Five Of The Eyes, The Shills, Fire In The Field

Five Of The Eyes

The Shills

Fire In The Field

Thu 11.30.17

8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Five Of The Eyes
Five Of The Eyes
A progressive rock band from Portland, Maine. The term “progressive rock” is used with reluctance in their case, though, as most of their music seems to defy genre. Imagine that the love child of Jeff Buckley, The Mars Volta, and Incubus started making music. Then, somewhere along the way, it had an affair with Queens of the Stone Age. The offspring of that relationship then started making its own music, and it was under the name Five of the Eyes.

In early 2017 they recorded their first full-length album, The Venus Transit, set to release on 9.29.2017. Produced and engineered by Jonathan Wyman at The Halo, the new album musically picks-up where the band left off with their self-produced sophomore EP Hierophantasm. However, with Wyman acting as both producer and engineer, the songs off The Venus Transit soar to stunning new heights, previously unachievable in the confines of the band's home studio. The flawless fidelity, matched by equally impressive performances by all five members, makes for a listening experience unlike anything that the band has produced to date.

Mastered by grammy award winning engineer Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering Studios, the album is an impressive sonic journey that will appeal to music lovers of all types. To try and pigeonhole the band into one genre would be to do them a massive disservice, because while they tend to toe the prog-rock line, Five of the Eyes have dedicated themselves to creating a sound and aesthetic that is uniquely their own. Now with a stellar new album under their belt, a fall tour on the books, and a hunger to be heard, these five small-town boys are ready to take on the world one face-melting show at a time.
The Shills
The Shills
Hailing from Boston, MA, The Shills are a genre-bending rock outfit that have made a name for themselves by taking complex musical ideas, and making them feel effortlessly infectious. With a sound that can go from driving rock rhythms to lush, lofty sonic soundscapes, versatility is the band's true stock-in-trade. From Queen to Queens of the Stone Age, Yes to Radiohead, Motown to metal, punk to jazz, the band's influences are virtually innumerable. As any of their fans will tell you, the only way to get any sort of handle on what The Shills' music is all about, is to simply check it out yourself.

One would be wise, however, not to mistake their expansive sound as studio trickery, as The Shills have been steadily building a loyal following of acolytes over the course of their ten-plus years together, based primarily on their explosive dynamism and precision on stage. Consisting of Bryan Murphy (vocals, guitar), Ryan Jackson (guitar), Dave Sicilian (bass) and James Zaner (drums), The Shills have been winning the hearts and minds of show-goers, both in and out of Boston, with their musical version of shock and awe.

After an EP ("Push"), an LP ("The Shills"), and a concept record ("Ganymede"), the band embarked on an extremely ambitious project, the two-part record "Keep Your Hand Busy: Vol. 1 & 2". Released as an EP in 2012, and produced by Scott Riebling (Fall Out Boy, Cobra Starship, We The Kings), Vol. 1 served as the 4-song appetizer for what would be the grand unveiling of the band's most quality, complex and complete work of art to date: 2015's "Keep Your Hands Busy: Vol. 2".

After touring in support of Vol. 1, the band began working tirelessly in the studio, diligently crafting the nine songs featured on "Keep Your Hands Busy, Vol. 2", and creating a record unlike anything they've ever done before. This album showcases The Shills in their truest form -- diverse and eclectic, yet focused and cohesive. With an overall tone that ranges from mellow to heavy, soft to aggressive, pensive to unpredictable, "Keep Your Hands Busy: Vol. 2" is certain to not disappoint, and will undoubtedly become the band's landmark musical release.
Fire In The Field
Fire In The Field
Boston’s Fire in the Field immediately makes an impression with their furious style of heavy driving rock, pushing the boundaries of rock n’ roll with energy, depth and detail. Known for dangerous improv overlaid with poetry, the music is an honest attack on the soul played with a sense of urgency and unfettered passion. The band’s signature endorphin-releasing, guitar-driven sound has a bluesman’s swagger with a punk heart. Frontman Mike Moore channels Hendrix via Prince, both musically and in showmanship, exploring the limits of the guitar with true abandon. Leaving it all on the stage, Moore pushes the envelope, exploring a melting pot of influences, from psychedelic and blues to funk and R & B.

Based on the longtime musical partnership of Moore and bassist Jeff Badolato, Fire in the Field strikes a balance between Badolato’s minimalist style and Moore’s mad scientist approach to guitar playing. The live Fire in the Field experience itself is transfixing. Pulsing drums form the backdrop for Moore’s charged stage presence. Pulling dynamic improvisations out of his guitar at the edge of the stage, Moore spins surreal tales while constantly moving around and engaging with the audience.

With Boston’s music scene under their belt, including plays at The Middle East, The Paradise, and Brighton Music Hall, the band recently made the trek to play Austin for SXSW in 2017. Fire in the Field pushes their powerhouse sound even further with their upcoming album, War Bonnet, due out October 27th, 2017. The band has released three previous albums, including Fire in the Field (2009), Gypsy Tea Room (2014) and Look So Strange (2016). The new album gets back to the band’s trio roots with a heart-pumping rock n’ roll sound. Written, recorded and produced by the band, the album is a combination of new and old tunes, bringing the band full circle. A return to form, the album plays as if in the style of their crazy 19 year old selves, but with a mature edge and more to say. With dark themes and frenzied guitar-driven riffs, War Bonnet is Fire in the Field’s angriest album to date.
Venue Information:
O'Brien's Pub
3 Harvard Ave
Boston, MA, 02134
http://obrienspubboston.com/