LIVE REVIEW + PHOTOS: The Q-Tip Bandits, Coral Moons, Mint Green in Boston, MA (06.17.22)
Boston locals The Q-Tip Bandits have been creating a buzz on the local scene for a couple years now, but it wasn’t until this year they finally dropped their debut full-length album, Melancholy Flowers. The album’s title was inspired by a play on words. During the recording process of this album, the group joked about stories from their youth about confusing cauliflower with melancholy. They began laughing about what a “Melon Cauliflower” would look like, and then something clicked and the thought became “what would a melancholy flower look like?” eventually, the image of funeral flowers gradually emerged to answer the question.
Coming out onto a stage decorated mic stands disguised as flowers, The Q-Tip Bandits thrilled a sold-out Brighton Music Hall this past Friday night. The gig was presented by Emerson College’s radio station WERS as part of their 617-day celebration. It was also live-streamed on WERS for those who couldn’t make it out in person.
The five-piece outfit played through nine out of the eleven tracks on Melancholy Flowers during a set that also included material from their previous releases as well as some fun covers of songs by Harry Styles and MGMT. The covers were re-imagined to include the horn section of the band.
The local flavor of the event was also enhanced by openers Coral Moons, who kicked their set off with a rousing Led Zeppelin cover, and punk rock outfit Mint Green who had the energy level in the venue turned up a notch right from the first set of the night.
New England Sounds was on hand to cover the event, and we were able to capture photos from all three performances, which you can look through below.
Stream The Q-Tip Bandits debut album Melancholy Flowers – HERE.
Photos: The Q-Tip Bandits, Coral Moons, Mint Green at Brighton Music Hall in Boston, MA on June 17th, 2022: