A lovely evening for Anglophiles. And for Scotsmen – or Irishmen, as the case would be here in Boston. Apart from the apt choice of venue, a particularly boisterous and no doubt ale-fueled Irish fellow up front repeatedly – and loudly – professed his kinship with the two Scottish bands. Irish, Scottish – ah hell, close enough. Which only added to the celebratory, over-the-top enthusiasm of the nicely packed-in crowd.
BrakesBrakesBrakes, The Twilight Sad, We Were Promised Jetpacks
at Great Scott, Allston, MA
Wednesday, October 7
(doors at 9pm; 18+ show)
From Brighton, UK, and performing together since 2003, BrakesBrakesBrakes (made up of ex-members from Brighton bands Electric Soft Parade, British Sea Power, and The Tenderfoot) is Alex White, drums; Eamon Hamilton, guitar/vocals; Marc Beatty, bass; and Thomas White, guitar. Rollicking and raucous, yet melodic and literate at the same time, their influences are as far-reaching as Hank Williams and the Pixies; Ledbelly, Aerosmith, and Camera Obscura.