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Lowell Massachusetts is located in northeastern Massachusetts about 25 miles north of Boston and is accessible via the major highways of routes 495, 3, and 93 as well as the MBTA commuter rail.

Lowell's National Park serves as a tribute to the Industrial Revolution and the textile industry that was so much a part of New England in the 19th century. The rehabbed mill buildings, the trolley and canal, and the museums are all part of Lowell's Historical tours.

The 19th century mill buildings host small and large companies at unique financial incentives which serves to promote new growth and development in Lowell. The Lowell Auditorium is a 3,200 seat venue which hosts many of the country's best performers at very reasonable prices.

The city's workforce is computer literate and supported by the schools in the district. Lowell is home to the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and Middlesex Community College. The student population creates a profitable atmosphere for retail businesses in downtown Lowell and surrounding neighborhood.

Lowell is built around the Merrimack River and its diverse canal system which adds to its character and appeal. Residents proudly proclaim that Lowell has something for everyone with its unmatched quality of life.

The late Ed McMahon from the Tonight Show was born in Detroit and grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts. He got his start on television playing a circus clown on the 1950-51 variety series Big Top.

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Thinking Outside The Recycle Bin

An inside look at the creative mind, including stories and puzzles to stimulate the thinking process.

How to look at recycled items in a different way and turn them into objects of art.



When: Oct 4, 2014 4 PM to Oct 4, 2014 5 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Oct 2014 16 )
Vinny Cirigliano- The Plagiarists- Fun With Hands


When: Dec 6, 2014 10 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 06 Dec 2014 22 )
Michigan Wolverines at Umass Lowell Riverhawks Hockey
When: Oct 24, 2014 7 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19 )
Break Thru Music: Battle For Rock and Shock 2014 - Round 2 -Following Horizons, Eyes of Lilith, In The Red, Unrest In Transit
This event is all ages

When: Sep 27, 2014 6 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: $12.00 (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18 )
Peter Parcek
Age Limit: 21+

Peter Parcek



When: Oct 11, 2014 9 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 11 Oct 2014 21 )
Sept-(102) 8hr. Hazardous Waste Site Worker Refresher


When: Sep 24, 2014 8 AM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08 )
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
with All That Remains, Death Ray Vision, City Of Homes
Things couldn't have been more perfect for Killswitch Engage in the beginning of 2002. The band signed to Roadrunner after issuing its self-titled debut on Ferret Music. In May, KsE released Alive Or Just Breathing, which would go on to be lauded by critics and fans alike as a true metal masterpiece, thanks to its melodic underpinnings and its seamless fusion of European thrash metal and American hardcore. Alive Or Just Breathing burrowed itself atop the American metal radio charts for a month straight. Tours with Soilwork and Hypocrisy were in the bag, and a tour with Kittie, Poison The Well, and Shadows Fall beckoned on the horizon. The album sold steadily (and in fact, continues to sell even when the band isn't on the road). 2002 was looking to be the summer of summers for Massachusetts' Killswitch Engage, and all the right pieces of the puzzle were in place.Seldom does the formation of a new band create the kind of anticipation that has awaited the arrival of Massachussets' Killswitch Engage.When the legendary Overcast broke up in late 1998, a chapter in metal history sadly closed. Overcast helped give birth to the metalcore movement, which has become the dominant style of hardcore today. But Mike D'Antonio, Overcast's leader and principal songwriter, still had a lot of music in him, and spent a year working with careful deliberation to find co-conspirators to help take metal to a new level.Mike began collaborating with Aftershock guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz in the summer of '99 and they were soon joined by Aftershock guitarist Joel Stroetzel. excited about the direction the music was going, they started looking for a vocalist to complete the vision. as luck would have it, former Corrin/Nothing Stays Gold vocalist Jesse Leach became available. With this impressive pedigree, Killswitch Engage hits the ground running. Killswitch debuted as an opener for In Flames, and judging from the early reaction, has apparantly hit a nerve. Their self-titled first LP is the result of four consummate creators fusing their talents to produce a record of breathtaking originality and sophistication. Those familiar with the band member's prior projects will be pleasantly surprised by the precision and ferocity of Killswitch Engage, as well as the unexpected dose of vocal melodicism. The album was engineered by drummer Dutkiewicz at Zing Studios in Westfield, Massachusetts. The music is technical, energetic and passionate. The lyrics represent a refreshing departure from the obvious."Killswitch Engage" is a monster debut, a classic piece of metal ear candy, that is destined to become a "must have" milestone record in the CD collection of every serious

When: Oct 31, 2014 6 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: $27.00 - $30.00 (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18 )
Within Temptation
When: Nov 11, 2014 7 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19 )
Big Ben Hillman the Professor of FUNK


When: Nov 21, 2014 9 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21 )
Neurotic November
When: Oct 19, 2014 12 AM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00 )
Pure Noise Records Tour feat. State Champs / Handguns -Forever Came Calling, Front Porch Step, Heart To Heart, Brigades
This event is all ages
State Champs

Handguns

Pop Punk from Harrisburg.

