Ra Ra Riot

DSP Shows

Ra Ra Riot

Fire Letters

Sun · July 7, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Gateway City Arts

Holyoke, MA

$16.00 - $18.00

The Bistro at Gateway City Arts is open until 10pm on show nights, during these events there is counter service and we are unable to take reservations. Due to the high volume of patrons entering for the show, we will be serving a special event menu. To find out more about our menu and dining hours, visit gatewaycityartsbistro.com or call (413) 650-0786.

Ra Ra Riot
Ra Ra Riot
Ra Ra Riot – Wes Miles (vocals), Mathieu Santos (bass), Milo Bonacci (guitar), Rebecca Zeller (violinist), Kenny Bernard (drummer) – introduced its unique brand of indie pop to the world in 2006 and got off to a fast start. After signing to Barsuk, the band released several critically acclaimed records over the next 10 years including their most recent full-
length LP, 2016’s Need Your Light, which earned praise from NPR, Pitchfork, Entertainment Weekly, Stereogum and more. That album spawned the band’s biggest hit to date, “Water,” a collaboration with longtime creative partner Rostam Batmanglij, which has streamed more than 75 million times globally. Ra Ra Riot have continued to create some of the most fun live environments in indie rock, headlining worldwide and sharing tours with Young The Giant, Death Cab For Cutie, The Postal Service, Phantogram, The Shins and others and impressing on festival stages including Coachella, Austin City Limits, Icelandic Airwaves Festival, Lollapalooza and more. At the end of 2018, they released a new track, “This Time of Year” via a newly inked partnership with Rob the Rich Recordings & Caroline Music Group, which serves as the first taste of new music from their forthcoming fifth LP to be released in 2019.
Fire Letters
Fire Letters
Hailing from the tropical island of Puerto Rico, Fire Letters inherits a rich musical heritage that combines roots from West Africa, Spain and the Caribbean that is seamlessly fused with traditional and contemporary genres. This amalgam is presented through intricate and unraveling melodies that evoke gypsy and ancestral vibes with pepped-up and catchy electronic percussion often accompanied by enthralling chants. Their soundscapes alternate from synth-driven to guitar-powered topped with eerie yet comforting, ethereal vocals. Drawing inspiration from the human psyche and the spiritual realm, the band ushers a galactic voyage through the intimate.

The duo has released an EP, two singles, played multiple shows on the island and Northeast US, and recently finished recording their first full-length album.
Venue Information:
Gateway City Arts
92 Race Street
Holyoke, MA, 01040
http://www.gatewaycityarts.com