Grouplove Rocks Boston with Energetic Performance at Roadrunner

The American alternative rock band Grouplove wowed the audience at Roadrunner in Boston with their dynamic show on March 29.

The Opening Act: Bully Sets the Stage

Before Grouplove took the stage, the solo opener Bully, led by Alicia Bognanno, set the tone for the night with a powerful performance. Despite facing the challenge of performing solo due to her band's absence, Bognanno captivated the audience with her raspy vocals and emotional presence. Her rendition of Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You" was particularly moving, showcasing her raw talent and versatility as a musician.

Grouplove Takes Center Stage

As Grouplove emerged on stage, the energy in the venue skyrocketed. The band kicked off their set with "Close Your Eyes and Count to Ten," setting the stage for an electrifying performance. Vocalists Christian Zucconi and Hannah Hooper shined throughout the set, showcasing their unique vocal styles and dynamic range. Songs like "Malachi" and "Cheese" highlighted the band's ability to deliver diverse sounds and engage the crowd.

The Reader's Guide

In the middle of their set, Grouplove experimented with smaller instrumentations and more intimate songs, showcasing their versatility as a band. While the absence of a full band was noticeable, it added a refreshing change of pace to the performance. Hooper's message to the crowd about making art resonated with the audience, emphasizing the importance of self-expression and creativity.

A Crowd Favorite: "Tongue Tied" and Beyond

Grouplove kept the momentum going with crowd favorites like "Tongue Tied" and a high-energy cover of Blur's "Song 2." Their new song "Chances" brought a fresh sound to the set, keeping the audience engaged and energized. As they closed out the night with "Cream" and encores like "Itchin' on a Photograph," the band delivered a solid performance that left the audience wanting more.

Overall, Grouplove's performance at Roadrunner in Boston was a testament to their talent and stage presence. While there were some missed opportunities for instrumental experimentation, the band delivered an energetic and emotional show that resonated with fans. With a diverse setlist and powerful performances, Grouplove proved why they are a force to be reckoned with in the alternative rock scene.

For more information on Grouplove's tour and upcoming shows, visit their official website here.

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