When: Oct 5, 2014 6 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: $15.00 (Sun, 05 Oct 2014 18 )
STRAIGHT NO CHASER



When: Nov 20, 2014 8 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: $49.50 / $39.50 / $29.50 (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20 )
Taking the High Ground: Real Actions to Address Global Climate Change

UMass Lowell's Climate Change Teach-In:

Taking the High Ground:  Real Actions to Address Global Climate Change

Find out what leading experts on climate change, communication, and policy are saying about our choices today and our world tomorrow.  Add your voice to the discussion on our campus, in our community, and beyond.

Date: Oct. 7, 2014
Time:  4-6 PM; Arrive early for registration & poster viewing
Place: Cumnock Hall, North Campus, UMass Lowell

Registration is free and open to the public, but space is limited. You will receive a reminder several days before the Oct. 7 Teach-In. Invite your colleagues and friends.

Refreshments will be served.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Bruce Anderson, Professor, Department of Earth and Environment, Boston University. Scientist researching global and regional climate variability and change.
  • Dr. John Sterman, Professor, MIT's Sloan School of Management and Director of MIT's System Dynamics Group. Leading expert in system dynamics of climate change and sustainability, systems thinking and organizational learning, and computer simulation of complex systems.
  • Joseph Curtatone, six-term Mayor of Somerville, MA. A champion of sustainability, Curtatone has introduced and supported initiatives including a net-zero emissions goal for the city by 2050. Mayor Curtanone's reforms have earned the city distinctions by regional and national organizations, including the designation by The Boston Globe as “the best-run city in Massachusetts."

 

Free parking is available in the Riverside Commuter Lot, Riverside Street (entrance on Sparks St).  Cumnock Hall is a short walk down Riverside Street. Take a left at University Avenue. Cumnock Hall is the 2nd building on the left.  

Directions and map for UMass Lowell's North Campus.

Like us on CCI's Facebook page 

More about UMass Lowell's Climate Change Initiative



When: Oct 7, 2014 4 PM to Oct 7, 2014 6 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts (Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16 )
WICKED HALLOWEEN feat. Above & Beyond, Benny Benassi, & Audien
All Ages

Tsongas Center PRESALE tickets available at:

http://bit.ly/wickedhalloweenpresale

PRESALE CODE: WICKED

WICKED HALLOWEEN

featuring

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ABOVE & BEYOND

BENNY BENASSI

AUDIEN

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OCTOBER 30 2014

Tsongas Arena

300 Martin Luther King Way

Lowell, MA 01852

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When: Oct 30, 2014 7 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19 )
Erin Harpe
Age Limit: 21+

Erin Harpe



When: Nov 14, 2014 9 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: Free! (Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21 )
Center for Hope Healing Take Back the Night Event

Join us for Take Back The Night on TBD.   

Your support and voice helps to empower survivors and strengthen us all as we unite to end sexual violence in all forms. 

To get involved beyond this event, visit the TBTN Foundation:  www.TakeBackTheNight.org



When: Apr 1, 2015 7 PM to Apr 1, 2015 10 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19 )
Rock and Shock 2014 - Sunday


When: Oct 19, 2014 11 AM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: $25.00 - $30.00 (Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11 )
New Hampshire Wildcats at Umass Lowell Riverhawks Hockey
When: Nov 1, 2014 7 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 19 )
Connecticut Huskies at Umass Lowell Riverhawks Hockey
When: Dec 3, 2014 7 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 19 )
Northeastern Huskies at Umass Lowell Riverhawks Hockey
When: Nov 7, 2014 7:15:00 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19:15:00 )
Vermont Catamounts at Umass Lowell Riverhawks Hockey
When: Feb 27, 2015 7:15:00 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:15:00 )
Vermont Catamounts at Umass Lowell Riverhawks Hockey
When: Feb 28, 2015 7 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19 )
Providence Friars at Umass Lowell Riverhawks Hockey
When: Jan 23, 2015 7 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19 )
Merrimack Warriors at Umass Lowell Riverhawks Hockey
When: Jan 31, 2015 7 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19 )
Sidewalk Driver
Age Limit: 21+

