LMS to Honor Veterans

On Friday, November 7th, at 8am, members of the Londonderry Middle School Student Council and Clef Singers will be hosting a flag raising ceremony to honor the veterans who are part of our school district as well as all those who have served our country.  The ceremony will be broadcast over the intercom and filmed for broadcast over LEO21 in the future.  All members of the school district who have served are invited to attend.  Additionally, veterans are asked to send their name, rank, branch of service, year served and any special information they would like included, (location of service, awards, type of work, etc.) to chursh@londonderry.org.

Additionally, LMS will hold “Hat Day” on Oct. 31st.  Students are allowed to wear a hat for the day with a dollar donation.  Profits from hat day will benefit M.A.R. S. Veterans Group who support returning veterans and their families.

Finally, there is an ongoing effort to collect new household items from Oct. 20-Nov. 7th to support Liberty House Shelter for homeless veterans.  Students may bring in their donations and drop them in the boxes by the 8th and 6/7th grade offices.

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Tinsley Ellis with Mike Zito, and Willy Porter Just Booked in Londonderry!

Ticket Update
THE TUBES – Selling Fast!
ROBIN TROWER – SOLD OUT!
ANNA NALICK – Selling Fast!
RENAISSANCE – Selling Fast!
THE SMITHEREENS – Selling Fast!
ERIC JOHNSON – Both Shows SOLD OUT!
CARL PALMER – Selling Fast!
LIVING COLOUR – SOLD OUT!
ART ALEXAKIS of Everclear – Selling Fast!
CARBON LEAF – SOLD OUT!
LOS LONELY BOYS – Selling Fast!
ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Selling Fast!
THE WEIGHT – Selling Fast!

This Week
October 15 LIVE AT FRANK’S PLACE
This month’s FRANK FM featured performer is BLINDSPOT. This is a FREE show, folks. All you have to do is give us a call and we will set aside tickets for you.

October 16 THE EMPTY HEARTS
“You can make it if you try/Take a little time/I can help you find a way to/Fill an empty heart.”
Even though THE EMPTY HEARTS feature members of Blondie, The Cars, Chesterfield Kings and The Romantics – as well as being christened by Little Steven Van Zandt from his super-secret list of unused band names – this is no cynically constructed super group. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer Clem Burke, two-time Grammy nominee and MTV Video of the Year Award winning guitarist Elliot Easton, bassist Andy Babiuk and lead singer/rhythm guitarist Wally Palmar have parlayed a combined lifetime of rock ‘n’ roll into their self-titled 429 Records debut, a sterling collection of influences that include ’50s American roots rock ‘n’ roll, ’60s British Invasion and ’70s garage-punk that is anything but retro, rather a refreshing return to core musical values.
There’s the clarion power chords of The Who’s “I Can’t Explain” in “Soul Deep”, the Stones-by-way of Chuck Berry twang of “Drop Me off at Home,” the Yardbirds’ bluesy R&B of “Meet Me Around the Corner,” the Led Zeppelin epic sweep of “Loud and Clear,” the “Wild Horses”/”Dead Flowers” country-rock of “I Found You Again” and the Faces’ “Stay with Me” party vibe in “I Don’t Want Your Love.”

October 17 and 18 THE TUBES
The San Francisco based band, The Tubes, was known for its live performances that combined lewd quasi-pornography and wild satires of media, consumerism and politics. Their hits include: “Don’t Touch Me There,” “Young and Rich,” “White Punks on Dope,” “Prime Time,” “Don’t Want To Wait Anymore,” “Talk to Ya Later,” “She’s a Beauty,” “Tip of My Tongue,” “The Monkey Time,” “Piece by Piece” and many more.

October 19 SONNY LANDRETH
Landreth’s music has always been evocative, a vibrant mixture of indigenous sounds and images informed by Delta blues and Faulkner alike. By eschewing lyrics and vocals, he’s located something especially pure and unfettered, as illustrated in his latest release Elemental Journey. Released on his own Landfall label in 2012, Elemental Journey marked Landreth’s first all-instrumental effort and his most adventurous work to date. “What I’d hoped to end up creating was sonic stories without words,” he says. “I want listeners to feel something that resonates with them personally. I’ve always tried to make music that engages you on a deeper level that way.”

