Sometimes the best part of live music isn’t just seeing your favorite bands play but getting to talk to them, tell them about how you found their music, and share in the experience together. That was the draw for fans of Vacation Manor and Night Traveler, who showed up to Phoenix’s Rebel Lounge on a school night and were delighted to meet the people who wrote their favorite songs.
It was both groups’ first time in the Valley, and though they gave the crowd a hard time for being shy—”You’re all just woo-ing at each other across the room”—they were happy to play the music they wrote during quarantine for more than two people.
Atlas, of course, couldn’t miss the debut. Check out our photos from the show!
Story and photos by Taylor Knauf