Editor’s note: In May 2013, Boston experienced a musical revolution. Launching in the span of 10 short days, award-winning digital arts magazine Vanyaland and groundbreaking major league music festival Boston Calling transformed and uplifted the landscape where music and culture intersected in a city that was previously relatively dowdy. For nearly a decade, the two entities have been a defining feature of our city, both for its residents and for how it is perceived everywhere else. In Spring 2022, Vanyaland and Boston Calling join forces to showcase the homegrown bands and artists who are helping to shape the Boston Calling line-up of all time. Boston Calling 22’s headliners – Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, The Strokes – and their solid undercard are well known and established; But keep it under wraps over the next few weeks as Vanyaland showcases the homegrown talent gracing the lineup like never before. Nine years later, Vanyaland and Boston Calling continue to present Boston in new ways, and we have the sounds to prove it.
Performance on Friday 27th
What can fans expect from your set on Boston Calling?
“Fans can expect a Boston meets Brixton mashup with a mod-inspired sound and look. Dress smart, act flashy!” — The Chelsea curve
The Chelsea Curve wants you to move. But how you do it is up to you. Inspired by Boston and British culture, the mod-pop trio launched 2019 with a unique mission to create infectious, punchy, sing-along rock ‘n’ roll. Armed with an arsenal of catchy tunes that will appeal to both clubs and pubs, and united by a love of 70’s punk and the mod sound, The Chelsea Curve consists of Linda Pardee (bass and vocals) and Tim Gillis (guitar and vocals) , with Ron Belanger (drums) providing the steady backbeat.
An instant fixture on Boston’s live music circuit, young Chelsea Curve joined the Whistlestop tour in early 2020. But as the pandemic rocked the music landscape, the trio transitioned from stage to screen and bonded with New England. founded independent label Red On Red Records to outline a grand plan to release colorful new music while the clubs stay dark. With an entire album of material under their belt, in 2021 Pardee, Gillis and Belanger launched The Singles Scene, an eight-month launch of a new song every four weeks, and earned a steady presence on both social media and the know radio stations and shows around the world the whole world.
In March 2021, The Chelsea Curve launched the singles scene with the boisterous ‘Girl Cavedog’ and stayed on course with new music throughout the year before the series kicked off in October with the melodic bang of pub rock rave-up ‘Top It Up” has been completed. As the world slowly opened up again, The Chelsea Curve returned to stages as diverse and diverse as their own driveway (Melrose Porchfest), local breweries (Red on Red’s summer showcase at the Craft Food Halls) and the much missed rock clubs like The Jungle in Somerville, where they warmed up the winter and welcomed 2022 with a three-day residency.
Now available in the wild – and finally being performed for live audiences – the songs from The Singles Scene are included alongside some brand new snippets on The Chelsea Curve’s debut album All The Things, due out in March 2022 on Red on Red Records is released. It’s clear that anyone who listens to The Chelsea Curve associates the band’s influence with their personal favorites from yesteryear. But with their debut LP now out and worldwide radio play that amplifies their presence louder with every mod-pop offering, The Chelsea Curve are quickly blazing their own rock ‘n’ roll path that blends the past with the present. And in their world there is no standstill.
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