WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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"Music definitely brings families and people of different ages together," says Marjorie Levin of Weston. Levin has two sons who've been playing music together in their basement for years and have a band, FalconsPrey, that's just released its first original on iTunes called "Mockingbird." Finding venues for youth bands can be quite a chal- lenge, Levin says, because alcohol sales are what support most small clubs. She credits local outlets like The Natick Arts Center, Plugged In based in Needham, and Pavoh launched by Laura Lamere of Weston, with doing a lot in the local area to support budding musicians (see sidebar "Resources" for contact information on page 142). Much of the early legwork falls on parents, be it providing practice space, paying for lessons, driving to various venues, or simply being a young musician's biggest fan. "It's so much more real when there's an audience," Levin says, "and much more fun for everyone." And no matter what your age, fun is ultimately what it's all about says Tino DeLollis who plays in both Grounds for Divorce and MLB All-Stars along with his wife Heidi. It needs to be, he quipped, because none of the grown-up rockers are making any real money playing music. "Believe me, no one is quite ready to quit their day job." At least not yet. 144 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 4 left: Sarah Bua on violin joins Patrick Hayden of Catalyst to surprise the crowd with an unplugged version of Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir," a version of which can be streamed via WellesleyRocks.com. below: Featured bands playing at "Wickerstock" over the years have included: Catalyst, MLB All Stars, Screaming Sushi, Off Label, Grounds for Divorce, The Grateful Dads, The Meanees, Burnt Orange, Permanent Vacation, and RipCHORD The Underground Music Scene

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