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Photos: Underoath, Boston, MA

Coming off a three year hiatus, Underoath is back. Following a few festival appearances and the first half of the Rebirth Tour completed, the band took to a sold out crowd in Boston next to the historic Fenway Park. From the moment I walked in the door, the energy was nothing short of palpable. While the band had not been gone for that long, this reunion was about far more than just the name Underoath. After a record and two singles without him, former drummer Aaron Gillespie rejoined the unit…

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Photos: The 1975, Boston, MA

The 1975 took to a sold out crowd in Boston, many of whom were waiting in line for two days to get up front for the show. The band’s hour and a half set covered their hits such as “Chocolate,” “Sex,” “Girls,” and “Robbers,” and touched on new songs such as the debut single “Love Me,” and other unreleased songs “She’s American” and “Change of Heart.” As someone who’s seen them before, I don’t think they’ve ever sounded so cohesive as a unit. Matty Healy’s vocals sound stronger than ever…

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Photos and Review: Third Eye Blind, Boston, MA

Bay area alt-rockers Third Eye Blind sure have built up quite the following since their debut full length and self-titled record in 1997. As they took to the stage by the water in Boston, that sentiment was justified as a sold out crowd of well over 5,000 people roared. Vocalist Stephan Jenkins found a spot at the back of the stage on a small riser, grabbing a mic that hung down from the rafters, shouting “Can I graduate?” in his instantly recognizable tone. The crowd behind me was almost deafeningly…

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Photos and Review: Marmozets, Boston, MA

English post-hardcore band Marmozets have been garnering quite the following from numerous media outlets over the past year. Admittedly, I hadn’t given them much of a listen before this show, but following their energetic set, I need to dive into their work headfirst. Frontwoman Becca Macintyre commanded the stage with her contrast of smooth clean vocals and harsh screams, showing the signs of a star at the young age of 22. The immense confidence of the young band (Macintyre is the oldest member of the band at 22) is admirable and…

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Review and Photos: The Used, Boston, MA

Last week, post-hardcore outfit The Used treated Boston to one hell of a performance. The crowd was enthused by the amount of early material they played, including their hits such as “The Taste of Ink,” The Bird and the Worm,” and “All That I’ve Got.” They even managed to play a small portion of legendary punk band Refused’s “New Noise” during their opener, “Maybe Memories.” As the set came to a close, they took the stage for one interesting encore I didn’t see coming. They played a medley of songs…

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Review and Photos: Every Time I Die, Boston, MA

Buffalo, NY-based metalcore/hardcore outfit Every Time I Die have become a staple in the heavy music scene since their inception in 1998, and they proved just why that’s the case this past week in Boston, MA. Acting as main support for The Used, Every Time I Die brought the chaos to the show and woke up a generally calm crowd. Between vocalist Keith Buckley calling for circle pits, brother and guitarist Jordan Buckley running around like a madman, and bassist Stephen Micciche jumping around like the easter bunny, ETID brought the…

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Review and Photos: Senses Fail, Boston, MA

Senses Fail took to a sold out House of Blues crowd in Boston, MA on April Fools Day. Personally, I was unsure how the crowd would take to the heavier sound the band has adopted starting with their 2013 release, Renacer, but I was hoping it would be extremely positive. Sure enough, the fans showed their appreciation and then some for the band from the very first moment. The New Jersey based five piece kicked it off with a classic, “You’re Cute When You Scream,” and were met with a loud…

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