The brand new floorboards at Boston’s Big Night Live got quite the workout on Monday night (November 4), as ska punk powerhouse The Interrupters returned to the city for a stop on their Fight The Good Fight tour, joined by fellow barn-burning rockers, Skinny Lister and Sharp Shock. While not the inaugural show at Boston’s newest venue, the SoCal quartet were the first punk show to take place within the confines of the swanky new digs, and if they proved only one thing with their high-energy set, it’s that they know how to throw one hell of a housewarming party.
Very rarely do you find a lineup that is an absolute banger, through and through, but it is possible — as made evident by the raucous sets delivered by UK trio Sharp Shock and London’s not-so-secret weapon, Skinny Lister, before Aimee Interrupter and the hard-hitting Bivona brothers took the stage to bring forth a night of punk, power, and positivity. With a scorching set rife with fan favorites like “Take Back The Power” and “She’s Kerosene”, deep cuts and even a smattering of covers, including their recently recorded rendition of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy”, the band wasted none of their hour and twenty minutes on stage, brandishing an expert precision that got the floor shaking, and kept the crowd moving.
It wasn’t the Interrupters’ first time headlining in Boston, and it certainly won’t be the last. But, while it may be going out on a limb, Monday night’s titanic offering may have been their best show the city has seen from them yet.
Article: Jason Greenough