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Phantom Ocean

Phantom Ocean are an alt-rock band from the Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts; the duo blends riot grrl energy with grungy riffs and punk drums, and the classically trained vocals of Sarah Smith with the bluesy growl of Drew Smith. The pair released their first EP, Secondhand Ghosts, in 2021, and are currently working on their debut album, due out in the spring of 2023.

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Phantom Ocean

Birthday meal?
Sarah: Easy, Korean BBQ.
Drew: Mm, sushi, or whatever I feel like making that day.

One album for the rest of my life?
Sarah: A Hangover You Don’t Deserve, by Bowling for Soup.
Drew: A Night at the Opera, by Queen. They’ve been one of my favorite bands since I was a kid.

Dream Collaboration
Sarah: Dave Grohl and Kristin Chenoweth.
Drew: Brian May, John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl, and me just trying to keep up somewhere in there. Or if we’re looking outside of music, I’d work on anything with Grant Morrison, they’re amazing!

What’s your favorite way to unwind after a long day?
Sarah: Time with the cat and three different shows about the same true crime cases.
Drew: A shower, meditation, my guitar, and our cat Dustin Rhodes. I’m a simple guy.

What does performing at Somerpride mean to you?
Sarah: It feels very validating as a queer person.
Drew: What Sarah said, and it’s a chance to rock in a welcoming community!”

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SomerPride!

Happy Pride! Celebrate in Union Square with a day and night full of live music from local bands, food and art vendors, games and more Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys headline and have curated an entire day of entertainment for you. The Toys are “musically sophisticated and immensely talented, wildly unusual and diverse in material and presentation, a Dada-esque circus carnival run amuck, and just plain good ‘not-always-so-clean’ fun” Matt Heaton starts at 12PM with a set for kids, followed by 8 original bands. Local legend, Matisse Dupont, returns to drag as her newest creation, Redd Haring The day is designed for people of all ages to come discover local vendors and local musicians.

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Festival Details

Children 13 and under are free with an accompanying guardian. There is a bar where we will also have non alchoholic options. In addition to the music vendors will be selling art, clothes, records and more. Come hungry and enjoy fresh, hot pizza from Lala’s or homemade southern India cuisine from Bombay Brunch. Lightweight folding chairs are allowed, please be mindful of not sitting in dancing space or blocking walkways. Dogs are well loved and not encouraged. We know your dog is well behaved, but we prefer you not bring them. Please show us pictures, we really love dogs. This event is entirely outside, but covid is not over, we ask ask that if you are not vaccinated that you please wear a mask when you are close to other people.

This is an all ages event. Rain date 6/12/22.