Hot Gig Alert (04/11): July Talk bring unique sound back to Boston
The last time July Talk headlined in Boston – they did open for Metric in 2019 – it was a very different world. They played Boston’s Great Scott which has since closed, nobody had ever heard of covid-19, and the only people wearing masks at concerts were bands who performed in them. Needless to say, a lot has changed since then. On Monday night the Canadian dark rockers will play Brighton Music Hall touring behind their 2020 studio album Pray for It. Last year the record took home a Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year.
If you aren’t familiar with July Talk you’re missing out on something special. It’s nearly impossible to compare their sound to any single act out there you really have to just listen for yourself. Their latest single “I Am Water” came out in January of this year, check out the music video for it.
In a live setting, July Talk will take you back to the days of the dirty, sweaty, rock show that hits best in the kind of venues where your feet stick to the floor. Their 2016 Great Scott show was a tour de force on how a band can tailor their show to fit the venue. Many acts will come out and play the same kind of show regardless of the venue their in, but July Talk have an innate way of putting their show together in a way that fits whatever room they’re in. The authentic onstage chemistry of Leah Fay and Peter Dreimanis drives every performance as truly feed off each other in a way that can’t possibly be choreographed.
July Talk play Brighton Music Hall (158 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA) on Monday, March 11th. Tickets start at $16 and are available HERE. The show is 18+, doors open at 7 pm, and music begins at 8 pm with opener Shilpa Ray.