From the state that gave us the Pixies and Sonic Youth comes another alternative rock gem, Art Decade. An experimental hard rock band with progressive and classical influences, Art Decade has an expressive, distinct musical style. Drawing inspiration from the likes of the Mars Volta, Muse, and Radiohead, Art Decade is rising fast in the vibrant Boston music scene.
Watch Art Decade's music video for "Numberless Dreams" here:
AERS collaborators Tasha and Zack explore alternative/ambient/electronic music with the goal of straddling genres while continuing to respect the sound of American folk music. The result is a warm sound that is hypnotic and cathartic, which pairs nicely with the duo’s poetic lyrics that provoke the listener to ask questions.
Watch AERS' music video for "With a Light" here:
The members of These Wild Plains were raised on The Band and Neil Young. The band was named one of Esquire’s “15 Bands To Watch” in 2014.
Watch These Wild Plains perform "Waves" in this video:
Meklit Hadero, known simply as Meklit, erupted to national notice with the 2010 release of On a Day Like This… on Porto Franco Records. Hailed by Filter magazine for “[combining] New York jazz with West Coast folk and African flourishes, all bound together by Hadero’s beguiling voice,” her full-length debut garnered praise from NPR and National Geographic, among others. The album announced the arrival, as the San Francisco Chronicle put it, of “an artistic giant in the early stages.”
Meklit will release her second album, We Are Alive, in March.
Watch a music video for Meklit's "Soleil Soleil" here:
By combining sophisticated compositions and virtuosic improvisation, the Grammy-nominated group Kneebody has created a diverse, loyal fan base in the United States and Europe. Founded in 2001, Kneebody has built upon an impressive array of individual resumes and conservatory training to create a truly singular voice within the instrumental world.
Kneebody is currently touring in support of its fourth studio album, The Line, on the Concord Records label.
"Cohesion is the truest constant in the music of Kneebody, a band that inhabits the borderland abutted by post-bop, indie-rock and hip-hop, without seeming to give much thought to the borders.” -New York Times, 2010
Watch a video of Kneebody performing "Cha Cha" live:
Tyler Hilton is best known for his role as "Chris Keller" in the CW hit show One Tree Hill, and for playing Elvis Presley in the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line. In both notable roles, he plays a musician, which is indicative of his real-life musical talent.
No longer with his former record label, Hilton is excited to be introducing the world to his new music—on his own terms. His most recent album, Forget the Storm, is his first full-length release in more than eight years. It unleashes a new side of the artist while combining multiple genres. Today, Hilton is happy to be on the scene as an independent artist, touring the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and working on new film and television projects (including the 2013 hit holiday film Christmas on the Bayou).
Watch Tyler Hilton perform "Prince of Nothing Charming" live in this video:
$12 in advance, $15 day of show, $59.99 VIP experience, general admission. *VIP experience includes admission to the show, Tyler Hilton CD, Tyler Hilton poster, and access to a pre-show acoustic hang with Tyler Hilton during soundcheck.
Bassist Daniel Assis and Lampião Trio will perform Brazilian music ranging from samba and choro to baião. Music by composers such as Pixinguinha, Hermeto Pascoal, and Edu Lobo will be performed. Lampião consists of Hayoung Lyou on piano, Daniel Assis on bass, and Raphael Pannier on drums.
Bassist Flavio Lira and quartet present a concert focused on the Brazilian genre choro, one of the most representative forms of Brazilian instrumental music, with very active melodies, harmonies, and rhythms.
From Indian Lakes is an indie rock band based in California’s Yosemite Valley. The up-and-coming band has multiple nationwide tours under its belt and has garnered a devoted following in the process. Its most recent album, Able Bodies, showcases a band exploring new depths of maturity while still holding fast to many of its more aggressive and passionate tendencies.
Watch a music video for “Breaking My Bones” by From Indian Lakes:
This show also features driving pop-punk from the Berkeley, California-based The American Scene and a dose of fuzzy indie pop with a tropical twist from Southern California's Naive Thieves.
Established in Boston in 2004, the Fenway Recordings Sessions is a regular concert series featuring a mix of established acts and the best new and developing indie artists along with occasional special guest DJs. Bands that have played the Sessions include Hot Chip, The Joy Formidable, Cults, Wild Flag, Rival Schools, Diplo, MGMT, and more.