Last night was the final day of Sezio's Four Day Weekend music event! Sad to see it end so fast, it really was a packed weekend of rad music. Last night we had the honor of listening to Little Deadman, Big Troubles, and Real Estate.
Little Deadman started things off with a fast paced punky set full of high energy; which is a great way to start off the night! They are from San Diego, California, whaddup. Their music felt very masculine, like real guy's guy music, woodsman almost, it was probably the howling guitars and the semi-sloppy vocals. I personally enjoyed their songs, they would make the perfect camping anthems.
Little Deadman - Shooting Seagulls
Next to take the stage was New Jersey based Big Troubles. While I was listening to them, I couldn't stop thinking of movies from the '90s that could have had their songs in their soundtracks. I decided on 10 Things I Hate About You. They just have that teenage garage rock sound, with whiny vocals and fuzzy guitar riffs, which are quintessential for any angst-ridden high schooler like myself (jk, i'm 22?). Their live set held my attention the whole time, I really like this genre of music, even though it is so easy to brush off as garage rock, but its got that raw quality that can only be found in musicians who start out without an intended audience besides the girl next door.
Big Troubles - Misery
Can I just say that I love Real Estate?! They came all the way from Ridgewood, New Jersey, and were probably the biggest name on this weekends bill. It was a SOLD OUT show, leaving some frowning hipsters forced to mosey on back home. Real Estate took the stage and immediately did a five minute instrumental piece displaying their psychedelic reverie inspired beachy pop songs. After that they went straight in to "Suburban Beverage", an homage to Budweiser Sprite and feelin' alright. I think that song fully captured what they were about, kickin' back, being content, and feeling alright. As you listened to their repetitive lyrics, you got sucked in to this captivating day dream state. I think that is why they are so popular, they're kind of like picnic rock, light-hearted and carefree, no baggage, chill out music. I was stoked when they played "its real", and everyone in the audience sang along to all of the oooooooh's, blissful experience to say the least. If you haven't had the chance to check out Real Estate yet, I urge you to get on it, they're real good, its real.
Real Estate - It's Real
Thanks again to Zack Nielsen of Sezio for yet another Four Day Weekend full of rad music and excitement. Cheers to next year!