Nothing, Nowhere was the first band to perform that night. Although their set was only a few songs, they managed to make my best friend fall in love with their sound. She described it as something anyone could connect with; something someone would listen to at a time when they were at a loss for words and everything would just make sense. I recommend these guys to everyone that wants to widen their music taste. You can listen to their latest single ‘Clarity In Kerosene’ now on Spotify.
Broadside was next to perform that night. They definitely took the stage by storm, there was never a dull moment during their set. With every song they played more and more people began to crowd surf, I believe I was kicked in the back of the head about three times during their set.
Have Mercy came next up that night. While watching the set I could see that the lead singer was giving everything he had. Listening to the lyrics he was saying I could tell that they had significant meaning. After their shoe I went home and searched their songs, really getting to listen to them, I got the same feeling from them that I do while listening to La Dispute. They give you this calm feeling when listening to their music. So for anyone looking for music to just chill to, a definite must for these guys to be added to your playlist.
Who knew a song titled ‘Sundress’ would make the biggest mosh pit of the night, Tiny Moving Parts that’s who. There was non-stop energy during their set, looking around I didn’t see anything but smiles on everyone’s faces. I feel the singer has the biggest smile of all, seeing how happy everyone was. After the show I had a chance to talk with him, he told me that the band wasn’t planning anything else but relaxing and spending time with their families this summer.
It was finally that time of the night, time for real Friends. I’ve never seen Real Friends before and neither has anyone I know, so I didn’t know what to expect for their set. I can say I was not disappointed. They definitely made the stage their second home metaphorically and physically; by setting it with photos and home videos in the background. Real Friends definitely rocked the house that night. But not without taking a moment to talk about mental health before they played their last song of the set ‘Summer’. While the lead singer took a moment to speak up on the issue he mentioned the wonderful organization Hope For The Day and all the work they do to help educate and spread mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
Review/Photos by: Cheyenne Simmons