Rock On Philly’s Forget Your Resolution Party Warms Up Crowd At Milkboy

Despite the unbearable cold last Thursday night, fans filled into the upstairs of Milkboy to hear Dayseam, Red Means Run, Memphis Hat, and Wyland perform for Rock On Philly’s Forget Your Resolution Party. Instead of being just another show with a bunch of bands, this night turned into a fun night hosted by our own Jennifer Logue, with opportunities to mingle with local musicians, grab some food, and win drinks.

Dayseam kicked off the night with their fresh take on alternative rock. They performed an installment of Rock On Philly’s Bands and Bites in May at the Pyramid Club as an acoustic duo and I was pleasantly surprised to see a full rock band. Their non-acoustic was just as good and pleasant, and their sound worked really well with the venue size.

Red Means Run from here in Philadelphia (not to be confused with Red Means Run! from Alabama) brought a little country to the night.  They recently released their first EP All Things Said and Done so check it out to get a little twang going in your rock playlist.

Memphis Hat rocked on with a lot of soul and personality. You can really groove to this local band. Each member of the band contributed to the vocals at some point during the show, joining lead singer Matt McGovern and adding layers of voices and instruments that blended perfectly. I snagged their new album Badman Road after their performance and they’re now on my local music playlist.

Wyland closed out the night on a solid note with their full ambient sound. It was hard to believe all those layers of sound were coming from the small band. Vocalist Ryan Sloan’s voice carried over the waves of sound and the complexity of their orchestration only added to my surprise to find out they only formed a year ago.

Don’t forget, Milkboy is in the middle of center city and easily accessible by Septa trains and buses. Be sure to check out the venue for the Rock On Philly showcase on February 13!


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