Firefly on the Fly, Day One: Maggie Rogers, OAR, Glass Animals, Kaleo, Eden and more

Kaleo | Firefly 2017 | Photo by John Vettese

Day one of the Firefly Music Festival was marked by near perfect weather – sunny skies and comfortable breezes – and some excellent sets of music. Maggie Rogers was by far the standout set of the day. She’s originally from Eastern Shore, Maryland, so this was sort of a hometown set for her. Both OAR and Salt Cathedral played pop-up sets in the Firefly Coffee House after their main stage sets; OAR had the place packed. And there were several cool covers; Maggie Rogers did “Wannabe” by Spice Girls, and Eden did “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson and “Hey Ya” by OutKast. Continue reading →


Glass Animals turned The Fillmore into a psychedelic paradise on their How To Be A Human Being tour

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Glass Animals | photo by Ben Wong for WXPN |

From atmospheric electro-blues to charming ambient bongo riffs, psychedelic indie-pop band Glass Animals kept it familiar and unique at The Fillmore this past Monday, September 26th. Currently on their How To Be A Human Being tour, which is also the name of their new album released one month ago, the Oxford-based foursome embraced the ‘hit shuffle’ format, displaying the best of both albums to newcomers as well as fans of their critically-acclaimed first release, Zaba.

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