The current project fronted by songwriter James Fonicello, Lea have been developing a following on the strength of a summer single The Duck House, produced by Bill Readey in New Haven CT, and sharing the stage with artists like OVLOV, Florida = Death, Hellrazor, The Head and Speedy Ortiz within the past few years. They have become a scene favorite as much for their characteristically chaotic indie rock as for their involvement in the scene itself. Over the years the members of Lea have played at, lived in, and booked for such D.I.Y. hotbeds as Daggett Square, Taco Hut, and Fort Flesh. While the names and lineups may change, the sound of Lea remains constant. Going a step beyond the Pixies loud/soft paradigm, Lea hits on something harder to define - a swing between focus and mess that’s mesmerizing. They have a series of singles to be released over the Fall of 2016, followed by a debut studio album.
For fans of The Pixies, Prince, Pavement, Polvo, Pile, Petty. Tom Petty.
The Dandy Lions
The Dandy Lions started as a surf punk duo in 2013 in San Francisco, CA. The original band consisted of David Kelley on drums and back up vocals and fronted by songwriter Derek Sheiring. They played all over the west coast before Derek somehow woke up on the beaches of Brooklyn and decided to stay.
They've been melting faces on the East Coast with a new lineup of rag tag kids; different drummer also named David (Lopez this time). Trey Wolfe on the dirty bass, and cutie pie Whit Garling on the keys.
On either coast The Dandy Lions provide a high energy performance with songs that will be stuck in your head until you're dead. They'll get you movin' groovin' and make babies happen.
Alternative folk rock singer-songwriter and guitarist, Alan Getto announces his debut album, Versus, due out August 2017. The LP was recorded over one long weekend at Studio 101A in Southern New Hampshire. The recordings were mixed by Simon Katz and mastered by Jonathan Wyner (David Bowie, Nirvana, Miles Davis) a Berklee professor and Chief Mastering Engineer at M-Works.
Inspired by paradoxical elements of life and examining his own transition into his current lifestyle, Getto finds a perfect balance between various dualities through his artistic expression. Having recently located to an unfinished farmhouse in Western Pennsylvania from Brooklyn, Versus presents Getto's personal confrontation with his own ambivalence. The album intentionally plays with cliché oppositions such as nature vs. the city, good vs. the bad and male vs. female. One can’t exist without the other, and for anything to exist, there must be a degree of conflict: "the versus."
Getto's guitar-driven, simple melodies act as a backbone for the lyrical emphasis in his music. Having studied literature, theology, and philosophy in college, his lyrics pay homage to these intense, existential topics, but with a unique, irreverent spin. Tracks, "Soap In My Whiskey," and "It's Fine; You're Ugly," present Getto's blunt voice and narrative, with gorgeous melodies and organic, roots-y instrumentals. Getto is inspired by rock, blues and folk legends, such as Tom Waits and The Band, and newer folk artists including, Steve Gunn, Lady Lamb, The Tallest Man On Earth and Deer Tick.
Once Getto had the concept, which was embodied by Leah Blanchette’s cover art, he enlisted friends to play on the album: three out of four members of the Boston “guerilla roots” band Damn Tall Buildings, along with cellist Kurt Villiard, drummer Tim Maxwell and pianist Jeff Davison.
Having previously released a live EP, All Different Times, Versus is the first full-length body of work to be released by Getto. While in Brooklyn, Getto performed around the city at various venues but has since moved out to the country, where he'll finish renovations on his farmhouse during the release of the record.
Max Loignon (The Right Offs)
Max Loignon of The Right-Offs takes the stage armed with only his electric guitar and a leather jacket to protect him. A high-wire act, with no net!
"We're The Right Offs. We play rock 'n roll nice and loud. Connecticut is where we're from. When we speak we shout and when we play we entertain. Maybe it's art, maybe it's music, maybe it's just what we love. Nothing wasted; not one movement, syllable or glance. You'll see us coming out of the corner of your eye and we'll leave it to you to try and turn away."