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local music
08/31/2018 - 07:11:09 AM
There are so many wonderful events happening in our local area over the summer. Music in the park, movies in the park, festivals and carnivals, etc. Keep checking back to this page for updates on happenings in your area! Read more.
05/04/2018 - 09:10:08 AM
The Local Lowdown is a calendar listing of what's happening in the Greater Milford Local Music Scene. Read more.
04/11/2018 - 06:56:52 AM
If you’re a “Brown-Eyed Girl” then be sure you don’t get a “Heartache Tonight” because “Yesterday” I heard that Greater Milford Community Chorus will be singing “Your Song” at their upcoming spring concert! If you’re “Feelin’ Groovy” be sure to mark your calendars for... Read more.
02/28/2018 - 07:22:00 AM
ON DEMAND AUDIO - The acoustic duo of Missy and Jeff are on a mission. A mission to bring music to the bedsides of patients at local healthcare facilities through the organization Musicians on Call. Musicians on Call has been bringing live and recoded music to patients... Read more.
10/23/2017 - 08:06:17 AM
Cumberland Farms has rescheduled their Grand Re-opening to Thursday, October 26, 2017. Please join the Hopedale Friends of Music and the A Cappella Ensemble and the Chamber Wind Ensemble as they perform for the event at the Cumberland Farms in Hopedale between 2:30-3:30pm... Read more.
06/10/2017 - 07:48:35 AM
Grab a blanket or some chairs, pack a dinner for the family and meet us at Milford Town Park every Tuesday night this summer for Claflin Hill Presents MyFM's Family Night at the Bandstand. Family Night at the Bandstand has been a tradition here at the station and our... Read more.
The stage is set for this year’s MyFM Local Music Awards! On May 21st hundreds of local 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... Read more.
Each year the MyFM Local Music Awards honors local musicians who have been playing in the local music scene for more than 20 years. Musicians who have made a positive impact on their community with their talents and dedication to the arts. Read more.
11/04/2016 - 01:58:56 PM
Is it a reference to the ever-deterierating landscape of our government or just a cheeky internal ribbing not meant for pondering? Is this mysterious duo politically driven, hellbent to spread a message of hope and/or self destruction or are they just a couple... Read more.
11/04/2016 - 11:59:53 AM
One of the many joys and benefits of being connected on Facebook is that you never miss someone's birthday. You can even look ahead and make sure that you never forget a loved ones special day. Thank you Facebook for saving my hide on more than one occasion and thank... Read more.
10/27/2016 - 11:44:09 AM
Seafoam Green’s front man, Dave O’Grady, has honed his musical craft through many years of writing, recording, gigging, navigating through questionable record deals and releasing a few singles. This November Seafoam Green is finally ready to serve up their offerings to... Read more.
09/30/2016 - 06:11:37 PM
Fitzy and Todd from Bad Marriage talk about their new EP and their show at The Tradesman with If We Go At All on Saturday October 1st and Middle East on October 11th with Airbourne. Plus hear their new single Knock Three More Times. Read more.
09/05/2016 - 09:24:08 PM
On Sunday of this past Labor Day Weekend, the grounds of The Tradesman in Milford was transformed once again into one of the biggest end of the summer, music festival celebrations. Hundreds of people visited the local tavern throughout the day enjoying music from nine... Read more.
08/27/2016 - 10:35:58 AM
On Saturday night, The Uber Cafe and Music House in the Hood Plaza in Mendon, presents a special, intimate show with local singer and pianist Chelsea Daniels. The Uber Cafe and Music House offers a wide variety of coffee, tea, esspresso and more plus a full menu of wraps... Read more.
08/17/2016 - 12:27:19 PM
On June 25th, 2016, local musicians in The Greater Milford Area Local Music Scene came together to raise much needed money for the Franklin Food Pantry at The Black Box located right next door to the pantry. Co-organizer Bill Donovan explains why he and co-organizer... Read more.
08/11/2016 - 01:15:54 PM
Amped Up Promotions continues their special Memorial Hall music series with An Evening Night With Local Singer/Songwriter Matt Zajac And Friends (featuring Kate Russo and Steve Serra) and Seafoam Green. Read more.
06/23/2016 - 10:29:51 AM
The summer sun setting over the park. A cool breeze blows through. You're sprawled out with your family on a blanket enjoying an end-of-the-workday free music concert from a talented local band. Or perhaps you are listening from the distance in a kayak or canoe on... Read more.
06/23/2016 - 10:19:20 AM
Bellingham’s annual Independence Day Celebration will once again be held on July 4th with a concert at 5:30. Matt Zajac will be taking the stage at 5:30. Matt was recently awarded the Highest Honor at this years WMRC's Local Music Awards in May 2016 winning the coveted... Read more.
On April 3rd we announced the nominees for the 2016 WMRC Local Music Awards and the voting has begun! 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 22nd. Putting together the list of... Read more.
02/04/2016 - 10:01:07 AM
Two true American troubadours on the newest episode of Milford Performs! Average Joel is a singer/songwriter & one-man-band playing original moving Americana music. Vocals, acoustic guitar and foot drums, all upbeat with a beat! Ken Barney originals and covers that... Read more.
01/27/2016 - 06:51:09 PM
As the local music community continues to grow and evolve, many bands have made an effort to think outside of the performance box by offering new ways to entertain their fans while collecting new ones. One valuable tool has been Milford TV and their continued support... Read more.
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.
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.
10/02/2015 - 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.
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 - 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.
06/17/2015 - 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.
