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Rustle

38 Browning Rd., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Ben Buchheit
Saturday, May 12 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Rustle is back for its second year at Porchfest, playing covers from bands including Dispatch, The Rolling Stones, and The Black Keys. Special guests this year include Ben Yardley from Vancouver's rock trio La Chinga on guitar, as well as Russell Chudnofsky on drums.

Orphic Blues

101 Alpine Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Stephen Kolifrath
Saturday, May 12 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Orphic Blues is a four piece ALt-Rock outfit from Allston MA. Drawing heavily from the sounds of the 90's and early 00's, we put forth music that is uplifting, yet always socially aware, and should sound vaguely familiar to most Rock fans. Like a friend from childhood, Orphic Blues attempts to connect to listeners via common memories while still trying to live in the moment.

After releasing our first SPLIT EP with Lord Gorgeous in the summer of 2017, we're now hard at work preparing our second release for this Summer.

Ajda the TQ | Ad Frank

76 Oak St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Ajda Snyder
Saturday, May 13 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Ajda blends Turkish & Texan influences she imbibed with mother's milk to create "rootsy yet ethereal" songs performed on guitar & mandolin. Think PJ Harvey meets Nick Cave...
https://ajdatheturkishqueen.bandcamp.com/releases
http://www.ajdatheturkishqueen.com/

“Poet laureate of the lovelorn", Ad Frank follows a long tradition of brooding, hyper-literate curmudgeons that includes Leonard Cohen, Lloyd Cole & Roddy Frame. Wry, self-deprecating lyrics tell familiar tales of a life & loves that did not go as planned. Ad draws in style and delivery on both late glam & early new wave.
www.adfrank.com
https://adfranksthingfornow.bandcamp.com/

25 Pearl

23 Berkeley St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Delia Kaye
Saturday, May 13 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

25 Pearl is a vibrant rock ‘N roll band blending vintage psychedelic vibes with melodic folky roots. The resulting well-crafted songs will keep you humming on your way out of the venue. 25 Pearl released their first EP titled “The Captain’s Chair” in October of 2011. Their follow up EP, "Celluloid Novelties", was released in 2014 and saw the band take a major creative step forward refining their sound into a raw but polished sonic landscape.

The Stacking Stones Band

32 Jay Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Eric Dearing
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Stacking Stones Band is an alt-folk rock band from the greater Boston area. Kelly Dearing (vocals), John Coley (bass), Eric Dearing (guitar), Christina Gavin (keys & vocals), Mike Manion (guitar & vocals), and Dave Millar (drums).

Sur5ILL

23 Thorpe Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Sur5ILL Music
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Boston lyrical pugilist Sur5ILL (pronounced "Survival") embarked on a solo career in 2013 after having been involved with the jam band, The LE Project, as a vocalist and rhythm guitarist. He began to furiously rap about non-conventional topics such as being a black nerd, operating as a wingman at a bar, or satirizing the corporate workplace.

Sur5ILL released his third Hip Hop mixtape, entitled​ “Exception,” on Oct. 16, 2015. It is​ available for free download and streaming at​ https://soundcloud.com/sur5ill/sets/exception​​.

Happy Little Clouds

1 Arnold Court, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Kelly Vaden
Saturday, May 16 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Happy Little Clouds is the ultimate hybrid indie band that combines a familiar rock base with soulful, sometimes bluesy, female vocals, edgy guitar, punchy bass, and bouncy rhythms. They play with dynamics like a yo-yo and aren't afraid to get quiet until they slap you in the face with beats that can get even the living dead up and grooving. Passion and good musicality triumph the stage and you'll be sure to have a tune or two stuck in your head after this band is done. The Boston-based indie rock band was formed in 2010 by singer/guitarist Jac Mestel and drummer Alex Toorish. They were joined in 2014 by bassist Kelly Vaden.

Walter and the Night Owls

3 Mossland St., Apt 2 , Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Walter Rodriguez
Saturday, May 16 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Walter and the Night Owls are a Somerville, MA-based alternative-folk music quartet that have been making waves in the independent Boston music scene. Combining acoustic guitar, violin, and cello with soft vocal harmonies they’ve manage to create a sound all their own while echoing inspiration from songwriters like Josh Rouse, The Weepies, and Hey Rosetta. Their debut album, entitled "Living in all Directions" is now available in stores. For more information on Walter and the Night Owls visit www.walterandthenightowls.com .

Red Queen Syndrome

39 Charnwood Road, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Andrew Rajczewski
Saturday, May 17 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All the rage! The latest thing! Hot off the presses! So new you can smell the glue! Try 'em, you'll love 'em!

The Rolling Who

45 Puritan Road, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Mary Ellen Powers
Saturday, May 17 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Rolling Who is a Boston-based cover band that draws a lot of its material from the 1960s British Invasions as well as pop and rock hits from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Influences include Oasis, David Bowie, The Kinks, The Beatles, The Who, The Jam and the Beach Boys (to name a few). Band members are:
Jerry Powers - lead vocals and bass
John Doucet - lead guitar
Ted Doyle - rhythm guitar
Michelle Kimball - lead and backing vocals, percussion
Bob Sargent - drums
Jeff Baker - keyboards

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