folk rock

Strangers by Accident / Hope & Things

52 Hall Avenue, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Justin Bartlett
Saturday, May 12 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Hope & Things: 12:00PM

Hope & Things is an indie rock band blending retrospective lyrics with lush atmospheres and driving grooves. His debut EP "Illusionary" covers the pains, doubts, hopes, and questions of a reflective life.

Strangers by Accident: 12:55PM

Hailing from Boston, Strangers by Accident are an authentic, energetic indie-folk act with an old-school respect for songwriting. The band’s lyrically driven songs feature three-part harmonies and veer from suitcase-stomping acoustic, to snare-pounding electric, to minimalist folk.

Billy Dodge Moody

148 Willow Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Billy Moody
Saturday, May 12 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Boston singer-songwriter Billy Dodge Moody combines thought-provoking lyrical storytelling with an eclectic blend of folk, blues, soul, and alternative rock. In the summer of 2018, Billy will be releasing his second studio record, "Wildwood", as a follow up to his debut, "Dawn Breaks Over Mystic."

Modern Painters

14 Henry Avenue #2, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Gabe Goodman
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Folk Rock, Indie Folk, Experimental Folk

Similar Artists: Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty, Red House Painters, The Modern Lovers

Black Marmot

7 Pearl Street Place, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Tim Parker
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Black Marmot released its debut album “Run Home” in January of 2010. Since then the band has been delivering infectious folk rock tunes to crowds throughout New England. 2012 welcomed Black Marmot’s second album, “The Everyday Seeker” EP. The record found the band experimenting with ukulele, complicated harmonies, and even the addition of the rare bass VI. In 2015 Black Marmot returned to rock with "Words of Engagement" featuring staples of the band's live shows "Weapons," "The Trip," and "War in the Valley." Check the band out in the first slot of Porchfest outside of Union Square to get rocked in person and pick up a few album copies of your own!

San Lorenzo

9 Carter Terrace, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Emily Cunningham
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

"A specially blended melange of upbeat folk rock rhythms conjured upon a strong, sound framework that gives off an air of authenticity to this local band that is beginning to find their groove, and enter the pantheon of great Boston area music acts." - Music Box Pete

A motley collection of reformed band geeks, San Lorenzo has built a following in their Boston hometown fitting onto tiny stages and collaborating with New England folk legends like The Novel Ideas, Jake Armerding, and Adam Ezra looking to put a twist on the traditional. Their genre-bending debut EP Noble Dust is equal parts americana and King Crimson, rounded out with ethereal harmonies and a trombone or two.

Kevin Sinclair, Lee Taylor, Ian Laczynski, Ian Cat & The Crimsons

22 Lincoln Parkway, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Lee Taylor
Saturday, May 16 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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