New Bookings
December 13 TINSLEY ELLIS with special guest MIKE ZITO
International blues musician Tinsley Ellis was born and raised in Georgia. Averaging over 150 live shows a year, Tinsley Ellis has played in all 50 states, as well as Canada, Europe, Australia and South America. Whether he’s out with his own band or sharing stages with major artists like Buddy Guy, The Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule or Widespread Panic, he always digs deep and plays, as Guitar Player says, “-as if his life depended on it.” Ellis’ most recent tour with Blues At The Crossroads II: Muddy & The Wolf with the Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson, James Cotton, Jody Williams and Bob Margolin was by all accounts one of the best shows of 2013. He is performing at the Mars Theatre as part of his “Back to Georgia” tour.

April 17 WILLY PORTER
Having toured with artists as diverse as Jeff Beck and Tori Amos, Porter capitalizes on his experience as a seasoned live performer on How To Rob A Bank. World-renowned guitarist Greg Koch had this to say about Porter’s new disc: “you get the same feeling listening to it as you do from one of his solo gigs-that you are in the presence of greatness!” Each song is a fresh crosspollination of styles, genres and musical forms. Frets Magazine called Porter”a genre-defying maverick.”
In addition, Porter finished recording an album in Denver with his side project, The Mealies, which includes members of the Carpe Diem String Quartet. In the spring of 2010 Willy joined up with the Carpe Diem String Quartet in their hometown of Columbus for a supposed one-time-only collaboration. What ended up happening is that they wowed audiences and realized they created something special. Those performances are now captured in part on “The Mealies – Live at BoMA.” Seven of Willy’s previously released songs have been beautifully rearranged with the quartet for a stunning new take on these fan favorites. “That’s an exciting project,” he said. “So there’s a whole bunch of stuff, irons in the fire as it were.”

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Comedy this Thursday! Jefferson Starship, Y&T, and Roomful of Blues just booked!

NEW HAMPSHIRE TICKET UPDATE
THE TUBES- Selling Fast!
ROBIN TROWER – SOLD OUT!
ANNA NALICK – Selling Fast!
RENAISSANCE- Selling Fast!
THE SMITHEREENS – Selling Fast!
ERIC JOHNSON – Both Shows SOLD OUT!
CARL PALMER – Selling Fast!
LIVING COLOUR – SOLD OUT!
CARBON LEAFSOLD OUT!
LOS LONELY BOYS – Selling Fast!
ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Selling Fast!
THE WEIGHT – Selling Fast!

OUR NEXT NEW HAMPSHIRE SHOWS
October 9 TUPELO NIGHT OF COMEDY
Featuring Corey Rodrigues, Dan Crohn, & Matt Barry, this is going to be a GREAT comedy night! Bring friends. It’s a cheap night out and a lot of laughs.

October 10 RYAN MONTBLEAU
Songs for Ryan Montbleau typically need to simmer. In his 10-year career this gifted singer and his limber band have built their catalog the old-fashioned way, by introducing new songs to their live set, then bending and shaping them over dozens of performances before committing a definitive version to the hard drive. (Listen)

October 12 GARY HOEY fundraiser for Crossroads Church
Sunday, October 12th will be a very special night at Tupelo. Don’t miss this intimate, performance by Gary Hoey to benefit Crossroads mission trip to Tanzania, Africa in 2015. This is an ALL AGES SHOW. Come early for some amazing food at the Purple Puffin Cafe and visit our friends downstairs at the The Drinkery for beer and wine. Seating is limited so don’t delay. All proceeds go to benefit Crossroads Church “Mission to Tanzania.” (Listen)


