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The Powers That Be

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9 Brastow Ave., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: william powers
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Presenting the song writers Bill, Dave & John Powers, a songwriting team with a large, diverse repertoire of original songs available for recording artists or producers looking for material. Bill, Dave & John have been "back burner" songwriters, spending the bulk of their time recording and performing in various bands and performance situations. Having written hundreds of songs for years, they have recently decided to show their songs to the public.

SCBC Jazz-Gospel Band

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31 College Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Mina Cho
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mina Cho, Director of Contemporary Music at SCBC, and her group will present a variety of musical repertoire including jazz, latin, tango, and gospel.
Keys: Mina Cho
Drums: George Lernis
Bass: Neil Patton
Laouto: Vasilis Kostas
Singer: Robert Pate

Lily Black

40 Pearson Avenue, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Mike Barry
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lily Black is an indie pop/punk band from Cambridge, MA. Led by 18 year-old Lilly Senna, the band has lit up stages across New England, and their performance at Somerville Porchfest 2016 was a sensation.

The first single from their new EP is currently being spun on college and non-comm radio stations nationwide; the full EP, "My Own Hero," will be released on April 24th.

You don't want to miss Lily Black at Porchfest 2017.

Lily Black is:

Lilly Senna - vocals
Bobby Linscott - guitar
Phoebe Clark - keys, uke, vocals
Liam Barry - drums

Kate Brulé and Co.

136 Holland St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Kate Brule
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Come hear the songs and sounds of Kate Brule and friends! PORCHFEST is their favorite Somerville day of the year!

The Rockery

80 Electric Avenue, SOMERVILLE (see map on right)
Band Contact: Jason Piques
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Cover band (Rock, Pop, Top 40)

Wayside Bazaar

16 Landers , Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Robert Charlton
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Various performances and presentations by members of an informal collective

Paper Waves

44 Banks Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Gabrielle Otto
Saturday, May 21 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Paper Waves is a project based in collaboration. The talented, all-female lineup is well-versed in a variety of instruments and musical backgrounds. The group showcases a diverse instrumentation including guitar, cello, ukulele, keys, drum set, vocal harmonies, and the cajon! The sound can be described as folk, blues, indie rock, garage-rock & pop.

My Tulpa

19 Banks Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Thomas Boudreau
Saturday, May 21 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

My Tulpa started when TJ Boudreau kept writing songs about death and love as he was sick of playing in cover bands. These songs are on My Tulpa’s 2014 release Daymares. TJ moved to Baltimore and took 11 months to finish his next album while playing dive bars around the city. The finished product from that time was an album called Misanthropy released in June 2015. Realizing he did not want to work in a pizza parlor his whole life TJ moved back to Massachusetts to go to school and continue to work on music. Shortly after returning to Massachusetts, TJ recruited bassist Aidan Cuffe and drummer Eric McEntee to fill out the group in order to begin playing shows in New England.

Kate Brulé and Company

136 Holland St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Kate Brule
Saturday, May 21 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Porchfest is the best day ever! What's better than sharing music and sunshine with your community. If you are out and about, stop by 136 Holland St. We'll have different styles and bands playing! Country, folk-pop, and more! See you all there!

San Lorenzo

28 Stone Ave , Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Emily Cunningham
Saturday, May 16 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

A motley collection of reformed band geeks, we're all about lyrically driven progressive folk rock, toast, and fitting on to tiny stages. There will be horns.

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