with special guest Jukebox the Ghost
Thursday May 30th @ 7:30 p.m.
It's been eight years since Guster released a proper live album - 2004's upbeat Guster On Ice - and on January 1st, the renowned live band will offer up new live material with Guster: Live Acoustic. Recorded during their 2012 acoustic tour, the sixteen tracks are a musical tribute tot the varied faces and places that made last year's travels one of the most remarkable in Guster's impressive career.
For a band that has experienced a drastic sonic overhaul during its two decades, the acoustic presentation acts as the glue, bridging material as varied as the somber, percussive "Rocketship" from 1996's Goldfly and the pop charmer "Do You Love Me" from 2010's Easy Wonderful. The band digs deep and rediscovers "Rise and Shine," a B-side from Ganging Up on the Sun, as well as reinventing 2006's "Beginning of the End" as an angry acoustic hoe-down of sorts.
The acoustic sound is nothing new for Guster, who began their career in the early 90s writing songs in their dorm room at Tufts University on acoustic guitars and hand drums. After 1999's seminal Lost and Gone Forever launched their stripped down sound into the national spotlight, the band threw a wrench into their instrumentation and surprised fans with a deeper, more textured album, Keep it Together (2003). The trajectory only continued with the more experimental Ganging Up on the Sun (2006), which featured the hit "Satellite" and saw the bean branching out with its arrangements and styles. Pop masterpiece Easy Wonderful (2010) was hailed as their most mature and complete album-to-date.
Tickets on sale Saturday April 20th @ noon
Tickets are $26 in advance and $29 day of