NEW BOOKINGS
February 7 ROOMFUL OF BLUES
For nearly half a century, Roomful of Blues has been delivering its signature blend of swing, rock ‘n’ roll, jump, blues and R&B to euphoric audiences all over the world. Blues Revue says, “Roomful of Blues is a sheer joy – contagious, finger-popping, head-bopping grooves – the horns blast loud and proud – explosive and electrifying.” The band has earned five Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards. Twice, the prestigious DownBeat International Critics Poll has selected them as Best Blues Band. With their masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy blues and R&B, it’s no wonder why the great Count Basie called them “the hottest blues band I’ve ever heard.” Billboard simply says, “Roomful is so tight and so right. (Listen – scroll down, right)

March 26 JEFFERSON STARSHIP
PAUL KANTNER, along with MARTY BALIN founded JEFFERSON AIRPLANE in 1965. THE AIRPLANE were the biggest rock group in America during the 1960s and the first San Francisco band to sign a major record deal, paving the way for other legends like GRATEFUL DEAD & JANIS JOPLIN. They headlined the original WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL in 1969 and like THE BEATLES with whom they are critically compared, lasted a mere 7 years – though their influence and impact on rock music continues well into the 21st century.
In 1974 Mr. KANTNER created JEFFERSON STARSHIP and again with Mr. BALIN, enjoyed chart-topping success. PAUL, MARTY & JEFFERSON AIRPLANE were inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, the same year as PINK FLOYD. In 2005 they celebrated their 40th anniversary, playing 21 countries on their world tour. In 2007 they headlined “The Summer of Love 40th Anniversary Celebration” and performed at The Monterey Pop commemorative on the exact same stage as the historic landmark rock festival of 1967.
JEFFERSON STARSHIP, the name created by PAUL for his 1971 solo debut “Blows Against The Empire” recording has endured 37 years as rock music’s premier “political science fiction” themed band. That recording was the first and only to ever be nominated for literary science fiction’s Hugo Award – a stellar achievement. (Listen)

April 28 Y&T
Before Mötley Crüe, before RATT, even before there was a Metallica, Y&T was slogging away in sweaty rock clubs around America. When the band formed in the early 1970s, little did they know they would set the standard for hard rock bands that trailed. Many of the biggest acts of the ’80s became popular opening for headliners Y&T—and cut their teeth on the band, as evidenced by the Y&T mentions in tell-all books by acts such as Metallica and Mötley Crüe.

Born in Oakland, California, Y&T is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s own innovators of the hard rock sound. Whether performing to a festival crowd of fifty-thousand or in an intimate nightclub, Y&T’s high-energy set and passionate performances still captivate legions of fans around the globe, proving Y&T’s music timeless. (Listen)

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Just Booked: Los Lonely Boys, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, and The Grand Slambovians!

NEW HAMPSHIRE TICKET UPDATE
THE MYSTIX – Only 28 tickets remain!
STRYPER – Only 7 tickets remain!
THE TUBES- Selling Fast!
ROBIN TROWER – SOLD OUT!
ANNA NALICK – Selling Fast!
RENAISSANCE- Selling Fast!
THE SMITHEREENS – Selling Fast!
ERIC JOHNSON – Both Shows SOLD OUT!
CARL PALMER – Selling Fast!
LIVING COLOUR – SOLD OUT!
CARBON LEAFSOLD OUT!
ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Selling Fast!

OUR NEXT NEW HAMPSHIRE SHOWS
October 1 BODEANS
Long known as one of the best live acts in the business, BoDeans continue to tour year round and deliver amazing, high energy, performances. “I realized some time ago that the key to the BoDeans identity is the fans’ connection to our music — nowhere is that more evident or rewarding as when we come together live. We love to connect with fans who have supported us for so long and brought us so much inspiration.” said Kurt Neumann, the band’s founder and frontman,” We will continue to play as long as they continue to come out and sing along.”

Chart topping songs like “Fadeaway”, “Only Love,” and “Dreams” won them Rolling Stone’s readers’ poll for Best New American Band in 1987. They were part of a small contingent of bands that inspired a new radio format known as Adult Alternative, Album Rock-Triple A. Their reputation for delivering a dynamic live show garnered support slots with U2, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, George Thorogood, The Pretenders, David Bowie, and appearances at Farm Aid, Summerfest, and ACL, among others. (Listen)

October 2 TUPELO OPEN MIC NIGHT
This month’s open mic feature is Wisewater. Come play a couple of songs or just stop in to visit and listen. Still only $5 for a full night of music. Such a bargain.

