This past Thursday night, New York City’s Rooftop at Pier 17 had the pleasure of hosting Los Angeles natives The Driver Era for one swelteringly hot night.
almost monday opened up the night, getting the fans in the right mood for the main act. The trio’s music is an infectious blend of pop and California surf-rock which comes from the band’s background as surfers in The Golden State. By the end of their set, they had definitely gained more than a few new fans, as it was impossible not to fall in love with their positive energy.
The Driver Era entered the stage to a mass of flashing lights and screaming, excited fans, ready to hear their favorite band play an unforgettable set. The duo, consisting of brothers Ross and Rocky Lynch kicked off their set with “Keep Moving Forward”, a newer single that is a perfect example of their sound – upbeat and funky, with a little bit of edge to it. All throughout their set, despite the nearly 100-degree heat and a few minor technical difficulties, the band managed to keep the crowd incredibly engaged. They played a mix of old and new songs, including their latest single, “Malibu” and a number of covers, including Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” and Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You”, during which frontman Ross Lynch borrowed a feathered cowboy hat from a fan and wore for the rest of the evening. Towards the end of the concert, the brothers announced that their sister had given birth to a baby earlier that day, and they were so excited to celebrate their “blossoming family” on tour. They ended off their set with two of their most popular singles “Afterglow” and “A Kiss” and thanked New York City for another amazing night.
Photos and words by Susie McKeon
Be sure top catch the rest of The Driver Era on tour in a city near you!