punk

Life to the Machine

35 School St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Erica Moore
Saturday, May 12 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Life to the Machine was formed through the conjoined creative cravings of 3 individuals in a basement in Medford. Now we have a bass player and practice in an attic. Come hear original tunes influenced by hard rock, grunge, blues, metal, and punk. Queens of the Stone age cover included! Our music will interrupt your apathy and get you out from between that rock and hard place. (Drums: Brianna Klingensmith, Bass guitar: Navi Bajwa, Guitar: Ryan Tarring, Vocals: Erica Moore).

Right on Red

17 Perry Street, somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Eric Hellweg
Saturday, May 12 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Members of Right on Red have been playing together off-and-on in various incarnations for 25 years. Along the way, members have opened for The Allman Brothers, Levon Helm, and Phil Lesh, played on a Clash tribute album with the likes of Camper Van Beethoven and The Smithereens, and appeared in countless regrettable gigs in between. In this current go-round, the three-piece finds new mojo building and burning the bridges between indie rock, alt-country, and noise.

Lily Black

40 Pearson Avenue, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Mike Barry
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lily Black is an indie pop/punk band from Cambridge, MA. Led by 18 year-old Lilly Senna, the band has lit up stages across New England, and their performance at Somerville Porchfest 2016 was a sensation.

The first single from their new EP is currently being spun on college and non-comm radio stations nationwide; the full EP, "My Own Hero," will be released on April 24th.

You don't want to miss Lily Black at Porchfest 2017.

Lily Black is:

Lilly Senna - vocals
Bobby Linscott - guitar
Phoebe Clark - keys, uke, vocals
Liam Barry - drums

Thrust Club & Friends

14 Dimick St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Erin Genett
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Formed in 2012, Thrust Club is a garage dance party where everyone is invited — a kick-drum that lifts you out of your seat, crunchy guitar chords under a layer of keys that are sometimes smooth, sometimes ominous, and vocals that coo, scream, and everything in between.

Members are Sally Bunch (guitar), JC Climent (drums), Erin Genett (keys), and Bethany Leavey (vocals). All members volunteer at Girls Rock Campaign Boston, and believe in demonstrating and promoting girls and women to express themselves through music and other means.

Thrust Club will be joined by members of Leafcutter and Adam PC.

My Tulpa

19 Banks Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Thomas Boudreau
Saturday, May 21 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

My Tulpa started when TJ Boudreau kept writing songs about death and love as he was sick of playing in cover bands. These songs are on My Tulpa’s 2014 release Daymares. TJ moved to Baltimore and took 11 months to finish his next album while playing dive bars around the city. The finished product from that time was an album called Misanthropy released in June 2015. Realizing he did not want to work in a pizza parlor his whole life TJ moved back to Massachusetts to go to school and continue to work on music. Shortly after returning to Massachusetts, TJ recruited bassist Aidan Cuffe and drummer Eric McEntee to fill out the group in order to begin playing shows in New England.

VAT

110 Porter Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Anthony S
Saturday, May 21 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

VAT is a rock band, baptized in the dark waters of the Merrimack Valley, and influenced by 70's occult rock, 80's hard rock/metal, and 90's fuzz.

Porchfest will see 66.6% of VAT performing an all acoustic set of their music for the first time. The set will start at 2:22 PM.

MAILMAN CARL

39 Tennyson St #3, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Paul Yu
Saturday, May 13 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Mailman Carl is a band that delves into the primal, the psychedelic, and the essence of life. for music and show info, see http://mailmancarl.bandcamp.com

Glenn Michael + Keith Bennett + George Woods Band + Thalia Zedek Band

156 Highland Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Madelaine Ripley
Saturday, May 16 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Being a Locavore isn't just about loving the farm fresh food on your plate...

Cuisine en Locale is thrilled to be taking part in the Somerville Arts Council's 5 year running PORCHFEST by transforming our back lot into our very own back "porch!"

Between 12 and 2pm get your boogie on with live local music, tasty sliders & tacos made from fresh farm-to-plate ingredients, and cool refreshments of both the all-ages and adult variety...

litehouse

9 Morgan Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Stow Kelner
Saturday, May 16 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Rock rocking rock rock
litehouse is a band from Somerville featuring Clara Wellons (vocals), Matt Burns (drums), George Perkins (guitar) and Stow Kelner (bass). We play glammy garage unapologetic modern rock. Usually for Porchfest in addition to originals we play our fave covers from the Velvets, GBV, Rolling Stones, Badfinger, Beatles, Lulu, Turtles and Bobby Hebb (who is from Massachusetts). Periodic SPECIAL guest vocalists. Sometimes refreshing beverages are consumed.

Backtalk

50 Waterhouse St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Josh Bodah
Saturday, May 17 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Boston based steezpunk! Check out our new EP!

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