A Benefit for Trans Rights featuring Happy Little Clouds, Carissa Johnson, MTMC, and BLOWW

Cure your cabin fever and Lyft/Uber on over to ONCE Somerville tomorrow for this stacked party for trans rights! Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections kicks the night off at 8:45, followed by Carissa JohnsonHappy Little Clouds (including the premiere of their new video, "Beneath"), and Boston League of Wicked Wrestlers (BLOWW)! Plus art by Amber Tortorelli and words from the Mass Trans Political Coalition(MTPC).

The fun starts at 8:30 (doors at 8), and we're first, so come early, stay late, and get cozy with us all night long!

8:45PM Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections
9:35PM Carissa Johnson
10:25PM Words from MTPC
10:40PM Happy Little Clouds (including "Beneath" Video Premiere)
11:45PM BLOWW
Advance Tickets
More info

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Tonight at O'Brien's Pub–and more holiday shows!

Tonight, we're joining our friends in Powerslut for their EP release party at O'Brien's Pub in Allston, along with The Lights Out and Ski Bunny. Join us for a rocking good time starting at 9:00PM (doors at 8:00PM):

9:00PM Ski Bunny
9:45PM Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections
10:45PM Powerslut
11:45PM The Lights Out
More info.

The rest of the month is action packed for us as well–we'll be at the Q Divisionholiday party on December 8; then Magen and Tamora will reprise their all-female Prince cover project, Oh Sheila, on Friday, December 15 at Anngelle Wood's 6th Annual Spectacular Gift Drive for DCF Wonderfund at Sally O'Brien's.

Finally, Magen, Stud, and Mike perform a stripped-down acoustic set to benefit Girls Rock Campaign Boston at their annual Holiday Rock n' Roll Social at Atwood's Tavern on Sunday, December 17.

That's all for 2017, but save the date on Friday, January 5, 2018 for Happy Little Clouds Pool Party: a video release for trans rights at ONCE Ballroom, where we'll join HLCCarissa Johnson, and BLOWW for a winter pool party to celebrate their video release and raise money for the Mass Trans Political Coalition.


Next Show November 10 at the Lilypad

We're thrilled to announce our next show at the Lilypad in Inman Square on November 10, with our friends, Pale Monsters. Join us for early music (7:30PM-10PM) at this great listening room, and then for a drink after at the Druid next door!

Friday, November 10, 2017
Pale Monsters / Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections
Lilypad Inman
1353 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8:00PM
$10 / All Ages


Vote "Color the Air" for Video of the Year

Last month we got the exciting news that our new video for “Color the Air” had been nominated for a Boston Music Award for 2017 Video of the Year (Unsigned Artist). Thanks so much to all of you who contributed to the final project, watched it, voted for it, and/or joined us for our video premiere party at the Rockwell last month! If you haven't voted yet, and are so inclined, BMA voting is open to the public until 10AM on November 1 at http://bostonmusicawards.com/vote/.


"Color the Air" Nominated for Boston Music Award

We're thrilled and honored that "Color the Air" has been nominated for Video of the Year (Unsigned Artist) in 2017's Boston Music Awards! Huge thanks and congrats to everyone involved, and to all our other friends and colleagues (nominated or not) who make Boston music the amazing thing it is.

Vote: http://bostonmusicawards.com/vote/

Then come celebrate with us with a director's cut screening and live dance performance on September 28 at Première à Trois: Magen Tracy & TMC / Lonely Leesa / Daylilies at The Rockwell!

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First Look: New Video for "Color the Air"

We're thrilled to announce our new single and first-ever video, “Color the Air”, directed by Leesa Coyne, and featuring the dance and choreography of Whitney Hoke. The song was produced by Craig Small, recorded at Q Division Studios by Pat DiCenso and A Small Studio by Craig Small, and mixed and mastered by Pat DiCenso. Check out a first look (and listen!) here, and join us on September 28 at The Rockwell for a director's cut and live dance performance by Whitney Hoke.

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“Color the Air” is, at its core, a song about loss; an older, long-ago loss–the one you're supposed to be over but that creeps in when you let your guard down. More than that, though, it's about the way artists take losses and lean into them, turning them into something performative. It's about the process of mining older pain, and the moments when you've created something that moves someone else. Whether you are dancing for yourself or playing to a room of people, you're reliving those moments of sadness not to wallow in them, but to transform them into something universal. At its best, this is what art can do, for the creators and the audience.

While recording, drummer Tamora Gooding commented that writing her part for the dramatic tune felt like “choreography”. The idea to involve a dancer in the process stemmed from there, and the band collaborated with Hoke, Coyne, designer Erin Genett, videographer P.H. O'Brien, stylist Maya Landi, and other area musicians for a day-long shoot at Magnolia Loft in Jamaica Plain, an artist loft and performance space managed by Audrey Harrer.

We'll celebrate the release later this month with a speak-easy themed extravaganza at the Rockwell in Davis Square, where Hoke will perform her dance it its entirety. Video director Leesa Coyne will also release her new solo EP as Lonely Leesa & the Lost Cowboys, produced by Brian King. Making their debut live appearance this evening will be The Daylilies, a Massachusetts quintet featuring former and current members of the Fast Easy Women, Mistle Thrush and Reverse.

September 28, 2017
MIC Presents: Première à Trois
Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections (Live Video/Dance Premiere)
Lonely Leesa & the Lost Cowboys (EP Release)
The Daylilies (Band Debut)
The Rockwell
255 Elm Street, Somerville, MA
Doors: 7:00PM / Show: 8:00PM
$12 ADV/ $14 DOS
Buy tickets now.

 

 


Color the Air: Behind the Scenes (Photo Gallery)

Last month, 15 of our most devoted friends piled into a steamy loft space in JP to play extras in the shoot for our upcoming video for "Color the Air." We asked for "speakeasy/night on the town", and you guys delivered! Despite a lack of AC and a lot of waiting while we played, you all looked divine–so much so that director Leesa Coyne added in an extra scene to showcase you all. Check out some great pictures from the shoot, and stay tuned for the full video coming soon!


Première à Trois: Triple Release Show 9/28

We've got a new video! Leesa Coyne (aka Lonely Leesa) has a new EP! And Ad Frank has a new band! Join us as we celebrate all three with a party at The Rockwell in Davis Square next month:

MIC Presents
Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections (Video Premiere)
Lonely Leesa & the Lost Cowboys (EP Release)
The Daylilies (Band Debut)

Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections celebrate the release of their new single and music video, “Color the Air”, with a speak-easy themed extravaganza featuring a live dance performance by the video’s featured dancer, Whitney Hoke. Video director Leesa Coyne will also release her new solo EP as Lonely Leesa & the Lost Cowboys, produced by Brian King. Making their debut live appearance this evening will be The Daylilies, a Massachusetts quintet featuring former and current members of the Fast Easy Women, Mistle Thrush and Reverse.

DOORS: 7:00PM
SHOW: 8:00PM
ADMITTANCE: Seated, General Admission, 21+ Admittance.
TICKETS: $12 ADV / $14 DOS

Buy tickets now.


Do617 Allston Christmas Party on 9/4

Students are coming - are so are fall shows. Do617 kicks off the season the Monday of Labor Day Weekend with their annual Allston Christmas Party. We're thrilled to join an awesome bill with with Marcela CruzLatrell JamesElephants, and Glass half empty at Brighton Music Hall for a daytime, all ages show. RSVP for free admission at Do617.com/allstonxmas.

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Missed Connections at Toad, July 12

Wednesday, July 12: Join us for two late-night sets full of originals, covers, special guests, and great company at Toad Cambridge!