October 28, 2013 Journeys Noise Tour 2013 featuring 3OH!3, The Summer Set, Wallpaper., & New Beat Fund live at The Paramount Huntington, NY 10-20-13 (Exclusive Coverage)
Journeys Noise Tour featuring 3OH!3, The Summer Set, Wallpaper, and New Beat Fund came to The Paramount in Huntington, NY on Sunday October 20th. With an interesting mix of pop-punk, alternative, hip hop, and electronic the four bands were ready to pump out a evening of energy and fun to a large crowd.
Starting the party off was New Beat Fund from Los Angeles, CA. Relatively new to the scene New Beat Fund combines an interesting mix of pop, funk, and hip hop which is catchy and fun. Burnie Baker, Fat Snapz Lalib, Buttonwill McKill, and Silky Johnson make up this eclectic band. After a successful summer tour on on the Kevin Says Stage at Vans Warped Tour 2013 and securing an opening slot for Blink-182 in September, these guys are looking to keep the momentum going on Journeys Noise Tour. With songs like “Get Up” and “Scare Me” the band ignited an energy into the crowd with catchy lyrics and sound. Complementing their interesting sound was a extremely bright and colorful stage setup. New Beat Fund released their debut EP called CoiNZ ($) earlier this year and they were bound to gain a new following by the time their set was complete.
Next up were Oakland, CA based band Wallpaper.. Wallpaper. are a fusion of hip-hop, pop, and dance music. Led by songwriter Ricky Reed, the band has been together now since 2006, and in that time released 3 EPs and 2 full length records. Their newest album Ricky Reed Is Real (2013) is out now and has been receiving positive feedback being called the best summer album of 2013 by many fans. Also part of this summers Vans Warped Tour 2013 successfully playing the Spotify Stage, it’s time for a new audience to be entertained. Their performance elevated the party to the next level; with a mix of rap, pop, and eletro-beats they had the audience moving. Reed’s use of auto-tune is rather interesting and steps away from the mainstream usage in a sense. Songs like “Hesher” got everyone in the audience busting dance moves and having a great time. When they broke out into “Fucking Best Song Everr” The Paramount turned into a dance club filled with energy and carefree atmosphere. The guys in Wallpaper. closed out their exciting set with bass pumping dance track “#STUPiDFACEDD”.
With a buzz going around the room The Summer Set were ready to keep things going. From Scottsdale, AZ the 5 piece band consisting of Brian Dales (vocals), John Gomez (guitar, piano, vocals), Josh Montgomery (guitar), Jess Bowen (drums) and Stephen Gomez (bass) has really made a name for themselves in the past 6 years. Their catchy mix of pop rock and pop punk has captured the hearts of many young fans. Also from this summer’s Vans Warped Tour wowing fans on the Tilly’s Stage daily, The Summer Set are riding high. It was just a mere 7 months ago The Summer Set played a headlining show here on Long Island and now they are back for more. As the band hit the stage the crowd went crazy. The predominately female fan base screamed for Brian and John like there was no tomorrow. The band played a good set of songs off their newest record Legendary (2013). Perhaps one of the most exciting moments for fans was when the band broke out into the hit “Boomerang”. The harmony sung by Brian and John had smiles on many faces. The feel good vibe continued with other hits included “Punk Drunk Love” and “Someone Like You”. Their energetic feel good set ended on a high note with the 2009 fan favorite “Chelsea”. The Summer Set had a magic and smoothness that fans have grown to love and all were pleased with their performance.
Closing out the evening were Boulder, CO electropop duo 3OH!3 made up of Nathaniel Motte and Sean Foreman. One of the main band’s on the Kia Soul Stage at Vans Warped Tour this summer they are now headlining the Journeys Noise Tour 2013. There mix of hip hop, electropop, and controversial lyrics has gained them much popularity over the years. Now 4 albums in the duo’s career, popularity continues to grow and their newest album Omens (2013) could prove to be their most successful yet.
Exploding onto the stage 3OH!3 opened up with “PunkBitch”. Motte and Foreman moved about the stage with such energy and enthusiasm to match the crowds excitement. Fans cheered and loved every minute of it and next up was “StarsStruckk”. The track is rather addictive and if you have seen the music video you’d understand why. Originally recorded with Katy Perry, the boys did an excellent job of bringing it alive in a live setting. There was not a person standing still as the bass pumped through the speakers. With energy levels high Motte took it to the next level jumping into the photo pit to finish off the song with the crowd, holding hands with screaming teenage female fans, and blowing kisses to everyone. Showing a sense of humor the guys engaged the audience well in between tracks, especially leading into “My First Kiss”. The catchy clapping beat had fans clapping and dancing along.
The set moved at a good pace and kept fans interested throughout. An interesting moment was when the duo started to randomly sing the entire R Kelly track ” I Believe I Can Fly”. Motte and Foreman tongue and cheek stated how much they miss the film Space Jam (1996) which the track was featured in and stated how much the film really touched their hearts. The set closed out nicely with the band’s most recognized and popular hit “Don’t Trust Me”.
Journeys Noise Tour 2013 proved to be an interesting mix of some of today’s hottest artists with the youth of the nation. Full of fun, positive energy, and life New Beat Fund, Wallpaper, The Summer Set, and 3OH!3 gave a huge audience of fans something to remember for years to come.