The House of Blues in Boston was treated to a performance by the incredible indie-folk outfit Lord Huron last Sunday evening. While Fenway Park was getting rowdy across the street due to a baseball game, the House of Blues was arguably louder with the music, cheering, and jumping that ensued thanks to an incredible night of music.
Kicking off the night was Cherry Glazerr, a high-energy noise pop group hailing from Los Angeles. Although they had a much different vibe from Lord Huron, the crowd seemed to love them. Heads were banging, fists were pumping, and everyone was enjoying their set. Between strong bass lines, fun guitar riffs, and an energetic drummer, Cherry Glazerr raised the expectations for the night. Their sound is similar to that of Diet Cig, Daddy Issues, and Bleached, hence why I was slightly surprised that they were opening for Lord Huron. But, I’m not complaining: Cherry Glazerr is without a doubt one of the best opening bands I’ve seen, and they’re bound to blow up!
Before Lord Huron took the stage, a long commercial-type video played that previewed their new album, Vide Noir, in the form of a sort of 60’s/70’s era advertisement. It was oddly mesmerizing, despite being unexpected and a bit off-kilter. It got the crowd buzzing with excitement, and a few minutes after the video ended, a neon emerald backdrop lit up and the band kicked off their set with the high-energy third track of their album, “Ancient Names, Pt. 1.”
The set continued with favorites like “The World Ender,” “Fool for Love,” “Wait by the River,” and “Moonbeam.” Their visuals looked like something a space-rock band would have, but it surprisingly added to the chill, psychedelic indie-folk vibe that Lord Huron so wonderfully conveys. The band’s high energy stayed consistent throughout the 21-song set, and their love for performing was obvious and a relief to see. The show ended with a three-song encore that consisted of a cover of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon,” “The Night We Met,” and concluding the night with “We Went Wild.” It was a fitting song to end the night, because the crowd did indeed go wild, and rightfully so for such an incredible performance.
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