Eva Braun at Stix and Stones in Abington.

October 10, 2011

Music & Entertainment

Eva Braun at Stix and Stones

This past Saturday night, I made my way for the first time to the new Stix and Stones on Rte 123 in Abington. Recently, this had been The Cue Spot. Before that, it was the Corner Pocket, a venue I was very familiar with from the days of following bands around in the 90′s. The layout of the pool table area is the same, except for a few different games. The bar area has been completely redone and the band and dance floor parts are very nice and provide plenty of room for both the band and the crowd to enjoy the music.

The crowd at Stix and Stones enjoying Eva Braun

Eva Braun, as usual, was on their game this night. The classic rock power trio consisting of Graham Branlund on guitar and vocals, Mike Ciavattieri on bass and vocals and Chico Walker on drums covers songs from The Beatles, Molly Hatchet, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin and more. Two of my personal favorites that they do are “Dreams I’ll Never See” by Molly Hatchet and the song I’ve featured here, “Stranglehold” by Ted Nugent. Both songs feature Graham’s great guitar work and show why he’s known in the South Shore band circuit  as “The Godfather”. Mike’s steady and driving bass lines perfectly compliment Graham’s guitar. These two have been playing together for years, and it shows, as they both seem to feed off each others performance. The man behind the drum kit, Chico, is a character. Watching him, it looks like he’s almost gonna collapse at times -  he gets so into it; but he never misses a beat and always looks to be having a hell of a lot of fun back there.

Dancing the night away with Eva Braun

Eva Braun has been around for quite a few years, and it seems like they are nowhere  near slowing down. Their next gig is in Hull at Daddy’s Beach Club on Nantasket Beach this Saturday, October 15th. For more information on Eva Braun, please visit them at http://www.evabraunband.com/ or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000834694949

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