No Hugs, The Dozens

No Hugs

The Dozens

Tue · May 16, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)


This event is 21 and over

No Hugs
No Hugs
Rock, Blues, Alternative from Boston MA

No/Hugs is an alternative rock band from Boston, MA formed by Narcissus A-Ngel in 2015. The band’s sound consists of Narcissus A-Ngel on vocals,San Surendra on electric guitar, Fernando Echeverry on drums, Ghanaru Tranggono on keys and James Goldman on electric bass.

The band has been appraised for its high energy sets and exuberant performance skills as well as the virtuosity and unique musicianship of all of its band members. Notable achievements are; The band’s win in “2015 Boston battle of the bands” organized by Guerilla music as well as headlining slots in Westbrook Live at 212 Halloween Festival and Salem, MA’s Halloween Festival.

No/Hugs was also the opening band for nationally acclaimed 80’s glam rock band Faster Pussycat at the legendary Paladium in Worcester,MA, for local celebs “The Shills” and for B.U Voice 2016 organized by BUCSA (Boston University Chinese Association). No/Hugs successfully completed their 1 year run with an East Coast tour (Boston, New York, Connecticut, Maine, South Carolina, New Jersey , Virginia, Baltimore) entitled “Summer Circus”in May 2016 and are currently in the process of releasing their first official Extended Play entitled “In Between” on 12/10/2016. Their sound can be compared to the eccentric energy of The Mars Volta, Muse and Queen.
The Dozens
The Dozens
Rock, Soul, Blues from Alabama

The Dozens were formed in 2011 by the husband and wife team of Steven and Shelley Butler with the desire to play music with soul and feeling that's not typically found anymore. Shelley was born with deep musical roots, in her youth her family traveled Alabama churches as a Gospel group. But, she's as likely to channel Prince or Wilco's Jeff Tweedy as she is Aretha or Bonnie Raitt. Guitarist/vocalist Travis Posey was a perfect fit with his love of the Blues. One of the best guitar players around, he's logged many hours on southern stages. Chip Dews (guitar) is just too funky to be ignored. He's a master of improvisation and just oozes rhythm. Bass guitarist Brent Irvin is a disciple of some of the greats, Duck Dunn, David Hood, and Paul McCartney are all evident in his playing. The perfect pocket player that knows how, and when to bring it. Speaking of pocket, drummer Steven Butler preaches it. The "less is more" mentality of players like Buddy Miles and Levon Helm are alive and well behind The Dozens drumset. To round out the group, they brought in veteran keyboardist Dan Hocter. One of the few true B3 players around, Dan brings a richness to the sound of the band that cannot be matched.
Venue Information:
The Nick
2514 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL, 35205