Eskimeaux opened up the super-sold-out show at Cuisine En Locale in Somerville July 16th. The band delivered catchy lo-fi jams. Gabrielle Smith smiled with sweet sincerity at her excitement to be at the venue and to be playing to equally excited fans. With Smith’s song writing skills and excellent vocals, you can tell she’s not going to be an opener for long and has the chops to headline.
Check out, “Alone at the Party” and “The Thunder Answered Back”
Mitski followed up with an equally impressive set. The only discordant moment of the night was when a heckler aimed his comment, “I’m so sad right now!” at the trio known for emotionally charged lyrics. Mitski rolled the comment off her back with a dismissive, “let’s all have a moment of silence for that guys comment” followed by a self-deprecating, “me too, bro”. Mitski writes the wizened lyrics of a woman who has lived three life times “first love/late spring” displays lyrics like, “I was so young when I behaved twenty-five. Yet now I find I’ve grown into a tall child” (the FEELS MAN).
Check out “Townie” and “first love/late spring”
Elvis Depressedly’s Mat Cothran tossed out jokes to the crowd during his microphone check, “check check ..bounced check …did you check if the check bounced” which the audience half-heartedly received before he mimicked hanging himself with the microphone cord. The delightfully weird Mat Cothran sang tracks off his new album, “New Alhambra,” which if you haven’t heard, is totally genius. The North Carolina native has perfected his lo-fi chilled-out yet moody indie rock.
Check out “Thou Shalt Not Murder” and “Rock N’ Roll”