Summer Cannibals at Once Somerville, August 16, 2019

Summer Cannibals brought their fantastic riffs to Once Somerville on August 16th. Massachusetts band Lost Dog opened up the show, followed by Field Mouse, who had released their new album “Meaning” that day. The band described their songs as being “mostly about the world ending… because it is,” which prompted a reply of “thank god” from somewhere in the crowd, answered in a validating laugh throughout the room. The show was filled with energy and humor from all three bands.


Shred masters Summer Cannibals kept the crowd enthralled with constant hair flips and amazing tunes. Their set was lively and well-produced, their drummer even going so far as to light design with a foot pedal as he played. The band performs with vigor that matches their passionate sound.


This was a gig fueled by a true love for live music and the connection that it brings to communities like Somerville’s music scene.