Local Music
12 / 17 / 2015
  - 05:24:00 PM
Josh Pimentel, aka Salty Johnson, and his band of musical mayhem makers sure know how to put on a show. Playing your favorite party rock, Salty Johnson Band has a way of keeping your glasses raised high and feet moving. Here's Ray Auger's 10 Questions with Salty Johnson... Read more

12/15/2015 - 01:08:18 PM
Tis the season for Christmas song after Christmas song on the radio. But unless you are listening to WMRC's Living For The Weekend or me filling in on Daybreak (Chirstmas week in fact!), you not likely to hear the holiday offerings of our local music community. Most... Read more.
12/11/2015 - 06:08:00 AM
Anthony DeLucia can be found most weekends thumping on his bass and stomping on stage floors. Along with his band, Velvet Skies, Ant, as he is affectionately known by friends, brings the party wherever he goes. Here's Ray Auger's 10 Questions with Ant... Read more.
11/12/2015 - 08:48:05 AM
Ken Barney can usually be seen on any given weekend playing PJs, The Coachmen's Lodge or Pepperoncini's. Ken opened up to WMRC's Ray Auger about sports, his mixtape of life and some of his favorite types of rooms to play. Here's 10 Questions with Ken Barney... Read more.
11/10/2015 - 03:55:20 PM
THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin’s new theater, music, and event venue, presents a Big Band Brunch, featuring the renowned Kenny Hadley Big Band, on Sunday, November 15. The critically-acclaimed 16-piece juggernaut, led by drummer Kenny Hadley, boasts masterful musicians... Read more.
10/27/2015 - 01:00:17 PM
THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin’s new theater, music and event venue, presents a wide-ranging lineup of live music entertainment this November. Events are slated to feature concerts in genres ranging from classical, jazz and pop to Southern rock, cabaret and children’s... Read more.
10/15/2015 - 10:32:36 AM
Jillian Brown is one of those rare acoustic artists who does her own thing, but in a way you'll love. Jillian talked with WMRC's Ray Auger about frontmen, favorite albums, her wide range of covers and reality TV. Here's 10 Questions with Jillian Brown... Read more.
10/02/2015 - 03:50:35 PM
Chip Zale wears many hats in the local music scene... from band leader to acoustic strummer to open mic host. Chip opened up to WMRC's Ray Auger about 80s music, cheeseburgers, whipping, nay-naying and the WPI Orchestra. Here's 10 Questions with Chip Zale... Read more.
09/18/2015 - 05:14:54 PM
The Third Annual Labor Day Weekend Bash at The Tradesman in Milford was celebrated with roaring success. On Sunday, September 6th hundreds flocked to the local bar, located on Route 140, which transformed into an outdoor concert arena. A state-of-the-art stage and sound... Read more.
08/12/2015 - 02:25:32 PM
Calling all singers! The Blackstone Valley Community Chorus (BVCC) is a holding an Open Call for all new and returning members for its 2015 fall and winter season. Open Call will take place on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 6:00pm in the Douglas Municipal Center Resource... Read more.
07/31/2015 - 09:18:00 AM
Here's everything that happened, is happening and will be happening in a nutshell. You're too busy and I'm too lazy to write too much... so here's The Gist! Read more.
07/30/2015 - 11:37:06 AM
Anger Management is playing at Liz's Diamond Bar and Grille in Hopedale on Saturday August 1st. Ray Auger caught up with AM's guitar player Ralph to talk about couples therapy, Clay Aiken, Family Night at the Bandstand and more! Here's 10 Questions with Anger Management! Read more.
07/29/2015 - 03:37:10 PM
When he's not slappin' da bass for Teter Todders or cruising around on his bike, local musician Tim Galvin is writing songs. In recent years he's penned odes to Mila Kunis, asked politely to "Here My Song" and now is mixing it up with two awesomely delicious treats... Read more.
07/21/2015 - 08:02:31 AM
Electric Youth participates in the Franklin Cultural Festival, performing a FREE Concert after the Festival opening ceremony! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs on Wednesday, July 29th at 6:00 p.m and see Electric Youth perform hits by Adele, Aretha Franklin... Read more.
07/21/2015 - 07:10:28 AM
Most every week, Ray Auger features a local band or artist on his show Living For The Weekend (Fridays at noon). This past week Dave Crespo and Chris Cucinotto talked about their show at Liz's Diamond Bar and Grille in Hopedale Friday July 24th and performed Spo's... Read more.