Sidewalk Driver



When: Dec 13, 2014 8 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Dec 2014 20 )
WITHIN TEMPTATION
with Amaranthe


When: Oct 11, 2014 7 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: $23.00 - $25.00 (Sat, 11 Oct 2014 19 )
Bassnectar
When: Oct 11, 2014 7 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 11 Oct 2014 19 )
leather belt pouch

 

The belt pouch, in the modern world it is used to carry keys, multi tools, pocket knife, cell phone, money to aid in everyday life.

 

 

 

It has also found life in the world of Renaissance Faires, Larping events, cosplay, and a host of other venues. Regardless its’ main role is the same. Simply put, it keeps your stuff safe, your items from getting lost, and keeps them easily at hand, or causing you pain when you sit on the plethora of things shoved in your pockets.

 

 

 

The belt pouch has the ability to be the most attractive and useful pocket you could own. Its’ ability to perform under all weather and conditions has proven itself through the centuries that man has walked the earth. A belt pouch can be a simple as you would like, or as elaborate as you wish to fit your lifestyle or costume.

 

 

 

In this class, we will be teaching the students, the basic knowledge and foundation skills required to make a basic belt pouch, in the box pouch style.



Length of Class: 3 - 6 Hours, 3 hours per class [2 separate classes, held on consecutive Wednesdays ]

(In case your project is not finished in this allotted time, Lowell makes has an Open House every Wednesday between 6p.m and 9p.m, which the class teacher will be available to help complete your class project,)

 

Prerequisites: be sure as to the belt size this

  

Recommendations for Students:

 

  • In order of student safety all, long hair must be tied back due to the tools that a student might come in contact with.

  • In the interest of safety, we ask that all sleeves be tight fitting, buttoned or rolled up, as not to be a hazard to you when working with various tools.

  • We will be working with various tools, dyes, finishes, and leather adhesives. So we recommend that you wear clothes that you will not mind getting dirty and/or ruined.

  • Notebook and pen is Highly Recommended for any leather working class.

  • Leather Classes are open to students 14 and older; students under 14 will need an adult with them during the class.

  

**All students over 18 will be asked to sign a waiver of indemnity. Those students under the age 18 will need to have permission slip signed by parent or legal guardian, in addition to a waiver of indemnity. **

 

Class Objective:

 

In this class the student will be handcrafting a singular box pouch style belt pouch. This belt pouch will made with pre dyed and finished leathers and riveted in its’ construction to create a distinct and personalized belt pouch suitable for everyday use or any costume that the student will be wearing for such afore mentioned genre.

 

Students will learn the process of hand crafting a Box Style Belt Pouch from the basic beginnings including:

 

  • Basic Construction and Design Theory

  • Basic Pattern Making

  • Strap Cutting

  • Hole Punching

  • Edge Dressing

  • Hardware Implantation

  • Proper Leather Care and Leather Upkeep

  • Riveting

  • Studding

 

 

Tools Involved:

 

  • Belt Stripper

  • Hole Punches

  • Cutting Shears

  • Slot Punches

  • Leather Adhesive and Leather Finishes

  • Buckles

  • Kick Presses

  • Assorted Die Sets

 

Materials Needed for Project:

 

  • Assorted and Varied Leathers – Pre Dyed and Finished

  • Edge Dye

  • Leather Adhesive

  • Buckles

  • Rivets

  • Pouch Hasps

  • Pattern Making Materials (poster board, rulers, dividers, sharpies)

 

**Due to the nature of the industry and the cost of the materials, there sadly can be no refunds. In the event that a student can not make the class due to events on their end, we will be happy to reschedule the student for the same class, or transfer the monetary amount of the class toward a future class that Eeldrytch Leather Workshoppe offers at Lowell Makes.

 

**In the case of Hazardous weather conditions or events beyond our control, Eeldrytch Leather Workshop/Lowell Makes, reserves the right to change the date of the class, for the safety of our students and teachers.



