ArtBeat By Day
Saturday, July 16
Elm Street Plaza Happenings
Music on the Elm Street Stage (Corner of Elm and Chester Streets)
12:30 PM — Stainless
Stainless is a Punk-Pop band from Somerville High consisting of brothers Jimmy & Joey Del Ponte and Lance Mahon. After meeting guitarist Lance through a children’s theater, Joey and Jimmy invited him to play some music with them, and soon after, Stainless was formed. Stainless has been playing talent shows, charity events, and parties since the summer of 2009. The band’s main influences are The Beatles, David Bowie, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, Oasis, and Third Eye Blind.
|1:30 PM — Tall Heights
Experience Tall Heights live and witness the remarkable combination of acoustic, folk, and pop music crafted and performed by Tim Harrington and Paul Wright. Captivating vocal harmonies drive a folk-inspired accompaniment of cello and acoustic guitar. The magic developed on the streets of Boston when Tall Heights was selected for Faneuil Hall’s world-renowned street performer program in 2010. In the year since, the duo has headlined prestigious Boston venues like Club Passim, Johnny D’s, Brighton Music Hall, and Berklee’s Cafe 939, in addition to folky hot spots from New York to Burlington.
|2:30 PM — Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers
Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers’ “Charles River Delta Blues” combine country blues with delta soul. Erin Harpe leads the band on vocals and finger-pickin’ guitar, with Jim Countryman on bass, Bob Nisi on drums and vocal harmonies, and longtime Boston harp dog Richard “Rosy” Rosenblatt on harmonica. Come see why they won Boston’s Blues Challenge, went on to be semifinalists at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, and got a 2010 Boston Music Award nomination!
|3:30 PM — Cinnamon Fuzz
With their debut EP Cruise of the Century, The Cinnamon Fuzz pays homage to their varied and plentiful influences such as Kurt Vonnegut, film “Big Trouble in Little China” and The Cars. Since the album’s release, the power-pop trio has garnered media acclaim and enthusiasm with solid radio rotation in Boston, and was named one of the 18 best unsigned acts in the USA by Billboard in March of 2011. The band’s live performance mirrors the slick production of their recordings and is packed with personality.
|4:30 PM — Tallahassee
Boston’s Tallahassee is without a doubt the only band fronted by a former NFL offensive lineman who chose instead to pursue music. They merge indie, rock, and Americana to create delicately arranged songs of peace and introspection. The band blends traditional banjo, upright bass, and vintage acoustic guitars with driving electric rock instruments to deliver a raw and powerful performance. Tallahassee brings together familiar feelings of home and comfort with an added edge and sound that is all their own.