Official after-party for the Welcome East Moto Show
Featuring: Arlie / These Wild Plains
Awards 7pm / Show 8pm
$10 ADV / $15 DOS
All ages / Standing
With its blend of bedroom psychedelia and golden-era pop, Arlie’s music takes you into a cosmically nostalgic, retro-futurist world. And considering the meticulously crafted nature of the recorded sound, the songs translate surprisingly well to the stage — as anyone who’s seen Arlie can tell you, the shows are a distinct phenomenon of their own. The 5-piece, lead by songwriter and frontman Nathaniel Banks, met as undergrads at Vanderbilt and Belmont, and self-released their first single “Big Fat Mouth” in early 2017. A year later, the song has been streamed close to 2.5 million times and second single “Didya Think” is not far behind. Their vibrant live set, which has grown through raucous Nashville house parties and local radio festivals to two sold out shows at Nashville’s The End in December 2017 and April 2018, garnered them a exciting slate of shows at SXSW 2018, support dates with Cold War Kids and Rostam (Vampire Weekend), and summer festival appearances at Bonnarroo, Forecastle, and Sloss. Later this year, Arlie plan to release their debut EP and hit the road for a year full of touring and new music.
About These Wild Plains:
It was only a year after the band played their first live show to a sold out Great Scott in Allston, MA, that Esquire Magazine featured them in their “15 Bands to Watch in 2014” feature. They’ve been busy since on the live front as go-to support in Boston for national touring bands like Deer Tick, Futurebirds and The Sadies. The boys capped off 2015 with a Boston Music Award nomination, opening for Evan Dando at his induction into the BMA Hall of Fame. They’ve earned some fantastic looks from festivals and showcases around the country: Mile of Music ’14 (Appleton, WI), SXSW ’15 (Austin, TX), and most recently Stagecoach Country Music Festival ’16 (Indio, CA.). In 2016, TWP have their sights set on the road in support of their forthcoming full-length “Distant Ways” due out July 22 but not before a string of big hometown Summer showcases at Harpoonfest, the Mass Fallen Heroes Patriotfest at the Blue Hills Bank Pavillion and at Boston Calling. “Old Reasons,” the debut single off of “Distant Ways” is now available for streaming or download via Spotify, iTunes and Amazon.