The Rare Occasions is a four-piece indie rock band based out of Los Angeles, CA. The band first turned heads in their native Providence, RI, when they won the WBRU Rock Hunt, headlined the Summer Concert Series at Waterplace Park, and performed in front of packed audiences at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel and the Met. Meanwhile, they tore through the Boston club circuit, building a dedicated following.
The Rare Occasions went on to perform for festival audiences at SXSW and CMJ, as well as open for international touring acts including Guster, Dirty Heads, Lupe Fiasco, AJR, and Knox Hamilton. “Dysphoric” took home the coveted ‘Song of the Year’ award in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in 2014. Currently, the band is expanding their West Coast presence and establishing themselves in Los Angeles. The band recently recorded a new record that shows the dramatic development of their expansive style, which will be released at the end of May.
RVRCT (Rivercat) is a psychedlic/shoegaze band based out of Boston, MA. Their self-titled debut record was released in March 2017 and they are currently working on their follow-up album, Agave.