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Become What You Are 

Our deepest thanks to all the great people who came out to SC:SSO:DST. It was our best, most elaborate production to date and the crowd and the band both responded with epic performances. I can't wait to dig into the tape. I feel confident in predicting it will be the best video content we've put together yet. Huge thanks to all the people who helped make this show a success: Somerville Symphony Orkestar, The Davis Square Theatre, Frank Hegyi and crew, Geoff Nielsen, Charlie Gargano of The Murdock Manor, Joe Turner, Ian Nault, Chris Jacques, and more.

See you on YouTube.

RIP Church of Boston 

Since Church of Boston is closing its doors, I'd like to take a moment to eulogize it with my favorite STRANGE CHANGES war story. Way back on 11/17/12 we had a clusterfuck 5 band bill featuring OTP, Froggy & The Friendship, Shoney Lamar, and the most important band in the story, Something About Horses (great lineup!). For those not familiar with SAH (also RIP, check out Jay Kohler's new work though) it was a super awesome mathcore warhead of a band. They were first up that night.

As it happens, Church had a very lucrative matinee booked. The Who were playing in town that weekend and Pete Townshend's brother Simon did an evening solo set of genuinely forgettable Irish-ish pub backwash. All 5 bands wound up stacking their gear on the cold pavement outside, as Simon's 3rd, 4th, and 5th encores went well past our scheduled load in and sound check. Meanwhile the crowd of baby boomer Who groupies racked up big tabs on high limit credit cards. Finally, we rushed our gear in well behind schedule and SAH did a quick line check.

I will never forget the look of horror on the manager's face when Jay, Tim Doherty and company unleashed their auditory assault on that stuffy ass room. Thousands of dollars in bar sales fled for the nearest exit while SAH shook the foundations and rattled the windows. It was a perfect disaster; I could only barely suppress my sadistic glee while feigning ignorance of SAH's style to the manager.

It definitely wasn't the best gig we had at Church, those always came later with Benny Tucker. But man, sometimes there is something to be said for bombing with style. If ever a room deserved to get hit with a bomb, it was that one.

Raise a drink to a great local club; no watering hole is perfect but Church felt that way once in a while.


Remember this?

It was party of this crazy awesome night where Bent Knee and yours truly shared a monstrous bill at The Davis Square Theatre?

Have you ever thought to yourself, "man I wish I could have been there?"

We have good news. It's happening again. And this time we're going to tape a full set complete with lights and visual effects. It's happening Friday, October 2nd at the scene of the crime, the Davis Square Theatre. This time we'll be splitting the bill with The Somerville Symphony Orkestar.

More information coming soon.

Let's run that last one back.. 

Well we had so much got damned fun at the Middle East Upstairs last week that we are gonna go ahead and PLAY THERE AGAIN IMMEDIATELY. By immediately we mean THURSDAY, JULY 30TH.

How's that sound?

We've been waiting and waiting to split a bill with the North Shore's MOTHER TON and our day in the sun has arrived. Let's blow out one of the coolest venues on the East Coast this summer. DIG IT.

New Show - 2/21 @ Church of Boston 

Hey everyone! Super psyched to announce a headlining date at Church of Boston next month on Saturday, 2/21. This will be a New England fusion throwdown featuring local favorites Background Orcs and New Hampshire's Elephant.

We're gonna have lots of new material to play at the show, featuring the as-yet-unperformed closer to our upcoming album "The Strangest Show on Earth." In addition we'll have some new covers along with the usual old standbys.

Tickets can be purchased on Ticketfly now, but your favorite band member will soon have paper presales as well.

For more information, check out the Facebook event.

Burlington, VT on Saturday 

For all those who came out to our shows over the weekend, much thanks. We had a great time with the always-excellent Mister F, and hot damn that was quite a rager with The Somerville Symphony Orkestar and The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library on Friday. Thanks to Joel from SSO and Aeronaut Brewing for hosting us. This weekend we're back up in Burlington, VT, doing two long sets at Red Square. Come see us with new addition Steve Wilkinson on drums. Can't wait!

New Date Added - The Flat Brooklyn 11/15 

We're making our first trip down to Crooklyn in a while in November, joining a great 3-band bill with Evolfo Doofeht and the Macrotones on 11/15. We're gonna be on first at 8, so come early and stay late. Cool venue, cool neighborhood, cool bands, everyone wins. There's a very good chance we'll break out some never-before-heard material as well...

Halloween Bash in Somerville 

Come and join us for our first Halloween set since the Allston basement days at the Aeronaut Brewing Company in Somerville. This will be a daylong event with a costume contest, three great bands, food vendors, and, of course, a shitload of beer. First up will be The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library, we middle 8-10, and the Somerville Symphony Orkestar will close out the night.

Show Announcement: 9/25 at Great Scott w lespecial! 

AYOOOO we're keeping a lighter schedule this fall as we prepare to enter the studio, but we're psyched to announce our debut at Allston's Great Scott on 9/25! This venue is a local institution right around the corner from our practice spot and it seems kind of crazy we've never hit there before. Even better, it's our first chance to throw down with lespecial - these guys have been all over the East Coast for a few years for good reason, they put on a great show. See you there.

DST photos, Great Set w/ Tauk Last Night 

So we made it down to Norwich, CT last night for an opening set along with NYC's fast-rising TAUK. They are good dudes and great players, keep an eye out. We'd like to thank Strange Brew and everyone who made it out last night, it was a fun set at a very well-run venue. We'll be back soon, no doubt.

