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Red Arlington

49 College Avenue, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Red Arlington
Saturday, May 16 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Energy, emotion, and relatability quickly became the focus of Red Arlington’s music as he partied his way through college (while maintaining his grades, of course). There was no sense in creating music for others if he didn’t believe it or live it himself. Never taking himself too seriously, Red wants his music to reflect a lighthearted and comical nature similar to that of the environment he lives in. His music encompasses the college experience and what it is to live in our world as a young adult. The catchy hooks and relatable verses can be sung in unison at your next party or provide the background music to the events that are unraveling in front of your beer goggles.

Cake Street

56 Lowden Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Emma Puka-Beals
Saturday, May 16 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Cake Street is made up of Anna (Band Manager and Percussionist) Emma, Chloe, Rachel and maybe a couple of their college a cappella friends (vocals), and Emma and Rachel on guitar, too. It was formed when Emma's forever-roommate Abbey accidentally combined the expressions 'easy street' and 'piece of cake', and everyone was like, damn, we should form a band and call it THAT.

Kate Brulé, Sound-Off A Cappella, Count and King, and Molly Brulé

136 Holland St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Kate Brule
Saturday, May 16 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for a whole-souled, straight-from-the-heart, folk-pop-electronic musical adventure. Some performers include singer/songwriters Kate Brulé, Bailey Harrisberger of Count and King, and Molly Brulé. Sound-Off Acappella Group will be doing a dynamic performance as well! See you there!

Check out Molly Brulé: https://www.facebook.com/mollybrulemusic and https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/seasons-ep/id974746179.

Check out Kate Brulé: https://katebrule.bandcamp.com

Check out Sound Off: http://soundoffacappella.com

Check out Count and King: https://www.facebook.com/baileyharrisbergermusic?ref=br_tf and https://countandking.bandcamp.com

Dan Blakeslee, Miss Geo, The Grownup Noise @ Bloc Cafe Courtyard

11 Bow Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Rebecca Mitchell
Saturday, May 16 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us at Bloc, at 11 Bow Street in Union Square as we celebrate our first year participating in Porchfest! We will welcome a handful of awesome local bands to our beautiful outdoor courtyard. Grab a seat at a picnic table, sip on an iced coffee or fresh lemonade, and enjoy the music!

Music is from noon to 2PM.

This year, we are stoked to have sets from some of our favorite local musicians and cafe regulars!

Dan Blakeslee (www.danblakeslee.com)
Miss Geo (www.missgeomusic.com)
The Grownup Noise (www.thegrownupnoise.com)

litehouse

9 Morgan St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Stow kelner
Saturday, May 16 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Rock rocking rock rock
litehouse is a band from Somerville featuring Clara Wellons (vocals), Matt Burns (drums), George Perkins (guitar) and Stow Kelner (bass). We play glammy garage unapologetic modern rock. Usually for Porchfest in addition to originals we play our fave covers from the Velvets, GBV, Rolling Stones, Badfinger, Beatles, Lulu, Turtles and Bobby Hebb (who is from Massachusetts). Periodic SPECIAL guest vocalists. Sometimes refreshing beverages are consumed.

Massachusetts Whole Notes

37 Francesca Ave. , Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Julie Kron
Saturday, May 17 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Mass Whole Notes is a semi-professional a cappella group in Cambridge, MA which came together in early 2010. We are passionate about making great music, performing, and having fun!We like to sing a wide variety of music from Simon & Garfunkel to Macklemore. We have performed all over the Boston area including various live music venues and we are for hire for private parties and events. On June 3rd we will be performing at Johnny D's in Davis Square. Find us on Facebook or our website is masswholenotes.com. Hope to see you on the 17th!

The People's Party

219 Broadway, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Curtis Falzoi
Saturday, May 17 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The People’s Party, a band hailing from Boston, MA, is an eclectic mix of rock, funk, hip hop, jazz, and everything in between, dedicated to spreading love and unity in the celebration of life. The original sound borrows from a wide variety of genres. With rich vocal harmonies reminiscent of Motown and The Beatles, a thick, groove-filled rhythm section that can move from hip hop to acid jazz to rock with ease, infectious songwriting and lyricism, which varies from Paul Simon-esque to a Tribe Called Quest and beyond, a horn section along the order of Tower of Power and The Meters, and jams similar to Phish and The Grateful Dead, the music takes the audience on a wild musical ride.

The Rolling Who

45 Puritan Road, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Mary Ellen Powers
Saturday, May 17 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Rolling Who is a Boston-based cover band that draws a lot of its material from the 1960s British Invasions as well as pop and rock hits from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Influences include Oasis, David Bowie, The Kinks, The Beatles, The Who, The Jam and the Beach Boys (to name a few). Band members are:
Jerry Powers - lead vocals and bass
John Doucet - lead guitar
Ted Doyle - rhythm guitar
Michelle Kimball - lead and backing vocals, percussion
Bob Sargent - drums
Jeff Baker - keyboards

Happy Little Clouds

1 Arnold Ct., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Jaclyn Mestel
Saturday, May 17 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Happy Little Clouds is not all fluffy marshmellows and rainbows. This 3-member indie rock band sends a surprise shock wave to your nerves to create songs that will stick with you rain or shine. Happy Little Clouds is the ultimate hybrid indie band that combines a familiar, edgy rock base with soulful, sometimes bluesy female vocals, crunchy guitar and bouncy rhythms. Catchy songwriting interwoven with relevant grooves creates melodies that get stuck in your head real good.

Boston-based indie rock band, Happy Little Clouds, began playing in 2010 with Jac Mestel on lead vox & guitar and Alex Toorish on drums. New bassist Kelly Vaden joined in early 2014.

The Lucky 88's

88 Bay State , Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Jeff Ousborne
Saturday, May 17 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Bubblegum-folk-punk-pop-Americana

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