Murfreesboro rock stars O Summer put on the YEAH Valentine’s bash at Media ReRun on Friday the 10th of February. The night was a massive success with a great turn out. You could literally feel the love seeping into your pores! It was great to see such a supportive and active music community.
The first act was Flourescent Half Dome, a kitsch, 80s style synth-pop band with a sound akin to Ladyhawke and New Young Pony Club. They totally killed it and it blows my mind it was their first ever show! The crowd was stoked to hear this group and even a little heckling from family members of the artists went down. Nothing beats being barracked by your uncle!
The Vamptones were up next with a very 1960s style, rock vibe. Awesome, snappy, syncopated rhythms paired with bright guitars. A little surf rocky at times and kind of reminded me of The Troggs or The Turtles sans the characteristic turtlenecks of the era… damn why do not nearly enough people wear skivvys these days?
Second last on the line-up were the punks out of Mouth Reader. The vocals from front man Kyle reminded me of Waaves but arguably they sport a sound derivative of The Buzzcocks, The Stooges and all that good ‘ol punk stuff. Summation = Very rad to watch and my earholes did not complain!
Last on the bill were headliners O Summer. It’s hard to believe that the members of this band are all teenagers! It speaks volumes about the quality of the YEAH programs when you see these shredders on stage. O Summer stepped out casually on the floor and preceded to tear through tenaciously constructed indie rock tunes to a healthy gathering of fans.