Charlie Kohlhase’s Explorers Club ≈ February 22nd / 7:30pm


Alto, tenor and baritone saxophonist Charlie Kohlhase has been a mainstay of Boston’s jazz scene for over twenty years. Whether leading his two newest bands, performing in a dozen others or writing over 50 compositions, his music spans a broad range of styles with an emphasis on the contemporary and the improvised.

In 1989, he formed the Charlie Kohlhase Quintet , an ongoing project that has performed locally and nationally for a decade and half. Their long-awaited live 2-CD set, “Play Free Or Die,”has been released on the Boxholder label to critical acclaim. Kohlhase also leads the CK5, a second quintet that recently released its live debut, “CK5 Live!” Charlie’s two newest bands, Explorer’s Club and Saxophone Support Group, are charting new territory. Explorer’s Club, another quintet for Kohlhase, builds upon his long relationship with New England saxophonist Matt Langley. SSG is an ever-changing quartet to octet of local sax luminaries.

Charlie Kohlhase, alto & baritone saxophones

Seth Meicht, tenor saxophone

Daniel Rosenthal, trumpet & flugelhorn

Josiah Reibstein, tuba

Aaron Darrell, bass

Curt Newton, drums

$10 Cover @ the Door / Doors Open @ 7pm

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Gill Aharon Trio ≈ February 22nd / 10:30pm


Inspired by the cartoon music of the 50s and 60s, the drive of Led Zeppelin, the genius and humor of Frank Zappa, the perfection of Bach, the relentlessness of Ligeti, the courage of Medeski, Martin and Wood, the jam of Phish live, the beauty of the Beatles and the immersive nature of music…

Gill Aharon, piano

Mike Connors, drums

Jef Charland, bass

Andrew Stern, guitar

Free! / Doors Open @ 1opm

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Pill + Trim + New Pope ≈ February 23rd / 10pm

Boston Hassle Presents…





Pill’s wholly unique brand of spoken word infused, frenetic (kinetic?) noise rock is just as much free jazz as it is punk. Leaving room open for bursts of experimental, improv sax and rapidly fluctuating tempo shifts leaves the mind in a state of confusion and bewilderment – all you know is you want more. The Brooklyn four-piece’s first proper full length ‘Convenience’ took the no-wave style, 70’s tinged punk of their first release and cranked it to new heights. Throw in ample lyrical commentary on politics, sex, gender, love, and you get a lit Molotov cocktail you’re actually excited to drink. Joining them is TRIM – the audible and visual kaleidoscope of Victoria Shen and drummer Dana Cataldo whose one-two punch, sensory assault emits a Dali-esque sonic slurry on all who attend. Also on this night’s NOCHELLA lineup is the tempting and timeless trio New Pope whose members pack together a solid resume with stints in Starring, Oneida, and People of the North. Come witness this musical menagerie. -Mike Achille



New Pope


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$12 Cover @ the Door ($10 Advance) / Doors Open @ 10pm

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Instant Treeline + Sean Trishka + Aurora Birch ≈ February 24th / 7:30pm

Instant Treeline


Instant Treeline is a Brooklyn-based band that describes themselves as “unapologetic pop with a dash of Americana.” Their founding members, Will Leet, a musician, and Chris Burn, a poet, have spent the last 5 years crafting songs inspired by their shared passion for the woods and travels across the country.  They released their debut EP “Morning Songs” in December.  The album is grounded in classic American songwriting traditions and its intricate, unexpected structures are filled with resonant pop sensibility.  Fans of Ryan Adams, Guster, and the Eagles may find themselves enjoying their music.

Sean Trischka


Sean Trischka grew up with banjo as his soundtrack, smashes the sh*t out of the drums, and writes catchy tunes that stick in your head like Beyonce’s last hit. On his first record as a band leader, “The Shuffle”, Sean stirs up a melting pot of brilliant musicians creating a groovy dancing sound with soulful vocals and lyrics, pulsing rhythm guitar and soaring melodies and harmonies.”

Aurora Birch


Chicago native and Berklee College of Music graduate Aurora Birch (Emily Moran) is a folk-rock singer/songwriter based in the greater Boston area. She specializes in heartfelt, contemplative songwriting, weaving purposefully through the spectrum of nonsense and lucidity, of infinite and infinitesimal, of delicately fanciful and brutally blunt.

$10 Cover @ the Door / Doors Open @ 7pm

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