Superchunk and Swearin’ live at The Sinclair in Cambridge

 
 

It’s been five years since esteemed indie rock veterans Superchunk played Boston. The band has been an active unit since 1989, but one with a decidedly unhurried touring and record release schedule since the early oughts. Things were anything but laid-back at The Sinclair in Cambridge this past Friday night (April 6) though, where bandleader Mac McCaughan, all-star drummer Jon Wurster, guitarist Jim Wilbur, and touring bassist Jason Narducy headlined a readily sold-out gig in support of Superchunk’s eleventh LP, What a Time to Be Alive. The quartet ripped through the new record’s pointed, politically-charged songs and plenty of old favorites with breathless urgency and pogoing energy, a band as vital now as they’ve ever been. To top things off, an opening set from beloved and recently-reunited Philly rockers Swearin’ helped cement the evening as an early 2018 highlight.

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