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Old Tom & the Lookouts, spear-headed by Alex Calabrese, is a Boston-Based Indie-Folk band. Through brooding lyrics and wistful melodies, Old Tom’s projects culminate to cast a lens on mental health. Alex’s striking vocals pay homage to influences such as Tom Waits, Phoebe Bridgers, and Frightened Rabbit.


The band’s latest original record, a co-creation with violinist and vocalist Cecilia Vacanti, Just For Beasts, depicts a story of non-linear progress and perseverance. 


“Just for Beasts is one of those essential records that everyone should give a spin.” (Music Mecca, 2021). 


“With a folksy, easygoing sonic apparatus, band members Alex Calabrese and Cecilia Vacanti create a hauntingly beautiful project with Just for Beasts.”  (Lunar Sonar). 


Old Tom & the Lookouts have been seen on Sofar Sounds stages throughout the U.S., as well as iconic venues such as Club Passim (Cambridge, MA), City Winery (Boston, MA), The Press Room (Portsmouth, NH), Pete’s Candy Store (NYC, NY), and Skylark Lounge (Denver, CO).

Photo by Madison Miles

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