Cat Family Presents
Prom Do Over
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 1:00 AM)
Future Teens started as a joke, and perhaps appropriately, the band played their first show in a sweaty basement while a Fourth of July barbecue raged outside. They played three songs at that 2014 show, each less practiced than the one before.
The group's debut EP Still Afraid of Allston was scruffy and full of hooks, a bedroom-pop gem that was recorded "right into the computer—we didn't even use amps," Radin (Vocals/Bass) recalls. The charming, conversational songs demanded a fuller sound in a live setting at the band's shows in their hometown of Boston and beyond and so drummer Dylan Vadakin, guitarist Nick Cortezi, and vocalist and guitarist Amy Hoffman signed on.
In 2017, Future Teens wrapped Bored And Alone, which was self-produced and mixed by Justin Pizzoferrato (Speedy Ortiz, Krill). The band's hooks and energy are bolstered by the four-piece setup; "when you're with three other people, you can bounce ideas off each other and collaboration is just more fulfilling," says Radin.
Though standalone in itself, Bored and Alone is a precursor to the band’s first full length effort, Hard Feelings. The album title encapsulates how each song toes the line between despair and humor. “Having feelings all the time is hard — but everyone has them in one way or another— my goal with these songs was to write about things that happen to nearly everyone at some point in their lives” Radin explains.
Hard Feelings is out now via Take This to Heart Records features 10 tracks of romantic misadventure, miscommunication and mistakes. The album also features songwriting from Hoffman and Vadakin. Hoffman remarks, “These new songs are happy sad. Though some are sadder than others, singing them is always cathartic.”
$15.00 - $20.00
Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this to happen ... again.
Your sequin-laden dress weighed about as much as your high expectations. Your date got distracted, your best friend puked, and your heel broke to the tune of a now-disgraced pop star. What if you could do it all over again the right way – with your real friends and no drama?
Welcome to Prom Do-Over, featuring Boston’s own Future Teens playing hits from 2004-2008, plus a mystery DJ spinning tunes from the 80s through today. Now’s your chance to be prom royalty, retake your prom photos, and celebrate prom the way it should have been. It will be like in the movies, minus the pressure to find your soulmate.
Bring a gently-used prom dress for Belle of the Ball – a program by Anton's Cleaners that provides gowns to local high school junior and seniors who otherwise couldn't attend prom – and you'll get a nice surprise in return.