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June 13, 2013

Best Not Broken plays June 19


Derry News

---- — LONDONDERRY — Londonderry Concerts on the Common features Best Not Broken on Wednesday, June 19.

Best Not Broken took shape in 2007 and has quickly evolved from a New England club favorite to an original band with burgeoning regional popularity. The pop-alternative rock quintet draws influence from genres as diverse as the experiences that shape its songs.

Blending rhythmic underpinnings reminiscent of Britpop, post-punk, and reggae, the band weaves melodic themes that evoke memories of 1980s synth-pop with indie-rock guitar layers that alternately rise and chime.

At times delicate and at times driving, Best Not Broken’s songs abound with vibrant lyrical landscapes rooted in singer-song-writer sensibility, resulting in a sound that is at once familiar yet satisfyingly contemporary and definitively its own.

Making a name for itself as one of the premier up-and-coming pop/alternative rock groups in the Northeast, Best Not Broken has performed with national acts like Billboard-topping recording artists Jason Derulo (“Whatcha Say,” “In My Head,” “Ridin’ Solo”), Matt Nathanson (“Come On Get Higher,” “Car Wash”), and members of the band formerly known as Boston (“More Than A Feeling,” “Peace of Mind,” “Amanda”).

When all is said and done, Best Not Broken’s heart beats in its songs — songs that are alive with emotion, unifying listeners with stories of our human condition — a condition that is, after all, best not broken.

It is this very human condition upon which Best Not Broken has built its movement, a movement that is rooted in sharing the emotions that shape who we are: the love, the pain, the laughter, the triumph and the truth.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will move to the Matthew Thornton gym.

Concerts on the Common are provided by the Londonderry Arts Council whose mission is to enrich Londonderry’s quality of life by promoting cultural arts in the community.

For more information contact Stephen Lee, Londonderry Arts Council, at 818-3232 or swl1881.londonderry@gmail.com.

For a complete schedule and more details, visit ConcertsOnTheCommon.org.