STEPHIE COPLAN AND THE PEDESTRIANS with CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES and EMILY HULSLANDER
STEPHIE COPLAN AND THE PEDESTRIANS
$15 advance / $15 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:30 show (Emily Hulslander 9:30, Charlotte Sometimes 10:15, Stephie 11:00- 1:00)
Don't tell Stephie Coplan "no." Her ex-boyfriend made that mistake when he told her that she'd never make it as a musician. Weaker girls may have crumbled, but Coplan dumped him, wrote a song about him, and sat back and watched as the music video racked up 35,000 hits on YouTube. The song's name? "JERK!"
It's hard to believe that this completely DIY, New York City-based piano rock trio only formed in March 2011. Before the group's self-titled debut EP dropped in January 2012, it was already receiving heavy airplay on WFNX Boston, which led to spins and adds on KROQ Los Angeles, WAXQ New York, and other commercial alternative radio stations around the country. Having accidentally leapfrogged over college radio, the band was amazed to see their EP sitting in the #15 spot on the FMQB Sub-Modern chart in April. It was the only album from an unsigned artist to appear on the list.
"JERK!" quickly became the #2 most-requested song on WFNX (behind only Gotye's "Somebody that I Used to Know,") resulting in Stephie Coplan & the Pedestrians beating out established acts like Alabama Shakes and Walk the Moon for the distinction of "What's F*cking Next" in the Boston Phoenix's 2012 Best Music Poll. In June 2012, Stephie Coplan & the Pedestrians took the stage at Boston WFNX's farewell concert, Seaport Six, at the Bank of America Pavilion alongside Cake, Two Door Cinema Club, Grouplove, The Delta Spirit, and Reptar. "The last time we did a show like this, we had a new band open the show just like you guys did," WFNX DJ Jim Ryan told Stephie Coplan & the Pedestrians on stage in front of the sold-out 5,000-person audience. "That band was The Killers."
Stephie Coplan & the Pedestrians - consisting of songwriter Stephie Coplan on piano/vocals, John F. Hebert on bass/vocals, and Shane Considine on drums - has gone on to win second place in Cabo Wabo Tequila/NYC Q104's "Your Shot to Rock" competition as well as second place in Hartford's Radio 104.1's Talent Warz competition. Named a Top Live Music Pick by Washingtonian Magazine, they have played to sold-out audiences at The Canal Room (NYC), The Studio at Webster Hall (NYC), Brighton Music Hall (Boston), The Velvet Lounge (Washington, DC), and The Tin Angel (Philadelphia) with Rahzel (CMJ 2011), Bess Rogers, Matt Duke, Charlotte Sometimes, We the Kings, and Alexz Johnson.
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|