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WELCOME

AND A NEW CHAPTER BEGINS
Our first show of 2018 will be Saturday, January 6 at Dante's at Firefly's BBQ. If you've never been there, we have to tell you the food and drinks are spectacular. You can even get a lime in your Corona (inside joke).

We hope to have a good crowd for this show since we need to establish a new home so come on down and enjoy the new year with The Allens. It's earlier than we usually play (9:00 - 12:00) so you can get home at a reasonable hour!

Til then
Billy

MUSINGS ON THE CLOSING OF A FAVORITE VENUE

Our Night Before Thanksgiving show at Speakers Nightclub was their last-ever opening. For a variety of reasons, Speakers closed their doors that night. It was great to play to a full house, and we'd like to thank Angry Tony, Erik Ristuben, Kevin Marshall, and Steve Carter for jamming with us one last time on the Speakers' stage. It was a little surreal looking around the room as we were playing and seeing price tags on the TVs, bar mirrors, everything!

It's always sad when a live music venue closes. I think back to the days of playing at The Rat, The Channel , Bunratty's, Sir Morgan's Cove, the Hitchin' Post, American Lobster, Chefia's, Options, Manny's, and more that I'd need to see the back of a vintage Allens' tee to know! Even the Prospector - used to have live music but never upgraded their sprinklers so they can't anymore.

But who is going to take up the slack? Yes, there are some other venues around but Speakers was a music club - no sports, just live music. And with a capacity of 250 to boot. No other venue around here holds that many people. We are going to explore our options but at the end of the day, we want to play primarily in Marlborough. We will have to see what the future holds and we will certainly let you know where we'll be next. Maybe we need to open our own bar...

Until the next time....

Billy

NEXT SHOW

DANTE'S AT FIREFLYS
350 E Main Street
Marlborough
Saturday, January 6, 2018
9:00 - 12:00
$7.00 cover


UPCOMING SHOWS

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POSTER

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CHECK IT OUT LIST

1. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds | the new album, Who Built the Moon? and tour at the Boston Opera House.

2. RIP: Tom Petty | Thanks for all the great music! Here's a link to the audio from Petty's 1978 show at the Paradise (when all the tables and chairs were bolted to the floor) that Skippy and Billy went to - click here.


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