Starting the night off was Autumn Rove, a Central Illinois based rock band that sounded just heavy enough to get the crowd going without blowing their heads off, great choice for the opener.
Drugs Delaney label mates, Another Lost Year, followed with a set of high energy songs with heartfelt topics everyone can relate to. There is a reason these guys have songs being played on active rock stations across the country. Great set by a band that clearly knows what they are doing.
Next up, the band everyone came to see, Drugs Delaney. The guys gave their "Addicts" a special treat by starting off the set with their new album, "Black Knight Satellite", in it's entirety. That's usually a tough thing to pull off, especially at the actually release party, but they thoroughly entertained the nearly sold out crowd, and proved that every song clearly deserves to be heard. When they hit the road, I wouldn't want to be the one deciding which songs get cut.
After the album set was finished, they brought out a couple special guests to jam on the classic "On the Darkside" from the "Eddie and the Cruisers" soundtrack. Clint, from Another Lost Year, joined Andrew on vocals, and the legendary Jim McNeely blew the Sax. It was a song that Andrew said he had always wanted to play and it showed. Everyone was having a blast jamming, and the crowd loved every minute of it. They played a song from their earlier days, a brand new song that isn't on the album, and finished the night off with a killer cover of the Cheap Trick classic, "Surrender".
It was a great night of music. Good vibes and Good times!