Boston Band Crush Archived Article: Show Crush Recap: Ho-Ag, MEandJOANCOLLINS, Ketman, The Main Drag

This article originally appeared on Boston Band Crush ). Saturday was the Saturday of Saturdays at Great Scott with a pretty amazing line-up of awesome Boston Bands (see show preview here).

[more photos here]The Main Drag – is polished emo, but the good kind with some fun songs. The singer really puts it all into his scream-singing, which made the band for me.

[more photos here]Ketman – It’s been YEARS since I’ve seen Ketman, and they have really
evolved. Now they have horns, not on every song but judiciously placed
throughout the set. Sometimes as interludes or preludes, sometimes with
singing. Sometimes Ketman is as I remember them: powerful dual vocal
attack over pounding rhythm. Why did it take me so long to see them

[more photos here]MEandJOANCOLLINS – It was Jen’s “dirty thirty” and as such leather chaps and vests and lesbian blow-up dolls were afoot. MaJC were solid, belting out their boy/girl harmonies – it was one of the best performances I’ve seen from them.

[more photos here]Ho-Ag – I’ve been hearing the name Ho-Ag kicked around town for years, so I had high expectations, and did they deliver. I now understand how they are able to pull off Devo cover sets at Halloween (to Ho-Ag: please please please do this again this year so I can witness it!) They are super tight, the bass player and the guitarist’s fingers move faster than I could even concentrate on, and they used megaphones! Additionally, the keyboardist obviously had a problem with the blow-up doll’s nudity, so he stripped down to his skivvies to clothe it (even putting his socks on her arms). Go see Ho-Ag right now, even if this means showing up at their house and demanding a performance.