[GIVEAWAY] Win a Pair of Tickets to Speedy Ortiz at The Firebird!
June 14, 2016
Last year at about this time, Speedy Ortiz – the clever quartet from Northampton, MA – played its way into my heart at The Firebird and put on one of the best sets I saw in 2015.
With apt comparisons to independent-minded trailblazers Pavement and Liz Phair, Speedy Ortiz has revealed itself in recent years as a wholly smart, original, and caustic rock band.
Much has been made about front-person Sadie Dupuis’ academic pedigree. (She’s attended M.I.T. and Barnard, and carries an MFA in poetry from UMass Amherst, I think.) And yes, I find that personally impressive as a poem dork and a word nerd, like so many of my show-going sistren.
But after the week we’ve had, y’all…it must be said that Speedy Ortiz just rocks faces during live performances. Maybe what we need is a hearty dose of loud, artistic expression right now.
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