Five Firsts: Sammy Tunis of the Lisps

Brooklyn-based co-ed band the Lisps arrive at MASS MoCA’s Club B-10 in North Adams at 8pm on Saturday (April 27)

The Lisps

NAME: Sammy Tunis
BAND AFFILIATION: The Lisps
INSTRUMENTS: vocal acrobatics, melodica, banging

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Indigo Girls’ Rites of Passage. Or Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814

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2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … New Kids on the Block (Hanging Tough Tour)

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … A recorder, third grade

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … “Walk Like an Egyptian” by the Bangles at a camp talent show

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … The Lisps

Brooklyn-based co-ed band the Lisps arrive at MASS MoCA’s Club B-10 in North Adams at 8pm on Saturday (April 27) to perform their indie-rock musical “Futurity,” fusing together found text, experimental music and the Lisps’ own brand of quirky pop to tell the tale of a Union soldier in the Civil War who is an aspiring inventor. Tickets are $12 in advance; $16 at the door; $10 students.

ALSO SEE:
Five Firsts: Lorenzo Wolff of the Lisps
Five Firsts: Eric Farber of the Lisps

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