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Jason Yeager Quartet
ft. Jerry Bergonzi with special guest Julie Benko
"Unstuck in Time"

Jerry Bergonzi - saxophone
Julie Benko - voice
Jason Yeager - piano
Danny Weller - bass
Jay Sawyer - drums

October 1, 2021 at 8pm

Get tickets to the live stream of this performance here! Framingham native, Berklee piano professor, and New York City-based pianist/composer Jason Yeager makes his first hometown performance since the start of the pandemic with an all-star quartet, featuring legendary saxophonist, composer, educator, and mentor Jerry Bergonzi. This triumphant return to our beloved atac will include a program of music from Yeager's "Unstuck in Time: The Kurt Vonnegut Suite", as well as other material from Yeager, Bergonzi, and the Great American Songbook.

Jason creates music that is deeply expressive and multi-faceted, defying convention while reveling in the traditions of Black American Music, European classical music, and Latin American folk traditions. Yeager most recently released New Songs of Resistance, a “musical reflection of troubled times and a search for affirmation nonetheless” (Boston Globe) that has been called “one of the best albums of 2019 in any style of music” (New York Music Daily). He plans to record the music from "Unstuck in Time: The Kurt Vonnegut Suite" later this year, for a 2022 release coinciding with Vonnegut's centennial.

Yeager has worked with such noteworthy artists as Luciana Souza, Greg Osby, George Garzone, Sean Jones, Sara Serpa, Jason Anick, Randal Depommier, Fleur Seule, and Julie Benko, among others. Since 2012, he has taught piano at Berklee College of Music.

Website: www.jasonyeager.com
Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @jyeagermusic

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The Shining
October 2, 2021 at 8pm
Free Screening!

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack's writing goes nowhere and Danny's visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel's dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family. Watch the Trailer!

Part of Grindhouse at the Firehouse!

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Rock Off Main!
A Monthly Series, 8pm
Rock Off Main is proud to be part of the musical lineup at ātac’s 2021 Fall season. For the last 23 years, Rock Off Main has brought young bands out of their basements and garages to perform on stage where they belong. Shows are " All Ages All The Time."

Contact Diane Young at becne@aol.com if you would like more information on how to book a spot on a future ROM show.

This event is part of our annual Amplify! series, ātac’s community event series that works to amplify individual voices, community connection, and confidence. Community members of all skill levels have multiple opportunities to learn and perform in an intentionally inclusive environment.

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Jazz Jam + Show
Every 2nd Thursday, Every Month at 8pm
The Jazz Jam is back! Our hosts, James Merenda of Tickle Juice and Joe Raia, will make musicians from beginner to pro feel at home on the stage. Come for the show and stay for the jam.

This event is part of our annual Amplify! series, ātac’s community event series that works to amplify individual voices, community connection, and confidence. Community members of all skill levels have multiple opportunities to learn and perform in an intentionally inclusive environment. 

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The Rough & Tumble
w/ Prateek and The Sparrow Blue

October 15, 2021 at 8pm
The Rough & Tumble aren’t casual road dogs, but they aren’t letting on, either. From their upbeat, commanding stage presence and sharp banter, to their earworm-inducing melodies and heartstring lyrics, this dumpster-folk/thriftstore Americana duo refuses to bring the haggard road-worn stereotype to their audience-- even though they’ve earned it. In fact, The Rough & Tumble have been elbowing out of most stereotypes.

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Five O'Clock Shadow
October 16, 2021 at 8pm

At its core, these six vocalists produce rock solid leads and harmonies, while exploring instrumental mimicry and creating unique textures that excite, entertain and inspire audiences of all ages. Throughout its 30 year history, Five O’Clock Shadow has redefined the possibilities of vocal music by incorporating mouth percussion, real-time digital effect processing and innovative writing and arranging into its critically acclaimed live performances and recordings. What’s more, these guys love what they do, and their joy is contagious!

Five O’Clock Shadow effectively blurs the lines between traditional a cappella singing and today’s mainstream audio. From the United States to Europe and Asia, audiences have been witness to the revolutionary form of all vocal music that is Five O’Clock Shadow. Now you can witness it too.

