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TAIL - Take four people from Louisiana, Vermont, Connecticut, and Sweden. Add equal parts of folk, old-fashioned country, with a pinch of bluegrass and gospel. Put it into a pot of cover tunes from
the last century. Spice with plenty of harmony vocals and add an original or two. That's Tail - rootsy, acoustic, and pleasant. What to expect? Songs of Neil Young, Beatles, Dylan, Traditionals,
Steve Earl, Grateful Dead, Pixies, 80’s pop\70s hits, originals. All presented with a very personal touch.
THE BAGBOYS is a Bluegrass, Western Swing and various varieties of fine acoustic music band.
They perform regularly at various venerable venues in Cambridge and Somerville and around the greater Boston area as well as festivals all over the Northeast and beyond.
AUNT MIMI is an up-tempo, acoustic guitar duo performing pop hits with a rock edge. They cover material from the present decade to as early as the 1950s -- from the Jayhawks and Guster to the Kinks and the Everly Brothers. Aunt Mimi features Steven Malatesta and Dermot Whittaker.
SPY POND GROOVE plays soulful, swinging, funky and Latin jazz. Featuring Asha Srikantiah on vocals.
MARGARET MOODY PUPPETS presents two lively family puppet shows:
"Cow and Mouse's Picnic": Cow will share a lot with his friends, but not dessert! Join Margaret Moody for “Cow and Mouse’s Picnic,” a gentle farm fable told with hand puppets. Best for ages 3 to 6.
"Monkey Makes Mischief in Heaven"
In this lively episode of the epic Journey to the West the Chinese Monkey King soars into the heavens and delights in his new job in the Heavenly Peach Garden. But when he discovers he has been left out of the Jade Emperor’s Peach Blossom Banquet, Monkey flies off to make mischief in the Heavens. The show is best for ages four and up.
MENOTOMY MUSICAL THEATRE, a local group dedicated to inspire, nurture, challenge and educate young artists and audiences through the art of professional musical theatre, will be performing excerpts from their latest production HAIRSPRAY.
AM (Alessio Miraglia) is a Multi-Awards composer,with 5 albums published worldwide, from Boston, MA. His music has a great deal of diversity which allows his to work on many different projects from Film and Multimedia productions to Post-Rock and Ambient Music projects. He has a distinctive and peculiar style, extremely versatile and eclectic, his strengths is to compose powerful and striking melodies appropriate to describe any situation, from drama to action. He will be performing a live Show with "Ambient Music" and "Live Painting".
BOSTON HOOP TROOP - Originated in 2003 as a way for Boston hoopers to get together and share their love of hooping, this once-listserv has evolved into a staple in the movement arts and circus community in Boston. Members of the troop will visit Arlington Alive and delight attendees with their performance.
SEYYIDE SULTAN & SARAB MIRAGE DANCE - Seyyide Sultan founded her dance company "Sarab (Mirage)" in 2001. Winners of the II Boston Belly Dance Awards (2005). This will the their second year performing at Arlington Alive!
THE DANCE PLACE - For over 20 years Arlington Dance Place has been dedicated to providing a space for young students to create and explore movement in a fun, creative, and positive atmosphere.