Who: Kal Marks

A little bit of background: What started out as a solo project for Carl Shane in 2007 has now grown into a trio with the additions of Mike Geacone (bass) and Nick Egersheim (drums). Beyond that, ask around today and you’ll find that Kal Marks is a staple in Boston’s local music scene.

The band credits a variety of influences ranging from Modest Mouse to Black Sabbath to Nick Drake. Shane’s vocals are anything but ordinary when combined with his honest and introspective lyrics confronting his own darkness.

Sounds kinda like: Sludgy post-hardcore that ebbs and flows.

Why you should care: Kal Marks has gained the reputation of being one of the hardest working bands in the scene, and that doesn’t just happen by chance. This is a heavy rock band that speaks for itself and it’s about time you caught up.

Fun Fact: Before you tilt your head in confusion, yes, that is Jonah Furman from Krill on backup vocals on “Life Is Murder,” the title track off of their latest release under Exploding In Sound, Sophomore Lounge, and Midnight Werewolfthat dropped last September.

Press Play: Check out the band’s most recent music video for “The Fucking Ocean” off of “Life Is Murder.” On this track, the band forcefully hooks you in with a hypnotic bass line and doesn’t let go for six full minutes, building to full blown chaos without uttering a single word.

Like what you hear? It must be your lucky day because you can see them TONIGHT! Head on over to Great Scott in Allston, grab a beer, and soak it all in.

Bowery Boston Presents
Pile, State Champion, Mail the Horse, Kal Marks, and Yazan
Great Scott
1222 Commonwealth Ave.
9 p.m. – 18+ – $9

*Pro-tip: Tickets for this are expected to sell out at the door so get there early. Great Scott is a ca$h only bar. Earplugs are also recommended.

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