Friday, January 11, 2013
The New England Patriots host the Houston Texans at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the AFC Divisional Round. Here’s a roundup of where and when to catch all the NFL playoff action this weekend.
The divisional round of the NFL playoffs begins this weekend in Denver when the Broncos host the Baltimore Ravens at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Locally, the New England Patriots host the Houston Texans Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Kick-off in Foxborough is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Patriots fans hoping for another AFC Championship game in Foxborough will be tuning in Saturday to cheer on the Ravens against Peyton Manning and the Broncos while fans wanting to see a Brady-Manning showdown with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line will be favoring the Broncos Saturday. Of course, in either scenario, the Patriots need to knock off the Houston Texans Sunday to advance. On the NFC side of the playoff bracket, the Green Bay Packers travel to San …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Does the Lazy Dog pass muster or are you going somewhere else for your food? Let us know here.
When you are looking to get a cold brew or a hot meal do you look to the Lazy Dog? Are you a regular who has some tips on the best choices? Let us and your fellow readers know by posting up your review. Please share your review with your fellow Patch neighbors and friends. Click here and scroll down to the "Rate This Business" section. You can give the business a star rating and comment as well. Rate other establishments in the "Places" section of Marlborough Patch. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on the latest Marlborough news, or simply hit the "like" button at the top of this page. If you'd like to receive the daily newsletter with our top stories, click here.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
With a performance by the gold record holding band Sponge last week, those managing the Lazy Dog are seeking to put Marlborough in the music spotlight.
At the Lazy Dog, original music by live bands is all about putting the Marlborough on the music map. “It’s about making Marlborough special again,” said Johnny Mack the entertainment director for the Lucky Dog. “You never know what can happen.” A year and a half ago, owner Matthew Laduc decided to bring original music to the stage. The restaurant has served up cover bands such as Head First and Summer Street (now known as Three of a Kind) since it opened in 2003. “They were local cover bands that did very well in here,” said Laduc. These different bands bring a wider crowd that might never have come to Marlborough otherwise, he said. They pull in people from as far away as Connecticut and bring people who may even structure their weekend …
Friday, August 31, 2012
As the gold record holding band Sponge took the stage at the Lazy Dog in Marlborough on their Rotting Piñata Rewind Tour, band members said it was the quality of the audience that matters most.
For the members of the band Sponge, who hit hard in 1994 with a certified gold record in their first album "Rotting Piñata," being able to play enduring music to a quality audience is key. “The drums and the guitars are the same size anywhere we play,” said guitarist Andy Patalan before playing to the Lazy Dog that holds 136 people. In fact, a smaller venue with an engaged audience is preferable to lead singer Vinnie Dombroski. “We just love to play,” he said. “I would rather play a packed small venue than an empty large venue.” The band continues to play the kind of music that allowed it to hit gold in the '90‘s. Dombroski has not felt the need to change the band’s style. There is a lack of guitar in most rock music, he explained. “In …
Monday, March 5, 2012
A night spot and eatery, this popular venue offers are large menu and lots of entertainment.
The Lazy Dog is something of a one-stop shop for anyone looking for some time out on the town. They advertise fresh ingredients and meals made from scratch, while offering sounds from the local music scene and other entertainment in the evenings. Located on the eastern end Main Street in downtown Marlborough, the business is open 7 days a week. and offers plenty of seating, both in the bar and a separate seating area. Have you been there recently? If so, how was the food? What menu items would you recommend? Did you enjoy the bands you've seen there? What would make you go there more? Please share your review with your fellow Patch neighbors and friends. To review the place click here and scroll down to the "Rate This Business" section, or…
Friday, February 18, 2011
DBT releases a new album and documentary in same week.
I find it difficult to pretend to be objective when reviewing a new release by the Drive-By Truckers. To declare them simply my favorite band would be a gross understatement. I've travelled hundreds of miles to see them live, had my living room walls covered with their posters, and had my heart broken when Jason Isbell and the band parted ways. The day they release a new album is my favorite day of the year (at least, it certainly seems like an annual event). So this past Tuesday was an extra special event for die-hards like myself, as it saw the release of both the band's excellent new album, "Go Go Boots," and the gripping DBT rockumentary "The Secret To A Happy Ending." Go Go Boots, the band's ninth studio effort, sees the band drift …
Friday, February 11, 2011
Jon Gourd previews 3 upcoming albums, and talks about previous releases by each of the bands.
Rural Alberta Advantage: "Departing" will be released March 1st. The video for the first single, "Stamp" has already been released in advance of this long-awaited follow-up to 2008's critically acclaimed debut, "Hometowns," a beautiful collection of folky-electro-pop-Americana tunes. The band can be seen locally March 9th at The Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge. Drive-By Truckers: "Go Go Boots" will be released February 15th. Also released on the 15th will be the Barr Weissman-directed DBT documentary "The Secret To A Happy Ending," which chronicles the band's tumultuous 2005-2006 period that witnessed the departure of singer-songwriter Jason Isbell and the near disintegration of the band. "Boots" was recorded at the same time as last…
Friday, January 7, 2011
Jon Gourd talks about the latest album from The Decemberists, and lets readers know what the local music scene will look like this weekend.
The Decemberists' follow-up to 2009's ambitious, sprawling folk-rock opera "The Hazards Of Love" sees the band take a decidedly different, simpler, more straightforward direction that will undoubtedly be welcomed by some fans and reviled by others. Gone are the epic tales of swashbuckling mariners, doomed Victorian-era love affairs, wood nymphs, and Chinese trapeze artists. "King" seems free of any particular concept at all, and it's ten tracks clock in at a mere 40 minutes, the shortest of any of the band's studio albums. The first track, "Don't Carry It All", sets the stage for the drastic change in sound from their previous few releases, imploring listeners to "raise a glass to turnings of the season." The song also serves as a …
Friday, December 31, 2010
There's plenty to do in this city.
New Year's Eve in Marlborough has something for everyone, whether it is a quiet dinner and/or a movie or a night of dancing at a local club. For starters, there's Marlborough Country Club, with a special New Year's Eve dinner menu: Appetizers $4 - $10; Entrees $17 - $26; Children's Meals $6 and Dessert Specials. Reservations are now being accepted for the following: Dining Room 5 or 7:30 p.m.; Players Lounge 6 or 8:30 p.m. Tel: 508-485-1660 x14 or x31; online here. Firefly's Restaurant, 350 East Main St., will feature a comedy show at 8 p.m., followed by a 9:30 p.m. show with the rock band The Fools and a champagne toast at midnight. Menu is Italian, American, steak and seafood. Reservations required. 508-229-2583; Web site. …