Sir Q, the imposter delivers a sound so unique that your most dormant senses are intrigued. Hailing from Haverhill, Massachusetts, Sir Q tugs at the same nostalgia with locals as the city's abandoned shoe factories and mills. What resonates is the bands...
Sir Q, the imposter delivers a sound so unique that your most dormant senses are intrigued. Hailing from Haverhill, Massachusetts, Sir Q tugs at the same nostalgia with locals as the city's abandoned shoe factories and mills. What resonates is the bands common passion for music and the influence of cultural elements like art, film and literature Founded in 2004, Sir Q is a fresh approach to the proverbial verse-chorus-verse rock band. Together, Gene Fontaine, guitar and vocals; Matt Learoyd, drums and vocals; Tony Rossetti, bass and vocals; and Addam Zaino, guitar and vocals, craft a complex sound armed with dense vocal harmonies and angular rhythms. Each band member lends to the vocal dichotomy: Think Beach boys meet the alt movement. Sir Q evokes bands in a similar vein like Jesus Lizard, Nirvana, Melvins, Queens of the Stone Age and Fugazi while still standing very much on it's own
Sir Q has headlined at some of Boston and New Yorks's most notable venues including The Paradise Rock Club, The Middle East (Upstairs and Downstairs) Arlene's Grocery and Billï¿½s Bar. Sir Q is currently Mixing their debut EP with Scott Reibling
Sir Q, the imposter/performer magazine by Performer Magazine-Live reviewCategory: MusicSir Q, the Imposter, Bacchus King, The HonorsChurch of BostonBoston, MAJuly 17, 2008Sir Q, Bacchus King and The Honors rocked out at Church, a...
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Performer Magazine-Live review
Sir Q, the Imposter, Bacchus King, The Honors
Church of Boston
July 17, 2008
Sir Q, Bacchus King and The Honors rocked out at Church, a restaurant and bar hidden in the shadows of Fenway Park.Though it was a Thursday evening, the crowd was sparse enoughfor The Honors' singer to jokingly say, "Back off the stage! Get out of my bubble.
The show openers were Sir Q, the Imposter, a Haverhill, MA band with a hard, loud sound. Layering guitar over guitar over bass, they produced some unique alternative rock. Whether the fault of the sound system or the mic volume, the vocals were a bit indistinct, but the sound produced by Gene Fontaine and Co. was melodic and anguished. The songs alternated between slower, brooding, wailing numbers and more aggressive songs with screaming guitars and clashing drums, producing a sonic assault on the ears that might have been exactly what the audience wanted.
Following Sir Q, Bacchus King took the stage, dancing and flailing and nearly toppling each other with their enthusiasm.The three-piece Allston band (guitar, bass, drums) brought lots of energy and volume to the stage, undeterred by the small audience. With a diverse sound, they touched on different genres
branching out from their rock roots, sampling some blues, some ska and a lot of grunge.
The Honors may be a new Boston band (formed in January 2008), but they have a mature, distinctive sound. They're more comfortable on the stage than a new band ought to be, bursting out with indie, Brit rock inspired songs. Lead vocalist
Brandon Heisler has a clear, strong voice that carried the show well, sharing the stage properly with the instruments of JayTrikakis (drums), Andrew Bayardi (electric guitar) and Roland Nicol (bass). Their live show was very polished, with one song transitioning into another seamlessly, or with Heisler making poker-faced quips about the audience, the weather, etc. The unusual melodic combinations and unexpected changes in pitch distinguished each song and hinted at influences like British bands Muse and Maxïmo Park and American indie rock bands like The Bravery and Interpol. In fact, they played a very competent cover of The Bravery's "Public Service Announcement." Their
strength is their own compositions with catchy hooks, complex melodies and a strong stage presence. This is a band to watch for their style and originality.
-Review and photo by Priyanka Boghani