CAUTION DOG is a mix of worldly funk, folky jams, and soulful tunes. A mix of musicians from around the Boston area, this performance will have solo and group acts, as well as a jam portion at the end. Come by for good times and chill vibes!
Chris Kaz, Krs Kaz, and Chris Kazarian, all one and the same, hails from Worcester MA. Think Marvin Gaye and Robert Plant, think John Legend and Jimi Hendrix. Chris is a local music scene veteran you won’t want to miss. You may have seen him throughout his 11 year career with Kids on A Hill, The Frotations or more recently The Velcro Soul. Now he aims to take the stage as Chris Kaz and The C.O.M.P. leading as a grunge R&B singer.
Andi Love & The Over 40's is a booty shaking, high energy, 10-piece collective dedicated to Funk, Blues, Soulful Rock, and Jazz, and just looking for a dance floor to happen to. Peace
Dewpoint is a four-piece jam band from Boston, Massachusetts. Establishing their current lineup in early 2015, they have quickly secured fans across the northeast, playing many staple venues in the area (ie. Brighton Music Hall, The Middle East Downstairs, The Spot Underground, The Stone Church). Their musical style spans many genres, weaving laid-back funk, progressive rock, and psychedelic grooves seamlessly under irresistibly catchy lead lines.
Your favorite Porkfest act is back in town! Squidpig plays tentaclicious Oi'n'kRock with elements of Eastern porcadelia. A four piece band that might turn five if the bus from NYC comes on time. Each band member comes from a completely different background and they will fight each other on stage for your entertainment.
Raunchy circus roots. Polished precision performances. A joyful cacophony of Balkan, Klezmer and funk, with a tasteful thrash of metal thrown in for good measure. No matter the occasion, Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band has got the brass to get you up and dancing.
Some whisper in hushed tones that ENSMB is the ultimate herald of mirthful discord, while others have gone mad at the mere mention of the name. It’s music shrouded in mystery and wicked intrigue. But there’s one thing we know for sure:
Horns will wail. Shoulders will shimmy. Faces will melt.
Blossoming from the Slavic heart of Greater Boston, the Somerville Symphony Orkestar is an all-original instrumental band that plays what they call “International Party Music.” Formed in 2009, the SSO combines elements of Balkan music with Rock, Reggae, and Funk music to create a high energy dance party. New and yet familiar is constant theme among concert goers as their music combines these elements in a fresh and exciting way, but provides beautiful and lyrical melodies. Described by WBUR as “Somerville’s Best Party Band” the SSO has consistently won over every room and brings everyone in for a great enjoyable show.
Opposite People is an afrobeat/funk/world music dance band from Boston. We specialize in performing at outdoor, community events around the Boston area, including numerous appearances at the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade, Wake Up the Earth Festival, Hyde Park Traffic Jam, Somerville Porchfest, Roslindale Farmers Market, Egleston Square and East Somerville Main Streets, and many more.
John Barnett - Keyboard
Andrea Condit - Percussion
Betsy Cowan - Percussion
Jon Fraser - Trumpet
Mike Goodblatt - Flugelbone
Jay Paget - Guitar
Mike Razo - Drums
Eric Rosenbaum - Trombone
Josh Rosenstock - Bass
Keith Waters - Sax
12 Noon To Be Determined Brass Band - Horn based instrumental band
Pipe and Drums with Stewart
Lefty - Soul Funk
A collection of longtime collaborators, co-conspirators and friends, we've been making music together for the last 15 years in various forms. Come check out the latest iteration and enjoy some deeply funky tunes. We'll have some fun with some recent top40 covers and there will likely be some guests sitting in with us!
Shahan Nercessian (gtr, keys)
Alan Manos (trpt)
Yas Fukami (tbn)
Michael Siegel (bass)
Ben Bornstein (drums)