Last Friday was another night spent filled with live music. I made my way to Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA to show support for my friends, RoMak & The Space Pirates who were set to play second in a lineup that also included Dizzy Balloon, Get Back Loretta, The Jakes and the headliner, Peachcake!

RoMak appeared almost unrecognizeable to me, sportting a new polished “Fresh Out of Beauty School” look. Their set was solid and very to the point, with an absence of the usual witty retort that RoMak throws in between songs. With limited stage time, their focus was on cranking out as many body moving grooves as possible in front of their signiture palm tree littered stage. They ended their set with a surprise when RoMak told us that we all know the song they were about to play, that it was older than most of us, making a comeback and we should sing along. Soon the sounds of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” filled the venue, Space Pirates style. Fans rushed on stage to dance and sing along. RoMak’s long black coat and red hair couldn’t have been more fitting for this cover. We’d all just been Rick Rolled.

RoMak & The Space Pirates Rick Rollin' us

RoMak & The Space Pirates Rick Rollin' us

The final band to play was Peachcake. I had never seen them but was very intrigued by the rumors I had heard about their style. They exploded on stage in a glorious puff of confetti, toys, costumes and of course, music. Their music is fun, catchy, electropop and their mantra includes spreading joy to everyone around them. The crowd at their shows isn’t just a group of spectators but part of the act. Signs including phrases like “Party Time” were handed out and later on, they were given a giant sheet to bounce stuff around on. It was rather reminicant of elementary school where your class would hold the edges of a streached out parachute and you’d play a variety of cooperative games with it. You all know what I’m talking about, right? It’s those fun, innocent childhood memories that they invoke that I believe help make Peachcake enjoyable to so many.

Stefan Pruett, singer of Peachcake

Stefan Pruett, singer of Peachcake

Check out Peachcake online at myspace.com/peachcake

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