Brand new Somerville-based project Ruby Grove aims to soothe anxious hearts & minds in the pandemic era with their soul, lofi hip hop, indie alternative, and rock-inspired music. Emerging from the recent ashes of local alternative rock band Miele, Cedric Lamour (bass, guitar, drum tracks) and Melissa Nilles (vocals, keyboards, songwriting, drum tracks) formed a power duo that will keep you dancing, vibing, and rocking.
Plumes is a 4-piece indie rock/folk/pop group from Boston, MA. Through 2 albums and 4 EPs, they’ve established a robust catalogue of songs driven by melodic guitar lines, vocal harmonies, introspective + sincere lyrics, and sneakily complex rhythm sections, which they bring together with gusto in their unfailingly energetic live shows. Plumes consists of John Thorsen (bass, guitar, vox), Ben Long (drums, vox), and Tim Green (guitar, vox), with Clio Fleece completing the live lineup (bass, piano, vox).
We are a funk/jam band based in Boston that focuses on the groove and aim to uplift.
Matt Estabrook is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator based in Somerville, MA. No two sets of Matt's music are alike; reflecting his multitude of interests in the academic world, Matt's music draws from several sources of musical inspiration, ranging from Cecil Taylor to Frank Ocean. Matt currently attends the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he is studying Human Development and Psychology, with a concentration in Arts & Education. Come check out the 7-piece band that plays indie rock, 80s Brazilian pop, and avant-garde jazz -- all in the same song!
Sapatnik performs a fusion of traditional music from the Balkans, South America, Europe, and U.S. combined with modern funk, R&B, rock, indie, and psychadelica. Each member of the group writes and performs original songs, creating an eclectic yet unified sound which guides you on a musical journey through time and space.
Big Blue World has a vibrant sound that moves seamlessly across musical borders, embracing the spectrum of world beat textures mixed with solid alternative songwriting…and a healthy dose of reggae, W. African, funk and psychedelic rock.
Big Blue World is: Conor O'Brien (guitars, lead vocals), Chris Chitouras (guitars, vocals), Keith Kirkpatrick (bass, vocals) and Frank Laurino (drums, percussion).
A fresh combination of old friends and family, Kerp and the Jerks celebrates the classic mix of electric guitar, bass, and drums layered with vocals to form what is perhaps best described as...Rock. We love all sorts of music, so don't be surprised if we span decades and genres of influences in a set consisting of both originals and covers. Former members of the Functionals, Jeff Demas and Jeremy Kerpka, combine forces with cousin Lindsey Glassen, longtime collaborator Dr. Pat Titterington, and Sir James Sherman. This Porchfest performance will represent multiple returns from musical retirement as well as a debut. We are excited to share the afternoon with you on Simpson Ave!
A beautiful blend of funk, folk, and rock, plus all the modern hits.
Your Friends in Hell are the spooky weirdos who combine toe tapping rock songs with a splash of punk, a bit of haunted doowap, and a confounding amount of accordion to create an act that you won't want to miss. If you like ghosts, angst, and bigfoot, this is the porch for you.