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Weekend picks for Boston Music, by Amy Nachbar

The Tubes will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Saturday night.
The Tubes will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Saturday night.
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The Fat City Band is live at the launch on Friday night, July 18, 2014, at the Hingham Shipyard overlooking Hingham Harbor. It's the summer concert series and all ages and all shows are free! The Launch is located directly behind Hingham Beer Works and is a beautiful, scenic spot to see the show. Don't forget your blankets or lawn chairs! This band is swing, jump blues and New Orleans style R & B. Band Members: Paul Redmond on lead vocals, John Litwin on drums, Mark Andersen on guitar, Joe Baglione on bass, Shane Wood on keyboards, Tucker Antell on saxophone and Clayton DeWalt on slide trombone. For more info:

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Harvard General Store, a brand new music venue located at 1 Still River Road in Harvard has Chris Mcdermott's Rhythm, Rhyme and Reason's Band on Friday night, July 18, 2014. John Lockwood will be on bass and Jorge Perez Albela on drums.
There will also be some special guests, Pete Doom from 8 feet Tall will be throwing down some rhymes and Jay Frigiletto will test out their baby grand on a tune or two.

Mcdermott is a guitarist, composer, singer, producer who has been playing all over Europe and America for the last twenty five years. He's shared the stage with Pete Townsend, BB King, Dr John, Johnny Winter, Nora Jones and others and has toured as a sideman to many blues greats including Eddie Kirkland, Carrie Bell, Nappy Brown, Zorah Young, Marva Wright and Toni Lynn Washington. He is a part professor at Berklee College of Music.

Boston recording artist Carlin Tripp will be playing on Friday night at the Cabbyshack, 30 Town Wharf in Plymouth. The Cabbyshack is on historic Plymouth harbor with gorgeous views, tons of seats under the sun and live music all season long. Tripp is currently working on his first full length studio album scheduled for release in the fall. Tripp's first two song release is called The Belfry EP and can be found on iTunes. For more info:

On Saturday, July 19, 2014, The Tubes will be playing at The Verve in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1360 Worcester Street, Natick (508)653-8800. The Tubes are a San Francisco-based rock band whose 1975 debut album included the hit single “White Punks on Dope”. During its first fifteen years or so, the band’s live performances combined their music with wild satires of media, consumerism, and politics. They are perhaps best remembered for their 1983 single “She’s a Beauty”, a top 10 U.S. hit with a frequently played music video in the early days of MTV; and in the 1980 film Xanadu singing the rock portion of the cross-genre song “Dancin"opposite a big band. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Pete's Bar and Grill, 540 South Street in Quincy has Eva Braun on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The Eva Braun Band is a true classic rock power trio, in the mold of legendary supergroups Cream, Rush and Hendrix. The band is Graham Branlund on guitar and vocals, Mike Chev on bass and vocals and Chico Walker on drums. More info:

The Boston Rock and Soul Festival on the Provincetown II boards on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the World Trade Center Pier, Seaport Blvd in Boston. Music starts at 2:30 p.m. sharp and will feature non-stop music from Baker Thomas Band, Brothers McCann, Jugghead Band and special guests Amy Kucharik, Danielle Miraglia, Jenee Halstead, George Woods, Nephrok, Ryan Fitzsimmons, Gina Alibrio and more. More info visit these websites: and