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Oh He Dead

Recalling their last indoor in-person concert at Pearl Street Warehouse on New Year’s Eve 2019, Oh He Dead’s guitarist Andy Valenti can’t help but laugh. “The New Year’s show was hilarious,” Valenti says. “We were all on the microphone like ‘Who’s ready for the roaring ’20s? This is going to be the best year of our lives!’” 2020 was shaping up to be a big one for the band, who had booked a spring tour as the opener for The Dip. But, like everyone else, Oh He Dead were forced inside when coronavirus reared her ugly head. Now, being inside will be a good thing, as the quintet plans their first live, in-person, indoor concert at The Hamilton on May 7. The show’s limited seating is already sold out, but for those more comfortable at home or unable to get those tickets, a livestream option is being offered through Eventbrite. The 90-minute concert will also give Oh He Dead the chance to showcase new music from their two forthcoming albums, Pretty and Ugly, which will be released later this year. For the band, whose 2020 performances were mostly confined to Instagram livestreams, taking a proper stage for the first time in 17 months might prove a bit surreal. “It will be weird,” says guitarist Alex Salser. “I haven’t even stepped in a building other than places I had to be.” The performance begins at 7 p.m. on May 7. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com. $20.