This fall, a small gathering of lucky music fans got to enjoy the music of Ed Kowalczyk from the band Live as he played an intimate set to open Dante Boccuzzi's new subterranean club Coda in Tremont. That concert became the first entry in the Coda Underground Concert Series.
The date and act have been set for the second installment of the Coda Underground Concert Series. On Thursday March 3, Jack Russell of the band Great White will perform an acoustic set with his guitarist.
“They’re going to come in and do an acoustic set of all the classic songs they did on MTV at that time, back when I was in high school,” Boccuzzi says. “He did one of the first Unplugged shows on MTV back when it was cool.”
Great White is best known for legendary hits such as “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” “Rock Me” and “Save Your Love.”
Tickets are limited to 100 spots. The $85 ticket includes a welcome drink, dinner and the show. Dinner will be a buffet of salad, pasta, pizza, beef, and sushi served upstairs at Next Door. For $125, music fans will enjoy a private meet-and-greet with the band and a souvenir lanyard.
Coda, Tremont’s only venue dedicated to live-music, opened in October.
“It will be the only place in Tremont like this, that has live bands and is built primarily as a music venue,” Boccuzzi explained during a pre-opening tour. “A lot of bars have bands, but they’re not set up like this with the proper sound, equipment and lighting.”
So far, so good, says the rock-and-roll chef.
“It’s going really good, man,” he says. “We’re building up and figuring out what music works best on what nights. We’re having a lot of fun planning these special concerts. There will be some good stuff coming up.”