The opener was a hometown band named Onyx Eye. Not once did they slow their pace. They kept up the energy the whole set doing what they are meant to do. Although some people in the crowd didn’t seem too interested, probably because they have never see/heard of them but that will surely remember them after that night. They did manage to pump the rest of the crowd, even having some fans in the crowd belching out lyrics along with them.
After a few technical difficulties, Picturesque took the stage. Although they had to cut their set a little short that did not stop them from becoming my favorite of the night. As soon as the first note was sung I was hooked. Although I have never seen or heard of them before that night, I felt like I was home jamming out to a band I had listened to for years. They recently released an album on the 14th of July titled ‘Back to Beautiful’. I strongly recommend any fan of SWS or PTV to give it a listen you will not regret it.
Many say that the middle is the least favorite, this was the opposite for Dayseekers. While they were preforming you could not only see the crowd jumping and having a good time but really connecting with music. It takes a lot for someone to say how they feel with what is going on. But to put all of it into a song and share it with the world is truly amazing, to see you are not alone in whatever you are dealing with. I highly recommend giving Dayseekers a listen to. You never know maybe you can connect with their lyrics like many others.
It was time again for another band to take the stage, this time The Plot In You. Even after having their van breakdown on them the day before, they didn’t allow that to affect their performance. The band played their hearts out despite the misfortunate event. The support they got from not only their fans by fellow musicians goes to show that not everyone in this world sucks. If you would like to help them out go ahead a buy a t-shirt or at least go listen to their music, for they truly know how to rock.
The last band to preform that night was The Color Morale. Before this show I had never listened to any of their music, I think it gives you a fresh take on a band. As for The Color Morale they did not disappoint, the singer came on stage with so much energy and carried it all the way through the show. The singer paused for a few moments to talk about depression and the need to create before thanking the crowd for being the reason they are still a band. The Color Morale closed out the night by performing an acoustic song in the middle of the crowd, having the crowd sing along with the chorus.
Review/Photos by: Cheyenne Simmons