Mascara @ The Middle East Upstairs (Boston) January 29th - CD Release Show

Catch Mascara at their home town CD-release show - celebrating their CD release and playing with Ho-Ag, Super 400 and Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling!!


You have probably seen Chris Mascara perform, though you may not know it. Throughout 2007-08 he modeled moves for all lead singer avatars in blockbuster games ROCK BAND and ROCK BAND 2. Singling him out for his dynamic presence, Game creators Harmonix shuttled him to New York to perform marathon motion-capture sessions in the "spandex suit of lights."

This year, BLUE MAN GROUP drafted Mascara (yes, his real last name) for grooming as lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist in the "How To Be a Megastar" international touring band, recognizing his chops as a tailored fit for their imaginative rock spectacle.

To collaborate on his original material, Mascara recruited A-list Boston rockers, bassist Bo Barringer (Me&JoanCollins) and drummer Matt Graber (Sarah Rabdau) in 2007.

Recorded by David Minehan (The Neighborhoods) and David Westner at Woolly Mammoth, the newest release Fountain of Tears, is mixed by ShimmyDisc mastermind KRAMER, legendary for his work with Bongwater, Galaxie 500, Ween, Low, Urge Overkill, Butthole Surfers. After discovering Mascara on MySpace, the Rolling Stone Producer-of-the-Year was so wowed he insisted on working on their new album.

Exploring heady themes through raw avant-ballads and angular garage-punk, Mascara's newest release pays tribute to tragic artists, 1930's Spanish poet-iconoclast Lorca (who inspired the album's title) on "Ainadamar" and 1960's soul icon Jackie Wilson on "B261."

Out early next year with a regional tour to follow, Fountain of Tears brandishes the power-trio's longstanding rapport, which anchors Chris Mascara's innovative guitar tunings and propels his expansive vision.

Friday, January 29th
The Middle East Upstairs
480 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA
18+; $9 adv & $10 dos
8pm doors

Mascara February 2010 tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

02.04.10 Brooklyn, NY @ Trash Bar
02.06.10 Worcester, MA @ Ralph's Diner
02.27.10 Brattleboro, VT @ Flat Street Brew Pub

Mascara Official Website

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