Torrent Engine 18

19th century Boston firehouse turned underground theater/museum
Found a kitten about to walk into traffic in Mattapan. I called her before she stepped off the curb—she ran to me & meowed. I scooped her up, got her on the bus (bus driver, bless her, did not force me to take out my pass), rode to Harvard St, & carried her 5 blocks to @torrentengine18 . She mewed & scrambled a bit, but mostly stayed uncomplainingly in my arms. It was the moment of truth when I got to the firehouse—when I put her down to get out my keys, would she bolt? I put her down—she rubbed against my legs. She ran into the firehouse ahead of me as soon as I opened the door. I sprinted to the bodega & got canned catfood. She wolfed it down, then jumped in my lap, licked me gratefully, & fell asleep. I cannot keep her because Stephen is allergic, but I’m letting y’all know about her before I call Animal Rescue League. #kitten

Found a kitten about to walk into traffic in Mattapan. I called her before she stepped off the curb—she ran to me & meowed. I scooped her up, got her on the bus (bus driver, bless her, did not force me to take out my pass), rode to Harvard St, & carried her 5 blocks to @torrentengine18 . She mewed & scrambled a bit, but mostly stayed uncomplainingly in my arms. It was the moment of truth when I got to the firehouse—when I put her down to get out my keys, would she bolt? I put her down—she rubbed against my legs. She ran into the firehouse ahead of me as soon as I opened the door. I sprinted to the bodega & got canned catfood. She wolfed it down, then jumped in my lap, licked me gratefully, & fell asleep. I cannot keep her because Stephen is allergic, but I’m letting y’all know about her before I call Animal Rescue League. #kitten

Jaggery (at Torrent Engine 18)

Jaggery (at Torrent Engine 18)

The Fancy (at Torrent Engine 18)

The Fancy (at Torrent Engine 18)

What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?  (at Torrent Engine 18)

What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? (at Torrent Engine 18)

Torrent Engine 18 Fundraiser with Jaggery + The Fancy + What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?Saturday, August 23doors at 6:00pm, show at 7:00pmTorrent Engine 1830 Harvard St.Dorchester, MA 02126Buy tickets here: https://www.artful.ly/torrent-engine-18/store/events/3813RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/579765588810253Jaggery, the Fancy, and What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? will be performing a benefit for the restoration of Torrent Engine 18. There are a very limited number of tickets, so we recommend you purchase online in advance.Please consider giving a tax-deductible donation to Torrent Engine 18—you will have the option to add a donation to your ticket shopping cart. Help us continue to keep Boston strange.DIRECTIONS:30 Harvard St (on the corner of Chamberlain St)Dorchester, MA 02126https://maps.google.com/maps?q=30+harvard+st+dorchester&client=firefox-a&channel=sb&hnear=30+Harvard+St%2C+Boston%2C+Massachusetts+02126&gl=us&t=m&z=16If you are coming by T, take the Red Line to Fields Corner. If you are using a GPS, please enter DORCHESTER, not Boston—otherwise you will end up in Charlestown.PARKING: we ask guests not to park directly on Harvard Street or the surrounding side streets—that would crowd out our neighbors’ parking spaces and make it more difficult for us to produce events in the future. We ask guests to park on Washington Street—it’s our closest commercial street and it always has plenty of available spaces.NOTE: Torrent Engine 18 does not have indoor plumbing, but a Porta-Potty will be available. Please plan accordingly.ABOUT THE BANDS:"Jaggery audiences go silent and still like people appreciating raw, scary, beautiful wildlife." That observation was made by web magazine, Cambridge Day, in reaction to the Boston-based five-piece, who work the dark edge of a genre-defying musical style (darkwave jazz? ethereal avant-rock? chamber art-pop?) Moving from haunting lullabies to intricately-woven mixed-meter rants to catharsis-inducing mini-epics, the band borrows pages out of the books of both Kate Bush and Alice Coltrane, suggesting a classical, organic, avant-jazz-oriented Cocteau Twins or a "white witch" counter to the haunting Diamanda Galas. They have brought their dark and dramatic sound to the stage of Boston’s NEMO conference in 2005, Toronto’s NXNE in 2011, and have opened for Amanda Palmer and Wye Oak. Their live show has become as much a theatrical performance as an audio one, with the band often accompanied by dancers, aerialists, and film. Jaggery (the word comes from the dark brown, Indian sugar) has toured nationally, and has released four recordings: 2004’s "In Lethe" EP, 2006’s "Polyhymnia," 2010’s "Upon A Penumbra," and their most recent release, 2012’s "Private Violence" EP, which garnered international praise. http://www.jaggery.orgSince 2006, the Fancy has steadily built a loyal following at home and taken to the road, touring in the Midwest while staying active out East and remaining connected to the West. the Fancy has steadily built a live following in Brooklyn, sharing bills with Kathleen Hanna, Kim Gordon, Corey Dargel, Anni Rossi, Schwervon, Pterodactyl, John Ginoli, and The Lisps. All the while, the band’s crafty hooks, odd time signatures, and heartfelt lyrics, have continued to set the Fancy apart. In 2009, the band recorded its debut EP (with accompanying music video by rising star filmmaker Ry Russo-Young), and in 2011 the band recorded their full length, “Don’t Wait Up.” With buttery vocal harmonies soaring over quilted instrumental counterpoint, the Fancy is a special fusion of sound, with a long road ahead. http://www.wearefancy.netNamed after a Victorian children’s game, What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? can musically time-travel from the woods of Medieval France to a 1930s New Orleans jukejoint. The Boston/NYC band mixes baroque pop with 60’s soul inside a steamer trunk, conjuring up something like the dark-tinged drama of Florence + The Machine rooted in Aretha Franklin and the songcraft of The Decemberists. Led by the gender-defying voice of 3rian King, the ensemble explores love, sex, and identity with cinematic violin, upright bass, artful drums, jazz trumpet, Hammond organ, and five female vocalists known as The Furies. What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? packs legendary clubs like Club Passim (Cambridge, MA) and The Duplex (NYC), recently earning the Critic’s Pick in Time Out NYC. Their original song “Cold Rain” was covered by New Orleans Soul Queen, Irma Thomas on her 2008 Grammy-nominated CD “Simply Grand.” Their latest album “Little Bit Of Blue” launched with sold out CD release circus shows in NYC and Boston. http://www.whattimeisitmrfox.com

