Box of Birds, The New Schematics, Nick Pope

Box of Birds

The New Schematics

Nick Pope

Wed 9.13.17

8:00 pm


This event is 18 and over

Box of Birds
Box of Birds
Box Of Birds is a Boston based contemporary folk duo lead by Charlie Gargano and Steph Durwin. After meeting as audio engineering students at the New England Institute of Art in Brookline, MA, it was not long after that they were writing songs and experimenting in the studio. Acoustic guitars and vocals were the primary drive behind the music supported by other melodic instruments including harmonica, melodica, and keys. Drummer Benny Grotto formerly of metal band "Motherboar" and Erik Calderone (ECG, Boompa) joined the band in 2013, bringing a subtle epic-ness that the songs ultimately deserved. Lyrical content ranges from political and social commentary (comparable to Conor Oberst or Kevin Devine), to nature and hope
The New Schematics
The New Schematics
Nashville’s The New Schematics spent their first fifteen months as a band proving that the Born Without Borders Tour was indeed the right name for their tour that spanned 97 shows in 42 cities across the US and Canada. As a band that quickly put so many shows under its belt, it is no wonder as to why they’ve gained the reputation as a live act with “the crowd control skills of preachers” (Cougar Microbes) whose “passion for their art is palpable” (Valslist).

The band officially began as a duo, with Cory Bishop (vocals, guitar) and Michael Bare (bass, vocals), who brought a rotating cast of bandmates on the road with them. A few months after they pulled him on stage for a guitar solo in New York City, Shanan Lau left the band that was opening for The New Schematics in order to join Cory and Michael as a full-time third member.

They now usher in 2017 with the title track from their sophomore EP, Your Year. The sprawling rock’n’roll soundscape coupled with the clear-cut lyrical optimism of the lead single falls right in-line with their debut that already carried “the markings of a seasoned classic,” (Will Hodge, Noisetrade).

Visit for upcoming tour dates in support of the new EP release this year.
Venue Information:
O'Brien's Pub
3 Harvard Ave
Boston, MA, 02134