Mission of Burma to headline benefit show at the Somerville Theater, MA

Mission of Burma

The Center for Arts at the Armory, located in the recently renovated historic armory on Highland Avenue in Somerville, MA, has announced that Mission of Burma will be headlining its first benefit show on Saturday, January 24th, 2009 at the Somerville Theater.

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Roger Miller, Clint Conley, Peter Prescott and Martin Swope initially formed this internationally known post-punk band in 1979. They reunited in 2002 after a nearly 20-year hiatus with Bob Weston replacing Swope.

Widely credited with influencing bands such as Nirvana, the Pixies, R.E.M., Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo among others, Mission of Burma have released four albums, Vs., ONoffON, The Obliterati and their live album, The Horrible Truth about Burma - all to critical acclaim. They have also issued three EP's - Signals, Calls and Marches.

They have recently written eight new songs and hope to record a new album.

Mission of Burma will be joined by The Neighborhoods and Faces on Film.

The Neighborhoods are best known for their "punk fueled garage rock" sound. Formed in the 80's and fronted by David Minehan, this beloved local favorite also has Lee Harrington and John Lynch as members. Former members included John Hartcorn, Mike Quaglia, Tim Green, Carl Coletti, Dan Batai and Jim Bowman. They have six albums to their credit that have caught the attention of critics and fans alike - The Neighborhoods, Hoodwinked, Reptile Men, "the high hard one", Fire is Coming and the Prettiest Girl.

Faces on Film will open the show. Mike Fiore and Dave Hinckley are Faces on Film but they are frequently joined by Elio DeLuca, Amelia Emmet, Gavin McCarthy and Aaron Trail. Formed by Fiore in 2004, they released Seven Sisters, an EP that caught the attention of fans and critics. Currently working on a new album, Faces on Film according to Thom Moran, the frontman of Boston's Bon Savants, "one of the best bands in Boston”.

Tickets are $25.00 plus $1.00 restoration fee and went on sale December 20, 2008. It is an all ages show. Doors open at 7PM with an 8PM show time. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster or at the box offices of the Somerville Theater located at 55 Davis Square in Somerville and the Middle East Music Club located at 472 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge.

About the Center for Arts at the Armory

Located at 191 Highland Avenue in Somerville, Massachusetts, the Center for Arts at the Armory is a new non-profit organization whose purpose is to transform an historic armory into a community arts center. Recognizing that arts can bridge cultural, class and generational divides in our society, the Center for Arts at the Armory will showcase the visual arts as well as feature dance, theater and musical performances. Arts afterschool and summer programming as well as adult education classes will also be provided.

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