Will Dailey closed out the final Rock-n-Romp of the season. This guy is loaded with talent. I want to say he’s a natural up on stage, but I suspect there’s a lot of hard work involved, too. Will and his band engaged young and not-so-young alike with heartfelt tunes* and an easy going way.
* Including a smooth cover of “I Would Die 4 U.”
A rainy Saturday was the perfect time to squeeze in one more Rock-n-Romp for the season. Destry got things going at The Sinclair with their laid back, ’60s-inspired pop.
Another month, another sold out Rock-n-Romp at The Sinclair. These family friendly rock shows really are something special. It’s wonderful to watch bands embrace the event. Hallelujah The Hills’ set was inspiring. How can you go wrong with wonderful songs played with passion? You can’t. That’s something that all ages can appreciate.
Man Alive! opened the March edition of Rock-n-Romp with their comfort music.
As I watch Sidewalk Driver mesmerize a sold out Rock-n-Romp crowd at The Sinclair, I can’t help but wonder how many people are seeing this wonderful gift of a band for the first time and think that the parachute, bedazzling, face projector, confetti and sheer musical joy were concocted just for this event. Is this real? It is, and now my boys have witnessed what was once inaccessible to an audience that is in bed before the first band typically hits the stage. Thank you Rock-n-Romp. Thank you Daykamp Creative for making Sidewalk Driver at Rock-n-Romp a reality. Thank you Sidewalk Driver for being you.
Nicole Anguish of Daykamp Creative has been designing some amazing posters for Rock-n-Romp Boston since the event’s re-launch back in October. When she was tapped to curate the February edition of this family friendly rock show, it was no surprise that she called upon a band that gets a lot of play in the Daykamp Empire offices. Airport opened the show with their perfect mix of pop, rock, twang and ’70s AM radio nostalgia.
Hey, Parks! We need to talk. Remember, during the snowstorm, when you played “Holiday Road” and it was stuck in my head for weeks? Well, I just got it out and you go and play it again? At least I’ve got “Sweater Weather” and “Modern Fiction” in there, too. Anyway, it looks like the good word about Rock-n-Romp is getting out. January’s edition sold out, with Parks dispensing musical earworms to the crowd of all ages.
Rock-n-Romp is such a wonderful thing for rock ‘n’ roll loving families. January’s edition opened with Bent Shapes banging out off-kilter pop numbers that hooked parents and kids alike.
Tallahassee embraced the Romp-n-Romp spirit with all their might. These guys won over the young and not-as-young gathered at The Sinclair with their big hearts and roots ‘n’ roll.
The Susan Constant were up first at December’s Rock-n-Romp event. I’ve seen these guys win over all sorts of crowds, so it was no surprise to see the kids (and parents!) at The Sinclair smiling.