Photography: Don Broco, Sleep On It, The Home Team

Posted: by The Editor

The anticipation for the show was felt for weeks. Between the Facebook reminders popping Bandsintown reminding you that the show was sold out, or the show flyer reminding you that Boston was the kickoff date- everyone knew to get to the venue early. An hour before doors there was a line approaching the end of the block. 

Playing to an already pretty packed venue, Selfish Things, an alternative rock band from Toronto, kicked off the night by playing a mix of their known music and music that is set to be released next week (mark your calendars for September 20th!). Though for many it was their first time seeing the band, it took only a song or two for strangers to become fans and start jamming to the rest of their set. Coming all the way from Seattle, The Home Team followed suit with an upbeat pop-punk set. It is apparent these guys have a background in metal and hardcore music, as they went hard during their whole set, interacted with the crowd as much as possible, and had the stamina to back it up without missing a note.

Sleep On It’s set was filled with excitement. It was obvious that both the fans and the band had waited a long time for those exact moments. With their new album, Pride and Disaster, being released the following day, the birthday of TJ, their guitarist, and their team-up with PVDonuts to have their very own donut- everyone in the room went wild. Boston crowds are notoriously fun and they certainly proved it once again during their set.

Don Broco closed the show with an incredibly well-choreographed, energetic, A+ performance. In comparison to the previous times they’ve hit Massachusetts (Warped Tour, The Palladium, Royale), this tour had the best turnout for them, yet the unbelievable amount of energy stayed consistent. They played a blend of their newer material and also songs from Technology and Automatic. The transformation between seeing them open for State Champs at the Royale in 2017 and now headlining their own full US Tour might just be the most well-deserved glow up in the last few years. The hard work, killer sound, uniqueness, performances, and branding propelled them to the top and it is no surprise how quickly they got there. 

The Home Team

Sleep On It

Don Broco


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