When: Sep 24, 2014 7 PM to Sep 24, 2014 10 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts (Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19 )
Sept-(301) 8hr. Emergency Responder Refresher


When: Sep 24, 2014 8 AM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08 )
Barstool Tour
When: Oct 24, 2014 9 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21 )
Beartooth
with Vanna, Sirens & Sailors, Sylar, Downfall, Alive Like Me
We're really loud, and like to break stuff.Fronted by Caleb Shomo (formerly of Attack Attack!) and recently signed to Red Bull Records.It's heavy. You'll like it.

When: Oct 6, 2014 6 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: $15.00 (Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18 )
Bam Margera as FFU
with Polkadot Cadaver, Howitzer, I Bear Witness, Machete, Moments


When: Nov 12, 2014 6 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: $20.00 - $25.00 (Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18 )
Animals as Leaders


When: Dec 5, 2014 8 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Fri, 05 Dec 2014 20 )
Reverend JJ and the Casual Sinners


When: Oct 5, 2014 8 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sun, 05 Oct 2014 20 )
Panic in the Dark
Panic in the Dark is The Scariest Obstacle Run in the Country! Runners wear headlamps as they head out into the Dark of Night. What awaits the runners is a world that has only been visited in your worst nightmares and favorite horror flicks! Zombies swarm the course with intentions of eating every bit of flesh that dares run this course! Be ready to run, be scared and maybe even be Dinner!


Combo Deal Info:  When purchasing our Combo Deal you will be registering for both Panic in the Dark and Blizzard Blast.   Blizzard Blast is our 3-5mile Winter Obstacle Race that takes on Mother Nature in the dead of winter. This events incorporates great obstacles like the famous "Keg Kingdom" and Christmas Tree Carry!  For more info on Blizzard Blast you can go to: www.BlizzardBlastRun.com

 

Elite Heat Info:  Panic in the Dark "Elite Heats" will be held prior to night fall for all those who would like to get a time and race the course at full speed.  There is also a cash prize pool that will be announced for the Elite heat.  Blizzard Blast "Elite Heats" will run prior to all other heats allowing for first tracks and will also offer a cash prize pool.  

For more info: www.PanicintheDark.com





When: Nov 1, 2014 5 PM to Nov 1, 2014 11 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 17 )
Opeth, In Flames, Communion Of Sirens Tour
with Red Fang


When: Dec 19, 2014 6 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: $27.50 - $30.00 (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18 )
fiserv east coast user's group meeting

UserGroup

I am proud to present to you our first fiserv User Group Meeting! This event has been put together to enable fiserv, mainly XP2 Credit Unions customers a forum to meet and exchange ideas, tips, and techniques improving daily Credit Union life better for all. The focus of this event, is on making models of efficiency work, doing more with less, reducing costs, implementing automation, and taking part in new technologies to better serve current and future memebership. Dare I say more? :-)

This first event features guest speakers from Fiserv and SMA Solutions and is designed for the non-technical C-level and IT director level audiences. Lunch and Dinner are included in this free event thanks to our sponsorship from Fiserv and SMA Solutions

This user group will meet twice a year and be located at member credit unions.

We have a packed agenda and want to hear from you. So if there are topics you are interested in

Agenda

10:00am Welcome Keynote (Bryan Tuttle CIO Align CU)

10:30am Fiserv and XP2 Road Map (Fiserv - Tom Less)

11:30am How to Use What you Already Know to Grow your Card Portfolio (Andy Edwards, Fiserv Card Services)

12:30pm Break - Lunch (Sponsored by Fiserv)

1:30pm IT Automation with SMA Optcon (Cindy King)

2:30pm Break

3:00pm N E X T Multi-channel Marketing (Fiserv - Virginia Scott)

4:00pm XP2 Update 1.14.1 Post Mortem and New the UI Adoption experiences

5:00pm Fiserv User Group Today, Tomorrow and beyond (Align CU - Bryan Tuttle)

5:30pm-7pm Network Social - SMA Sponsored Dinner (Cobblestones Lowel Ma)


PARKING


Parking will be validated at the garage next to the credit union



When: Sep 25, 2014 10 AM to Sep 25, 2014 8 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts (Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10 )
Dark Star Orchestra
This event is 18 and over
Dark Star Orchestra

Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over 2000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these 7 fine musicians. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra’s members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.

Dark Star Orchestra offers much more than the sound of the Grateful Dead, they truly encapsulate the energy and the experience. It's about a sense of familiarity. It's about a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over. It's about thta contagious energy... in short, it's about the complete experience and consistent quality show that the fan receives when attending a Dark Star Orchestra show.

