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Ali McGuirk / The Silks / Richard James and the Name Changers – Tickets – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA – July 13th, 2018

Ali McGuirk / The Silks / Richard James and the Name Changers

Ali McGuirk / The Silks / Richard James and the Name Changers

Fri, July 13, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:15 pm

$15

This event is 18 and over

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

Ali McGuirk
Ali McGuirk
"Ali brings to the stage a refreshing comfort and grace uncommon in Boston. It’s as though she and the stage are old friends who share intimate jokes." - K. Winslow Smith, Grouptones

"A soul singer who evokes comparisons to Amy Winehouse but rocks even harder." - Steve Morse, The Boston Globe

"The Boston soul singer/songwriter also has some Motown and island rhythms to her sound. But her stuff digs down under Top 40 to find ragged rock grooves and jazz dub beats." - Jed Gottlieb, The Boston Herald

A Boston-based songstress, Ali has performed over 4 continents, everywhere from street corners on Greek islands to sky lounges and stadiums in Hong Kong. Whether a solo artist or a front woman, she captivates each audience with her unique blend of R&B, jazz, soul and classic rock.
The Silks
The Silks
The Silks are a rock and roll band out of Providence, Rhode Island. You could say The Silks are thee rock and roll band from Providence, but then you wouldn't exactly be asking the cool kids. You'd need to dig a bit deeper than trends. The Silks exist outside of The Hip's bearded rat race.

The sound is classic power trio of the blues-based variety. You know, The Devil's music. You've got guitar pyrotechnics galore from frontman Tyler-James Kelly. Chicken-pickin' or taking a soaring lead break, it's quickly apparent Kelly's on a whole'nother level. It makes you wonder just when did he get his first real six-string. Then there's the voice. Ballsy, bluesy, however you want to describe it, it just sounds like ripping a telephone book in half and feels like scratching a really good itch. The rhythm section of Sam Jodrey on drums and Jonas Parmelee on the bass guitar chug-chugs and chop-chop-chops along. Fast songs, slow songs, it doesn't matter. It's always all about the dance floor. The dance floor reciprocates.

After releasing their Paul Westerberg produced debut album, "Last American Band" at the tail end of 2013, The Silks continued building on their following with constant gigs. All kinds of gigs. With a work ethic as old-school as their whole vibe, most of their shows are of the "all nighter" variety. Two sets. An hour and a half each. Only, they're playing original music. Who does that these days? As of now, The Silks are dangerously close to releasing the follow-up album they have in the can. Word is more recording sessions are on the horizon.

The Silks have had their share of carrots dangled in front of them. It's not every band that's gotten to make a record with help from the likes of Westerberg and Jim Boquist of Son Volt fame, after all. From there, they went on to open for The Replacements at The Fillmore in Detroit in the spring of 2015. They've also played in support of Rocky Erickson, Wanda Jackson, Dirty Heads, The Drive-By Truckers, Black Joe Lewis, Deer Tick, The Sheepdogs and Patrick Sweeny among others.
Richard James and the Name Changers
Richard James and the Name Changers
Richard James & The Name Changers—RJNC to their fans—are a Boston-based rock band with a piano driven, song-oriented sound that appeals to adventuresome music lovers with genre bending tastes and a desire to dance. If that isn’t specific enough, then one should turn to the source. “Whiskey-infused roots rock and roll,” says Richard James when suggesting a sound for his band… I’m not really sure what that means,” he says, “but it sounds good.” That kind of willingness to roll with it has served the pianist/ front man pretty well thus far. After a few years of performing in the Northeastern U.S. and Atlantic Canada, headlining local haunts and supporting the likes of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and many other inspirational artists whose fans have embraced the up-and-coming quartet, RJNC have built up a core following in Northern New England, and now they have their sights set on the entire Eastern seaboard.

In the fall of 2012, after two years of writing and recording, the band released their sophomore album Cuba Street. Produced by Benny Grotto (Aerosmith, Ben Folds) and the duo of Joey Pierog and Brian Coombs (Mike Gordon), the record showcases the band’s ability to move smoothly from soulful, boogie-woogie, blues-tinged rock to jam-influenced compositions with subtle and diverse flavors ranging from the likes of Little Feat, Dr. John and The Band to The Black Crowes, The Rolling Stones and My Morning Jacket.

“…the band’s originals sizzle with playful hooks and jam-friendly tactics, bordering between mighty soul power, sauce funk, and straight-up festive piano rock. The tunes are easy to jive with, even for the most passive listeners.” ~ My Secret Boston

With an original catalog of over 50 songs and a broad range of classic and obscure covers, Richard James and company—a wrecking crew that sometimes includes a three-piece horn section—turns any room into a party.
Venue Information:
The Sinclair
52 Church St
Cambridge, MA, 02138

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