07/08/2015 - 09:41:05 AM
All show in Franklin this summer are Wednesday nights at the Town Common and feature limited seating and a stage for the performers. Bring a blanket or chair! Read more.
07/07/2015 - 11:39:14 AM
WMRC is sponsoring a summer-long food drive to benefit the Daily Bread Food Pantry in Milford. Throughout the summer, live music events with be designated "Party For The Pantry" events. At these shows you can bring a can of food to be donated to the pantry... Read more.
06/19/2015 - 10:26:11 AM
Get your dance on with Flashback Friday June 19th at Liz's Diamond Bar and Grille in Hopedale! Flashback is a high energy cover band performing all the hits of the 60′s,70′s ,80′s, disco, oldies, funk,90′s and current music! The band members all have roots to popular... Read more.
06/18/2015 - 04:16:22 PM
The Holliston Parks and Recreation Department presents the 2015 Summer Concert Series at Goodwill Park on Tuesday nights from 6:30pm to 8pm. Generously funded by The Holliston Newcomers. Read more.
06/18/2015 - 04:06:27 PM
It's time again for another season of Upton's 2015 Summer Concerts at Kiwanis Beach. Each concert begins at 6pm. Hot dogs, burgers, sausage and drinks will be available for purchase at each show. Read more.
06/18/2015 - 03:54:26 PM
Claflin Hill presents the WMRC Family Night at the Bandstand. Tuesday evenings throoughout the summer at Milford Town Park from 6:30 to 8:30. Rain date is the following Thursday. Join Claflin Hill and WMRC for a great night of entertainment and family fun! Read more.
06/18/2015 - 03:23:02 PM

FREE admission to the beach after 5:30pm. Swimming allowed until dusk. The Snack Shack will be open all night. Pony rides, live music, campfire and s'mores on the beach after dark. Read more.
06/17/2015 - 10:44:04 AM
The Hopkinton Summer Concert Series opens this Friday, June 19 with acoustic rock band Lower Level. Playing a selection of favorite songs from country, hip-hop, rock n' roll, country, and folk. Audiences are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, and picnics with them. Read more.
06/12/2015 - 11:42:20 AM
Liz's Diamond Bar and Grille - Friday June 12th at 9pm! American Sin is a rock’n’roll band that gets people up and out on the dance floor. With a firm grip on the beat, and a timeless repertoire, American Sin has a sound that is immediately recognizable though unique... Read more.
06/04/2015 - 02:20:11 PM
Matt Zajac is a local solo guitarist who plays a lot of local rooms! He's also one of the big award winners at this year's Local Music Awards. Matt talks to Ray Auger about about happiness, McDonald's music, classic rock and more ... Read more.
05/29/2015 - 11:56:19 AM
The Jack Shanahan Band is a high energy mix of funky rock and roll. Covers and originals to please every listening ear. Jack will be at Central Tavern tonight starting at 9pm. Learn more about Jack and take a listen to his work... Read more.
05/20/2015 - 11:13:54 AM
The Hopkinton Summer Concert Series welcomes new and returning performance acts this summer to the Hopkinton Common. The free concert series begins June 19 and runs through mid-August. Performances are from 5 to 7 p.m., with children’s entertainment from 4 to 5 p.m. New... Read more.
05/13/2015 - 03:14:38 PM
The Holliston Business Association and the Holliston Arts Council in coordination with the Spring Festival is thrilled to bring you the first annual Holliston Porchfest 2015. All across the country, communities have been gathering to hear live music in their local... Read more.
05/07/2015 - 03:11:54 PM
New episode of Milford Performs premieres this Friday night at 8:00 PM. Watch on Milford TV (Comcast Ch 8 and Verizon Ch 38) or on YouTube at any time at http://milfordperforms.com/current-show.php. Spo is Dave Crespo's band. Dave is a local music scene spinner who... Read more.
04/27/2015 - 01:10:50 PM
Indian Ranch in Webster, MA announced two new shows to its summer concert series. Buddy Guy will perform at the lakeside concert venue on Sunday, August 23 at 2:00 P.M. and Eli Young Band will perform on Saturday, September 19 at 2:00 P.M. In addition, Indian Ranch will... Read more.
04/24/2015 - 02:45:32 PM
By WMRC's Ray Auger - So much great talent in one local music scene! On any given Friday or Saturday night (and even Thursdays) you can catch 3 or 4 great shows if you time it correctly and hit the right venues at the right time. Here's a Live and Local Music Hop... Read more.
