Funk

CHACO

331 Washington St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Sam Maman
Saturday, May 12 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

CHACO is a four piece wrecking machine hailing from Cambridge, MA. Bringing funky rhythms, sweet vocals, and marvelous melodies; we aim to soothe and groove.

The Humdingers!

9 Prospect Hill Avenue, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Gregory Hum
Saturday, May 12 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

As seen in the pages of the Boston Globe…

* https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/05/13/photos-somerville-crowds-co...

The Humdingers are a soul-infused rock band playing covers of your favorite Motown and pop tunes. Come check us out from 4-6pm atop Prospect Hill in Union Sq!

The Slum Raisins

49 Alpine St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Kevin Lynch
Saturday, May 12 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Rock / Funk / Dance / Jam / Boston. Porch Tested, Somerville Approved.

Hornography

227 Willow Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Andy Pollock
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Hornography is a brass-fueled pop/rock/dance/funk band based in Somerville, MA.

We perform original arrangements of an eclectic mix of music from the last four decades, including TV themes, film music, and top 40 hits.

Our curiously strong blend of trumpet, saxophone, trombone, melodica, bass guitar, and drums makes us a potent musical force. Kids love dancing to our music, and adults love basking in the glow of nostalgia that floats above us halo-like wherever we go. ​

Cloud 4

16 Monmouth St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Daniel Stoutenburgh
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Jazz Quartet

John E Funk & The Skunks

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290 Broadway, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: John Funk
Saturday, May 13 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

John E Funk: Lead Vocals, Guitar
Michael Azar: Drums, Vocals
Jameson Walsh: Bass, Vocals
Gabe Rothman: Trombone

Montessaurus

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49R Day Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Nathan Abramson
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Montessaurus is the Cambridge Montessori School parent band. We are a group of fortunate individuals who get to jam every week and perform a wide variety of covers.

Opposite People

19R Prospect Hill Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Josh Rosenstock
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Opposite People is an afrobeat/funk/world music dance band from Boston. We specialize in performing at outdoor, community events around the Boston area, including numerous appearances at the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade, Wake Up the Earth Festival, Hyde Park Traffic Jam, Somerville Porchfest, Roslindale Farmer’s Market, Egleston Square and East Somerville Main Streets, and many more.

The Blue Ribbons

10 Browning Road, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Erik D
Saturday, May 21 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Blue Ribbons was formed by singer/songwriter/keyboardist James Rohr. They have been building a base of devoted fans with their original and soulful music. Described as “Ray Charles and Tom Waits on a pirate ship with Sun Ra and Captain Beefheart,” they combine “upbeat disillusionment and celebratory fatalism with musicianship”.

– Charan Devereux;Boston Globe

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.

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