Big Boy Radish Cat, Chris Moreno, MATT ADEY

Big Boy Radish Cat

Chris Moreno


Sat · October 14, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Big Boy Radish Cat
Big Boy Radish Cat
Big Boy Radish Cat is headed by folksinger Lukas Papenfusscline. Specializing in the modern and nuanced sounds of mountains, he hails from Northern California and digs through deep folk and roots recordings and recomposes traditional songs with fresh harmonies, adapted stories, and haunted, soaring vocal lines. His background in classical, jazz, and world music elevates his folk to the avant-garde, subtle, and complex, while maintaining the simple energy that has driven folkroots for centuries. BBRC is also Henry Ott on guitar; Steve Conroy on bass; and Aiden Farrell on drums.
Chris Moreno
Chris Moreno
"​​​​​​Boston pop rocker Chris Moreno turns modern pop music on its head; his honest sound and sincere delivery of the real stories in his lyrics connect with fans on a core level. Without façade, the artist plays impassioned anthems about falling in love and staying true to yourself, making you dig deeper than your typical Top 40 fare. These themes are enhanced by the striking contrast between the powerful music and the sweet twang of Moreno’s voice. A nod to 90s rock and modern country, the music pushes beyond those labels to create a brand of honest pop that is uplifting, both in tone and message.

Moreno’s music moves beyond the surface level, bringing the artist’s internal struggles to light. Released on November 11, 2016, Moreno’s debut album “Into the Sun” chronicles his journey to move forward through life’s trials. The title of the album is a lyric taken from the CD’s flagship song ""Finally Free,” which was written about the artist’s frustration regarding his lack of passion and direction prior to rediscovering music as a creative outlet. Mostly, Moreno’s songs, such as fan-favorites “Try” and “Closer to You,” deliver messages of self-actualization, perseverance, and the importance of letting life in.

Though Moreno does perform solo acoustic occasionally, catch Chris Moreno live and it is likely to be a full band experience. Members include Rod McCarthy on drums, David Brideau on bass, and Eric Giribaldi on guitar. The band can be seen playing all over Boston at a variety of venues, such as the Middle East, the Hard Rock Café and Thunder Road, and they’ve been getting radio airplay on over 100 radio stations nationwide including 101.7 the Bull, WAAF, 95.9 WATD, and 92.5 the River.

At its core, Chris Moreno’s music is a genuine reflection of the artist’s real life experiences and down-to-earth personality. As one reviewer put it, his songs “draw in the listener as if a deep secret or universal truth is about to be revealed.” The songs move you, both through the lyrics and the music. Moreno’s music is living proof that having a pop rock sound doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice depth."
Venue Information:
The Map Room at The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003