Like a wayward Santa for the Christmas-obsessed, legendary filmmaker and raconteur John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, A Dirty Shame ) rides into town on his sleigh full of smut spreading yuletide cheer with his critically acclaimed one-man show, A John Waters Christmas. Putting the X in Xmas, Waters’s rapid-fire monologue explores and explodes traditional archetypes as he shares his compulsive desire to give and receive perverted gifts, a religious fanaticism for Santa Claus, and an unhealthy love of true crime holiday horror stories.
Established in Boston in 2004, the Fenway Recordings Sessions is a regular concert series featuring a mix of the best new and developing indie artists and established acts playing the city's clubs. This show features the Veils, Lantern, and DJ Carbo.
The Veils is a London-based indie/alternative rock band fronted by lead singer and songwriter Finn Andrews. The group is known for its chaotic and highly cathartic live performances and Finn's often scarily possessed stage presence. Head of Rough Trade Records, Geoff Travis has referred to Finn as "a young but maturing real artist in the vein of Nick Cave and David Bowie."
Lantern is a Philadelphia-based rock trio that has an immense amount of music, with nine releases available on their Bandcamp. Their latest, Dream Mine, was released in May 2012. The band delves into both the psychedelic realm of rock, as well as its ripping and visceral nature with their heavy feedback and raw vocals.
DJ Carbo a.k.a Mark Kates was resident at L.A. electronica club Atmosphere at the Viper Room as well as on the legendary pirate station KBLT. He now hosts the Fenway Recordings Sessions in Boston.
If you can imagine your life in the shape of a mountain, then you can surely turn your heart loose at the door of this production. For the journey up, one's life-mountain is never mapped out, or fated to fit into a predisposed archetype; there is certainly no battery-operated manual to help us reach the end in an easy manner.
In the case of the Swamp Princess and her Space Cowboy, they skim slowly into love, whilst dragging mounds of swamp scum up their equally deranged mountains, concurrently expressing their tale through magical rock ballads and up-tempo rainbow-love songs.
The brainchild of Berklee alumni—composers Megan Lui and Justin Johnson, and producer/art director Molly Brolin and featuring a band of all-star rock and roll musicians and visual artists—Smile Swamp Princess conjures a glittery take on everyday swamp life.
A math rock/punk/jazz band from Boston, I Kill Giants was formed in 2010 with Dylan Hanwright on vocals, Chris Lee on guitar and vocals, Nick Koechel on bass, and Sander Bryce on drums. Having released three EPs and a split with post-hardcore band, My First Castle (formerly known as Sinatra) from D.C., they are excited to release their full length record, I Kill GiantsLP, early this year.
They are three men from three different corners of the world with one goal: to change it all. The wheels are in motion. The future holds the answers. From Alaska to Australia, Buttons and Mindy has formed to protect the world from devastation. Its Caterpillar EP is set to be released this April.
Formed in 2012, Burglary Years is an indie/dreampop band from Boston influenced by Brighter, My Bloody Valentine, the Jesus and Mary Chain, and the Smiths.
Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window.
Guitarist Hyunseung (Leo) Kim and his band will perform a variety of music including fusion rock style. Included on the program will be tunes by Marcus Miller, Bob Berg, Mike Stern, and an original by Hyunseung.