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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Worcester Mag Things To Do This Weekend

Diorio's Salon Specials
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Uke documentary @ Beatnik's

The ukulele, the guitar's quirky hipster cousin, is suddenly the next big thing. The tiny string instrument has been riding high on a wave of renewed popularity for the past few years thanks to a number of factors, ranging from YouTube tutorials to popular music to advertising. There's no better time than now for the world to take a closer look at this (little) big phenomenon; Worcester native and filmmaker Nina Koocher does just that in her new film, "Under the Boardwalk: a Ukulele Love Story."

Dirigo and Comanchero at Tammany Hall

Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto? Let's call the whole thing off. Both Dirigo and Comanchero, who come together for a show on April 27 at Tammany Hall on Pleasant Street in Worcester, label themselves, though both also get a little squirmy about labels. Dirigo, who describe their music as "jamericana," and Comanchero, who call theirs "nuevo Americana," want listeners to be more open-minded.

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