52 Church street
MA, 02138

Air Traffic Controller – Tickets – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA – June 27th, 2014

Air Traffic Controller

WERS 88.9 65th Anniversary Show

Air Traffic Controller

Parks, The Field Effect (7" / Video Release), Bent Shapes

Fri, June 27, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:45 pm

This event is 18 and over

The Sinclair is general admission standing room only. Tickets available at TICKETMASTER.COM, or by phone at 800-745-3000. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box office Tuesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM. Please note: box office is cash only.

Air Traffic Controller
Air Traffic Controller
"A brightly glowing Ferris wheel of musical romance" - The Boston Globe

"One of Boston's finest independent bands" - WERS
Serving in the US Navy as a real-life air traffic controller, singer/songwriter Dave Munro sent home 4-track demos he had written and recorded during his deployment. One song reached producer/artist Bleu, and when Munro returned to his hometown of Boston, the aptly-named rock band Air Traffic Controller was born. The band's debut album, NORDO, was produced by Bleu.

After the band's duet "You Know Me" shot to #1 on Hype Machine, they quickly started earning coverage for the song on AOL Spinner, NPR, FILTER, Boston Phoenix, Pop Matters and blogs like College Beats, Ryan's Smashing Life, Eargasm and Wounded Jukebox. They played the song live for Relix Magazine, FILTER/Dickies, Blue Microphones, Balcony TV LA, and the ABC Network in Los Angeles. The song has been featured in official blogs on Spotify, Grooveshark and has had over 140k listens on SoundCloud. WERS in Boston has championed the song giving it the same rotation as bands like Dawes, fun., and Youngblood Hawke. Radio play for "You Know Me" and other songs off of NORDO have been featured on over 150 College and Specialty Shows with 11 Weeks on the Top 200 CMJ Charts. Home-town support in Boston is tremendous with plays from WERS, RadioBoston, WXRV, Frank FM, WFNX, WBUR and were named by WERS as one of the Top 5 acts of 2012.

This year has been exceptional for the band, winning awards like the 2013 Artist on The Verge Award from the New Music Seminar and an Independent Music Award for Best Indie/Alt Rock song "You Know Me." Their music has been used by Bose, Toyota, Polar Beverages, and have been featured on the TV shows Cougar Town and How To Live With Your Parents. They've also shared stages with bands like Dr. Dog, Explosions In The Sky, Joshua Radin, and more.
Described as "a crisp & precise take on garage pop" (Boston Globe), Parks distinguishes itself with lush instrumentation, rich three-part harmonies and sonics somewhere between fizzy Shins twists and fiery Strokes-esque turns. Audiences have noticed: American Songwriter magazine premiered the band's winter beach party-themed video for "Sweater Weather," their debut single which recently won the John Lennon Songwriting Competition. In addition to appearing on two official CMJ 2013 showcases, the band has shared the stage with The Lumineers, Hospitality, Milo Greene, & Fountains of Wayne, and their music has been used on NBC, MTV, & Vh1. Their debut album will be released in 2014 via Pledge Music and will be mixed by Grammy award-winning engineer, Ducky Carlisle.
The Field Effect (7" / Video Release)
The Field Effect (7" / Video Release)
With a shared respect for well-crafted songs, The Field Effect packs a collective punch; spiked with introspective lyrics, infectious melodies, and ferocious rhythms. An antidote to the seemingly endless movement of aloof, lo-fi indie music, The Field Effect reclaims the genre with their passion for lyrical honesty, musical ability, and a fearless plight to make music for "the many" and not just "the few." Since forming in 2011, The Field Effect has received rave reviews, for both their energetic live show and for their debut studio release.
Bent Shapes
Bent Shapes
Bent Shapes is a Boston-based pop group led by songwriting team Andy Sadoway and Ben Potrykus. Since forming under the name Girlfriends in 2009, the band has released a string of cassettes and 7”s full of fuzzy garage, insistent jangle pop, and scrappy post-punk on various labels (including band members’ own imprints), earning them positive reviews from writers at Pitchfork, Spin, NPR, Wire, and Maximum Rocknroll. Comparisons from these outlets invoke the band’s myriad influences, referencing touchstones like Josef K, The Feelies, Jonathan Richman, and The Fall, and the last few years have seen Bent Shapes supporting acts as diverse as Ted Leo, Dum Dum Girls, The Bats, and Scratch Acid. Their debut full-length, Feels Weird, was released in 2013 on San Francisco label Father/Daughter Records, garnering further critical praise and spurring a national tour with John Vanderslice. They are currently writing their second album, to be recorded later this year.
Venue Information:
The Sinclair
52 Church St
Cambridge, MA, 02138

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