Located on Lansdowne Street in historic Fenway Park, House Of Blues Boston is a 3-story music venue boasting an almost 2500 person capacity. H.O.B. books many acts and performances spanning different genres from hip-hop, rock, alternative, EDM, and everything in between. Recently, Steve Aoki played here with Waka Flocka & Borgore on Halloween. On a Wednesday night, the venue was graced by the Canadian duo – Christian Srigley and Leighton James, better known as Adventure Club. The line-up for the night also included Hunter Siegel, DallasK, and DVBBS as the supporting acts.
Being an 18+ show, doors opened at 8pm although I arrived a bit later during DVBBS’ set. The first floor was decently filled with tons of underage “ravers” which was awesome for me, meaning that there would not be a long wait at the bar for me to get my adult beverages. In terms of DVBBS’ opening set, I was highly unimpressed. They had a ton of energy, but their song selection and rough transitions left me feeling quite underwhelmed. The definite highlight of their set was when they played “Tsunami” – their collaboration with Borgeous. Afterwards, their set returned to being forgettable.
Soon thereafter, Adventure Club took to the stage and the room exploded. They started off very strong with a bootleg of Hard Rock Sofa’s “Rasputin” and notable tracks including “Lights & Thunder” by Krewella & Gareth Emery, Dada Life’s remix of Major Lazer’s “Bubble Butt”, and Boombox Cartel’s “Where My Money Bitch” before dropping into Alvaro & Mercer’s “Welcome To The Jungle”. Christian and Leighton kept the energy high before dropping down into 70bpm range, giving the room some space to breath a little. Ellie Goulding’s vocals filled the room opening the doors to a massive trap bootleg of “Lights” with Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash’s “Reload” along with the Bright Light’s vocals from “Escape” by 3lau, Paris & Simo. Seamlessly transitioning between trap and dubstep, Adventure Club clearly proved that the two genres go together like PB&J.
Vocals from Amanda Wilson’s “Love You Seek” delightfully spread over some melodic dubstep brought the 70bpm segment to a close before the duo effortlessly transitioned up into TWRK’s “Badinga” as 18-year-olds everywhere did their best at attempting to “twerk”. Things got a bit sexy when they played a smooth remix of J. Cole & Miguel’s “Power Trip” before shifting gears and bringing the energy back to rager levels. MAKJ’s remix of “All Gold Everything” had the teens fist pumping and jumping before going into Fedde Le Grand’s remix of “I Choose You” by Timeflies.
Adventure Club once again eased off the throttle with an acoustic breakdown featuring Krewella’s vocals from “Alive” before dropping into Porter Robinson’s “Language” to a very energetic crowd. Another flawless transition down to a dubstep remix of “I Could Be The One” would eventually give way to RL Grime’s brand new “Because Of You”. W&W’s “Lift Off” was mashed up with Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding’s “I Need Your Love”, Adventure Club’s remix of “Youth” mashed up with “Thinking About You” again, from Calvin Harris & Ayah Marar.
It’s no secret that one of the members of Adventure Club, Leighton, is dating Yasmine from Krewella. They then brought her out on stage before dropping “Rise & Fall”, and the three jumped into the crowd for a little stage dive action. After a mash up of Mat Zo & Porter Robinson’s “Easy” with Daft Punk’s “One More Time”, the Canadian duo started to end their set with their own track “Wait” and their remix of “Crave You”. Finally they closed out their skillfully planned and programmed set with a sample from Underoaths “It’s Dangerous Business Walking Out Your Front Door”. I walked out of the venue very satisfied with the show and performance. Now where do I sign up to join the Adventure Club?