Saves the Day Celebrate New Album at Music Hall of Williamsburg

September 27th, 2013

Saves the Day – Music Hall of Williamsburg – September 26, 2013

As if they had never grown up, Saves the Day filled and thrilled another New York City venue last night with their rousing show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. While plenty of their contemporaries from the early 2000s have left the scene and since clawed their way back, this band stuck around and kept making new music in the process. This time around is no exception, as Saves the Day celebrated the recent release of their new self-titled album, which packs in plenty of the up-tempo pop punk they originally became known for more than a decade ago.

Saves the Day opened with “Rocks Tonic Juice Magic” (from their second album, Through Being Cool) and promptly unleashed a handful of other songs like “Cars and Calories” and “Holly Hox, Forget Me Nots.” Each of the new tunes fit in with the older material, their differences really lying more in the content of the lyrics than the beats and riffs. The band’s energy escalated throughout the set, and the crowd reacted to each ensuing song, adding a tangible level of excitement to the air each time another song stopped. It was almost as if frontman Chris Conley and his band drew it up that way. After all these years playing to these fans, that wouldn’t be a surprise. —Sean O’Kane

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