Just like last year, we are proud to present two nights of co-presented gigs with long running Boston music publication Clicky Clicky Music Blog at Inman Square’s Lilypad. In line with our previous collaboration, each night will take on a sort of theme with the first night being a celebration of Boston’s fertile left-field rock scene and the second night being a showcase for some exciting abstract electronic offerings from more local acts. As such, we are proud to present two nights of eclectic Boston area sounds!
st. nothing (Solo)
St. Nothing is a string-driven synthpop project consisting of singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Marco Garzoni-Lawrence, guitarist Sophia Carreras, cellist Jenna Calabro, and drummer Felix Nicholson. In February 2013, Garzoni-Lawrence self-released the Begin EP, a collection of demos written in late 2012 under the name Hall of Mirrors. After receiving some online attention and playing live shows, the project grew into a more collaborative effort between the four members and solidified as a band in may 2014. Special to Together 7, Garzoni-Lawrence will be presenting the project unaccompanied while premiering new music from their upcoming releases.
All Talk is the collaboration between longtime friends Cole Maxwell, Tim Mensel, and Dan Shapiro. Founded in 2015 initially as a vehicle for the songwriting of Cole and Tim, the duo recently welcomed Dan on drums to round out the live performance as a trio. This May the group is following up their studio recorded debut Juno (2015) with the home-recorded upstairs/downstairs, engineered and produced by Cole and Tim. Loaded with introspective lyrics and a wide-range of guitar driven production, All Talk’s sound is equally influenced by a shared love of the Beatles songwriting as well as the experience of writing and performing in Allston’s cobwebbed basements.
Aüva formed in Boston in 2015 while studying at Berklee. As a four piece, they released the “Light Years” EP. Their sound is reminiscent of the dream-pop with hints of surf and psychedelic rock influence. A consistent and driving rhythm section dances underneath jangly guitar and soaring harmonies. Adding two Boston Conservatory students on bass guitar and auxiliary percussion has recently added a whole new element to their sound.
Strange Mangers (Deconstructed)
Boston four-piece Strange Mangers craft heavy, dense guitar rock that owes itself equally to slowcore and shoegaze. As a live entity the group replicates their drifting, icy sound with extreme volume, making for a heavy wash of noise that is felt nearly as much as it is heard. As members of Allston’s Disposable America label collective, Strange Mangers are one of leading lights in Boston’s underground rock scene. Special for Together 7 the band is performing an ambient-leaning reworking of their usual set with all new material.
Lychee (DJ Set)
Lychee is a member of the Virtuality crew and authors the Night Rumours column on EARMILK where she summarizes her pick of each month’s top techno releases. Her selection skills are top notch—ranging from deep, melodic house and techno to heavy, dark, and raw Berghain-worthy bangers. Lychee’s goal is to use music as a tool to build a distinct atmosphere and to create connections amidst dancers over shared emotional experience. She loves to bring glimmers of sentimentality into a harsher musical narrative, blending hints of melody and vocals into raw techno assaults as moments of light and reprieve. Since starting to play out in 2012, she’s been featured in the Weekly Dig and the Boston Globe and played at Boston clubs like Middlesex Lounge, Good Life, and Zuzu, in addition to loft, basement, and house parties around the city.
The solo beat project of Boston musician Alex Jackson of Elizabeth Colour Wheel, Mail Theif, and BLEW (among others), CYBERBULLY’s meager description of his music reads bleep bloops and blast beats. Thankfully, his debut full length–not counting an early demo comp–ABY??? encapsulates far more than that, generally including music that defies classification. Warped chip tune beats and clipped vocal melodies run alongside noise rock crunches and jazzy keyboard stabs, all of which is buoyed by rhythmic dynamics that borrow liberally from more traditional dance music as well as hip-hop. His is a new local project definitely worth looking out for.
Both shows are all ages and $8 at the door, or free with your Together badge.