In New York, we’re still fighting through the cold anxiously waiting for spring to make its appearance. But it seems summer actually came early on the night of March 17th at Hammerstein Ballroom. Ending out Saint Patrick’s Day with a bang, Sun Room brought their surf rock sound to the venue charming the crowd and “warming” them up for the headliner, Inhaler.
As fans anxiously awaited for performances to start, the lights started to dim, and the spotlight found its way to the stage shining as bassist Max Pinamonti and guitarist Ashton Minnich walked to their spots while drummer Gibby Anderson followed behind them. They assumed their positions as lead singer and rhythm guitarist Luke Asgian took center stage. They ditched their casual west coast outfits to all match in suit and tie for their big performance in the city. Hailing from San Diego, California, the band brought the beach to a small venue in Midtown Manhattan.
Between playing their older songs from their 2020 EP "Sol de Sur," hit singles, and their freshly new EP "Outta Their Minds," they interacted with the crowd and warmed everyone up with their SoCal sound. As a fan of the band myself, I was ecstatic to hear them perform older songs like “Crashed My Bike” and “Just Yesterday.” In the middle of their set, Asgian nostalgically recounts their first-ever show in NYC over a year ago where they, funnily enough, also opened for Inhaler. From starting in a smaller venue at Mercury Lounge to now opening for a crowd of several thousand, they have indelibly made their mark.
Sun Room was incredibly delightful while engaging with fans, and their carefree personalities made for a great time. During their performances, a couple of fans tossed up colorful cowboy hats for each of the members. One might think suits and wild cowboy hats would clash, but they seemed to make it work. Less than three years old, the band held themselves and performed like they had been making music together for ages. I think the crowd appreciated the taste of summer Sun Room gave them during their 12-song performance.
All Sun Room photos are by Alex Ayala
Sunroom will support Inhaler until April 6th, and then, they will embark on their spring headline tour until May 7th. Click here to get your tickets!