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Juliana Hatfield Pre: Watch Blake Babies play Q Division for their first show in 15 years

 
 

This is a good time to be a fan of Juliana Hatfield. In 2014, the Massachusetts musician reformed her ’90s alt-rock band, the Juliana Hatfield Three, releasing new album Whatever, My Love last February, and earlier this year teamed up with Paul Westerberg of the Replacements in garage rock project The I Don’t Cares. Around the time when The I Don’t Cares released their debut album, Hatfield helped launch a crowdfunding campaign for one of her first bands, Duxbury’s Blake Babies.

The PledgeMusic campaign centered around releasing some demos from 1989 sophomore album Earwig, recorded at Cambridge’s Fort Apache Studios a year prior, and among the perks were two private in-studio sessions for those who donated. The first arrived this past Saturday at Q Division in Somerville, where Blake Babies performed for a crowd of roughly 50 in what was their first show in 15 years.

“We had so much fun [Saturday] getting to play for some amazing folks, many of whom traveled to hear and meet us,” the Blake Babies tweeted. “So grateful. More soon!”

The band’s second in-studio session will take place in Evanston, Illinois.

Watch fan-filmed clips of the Q Division session below. Featured photo up top via Orca Age’s Jeff Patlingrao via Instagram.