16Sept, 2017
1Kalliope Jones11:10-11:35
2House on Cliff11:45-12:20
5Sir The Baptist 2:05-2:40
6Aldous Collins 2:50-3:25
8The Ben Cote Band4:15-4:45



blindspot is a female-fronted, three piece alternative rock band from Lowell, MA. They have been together for 2 years and are influenced by artists such as U2, The Killers, Muse, Paramore, Led Zeppelin, Coldplay, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, and Aerosmith. Their unique sound, passion, and drive for their music make them stand out against other musicians of their age. blindspot has opened for internationally known professional bands such as Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Gin Blossoms, Candlebox, Plain White T’s, Buckcherry, Puddle of Mudd, Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots, Finger Eleven, Fuel, and Saving Abel.. They are trying to gain as much exposure as possible in order to expand their fan base and have people hear their music. Look out for them because they want to change the world!

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Sir The Baptist

Sir the Baptist, hip hop’s holistic lyricist, is proving himself to be a chaplain of the modern rap culture. He’s an internationally known artist signed to Atlantic Records, BET award nominated and acknowledged by Forbes, Jay Z, Billboard, CNN, Late Night with Seth Meyers, People Magazine, BBC Radio 1, NPR, The Grammys and many others for his trailblazing cause of “Healing Hip Hop.” As a second generation cultural minister, growing up in historically rich Bronzeville neighborhood in Chicago, the idea of cleansing the culture has be a path Sir has been set out on since birth. CNN states that Sir is achieving this through a “balance between religion and life”. By using the power of hip hop’s influence, The Baptist records compelling stories about real people as modern parables to strip away the shame and embarrassment that too often keep people from seeking help. He delivers that same message in an album format, with his release via Atlantic Records, Saint or Sinner (May 12th, 2017). The congregation is taking on an emotional roller coaster as Sir weaves his way through tales of honesty, love, joy, pain, truth and enlightenment; listeners are left with ideas of hope and the possibility of change. Sir isn’t just a recording artist, he’s also the author of The Travelogue of a Visionary and is frequently called upon for his opinion on current events by major national and international news outlets. In his tireless advocacy for humanity, his urban church and charitable organization (Tymple and DeedPin respectively) have brought awareness, funding and care to countless foundations and over 100,000 music festival goers in the summer of 2016 alone at festivals such as Lollapolooza, Made in America and more. Sir was also honored by the Mayor of Chicago for his contribution to HIV/AIDS awareness. After over 5.5 million streams, 2 major films and 1 album, Sir the Baptist is well aware that there’s so much more work to be done.

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Investing in each other, the process, overcoming the losses and humbly celebrating the wins, Notoriety consists of emcee Vydle­ Sinez and emcee/singer Incredible Chuck. Grinding since 2009, Notoriety has performed with many notable acts, constructed and carried out a 5-state mini tour in 2012 and took things to a new level by going on a month-long 12 country European tour with Edo G., REKS and Artifacts in 2016. Most recently Notoriety joined Kate Tempest on the Let Them Eat Chaos tour stop at Brighton Music Hall in Allston, MA. The most important part of Notoriety’s journey so far is that it’s just beginning. The process never stops and our growth never ends. Our debut album, Expect the Unexpected was released in January 2017, Notoriety is ready to step into the limelight.

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Aldous Collins Band

The Aldous Collins Band is based in the progressive South Shore music scene and plays all over New England and the east coast.  The band is an explosive live act filled with fun, and high energy filled music.  The strength of the band lies in its uncanny ability to connect with the audience through its infectious songs and the Pied Piper abilities of their front man Aldous Collins.  The music is original, catchy and uplifting.  And the lyrics have strong hooks, conveying an image of a fun loving lifestyle that have audiences hooked by the end of the first song.  Most noteworthy, is the connection of the band’s performance and music to the audience, which has yielded tremendous success for music venues and business partner.

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The House On Cliff

The House On Cliff is a four piece, 70s inspired, high-energy rock band from Boston MA with a passion to bring rock and roll back to the masses.

Chad Michael Jervis, Charles Coleman, William Santana, and  Marc Polit are THE HOUSE ON CLIFF. A powerful quartet with a sound the likes of The Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin, The Who, and The Raconteurs. Since the Fall of 2014 the guys have been on six national tours, toured the UK and Canada, were awarded a Limelight award for ‘Best Band’ in 2015, nominated for ‘Best in MA’ at the 2016 New England Music Awards,won Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands in Boston 2017,  and released two EPs. Their most recent EP ‘Skin & Bones’ was released in May 2016, it is a powerful, lyric driven, and emotionally charged five song album which premiered on AXS.com. The House On Cliff just returned home from a 5 week tour this summer with Dalton Rapattoni and they released their latest single, Life Goes On in July. The moment The House On Cliff hits the stage they hook the audience with their energetic stage presence, impressive harmonies, and all encompassing talent. By the end of the show, their goal is to make you fall in love with rock and roll, ‘All Over Again’

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Kalliope Jones

Kalliope Jones is a refreshingly eclectic, all original, vocally rich, emotionally stirring, foot stomping, heart warming, teenage post-rock girl group with exquisite harmonies that’ll leave you feeling happy, sad, empowered, amazed, inspired and enthralled – all at once. Comprised of Alouette Batteau, Amelia Nields Chalfant, and Isabella DeHerdt, Kalliope Jones is based in Western MA. They met at the Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) in Goshen MA, a rock and roll camp just for girls.  They have performed in venues such as Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, The Green River Fest, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Club Passim, The Hard Rock Cafe in Boston, Sail Boston, The Scooper Bowl, Iron Horse Music Hall, WNBA Halftime Show, and many more. They have opened for The Nields, The House On Cliff, Antigone Rising, And The Kids, and are on Dar William’s CD and Alastair Moock’s Grammy nominated CD “All Kinds of You and Me.” Their 2015 video, Nightlight, was released by MTV, People Magazine, and Seventeen, and was voted one of the top ten videos in New England by the Worcester Telegraph, as well as winning Best Music Video at the Ashfield Film Festival. The trio write and arrange original songs. At ages 16, 16, and 18, Kalliope Jones are taking their time developing their skills and plan to play music for the rest of their lives.

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The Ben Cote Band

Hailing from Boston, Berklee-trained rockers, The Ben Cote Band, are one of Rock N’ Roll’s last hopes, creating music reminiscent  of the golden era of arena rock, mixed with pop hooks and a party-hard attitude, for their generation of today!

Originally formed in 2014, the band has many musical influences from the rockers of days past; Van Halen, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Guns N Roses, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, and Joan Jett are just a few examples.

The band recently released their latest single, Why? (After All This Time) in July 2017.  They released an album, Tight Jeans and Sunglasses, in December of 2016.  Both were produced by award winning Boston producer David Minehan at Woolly Mammoth Sound in Waltham, MA. The band has also had their original music played on Boston and London radio stations, as well as several college radio stations. Singles and albums available on all the usually places iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google…etc.

The band was recently feature in ION Indie Magazine (July 2017) and Metronome Magazine (June 2017).

The band is currently playing at a variety of venues in the New England area.

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Based in Boston, Morningbird’s sound brings classic rock into the modern age. The Alternative/Indie rock group – founded by songwriting duo Max Challis and John Cattini – formed at Berklee College of Music in 2016 following their debut album, “Only Believe In Love”

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