Rosco Bandana / von Grey / Petrina Foley

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Wednesday / July 24, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street

Rosco Bandana is a Gulfport, Mississippi-based band blending a blues/Americana style with modern folk and a hint of Gypsy fanfare. The septet is the product of teenage rebellion and its consequences: lost love, false starts, and, above all, lasting friendship. The band is comprised of members who took a chance on a long shot that paid off against all odds. Rosco Bandana began—spiritually, if not specifically—when principal songwriter Jason Sanford began acting in open defiance of his strict Christian upbringing. This newly formed band has been shaking up the local music scene ever since with its energetic live performances. Whether loud and rowdy or quiet and contemplative, when Rosco Bandana plays live, you can see the joy of music on their faces, as you can see here:

With their soulful four-part harmonies, poetic lyrics and indelible melodies, it’s easy to see why the Atlanta Journal Constitution would hail von Grey as “nothing short of stunning.” The four sisters that comprise von Grey have been playing music nearly their entire lives. Classically trained from an early age, the Atlanta-based quartet – Kathryn, Annika, Fiona, and Petra von Grey – have built on that foundation by performing upwards of 200 shows in the past two years. With recurring residency tours at intimate venues throughout the U.S., they have performed in a supporting role for such artists as Sarah McLachlan and Company of Thieves. Guitar World called von Grey “an Americana masterpiece” that is “just pure talent that has been honed and worked on and molded into something special.” See why here:

Boston singer-songwriter Petrina Foley offers a unique blend of soul-infused, fiery rock ‘n’ roll arrangements and well thought-out lyrics that evoke vivid imagery. Since the release of her album Proper Goodbye in October of 2008, Foley has been focusing her efforts on her songwriting and defining her direction and vision for her future as a solo artist. Foley has recently released her new single, “For You,” along with its sister track, “Just Can’t Take It.”

$12, general admission