October 3 THE MYSTIX
The Mystix continue to headline major venues throughout New England, performing their unique interpretations of the music of rural America, as well as inspired original material. Their four previous CDs have enjoyed critical acclaim as well as substantial airplay across the country and around the world, consistently appearing on major Americana/Roots charts in the US, UK and Europe.

THE MYSTIX veteran lineup consists of legendary A-list musicians who also perform and record with some of the country’s most respected and well-known artists and features the uniquely gritty vocals of frontman and writer Jo Lily. Current line-up includes long-time Mystix musicians:
guitar great Bobby Keyes (Muscle Shoals Studios, Mary J. Blige, Li’l Wayne—)
keyboard master Tom West (Susan Tedeschi, Peter Wolf—)
fiddle/mandolin wizard Matt Leavenworth (Maria Muldaur, John Lincoln Wright, Jerry Lee Lewis—)
drums/percussion ace Dennis McDermott (Roseanne Cash, Marc Cohn—)

The Band is proud to introduce their newest members:
harmonica great Annie Raines (Paul Rishell, Tarbox Ramblers, Susan Tedeschi—)
outstanding bassist Jesse Williams (John Hammond, Al Kooper, Duke Robillard—) (Listen)

October 4 PAUL D’ANGELO (comedy)
This is s special DVD recording show with comedian Paul D’Angelo. Always a great night of laughs, Paul’s ability to connect with the audience and make them laugh is infectious.

October 5 STRYPER
Stryper remain one of rock’s best kept secrets. The iconic band, featuring Michael Sweet (vocals, guitar), Robert Sweet (drums), Oz Fox (guitar), and Tim Gaines (bass), built a formidable catalog since first forming in 1983. They’ve sold over 10 million albums worldwide, garnered Grammy Award nominations, scored DOVE Awards, sold out arenas everywhere, and inspired one of the most diehard fan bases in history. They are responsible for such ‘80s classic albums as “Soldiers Under Command,” “To Hell with the Devil,” “In God We Trust,” and such MTV hit singles/videos as “Calling on You,” “Free,” and “Honestly.” (Listen)


NEW BOOKINGS
January 8 CHERRY POPPIN’ DADDIES
After experimenting with narrative storytelling through shifting genres on Susquehanna in 2007 (Latin Pop, Swing, Ska, Glitter Rock), the band felt the need to put out something straight forward and fun, taking a cue from their 1998 compilation CD. “Just as our swing fans did before Zoot Suit Riot, fans of our Ska songs have been suggesting that we release all of them together”, lead singer Steve Perry explained, “so they wouldn’t have to press the skip button over a western swing song with a lap steel, or a Flamenco track. Now they can just throw a Cherry Poppin Daddies record on without having to explain, and possibly apologize for our eclecticism”. With Skaboy the Daddies plan to reconnect with a Ska audience that is largely aware of the band as merely a swing band. “We toured with many of the iconic ska bands when we were coming up,” Perry said, “the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Fishbone, Reel Big Fish, The Specials, No Doubt, Madness but at that time we were really touring behind Zoot Suit Riot, so we didn’t play a ton of Ska in our sets, now we will.” (Listen)

March 4 and 5 LOS LONELY BOYS
Los Lonely Boys, made up of brothers Ringo Jr., Henry, and Jojo Garza, released their self-titles debut album in 2003. Although originally released on small Or Music label, Epic Records picked up Los Lonely Boys for major-label distribution in early 2004. The album quickly won the band a large national audience. Its lead single “Heaven” became a Top 20 pop hit, reached the #1 spot on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart, and eventually won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