Dark Star Orchestra has performed throughout the United States and Europe. They continue to grow their fan base by playing at larger venues for two and even three night stands as well as performing at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, All Good Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, Mountain Jam, Summer Camp, Wakarusa and 10,000 Lakes. In addition, Dark Star Orchestra hosts its own annual gathering, Dark Star Jubilee, where they headline three nights and are joined by a mix of established and up and coming national touring acts.

Fans and critics haven’t been the only people caught up in the spirit of a Dark Star show. The band has featured guest performances from five original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Vince Welnick, Tom Constanten and even toured with longtime Dead soundman, Dan Healy. Other notable guests have included Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman of Phish, Keller Williams, Warren Haynes, Steve Kimock, Peter Rowan, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and many more.

"For us it's a chance to recreate some of the magic that was created for us over the years," rhythm guitarist and vocalist Rob Eaton explains. "We offer a sort of a historical perspective at what it might have been like to go to a show in 1985, 1978 or whenever. Even for Deadheads who can say they've been to a hundred shows in the 90s, we offer something they never got to see live."

"…I can close my eyes and go back 30 years and have it be every bit as rewarding and satisfying.
Dark Star is an amazingly legitimate representation of the Dead."
Dan Healy, Grateful Dead sound engineer 1966 -1994

"Channeling the Dead"
USA Today

"Playing with Dark Star Orchestra is something that feels just
exactly like it felt when I was playing with the Grateful Dead."
Donna Jean Godchaux-McKay, Grateful Dead vocalist 1972 - 1979

“The Dark Star Orchestra re-creates Grateful Dead shows
with a flashback-inducing meticulousness.”
The New Yorker

"Fanatical attention to detail."
Rolling Stone

"In fact, Dark Star Orchestra often sounds more like the Dead than the Dead sometimes did..."
Chicago Tribune

When: Dec 6, 2014 8 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: $29.50 advance / $35 day of show / $75 VIP (Sat, 06 Dec 2014 20 )
UnScene Comedy Lowell
Boston Comedians team up with local favorite Nick Giasullo to bring you a night of hilarious stand up comedy. Ted Pettingell (Limestone Comedy Festival) Rich Karski (Famous writer of "Dick Picks" and "How to") Christa Weiss (Chicago's funny women's festival) and Shawn Carter (Founder of UnScene Comedy, Boston Comedy Festival, World Series of Comedy, Las Vegas) Zorba Room 439 Market Street, Lowell MA. 01854 Tickets are $15 at the Door but only $10 if you purchase them online.



