Wednesday, March 20, 2019

PHOTOS: Liz Cooper & the Stampede, Harpooner in Boston, MA 02.25.19

PHOTOS: Liz Cooper & the Stampede, Harpooner in Boston, MA 02.25.19

Liz Cooper and the Stampede’s performance on February 25th, 2019 was like an alchemized version of Alice in Wonderland into the airwaves of a tightly packed Great Scott. If I could make up my own genre, I think I’d classify Liz as dream-wave-psychedelic-folk, just in a word or two. Instead of walking into the venue, the audience walked into a time machine to the sixty’s world of flowers and meandering lyricism, which I happen to love, but perhaps wasn’t given the incentive to consider how much I love it until Liz showed up. Everything is in the details, and Liz Cooper spends a lot of time on these in her lyrics, reflecting on much and offering safe and comforting advice.

“Let’s just forget the world for now/ and all our problems that we assume/It’s like the wind moving through the trees, come lose yourself and dance with me.”

Liz has tapped into a resurgence that this generation desperately needs through Window Flowers, her latest release. She brought temporary reprieve to all of us at Great Scott; a safety blanket of soul-sounds and words for lovers and romantics alike.


Photos: Liz Cooper & the Stampede, Harpooner at Great Scott in Boston, MA on 02/25/19: