Rosenstock has long been a fixture of the underground, both with his former band Bomb the Music Industry! and as a member of numerous other projects, but the past couple years have seen his profile rising as a solo artist. 2016’s Worry and January’s surprise-released POST – both infectiously catchy records ridden with relatable modern angst – struck a chord that’s brought Rosenstock and his band to increasingly huge and sold-out crowds. Last Saturday’s jam-packed Paradise show was their biggest headlining Boston date by some margin, and accordingly, tickets quickly became scarce.
There’s good reason that Rosenstock’s live shows are the stuff of legend, too. He went airborne, dove into the crowd, took to the balcony and poured every last visible ounce of energy into his hour-long set – which the all-ages crowd relished each second of. The night’s openers were plenty satisfying too, with both Bad Moves and Martha offering up complementary strains of melodic punk and power pop.
Check out photos from the whole evening below.