Torrent Engine 18 Fundraiser with Jaggery + The Fancy + What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?

Saturday, August 23
doors at 6:00pm, show at 7:00pm

Torrent Engine 18
30 Harvard St.
Dorchester, MA 02126

Buy tickets here: https://www.artful.ly/torrent-engine-18/store/events/3813
RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/579765588810253

Jaggery, the Fancy, and What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? will be performing a benefit for the restoration of Torrent Engine 18. There are a very limited number of tickets, so we recommend you purchase online in advance.

Please consider giving a tax-deductible donation to Torrent Engine 18—you will have the option to add a donation to your ticket shopping cart. Help us continue to keep Boston strange.

DIRECTIONS:
30 Harvard St (on the corner of Chamberlain St)
Dorchester, MA 02126
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=30+harvard+st+dorchester&client=firefox-a&channel=sb&hnear=30+Harvard+St%2C+Boston%2C+Massachusetts+02126&gl=us&t=m&z=16

If you are coming by T, take the Red Line to Fields Corner. If you are using a GPS, please enter DORCHESTER, not Boston—otherwise you will end up in Charlestown.

PARKING: we ask guests not to park directly on Harvard Street or the surrounding side streets—that would crowd out our neighbors’ parking spaces and make it more difficult for us to produce events in the future. We ask guests to park on Washington Street—it’s our closest commercial street and it always has plenty of available spaces.

NOTE: Torrent Engine 18 does not have indoor plumbing, but a Porta-Potty will be available. Please plan accordingly.

ABOUT THE BANDS:
"Jaggery audiences go silent and still like people appreciating raw, scary, beautiful wildlife." That observation was made by web magazine, Cambridge Day, in reaction to the Boston-based five-piece, who work the dark edge of a genre-defying musical style (darkwave jazz? ethereal avant-rock? chamber art-pop?) Moving from haunting lullabies to intricately-woven mixed-meter rants to catharsis-inducing mini-epics, the band borrows pages out of the books of both Kate Bush and Alice Coltrane, suggesting a classical, organic, avant-jazz-oriented Cocteau Twins or a "white witch" counter to the haunting Diamanda Galas. They have brought their dark and dramatic sound to the stage of Boston’s NEMO conference in 2005, Toronto’s NXNE in 2011, and have opened for Amanda Palmer and Wye Oak. Their live show has become as much a theatrical performance as an audio one, with the band often accompanied by dancers, aerialists, and film. Jaggery (the word comes from the dark brown, Indian sugar) has toured nationally, and has released four recordings: 2004’s "In Lethe" EP, 2006’s "Polyhymnia," 2010’s "Upon A Penumbra," and their most recent release, 2012’s "Private Violence" EP, which garnered international praise. http://www.jaggery.org

Since 2006, the Fancy has steadily built a loyal following at home and taken to the road, touring in the Midwest while staying active out East and remaining connected to the West. the Fancy has steadily built a live following in Brooklyn, sharing bills with Kathleen Hanna, Kim Gordon, Corey Dargel, Anni Rossi, Schwervon, Pterodactyl, John Ginoli, and The Lisps. All the while, the band’s crafty hooks, odd time signatures, and heartfelt lyrics, have continued to set the Fancy apart. In 2009, the band recorded its debut EP (with accompanying music video by rising star filmmaker Ry Russo-Young), and in 2011 the band recorded their full length, “Don’t Wait Up.” With buttery vocal harmonies soaring over quilted instrumental counterpoint, the Fancy is a special fusion of sound, with a long road ahead. http://www.wearefancy.net

