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Somerville Massachusetts is an urban industrial city located northwest of Boston along the divide between the lower Charles and Mystic River watersheds. In its earliest history Somerville served as the grazing lands for the residents and farmers of Charlestown and had only a few scattered permanent settlements. This is a sharp contrast to the Somerville of today which is comprised of 4.1 square miles and has a total population of over 77,400 people making it the most densely populated community in New England!

Somerville was established as a town in 1842 and its population grew in leaps and bounds from that time forward. Many of the new settlers worked in the brick yards producing as many as 1.3 million bricks a year by hand or 5.5 million with a new press. At its highest point in production the town was turning out 24 million bricks being made in 12 brick yards in the city.

By the end of 1851, heavy industry was prominent here and was soon followed by rolling and slitting mills, iron works and manufacturers of steam engines and boilers. With the establishment of the street car lines, Somerville's population again exploded growing to six times its number between 1870 and 1915. The scale of the meat packing industry earned Somerville the reputation as the Chicago of New England. The city's population reached its peak during the Second World War when almost 106,000 people were said to create a density greater than that of Calcutta!

Closely built two families and triple-deckers fill the city to house its dense and diversified people. Today, Somerville is a mix of blue-collar families, young professionals and recent immigrants. It is known for its large number of city squares which help mark neighborhood boundaries. Among those most active today are Davis Square, Union Square, Ball Square, Teele Square and Magoun Square.

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When: Mar 8, 2015 6 PM to Mar 8, 2015 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 18 )
Tool Training: Basic Woodworking Tools MARCH

Description:

If you already know what you want to build and how you want to build it, and you just want to learn how to safely use the basic tools you need (or just need a refresher), this Tool Training session is for you! This class covers the following basic woodworking saws and tools, teaching correct use of the hand drill, reciprocating saw, circular saw, jig saw, panel saw, scroll saw, drill press, and belt sander.

The first week is basic training; the second week, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their competency and get signed off on the tools. Students will be authorized to use the tools independently as members at Artisan's Asylum after successful completion of the testing portion.

Please note that this Tool Training does not provide significant practice with each tool, nor discuss any advanced techniques. To learn how to use woodshop tools at anything other than an introductory level, please take a look at the long-form classes available on out Current Class Offerings page.

Class Goals:

By the end of the tool training session, students will be comfortable with the operation of the hand drill, reciprocating saw, circular saw, jig saw, panel saw, scroll saw, drill press, and belt sander.

After passing the proficiency test, they will be able to use all of the tools in this group as a member in our workspace.

Prerequisites:

No previous experience required. Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

All practice materials will be provided by Artisan's Asylum.

What to Bring/Wear:

Students should wear shop appropriate clothes - closed-toe shoes, no dangly jewelry or straps, and long hair should be tied back.

Event Time:

2-week training & testing cycles are available on Sundays,10:30am-2:30pm (including a quick lunch break). Please see the ticket types above for the specific dates and times currently available.

Instructors:

Lena Sherbakov is a mathematician and neuroscientist, maker and artist, and long-time Artisan's Asylum member and volunteer.


Josh Beckmann owns Somerville Made, a small design and fabrication shop in Union Square Somerville. His work often incorporates welded steel and computer controlled cutting. He also teaches wood working to children at a local arts center.

 

Carolyn Emberley has a BFA in Studio Art from UMass Amherst, taught in the Student Union Craft Center for most of her time there, and took woodworking classes in the art department. Carolyn has been observing and building in her Dad's workshop since before she can remember. Her personal projects tend to range from jewlery stands to boxes to small furniture, and has helped frame, drywall, trim, paint, etc. many a structure, including her parents' home improvement projects, the construction of an addition to a family summer cottage, volunteering on several Habitat for Humanity sites, and supervising and teaching 14-18 year olds in week-long trips rebuilding houses in the Gulf Coast for three summers post-Hurricane Katrina. Teaching a 15 year old girl to cut and hang crown molding and seeing her amazement and the homeowner's gratiture in her results has been one of her most rewarding teaching experiences.


REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.




When: Mar 8, 2015 10 AM to Mar 29, 2015 2 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 10 )
Introduction to ShopBot CNC Router and VCarve Pro MARCH

Description:

Learn to use the Asylum's new ShopBot CNC Router, and the easy-to-use VCarve Pro - Edition CAM package for creating tool cut paths from 2D and 3D CAD drawing.

The Asylum's ShopBot is a PRSalpha 96x48 model with full 3-axis CNC capability and a 8ft x 4ft x 6in work envelope. It can cut wood, plastic, plywood, MDF, and other materials.

Students will be trained in use of the CAM software and control software for the ShopBot, as well as bit and tool selection, material hold-down techniques, speed and feed settings, and safe operating procedures. Students will build a wood-and-plastic project in the course of the class which they will be able to leave with at the end.

Class Goals:

At the conclusion of the course students will have hands-on experience creating tool paths and cutting material on the Asylum ShopBot, and be ready to scheduling an individual testing session to be authorized for independent access to the ShopBot.

Prerequisites:

Students should have prior experience with a CAD or vector drawing software program which can output DXF format files, such as Inkscape, Illustrator, AutoCAD, or Solidworks.

Materials Provided:

Wood and plastic material for student projects will be provided.

What to Bring:

Shop appropriate clothing, something with which to take notes.

Instructor Biography:


Judah Sher is an expert in the field of rapid prototyping, with specific focus on making these technologies more accessible. Since graduating from DAAP with a degree in industrial design, he has used CNC routers, laser cutters, and 3D printers professionally, including successfully launching an open-source CNC router on Kickstarter, co-founding a 3D printer startup, and teaching related classes at the Artisan’s Asylum.

 

Event Time:

Session 1: Sunday, March 8, 4:30-7:30PM 

Session 2: Sunday, March 15, 4:30-7:30PM

Session 3: Sunday, March 22, 4:30-7:30PM

Session 4: Sunday, March 29, 4:30-7:30PM

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Mar 8, 2015 4 PM to Mar 29, 2015 7 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 16 )
St. Patrick's Day Dinner Show at The Burren (Backroom)
Celebrate this St. Patricks Day with The Burren. This year we have a special St. Patricks Irish variety show in The Burren Backroom with traditional tunes, ballads, stories & dancing, featuring Tommy McCarthy, Louise Costello & Robert Elliot along with special guests. The show includes a traditional Irish meal of Corned Beef & Cabbage or Guinness Beef Stew with Soda Bread (a vegetarian option is also available), followed by Burren Shamrock Cake. Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello are traditional Irish musicians who have performed with many of the trad genre's elite including: The Chieftains, Michael Flatley, Sharon Shannon and many more. Last year, they released their acclaimed album "Grace Bay" a collection of original compositions & traditional favorites. They are also owners of the Burren, which, since its opening in 1996, is considered the premiere venue for for traditional music in the U.S. There are few contemporary musicians who have not performed at The Burren. Along with WGBH Host of A Celtic Sojourn, Brian ODonovan, they created the very successful "Burren Backroom Series", which routinely plays to a sold out audience. Building the success of the series, they have released an album, of the same name, featuring the best performances of the series. The Burren has received numerous awards for Best Irish Bar, it is one of the only bars in the Boston area that has live traditional music almost every night. Seats are limited & are sure to sell out FAST, so get your tickets now!



When: Mar 17, 2015 1 PM to Mar 17, 2015 2 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 23 - 23 USD (Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13 )
St. Patrick's Day Dinner Show at The Burren (Backroom)
Celebrate this St. Patricks Day with The Burren. This year we have a special St. Patricks Irish variety show in The Burren Backroom with traditional tunes, ballads, stories & dancing, featuring Tommy McCarthy, Louise Costello & Robert Elliot along with special guests. The show includes a traditional Irish meal of Corned Beef & Cabbage or Guinness Beef Stew with Soda Bread (a vegetarian option is also available), followed by Burren Shamrock Cake. Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello are traditional Irish musicians who have performed with many of the trad genre's elite including: The Chieftains, Michael Flatley, Sharon Shannon and many more. Last year, they released their acclaimed album "Grace Bay" a collection of original compositions & traditional favorites. They are also owners of the Burren, which, since its opening in 1996, is considered the premiere venue for for traditional music in the U.S. There are few contemporary musicians who have not performed at The Burren. Along with WGBH Host of A Celtic Sojourn, Brian ODonovan, they created the very successful "Burren Backroom Series", which routinely plays to a sold out audience. Building the success of the series, they have released an album, of the same name, featuring the best performances of the series. The Burren has received numerous awards for Best Irish Bar, it is one of the only bars in the Boston area that has live traditional music almost every night. Seats are limited & are sure to sell out FAST, so get your tickets now!



