We closed out our time at the P-Town Rocks festival by catching the entirety of The Luxury’s 2nd set of the event. The band took the stage a little strung out from a few straight days of drinking, but ready to rock for sure. The band spontaneously decided to revisit their CD release party for this set and play the entirety of their latest release, In the Wake of What Won’t Change, front to back. It was great to hear all these new songs performed live - the dynamic was so much more intense in a small room than it was at the release party at the Paradise. On the one hand, you had this epic performance on a huge stage with a powerful sound system, crazy lighting, and amazing videos being played on each side of the stage; whereas now you had the band playing ground level to an unruly drunken mob of friends in what looked to be someone’s basement. It was very cool to see the band rock out with the same set in such vastly different environments - and it certainly helps that they absolutely killed it both times!
The sound mix during their set made things interesting, but everything got fixed up as the show went on. Jason Dunn’s vocals were way too quiet to start out, but after a little jostling from the crowd the sound guy got right on it and brought it up to an acceptable level. Bassist Justin Day was resplendent in his yellow feather boa, and turned in what was probably the strongest effort I’ve heard from him in all the times I’ve caught this band. (must have been the boa) Good thing too, because his bass levels were jacked incredibly high! The Luxury consistently put on one of the tightest and most energetic sets of any Boston band, and this night was no exception. What a great way to cap off an incredible long weekend of music! The Luxury’s next Boston appearance will be on Saturday, September 19th, on the main stage at the Boston Freedom Rally - don’t miss it!