Funk

Matthew Stubbs & The Antiguas with Julie Rhodes

Performance Date and Time : 
Saturday, July 14 1:00 PM

 

Sabouyouma

Performance Date and Time : 
Saturday, July 14 3:00 PM

 

The Squires of Soul

7 Jay St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Kendall Gillians
Saturday, May 12 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

A funky fresh sextet from Lowell, Massachusetts. Formed from the shared desire to funk things up, The Squires have quickly become an energetic staple of the Lowell music scene. They blend RnB, Soul, Reggae, and funk into a satisfying musical experience!

Bird Language, The House Band, and more...

259 Highland Avenue, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Alex Maeder
Saturday, May 12 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

257/259 Highland is back hosting Porchfest! For the third straight year we'll welcome everyone to our backyard, and raise money for a good cause.

We have our headliners from the past 2 years, Bird Language (2017) and The House Band (2016) performing.

  • Bird Language songs: https://soundcloud.com/bird-language
  • House Band Porchfest photos and video: https://photos.app.goo.gl/WPZU2tLjmMtbzvBTA

    Our charity this year is Elevate Youth (https://www.elevate-youth.org/), a non-profit that empowers youth from underserved neighborhoods by cultivating long term mentoring relationships through engagement in transformative outdoor experiences.

  • Opposite People

    19R Prospect Hill Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
    Band Contact: Josh Rosenstock
    Saturday, May 12 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    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 Farmer’s Market, Egleston Square and East Somerville Main Streets, and many more.

    Andrea Condit - Percussion
    Danny Rhodes - Trumpet
    Eric Rosenbaum - Trombone
    Jay Paget - Guitar Right
    Jeff Todd - Guitar Left
    John Barnett - Keyboard
    Josh Rosenstock - Fender Bass
    Keith Waters - Bari Sax
    Mike Goodblatt - Flugelbone
    Mike Razo - Drums

    If Bears Had Beaks

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    19 Day St, Somerville (see map on right)
    Band Contact: Charles Renwick
    Saturday, May 12 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    If Bears Had Beaks is a father/daughter duo without any fathers or daughters, and there's six of them. You might have seen them play at Cantab lounge, but under different names.

    CHACO

    25 LEWIS ST, SOMERVILLE (see map on right)
    Band Contact: Orry Shamash
    Saturday, May 12 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    rock-pop-funk-indie-groove band playing originals

    Sugar & the Essential Spice

    Performance Date and Time : 
    Saturday, June 16 1:00 PM

    This Boston based band was formed in late 2016 by local guitarist Todd M. Smith (Starr Faithfull, the Peacheaters, Rolling Nectar), seasoned drummer Chris Botelho (Thomas Anderson, Guilty Pleasure, LoVeSeXy), and soulful vocalist Shanell “Sugar” (Boston Pops, Sisters Of Soul, American All Star Band). 

    They recently added talented new members Andrew Jones on bass & Anthony Grant on keyboards, sax and vocals. 

    Gillian Grogan / Big Spender Trio

    86 Marshall Street, Somerville (see map on right)
    Band Contact: Tim Gilman
    Saturday, May 12 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Gillian Grogan (on first): Full-bodied folk in a mossy chalice. What more could you desire? "An unforgiving tuggin' at your roots, no matter where you come from." -Woven Collective https://gilliangrogan.bandcamp.com/

    Big Spender Trio (on last): Down homestyle, deep fried hammond B3 organ + vintage keys driven funk. Watch yourself now! https://bigspendertrio.bandcamp.com/

    Kristina Staplefeld can’t perform on Sunday, unfortunately. Sorry about that.

    The Believe In Yourself Kids

    123 Orchard Street, Somerville (see map on right)
    Band Contact: Dylan Sherry
    Saturday, May 12 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    The Believe In Yourself Kids (BIYK) are a funky Boston group who believe in groove, soul and making friends along the way. The wheels on our bus never stop. Come rock with us!

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