When: Mar 17, 2015 3 PM to Mar 17, 2015 4 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 23 - 23 USD (Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15 )
St. Patrick's Day Dinner Show at The Burren (Backroom)
Celebrate this St. Patricks Day with The Burren. This year we have a special St. Patricks Irish variety show in The Burren Backroom with traditional tunes, ballads, stories & dancing, featuring Tommy McCarthy, Louise Costello & Robert Elliot along with special guests. The show includes a traditional Irish meal of Corned Beef & Cabbage or Guinness Beef Stew with Soda Bread (a vegetarian option is also available), followed by Burren Shamrock Cake. Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello are traditional Irish musicians who have performed with many of the trad genre's elite including: The Chieftains, Michael Flatley, Sharon Shannon and many more. Last year, they released their acclaimed album "Grace Bay" a collection of original compositions & traditional favorites. They are also owners of the Burren, which, since its opening in 1996, is considered the premiere venue for for traditional music in the U.S. There are few contemporary musicians who have not performed at The Burren. Along with WGBH Host of A Celtic Sojourn, Brian ODonovan, they created the very successful "Burren Backroom Series", which routinely plays to a sold out audience. Building the success of the series, they have released an album, of the same name, featuring the best performances of the series. The Burren has received numerous awards for Best Irish Bar, it is one of the only bars in the Boston area that has live traditional music almost every night. Seats are limited & are sure to sell out FAST, so get your tickets now!



When: Mar 17, 2015 5 PM to Mar 17, 2015 6 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 23 - 23 USD (Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17 )
St. Patrick's Day Dinner Show at The Burren (Backroom)
Celebrate this St. Patricks Day with The Burren. This year we have a special St. Patricks Irish variety show in The Burren Backroom with traditional tunes, ballads, stories & dancing, featuring Tommy McCarthy, Louise Costello & Robert Elliot along with special guests. The show includes a traditional Irish meal of Corned Beef & Cabbage or Guinness Beef Stew with Soda Bread (a vegetarian option is also available), followed by Burren Shamrock Cake. Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello are traditional Irish musicians who have performed with many of the trad genre's elite including: The Chieftains, Michael Flatley, Sharon Shannon and many more. Last year, they released their acclaimed album "Grace Bay" a collection of original compositions & traditional favorites. They are also owners of the Burren, which, since its opening in 1996, is considered the premiere venue for for traditional music in the U.S. There are few contemporary musicians who have not performed at The Burren. Along with WGBH Host of A Celtic Sojourn, Brian ODonovan, they created the very successful "Burren Backroom Series", which routinely plays to a sold out audience. Building the success of the series, they have released an album, of the same name, featuring the best performances of the series. The Burren has received numerous awards for Best Irish Bar, it is one of the only bars in the Boston area that has live traditional music almost every night. Seats are limited & are sure to sell out FAST, so get your tickets now!



When: Mar 17, 2015 7 PM to Mar 17, 2015 8 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 23 - 23 USD (Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19 )
Tool Training: 3D Printer MARCH


Description:

The Artisan's Asylum Stratasys uPrint SE Plus 3D printer can print arbitrarily shaped ABS plastic parts up to 8"x8"x6" automatically on a bed of support material that dissolves away. This class will train students on how to use the 3D printer safely and effectively, running through using the 3D model compiler, printing parts, changing materials in and out of the material loading bays, running finished parts through the dissolving bath, and properly disposing of all materials after the print. 

This class does not provide training in 3D modeling software required to generate the STL type of file the 3D printer uses. Check out upcoming available training in 3D Modeling on this classes page.

Students who take the class will be allowed to use the printer unsupervised with an Artisan's Asylum membership.

Class Goals:

The goal of this class is to train students for operating the uPrint SE Plus 3D printer indepdently as members.

Prerequisites:

Students must be at least 18 years old.

Artisan's Asylum membership is required to make use of the 3D printer after class.

What to Bring:

Something with which to take notes.

Event Time:

Sunday, March 8, 2:30-4:30PM.

Instructor:

Artisan's Asylum Operations Manager Rob Masek is an engineer, technician, and educator with a passion for fighting robots and clean aisles. He owns and operates Black Swan Robotics, LLC, and teaches several types of fabrication and digital design. Rob also competed on Comedy Central's BattleBots three times, and has produced and run several robotics competitions (including several US FIRST Robotics competitions and a home-brewed robot combat event called Pound of Pain). 



REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.




When: Mar 8, 2015 2 PM to Mar 8, 2015 4 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 14 )
God's Ear by Actors' Shakespeare Project
God's Ear by Actors' Shakespeare Project



Wednesday, March 25, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, April 12, 2015 (All day)





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When: Mar 25, 2015 12 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: http://www.actorsshakespeareproject.org/subscriptions (Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00 )
Studio for Mixed-Media Fabrication: Steel & Wood Chair FEBRUARY

Description:

Build your confidence in going from design to fabrication, and using the resources at the Artisan's Asylum to realize your vision, while customizing and fabricating a steel and wood chair. For students with basic woodworking and welding experience, this intermediate course will give you tools you need to take the next steps in design and fabrication, covering professional techniques for creating small batch custom furniture. While applicable to the chair you create in class, the methods you learn here will also allow you to efficiently and accurately create repeatable forms for a broad range of original furniture, art and engineering projects.

Class time is split between the welding and wood shops. You will have time to practice and refine your wood and metalworking skills under two mixed-media fabricators, who will provide guidance on how to successfully combine multiple materials.

Course Outline:

  • Class 1 - Customize your chair: Introduce chair design and types, jig design, and jig fabrication for welding
  • Class 2 - Steel fabrication: cut, prepare, and weld steel frame using jig from class 1.
  • Class 3 - Seat and back construction: assemble and clamp seat and back blanks. Design, layout and cut templates.
  • Class 4 - Seat and back shaping: router training, route wood parts to shape, edge shaping, sanding, fit-up with steel frames
  • Class 5- Finishing: review wood and steel finishing options, finish chair, final assembly

Class Goals:

Students will leave the class with:

  • a completed steel and wood chair
  • increased understanding of techniques for making reproducible objects, including jigs and templates
  • Increased understanding of the challenges, tools and techniques for working in multiple materials.
  • Increased comfort in the use of woodworking and metalworking equipment for fabrication

Prerequisites:

  • Training & testing in MIG Welding and metalworking support tools (available either through Metalworking Intensive, Sculptural Metalworking, or a combination of MIG Welder Tool Training and Metalworking Support Tools).
  • Woodworking training & testing on bandsaw, jointer and planer (available through Woodworking: Rough to Smooth).
  • For upcoming available trainings: http://artisansasylum.com/site/current-classes/
  • If you have training, testing is regularly available, see this page for details: http://artisansasylum.com/site/tool-testing/

Materials Provided:

Steel and poplar stock and consumables are included in the cost of registration.

What to Bring/Wear:

Shop appropriate apparel: closed-toe shoes, long nonflammable pants and sleeves, ways to tie back long hair (if necessary).

Instructor Biography:  



When: Feb 1, 2015 3 PM to Mar 1, 2015 6 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 01 Feb 2015 15 )
Manual Machining and Layout: MAR/APR Sundays

Description:

For students who want more than just an introduction to the Asylum's manual milling machines and lathe, this class will provide an extended background in practical machining theory and practice. By the end of the class, you'll be able to select appropriate materials for projects from robotics to coffee grinders, understand the theory behind complex operations like automotive cylinder boring, and most importantly, be comfortable creating parts and assemblies like axles, brackets, fixturing jigs, and motor supports.

