Friday, Mar 22, 2019 8:00p -
The Red Room @ Cafe 939
939 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02115
Rooted in vocal harmonies, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, banjo, and an eclectic range of additional instrumentation and soulful arrangements, Beta Radio’s Americana/folk sound is the result of a decadelong collaboration between Ben Mabry and Brent Holloman.
Mabry and Holloman met at summer camp in North Carolina while on break from high school and immediately formed a musical kinship, bonding over the sounds of Simon & Garfunkel. Throughout high school and college, they found themselves in multiple hard rock and metal bands, an ironic juxtaposition considering the ’60s folk sound that brought them together. Later, through a cycle of writing and demoing during and after college, Mabry and Holloman had a collection of songs ready for a studio, and in winter 2009 they recorded their debut album, Seven Sisters, which was recorded and distributed without label support. It enjoyed a grassroots success built largely on internet music services Pandora and Spotify.
Beta Radio’s most recent studio release, Colony of Bees, is a layered and ethereal offering that treads into new territory while managing to effortlessly keep one foot firmly rooted in Americana/folk. The HuffPost calls Colony of Bees “sonically lovely,” including it in the top 10 roundups of their 40 best albums of 2014.
Matt Sucich writes songs mostly with a pen and sings them always with his mouth. His LP Thousand Dollar Dinners is coming soon.
$12 in advance / $15 day of show (seated)