Weekend Recap: 2 bands, 4 amazing performances

Music filled the venues and open fields of Framingham this weekend as the two Centre Music House Bands performed in multiple back-to-back shows in the community.

On Friday night, Alt-Hideaway, the original House Band, made their final appearance at the Sofa Cafe Open Mic Night.

The group (Devin Cox: guitar, Max Davino: drums, Jack Mooney: guitar, Suzanna Sarkar: vocals/bass, and Jenny Sturim: vocals/guitar) rocked the coffee house crowd with their versions of Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix, Paranoid by Black Sabbath, and Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin.

Meanwhile, just down the street at Amazing Things Arts Center, Invasion of the Human Minds, the newest House Band, took to the stage at the Rock Off Main All Ages Rock Show in what was their 2nd performance ever.

Photo Credits: Brendon Curtis

Originally published on the Framingham Source

The 4-piece band (Elana Gelfand: guitar, Olivia Nason: vocals/guitar/uke/piano, Yarden Sharon: drums, and Max Larson: bass/instructor) took the audience on a musical journey across an expanse of genres, from the relaxed reggae vibes of I’m Yours by Jason Mraz to the headbanging grunge of Zombie by Cranberries.

Invasion played a full set of 7 covers including I Fall Apart by Post Malone, Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show, When I Come Around by Greenday, Sign of the Times by Harry Styles, and By The Way by Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The monthly all ages event is sponsored by Centre Music House and hosted by Diane Young. Also performing that night were local groups Kaylee Federmann, Cherry Brat, Westcentral, and Screaming Sushi.


Early Saturday morning, both groups gathered at the Framingham Centre Common where they battled the elements to provide some musical entertainment for vendors and attendees alike at the 9th annual Framingham Earth Day Festival.

Photo Credit: Richard Viard

With a strong wind and a light rain at their backs, Invasion of the Human Minds opened up the festival with a 20 minute set featuring songs from the previous night.

Alt-Hideaway followed with their own heavy hitting performance. It was the final performance for the group as they wrapped up their 7-month tenure as the first ever CMH House Band.

Also performing that day were Willie Sordillo & Zoe Krohne, Dwayne Haggins, and Johnny Fireseed.

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