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Re-Animator
November 6, 2021 at 8pm

Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) is a new student at Miskatonic University. He also moonlights as a mad scientist, intent on perfecting a serum that “re-animates” corpses. Soon, everyone wants a piece of the action, including an evil professor and his army of slime-covered deadites. With berserker direction from Stuart Gordon, career-defining roles from horror icons Barbara Crampton and Jeffrey Combs, and a scene of two adults chasing an undead cat in a basement, RE-ANIMATOR isn’t just a masterpiece of the horror genre -- it’s a masterpiece of life. Watch the Trailer!

Restoration courtesy of Arrow Films and the American Genre Film Archive.

Part of Grindhouse at the Firehouse!

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Our World Is Not Black & White
Post-screening Q&A session with the directors and crew!
November 12, 2021 at 8pm
William Ho discovered his own voice and realized that art can make a difference. He mobilized artists and dancers based in Massachusetts to create personal pieces about how the pandemic has changed them. Merkaveli, Tina, Andres and Will connected at the Saxonville Mills Art Studio in Framingham to create and collaborate. It is an up close and personal look at how coronavirus has affected the artists, their communities, and the world around them.

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Comedy Open Mic
Every 3rd Thursday, Every Month at 8pm
Amazing Comedy Open Mic Returns with Malik Haddadi hosting! Take the stage with new material, build your skill in a supportive community, come to enjoy the show!

This event is part of our annual Amplify! series, ātac’s community event series that works to amplify individual voices, community connection, and confidence. Community members of all skill levels have multiple opportunities to learn and perform in an intentionally inclusive environment.

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David Eure
November 19, 2021 at 8pm
Eure has performed concerts with Yusef Lateef, Wayne Newton, Yasko Kubota, Aaron Goldberg, Burt Teague, Jimi Bell, Richard Doron Johnson, Avi Rothbard, Carlos del Pino, Jorge Najarro, Osmany Paredes, Gary Valente, Cecil McBee, George Russell Jr., Kim Trusty, Frank Wilkins, Joan Watson-Jones, and Christine Correa. He did a solo performance for President Bill Clinton. His performance history also includes masterclasses with Harry Connick Jr., performances at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Contemporary composers (as a member of the New Bohemian String Quartet), the New England Fiddle Contest and the Hartland Folk Festival. He has performed with Rick Danko, Taj Mahal, Richie Havens, and has opened for Kirk Whalum and Alex Bugnon. He continues to perform and record locally.

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Porch Party Mamas
November 20, 2021 at 8pm
Inspired by playing and singing each others songs at their own "porch parties", these established Boston area musicians and singer/songwriters decided to combine their individual talents and create their own brand of Urban Folk, Country and Blues. They took their act on the road and "Porch Party Mamas" was born. All are seasoned players, each with their own pervasive individual music persona and critical accolades. Between them, they have shared the stage with a distinguished litany of artists, including Willie Nelson, the Indigo Girls and Lyle Lovett.

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New Black Eagle Jazz Band
December 3, 2021 at 8pm
For over fifty years, from Symphony Hall to Singapore, the New Black Eagle Jazz Band has delighted audiences worldwide with its infectious, soulful and uplifting style of traditional New Orleans jazz. Paying homage to the greatest musicians of the early jazz era- Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington -the band has also developed its own eclectic sound, incorporating spirituals, 1920's and 30's popular music and even some songs recorded by Elvis and Bob Dylan!

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December Double Feature:
Gremlins/Black Christmas
December 4, 2021 at 8pm

NOTE: This Listing is for BOTH Screenings at a Discounted Rate. Separate tickets are not available.

GREMLINS, 8PM: A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the `mogwai' but sells it to him with the warning to never expose him to bright light, water, or to feed him after midnight. All of this happens and the result is a gang of gremlins that decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve. Watch the Trailer!

BLACK CHRISTMAS, 10PM: When sorority sisters Olivia Hussey (ROMEO & JULIET ’68), Margot Kidder (SUPERMAN) and Andrea Martin (SCTV) are under attack from a vicious potty-mouthed killer, it’s up to police chief John Saxon to even the odds. But what about Keir Dullea (2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY), the brooding art-school pianist? Could he have something to do with the Xmas rampage? Watch the Trailer!

