PICS: Clairo, Beabadoobee at House of Blues

The future is now: Clairo, Beabadoobee and Hello Yello wowed a packed House of Blues recently.

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Clairo has been busy making waves in the music world since her song “Pretty Girl” went viral on YouTube in 2017. Apple Music dubbed her an “Up Next” artist earlier this year.
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The Oct. 18 House of Blues show was her first in town since she performed at Pechanga Arena this past June while on Khalid’s summer tour.
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Her current tour — announced in August — features support from beabadoobee and Hello Yello, and followed the summer release of her debut album “Immunity.”
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Fun fact: Clairo began recording cover songs at the age of 13 and taught herself guitar from internet tutorials.
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When she was attending Syracuse University, she posted videos for her songs “Pretty Girl” and “Flamin Hot Cheetos,” which both quickly racked up millions of views. It wasn’t long before record labels came a-callin’.
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After a bidding war involving Capitol, RCA and Columbia, Clairo signed a 12-song record contract with Fader Label.
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She dropped her debut EP titled “Diary 001” in May of 2018, with Pitchfork’s Sasha Geffen writing that the EP should satisfy the “legions of naysayers who dismissed her as a one-hit fluke.” She’d go on to open for Dua Lipa later in the year, followed by a performance at Lollapalooza.
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She performed at Coachella 2019 in April, with one of the most anticipated sets of the weekend(s).
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Trivia tidbit: Clairo has said that the Shins’ “Wincing the Night Away” was “the first album I really completely geeked out over.”
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“Bags,” one of the singles off her new album, was recently named as one of the 200 Best Songs of the 2010s by Pitchfork.
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Beabadoobee, one of the show’s openers, is signed to Dirty Hit — the label home to the 1975, Pale Waves, the Japanese House and others.
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Her second EP of 2018, “Patched Up,” was described by DIY magazine as “seven tracks of hushed, gorgeous folk” amid comparisons to Elliott Smith. She’s since released three more EPs since then: “Loveworm,” “Loveworm (Bedroom Sessions)” and “Space Cadet.”
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NME’s recently dubbed her one of the most essential artists of 2019, and we couldn’t agree more.
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Oakland grunge/punk trio Hello Yello opened the show. Their debut EP, titled “Love Wins,” was released this past March to rave reviews. Check it out!
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