About Elsewhere

Mike and Craig first joined together in high school with another friend, Jason. After a few other iterations, Marc joined the band in 1992 and the lineup has remained unchanged ever since. Elsewhere performed at the CMJ Music Festival in New York City a couple of years ago where they gained many contacts and friends. Mike came up with the name, Elsewhere, while at a rest stop when he saw a sign that said, “Park dogs elsewhere.”

Elsewhere, a progressive-punk trio from Boston, combines the energy and raw angst of punk with the ambition and creativity of progressive rock. Elsewhere injected a powerful dose of their style into the modern rock community with their single, Marginal, and followed it up with their EP, Perception, which was released in the Winter of 2001. The trio consists of guitarist/vocalist Mike Aroian, drummer Craig Morrison and bassist Marc Ubaldino-a trio of atypical punks with corporate day jobs who bring the duality of their existence to the stage with their high-energy live performances. This contradiction between image and sound pulls the listener into a state of emotional release through thought-provoking music. The truly progressive part of Elsewhere’s music is that it also has a pop sensibility that people can appreciate and relate to on an entirely different level.

Influenced by a wide array of bands such as Rush, the Police, Duran Duran, and the Sex Pistols, Elsewhere has developed a smooth, electric and groove-oriented sound that will transcend the wavering music trends of the day. The CD single, Marginal, was a much-anticipated follow-up to the well-received debut album, Outbound, that was released in 1997. The raunchy yet radio-friendly Marginal is more of an over the top power-pop song, while the B-side track Connection demonstrates a nod to that progressive aesthetic Elsewhere continues to pursue. Through airplay on local music radio shows and performances throughout the Northeast, Elsewhere is continuing to attract interest from club audiences, magazines and record labels.