Part of Grindhouse at the Firehouse!

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Dale Ann Bradley
December 10, 2021 at 8pm
Dale Ann Bradley has always expressed in her recordings the boundlessness of bluegrass music and its musicians and vocalists by incorporating songs from all styles into her shows and albums. The success of her formula is undeniable, as evidenced by two Grammy nominations, an induction into the Kentucky Hall of Fame, and five IBMA Awards for Best Female Vocalist. ”Bluegrass can go anywhere, do anything, rip your heart out and make you laugh,” she says.

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The Love Dogs
December 11, 2021 at 8pm
Take one red-hot horn section - we're talkin' alto, tenor, baritone saxes and trombone - down and dirty. Add liberal amounts of barrelhouse boogie-woogie piano and stinging Fender guitar. Pour over a funky and swinging rhythm section that Blues Review magazine called "the best in the business", and top it all off with a crazy and charismatic front man with one of the biggest blues voices around. Season with a few years on the road tearing up juke joints, festivals and concert halls across the U.S. and Canada and on both sides of the Atlantic. Sound tasty? It's a recipe for music and mayhem, for intensity and irreverence; it's THE LOVE DOGS.

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The GrooveBarbers
December 17, 2021 at 8pm
Called "Acapella Rock and Soul Royalty" by the Village Voice. The GrooveBarbers record and perform rock, soul, doo-wop and (gasp!) barbershop.

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Heather Pierson Jazz Trio Presents:
A Charlie Brown Christmas Show

December 18, 2021 at 8pm
"If you're one of those people who likes any style done well-­‐-­‐ old-­‐school jazz, folk, pop, classical-­‐-­‐you'll love this prodigiously talented threesome. Keyboards, brass, all sorts of strings, and beautiful singing make for a dynamic show packed with energy and surprises."

-Sarah Craig Caffe Lena Saratoga Springs, NY

Hailing from New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley, the Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio are three musicians from three very different backgrounds, bringing their skills, quiet charm, and down-­‐to-­‐earth honesty to bear on songs that bring to life the sounds of the streets of New Orleans and the valleys of Appalachia and everywhere in between. Their recordings (2015’s Still She Will Fly and 2017’s Singin’) and live performances feature Heather’s multi-­‐genre songwriting, their instrumental virtuosity, and stirring three-part vocal harmonies. Heather's twelfth CD, Lines and Spaces, was released on November 15, 2019 and prominently features her Acoustic Trio cohorts and many fan favorites.

With a nearly non-­‐stop touring schedule throughout the US, the Acoustic Trio have performed at a variety of venues during their national tours and local appearances, including clubs, folk festivals, theaters, opera houses, performing art centers, schools, libraries, private concerts, and park concert series.

Heather Pierson (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, tenor banjo, piano) is an award-­‐winning singer/songwriter, pianist, and performer. From New Orleans traditional jazz to blues to rousing Americana and poignant folk, Heather’s songs and musicianship embody joy, honesty, and a desire to share from the heart.

Davy Sturtevant (cornet, dobro, fiddle, mandolin, harmony vocals) is a sideman extraordinaire and an accomplished singer/songwriter of his own, wielding both an arsenal of stringed and brass instruments and a gorgeous tenor voice. With wit and flair, Davy performs in a way that moves listeners to tap their toes, nod their heads, and raise knowing eyebrows.

Shawn Nadeau (bass, harmony vocals) is a self-­‐taught phenom who brings an unassuming rock-­‐solid foundation and a keen awareness to every moment of every song, informed by over two decades of wildly varying musical performances, from punk rock to reggae to jazz.

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Tanglewood Marionettes present:
Perseus & Medusa

January 8, 2022 at 6pm
In Tanglewood Marionettes’ exciting retelling of this classic Greek myth, Perseus will visit many magical places, from the sun-kissed Garden of the Hesperides, to the dark and ominous Underworld, and encounter all manner of mythical beings – some who hinder, and some who help – in his quest to defeat the Gorgon Medusa. Will Perseus prevail, or will he fall victim to the snaky-haired Medusa of the petrifying gaze? Join us as we travel back in time to the dawn of civilization, to an ancient world of gods, goddesses, legends and heroes.

