Barricades helped Western Education celebrate their record release at The Middle East Downstairs with a set of accessible, genre-blending tunes.
When I caught The Susan Constant at TT’s a couple of weeks ago, I was impressed by the new songs they’re working on. While that’s still the case, their show at The Middle East Downstairs this past weekend reminded me that “Midwestern You” is a great set closer.
Good golly, Parks, you are one fine musical group. I’d write a gushing review of your show at The Sinclair for WERS’ 65th Anniversary, but I’ve only got a couple of minutes. I’d rather spend them pre-ordering your record.
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I’ve been lucky enough to see a bunch of great Field Effect shows. Some stand out for their overflowing passion. Sometimes they cover David Bowie with Tad McKitterick. Some are just plain fun. Friday night’s show at the Sinclair for WERS’ 65th Anniversary was noteworthy for the band’s confidence. The Field Effect were in control of the situation from the moment they took the stage. The band was great. The crowd sang along. A cassingle was released. I say The Field Effect are A-ok.
Nate Leavitt’s “Taking The Long Way Home” is one fine song. Hearing it in the sun and open air of Make Music Harvard Square was a real treat.
The sun was shining for Make Music Harvard Square. Songs were in the air. Parlour Bells were playing. People were smiling. Shiny Pants Guy was Shiny Shirt Guy. It was a swell day.