Concert Watch: Aug 28 – Sept 3

Laura Marling Once I Was An EagleHello, concert-goers!

This is it—the summer is over, but the promise of an amazing autumn concert season hangs in the air. Let’s sneak a peek, shall we?

Friday, August 30th: Emeli Sandé at the House of Blues

Emelie Sande, still in her twenties, is amazing from top to bottom—she can rock Rihanna hair better than the woman herself, wears insane pantsuits, writes some of the most soulful music circulating now, and belts with the confidence and ability of Aretha Franklin. Though she’s currently at work on a second studio album with EMI that’s scheduled for release next summer, 2012’s Our Version of Events is still turning heads with standout tracks “My Kind of Love” and “Daddy” that have to be heard live to be believed.

Sunday, September 1st: HAIM at Paradise Rock Club

There is nothing in the world I love more than some long-haired LA sisters being cooler than me and releasing some of the best mostly indie, sometimes shoegaze, and always kick-a**sound that is HAIM. Though they’re only a year or so out the gate, their 2012 EP Forever hit the scene hard enough to keep the ladies on the touring circuit with a lot of success, and we’re getting amped for their first full album Days Are Gone, slated for a September 27th release.  

Tuesday, September 3rd: Laura Marling at Somerville Theater

The English prodigy and dreamboat is hitting the states at long last to continue the promotion of her 2013 release I Was an Eagle, revealing the most haunting and insightful material 23-year-old Marling has released a date. Word on the street is that you can’t leave a Laura show without a tear in your eye or adopting her as your one and only spirit god. Have fun.

You may be packing the kids up for school or heading back yourself, but hey—at least there’s thousands of musicians out there having a better life than you. See you next week!

By Jamie Loftus

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