Los Lonely Boys solidified their success with 2006’s Sacred, which brought two more Grammy nominations, and 2008’s Forgiven, as well as the holiday-themed Christmas Spirit. Meanwhile, the band continued to build its reputation as a singularly powerful live act. (Listen)

March 13 GRAND SLAMBOVIANS
The Grand Slambovians have been called “the hillbilly Pink Floyd,” which is an apt description, particularly if you throw in elements of Incredible String Band, Neil Young, The Band, Dylan, and maybe even some Frank Zappa as well. Upon returning recently from the U.K. this fall where they spread their contagious brand of quirky Americana from Glasgow to Penzance, the band completed work on their fourth studio album, “The Grand Slambovians”. The advent of “The Grand Slambovians” is both the band’s latest reincarnation and the title of their new soul stirring CD. (Listen)

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Art Alexakis of Everclear and Thanksgiving Weekend Comedy Shows Just Booked!

Ticket Update
JON BUTCHER AXIS – SOLD OUT!
THE MYSTIX – Selling Fast!
STRYPER - Only 22 tickets remain!
THE TUBES- Selling Fast!
ROBIN TROWER – SOLD OUT!
ANNA NALICK – Selling Fast!
RENAISSANCE- Selling Fast!
THE SMITHEREENS – Selling Fast!
ERIC JOHNSON – Both Shows SOLD OUT!
CARL PALMER – Selling Fast!
LIVING COLOUR – Only 3 tickets remain!
CARBON LEAF – SOLD OUT!
ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Selling Fast!

Shows This Week
September 26 THE COWSILLS
The Cowsills enjoyed great success during the late 60Â’s and in to the very early 70Â’s not only with their music but appearing as guests on many television shows and even hosting their own TV special. They were approached to do a TV series but the producers had already signed an actress to play the mother on the series so it was a no go for The Cowsills. What was the series? It was The Partridge Family. The Cowsills were also spokespersons for the American Dairy Association and appeared in commercials and print ads for milk. The Cowsills disbanded in the early 1970s but most of them have never really left the music business and various members have regrouped through the years. (Listen)

September 27 JON BUTCHER
This show is SOLD OUT.

September 28 GRACE KELLY
When it comes to saxophonist/vocalist/composer/lyricist/arranger/educator Grace Kelly, people seem to be divided into two groups: those who marvel at her proficiency, creativity and ever-accelerating growth, and those who have yet to encounter the 20-year-old wunderkind. The ranks of the former category are growing by the day. Trumpeter and Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis was so impressed with Kelly’s three-night stand as guest of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra that he invited her to join the ensemble at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater in Washington, D.C. as part of the President Obama Inauguration Celebration. Keith Lockhart invited Grace to be a special guest with the Boston Pops Orchestra when she was14 years old. Harry Connick, Jr. heard Kelly in a master class on a December afternoon and brought her on stage to sit in with his band that night. Since then, Kelly has been voted “Best Jazz Act” in Boston four consecutive years in the FNX/Phoenix Best Music Poll, and this past year voted “Best National Jazz Act”, received the ASCAP Foundation’s Young Jazz Composers Award in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011 and won “Jazz Artist of the Year” at the Boston Music Awards in both 2008 and 2010. The 2009, 2010, and 2011 Downbeat Critics Poll added to her list naming her one of the “Alto Saxophone Rising Stars”, the youngest ever to be named so. Grace named Glamour Magazine’s “Top 10 College Women of 2011″ (Listen)

New Bookings
November 28 TUPELO NIGHT OF COMEDY
Looking for something to do the day after Thanksgiving? Our special comedy night the day after Thanksgiving is just the thing to get you out of the house! With Paul Nardizzi and Dennis Ross as the featured headliners, this is definitely going to be a show to remember!

December 4 ART ALEXAKIS of Everclear
As the singer/guitarist/songwriter of Everclear, Art Alexakis penned some of the most popular alt-radio hits of the late ’90s (“Santa Monica,” “Everything to Everyone,” “Father of Mine,” etc.). This is a very special and intimate show with front man Art, who will be playing many Everclear songs with some of his own solo stuff mixed in, this show is going to be awesome!