Also wanted to pass along some shots of our performance at the Davis Square Theatre with Bent Knee last month. These are retouched stills taken from the video we shot of our "Prance" (Dillinger Escape Plan) cover. We're starting the long process of editing this footage this month so keep an eye out for that as well. The energy and intensity in the room is palpable in the video and I think it comes through in some of these photos. You can see the rest of the album here.


Strange Brew with Tauk this Saturday 

First off a hearty thanks to all those that came out for the final Secret Sessions at Church last night. At almost three years this long-running series has been a major success and a great asset to the local music community. Can't wait to see what Benny cooks up at his new home in Allston later this fall.

We've got one more show this Saturday night before taking another break. Come see us with the fast-rising TAUK at Strange Brew in Norwich, CT. We had a great time with these dudes up at the Stone Church this past winter, can't wait to see them play again. See you on the trail.

WINTER 2014 

Hellooooo there SC friends and family. Been a while since we dropped you a line! The band had a great summer/fall playing our busiest schedule yet. This October marks 2 years since the current live band started playing and it's been a blast to say the least. We'll be keeping the ball rolling this winter with a lighter schedule of shows and more videos/studio recordings on the docket.

First up, we return to Worcester this Friday (11/15) with The Jauntee at the brand new hookah bar/venue Electric Haze! We haven't hit central Mass since our appearance at Camp Coldbrook in the early summer so this should be a fun one.

Our final NYC hit of 2013 comes late night on Thursday, 11/21 at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 with The Karma Exchange. This is our first appearance at one of Manhattan's most popular venues. We'll be breaking out a massive new Zappa cover suite at this one, don't miss it!

We will kick off December with a two-date residency at Church of Boston presented by Secret Sessions Boston. We play 12/3 with Mister F and 12/10 with Swift Technique. These are both awesome live acts and we're pumped to be a part of this long-running series.

Late winter will see us return to Great Barrington with a two band bill at The Brickhouse in Housatonic, followed by sets at Church and The Spotlight Tavern on Valentine's Day.
For those hungering for new SC recordings, we are frequently updating the Free Live Sets page on our website. Most recently we posted our 6/28 set at the Beachland Tavern in Cleveland. You can also find audio from our Wormtown Music Festival set on 9/15 at We're constantly adding new material to the sets, both covers and originals, so stay tuned for fresh SC material!

We're also excited to announce we are beginning to plan our next recording project for 2014. Keep an eye out next spring!
If you haven't yet, subscribe to our YouTube Channel for the latest SC videos. Our most recent release, our spazz-jazz cover of The Dillinger Escape Plan's Baby's First Coffin has become our most-viewed video with 8,000+ views and 300+ likes. We'll have the next in our series of cover videos online after the holidays.

That's it for now! Check the website for more show announcements, recordings, videos, and so on.

SUMMER 2013 

ALLLLLRIGHT folks after a long and crazy month of shows at Precinct we are gearing up for a great run of dates this summer! For those of you who missed THE PRECINCT SESSIONS, we will have some live video and audio in the not-too-distant future.... We'd like to thank Precinct for hosting us and all the bands and fans who showed up, hope you had as much fun as we did!

No time to waste though, because we've got lots more shows to get to this summer. This Saturday we'll be making our second trip to Brooklyn to play Trash Bar as part of the Northside Festival (10pm on 6/15). Make sure you show up early and catch our friends The Karma Exchange at 9. We are beyond excited to announce our FESTIVAL DEBUT at Camp Coldbrook on 6/21, we'll be starting the fest off right with a 1pm set on the main stage! Tickets are still available, so email or call today to pick them up! Other dates this summer will take us to Providence, Cleveland, Beverly, NYC, and Martha's Vineyard, so check our CALENDAR for updates and get weird this summer.


May 2013 Precinct Residency Announcement 

 Hey guys - psyched to add a bunch of new spring and summer shows to the calendar! We'll be doing our first ever festival appearance at Camp Coldbrook in June, but before we get there... we're gonna play FOUR of the five THURSDAYS at PRECINCT in MAY!!! It's gonna be an amazing month filled with appearances by good friends and better musicians, capped off with a headline performance by THE Z3 on Thursday, May 30th. We can't wait! You can get more info on all these shows on our Calendar, or check the program posted below. Keep it weird!

Free Download of our 1/25 Show 

Navigate over to the brand new Free Live Sets link under the Music tab for a FREE DOWNLOAD of our full set from 1/25/13 at the Middle East Upstairs. The set features not one but TWO SC tunes that haven't yet been recorded. We also update an old standby with a timely cover, and you really don't want to miss the extended solo section from Huffin' in the Nude, feauturing vocal cameos from Adam Burke, Bryan Murphy, and some other friends. 

Thanks to Charles Gargano for doing the recording. Also thanks to original SC drummer Devin Collins who covererd for Tiago that night. It might have been our best show yet, don't miss out!

Middle East Upstairs tonight! 

At the stroke of midnight TONIGHT we'll be gearing up to follow our good friends The Shills onstage at the Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge. Cover is $10, starting off the night will be Perhaps at 9 and Philly's Phantasm at 10. We're gonna be doing a brand new tune and adding a twist on an old fan favorite. We'll be welcoming two SC veterans back to the group for the first time since recording I Want You: Craig Hill will be taking over tenor sax for Josh Crowley, and original SC drummer Devin Collins will sub for Tiago Michelin who is out of town this week.

Also, for those who may have missed it, we posted the latest in our live video series on YouTube - our rendition of Nixon's the One from Church on 11/17. Check it out at the Videos tab!