Band to Sizzle Tonight

Band to Sizzle Tonight

Tonight, Friday, March 5, Papa Tuck will cook steak sandwiches alongside The Tripping Lily Band, from 6 p.m. at the Portuguese American Club on Vineyard avenue in Oak Bluffs. Music begins at 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit Island charities. Tickets are $20, available in advance at the P.A. Club, Jim’s Package Store in Oak Bluffs; and Al’s Package Store and the Dock Street Diner in Edgartown.

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Klezmer Jam: Musical Mishmash
Megan Dooley

For a week during the holidays this winter, Michelle Jasny left the Island for a camp in the Catskills. Armed with her accordion, she joined some 300 people at KlezKamp, a weeklong retreat for klezmer musicians. Though she’d been playing for nearly a year, and also has a background in piano and guitar, Ms. Jasny was blown away by the intensity of the repertoire, and the music. “Some of this is very fast,” she said of the traditional Yiddish music. “We were playing like nine, 10 hours a day, so it was very intense.”

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Myers Brothers Offer a Glimpse of Island Music, Past and Future
Mark Alan Lovewell

The crowd at Che’s Lounge sang along Saturday night, as brothers Dave and Rob Myers brought a cornucopia of music and nostalgia to the underground coffee shop in the alley off Main street in Vineyard Haven.

Many of the Island’s seasoned musicians showed up at Che’s; for them, it was a step back to the 1990s and a time when the Island was home to a number of vibrant live bands that played regularly enough that audiences became fans, buying locally-produced albums and memorizing lyrics.

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Myers Brothers Play Che’s

Myers Brothers Play Che’s

Tonight longtime Island musicians Rob and Dave Myers will reunite for a special concert at Che’s Lounge in Vineyard Haven.

Doors open at 8 p.m.; there is a sliding scale donation for admission.

The two brothers, who performed on the Island together in the early 1990s in the alternative pop punk band the Inskirts, will perform material from their individual catalogues, as well as from their work together.

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Irish Music Masters Make Return to Katharine Cornell

Karan Casey and John Doyle return to the Island to launch the 2010 music series at the Katharine Cornell Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m.

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Island Voices Join in Song: All-Church Choir Concert

Voices will rise to the rafters of the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown, at the second Annual All Church Choir concert Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. Church choirs from all over the Island, including the Faith Community Singers, the Federated Church Choir, the Good Shepherd Parish Women’s Choir, the Grace Church Choir, and the United Methodist Choir, will come together for one night.

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Caribbean Night Dance

Caribbean Night Dance

Drag that summer wardrobe out from under the bed and get on your flip-flops, because this Saturday, Feb. 13, is Caribbean Night at the Chilmark Community Center from 6:30 to 11 p.m. The Smokin’ Flamingos will provide the music for the evening, while partygoers enjoy dancing, beer, wine and dessert. Raffles and auctions, both live and silent, add to the fun. Admission is $15, and all proceeds benefit the Chilmark School.

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Valentine’s Haiti Benefit

Valentine’s Haiti Benefit

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Guitar Poems at Che’s

Guitar Poems at Che’s

Dan Waters, former West Tisbury poet laureate, guitarist, writer and all-around nice guy, will perform his guitar poems at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Che’s Lounge in Vineyard Haven, a part of the ongoing Island Voices poetry series.

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In Rent, High School Students Tackle a Grittier Kind of Musical
Jonah Lipsky

It’s six days before opening night of the Vineyard’s first production of Rent — that’s about 8,000 minutes, for fans of the Broadway musical’s company song Seasons of Love, which poses the question, how do you measure a year, and answers it with the surprisingly catchy refrain, “five-hundred, twenty-five-thousand, six-hundred minutes..”

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