Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Cannon Coffee holds open mic nights every Wednesday at the coffee shop, but a few of those will be moved outdoors this summer.
Tonight's open mic night at Cannon Coffee will be held inside the coffee shop as usual, but the group tried something last week that they hope to carry throughout the summer. Community members held the event—appropriately named Music in the Park—last Thursday at Brookline Memorial Park. Cannon Coffee co-owner Nathan Mallory said the event was successful, and more open mic nights likely will be held outside this summer. "What’s awesome about this is that Cannon sponsored it, but it was mostly put together by the members of open mic night," Mallory said. The evening included a barbecue, and of course, live music. Mallory said he considers it a benchmark event, because it was organized almost entirely by community members. "I asked the …
Friday, March 30, 2012
A little music for you this Friday morning.
In lieu of our usual "Where in the Patch?" question, I'm thinking this Friday could use a little music. Cannon Coffee in Brookline held it's weekly open mic night on Wednesday, which featured about a dozen of the area's musicians, poets and storytellers. It's always a cool event, and this week was no exception. Today's video is Katy, a guitar-strumming Brookline teen, who performed Train's "Hey, Soul Sister." Warning—this upbeat tune will probably be stuck in your head all day! For more local pics and videos, check out our Pics & Clips section—and feel free to upload your own!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Cannon Coffee's weekly open mic night starts at 7 p.m. Attached videos are clips of last week's performances.
Cannon Coffee's open mic night was standing-room only at one point last Wednesday night, but whether 10 or 100 people come, the show is a great time. The open mic night is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. The two videos posted with this article feature performers from last week's event. About 20 performers staged readings, sang and played both covers and original tunes at the Jan. 11 event. One of our videos is of a performance by Sara Macko, 21, of Troy Hill and Charmaine Evonne, 29, of Beechview. With Macko's vocals and Evonne on the piano, the two played "Dear Darling," which Macko wrote. The second video features John Dubensky, of Brookline, on saxophone and Binion, of the North Side, on guitar, playing a cover of "Wonderwall," which was…
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Performers from Brookline and beyond gathered at Cannon Coffee Wednesday for a night of great entertainment.
You know you’re listening to good music when nobody has to ask the audience to fire up their lighters or clap to the tune. This was the scene at Cannon Coffee on Wednesday night, as a crowd of regulars and a few newbies filled the Brookline coffee house for the weekly open mic night. “People are amazing here all the time,” said McKelvey Law, who frequently visits and often performs. “Everyone is amazing, but there’s always at least one person that totally blows the crowd away.” Electric and acoustic, music and poetry. Originals and covers. Storytelling. Everything is welcome on Wednesdays, and people come to hear it all. It’s a weekly habit for some performers. Law and Nina Barone—both native Brookliners—perform original poetry at Cannon’s…