Monday, July 27, 2009

Four Year Strong

SUNDAY AUGUST 09th  2009

Alan Day (Vocals/Guitar), Dan O’Conner (Vocals/Guitar), Joe Weiss (Bass), Josh Lyford (Synth), and Jake Massucco (Drums) are Four Year Strong. At first, this may not raise eyebrows or drop jaws, but it is only a matter of time. Bringing a unique blend of brutal breakdowns and soaring choruses, Four Year Strong have cut their teeth into the Worcester hardcore scene and thirst for more. Their music incites a riot like nothing seen before, leaving live crowds and CD listeners alike simultaneously blown away, and fired up. 

Their influences range from Lifetime to Saves the Day, Gorilla Biscuits to New Found Glory. “We just play exactly what we want to hear,” describes Dan, explaining their combination of hardcore and pop-punk. Sharing an average age of 20 years old, the five guys of Four Year Strong have already self-released an EP, making themselves known on the Smartpunk Top 100 sales and Purevolume’s “most played” charts. The band built their own stage sets, booked their own tours, and made music the way they want it to be made


Recommended If You Like:

Lifetime, Gorilla Biscuits, Saves The Day

Record Label: Decaydance



Appearing at The Social with Set Your Goals, Polar Bear Club, Drive A, and Fireworks

6pm doors $12.00ADV $14.00DOS All Ages Welcome

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Fiery Furnaces & White Rabbits

Sunday August 23rd 2009

The Fiery Furnaces are an inventive and often challengingly experimental rock group from Brooklyn, New York. Originally from Oak Park, Illinois — a suburb of Chicago — they consist of the brother and sister team of Matthew Friedberger and Eleanor Friedberger, and are currently joined by Jason Loewenstein (Sebadoh), Bob D'amico and Michael Goodman when playing live on tour.


White Rabbits come to New York via the arid plains of the Mid West. Although they have been in NYC for just over a year, they have managed to catch the attention of Say Hey Records and producer Chris Zane (Shy Child, Asobi Seksu, Les Savy Fav).

Lead by dual vocalists, Greg Roberts (Guitar / Vox) and Steve Patterson (Piano / Vox), the 6 piece is rounded out by Alex Even (Guitar / Vox), Adam Russell (Bass), Matt “The Duck” Clark (Drums) and Jamie Levinson (Drums).
 With a certain joie de vive, playfulness and charm White Rabbits thematically evoke ?the more decadent and bygone era of days spent on the green, old cinemas “Tourist Trap”, tragic mothers “Navy Wives”, and restrained, but no less awkward domestic disputes, with the first single, “The Plot.”


Recommended If You Like:

Frogeyes, Of Montreal, Destroyer, Marnie Stern

Record Label: Rough Trade / TBD



Appearing at The Social August 23rd 2009

9pm doors $13.00adv / $15.00dos  18+ welcome

Monday, July 20, 2009


FRIDAY AUGUST 05th  2009

Like From Autumn To Ashes, Nora, and Hopesfall, Emery combines an alternative pop/rock foundation with elements of screamo and melodic hardcore. A Christian theme also runs throughout the band's music, which often examines the contrasts between Heaven/Hell, melody/brutality, and conventional singing/guttural screaming. 


Recommended If You Like:

Anberlin, Hopesfall, Glassjaw

Record Label: Tooth and Nail



Appearing at The Social with Maylene and The Sons of Disaster, Closure in Moscow, Secret & Whisper, Kiros

6pm doors $15.00 All Ages Welcome

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


FRIDAY JULY 24th  2009

Born in Mogadishu, Somalia.  K'naan spent his childhood in the district of Wardhiigleey ("The River of Blood") and lived there during the Somalia Civil War, which began in 1991. His aunt, Magool, was one of Somalia's most famous singers. K'naan's grandfather, Haji Mohammed, was a poet. K'naan is also a Muslim. His name, K'naan, means "traveller" in the Somali language.

