Prawn

Topshelf Records presents

Prawn

Slingshot Dakota, People Like You, Queen Moo

Thu, December 21, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Great Scott

Allston, MA

$12 advance / $14 day of show

This event is 18 and over

Tickets available at AXS.COM, or by phone at 855-482-2090. 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: Great Scott box office is cash only.

Prawn
Prawn
Drawing influence from post-rock and punk scenes, Prawn have released two full-length albums, two EPs, and three splits since their 2008 formation. Their latest, Run, was recorded in the space of just two weeks at The Barber Shop Studios, an aged lake-front stone church in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey. Although recording was prompt, the songs themselves were written over the course of two painstaking years. Touching on themes of isolation and alienation, Tony Clark expresses, “A lot of what came out was the sheer difficulty of truly relating to one another.” Punchier and more proactive, Run refines the sound of 2014’s Kingfisher LP - which swelled with both brass and string arrangement - by concentrating only on the instruments they’re able to play live. A significant release on its own terms, let alone as a building block to wherever this band might take themselves, Run is the sound of a band truly finding comfort in their surroundings and channeling it in to the most focused and exhilarating work of their life.
Slingshot Dakota
Slingshot Dakota
Slingshot Dakota is a two-piece indie-punk band from Brooklyn, NY/Bethlehem, PA. Carly Comando sings and plays old sitcom theme songs. Tom Patterson plays drums loudly and sings, too. They released a new full-length record in Autumn of 2007, and are currently writing a new full length that will most likely be released in 2011.
People Like You
People Like You
People Like You strive to represent, well, people like you – a diverse entity desiring to deliver a sense of genuine authenticity through music as their creative, unifying outlet. The Boston-based band of five derive their sound from influences like Philip Glass, Japanese Math Rock, Avante-Garde Jazz, and Minimalism. Their current lineup has played together for a year and a half, having undergone lineup changes since their creation three years ago. Instrumental improvisation and raw vulnerability underlie the collective’s refined musicality in which they explore themes of transition and personal growth without sounding pompous or gimmicky.
Queen Moo
Queen Moo
Queen Moo is an American Rock & Roll band. The group presents vivid harmony refined through a rigorous and personal creative process. Their second full length, Mean Well, out 8/25 on Topshelf Records is a portrait of the group and the individuals.

When Queen Moo spoke with Noisey in 2015, Jason Rule and Kevin O'Donnell had just "quit emo to get drunk." In 2017, however, Rule has quit drinking, making a full reflection not just on sobriety and recovery but on growing up and putting the worst parts of oneself to bed.

Across the album, the group packs extreme musicianship: Drummer Nick Charlton provides an insane sense of rhythm, often playing well across the bars, diving into polyrhythms and absurdist beats without ever feeling out of place. O'Donnell's voice is the baritone to Rule's tenor. Oscar Godoy, for his part, splatters shredding melodies in bursts, occasionally dueling and harmonizing with Rule, a fine guitarist in his own right. The group’s arrangements are constantly evolving and changing, making no two live performances alike.
Venue Information:
Great Scott
1222 Commonwealth Avenue
Allston, MA, 02134
http://www.greatscottboston.com/