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Tiger Saw – 25th Anniversary Concert

August 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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The beloved indie rock band Tiger Saw formed in Newburyport, MA in 1999. The band has since released nine albums, and played almost 1000 shows across three continents. The ever-changing lineup has included 65 different players on record, and even more in a live setting.

On August 18, 2024, the classic, Newburyport-based lineup will reunite for one night only, at the Firehouse Center for the Arts. This is the band that recorded Tiger Saw’s debut album “Blessed are the Trials We Will Find”, which was released in March, 2002 on Kimchee Records. This lineup hasn’t played together since 2003. 

The band will feature singer/guitarist Dylan Metrano, cellist/singer Juliet Nelson, guitarist John Ryan Gallagher, bassist Jake Trussell, and drummer Matt Kulik. 

Upon its release, Hallie Engel at Boston’s Weekly Dig raved of Blessed Are the Trials We Will Find,  “Tiger Saw has created an album with no sharp edges; it’s music as delicate as a China teacup, with beauty hiding in the empty spaces. Things move from wistfully slow to quiet pop and always seem like they could break out of the mold and explode midway-but never do. And that’s what makes this band so nice; the listener is never roused from the honeyed drowsiness Tiger Saw induces.”

There is something magical about the vocal harmonies between Metrano and Nelson, and at the Firehouse show, Tiger Saw will revisit their early songs from this era- songs which haven’t been played live in decades.

Singer/songwriter Jason Anderson will open the show. Anderson lived in Newburyport for a brief time while collaborating with the band, and now lives in New Brunswick, Canada. Jason Anderson is an award-winning indie folk artist whose work is as anthemic as it is affecting. Personal and passionate, his music crackles with life. MRTI Agency wrote “Jason sings directly to your heart, and does it so vividly, you can’t help but feel the effects of the performance long after you leave. Yes… he is THAT good.”

Don’t miss this very special one-time event in a beautiful setting, where it all began.

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August 18
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Firehouse Center for the Arts
Market Square
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
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