Friday’s JP Fest at Temple Sound & Stage -- known around town and in show listings simply as The Temple -- somehow managed to fit 12 sets by local garage rock and electronic acts into less than five hours. Bodies of Water Arts & Crafts’ all-ages festival featured a stand-out, noise-punk-influenced, genre-bending set by Skimask; a super-fast, all-too-short set by the Needy Visions; a DJ set by Chris Devlin of Spank Rock; a rare Amoroso reunion; and eight other acts alternating between the main stage and the floor.
Last week we reported the line-up for next month's three-day Homegrown II festival at the Temple in Jamaica Plain, but this morning the stakes were raised to epic levels.
Organizer Dan Shea unveiled not only a wonderfully colorful flyer for the second annual Homegrown (as seen above), but also appealed the the entire city of Boston in a move to unite everyone from the musically-talented whales in the Atlantic to fresh-faced college kids burdened by too much homework and, as he put it, their "mundane skin" (sorry Mom!).
The dude pretty much just got back from Campout Fest out in Palmer, Mass., but booking agent extraordinaire Dan Shea has already got us all worked up over his latest underground music showcase, next month's Homegrown II.
The sequel to last summer's inaugural 35-band festival at Church, this year's Homegrown stretches roughly 40 bands across three days at the Temple in Jamaica Plain (670 Centre St.