Tuesday: Frank Turner at Summit Music Hall
Get off your butt and go see some music
For those of you finding yourselves without Tuesday night plans—and let’s be honest, that’s all of you—don’t dig out the pint of ice cream just yet. Rather than watch another TV show you’ve already seen, go to the Summit Music Hall and get drunk to the sounds of a wonderful Englishman: Frank Turner.
If you’ve never heard of him, consider that America is woefully late to the game on what’s new and next that’s not an auto-tuned 13 year-old. Consider that Kings of Leon and Mumford and Sons both already had juggernaut careers before the U.S. ever picked them to be famous. Now consider that Frank Turner has 2 sold-out shows in the States coming up, and 11 overseas. Get where I’m going with this?
The music is some blend of punk and folk that waxes sentimental but still manages to scratch that aggressive nerve that only punk can trigger quite right. Turner himself is boyishly good-looking, and smiles in a way that then surprises you when he switches into overdrive and belts out raucous anthems. Basically, this is the perfect kind of music to hear first at a show, and it’s guaranteed to be one of those nights where you see an act perform far closer to you than they ought to. A treat to say the least.