Ryan's Smashing Life presents May 30th at Cafe 939

IMPRESSIVE ENTERTAINMENT - On Saturday, May 30th the RSL Music Blog takes over the Red Room at Cafe 939 at Berklee for the second of two magical nights. (Here's a link to the Friday, May 29th lineup.)

A Ryan's Smashing Life live show delivers remarkable music talent, straight from our digital pages to the finest stages in New England. This tradition of music exploration continues on Saturday, May 30th at the Cafe 939 with three outstanding acts that promise to thoroughly entertain, reigniting your passion for exciting new music!

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Static of the Gods

Boston's own -Static of the Gods tends a hothouse full of luminous, melody-infused indie rock songs with sweet vocals soaring over a seething rhythm section and expansive, reverb-drenched guitars. Their clarity and innovation finds critics drawing comparisons from every end of the musical spectrum, from The Cure to Rainer Maria, Rilo Kiley to Silversun Pickups– with a sound that refuses to be fenced in, tied down, or kept under wraps.

Named “Boston’s hottest rising band” by Skope Magazine, SOTG released their well-received debut, Cycles Follow Signs, through recorded in April 2007, where it debuted at #141 on CMJ Charts, peaking at #103 with 5 weeks in the Top 200. Having toured the country in 2008, the band released the Obama Inauguration EP in January and are, right now, recording tracks for their next album.

Ryan's Smashing Life: "This most-promising band have a special something - a talent level, their tight play, an enigmatic charm - that lends me to believe they will be the next Boston band to make a mark on the national level."

NE Performer
: "Orbiting in perfect equilibrium between guilty pleasure pop music and cool underground purist fringe rock, Static of the Gods holds a future that looks promising ..."

The Hollow Sound

With members hailing from both Berklee and Emerson , The Hollow Sound might be considered a Boston band but their raucous live performances have earned them a fanbase a bit wider. Just back from the SxSW Music Festival in Austin, the band recently performed for fans on MTVu and at last year's CMJ Music Festival. They also just played in the Rolling Stone-sponsored Rockus music competition.

The songs from the Hollow Sound's new release, The Life & Times of The Hollow Sound EP, were produced by Mike Poorman (ex-Hot Rod Circuit, producer of Paulson, TREOS, and Piebald.)

The Hollow Sound (Maddie Herec - vocals, Evan Brock - guitar/vocals, Adam Gruss - drums/vocals, Bill King - bass, and Justin Poirier - guitar/vocals) has shared a stage with a number of impressive acts recently including Rookie Of The Year, The Matches, Kaddisfly, As Tall As Lions, and Dear & The Headlights, amongst others. Along the way, the Hollow Sound are finding new ways to get better - and they impress audiences!


The thoroughly engaging Pezzettino! is the brainchild of Margaret Stutt. Trained in classical piano at the local convent until the age of twelve, she picked up the accordion for the first time little over a year ago. Since the release of her solo debut album, Because I Have No Control in September 2008, Pezzettino! has been on the road and is busy writing and recording the third release, "Lamb," set for release in late 2009.

Influences include Yann Tiersen, Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Bird, Tchaikovsky, Bach, The Avett Brothers, Bjork, The Cranberries, Erykah Badu, Juliana Hatfield, Ben Folds, Sheryl Crow, and Billie Holiday.

Pezzettino! is now gaining a reputation for her genre-bending style that touches on Indie Rock, Classical, and Celtic Folk. "It's a bit like me showing up for a date with messy hair and skinned knees after jumping from a moving car."

RSL at Cafe 939 on Saturday, May 30th
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This Event will Likely Sell Out.
All Ages - 8pm - Just $10


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