ONCE Somerville presents


The Slum Raisins, Greg Allen’s Fringe Religion

Thu, May 10, 2018

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

$8.00 - $10.00

Off Sale

ONCE Somerville presents Elsewhere

with The Slum Raisins & Greg Allen’s Fringe Religion 

$8 advance/$10 day of show

7pm doors/8pm showtime


Lounge opens upstairs at 6pm for drinks and hanging out!

(And play a game of pool, pinball or board games!)

Tickets are available for purchase online until 5pm day of show

Walk up tickets are available for purchase at the door day of show after 6pm

Physical tickets are available at:

A Curated World by Kay McGowan

160 Highland Ave

Wed - Fri: 1pm to 8pm

Sat - Sun: 12pm to 6pm


Elsewhere, a progressive-punk trio from Boston, combines the energy and raw angst of punk with the ambition and creativity of progressive rock. Elsewhere injected a powerful dose of their style into the modern rock community with their single, Marginal, and followed it up with their EP, Perception, which was released in the Winter of 2001. The trio consists of guitarist/vocalist Mike Aroian, drummer Craig Morrison and bassist Marc Ubaldino-a trio of atypical punks with corporate day jobs who bring the duality of their existence to the stage with their high-energy live performances. This contradiction between image and sound pulls the listener into a state of emotional release through thought-provoking music. The truly progressive part of Elsewhere’s music is that it also has a pop sensibility that people can appreciate and relate to on an entirely different level.
Influenced by a wide array of bands such as Rush, the Police, Duran Duran, and the Sex Pistols, Elsewhere has developed a smooth, electric and groove-oriented sound that will transcend the wavering music trends of the day. The CD single, Marginal, was a much-anticipated follow-up to the well-received debut album, Outbound, that was released in 1997. The raunchy yet radio-friendly Marginal is more of an over the top power-pop song, while the B-side track Connection demonstrates a nod to that progressive aesthetic Elsewhere continues to pursue. Through airplay on local music radio shows and performances throughout the Northeast, Elsewhere is continuing to attract interest from club audiences, magazines and record labels.
The Slum Raisins
The Slum Raisins
We play instrumental party music! We are from the Boston area and found our way together as a band through our joined musical interests.
Greg Allen’s Fringe Religion
Greg Allen’s Fringe Religion
Greg Allen’s Fringe Religion is a Boston-based band that formed in 2013 - but they are hardly beginners when it comes to rock and roll. Singer, guitar player and songwriter Greg Allen was in a band with the late great Jerry Nolan (drummer for the New York Dolls, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers). But Greg Allen is no Johnny Thunders clone. Yes, he’s got that guttersnipe, raw guitar tone but he has a unique song writing style that evokes a dystopic world through a cast of twisted characters.

Allen has released a number of recordings (including those famous last songs with Jerry Nolan) and has done some time with the underground in London and New York. He is joined by bass player Greg Steinbaugh (Two Saints, Port Charles Quintet, World's Greatest Sinners, Prime Movers) and drummer Daley Jones (Two Saints in Boston, Middleman Bob, The Press, Trigger Happy in his hometown Seattle).

The music is rock and roll with a nod to all the greats. The band sounds simultaneously familiar and fresh. Hints of classic arena rock, power pop, sleazy glam, proto punk, gut bucket blues and even some country honk serve as backdrop to Allen's unique story telling. Its pure rock and roll, the kind they don't make anymore. Come see Greg Allen's Fringe Religion and restore your faith in rock and roll.
Venue Information:
ONCE Lounge
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143