Two bands – Moonroof and FlooringCo. — got a chance to play their top picks in the Penn State THON Battle of the Bands on Friday night.
THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world that aims to provide emotional and financial support to Four Diamonds families.
Here is my review of the bands performance:
An indie pop band from Philadelphia, Moonroof first rocked the stage at the Bryce Jordan Center, with covers of Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves” and Tame Impala’s “The Less I Know the Better.”
Performances included drums, keyboard and electric guitars. I personally enjoyed the keyboard synth effects under a few tracks.
Dave Kim, who performed the band’s lead vocals, said it was his first time at Penn State and the experience was “amazing.” Although he drifted off key a bit, Kim was full of energy throughout the performance.
The best part of Moonroof was the uplifting nature of its songs, and I especially liked the guitarists and the various chord progressions.
“It’s an honor to be a part of this,” Kim said.
I have to reveal that I came into this performance a bit biased as I’m already a fan of FlooringCo’s song “Suburban Psycho”.
The indie rock band had me hooked as soon as its members hit the stage Friday night, playing a cover of The Backseat Lovers’ “Kilby Girl.”
Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle” was the group’s second selection, and many THON dancers were jumping on the BJC floor with the group.
The performance of FlooringCo. took it to the next level when the band played a cover of Milky Chance’s “Stolen Dance” – one of my favorites.
In my book, FlooringCo. emerged victorious in Battle of the Bands – by far.
The lead singer looked cool but confident about him, and he sported an oversized long-sleeved shirt with blue and red stripes.
The selections of FlooringCo. were appropriate for the THON audience as they gave viewers the chance to really get into the performance. While Moonroof sported talented instrumentalists, I believe his song selections missed the mark.
I even found myself dancing in my seat throughout the FlooringCo tracks. – they made me want to jump off my computer screen onto the press line and jump up and down.