With classic music videos playing on the screen, the House of Rock showcased three incredible bands on Friday, each one had something to give the audience.
The Guilty Bodies were up first . We weren’t sure if their peculiar stage antics were part of their act or just their better halves coming out on stage. Their sound was chaotic but energetic, and they played with reckless abandon. The Guilty Bodies did as they pleased, which resonated well with the audience, and appeared to still have much more energy to last into the upcoming morning.
Palette Town took the stage next, and opened with a great instrumental. They played tracks from their recently released EP that got everyone on the dance floor swinging their hips and heads. The combination of a jumpy, carousel and beach-y sound; the switch singing by guitarist/bassist Chris Desalle and drummer Daniella Chamorro, and the precision guitar harmonies by Fredrik Baliwis and Sylvano Umbac was executed with practiced precision. Palette Town also played tracks from their previous EP with people singing along with their dancing and showcased some unrecorded material that was again met with favor from the crowd.
Radioboxer closed off the night with their frenzied madness, they too played an unreleased song. They threw rose petals into the crowd and belted their songs through a distorted mini-megaphone, Vanne Dazza jumped right into her usual act of running up and down from the stage to push and play with the audience, spray them with confetti, get them to sing with her in the middle of the dance floor and keep perfect timing and pitch while doing so. The other members enjoyed themselves by extending song lengths and song endings, and intimacy with the crowd came with closure when Vanne, Jota, Orestis and Santos stripped off their shirts and encouraged everyone in the audience to do the same.