Dub Apocalypse is an instrumental dub reggae band from Boston, MA. The lineup includes Tommy Benedetti (drums), Timo Shanko (Sax/Bass), Johnny Trama (gtr), Van Martin (gtr) and Aaron Bellamy (bass). They have created their own unique sound that fuses the militant toughness of Sly and Robbie, and Scientist productions, with a balanced twin guitar attack, explosive Coltrane inspired sax, and a healthy dose of improvisation. The band plays a mix of classic Jamaican tunes and dub plates from the 70s and early 80s, mixed with their own compositions. Featuring current and former members of John Brown's Body, Ghosts of Jupiter, Morphine and G Love and Special Sauce, DA brings decades of combined experience from clubs, theaters and festivals around the globe to the stage every night. Drummer Tommy Benedetti (JBB) formed the band in 2007 and was quickly joined by longtime musical brothers, Johnny Trama on guitar, and Timo Shanko, a dual threat, who is an equal force on bass and tenor sax. In the past couple of years, DA has solidified into a consistent lineup with the addition of Van Martin and Aaron Bellamy. This has inspired the band to concentrate more on writing and recording original material, while still maintaining a busy performance schedule, further crafting their deadly, unique sound. DA maintains a busy schedule in New England with appearances at many festivals, clubs and pubs. They have 2 successful long running residencies, won a Boston Music Award in 2011 for Best International Act, and were recently named "One of the 10 Local Acts You Have to Hear Now" by the Improper Bostonian. The Dub Apocalypse live show is a soul shakin' throwdown, and they invite you along for the journey.
People’s Blues of Richmond (or PBR as they are affectionately referred to by their fans) is one of those rare three-pieces that somehow conjures the sonic power and visual intensity of a thunderstorm. Think Jimi Hendrix Experience meets MC5. They take psychedelic blues rock to a different level with a lyrical element seldom found in the genre. Think Bob Dylan writing lyrics for Black Sabbath songs. It’s hard to imagine until it’s right in your face. Then it’s hard to forget.
ATTN: PHISH, TAB, AND JAM BAND FANS: Don’t miss out on the fun when dB comes to town! Dave Brunyak (formerly Pink Talking Fish) leads a talented new group from Boston performing one set of his funky, energetic original music followed by one tribute set to the amazing Trey Anastasio Band!
Dave's new music is a blend of inspired songwriting and guitar playing with exciting improvisation that will leave you feeling exhilarated. dB has added new dimensions to his catalogue by featuring added live percussion and horns to his classic jam-band sound. He has merged these elements with fresh ideas that create a diverse performance that has depth and sounds joyful!
Phans are in for a special treat as Dave then takes phandom to new heights by doing what he does best. With his new Languedoc guitar, Dave channels his hero in a spirited and authentic tribute set to Trey Anastasio Band. A dB show is the perfect blend of new and familiar sounds, bound to delight anyone and everyone.
To be a fan of dB is simple: enjoy good music played well! See you there!
Playin' Dead is a Grateful Dead tribute featuring former members of Dark Star Orchestra, The Knot and Uncle John's Band, and has a repertoire spanning the entire 30-year career of the Grateful Dead. Take a long strange trip and hear why the music has never stopped!
The music of The Grateful Dead is a complex stew of different styles of music including rock, blues, jazz, folk, bluegrass and more. Their improvisational style and large repertoire guaranteed that every musical performance would be unique. Every Playing Dead show is equally unique featuring different set lists each night and exciting improvisational jams.
21+ $10adv $15dos
Sam Reid and the Riot Act is an American roots and bluegrass band of the un-pure variety, with plenty of flatpicking and three-part harmonies punctuated by driving drums and Caribbean rhythms. The band delivers their own brand of live acoustic music influenced and continually inspired by traditional Irish/Scottish/Appalachian fiddle tunes and the rhythms of the vast Caribbean Sea. Sam grew up flatpicking bluegrass guitar outside of Boston and joined up with Johnny Ransom while the two were members of country/punk outfit Three Day Threshold. Gettysburg, PA's own John Campbell holds it all together with hypnotizing drums which make it nearly impossible not to stomp yer feet. http://www.samreidandtheriotact.com
21+ No Cover
Another Brewing Company - DIAMONDS
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Part of our mission as Infra is to celebrate local culture by leaping over boundaries that have never been crossed. We are proud to be in collaboration with Another Brewing Company & Down The Road Beer Co. in creating “Diamonds,” a unique and abundantly fun style of beer: India Pale Hefeweizen double dry-hopped with BRU-1, Citra and Falconer’s Flight hops, peaking at 6.5% ABV.
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(Provided by Fully Funktional Audio)
In our efforts to reconstruct and strengthen what the underground community has to offer in Boston, a dream is being brought to life. We are ecstatic to be installing a Funktion-One (Official) sound-system at the brewery for this event to showcase the sounds of your favorite local artists—because locals do it better, and deserve to play on arguably the best club sound-system on the planet.
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◆ Randy Deshaies (DOTC)
◆ Brianna Paon (Infra)
◆ Matt Foley (Re:Set)
Our first limited run of Infra apparel will be available for purchase on-site, as well as 4-pack cans of Diamonds to take home.
(STAY TUNED FOR THE CAN PREVIEW!)
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PRE-SALE TICKETS RECOMMENDED!
Tickets will also be available at the door.
Seeing Brad Parsons Band is an experience you won't easily forget. The Portland-based singer-songwriter has been enrapturing audiences across the country with his almost-unreal powerhouse of a voice and his genre-bending blend of psychedelic rock and Americana.
His songs and style aim to hit you right in your chest and his big voice goes for your gut. He begs you to sing, shout, dance, laugh and cry with him in songs that sound like standards but are wholly unique to his own style.
It's not just his steadily growing fan base that knows that he's got something special going on. The former member of horse feathers gets a lot of love from other musicians, including being tapped as a special guest for Fruition on Jam Cruise, and artist at large for Winter Wonder Grass Tahoe and Northwest String Summit.
No Cover - 21+
BRYAC Funk All-Stars (Dopapod, Kung Fu -THE BAND, Deep Banana Blackout Members)
Made up of key members of Kung Fu and Deep Banana Blackout, BRYAC Funk All-Stars deliver a unique vintage funk party. Driven by a rhythm section of the kings, signature Hammond and Fender Rhodes dueling keyboards, lead saxophone and vocals round out the signature sound. $10adv $15dos 21+ 7pm