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Ongoing concert series featuring some of the best bands in the industry. Each time we turn the theater into an intimate, energetic, rock-club experience!

We recollect memories like paintings on the hall of a childhood home. Certain colors and details stick out to us, while others lose their luster over time. Nevertheless, we appreciate what we do remember as it indelibly shaped our present and eventual future. As vocalist, songwriter, producer, and namesake of Mike Mains & The Branches, Mike Mains thinks aloud in his songs. He ponders events and experiences as well as their ensuing effects on his identity, telling intimate stories through artful pop rock. After generating millions of streams and consistently captivating audiences on tour, the band recognize, accept, and absorb these formative mementos on their 2023 fourth full-length offering, Memory Unfixed [Tooth & Nail Records].

“There are two ways of looking at it,” Mike notes. “I can be resentful, bitter, and angry about a lot of what happened to me growing up, or I could be grateful that I have a life filled with memories. Some of them are broken, and some of them are amazing. I’m fucking here, man. I’m breathing, I’m existing, and I get to make art and share it. On top of that, I have an incredible wife who loves and supports me. If we allow ourselves to become friends with our own unfixed memories, there are lessons we can learn and carry on. I went through a painful period and came out on the other side of it as a better person with a beautiful portrait of that season in the form of the album.”

Mike Mains & The Branches have always bottled complex emotions and relatable stories within hummable homegrown anthems. They have organically progressed over the course of Home [2012], Calm Down, Everything Is Fine [2014], and When We Were In Love [2019]. Billboard hailed the “buoyant pop” of the latter, while Atwood Magazine praised its “upbeat, energetic, feelgood pop-rock.Among many standouts, “Briggs” generated north of 5 million Spotify streams as “Breathing Underwater” and “Live Forever” each surpassed the 1 million-mark. After trading his native Michigan for Nashville, Mike underwent another era of transformation. Stuck at home mid-Pandemic, he retreated inward and began to understand his past and, ultimately, himself a bit more.

“I’m just a husband, a wounded healer, and a grateful storyteller. If these songs make you feel less alone, I did my job.”

Listen to Mike Mains & The Branches

         

 

With Support By

Bermuda Search Party

Since their inception in early 2018, Bermuda Search Party (formerly known as The Q-Tip Bandits) have emerged into the Boston music scene as an energetic and vibrant act that continues to touch audience’s hearts while getting them up on their feet. Their smooth yet powerful sound is backed by the raw energy of rock and the coolness and colors of R&B and funk — with palpable grooves coated with savory, soul-inspired riffs, anthemic horns and meaningful lyrics.

After a pandemic of writing and recording, the band released their self-produced debut LP, Melancholy Flowers, in 2022. Melancholy Flowers features the vocal stylings and songwriting of both guitarist Leo Son and bassist Claire Davis, smooth and soaring trumpet and trombone from Maclin Tucker and Hoyt Parquet, and an unrelenting groove from drummer Dakota Maykrantz. The band toured in support of the record throughout the year, culminating in four Boston Music Awards nominations, for Live and Pop Act of the Year, Song of the Year for “Daisy,” and Album of the Year.

In 2023, the band played stages across the country, touring the South and the Midwest and hitting festivals along the way including SXSW, Levitate Music Festival, and Boston Calling. In September, the band returned to the studio to record their sophomore LP with Eric Palmquist, known for his work with half•alive, Tate McRae, and Hunny.

Check them out here! 

Supporting Sponsors

Colleen Frei & Arius Elvikis

Dilly Deli
North 40
mercantile-logo
Tumbleweed
American Family Insurance
Ridge Logo 2021
Endsley & Company
Norwood Wine Bar

For sponsorship inquiries, contact Alex Haley. 

Check out the music from all our Black Box Concert Series by following our playlist on Spotify

Date

Sat, Mar 23rd

Time

7:30 PM - Showtime
7:00 PM - Doors Open

Price Range

$20 Standing Room | $120 VIP Table

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Ongoing concert series featuring some of the best bands in the industry. Each time we turn the theater into an intimate, energetic, rock-club experience!

We recollect memories like paintings on the hall of a childhood home. Certain colors and details stick out to us, while others lose their luster over time. Nevertheless, we appreciate what we do remember as it indelibly shaped our present and eventual future. As vocalist, songwriter, producer, and namesake of Mike Mains & The Branches, Mike Mains thinks aloud in his songs. He ponders events and experiences as well as their ensuing effects on his identity, telling intimate stories through artful pop rock. After generating millions of streams and consistently captivating audiences on tour, the band recognize, accept, and absorb these formative mementos on their 2023 fourth full-length offering, Memory Unfixed [Tooth & Nail Records].

“There are two ways of looking at it,” Mike notes. “I can be resentful, bitter, and angry about a lot of what happened to me growing up, or I could be grateful that I have a life filled with memories. Some of them are broken, and some of them are amazing. I’m fucking here, man. I’m breathing, I’m existing, and I get to make art and share it. On top of that, I have an incredible wife who loves and supports me. If we allow ourselves to become friends with our own unfixed memories, there are lessons we can learn and carry on. I went through a painful period and came out on the other side of it as a better person with a beautiful portrait of that season in the form of the album.”

Mike Mains & The Branches have always bottled complex emotions and relatable stories within hummable homegrown anthems. They have organically progressed over the course of Home [2012], Calm Down, Everything Is Fine [2014], and When We Were In Love [2019]. Billboard hailed the “buoyant pop” of the latter, while Atwood Magazine praised its “upbeat, energetic, feelgood pop-rock.Among many standouts, “Briggs” generated north of 5 million Spotify streams as “Breathing Underwater” and “Live Forever” each surpassed the 1 million-mark. After trading his native Michigan for Nashville, Mike underwent another era of transformation. Stuck at home mid-Pandemic, he retreated inward and began to understand his past and, ultimately, himself a bit more.

“I’m just a husband, a wounded healer, and a grateful storyteller. If these songs make you feel less alone, I did my job.”

Listen to Mike Mains & The Branches

         

 

With Support By

Bermuda Search Party

Since their inception in early 2018, Bermuda Search Party (formerly known as The Q-Tip Bandits) have emerged into the Boston music scene as an energetic and vibrant act that continues to touch audience’s hearts while getting them up on their feet. Their smooth yet powerful sound is backed by the raw energy of rock and the coolness and colors of R&B and funk — with palpable grooves coated with savory, soul-inspired riffs, anthemic horns and meaningful lyrics.

After a pandemic of writing and recording, the band released their self-produced debut LP, Melancholy Flowers, in 2022. Melancholy Flowers features the vocal stylings and songwriting of both guitarist Leo Son and bassist Claire Davis, smooth and soaring trumpet and trombone from Maclin Tucker and Hoyt Parquet, and an unrelenting groove from drummer Dakota Maykrantz. The band toured in support of the record throughout the year, culminating in four Boston Music Awards nominations, for Live and Pop Act of the Year, Song of the Year for “Daisy,” and Album of the Year.

In 2023, the band played stages across the country, touring the South and the Midwest and hitting festivals along the way including SXSW, Levitate Music Festival, and Boston Calling. In September, the band returned to the studio to record their sophomore LP with Eric Palmquist, known for his work with half•alive, Tate McRae, and Hunny.

Check them out here! 

Supporting Sponsors

Colleen Frei & Arius Elvikis

Dilly Deli
North 40
mercantile-logo
Tumbleweed
American Family Insurance
Ridge Logo 2021
Endsley & Company
Norwood Wine Bar

For sponsorship inquiries, contact Alex Haley. 

Check out the music from all our Black Box Concert Series by following our playlist on Spotify

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