Somerville Symphony Orkestar, Dirty Bangs

ONCE Somerville Presents

Somerville Symphony Orkestar

Dirty Bangs

Psychic Dog

Sat, December 31, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)

$20 - $25

Off Sale

New Years Eve Celebration!

$20 VIP DINNER TICKET

SOMERVILLE SYMPHONY ORKESTAR
http://www.somervillesymphonyorkestar.com/

DIRTY BANGS
http://www.dirtybangs.com/

Psychic Dog
http://psychicdogband.com

$20 adv / $25 day of (includes champagne toast)

Doors @ 8pm / Show @ 9pm

Somerville Symphony Orkestar
Somerville Symphony Orkestar
Blossoming from the Slavic heart of Greater Boston, the Somerville Symphony Orkestar is an all-original Eastern European Punk Funk band. Formed in 2009, the SSO has been constantly gaining notice from many of the music scenes in and around New England. With the success of their first album, the SSO has opened for such bands as the Rebirth Brass Band, the Stepkids, and Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis. They have also performed at many of New England's Festivals including Jerry Jam, Boston's First Night, and the Somerville Artbeat Festival.

Raised by a pack of gypsy badgers, band leader Joel Edinberg wrote the first SSO song after waking up in the middle of a random Tuesday night. Checking the next morning to see if the song was any good, he realized it was his duty to further form the band. After meeting guitarist and space cowboy Travis Pullman along with his buddy and former dictator, Richey Tally, the new team traveled the world to find the best musicians. Searching the mountains of Nepal, the rivers of the Amazon, and hitching a ride on Curiosity, the three eventually found the final musicians who would complete the amazing circus that is the SSO. Finally reaching out to Belarus and Syracuse, Matt Ellis and Pete Fanelli joined in after some serious musical persuasion. With their powers combined, the SSO beats Balkan, Klezmer, and traditional Russian music into a funk-punky pulp. Complex six-piece arrangements reign in the chaos only to explode into equal parts mosh-pit and horah.
Dirty Bangs
Dirty Bangs
A band called Dirty Bangs has been born in Massachusetts, created while being stretched across area codes and run rabid purely out of the soul-burning necessity for creativity. The band that never was supposed to be anything became something very, very lovely. Five gentlemen who create loud, soft, loud melodies of far-out pop sprinkled with do-wop, rock n’ roll, and dark days ingredients, bled from the pulses of old and new friends making a noise. Take the anguished soul of Syl Johnson and Bobby Womack, add a slight bastardization of the sound with J&MC or BJM making love to Alan Vega and you got what Dirty Bangs is going for. These are songs for the spirited, songs for the misunderstood romantics, for the drunks and the saints. The sound is pure, honest, it is the sound of someone giving it their all, being real with you over a sipper of whiskey and smoke, or within the holiness of a beach breeze, with every rattle a truth or a lie for the listener to consume. Look out your window and imagine the whimsical pop of your city coming alive and trashing the place, and just feel it, man. This is Dirty Bangs.
Psychic Dog
Psychic Dog
Psychic Dog is a mutt - a handsome mix of rock, punk and weird. 3 Boston-based fellows who love having fun, playing loud for people and sweating beer. Kevin Kupillas on drums/vocals, Dug McCormack on guitar/vocals and Taylor Trashman on Bass. We formed a year and a half ago from parts of two other local bands (Hookerclops and OTP), and came together for the love of rock, odd riffs, strange lyrics, big beautiful bass, and high energy drums.

We recently released our debut album “Big and Lonely” in September (2014) and have been playing a healthy dose of shows to put the music in people’s earholes. You can bob your head to it, dance to it, shout along to it, drink beer to it, make love to it and rub grandma’s feet to it.

Art plays an important role in the Psychic Dog sound and experience and Dug’s flyers and album art are a perfect example of that. Being huge supporters of the local art scene, it’s also not unusual to find them playing shows that promote local galleries or other local artists too. It’s the combination of music, art, friends and L O V E that make Psychic Dog who and what we are.
Venue Information:
ONCE Ballroom
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143