Ghosts Of Jupiter
The Mallett Brothers Band, Dead Boots
52 Church St
Cambridge, MA, 02138
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Ghosts Of Jupiter
While their name suggests specters from light years away, Ghosts of Jupiter are actually cosmically switched-on earthlings with a gift for rock with wide-reaching implications. There’s heft to this Boston-based quintet, who draw inspiration from the muscular, freewheeling hard rock of the 60s/70s and meld it to the serious crush of contemporaries like The Raconteurs, The Black Keys, and Rival Sons. While many have used Cream, Hendrix and their gifted peers as a springboard, Ghosts of Jupiter create music that’s alive in a way that echoes the vibrancy of their ancestors. Put on their self-titled debut to hear a band who believes in rock’s power to explore and rejuvenate; a colorful, tough and tight ride into the outer reaches of the mind.
Ghosts of Jupiter know how to stretch into the possibilities of a song but their overall approach bears a closer resemblance to Zeppelin — powerful, gripping and capable of surprises at every turn. Nate Wilson (lead vocals, keyboards), Johnny Trama (guitar), Adam Terrell (guitar), Tommy Lada (bass), and Thomas Arey (drums) combine grit and high-end musicianship that makes them a contemporary and healthy competitor to Wolfmother, Kings of Leon and others at the forefront of today’s real rock movement.
Ghosts of Jupiter have already shared the stage with Buffalo Killers and Dead Meadow, and will be ramping up their live appearances in the wake of their debut release.
The Mallett Brothers Band
The Mallett Brothers Band is an alt-country/rock band from Portland, Maine.
No Depression says they "make you want to scream at people to make them aware of the awesomeness that they are more than likely missing."
Dispatch Magazine calls them a "six-piece living inferno."
They have been "gobbling up accolades like sunflower seeds" since their 2009 inception, according to the Portland Press Herald.
They were voted Best Local Act, Best Live Act, Best Roots Act, and won additional awards for Best Local Album (Low Down) and Best Song (Low Down) in the 2012 Portland Phoenix Best Music Poll. They were voted Best Local Act, Best Live Act, and had their debut album named Best Local Album in the 2011 Phoenix BMP, after their first full year of playing together. They were nominated for "Best Emerging Artist" of 2011 by Deli Magazine, Boston, and "Best Band/Act in Maine" in the 2011 New England Music Awards.
They won the 2011 Oxford Rockin' Country Showdown Competition, garnering them a $25K grand prize (which went almost entirely to gas and van repairs to support their busy tour schedule); their debut record was the top-selling local CD in Bull Moose Music in 2010; and their sophomore release, "Low Down," was featured on several year-end best-of lists this past December, nationally as well as locally.
Drawing from an array of influences including rock and roll, folk, blues, bluegrass, neo-traditional and classic country and even punk, MBB are known for high-intensity live performances. They've played national festivals as well as sold-out venues ranging from grange halls to rock clubs throughout the Northeast U.S.
They've been featured on WCYY, WBLM, WTHT, MPBN, WCLZ, and Nashville.com Country Radio, stations whose specialties run the gamut from mainstream country to hard rock to adult contemporary, and podcasts including the Americana Rock Mix, Freezing Process, Nine Bullets Radio, Freight Train Boogie, and RootHog Radio, among others.
The Portland Phoenix says "This band projects a self-assuredness that's infectious in a world where it's becoming harder and harder to find things that are real and genuine." The Wire says "Put simply, this is a damn good band." Hidden Track says "a most welcome discovery." The Orris says "a band to watch." The Portland Press Herald says "Scour the songs [on "Low Down"] for layered hipster nuance, and you'll later be smoking cloves wondering what just blew past you." Deli Magazine says of their live performances, "I guarantee you a kick-ass time, a hangover, and a crush that won't quit." They've also been called "amazing" (Piscataquis Observer), "luminaries" (NonAlignmentPact), "mighty," and "as real as the dirt on the bottoms of your shoes" (Press Herald). At their March 2011 performance at Portland's Port City Music Hall, more alcohol was allegedly consumed than at any other local show in the venue's history.
A rock & roll band with an enduring fondness for pure pop and a wicked, sly sense of humor, Dead Boots defy easy categorization. They love The Beatles and Cheap Trick as much as T-Rex and The Rolling Stones, yet as much as Dead Boots draw on classic rock influences, they are a vibrant, contemporary band that blends the vigor of punk, the might of arena rock and the melodicism of power-pop, earning the admiration of Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse, Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction, the DeLeo brothers of Stone Temple Pilots, and J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr, alt-rock stalwarts who have all requested the band as their opening act. In the words of Relix Magazine: "Raw, bluesy, loose and gritty in the manner of The Rolling Stones with the southern edge of The Black Crowes and Cheap Trick's arena rock panache, Dead Boots is full-throttle, anything goes rock and roll."
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