Info HERE Tickets are $9 plus online fee. Purchase tickets HERE
Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band(Rock/Pop)
Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band is like a lively, slightly raucous blend of Eastern European vagabond music mixed with trash percussion and avant-garde dissonance that effectively sets the tone of the show and keeps it rocking.
WinoVino was formed in the summer of 2006 when Forrest Johnson and Sanford Krones crossed paths deep in the center of Texas. Both were fresh off the boat in Austin: Sanford having arrived when his life sank to the bottom of New Orleans after hurricane Katrina, and Forrest looking for solid ground to hang up his traveling shoes for awhile.
The two had very similar musical interests and aspirations and soon were compiling a stock of original material. In search of a rhythm section they were able to turn up Derek Hansen with his multitude of percussive tricks and talents (as well as a practice space). Peet Murray came spinning along next, boarding the ship perched atop a tall bike with juggling pins and a violin strapped to the front of it. Assuming the role of bass--or any other instrument that can be played on a unicycle--the then quartet was rounded out.
WinoVino started playing regularly around Austin, slowly trying to carve out a niche in the seemingly saturated rock and blues music scene of the city. When Peet's other group split up because the leader decided to move to Europe (the anti-fascist Italian folk trio Brigante), WinoVino was able to get one Joe Egnot on board as accordionist extraordinaire.
Everyone in the group brought their own song writing and musical stylings to the forefront and began honing in on the co-operative WinoVino sound. The core of the band stayed strong through different incarnations including trombone, clarinet, and alto
Somerville Symphony Orkestar(Rock/Pop)
Blossoming from the Slavic heart of Greater Boston, the Somerville Symphony Orkestar is an all-original Eastern European Punk Funk band. Formed in 2009, the SSO has been constantly gaining notice from many of the music scenes in and around New England. With the success of their first local release, they have performed for many of Boston’s best festivals including Somerville’s Artbeat Festival and Boston’s First Night.
Raised by a pack of gypsy badgers, band leader Joel Edinberg wrote the first SSO song after waking up in the middle of a random Tuesday night. Checking the next morning to see if the song was any good, he realized it was his duty to further form the band. After meeting guitarist and space cowboy Travis Pullman along with his buddy and former dictator, Richey Talley, the new team traveled the world to find the best musicians. Searching the mountains of Nepal, the rivers of the Amazon, and hitching a ride on Curiosity, the three eventually found the final musicians who would complete the amazing circus that is the SSO. Finally reaching out to Belarus, Syracuse, and some random rooftop; Matt Ellis, Pete Fanelli, and Gabriel Solomon all joined in after some serious musical persuasion. With their powers combined, the SSO beats Balkan, Klezmer, and traditional Russian music into a funk-punky pulp. Complex six-piece arrangements reign in the chaos only to explode into equal parts mosh-pit and horah.