Indie

Christopher Robert

33 Cutter Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Christopher Butrym
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Acoustic Folk Singer/Songwriter - One guy and a guitar. Anything from Folk to Classic Rock to contemporary covers. Come on by and listen to some favorites and some originals. Acoustic from calm to rocking and everything in between!

The Humdingers!

9 Prospect Hill Avenue, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Adam Conner-Simons
Saturday, May 13 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Humdingers are a soul-infused rock band playing covers of your favorite Motown and pop tunes. Come check us out from 12-1pm!

The Franklin Underground

10 Irving Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: James Fullerton
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Born from a love of infectious grooves and the desire to put on a great show, The Franklin Underground is driven to create soulful & energetic music. The group features a unique sound at the intersection of its members' roots in funk, jazz, blues, rock and progressive & alternative trends.

Members of The Franklin Underground include Eric Palmer (bass guitar), Kyle Brousseau (drums), Dan Jesse (guitar), James Fullerton (keyboard/vocals) & Aksel Solberg (guitar/vocals)

Whistle Jacket & friends

83 Josephine Ave., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Michael Leyden
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A little pop, a little soul, & a little R&B has the evolving outfit called Whistle Jacket getting their groove on or at the least getting their Whistle Jacket on. The talented Hoonah will make your heart daydream & your daydreams awaken; it's magical.Grandmothermiracles bring the summer psychedelia & a voice that dances. Speaking of dancing, Molly Hess will be performing a dance piece, marking the first of its kind being performed at this porch. Closing out the afternoon will be Patrice Williamson because beautifully sung jazz needs to happen on a spring afternoon. Last but not least is the debut of Shy Sprinkles who don't have a tv show (yet) but do have a theme song.

Hugh McGowan

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

Hugh McGowan is a Performing, Songwriting Musician from Boston, MA. He plays guitar and sings. He plays his own brand of original music drawing from influences of rock n roll, folk, irish, pop and progressive music. A rich ringing guitar tone and a sonorous tenor voice give him a rich platform to let the songs soar.

Wonder City

145 College Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Matthew Gentle
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Wonder City formed in Boston in 2015. The 4-piece indie rock group aims to put rock and roll bands back on the map. Characterized by sly, infectious and knowing lyrics, attacking guitars, and punched out rhythms, the band’s vibrant energy comes across most clearly in the live setting where they stake their claim in being one of Boston’s most exciting acts on stage.

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

Strangers by Accident

52 Hall Ave., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Brian Sousa
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Strangers by Accident are an indie-folk band hailing from Boston, MA. They mix bright harmonies and acoustic bass with suitcase-drums and electric guitars, along with raw lyrics and songwriting from the heart.
"Strangers By Accident’s self-titled first EP debuted earlier this year, with five songs of forlorn, post-breakup folk full of the heartbreak and uncertainty that colored Sousa’s move to Massachusetts." - Scout Cambridge

Wayside Bazaar

16 Landers , Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Robert Charlton
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Various performances and presentations by members of an informal collective

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/

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