Dinner Rolls: Tavolo Ristorante in Dorchester announces Tuesday night live music series


Those finding themselves in Dorchester on Tuesday evenings can stumble into some live music in a previously unlikely space: Tavolo Ristorante.

The eatery, a sister restaurant of Ashmont Grill and owned by executive chef Chris Douglass, is rolling out a Tuesday night music series — and the initial lineup is pretty good, with appearances coming up by Kevin Micka (Animal Hospital, pictured above), Thalia Zedek (Come, Thalia Zedek Band), Joe McMahon (of Mill Pond Falls, whose new single we have in daily “This Is 617” rotation on VanyaRadio), recent Rumble participant Jim Healey (Shatner), Richie Parsons (Unnatural Axe), and others.

The series is curated by Boston music scene veterans Ami Bennitt and Tom Johnston. There’s no cover, and things start at 8 p.m. Some nights, a second set will follow an hour later.


“It started piece meal in March, but last week we announced full line-up for April/May,” Bennett writes.
“It’s a really mellow, enjoyable evening, with a living room concert feel, and great food, in a neighborhood that’s trying to support live music.”

Here’s what’s coming up…

April 26: Michael Tarbox (Tarbox Ramblers)

May 3: Kevin Stevenson (The Shods)

May 10: Emily Grogan (Emily Grogan Band), Eric Martin & Steve Morell (Neats/Del Fuegos)

May 17: Joe McMahon (Mill Pond Falls), Jim Healey (Shatner, Black Thai, We’re All Gonna Die)

May 24: Kevin Micka (Animal Hospital), Thalia Zedek (Come, Thalia Zedek Band)

May 31: Richie Parsons (Unnatural Axe), Eric Martin & Steve Morell (Neats/Del Fuegos)

June 7: Aaron Lippert (Expanding Man), Jen Kearney (Jen Kearney & the Lost Onion)

June 14: Mike Gent (The Figgs), Scott Janovitz (The Russians, The Confidence Men)

June 21: Michael Tarbox (Tarbox Ramblers), Eric Martin & Steve Morell (Neats, Del Fuegos)

June 28: Drew O’Doherty (Ted Leo & the Pharmacists), Kenny Chambers (Moving Targets)

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