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Sympli Whitney
January 14, 2022 at 8pm
Born in Springfield, Massachusetts and raised in Framingham, Massachusetts, Sympli Whitney is the daughter of two proud Baptist Ministers. Naturally, her introduction to singing was via church choirs as a youth and during her college years training in classical and performance entertainment. Sympli holds a MBA, is an Army Veteran, a performance coach, a passionate supporter for mental healthcare and a dedicated member of various local charity organizations.

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Greg Abate
January 15, 2022 at 8pm
Greg Abate jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer continues as an International Jazz/Recording Artist with 225 days a year touring the globe. Greg is currently a Whaling City Sound recording artist. Greg recorded his first CD Live At Birdland NYC in 1991 on the Candid Jazz Label with the trio of James Williams, Rufus Reid and Kenny Washington.Greg is also an adjunct professor of Jazz Studies at Rhode Island College and is also a very active jazz clinician with co. sponsorship from the Conn-Selmer Instrument Co., conducting workshops and master classes through the U.S and abroad. Greg has been inducted into the RI MUSIC HALL OF FAME 2016

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Kemp Harris
January 22, 2022 at 8pm
Kemp Harris defies categorization. He is a singer and songwriter, a master weaver of American musical styles. He’s an actor, activist, author, and storyteller, and an award-winning educator who has taught young public school students for more than 40 years. He began writing songs at 14 and recording them in college, using a pair of old cassette players to track parts, and has been delighting music lovers ever since with his earthy, soulful creations.

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Playing Dead
January 28 & 29, 2022 at 8pm
Playing Dead is a Grateful Dead tribute featuring former members of Dark Star Orchestra, Slipknot!, and Uncle John's Band. Their marathon sets feature music and jams from the entire Grateful Dead catalog. Playing Dead faithfully recreates the experience of a live Grateful Dead concert. The music of The Grateful Dead is a complex stew of different styles of music including rock, blues, jazz, folk, bluegrass and more. Their improvisational style and large repertoire guaranteed that every musical performance would be unique. Every Playing Dead show is equally unique featuring different set lists each night and exciting improvisational jams.

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Let the Right One In (2008)
February 5, 2022 at 8pm

When Oskar (Kåre Hedebrant), a sensitive, bullied 12-year-old boy living with his mother in suburban Sweden, meets his new neighbor, the mysterious and moody Eli (Lina Leandersson), they strike up a friendship. Initially reserved with each other, Oskar and Eli slowly form a close bond, but it soon becomes apparent that she is no ordinary young girl. Eventually, Eli shares her dark, macabre secret with Oskar, revealing her connection to a string of bloody local murders. Watch the Trailer!

Part of Grindhouse at the Firehouse!

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Buffalo Rose
February 12, 2022 at 8pm
Listening to Buffalo Rose is like driving on the open road with the windows down, letting the breezes of various musical styles wash over you. Buffalo Rose commandeers the shimmering and electrifying riffs of the mandolin (Bryce Rabideau), the cascading guitar arpeggios of folk and bluegrass (Shane McLaughlin), the ringing purity of the dobro (Malcolm Inglis), and the steady percussive thrum of upright bass (Jason Rafalak), providing a effervescent blanket of sound under and around which the ethereal harmonies of Lucy Clabby, Margot Jezerc, and McLaughlin float. There’s a singular beauty in every Buffalo Rose song, whether the group is covering Madonna’s “Borderline” or delivering their stirring original material.


About the band:
The members of the band met four years ago in the Pittsburgh area. “All of us were active in the Pittsburgh music scene,” says McLaughlin. Each of them was playing different kinds of music, from folk to punk. They formed in 2016 when former member Mariko Reid got together with Clabby, Inglis and McLaughlin to record McLaughlin’s tune “Momma Have Mercy.” Before long the three had met up with Rabideau and Rafalak, and the band’s first EP, Red Wagon, debuted in November 2016.


