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Phoebe Go kicks off the night for Briston Maroney at Paradise Rock Club

Julia Jacobsen
Phoebe Go performs for the crowd during her set before Briston Maroney takes the stage.

Australian singer-songwriter Phoebe Go took to the stage at Paradise Rock Club Feb. 4, opening for alt-indie artist Briston Maroney on their second sold-out night in Boston.

Phoebe Cockburn, known as Phoebe Go, electrified the stage with her alt-pop sound and humble persona. During the performance, Go performed multiple tracks from her 2022 EP, “Player,” as well as a newly released single, “7 Up,” which was released Jan. 31.

Go entered the stage with just herself and her guitar. As soon as she started, the crowd was immediately drawn into her soft but powerful sound and it set the tone for the rest of the night. 

Throughout her performance, she wasn’t shy about interacting with the crowd. Between transitions of songs, Go would crack jokes about how the next song would also be a little sad. By the end of the set, the crowd felt like close friends.

One of the favorites of the night was definitely “7 Up.” It was obvious how proud Go was of this track. The catchy tune called for the crowd to match the energy.

This isn’t her first time on the music scene. After leading the way in past projects, “Snakadaktal,” her former high school band, and “Two People,” performing under the name Phoebe Go was her debut as a solo, independent artist.

In an interview she did earlier this year with Ramona Magazine, Go explained what it was like to be on this tour.,

“It’s a busy time. It feels good though, and to play [7 Uup] when it comes out, most nights of the week, and get to know the music a whole lot better is really exciting. It feels intense, but I feel really great about it,” Go said. “[My music] has evolved a lot just based on what project I’ve been in, and it’s cool because it’s the first time I’ve been so myself in the writing.”

Go’s discography, although new, is already impressive. Her most popular song, “We Don’t Talk,” has almost 1.1 million streams on Spotify and has a message and tempo that resonated well with many attendees. Throughout her tracks, there are clear themes of dealing with the challenges of growing up and the process of change.

Go made sure to let the crowd know she was very grateful for the time shared touring with Briston Maroney. 

By the time Maroney hit the stage, the crowd was warmed up and ready for the main performance of the night. In a thank you to the crowd and crew, Maroney also showed his appreciation for Go. 

Phoebe Go’s last stop in Maroney’s Ultrapure tour is Feb. 17.

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