The Functionals, Jodie Road, Chaparrals, Whistlebot

Sat Jun 10 2017

7:30 PM

Thunder Road

379 Somerville Ave Somerville, MA 02143

$10 advance / $12 day of show

Ages 21+

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  • The Functionals

    The Functionals

    Indie Rock

    OUR HEROES days in music started young; Jeff grew up in rural Vermont playing guitar and singing in his band 'Skanky Green', while Jeremy, Kevin, and Ben were rocking out together in upstate NY as 'Echoes'. Many great times were had. College came along, and before freshman year was even halfway done, Jeff and Ben had already met at the University of Rochester and formed a group called 'The Radium Girls' (while Jeremy and Kevin headed off to Boston). Many more shows, stories, and albums slipped by, and soon enough, four years had passed. Ben and Jeff moved east to Boston, and suddenly both Echoes and The Radium Girls coexisted in the same city and practice space. It took two years, but sure enough, the bands collided and 'The Functionals' was born.

     

    Their DEBUT ALBUM, recorded at the Glens Falls Music Academy by Chris Reed, Jr. and mastered by Larry DeVivo of Silvertone Mastering is the net sum of the past two years of writing and recording as The Functionals. With five songs of hard-hitting rock and roll, The Functionals blend influences including Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden, Jack White, Foo Fighters, Hendrix, and beyond.

     

  • Jodie Road

    Jodie Road

    Blues-Rock

    Jodie Road is considered a positive vibe jam band based out of Eastern Mass. Their music contains a blend of alternative rock, funk, and blues. Although the band is comprised of four distinct personalities, they seemingly find a way to create a unified sound. Jodie Road was created in the summer of 2013 in the metro west area of MA.

     

  • Chaparrals

    Chaparrals

    Indie Rock

    Chaparrals are an indie rock quintet based out of Boston, MA, creating expansive sounds that range from neo-psychedelia to Neil Young-esque cosmic Americana. Not tied stylistically, the diversity of their musical backgrounds is evident throughout their music. Best described as being strongly melodic with an emphasis on reflective lyricism and instrumental thematic parallelism, the Chaparrals weave organic and synthetic sounds alike in and out of a lush sonic backdrop of ethereal and haunting beauty.

     

    Started as a solo bedroom project in the winter of 2010, songwriter Erich Wiernasz (vocals/guitar) was at the seeming end of a long-term relationship and suddenly confronted with an empty apartment, a couple guitars, and a bunch of dusty, unused recording equipment that his musician uncle Kirk Swan (ex-Dumptruck and touring guitarist for Steve Wynn, John Wesley Harding) had given him years back after showing an interest in songwriting. What started as a simple sonic dalliance, led to long feverish nights, fueled by the only outlet that could provide solace at that time: the obsession and focus of creating music. 

     

    With a sudden burst of raw creative output, Wiernasz sought the help of Ryan McGuire (upright bass/electric bass), a friend and Berklee School of Music graduate who studied classical composition in addition to being a former member of Kayo Dot and founding Boston avant-garde metal band Ehnahre. The two soon enlisted Matthew Masuzzo (drums/percussion) and Ryan Kozin (electric guitar). Masuzzo had worked on a number of projects including the garage rock band Golden Spurs; Kozin, a college friend and jazz trained guitarist had reconnected with Erich during this period of creativity and was eager to contribute. The final addition was Erich’s childhood friend and elementary school classmate Ryan Earls (keys/guitar/vocals)—a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with a background in jazz, a capella and classical vocal training, Earls brought further vocal and textural layering to the project in 2012, helping to cement an even more dynamic direction.

     

    Chaparrals—whose name was inspired by an admiration for the band Woods (and which also serves as a subtle nod to the band’s early more 1950s, Everly Brothers' country pop inspired sound)—site influences that range from the melodicism of Paul McCartney's vocal themes and bass playing; the eerie and wintry elements of Radiohead’s complex arrangements; the baroque pop of Grizzly Bear; the pastoral leanings of Fairport Convention; and the psych pop bliss of Tame Impala; in addition to a general appreciation for the deliberate musicianship and innovation of modern jazz players, among others.

     

  • Whistlebot

    Whistlebot

    Jam Bands

    Whistlebot is a five-piece jam/funk/jazz/rock band based in Boston, MA. Inspired by groups including the Disco Biscuits, Lotus, Medeski, Martin, and Wood, Phish, TAUK, John Scofield, Queens of the Stone Age, and many others, Whistlebot creates original music that straddles the intersections of jazz and rock, orchestration and improvisation, brooding jams and bright grooves.

    Whistlebot is:

    David Warnock - Drums
    Andrew Warnock - Keys
    Patrick Gaughan - Bass
    John Diggins - Guitar
    Brian Butts - Guitar

    Formed in 2015, Whistlebot's roots trace back to the town of Alfred, New York, where Pat, John, and Brian played music together as early as 2007. In the fall of 2009, John and Dave met and began collaborating while enrolled at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. After living in separate locales throughout the United States, the band's founding members all found themselves in the Greater Boston area in the summer of 2015. The quartet began writing and performing as Whistlebot later that year, with keyboardist Andrew Warnock joining in 2017 to round out the five-piece lineup.

Thunder Road Presents

The Functionals, Jodie Road, Chaparrals, Whistlebot

Sat Jun 10 2017 7:30 PM

Thunder Road Somerville MA
The Functionals, Jodie Road, Chaparrals, Whistlebot
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$10 advance / $12 day of show Ages 21+

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