Blame Shifters Tour Kickoff! with Psychic Dog, The Gala

Blame Shifters Tour Kickoff! with Psychic Dog, The Gala

Thu 9.28.17

8:00 pm

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Blame Shifters
Blame Shifters
Weird emotional grown-up punk from Boston and East Bridgewater, MA.
Psychic Dog
Psychic Dog
Psychic Dog is a mutt - a handsome mix of rock, punk and weird. 3 Boston-based fellows who love having fun, playing loud for people and sweating beer. Kevin Kupillas on drums/vocals, Dug McCormack on guitar/vocals and Taylor Trashman on Bass. We formed a year and a half ago from parts of two other local bands (Hookerclops and OTP), and came together for the love of rock, odd riffs, strange lyrics, big beautiful bass, and high energy drums.

We recently released our debut album “Big and Lonely” in September (2014) and have been playing a healthy dose of shows to put the music in people’s earholes. You can bob your head to it, dance to it, shout along to it, drink beer to it, make love to it and rub grandma’s feet to it.

Art plays an important role in the Psychic Dog sound and experience and Dug’s flyers and album art are a perfect example of that. Being huge supporters of the local art scene, it’s also not unusual to find them playing shows that promote local galleries or other local artists too. It’s the combination of music, art, friends and L O V E that make Psychic Dog who and what we are.
The Gala
The Gala
In March of 2016, Boston's bombastic garage rock n' roll band The Gala appeared seemingly out of nowhere. Accompanied by the premiere of the single "November" on 100.7 WZLX, recorded to 2" tape a couple weeks prior at Zippah Studios, they made their debut on air at 91.5 WMFO and announced a number of dates to follow. Quickly concocting an incredibly powerful and dynamic set of material that is relentlessly frenetic, audacious and charismatic, managing to stay unflinchingly cool while belting out a blur of caustic sincerity. Self-releasing their single on 7" vinyl and for download through their publishing group Hi Fi Hepcat Press.

They have managed to build a hype for themselves with a spring, summer and fall packed full of fun-loving, energetic, fuzz-drenched shows in support of their single and it's video. Their schedule has been a myriad of collaborations with prominent and up-and-coming bands, established promoters and fitting area venues like O'Brien's (Allston, MA) and Lilypad Inman. Spreading their frenzied sermon of rock n' roll with additional support from Vanyaland, VanyaRadio, WEMF, 90.3 WZBC and 88.1 WMBR, there's no telling what debaucherous exploits will come!
Venue Information:
O'Brien's Pub
3 Harvard Ave
Boston, MA, 02134
http://obrienspubboston.com/