ECHO

Noga Erez plays for the first time in Boston at The Royale

Do you have some existential dread you want to throw on the ground and stomp on? Maybe the broken memory of an ex who thought they could hurt you? Well, there’s no better place to collectively reject and expel these feelings at than a Noga Erez concert, where you’d be helpless to dance and jump to the combined rhythm of the sub-kick and her syncopated rapping.

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ROZET helped kick things off as an opener whose instrumentations were just as rhythmic as Noga Erez, but with vocals that ring through the air and taste like honey. One thing that’s unsurprisingly evident about ROZET was how excited she was to be performing back on stage. One of her songs had a whole breakdown section that was choreographed and she owned the space as a performer.

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Then, after light anticipation and excited murmurs, came Erez, who crashed onto the stage immediately starting the party with “YOU SO DONE” off her newest album, ‘Kids.’ The crowd went nuts, rapping along and bouncing off her energy. Notably, about a quarter of the audience was sporting oversized suit jackets, an allusion to her latest cover art and image.

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The moment of the night followed in her next song, “End of the Road.” Halfway through the first verse, there was a mixing malfunction, and all of the mics and instruments cut out. But the crowd sure didn’t. The whole room picked up where her verse cut off and shouted her lyrics back at her. Erez was overjoyed, turning the mic outward jamming out to the voices of her fans.

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After a 3-minute break, Erez came back and captivated everyone with her apathetic yet impassioned attitude as she burst through most of the songs on her latest album. It’s almost as if she’s singing with a permanent eye-roll, and we’re here for it. She also played fan-favorite singles like “Off The Radar,” “Knockout,” and “Dance While You Shoot.”

Photo Credit: Connor Lewis
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If you’re looking to thrash to Erez’s purely electronic set, don’t miss her tour that’s currently carving through the US. Tickets here.

Photo Credit: Connor Lewis
Photo Credit: Connor Lewis
Photo Credit: Connor Lewis
Photo Credit: Connor Lewis
Photo Credit: Connor Lewis
Photo Credit: Connor Lewis
Photo Credit: Connor Lewis
Photo Credit: Connor Lewis
Photo Credit: Connor Lewis

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