ONCE Somerville Presents
Crooked Coast, The Quins
Thu, May 18, 2017
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm (event ends at 12:30 am)ONCE Ballroom
This event is 18 and over
Doors @ 8pm / Show @ 9pm
18+ / All ages admitted with adult
$10 advance / $14 day of show
Tickets are available for purchase online until 5pm day of show / Walk up tickets are available for purchase at the door day of show after 8pmhttps://www.oncesomerville.com/event/1452989/
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For two years they toured the East Coast playing festivals, clubs, bars and colleges. They also conceptualized and self produced music videos and turned their band merchandise into a budding clothing line.
In 2015 they released Wildlife. Capenews.net described it as, “an album that pops with wild swagger.” Wildlife is the sound of a band that has grown together. The production is polished but the songs are brash. Driven by Walton and Elder’s thunderous rhythm section McNamara’s full throated rock ’n roll howl and Vose’s raw nerve, heart on the sleeve rap/singing volley back and forth over blistering guitar hooks. The album has shades of the Strokes on the doomed love song Domino, Social Distortion on the country punk number Martyr and Sublime on the sun bleached World Spins where Luke remembers, “I was sixteen in a Honda hatchback/ Doing one-sixteen down route six and back.”
The lead single “Go Back” is tipsy trip through the memories a small town. Charles Walton’s hip hop inspired drums drive the story about being pushed into a cold world. John McNamara sings, “I remember all the times before/ Well that won’t happen anymore/ All the times that I regret/ I’m all set/ You can’t go back again,” before the song breaks into gang chorus of brothers in arms.
Pixy 103 radio DJ Lori Lori quickly picked up the song saying, “I had to play them. It’s has a very catchy melody that will keep you singing long after you hear it. The music, the voices and the energy make this album one to own for sure.” 95.5 WBRU put the song into rotation as well saying, “The mix between indie rock and hip-hop is not too common, yet Crooked Coast manages to add a unique twist on both genres.” Billcoplandmusicnews.com called it an, "infectious hard pop treat for the ears."
They filmed a music video for “Go Back” with director Nicholas Santos on location in NYC and Cape Cod capturing the energy of a band on the verge.
The recent music video for No Caroline No is a sun soaked island party with boats, floats and skateboards.
The winter of 2016 found them touring California where they played House of Blues, beach bars, LA rock clubs and recorded at BNV Studios Hollywood.
Crooked Coast continues to pave their own road to success with bold music, visual art and explosive live shows touring the country.
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143