ONCE Somerville Presents
Somerville Symphony Orkestar
Sat, December 31, 2016
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)ONCE Ballroom
$20 - $25
New Years Eve Celebration!
$20 VIP DINNER TICKET
SOMERVILLE SYMPHONY ORKESTAR
$20 adv / $25 day of (includes champagne toast)
Doors @ 8pm / Show @ 9pmhttp://www.oncesomerville.com/event/1387496/
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.
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.
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143