Singer/Songwriter

I'm doing okay. How are you?

33 Cherry St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Matt Vuchichevich
Saturday, May 12 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Guitar and voice. Inclusive singalongs about dangerous traffic, applied mathematics, the lack of gravity in platform videogames, sitting on the Tobin bridge, pickles from vending machines, and keeping everything together, if barely. The energy of rock music but just a bit weird. (The good kind of weird.)

The record is free: https://aoav.bandcamp.com/album/we-crossing-out-here-we-ready-to-die-out...

Hang out with us!

Dr. Beaver 鬍子醫生

9 Spencer Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Ying-Hsuan Chen
Saturday, May 12 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Founded 18 years ago by a few high school classmates, Dr. Beaver is an award winning band in Taiwan. We play refreshing folk music in relaxing tempo. We write our own songs. We sing in Mandarin Chinese. We believe music can free worries and cure broken hearts. That's why we are called Dr. Beaver.

Ashley Jordan Band

43 Chester Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Ashley Jordan
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Ashley Jordan has performed at venues across the U.S. and has supported artists such as Trace Adkins, Sam Hunt, Chase Rice, Rusted Root, Jason Mraz, Phillip Phillips, Christina Perri and more. Ashley started out as a street performer in Boston, and now has four full albums of original music and a host of regional and national awards. She has performed for audiences of 40,000+ and received a first-round Grammy nomination in 2015. Recently, Boston radio WBMX called Ashley’s new album “a masterpiece” and a Cumulus Country radio/Big Machine Records competition named her as a top ten finalist from across the nation. Ashley will be performing with: Frank Pupillo, Alex Sennett & Cat McDonald.

Civic, Ali McGuirk, & The Weisstronauts in the Bloc Courtyard

11 bow street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Rebecca Mitchell
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Second annual Bloc Porchfest celebration, in the courtyard! We'll be serving some special treats from Forge Baking Company. Get there early to secure a seat at a picnic table!

12 - 12:45
ali mcguirk (jazz, r&b, soul, rock)
http://www.alisings.xyz/

1 - 1:45
civic (Americana-tinged folk-rock)
https://civicmusic.bandcamp.com/

2 - 2:45
the weisstronauts (instrumental surf, twang, spy)
http://www.weisstronauts.com/

Ajda the Turkish Queen, Magen Tracy

76 Oak St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Ajda Snyder
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Ajda the Turkish Queen
https://ajdatheturkishqueen.bandcamp.com
Ajda's music reflects two powerful influences - her birthplace of Texas and her mother's homeland of Turkey, where she has traveled extensively. "Rootsy yet ethereal.” This duo show will include Ajda on vocals/mandolin/guitar, & bass provided by Lorde Buckingham.

Magen Tracy
www.magentracymusic.com
Indie-folk songstress Magen Tracy brings bittersweet ballads and fierce anthems. Soulful vocals, poignant songwriting, & intricate pianos with a strong dash of sleazy swagger & alt-country twang. “It’s like if Tori Amos and Lucinda Williams made out.” This duo performance will feature Eric Donohue on bass!

Santosha

55 Simpson Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Alison Dagger
Saturday, May 16 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Santosha is a Boston area based Kirtan band lead by Naomi Edelman on lead vocals and harmonium. Santosha creates original compositions using tradition sanskrit and the variety of musical backgrounds of it's members Paul Erlich (guitar), Alison Dagger (flute), and Lauren Calista (backup vocals and drum). Santosha's music is a spiritual experience that will release your inner struggles and provide you with a beautiful and enlightening meditational practice to feel energized and renewed. You can find the band hosting Kirtan events around the Somerville/Arlington area or accompanying Yoga classes and other meditational gatherings.

Summer of Aden 2-3 / Ryan Alvanos 3-4

21 Conwell St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Andrew Dick
Saturday, May 16 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Summer of Aden is a 4-piece folk rock band with influences including Elliott Smith, The Zombies, Nick Drake, Radiohead, and more. Check out the LP, EP, and two singles at https://summerofaden.bandcamp.com/.

Ryan Alvanos is a poet by training, editor by trade, songwriter by passion, busker by calling, and whim-blown vagabond by good fortune. His most recent record, "Sharp Little Hooks," sheds new light on the old-school art of fly fishing and features Cambridge mainstays The Blue Ribbons. Listen to it at http://www.ryanalvanos.com/

All out of Excuses

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65 Hancock St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Patrick Murphy
Saturday, May 17 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Three members: 2 electric guitars and a drum set. A mix of rock, blues and country. Mostly Covers but a few original songs.

Low Frequency Situation

11 Morrison Place, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Eric Otterbein
Saturday, May 17 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Low Frequency Situation plays folky/jammy/bluesy inspired rock and roll with a solid side helping of Harmonica. Give us a "like" on Facebook at http://www.lowfrequencysituation.com and listen to us at http://www.reverbnation.com/lowfrequencysituation

We are:

Ken Borter: Drums
Andrew Crowe: Acoustic Guitar/Vocals
Jamie Folsom: Harmonica
Eric Otterbein: Bass
Matthew Poeta: Electric Guitar/Backing Vocals

Anda Volley + Dan Blakeslee + Andrew Scandal

83 Josephine Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Michael Leyden
Saturday, May 17 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pop, rock, folk awesomeness from indie rocker and sometimes trip hopper Anda Volley http://www.andavolley.com; troubadour extraordinaire Dan Blakeslee http://danblakeslee.com; and laser-guided musician Andrew Scandal http://andrewscandal.com. A great party as past years. Guaranteed big crowd ! We're closing down the street! We're also having a fundraiser. Stop by!

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