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Matt Maltese Kept the Audience Close at the Howard Theatre

Matt Maltese performs at the Howard Theatre on March 20, 2024. (Photograph by Gabriel Adler)

Matt Maltese a short while ago entered the Howard Theatre stage sheepishly, yet when the Reading-lifted singer-songwriter opened his mouth, every person listened.

At the Howard Theatre on March 20, the group consisted of a blend of folks from an more mature technology who could have particularly appreciated Matt’s elegant baritone overall performance and younger TikTok-obsessed college or university students who clung on to the barricade in entrance of the phase and sang alongside to the ballads of existential dread.

1 of the more youthful viewers associates even experienced the zeal to request me to move a be aware alongside to Matt prior to he walked out, a ask for that I respectfully declined. This specific may well have come throughout Matt’s tunes in 2021 when his melodramatic 2017 solitary, “As the Planet Caves In,” trended and captivated social media angst-scrollers.

Check out the official songs online video for “As the Environment Caves In” by Matt Maltese on YouTube:

An epic tune about a evening of romance amongst Theresa May possibly and Donald Trump at the conclude of the globe appears like a big plenty of storyline to provide as a a person-off in an artist’s discography. However, when listening to Matt Maltese’s audio from a distance, practically just about every tune has the prospective to have these a sizable storyline. The textual content from my pal halfway through the demonstrate claimed something to the impact of “he’s so dramatic.”

At instances, it can be easy to listen to Matt’s songs from a length as very well, for he sings and unravels music with unbelievable ease. But through the clearly show at the Howard, he refused to continue to keep us at arms size. Amongst charming quips about the band or his travels for the duration of pauses and stretching his vocals in much more susceptible moments, Matt introduced the viewers in and kept them there the full clearly show.

I’m not fairly positive how social media will adjust live music or its intake, but I am confident that you will normally know a professional when you hear a single. Matt Maltese is a professional. The Military, The Navy, the very first artists signed to Matt’s new label, opened the clearly show and had been execs. Regardless of what the signifies may well be, it is terrific when additional ears land on the new music of deserving artists, and Matt proved still yet again that he is unquestionably deserving.

Here are some shots of Matt Matlese accomplishing at the Howard Theatre on March 20, 2024. All pics copyright and courtesy of Gabriel Adler.