The Devil's Twins / Walter Sickert & THe ARmy of BRoken TOys

The Devil's Twins / Walter Sickert & THe ARmy of BRoken TOys

The Julie Rhodes Band

Sat, August 26, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Sinclair

Cambridge, MA

$15

This event is 18 and over

The Sinclair is general admission standing room only. Tickets available at AXS.COM, or by phone at 888-929-7849. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box office Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM

The Devil's Twins
The Devil's Twins
Catchy, yet haunting, dueling vocals by Nikki Coogan and Jeremiah Louf— atop a wall of sound generated by only one guitar is what defines the unique sound of the Boston-based duo The Devil’s Twins. The press and their underground cult following—The 2crew—describe their sound as “noir punk”.

"If Johnny Cash and Amy Winehouse had a baby that punched like Johnny Rotten, this would be it.” (Andy Kaufmann, Music Connection Magazine)

In support of their two underground releases—2013’s “Old Fashioned Mischief” and 2015’s “Consequences”—the Twins have shared the stage with acts such as July Talk (Island Records), Barrence Whitfield & The Savages (Bloodshot Records), and legendary punk groups such as The Adicts, The Misfits and The Casualties. They’ve gained a reputation for being an extremely high energy spectacle touching on a wide range of emotions; from explosive anger tantrums—beating guitars and tambourines into the stage—to whiskey-soaked, old fashioned rock’n'roll foot stompers, all while keeping it light between songs with playful banter between the trio and the crowd.

The Devil’s Twins gear up for 2016 with a string of four exclusive hometown events with a unique limited release at each, starting with a 7” inch clear lathe cut of their new single “Little Sister Let It Run” and a b-side cover of Rogar Alan Wade’s country kicker “If You’re Gonna Be Dumb, You Gotta Be Tough”. You may be able to easily identify anyone of their underground cult following members called “The 2-Crew” by spotting their “2” tattoos taken from the bands logo.
Walter Sickert & THe ARmy of BRoken TOys
Walter Sickert & THe ARmy of BRoken TOys
Boston-based phenomenon Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys are dada darlings of the steampunk world, sharing music for anyone who has ever been broken (-NPR). The Army of Broken Toys's stage show exorcises personal tragedies and cleaves its audience's hearts with rollicking apocalyptic waltzes and powerful rock ballads that seem to emerge from under their ringmaster Walter Sickert’s top hat. While The Toys are on stage one feels psychically kidnapped to their ‘Portable Carnival’. The WIREFOREST boasts 7 musicians (guitars, upright bass, drums, viola, mandolin, broken toys, melodica, accordion, ukulele, flute...) and rolls with a surreal troupe of any number of midway and burlesque performers, The Bunny Collaborative. The Army of Broken Toys offers a unique rock club run-away to the circus experience.

Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys have been making as much noise nationally as they do locally. With a steady foundation of coverage by Boston press including The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, the Noise and The Phoenix; the Army of Toys has also been featured nationally on NPR’s Here and Now, All Songs Considered and on MuchMusic. Walter Sickert was named Best Artist 2011 and 2012 in the Boston Phoenix Reader's Poll and his visual art was part of the Art is Evil touring stage/music/art show and art book sponsored by Amanda Palmer’s million dollar Kickstarter with a small group of artists like Frances Bean Cobain, Neil Gaiman, DJ Spooky, Shepard Fairey, David Mack etc. Walter has also been featured for the last six years as a part of the RPM challenge sponsored by New Hampshire’s The Wire. The band has continued to participate in the challenge every year since its inception. The Toys have successfully funded two Kickstarter campaigns, and produced a 40+ show run of their original 'steampunk musical for people who hate musicals,' "28 Seeds" a cautionary tale for our time writ by the band's resident playwright/mustache, Meff and produced by Liars and Believers. The play originated from the "last radio show" RPM '10 project.

The “rollicking, raunchy sideshow of jolly, wheezing menace and delight” live experience of Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys have taken the band across the US and beyond, playing such revered venues as the Hynes Convention Center for First Night for four years, The Boston Center for The Arts, Boston Symphony Hall, 930 Club in DC, Webster Hall in NYC, Royce Hall in LA, Mod Club in Toronto, the Stone Pony in NJ, and the Melkweg in Amsterdam etc. Their live antics have earned them a Boston Music Award nomination for Best Live Act and headlining spots at Steampunk World’s Faire. They have garnered opening spots alongside international contemporaries the Tiger Lillies, Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys, The Humans (featuring Toyah Wilcox, Bill Rieflin and Chris Wong), The Dresden Dolls, Amanda Palmer (solo), Chester French, etc. at several venues.

With their newest album, Soft Time Traveler and tour plans in the US and Europe, there is so much more to come from the BRoken TOys!
The Julie Rhodes Band
The Julie Rhodes Band
“On the cusp of a meteoric rise in the songwriter community, Julie Rhodes is a powerhouse vocalist with authentic soul, grounded both in the songwriting traditions of yesterday’s Americana and today’s very present social and political issues.” - Howl Magazine
Venue Information:
The Sinclair
52 Church St
Cambridge, MA, 02138