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Modern Painters

600 Broadway, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Gabe Goodman
Saturday, May 12 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Modern Painters is an autobiographical coming-of-age myth chronicling the Sartrean situation of a present-day American youth. Prodded ever-forward in a world characterized by competing dogmas, nihilist hedonism, and a deconstructionist “unmasking of” a society once steadfast in its ways, Painters is concerned less with the contemporary state of being-in-the-world than with the process of the creative act within it.

Strangers by Accident / Hope & Things

52 Hall Avenue, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Justin Bartlett
Saturday, May 12 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Hope & Things: 12:00PM

Hope & Things is an indie rock band blending retrospective lyrics with lush atmospheres and driving grooves. His debut EP "Illusionary" covers the pains, doubts, hopes, and questions of a reflective life.

https://spoti.fi/2pRcIF8

Strangers by Accident: 12:55PM

Hailing from Boston, Strangers by Accident are an authentic, energetic indie-folk act with an old-school respect for songwriting. The band’s lyrically driven songs feature three-part harmonies and veer from suitcase-stomping acoustic, to snare-pounding electric, to minimalist folk.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0oaYIKisN8mPCSRdsiooSI

Pumpkin Bread

17 Atherton St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Jackson Clawson
Saturday, May 12 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pumpkin Bread, a folk quintet based in Boston, MA, plays original acoustic music that blends influences from traditional folk songs and fiddle tunes with modern sensibilities and intricate arrangements. Pumpkin Bread developed its uncommon sound in kitchen jams, traditional music sessions, and soup nights in the Boston area folk music scene. The band, hailed by The Boston Globe as “pure progressive folk fusion,” released its self-titled debut album in May 2017 in collaboration with Nine Athens Music.

Maura Shawn Scanlin
Steven Manwaring
Conor Hearn
Jackson Clawson
Aidan Scrimgeour

Right on Red

17 Perry Street, somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Eric Hellweg
Saturday, May 12 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Members of Right on Red have been playing together off-and-on in various incarnations for 25 years. Along the way, members have opened for The Allman Brothers, Levon Helm, and Phil Lesh, played on a Clash tribute album with the likes of Camper Van Beethoven and The Smithereens, and appeared in countless regrettable gigs in between. In this current go-round, the three-piece finds new mojo building and burning the bridges between indie rock, alt-country, and noise.

Phil & the Flying Leap

10 Homer Square, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Phil Berman
Saturday, May 12 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Phil & the Flying Leap plays Americana Vaudeville originals to make you tap your toes and buy a one-way ticket to anywhere cheap. Somerville singer-songwriter Phil Berman blends influence from American roots, early jazz, musical theater, and indie folk to weave indelible pop tapestries to set your heart ablaze and your mind at ease. Dancing shoes optional, but encouraged.

Strangers by Accident

52 Hall Ave., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Brian Sousa
Saturday, May 12 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Hailing from Boston, Strangers by Accident are an authentic, energetic indie-folk act with an old-school respect for songwriting. Started by Brian Sousa and Amy Wynne in 2015, the duo has become a powerful live act, adding Justin Bartlett on vocals /electric guitar, and Heidi Crampton on drums. The band’s lyrically driven songs feature three-part harmonies and veer from suitcase-stomping acoustic, to snare-pounding electric, to minimalist folk.

Front & Turner

9 Berkeley Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Cameron Cotham
Saturday, May 13 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The acoustic project of Cam Cotham- taking stylings and inspiration of alternative 90's music such as Counting Crows and Matchbox 20 coupled with indie rock and soul-folk acoustic the likes of Gaslight Anthem and Amos Lee. Performing around 1:20 PM

Andy Grosser

22 Belmont Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Andy Grosser
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Solo mandolin and vocals. Rock, Americana, alt-country, folk, singer-songwriter, witty banter. Maybe a beer.

Ashley Jordan Band

43 Chester Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Ashley Jordan
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Ashley Jordan has performed at venues across the U.S. and has supported artists such as Trace Adkins, Sam Hunt, Chase Rice, Rusted Root, Jason Mraz, Phillip Phillips, Christina Perri and more. Ashley started out as a street performer in Boston, and now has four full albums of original music and a host of regional and national awards. She has performed for audiences of 40,000+ and received a first-round Grammy nomination in 2015. Recently, Boston radio WBMX called Ashley’s new album “a masterpiece” and a Cumulus Country radio/Big Machine Records competition named her as a top ten finalist from across the nation. Ashley will be performing with: Frank Pupillo, Alex Sennett & Cat McDonald.

Noble Dust | As the Sparrow | The Wolff Sisters

9 Carter Terrace, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Emily Cunningham
Saturday, May 13 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

As the Sparrow - Folk-influenced, rock-swing band based around the songwriting of Mark Damon and Crystal Araiza. Described as “instantly appealing, slightly edgy, and undoubtedly unique” by Indie-Music.com, they were nominated for Best in Massachusetts by The 2015 New England Music Awards.

Noble Dust - A motley collection of reformed band geeks, Noble Dust charms audiences with horn-powered lyrically-driven progressive folk pop. The group received an Iguana Music Grant from Club Passim to record their first full length album, due out in mid-2017.

The Wolff Sisters - The three sisters, Rebecca, Rachael, and Kat, create haunting harmonies that only siblings can manage to do.

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