Tuesday night at Off Broadway The Regrettes along with Destroy Boys showed the crowed just because you’re young doesn’t mean you can’t rock.
I showed up around twenty-five minutes before the doors opened as I had a feeling fans would be showing up early so I could get a prime spot o take pictures and I was right. Around twenty fans had showed up early braving the possibility of rain to get up in the front.
Northern California’s Destroy Boys opened the show.
The lights went completely out and the crowd started to cheer. Drummer Drew Thomsen came out on the near dark stage and made his way to his drum kit and kicked into ‘I Don’t Like You’ the opening track from their debut album ‘Feel Your Feelings Fool!’. Throughout the night front woman Lydia Night interacted frequently with the crowd and occasionally went into the crowd to sing. The Regrettes sound has a classic 1950s vibe infused with a bit of punk rock. The second song of the night ‘Hay Now’ showcased that sound to perfection. It also got the crowd moving a bit more and dancing. Even though the bands ages range from 17-21 they have better stage presence than bands twice their ages. The band closed their set with a cover of ‘The Ballroom Blitz’ by Sweet. Lydia asked the crowd to split down the middle and one side was to sing ‘It’s it’s a ballroom blitz’ with bassist Sage Chavis and the other side was to do the same with guitarist Genessa Gariano. When it got to that point in the song Lydia instead instructed the crowd to slam into each other in the gap that was created turning just about the entire floor into one big mosh pit. The band came back to do a one song encore of ‘Hot’.