Named after a Victorian children’s game, What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? can musically time-travel from the woods of Medieval France to a 1930s New Orleans jukejoint. The Boston/NYC band mixes baroque pop with 60’s soul inside a steamer trunk, conjuring up something like the dark-tinged drama of Florence + The Machine rooted in Aretha Franklin and the songcraft of The Decemberists. Led by the gender-defying voice of 3rian King, the ensemble explores love, sex, and identity with cinematic violin, upright bass, artful drums, jazz trumpet, Hammond organ, and five female vocalists known as The Furies. What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? packs legendary clubs like Club Passim (Cambridge, MA) and The Duplex (NYC), recently earning the Critic’s Pick in Time Out NYC. Their original song “Cold Rain” was covered by New Orleans Soul Queen, Irma Thomas on her 2008 Grammy-nominated CD “Simply Grand.” Their latest album “Little Bit Of Blue” launched with sold out CD release circus shows in NYC and Boston. http://www.whattimeisitmrfox.com

Video/Performance by Kowalski & Xhrist

From E. Stephen: 7 days later i’m still i thinking warm thoughts towards everyone who came out to the Torrent Engine 18 BBQ last week. Thank you all again for bringing yourselves, your children, your dogs, delishus foods, thoughtfully peculiar gifts+literature, and boat loads of positive energy. I’m sorry i didn’t get to spend more time talking to each of you. (as usually i was running around like a headless chicken.) Special thanks to Brian Browne for his invaluable assistance, props to Adam Singer & friend for building the massive fire pit , and to Dei Xhrist & Gregory Kowalski for officially Xhristening the firehouse interior with crazed technology+nakedness performance art. (video for those of you didn’t linger into darkness)

I may have taken a sledgehammer to the bathroom. #notsorry (at Torrent Engine 18)

I may have taken a sledgehammer to the bathroom. #notsorry (at Torrent Engine 18)

Summer Potluck BBQ Art Freak Party at Torrent Engine 18
Saturday, June 14, 2:00pm - 8:00pmFB Invite:https://www.facebook.com/events/300697183420492
It is time to get down FOR SUMMER at the firehouse. Which mean B-B-Q, my friends. And my favorite art weirdos. Hula-hoop, play a death-folk cover of Beyonce, read America the riot act. BE YOURSELVES.BRING:-FOOD! We will provide some foodstuffs, but we have NO idea how many people are showing up to this puppy, so ere on the side of bringing a some grub as well, even if it’s just a package of hot dogs.-BEVERAGES! BYOB — whatever you like best (beer/wine/soda/juice/seltzer), bring it!-MUSIC! We haz no internet connection/wireless in the firehouse, so our usual method of listening to Pandora is a no-go. If you have an iPod/whatever portable setup, bring it! (We do have electricity if you need to plug in.)-EXTRA GRILL! We have one, but we can always use an another one.-YOURSELF! Because we want to see your beautiful faces!Note: we have no indoor plumbing, but we do have a Porta-Potty.
Directions:30 Harvard St (on the corner of Chamberlain St), Dorchester, MA 02126https://maps.google.com/maps?q=30+harvard+st+dorchester&client=firefox-a&channel=sb&hnear=30+Harvard+St%2C+Boston%2C+Massachusetts+02126&gl=us&t=m&z=16If you are coming by T, take the Red Line to Fields Corner. If you are using a GPS, please enter DORCHESTER, not Boston—otherwise you will end up in Charlestown.

Summer Potluck BBQ Art Freak Party at Torrent Engine 18

Saturday, June 14, 2:00pm - 8:00pm

FB Invite:
https://www.facebook.com/events/300697183420492


It is time to get down FOR SUMMER at the firehouse. Which mean B-B-Q, my friends. And my favorite art weirdos. Hula-hoop, play a death-folk cover of Beyonce, read America the riot act. BE YOURSELVES.

BRING:

-FOOD! We will provide some foodstuffs, but we have NO idea how many people are showing up to this puppy, so ere on the side of bringing a some grub as well, even if it’s just a package of hot dogs.
-BEVERAGES! BYOB — whatever you like best (beer/wine/soda/juice/seltzer), bring it!
-MUSIC! We haz no internet connection/wireless in the firehouse, so our usual method of listening to Pandora is a no-go. If you have an iPod/whatever portable setup, bring it! (We do have electricity if you need to plug in.)
-EXTRA GRILL! We have one, but we can always use an another one.
-YOURSELF! Because we want to see your beautiful faces!

Note: we have no indoor plumbing, but we do have a Porta-Potty.


Directions:
30 Harvard St (on the corner of Chamberlain St), Dorchester, MA 02126
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=30+harvard+st+dorchester&client=firefox-a&channel=sb&hnear=30+Harvard+St%2C+Boston%2C+Massachusetts+02126&gl=us&t=m&z=16

If you are coming by T, take the Red Line to Fields Corner. If you are using a GPS, please enter DORCHESTER, not Boston—otherwise you will end up in Charlestown.