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American Idol Winner Kris Allen Saturday! Stryper and Richie Kotzen Just Booked!

NEW HAMPSHIRE TICKET UPDATE
ENGLISH BEAT- SOLD OUT!
JOHN MAYALL- SOLD OUT!
MIKE PETERS- Only 20 tickets remain!
JON BUTCHER AXIS- SOLD OUT!
THE TUBES- Selling Fast!
THE SMITHEREENS- Selling Fast!
ROBIN TROWER- SOLD OUT!
ANA NALICK- Selling Fast!
RENAISSANCE- Selling Fast!
ERIC JOHNSON- Both Shows SOLD OUT!
CARL PALMER- Selling Fast!
LIVING COLOUR- Only 10 tickets remain!
CARBON LEAF- SOLD OUT!
STEPHEN KELLOGG- Selling Fast!

OUR NEXT NEW HAMPSHIRE SHOWS
September 4 TEPLO OPEN MIC NIGHT
Another great Open Mic Night is in store for us as host Robert Haigh brings featured performer The Joe Young Trio and others on stage for some great music and camaraderie. Still only $5, this is the best value for a night of music that you will find anywhere!

September 5 TUPELO NIGHT OF COMEDY
This comedy night features Mark Scalia, Linda Belt, and Steve Halligan. ALWAYS a ton of fun and a night full of laughs, our comedy nights are a hit. Get your tickets NOW because they always sell out!

September 6 KRIS ALLEN
Don’t miss Kris Allen’s hook-filled pop melodies and heartfelt lyrics. Since skyrocketing to stardom as the winner of the 2009 season of American Idol, Kris Allen has enjoyed five singles on the Billboard charts. His self-titled debut album featured the hit single “Live Like We’re Dying” which has a combined digital sale of over 1.7 million. Since the release of his album he has toured with Keith Urban, Maroon 5, Barenaked Ladies, Lifehouse as well as headlining his own tour. (Listen)

NEW BOOKING
October 5 STRYPER
Stryper remain one of rock’s best-kept secrets. The iconic band, featuring Michael Sweet (vocals, guitar), Robert Sweet (drums), Oz Fox (guitar), and Tim Gaines (bass), built a formidable catalog since first forming in 1983. They’ve sold over 10 million albums worldwide, garnered Grammy Award nominations, scored DOVE Awards, sold out arenas everywhere, and inspired one of the most diehard fan bases in history. They are responsible for such ‘80s classic albums as “Soldiers Under Command,” “To Hell with the Devil,” “In God We Trust,” and such MTV hit singles/videos as “Calling on You,” “Free,” and “Honestly.” (Listen)

November 3 RICHIE KOTZEN
Richie Kotzen began playing piano at the age of five. At the age of seven he was inspired by the band KISS to learn the electric guitar. Kotzen recorded his first solo album by the age of 19. He created the video Rock Chops for REH video in 1989, highlighting many of his formative techniques, including using wide-intervals and fluid sweeping.

In 1991, at age 21, Kotzen joined glam-metal band Poison, co-writing and performing on the album Native Tongue. This album produced two top twenty singles which Kotzen co-wrote, “Stand” and “Until You Suffer Some (Fire & Ice)”.
In 1999 Kotzen replaced Paul Gilbert as guitarist in the mainstream rock band Mr. Big, performing on their album Get Over It. He also contributed guitars to their subsequent release Actual Size. The record included the Kotzen song Shine, which debuted at number one on Japanese radio charts. After Mr. Big disbanded, Kotzen released the solo album Change, in 2003. The title track and the song Get a Life were featured in TV commercials throughout Japan.

In 2002 Kotzen bought a commercial building in Los Angeles and established a recording studio and production company. He has since produced acclaimed solo albums and collaborated with various figures in rock (Gene Simmons), jazz and fusion, including jazz legend Stanley Clarke.

In 2006 Kotzen was the opening act for The Rolling Stones in Japan on their Bigger Bang tour. He is also a member of the rock super group, The Winery Dogs. (Listen)

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