Coke Weed, Pile, Quilt, Ovlov highlight 44-band New England Underground Music Fest lineup

Forty-four bands, that’s a lot of music. The lineup for Boston Hassle’s first New England Underground Music Fest was announced this week, and it’s quite a doozy: 44 bands across two days and four venues in Cambridge and Somerville.

Day 1, October 4 at the Elks Lodge, features 18 bands and is highlighted by Coke Weed (who we just featured in a road trip mix for the Guardian), Pile, Gem Club, Quilt and Neptune, while Day 2, October 5 at the Democracy Center, is led (in our opinion, at least) by Ovlov, Chris Strunk, and Guerilla Toss. Both nights come equipped with after parties: Saturday at Radio, and Sunday at the Lilypad.

“In just a few weeks we will be bridging the many different art and music scenes that are spread out across the New England region,” wrote the good folks at Boston Hassle.

“Featuring about 40+ bands that we think you should hear from Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Vermont, you will encounter the freshest electronic, noise, rock, punk, psychedelic and left of center music during our two-day extravaganza.”

Things start at 3pm each day, are all-ages (except Saturday’s afterparty) and have a $10-$15 sliding scale cover. Sample some tunes, then check out the full lineups for all four shows.

October 4 @ The Cambridge Elks Lodge in Central Sq. Cambridge, MA
4:40pm Get Ready! (mems. of Guerilla Toss/Cave Bears/Rotten Apples)
5:00pm Frkse
5:20pm Great Valley
5:40pm Tarp
6:20pm Coke Weed
6:40pm Sediment Club
7:00pm Hands and Knees
7:20pm Matt Krefting
7:40pm Bang Bros.
8:00pm Gem Club
8:20pm Baylie’s Band
8:40pm Happy Jawbone Family Band
9:00pm Alec K Redfearn and the Eyesores
9:20pm Pile
9:40pm Neptune
10:00pm Quilt
10:20pm Keith Fullerton Whitman
10:40pm Sunburned Hand of the Man

Fest continues: after party / fest extension @ Radio (basement), 21+ FREE with NEUMF ticket from earlier Elks Lodge part of fest or $5 otherwise

Son of Salami
IDM Theftable
Animal Hospital

October 5 @ The Democracy Center in Harvard Sq., Cambridge, MA

4:00pm Cult and Leper
4:20pm Ovlov
4:40pm Chris Strunk
5:00pm Vic Rawlings
5:20pm Steamrollers
5:40pm No Sir, I Won’t
6:00pm Homeworld
6:20pm Downtown Boys
6:40pm Eggs, Eggs
7:00pm Metal Feathers
7:20pm Isolde Touch
7:40pm Power Masters
8:00pm Omnivore
8:20pm Shrinnirs
8:40pm Mincemeat or Tenspeed
9:00pm Horse Spirit Penetrates
9:20pm Bromp Treb
9:40pm Home Comfort
10:10pm Ryan Power
10:40pm Guerilla Toss

Fest continues: After party / fest extension @ Lilypad, all-ages, $2 with NEUMF ticket from earlier Democracy Center part of fest or $7 otherwise

White Pages
Bobb Trimble (Burger Records Tape Release)
And special non-New England guests: TYVEK

New England Underground Music Fest