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Monday, December 19th, 2016

NEW SHOW!!! – Wednesday, December 28 at The Middle East in Cambridge

Whoa! What year is this? I am late in posting this as I wasn´t sure it was going to happen, but here you go – we will be playing at the Middle East in Cambridge on the Wednesday night after Christmas. Yup, we´ve been playing in (and mostly around) this city for years, and every once in a while we are blessed with the opportunity to go to the corner of Mass Ave and Brookline street to load our gear into this place, drink PBR drafts out of plastic cups, rip up the stage, load our stuff back out and go home.

The good news is that we will be playing with some terrific bands, most notably Night Animals out of the Bay Area in California. I guess the guitar player is from the Q and knows Mark, hence why we´re on this thing … and the band has a horn section, so there´s that … Also playing that night are Four Point Restraints and Ben Cosgrove. I encourage all of you to check them all out online. Some pretty cool stuff going on here, and I´m looking forward to seeing them all.

OK, that´s it for me. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or whatever you´re most comfortable with, the words don´t matter it´s the sentiment. I hope it´s someone else in your family that gets too drunk and stirs up the old controversies this year, and that Bob from accounting doesn´t give you that hug that´s a little too tight, a little too long, and way too much up and down back rubbing at the office party this year … or if you´re a guy, I hope that new temp receptionist lets you have a go in the coat room at the end of the night … whatever you´re into, guy … That is all. Middle East upstairs next week, come on down!



Friday, November 25th, 2016

Friday, December 2 at the Tinker's Son in Norwell

Hey now ... we're going low-key this coming Friday.  I'm not being negative - there's nothing wrong with a little low-key action, and the Tinker's Son is a very cool, laid-back kind of place.  Good stuff.  Me and the boys will be bringing our guitars, drums, trombones and saxophones to deliver to you the holiday tidings you will so desperately need after a week of Black Friday shopping and whatever Christmas related rubbish you have to deal with.  That's what we do, and we do it for you.  Pun intended.
 
I hope you put on the pads and took out some holiday hate at the malls this weekend, because nothing says "Peace on Earth" like slugging it out with someone over a $150 TV.  Please.  Your time should be worth more than a $100 savings, especially when you have to drag yourself through the dregs of humanity at 1AM.  Not doing it.  That's all.
 
If you haven't figured it out yet, I am a Grinch who does not like Christmas.  What I do like is to get over to the Tinker's Son, crush some Bud Lights and play awesome songs to people who give a shit, meaning you guys!
 
Our last time out we banged out a few sets in Kingston at Waxy's in the mall to a very enthusiastic crowd, then the next day headed to Westminster to navigate the soaking wet traffic nightmare known as the Cracker Festival.  Apparently it was all about the food stuff ... anyway, the always awesome Andy Kaski made it a worthwhile trip with a cooler of Bud Lights and shelter inside Duff's box truck.  Man, was all that rain making Duff grumpy ... Funny story, it rained for the first two bands, then the sun broke free long enough for our set, and then it started raining for the next band.  We are truly magical.  Seriously.
 
OK, get down to Tinker's on Friday because we would love to see you.  If not, have a great Christmas, Hanukkah or whatever you do or don't celebrate.  Basically, enjoy whatever time off you can get from your soul-sucking job!  Love you guys, see ya on Friday!
Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Friday, October 21 at Waxy's in Kingston
and
Saturday, October 22 at Cracker Festival

Whoa, that was a lot ... yes, for the first time since we crushed the regional breweries then tore it up at Happy's Tea Room, we're playing the Kingston Collection auditorium known as Waxy's, then headed to the town Andy and Carol live in (Westminster) to play the Cracker Festival, which is indeed a celebration of crackers, not a celebration of something else ... seriously, it's about crackers, the delicious things you put in soup or eat when you just spent the last 24 hours throwing up.  I'm just sayin' ..
 
Now, I can guarantee the Grupillion clan will make it out to Kingston again, but it will be fun, and during the set break you can go candle shopping across the way.  Malls sure have changed ... I was hoping for the one from Fast Times at Ridgemont High, but this one is a little more hot suburban mom with a 60+ husband than Damone trying to pitch his leftover Cheap Trick tickets.  Either way, good times.
 
Westminster is always a good time, especially since the aforementioned Andy and Carol will be there.  If you don't know these two, you are missing something big.
 
That's all I've got for the moment.  Do not screw this up (Worcester county folks, I am talking to you).
 
Love you!
Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Friday, October 21 at Waxy's in Kingtston and Saturday, October 22 at Cracker Festival

Whoa, that was a lot ... yes, for the first time since we crushed the regional breweries then tore it up at Happy's Tea Room, we're playing the Kingston Collection auditorium known as Waxy's, then headed to the town Andy and Carol live in (Westminster) to play the Cracker Festival, which is indeed a celebration of crackers, not a celebration of something else ... seriously, it's about crackers, the delicious things you put in soup or eat when you just spent the last 24 hours throwing up.  I'm just sayin' ..
 
Now, I can guarantee the Grupillion clan will make it out to Kingston again, but it will be fun, and during the set break you can go candle shopping across the way.  Malls sure have changed ... I was hoping for the one from Fast Times at Ridgemont High, but this one is a little more hot suburban mom with a 60+ husband than Damone trying to pitch his leftover Cheap Trick tickets.  Either way, good times.
 
Westminster is always a good time, especially since the aforementioned Andy and Carol will be there.  If you don't know these two, you are missing something big.
 
That's all I've got for the moment.  Do not screw this up (Worcester county folks, I am talking to you).
 
Love you!
Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Friday, September 30th at Waxy O´Connors in Kingston, MA

Hey, I’m as surprised as you are, but there you go … another night with Clutch Grabwell, this time down in the gateway to Plymouth, the last sliver of the Irish Riviera, beautiful Kingston, MA, home of Jones River Landing, wind turbines and the Kingston Collection. Don’t be surprised if the local moms with the much older husbands have the nanny stay late on Friday, and get in an extra yoga class before seeing Thurston and Charles off to an early bedtime (poor old guys need their rest), then hightail it out of Cohasset to shake their tailfeathers at an Irish bar in Massachusetts. Seriously, you can’t swing a dead cat around here without hitting an Irish bar … or someone claiming to be Irish even though his great-grandparents were born in Quincy … but I digress … back to the Real Housewives of Plymouth County ditching their old husbands and coming out to the bar – let’s do this. You wanna have fun, you wanna have a good time, and we’re just the guys to help you out. Now, I’m not trying to get all weird and suggest there’s a little behind-the-dumpster-after-the-show action in store (although with some of our fans, it’s on the table), I’m just saying that you can get down to Waxy’s, order some fruit-laden rubbish to drink, and experience the music and show that we have devoted years of our time and energy to create. I’ll try to keep the scent of failure and shame away from you, and you can dance and drink away your cares about your boring, yet highly-compensated, lifestyle. See? It’s a win-win …
 
All right you guys, this is real, this is happening and I cannot wait to see everyone down at Waxy’s!
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