The Shills/Honest Thomas/Fly Upright Kite
Since forming in early 2004, the Shills have cultivated a sound built from musicianship and creative flexibility. They just released their first self-titled album, a diverse and dynamic display of a young band maturing and hitting their stride. As a live act the Shills have built a solid following throughout the Boston and New York areas with their passion and precision on stage.
Honest Thomas, an up-and-coming experimental rock group from Allston, formed in late 2005 and released their first EP in the fall of 2006. They have since built quite a reputation not only with their music but with their live performances. Lightbulb-headed babies, mannequin heads on sticks, and life-size bunny rabbits are just the beginning of what you might get at an Honest Thomas show.
The Boston-based indie rock quintet Fly Upright Kite blend guitar effects and loops, plotted vocals, and driving rhythms to establish a unique musical landscape. They are currently recording much-anticipated new material for a late 2008/early 2009 release. (Acoustic set.)