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Saturday, March 15 • 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Ezra Furman & The Harpoons

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Ezra Furman & the Harpoons were formed in 2006 because of songs. Ezra had written songs that were urgent, desperate, pretty, and explosive, and these songs had to be heard. From personal musical sketches to glorious, rollicking pop songs, Ezra Furman & the Harpoons work tirelessly toward capturing the beauty, despair and headlong wildness of life, that too-often overlooked magic and poetry that makes us human. Since their stage debut at Tufts University in February 2006, Ezra Furman and the Harpoons have played in rock clubs in a babillion different cities and are now thoroughly homeless in Boston, bursting into the local scene with gusto and charm. In June 2006, they self-released their first album, "Beat Beat Beat", which was recorded in a series of college dorm rooms at Tufts and engineered by Jahn Sood and Dave Kant from Outtake Records. The original version of "Beat Beat Beat" is available on the black, magenta and beige markets. Since then, the Harpoons signed to Minty Fresh Records, the eminent Chicago indie label, and headed straight to the studio. In January 2007, the Harpoons laid down the tracks for their national debut, with producer Brian Deck (Iron and Wine, Modest Mouse, Josh Ritter). The resultant album, "Banging Down the Doors," is available now in stores, online and at live shows. This momentum and general madness promises great things to come for the band in the next year. It will most likely be government-mandated listening for all legal adults within the decade. In addition to their role in the band all of the Harpoons are students at Tufts University. Guitarist Jahn Sood is also a singer-songwriter in his own right, performing in Boston and his home town, Portland, ME. Bassist Job Mukkada is a singer-songwriter as well, but staunchly avoids the limelight because of his citrus allergy. When not keeping time for the Harpoons, drummer Adam Abrutyn manufactures and sells fast-acting valor syrup which is typically drizzled over the temples and groin area. He also enjoys watching pancake wars from aboard his hydraulic space-mobile.
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Saturday March 15, 2008 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Habana Annex 708 E 6th St

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