When the four members of Speedy Ortiz stepped up to the stage at the Firebird Tuesday night, they didn't waste much time with introductions. There was no dramatic entrance or extended crowd banter. Just a quick hello, and then an explosion of convulsive guitars.
Derek Schwartz Sadie Dupuis at the Firebird.
The Boston-based experimental rockers opened their set with "Taylor Swift," before launching into a run of tracks from the band's new album, Foil Deer. On the left side of the stage, Sadie Dupuis required no theatrics to command the audience. Gazing toward the back of the room, she leaned into the microphone to sing the bouncing lyrics of "Raising the Skate." "I'm not bossy, I'm the boss / Shooter, not the shot / On the tip and fit to execute," she declared, seemingly unaware of the captivated crowd in front of her.More »