We want to entertain you. Come join us and have some fun. Bring your kids..... if you want... but you don't have to.
In 2022, with garage rock, punk, folk and noise aplenty dotting the Somerville cityscape – A new breed of deck emerged from the shady trees of Oxford street. A hybrid of summer vibes and the technology of the now. A new Porchfest tradition: one of electric friendship - built to dance and built to last.
Omniplus (James Castle)
VIBECHK (b2b2b): CoZy, (Cory Zografos), KETRA (Kenneth Chan), Hint of Reason (Henry Hinton)
Low key looping with a couple friends jumping in.
Don’t stop by, nothing to see here
The Velvet Dirtmunchers are a genre-bending sextet from Medford, Somerville, and Cambridge featuring sultry vocals, squeezebox, and impudent (mouthy! hellacious!) horns.
Chatter on down to the corner of Summer St. & School street to have a tire poppin' good time to a mix of ethereal, blue, jazz, & rock sounds brought to you by local musicians.
Not your grandpa's elevator jazz.
Cambridge/Somerville-based jazz, funk, fusion.
Matt Hall (tenor sax), Gabe Bronk (alto sax, vocals), Kai Shen Lim (guitar), Rachel Savage (piano), Nico Gort-Freitas (bass), Aaron Day (drums)
Eight Foot Manchild grew out of friendships formed in the HONK Festival community. After playing in various bands in this network for a number of years, bandleader Dylan Foley formed EFM out of a desire to synthesize elements of stoner rock, doom metal, and street brass funk, and throw in a bit of hip hop sampling aesthetic for good measure. The aim was to find a sonic crossroads somewhere between Electric Wizard, Budos Band, King Crimson, and Wu-Tang Clan. The lyrical content, inspired mainly by the irreverent humor of Frank Zappa, draws on everything from religion and philosophy to kung fu and Godzilla movies.
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.
1 of the best bands you’ll see all day
Performance followed by DJ Sten playing house and country riddim bangers
We play what we feel. We feel what we play.