Class Goals:

Students will learn the following operations on the mill and lathe:

Mill

  • Setup and true-ing of the mill and vise.
  • Holding parts accurately in the vise.
  • Clamping large, irregular parts directly to the mill table.
  • "Facing" a part using a fly cutter.
  • Cutting precise features using an endmill.
  • Drilling precise, ordinately-dimensioned holes.

Lathe

  • Clamping round parts using a three-jaw vise.
  • Clamping irregular parts using a 4-jaw vise.
  • Turning operations on a cylindrical part.
  • Facing operations on a raw part.
  • Parting off of completed parts.
  • Threading using the lathe.
  • Drilling and tapping using the lathe.

Other

  • Introduction to material selection
  • Introduction to machining theory
  • Introduction to engineering design

Prerequisites:

No experience required. Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

Aluminum and steel practice pieces: $5. Material can be purchased directly from the instructor.

What to Bring:

Hair ties for long hair, closed-toed shoes.

Instructor Biography: 

Danaan Metge is a mechanical engineer with extensive prototyping experience. His experience with a mill, lathe, welder, and 3D printer was gleaned from work fabricating parts for an electric self-balancing motorcycle and an off-road gas-powered skateboard with a small company in Somerville, and also from designing and building his own bicycle frame and guitar amplifier.

 

Event Time: 

Session 1: Sunday, March 15, 1:00-3:00PM

Session 2: Sunday, March 22, 1:00-3:00PM

Session 3: Sunday, March 29, 1:00-3:00PM

**No Class April 5: Easter Sunday/Passover**

Session 4: Sunday, April 12, 1:00-3:00PM

Session 5: Sunday, April 19, 1:00-3:00PM

Session 6: Sunday, April 26, 1:00-3:00PM

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Mar 15, 2015 1 PM to Apr 26, 2015 3 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 15 Mar 2015 13 )
The Grand Slambovians


When: Mar 15, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 15 Mar 2015 20 )
Tool Training: Basic Woodworking Tools FEBRUARY

Description:

If you already know what you want to build and how you want to build it, and you just want to learn how to safely use the basic tools you need (or just need a refresher), this Tool Training session is for you! This class covers the following basic woodworking saws and tools, teaching correct use of the hand drill, reciprocating saw, circular saw, jig saw, panel saw, scroll saw, drill press, and belt sander.

The first week is basic training; the second week, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their competency and get signed off on the tools. Students will be authorized to use the tools independently as members at Artisan's Asylum after successful completion of the testing portion.

Please note that this Tool Training does not provide significant practice with each tool, nor discuss any advanced techniques. To learn how to use woodshop tools at anything other than an introductory level, please take a look at the long-form classes available on out Current Class Offerings page.

Class Goals:

By the end of the tool training session, students will be comfortable with the operation of the hand drill, reciprocating saw, circular saw, jig saw, panel saw, scroll saw, drill press, and belt sander.

After passing the proficiency test, they will be able to use all of the tools in this group as a member in our workspace.

Prerequisites:

No previous experience required. Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

All practice materials will be provided by Artisan's Asylum.

What to Bring/Wear:

Students should wear shop appropriate clothes - closed-toe shoes, no dangly jewelry or straps, and long hair should be tied back.

Event Time:

2-week training & testing cycles are available on Sundays,10:30am-2:30pm (including a quick lunch break). Please see the ticket types above for the specific dates and times currently available.

Instructors:

Lena Sherbakov is a mathematician and neuroscientist, maker and artist, and long-time Artisan's Asylum member and volunteer.


Josh Beckmann owns Somerville Made, a small design and fabrication shop in Union Square Somerville. His work often incorporates welded steel and computer controlled cutting. He also teaches wood working to children at a local arts center.

 

Carolyn Emberley has a BFA in Studio Art from UMass Amherst, taught in the Student Union Craft Center for most of her time there, and took woodworking classes in the art department. Carolyn has been observing and building in her Dad's workshop since before she can remember. Her personal projects tend to range from jewlery stands to boxes to small furniture, and has helped frame, drywall, trim, paint, etc. many a structure, including her parents' home improvement projects, the construction of an addition to a family summer cottage, volunteering on several Habitat for Humanity sites, and supervising and teaching 14-18 year olds in week-long trips rebuilding houses in the Gulf Coast for three summers post-Hurricane Katrina. Teaching a 15 year old girl to cut and hang crown molding and seeing her amazement and the homeowner's gratiture in her results has been one of her most rewarding teaching experiences.


REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.




When: Feb 8, 2015 10 AM to Mar 1, 2015 2 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 08 Feb 2015 10 )
3.14 @ Pa's w/ Neversink, The Hallways, Surprise Party + Montgomery Streets

Rock your weekend with great music over at PA's Lounge! Featuring these sweet bands.


9- 9:45 Neversink 
https://www.facebook.com/neversinkband 

10- 10:45 The Hallways 
www.facebook.com/thehallwaysband1

11- 11:45 Surprise Party 
https://surpriseparty.bandcamp.com/ 

12- 12:45 Montgomery Streets 
https://montgomerystreets.bandcamp.com/


8:00 DOORS // 21+ // $10 at the door, $7 advance



When: Mar 14, 2015 8 PM to Mar 14, 2015 11 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Mar 2015 20 )
Somerville Makers & Artists Fun and Fund-raiser!

This is a party: It's a musical extravaganza, an art auction, and a beer and food frenzy with live models to draw from! Join us at Aeronaut Brewing Company for a great party and to help us reach our fundraising goals to create an integrated center for artists & makers, community events, and the creative economy.

Music: The Michael J. Epstein Memorial LibraryThe Wrong ShapesMount Peru

Artwork from these amazing artists, to be auctioned (so far): James WeinbergNicole DuennebierChris YeagerBrian ZinkAndrew Fish,Sarah WentworthKelvy BirdResa Blatman : painterDamon Lehrer, Jeremy Angier, Jodi ColellaSophia AinslieDavid PalmquistJen Palacio,Elaine BayKatherine Grace Gartrell... more artist names coming soon. If you'd like to *donate an artwork for our event, please message Resa, and thank you very, very much!

*While we're delighted to accept your donated artwork, please be mindful that it is a curated art auction, and if your work is not selected, let us know if you want the work returned or auctioned at a later date. Thanks!

You can DONATE money to our website NOW, any amount accepted! Please visit our website...
http://s-m-artspace.org/donate.html



When: Mar 14, 2015 7 PM to Mar 14, 2015 11:59:00 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Mar 2015 19 )
Joshua Tree: The Nation’s Premier Tribute to U2
 

 *** IF ZONED SEATING IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON THIS EVENT PAGE, IT MEANS THAT THERE ARE ONLY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE***

** When purchasing a ticket in a Zone, you are not guaranteed a particular seat. Seats are assigned at venue’s discretion. **

** If you are unable to make your section’s arrival time or need to cancel your dinner reservation, please call 617-776-2004 DAY OF SHOW, ONLY AFTER 4PM. TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.**
 

 

Section D availability is determined by artist preference.

ZONE ARRIVAL TIMES

All sections are told to arrive between 9:30 - 10:00 pm following the early show
 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

General Admission does NOT guarantee seating. Bar area is unreserved, first come first served, and offers a full menu. Fifteen minutes before music begins, unoccupied tables in the main room are open for all patrons.

Guaranteed Seating: For guaranteed seating, purchase a ticket in one of the main room zones A-G, arrive within designated time which is under the Additional Information on this event page / in your confirmation email, and purchase dinner that evening. $15 FOOD minimum per person plus 7% meal tax

All tables seat either four or two. If you don’t purchase all of the seats, you may be seated with others.

Ages 10+ may attend with a parent and dinner/show combo ticket.

General Admission or Fri/Sat shows starting 9pm & later are ALWAYS 21+.

Exceptions apply. Refer to www.johnnyds.com and click on the Music/Events calendar to check your show.

