The Dirty Dottys is a Boston based pop-motown, rump-shaking, heart-thumping, swoon-inducing band whose goal is to create music that makes their audience, move, groove, and high five their neighbors. Their honest, unpretentious lyrics written soldily in the vernacular provide the perfect environment to set aside your insecurities and be unabashedly yourself. Because, let’s be honest, we’re all ugly when the lights go out.
Analog Heart, a vocal powerhouse, guitar-driven, genre-colliding rock and roll band, threatens to take over New England with their latest 2016 release, Sun Here I Come. Analog Heart seamlessly combines alt-rock, pop, blues, alt-country, and R+B, among many other musical styles with jaw-dropping live performances that will take you on an unforgettable hypnotizing musical journey.
In 2012, Analog released their self-titled debut EP with Scott Riebling, who is best known for his work with Letters to Cleo, Weezer, Fall Out Boy, Metro Station, Nina Gordon and Tracy Bonham. With a core lineup of Liz Bills on vocals, Jesse Cohen on guitar, and Austin Ferrante on drums, the band steadily became a fixture on the New England scene, establishing a presence at many well-known venues such as the The Middle East, The Bull Run, T.T. The Bear’s, The Berklee Performance Center, Cafe 939 and also embarking on several northeastern tours.
Later that year Liz Bills competed in American Idol and placed in the top 30 females in Hollywood, sharing the stage with legendary icons Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Randy Jackson and Nicki Minaj. Analog Heart has gone on to share the stage with such acts as Will Dailey, Zach Deputy, Ryan Montbleau Band, Gary Hoey, The Brew, Kellie Picklier, Danielle Bradbery, Angie Miller, and Saving Abel, among many others.
The band’s first full-length album, Sun Here I Come, co-produced and engineered by Chris Piquette formerly of The Trophy Wives, was released in 2016 with an array of music videos and live performances. Analog Heart competed in the prestigious WZLX’s 2016 Rock and Roll Rumble, reaching the semi-finals and in turn kickstarting a local buzz that’s still sizzling in the Boston community. Recharged with new members Eric Simpson on drums and Austin Magnant on bass, look for the band at various New England festivals, on the bar scene, and supporting larger acts on tour.
“Looks like the Boston area has yet another potentially big hit in this band. Analog Heart falls firmly, into the realm of indie/alt/rock/country music. Youthful and fresh, their style should resonate well with multiple generations.” – The Noise-Boston.com
“An intriguing band that have yet to really scratch at their potential. Analog heart touches on big-room alt-rock all the while easing into gritty, alt-country and blues without losing any sense of sincerity or tenderness.” – Vanyaland.com
“Analog Heart is a barely-contained explosion whose music would fit well in a black-lit basement rock club or a weekend-long festival.” – Geoff Wilbur’s Music Blog
“When energy and raw talent collide, you find yourself listening to the memorable, ear-catching tunes of a band like Boston-based Analog Heart. Liz Bills’ vocals soar over her bandmates’ powerhouse sound, a hearty blend of indie rock with a touch of pop, and together they create music that is distinctly all their own.” – Top-40Charts.com
“Liz’s voice is outstanding with great range, going from lovely and sweet to rough and powerful. Get out and see this band if they are playing a venue near you, they have an amazing sound.” – Granite Coast Entertainment
With roots in the folk, rock, jam-band and funk scenes, Sarah Blacker and NE Groove Association fuse their vibrant musical worlds together to create an original, soulful sound.
The project, which often features special guests, is comprised of Sarah Blacker & Aaron Z. Katz, both award-winning songwriters and performers whose influences include Peter Gabriel, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, Paul Simon, Erykah Badu and Jamiroquai to name a few.
Aaron Katz with over 20 years of national and international touring, is the singer/songwriter/
The band recently reunited after an 8-year hiatus, to sold-out shows at Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME and The Paradise, Boston. They are also gearing up for Jam Cruise, 2017.
Sarah Blacker was named ‘Female Performer of the Year’ in the 2013 New England Music Awards, and has built a devoted following both nationally and internationally via extensive touring, passionate singing and songwriting, and belief in the power of music. Her motto, #songssavelives speaks to her work as a Music Therapist, and her coming up on the jam-band concerts and festivals scene. She feels enthusiastic about re-connecting/moving with this fun-loving group of people, now as an accomplished musician and performer.