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Michelle Shocked

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MICHELLE SHOCKED
Sunday - 9/26/2010
8:00 PM | All Ages | $20
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There are three things you need to know about Michelle Shocked. Number one, she possesses an outsized ambition; number two, she abhors unfinished business; and number three, she has a thing for the number three. These factors play into Shocked's latest artistic explosion, a trilogy of albums recorded simultaneously during a sustained burst of overdriven creativity in [more...]

Portico Quartet

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PORTICO QUARTET
Monday - 9/27/2010
8:00 PM | All Ages | $8 adv / $10 dos
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The Portico Quartet are a bunch of guys in their early twenties who play instrumental music. Formed four years ago from two sets of schoolfriends, they share a house in East London, make recordings, and play festivals and clubs. Yet what distinguishes them from dozens of other Hackney hopefuls is the way they sound – a fresh, unclichéd resynthesis and reinvention of music [more...]

Little Feat

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LITTLE FEAT w/ David Bromberg
Wednesday - 9/29/2010
8:00 PM | All Ages | $33.50
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In his preface to a recent Little Feat retrospective compilation, the band's Paul Barrere wrote, "It's almost 33 years ago exactly since Mr. [Lowell] George came to the front door of the Laurel Canyon house I was livin' in, with that beautiful white "p" bass in hand, and asked if I wanted to try out as bass player for his new band. As most who know the story's end can tell [more...]

Raul Malo

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RAUL MALO w/ Shannon Whitworth
Sunday - 10/10/2010
8:00 PM | All Ages | $28.50 - $36.50
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It's a bit of a head-scratcher, really, bordering on all-out mystery. As the front man of the Mavericks, a key participant on the last two Los Super Seven albums and as a solo artist, Raul Malo has been making records now for a good 15 years. Not just any records, mind, but really good records - the kind discriminating fans, critics and especially fellow musicians rally [more...]

Jeff Daniels

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JEFF DANIELS
Wednesday - 10/13/2010
8:00 PM | All Ages | $25
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I’ve been writing songs for over thirty years. I don’t write hits. I don’t send out demos to famous singers. I just write songs. They’re my diaries. I had everything I’ve ever written in this big, black notebook. Some of them were typed, some were in long hand, but all of them had a time and a place that marked some moment in my life. If you really wanted to get to know me, [more...]

Great Big Sea

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GREAT BIG SEA
Thursday - 10/21/2010
8:00 PM | All Ages | $27 - $37
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The Hard and The Easy is the eighth release from Great Big Sea, the St. John's-based, Juno-nominated band that fuses Newfoundland traditional music with modern pop in a crowd-pleasing formula both heartfelt and vital. A pure force of nature — much like the ocean surge they take their name from — Great Big Sea's blend of instruments like mandolin, bodhran, fiddle, and concertina, [more...]

Max Weinberg

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MAX WEINBERG
Thursday - 11/4/2010
8:00 PM | All Ages | $30 - $40
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Entering what F. Scott Fitzgerald might term the third act of an already celebrated career, Max Weinberg presents the Max Weinberg Big Band. Building upon his seventeen years as the leader of what Tom Shales, famed TV critic of the Washington Post called, "the best band in late night Television," the Max Weinberg Big Band is a bold, swinging fifteen piece aggregation that [more...]

Into The Blue

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INTO THE BLUE
Friday - 11/5/2010
9:00 pm | All Ages | $10 adv / $13 dos
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Formed in the summer of 2008, "Into The Blue" is a side project of P.L.U.S. Band lead guitarist Dan Shramo, Sultans of Bing members Tim Askin, Steve Masek, and Tim Lane, and monster bassist Darren Thompson. These guys get together to cover the Grateful Dead. Just like they remember it sounding when they used to go to see the Grateful Dead when Jerry was still alive. As well [more...]

Enter the Haggis

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ENTER THE HAGGIS
Thursday - 11/11/2010
8:00 PM | All Ages | $20
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Over the past three albums and five years, Toronto's Celtic rock band Enter The Haggis has found itself at the center of a grassroots success story ever teetering on the brink of mainstream success. A workhorse group that performs nearly 150 dates out of the year, the band has amassed an ever-growing, devoted tour following from its humble Toronto roots, leaving not only fans, [more...]

The Flatlanders

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THE FLATLANDERS
Friday - 11/12/2010
8:00 PM | All Ages | $30 - $40
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Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock have been friends for almost 40 years, and members of that not-really-a-band, life-of-its-own musical entity known as The Flatlanders for nearly as long. But when the trio decided to collaborate on songwriting for Hills And Valleys, the fourth in a rather elongated string of Flatlanders albums, they realized it wouldn’t be [more...]

Jessica Lea Mayfield

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JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD w/ Justin Townes Earle, Frontier Ruckus
Thursday - 11/18/2010
8:00 PM | All Ages | $20
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The 20-year old from Kent, Ohio first performed with her family band One Way Rider at the age of eight. At age 15, she recorded her first album White Lies in her brother's bedroom, printing only 100 copies. One of those copies fell into the hands of Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys). After an introduction, Mayfield and Auerbach hit the studio, laying the foundation for her debut [more...]

Glass Harp

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GLASS HARP w/ Sultans of Bing
Friday - 12/3/2010
7:30 pm | All Ages | $30 adv / $35 dos
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In the late '60s and early '70s a power rock trio from Youngstown, Ohio called Glass Harp reached for the stars. They must have made contact, as references to stellar events seem to pervade much of their music. As a reviewer of their debut album observed,"...no fewer than five songs mention the sky, and three of the remaining ones talk about things like stars, rainbows, [more...]

Paul Thorn

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PAUL THORN
Wednesday - 12/8/2010
8:00 PM | All Ages | $16 adv / $21 dos
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Paul Thorn hails from Tupelo, Miss., and as the son of a Church of God minister, he traveled with his father, playing tambourine in church revivals. Before he pursued music as a career, he became fascinated with boxing and learned how to box from an uncle who had moved to Tupelo from Los Angeles. By his teens, he was winning fights and ultimately turned professional. In 1987, [more...]
The Kent Stage | 175 East Main Str. | Kent, OH 44240 | Phone: 330-677-5005 | Website