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Fairhaven / Jillian Jensen / The Fontaine BrothersFriday, May 24, 2013, 8:00 pmFairhaven
Fairhaven has been described as “a band whose talent matches the moneymakers that are tucked away in our respective iTunes playlists” by WBRU. It has emerged as one of the strongest up-and-coming bands in pop music today. Combining intricate and melodic vocals with driving piano and guitar, its live show is a must-see spectacle. Opening up for bands such as Dashboard Confessional, Jack’s Mannequin, Neon Trees, OK Go, Guster, and We the Kings, just to name a few, its fan base grows larger every day. With a debut album out, radio play on major stations in the Northeast, and an upcoming tour schedule, Fairhaven only looks to take its music and career to the next level.
Jillian Jensen is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Massachusetts. What sets Jensen apart is the fact that she does not only sing and compose her works, she also plays multiple instruments. She says this is because her love for music is so great that she wishes to expand her knowledge of it as much as possible. She currently plays guitar, piano, saxophone, violin, drums, bass, and ukulele. She has released two albums of original songs and has created more than 100 compositions.
The Fontaine Brothers began their music collaboration at a very young age. The twin brothers, Ike and Luke, mastered a captivating acoustic sound, with rustic harmonies. In 2010, the Fontaine Brothers released a small EP and music video, which garnered attention from an independent music label. Soon after, they were signed to a multi-album deal under the Mad River Productions label.
Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window.$10 in advance, $12 day of show, general admission
Louden Swain / Naughty WaterSaturday, May 25, 2013, 8:00 pmLouden Swain
Louden Swain is a four-piece Los Angeles indie group that has been described as a combo platter of classic, alternative, and hard rock. Fronted by lead singer and actor Rob Benedict, Louden Swain also includes bassist Mike Borja, lead guitarist Billy Moran, and drummer Stephen Norton. In 2012, the band released its fourth full-length recording Eskimo on their own 3 Car Wreckords label. Each album has arrived to a lot of early buzz, “The LA pop rock band has a polished sound reminiscent of Marvelous 3,” says Kayley Thomas of Pop Matters, “one that crackles and sparks with wit, humor, and a powerful mix of intellectual and musical playfulness and maturity. Bursting with energy and whimsy.”
Naughty Water is a full-tilt country-flavored rock band. Dreamt by the mind of guitarist/singer Phil Stanley, the thunderous sounds of this quartet will have you stomping your foot and thirsty for more.$12, general admission
Hear Cape CodTuesday, May 28, 2013, 7:00 pm
With the help of the Newbury Comics Fellowship and the Berklee community, percussion professor Steve Wilkes has spent nearly three years recording aural snapshots of Cape Cod for the Hear Cape Cod project. Wilkes collaborated with vocalist Ginny Fordham and some of the finest contemporary ambient/experimental/electronic musicians. He has created three new albums of music, inspired by and incorporating his field recordings from the Cape: Sound Signals, a two-CD set, and a compilation of new songs titled Upstream.Free
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