Next Stage Arts Project presents two young bands, Nomad vs. Settler, and Beated Rags, at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, on Friday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. The newly-renovated Next Stage has a great dance floor, the use of which will be strongly encouraged at this event! Tickets are $10 at the door.

Nomad vs. Settler (NvS) came together in the summer of 2014 when Putney School freshman Archer Parks (lead guitar) and BAMS 7th-grader Rei Kimura (vocals, rhythm guitar) began collaborating to see what kind of music they could create. The duo soon added bassist/guitarist Owen James (6th grade, Hilltop Montessori) and most recently, drummer Milou Rigollaud (a sophomore at Four Rivers Charter School), creating undeniable youthful chemistry and magnetism. Beated Rags is a laid back experimental guitar-based rock band. The members are- Oscar Newton, Dharma Ramirez, Jonah Siegel, and Zack James. Information at: