ThatWasThen was furiously rocking as I walked up the stairs at The Viper Room and I was stoked to hear loud genuine rock fill the room. ThatWasThen’s dirty guitars and soulful harmony provide an earnest fusion of modern and vintage rock in an electric live show.
Next up was why I was there, The New Peter Gabrielz. They were a new to me band, having only heard their video on youtube and I was hooked instantly. This band makes me happy. This band makes everyone in the room happy. This band IS happy. I’m listening to their single “Rewind” right now on their website. You should go listen too. Their website says that they are “a progressive folk electronic group that combines percussive dance beats with a back porch flavor.” They are uplifting, you want to bounce up and down with a big smile while watching them gleefully dance around the stage.