Your ears may still be ringing and you may still be singing “Not So Hollywood” if you attended the rock show on Friday, Oct. 29 at The Buck.
For those of you who did not attend the show, you missed out. From 8 p.m. to close on the Friday night before Halloween, Menomonie was rocking with music from opener Darling Parade, Throw the Fight (TTF) and headliner 3 Pill Morning (3PM). All three bands had stellar performances, such that I’ve been YouTubing videos nonstop since the show. Below is a concert review highlighting a couple of rockin’ good songs.
Darling Parade has a great tune called “Never Wrong.” It’s absurd that a song like this only has 606 views on its official YouTube video. I’ve already hit the replay button about 20 times. Maybe other people’s replay buttons are broken? Or maybe it’s because the video was launched only two weeks ago. When live, the female-led band lets you feel carefree, empowered and cool.
It was obvious from the hook at the opening of their set that TTF was going to storm the stage and capture one’s attention for the entirety of the show. The loud music from the highly energetic band was warmly hugged by The Buck’s small venue. You may suffer some ear damage, but a great show is worth some sort of sacrifice. The five musicians managed not to fall off of the bite-sized stage (no Halloween pun intended) as they rocked from one side to the next. TTF signed off with their hit single, “Not So Hollywood,” which raised fists and formed a wild mosh-pit.
3PMs song “Confrontation” needs to be in your iTunes. And it can be right now, legally and for free by “liking” their Facebook page. Not sure how long this great deal is on, so confront your Facebook and get the download. For any fan, 3PM’s live show was enjoyable and satisfying.
The show was one such that you didn’t want to leave the floor and risk missing any of it, but your drink was empty and it was just about bathroom time. You had to weigh your priorities on that one.