Band Without Hands was a plan hatched in Vacationland, which quickly grew from Brien Sweet and Jess Jacobs working with samples and drum machines to a rock monster additionally fueled by Nick Martinelle’s double kicking feet and John McKusick’s guitar wizardry. At once political and emotionally vulnerable, their hard rock fabric is interwoven with elements of new wave, industrial, and trip hop, creating a unique sound that infuses the audience with excitement. With members influenced by pretty much every genre under the sun, Band Without Hands draws from a vast palette to create cohesive, intriguing, adrenaline-fueled social and emotional commentary. The band loves playing live, loves supporting our brothers and sisters in our beloved music scene, and loves connecting with area musicians and music lovers alike!
They’ve been written up in countless Boston music publications, including The Herald, The Dig, and Vanyaland, having played the latter’s sold-out Halloween extravaganza as the band Garbage in 2015. They participated in The Rumble and CMJ that same year, hitting some major milestones and gaining local attention. On-stage, they are fiery, provocative, and are always blending new ideas and sounds with the classic hard-rock formula. Their riffs are unique and diverse, and their delivery is top-notch. They are also known for their frequent Halloween performances as Nine Inch Nails, driving the needle way past the edge of the dial.