The Sheila Divine

Sensitive Rock for Dudes. Anglophile Emo Goth Post Rock Shoegaze music about love, loss, and despair.

OldJack is a group of circumstance. While recording other bands, Lead singer/songwriter Dan “GoodWood” Nicklin would find himself requesting his clients and musician friends to help make a studio record. In the Winter of 2008 a show was offered and OldJack took its first line up. While the members have changed and the band has grown in numbers (they currently bring 8-9 people to the stage) the band is still developing it’s soul/rock sound. With two guitars, bass, drums, organ/keys, three female background singers, and a front man from yesterday, OldJack belts out their original material with lots of harmonies, big vocals, and guitar solos galore.

After February 2011's "Gone Before You Know" EP produced by Universal artist (and Boston's own!) Will Dailey, OldJack went on to blaze through the Rock 'n' Roll Rumble and came out as runners-up. The band is now working on its first full-length album.

The Rationales are a five-piece band from Boston. Mixing power-pop with alternative, teeming with hooks and harmonies, and layering their sound with hints of Americana and indie rock, their lush infectious sound has earned them the enthusiastic support of both fans and reviewers.

After having their debut 2008 EP THE GOING AND THE GONE called “one of the finer local CDs of the year” by the Boston Globe, The Rationales ran a successful fan-funding campaign, releasing the full length THE DISTANCE IN BETWEEN in 2011 to high praise, both locally and internationally. The band kicked off 2012 with the release of a new single, RADIO in March and an appearance as semi-finalists in Boston's esteemed Rock n Roll Rumble in April. They are currently preparing a new full length record for release in 2013.

Nate Leavitt Band

“Nate Leavitt needs no more than 4 minutes to break your heart.”

Nate has been performing in the Boston music scene for a little over twenty years. While most of that time was spent with the Supercharged Soul band The Blizzard of 78, he now makes his time with the bands Parlour Bells and Old Jack he also performs as a solo artist. Nate’s acoustic based, ghostly-folk debut EP “Inference” received many positive reviews like this one from Jonathan Perry of The Boston Globe, “Effectively reflecting his affinity for the softer sounds of singer-songwriter folk and alt-country of the Ryan Adams (circa “Heartbreaker’’) variety…Inference is an emotionally stark, bare-bones affair that puts his plainspoken, plaintive voice squarely front and center.” Alex Schab of The Weekly Dig wrote, “Nate Leavitt’s solo debut packs a lot of power—subtle, ghostly, chill-the-flesh-off-your-bones power. Which says a lot, considering this is a folk album.” Also Ryan Spaulding of Ryan’s Smashing Life said, “Leavitt is a gifted soul who deserves this attention and more. Regardless of the name he plays under, most everything he touches turns to gold. Highly Recommended.”

Nate is currently working on a full length album being released in the Fall of 2013 called “You, Me and the Silence.” Once again he takes on the role of performer, engineer and producer while playing most of the instruments and recording in his home studio. People are relating it to Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks” as the material is personal and focuses on a major change in his life.

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The Sheila Divine with OldJack, The Rationales, Nate Leavitt Band

Friday, December 20 · Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM at The Sinclair