Hard Rock

Above The Din

11 Moore St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Breanna Caires
Saturday, May 12 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

ABOVE THE DIN means: “transcend the noise.” Hear them do just that— live! Boston’s must-see trio presents an afternoon of free rock and barbecue. Fresh off a win at SPH Band Contest, they are bringing you a mix of heyday grunge and doom-laden blues. For pre-Porchfest shenanigans, hit up their socials:

https://www.instagram.com/abovethedin_/

https://www.facebook.com/abovethedin

Then come say hi and grab a bite at the porch of Tim Mercier (guitar, vocals), Dan Racowsky (drums) and Allan Kleln de Carvalho (bass).

Wolfsmyth

72 Hooker Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Griffin Bach
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Hot hot hot! The handle is hot! Get an oven mitt because this frying pan is sputtering with scalding hot riffs that taste a lot like Thin Lizzy and Pantera but have notes of GnR, Queen, and Maiden. The whole concoction smells strongly of early Van Halen and has a lightly progressive aftertaste while never sullying the taste buds with pretension. It tastes even better as leftovers.

Without Warning

72 Hooker Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Nate Lavins
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Without Warning is a hard rock band hailing from Boston, Massachusetts. With a new take on 80's metal, Without Warning brings you the combination of powerful vocals, melodic guitar riffs, and face melting solos. The group was formed in 2013, and consists of lead vocalist and bassist Ian Raposa, guitarist and backing vocalist Darryl Santana, and drummer Nate Lavins. They have released their first full EP under the album name "Burning Skies". The band has also released a music video for their song “Lost”, which is available to stream now.

Bandcamp - https://withoutwarningband.bandcamp.com/
"Lost" Music Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GZDjMYuH-Y

The Functionals

71 Simpson Ave., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Benjamin Brown
Saturday, May 21 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Functionals is an independent rock band from Boston, MA whose searing self-titled debut album was released in late 2015.

Slaves to the man by day, but renaissance men by night – The Functionals live to brew up golden suds and rock your ear buds. Inspired by hard rocking heroes, The Functionals combine crunchy riffs with heavy beats to make what is unabashedly rock 'n roll.

"Ennui" Music Video | Official Website

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