Motel Black


alt / rock / stoner

Set Length 1 hour

Estimate Cost


Travel 100 Miles


Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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Motel Black’s sound has been called an amalgamation of alt/indie/stoner rock. The four-piece first emerged on the Boston scene in 2016, playing a handful of shows before self-releasing the demo A Commonwealth Songbook in November, 2016.

After performing around New England through 2017, the band then dropped their debut Culture Shock EP in April, 2018. Along the way the band’s songs stretched to cover topics ranging from substance abuse and racism to gentrification, love and death. 2019 saw Motel Black performing heavily across the Northeast, including several regional festival appearances and placing as semi-finalists in the legendary Rock and Roll Rumble festival. Boston label Green Line Records released one-off single “Master of Reality Revisited” in July, 2019. A new single series was launched in Fall 2020, pairing each song with an accompanying video. US and European indie press took notice, praising the band’s shift to a more textured, atmospheric sound. Series lead single Evening Standard landed on several end-of-year lists, including a Top 20 spot on influential rock show Boston Emissions.

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