04/20/2015 - 08:37:34 AM
Hundreds of New England musicians and music fans converged on Patriots Place this past Saturday night to honor the best in New England music at Showcase Live for the 2015 New England Music Awards. For one night the entire music industry of New England comes together to... Read more.
04/15/2015 - 10:14:16 AM
The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra (CHSO) will present the final concert of its “Crystal Anniversary Season” on Saturday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Milford Town Hall Grand Ballroom and audience members can be part of the excitement. “We invite our concertgoers to... Read more.
04/13/2015 - 02:11:55 PM
Legendary music icons Three Dog Night return to Indian Ranch Sunday, July 26 at 2:00 P.M. Celebrating their 4th decade, Three Dog Night’s hits wind through the fabric of pop culture today whether they are heard on the radio. Three Dog Night had 21 consecutive Top 40... Read more.
04/04/2015 - 04:36:03 PM
LiveARTS' season’s climax and finale is presented by their own LiveARTS String Quartet. Six seasons ago LiveARTS learned about a group of four immensely talented string players who had been playing together but had not yet given a public performance as an ensemble. They... Read more.
04/04/2015 - 11:00:24 AM
By WMRC's Ray Auger - So much great talent in one local music scene! On any given Friday or Saturday night (and even Thursdays) you can catch 3 or 4 great shows if you time it correctly and hit the right venues at the right time. Here's a Live and Local Music Hop... Read more.
04/03/2015 - 04:03:10 PM
By WMRC's Ray Auger - So much great talent in one local music scene! On any given Friday or Saturday night (and even Thursdays) you can catch 3 or 4 great shows if you time it correctly and hit the right venues at the right time. Here's a Live and Local Music Hop... Read more.
04/02/2015 - 09:24:57 AM
On April 1st we announced the nominees for the 2015 WMRC Local Music Awards! The winners will be announced and honored at Liz's Diamond Bar and Grille, winner of the 2014 Best Local Music Venue, on Sunday May 17th. Putting together the list of nominees, with the help... Read more.
03/31/2015 - 03:38:47 PM
The stage is set for this year’s WMRC Local Music Awards! On May 17th hundreds of musicians, fans and local music supporters will gather at Liz’s Diamond Bar and Grille in Hopedale to honor, celebrate and relish all that The Greater Milford Area Local Music Scene offers... Read more.
03/28/2015 - 05:16:20 PM
By WMRC's Ray Auger - So much great talent in one local music scene! On any given Friday or Saturday night (and even Thursdays) you can catch 3 or 4 great shows if you time it correctly and hit the right venues at the right time. Here's a Live and Local Music Hop... Read more.
03/27/2015 - 03:18:23 PM
By WMRC's Ray Auger - So much great talent in one local music scene! On any given Friday or Saturday night (and even Thursdays) you can catch 3 or 4 great shows if you time it correctly and hit the right venues at the right time. Here's a Live and Local Music Hop... Read more.
03/25/2015 - 11:10:01 AM
The Hopedale Youth Baseball 2015 Cooperstown Team would like to invite members of the community age 21+ to join us Saturday, April 4, at Scioli’s Pizza Bar, for a concert with Paternull. We’ll have food and a cash bar available, along with silent auction items... Read more.
03/24/2015 - 11:35:37 AM
Tony Soul is back after a 42 year musical absence! His band, The Tony Soul Project, is bringing the blues to the local area. Ray Auger talks to Tony about jazz, The Local Music Social, lack of free time and more... Read more.
03/21/2015 - 04:13:55 PM
By WMRC's Ray Auger - So much great talent in one local music scene! On any given Friday or Saturday night (and even Thursdays) you can catch 3 or 4 great shows if you time it correctly and hit the right venues at the right time. Here's a Live and Local Music Hop... Read more.
03/20/2015 - 07:20:18 PM
So much great talent in one local music scene! On any given Friday or Saturday night (and even Thursdays) you can catch 3 or 4 great shows if you time it correctly and hit the right venues at the right time. Here's a Live and Local Music Hop suggestion if you feel like... Read more.
03/20/2015 - 10:48:11 AM
This Saturday night, March 21st, We Were Astronauts take the "stage" of The Tradesman on Route 140 in Milford to raise lots of money for a cause that affects many of us. Whether it's you, me, a family member, a friend or a friend of a friend, Multiple Sclerosis, disease... Read more.
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