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Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys

Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys

Live @ Oberon

Doors open at 7:30PM.

Tickets

Tickets from $10 adv./$15 door

Live @ Oberon

Doors open at 7:30PM.

  • Tickets

    Tickets from $10 adv./$15 door

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Sickert looks, plays, acts and writes like Dr. John on steroids while his mischievous melodies suggest the Kinks going to darker places than Ray Davies inhabits.

ED SIEGEL, WBUR

A band this fantastic deserves your ears and your eyes!

Erin Morgenstern, Author of The Night Circus

Nominated Boston’s Best Live Act and Vocalist of the Year by the Boston Music Awards three years running, Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys is “The most diverse band in Boston in membership, style, and substance” (The Boston Globe).

They constantly push beyond traditional genre boundaries and their live shows are “marked with a barely constrained chaos, most times spilling from the stage into the crowd into some frenzied near orgy” (bostonbandcrush.org).

Celebrate a sneak peek of their upcoming release of War Gospel, set to debut in late 2019, which is best summed up as a dystopian guerrilla opera. War Gospel is a visual song cycle that speaks to our times, both reflecting the current political climate and transcending the divisive “us vs. them” mentality that debilitates progress. With shades of early Alejandro Jodorowsky, War Gospel could easily be described as Walter Sickert’s Holy Mountain.

Come experience the beautiful, dystopian chaos in a night meant to foster community, resistance to oppression, and revolution!

 

Art by Walter Sickert

 

Featuring

Lamont Price

Lamont Price who is one of the funniest comedians in the country and has been seen on Comedy Central, Hulu, and NBC. He’s performed at both the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs and Aspen Comedy Festivals. You may have heard him on such popular podcasts as 2 Dope Queens, TV Guidance Counselor, and The J Train Podcast. He’s shared the stage with some of the best comedians in the country including Hannibal Buress, Eric Andre, Tig Notaro, Phoebe Robinson, Donald Glover, Dane Cook and Dave Attell to name a few. He co-founded the Boston Calling Music Festival comedy stage in 2016. Lamont was recently named “Boston’s Best Comedian” by The Improper Bostonian (2017) and Boston Magazine (2018). You can currently see him as regular host of his own NBC Web Series called “Lamont’s Boston” and he’ll be hosting this year’s Boston Calling Music Festival.

 

Mali

Singer Mali is a singer, songwriter, and composer based in Boston, MA. For the last decade plus, she has been the primary songwriter, lead vocalist, and frontwoman for the avant chamber pop band Jaggery, who has garnered national and international praise for their “exquisite, lush . . . audacious aesthetic”(Stereogum). Mali trained in the expressive arts modality Voice Movement Therapy, and her uncanny vocal range exhibits this therapeutically expressive approach to sound-making, moving from “new-age songbird to woman scorned to woodland fairy to blood-thirsty werewolf to sultry lounge singer”(Boston Herald). Mali has composed for experimental theater, modern dance, and has featured as the lead vocalist for works composed specifically for her voice (2016’s song cycle Having It Out With Melancholy, by Michael J. Veloso, 2015’s aria You Will Have The Moon, by Mary Bichner).

 

Mint Green

Mint Green makes music that feels like the first signs of spring—teeming with life, but still vulnerable and fresh. It’s hard to talk about Mint Green without mentioning Paramore‘s Hayley Williams. As with her peers Soccer Mommy and Julien Baker, Williams’ lyrical and musical influence on the next generation of songwriters cannot be overstated. Summery indie rock vibes permeate the pop-punk framework in which Mint Green operates. By packaging themes of late adolescence in a genre targeted towards young teenagers, Mint Green are more effective than most at capturing the tensions and frustrations inherent in early adulthood. As sunshine and warm weather slowly arrive in Boston, there’s no better time to listen to the local quartet.” – Mikey Enwright, Sound of Boston