On October 16, the Paradise Rock Club was the place to be as indie-pop band Dayglow and opener Hovvdy took over the sold-out Boston venue.
Fresh off the release of their latest album, ‘True Love,’ Austin, Texas trio, Hovvdy opened the show with a short, yet memorable set. The band jammed out to original songs like “Meg,” a single written for a band member’s sister. Before closing out their set, the band teased that Dayglow would leave it all on the stage and that they did.
Illuminated by a downstage, neon Dayglow spell out, Sloan Struble, and touring members Norrie, Colin, Brady, and Peyton took to the stage.
From the first few notes of “Something,” the energy was palpable. Stubble never stood in one place for long as he skipped and danced across the entire stage.
“Is everybody having a good time tonight?” Struble asked the crowd before gearing up for “a fun one,” “Hot Rod,” a track off his debut album “Fuzzybrain.”
Despite his skyrocketing success over the past couple years, Struble is humbled by it all. “I wrote an album when I was 18, Fuzzybrain” he shared with the energized crowd. “I never thought that people would gather in Boston to hear it.”
Those people, he considers friends. During his performance of “Dear Friend,” he encouraged the crowd to introduce themselves to the people standing next to them. He even took the chance to get to know people in the front row. The hum of voices felt like the excitement of possible new beginnings.
Throughout the set, there were lots of sing-along songs including “Crying on the Dance Floor,” which earned a one-minute-long applause and Dayglow chant. Struble stood at the edge of the stage and gazed out over the crowd in awe.
Feeding off the verve of the crowd, Dayglow closed the set with fan favorites, “Close To You” and “Call You Tonight.”
Dayglow left the stage briefly before returning for an encore.
The epic night was closed out by a cover of the Tears For Fears hit, “Everybody Wants To Rule the World” that cleanly transitioned into Dayglow’s “Run The World!!!” The songs brought Stuble to his knees as he rocked out on the guitar wearing a borrowed cowboy hat.
Experience this sublime performance for yourself at one of Dayglow’s upcoming tour stops. Tickets are available here.