Kingsley Flood

ONCE Somerville presents

Kingsley Flood

Glenn Yoder & The Western States, Andrea Gillis

Sat, May 19, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

ONCE Somerville Presents Kingsley Flood

with Glenn Yoder & The Western States and Andrea Gillis

$15 advance/$20 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

Kingsley Flood
Kingsley Flood
Kingsley Flood is a Boston and Washington, DC - based band with a "Billy Bragg-like folk-punk sound" (Washington Post) and "signature high energy" (Rolling Stone). They have played the main stage at the Newport Folk Festival, have been featured on the History Channel and Lifetime Network, opened for Josh Ritter, Grace Potter, Lucius, Langhorne Slim and have been been covered by NPR, New York Times, Esquire Magazine, Wall Street Journal, American Songwriter, among others. They released three EP's in 2015 and their third full length, Another Other, was released in October 2016. Their latest full-length will be released in early 2018.

"Kingsley Flood's live show could thrill Folsom prison in '68. Or CBGB in '76. Or the Cavern Club in '57." - Boston Herald

“One of those bands that matters.” - PopMatters

“A band that seems to understand where inspiration can lead” - NPR

"The kind of hard-rocking folk-punk band that makes you want to dance with the person next to you and then punch them in the face. In a totally good way." - Esquire

“In the marriage of loose garage rock energy, catchy melodies and meaningful songwriting.” - Music City Roots
Glenn Yoder & The Western States
Glenn Yoder & The Western States
Praise for Glenn Yoder & the Western States' new album "Javelina":

"No Depression magazine take notice! Glenn Yoder & the Western States may have just made one of the finest alt-country albums of 2013 ... This creepy backwoods beast of a record is full of huge pop hooks and muscular Drive-By Truckers-style rock. Yoder's songwriting has never been sharper."
-Eargazms, album review (4 out of 5 stars)

"The former Cassavette rocks out a bit more than in past turns, but still retains the charm that made his former band one of Boston's brightest."
- The Phoenix, "10 records that will set the tone — and soundtrack — of what could be the best year ever"

"Yoder [is] a talented songwriter and singer."
-Boston Globe

"There is a certain familiarity to the sonic qualities that draw a listener into each track, however, the music is undoubtedly an original blend and Yoder’s exciting and unique use of time in his song structure keeps the listener on their toes."
- Red Line Roots

"Glenn Yoder & Western States includes some topnotch players ... and Yoder's songwriting continues to intrigue."
-Patriot Ledger

"It's been nearly three years since Cassavettes disbanded, but Glenn Yoder has retained his position as one of Boston's finest Americana songwriters."
- On the Download, "Winter preview soundtrack"

Like Neil Young and Alejandro Escovedo, Glenn Yoder glides between churning guitar-driven rock and folk-tinged acoustic balladry. Infusing the hallowed Texas songwriter tradition with modern jangly pop (think Wilco and the Jayhawks), other songs beckon to a darker place: swampy blues in the vein of Ray Wylie Hubbard and Morphine.

Glenn Yoder & the Western States' latest record, "Javelina," released in January 2013, rolls these influences into a powerful, 13-song punch. Eargazms called it "one of the finest alt-country albums of 2013," adding "this creepy backwoods beast of a record is full of huge pop hooks and muscular Drive-By Truckers-style rock." The Boston Globe and Patriot Ledger praised Yoder's skill for songcraft, while the Phoenix named "Javelina" one of "10 records that will set the tone in 2013."

The album, which was produced by Jeremy Moses Curtis (Booker T. Jones, Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck) and engineered by David Minehan (The Neighborhoods), opens with the dark "Everything You Want," which has been compared to Roky Erickson's band 13th Floor Elevators, before charging into the first single "Just Want You to Love Me," an "A.M."-era Wilco singalong. While "Younger Brother" gives the record a lighthearted, mid-90s chorus, things get swampy with the barnburner "Pretty Little Girl" and the Morphine-type blues groove of "Messing with My Head."

Raised just north of Dallas, Yoder settled in Boston in 2003 and formed the award-winning folk-rock group Cassavettes with several longtime friends and fellow Texans. Over a five-year period, the band released four albums, toured the country (including bills with the Allman Brothers and Kings of Leon), and collected a wall's worth of awards and accolades.

But as Cassavettes moved increasingly toward a pop-rock sound, Yoder's prolific pen continued writing roots music. In search of a home for these orphan songs, Yoder teamed up with producer Todd Thibaud and released "Okono Road" in 2009 under his own name.

Calling upon a veritable all-star cast of fellow musicians for the recording sessions, including members of the Low Anthem and Girls Guns & Glory, Yoder and Thibaud carefully crafted a record where the "song comes first." Folks took note, as one publication noted that "Yoder pays homage ... to the great American song." Critics were quick to label Yoder a "young Paul Westerberg" while drawing comparisons to Gram Parsons, Townes Van Zandt, Ryan Adams, and the Lemonheads.

Cassavettes broke up in December 2010, clearing the way for Yoder’s full-time pursuit of the sound most comfortable to him. He enlisted a first-rate backing band, including Jeff Katz, Cilla Bonnie, and Josh Kiggans and hit the road, playing shows between New York City and Los Angeles.

Now, Yoder is defining himself as a fast-rising singer and songwriter while garnering a devoted following.
Andrea Gillis
Andrea Gillis
Andrea Gillis first crashed onto the local music scene with the band Red Chord. Their live shows are legendary, and still have people talking. She then wowed fans and critics alike with the release of her solo cd ”Want Another” produced by Ed Valauskas . A virtual who’s who of Boston rock is on that record.The Boston Globe says “She has been blessed with the pipes of Etta James and with the boozy swagger of Jim Morrison”. Gillis blends r&b, rock, pop
and gospel.
Andrea and her band released their band album entitled “Hey Gillis” Produced by Jeremy Moses Curtis ( Tweed River Festival, Booker T Jones, Curtis MayflowerThe Perfect Trainwreck) and engineered and recorded @ 1867 Recording Studios by Chris McLaughlin.
Andrea Gillis is a powerhouse singer who has been a staple of the Boston music scene for years, performing in such bands as Andrea Gillis Band, Other Girls, Red Chord, The Rudds. She's got the lungs of Tina Turner, the songwriting chops of Chrissie Hynde and the swagger of Mick Jagger. Her band has opened for Sharon Jones, Lee Fields, J. Geils, and more. She's performed the national anthem at historic Fenway Park before a Red Sox game, and is one of the original performers on the popular Tweed River Music Festival in Vermont.
Venue Information:
ONCE Ballroom
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143