Tuesday, December 16, 2014

With the Winter/Spring season in the offing, notloB Music puts out a call for artists and patrons

Who Do YOU Wish to See in 2015?

At some point in early 2015, notloB will present its 150th concert. We could not do it without you, our patrons.That is why your recommendations who we ask to perform, and into which listening room space they will be booked, is valued. (If you are new to notloB and wish to learn more about the type of artists we present, please read "Artist Booking Policy" - https://sites.google.com/site/notlobmusic/about/booking).

Who Do YOU Wish to See (and Where)?

Criteria: Acoustic artists who perform Celtic, old-time, bluegrass or string band music and have either a national or local reputation good enough to fill 100-200 seats in a listening room environment.

Send recommendations via email to notlobreservations at gmail dot com (recommendations only, please - no artist applications - those must be done by the artist or their agent via method described in https://sites.google.com/site/notlobmusic/about/booking)

notloB presents in not one, not two, not three, but FOUR venues

Davis Square Theater, 255 Elm Street, Somerville, surrounded by many restaurants and watering holes (we recommend Foundary and Saloon, which are in the same building), and convenient to the MBTA's red line and the Davis Square station. 
"The intimate, comfortable 150 seat venue has been updated with a brand new bar, PA system and theater lighting. Having played host to hundreds of productions from the worlds of comedy, music, theater, television, radio, political events and kids shows, we hope to continue to serve the community in the same fashion: by offering a wide array of programming to our discerning and diverse patrons. So whether you're seeking a live theatre production, raucous comedy or kickin' concert (even hosting a private event) - we hope you'll come to Davis Square and see what all the fuss is about." Due to Someville's liquor license laws, shows are 21+. Handicap accessible.

Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, 1581 Beacon Street, Brookline,
conveniently located near restaurants and on the green line (C), between the Washington Square and Fairbanks stops, with plenty of on-street and public lot parking! The space is a seminar room that seats 100. "The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis has been providing psychoanalytic training for 40 years. It is theonly regionally accredited, degree granting, independent psychoanalytic graduate school in the country offering Master of Arts in Psychoanalysis, Master of Arts in Psychoanalytic Counseling, and Doctoral programs in Psychoanalysis. It is one of the few such institutes in the world. BGSP also offers a One–Year Program through its continuing education department. This program is designed to enrich the work of clinical practitioners and professionals who are employed in various disciplines.
Shows are open to all ages. Bringing your own couch is optional.
MBTA: "C" green line or 65 bus to Washington Square.
Handicap stair lift, but the restrooms are not.

Carriage House Violins of Johnson String Instruments,1039 Chestnut St, Newton Upper Falls, near the intersection of Rt.9 and I-95/Rt. 128, a 15 minute walk from Eliot Street T station (Green line D (Riverside)). 
The space seats 50. 
"Carriage House Violins is the instrument sales division of Johnson String Instrument is a full-service violin shop, offering a wide array of both fine antique instruments and modern instruments by today’s best makers. Owned by Adam Johnson, son of Johnson String Instrument founders Roger and Carol Johnson, Carriage House Violins and Johnson String Instrument make up the east coast’s largest, most comprehensive violin shop. Carriage House Violins was founded in 2005 by Christopher Reuning, of Reuning & Son Violins. In November 2013, Johnson String Instrument assumed ownership of Carriage House Violins, to better serve the growing customer base of both firms. The merger offered an expanded inventory of first-class instruments while retaining the high caliber of personalized service loyal Carriage House Violins customers have come to expect. Carriage House Violins offers every serious stringed instrument player a lifetime of opportunity, convenience, service and support."
Shows are open to all ages.
MBTA: Riverside green line to Eliot, then walk about 3/4 mile (not recommended during the Winter months).
Handicap accessible

Outpost 186, 186 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge. The space seats 35, served as the home of the former Lord Geoffrey Presents rising Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory rising talent series and continues that series.
"OUTPOST 186 is a new arts, media and performance space at 186 1/2 Hampshire Street in Inman Square, Cambridge. Outpost 186 hosts several ongoing series of experimental & improvised music performances, multi-media events, poetry readings and film, seven days a week, as well as periodic art exhibits. Open during scheduled shows or by appointment."
Shows are open to all ages.
MBTA: several bus routes serve Inman Square, or take the red line to Central Square and walk 4 blocks.
The restroom is not handicap accessible.
Artists note - 2015 is wide open!

...and we are considering presenting the main Spring series in Arlington at a 175-seat handicap-accessible theater, just off Mass Ave (great bus service to Alewife, Porter and Davis Square stations) and lots of free off-street parking. This new venue will only come on line if there is adequate Arlington support, which is being gauged.

*...artists often ask for for gigs which we cannot always accommodate, here's where you come in. Have you ever thought about hosting a concert in your own home? That can be arranged. Email notlobreservations@gmail.com

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