The Wayside Shakeup hit the Trocadero Theatre, providing a night of great music and good times.
A local Philadelphia band, The Wayside Shakeup are fresh off the release of their newly released 2nd album, Optimistic, which they describe as “a musical melange of Americana roots rock with propulsive rockers, harmonic sing-alongs, and funkified power pop”. We would have to agree.
With a strong Philadelphia following, the band was met with cheers from the crowd when they hit the stage around 10:30. You could see the excitement on the band members faces to have the chance to play at The Trocadero, which is the only 19th century Victorian theater still in operation in the United States and is also listed on the U.S. Register of Historic Places.
Fronted by co-founders Rob Volansky and Chris D’Antonio, the group performed many songs off their album Optimistic. We would have to say that our favorite song of the night was the title track of their album, Optimistic, which the band describes as a song for everyone stuck in a less-than-inspiring job.
The Wayside Shakeup is a band we will have to keep our eyes on. While the band may be considered local, they showed everyone in attendance that their future is looking Optimistic.
[Photo credit: Steve Garfinkel Photography]
You can listen to The Wayside Shakeup’s album, Optimistic, here.
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