ONCE Somerville presents
Gene Dante And The Future Starlets
Parlour Bells, The Gala, Smitt E. Smitty, DJ Tad
Sat, June 30, 2018
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:15 pmONCE Ballroom
$12.00 - $15.00
This event is 21 and over
ONCE Somerville presents Gene Dante And The Future Starlets
with Parlour Bells, The Gala, Smitt E. Smitty
and special guest DJ Tad (Sidewalk Driver)
This show has been rescheduled to Saturday June 30th. We aplogize for any inconvenience.
$12 advance/$15 day of show
7:30 pm doors/ 8:15 pm 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
Branching out, Gene and The Starlets appeared as the title role in the critically acclaimed 2011 New England Tour of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. The Starlets went on to be featured in the 2012 production of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at American Repertory Theater's Oberon (as the band, with Gene playing the role of Brad Majors). For his performance, Gene was nominated for a 2012 Elliot Norton Award (Outstanding Musical Performance by an Actor). He was also nominated for a 2014 Boston Music Award (Best Male Vocalist).
Their 2009 album 'The Romantic Lead' - produced by Peter Lubin - spawned videos for "C Star" and "A Madness to his Method" were directed by Michael Pope. The latter enjoyed rotation on LOGO network's "NewNowNext" and is also on MTV's UK and Asia websites.
The Future Starlets are: Gene Dante (vocals, occasional guitar & keys), Tamora Gooding (drums), Jim Collins (bass), Scott Patalano, (lead guitar, also in Mistle Thrush), and Erik Andersen (rhythm guitar & keys).
Gene Dante and The Future Starlets (2006)
The Romantic Lead (2009)
The Love Letter is Dead (Single, 2010)
We Are All Whores (Single, 2013)
Hand Me Your Razors (Single, 2014)
"C Star" (Directed by Michael Pope, 2008)
"A Madness to His Method" (Directed by Michael Pope, 2009)
"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
They have managed to build a hype for themselves with a year packed full of fun-loving, energetic, fuzz-drenched shows in support of their single and it's video. Now kicking off 2017 with the release of their frenzied sermon of rock n' roll titled the Pucker Up EP through Cryptic Carousel and Hi Fi Hepcat Press, there's no telling what debaucherous exploits will come next!
- Liam Pressure (Sound Weekly)
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143