Our Last Night – The Crofoot Ballroom – 3.18.18

Our Last Night, I the Mighty, DON BROCO, Jule Vera
The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI – 3.18.2018
Photographer: Kailey Howell

Our Last Night has been on The Selective Hearing Tour with friends in I the Mighty, DON BROCO and Jule Vera this March and we had a chance to catch their set when they packed The Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, MI.

New Hampshire-based post hardcore band Our Last Night released their EP Selective Hearing June of 2017, and their tour has been nothing short of the energy brought on it. The Crofoot Ballroom was packed for the Michigan stop of the tour, with a line around the building well before doors.

Jule Vera opened their set with “Running” off of their 2017 album Running from the Sun. Fans quickly fell in love with bassist Will Stacey as he tossed cheez-it’s given to him from fans to the crowd.

Vocalist Ansley Roland’s melodic vocals captivated the crowd as she strummed the ukulele for “Porch Swing”. The band’s sound ranges from quaint indie vibes to a sound with a more punk undertone, similar to No Doubt. They closed their set with one of their top songs, “Bad Company”.

UK band DON BROCO brought one of the most hype sets of the night. The band has quickly risen in popularity since the release of their sophomore album Automatic in 2016.

After the release of their 2018 album, Technology, their set was highly anticipated by fans. The entire band was non stop energy, which was reflected into the crowds excitement.

Their set began with “Everybody” from their most recent album, Technology. During one of the band’s heaviest songs “Money Power Fame”, vocalist Rob Damiani encouraged the crowd to start a circle pit.

After waving their shirts in the air for “T-Shirt Song”, the crowd parted into a wall of death, directed by Damiani during the closing song “Pretty”.

I, the Mighty from San Francisco opened their set with “Lady of Death” off of their 2015 album Connector. Fans screamed along to the first line of the song; “She was screaming at the sky With her arms outstretched, head high.”

The band included songs off of their 2017 album Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let it Go. These included “Chaos in Motion”, “Silver Tongues” and “Pet Names”. The band closed their set with “Speak to Me” where guitarist Ian Pedigo joined the crowd at the barrier.

Our Last Night bursted on stage as the smoke cannons fired, framing vocalist Trevor Wentworth as the band kicked into “Broken Lives”. Every member on stage was full of energy, and always singing lyrics back to the crowd.

During “Road to the Throne”, Wentworth wasted no time in hopping the barrier and sharing his mic with fans while they held him up and screamed back the lyrics. The band included songs off of their 2015 album, Younger Dreams such as “Prisoners” and “White Tiger”.

Our Last Night is well known for their pop goes punk covers. They performed two covers during their set at The Crofoot including Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” and Logic’s “1-800-273-8255”.

After “Home”, the band performed a one song encore of “Sunrise” off of their 2013 EP, Oak Island.

Our Last Night will be on the Selective Hearing tour until the beginning of April. You can follow the band on Facebook and Twitter, and stream Selective Hearing here!

Jule Vera

 

 

 

DON BROCO

 

 

I, the Mighty

 

 

Our Last Night

 

 

Kailey Howell