indie 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.

Kevin Madden & Adam Morrison

94 Summer st., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Kevin Madden
Saturday, May 12 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Just a couple of guys who love music, performing an Acoustic set of originals and some of their favorite covers.

The Rockmores

294 Summer Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: David DeSimone
Saturday, May 12 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Big-hearted smart 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

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 (
Bluesy, punky, female-fronted garage rock band

Violet Intent (
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. *** Four bands (in this order): Buzz + Howl (a mixed parade of rock, blues, & soul); Whistle Jacket (keyboards, cello, three part harmonies:; Anjimile (emotionally charged lyricism and indie-pop melodies:; Non Marking Souls (all instrumental five piece funky jazz jam band:

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