Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band, Eddie Japan
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
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Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band
Formed from the most talented deadbeats and drifters that could be rounded up, this group of raucous and rambunctious musicians will honk, wail, blow, beat, bounce, scream and serenade their way into your hearts. Playing anything that won't break after vigorous use; their instrumentation is a unique blend of brass, winds, violin, accordion, percussion and an eclectic rhythm section.
Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band combines the rich musical history of the circus and the vagabond peoples of Europe with the raw energy of avant-garde jazz and the irreverence and fun of today's Vaudeville & Steampunk for a sound that is somehow familiar yet like no other. Label them anyway you like! Call them Balkan steamfunk, call them avant world fusion, call them experimental big band, call them circus noise! They may be tough to sum up, but it's easy to tell you that they'll show you a good time!
Eddie Japan has marched across five-years as one of the Northeast’s most acclaimed bands. Accolades include a Boston Music Award, a crown in the prestigious Boston Rock & Roll Rumble (whose previous winners include ‘TilTuesday, The Sheila Divine, and Dresden Dolls), their 2015 single “Albert” appearing on the popular music video game Rock Band 4, a tour with Martha Davis and the Motels, and stages shared with The Fixx, Midge Ure, Will Dailey, Ruby Rose Fox, Kingsley Flood, Air Traffic Controller, plus many more. In July of 2017 they released their highly anticipated debut full-length album, Golden Age, co-produced by Greg Hawkes, keyboardist for the legendary Boston band The Cars, and recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 inductees. Golden Age was nominated for a 2017 Boston Music Award for 'Album of the Year.'
Zoë Aqua and Mattias Kaufmann comprise a duo called Farnakht. Farnakht’s debut album “Ultraviolet”, released in 2018, combines new compositions with klezmer, Romanian, Serbian and Hungarian folk music. During the summer of 2018 they traveled together to Europe, learning from folk players in Hungary and Transylvania and performing at Yiddish Summer Weimar, a klezmer festival in Germany.