6:30 Potluck (bring something to share)
8:00 Music begins (Donations appreciated!)
Formed in New York by Russian-born singer, songwriter, and pianist Olya Viglione and her husband, former Dresden Dolls drummer Brian Viglione, Scarlet Sails introduced their elaborate blend of piano pop and theatrical rock in early 2016. Citing influences from Alice Cooper to Queen to Marvin Gaye, the Vigliones, along with guitarist Mark Kohut and bassist Edward Goldson, approached rock with a somewhat grandiose flair, veering from neo-glam to new wave with occasional doses of prog and classic rock. They debuted in January 2016 with a self-titled EP, following up in April 2017 with their ambitious first album, Future from the Past.
Somewhere between punk and blues – a porch and an alley – lies Radiator King, the performing/recording name of Boston native and Brooklyn based, Adam Silvestri. Established in 2011, Radiator King’s music shows influences from both Dylan and Strummer with a sound described by Boston blog Allston Pudding as something akin to what “Tom Waits locked in a room for a month with nothing but a copy of Springstein’s Nebraska” might produce. Whether alone with a guitar or backed by a band, Radiator King embodies the raw energy of punk, the grit and intricacy of delta blues, and the lyrical potency of folk in “songs that are the sonic equivalent to an old whiskey bar at the end of a dirt road.”