What started in Williamsburg, Brooklyn as a free recording studio is now branching out to our neck of the woods as a series of shows, courtesy of Converse Inc. Rubber Tracks opened in summer 2011 as a means for musicians to gain access to studio time without the burden of paying out of pocket, and Papa Chuck has already taken locals like Abadabad and Moe Pope + Rain under his canvas wing.
And as of this month, Rubber Tracks and The Sinclair are hooking up to put on nearly back-to-back concerts featuring both national and local acts.
With two shows posted for May, they’ve already demonstrated an aptitude for creating a stacked lineups for varying tastes.
On the 22nd, the Cambridge venue will host Brooklyn’s poppy, psychadelic freeks Yeasayer in a sold-out show, which also features Ducktails, Bodega Girls, and Camden (the last two of which have recorded at Rubber Tracks).
If you haven’t already snagged a ticket to that show, there’s another one coming up just two days after, with New Orleans’s Curren$y as the headliner. Playing with him are The Perceptionists, Statik Selektah with Sean Price & Termanology, and Rubber Tracks chosen ones Grey Sky Appeal and Moe Pope & Rain.
What makes all this even cooler is that both of these shows are doing their part to aid in the Boston marathon bombing aftermath by sending all of the shows’s proceeds to The One Fund, as many Boston-area shows have been doing over the past several weeks.
With all these cool vibes and sweet lineups, it’s only a shame that Rubber Tracks isn’t hosting these kinds of shindigs all summer long.
WITH THE PERCEPTIONISTS, STATIK SELEKTAH WITH SEAN PRICE & TERMANOLOGY, MOE POPE & RAIN, GREY SKY APPEAL
52 CHURCH ST.,