Influenced by Modest Mouse and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, alternative rock group One Day Steady has really illustrated their best sound with their latest album My Real Problem, a follow up to Cinematic.
First to perform was Sundae Drives. The band consists of Adam Lee on vocals/guitar and Johnny Chord on percussion bass, keyboards, and backing vocals. They really exemplify the idea of an intimate performance with just an acoustic guitar, vocals, and some drums.
Next to perform was Jim Trace and the Makers. With their Lumineers-isk style mixed with a little Eddie Vedder and Neil Young, this band really brought the crowd to stopping their feet especially during tracks “The Haunt” and “Away.” They really pumped up the crowd for the band that majority of the people had been waiting for.
Right after, One Day Steady hit the stage and opened up with their first hit off of the album, “Shoot & Run.” The band, really grabbed the crowd’s attention with their new tunes and the amount of energy and passion that they put on stage.
Their hour long set featured new music, but they also performed some old tunes as well. They mixed it up by adding horns, a cellist, and a female singer to some of their songs which was just the cherry on top to their performance.
Everything from the music to the interaction with the crowd showed the band’s great potential, which could take them very far. Sounding like a mixture between Cold War Kids, Third Eye Blind, and with a hint of Pearl Jam, the band can definitely be heard on alternative radio stations such as The Project and 96 Rock. Each one of their personalities definitely shines and is very distinctive throughout this album which is why it is their best album to date.
To keep the crowd in the rockin’ mood, the last artist to perform for the night was none other than rock-n-roll band, The Grove. They opened up with the catchy Jimi Hendricks-like tune “Fall Back.” Performing some songs off of their latest album Pseudothump, the band also played a cover that they had never played before which was Bill Wither’s “Use Me.” As the crowd was bobbing their heads and listening to their shredding guitar riffs for about 30 minutes until the crowd started to die down.
Overall, the album release party was a huge success. One Day Steady will be performing at the Camp Nowhere Festival in Logan, OH August 12 along with Founding Fathers. For more information, please click here.