Lucas Kendall, 16, of
This Saturday November 7th at 7PM. four local bands comprised of under-20somethings play the Pearl Street Clubroom in
Who Shot Hollywood is brothers Lucas on vocals/ bass and Dana Kendall, 14, on drums; Eamon Wick, 15, on keyboard; and Lucas Graham, 14, on guitar. Lucas K. met Eamon in fifth grade and formed what he deemed a “juvenile six-piece punk rock band” called Bullseye. “Now, we’re kind of stuck with Who Shot Hollywood, though none of us really like the name.” Though still in their cavity-prone years, the band has audibly matured, expressing new musical influences as soon as they discover them. “As we went through puberty, so did our band,” said Lucas K. The group appears to be taking off and have opened for Mission of Burma, The Fray, and most recently Man Man at
Client #9 is David Roud, 17, on guitar; Owen Talbot, 16, on bass; and Jeremy Levit, 16, on drums. David has been playing music with Jeremy since the fourth grade when started to learn guitar. In middle school, they hooked up with Owen, and not just because one of his relatives had a lot of musical equipment for the boys to use. They’ve developed an orchestral brand of post-rock music comparable to Explosions in the Sky, Mogwai, and My Bloody Valentine. But the influence is incidental. “It started off as an accident,” David said. “We had mics and we started singing because we were so young, but we thought it sounded stupid.” One person’s stupid is another’s “seminal post-punk era influence.” As for their age David is nonplussed. “Hopefully our age will be a draw, but I always have a great time just being there, hearing the bands get tighter and improve their sound.”
The first time Client #9 played out was the 2008 Amherst Regional High School Battle of the Bands, which they handily clinched. Buoyed by their win, they’ve since opened for several acts at the Iron Horse including another band of local origins, Apollo Sunshine. Client #9, primarily an instrumental combo, is now incorporating vocals which David said all their parents are really excited about. “It’s been amazing to watch and feel it grow,” he said. “There’s always something going on that leaves me hopeful.”
Mountain Interval is Alexa on vocals and saxophone; John Zarcone, 18, on bass; Jake Grant, 19, on guitar; Sam Witty, 18, on keyboard; Cody Ball, 17, on guitar; and Nick Duska, 18, on drums. Their name is a reference to a Robert Frost collection that the band found evoked their origins. “The
Bad Vibes is Will Cole (son of Lloyd Cole...whose album Bad Vibes is the band's namesake), 17, on vocals; Justin Hahn, 19, on guitar; Phil Haggerty, 18, on guitar; Dan Gagnon, 18, on bass; and Will Hastie, 18, on drums. They got together in early 2009, inspired by a rock ensemble class they took at PVPA and since then, Will H. said, it’s been nonstop. This is the last chance to see the garage rock of Bad Vibes for thr foreseeable future. Phil Haggerty is leaving for
The show's at 7PM this Saturday at Pearl Street.