The Hotelier, Foxing, Little Big League, Rookie Move
Tuesday August 5, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
Cost: $10 ,
From the venue:Itâ€™s amazing how quickly some listeners recoil when they hear a bandâ€™s music described as â€œemo,â€ as if churning electric guitars, catchy songs sung with passion, and lyrics about love, loss, and life are collectively a bad thing. Whatever you call the sound â€” post-hardcore, melodic punk, the â€œEâ€ word â€” members of Massachusettsâ€™ the Hotelier are great at it, as evidenced by Home, Like Noplace Is There. The bandâ€™s sophomore album is at once a gut wrenching and gorgeous collection of shimmering rock songs pockmarked with personal struggle and pulsing with authentic, veins-bulging emotion.