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Head’s Up Tonight, Harvard Sq.: Watch Augustines take their encore out to the streets of New York

 

Battle-tested and Vanya-adored New York rock trio Augustines are in town tonight, playing the Sinclair in Cambridge. If you can’t get a ticket or are too broke to enter the Harvard Square venue, fear not — the band might take the show outside to Church Street.

And that space near Passim and the COOP is certainly more amenable to spontaneous live gigs than Delancy Street in New York City. But that didn’t stop Augustines from wrapping up their hometown gig last week with an extended encore out into the street in front of Bowery Ballroom, closing their set with “East Los Angeles” and extending an encore that first stretched out to the room’s floor.

If Augustines seem a bit celebratory these days, who can blame them? Their self-titled sophomore record reached the Billboard charts, and an independent Kickstarter campaign to create a documentary about the band’s storyline, struggles, and rise to fame reached its funding goal well in advance of its deadline (more than 500 backers chipped in more than $60,000).

 

Life is good in the Augustines camp, and we’ll all raise a glass tonight in Harvard Square. Maybe we’ll take it to the streets, too. Read our Q&A with Augustines’ Eric Sanderson just before the release of last year’s Augustines record here, and watch the Bowery encore videos below…

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And here’s the “regular” encore, performing “Weary Eyes” in the middle of the floor of Bowery Ballroom.

 
 

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