indie rock

Cardinal Spins

33 Pearson Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Patrick Shirley
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Cardinal Spins is an indie rock three piece hailing from Newtown, CT.

Guitar/Vocals - Jeff Schmidt
Bass - Patrick Shirley
Drums - Niall Reynolds (guest drummer for PorchFest, Nat Burns)

Special thanks to Kat Murphy for the album art.
Check out her page www.facebook.com/katmurphystudio

Forest Moon

15 Central St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Federico Beckhoff
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Forest Moon is a Boston-based band that draws influences from 60's and 70's psychedelia and rock with a modern sound touched with atmospheric and dreamy textures. Our Porchfest setlist will include originals as well as covers featuring guest musicians!

Dietrich Strause, Audrey Ryan & Will Dailey

11 Cambria St. , Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Audrey Ryan
Saturday, May 13 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Loft presents at our Porchfest Stage: Dietrich Strause’s songs are a mix of timeless melody, literate lyricism, and a "virtuosic command of imagery.” He is a staple of the local Americana and folk scene and tours with various national acts such as Anais Mitchell, Great Lake Swimmers, and Sarah Jarosz. Loft host Audrey Ryan is a multi-instrumentalist one-man-band outfit that will be joined by her friend Karina DaCosta for their duo harmony side project "Milky Leaks." Will Dailey is one of Boston's most prolific and hardworking musicians. He’s an acclaimed independent recording and performing artists who is currently in the studio making a new record supported by Pledge Music.

Porchapalooza II: Steve Thomas & REAL INCOGNITO and Mambo Doble

25 Henderson St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Karen Welling
Saturday, May 21 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

2–3 pm: Steve Thomas & REAL INCOGNITO — a 21st-century jump band with original genre-bending songs that draw on indie rock, jazz, reggae, R&B

2–4 pm: Mambo Doble: Latin/Brazilian jazz. Unleash your inner salsa and samba dancer . . . or just dance in your head.

The Different Strokes

12 Foskett St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Alex Morelli
Saturday, May 21 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Two black kids from Harlem, Arnold Jackson and older brother Willis, are welcomed into the family of wealthy New York businessman Philip Drummond when their mother, his housekeeper, passes away. The two brothers become part of the Drummond family and learn various lessons about life.

The Different Strokes are Eric Ahern, Sean Beck, Andrew Labak, Alex Morelli, and Nancy Yao.

Charles Delta & Violet Intent & friends

182 Highland Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Tim Boutelle
Saturday, May 21 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Charles Delta (http://facebook.com/charlesdeltamusic)
Bluesy, punky, female-fronted garage rock band

Violet Intent (http://violetintent.com)
Scuzzy, spacey psych rock trio

...and more!

Buzz + Howl /Whistle Jacket / Anjimile / Non Marking Souls

83 Josephine Avenue , Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Michael Leyden
Saturday, May 16 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

***Named in WBUR’s 10 Bands To Catch At Somerville’s PorchFest 2015. https://artery.wbur.org/2015/05/14/somerville-porchfest-2015 *** Four bands (in this order): Buzz + Howl (a mixed parade of rock, blues, & soul); Whistle Jacket (keyboards, cello, three part harmonies: https://whistlejacket.bandcamp.com); Anjimile (emotionally charged lyricism and indie-pop melodies: http://www.anjimile.com); Non Marking Souls (all instrumental five piece funky jazz jam band: http://somervilleartscouncil.org/sacfiles/Povo%201.mp3.

Happy Little Clouds

1 Arnold Court, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Kelly Vaden
Saturday, May 16 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Happy Little Clouds is the ultimate hybrid indie band that combines a familiar rock base with soulful, sometimes bluesy, female vocals, edgy guitar, punchy bass, and bouncy rhythms. They play with dynamics like a yo-yo and aren't afraid to get quiet until they slap you in the face with beats that can get even the living dead up and grooving. Passion and good musicality triumph the stage and you'll be sure to have a tune or two stuck in your head after this band is done. The Boston-based indie rock band was formed in 2010 by singer/guitarist Jac Mestel and drummer Alex Toorish. They were joined in 2014 by bassist Kelly Vaden.

Porchapalooza II: Steve Thomas & REAL INCOGNITO and Mambo Doble

25 Henderson Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Karen Welling
Saturday, May 21 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

2–3 pm: Steve Thomas & REAL INCOGNITO — a 21st-century jump band serving up an indie rock/jazz/reggae/R&B muzikal stew

3–4 pm: Mambo Doble: Latin/Brazilian jazz. Unleash your inner salsa and samba dancer . . . or just listen.

J. Walter Weatherman (with Michael Boyce and Your Favorite Sports Team)

340 Highland Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Matthew Owens
Saturday, May 17 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

J. Walter plays songs that can't decide whether to be pop, folk, rock, or country. Mix 'em all together and you've got yourself some tunes that were meant to be played on a porch in the month of May. (http://jwalterweatherman.bandcamp.com/)

Michael Boyce hails from Charleston, SC. He has played and sung with Firesides, an alt/folk band from Boston.

Your Favorite Sports Team likes to play music.

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