Fees Apply To All Online Purchases

Please note the following, day of show:

- Limited number of admissions available "cash only" at door on any given night, first come first serve.

- The ''cash only'' price at Door may vary from advance price.

Please call venue (617) 776-2004 after 4pm for specific set times and more information, or follow us on Facebook / Twitter.

  



When: Mar 14, 2015 10:15:00 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Mar 2015 22:15:00 )
Roots of Creation (The Reggae/Rock Dubtronica Hybrid) PLUS Kuf Knotz


When: Mar 13, 2015 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 13 Mar 2015 22 )
Lizzy Pitch
HEAR NOW LIVE! presents: THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD! with: Thrust Club, Band Without Hands, Unstraight w/ DJ sets by Vary Lumar | $8 in advance | $10 at the door ***PARKING*** Free on the street or in any of the municipal lots .

When: Mar 13, 2015 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 13 Mar 2015 21 )
Rick Gottlieb
Age Limit: All Ages

Rick Gottlieb



When: Mar 11, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 11 Mar 2015 20 )
Heather Styka
Age Limit: All Ages

Heather Styka



When: Mar 1, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 20 )
Tool Training: Manual Milling Machine MARCH

Description:

The manual mills in the Asylum machine shop are amazingly versatile tools- they can be used to create precisely dimensioned parts out of aluminum, steel, or plastic, cut sheets of metal to size, or miter tubes for welding. This class will teach you how to setup a bridgeport-style mill for precision machining, how to securely hold a part, how to precisely measure distances down to one-thousandth of an inch, and how to make facing cuts and drill holes using a wide variety of mill bits and accessories.

Successful completion of this course will qualify students to use the Artisan's Asylum Bridgeport mills independently as member.

This short class will not, however, offer students the opportunity to become expert in the operation of this tool -- that requires applying these techniques to a project over many hours, whether independently or in a longer form class. This training will simply give the student the information they need in order to operate the tool without harming the machine, themselves, or the people around them. It also serves as a good refresher for those who've become rusty after years away from the mill.

Class Goals:

Students will learn to:

  • Move the mill table accurately along x, y, and z axes
  • Change mill spindle speeds for different tasks and materials
  • "True" the mill table using a dial indicator
  • Attach a vise to the mill table, and identify the uses of different fixturing accessories. 
  • Securely clamp a small aluminum block.
  • Identify a variety of mill bits and their uses.
  • "Face", or cut a side of, an aluminum block to achieve a precise dimension and smooth finish.
  • Find the edge of a clamped workpiece, and drill a hole a precise distance from the edge.
  • Clean and maintain the mill.

Prerequisites:

No previous experience required, but Hands-On Metalworking Tools training recommended (see upcoming available dates listed at http://artisansasylum.com/current-classes/#sectionmetalworking). Students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials Provided:

Aluminum block: $3. Bring some cash, or bring a 1"-ish X 1"-ish X 2"-ish aluminum scrap piece

What to Bring:

Hair ties for long hair, closed-toed shoes, long-sleeve shirt.

Event Time:

Manual Mill Tool Trainings run every other Tuesday evening from 7:15pm to 9:15pm. Select your desired date from the dropdown menu above.

Instructor: 

Damian Ward began working with metal when he brought home an oxy-acetylene rig in 2009 and began welding. Arc welding followed soon after, along with melting and casting aluminum. Since joining the Artisan's Asylum, Damian has spent almost all of his free time in the machine shop and has lost track of how many hours he has spent in front of the mill. 

In addition to his metalworking, Damian has worked on a dairy farm, pulled network cable, worked for Lockheed Martin, and practiced criminal law. Damian's favorite Doctor Who companion is Wilfred Mott.


REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.




When: Mar 10, 2015 7:15:00 PM to Mar 24, 2015 9:15:00 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19:15:00 )
Celebrating County Cork: Whiskey Dinner

Saloon’s Beverage Director and Resident Malt Man, Manny Gonzales, imparts his wisdom on spirit rookies and aficionados alike with a lineup of spirit-focused events this winter.

 

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Saloon will host an Irish Whiskey dinner featuring the whiskies of Middleton in County Cork. Chef Dana Love will create modern and comforting interpretations to pair with each course. 

 

Located at 255 Elm Street underneath the Davis Square Theatre sign, Saloon is inspired by the iconic New York City pre-prohibition establishment. With a focus on whiskey-based cocktails and inspired by historic American fare, Saloon is Davis Square’s subterranean hangout, open for dinner Monday through Thursday from 5:00PM – 1:00AM, Friday and Saturday from 5:00PM – 2:00AM, and Sunday from 11:00AM – 2:30PM and 5:00PM to 1:00AM. For menus, directions and additional details please visit www.saloondavis.com or call 617-628-4444.



When: Mar 10, 2015 7 PM to Mar 10, 2015 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19 )
Jewelry I: Intro to Metalsmithing MAR/APR


Description:

The Asylum's recently upgraded Hot Craft area is ready and waiting for new jewelry students! Join us for a fun introductory class that will have you making your own jewelry within hours.

Through this 6-week class you will be introduced to the arcane and secret techniques of making fine jewelry. Little or no experience is required, but by the end you will come away with new skills and with several finished pieces to show off and be proud of. We will work primarily in sterling silver, brass, and copper.

First we start with the basics. You will learn to use the jeweler’s most fundamental hand tools, such as a jeweler’s saw, files, and hammers. Once you learn techniques to create interesting textures and patterns on the surface of metal shapes you cut out, you can let your imagination loose to dream up fanciful designs. You will learn how to make cold connections: joining pieces without the use of heat and solder through methods like riveting. With these new skills you will to make a key fob, pendant, tag, picture frame or decorative tile of your own design.

The second half of the class focuses on learning to solder and finishing techniques. Exercises in soldering lead into the design and fabrication of a piece of jewelry from sterling silver with a cabochon-set stone, such as a ring, pendant, earrings, or bangle. Finishing techniques, like oxidizing and polishing, round out the class lessons.

This class is excellent preparation for Jewelry II and for working independently in the Artisan Asylum’s studio space. Hands-on work-time is balanced with lessons and there is time to discuss sourcing materials and tools as well as time to interact with other students.

Class Goals:

Students will come away with familiarity of basic jewelry making skills: Sawing, Filing, Soldering, Polishing, Patina, Riveting, Surface Embellishment, Stone-setting.    Project Goals: Students will complete several sample projects and at least one sterling silver piece of jewelry with a bezel-set cabochon.

Prerequisites:

No experience required; students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

An additional materials fee of $35 covers the cost of silver, copper, brass and consumables such as saw blades, solder, etc., all of which will be provided. Payment should be delivered to the instructor on the first day of class by cash or check.

What to Bring:

You need not bring anything beyond the material fee, but it is useful to have a sketchbook for ideas.   If you bring scrap fabric with interesting textures we will use them in the first day of class!  Please wear close-toed shoes and use hair ties to secure long hair. An apron is great for keeping your clothes from destruction but is optional.

Instructor Biography:



When: Mar 10, 2015 6 PM to Apr 14, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18 )
Tool Training: Laser Cutter MARCH

Description:

Learn how to safely operate Asylasaur - the Artisan's Asylum laser cutter and the Epilog Helix laser engraver! Asylasaur is a 100W CO2 laser cutter built by the Artisan's Asylum community based on the Lasersaur open source laser cutter project.

This 2-hour basic training class will cover some basics on how laser cutters work and review operating procedures for the laser cutters, including information on the variety of different materials that can be used in the machines.

Testing will be required before students can use the tool independently as members. Students will get to create a small item as part of the testing!

Note this is not a modeling class, and will not teach students how to create designs to cut. To learn more about modeling and design, check out our offerings in Inkscape, AutoCAD, 123D Make, and Blender on our classes page.

Class Goals:

Students will:

  • Understand principles of laser cutting and etching
  • Learn what makes materials safe to use in the laser
  • Learn how to set up, shut down and clean the laser cutters
  • Learn how to user LasaurApp, the front end application for the cutter
  • Be prepared to deal with problems that may arise while using Asylasaur
  • Be able to reserve Asylasaur, the Helix and use them independently.
  • Be able to exchange meaningful "Pew pew!" exclamations with other laser pilots.

