By Brian Ossip, D.C. Music Live
Progressive pop-punk band Nobody Yet visited our area this past weekend when they played March 30 at B.A.D.D. Studio in Owings, Md.
The three-piece from Philadelphia made their first trip to the area, but after their performance left no doubt that they’d be asked back again.
The band’s D.C.-area performance, the latest stop on their The March To Nowhere Tour, tore the roof off the building.
Kicking off their set with a new track called “I’m Not Locked In Here With You,” the next 30 minutes was filled with one energy-fueled song after another. Bouncing around not only the stage but the entire venue, lead singer and guitarist Joe Free Bird and bassist Ryan Hansen made sure that every person in the room was having a good time.
Drummer Alaap Parikh kept the time with an incredible precision, displaying an enthusiastic and infectious showmanship, standing up on his drum stool, twirling his sticks, and interacting with the audience between, and during, songs.
Incredibly, Parikh isn’t even a drummer first, as he’s normally the band’s lead guitarist. But, for this tour he is manning the drums as the band searches for a full time drummer.
The most amazing things about their set was that despite the fact that no one in the crowd had ever seen the band perform, and most hadn’t even heard of them prior to the night, by the end of almost every song the crowd had managed to learn the lyrics and were singing them right back at the band.
Songs like “The Borrowing,” “Lampshade Song,” “Ray The Locksmith” and “You’ll Have To Kill Me First” have hooks that you’ll be singing for days, and it was evident throughout their set that the kids at the show were gladly letting them stick in their heads.
After the show that this trio put on this past weekend, I have no doubt that they’ll be be back to the area soon. And when they return, it will instantly become a must-see show. This band is not to be missed.
Check out a few pictures of the show here.
For more information on Nobody Yet and their tour schedule, visit their Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube, or e-mail them at Booking@IAmNobodyYet.com. And you can also pick up some merch at their Big Cartel site.