SAC presents Somerstreets Festival: Strike Up the Bands!
ONCE Somerville Stage & More at SomerStreets
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143
Doors 2:00 PM (event ends at 6:00 PM)
This event is all ages
megan: guitar & vocals
Riding a wave of critical and public acclaim for the release of her 2013 postcolonial pop album Lingua Franca (as Saraswathi Jones), Tanya Palit decided to turn Bollywood up to 11. Palit assembled Awaaz Do to pay a punk rock tribute to modern and classic Bollywood hits, and channel Saraswathi through a few hot Strat pickups. Awaaz Do - literally "Make Some Noise" - features Jagdeep Singh of Faux Ox, New Orleans-trained bass player Maanav Thakore, Leilani Roser of Hammer and Snake on drums, and Sapan Modi, guardian of SubDrift Boston, on dhol and guitar.
For SomerStreets Strike Up the Bands, ONCE happily presents Lockette, sister, and Awaaz Do on its outdoor stage and again hosts its popular one-day beer garden. Cuban sandwiches from Cuisine en Locale (meat and veggie-friendly) will be available for grab-and-go while supplies last. Produced by the City of Somerville (Official) and the Somerville Arts Council, SomerStreets runs along Highland Ave. with craft and community vendors, interactive activities, and live music.