When: Dec 6, 2014 8 PM to Dec 6, 2014 10 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 - 10 USD (Sat, 06 Dec 2014 20 )
Dark Tranquility
When: Jan 7, 2015 6 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Wed, 07 Jan 2015 18 )
ARCH ENEMY
with Kreator, Huntress, Starkill
Metal titans ARCH ENEMY - whose dynamic cocktail of melody and aggression has earned them massive critical acclaim, a rabid worldwide fanbase and a slot on this summer's Ozzfest in the US, triumphantly return with Doomsday Machine, their most stunning and dynamic release yet.Formed by guitarist Michael Amott after his departure from the now legendary Carcass, ARCH ENEMY first garnered praise with the metal milestones Black Earth (1997), Stigmata (1998) and Burning Bridges (1999). These albums were propelled by flawlessly technical dual guitars and a previously unheard of mixture of melody and aggression, which helped them to quickly solidify their reputation as one of the genre's elite.However, ARCH ENEMY really began to develop their true potential once outstanding new vocalist Angela Gossow joined the fold on 2001/2002's critically acclaimed Wages of Sin album (produced by Fredrik Nordstrm and mixed by Andy Sneap), marking the first time a band of this calibre and ferocity was fronted by a woman. The album was showered with universal praise, from front cover press in worldwide metal magazines to national daily newspapers alike. Naturally, Wages Of Sin proudly claimed a position in all the end-of-the-year "Best Of..." lists, whilst the metal underground had found a new band to champion, and one that would soon show on the live stage that it had even more to offer with Angela bringing a hitherto unseen level of growling and glamour to extreme metal.It began with a sold-out UK-tour with Opeth and festival appearances across Europe. They then headed over to North America for a 6 week tour supporting Nile, followed 2 months later by another tour in the US, this time headlining with amongst others God Forbid supporting. By the end of 2002, ARCH ENEMY were back in Europe playing their first headlining club shows in several countries before heading back to Japan to take a major slot at the Beast Feast festival with Slayer and Motorhead. On the way back from Japan they briefly stopped on US soil for a number of West Coast headline shows before Christmas, and then took to the road once again for their debut headline shows in Scandinavia at the end of January 2003.The band's 2003 album, Anthems of Rebellion, was immediately hailed as a metal masterpiece. Produced and mixed by Andy Sneap, the record proved to be a landmark release for Century Media, as it delivered the label its then-highest first-week U.S. SoundScan sales ever, on the way to becoming one of its 10 best-selling albums of all time. Worldwide press raves continued to pour in - Anthems for example scored an unprecedented 5/5 in both Alternative Press and Kerrang!, Rock Hard Germany made it their "album of the month", and Metal Hammer Germany stated it to be melodic, grasping, delicately built but nevertheless a massive hit in your face."On the back of such a great response the band headed back out on the road and completed high-profile U.S. tours over the next year with Slayer, Hatebreed, Cradle Of Filth and Iron Maiden, a European Tour with Nevermore, a 2nd European headline tour as well as playing huge European festivals like Download, Rock Hard, Fields Of Rock, Graspop and Tuska, among others.Late in 2004 ARCH ENEMY returned with the "Dead Eyes See No Future EP" - more than 30 minutes of highest quality metal, including exclusive live tracks recorded in Paris, three fantastic cover songs by Megadeth, Manowar and Carcass, as well as an enhanced version of their amazing "We Will Rise" video clip.Now in 2005 we have Doomsday Machine and ARCH ENEMY have delivered without doubt the album of their career and are about to redefine the genre that they helped to create.Founding guitarist and songwriter Michael Amott describes his thoughts on the group's highly anticipated new album: "I think all great metal needs that killer mix of classic riffs and ripping solos, something that has been a bit of a dying art recently. We are doing our best to recreate that mix on this new album, and one thing I can guarantee is that there will be tons of guitar for fans to headbang to. All in all, I am really happy with the songs and I believe we have found the right balance of melody and brutality - the Arch Enemy trademark!"The album artwork was created by German multimedia artist Joachim Luetke (Dimmu Borgir, Kreator). Michael Amott comments: "We are all extremely pleased with the artwork for the new album! I had a few ideas initially that I discussed with Joachim on the phone, and when he started sending over images we were seriously blown away -- when you work with creative people of this calibre you just let them do what they do, so we just let him get on with it really! He's a very productive guy, very sharp. He expanded on the Doomsday Machine concept and took it to some really interesting (albeit very dark!) places. It's one of those great situations when the artwork totally works with the music."

