This week we had the privilege of covering PVRIS’s first headlining tour. The show landed in San Francisco on a Tuesday evening at the Regency Ballroom. What turned out to be an almost sold out show featured Beach Weather, CRUISR, Lydia and PVRIS.
Starting off the show was a new band called Beach Weather founded by Nick Santino, formerly of A Rocket to the Moon. It’s been fun to see Nick grow over the years, taking A Rocket to the Moon from a solo project to a full fledged band, then going solo with Nick Santino and the Northern Wind. Beach Weather is Santino’s return to touring life in a rock band. While only having produced an EP, titled “What a Drag”, Beach Weather certainly has the talent to go farther. They played their entire EP, including “Bad Seed”, “Wolf” and “New Skin”. They even teased new material with an unreleased song. Beach Weather left the stage with Nick tossing aside his guitar, like so many rock bands before them.
Next up was CRUISR, an indie pop band from Philadelphia. CRUISR brought good energy to the stage, playing such hits as “All Over”, “Kidnap Me”, and “Go For It”. Front-man Andy States helped turn the anticipation for PVRIS into more energy for their act. Albeit a short set, CRUISR continued the great show Beach Weather started.
Lastly before PVRIS was Lydia. Part of the 8123 family like Beach Weather, we have seen Lydia on the road before touring with The Maine. Lydia brings a pop-like energy to their rock music, and definitely has a good fan base in San Francisco. They performed hits from their three albums, including “Hospital”, “Take Your Time” and “When It Gets Dark Out”. By this point the venue had filled considerably and Lydia used that energy to their advantage.
PVRIS ended the show, playing their album White Noise.