Hailing from the backwoods of Vermont, Pariah Beat plays old time roots music with a youthful edge. Described as "a dirt-encrusted buzzsaw from the past, moving forward with the weight of a freight train behind them," they take that sentiment to heart, rooting the tunes they play and the stories they tell firmly in the now. Neither a gimmick nor reenactment, Pariah Beat’s raucous roadshow has earned the group notoriety up and down the Eastern seaboard. In the words of one true believer, “The most energetic firecracker of a live show that I've ever had the privilege of seeing first hand. They make you shake, rattle and fall right down like the walls of Jericho.”
"A pretty raucous little slice of honky-tonk and rockabilly. Theirs is a uniquely rambunctious take on twang that's a lot of fun on record as well as onstage." — Dan Bolles, Seven Days Vermont
"This celebration of folk and barrelhouse songwriting is a specialty and there are so few bands in Boston that pull it off with as much fun and honesty as these people do..." - Joel Simches, The Noise Boston
“A concoction of inebriated fun, hearty emotions and salt of the earth freshness. They take traditional accompaniments and make rowdy, down home fun out of them" - Bootleg Magazine, Wilmington, NC
"Pariah Beat wields an arsenal of ferociously catchy made-for-drinking tunes fixed in Americana and gospel, yet delivered with punk vigor." - Barre Thompson, Boston's Weekly Dig
"Thetford’s gypsy outlaws compose a multigenre maelstrom that threatens to hijack Boston airwaves... The band’s versatile bards mine a century of iconic sounds." - Vermont's 7 Days
"a well-oiled, dark Americana/gospel machine that kills fascists and doesn’t need no stinking niche." - The Boston Phoenix
Doors 9:30 | Music 10. 21 and up, proper ID required.