Given that they didn't have a cliché beginning, Papas Fritas also avoided the cliché ending. The witch with the gingerbread house wasn't ego drama, or artistic differences, or bad behavior — just real life shaking them out of a college dream. "In hindsight, it was perfect," says Goddess. "I realize now that we were the kind of band that I love. We weren't perfect every night, but we were ourselves every night. We didn't always sing exactly in tune, but we always sang in our voices. We were a real band. We were the product of the three of us."

PAPAS FRITASRhumb Line, 40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester | May 19 @ 9 pm | all ages | $3 | 978.283.9732 | Harpoon Fest, 306 Northern Ave, Boston | May 20 @ 7:45 pm | 21+ | $20

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