Prerequisites:

No prior experience is required to operate the machine.

Students without experience working with Inkscape or other 2D modeling software will need to investigate working with vectors or take additional classes (listing available here).

Students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials Provided:

Tools and materials for a small project will be provided.

What to Bring:

Students should bring something to write with/on if they would like to take notes but slides will be provided to students after class.

Instructor Biography:

Derek Seabury is a computer scientist, systems architect, and scuba diving instructor, and led the team that built the Asylasur laser cutter at the Asylum.





Event Time:

Laser Cutter training is generally available one weeknight and one weekend afternoon every month. See drop-down menu above for specific dates and times available this month.

  

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than seven days in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Mar 10, 2015 7 PM to Mar 22, 2015 4 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19 )
Marianne Toilet and The Runs- Viva Gina- Solo Sexx- BLOWW (Boston League Of Women Wrestlers)
***DESPITE ALL THE SACRIFICES MADE TO APPEASE ULLR THE VIKING SNOW GOD WE WILL BE RESCHEDULING THIS VAGTASTIC EVENING TO MARCH 6TH. SAME TIME/SAME PLACE/SAME BANDZ/SAME BLOWW BABEZ READY TO PUT WINTER IN A CHOKEHOLD*** (also it's Jewelz Sheerah of Solo Sexx's bday so we'll have a new reason to celebrate!!) what better way to spend your **MARCH 6TH** than with a brigade of boss bitches body slamming/rapping/rocking and otherwise rabble rousing....AND for a good cause? HA! trick question, cuz there is none. $7 presale at wemfradio.eventbrite.com // $10 at the door PAs Lounge. 21+. Doors at 8:30, show at 9:00. 9:00-9:45 Solo Sexx 10-10:45 Viva Gina 11-11:30 BLOWW 11:45-12:30 Marianne Toilet and The Runs

When: Mar 6, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20 )
Marianne Toilet and The Runs- BLOWW (Boston League of Women Wrestlers)
Details to follow

When: Apr 25, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20 )
Nick Moss (Rock and Roll with Soul, Blues, and a Funky Groove)
  

When: Apr 24, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19 )
We Dig Free Friday Presents: The Red Pennys & Whiskey Kill
  

When: May 1, 2015 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 01 May 2015 22 )
Tragedy - All Metal Bee Gees Tribute

Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees and Beyond. Tragedy has changed the face of music forever. This band of flamboyant men dressed in spandex, leather and sequins, takes your favorite Bee Gees, disco and soft-rock classics and reinvents them in a Heavy Metal fashion. The result is aural ecstasy. You may enter the Tragedy experience unaware of your latent appreciation for gooey soft rock or flamboyant metal, but you shall emerge forever humbled by the greatness of Tragedy, covered in glitter and with a smile that will last for days.Tragedy has sold out venues like Bowery Ballroom, Brooklyn Bowl and Terminal 5 in their hometown of NYC, as well as those in far-away lands such as London, Glasgow, Disneyland, Austin, Boston, DC, Tampa. Festivals include Guilfest (UK, with Motorhead), Summer Breeze (Germany), Bloodstock (UK, headlining) and Hammerfest (UK, headlining). The band has appeared on VH1 Classics That Metal Show, Bruce Dickensons Rock Show and has received international airplay. Tragedy has released three critically acclaimed albums: We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong, Humbled By Our Greatness, and their latest, Death to False Disco-Metal.

When: May 2, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $15.00 (Sat, 02 May 2015 20 )
Jesse Malin
with Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3
It's been five years since Jesse Malin last released an album, and that only upped the stakes for this one. New York Before the War is a hymn to everything Malin believes in most: respecting your roots, grabbing the future by its throat, and creating a soundtrack for a life filled with meaning. None of those things is easy to do, especially now. In fact, that's what the war in the title is all about: the battle to create and hold onto what's worthwhile even as so many forces, both internal and in the world outside, conspire to sweep it away. At the very top of that list is music. "I wanted to make a record that encompassed everything I've been through since I started playing hardcore when I was twelve or thirteen," Malin says. Two years ago he had completed an album "out in the country" at White Star Studio near Charlottesville, VA. But then he realized it really wasn't finished. "Late last December, just back from a tour, I found myself sitting in my studio apartment in an old, crooked building that had the words THE WAR boldly painted on its side," Malin says. "In the silence of the holidays, away from family and friends, I found myself questioning everything I believed in. Looking out the window at a broken world where our values, culture and art have become instantly disposable, I felt lost and alienated, but still yearning for something more. Turning to my music, I tried to carve out a place where I could once again exist, and I sat down and wrote the rest of this record." He ended up with close to forty songs. "I've always been a fan of the album as an art form," Malin says, and New York Before the War is a unified statement. It opens with "The Dreamers," a haunting ballad that nearly became the album's title track. Resting on an elegant piano figure, the song evokes both the alienation and the sense of deep connection that travel can bring. Wherever you are and whomever you meet, "the blood still runs red," Malin sings. That sense of doubleness, that emotional complexity carving your own path but desperate for connection to a larger community -- runs throughout the album. Darker meditations like "She's So Dangerous" and "Bar Life" nestle next to rockers like "Freeway" (which features a blistering solo by the MC5's Wayne Kramer) and "Turn Up the Mains" (with Alejandro Escovedo on backing vocals). Even within individual songs a sense of openness and possibility sometimes feels inextricable from the lure of destruction. In "Death Star" a woman gains a wealthy lover who "dresses to the right," but loses her soul. The jauntily upbeat "Bent Up" is about a friend and former band mate who died of a drug overdose. It's a roses-and-thorns kind of thing. The very qualities that make you compelling and creative can spiral you down. And, as with the lure of technology today, things that feel good and make your life seem easier can also destroy you. "I always thought of music as a lifestyle, a place to exorcise your demons, connect with others and rejoice in the lonely places," Malin says. "Somehow there's a romance and an energy to all of this." Peter Buck contributes a vintage R.E.M.-style guitar part to "I Would Do It For You," a tale of personal loyalty filled with longing and an aching sense of conviction. "That's my favorite and maybe most honest lyric on the record," Malin says. "It's about someone from your past who tracks you down and needs something from you, and because of your history, you can't say no. I never say what it is whether it's a crime, drugs, a sexual relationship." Malin finished New York Before the War at the Magic Shop in Soho and Flux Studios on Avenue A . Players include guitarist Derek Cruz, who co-produced the New York sessions with Malin; bassist Catherine Popper, who has played with Ryan Adams and Jack White; and drummers Randy Schrager (Scissor Sisters) and Paul Garisto, who played on Malin's debut solo album, The Fine Art of Self-Destruction, and with the Psychedelic Furs. Guitarist Don Dilego played on and produced the sessions in Virginia. "New York Before the War is a metaphor for surviving in an ever-changing, rapidly desensitized world, while trying to find a way to live truly," Malin says. "It's not one particular war, but a global sentiment made for these times. It's a daily battle to keep the human spirit alive. Things are moving fast and forward, and this is my life right now." Anthony DeCurtis

When: Apr 9, 2015 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $12.00 - $15.00 (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 18 )
Le Vent du Nord (Progressive Folk from Montreal)


When: Apr 9, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 19 )
Gangstagrass
  

When: Apr 18, 2015 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Apr 2015 22 )
Eric Sardinas and Big Motor plus Balkun Brothers


When: Mar 17, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19 )
Rust Never Sleeps


When: May 9, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 09 May 2015 19 )
Brandy: From Spain to Cognac

Saloon’s Beverage Director and Resident Malt Man, Manny Gonzales, imparts his wisdom on spirit rookies and aficionados alike with a lineup of spirit-focused events this winter.

 

From Spain to cognac, this class will take a broad look at Brandy in history and why every whisky ever produced is indebted to this wine-based spirit.

