The Bentmen

ONCE Somerville presents

The Bentmen

CMB with Casey Desmond

Fri, February 9, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00 - $18.00

Off Sale

ONCE Somerville presents The return of The Bentmen

with CMB w/Casey Desmond

$15 advance/$18 day of show

8pm doors/9pm show time

Physical tickets are available at:

A Curated World by Kay McGowan

160 Highland Ave

Wed - Fri: 1pm to 8pm

Sat - Sun: 12pm to 6pm


The Bentmen
The Bentmen
"The Bentmen have long been an enigma in the Boston rock scene. This rock band/performance art troupe mix disturbing, dadaist, psychedelia with a grotesque stage-show resulting in a blistering, confusing and often mesmerizing performance. Each show is a themed extravaganza with stage design and costuming that could only be described as disturbing and worrisome. Bentmen shows are paganistic affairs where people get tarred, feathered and dragged to the stage to partake in ritualistic body shavings. The Bentmen have wowed crowds of tens of thousands at outdoor festivals and sold out almost every club in town over the years -- well, those who dare." - Joe Bonni, The Weekly Dig
CMB with Casey Desmond
CMB with Casey Desmond
Casey Desmond (CMB: Cosmic Microwave Background) is an award winning vocalist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & engineer from Boston, MA. With writing and performance credits that span several genres from the dark & folky Woods Colt to collaborating with Electronic/Dance trio Terravita . Her most recent project, a departure from her previous Pop album, is a synth-laden experimental electronic pop solo project called CMB (Cosmic Microwave Background) released in November 2015. Casey has written and recorded with multi-gold and platinum producers Robert Ellis Orrall (Taylor Swift, Martina McBride, Lindsay Lohan), Warren Cuccurullo (Duran Duran, Missing Persons) Chris Henderson, (R Kelly, Trey Songs, Jamie Foxx), Anthony J. Resta (Elton John, Collective Soul, Shawn Mullins), Grammy-Award winner Will Ackerman and bassist Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel). She has garnered over two-dozen songwriting awards & prizes, film/tv placements, composition work with major networks and music libraries as well as two tracks on a Universal Music compilation alongside Amy Winehouse & Duffy. She’s performed at colleges & venues all over the country as well as the following festivals: Together, Outlaw Road Show, CMJ, Common Ground, Virgin College Mega Tour, Sundance Film Festival , South Park, London Calling, MMS, MPMF, Head of the Charles, NACA, COCA, DBMC, Chick Fest, College Fest, Intl. Folk Alliance, NAMM, & DFEST.
Her current live performance set has been streamlined down to a solo/duo performance with computer accompaniment that makes her an easy and self contained performer to book and incorporate into any stage scenario.
CMB (Casey Desmond’s latest project)
took us all on a magic carpet ride to distant galaxies.
A woman armed with an ethereal voice,
a Mac laptop and a bunch of twiddly
knobs is a dangerous weapon indeed.-_-BOSTONSURVIVALGUIDE.NET
Venue Information:
ONCE Ballroom
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143