Pile – Tickets – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA – April 2nd, 2017
Gnarwhal, The Kominas, Kal Marks
Sun, April 2, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmThe Sinclair
$12 advance / $15 day of show
This event is 18 and over
The Sinclair is general admission standing room only. Tickets available at AXS.COM, or by phone at 888-929-7849. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box office Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM. Please note: box office is cash only.https://www.sinclaircambridge.com/event/1417775/
Having released four albums to date, The Kominas have received praise from notable thought leaders like Rolling Stone, VICE, FADER, NPR, and The Guardian. They regularly perform at festivals and colleges throughout the United States and Europe, having shared stages with notable artists across borders and genres, including Jello Biafra, DJ Rekha, Black Lips, Heems, King Khan, Bobby Friction, and Discharge. The band was featured in an award-winning documentary entitled "Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam" bringing the story of their creative missions to audiences worldwide as they attempted to forge a punk music scene in Pakistan.
The band launched their latest album "Stereotype" to much critical acclaim in 2015, and premiered a thought-provoking music video tackling xenophobia for the single "See Something, Say Something" in conjunction with NPR Music. They also reworked a classic Pakistani burlesque tune by Noor Jehan into the theme song for the upcoming documentary Zunn: Showgirls of Pakistan.
The Kominas kicked off 2016 by being thrown out of a Donald Trump Rally. They are set to record a new album, launch several videos, and are looking to tour heavily throughout this year.
Kal Marks sound is unique, mixing brilliant songwriting with spacious and patient guitars and heavy rhythms. Slow builds lead to chaotic finales. Warm folk rock influences collide with sludgy beauty and post-rock tension. Kal Marks influences encompass a wide range of rock music, from Harvey Milk, KARP, and Modest Mouse, to Neil Young, Brian Eno, and John Fahey. The heavy sounds of Black Sabbath and Shellac, to the explorative music of Nick Drake and Mount Eerie.
Fixtures of Boston's fertile music scene, Kal Marks are one of the city's hardest working bands. Originally a solo project of Carl Shane, Kal Marks began in 2007 with Shane recording to a 4-track in his sisters' bathroom in New Hampshire. Soon after he moved to Boston and by 2009, the line-up had expanded to become a full band, embraced by the rabid basement scene due to consistently entrancing shows. The band self-released their debut Goodbye Horses in March 2011 and followed with the incredible Piss of the Century EP in July 2012. Kal Marks' line-up shifted throughout the years until Mike Geacone (bass) and Nick Egersheim (drums) joined the band in early 2013.
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