Carissa Johnson (Album Release)

Carissa Johnson (Album Release)

The Organ Beats, Lady Pills, Watts

Sat, March 10, 2018

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

Great Scott

Allston, MA

$10 advance / $12 day of show

This event is 21 and over

The Sinclair 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 Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM.

Carissa Johnson
Carissa Johnson
Boston rock artist Carissa Johnson has proven to leave her mark and she’s only getting started. Carissa has been recognized, especially in the Boston scene, for her debut album "For Now." The debut release won Album of the Year 2016 by Limelight Magazine and her band was nominated for Best Punk Act by the Worcester Music Awards. She is known for her straight-forward lyrics and live energy, playing shows both with her band and acoustically. She started out in a punk band in 2010 called Left Hand Blue, but left in 2014 to pursue her own project after joining various Boston bands as a bassist. Her music has been given radio play on WZLX Boston Emissions, VanyaRadio, the River 92.5, WMFO, WEMF, WCAP, and more. She continues to tour periodically and play shows throughout the United States in promotion of her sophomore album “Only Roses,” released in May 2016.
The Organ Beats
The Organ Beats
Three piece from outside Boston, formed in 2008. Adonis and Zinc are siblings who started making music as preteens and were tour veterans before they were able to buy cigarettes. Recently a line up change occurred and they quickly chose to call upon an old friend. Ted is a solid addition to the sibling duo. He generally plays guitar in hardcore bands but gratefully accepted the invite into stoner pop county.

The 9 track album 'Sleep When We Are Dead' was recorded in the summer 2009 in a small studio outside of Houston TX over the course of 3 weeks. The songs convey strength and determination. They are heartfelt pop jams with colorful imagery and a keen sense of wonder. The drums are a solid platform laid out to support crunchy guitars, singing solos, catchy melodies and a voice that belts out epic chorus'.
Lady Pills
Lady Pills
It’s true: objective analysis is boring. Life and society—and in turn, art—is made interesting by our distinct, unique perspectives. The most memorable music experiences are often defined by a sense of empathy felt by all across the room; each person—performer and audience member alike—have their own personal takeaways. On all accounts, Lady Pills get that.

Formed in October 2015 while attending Berklee College of Music, Lady Pills have a singular yet multi-faceted voice. Informed by their time in the Boston DIY community, Lady Pills’ unique perspective on the scene, social responsibility and life in the 21st century is felt in their music and at their shows.

Musically, the three-piece is lean but dynamic, often with guitarist Ella Boissonnault’s emotive vocals front and center. On other tracks, bassist Alison Dooley takes lead vocals, whose artistic perspective foils Ella’s approach. The driving yet fluid drumming of Claire Duhring makes the songs immediate. All together, they are a force.
Venue Information:
Great Scott
1222 Commonwealth Avenue
Allston, MA, 02134
http://www.greatscottboston.com/