Concerts in Cambridge: Kevin Abstract

Written by Kaylia Clark

Los Angeles-based musician Kevin Abstract came out to the east coast this Tuesday as a part of his Death of a Supermodel tour. Playing the Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge, he came out strong to his song “Blink” which is off of his most recent album, “American Boyfriend.” The crowd was excited and so was he—jumping around on stage with so much energy. However, after a couple more songs, the laptop used for the music stopped working.

After trying to figure out the technical difficulties for about 20 minutes, Kevin and the crew gave up. But that didn’t stop anyone from having a fun time. They continued to play songs from the “American Boyfriend” album on the speakers and Kevin made his way into the crowd, taking his time to hug, talk, and take pictures with the fans. “It will be like prom night,” he said.Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 10.16.06 PM

Although he apologized several times, the crowd, including myself, reassured him that it wasn’t his fault and that it was okay. How often do you go to a show and end up hanging out with the artist? Despite whatever difficulties happened, it was a great time that I will remember for forever.

Kevin Abstract has a unique sound with a good message. With his music, he creates a voice for the LGBTQ+ community. Being gay, he often explains through his lyrics how difficult it could be being in the closet. With beautiful instrumentals and an amazing voice, his “American Boyfriend” album is a must-listen in 2017.Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 10.16.17 PM.png

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