ALOUD may be the hardest workin' band in Boston... you know, that's never actually in Boston. Tonight Henry Beguiristain, Jen de la Osa, & Co. kick off the second leg of their massive Exile tour with a show at the Double Door in Chicago, the first of 29 cross-country dates through the end of March that includes a pitstop at SXSW.
Before Henry Beguiristain jumped up on a pool table at Church and shouted his lyrics back at the stage through a megaphone, before the band broke out onto the floor and closed their set with an unplugged Beatles medley jamboree-like sing-a-long, and before the Exile Orchestra provided a few already well-crafted rock songs with an extra layer of slick ambience, Boston's Aloud delivered their powerful brand of harmonious psych-pop in grand fashion last night in the Fens.
Last summer, 40 fairly hung-over Boston-area musicians got together on a Saturday morning and were chosen at random to create eight supergroup quintets. Their mission, after introductions and a few hours of practice, was to perform three new songs and one cover in front of a demanding audience that evening at the Middle East for an event called One Night Band.