Thursday, August 19, 2010

One Night Band

Sat Night 8/21 in Cambridge

I don't think that musicians get all the credit they deserve. A few select are worshiped while the vast majority of the drumstick twirlers, guitar-scale playing Hendrix neophytes are often just perceived as little more than hungry souls in life's dorm rooms. You know, the Underfoot creative types. The Too Cool for School jam session Nighthawks. Or worse - just as lazy kids. Here's one way to have your faith in your common band returned: This Saturday marks the 2nd Year of Boston's One Night Band - this is a celebration of spontaneity, creativity and Boston. The performances are genuinely hard work as is bringing it all together - and this night benefits a local music charity. Yes Virginia, this will be good...

Launched in 2009, One Night Band is a day-long music experiment in which 40 selected Boston musicians are randomly shuffled into bands of five on a Saturday morning. These newly formed bands must prepare a four-song set (including one cover) to play in front of live audiences for the first time ever - it unfolds this Saturday night at the legendary the Middle East. Our hat is off to One Night Band producers at Boston Band Crush, for this monumental undertaking. Be there on Saturday at 8pm.

Looking Back: the 2009

The It Kitties!
Martin Rex
(Broken River Prophet)
Izzy Maxwell
(Death of the Cool/Count Zero)
John Powhida
(John Powhida International Airport/The Rudds)
C.D. Di Guardia
(Emeen Z. Band)
Jen Johnson
(Static of the Gods)

The Champagne of Bands
Cullen Corley
(Electric Laser People/Kuuluuko)
Brendan Boogie
(Brendan Boogie and the Best Intentions)
Duncan Wilder-Johnson
Tad McKitterick
(Sidewalk Driver)
Bo Barringer

Awesome Chariot
Abe Lateiner
(Hands and Knees)
Joel Reader
(The Fatal Flaw)
Ad Frank
(Ad Frank and the Fast Easy Women)
Michael Potvin
(DJ Fred Mertz & #1 Dad/Campaign for Real-Time)

The Monster Trucks UK
Doug Fuller
(The Silver Lining)
Matt King
(The Lights Out)
Caleb Epps
Andy Santospago
(The Vinyl Skyway/solo)
Ernie Kim
(Tristan da Cunha)

The Pink Meninos
Darron Burke
Justin Day
(The Luxury)
Adam Ritchie
(The Lights Out)
Tony Savarino
(Black Fortress of Opium)
Sarah Guild
(The New Collisions)

The Peppermint Patties
Rich Adkins
(The In-Out)
Julie Two Times
(The New Alibis, Vagiant)
Jason Dunn
(The Luxury)
Joe DeGeorge
(Harry and the Potters)
Chris Mulvey
(Muy Cansado)

Milk of Amnesia
Travis Richter
(The Motion Sick)
Jimmy Zavadoski
(Party Wolf, SnowLeopards, Damn Personals)
Kerri-Ann Richard
(Apple Betty)
Magen Tracy
(St. Helena)

Battle Toadz
Matt Graber
(Sarah RabDAU & Self Employed Assassins, Mascara)
Nick Balkin
(Kingsley Flood, Logan 5 and the Runners)
Ben Weiser
(The Diamond Mines)
Eldridge Rodriguez
(The Beatings/solo)

One Night Band
Tickets & Website

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