lovelytheband Warms Up Big-X-Cuse Crowd With Infectious Flare Review+Photos: lovelytheband @ 95X Big-X-Cuse! 6/16/18
SYRCAUSE, NY- Bringing together some of the most popular names in alternative rock out there, Syracuse’s 95X debuted it’s first ever Big-X-Cuse Fest! With a line-up featuring both seasoned veterans and newcomers to the alternative rock scene, 95X’s lineup was very impressive considering it was the radio station’s first year hosting this event.
Slated to go next were indie pop sweethearts lovelytheband, a trio that has seen quick recognition since the release of their debut hit single, “broken” back in July of 2017. Primarily serving as direct support on past tours for notable acts such as Awolnation and the Neighbourhood, lovelytheband is no stranger to warming up large crowds early on with their infectious flare.
With frontman Mitchy Collins’s suave demeanor and fully capable support by guitarist John Greenwald and drummer Sam Price, lovelytheband’s staple really is their ability to create fast-paced, indie alternative rock. Music that really swings heavily. Much like Two Feet, another sizable crowd came out to play early on for lovely’s thirty minute set. With only a limited time on stage, the boys from LA came out fired up.
It was great to see these new names in the industry make such a splash and impact on the Chevy Court stage, considering they were tasked with supporting some very high-profile names that were on the same bill. The dancing in the crowd was unrestrained throughout much of lovely’s time on stage and you could tell the dudes appreciated the love by displaying some rambunctious energy. I know I’m not one to dote too much on any artist I’m not too familiar with, but lovelytheband definitely made a fan out of me with their live take.