Lysten Boston

The go-to resource for musicians and fans, for booking and promoting Boston shows.

Boston’s music resource for booking & promoting local shows, and discovering new talent. 

TREMONT TAKEOVER

A night celebrating Boston's diverse and talented music scene.

Boston is often overlooked as having a music scene, so the most effective way to reach our community and show our support for Boston music is to create an event that depicts what Boston music is: a diverse and all-inclusive city of immensely talented artists. 7 local music organizations have partnered to each select a performer that they consider to be a strong representation of Boston music in regards to their respective genre. Everything from underground/DIY, to hip-hop, to indie-rock, to metal, and electronic will be represented. 

We've teamed up with Boch Center, and are hosting this event in the lobby of the Wang Theatre! This is the first event of its kind, and the first ever live local music event in this location. 


Performers

EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE

A poppy, indie rock soundtrack for an Autumn day in the suburbs.
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DUTCH REBELLE

Haitian-born Dutch ReBelle’s music journey began in Mattapan, MA. Dubbed a "ReBelle with a Cause' by the Boston Globe, Dutch ReBelle is a Boston Music Award winning hip-hop artist known for her mix of introspective punch-lined filled lyrics and heart pounding production.
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GOZU

At their core, Gozu is a bad ass American rock band. They’ve got heavy riffs in tow and bang out tunes loud enough to piss off the neighbors. Gozu is a songwriting machine, one that is able to churn out loud, hard hitting compositions without sacrificing the meaning behind the songs or the band. Gruff and dirty when it needs to be just as it’s swift and soulful when the time is right.
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MARCELA CRUZ

Marcela Cruz is an R&B/Pop singer from Lowell, Massachusetts, she's been singing since age 9 and became a solo recording artist in 2014.  She has been performing on local & national stages across the U.S., her high energy sets include dancers, live musicians, and DJ interaction.
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TRIM

Trim is the noise project of Victoria Shen (BOS) and Dana Cataldo (NY).  Contact microphones link percussion and analog electronics, producing the unified heaving organ that is Trim.  The sound oscillates from pensive to angry.  On-site space, objects, people are fair game for instrumentalization by Trim.
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OOMPA

Oompa is a nationally-acclaimed, Boston-born, poet, rapper, and educator, who is always brings something new to live performance and never leaves home without an interactive, engaging set, and a 90s kid aesthetic. Oompa is the winner of the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam, and a finalist at the 2017 National Poetry Slam. She has been featured in Huffington Post, Allston Pudding, Mass Apparel, KillerBoomBox, and Dig Boston among others. Oompa's debut album, Nov. 3, was named one of Dig Boston's Top 30 Local Albums of 2016, one of Allston Pudding’s Favorite albums of 2016, and her sound has been compared to that of Lauryn Hill, J.Cole, and Talib Kweli. As such, she has become a sought-out rapper and poet, touring the college circuit and live music venue circuit.
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CORALCOLA

Coralcola a/k/a Mikey Lee is Worcester's favorite drone producer and DJ. A huge fan of wrestling and Baby Metal, Lee is a resident DJ at Make It New, one of the top weekly parties in North America, every Thursday at Middlesex Lounge. In addition to playing that party regularly, Lee has shared the stage with many people, including James Murphy, DJ Shadow, Trentemoller, Die Antwoord, Bob Moses, Flume, and Avalanches. He also plays everywhere, from Tiki Lounges to Modular Techno nights.
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Partners

LYSTEN BOSTON

 
 
 

Lysten Boston is Boston’s music resource for booking & promoting local shows, and discovering new talent. 
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THE RECORD CO.

 
 
 

The Record Co. is a non-profit music-incubator working to create a sustainable and equitable music scene in Boston.
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XPERIENCE CREATIVE

 
 
 

Xperience Creative is a Boston based agency specializing in artist development, talent booking, and event curation.  We work with creatives at all levels of the industry and focus on creating a unique experience for artists and event goers alike. 
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BOSTON HASSLE

 
 
 

Boston Hassle is part of BRAIN Arts Org, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit music and arts organization brought to you by musicians, artists, writers, and enthusiasts in Greater Boston. We compile and maintain a daily curated list of music, art and film happening in Boston, New England, and beyond. Our other projects include the monthly Boston Compass newspaper, the bi-monthly Black Market Flea and about 10 Hassle events per month.
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MMMMAVEN

 
 
 

Mmmmaven (simply pronounced "maven") is a music technology lab in the heart of Central Square, Cambridge. In addition to teaching students of all ages how to enhance their music through technology, they book and produce a weekly party called Make It New. Now in its 13th year at Middlesex Lounge on Thursday, it has hosted global music stars such as Flume, George Fitzgerald, and Tensnake, in addition to award-winning DJs such as The Black Madonna, Ben UFO, and Jackmaster.
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ALLSTON PUDDING

 
 
 

Allston Pudding is operated and written by fans and musicians to highlight new music and live music from all over. We are supporters of local music, from our hometown to local scenes throughout the world. We hope to support and champion artists who may not receive their proper radio play or publicity, but definitely deserve your attention.
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GRAYSKULL BOOKING

 
 
 

When Aaron started Grayskull Booking in 2012, his mission was to bring great acts to Boston, make artists feel welcome, and to put on a hell of a show for fans of heavy music. He has played in bands since the age of 9, and knows the business of booking from all sides. He's played, booked, promoted, toured, routed tours, and attended more than his fair share of shows. He's seen the good, bad, and ugly, and knows what makes a good night. Whether you are a band, a fan, or a venue, he wants YOU to have a good time. We are metalheads booking metalheads.
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SPONSORS

The Boch Center is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts institutions and a guardian of the historic Wang and Shubert Theatres. As New England’s largest cultural venue, the Boch Center is home to theater, classical and popular music, dance, comedy, opera, Broadway musicals, family entertainment, and more. Located in Boston’s historic Theater District, the Boch Center also offers a diverse mix of educational and community outreach initiatives, including the City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeek; collaborates with artists and local nonprofit arts organizations; preserves historic venues; and acts as a champion for Greater Boston’s arts and cultural community. Learn more at bochcenter.org.

 

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