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Music this weekend in Boston by Amy Nachbar

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Does your weekend start on Thursday? I've heard that it does so Examiner is including some Thursday dates in and around town this weekend.

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On Thursday, July 10, 2014 Boston based band, Black Flash, will release their debut CD "Second Chance" at the Trinity Bar and Restaurant, 18 West Main Street in Norton. The band is the project of five hand picked artists from New England who have at some point in life crossed musical paths. Each member brings with them a level of versatility, which inspired them to collaborate on their debut album “Second Chance."

So what's their sound? Consisting of three guitarists, bass, drums, and a flavorful combination of vocal harmonies, Black Flash delivers a Rock n Roll, Caribbean, Country sound, giving the listener a refreshing and relaxing experience. Familiar influences of Jackson Brown, Brad Paisley, John Mayer and Jimmy Buffet can be heard in their assortment of music, although they do capture a sound that is very much their own. VIP Passes available upon request. Come meet the band and some very special VIP guests!

A musical performance by Craig Carter and the Acoustic Hurricane will be at Fredas, 105 Copeland Street in West Bridgewater on Thursday night, July 10, 2014. Billy Sciore, a Berklee College of Music graduate accompanies Carter. This is a jam session, so audience participation is encouraged. Bring your instruments!

Rap recording artist, singer and song writer Alyssa Marie came on to the Boston music scene in 2006. Now she is releasing her newest CD, "No Parardes on Easy Street" at the Middle East, 472 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge on Thursday night, July 10, 2104. Her band is: Derek Vautrinot, Milez Grimez, Rose Glen, Benny Trrouble Goodman and Bloodline Theory.

Hugh Holmes aka Professor Harp will be playing the blues, as only he can do, at Smoken Joe's BBQ and Blues, 351 Washington Street in Boston on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Holmes has won the 2011 and 2012 Outstanding Harmonica Player by the Readers Poll. There has been so much written on this http://www.professorharp.com

Pete's Bar and Grill, 540 South Street, Quincy has Gran Cranston and his new band "Driftwood" on Saturday night, July 12, 2014. Cranston has put together a very talented group with Ray Seigner on guitar (Dented Cans) and Paul Izzo on drums. Izzo is a Southcoast veteran who has performed with many local bands over the years.

Country band, Walkin the Line will be at Toby Keith's I Love this Bar and Grill, 275 Patriot Place, Foxboro, on Saturday night. This Boston based band is one of the most popular country bands in and around the area. The band is: Ashley Hewitt on lead vocals and fiddle, Kevin White on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Stephen Dionne on lead guitar and vocals, Jordan Alegant on bass and vocals and John Repucci on drums. For more info: http://www.walkinthelineband.com

Also on Saturday, O'Boogie and the Fireman will be at Joe's Cafe and Lounge, 549 American Legion Hwy. in Westport (774) 264-9463. If you're a Beatles fan, then you'll surely be an O'Boogie and the Fireman's fan! It's a night of music from Paul McCartney and John Lennon, with their own twist of course. The band is: David Moorhead on guitar and vocals, Jay Kustka on guitar and vocals and Eric Donohue on bass and vocals. For more info: http://oboogieandfireman.com

Boston bands and beyond, if you are playing in Boston, let Examiner.com know or email me at: amynachbar@gmail.com

Have a rockin weekend!

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