Radio 92.9 hosts Free Copley Square Park Concerts This Month
It's a summer time tradition. Radio 92.9 announced that they will once again present after work concerts at Copley Square Park in August. The free shows, located in front of the historic Trinity Church, run from 5:00-8:00PM and feature Brooklyn indie dance duo Matt and Kim tonight, August 6, American indie pop artist Andrew McMahon on August 13 and upstate New York alternative rock band X Ambassadors on August 20.
Matt and Kim, the duo who love hip-hop and pop have made music of undeniably catchy beat-driven anthems. Their latest full-length album, New Glow was released April 2015 and features hooks that don't stop and just won't leave your head. Over the years they have become the go-to band for raw exuberance, bombastic beats; sing-along refrains and dance-ready anthems larger scales. They've performed at many major music festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Firefly and Ultra. They are best known for their hit single "Daylight" which was certified Gold. Massachusetts-based band, Ross Livermore Band will open the show.
Andrew McMahon, former vocalist for Jack's Mannequin is now writing solo material and performing live. His music is a balancing act that permeates not only McMahon's life but also mixing the electronic and the acoustic, the modern and the classic. In October 2014, he released his self-titled full-length album Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. The albums newest single, "Cecilia and the Satellite" is quickly gaining traction among fans. Local Boston-based band, Arms and Ears will open the show.
Brooklyn-based alt-rock ensemble X Ambassadors make passionate, dark and literate music that mixes acoustic, electric and electronic sounds. In 2014, the group received wider exposure when its song "The Jungle," a collaboration with Jamie N Commons, was featured in a commercial for Beats by Dre. The band's debut full length album titled VHS was released earlier this summer. The single "Renegades" helped the album debut at number seven on the Billboard 200. Local Indie Rock band, Nemes will open the show.
"We are very excited to bring these Radio 92.9 acts to Boston for free concerts right in the heart of the city," said Program Director Ken West. "The series has been a great way for our audience to come together and enjoy a summer night."
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