Niantic and June Gloom: How Community Fuels the Indie Music Scene Thoughts+Photos: Niantic at June Gloom 6/17/23 at Oracle Tavern
LOS ANGELES, CA- June Gloom’s stage illuminated the shadows of the evening as the hosts of the evening, Niantic, delivered a performance that breathed life into the warm evening air. The venue, teemed with anticipation, and was met with melodies and rhythms that got anyone within an earshot, shaking their hips to the beat. With every chord struck and every beat dropped, the night started to transform from an ordinary concert evening to a legit party.
Frontman Ryan Trask, with a voice echoing passion and intensity, took a heartfelt moment to acknowledge the presence of each individual, underlying the collective spirit that fuels indie music. He spoke candidly about the lifeline that community provides, likening it to the heartbeat of every local scene. His words resonated even more when he invited close friends to share the spotlight. The camaraderie was palpable as they launched into a spirited rendition of Talking Head’s version of “Take Me To The River.” This wasn’t just a cover; it was a symbol of unity, of shared memories, and of the ever-burning torch of community through musical synergy.