 

Located at 255 Elm Street underneath the Davis Square Theatre sign, Saloon is inspired by the iconic New York City pre-prohibition establishment. With a focus on whiskey-based cocktails and inspired by historic American fare, Saloon is Davis Square’s subterranean hangout, open for dinner Monday through Thursday from 5:00PM – 1:00AM, Friday and Saturday from 5:00PM – 2:00AM, and Sunday from 11:00AM – 2:30PM and 5:00PM to 1:00AM. For menus, directions and additional details please visit www.saloondavis.com or call 617-628-4444.



When: Apr 21, 2015 7 PM to Apr 21, 2015 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19 )
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

Roaring out of the southern Indiana foothills comes Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band playing a brand of Americana and Blues that stands alone Delta blues and hillbilly fervor combine with musical acuity sharp as razor wire best know, this trio is a force to be reckoned with. The growl of a good truck engine, the fiercest passion for his country home and family and an uncanny ability to breathe new life into old forms of music give them a pedigree many Americana acts would kill for and an ironclad work ethic keeps them on the road 250 dates a year, playing for the people with hurricane force. Locked in with an audience, the band create their own community and welcome the crowd into it, transporting them away from their troubles to joyous release, the way great musicians have done for centuries. The Rev. J. Peyton, his wife Breezy and Ben "Bird Dog" Bussell are a living breathing embodiment of the traditions and hard work ethic native to their Brown County, Indiana home. Their new album Between The Ditches is a chronicle of this lifestyle.With a reputation for their incendiary live shows well established, The Big Damn Band set out to make the album that would finally capture the same heat. Recorded at White Arc Studio in Bloomington, Indiana, the album was produced by The Rev. Peyton and Paul Mahern (John Mellencamp, Iggy Pop), and mastered by Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Dr. John, Shins). For previous albums, the band had recorded live, straight through in the same mode as a live show. Between the Ditches came together more slowly, with care. "We approached it saying we were going to make a record this time, not just a recording," explained the Rev. He used a different guitar set up on almost every track, employing two '30s National guitars, a cigar box guitar, a custom shop Gibson flattop 1929 L2 and an Airline map electric guitar. The primary amps are custom Weber amps made by Weber speakers both are one of a kind.Their fifth album, Between The Ditchesfeatures a new level of craftmanship in both recording technique and songwriting. The Rev. feels that it's their best album to date."I'm very proud of this album, the songwriting and the playing." The guitar playing alone should put the Rev. in the same class with his much revered idols. The songwriting boasts an added maturity and runs the gamut in subject matter from the barn burning, tongue in cheek, "Shut the Screen", (where "It's too dang hot and the bugs are too dang mean") to the evils of strip mining, an issue close to the hearts of this Indiana born and bred band in, "Don't Grind It Down". There seems to be a theme expressed throughout the album and stated clearly in their first single,"Devils Look Like Angels": "Devil don't live down in hell, the devil's right here doing very well"." Burn up some backroads, drive up to the storeThey just don't make 'em like this anymore"Rev Peyton's first introduction to music was his father's record collection of blues-oriented rock. At age 12 his father gave him a Kay brand guitar, eventually purchasing a Gorilla amplifier once he learned to play. And play he did. He became infatuated with pre-World War II country blues, and a desire to learn the fingerstyle picking of artists like Charlie Patton. Fingerstyle refers to using each of the right hand fingers independently in order to play the multiple parts of a musical arrangement that would normally be played by several band members. Bass, harmonic accompaniment, melody, and percussion can all be played simultaneously when playing fingerstyle.Keith Richards has said that the first time he heard Robert Johnson's recordings he asked "Who's the other guy playing with him?" Of course there wasn't one. When you listen to the songs on Between The Ditches you will be hard pressed to believe it is only one guitarist."Nothing's really freeIt all comes with a fee"Misfortune struck the Rev. early on in the form of a dehabilitating condition that caused excruciating pain in his hands. Doctors told Peyton he'd never be able to hold his left hand in fretting position again. But he persevered and when the bandages were removed, Peyton discovered a new flexibility and greater control in his fretting hand that enabled him to play in the fingerstyle that he longed to play."If it's me with youThen we'll get through"It was during his convalescence that he met his wife to be, Breezy. "I was crazy in love with her right from the start". He credits Breezy with installing a confidence in his playing and his life in general that he had previously lacked. Breezy Peyton's explosive washboard playing, sweet back-up vocals and striking good looks didn't hurt their live show either.Completing the trio is cousin Aaron Persinger on drums. "He's a human metronome", says the Rev. Persinger's drum kit gives new meaning to the term 'stripped down' and features a plastic 5 gallon bucket, for which he has a sponsorship deal for replacements. With their line-up finalized the band sold everything they owned in a garage sale and headed out on the open road."I've been broke down (BROKE DOWN) from sea to shining seaYou've been everywhere, I've been broke down thereAnd three times in Tennessee"In 2009, they toured opening for Clutch, an extensive headlining tour of Europe and began their relationship with the Van's Warped Tour, playing 12 dates in 2009 on the Kevin Says stage. They were on the entire 2010 Van's Warped Tour on the Alternative Press stage and they received the Best Band of Warped Tour award, voted by the crew, bands, and promoters. They've also toured with Flogging Molly, Rev. Horton Heat, Derek Trucks and Mofro just to name a few."Keep it between the ditches"This band is fun sure, a lot of fun, but they are for real. From virtuoso musicianship to great songwriting, Between The Ditches has got it all. All from a little Brown County, Indiana band that's got the nerve (and the right) to call themselves, Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band!

When: May 8, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $15.00 (Fri, 08 May 2015 20 )
In Concert! Shepley Metcalf and Pianist Ron Roy
In their new show GOING PLACES, Metcalf and Roy take the audience on a tour from Rhode Island to the Riviera and beyond--via song. The evening showcases traveling tunes and divine destinations with music from lyricists as diverse as Cole Porter, Joni Mitchell, Stephen Sondheim, and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Expect songs about New York, New Orleans, London, Paris, and beyond... Since 2008 the duo has performed around New England (Scullers Jazz Club, Acton Jazz Cafe, Wellfleet Preservation Hall), and in New York City (Metropolitan Room). Their new album "Don't Bother to Knock," little-known gems from the 1930s to '50s, was released last fall.



When: May 15, 2015 8 PM to May 15, 2015 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 15 - 15 USD (Fri, 15 May 2015 20 )
Young Dubliners (Celtic Rock)
  

Kevin Says "Very excited to bring these local favorites back to town!"
Day of Show ticket price:$25.00

Section D availability is determined by artist preference.

ZONE ARRIVAL TIMES

Section A  6:00 – 6:30pm

Section B  5:45 – 6:15pm

Section C  5:45 – 6:15pm

Section D  5:30 – 6:00pm

Section E  6:00 – 6:30pm

Section F  5:30 – 6:00pm

Section G  6:15 – 6:45pm

** When purchasing a ticket in a Zone, you are not guaranteed a particular seat. Seats are assigned at venue’s discretion. **

** If you are unable to make your section’s arrival time or need to cancel your dinner reservation, please call 617-776-2004 DAY OF SHOW, ONLY AFTER 4PM. TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.**



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

General Admission does NOT guarantee seating. Bar area is unreserved, first come first served, and offers a full menu.

** Unoccupied zoned dinner seating will be released to general admission 15 minutes before performance begins.

Guaranteed Seating: For guaranteed seating, purchase a ticket in one of the main room zones A-G, arrive within designated time which is under the Additional Information on this event page / in your confirmation email, and purchase dinner that evening. $15 FOOD minimum per person plus 7% meal tax

All tables seat either four or two. If you don’t purchase all of the seats, you may be seated with others.

Ages 10+ may attend with a parent and dinner/show combo ticket for EARLY SHOWS ONLY.

General Admission (all shows) AND Fri/Sat shows starting 9pm & later are ALWAYS 21+.

Exceptions apply. Refer to www.johnnyds.com and click on the Music/Events calendar to check your show.

Fees Apply To All Online Purchases

Please note the following, day of show;

- Limited number of admissions available "cash only" at door on any given night, first come first serve.

