Thursday night at the Middle East Upstairs was jam packed with some of Boston’s best upcoming talent. Big shout out to LT Live for putting together the show, bands I/Ø, Ripe and Light Bright joined forces and put on a hell of a show. Show was sold out and the house was packed ready to rage.
Opener was progressive rock group I/Ø. Performing with drums, percussion, bass and two guitarists;
I/Ø delivered a powerful instrumental set. With frequent meter changes, noise based builds, and ethereal guitar harmonies, I/Ø possessed all the vital qualities of a progressive rock band. Structured yet tastefully emotional, this group provokes a blood pumping beat. I look forward to seeing what music
I/Ø continues to create.
Next on stage were the dance party aficionados of Ripe. A jam band based feel-good group, Ripe pumped up the house. Opening like fire with a cover of Survivor classic “Eye of the Tiger”, Ripe delivered a high-energy performance. Composed of; drums, bass, two guitars, vocals, trumpet and trombone, Ripe helps you two step the night away. Ending the set with Lion King anthem “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”, Ripe undoubtedly won the crowds approval for an enjoyable set.
Closing out the night was experimental rock/hip hop group, Light Bright. Performing their debut EP from front to back in anticipation of its release this week, Light Bright released their unique grooves upon the crowd. Performing band classics like the darkly sexy track Miss Madison and ska inspired tune Bo Baggins, Light Bright, once again, displayed the wide variety of songs in their collection. Possessing a minor twang and the angst of a troubled soul, Light Bright brings out the inner punk in everyone. Be sure to check out their debut EP dropping this week!
Keep it fly Boston ✌