Saturday, June 24, 2023
Saturday, November 19, 2022
|The Zajac Brothers Band - Thanksgiving Eve at THE BLACK BOX|
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Tickets available online -> https://www.theblackboxonline.com/events.php?id=1541
|Zajac brothers return to THE BLACK BOX - Feb 19|
Sunday, September 19, 2021
1:30 - Berkshire Valley Boys2:30 - The DayBreakers3:30 - The Inflatables4:30 - InTransition
|Enjoy lobster and local music this Sunday at THE BLACK BOX|
Thursday, July 22, 2021
EXIT 17 is a four piece Classic Rock Band based in Franklin, MA, Playing all the hits you know and love, from Aerosmith to U2!
Saturday, July 24
The Zajac Brother’s band specializes in psychedelic blues rock music, influenced by the counterculture movement of the 60’s and 70’s. Tyler Zajac on Vocals and Keys, Luke Okerlund on Guitar, Ryan Philipps on Bass, and Matt Zajac on Drums.
The Zajac Brothers Band will be performing songs by both The Beatles and The Grateful Dead. These two juggernaut bands are major influences to the Zajac brothers. Join us at THE BLACK BOX while they pay homage to their heroes by performing this tribute night featuring creative medleys, improvisational jams and deep cuts from The Beatles and The Grateful Dead.
In case of inclement weather these events will be moved inside.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Inky Fair (drums & vocals) and Doug Betschart (guitar, vocals & bass pedals) have played music together for five decades throughout New England, starting with the band “Moonfast” in the early 70’s.
After joining with Tom Yates (guitar, bass, keyboards & vocals) they formed “Fair, Yates & Betschart”, becoming the renowned house band at Timothy’s Spirits Company in Framingham for 5 years. They packed the house weekly and released their album “Spirits” of all original material. Inky and Doug then became the rock duo Back Pages for 30+ years and with the recent addition of Steve McCrossan (keyboard, bass & vocals), continue to perform throughout the local area.
|Fair, Yates, Betschart & McCrossan at THE BLACK BOX, Fri - July 16|
Thursday, September 10, 2020
THE BLACK BOX Fall Concert Series presents The Peacheaters! Friday, September 11 at 6:30 and 8:30 PM.
The Peacheaters dig deep into the 40+ year catalog of Allman Brothers Band music and deliver an EXPERIENCE like no other. No 2 gigs are ever alike. The Peacheaters make these songs feel as fresh as the first time you heard them. Fueled by admiration and passion for the music of the ABB, The Peacheaters have been rocking audiences for over 15 years.
The Boston Globe, WZLX, Boston's Classic Rock Radio, and many other media outlets have raved about the authenticity of the band's performances. From festivals to concert halls, the band's success has taken them all over the U.S.—including performances at venues such as Showcase Live, The House of Blues, Daytona's Bike Week, The Big House in Macon, GA, and B.B. Kings, NYC.
The band's dedication to this music, and to “hitting the note” every night, has helped them build an loyal and ever-growing fan base. The “Peach” has won multiple “Best Tribute Band” awards, and shared stages with legends such as The Outlaws, Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Matt Abts (Gov’t Mule), The Zen Tricksters, and James Montgomery.
Find out more about the band on their web page https://www.peacheaters.com/
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home." Whether it's recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority. While growing up in Detroit he, learned first-hand from the masters - James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells - at the legendary "Chessmate." Over the years, he's carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.
In 1970, while attending Boston University, Montgomery formed The James Montgomery Band. His inimitable (oh yeah, he majored in English) harmonica playing combined with his incredibly energetic live shows led to the band's quick ascension on the New England music scene. Within two years, The James Montgomery band was among the hottest acts in Boston along with J. Geils and Aerosmith, and they were quickly signed to a multi-album deal with Capricorn Records.
Since that time, James has recorded six albums. His first, "First Time Out" has been remastered and re-released by MRG/Capricorn. Other include "James Montgomery Band" on Island Records which was number nine on Billboard's national playlist, "Duck Fever" with members of the David Letterman Band, "Live Trax," with the Uptown Horns (the Rolling Stones' horn section), and his release on Tone-Cool, "The Oven Is On."
Fueled by two songwriters with contrasting approaches, the DayBreakers craft their distinct sound through a blend of folk rock melodies, blues guitar muscle and rock and roll grit. The five piece band, led by lead singer/guitarist Kyle Murphy, and bassist Matt Schairer has played many of New England's most revered rooms (The Middle East, TT the Bears, Thunder Road, Cape Cod Melody Tent) and shared the stage with some of the region's best roots rockers (Entrain, the Silks, Delta Generators, Frank Viele), while also supporting national touring acts The High Divers, Christian Lopez and Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band.
Murphy's songwriting draws from a combination of jazz and heartland rock, fusing the complex chord changes of bebop with the boot stomping choruses of Seger and Mellencamp. Schairer's songwriting is tied tighter to country and folk, with an emphasis on storytelling akin to the Drive By Truckers and Springsteen.
The tension of two songwriters has led to artistic breakthroughs, but it has not been without its struggle. Plagued by line up changes and stylistic clashes, the band spent half a decade chasing the shadow of a dream in half-filled bar rooms. These nights led the band to be highly qualified to write their second full length album, a concept record named "Worn Out Dream," about a band that doesn't make it and looks to move on with their lives.
For tickets or for more information about other events at THE BLACK BOX, visit www.THEBLACKBOXonline.com or call (508) 528-3370.
|James Montgomery Band with Opening Act The DayBreakers - Jan 17|
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Karate Show, Boston's most rocking cover band, plays a wide spectrum of rock and roll hits from bands like Pearl Jam, The Killers, Tom Petty, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, The White Stripes, Green Day, The Ramones, and The Who. The band includes Franklin native Mike Briggs on lead vocals, Anthony Mantia on lead guitar and vocals, Mike Molloy on drums, Joe Broderick on rhythm guitar, and Tony DelBuono on bass.
Long Shadow Sheep is an independent folk-rock band hailing from MA. Following the release of a solo record “Violins,” singer/songwriter Brady O’Keefe returned to Franklin, recruiting long-time friends Matt Zajac (drummer) and Doug Buckley (bassist) to extend the performance capabilities of his acoustic-based material. The creation of the new, collaborative group brought the musical project in a new direction, both sonically and energetically. Guitarist and songwriter Nick Sabet joined as lead guitar player, bringing a highly-refined and versatile skill set, evolving the band’s original sound.
Tickets for Thanksgiving Eve are available at www.THEBLACKBOXonline.com, by calling the box office at 508-528-3370, or at the door. The venue features a full bar.
|Karate Show and Long Shadow Sheep headline Thanksgiving Eve at THE BLACK BOX|