Shovels & Rope rocked out the Neptune tonight

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shovelsandrope1First time at the Neptune, nice small venue, plenty of parking nearby. The acoustics aren’t awesome but a great place to see a band.

And Shovels & Rope blew the f$%king doors off the place. They were loud and had great energy. Love their songwriting and their stage presence and interplay. We first became hooked on them based on this video which is an utterly intoxicating performance, and captures their presence. But wow they kick up the volume and energy for most of their live show, it was very much a rock and roll show. Tickin Bomb and Shank Hill Street were both excellent with the added energy and volume, the guitar work was awesome. A super talented duo, so glad to have seen them.