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Seryn / Nathan Reich / Clara Berry and WooldogWednesday, May 22, 2013, 8:00 pmSeryn
Seryn hails from Denton, Texas, one of the most artistically creative music communities, called Best Music Scene of ‘08 by Paste Magazine. Call it fate if you will, but it’s obvious that the stars aligned to bring this group of young musicians together. Having only played together since March of ‘09, Seryn has created something truly special in their short existence. Using a variety of instruments, including guitar, ukulele, kalimba, accordion, bass, drums, viola, percussion and more, Seryn’s understanding of dynamics shines brightly and has earned them a sound that is not easily defined, but proven triumphant.
After Nathan Reich graduated from Berklee in 2009, his musical pursuits have gone through unexpected changes. Although originally studying jazz guitar, he graduated instead with a collection of hauntingly sad, bruised folk songs. Upon graduation Reich self-released his first full-length record, Arms around a Ghost. Since then he has tirelessly played house shows and folk clubs all over the country, and now resides in Nashville. In 2012, he put his guitar player hat to use and joined the band Foreign Fields. Together they went on to open and tour with Counting Crows and other notable indie bands all over the United States. Reich released his latest solo record, All Night Pharmacy, in March 2013.
Clara Berry and Wooldog is a duo between Clara Berry and Joe O’Neill (Wooldog). Berry and O'Neill grew up on the coast, in Southern Maine and on Boston's South Shore, respectively. They met while studying music in the skeletal remains of America's industrial revolution and found that their styles complemented each other’s perfectly. Henceforth they began to play, delving into newer and stranger sounds with Berry's feather-like vocals atop O'Neill's precise punctuation. They started with Berry's songs but it would soon be unveiled that O'Neill was also a great songwriter.$10 in advance, $12 day of show, general admission
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
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