sac - Folk http://somervilleartscouncil.org/taxonomy/term/30332 en Fantastic Liars http://somervilleartscouncil.org/node/46404 <div class="field field-name-field-profile-website field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">http://www.facebook.com/fantasticliars</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>...and when we came to, we didn't know who we were , or how we wound up in the middle of the desert, surrounded by guitars, drums, and a thousand dying vampires, we were just happy to be alive. But when we hopped into that crimson minivan of freedom to make our escape, we knew we had to tell our story, so we vowed to form the greatest band ever, we are, Fantastic Liars.</p> </div></div></div> Tue, 15 May 2012 23:39:22 +0000 Fantastic Liars 46404 at http://somervilleartscouncil.org Dan Jordan http://somervilleartscouncil.org/node/46400 <div class="field field-name-field-profile-website field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">http://djordanmusic.com</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>I'm a classically trained pianist and violist, and a largely self-taught guitarist and singer. I like to write songs. Check out my music on <a href="http://djordanmusic.com">my website</a> and <a href="http://www.youtube.com/lessersounds">my youtube channel</a>, both of which I will get around to updating one of these months. In my day job, I work in a genetic research lab at Harvard where I spend my time unraveling the mysteries of the human genome.</p> </div></div></div> Mon, 14 May 2012 18:35:45 +0000 dmjordan 46400 at http://somervilleartscouncil.org Kristina Blanchflower http://somervilleartscouncil.org/node/46388 <div class="field field-name-field-profile-website field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">www.kristinablanchflower.com</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Kristina wants to be your friend and she’ll be good at it.</p> <p>Hailing from central MA and currently living in Somerville, Kristina has emerged as a musician who presents a unique melding of lyrical charm, coupled with distinctive instrumental crafting.</p> <p>Unofficially apprenticing under folk and indie music staples of the time, Kristina taught herself guitar and began writing songs shortly after. Now, Kristina is flexing her muscles and baring her teeth. She’s working on producing a full-length album that exemplifies a new complexity combining her classical folk roots with experimental instrumentation and renewed lyrical depth. She is managing to break away from the pack of hungry singer-songwriters by creating something that’s familiar yet still unheard of.</p> <p>Kristina is here for you. She’ll drive you home and listen to your troubles. She’ll tuck you in and check under the bed.</p> <p>Kristina might be the friend you didn’t know you were waiting for.</p> </div></div></div> Tue, 01 May 2012 16:07:17 +0000 kristina blanchflower 46388 at http://somervilleartscouncil.org Nemes http://somervilleartscouncil.org/node/46373 <div class="field field-name-field-profile-website field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">http://www.nemesband.com</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Nemes is an unquestionably unique 5 piece rock/folk band from Worcester, Massachusetts. Led by duel frontmen Dave Anthony (Guitar/Vocals) and Josh Knowles (Violin/Vocals), the band brings what Worcester Magazine calls “a nuclear power plant's worth of energy” to any venue they enter. Energy isn't the only thing Nemes is focused on though. The band's songwriting, involving memorable lyrics and catchy hooks, will always be at the forefront, followed by a wide array of top-notch musicianship.</p> <p>Since being named one of Alternative Press' top 5 unsigned bands in 2010, Nemes has embarked on two tours of the Eastern US, continued building a local fanbase, and most recently released a full length album. The album is entitled “Don't Flush Me” and showcases the many sides that Nemes has to offer. On the disc, the band seamlessly transitions from arena-sized rock songs to violin-plucking tunes with just as much emotional intensity.</p> <p>The bottom line (literally), is that Nemes is motivated, capable, and ready to take on any audience put in front of them.</p> </div></div></div> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:42:03 +0000 nemesband 46373 at http://somervilleartscouncil.org As The Sparrow http://somervilleartscouncil.org/node/46369 <div class="field field-name-field-profile-website field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">www.asthesparrow.com</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>As the Sparrow is a folk influenced rock-swing band based around the songwriting of Mark Damon. In 2009, while majoring in Theater at Salem State University and working as a professional actor in downtown Salem, Ma, Damon decided that his heart belonged to music. After writing an album's worth of songs he teamed up with his longtime friend Kenneth Mckeen, who in the fall of 2009, flew in from Michigan after performing in the Johnny Cash musical "The Ring of Fire" on upright bass. Soon after, Leo Fonseca and Yves Francois joined the group on trumpet and percussion. In December of 2009, As the Sparrow debuted themselves at the House of Blues Front Room in Boston. Realizing that something was missing in the group, Damon reached out to Kelsey Devlin, a Berklee College of music student who had known Mark from performing in local community theater productions since elementary school. In the spring of 2010, Kelsey Devlin joined the group on violin and vocals. The last member to hop on board was Crystal Araiza. Crystal started out as the band's photographer but was asked to join after her talent on keys, banjo, flute, and ukulele became discovered. As the Sparrow is now in the process of recording their debut album with the help of Producer and Engineer, Steve Scully.</p> </div></div></div> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 17:33:46 +0000 mdamon45 46369 at http://somervilleartscouncil.org The World is Square http://somervilleartscouncil.org/node/46362 <div class="field field-name-field-profile-website field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">https://www.facebook.com/groups/134432613291722/#!/theworldissquareband</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The World Is Square is a Square-Enix tribute band. From Woburn, MA, The World Is Square takes video game music and makes it real. We take the music of your favorite Square-Enix video games (Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, etc) and bring it to life!</p> </div></div></div> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:52:57 +0000 theworldissquareband 46362 at http://somervilleartscouncil.org Megan Curtis http://somervilleartscouncil.org/node/46348 <div class="field field-name-field-profile-website field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 14:53:53 +0000 templetonbreaks 46348 at http://somervilleartscouncil.org Sophie http://somervilleartscouncil.org/node/46338 <div class="field field-name-field-profile-website field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">http://thesinisterturns.bandcamp.com</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Sophie is a guitarist and bassist. She played bass with the band <a href="http://thesinisterturns.bandcamp.com">The Sinister Turns</a> for six years and also sings solo with acoustic guitar.</p> </div></div></div> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 19:22:09 +0000 rcleo 46338 at http://somervilleartscouncil.org