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MAGNET-O! Now available!

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Today, we celebrate the release of the eponymous debut by our esteemed power trio, MAGNET-O!  This was a very fun (and very quick) record that we made and I am pleased to no end at the results.  Listen at your leisure and if you feel like purchasing the record for download, well then you’d be supporting us out here making stuff.
Either way– CRANK IT!!
Listen HERE
Record release show:

Wednesday October 16th, 8pm

Midway Cafe in JP
– Castellana/Stern guitar duo
– Gill Aharon Trio

UGLY BEAUTY: Monk for Electric Trio, Sat 4/27

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So stoked for Ugly Beauty to play at the Lily Pad this Saturday!  This group (me, guitar/ Jef Charland, bass / Jared Seabrook, drums) played years ago and I’ve always wanted to get it going again.  Well, here we are.  This is a NO JAZZ ZONE.  We take our favorite Monk tunes and put em thru the wringer: punk Monk, noir Monk, slide guitar Monk, noise Monk. MONK!

Saturday April 27, 3:30-5:00pm at the Lily Pad, Inmman Square Cambridge.

** poster by Bradley Clifford Peterson 

Gill Aharon “Trio”

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I’m a very lucky guy to have had a weekly residency with this group for the past 9 years.
This was a BLAZING set last Sunday afternoon at the Inman Eats Festival. >WOW< Wednesday nights at the Lily Pad, Inman Square, Cambridge Onward>>>>>>GAT Inman Eats

Budz and Novak Pickups

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I want to give a shout out to two pickup builders who have helped me immensely. Pickup builders David Budzinski (Budz) and Curtis Novak have built numerous pickups for me in the past few months. Listening to my ideas/needs, they’ve wound both standard and unique/special order builds that have greatly enhanced my instruments. They are attentive listeners, skilled craftsmen and generous supporters at the top of their game. Check them out:


A great night in Jamaica Plain!

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What a tremendous and inspiring night of new/improvised music at the Midway Cafe last night!  Eric Hofbauer’s Radio Waves, Andrew Stern Trio, and the Dan Rosenthal quintet.  A great hang with some of my favorite friends and musicians.  This is the scene!

Midway hang

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Tracked the basics for new Beat Circus record at Q Division.  Definitely the most ambitious, wide-ranging recording project to date. Kudos to Brian Carpenter for bringing it together and extra special thanks to Rafi Sofer for making it easy and sound incredible. It sure was a pleasure making music with Paul Dilley and Gavin McCarthy again. There’s more to do but this record is off to a hell of a start. Stay tuned…

Beat Circus Q Division

Interview on WZBC

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Brian Carpenter, with whom I’ve worked for the better part of the last decade in Beat Circus and the Confessions, had me in for an interview on his show Free Association a few weeks back.  We talked influences and played some of my last three recordings.  Listen HERE


Telescope plays the Mandorla Music Series on 12/5/15

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TELESCOPE is very excited to play the next installment of Mark Redmond’s excellent Mandorla Music series next Saturday December 5th, 8pm at Third Life Studio in Union Square Somerville. The usual suspects (James Rohr, Greg Loughman, Mike Connors and me) will be tackling my originals as well as music by Machito, Gill Aharon, Charles Mingus and Bill Frisell. This is a great listening room– we hope you can make it!Telescope Mandorla

TELESCOPE: Mandorla Music Concert, December 5th!

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Sat Dec 5, 8pm:  Telescope.   One minute guitarist Andrew Stern is a roots-rock frontman, and the next he’s a jazz guy, or an avant-garde explorer, or a pastoral stylist.   With Telescope, he brings all of these together in a stew of instrumental country jazz with an edge.  In addition to Andrew on Telecaster, Telescope features James Rohr on keys, Greg Loughman on bass, and Mike Connors on drums.   $12 in advance here, $15 day of show.  FB event page – yup.

Telescope cover crop

Home town hit

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TELESCOPE plays just down the street from my home at the Roslindale Farmer’s Market this Saturday September 5th, from 11am to 1pm.  We’ll be in the tent in the middle of the green in Roslindale center.  Bring the family and buy some veggies!

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Confessions shoot video for “This Lonely Road”

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The Confessions were onsite this past weekend shooting video in NYC and Boston for our new song “This Lonely Road” off of our forthcoming record “Far End of the World”. That’s director/cinematographer Joshua Black Wilkins behind the camera.  He’s making this thing….

Stay tuned for the record release on 9/25/15 at Cuisine en Locale in Somerville, MA!


Bob Bradshaw

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Have been having a great time teaming up with singer/songwriter/guitarist and friend Bob Bradshaw.
Look for his new record and live dates soon!

The Rosenthals

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I was graciously asked to add guitar to the new recording by The Rosenthals.
They are a fantastic family band led by my friend Dan Rosenthal (trumpet) and his father, Phil Rosenthal (Seldom Scene).
Some fine bluegrass/folk/jazz– check them out!

Telescope’s “Air Traffic Controller” available now!

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I am proud to announce the release of my latest record, “Air Traffic Controller”. This is a group called Telescope, as the band is designed around the Telecaster guitar. We recorded the band live at Q Division Studio A. There are no overdubs, except for a theremin bit. The tunes are mostly my originals.

Andrew Stern– telecaster, tunes
James Rohr– piano, Wurlitzer, Hammond organ
Greg Loughman– bass
Mike Connors– drums

The album is available here:

Upcoming Telescope gigs:

Oct 20th: Midway Cafe
Oct 21st: Beat Hotel
Nov 12th: The Beehive


Bob Bradshaw Record Release Show
at The Burren
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bob Bradshaw Band
at Lizard Lounge
12:00 am

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