Larry and His Flask Bring Whiskey Fueled Madness to Cambridge
May 30, 2014
by: Jack Hutchings
If punk rock had existed in the 1940’s it would have sounded like Oregon quintet Larry and his Flask. The band seamlessly blends punk, bluegrass, and rockabilly into a fun, house rocking sound that has earned them a loyal following throughout the music scene. Having played multiple shows with Boston bands Dropkick Murphys and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Larry and his Flask’s following is especially strong in Boston.
This made Boston the perfect place for them to kick off their run on The Gonzo Tour with theatric rockers Foxy Shazam. Much of the band’s set was drawn from their two most recent albums “All That We Know” and “By The Lamplight” released in 2011 and 2013 respectively. But Larry and his Flask also took the opportunity to try out a new tune, called “Begin Again,” a fast paced rockabilly tune that featured the ever rare trumpet solo. Fans were both dancing and moshing along to the music during Larry’s set as the pace picked up throughout the night.
During the final song of their set, “Beggars Will Ride” Larry and his Flask turned the floor into the stage, as 3 band members hopped off the stage with their instruments to play from the floor. Perhaps the most impressive display was Jeshua Marshall carrying his large, upright bass onto the floor and playing it in the middle of the crowd. In an era where folk rock is making a comeback and bands like Of Monsters and Men, Mumford & Sons, and The Lumineers are topping the charts, Larry and his Flask are finally getting the recognition they deserve.
If you like your folk rock with a double shot of whiskey you’ll want to make sure you check out Larry and his Flask and catch them live as soon as you can.