Tiger Saw The ever-changing collective Tiger Saw was founded in Newburyport, MA in 1999 by Dylan Metrano. Over five albums, they’ve explored a beautiful, hushed, slowcore sound; indie pop sing-alongs; and “basement soul”, a DIY take on soul / rhythm & blues. Numerous collaborators have performed with the band- Tigers on Fire features Dirty Projectors’ Angel Deradoorian and Nat Baldwin, White Hinterland’s Casey Dienel, and Deer Tick’s John McCauley, among many others. Tiger Saw has performed it’s original scores alongside the silent films Nosferatu and The Adventures of Prince Achmed, and has collaborated with Exit Dance Theater. In 2009, Dylan Metrano’s book All My Friends Are Right Here With Me: A Decade in the Indie Rock Underground, an oral history of Tiger Saw and its community of friends was published by Burst & Bloom Press. Tiger Saw has toured extensively on three continents and is known for playing unorthodox venues from beach bonfires to treetop sing-alongs, as well as basements and barrooms from coast to coast. Tiger Saw has performed over 900 shows with many bands, including Grizzly Bear, Explosions in the Sky, Kimya Dawson, Jens Lekman, Magnolia Electric Co., The Gossip, and Man Man.
C.J. Boyd is an oceanic bassist and composer without a fixed home, on perpetual tour since March of 2008. Besides swimming solo through waves of bass, his recent projects include Kurva Choir, Desert Center, Rhonya, and Move. In the small handful of hours not devoted to playing, driving, booking, he runs the label Obsolete Media Objects and takes walks every day.
Guy Capecelatro III is a lifelong musician who writes songs and plays in several bands in the Seacoast New Hampshire area. He returns to the Loft for the release of his new album. Guy picked up the guitar when he was 10 years old, allegedly “never getting any better at it” after 20-something years of playing. Between 1988 and the birth of his record label Two Ton Santa, Guy was in the bands Fancy Pants, Toast, Size of Guam, The Driveways, Up-a-Tree, Beekeeper, The Pants, Bob & Guy, and The Crotch Wax Menace, “and probably some others I’m forgetting as well,” he guesses.