This is a page of music links and we want it to be the best. Please suggest other websites to the Young Adult Librarian on your next visit to the library. I have my favorite bands – old school groups like Clash, Gang of 4, Rancid, Frank Black, Rage Against the Machine – but I try to listen to new music, too. Some of my current favorites include The Future of the Left, Ty Segal, McClusky, LP, Jeff the Brotherhood, Arcade Fire, The Wavves, Best Coast, The Thermals, Immortal Technique, Saul Williams, Jay Reatard, Battles, Girl Talk…and many others. I’m sure you have your favorites, too. But listen to one new band every month for all of your life!
I tried keeping the show without any bands from Swampscott Middle School or Swampscott High School. But without that local component and no bonfire, the audience size was too small. I couldn’t justify making bands come from far away with that size group of listeners. Very disappointing and I hope that things change in the future. Hopefully, new students will come along and form bands, just like in all these other communities. Why no band in Swampscott — I find it puzzling but don’t know the answer. Anyway — thank you for the support the last 12 years. Thank you to all the musicians, family members who lugged components, people who came to hear everyone play, Newbury Comics for donating gift certificates, DPW for setting up the stage, Police Department for keeping it all safe, Jackson Schultz and the Swampscott Yacht Club for all their assistance every year, and Kevin Breen and the Fire Department for lending the generator and lots of support.
TEENS: ARE YOU IN A BAND? THE SWAMPSCOTT LIBRARY WANTS YOU!
SIGN UP TO PLAY AT THE 13TH ANNUAL SWAMPSCOTT LIBRARY
LOCAL TEEN BAND CONCERT ON
SATURDAY JUNE 27, 2015 4-9PM
@ Fisherman’s Beach Swampscott
TO SIGN UP, EITHER CALL OR VISIT SANDY MOLTZ @ SWAMPSCOTT PUBLIC LIBRARY 781-596-8867 NO LATER THAN MONDAY, MAY 11TH, 2015
SATURDAY JUNE 28th 2014 4:00pm – 9:00pm Swampscott Public Library Beach Show @ Fisherman’s Beach
Check out the photos from the June 28 2014 Beach Show:
Beach Show 2014
Thanks to all the musicians who played at the 12th Annual Swampscott Public Library Local Teen Band Concert at Fisherman’s Beach, also known as the Beach Show.
PHOTOS FROM THE 2013 Swampscott Library 11th Annual Beach Show:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/swampscottpubliclibrary/sets/72157634305196300/2013 Swampscott Library Beach Show
Thank you to the bands that played on Jun 22, 2013 – what perfect weather we had! Bands: Uncle John’s Band (special reunion show), Tyler Pedersen Trio, The Undefeated Losers, Dark Tones, Cannon Hills, Jonathan Perlstein, Dork, The Cranks, and Erich Yaeger and Friends. Thank you to Jonathan for the youtube video to publicize the show. And thanks to Kevin Breen and the Fire Department, Gino Cresta and the DPW, and the Police Department for all their help.
SATURDAY, JUNE 23rd 4:00pm TEN YEARS AFTER: Swampscott Library Beach show
Nobody is sadder than I am about the rainstorm. I’ve put a link to the photos I did manage to get before the deluge. Thank you to everyone for coming out to the show–next year, SUN!!
On Saturday, June 23rd there will be a concert of local teen bands from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. The teen concert, TEN YEARS AFTER will be held at Fisherman’s Beach near the Fish House. Be sure and come to hear your favorite local bands.
Flickr photos from concert
I’ve posted the photos from Saturday’s concert. Will link to news stories later today.
Thank you to all the bands who played at the Swampscott Public local teen band concert called It Came From the Sea! on Saturday, June 26th 4-9pm at Fisherman’s Beach in Swampscott. The bands who played: The Dirty Apples, The Informers, Angus in Drag, Orakular, The Scouflaws, WNFB, Urban Rangers, This Day in History, Fault & the Fidler, and Squad Room Antics. Flickr photos from the concert
and The Scouflaws and Swampscott Reporter article about the concert
Unshelved 5/11/09 Yes, another look at how librarians see teenagers…