The Rationales

The Rationales

Doom Lover, Matthew Connor

Fri, February 17, 2017

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:30 pm

Great Scott

Allston, MA

$9

This event is 21 and over

Tickets available at AXS.COM, or by phone at 888-929-7849. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at the Great Scott box office seven days a week 12PM-1AM, or at The Sinclair Box Office (Cambridge, MA) Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM. Please note: box offices are cash only.

The Rationales
The Rationales
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.
Doom Lover
Doom Lover
Though leaning hard on the alt-rock button, Doom Lover is on any given night at least two things at once. Driven by one intention, but many methods, Doom Lover craft haunted rocks songs delivered with equal parts aplomb and tenderness. Songs filled with soaring hooks, noisy freakouts, plenty of specters and a stage show complete with three part harmonies, lots of stuff falling over and the occasional puppet show or choreographed dance routine.

Lately Doom Lover has been feverishly writing songs that will show up on a debut release sometime this year; and eating tacos, lots and lots of tacos.
Matthew Connor
Matthew Connor
There are those who choose to play music, and then there are masterminds, like modern day chamber-pop artist Matthew Connor, who are born for it. Composing before he could even write his name, Connor’s lifelong dedication to achieving excellence in writing and producing has transformed him into a gutsy, bold, and original solo artist.

Haunting and hypnotic, Connor’s alluring sound is a harmonic wavelength built on thoughtful, classical theory and powered by Connor’s emotive lyrics and booming baritone. Mysterious and eclectic, Connor is an evocative blend of today’s Portishead and Daughn Gibson with yesterday’s legends like Elvis and Sinatra.

At the age of 16, Connor left his hometown of Birmingham, AL to train as an opera singer at the prestigious University of North Carolina School of Arts, and from there on, he has toured, scored films, won “SoundClouder of the Day,” and fronted electronic dance-pop band Provocateur. Since venturing out as a solo artist in 2011, Connor has released two successful EPs, Ghost Town and Denouement, and has generated a strong following both in the Boston and New York area.

Connor is currently preparing to release his first full-length album, Farewell Motel, on October 14, 2014. A dark, modern twist of the old-fashioned crooner aesthetic, Farewell Motel is a forte of lush instrumentation, complex harmonies, surprising beats, and, of course, Connor’s stage-stealing vocals. The music video for lead single "How Is July Already Over?", in eerily beautiful stop motion and shot by New York-based photographer Marc McAndrews, was premiered by Out Magazine in August.
Venue Information:
Great Scott
1222 Commonwealth Avenue
Allston, MA, 02134
http://www.greatscottboston.com/