https://www.oncesomerville.com/e/couchfest-w-jill-mccracken-blindspot-sur5ill-x-once-vv-103519806528/ Online event
156 Highland Ave
Festivals & Fairs, Music, Virtual & Streaming
Porchfest for the self-distancing age!
Jill McCracken is a Boston Music Award nominated indie soul songstress whose music is a celebration of feeling. Though Jill’s songs catch the ear as pop tunes, touching heavily on classic soul and Motown influences, a closer listen lets the audience know that these aren’t as simple as ABC, 123; there’s conflict that lies just beneath the surface of the songs, as nodded to by Jill’s sweet and savory lyrics. Jill and her band have shared the stage with touring acts such as Nicole Atkins, Mikaela Davis, Diane Coffee, Xenia Rubinos and Trigger Hippy.
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blindspot (all lowercase) is an award nominated, female-fronted alternative rock band from Boston, MA. Comprised of frontwoman Alexa Economou on lead vocals and Chris Cormier on guitar and/or drums, they are influenced by artists such as U2, The Killers, Paramore, Kings of Leon, and The 1975. Their unique sound, passion, and drive make them stand out against other musicians of their age.
Along with being nominated for Rock Act of the Year and Album of the Year in 2019 and Best Band in State of MA in 2018 by The New England Music Awards, blindspot has opened for artists such as Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Gin Blossoms, Candlebox, Plain White T's, Buckcherry, Puddle of Mudd, Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots, Cherie Currie of The Runaways, Finger Eleven, and Fuel. They have toured nationally numerous times playing in a total of 30 states across the country.
With their self-titled EP and follow-up single "All I Am" released in 2017 and 2018 respectively, their highly anticipated sophomore EP is due out in 2020. They are constantly striving to gain as much exposure as possible in order to expand their fan base and and spread the word about their music. Look out for them because they want to change the world.
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In order to access this livestream please RSVP for tickets via Eventbrite. A link to the livestream will then be emailed to you once you have completed the registration, then again 48 hours prior, 2 hours prior, and 10 minutes before the event begins just for good measure!
About ONCE Virtual Venue:
In May of 2020 ONCE Somerville, an independent venue in the Boston Metro area, decided to launch a “virtual venue”. The venue was started in response to the COVID19 crisis and the massive amount of cancellations that occurred in the wake of stay at home order. ONCE VV is a place for audiences to interact and enjoy performances that range to suit all sorts of palates. Music, tutorials, fitness, games and more.
“We call ourselves independent, but what we are is interdependent. Performance is art. Art soothes and nurtures us. It makes us happy.” ONCE VV will work hard to add a warmth and hospitality to the livestream by evoking the hominess and cozy hospitality they are known for and will continue to keep the ONCE name tied to diverse and quality programming as they frontier the wild west of an online “virtual venue”.
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