This is the first in a series of spotlights on the bands and artists participating in Sound Of Our Town, a free, all-day, and all-ages event at the Lawn On D in South Boston on Saturday, October 4. Sound Of Our Town is a collaborative effort between the Boston Music Awards and Vanyaland, and serves to kick off the BMAs voting season by unveiling the 2014 nominations and showcasing some of the best homegrown acts from our city’s music scene.
Boston’s the Grownup Noise were founded a few years ago on the premise of fusing the best parts of folk, Americana, and pop as one unified sound. As they ready the release of their latest record, The Problem With Living In The Moment, the project’s delicate harmonies and soulful bursts are the perfect opener for the Sound Of Our Town party, which later that day will feature performances by The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo), Speedy Ortiz, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, and others.
It’s an event of eclectic sounds started by a band with an eclectic and engaging sound of their own. Wrote the AV Club a few years ago: “The Grownup Noise’s best asset is the songwriting, with lines of love and the changing seasons coming out as gently and colorful as the music itself.” Perfect for a day outside on the first Saturday in October.