By Ryley Pogensky
Jesus, what an amazing night I said to myself as I ate some of the best fried chicken I’ve ever had at Blue Ribbon, around 1:00 AM. Sometimes you just don’t want to go home, especially when you’re running on the fuel of some truly amazing bands. The sounds of the night were still playing in my head. The raw talent and absolute fun I had just seen and been a part of was lingering in my bones. There is nothing better than hearing a band for the first time and instantly knowing that you are quickly going to turn into a devoted fan. You know, one of those bands whom you will totally drop all plans for to go see. Secret Someones are easily that kind of band. Fronted by 3 killer ladies: Bess Rogers, Hannah Winkler, and Lelia Broussard, and a amplified by an amazing drummer, Zach Jones.
Secret Someones are simply one of the best new bands I’ve ever heard. The harmonies are perfect, the songs are deliciously catchy, and as musicians this band is simply talented. So new that they don’t even have their tracks recorded yet (which I need to happen ASAP because my ears are not happy with the absence). But, you would never know it. They played like a band that had been together for years; they played like people who really loved being on stage, but more importantly loved being on stage together. I would have been more than content if they had been the only band I got to see that night, instead their energy set the stage perfectly for Allison Weiss someone who I am a huge fan of.
Allison just got off a summer at Warped Tour and is headed overseas next week for her first tour of the UK. She also just recorded a vinyl split with Tegan and Sara, basically THIS GIRL IS BLOWING UP. Think Tegan and Sara with much more of a rock band feel. If Tegan and Sara gay married The Strokes you would have Allison Weiss. No really listen to “I Was An Island” and tell me differently. Her lyrics are infectious and the electronic beats that flow through her songs are seriously dance worthy. Breakups, make ups, being alone, she covers it all. And she covers it damn well. Her fans adore her, and it is obvious why, her lyrics invite you in and her stage presence keeps you there. Her new album Say What You Mean should be playing from your speakers right now. Seriously.
Allison Weiss: https://www.facebook.com/allisonweissmusic
Secret Someones: https://www.facebook.com/SecretSomeones