Once Somerville presents
Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band, Count Zero, Jaggery, Kee Avil
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Beat Circus is a band from Boston, Massachusetts fronted by Brian Carpenter. The band's songs are characterized by lush arrangements, eclectic instrumentation, and lyrical themes of love, death, religion, and American mythologies. Carpenter developed a "Weird American Gothic" trilogy of concept albums, starting with Dreamland (2008).
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!
Count Zero is an innovative Boston band that combines electronics,acoustic grit, strong melodies, intriguing arrangements and thoughtful lyrics into an intense, eclectic stew of musical experimentation...and it's catchy too. It's Future Pop for the disnenchanted.
Step inside and take a listen.
"Torture chamber pop." "Darkwave jazz." "Siren rock." These are a few of the many attempts to describe the sound of Jaggery, an art-rock collective which weaves harp, viola, piano, contrabass, and drum kit into a universe of its own, setting the scene for "one of the most beautiful voices in modern music." Powerful enough to harness the fiery churnings beneath a volcano as well as the ethereal light of a dying star, frontwoman Singer Mali's voice regularly leaves listeners viscerally stunned and with goosebumps.