Straight up: Viva Viva is this city’s best live rock n’ roll band. We stayed up way past our bedtime last night -- early this morning?!?! -- to catch some sweaty garage rock fun at the Fort Point Recordings showcase at the Middle East. It was crazytown.
If you missed it, then shame on your game. Here's what we said about Viva Viva and last night's show in our fall music preview last month: The legend of Viva Viva has grown exponentially on the shoulders of explosive live performances. So though the Cambridge rock-and-roll gang's debut full-length has been floating around on Bandcamp the past few months, we can't help being excited that actual hard copies of the album will be available at the Fort Point Recordings showcase. Our city's answer to the Brian Jonestown Massacre...now the energy of their psych-drunk garage rock stage show gets carried over to the home CD collection. Viva la vida.
More on Fort Point’s party with Endless Wave, In Like Lions, Bandidas and the aforementioned Veeves in next week’s Out column, which includes a chat about the recently launched labe's future with founder Peter Fiumara of the Good Life Bar & Lounge. But hey, since it’s Friday, let’s just kick the fuck back and blast off with some live footage of Viva Viva. Yeah, the sound is kinda shitty, evs man, this is rock n’ roll the way it should be. Get their album off Bandcamp now.