August 19th, 2022 9:30pm Stage 2
Quickly making a name for themselves in the Boston scene, two time Boston Music Awards nominee Coral Moons, brings their signature blend of retro-rock and surf-pop to the indie stage, drawing influences from Maggie Rogers, Lake Street Dive, and the Eagles.
Their debut single Fall In Love, featuring in-your-face harmonies, catchy electric guitar riffs, and the raw vocals of lead singer/songwriter Carly Kraft, released in July 2019. The song rapidly caught fire to the indie scene, acquiring 50K+ streams on Spotify, regular airplay on Boston’s WERS 88.9FM, and a feature on WGBH (Boston’s NPR) alongside icons Allen Stone and Brittany Howard.
In August of 2021 the band released their highly anticipated debut album Fieldcrest: a full-length LP produced by Sam Kassirer of Great North Sound Society (ME), best known for his work with Lake Street Dive and Josh Ritter. The release led them to stages around New England and beyond, playing Levitate Music Festival and opening for numerous nationally touring acts including Ripe, AHI, and Motel Radio. The album also landed them a feature in the Boston Globe with accompanying music videos that premiered with PopMatters and Atwood Magazine.
Fieldcrest is a departure from the band’s early work but maintains the identity that makes them unique. Coral Moons’ debut record was born in the studio which allowed them to explore the depths of their sonic palette through dense synth pads, exploratory drums tones, and nostalgic songwriting. Fieldcrest is an album that focuses on the human experience while exploring many familiar topics such as childhood memories and daydreaming.
Dakota Jones is a New York based band that blends vintage blues with modern soul to create a genre-bending sound, both familiar and refreshing. Spearheaded by Tristan Carter-Jones’s commanding vocals and visceral songwriting, their stage show melds the hell-hath-no-fury power of Chaka Khan, the wild spontaneity of Janis Joplin, and the honey-dripping sensuality of Marvin Gaye. Since its inception in 2016, the band has built a loyal following in the NYC area, and become regulars at some of the city’s most-respected venues.