The Tedrock Fund is proud to announce our upcoming lineup of concerts for the 2018 Spring/Summer season! We’ve got some fantastic talent lined up and are excited to share these acts with you!
May 19th – Rock Bottom with Opening Act The Surf Riders – Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain Boston – 9 PM
Always a crowd pleaser, covering classic rock hits from the 70s and 80s, Rock Bottom will perform with opening act “The Surf Riders”. Rock Bottom takes a self described tongue-in-cheek approach to performance (think: wigs, flares, beads, vintage stage banter) but plays their classic material as accurately as possible. The repertoire ranges from Led Zeppelin, Free, and Sweet to Judas Priest, as well as shameless covers of songs by corporate rock mainstays like Foreigner and Journey. The band likes to refer to the more questionable material as “forehead slappers”, due to the reaction of the audience frequently observed from the stage. The band members are seasoned area rockers including drummer Jim Janota (Upper Crust, Bags, Lyres) vocalist Chris Cote (Upper Crust, Seks Bomba, Giant Kings) bassist David Fredette (Upper Crust, Titanics) and guitarists Chris Blue (Georgia Overdrive, Rudds, Rag Iron, United States) and Charles Hansen (Andrea Gillis, Gymnasium, Ross Phasor).
June 17th – What’s Going On? Marvin’s Music Lives On! – Rockwell Theater, Davis Square Somerville – 7 PM
At a time when we could all use some inspiration, the songs of Marvin Gaye continue to deliver messages of hope and resilience. Join us for this special night of music delivered by a 15 piece rock ensemble who will perform songs from Marvin’s playbook followed by a performance of the full album “What’s Going On”.
In keeping with the Tedrock Fund’s mission to provide music education to under-served children, proceeds from the show will support the Community Music Center of Boston. This organization has been reaching out to city classrooms 33 years, helping to make music an influential part of every child’s education.
July 19th – Graham Parker with Opening Act Mike Gent – Firehouse Theater, Newburyport MA – 7 PM
One of the first 1970’s British Pub Rock artists, Graham Parker has a long and acclaimed career of writing and performing memorable hits, such as “Local Girls” and “Passion is No Ordinary Word” that broke the top 50 charts in the UK and USA. With 2 recordings listed on the Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, and a discography of 21 EPs, Graham’s repertoire of rocking tunes always take his audience on an uplifting journey. Making his Hollywood debut as the revival recording artist in “This is 40”, followed by a reunion tour with his band The Rumor and several solo tours, Graham Parker is going strong. It is a real treat to bring Graham to the Firehouse Theater stage during his short US summer tour. Opening act Mike Gent of The Figgs will get the good vibes flowing with his original story telling tunes. This special night of music is not to be missed.