- The ''cash only'' price at Door may vary from advance price.Please call venue (617) 776-2004 after 4pm for specific set times and more information, or follow us on Facebook / Twitter.
  



When: Sep 16, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 16 Sep 2015 19 )
American Symphony of Soul
  

Section D availability is determined by artist preference.

ZONE ARRIVAL TIMESAll sections should arrive between 9:15 - 9:45 pm after the early show has ended

** When purchasing a ticket in a Zone, you are not guaranteed a particular seat. Seats are assigned at venue’s discretion. **

** If you are unable to make your section’s arrival time or need to cancel your dinner reservation, please call 617-776-2004 DAY OF SHOW, ONLY AFTER 4PM. TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.**



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

General Admission does NOT guarantee seating. Bar area is unreserved, first come first served, and offers a full menu.

** Unoccupied zoned dinner seating will be released to general admission 15 minutes before performance begins.

Guaranteed Seating: For guaranteed seating, purchase a ticket in one of the main room zones A-G, arrive within designated time which is under the Additional Information on this event page / in your confirmation email, and purchase dinner that evening. $15 FOOD minimum per person plus 7% meal tax

All tables seat either four or two. If you don’t purchase all of the seats, you may be seated with others.

Ages 10+ may attend with a parent and dinner/show combo ticket for EARLY SHOWS ONLY.

General Admission (all shows) AND Fri/Sat shows starting 9pm & later are ALWAYS 21+.

Exceptions apply. Refer to www.johnnyds.com and click on the Music/Events calendar to check your show.

Fees Apply To All Online Purchases

Please note the following, day of show;

- Limited number of admissions available "cash only" at door on any given night, first come first serve.

- The ''cash only'' price at Door may vary from advance price.Please call venue (617) 776-2004 after 4pm for specific set times and more information, or follow us on Facebook / Twitter.
  



When: Apr 24, 2015 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22 )
Martin & Eliza Carthy (Folk)
  

Day of Show Ticket Price: $25.00

Section D availability is determined by artist preference.

ZONE ARRIVAL TIMES

Section A  6:00 – 6:30pm

Section B  5:45 – 6:15pm

Section C  5:45 – 6:15pm

Section D  5:30 – 6:00pm

Section E  6:00 – 6:30pm

Section F  5:30 – 6:00pm

Section G  6:15 – 6:45pm

** When purchasing a ticket in a Zone, you are not guaranteed a particular seat. Seats are assigned at venue’s discretion. **

** If you are unable to make your section’s arrival time or need to cancel your dinner reservation, please call 617-776-2004 DAY OF SHOW, ONLY AFTER 4PM. TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.**



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

General Admission does NOT guarantee seating. Bar area is unreserved, first come first served, and offers a full menu.

** Unoccupied zoned dinner seating will be released to general admission 15 minutes before performance begins.

Guaranteed Seating: For guaranteed seating, purchase a ticket in one of the main room zones A-G, arrive within designated time which is under the Additional Information on this event page / in your confirmation email, and purchase dinner that evening. $15 FOOD minimum per person plus 7% meal tax

All tables seat either four or two. If you don’t purchase all of the seats, you may be seated with others.

Ages 10+ may attend with a parent and dinner/show combo ticket for EARLY SHOWS ONLY.

General Admission (all shows) AND Fri/Sat shows starting 9pm & later are ALWAYS 21+.

Exceptions apply. Refer to www.johnnyds.com and click on the Music/Events calendar to check your show.

Fees Apply To All Online Purchases

Please note the following, day of show;

- Limited number of admissions available "cash only" at door on any given night, first come first serve.

- The ''cash only'' price at Door may vary from advance price.Please call venue (617) 776-2004 after 4pm for specific set times and more information, or follow us on Facebook / Twitter.
  



When: Apr 8, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19 )
Samantha Fish (Blues, Rock, Soul)
  

Day of Show ticket price: $20.00

"I can't believe Johnny D's will be Samanthas first REAL Boston market performance!  She's selling out shows all over New England and the rest of the country so don't delay in making sure you're here to see this high-energy show!"

Section D availability is determined by artist preference.

ZONE ARRIVAL TIMES

Section A  6:00 – 6:30pm

Section B  5:45 – 6:15pm

Section C  5:45 – 6:15pm

Section D  5:30 – 6:00pm

Section E  6:00 – 6:30pm

Section F  5:30 – 6:00pm

Section G  6:15 – 6:45pm

** When purchasing a ticket in a Zone, you are not guaranteed a particular seat. Seats are assigned at venue’s discretion. **

** If you are unable to make your section’s arrival time or need to cancel your dinner reservation, please call 617-776-2004 DAY OF SHOW, ONLY AFTER 4PM. TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.**



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

General Admission does NOT guarantee seating. Bar area is unreserved, first come first served, and offers a full menu.

** Unoccupied zoned dinner seating will be released to general admission 15 minutes before performance begins.

Guaranteed Seating: For guaranteed seating, purchase a ticket in one of the main room zones A-G, arrive within designated time which is under the Additional Information on this event page / in your confirmation email, and purchase dinner that evening. $15 FOOD minimum per person plus 7% meal tax

All tables seat either four or two. If you don’t purchase all of the seats, you may be seated with others.

Ages 10+ may attend with a parent and dinner/show combo ticket for EARLY SHOWS ONLY.

General Admission (all shows) AND Fri/Sat shows starting 9pm & later are ALWAYS 21+.

Exceptions apply. Refer to www.johnnyds.com and click on the Music/Events calendar to check your show.

Fees Apply To All Online Purchases

Please note the following, day of show;

- Limited number of admissions available "cash only" at door on any given night, first come first serve.

- The ''cash only'' price at Door may vary from advance price.Please call venue (617) 776-2004 after 4pm for specific set times and more information, or follow us on Facebook / Twitter.
  



When: Jun 4, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 04 Jun 2015 19 )
Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas
  

Day of Show Ticket Price: $30.00

Kevin Says "This will be a great night of cajun and zydeco - just what the doctor ordered for a hot midweek day in August!"

Section D availability is determined by artist preference.

ZONE ARRIVAL TIMES

Section A  6:00 – 6:30pm

Section B  5:45 – 6:15pm

Section C  5:45 – 6:15pm

Section D  5:30 – 6:00pm

Section E  6:00 – 6:30pm

Section F  5:30 – 6:00pm

Section G  6:15 – 6:45pm

** When purchasing a ticket in a Zone, you are not guaranteed a particular seat. Seats are assigned at venue’s discretion. **

** If you are unable to make your section’s arrival time or need to cancel your dinner reservation, please call 617-776-2004 DAY OF SHOW, ONLY AFTER 4PM. TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.**



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

General Admission does NOT guarantee seating. Bar area is unreserved, first come first served, and offers a full menu.

** Unoccupied zoned dinner seating will be released to general admission 15 minutes before performance begins.

Guaranteed Seating: For guaranteed seating, purchase a ticket in one of the main room zones A-G, arrive within designated time which is under the Additional Information on this event page / in your confirmation email, and purchase dinner that evening. $15 FOOD minimum per person plus 7% meal tax

All tables seat either four or two. If you don’t purchase all of the seats, you may be seated with others.

Ages 10+ may attend with a parent and dinner/show combo ticket for EARLY SHOWS ONLY.

General Admission (all shows) AND Fri/Sat shows starting 9pm & later are ALWAYS 21+.

Exceptions apply. Refer to www.johnnyds.com and click on the Music/Events calendar to check your show.

Fees Apply To All Online Purchases

Please note the following, day of show;

- Limited number of admissions available "cash only" at door on any given night, first come first serve.

- The ''cash only'' price at Door may vary from advance price.Please call venue (617) 776-2004 after 4pm for specific set times and more information, or follow us on Facebook / Twitter.
  



When: Aug 12, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 12 Aug 2015 19 )
Jewelry II: Intermediate Metalsmithing MARCH/APRIL


       

Description:

If you've learned the basics of jewelry-making and want to take them further, this 6-session class is a great way to get guidance on more advanced projects while learning new techniques and tips.