“Once we had Bryce and Jason,” says Clabby, “we had our rhythm section. We call Bryce our drummer because of the percussive way he plays mandolin.” While their following grew in the Pittsburgh area, they gained national attention opening for bands such as the Infamous Stringdusters, Dustbowl Revival, and Tyler Childers. In March 2018, the band gathered the music they had been playing on the road and released their first full-length album, The Soil and the Seed. After Spindler replaced Reid in the fall of 2018, the band released their Big Stampede EP on Misra Records in November 2019, followed by Borrowed and Blue: Live Around One Microphone in May of 2020. Throughout the last year the band has continued to record and release music, with Margot Jezerc replacing Spindler on vocals. Their most recent release features Pittsburgh singer INEZ on a cover of the Johnny Nash classic "I Can See Clearly Now"

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Slaughterhouse Society presents:
Magic Dyke

February 19, 2022 at 8pm
Welcome to MAGIC DYKE, a delicious smorgasbord of grinding and gratuitous cheeseball masculinity! This drag king king and baddd boy smutfest has sold out Boston venues to crazed, screaming audiences of frenzied beauties over and over again… People can’t seem to get ENOUGH of this divine, dashing, dirty, and delicious diversity of drag kings! MAGIC DYKE is a steamy, inclusive, pulsating TORNADO of drag kings, fierce femmes, and queer performers ready to tease, please, and have you hit your KNEES, begging for more!

The Slaughterhouse Society is an art collective of queer performance artists. Mostly known for their award winning horror burlesque, drag artists, and unique events, the Slaughterhouse promotes loud art, proud inclusivity and body positivity, and the belief that there is power in being bizarre.

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Toxic Avenger
March 5, 2022 at 8pm

Among the residents of Tromaville is Melvin, a nerdy janitor at the local health club. A gang of thugs devise a cruel hoax that goes horribly wrong and Melvin is cast through a third story window into a vat of toxic waste. However, an unexpected metamorphosis takes place. As the chemicals take hold of his body, Melvin turns into the Toxic Avenger, doer of good, and brutal mauler of evil! The excitement is non-stop as Toxie sets out to single handedly wipe out the forces of evil that torment the people of Tromaville. Watch the Trailer!

Film courtesy of Troma Entertainment and the American Genre Film Archive.

Part of Grindhouse at the Firehouse!

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Phantasm
April 2, 2022 at 8pm

The residents of a small town have begun dying under strange circumstances, leading young Mike (Michael Baldwin) to investigate. After discovering that the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), the town's mortician, is killing and reanimating the dead as misshapen zombies, Mike seeks help from his older brother, Jody (Bill Thornbury), and local ice cream man Reggie (Reggie Bannister). Working together, they try to lure out and kill the Tall Man, all the while avoiding his minions and a deadly silver sphere. Watch the Trailer!

Restoration courtesy of The Silver Sphere Corporation and the American Genre Film Archive.

Part of Grindhouse at the Firehouse!

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Patty Larkin
April 9, 2022 at 8pm

Patty Larkin is a visionary of sound and wonder, a real deal version of artistry made of equal parts guitar wizardry, vocals shot through with soul and inventive lyrics that ripple across the terrain of the heart. Described as “riveting” (Chicago Tribune), “hypnotic” (Entertainment Weekly), and a “drop-dead brilliant” performer (Performing Songwriter), Patty has captured audiences for over 30 years with an imagination, enchantment, and technical artistry that has redefined the boundaries of the guitar driven singer songwriter. photo credit: Jana Leon

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Santa Sangre
May 7, 2022 at 8pm

“A movie like none other I have seen before...a film in which the inner chambers of the soul are laid bare.” -- Roger Ebert

Fifteen years after Alejandro Jodorowsky’s EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN unlocked our collective third eye, the legendary provocateur made his ‘80s comeback with this staggering odyssey of ecstasy, anguish, belief, blasphemy, beauty and madness. SANTA SANGRE continues to enrapture both Jodorowsky newbies and dedicated fans alike with its tale of a young circus performer, the crime of passion that shatters his soul, and a macabre journey back to the world of his armless mother. SANTA SANGRE is perfect for primetime one-offs, late-nite genre slots or as an anchor in your Jodorowsky revival series.

A former circus artist escapes from a mental hospital to rejoin his armless mother - the leader of a strange religious cult - and is forced to enact brutal murders in her name as he becomes "her arms". Watch the Trailer!

4K restoration courtesy of Severin Films and the American Genre Film Archive.

Part of Grindhouse at the Firehouse!

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