The Shills

ONCE Somerville presents

The Shills

The Lights Out, Party Bois, Left Hand Does

Fri, February 16, 2018

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

$10.00 - $13.00

Off Sale

ONCE Somerville presents The Lights Out EP Release Party

The Shills

The Lights Out

Party Bois

Left hand Does

$10 advance/$13 day of show

8pm doors/9pm showtime

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 Shills
The Shills
Hailing from Boston, MA, The Shills are a genre-bending rock outfit that have made a name for themselves by taking complex musical ideas, and making them feel effortlessly infectious. With a sound that can go from driving rock rhythms to lush, lofty sonic soundscapes, versatility is the band's true stock-in-trade. From Queen to Queens of the Stone Age, Yes to Radiohead, Motown to metal, punk to jazz, the band's influences are virtually innumerable. As any of their fans will tell you, the only way to get any sort of handle on what The Shills' music is all about, is to simply check it out yourself.

One would be wise, however, not to mistake their expansive sound as studio trickery, as The Shills have been steadily building a loyal following of acolytes over the course of their ten-plus years together, based primarily on their explosive dynamism and precision on stage. Consisting of Bryan Murphy (vocals, guitar), Ryan Jackson (guitar), Dave Sicilian (bass) and James Zaner (drums), The Shills have been winning the hearts and minds of show-goers, both in and out of Boston, with their musical version of shock and awe.

After an EP ("Push"), an LP ("The Shills"), and a concept record ("Ganymede"), the band embarked on an extremely ambitious project, the two-part record "Keep Your Hand Busy: Vol. 1 & 2". Released as an EP in 2012, and produced by Scott Riebling (Fall Out Boy, Cobra Starship, We The Kings), Vol. 1 served as the 4-song appetizer for what would be the grand unveiling of the band's most quality, complex and complete work of art to date: 2015's "Keep Your Hands Busy: Vol. 2".

After touring in support of Vol. 1, the band began working tirelessly in the studio, diligently crafting the nine songs featured on "Keep Your Hands Busy, Vol. 2", and creating a record unlike anything they've ever done before. This album showcases The Shills in their truest form -- diverse and eclectic, yet focused and cohesive. With an overall tone that ranges from mellow to heavy, soft to aggressive, pensive to unpredictable, "Keep Your Hands Busy: Vol. 2" is certain to not disappoint, and will undoubtedly become the band's landmark musical release.
The Lights Out - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
The Lights Out
The Lights Out is a music and light project that takes people on a trip through parallel worlds. The group blends genres and technology to reinvent the live band experience. Each song is a report back from an alternate reality, synchronized with 1,000 wearable LEDs. They've opened for Andrew W.K., Electric Six and members of Dream Theater, showcased at SXSW, been featured in Billboard and the A.V. Club, had songs on MTV and released the first studio album in history on cans of craft beer.
Party Bois - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
Party Bois
In the 2 years since their first ever live performance at a private party in Cambridge MA, Party Bois have supported the likes of Andrew W.K., Kool Keith, Men Without Hats ("Safety Dance") and the Polyphonic Spree, been nominated for 3 Boston Music Awards in 2 consecutive years, and even had a song included in the popular video game, "Rock Band 4: Rivals.

We are all Party Bois. Vox by Milk and Cookies, Beats Zz, additional needs Gonella, James Wholsome.
Boston, MA
Left Hand Does - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Left Hand Does
Fronted by the powerhouse sibling songwriting duo of Jean & Luke Sullivan , Left hand Does' signature weird brand of alterna-pop has been a mainstay of the Boston area music scene for over 15 years.
Venue Information:
ONCE Ballroom
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143