Friday, Sep 07, 2018 5:00p -

267 Western Avenue
Allston, MA 02134-1039

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AERONAUT Allston is back!!!

We've been packing crowds into the awesome new outdoor community program and performance space at Zone 3's hub of activity, 267 Western Ave in Allston. It's an upgrade from the blacktop parking lot of the past two years – but it still feels like home!

Our 3rd season showcases the best in local bands and musicians, fantastic local food trucks, and great beer!

AERONAUT Allston takes place every WEDNESDAY (5-9:30pm) and FRIDAY (5-11pm), June 1 to September 28 at Zone 3 (267 Western Ave). See our full season lineup here: http://www.zone3westernave.com/aeronaut/

Zone 3 is a Harvard-sparked initiative to further activate and energize Western Ave with creative programs, events, and retail. More info: Zone3WesternAve.com

These events are family-friendly, however, please note that under 21s are allowed in only with a parent or legal guardian.

Read below for details on this evening's featured acts and other details. Bring your friends, neighbors, kids, and your dog, and we'll see you under the string lights!

the AERONAUT Allston team



We're sure to have a packed crowd so get there EARLY for the best seats on the lawn.

Kittens Slay Dragons (7pm)
Last winter Sarah was struggling with depression and anxiety, and also with a seeming lack of momentum in her solo music career. Then into her life came a very special and fragile foster kitten. She was severely malnourished and came with a host of congenital problems like lung disease, heart disease, bone deformity, and eyelid agenesis (aka NO EYELIDS!). Expecting her to be blind, Sarah and her husband named her Melon. Her life expectancy was extremely short, so they adopted her to be sure that the time she had left was the best of times. Fast forward to a year later, Melon is bouncing around just fine with new eyelids (courtesy of her wonderful fans online who funded the surgery) and chicken flavored Viagra that keeps her blood flowing to all the important parts (her heart, people, her heart). And she can see! Sort of!

Melon shook Sarah up in the best of ways. The kitten fought her way through unimaginable illness and really gross eyeball surgery. She beat the odds like a champ and never even knew they were stacked so high against her. And she taught Sarah that sometimes the best way to fight your own dragons is to help the small creatures that come into your life, welcoming them into your heart and your home. With her creative batteries recharged, Sarah cast aside her trusty ukuleles and guitars and picked up a small stack of synths. Her husband, always having wanted to be part of a “rad band” picked up a variety of drum machines and gadgets to add beeps to Sarah’s boops. With a sound inspired by bands like Chvrches, Imogen Heap and Purity Ring, they write upbeat dancy songs about depression, cats, and nerdy fun stuff like video games and the cult hit TV show “Supernatural.”

The debut album from Kittens Slay Dragons is called “Big Big Heart.” It is named after the enlarged and deformed heart pumping inside the beautiful and strange cat Melon, who is probably right now chasing and chewing on the newest batch of foster kittens to pass through her home.


Arc Iris (9pm)
Arc Iris broke musical ground with the release of their acclaimed self-titled debut in 2014. The Providence, Rhode Island-based band quickly won over audiences in the US and Europe, supporting artists such as St. Vincent, Jeff Tweedy, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. The group performed at the London Palladium and festivals including Bonnaroo, End of the Road and the Rolling Stone Weekender.

Released on Bella Union in Europe and ANTI Records in the US, Arc Iris drew admiration for its innovative style and distinctive sound. “It’s hypnotic,” said the Boston Globe. The New York Times wrote of “songs that seesawed between the elfin delicacy of Joanna Newsom and some brassy raucousness.” The Guardian talked of “a shape-shifting treat” while new music site The Line of Best Fit proclaimed, “Arc Iris is traditional music thrillingly positioned at the nexus of the old and new."

“Moon Saloon,” released on Bella Union in August 2016, constitutes a natural progression from the first album’s whimsical explorations and energetic diversity. Produced by the group and mixed by electronica producer David Wrench of FKA Twigs and Jamie xx fame, the album showcases beat-heavy melodies and textural, groove-riding rhythms. It developed from the band’s distillations of musical influences, combining traditional elements with percussive structures and dense, beguiling harmonies.

Lead singer and lyricist Jocie Adams, Tenorio-Miller, and drummer Ray Belli form the core of Arc Iris, all virtuosic musicians in their own right. Adams spent eight years as a key member of indie darlings The Low Anthem, effortlessly zipping from hammer dulcimer to clarinet to bass to vocals, sometimes barely pausing to take a breath. Her 2011 solo debut, Bed of Notions, sparked a musical beginning that became Arc Iris. Joining Adams on Bed of Notions was cellist Robin Ryczek, a conservatory-trained musician who toured with Jethro Tull and founded a rock school in Afghanistan.

Arc Iris strives to reach the songwriting integrity of the Greats—Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen—while exploding the boundaries of pop music. The group bridges the digital computer music of Radiohead and Bjork to Brazilian Tropicalia, to Bowie-esque performance art.

Arc Iris has attracted numerous fans around the world as the group’s stage performances become storied events themselves. Space domes reveal giant golden wings in flight while montages light up the backdrop with evocative images. Above all, the group’s love of music is a shared passion that comes alive with each song. As diverse as their musical interests and influences have been, the band members find avenues for producing a blend of soul-satisfying sounds that are truly their own.


Join us for Doggy Double Date Night with GoPetie!

GoPetie offers a platform that enables pet owners to connect, share experiences, find pet sitting and pet walking, schedule play dates, report a missing pet, find pets available for adoption and much more. Members find the right service for their pets while creating meaningful relationships.



267 Western Ave, Boston (street parking available; MBTA bus: 70, 70A, 86)

@AeronautAllston @Zone3WesternAve


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