Bored With Four, Bent Knee, Alto Palo (NYC), and Wichita

August 25, 2016 @ 9:00 pm – August 26, 2016 @ 1:00 am
AS220 Main Stage
115 Empire Street


Bored with Four has been trying to record and play shows for something like 6 years now. Unfortunately, they keep getting side-tracked with other stuff. They all have other bands they play in but they love Bored with Four, just as much. Collectively, the 3 guys play with/for or collaborate with such artists as: Symmetry, The Dear Hunter, Joe Parillo, Fort Francis, Roz Raskin, The Empire Shall Fall, Wensday, and a whole bunch of others.

Their sound can be described sorta like this: Take catchy pop songs, play them on rhodes/bass/drums, mostly play them in 5/4 but not all obvious about it, and let your drummer be jazzy. Oh, and the singer has a nice voice, too.

Bored with Four would like to apologize if this third-person description comes off as uninformative, arrogant, overly name-dropping, or just stupid. Band Bios are hard and usually not interesting to read. Hopefully, this one is, if even just a little.



Bent Knee is a band without frontiers. The Boston-based group seamlessly connects the worlds of rock, pop and the avant-garde into its own self-defining statement. On its Cuneiform debut releaseSay So, the band focuses on the sound of surprise. It’s rock for the thinking person. The group’s lyrics are dark and infused with themes focusing on the emergence of personal demons, unwanted situations and the difficulty of conquering them. Its mercurial sound matches its subject matter. It’s a thrilling aural roller-coaster ride with arrangements designed to make listeners throw their arms up in wild abandon as they engage with them.


altopalo is a band standing on the verge of everything comes next. Four young New York City instrumentalists with technical skills eclipsed only by their wild imaginations, the band has built its reputation as a highly-combustible live act, packing basement gigs and obliterating split bills with their blend of psychedelic rock and algebraic hip-hop grooves. Their songs are gleaming tangles of guitar, bass and drums—polyrhythmic and unafraid of ditching grooves as quickly as they’re found.” – Ok Player