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Lineup announced for 4th Annual DCT and Okie fundraiser (Mike McColgan, Lenny Lashley, The Old Edison and more)

The official lineup has been announced for the 4th DCT & Okie Scholarship Fundraiser show, and it’s the best one yet.

Headlining the event will be Mike McColgan, Lenny Lashley and Friends (featuring Mike and Lenny’s fellow Street Dog Matt Pruitt and frequent collaborator Matt Charette). Also on the bill will be The Old Edison (Boston folk punk), Porque I Said So (Quincy punk rock) and The Coalition (Quincy funk rock).

The show will take place November 29th at Florian Hall in Dorchester. Funds raised will benefit a scholarship in honor of Dennis Thompson and John “Okie” O’Connell, a pair of best friends from North Quincy, MA, who passed away within a year of each other close to a decade ago. Thompson was only 20 years old and on leave from the United States Air Force when he was killed by a drunk driver. Okie was killed the following year when he was struck in the head while trying to break up a fight. More information about the cause, including how to donate if you can’t go, is available here.

Matt Charette streams debut album “Back East”

Boston’s Matt Charette has been a fixture of the punk scene in Boston bars and clubs for a few years now, and the folk singer-songwriter has now released his much-anticipated debut album, Back East.  The 12-track album features a full band arrangement, which adds a new dimension to his songs.

You can check out the new album below.  If you’re on the east coast, details on a few shows Charette will be playing this weekend can also be found down there.