So the plan last night was to roll down to Maxwell’s, grab some dinner, and catch a few bands. It seems that my waitress was having a less than stellar day and decided to take her unhappiness out on my table. Long story short, the ridiculous amount of time that it took for dinner caused me to miss Lovedrug. Don’t worry Maxwell’s I still love you. Your macaroni & cheese is far too delicious for me to harbor bad feelings towards you. Fortunately, I did get to see the brand spanking new band Overnight.
The guys took stage at promptly 9:30pm, which was great for old man Chip. I had no idea what to expect, and ended up being pleasantly surprised. For such a young band, their songs have already solidified to a level that surpasses many touring bands I have seen this year. The catch is that there seems to be a bipolar disorder in the group, as the set was precisely divided into two sections. Lets refer to them as Overnight A and Overnight B. “A” comprised of the first three songs, which were strong alt-pop tunes in the vein of Phantom Planet meets Jason Falkner, with a kiss of U2. “B” was a slightly less rock and more adult pop, making them a suitable opener for Five For Fighting. Both versions of the band utilized great songwriting and catchy melodies, showing a respectable amount of talent on stage. Regardless of which persona Overnight decides to keep, they have already found a winning formula that got the ladies to dance. And when you really think about it that means they have already won half the battle. Watch out for this band to start making waves in 2005.
For more info - www.overnightmusic.net