Rick Maguire (from Pile) at Club Dada
Fri Dec 29 2023 – 7:00 PM
location: Club Dada
Rick Maguire is the singer, guitarist and chief songwriter for the Boston-based band PILE. Maguire started PILE as a solo effort and released his first album (Demonstration) in 2007. He released one more record as a solo artist (Jerk Routine) before expanding PILE to become a full-time four-piece. With drummer Kris Kuss, Guitarist Matt Becker and bassist Matt Connery cemented into the line-up, PILE built a devoted following in the New England area and the last few years has seen their profile rise on the national scene. Their music is reminiscent of latter-day Fugazi and The Jesus Lizard, but Maguire is equally adept at taking a more sensitive tone with finger-picked guitars and heartbreaking vocals. The band released their latest LP (A Hairshirt of Purpose) in March and not only is it their finest release to date, it is easily one of 2017s best records. This is a longwinded way of saying that PILE is simply one of the most compelling bands working today!