Gallery: Pup, Sheer Mag, and Pinkshift at House of Blues Boston
What may go down as one of the best shows of the year, Pup, Sheer Mag, and Pinkshift teamed up for quite the affair at the House of Blues Boston. Pup played a hard no nonsense headline set with the entire crowd all in from the minute they hit the stage. At times there were three mosh pits happening on the floor at the same time, while crowd surfers constantly were going over the barrier, helped by security. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a crowd let loose like this and it seemed even the band were taken aback as they said how wonderful it was to watch everyone taking care of one another while also letting loose.
Sheer Mag played the middle slot with a hammering 70’s rock inspired set. Tina Halladay’s voice was perfect for what the rest of the band were throwing down. Watching them I couldn’t help but imagine the bands they should have toured with back in the day for an epic pairing like Motorhead or Black Sabbath. Pinkshift opened the evening with a wild set of grunge and punk music. At times they sounded like early No Doubt, without the horns, while the next song they could have been from Seattle being contemporaries of Nirvana. Don’t miss this tour if it comes your way.