reggae

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.

Spotted Tiger, Rebel Darling, Selector Jah Rich & Friends

24 Central Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Laurence Scudder
Saturday, May 21 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Spotted Tiger is led by the songwriting of violist Laurence Scudder & guitarist Erik White rounded out by a malleable all-star combination of Boston area players. Together they play an inspiring variety of originals & hand-picked covers. Comfortable in many formats, sets include a variety of styles from folk to reggae to country & beyond. Spotted Tiger – sometimes acoustic, always eclectic.

Rebel Darling is the brainchild of songwriter Michael Poulopoulos. Using his original tunes & a changing cast of musicians reveal beautiful soundscapes & haunting lyrical wisdom.

Selector Jah Rich spins strictly reggae vinyl between sets, sure to keep the vibes lively.

Big Blue World

10 Packard Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Chris Chitouras
Saturday, May 21 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This roots based band from Boston, MA combines 3-part harmonies layered over rock and world beat grooves and has developed a unique sound that moves smoothly from original reggae and psychedelic rock to West African, Cuban, funk and blues. The band is made up of Conor O'Brien on guitars and lead vocals, Chris Chitouras on guitars and vocals, Keith Kirkpatrick on bass and vocals and Frank Laurino on drums and percussion. Some influences include Paul Simon, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Peter Gabriel, the Beatles, Buena Vista Social Club, Salif Kieta, Baaba Maal, Grateful Dead and Zani Diabate.

The Snacktones

36 Belmont St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Adam Kaufman
Saturday, May 16 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A mostly acoustic, mostly rock trio with mostly bite-sized tunes
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Joshua Miller: Funky deep bass
Gregory Reilly: All the percussions
Adam Kaufman: Guitars and words

The Erlenmeyers

390 Washington St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Rob Dross
Saturday, May 16 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Erlenmeyers are a 4-piece, Medford-based rock band. Playing covers and originals that stretch across genres. Reggae, honky tonk, Americana, blues, you name it. We'll rock you out without blowing your ears out.

J.Boom

53 Tufts Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Julio Delacruz
Saturday, May 16 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

I am a DJ who plays multiple genres of music spanning the decades to present.

What She Said

15 Harrison St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: E M
Saturday, May 16 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Old-school R&B, Rock, Reggae. You know, all the good stuff.

Allie - Vocals; Brad - Drums; Jon - Guitar; Mike - Keys; Earl - Bass

Plan B

15 Harrison St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: E M
Saturday, May 17 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Classic rock, R&B, Reggae, all good stuff.

Spotted Tiger, Rebel Darling & Selector Jah Rich

24 Central St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Laurence Scudder
Saturday, May 17 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Two original singer/songwriter collaborations and a dj spinning reggae vinyl between sets
Musicians:
Spotted Tiger-Laurence Scudder, Erik White, Jim Larkin, Yahuba Garcia-Torres
Rebel Darling-Mike Poulopoulos, Ryan Fitzsimmons
DJ:Selector Jah Rich

Big Blue World

10 Packard Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Chris Chitouras
Saturday, May 17 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This roots based band from Boston, MA combines 3-part harmonies layered over rock and world beat grooves and has developed a unique sound that moves smoothly from original reggae and rock to West African and Cuban to funk and psychedelia. The band is made up of Conor O'Brien on guitar, electric mandolin and lead vocals, Chris Chitouras on acoustic and electric guitar and vocals, Keith Kirkpatrick on electric bass and vocals and our new addition to the band, Frank Laurino on percussion. Some influences include Paul Simon, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Peter Gabriel, Buena Vista Social Club, the Beatles, Baaba Maal, Grateful Dead and Zani Diabate.

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