Alternative Rock

Pompo

34 Bromfield Rd, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Tim James
Saturday, May 12 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Pompo likes to play funky rock music for people who like to dance and drink to funky rock music. We have 4 members, all of whom qualify as people who like to dance and drink to funky rock music. If you like our music please follow us on facebook and you will hear more of it.

Miele + special guest Scott of Somerset

139 Elm St, Apt 2, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Melissa Nilles
Saturday, May 12 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Miele is a Boston-based alternative rock band pulling from a diverse drawing board of art rock, psychedelia, soul, grunge, metal, and funk influences. Formed in 2014, Miele straddles the line between alt rock and art rock, with soulful female vocals oft compared to Grace Slick or Robert Plant, and startling switches between mystical melodies and grungy/funky/heavy rock. Miele focuses on examination of the intricacies of the human condition by responding through multi-layered rock compositions. They are releasing their debut full length album, Transience, on June 22 at The Burren. They have been featured on TV Programs Don't Forget To Rock, Duck Village Stage Sessions, and WEMF Radio.

Pyramid Thieves

43 Fairmount Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Josh Cornell
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Pyramid Thieves is a Boston-based three-piece blending the electronic sounds of ‘80s new wave with the brooding energy of modern alternative rock.

Miele

139 Elm Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Melissa Nilles
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Miele is an alternative rock band forged in Cambridge in 2014. 2-time Porchfest alumni, the five-piece alternative rock band with a flair for the psychedelic/grunge/experimental will delight and keep you on your toes with ever-changing original melodies. Miele writes about psychology, nostalgia, love affairs, and an over-medicated society. Miele features vocalist and keyboardist Melissa Nilles, bassist and backup vocalist Cedric Lamour, guitarist Joe Spilsbury, guitarist Vishal Vaswani, and drummer Ray Cohen. We will make you think and also rock the f*** out.

Join us in the lively/lovely backyard space of 139 Elm St from 2-4 PM, and hear more below:
mieletheband.bandcamp.com

Jakals

23 Cottage Ave., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Katie Solomon
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Jakals are a Somerville-based indie folk band made up of Katie Solomon (vocals), Jack Lewis (guitar), Zach Wulderk (bass), Bredon Jones (guitar) and Teryn Citino (drums). They are a bold and refreshing divergence from traditional New England folk acts, “a phenomenal newcomer on the scene that is definitely one to watch in the coming year” (Music Box Pete). Combining the vulnerability and intimacy of traditional folk with the grit of indie music, Jakals’ music explores deeply personal, often painful ideas and experiences.

Joe Froeber and the Drunk Monkeys

2 Homer Square, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Eddie Scarsella
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Born out of the Boston house show scene, Joe Froeber and the Drunk Monkeys are a group of dashing young gentlemen here to bring good tunes to your heads. They draw inspiration from Led Zeppelin, The Gorillaz, The Rolling Stones, Mother Mother, The Band, The Beatles, and the list goes on. Whether you're drunk with style, spirit, love, or booze, you're a Drunk Monkey too.

Come see us play a special gig - covers from some of your favorite bands featuring Joe and Eddie, the two most important and drunkest of all the monkeys. You won't wanna miss it.

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.

Miele

139 Elm Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Melissa Nilles
Saturday, May 21 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Miele is a Cambridge-based alternative rock band with psychedelic, grunge, metal, and funk influences. The word 'Miele' translates to 'honey' in Italian. The five-piece band was forged in Cambridge in 2014, emerging out of mutual interests in the intersection of therapy and music. The words of Miele point to the human condition; they celebrate the emotions, spirit, and wisdom that lives and breathes in all of us, as well as the misunderstood rage, the desire, and the chaos that erupts out of us when we cannot give it a voice.

No/Hugs

445 Artisan Way, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Georgia Hadjiconstantinou
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Combining soaring vocals and intricate jams, NO/HUGS pleases and energizes the soul of the crowd. The band started its professional career in May 2015 by playing local shows and then soon moved its way up to play for venues like O'Briens, Salem Halloween Main Stage Festival , the Palladium (Worcester,MA) and Hard Rock Cafe, Toronto. Throughout its short term career, the band mananged to prove itself in the local scene via hard work, mind blowing shows and superb musicianship thus in October 2015 , got the opportunity to open for national band Faster Pussycat.

Band members:
Narcissus A-Ngel
J.P Goldman
Fernando Echeverry
Amaury Altmayer

The Functionals

71 Simpson Ave., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Benjamin Brown
Saturday, May 21 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Functionals is an independent rock band from Boston, MA whose searing self-titled debut album was released in late 2015.

Slaves to the man by day, but renaissance men by night – The Functionals live to brew up golden suds and rock your ear buds. Inspired by hard rocking heroes, The Functionals combine crunchy riffs with heavy beats to make what is unabashedly rock 'n roll.

"Ennui" Music Video | Official Website

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