HOT GIG ALERT (9/17): Julien Baker brings ‘Little Oblivions’ to the House of Blues
(photo credit: Alysse Gafjken)
No stranger to Boston, long-time ethereal act Julien Baker will be bringing her latest album, ‘Little Oblivions’ to town when she hits House of Blues this Friday, sure to be a no-miss. While it seems like every venue’s schedules are starting to implode in a beautiful way, including an array of shows Friday night, this is definitely our top recommendation. Known of course for her full-to-the-brim catalog of guitar-driven and hard-hitting lyrics, Baker also performs within the supergroup Boygenius completed by fellow stalwarts Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus. Both of who will be making their first Boston stop again as live music returns within the next month. Bridgers at the Leader Bank Pavilion ( Sept 26th+27th) and Dacus at House of Blues (Oct 16th), respectively.
In the midst of the first leg of the tour, bringing Baker to the iconic 9:30 Club tonight in DC, support will come from Thao and Mini Trees on this run with the second leg picking up in late October. Being Baker’s first tour back since the pandemic began, and the first tour off “Little Oblivions”, an album filled with an ambient rock vibe added on to incredibly personal lyrics with grittiness already known, it’s sure to be the perfect debut for an album fans, of course, haven’t been able to experience live yet. Pent-up energy is sure to be let out as Baker brings to life her latest effort. A live show from Baker is a true treat and one Boston has luckily been able to experience several times, be it a seated theater performance at Somerville Theatre. Or the stripped-back set performed at Boston Calling in 2018, one that left an audience completely enraptured throughout the set.
Tickets are still available for the show on Friday, but definitely jump on them quick as it is sure to be a sell-out! A health check is required for this show, one that will be in effect for all Live Nation and most venues in Boston/Cambridge as of October. For entry, either have your vaccination card on hand or a printed copy of a negative Covid-19 test. The last few months have been a wonderful chance to be back in our favorite venues, to explore new bands, and remember what it feels like to have a constant flow of beautiful tunes. We’re in this together! Tickets can be found here, via Baker’s website, with doors at 6:30 pm Friday and the show kicking off at 8:00 pm!