When: Oct 25, 2014 6 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: $24.00 - $27.00 (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18 )
The Amity Affliction
with For The Fallen Dreams, Obey The Brave, Favorite Weapon
Returning with their fourth album, Let The Ocean Take Me, The Amity Affliction have never sounded more vital. Urgent, aggressive, catchy, and diverse, it pushes their signature sound to the next level, providing a riveting soundtrack to the earnest admissions of vocalist Joel Birch, giving their diehard fans the album they both demand and deserve. Weve always been in this for the long haul, and we always want to keep getting better, states Birch. We toured for five years around Australia almost non-stop before anyone even really noticed us, and then with each of our records our following seemed to double. Thats really humbling, because we never set out to be successful in this way, and our fans are really important to us, and were just going to keep writing the best songs we can.Formed in 2003 and comprised of Birch, clean vocalist/bassist Ahren Stringer, drummer Ryan Burt and guitarists Troy Brady and recent addition Dan Brown, the band have steadfastly refused to alter their sound to accommodate current fads. However, with each successive release they have built upon this, and Let The Ocean Take Me is the biggest, richest, and most sonically varied record the band have delivered. Weve always strived to write songs that stick in your head and punch you in the face at the same time, says Stringer. Thats what we do, and I know its such a clich to say going into a new record you want your heavier parts to be heavier and your catchier parts to be catchier, but that is what we always want to do. However, that means nothing unless the songwriting is the best it can be, and I think on this record weve achieved everything that we set out to. Both Birch and Stringer credit this in part to Brown, formerly of Melbourne bruisers Confession. While the four core members have remained consistent since prior to tracking 2008s Severed Ties, and Brady and Stringer have been the principal songwriters, each time they have entered the studio it has been with a different second guitarist, and all agree that Brown has brought something special to the band. Its good to have someone fresh to bounce ideas off other than a producer, and Dan brought a lot of heaviness with him but he also really knows melody and harmonies, and that brings out the best in us. Likewise, the combination of producer Will Putney (Winds Of Plague, Upon A Burning Body) and tracking the record at Bradys Evergreen Studios in Brisbane contributed to a positive atmosphere conducive to performing at their very best. Will is a down to earth guy, and really on the same level as us musically, having done this shit for a long time. Hes our age as well, and it was like recording with a friend, and the whole time we were in there we were really relaxed. In fact sometimes it felt a bit surreal! Were used to going to the States to record, and it often felt like we werent recording an album at all because we were close to home and everything was so chill, and that made the experience so much better for us. The record that came out of that process reflects that. On Pittsburgh the band adds an extra dimension to their sound with the inclusion of a childrens choir, drafted from a local high school. Weve always wanted to include something like that, and as we were writing this song the section just had an eerie vibe to it, and we felt the choir would take it to another level. It turned out amazing, the kids came in for a day and sang and just blew us all away. For Birch, Let The Ocean Take Me is by far the most personal album to date. Already well known for his frankness in eloquently communicating his struggles with anxiety, depression, and suicide through his lyrics, a near death experience during the 2013 Warped Tour brought things into sharper focus for him. While in Pittsburgh, the vocalist suffered a seizure that could very easily have killed him had he gone undiscovered. It was a culmination of several things, but the doctor said the main one was that I had acute alcohol withdrawal seizures. I stopped breathing, turned blue and my heart stopped beating, and if it had happened where no one would have seen me for ten minutes I wouldnt be here now. The doctor told me if I kept living like I was then I risked severe brain damage, or death. Having to message my girlfriend back home on the other side of the world to tell her what happened made me realize just how unfair it was of me to treat myself that way, without thinking of how it affected others. Taking responsibility, Birch knows it is not just his loved ones that he was mistreating with this behavior, but also the legions of fans that follow the band. Ive always been pretty vocal that people in positions of power - as anyone who is in a band that has passionate followers is - need to affect positive change. In being so self-destructive I was disregarding my own message, and it was time to start listening to that.Several songs on the record deal with the event itself and the thoughts and feelings it stirred up, though perhaps none more pertinently than Pittsburgh, which depicts the helplessness he felt once revived. When I was in the ambulance I was questioning what am I doing? Im stuck with this and cant overcome it. The song captures that, its about feeling trapped in anxiety and depression and trying to find an escape, but its the wrong escape. FML also comes from that situation, and is about really trying to find a positive in my life again, and writing these songs was a very cathartic process, but Im terrified of people listening to them and reading these lyrics because theyll know exactly what Im thinking, Im hiding nothing. With Chasing Ghosts it was a case of this is a record for you - this ones for me, because I need to exorcise these demons. While Birch is understandably appreciative of the profound connection his music makes with their fan base, with the tracks Dont Lean On Me and Give It All he addresses the pressure some place upon him. Regularly receiving emails and letters from fans struggling with some of the same issues and looking for guidance he finds himself in a difficult position, and one that needs acknowledging. Ive actually written an open letter for everyone to read when Dont Lean On Me comes out, because I really want to make sure that kids dont take it the wrong way. I hope that it comes across as an informative song about the consequences of them turning to a person struggling with the same problems as them, because thats the intention behind it. The album title comes from that song too, from the line just hold me in your heart and let the ocean take me. It has a literal meaning for me, because I live at the beach and if Im not feeling very well mentally its so easy to go for a surf and a swim, and I always feel much calmer and happier afterwards. Its like let that take me. I sincerely want all these people that are feeling depressed and feeling fucked to find their way through it all, but at the same time I want my own space. Im going through it as well, and they need to give me that time to myself. However, Birch is not about to compromise his art or integrity by moving away from such subjects. Really, its a blessing and a curse. I love that my lyrics touch people, but all these kids think they know me because of that connection, and thats why they think its appropriate to start a dialogue. But, Id rather be writing honest music and have that as a problem than be writing meaningless tripe.Regardless of such struggles, right now the band are collectively in the best headspace they have ever been in, and looking ahead the future is one filled with positivity. We were in a better place going into making this record, and coming out of the studio with an album were all so proud of has only elevated that, states Stringer. Its such an overwhelming feeling sometimes when you listen to a song you worked so hard on and go holy shit, we made that from scratch. Its a feeling you cant get from anything else, and that applies to every song on Let The Ocean Take Me. With that under our belts were all just looking ahead right now, were excited for whats next, and I feel like the skys the limit.

When: Oct 10, 2014 6 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: $13.50 - $15.00 (Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18 )
A Ton of Blues


When: Oct 25, 2014 9 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21 )
Dec (102) 8hr. Hazardous Waste Site Worker Refresher


When: Dec 17, 2014 8 AM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08 )
October (101) 40hr. Hazardous Waste Site Worker


When: Oct 20, 2014 8 AM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08 )
Spell book / Journal

Class Description:the design and construction of a small writing tome, fully lined, and edged, and hand stitched, with a buckle closure and decorative embossing on the cover.


Length of Class: 6-9 hours [2-3 classes]

  

Recommendations for Students:

 

  • In order of student safety all, long hair must be tied back.

 

  • In the interest of safety, we ask that all sleeves be tight fitting, buttoned or rolled up, as not to be a hazard to you when working with various tools.

 

  • We will be working with various tools, dyes, finishes, and leather adhesives. So we recommend that you wear clothes that you will not mind getting dirty and/or ruined.

 

  • Leather Classes are open to students 14 and older; students under 14 will need an adult with them during the class.

 

**All students over 18 will be asked to sign a waiver of indemnity. Those students under the age 18 will need to have permission slip signed by parent or legal guardian, in addition to a waiver of indemnity. **

  

Tools and Materials Involved: shears, awls, needle and thread, hole punches, cement, pattern making materials, various leathers



When: Oct 20, 2014 7 PM to Oct 20, 2014 10 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts (Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19 )
DRINKS WITH DA MAFIA

DRINKS WITH DA MAFIA

 
THE MEET & GREET TICKET DOES NOT INCLUDE A TICKET TO THE SHOW.

 

DRINKS WITH DA MAFIA

  *ICP Tour & Greet includes the following:
- Enjoy watching Da Mafia 6iX soundcheck before the show
- Meet the group

  

 

- DA MAFIA 6IX T-Shirt

  

 - Get a signed POSTER and take a photo with the group

 
- 1 Tour T-Shirt (5 sizes avail)

 
Our meet and greet will start at 5PM sharp and you must arrive on time. Please be at the main entrance no later than 4:50PM. 

 
The start time of the meet and greet will be subject to change due to weather or reasons beyond our control. If for any reason the meet and greet is cancelled, you will be refunded the cost of the upgrade. You will be notified in advance of any changes via email. [Please make sure the email address associated with your ShowClix account is active and one you check regularly to ensure you do not miss any notifications.]

 
If you miss the meet and greet due to no fault of the band, crew or venue, you will not receive a refund.

 
Any age restrictions that are set for the show apply to the meet and greet. We cannot make any exceptions on the age restrictions for the meet and greet. DISCLAIMER: NO DRINKS OF ANY KIND ARE PART OF THIS PACKAGE. DJ PAUL AND DM6 WILL NOT SUPPLY ANY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OF ANY KIND AT THIS MEET AND GREET OR EVENT. THE NAME "DRINKS WITH DA MAFIA" IS SOLEY A NOVELTY FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY. THIS IS AN ALL AGES MEET AND GREET. MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OF AGE TO DRINK. DRINK RESPONSIBLY



When: Oct 4, 2014 5 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Oct 2014 17 )
Kinder Morgan's proposed "fracked gas" pipeline

The Kinder Morgan gas pipeline headed for Dracut CAN be stopped. Why you should care? Please join us at ‘Lowell Makes’, 47 Lee Street, downtown Lowell…

on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Find out. Become informed about your future choices and responsible energy policies that affect our region. Come to:

Kinder Morgan's proposed "fracked gas" pipeline

* What is The Kinder Morgan gas pipeline?
* Who is it for? Who benefits?

* What is its path through the Merrimack Valley?

* how much does it cost compared to "clean energy"?

* what are groups doing to stop it?

Presentations with open discussion, by:

Rich Cowan of Mass Plan (overview of the project and its economic)

Diane and Richard Hewitt of Stop the Pipeline Coordinating Committee Groton (organizing and strategy)



When: Sep 23, 2014 7 PM to Sep 23, 2014 8 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts (Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19 )
Calvin Harris
When: Oct 16, 2014 7 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: US 52.3200 - 58.4300 (Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19 )
Slipknot : Meet & Greet Pacakges
When: Dec 4, 2014 7 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19 )

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