Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Midway Café appeared at a violations hearing today.
The Midway Cafe was in front of a city violations board this morning due to a New Year's Eve incident which involved fireworks inside and outside of the club, according to a city document. The hearing, labeled “Hazardous condition inside/outside premise; fireworks ignited in and in front of premises,” took place Tuesday at 10 a.m. before the City Licensing Board. Midway Cafe appeared before the same board in February.
Friday, December 28, 2012
The Roslindale-based band makes its live debut with a record release gig at the Midway Cafe
Tim Casey does not wear a mask to cover his identity. Nor is he a mad scientist. But he does sometimes go by the name of Doctor X, at least when he’s making music. That’s something the Roslindale native has done most of his life, comfortably moving back and forth between folk and rock and electronica, usually writing his own music, but never shy about attempting an eclectic cover of something by the Beatles or Bob Dylan. Casey has been called Doctor X for about a decade, but now the name is being used for the four-piece band he’s fronting, featuring Casey on guitars and keyboards, Billy Carl Mancini on lead guitar, Glenn Williams on bass and vocals, and Larry Harvey on drums. Formed earlier this year, the band makes their live debut …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The Midway once again hosts Tex Railer's Doomtown. And yes, it's a play on Rex Trailer's Boomtown.
For a 20-year period, from the mid-’50s to the mid-’70s, if you lived in or near Boston, and there was a TV and a kid in your house, he or she was plunked down in front of it every weekend to watch some ridin’ and ropin’ and singin’ on Rex Trailer’s “Boomtown.” Now, almost 40 years since the show rode off into the sunset, Trailer heads up a video production company in Waltham, and a combination rockabilly, surf, country, rock ’n’ roll band is sending a nod in his direction. Tex Railer’s Doomtown played their first gig three years ago at the Midway Café. They’ve returned many times, and are doing so again on Monday, playing tunes from their album “The Battle of Bunker Hillbilly.” Founding member and the trio’s singer-songwriter-guitarist …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Five Things You Need To Know Today, June 22.
1. A Scottish Party: The Haven is celebrating its second anniversary this week. Tonight, put on something plaid to enjoy Kilt Night and a screening of "Trainspotting." 2. Music: If you like your music live and loud, get to the Midway Cafe at 8 p.m.. The evening is filled with punk and hardcore music from A Minor Revolution, Rebel, Inc., The McGunks and Condition Oakland. 3. Some Pictures of the Infinite: Josiah McElheny has a 15-year art career under his belt and the ICA has a wide variety of his work on display. This exhibit explores McElheny’s questions about history, time, space and design. 4. Mr. Madison’s War: The War of 1812 divided the Commonwealth amongst political lines. This exhibit at the Massachusetts Historical Society will …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Joining them are Greg Loftus, Mr. Sister and The Whiskey Boys.
The Midway Café was founded by brothers David and Jay Balerna. The bar has consistently delivered the best live acts of the city for the past 24. They are located 3496 Washington St. This Saturday night, June 11 they are having a special show with headliner Coyote Kolb. Joining them are Greg Loftus, Mr. Sister and The Whiskey Boys. Mr. Sister is fronted by two powerhouse female vocalists, Jenny Rose and Tracy Meyer. Eric Yarbrough powers their drumming strength. They will deliver a passionate performance that will have the entire room dancing. The Whiskey Boys are made up of a fiddle, a guitar and two voices. Join them on the dance floor as they rock Irish, Old Time, and Bluegrass music that they reharmonize with jazz, rock, and dry wit. …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
The singer-songwriter returns to JP for a rare local performance.
Though she recently moved out of Jamaica Plain for new digs in Dorchester, singer-songwriter Bethel Steele returns to her old stomping grounds tonight to perform both new and old material at the Midway Café. Though she was introduced to playing music through the brass family – starting with trombone then moving to tuba and finally euphonium, she picked up a guitar when she was 14. The switch to a stringed instrument also got her to start writing songs, and she has two recordings to her credit: the 8-song EP “Beautiful Woman” and the full length album “Come Home.” Is Bethel Steele your real name? It is my real name, but I tell everyone it was a joke. My grandfather wanted to call me Bethlehem Steele, after the steel company; he thought it…