Manchester Orchestra play "Wolves at Night"
This week, in addition to getting pummeled by
rainstorms, Boston also found itself flooded with SXSW 2010 talent, as
a slew of recent Austin vets converged upon the East Coast. Among them
were Manchester Orchestra (of neither New Hampshire nor English stock),
who headlined a sold-out show at the Paradise on Tuesday night. They
brought with them three separate openers (three! What is this,
Bonnaroo?), including hook-happy Tennessee band-to-watch-out-for the
Features, who'd warmed up the crowd thoroughly by the time MO frontman
Andy Hull and his four bandmates shuffled onstage.