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Walter Sickert & THe ARmy of BRoken TOys / Ruby Rose Fox – Tickets – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA – September 9th, 2016

Walter Sickert & THe ARmy of BRoken TOys / Ruby Rose Fox

Walter Sickert & THe ARmy of BRoken TOys / Ruby Rose Fox

Mount Peru

Fri, September 9, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 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 Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM. Please note: box office is cash only.

Walter Sickert & THe ARmy of BRoken TOys
Walter Sickert & THe ARmy of BRoken TOys
Boston-based phenomenon Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys are dada darlings of the steampunk world, sharing music for anyone who has ever been broken (-NPR). The Army of Broken Toys's stage show exorcises personal tragedies and cleaves its audience's hearts with rollicking apocalyptic waltzes and powerful rock ballads that seem to emerge from under their ringmaster Walter Sickert’s top hat. While The Toys are on stage one feels psychically kidnapped to their ‘Portable Carnival’. The WIREFOREST boasts 7 musicians (guitars, upright bass, drums, viola, mandolin, broken toys, melodica, accordion, ukulele, flute...) and rolls with a surreal troupe of any number of midway and burlesque performers, The Bunny Collaborative. The Army of Broken Toys offers a unique rock club run-away to the circus experience.

Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys have been making as much noise nationally as they do locally. With a steady foundation of coverage by Boston press including The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, the Noise and The Phoenix; the Army of Toys has also been featured nationally on NPR’s Here and Now, All Songs Considered and on MuchMusic. Walter Sickert was named Best Artist 2011 and 2012 in the Boston Phoenix Reader's Poll and his visual art was part of the Art is Evil touring stage/music/art show and art book sponsored by Amanda Palmer’s million dollar Kickstarter with a small group of artists like Frances Bean Cobain, Neil Gaiman, DJ Spooky, Shepard Fairey, David Mack etc. Walter has also been featured for the last six years as a part of the RPM challenge sponsored by New Hampshire’s The Wire. The band has continued to participate in the challenge every year since its inception. The Toys have successfully funded two Kickstarter campaigns, and produced a 40+ show run of their original 'steampunk musical for people who hate musicals,' "28 Seeds" a cautionary tale for our time writ by the band's resident playwright/mustache, Meff and produced by Liars and Believers. The play originated from the "last radio show" RPM '10 project.

The “rollicking, raunchy sideshow of jolly, wheezing menace and delight” live experience of Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys have taken the band across the US and beyond, playing such revered venues as the Hynes Convention Center for First Night for four years, The Boston Center for The Arts, Boston Symphony Hall, 930 Club in DC, Webster Hall in NYC, Royce Hall in LA, Mod Club in Toronto, the Stone Pony in NJ, and the Melkweg in Amsterdam etc. Their live antics have earned them a Boston Music Award nomination for Best Live Act and headlining spots at Steampunk World’s Faire. They have garnered opening spots alongside international contemporaries the Tiger Lillies, Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys, The Humans (featuring Toyah Wilcox, Bill Rieflin and Chris Wong), The Dresden Dolls, Amanda Palmer (solo), Chester French, etc. at several venues.

With their newest album, Soft Time Traveler and tour plans in the US and Europe, there is so much more to come from the BRoken TOys!
Ruby Rose Fox
Ruby Rose Fox
Ruby Rose Fox, a vocal powerhouse of soul-driven, edgy rock ‘n’ roll (with a nod to new-wave pop), whose voice threatens to knock down the walls of any room in which she performs is hard at work to make 2015 her strongest year of new releases and live performances. Ruby Rose Fox was the lone standout of Boston-based artists to make The Boston Globe’s list of “10 Bands and Solo Artists to Watch in 2015,” and winner of the 2014 Boston Music Award for Best Female Vocalist in addition to her nomination for Singer-Songwriter of the Year.

With a fresh band, and series of sold-out residencies and shows behind her, Ruby Rose Fox honed her live show which Jed Gottlieb ofThe Boston Heralddescribes as “arty, edgy rock ‘n’ roll that lets her be Lou Reed and Nico at the same time… [and seems] to come from another scene, another world.”
Mount Peru
Mount Peru
Mount Peru has come a long way since Thom Valicenti first started the band with some drinking buddies and two and a half tunes scribbled on some bar napkins, back in the mid to late 2000s.

Assembling a team of outstanding musicians who were willing and able to indulge his tastes in a number of different styles - 60's Pop, 70's Glam, 80's New Wave and Post-Punk, 90's Indie Rock, plus a mess of vintage Country, Folk, Blues, and Soul sounds, took a few years to get together but in the end an exciting, inventive rock band was born.

Featuring male and female vocals, trumpet, and pedal steel guitar, Mount Peru creates moody yet powerful, emotionally charged music, described as "Postmodern Americana", "Cosmic American Music", and often compared to artists such as the Band, the Cowboy Junkies, and the New Pornographers.

In 2011, Mount Peru released their first full-length album, 'My Sweetheart the Destroyer'. The debut received many accolades in the Boston music press, and literary luminary and music geek Steve Almond even proclaimed that it was one of the best releases of 2011 on a nationally syndicated radio program. In the year that followed, the band played many shows around Boston and throughout the Northeast. A follow-up EP, 'Your Kingdom Come Undone', came out in 2012, followed by a 14-day tour that included stops in Nashville, Chapel Hill, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and NYC. The same year, Mount Peru was nominated in the category of "Best Folk/Americana Artist" in the annual Best Music Poll by the late great Boston Phoenix.

After releasing a second EP, 'Is This Thing On?', in 2013, the band continued to be heavily booked for shows and events such as the annual Boston Rock 'n' Roll Rumble. Since then, they have appeared at many different venues and festivals throughout New England.

Mount Peru's music has been played on Boston area radio stations such as WZLX, WBUR, and WUMB. The band has been busy working on their second full length album, to be released later in 2015.
Venue Information:
The Sinclair
52 Church St
Cambridge, MA, 02138

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