Havins / Arthouse

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Thursday / July 18, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
United States
Image courtesy of the artists
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Havins, led by singer-songwriter Dillon Havins, is an alternative Americana band based in Boston, Massachusetts. Originally from Austin, Texas, Havins grew up listening to Texas country music. He is influenced by indie artists such as Bon Iver, Shakey Graves, and Ben Howard. Havins’ songs represent a fusion of these influences.

While attending Berklee College of Music, Havins crossed paths with current bandmates Wilson Reardon, Jay Yin, Philip Etherington, Tara Maggiulli, and Ryan Siegel. As a band, they endeavor to leave listeners enlivened and contemplative.

Arthouse, a Ukrainian singer-songwriter who was raised in New York City but matured in Europe, writes songs about love, desperation, humanity, and the times. Real-life stories and philosophic rants characterize his unusual alternative singer-songwriter style, inspired by numerous genres, including country, Middle Eastern, rock, and jazz.