The Venetia Fair are a harlequin punk band from Boston, MA. They have a unique sound, a unique energy, and overall, a very unique attitude. The band’s social media pages alone provide more entertainment that some bands’ entire stage show. To get an idea of what they’re like we’ve provided you with our live show review from the band’s November performance at the Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge, MA and an interesting interview with guitarist Mike Abiuso which can be viewed above!
"On Monday, November 4, Radio 92.9 put on an amazing show at the Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge. Actor | Observer opened the show followed by The Color and Sound, Arms and Ears, and finally The Venetia Fair. All of these are local Boston bands, which created a great vibe throughout the venue. It was a tiny room filled with, maybe, 100 people who genuinely cared about the bands and the music. This was, by far, the most energy-packed show I have ever been to. You could feel the passion and love for music radiating from the stage during every set. There were no light shows or backdrops. It was simply people on stage playing music. It was refreshing to see a live show without all the distractions that usually come with it. One of the great things about this show was the diversity, not only between the bands, but within the individual bands. The Venetia Fair didn’t use any unique instruments, but lead vocalist Benny Sentoro kept the crowd entertained to the point that there could have been no music at all, and everyone still would have been enticed. Moving around more than anyone I have ever seen before. Benny is in a league of his own when it comes to energy. I don’t think anyone in the industry acts the way he does on stage. He was always jumping, swinging the mic around his body, or climbing on the piano. When it seemed like he couldn’t do anything more drastic, he stood on top of the piano and fell to the floor of the stage. The overall feel of the show was great. There wasn’t a dull moment the entire show. I suggest seeing these bands in Boston as soon as you can. It is an experience you’ll never forget.”
For Fans of: Coheed & Cambria, My Chemical Romance, Panic! At the Disco (early)