In a blow to those of us who like to party in basements with their friends, the Allston based FORT! The Band announced their last show via their Facebook Page on Sunday:
It was 6 years ago when a few art students and childhood friends found themselves in a basement on Mansfield Street, in Allston, Massachusetts. Through mutual appreciations for certain forms of art and entertainment they recognized a mutual interest in starting a band. They named themselves after a joke. With a bit of practice and thought, they soon enough were debuting their efforts in that very basement. Two other bands, Detonate, from Texas, and Marx Revolution, also played this show. If their self written biography is to be trusted, over the six following years, and through various incarnations, FORT! the Band brought their “rash, eclectic electricity to stages across the northeastern United States.” They made ten albums and went on three or four real rock and roll tours.
A staple of many Shop Productions shows, the band made a deep and lasting impression on the basements of Allston, the local bars, and beyond. Always a unique performance, Fort! had a way of making the audience a part of the band. These songs were anthems, and if they caught you at the right moment, you couldn’t help but go a little nuts. Friends, let’s party one more time!
Middle East Upstairs, Central Square Cambridge
FORT! The Band
All Ages, $8 Adv, $10 doors
FORT! the band – Halcyon Nights – 10/27/12