2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Presented by: Roll Call Records/Indie Shuffle

The Lighthouse and the Whaler

Friday, March 20
10:00PM - 10:40PM

86 Rainey St

Listen to Venice

The Lighthouse and the Whaler is a band from Cleveland, Ohio, though its name alludes to the waters off the coast of Massachusetts. Inspired by a theme from Moby Dick, the band’s name alone is enough to make underpaid Literature teachers beam with pride.

It all started when Michael LoPresti and a few friends brought their instruments to a field one sunny afternoon because that seemed nicer than playing in a basement. By the end of the day they had written The Lighthouse and the Whaler’s first song. They gave it a profound name: “The Field Song.” When it was selected for a Paste Magazine sampler CD, Michael decided to make a proper run at it, and began touring the US.
Somewhere between Boston and Seattle, the band picked up three new members — Matthew LoPresti, Mark Poro and Ryan Walker – thus fulfilling their fate to be four young men searching for open ears and loyal hearts, stuffed in a van named Serena (named in hono...

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