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Here's what's coming up at Ula.

Patrick Coman Live!

Wednesday, October 22, 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 and check him out, and hit up his website, patrickcoman.com.

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Ryan Nevel Live!

Saturday, October 25, 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 ventured north and brought his original compositions (and innovative covers) to Boston. His influences include rock, folk, jazz, country, classical, and pop. Hear all of this and more on October 25.

Past Events

Andrew Stern Live!

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Eclectic guitarist Andrew Stern stays busy covering a wide variety of musical territory around Boston. As a leader and sideman, his energetic playing and diverse tonal palette have opened many interesting musical doors. Andrew leads his rock band “Old Soldiers”, his instrumental quartet “Telescope”, and “AST” (Andrew Stern Trio), his free-avant-rubato-rock outfit. As a sideman, he holds the weekly guitar chair in Gill Aharon’s far-reaching “trio” (usually a quartet or more) which plays every week at Inman Square’s Lily Pad, as well as avant-garde klezmer renegades, Naftule’s Dream and Brian Carpenter and the Confessions.

Do not miss his performance at Ula on October 16th!

 

http://www.andrewstern.us

Lantern Workshop

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

The Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade turns 30 this year! In preparation, we will be selling lovely handmade lanterns, made by our friends at Spontaneous Celebrations. Suggested donation is $20.

But wait! There's more! On October 15, we'll be hosting a lantern making workshop for you and your kids. For just $5, we will walk you through making your own gorgeous, glowing work of art with the supplies we provide. You'll walk away fully prepared for the parade on October 18 & 19.

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http://spontaneouscelebrations.org

Patrick Coman Live!

Wednesday, October 8, 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 and check him out, and hit up his website, patrickcoman.com.

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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.

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.

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.

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