Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Did you go to the Daughtry show and meet and greet at JJ's?
Daughtry played a short set and met for photos with some lucky WXLO fans on Monday night at JJ's Sports Bar. Northborough Patch was there, and has also received a number of photos and videos from the show. Keep 'em coming! Please add your shots and videos to this story. Sharing is good.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Daughtry drilled out a few acoustic numbers in Northborough for a WXLO promotional event.
You had to win to get in. Listeners on WXLO 104.5 FM had a week to win free tickets online to get in to the Daughtry show at JJ's Sports Bar on Monday, Nov. 7. And that, they did. The bar was packed for the short set that included a chat with Chris Daughtry and guitarist Brian Craddock as well as photo sessions with everyone who attended the show.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The pop idol is putting on one show in Northborough, and you have to win to get in.
Chris Daughtry, who is one of the most successful finalists ever to come out of the show "American Idol" with his band, Daughtry. With two albums, and hits such as "Feels Like Tonight," "It's Not Over" and "Home," the artist proved he's got staying power and talent beyond the fluff the show can sometimes produce. WXLO is offering changes to win tickets to a Daughtry show on Monday, Nov. 7, at JJ's in Northborough. Winning, mind you, is the only way to get in the door. You can click here to enter your name in the drawing to get in to the show.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
On the eve of Hurricane Irene, the band Rugged Road rocks JJ's Sports Bar and Grille.
Rugged Road plays a mix of classic rock covers that focuses on Southern rock and blues-tinged hits of the past, including songs by the Allman Brothers, The Eagles and Stevie Ray Vaughan. The band plays on Saturday, Aug. 27, at JJ's Sports Bar and Grille. Northborough Patch talked with Rugged Road's guitarist and singer, Mike Jiencke.Jiencke joins singer/guitarist Mike Young, bassist David Goodchild, keyboardist/singer Rick Ottman and drummer Ron Daigle. Northborough Patch: Who's got the best car to deal with a rugged road in the band? Mike Jiencke: I think that would be me. I can get the band anywhere in my 4 wheel drive machine. NP: What are your three favorite songs that you play? MJ: "Ramblin' Man" by the Allman Brothers, "Two …
Friday, August 26, 2011
The big blast of R&B known as Valvatross is heading to JJ's on Friday for a second time.
The combination of two former bands - Albatross and The Valves - Valvatross is known for its massive, horn-induced attack on R&B. For an encore performance, Valvatross is coming to JJ's Sports Bar and Grille, on Friday, Aug. 26. "Alba-Valve didn't have a good ring to it," said Steve LeClaire, tenor sax player for the band. From Albatross, bassist Bob Palermo and keyboard John Bianchi joined the Tornado Horns (which formerly were the horn section for the Valves) Roger Grover on trumpet, Allen Keifer on sax, Ben Gould on trombone, and LeClair. The horn players, too, are well known for having been part of the popular '80s band Tornado Alley. The band is rounded out by Todd "Dr. D" Dufault on guitar, Dana Bonardi on drums and Joanna …
Friday, August 12, 2011
A Chili Peppers tribute, afternoon movie and more line our "5 Things" today.
1.The Northborough Junior Woman's Club sponsors a free movie today with a "North American" theme, at the Northborough Free Library, at 1 p.m. The movie is appropriate for all ages. 2. Scar Tissue pays tribute to the Red Hot Chili Peppers with a show tonight at JJ's Bar and Grille. 3. The Unitarian Universalist Young Adults Group meets once a month at the home of one of the members. If you are interested in joining, click here. 4. Work out every week with the group that meets for aerobics at 9 a.m. at the Northborough Senior Center. 5. It's Vinyl Record Day today. What was your first album? First 45?
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
More Australian fun at the library, karaoke for kids at JJ's and more today.
1.Try a taste of Australian fairy bread as part of the Australian Food and Facts events at the Northborough Free Library today. 2.Gigi leads a weekly art class at 9:30 a.m. at the Northborough Senior Center. 3.It's the championship game for the nine-year-old baseball tournament, held at 7:30 p.m. at Casey Field. 4. Wednesday evening (and we're talking 5:30 p.m. here) means kids deals and karaoke at JJ's Sports Bar. 5.The Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at Guiseppe's Grille, at 12:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
A tribute to Pink Floyd and an Alanon meeting are among the things to know today, as well as the historical significance that involves Vanessa Williams.
1. Gilmour's Breakfast pays tribute to Floyd, as in Pink Floyd, with a show at JJ's Sports Bar tonight. As its site says, "each performance includes period musical gear, laser light shows and intelligent moving/lighting. 2. Everyone needs support sometimes. There's an Alanon meeting this afternoon at the Church of the Nativity. 3. Sometimes the sun goes 'round the moon...or something like that. According to history.com, in 1984, 21-year-old Vanessa Williams gave up her Miss America title, the first resignation in the pageant's history, after Penthouse magazine announces plans to publish nude photos of the beauty queen in its September issue. Williams "saved the best for last," meaning the song. 4. According to holidays.net, it's "Gorgeous…
Friday, July 15, 2011
Things to know include the fact that the library is collecting items for Brimfield.
1.Northborough Free Library is spreadheading a "donations for Brimfield" effort at the library, collecting such things as rakes, bug spray, diapers and socks. Find out more. 2. Go Gadget Go is back at JJ's tonight, playing hit after hit from an extensive rock and pop catalogue. 3. The Northborough Little League All-Stars lost to Grafton earlier this week, but not without a fight, and not without providing some dynamite photo and video images for us here. 4. The Brian Miller and Dave Kendall Duo play some tunes at the Celtic Tavern tonight, which has a fine menu that includes some of the best shepherd's pie around. 5. The latest Harry Potter flick opened this morning at midnight across the country. Did you see it yet? Are you going to?
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Rock at JJ's, a big yard sale, Hash House Harriers run and lots more today.
1. Jokerz Wyld plays a mix of covers and originals tonight at JJ's. The music starts around 10 p.m., and there's no cover charge. 2.There's a big moving sale at 35 Assabet Hill Circle today, with selections including electronics, books and furniture. 3.It's the big Hash House Harriers run today starting at the Senior Center. 4. Isabell reads some fun stories to preschoolers and elementary school aged kids today at the Northborough Free Library at 10 a.m. 5. According to holidays.net, it's "SCUD Day," which means "Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama."