Photo Gallery: Beach Slang, Potty Mouth, Dyke Drama, Fatal Flaw live at the Sinclair

 
 

Editor’s Note: If you asked the people who packed the Sinclair in Cambridge last night about their favorite records of 2015, Beach Slang’s The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us would likely top most of the shortlists. The celebrated Philadelphia rock band rolled into the Harvard Square rock club with a fiery passion and an uncanny knack to make every show feel like some sort of reunion, and the festive, feel-good atmosphere began on stage, frontman James Alex’s mic stand adorned with flowers as a last-minute tribute to Morrissey (not to mention a very Smiths-ian stage backdrop), and stretched out past Emo Night in the Sinclair’s restaurant and out into Church Street. As Beach Slang tore through their growing arsenal of hits, and offered up covers of the Replacements and the Cure, it was clear everyone in the room knew nearly all the words to every song. The show was a long one, with opening sets by a pair of Massachusetts bands, Potty Mouth and the Fatal Flaw, and Olympia, Washington’s Dyke Drama (a new project from G.L.O.S.S.’s Sadie Switchblade), but fatigue never seemed to set in. Ben Stas was on hand for Vanyaland to document the scene, and his gallery is viewable below.

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