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Here's what's coming up at Ula.

Open Mic Night - Reptile Edition

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

It's that time of year again. October 21st is Reptile Awareness Day! Okay, sure, iguanas and geckos and frilled lizards deserve their awareness. But you quite possibly have an ex who's a cold-hearted snake, or parents who act as old as dinosarus, or coworkers who move like tortoises. Whether they're literal or figurative, reptiles are all around us and it's time we make sure we're aware of them. Put together some music, stand-up comedy, poignant anecdote, poetry, or any other type of live performance that'll indulge your Slytherin side. 

Open Mic-exclusive treats and drinks will be for sale, so arrive hungry, and sink your teeth into some great local flavor.

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Past Events

Alex Snyder and the Sandwich Boys

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

"The Sandwich Boys started performing together after a music teacher suggested Ula Cafe would be the perfect laid-back environment to test their musical prowess in public. Since several months ago, the Sandwich Boys have evolved from two musicians to a collective of friends who found a common bond through music. Covers, original songs, instrumental pieces, and improvisational performances are all a part of the Sandwich Boys curriculum. In the end, it's not about how much bread you got, but the quality of what's inside."

Join us on the 25th and we're sure you'll find the Sandwich Boys both delicious and nutritious.

Patrick Coman Live!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

"Patrick Coman plays the soundtrack for Saturday night sinning and Sunday morning redemption. Merging the bluesy barroom shuffle of his native Oklahoma with the poetic lyricism that pays a debt to the historically rich Cambridge folk scene, Coman has garnered fans in his adopted hometown of Boston and beyond opening for musical heavyweights of all stripes including Del McCoury, John Fullbright, Joan Osborne, and more."

Stop in on September 24th to check him out, and hit up his website, patrickcoman.com.

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Open Mic Night - Totally 90's Edition

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

The 90's were a special time. Clinton was in the White House, "blog" was a nonsense word, half of Ula staffers were in pre-school, and MTV actually played music videos. Music was particularly diverse then, too. Hip hop grew teeth, Seattle grunge came and went, and boy bands began hypnotizing millions of people.

What about you? Did you get jiggy wit anything? Did you go chasing waterfalls? Were you feeling like a freak on a leash? Are you STILL just a rat in a cage?? And who WILL save your soul, anyway???* Share your 90's experience with us via song, standup, or spoken word performance. We'll have exclusive treats and drinks for sale.

We're certain somebody will take us away to paradise. Are you that somebody? 

 

*warning: may include angst.

Ryan Nevel Live

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Ryan Nevel doesn't sing; he prefers to let his guitar communicate for him. After gigging around the Tampa Bay area, he decided to venture north and bring his original compositions (and innovative covers) to Boston. His influences include rock, folk, jazz, country, classical, and pop. Hear all of this and more every other Saturday afternoon, beginning September 6.

Patrick Coman Live

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

We're so proud to bring Patrick Coman to play at Ula!

"Patrick Coman plays the soundtrack for Saturday night sinning and Sunday morning redemption. Merging the bluesy barroom shuffle of his native Oklahoma with the poetic lyricism that pays a debt to the historically rich Cambridge folk scene, Coman has garnered fans in his adopted hometown of Boston and beyond opening for musical heavyweights of all stripes including Del McCoury, John Fullbright, Joan Osborne, and more."

Stop in on September 10th to check him out, and hit up his website, patrickcoman.com.

Open Mic Night - Leo Edition

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

The lion is the king of the animals, right? And the sun is... well, rather important, too. That's why August's Open Mic Night is dedicated to the Leos of the world, who feel the earth is revolving around them, too. Are you big in Japan? Are you so vain, you think all songs are about you? (Or are you just a teenage dirtbag, like me?) Between the lion and sun symbology, and just the general need for some spotlight, there is a lot to be said to recognize the most attention-starved sign of the Zodiac. Ula certainly loves its Leos; let's spread the fever.

Save room for Open Mic-exclusive treats and drinks, and let the wild rumpus start!

Patrick Coman Live

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

We're so proud to bring Patrick Coman to play at Ula!

"Patrick Coman plays the soundtrack for Saturday night sinning and Sunday morning redemption. Merging the bluesy barroom shuffle of his native Oklahoma with the poetic lyricism that pays a debt to the historically rich Cambridge folk scene, Coman has garnered fans in his adopted hometown of Boston and beyond opening for musical heavyweights of all stripes including Del McCoury, John Fullbright, Joan Osborne, and more."

Stop in on August 6th to check him out, and hit up his website, patrickcoman.com.

Singer-Songwriter Showcase

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Two local singer-songwriters are playing at our little coffeeshop on Thursday, July 24! Both are brilliant performers, so be sure to keep that evening free.

STEPH BARRAK's songs are driven by lyrics and heart, all wrapped up in warm, indie pop sensibilites. Arrive Magazine called her "a breezier Liz Phair," and she credits Freddie Mercury as her biggest inspiration. Learn more and give her a listen at stephbarrak.com. She's also bringing special guest Eva Walsh on fiddle and harmonies, so half of this twofer is a twofer of its own!

LIZ COOK offers indie edge with acoustic folk heart. Her songs are bright and fresh, vivid and moving, delivered with a powerfully resonant voice. Sample her wares at lizcook.com, and swing by her facebook page at facebook.com/lizcookmusic.

As always, admission is free, and food and drinks will be for sale. This is sure to be an excellent, fun show. Don't miss it!

Open Mic Night - NERDS! Edition

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

In honor of Embrace Your Geekness Day, we're celebrating all things nerdy. Let's haul out those guilty pleasures and flaunt them with pride! Got a poem about Carl Sagan? Want to share a harrowing story of betrayal in AP Calculus? Know a song that makes you feel like you've got braces and Coke bottle glasses? Or maybe you just want to hum "Close to You" from under your Stormtrooper helmet. Make it so. Everyone's enthusiastic about something uncool. It's time to express it.

As usual, we'll have some Open Mic-exclusive drinks and treats for sale, and while not at all required, nerdy cosplay is ALWAYS encouraged.

Ryan Nevel Live

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Ryan Nevel doesn't sing; he prefers to let his guitar communicate on its own. After gigging around the Tampa Bay area, he decided to venture north and bring his original compositions (and occasional covers) to Boston. His influences include rock, folk, jazz, country, classical, and pop. Hear all of this and more on Wednesday, July 9th.

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