What a fantastic night at the 2015 WMRC Local Music Awards! Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners and thanks to all the local musicians and fans who attended. Photos will be up soon courtesy of Tim Rice Photo. Video will be on Milford TV soon as well... Read more.
05/13/2015 - 03:15:28 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.
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.
04/04/2015 - 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.
03/16/2015 - 03:11:37 PM
The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra will present its annual family matinee concert on Sunday, March twenty second at three p.m. in the Grand Ball Room of the Milford Town Hall. The concert, titled "Fire and ice" is designed for families with children of all ages and also... Read more.
03/09/2015 - 04:25:25 PM
The New England Country Music Club's next Jamboree will be held Sunday March 15th at the Uxbridge VFW Hall on Route 16th. Dancing from 1 to 5pm. $5 for members. $7 for non-members. Doors open at 12:30. The band Branded will be entertaining! Read more.
03/06/2015 - 09:55:58 AM
Tommy Pile has been playing out in the local music scene for quite some time now. His new original project, Bad Men, are getting ready to release their new CD. Ray Auger talks to Tommy about Kickstarter, funeral songs, the joy of synth and more... Read more.
02/26/2015 - 04:09:23 PM
It's that time again! Time to celebrate our local music scene! Join WMRC, Liz's Diamond Bar & Grille, Three Olives Vodka and Allen Engineering on May 17th for a night of honors, live music and fun! We'll have a VIP Suite for our nominees and a few lucky winners... Read more.
02/20/2015 - 09:28:53 AM
The New England Tenors will perform a special concert at the Union Church in Hopedale, Mass. on Sunday, March 8th from 2pm to 4pm. The Tenors will be joined on stage by the Greater Milford Community Chorus under the direction of Daniel Zabinski with piano accompanist... Read more.
02/18/2015 - 02:12:45 PM
The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra continues the celebration of its fifteenth Anniversary Season, “The Crystal Anniversary Season” with “A Chorus Line-Up – Opera to Broadway” on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at seven thirty p.m. in the orchestra’s beautiful home venue... Read more.
02/18/2015 - 10:28:47 AM
Gay Barboza could be considered one of the hardest working local musicians in our area... and one of the most talented! Ray Auger asks Gay about music, life and inspiration. Check out Ten Questions with Gay Barboza. Read more.
02/04/2015 - 02:24:52 PM
By WMRC's Ray Auger - In a small town area like ours it’s typically the cover band that thrives in the bars and clubs, attracting the masses who crave to dance, tap their feet or bang their heads to songs they all know and love. But we are starting to see a trend in... Read more.
02/04/2015 - 09:48:09 AM
This is an obituary for Guitar Center, a chain of big box musical instrument stores that was captured and infected by private equity during a national trend of greed and reckless expansionism in the late-1990s and early-2000s. The company started as a Los Angeles organ... Read more.
01/29/2015 - 03:01:34 PM
The Local Lowdown presents The Homegrown Original Music Showcase featuring Sheez Late Acoustic, Grand Evolution, Jennifer Tefft Band and Born Without Bones. Read more.
01/21/2015 - 01:24:25 PM
Rich Teter has been playing music in the local area for quite some time now. Ray Auger asked Rich about his band Teter Todders, Dave Grohl and more. Check out this weeks Ten Questions With... Read more.
01/19/2015 - 10:38:05 AM
WMRC's Ray Auger partners up with Milford TV to introduce the local area's most talented singer/songwriters with this monthly series that airs on Milford TV. The Coffee House Concert Series feature three artists taking turns performing their music and telling the stories... Read more.
01/16/2015 - 03:32:22 PM
Listen to Living For The Weekend on WMRC Fridays at noon. Ray Auger talks to a variety of people about events and happenings in the local area. Most shows feature musicians performing acoustic music and promoting their local shows. Read more.
01/16/2015 - 10:54:02 AM
Milford's Derek Walker has been playing music in the local area for 23 years and now he's saying goodbye to his hometown. Ray Auger asked Derek about his band Fourcast, Austin, TX and more. Check out this weeks Ten Questions With... Read more.
01/07/2015 - 09:46:04 AM
There’s an up and coming band living in our midst. A band that, if you heard on the radio today, would fit right in with the indie rock likes of Kings of Leon or NeedtoBreathe. One radio hit would blend into a We Were Astronauts new release and seamlessly transition... Read more.
01/05/2015 - 10:55:29 AM
Medway's Chris Ross is not only an accomplished musician but he's also the coach of the Medway High School Boy's Hockey Team. Ray Auger asked Chris about hockey, music and more. Check out this weeks Ten Questions With... Read more.
01/02/2015 - 11:39:55 AM
James Thomas Ligor’s smooth energetic vocals pay homage to not only the eloquent confessional singer-songwriter movement of the 1970’s but also draw from the energetic and anthemic rock explosion of the modern country scene... Read more.
01/02/2015 - 11:24:38 AM
Hailing from Milford, MA. Culled from the parts of other local acts. If We Go At All is an original outfit creating indie rock for people who are interested in music, and being liberated by it. Influenced by many, similar to few... Read more.
12/30/2014 - 04:13:51 PM
Jennifer Tefft is a fired up, energizing presence who pulls earthy music from its roots and breathes fresh, soulful, rock and roll life into them. Her music combines intense rhythms with melancholy textures and haunting vocals that wind easily from darkly... Read more.
05/18/2014 - 04:06:42 PM
The 2014 WMRC Local Music Awards were Sunday May 18th at PiNZ in Milford. 11 bands, 30 awards and it was all FREE! Hundreds came out to celebrate local music with some of the best musicians in the New England area. It all started with a red carpet party... Read more.

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