is made up of seasoned musicians who have been involved in the music scene on the East Coast for years.

If you're looking for metal then check out Metal 101 who will be playing on Saturday night at the Cabot Pub II, 66 Cabot Street, Chicopee (413)592-5058

Metal 101 is known as New England's premier true 80's heavy metal tribute band who bring southern New England the very best in metal leaning on the heavy side with Slayer, Metallica, Anthrax, Iron Maiden Megadeth and others. For band info contact lead vocalist: www.facebook.com/metal.marc.lopes

Chicago Steve aka drummer Steve Carter, will be performing on Saturday night with the Shaun England Trio at the Stoughton House of Brews, 28 Porter Street, Stoughton (781)436-8435

Shaun England creates thought provoking music attracting the Bob Dylan fans. His music and recordings have been featured on WGBH radio Boston as well as other stations. His songs, "Down the Line" and "Lay me Down" will be available on iTunes and Amazon.

The Fat City Band will be playing on Saturday night at the Acton Jazz Cafe, 103 Nagog Park, Acton (978)263-6161. They are a high energy, six piece, swing, jump blues and New Orleans style R&B band.
Fat City has over a thirty year legacy both locally and nationally, sharing the stage with some of the all time greats of the industry including James Brown, B.B. King, and Ray Charles to name a few. For more information on the band: http://www.fatcityband.com

At Pete's Bar and Grill on Saturday night, 540 South Street, in Quincy, it's the Soul Box Band who draws from influences of funk, rock, reggae and soul. The band has chemistry and the songs are always evolving and changing.

For those of you who collect vinyl, the Deadwax Record Collector's Show is on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Burlington. The event runs all day! Say hello to Ron Levy if you're there!

Attention all bands, please email me, amynachbar@gmail.com so that I can include your upcoming events.

Long live rock & roll!