K'naan's father, Abdi, left the country, along with many other intellectuals to settle in New York City and work as a cab driver. He mailed money home to his family (As mentioned in "If Rap Gets Jealous). As the civil war continued and the situation in Somalia continued to deteriorate, K'naan's mother, Marian Mohamed, petitioned the United States embassy for an exit visa. In 1991, on the last day the US embassy remained open as the government of Mohamed Siad Barre collapsed their visa was approved, and they boarded the last commercial flight out of the country.

They joined relatives in Harlem, New York City, before moving to the Toronto, Ontario neighbourhood of Rexdale, where there was a large Somali Canadian community. His family still lives there. In his new country, K'naan began learning English, some through hip hop albums by artists like Nas and Rakim. Despite speaking no English, the young K'naan taught himself hip hop and rap diction, copying the lyrics and style phonetically. He then also began rapping. He dropped out of school in grade ten to travel for a time, rapping at open mic events, and eventually returned to Toronto.


Recommended If You Like:

Sage Francis, Mos Def, Talib Kweli

Record Label: A&M



Appearing at The Social

9pm doors $13.00ADV / $15.00DOS 18+ Welcome

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


WEDNESDAY JULY 29th  2009 

CKY (short for “Camp Kill Yourself”) is a 4-piece rock band consisting of Deron Miller (vocals, guitar, bass), Chad I Ginsburg (guitar, vocals, bass), Jess Margera (drums), and Matt “Dice” Deis (bass). Deron and Chad both played bass on all 4 of their albums, but Matt will take over when they do their next album and has now taken over for their live shows. They share their name with a series of skate videos produced by Bam Margera, who is the brother of the drummer. CKY’s music has been featured in the four CKY videos and Jackass, and the track Quite Bitter Beings from their album Volume 1 also featured on the video game Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3


Recommended If You Like:

Gnarkill, Clutch, Andrew W.K.

Record Label: Volcom Entertainment



Appearing at The Social with ASG and Graveyard

6pm doors $15.00ADV / $17.00DOS All Ages Welcome

Ace Enders & A Million Different People

SUNDAY JULY 19th  2009 

Ace Enders was the front man of Jersey’s well known rock outfit The Early November. The band was a part of west coast indie label Drive-thru records and an essential part of the independent scene. As a part of T.E.N. Ace released records “For All of This,” “The Room Is Too Cold,” and controversial triple disc “The Mother the Mechanic the Path” not to mention a successful record for his solo project I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody’s Business. After collectively selling nearly 450,000 records over the past few years, the band went their separate ways in the summer of 2007. Summer 2008, Ace Enders recently finished a 3 month tour with Angels and Airwaves and is about to embark on a summer-long tour with Cute is What We Aim For. Earlier this year he completed a new record with producer Mark Weinberg (Matt Nathanson, Elliot Yamin) slated for release in March on Drive-thru and Vagrant Records. In addition he completed his record “The Secret Wars” finally fulfilling a long time goal of his to give away a full length record for free. The record is available right on for download now! Currently being billed as “Ace Enders and a Million Different People.”


Recommended If You Like:

The Early November, The Starting Line, Manchester Orchestra

Record Label: Drive-Thru



Appearing at The Social with Person L, The Gay Blades, The Dangerous Summer, and School Boy Humor

6pm doors $12.00 All Ages Welcome

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Avett Brothers

FRIDAY JULY 17th  2009 

North Carolina's Avett Brothers play acoustic music that has roots in traditional folk and bluegrass, but also captures the high spirits and no-boundaries attitude of rock & roll -- which is appropriate, since rock is where Scott Avett and Seth Avett cut their teeth as musicians. 


Recommended If You Like:

Felice Brothers, Wilco, Old Crow Medicine Show

Record Label: Ramseur



Appearing at House Of Blues July 17th 2009

With Matt Butcher & The Revolvers

7:30pm doors All Ages Welcome $23.25 Advance / $26.25 Day of Show