Five Firsts: Matt Ferguson of BEWARE! The Other Head of Science

December 7th, 2010, 11:00 am by Greg
Matt Ferguson on bullhorn

Matt Ferguson performing at Larkfest in September

NAME: Matt Ferguson
BAND AFFILIATION: BEWARE! the Other Head of Science, Desperately Obvious, numerous B3nson projects
INSTRUMENT: mostly guitars and synthesizers. and confetti.

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … This is a tough one because I’m pretty sure most of my earliest cassettes were gifts since I never had any money (some things never change). I started out just taping songs that I liked off of the radio onto blank cassettes. FLY 92’s “Top 10 at 10” used to actually play the Smashing Pumpkins, the Flaming Lips and even Metallica, so I used to stay up late and wait for something that I wanted and then hit “record.” I stole a copy of Pete Townshend’s “White City” from my father, I thought that was the greatest stuff ever at the time. But around fifth or sixth grade, I started liking stuff that my family wouldn’t get me, so most likely it was either Weird Al Yankovic’s “Dare to Be Stupid” or Green Day’s “Dookie.” Some people might be embarrassed to admit that, but I’ve still got them all. And now I’m debating whether or not I should return that Pete Townshend tape to my dad.

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LIVE: Beware! The Other Head of Science @ LarkFest, 9/19/09

September 22nd, 2009, 1:16 pm by Greg

Confetti filled skies: Richard Nolan Jr., Seth Tillinghast, Matt Ferguson

Confetti filled skies: Richard Nolan Jr., Seth Tillinghast, Matt Ferguson

Beware! the Other Head of Science took the Townsend Park Stage of LarkFest, almost blithely unaware of the festivities occurring simultaneously on Lark Street. Beware! were in their own adjacent universe. Illustrating this point, the gang of six wore matching, dept. of public works-orange t-shirts hand-stenciled with the words, “Larp Fest 09.”

Proud purveyors of electro-pop, Beware’s ploy to steal your retinas was just as quickly followed by a compelling and successful attempt to steal all ears. The frenetic band exploded with energy, confetti and music. The set was littered with clever numbers like “Monster Song” about Lake Champlain’s Champ and “Winter Coats” (slang for beards).

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