Performance Info

Friday, January 22, 2016 — 12:00 pm to 12:40 pm

Artist Info


The Rare Occasions: The John Lennon Songwriting Contest "Song of the Year" Winner

The Rare Occasions put their own dark spin on retro - a dizzying cacophony of angular riffs and dripping wet lyrics, the Boston-via-Providence garage rockers first formed in a Tufts University practice space in 2012. Since then, The Rare Occasions have performed for festival audiences at SXSW in Austin and CMJ in New York City, self-produced two critically-acclaimed EPs, and opened for internationally touring acts including Guster, Dirty Heads, Lupe Fiasco, AJR, and Knox Hamilton. Their blistering psych-anthem "Dysphoric" took home 'Song of the Year' in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.