Spotlight on a Local Band: Brief Awakening

Brief Awakening is an all female original alternative rock trio featuring: piano, djembe, drums, acoustic guitar, and bass. In September 2008, Brief Awakening danced into the Boston music scene playing numerous clubs and events such as The Middle East, The Midway, and Wake up the Earth Festival. With unique instrumentation and dual-lead female vocals rich with harmony; Brief Awakening’s sound has been compared to Belle and Sebastian, Fiona Apple and many things in between. Lyrical subjects range from to poetically personal to the fight for equality and justice for all people. Since 2009, Brief Awakening has been organizing a seasonal event called Goddess Fest which brings together musicians, poets, and artists to perform and celebrate women in the arts.  (write up courtesy of Kat Arrants)

PRESS: “[Brief Awakening’s Goddess Fest] is lasting proof that all you need to make an evening is some great people in a great space, playing great music.” J. Patrick Brown – The Weekly Dig
“Brief Awakening’s songs are energetic, positive, and driven with substantial depth behind each note and chord.” Emily Smith – The Noise

For other  upcoming shows and news check out their Facebook page HERE

To listen to some songs, check out their ReverbNation page HERE

Check out this video of Brief Awakening performing at Big Night Out at the Burren in Somerville, MA on 5/16/11