The Sound Of Our Town is sounding off once again.
The Boston Music Awards are set to kick off the 2015 voting season with the second-annual Sound Of Our Town music festival, a free, all-ages, Vanyaland-curated event that goes down Thursday, September 24, at the award-winning outdoor space The Lawn On D.
This year’s lineup features live sets by alt-pop quintet Tribe Society, soul-driven rock powerhouse Ruby Rose Fox, DIY trailblazer Will Dailey, dance-pop heroes Bearstronaut, sludgy guitar-pop trio Vundabar, experimental-rock newcomers Oh, Malo, and Mikey Holland’s American Denim, a Boston supergroup performing the sounds of our town spanning several decades — with the vocal help from some very special guests to be announced over the coming weeks.
The night is hosted by MC Moe Pope, one-half of 2014 Hip-Hop Artist Of The Year nominee duo STL GLD, who will also perform a special set in the tent during the event.
And there’s more to be announced in the coming weeks, including news on this year’s voting process and nominee ballot. In the meantime, check out the 2015 lineup — it features some of the best bands and artists playing around Boston in 2015.
Each group is riding high along a successful year around town and beyond: Tribe Society emerged from the ashes of Gentlemen Hall with an Island Records label deal and white-hot collaboration with Kiesza in new single “Pain Told Love”; after winning Best Female Vocalist in the 2014 BMAs, Ruby Rose Fox remains one of our city’s most coveted performers; 2014 Album of the Year and Artist of the Year recipient Will Dailey continues to re-write the rules after the independent success of his National Throat LP; Bearstronaut continue to be the leaders in Boston’s electronic pop scene and will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! later this year; with a relentless global touring schedule, Vundabar are one of Massachusetts breakout bands, with new LP Gawk receiving national acclaim; Oh, Malo are a part of a new breed of experimental guitar bands emerging out of the underground; and Moe Pope continues to put Boston hip-hop on the map with collaborations with Rain, Quills, Christopher Talken, and STL GLD’s the Arcitype.
Here’s a preview of the performers, and stay tuned — more guests and performances will be announced in the coming weeks.