The Doyle Brothers / The Interlopers / The Black Moons
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Todd Doyle and Ryan Jacob Doyle grew up in a household that was constantly filled with music, so it was only natural that the brothers have found their path in musical expression together, honing their sound with spirited songs that feature accessible but often uncommon arrangements, as evidenced on the duo’s new EP, New Synapse. The Doyle Brothers frequently play throughout New York City, where the duo is based, and on independent nationwide tours of the college circuit.
The Interlopers began as a few high school kids making music in a basement but has evolved into a joy-inducing musical force that wallops listeners with its unique amalgamation of classic R&B/soul, ‘60s- and ‘70s-era rock, funk, hip-hop, jazz, and pop music. The band consists of drummer/lead vocalist Curtis Kelley, guitarist Nicholas Veinoglou, Jakob Rabitsch on keyboard, Nick Frenay on bass, Ariel Shrum on trumpet, and Diego Huaman on saxophone. Together, the band commands the stage with deep pocket grooves, rich and smooth harmonies, inspiring and powerful lyrics, and a fat, lively horn section. The result is a rich sonic experience executed with a boundless enthusiasm for improvisation.
The Black Moons are a five-piece, Boston-based rock band formed in 2013. Its first album release, Half-Hearted & Climbing, was recorded before the band’s first live performance, resulting in a summer full of shows promoting it. Counting several Berklee students among its members, the band aims at a modern take on classic folk, rock, and soul music.