Boston Band Crush Archived Article: Show Crush: Jaggery and Concord Ballet Orchestra

This article originally appeared on Boston Band Crush ). PA’s Lounge is a nifty little rock club in the heart of Somerville. The shows there range from bands just starting out to regulars that just love playing there, and some better known acts passing through on tour from time to time.

The Saturday show this weekend (Oct 11th) caught my eye:

Jaggery, is a female fronted art-rock band that I’ve heard so much about, and I’ve been trying to catch a show from them for a while now. Think Bjork, The Cocteau Twins, and Diamanda Galas.

The Why Because is a touring band I don’t know much about, a quick listen on myspace revealed that they are a lo-fi experimental ambient group, who fit in pretty well with the rest of the bill.


and finally, The Concord Ballet Orchestra Players, are heading up the bill. I recently had the pleasure of seeing them at the Tufts Oxfam Cafe. I’m not usually a fan of instrumental music, but they are really cool. I’ll also throw the term experimental at this band, as they certainly are, and my favorite word: psychedelic. Live they swell and lock into heavy, atmospheric rock riffs that get explored for a moment before they move in another direction. A lot of their set is improv, and a lot of what makes them good is that they’ve played together a long time, and are able and bounce off eachother without getting all “wanky” about it. And they have a thereminist, which gives me an excuse to post this picture: