CHON

CHON

Tera Melos, Covet, Little Tybee

Sun, June 18, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Royale

Boston, MA

$18.99 advance / $22 day of show

This event is all ages

Royale is general admission standing room only. Tickets available at AXS.COM, or by phone at 855-482-2090. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box Office (Cambridge, MA) Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM. Please note: box office is cash only.

CHON
CHON
In the past seven years, CHON have gone from playing local shows in their hometown of San Diego to a spot on the Billboard 200 and tours with Animals As Leaders and Circa Survive. The easiest category to put CHON in would be "instrumental," but that doesn't do the band justice. On their debut full-length Grow, CHON incorporate prog rock and jazz with lightning quick picking, staccato drumming and buoyant melodies, creating a sound that's fresh, exciting and wholly their own. (They even add vocals to a couple songs, "Can't Wait" and "Echo.") There are intricacies to the songs on Grow, but the band's approach to writing music is simple and organic. "We have fun writing this kind of music," says guitarist Mario Camarena. "We don't take it too seriously; it's just music we naturally write. I hope people who enjoy our stuff have fun listening to it."

From their growing fanbase and positive reviews, to tours with scene heavy hitters, it's safe to say people are indeed enjoying CHON's music. The San Diego band, which also includes guitarist Erick Hansel, bassist Drew Pelisek and drummer Nathan Camarena (Mario's younger brother), began in early 2008 when friends Erick and Mario began writing what would become CHON songs. Soon they were ready to start playing shows, but they needed a drummer. So they taught Nathan how to play drums and had their first show that summer. It wasn't long before they were playing every show they could.

In 2010 the band took an extended break, but by 2012 they had decided to pursue CHON full-time and were back to touring and writing music. "We've always had it in the back of our minds that we wanted to make [music] a career," Mario says. "For some reason this project just turned out to be the one. It's the music we started writing when we came into our own style and had our own original sound." They released their first EP, Newborn Sun in 2013 and followed it up in 2014 with the Woohoo! EP. That record put CHON on the map, earning them a spot on Billboard 200.

Much like the title of their debut album suggests, CHON have evolved greatly since forming in 2008. There's no telling where they will go next, musically—but more people are sure to be listening.
Tera Melos
Tera Melos
Tera Melos is a three - piece band from Northern California consisting of Nick Reinhart (guitars, programming, vocals), Nathan Latona (bass) and John Clardy (drums) Incorporating experimental rock, ambient electronics and unconventional song structure all in one to create their original brand of music characterized by their quickly alternating time signatures, start-stop dynamics, two-handed tapping, extended open-ended bridges, and the use of effect pedals and samplers.
Covet
Covet
Covet is a band
Yvette - guitar
Keith - drums
David - bass
Little Tybee
Little Tybee
"See the band, whose namesake is an island off the coast of Savannah, Georgia. Their third record, "For Distant Viewing" is finally finished, and the same exuberance it captures is palpable tonight, onstage in Atlanta. Five guys and one girl, home at last after many months on the road. You notice the front man first, strumming his scratched and battered acoustic guitar, grinning a little as he sings. Then the violinist, lone female, her eyes closed, so obviously in love. And the lead guitarist, watching his own fingers tap-dancing upon the fretboard of his eight-stringed instrument as if he'd just set them loose to see what they might do. The keyboard player strikes you as the quiet type, head bobbing as he waits, listens--but his contribution, when it comes, reveals wisdom, a phrase so well-chosen you're instantly aching for the next. And finally, the rhythm section, bass and drums engaged in some kind of telepathic chess game they'll both win so long as they continue interpreting and anticipating one another's moves. A band in full command now of a sound that amalgamates jazz-like virtuosity, symphonic scope, and hook-laden folk into something focussed and distinctly original. A band that, after four years together, seems to have achieved that rare level of cohesion so as to make each member seem equally imperative to, and inseparable from, the music they create. As if, in fact, they are a family, bound not by blood so much as pure devotion. See them in Atlanta, their current home, or in Savannah, their old one, or anywhere else, for they have performed all over the country. See them awash in California sunlight, or shrouded in the mist of the Seattle Mountains. Hear their sounds filling the silences of the Texas desert, or rendering the big-city cacophony into more enjoyable forms of grandeur."
-Alex McWalters
Venue Information:
Royale
279 Tremont St.
Boston, MA, 02116
http://royaleboston.com/