Parlour Bells, Diablogato, Test Meat, Cujo

ONCE Somerville presents

Parlour Bells


Test Meat


Sat, January 13, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$10.00 - $13.00

Off Sale

ONCE Somerville presents Parlour Bells

with Diablogato, Test Meat & Cujo

$10 adv/$13 dos

8pm doors/8:30pm show

Physical tickets are available at:

A Curated World by Kay McGowan

160 Highland Ave

Wed - Fri: 1pm to 8pm

Sat - Sun: 12pm to 6pm


Parlour Bells
Parlour Bells
Openers for Culture Club at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston. 2014 Boston Music Awards Nominee LIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR! One of Boston's Ten Top Local Acts, The Improper Bostonian. CBS calls Parlour Bells one of Boston's BEST. Nominated for Video of the Year in the 2013 Boston Music Awards for "Bachelor Hours." The band also got a hat tip from Dave Navarro, who personally tweeted Parlour Bells' cover of "Classic Girl" to his followers. This summer, Parlour Bells performed at the Paradise Rock Club for the historic "We Want the Airwaves" WFNX sendoff show. Their latest single "Airwaves" has been called a contender for "2012 Song of the Year" by Jed Gottlieb of The Boston Herald. On January 18 2013, Parlour Bells released their second EP, "Thank God for the Night."

"Parlour Bells, draped in noir-pop darkness but coated in a sense of unnerving ease, are the perfect soundtrack for that what-the-eff-happened-last-night conversation." -- The Boston Phoenix
"Great @parlourbells cover of Jane's Addiction's Classic Girl!" -- Dave Navarro, Guitarist of Jane's Addiction via Twitter

"...Glenn di Benedetto’s smoky vocals seduced me. The croons on “The Gargoyle” are low and beckoning, romantic yet sinister. Lounge-like melodies carry “Heavy Dream,” about a dream so palpable, so conceivable that it left you disoriented in the morning. The five-song debut is a perfect peak of the serenades that have made Parlour Bells one of Boston’s best-kept secrets." -- Erin McCall, Boston's Weekly Dig

"di Benedetto is easily one of the most interesting and theatrical lead singers in the area." -- Jeff Wallace, Music Editor, My Secret Boston

"Everyone in the band knows exactly what needs to be done. They’ve also got style to go with their substance. They’ve got showmanship. They’ve got a flask." -- Johnny Anguish, Daykamp Music
In the spring of 2014, five friends got together in a grimy practice space in Boston to see what would happen. They all had long, diverse rock and roll pedigrees and their record collections were no different. They had no idea what they would do, only what they didn't want to do— anything they had already done before. The sound that developed was not rockabilly. It was not punk rock. It wasn't garage, soul, gothic southern swamp darkness, or straight mid-century American rock and roll…it was all those things. It was the echo of the record collections, the artists, and the aesthetics that they loved.

Last summer found Diablogato at Watch City Studios in Waltham, Mass. The tracks were laid down and made the old fashioned way...on vintage analog gear, straight to the tape with moments of brilliance, inspiration, rough edges, and wonderful mistakes all given the same respect. Released in early 2016, the self-titled debut album is a snapshot of where the band was at that time, a storybook of chapters showcasing the music that they love. The language these five friends had learned to speak as one onstage became clear on that album.

Heading into 2017, Diablogato is hard at work writing songs for a new 7” and full length record, continuing to hit the stage, feeling sanctified pouring it out, and wandering wherever their rock and roll love affair takes them. With Drew on vocals and guitar, Johnny on upright bass, Jesse on drums, Kim on baritone sax, and Charlie on lead guitar Diablogato rumbles down that road fueled by gasoline, larceny, and lust, you are more than welcome to come along for the ride.
Test Meat
Test Meat
Darryl Shepard (KIND, Milligram, Blackwolfgoat) joined up with Aarne Victorine (UXO, Whitey, Easter Bloodhounds) and Michael Nashawaty (Planetoid, Bird Language, Slim and the Tank) in December of 2016 after months of false starts to bring Test Meat to life. Test Meat is here to play short, poppy, heavy, noisy rock songs for you. Sit back and enjoy.
Venue Information:
ONCE Ballroom
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143