Posts Tagged Brighton Music Hall
show preview: CRX at Brighton Music Hall on Sunday, November 20, 2016
Posted by Amy Steele in Music on November 17, 2016
Fronted by The Strokes’ Nick Valensi, CRX melds impressive guitar riffs and power pop elements for high energy songs. Valensi’s vocals sound clear, self-assured and relaxed. On creating CRX, Valensi explained: “The Strokes don’t play that often anymore, and when we do it’s awesome, but it got to the point where I needed to balance that out with a project I could take on tour whenever I wanted to. And the idea of playing clubs again was really exciting to me.”
CRX is: Nick Valensi [guitar and vocals]; bassist Jon Safley; keyboardist/vocalist Richie Follin; drummer Ralph Alexander and guitarist Darian Zahedi.
The band’s debut album New Skin [Columbia Records] – produced by Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme – is out now.
CRX at Brighton Music Hall in Boston, MA on November 20, 2016 with Streets of Laredo.
158 Brighton Ave.
Allston, Mass. 02134
on tour: The Subways
Posted by Amy Steele in Music on April 7, 2016
This is The Subways first North American tour in eight years. The band will be touring in support of its new self-titled album. The tour launches on April 12 in DC and runs through May 3. In 2005, with an average age of just 17, Billy Lunn [vocals/guitar], Charlotte Cooper [bass/vocals], and Josh Morgan [drums] formed The Subways in Hertfordshire, England and debuted Young For Eternity which became a gold-selling album .
Tuesday, April 12: Washington (Rock & Roll Hotel)
Wednesday, April 13: Philadelphia (Milkboy)
Friday, April 15: Boston (Brighton Music Hall)
Saturday, April 16: New York (The Studio at Webster Hall)
Monday, April 18: Montreal (Théâtre Fairmount)
Tuesday, April 19: Toronto (Mod Club)
Thursday, April 21: Cleveland (Grog Shop)
Friday, April 22: Chicago (Schubas Tavern)
Saturday, April 23: Minneapolis (Triple Rock Social Club)
Tuesday, April 26: Vancouver (Media Club)
Wednesday, April 27: Seattle (Tractor Tavern)
Thursday, April 28: Portland (Doug Fir Lounge)
Saturday, April 30: San Francisco (The Chapel)
Monday, May 2: San Diego (The Casbah)
Tuesday, May 3: Los Angeles (Troubadour)
WOLF GANG: live show review
Posted by Amy Steele in Music on October 28, 2012
Brighton Music Hall
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Adorable 20-something London band Wolf Gang immediately captivates the young crowd with its energetic, solid stage presence. They’re constantly moving about. Jumping, grooving, pounding out guitar melodies, cool bass riffs and heart-thumping drum beats. This is a live performance that gets the entire audience moving and involved—super dynamic. The guys constantly smile, clearly enjoying the entire onstage experience.
Genuinely heartfelt lead singer Max McElligott charms with his sweet melodic vocals. Funky curly-haired guitar player Gavin Slater commands the stage with unrestrained riffs and jams. Drummer Lasse Peterson delivers sharp beats while David Beckham look-alike bass player James Wood churns out funky bass riffs. Jamie Jones adds extra zest on keyboards.
Wolf Gang is clearly in sync with each other and get a kick playing together, quite evident during every song they perform. They make it all appear fun and rather effortless. Wolf Gang performs outstanding versions of “The King and All of His Men” as well as “Lions in Cages.” The new song “Horizons” rocks with catchy and moving harmonies. They mix it up live. “Where are You Now?” starts off slow and leads to a kicky rock beat and strong vocals. There’s a bit of 70s rock in their songs like on ballad-type songs, such as title track “Suego Faults.” The crowd loves every moment, dancing and swaying and cheering. Just the way an indie rock should be.
Be sure to catch Wolf Gang on tour if you can:
The Club at Stage AE
The Booth Playhouse
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