Concert preview: The Hotelier lets it all hang out on scalding Home, Like Noplace Is There

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

The Massachusetts emo quartet doesn’t dance around the issue, preferring to make its point directly. It’s a trend reflected in everything from the song titles (the opener on its new long-player Home, Like Noplace Is There is simply titled “An Introduction to the Album”) to the band’s sound, which could safely be described as a full-body purge. Throughout, singer Christian Holden sings/screams as if the vocals were recorded in Ramsay Snow’s dungeon — a desperate feel matched by the music, which thrashes, gasps, and struggles like a drowning swimmer thirsty for air.

Dead Leaves, No Dice, Violent Kind and Snow Day also perform.

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Double Happiness

7 p.m. Monday, March 16

482 S. Front St., Brewery District

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