Back in the ’90s the great Billy Corgan sang: “Believe, that life can change, that you’re not stuck in vain/We’re not the same, we’re different/Tonight, tonight, so bright.” Those were some of the opening lines of “Tonight, Tonight,” and they rang as true as ever after the first few opening chords of Vary Lumar’s incredible set as the Smashing Pumpkins Friday night at Great Scott.
Our HalloVVeen party offered a full night of spectacular performances (hat tip to Pale Hands, the Daily Pravda, Ruby Rose Fox and Josh Kantor), and Vary Lumar’s ’90s-focused Pumpkins set capped off a night for the ages. There was even a “D’Arcy” sighting up there.
We won’t waste your time trying to explain it. Luckily, video evidence has emerged, and you can catch nearly their full set down below, recorded by Nikki DePasquale Music & Motion Studios LLC. The only song that’s missing in this collection of videos is their rendition of “Mayonaise,” but that’s probably because my head exploded and I ruined the camera shot.
Vary Lumar get back to basics — and their own brilliant material — when they release new record Breaker December 5 at T.T. The Bear’s Place in Cambridge on another sterling Friday night bill alongside Aloud, Doom Lover, and Velah.
Believe, believe in them.
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“The Beautiful People,” with host Goddamn Glenn as Marilyn Manson
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