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Piebald – Tickets – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA – May 27th, 2017

Piebald

Boston Calling After Party

Piebald

Rebuilder

Sat, May 27, 2017

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 11:00 pm

$30 advance / $35 day of show

This event is 21 and over

The Sinclair is general admission standing room only. Tickets available at AXS.COM, or by phone at 855-482-2090. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box office Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM.

Piebald
Piebald
Emocore outfit Piebald formed in 1994 when vocalist/guitarist Travis Shettel, guitarist Aaron Stuart, bassist Andrew Bonner and drummer Jon Sullivan were still high school students in suburban Andover, MA. Sullivan left a few years later; Alex Garcia Rivera stepped in before the band ultimately settled down with Luke Garro behind the kit.

Quickly becoming a staple of the Boston-area indie circuit, Piebald released their first album, When Life Hands You Lemons, in 1997 via Hydra Head Records. They followed up two years later with If It Weren't for Venetian Blinds It Would Be Curtains for Us All, which further presented the band's lighthearted spin on typical emo values, offering such song titles as "Fat and Skinny Asses."

The EP The Rock Revolution Will Not Be Televised appeared in 2000 before Piebald amicably split to focus on life outside the band. Boston-based imprint Big Wheel Recreation released the dual-disc retrospective Barely Legal/All Ages the following year, which collected shaky recordings from their high school days all the way up through their 1997 debut; the set also included all of Piebald's early 7" EPs, some demos, live cuts (including a blistering cover of the Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There"), and out-of-print tracks. During the break, Shettel also put out a solo record under the appropriate project name of Totally Travis.

The band's separation didn't last long, however; Piebald announced their return in 2002 with We Are the Only Friends We Have, a fun-yet-mature album that was quickly embraced by fans and critics alike. A single from that album, "American Hearts," saw minor success on MTV and was even sampled a few years later by MC Lars on his emo-laptop-rap "iGeneration."

It was a year of unprecedented good fortune for the band, but things took a turn for the worse when Shettel had to undergo throat surgery. Shettel's health problems resulted in the cancellation of a string of live shows (opening up for Dashboard Confessional, no less), but the band wasn't down for long. Shettel healed up in a few months' time, and Piebald headed back out on the road to headline with bands like My Chemical Romance, Minus the Bear, and Fairweather in tow.

By early 2004, Piebald had inked a deal with Cali-based indie label SideOneDummy, and their next album, All Ears, All Eyes, All the Time, came out that May. Late in the next year, while the band toured with Hot Rod Circuit in their new environmentally friendly, vegetable oil powered van, the CD/DVD B-sides collection Killa Bros and Killa Bees was issued. Piebald's next proper full-length, Accidental Gentlemen, hit stores in January 2007.

Piebald's last show was on April 19, 2008 at Cambridge, MA's Middle East Downstairs, though the band reunited for sets at The Bamboozle festival in California and New Jersey in early 2010.
Rebuilder
Rebuilder
2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble participant and Boston Music Award nominee for ‘Punk Artist of the Year’, Rebuilder rips open the preconceived stitches of punk rock to deliver their expansive, mature, and complex sophomore album, “Rock & Roll In America”. Their debut full-length on Panic State Records, “RNRIA” reinvents the self-proclaimed gnarly rock band’s sonic footprint, transcending the traditional three chord punk progression and showcasing the evolution of the band’s collaborative writing styles. Passionate, stirring and with a ‘never say die’ attitude in the same vein as Frank Turner or Against Me, Rebuilder’s live shows are packed with the resilient emotion of DIY music inspired by the honest truth, the instinctual reaction and the second wind that holds you back from the brink of exhaustion. Rebuilder hit the scene in 2013 and has opened for acts such as The Dropkick Murphys, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Dead Milkmen and Stiff Little Fingers. ‘Rock & Roll In America’ was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jay Maas of Defeater at Getaway Studios in Haverhill.
Venue Information:
The Sinclair
52 Church St
Cambridge, MA, 02138

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