Jewelry II is taking on a new format as an Intermediate Guided Projects course, offering flexibility to students who have a project or projects they'd like to tackle with expert guidance. For students who would like a more structured class, projects will be available in making findings (earwires and toggle clasps), fabricating a heavy bezel for any shape of stone, drawing your own tubing, and forming a hollow ring.

Precision, patience, and problem-solving will be stressed as students learn traditional methods and tools for layout, advanced soldering, and flawless finishing.

Class Goals:

By building on the skills introduced in Jewelry I, students will gain enough further knowledge of the tools around them in order to be confident working independently in the Artisan's Asylum jewelry studio (or in their own).

Prerequisites:

Jewelry I at Artisans Asylum or proof of basic skills by appointment with the instructor. Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

A $20 consumables fee will be payable by students at the first class, plus any materials costs for projects. Silver will be available for purchase for individual projects or guided project kits. Fees are payable by check, cash, or credit card to the instructor.

What to Bring:

Sketched ideas, and the tools from Jewelry I, and the $20 consumables fee in cash, check or credit card. Students are welcome to bring their own tools and projects in progress. Please wear close-toed shoes and use hair ties to secure long hair. An apron is great for keeping your clothes from destruction but is optional.

Instructor Biography:

Karen Burke (“the other Karen in the jewelry shop”) is a professional jeweler and metalsmith who works and teaches out of the Hot Crafts Studio at Artisan's Asylum. Working primarily in silver, steel, and niobium, she takes a special interest in chains, soldering, metallurgy, repairs, and unusual fabrication challenges.

Event Time:

Session 1: Thursday, March 12, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Session 2: Thursday, March 19, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Session 3: Thursday, March 26, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Session 4: Thursday, April 2, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Session 5: Thursday, April 9, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Session 6: Thursday, April 16, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Mar 12, 2015 6 PM to Apr 16, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18 )
Tool Training: Hands-On Metalworking Tools MARCH

Description:

If you already know what you want to build and how you want to build it, and you just want to learn how to safely use the basic tools you need (or just need a refresher), this Tool Training session is for you! This training session covers metalworking tools that are supplementary to mills, lathes, and welders, including sheet metal tools like the jump shear and the brake, the abrasive cutoff saw, horizontal & vertical band saws, angle grinders, belt sander, drill press, and spot welders.

The first week is basic training; the second week, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their competency and get signed off on the tools. Students will be authorized to use the tools independently as members at Artisan's Asylum after successful completion of the testing portion. 

Please note that this Tool Training does not provide significant practice with each tool, nor discuss any advanced techniques. To learn how to use metal shop tools at anything other than an introductory level, please take a look at the long-form classes available on out Current Class Offerings page.

Class Goals:

By the end of the tool training session, students will be comfortable with the operation of the jump shear, bending brake, the abrasive cutoff saw, horizontal & vertical band saws, angle grinders, belt sander, drill press, and spot welders.

After passing the proficiency test, they will be able to use all of the tools in this group as a member in our workspace.

Prerequisites:

No previous experience required. Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

All practice materials will be provided by Artisan's Asylum.

What to Bring/Wear:

Students should wear metal-shop-appropriate clothes - clothing of natural fibers (cotton, leather, or wool), closed-toe shoes, dangly jewelry or straps, and long hair tied back.

Event Time:

Training: Thursday, March 12, 7-10pm

Testing: Thursday, March 19, 7-10pm

Instructors:

Chris Kearney

Fred Manke

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.




When: Mar 12, 2015 7 PM to Mar 19, 2015 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19 )
Cozy Covers ft. Sarah Seminski & Eric Reardon- Emily Grogan Band- Four Point Restraints- Turchi
Thanks to WEMF, we've got a great show for you! Eric and Sarah have written new tunes and decided to perform a FULL BAND SET with their friends Derek Hayden and Steve Burke (and a couple more folks will be joining the fold as well). Join us for a night of incredible music also featuring Emily Grogan, Four Point Restraints and TURCHI! We can't wait to see you there! SET TIMES: 9- 9:40 Cozy Covers full band set!! 9:55- 10:35 Emily Grogan Band 10:50- 11:30 The Four Point Restraints 11:45- 12:30 TURCHI DOOR PRICE/PRE SALE TIX: $10 at the door, $7 at ticket link below. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/418-cozy-covers-emily-grogan-band-four-point-restraints-turchi-tickets-15854744969 AGE RESTRICTION: 21+

When: Apr 18, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Apr 2015 20 )
3.21 @ PA's Lounge w/ Ibis, Live Nude Girls, Kimachi + Entandem

Spice up your weekend with these killer bands! Featuring...


9- 9:45 Ibis 
https://www.facebook.com/IbisTheBand 

10- 10:45 Live Nude Girls 
https://www.facebook.com/Duplantis808

11- 11:45 Kimachi 
https://kimachi.bandcamp.com/ 

12- 12:45 Entandem 
https://entandemband.bandcamp.com/releases



8:30 DOORS // 21+ // $10 at the door, $7 at the door



When: Mar 21, 2015 8 PM to Mar 21, 2015 11 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 21 Mar 2015 20 )
The Quebe Sisters (Western Swing, Hot Jazz & Fiddle)
  

When: Jun 23, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19 )
Ras na hEireann U.S.A. 5Km "The Race of Ireland & U.S.A."


When: Mar 15, 2015 12 AM to Mar 15, 2015 12 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 15 Mar 2015 00 )
The Dockside Saints
AFTERPARTY - Ras na hEireann U.S.A. 5Km "The Race of Ireland & U.S.A."

When: Mar 15, 2015 12 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 15 Mar 2015 12 )
"Men at Words" Featuring James Keelaghan, Archie Fisher and Jez Lowe: A Benefit Concert for FOLK New England
A Benefit Concert for FOLK New England Three of the world's finest songwriters and most respected singers have decided to take their friendship on the road. Having come together for several years while on a cruise they found that their music has a great synergy. James has toured separately with Archie and Jez and when they again all found themselves staying in the same house last Fall the idea for the tour was born. Archie Fisher An avid horseman and master guitarist, singer and songwriter Archie Fisher is Scotland's foremost Folk music troubadour. He is known in his homeland for a 27-year tenure as the host of BBC Radio Scotland's award-winning "Travelling Folk" show. Recognized for his contributions to Scottish folk music, he was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire), a prestigious honor nominated by his peers and bestowed by Queen Elizabeth. James Keelaghan Called Canada's finest singer-songwriter by one of the most respected and lauded music journalists of the last 50 years, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons. As the calendar pages have turned, for almost a quarter of a century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, intent and intensity, and curiosity. Fusing his insatiable appetite for finding the next unique storyline Keelaghan also forges his pieces with brilliantly defined craftsmanship and a monogrammed artistic vision, making him one of the most distinctive and readily identifiable voices of not only the Canadian scene, but as a member of the international singer-songwriter community. Armed with a songbook that has enlightened and enthralled, and been embraced, by audiences around the world, Keelaghan's life as an artist is one that is a perpetual journey on so many levels. Jez Lowe We're delighted to announce Jez Lowe is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 Nominee for 'Best Original Song' for The Pitmen Poets and 'Folksinger of the Year'. Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a recognised musical ambassador for his native North East England, with more than a dozen albums and countless live performances around the world over the last twenty years. Among those who have recorded their own versions of Lowe's songs, are Fairport Convention, The Dubliners, The Tannahill Weavers, Cherish The Ladies, Gordon Bok, The Black Brothers, Liam Clancy and literally hundreds of others. Songs like BACK IN DURHAM GAOL, THE BERGEN, GREEK LIGHTNING and THESE COAL TOWN DAYS have generated scores of cover versions around the globe, and are now classics of their kind. He has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, both solo and with the Bad Pennies, including the main stages at Edmonton Festival (Canada), Tonder Festival (Denmark), The Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian (US), Port Fairy and Byron Bay Festivals (Australia) and at concerts and festivals in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Ireland, Holland, Germany and Spain.



When: Apr 9, 2015 8 PM to Apr 9, 2015 11 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 25 - 50 USD (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 20 )

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