By Francesco Albanese
Reel Big Fish and Anti-Flag made a pit stop at Boston’s House of Blues Sunday, the 15th with special guests Ballyhoo! and Direct Hit. After twenty years of both Reel Big Fish’s “Turn the Radio Off” and Anti-Flag’s “Die for Your Government,” these genre veterans are on the road across the country looking to stir up some mayhem and deliver some comedy gold.
The first act of the night, Direct Hit, dove in headfirst holding nothing back and revved up the crowd with a fast-paced, raw punk sound. The quartet rocked tracks from their most recent album, “Wasted Mind” and of course some older tracks made an appearance as well, like “The World is Ending (No One Cares).” These guys were nothing but high-energy, a great set to just get the crowd started. Second up was Maryland’s Ballyhoo! The reggae-rock group energized the crowd with their tight and bouncy sounds giving the crowd a taste of their summertime beach vibes in the middle of a cold January. Their stage presence left nothing to be desired as they energized the crowd, but also serenading them with frontman Howi Spangler’s smooth vocals.
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