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.
The Susan Constant were up first at December’s Rock-n-Romp event. I’ve seen these guys win over all sorts of crowds, so it was no surprise to see the kids (and parents!) at The Sinclair smiling.
Change of venue? No problem. Change of date? No probl… er… one problem. No drummer. Get Jim Theodore from Butterknife to fill in? Problem solved. The Susan Constant helped make the Butterknife EP release the special night it was. They even covered a Butterkife song for the occasion! Awwww…
The Susan Constant closed out Night #1 of The Daykamp Poster & Photo Show. This band is all heart. Oh, and songs. Heart and songs. This band is all heart and songs.
The Susan Constant are fun to watch. They ain’t bad to listen to, either…
The Susan Constant has something special going on right now. They kicked off a
four three band bill at The Middle East last Thursday. Boston’s favorite band named after the largest ship of the English Virginia Company had the songs and the presence to get the night going full speed ahead in a hurry.
The Susan Constant celebrated the release of their Shapes EP with a sold out show at The Middle East Upstairs. The enthusiasm the band has for playing live is obvious. They fed off the reaction from the fervent crowd, becoming increasingly more animated as the set went on. The Susan Constant are leaving their mark on this town. It’s fun to watch.
Night #3 of the 2012 Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble was the only night where I hadn’t seen any of the bands before. The Rumble is a great way to check out new bands. This night would be very fruitful.
The Susan Constant opened the proceedings with a long slow build of a number. It certainly caught my attention. Before long the band was banging out some pretty great indie rock tunes. A friend (who also happens to have won Preliminary Night #1) comments that The Susan Constant walk a line between The Jayhawks and Death Cab For Cutie. It’s an unusual combination – not one I would have thought of – but I get where he’s coming from. It’s a great sound. My friend walked away a big fan. I did too.
Preliminary Night #3 Winner: Ghosts Of Jupiter