Boston Ska (dot) net is proud to present a Boston Scene Party Showcase – a 3-night, 3-venue event promoting the diverse music in Boston, curated by Boston music websites just like this one. We’ve helped put together night 1, September 12, along with Mutiny on the Microphone, Sound of Boston, and Eye Design. We wanted to give you a taste of the locals playing this bill.
Opening the night will be The Wolf Hongos, a Fall River folk-punk band for fans of Gogol Bordello (but without the Eastern European accent). I saw them completely rock Club Bohemia in Cambridge and they do not disappoint. Listen to “Casa Hongo” from their self-titled EP.
Mark Lind called Quincy band Art Thieves “The best new band in Boston.” He should know, he booked them for his January showcase “Boston Burning 2” at Midway Cafe. That was the first time I saw them live. Their take on rock, pop, and new wave was so refreshing. Listen to a track bearing the same name as the band below.
Closing out the evening will be Grey Season, folk and Americana band moving up the ranks faster than we can keep track. They were the Boston Scene Party Band of the Month this Past February, will perform at Boston Calling, and their CD release show at the Middle East sold out. One of my favorite songs from their 2014 album “Time Will Tell You” is the bluegrassy “1952 Vincent Black Lightnin’.” Listen below.
See them all Saturday, September 12, 9:30 PM at Firebrand Saints, 1 Broadway, Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA. This show is 21+ and only $5. I hear the food is pretty good, too. Join the Facebook Event.